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Words of Kindness

After publishing my blog about losing our beloved K9, Cletus, I received several kind words and thoughts I wanted to share.


"Dogs only have a short time on earth. They are truly mans best friend and it's sad that we only get a small window of time with them. Dogs make you appreciate life. The little things like watching flies, going for car rides and playing with their favorite toys. I know you gave your dog the best life it could have had. Now it's time to remember and reflect on how lucky your dog was to have an owner like you."
"A dog is the only thing in the world that loves you more than he loves himself."   - Josh Billings

My in-laws gave me this poem to read, and a friend referred me to the site

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 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

-Author unknown

A similar inspiring blog sent to me by my husband, about the death of Mouse, another pet owners tragic loss of his K9 companion can be read here.

This was actually one of my favorite emails, maybe you have to know the friend who sent this to me, but she always knows how to put a funny, yet classy spin on things: 

"Oh no, I'm so sorry! I'm glad I got to meet the famous Cletus. I'm sure Farrah will take him for walks in heaven."

Thanks to everyone for their sympathetic thoughts.