Last Updated: 3/4/12
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 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 ....
Avian Acres S Lacey
DOB: 3/5/11 - 2/27/12
Lacey passed on way before her time. We'll never know for sure what happened to her back but I do know that she is running and jumping and happily playing over the Rainbow Bridge.
Shere Country OB Matelasse
DOB: 4/1/10 - 12/4/10
12/4/10: Today was a very sad day for me. My little doe Mattie's heart finally failed her. The vet said she was most likely born with her severe heart defect although nothing was apparent until she was about 4 months old and her heart couldn't keep up with her body's attempts to grow. Her back end just kept getting weaker and weaker even though she ate well and wasn't in pain or sick in any other respects. She was a little fighter and one of my favorites. I will miss her terribly.
Friday, July 10th, 2009 was another very sad day for our family. Our oldest pug, Tess, 10+ years old, unexpectedly passed away. Our vets at Northland Animal Hospital and the Emergency Vet Service in Duluth did their best to save her but I guess her time had come. She will be greatly missed by us, as well as her pug buddies Tito, Tara, Toby, and Tootsie. Tess is the fawn pug in the foreground, relaxing in her recliner with Tara.
Sandy in the bed he confiscated from his pug buddies. He never seemed to realize he was a BIG dog ... liked to think he was a pug and could fit into their beds. He was such a gentle soul. Sandy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on April 12, 2007 at the ripe old age of 13+. He will be dearly missed by all of us.