In Loving Memory

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

This page is dedicated to SIRA's beloved Shibas who are waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.



Born 2003
Died February 25th, 2008


Born October 15th, 2002
Lost December 14th, 2008


Born 2003
Died February 13th, 2009


Born 2002
Died March 31st, 2009


Born 2006
Died October 4th, 2009


Born December 4th, 2001
Lost October 6th, 2009


Born January 14th, 2009
Died October 8th, 2009


Born 1998
Died November 25th, 2009


Last Updated (Monday, 08 March 2010 23:17)

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