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The 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)

MACH 2, ATCH, NATCH, U-AGII Scott's Adelaide Blue UD (AKC), CDX (ASCA), HIT
— Bonnie and Pete Scott

You were the girl that could always make us laugh. We remember your blue eyes that always said "I love you." The cocking of your head from side to side, when you looked at us, as if to say "You want me to do what?"

You were always ready to run agility, even when you were ill.

Also your crazy antics in obedience that would have everyone at ringside laughing and the big red plush bone you carried around the house daring the other dogs to touch it.

So many memories remain in our hearts of the joys and happiness you gave us.

Dear girl, you are loved and missed!

AKC agility Nationals Qualifier four times
ASCA Agility Finals qualifier twice
1000+ Lifetime NADAC Point award
Elite Triple-Superior NADAC award
Appeared twice on Animal Planet agility programs

Jodi, (Princess Jodi Henshaw) CGC, TT,TDIAOV, ASD, N-AG,N-TN
Feb. 18, 2002 - Sept. 18, 2008
— Joseph and Fran Henshaw

Hello My Little Girl ...
An Angel has appeared, she looks at me and then she disappears ...
In a fleeting look I feel the love of what she wants to share.
She wants me to know Jodi's fine and for me not to despair.
Jodi comes to visit you she said, just look everywhere.
Can't you see the joy she brings to everyone she knew. The stories that pass around that only few knew.

I told her she was a perfect girl, that God would have his plan. I never told her how much our heart would break if she were not around.
I want my little girl to know. That every day I find,
More love that she gave to me, in a world she left behind.
I love you Jodi with all my heart and when we are together,
we will share a moment to remember that love last forever.
Love can never ever be broken. Love is all there is, so until we meet,
I am blowing you a kiss... for now I can only say you are dearly missed. I LOVE YOU.
Love from MOM and DAD

"Little Guy" crossed The Rainbow Bridge on October 17, 2002, Fran Lindstrom

Little Guy, being a pug of uncertain actual age (he was a rescue from HSSC), had a tumor which was first noticed some time ago. The vet said he was not a surgical candidate, just to wait and see. Well, we waited, and he had quite a lot of time and was healthy and happy otherwise right up to the last few hours.

Only if he had gone gently in his sleep would he have done any better. But, he was in distress and I could not let him do that. So, a visit to the vet. Though he was not an agility or obedience dog, he certainly had made a place for himself in the household--self appointed alarm clock--there would be NO sleeping late  Period. Unwanted intruders and invited guests alike were given the same treatment: all ferociously barked at--both on the way in and on the way out. You can never be too careful, you know!  He was a true pug character and we will miss him.

UACHX, UCD, Lindstrom's Midnight Skipper, CDX, AX, OAJ, NAC-V, NGC-V, 12/16/89 - 05/04/05, Fran LIndstrom

Calendar dog - obedience - agility - therapy - flyball - rally - PITA - Schipperke!
My teacher, my very best friend.

Walk With an Old Dog

Because you will not be forever
Hope against time though I may
I paint your picture in my memory-
Eyes blue with age, muzzle gone gray.

Because you walk with me in Springtime
Puppy clumsy, running free
As you grew, we grew together-
You became a part of me.

Because you shared with me my sorrows
Not understanding, simply there
Often spurring me to laughter-
My friend, you know how much I care.

Because the years have slowed your fleetness
Though your spirit still is strong
I promise I will take more time now-
so that you can go along.

Because you do not fear the future
Living only in the now
I draw strength from your example-
Yet time keeps slipping by somehow.

Because the day will soon be coming
When I will no longer see
You rise to greet me but in memory-
You will always walk with me.



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