Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Garden and Home Life by Lori Seaborg - BlogHoster

There are those people who touch your heart for one reason or another- Lori is one of them. I feel her pain over the loss of her Mary goat. She has much to offer in the way of homesteading and being down to Earth- Give her blog a visit.
Garden and Home Life by Lori Seaborg - BlogHoster
Her Mary goat has crossed Rainbow's Bridge along with many of my beloveds over the years - what a wonderous place that must be!

Rainbow's Bridge:
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 have 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.
With bright eyes intent and with eager body beginning to quiver your precious friend begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass,

on legs running 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.

The story comes from ancient Norse tradition.