Here are two very sad poems - make sure you have plenty of Kleenex on hand before you read them. However, in their sadness they do give us hope that when it's our turn to cross Rainbow Bridge, we'll be with our beloved furbabies again.

On the following pages, you will find personal tributes to Westies who are now at Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

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...

 Beyond the Rainbow

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful--lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.
C.G. 1995

On the following pages you will find personal tributes written for

those Westies who are now at Rainbow Bridge.
Click to see personal tributes

If you have a tribute you would like to have included, please send it to

Here are some other places that honor Westies and other animals who are now at Rainbow Bridge.

Westies Remembered, is a truly lovely site dedicated to Westies. Melissa has done such a beautiful and touching job of putting together these pages. Click on the link below to see photos of Westies who are now at Rainbow Bridge, along with personal rememberances by those they left behind. And there are some sad, yet wonderful poems there too.

Westies Remembered

Here's another website that offers more poems and links to other web pages and support groups. If you have had to send your baby over the bridge, or your little one has a special need, you can have their name added to this site for inclusion in the weekly Monday evening candlelight ceremony. You can also post tributes there. It is a very sad place to visit, so be prepared to shed a bucket or two of tears.

The Pet Loss Grief Support Page & Candle Ceremony

Here's yet another beautiful and touching site that has memorial services, pet loss chat, pet poems and stories, e-mail sympathy cards and much more. Click on the picture to take you to Rainbows Bridge.

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