For all of us who have lost a special friend -
'Twas the night before Christmas, at Rainbow Bridge too.
We Bridge kids were thinking as always of you.
We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"
We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.
But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
If you could just see us, you would have laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harness, pulling the sleigh.
The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.
The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.
If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.
But for Christmas we have something special to do,
A sleighful of happy dream visits for you.
On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!
We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.
So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
Sweet visions of fur babies dance in your heads.
This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.
Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
Before the return to Earth in our magic way.
And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
But in case you forget, just remember our love.
Remember us watching you, your angels above.
Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.
Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridge kids bring dreams,
Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
If you saw as we do, there would be joy and surprise.
There are fur angels waiting by those Christmas trees,
Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
We're never more than a thought away from your home,
You're never forgotten, you're never alone.
Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
We Bridge kids will party like you'd never believe.
But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you
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|Beautiful... Thank you! Remembering my sweet Sammy Girl and darling Max.|
|What a wonderful vision. Thank you.|
|Ah, thinking about my first OES....a long time ago...my friend, my companion, my partner Rags ....love you always sweetie....|
|thank you; its my second Christmas without Bibbers who died a week ago last year, and my first without her sister Felicia. I often wish I could dream of them; dream of happier times with them, and remember the dreams afterward. I miss them so much, all the time. I cried today, when I thought no one was looking. But life goes on, and my other cats don't know what the big deal is, and Luna just wants to kiss all my tears away. We're blessed with such loving, four-legged members of our families, but the blessing lasts far too short a time.|
|That is a beautiful--thanks for sharing!|
|It was 4 weeks ago, Christmas day that we lost Panda...It was soo hard....|
Thanks for the poem
|much love to you Darcy- you've been in my thoughts!|
|Thank You , that was just beautiful.|
|It was a wonderful tribute to all those whom lost furried friends. Thank you for that. |
Unlike other years I lost several four legged friends this year and each had an impact on my heart. Never forgotten but I console myself that with each one that passed it left room in my home to help another that desperately needed a forever home.
Each one at the bridge is never forgotten and live on forever in our hearts.
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