My dog, Lambchop, was my sidekick for over 13.5 years. She was by my side during prom:
Next to me when I graduated high school and went with me to the University of Florida:
She was towed behind me when I went on bike rides with my husband: (I loved the looks on people’s faces when they peered in, expecting a baby and instead saw her grin)
She was by my side during life’s best events. Like when I peed on a stick and prayed that this would be the month:
Although she had survived cancer twice in her thirteen years, she became very sick with a new type of cancer at the end of my pregnancy. I prayed she would stay with us long enough to meet our child. She hung in there and was waiting by the door when we brought our 6 pound 2 ounce son, Jackson, home with us from the hospital:
I think she waited to cross the Rainbow Bridge until she knew Greg & I had Jackson. She stayed with us for almost a month after Jackson was born. He loved his big sister:
We knew when it was time for her to go, but saying goodbye to my best friend was heartbreaking. She knew that having Jackson would help ease the pain and fill the hole in my heart:
I miss Lambchop every day, I don’t think that will ever go away. The Rainbow Bridge is a poem which reminds me that Lambchop is waiting for me on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.
Have you ever had a pet like Lambchop? We love Rex, but Lambchop was my “dog of a lifetime.” Do you ever get over the loss?
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….