About this time 3 years ago we lost our beautiful GSD Taz to cancer. Taz lived a long life and touched us all in so many ways. He was a one of a kind, the type of dog that you would call a character, he was on the large side of a GSD but as gentle as he could be to small kittens. He was a talker and a funny guy and if you knew him you loved him, and if you were a stranger his size alone may have scared you away.
I thought about how A Pet Blog really isn't complete without the Rainbow Bridge Poem and decided to add it today, for all those who have gone and for all those they left behind, this is a beautiful poem to cherish.
The Rainbow Bridge Poem
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the 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. 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…