RIP Little Bit

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.

Author unknown

Rest in peace my baby girl. We love and miss you so much. You will live in our hearts forever. Until we meet again.

Image Credit: Rainbow Bridge Poem
Portrait of Little Bit: Nancy Link

  73 comments for “RIP Little Bit

  1. October 23, 2015 at 12:15 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! <3 ~hugs~

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you Lauren. πŸ™‚

  2. October 23, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I am so sorry to hear about this Sandee

    RIP Little Bit

    Best wishes :-f

    Steve

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you Steve. πŸ™‚

  3. October 23, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Sandy and Zane, my heart breaks for you. It's the hardest part of loving our sweet babies. great big hugs xoxo

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you Barb. πŸ™‚

  4. October 23, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. My heart hurts for you. No matter how long they are with us, it's never long enough.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you mimi. πŸ™‚

  5. October 23, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Oh no, I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you Ellen. πŸ™‚

  6. October 23, 2015 at 3:53 am

    It's SO hard to lose a beloved pet. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, Sandee.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you Jean. πŸ™‚

  7. October 23, 2015 at 5:11 am

    You made me cry this morning! I love all my pets past and present!

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Ron. πŸ™‚

  8. October 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Oh Sandee and Zane, I am so sorry. Crying my heart out at the moment. I know just how hard all this for you two. That is such a great post about the Rainbow Bridge and it is a wonderful way of believing about our animals. Maybe Little Bit is up there with Ande. The two girls can bark about their crazy mom's and their blogging. Big hugs to both you and Zane Sandee.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Marg. πŸ™‚

  9. October 23, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Oh this is just awful, awful news……….I am so terribly sorry….my heart is breaking. I wish I were there to give you a huge hug. Please know that if there is anything at all that you need….I am here. Sending you much love and my deepest sympathy. ((((hugs))))))

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Caren, Cody and Dakota. πŸ™‚

  10. October 23, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Awww I'm so sorry. Here's a poem that always provides at least a little comfort, in addition to the Rainbow Bridge. Our pets our are family and all we can really do is give them the best life possible in exchange for the love they give us.

    A Pet's Peace
    by Tracy M. Johnson

    I have left you now, but please don't be sad,
    you gave me all the love you had.
    You did so much for me in my time here
    and i'll always hold those precious times near.

    I know someday you'll find love again
    and into your life will come a new friend.
    Your heart will heal, though you'll never forget
    memories like the first time we met.

    Memories are wonderful, so keep them close
    and remember all the good times the most.
    Up in the Heaven for animals is where i'll be
    and someday in the future, each other we'll see.

    I am at PEACE now, so please don't be sad
    You gave me all the love you had.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you Stephanie. What a beautiful poem. πŸ™‚

  11. October 23, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I'm so sorry for your loss my friends. Maybe Little Bit will meet with my Bruno and they will become great friends like you & I are Sandee. My heart breaks for you this morning my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you Paul. πŸ™‚

  12. October 23, 2015 at 5:57 am

    So sad to hear if Lil Bit's passing.
    Big hugs to you.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you Ferd and Princess Gail. πŸ™‚

  13. October 23, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I love you my Darlin'. I love you my Dogger

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      I love you sweetheart. πŸ™‚

  14. October 23, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I'm sorry. I wish I could give you a big hug.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you cube. πŸ™‚

  15. October 23, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Having gone through this less than a year ago, we understand. She'll be in good paws, there's a goofy lovely Scottie there to show her the ropes. I hope the tears here stop after a year.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Kismet. I was there with you. It's not fun one bit. πŸ™‚

  16. October 23, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I'm typing through the tears but want you to know how sorry I am for the loss of your Little Bit. I know how much it hurts but I also know the pain will never erase your happy memories of your girl. Sending hugs and purrs.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you Somemommy, Isabella and Angel. πŸ™‚

  17. October 23, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I share your grief. May Little Bit's soul rest in peace.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Rajagopalan. πŸ™‚

  18. October 23, 2015 at 8:11 am

    So sorry to hear this. What a sweet looking dog.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Bearman. She was the best dog ever. πŸ™‚

  19. October 23, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I share your grief. May Little Bit's soul rest in peace.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you Rajagopalan. πŸ™‚

  20. October 23, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Oh honey- we are so sad for you and Zane. Little Bit was such a part of your lives. It is always hard to let go- even tho' we know it's best when they are suffering. LB will forever live in your hearts. Big hugs .

