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.
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
72 thoughts on “RIP Little Bit”
I am so sorry for your loss! <3 ~hugs~
Thank you Lauren. 🙂
I am so sorry to hear about this Sandee
RIP Little Bit
Best wishes :-f
Thank you Steve. 🙂
Sandy and Zane, my heart breaks for you. It's the hardest part of loving our sweet babies. great big hugs xoxo
Thank you Barb. 🙂
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.
Thank you mimi. 🙂
Oh no, I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Thank you Ellen. 🙂
It's SO hard to lose a beloved pet. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, Sandee.
Thank you Jean. 🙂
You made me cry this morning! I love all my pets past and present!
Thank you Ron. 🙂
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.
Thank you Marg. 🙂
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))))))
Thank you Caren, Cody and Dakota. 🙂
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.
Thank you Stephanie. What a beautiful poem. 🙂
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.
Thank you Paul. 🙂
So sad to hear if Lil Bit's passing.
Big hugs to you.
Thank you Ferd and Princess Gail. 🙂
I love you my Darlin'. I love you my Dogger
I love you sweetheart. 🙂
I'm sorry. I wish I could give you a big hug.
Thank you cube. 🙂
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.
Thank you Kismet. I was there with you. It's not fun one bit. 🙂
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.
Thank you Somemommy, Isabella and Angel. 🙂
I share your grief. May Little Bit's soul rest in peace.
Thank you Rajagopalan. 🙂
So sorry to hear this. What a sweet looking dog.
Thank you Bearman. She was the best dog ever. 🙂
I share your grief. May Little Bit's soul rest in peace.
Thank you Rajagopalan. 🙂
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 .
Thank you Kathe, Russell and Miss Lucy. 🙂
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.
Thank you Nancy. 🙂
Thank you Uncle Skip. 🙂
Ah, Sorry Kiddo.
Thank you Odie. 🙂
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…💕
Thank you Sandy. 🙂
I'm so sorry for your hurt and loss.
Thank you Marti. 🙂
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.
Thank you Binky. 🙂
That big black lab she is playing with is named Minnie!
Sorry for your loss.
Thanks for that Joe. I'm sure she's playing with Minnie. 🙂
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
Thank you Ann and Gibbs. 🙂
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.
Thank you Linda. 🙂
Condolences from both of us.
Thank you Mike and Seymour. 🙂
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.
Thank you Tony. 🙂
We are so sorry for your loss 🙁
Thank you Laika. 🙂
Aww Sandee, I'm so sorry to hear your Little Bit has passed on. My many good thoughts to you and yours. 🙁
Thank you Rose. 🙂
Big time Hug,sorry for your loss.
Thank you Mike. 🙂
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,
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. ♥♥♥
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.
It's so hard. I cry almost everyday. We miss her so much. The pain is horrible. Thank you for your kind words Allison. 🙂