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…
Jamie left us on October 4, 2021. She was a Faery Tails Corgi Rescue alum so we don’t know exactly how old she was, but she was with us 12 years. She was sweet-tempered, sometimes timid, but she spent a lot of time attempting to “herd” her black lab brother, Kolby, around the back yard. Since Kolby is around her age, they were constant companions. And she was always hungry—for her food and for our love and attention. She was a very important part of our family, and we miss her a great deal.
One night in 2005 I heard myself say out-loud, into an empty house, “I’m ready for a new dog!” I went online and searched the country until I found Tristan, T-bone Brown, Mr. Brown-dog, the Smooth Criminal… being treated for heart worms and fostered by Faery Tails, in St. Louis. (I live in Texas.) The listing told of his tough start in life, but promised that he was destined to be somebody’s ‘heart dog’. Well, you had me at ‘heart dog’! I needed that heart dog!!! My sweetie and I drove up and met the boy. We brought home a character with the biggest personality, the shortest legs and an unerring propensity to have story worthy adventures. He was food motivated as only a corgi with a ‘life on the streets’ history could be – “Of course I will work for food! I will work for the remote possibility of food! I can spot a cold greasy french fry at 300 yards and we need to go and get it right now!” I had to create new tricks for him to learn he was such a smarty pants, (also had to increase the security on the garbage, the dog food, the people food, the gum, the vitamins, the nuts in tin boxes…..) When he’d get frustrated at how slowly I was handing over a treat, he’d do one trick after the other as fast as he could, trying to read my mind, give me what I wanted and GET PAID! I always said he would have done my taxes for a rib-eye if only I could have explained which numbers went into which boxes. He passed in November of 2017. He was such a love, and he is missed terribly. He took a piece of all of our hearts with him, but he absolutely earned those pieces of our hearts and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It was our honor to be his family and we will never forget the joy and consternation, the laughter and surprises, the cuddles, the corgi smiles and the helicopter tail of happiness that he shared with us.
Thank you Faery Tails, for a wonderful ride with a great companion!
Our Sweet, Loving, Kate
on this earth: 2007 to July 30, 2020 part of our family: Oct 2017 to July 2020
Carlin ran to the Rainbow Ridge September 14, 2018. He was the light our life. He was sassy, naughty, kind, loving, independent, but loyal all at the same time. Everything a Corgi is. He loved to sit on Darin’s lap in the morning while he drank his coffee, he crawled in bed with me at night until Darin got home from work. He would greet me at the door every night after work. Helped me clean the horse stalls and loved to ride the lawn mower with Darin. He loved my father, everyday he couldn’t wait to go visit grandpa. As my father got sicker over the last year he still went to go visit him everyday but instead of playing with him in the yard he would run in and sit at his feet or jump on the couch next to him. Then my dad went into his final days and we all needed to say our goodbye and let my father know it was ok to go “home” and we brought Carlin up and he jumped on the bed and licked his hand, My father passed on September 4th and after that Carlin would go up to see Grandma and he would just walk around the house looking for his Grandpa and stayed next to his empty chair. Carlin began failing fast and the Cancer was too much for Carlin and left us two weeks later. I believed he died of a broken little heart but just tells me how much the little guy could love those who cared for him. Thank you to everyone to Faery Tails let us crazy people drive down from Wisconsin to adopt this handsome guy.
Murphy Mairwen 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 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.
Eika 12/24/2002 – 5/28/2015 well loved and sadly missed by her family
Sadie April 2001-May 2015 ” Long May She Run.”
Kerry (Apr 28, 2001 – Sept 3, 2014)
Hanna Douglas “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.”
Issac March 1994 – Oct 24, 2013 19 years 7 mos. Adopted from Faery Tail Corgi Rescue Ornery, energetic, smart, people centric, pizza lover
Scamper est. 2002 — October 2012 “He was a handsome, lovable guy, a buddy, and is missed terribly.”
Lexus Nov 1996 — Oct 2011
Payton May 2003 – August 2011 “Thumpety, thump- thump- look at Payton go! Payton, the puppy, was a jolly happy soul”