The 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....

05/07/02 - 07/07/07

To Camilla!!

Many time in your life you ask yourself:"Why???"
So in these last days I asked me"why??" many times. Why many illnesses come, and torment also the best angels??!
Why, when these illnesses come they overcome us, without giving us the time to arm our self.?!!
Why and when came that terrible monster?? I only know that that monster came and in few days it extinguished you! It extinguished your desire of live! In few days it extinguished that volcano you had into your self. In few days it destroyed you!!
During the surgery, the veterinary asked us what we would decide to do. We decided to try to go on, and I just wanted to see you were happy to see me when you waked up. and waking up, instead, you looked me with a look I didn't know before! And you told me clearly you weren't happy at all, and you told me also that you couldn't go on.
In the successive days our hops grew weak more and more, as the complication knocked at our door! We knew you were right, but it was very difficult for us to accept there was nothing more to do. And so we brought you to the clinic... but nothing to do, you let yourself go..!
After some times the veterinary told us that the time arrived to let you go. And so we brought you back home.

I collect all my forces, and so as I received you on my arms when you came to life, so on my arms I accompanied you to your death!!!
It is impossible to explain the pain you feel in that moment, the weight of silence . It's impossible to explain the rip in your heart. I only know that, as always in your life, you passed leaving your mark!! A mark none would be able to remove!
You are the first of our puppies who leaved us, you are the first opening that door; the heaven's door.. who knows if you arrived there with your classic jump...
...And I'm sure that with a jump you will greet us, in the day we will follow you into that so far away and evergreen garden!!
I'm sure you will wait us, and you will greet us with your usual bark, and then, all together we will jump across that bridge...


Good bye sweet "walrus"!!

Oriana, Emanuele, Guendalina,Melania... e tutti i tuoi amici rimasti!!!

09/10/99 - 09/07/07

To Tare!

Tare, why??? Why you too??
Why did Good carry you away from us, in a small gap (only few hours) after Camilla??! Only thirty-six little hours divided your sleep! Camilla was already gone, and you too had something wrong.
Immediately the veterinary examination, and then, in a hurry, the surgery for the "piometris", which came without notice!!
Exhausted for our large bad luck, we thought we hit the jackpot this time; instead.. the tragedy came and pounced on us!
At the bottom of my bed you fall asleep, in silence, for ever.. you like Camilla!!!
Like an intolerable load tumbled on us dismay upon dismay, powerlessness upon powerlessness, desperation upon desperation!!
Incredulous, speechless, without anymore tears, we had to say good bye to you too, our Pippi Long Stocking's horse, our sweet "walrus"! Tare we will never forget your great sweetness, your everlasting goodness!!
Thinking you are no more with us, our heard is crumpled in a lock!!
In the morning your happy bark is missed!! The silence predominate now!!!
How it is difficult to miss you!!
Who knows if Hura will accept your lack?! Who knows if she will understand where her great sister is gone. you lived together every day of your life, one beside the other. And now we separated you cruelly... We will explain her that you leaved her to go with Camy, because she was extremely alone..!
I already see you running together, so as you did once. And so like once I find you stopping her gallop biting her legs!
My little puppies run happy again..
Now Camy and you will wait us in that far away and wonderfully green garden, where once we will come too; and there we will meet you again. And so, all together, we will go beyond....

the bridge of the rainbow!!!

Good bye sweet "walrus"!!

Oriana, Emanuele, Guendalina,Melania... e tutti i tuoi amici rimasti!!!