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Rainbow Bridge

In Memory of our beloved friends

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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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…”

“…Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you…I loved you so – ’twas Heaven here with you.” ~Isla Paschal Richardson

Our beloved Golden boy Jake crossed the Rainbow Bridge October 22, 2019. We adopted Jake (formerly known as Laredo) from GBGRR in early 2006, arriving to pick him up from foster care at a home in Katy TX. Jake was the sole puppy remaining of a litter of Golden pups, he watched each of his… Read more

We are brokenhearted…So very sadly, we lost our precious, troubled beautiful little blonde GOLDEN GIRL, Miss Laney, on 21 September, at 12:49 P.M. Before we adopted the lovely Miss Laney, she had unfortunately not had a loving, happy existence…she had been abused and really had such a hard time fully trusting or letting her guard… Read more

Our beautiful, fun loving, playful and barking pup Murphy, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on September 10, 2019.  From the moment we were blessed to adopt him from Golden Beginnings, until 11 years later, he was a joy and loved by all who met him.  At the time I adopted him, I specifically requested a… Read more

“What a boy”! That was our joyful call to Buddy every day. It made his Dad and I laugh to see his Golden smile take over his stellar face. Buddy and all his friends are running free in God’s garden, on the far side of the Rainbow Bridge. We have so many wonderful memories of… Read more

Murphy came into our lives as an 18 month old foster in 2010 and we soon became foster failures.  He was so sweet and easy and I delayed posting him on our website, knowing we had to adopt him.  He was a fun loving boy who loved to hunt “lizzies” of which he played with… Read more

In May of 2013 we had to help our girl, Ginger, leave this earth and again in August of 2015, we had to help our sweet boy, Pepper, leave this earth.  I was so lonely for a dog to love and although a young cat had come into our lives that needed help, there was… Read more

In January 2009 I adopted Baxter (formerly referred to as Buck) from Golden Beginnings. From the start he was a great companion, and like most Goldens he was tennis ball obsessed. We played so much fetch I got tennis elbow.  He loved his toy collection, and of course his treats. He also enjoyed running, swimming… Read more

We had to help Ms Sydney over the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon. After a massive seizure with her bad hips / arthritis and other problems it was time at 14 yrs. Run free baby girl… Read more

We lost our beautiful angel Penny, on January 7th.  She joined us not quite two years ago, bringing with her a joyful spirit, big brown happy eyes, and that endearing smile. Loving you always, Mom & Dad… Read more

Jingles was my first dog to foster when she was a year old, and we officially adopted her on my birthday in May 2010.  Needless to say, fostering was the best thing I ever failed at!  She was happiness personified, wrapped up in layers of fluff. She had several nicknames on rotation: Jingle Bell, Bells… Read more