Abby Rose at Rainbow Bridge by AuntDot

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In homage to my beautiful Abby, who waits for me at Rainbow Bridge: I lost my adopted Greyhound, Abby Rose, to an auto-immune disease when she was only five years old. There is a story about pets and where they go when they die. It is a story about Rainbow Bridge.

FEATURED in Four Paws and Big Hearts, Nov. 24, 2013
ANNIVERSARY FEATURE in The Rainbow Bridge Group, Nov. 3, 2013
ANNIVERSARY FEATURE in The Rainbow Bridge Group, Nov. 4, 2012
ANNIVERSARY FEATURE in The Rainbow Bridge Group, Nov. 1, 2011
FEATURED in The Rainbow Bridge Group, October 31, 2010

“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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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."

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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Rainy
    Rainyover 4 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • Thanks Rainy!

    – AuntDot

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 4 years ago

    Sad story, wonderful composition !!

  • Thank you very much. Someday I’d like to take a better rainbow picture and rework this.

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful picture Dot, wonderful story, I hope with all my heart it is true.

    Thank you so much for sharing this and posting it in our new Group, I sincerely hope it will be a comfort to many.

    Abby Rose will never be forgotten.

    The Rainbow Bridge Group

  • Thanks Morag, and for the fav! I think this group has already been a comfort to people.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Very sad…I am so sorry…I went through this too..All Dogs Go to Heaven…Gena

  • Thank you, and I’m sorry for your loss too. Pets just don’t live long enough! I hope you’re right about Heaven.

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 3 years ago

    Remembering dear Abby Rose in this anniversary month of November.

    Please feel free to write something in our Anniversaries Forum.

    The Rainbow Bridge Group!

  • Thank you so much, Morag. It means a lot to me.

    – AuntDot

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    Mariaan M Krog...over 3 years ago

    Thinking of you in this time – remembering Abby Rose’s passing & what she meant to you.

  • My sincere thanks to you, Mariaan.

    – AuntDot

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 3 years ago

    Dear Aunt Dot – what a beautiful homage to your wonderful Abby Rose. I had not known before where the Rainbow Bridge name came from and it’s a beautiful story. I hope it’s true…

  • Thank you Christina. It’s a hopeful little story, isn’t it. I’m counting on seeing Abby Rose again some day.

    – AuntDot

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 3 years ago

    A beautiful image and moving tribute to your Abby…I know that I have many dear ones playing and waiting at the Rainbow Bridge with her:)

  • Thank you so very much, Pam. It’s been nine years and I miss her as if it were just yesterday!

    – AuntDot

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    Aunt Dot I’m so sorry for your loss of Abbey Rose. She is enjoying her romps around the Rainbow Bridge and maybe has met my precious babies up there

  • Thank you so much, Vickie!

    – AuntDot

  • Janie. D
    Janie. Dover 3 years ago

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