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#1288245 - 09/09/12 01:55 PM Rainbow bridge?
Kathryn Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 1176
Loc: BC, Canada
I am (relatively) new on here and have read many rainbow memorials and have seen many people say that a glider has crossed over the rainbow bridge. Truth is though I have no idea how it started! What is the origin of the phrase rainbow bridge? I feel weird saying it without knowing where it came from! I hope i'm not being insensitive!
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#1288249 - 09/09/12 02:06 PM Re: Rainbow bridge? [Re: Kathryn]
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...
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But I'd of had to miss the dance


The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

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#1288254 - 09/09/12 02:20 PM Re: Rainbow bridge? [Re: Kathryn]
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Registered: 01/27/12
Posts: 508
Loc: Georgia
And now I'm crying....
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#1288263 - 09/09/12 03:12 PM Re: Rainbow bridge? [Re: Kathryn]
Kathryn Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 1176
Loc: BC, Canada
That was so sweet cry I wish I knew who the author was...
I think I understand the Rainbow Bridge a little better now.
Thank you. smile
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3 dogs- AJ, Tiara and Emma
2 snakes- Charade and Cairo
2 hamsters- Zuko & Zorro



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#1288265 - 09/09/12 03:16 PM Re: Rainbow bridge? [Re: Kathryn]
sitkasmom Offline
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Registered: 09/27/11
Posts: 3039
Loc: Finally in the Mountains!
In some ways I can't wait to get to the rainbow bridge... I miss all of my furbabies so much every day.
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Pudge

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MudBug & Tista
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