Secret Pet

We have a secret, you and I,

That no one else shall know,

For who but I can see you lie,

Each night, in fire glow?

And who but I can reach my hand

Before we go to bed,

And feel the living warmth of you

And touch your silken head?

And only I walk woodland paths,

And see, ahead of me,

Your small form racing with the wind,

So young again, and free.

And only I can see you swim

In every brook I pass...

And, when I call, no one but I

Can see the bending grass...

-- author unknown



Rainbow 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 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, someone who was left


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 begins to

quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over

the green grass,

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

those trusting eyes, so long gone

from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...

*Author Unknown*