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.
With thanks to Karen Reed, a special friend to Faery Tails and all corgis, who designed and made this sculpture of Rainbow Bridge. Thanks, also, to Karen’s family for making this photo available to us.
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…
In December 2003, I saw a photo of “Kayla” a black-tri Pembroke puppy, wearing a Santa Claus hat, that you had up for adoption. I printed the photo, to show to my husband, because Kayla was so cute, never imagining that she would be ours. “Kayla” became “Murphy Mairwen”. Murphy meaning warrior ( I wanted her to have a strong name.) and Mairwen being Welsh for “wanted child”. She certainly was that. She was born with microphthamia, but her blindness never stopped her. She jumped on the furniture, passed obedience class, went to the park, and played fetch with her special ball with a bell in it…a gift from her Dad. She liked singing, because it assured her that I was there. Here favorite song was “Cheek to Cheek”.
Murphy gave us joy and laughter. And in the end. she taught us what love and perseverance truly mean. When Murphy was young, I bought a shirt with the words, “Blind dogs see with their hearts.” Murphy certainly did.
Murphy went to the Rainbow Bridge on 12 August 2017.
Ellie was the sweetest little sprite, full of joy and adventure. She loved napping in the car on long rides, her soft blue blanket, and any treat that smelled like cheese. Her sparkly brown eyes and small floppy ears made her look like a teddy bear, but she was strong, protective and loyal – always wanting to take care of her family, including her best friend and sister, Emma. She made every day more fun and was delightfully pushy, making sure you rubbed just the right spot on her tummy. She was spunky, determined, and adored, and we were lucky to be her family.
We miss you, Ellie Bean.
12/24/2002 – 5/28/2015
well loved and sadly missed by her family
April 2001-May 2015
” Long May She Run.”
(Apr 28, 2001 – Sept 3, 2014)
“In memory of our Hanna who had to be put down 7-30-2014 at the age of almost 12 1/2 years from the effects of Canine degenerative myelopathy. She leaves a much bigger hole in my life than the space she filled—As with all our babies, she will be very much missed as she was not so much a dog as she was a large sweet lump of sugar.”
Cary Jackson – Jan 19, 2002 – Jul 2, 2014
“We loved him so much and will sadly miss him. Thank you for finding him for us—he was a joy in our lives.”
March 1994 – Oct 24, 2013
19 years 7 mos.
Adopted from Faery Tail Corgi Rescue
Ornery, energetic, smart, people centric, pizza lover
est. 2002 — October 2012
“He was a handsome, lovable guy, a buddy, and is missed terribly.”
Nov 1996 — Oct 2011
May 2003 – August 2011
“Thumpety, thump- thump- look at Payton go! Payton, the puppy, was a jolly happy soul”