Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
Below is probably the most visually beautiful version of all - the "original" poem illustrated with Flash photos of happy dogs and cats, cavorting at The Bridge.

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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...
Beetow's Angus Macleod
September 29,1978-January 6,1996
Never far from our hearts, our faithfull friend 

Am. Can. Ch. Macmor's Magnum  "Magnum" 
October 30, 1983 - May 24, 2000


   Ch. Whitehart's Charming Abigail 
      September 26, 1983 - October 14, 1998

        A true friend. Our first homebred champion
Ch. Sno-Bilt's Whitehart Waggery
" Harley"
October 13, 1988 - July 3, 2002
Ch. Whitehart's Manpower
June 29, 1991 - August 10, 2005
From the many hearts you have touched and lives you have changed ,safe journey .
Ch. Sho-Me-Ketka's Peacekeeper
July 11, 1995 - January 12, 2006
My constant companion. I miss you little fella.