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Forever by my side an animal-human bond stands as one of the strongest bonds that exists. Our pet sustains us by providing the protection, companionship, and devotion while giving and returning the unconditional love we have grown to expect. From quiet walks to endless fur balls the moment they are not by your side, you know that the loss is real and the grief is devastating. Honor your beloved animal as they honored you by sharing a moment of commemoration.
“Grieving the Death of a Pet” by Betty J. Carmack
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There is a bridge connecting heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge is a land of meadows, hills and valleys, all of it covered with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this lovely land. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. There, the old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole once more. They play all day with each other, content and comfortable.
There is only one thing missing. They are not with the special person who loved them on Earth. So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! Then, the nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! You have been seen, and that one suddenly runs from the group!
You take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then, together, you cross the Rainbow Bridge, never again to be separated.
Pet Support Hotlines
Guardian Angel has partnered with and is providing the best possible resources for the loss of a pet. The following links will take you to website that will help guide and support you through the grieving process. While there are many reactions and experiences with pet loss we have decided to list the ones that may be the most appropriate for each family.
Tufts: Cummings School of Veterinarian Medicine
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine: (607) 253-3000
APLB: The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
UF: Small Animal Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine
The human-animal bond is one of the strongest bonds that exists. Our animals sustain us in so many ways. They provide companionship, protection, and devotion while accepting and returning our love unconditionally. If you’ve ever lost an animal that you love, you know that the loss is real and the grief can be overwhelming. Commemorate a beloved animal friend, or honor the loss of someone you love. It’s a great way to remember those you love.