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you Kathe, Russell and Miss Lucy. πŸ™‚

  21. October 23, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Sandee, I am so sorry to hear about Little Bit's leaving you. Both Rainbow Bridge and A Pet's Peace posted by Stephanie are both very touching and comforting. Little Bit is in a beautiful, peaceful place. Take care and peace be with you, Sandee.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you Nancy. πŸ™‚

  22. October 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

    So sorry!

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you Uncle Skip. πŸ™‚

  23. October 23, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Ah, Sorry Kiddo.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Odie. πŸ™‚

  24. October 23, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I ache for both of you. It is so hard on us when we lose a fur baby. LB is happy now, but leaves behind broken hearts.

    Sending extra hugs, honey…πŸ’•

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Sandy. πŸ™‚

  25. October 23, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I'm so sorry for your hurt and loss.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Marti. πŸ™‚

  26. October 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss, Sandee. Pets can be so important to us, and it is very difficult to lose them. I know you and your husband gave Little Bit the best life she could have had.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Binky. πŸ™‚

  27. October 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    That big black lab she is playing with is named Minnie!

    Sorry for your loss.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks for that Joe. I'm sure she's playing with Minnie. πŸ™‚

  28. Ann
    October 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I'm so sorry. You are the second blogger this week to have a beloved friend cross the bridge. The quote below was sent to me when I lost Duke and I found it very appropriate

    ."grieve not, nor speak of me with tears but laugh and speak of me often…as if I were beside you…'twas Heaven here with you…I loved you so…"

    Hugs to you

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you Ann and Gibbs. πŸ™‚

  29. October 23, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Dearest Sandee, I am so very sorry for your loss! I have lost pets (mostly cats) in my life and I know that it is never easy, as I always considered them a part of the family. Sending you a warm hug and much love.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you Linda. πŸ™‚

  30. October 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Condolences from both of us.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Mike and Seymour. πŸ™‚

  31. October 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss Sandee. They are such a huge part of our family that we miss them so much when their relatively short lives end. A beautiful tribute to Little Bit.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Tony. πŸ™‚

  32. October 24, 2015 at 5:34 am

    We are so sorry for your loss πŸ™

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Laika. πŸ™‚

  33. October 24, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Aww Sandee, I'm so sorry to hear your Little Bit has passed on. My many good thoughts to you and yours. πŸ™

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Rose. πŸ™‚

  34. October 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Big time Hug,sorry for your loss.

    • October 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you Mike. πŸ™‚

  35. October 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I love this touching and heartfelt post, Sandee, and I love the painting. It captures Little Bit's elegance. It's so hard to lose a pet. They just do not stay with us long enough, do they? I still think of the beloved pets I've lost, especially on days with rainbows, so the theme of this post really spoke to me.

    It also reminds me of a quote by Rumi, "Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I'll meet you there. "

    Sending you extra love and hugs,

    Annie

  36. October 28, 2015 at 6:24 am

    It's been a hard week. We loved her so.

    One of our yacht club members did the painting of Little Bit. She captured her perfectly.

    Thanks for the extra love and hugs Annie. β™₯β™₯β™₯

  37. December 14, 2015 at 8:48 am

    A belated sorry for your loss of Little Bit. The portrait is beautiful.

    We lost our adopted dog in the spring. Two years prior, we lost our guinea pig and our cat.

    Pets are family and friends. They're all remembered and missed.

    Hugs! Thanks for the visits to my blog.

    • January 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      It's so hard. I cry almost everyday. We miss her so much. The pain is horrible. Thank you for your kind words Allison. πŸ™‚

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