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....
All The Dogs Lucky Enough to go to The Rainbow Bridge
Harley- My wonderful BC/GS dog, you started it all for me. You were all heart. You were my heart. Amy
Macy Mae - Maryann Deschler
Rocky - You fought a good fight. You were so brave and I will miss you. Now you are at the Bridge with Harley. You will always hold a piece of my heart. Amy
Asher - 2018
I rescued Asher from Clay County Humane Society. He brought a ball to the front of his kennel as I was standing talking to the volunteer who was helping me. He was full of heart worms, scarred all over, and shy. He flinched every time I raised even a glass to drink from it. He eventually got over most of his issues. He REALLY loved to play Flyball! But did not like high energy Border Collies! Asher means "fortunate" in Hebrew, I haven't decided yet who the fortunate one was. Asher was a very special boy who gave me his all. I think of him often, especially since we now own TWO Border Collies!
Eddie - Norma Brizzi
eddie: FM, CGC
Now almost 13 years old, eddie recently had to retire from competition dog sports due to a heart condition. A ten pound Maltipoo, eddie has been a height dog on local Flyball teams for 12 years, earning his FM (Flyball Master) NAFA title. He raced on both Paws For Nothin’ and Jumpin’ Jax Flyball teams, and even ran as an honorary member of the Flyball 4.0 team in Racine, Wisconsin for Northcentral Maltese Rescue. A true canine athlete, eddie won the 2006 Crowd Pleaser Award at the Southeastern Disc Dog Championships, earned titles and placements in USDAA Agility, trained in North Carolina at the ATA Treibball Academy, and received his Canine Good Citizen Certificate from the AKC. He has trained with Greg Tresan at Atlanta Dogworks, performed in demos with the Disc-Connected K9s and trained with Lawrence Frederick and the Greater Jacksonville Disc and Dog Club, and was a local troop member of the Dog Scouts of America. He was featured in the City of Jacksonville’s Life is better in the Park campaign in which he appeared on billboards in the Jacksonville area. He also auditioned for and got a part in the movie Marley & Me, but got cut when a major storm hit Miami and the shooting schedule had to be moved up! He is enjoying napping through his retirement, but still finds the energy to participate in dog sport demos, help Norma teach her "Intro to Dog Sports" class, play with his brothers, socialize at dog parks, and happily swim in the surf on his evening beach walks.