I cannot express in words how difficult the last two days have been for both me and Mr. Painted Quilt. If it weren’t for the wonderfully fond memories that we have of Mac and the belief that he is now having a grand old time while waiting for us just this side of the Rainbow Bridge, I think that our hearts would have been broken forever.
We had never heard of the Rainbow Bridge and I would like to thank both Lisa and Judy for sharing their knowledge of it with me. I can’t begin to tell you how much peace it has brought us in dealing with Mac’s passing.
Huge hugs to all of you who took the time to leave a comment and to express your condolences. You’ve all touched our hearts immensely. And for those of you who have lost a pet, may this bring you the same peace that it has for us…
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....
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
A kinder, devoted and more loveable dog you’ll never meet. He was our constant companion and we took him with us everywhere we went.
He didn’t have a mean bone in his body and touched the heart of everyone who had the good fortune to make his acquaintance.
He loved the outdoors, as long as we were there to share it with him.
Whenever we were in the kitchen, if it wasn’t by the fire during the winter months, you could find him snoozing in his ‘house’.
He loved to chase squirrels but never caught one and even if he did, I know that he never would have caused it any harm.
He was always a spiffy dude right after his appointment at the doggie beauty shop.
It was not one of his favorite outings and tolerated it just to please us. But being the typical male that he was, his spiffiness lasted only until his first roll in the grass…usually within ten minutes after returning home.
Although he was a little apprehensive about our moving to Nova Scotia, that didn’t last very long. Here he is taking a break while
supervising helping the movers unload.
He was always there to help, like when we were unpacking.
He settled in very quickly and loved his new home.
Exploring the property was one of his favorite pastimes. Even as he wandered about, he always made sure that we were in his sight.
Mac loved it here and his final resting place is not too far from where stands in this photo.
We miss you, little guy…more than you’ll ever know.