Crossing that Rainbow Bridge

Perfect @Angela-HeadOfCommunity. It is so important to talk through difficult times, and when a pet gets its wings is definitely one of those times.

In addition to the resource @Angela-HeadOfCommunity mentioned there are online support groups available to help you through such times.

Here’s one, and here’s a list of some US resources (help lines, support groups, etc.).


I plan to get another fur baby and keep my plan with your group.


So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sweet boy Lucky left us a week ago.
Their memories will be a blessing.


A toy in the mouth … the signature of so many of our furry family members :dog: :heart:

Thank you for sharing your sweet boy Lucky with us @gardenwithab we are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time

You have said it pawfectly … :dog: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :dog:


so sorry to hear the loss of all these beloved pets. @Kiera1234 @Mikepetry my thoughts are with you all. It’s always so heartbreaking :broken_heart:


What a beauty!


I lost my sweet Buddy-girl in June and I know the heart ache you are feeling. Losing her convinced me to become a “sitter” after years of being the HO. And I LOVE IT! I have met so many sweet dogs and I am able to provide them comfort and good care while their owners are away … just as the many THS sitters did for me over the years.


Such a sweet baby. It is so hard to lose that special bond you share with a furbaby…they have such unconditional love. I am sorry for your loss.


Thank you @Sidney for such an adorable picture - it really does say more than a thousand words and for sharing your why and how … it’s mine also. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :dog: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Awesome Animals

A Letter from the Rainbow Bridge

Hi, Mom, Dad,

Now that I’ve been across The Rainbow Bridge for a couple weeks, they said I should write a letter home. Sorry, Mom but I’m so busy ‘across the bridge’ that I haven’t thought of home much. They said it’s okay and that you would understand. I hope you do. (I think you will.)

Remember that night when I wasn’t feeling very well and we were all crying? I don’t remember much, but I do remember seeing and hearing all of you and feeling your touches and hugs…I remember hearing “we love you” and that one last command of “Go through”. I didn’t know what you meant, so I turned around and walked through the fog that was in front of me. I saw the biggest bridge I’ve ever seen! And so many friends on the other side of it! They were all playing with toys and balls! You were right to tell me to go there!

My feet kept moving forward, but my heart kept pulling me back. Your touches became lighter and lighter and I wanted to come back and nudge your hands for more love, but I was overcome by this feeling of curiosity for the happy place over the bridge! My feet started moving on their own, like a gentle breeze was moving them forward for me! I can’t explain it, but I had no doubt that it was the right thing to do!

So, I walked across that big, huge bridge by myself! I looked for you, because you’re always by my side, walking with me, but this was different. I didn’t have a collar around my neck or a leash connecting me to you ~ I was ‘free’! Even though you weren’t there with me, I never felt alone! I actually felt like I had a huge cape of love wrapped around my body and the more I walked, the easier it was to breathe! So, I kept walking! And I would feel more warmth in the big hug, so I kept on walking! I eventually made it over the big bridge – I did it by myself, mom. When I got here, all of my new friends greeted me and helped me walk off the bridge ~ it was so cool! They gave me a pair of wings and said that I was now a Guardian Angel!

What I’ve learned over these past few weeks has been amazing and nothing like I’ve seen before! We’re all the same up here ~ we all have wings and we all have Forever People to watch over ~ that’s YOU, mom !You’re my Forever Person and I’m your Forever Dog! We had such a great life together and I do miss you a LOT, but please know that I am so happy in my new home across The Bridge!

I’ll send you another Earth Angel so you won’t be alone. Give them your whole heart, like you gave it to me. I’ll check in every so often to make sure they treasure your love ~ I always did! When you miss me, think of a rainbow and know I’m on the other side of it, waiting to walk with you again. I’ll always be in your heart. I love you, mom!

Time for me to go play…


(…wiping away the tears…) That was amazing @Angela-HeadOfCommunity. Thanks for sharing it. I will bookmark it, so I can share it with others if/when needed. (…sniff…)


@Angela-HeadOfCommunity here it is 8:49 a.m. and I am crying…both happy and sad tears as I remember back on the loss of our little Sassy girl last year. Everything in this letter is exactly how we felt and know she felt the same way.

This was absolutely beautiful!


I’m so sorry for your lost

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They just dont live long enough…always thought this would make the best pets prayer on a memorial.

I Could’nt Promise to Be Here for the Rest of Your Life… but I Promise I Loved You for the Rest of Mine


Sending much love as you prepare your beloved fur child to cross over. When i lost a beloved cat my local SPCA was facilitating pet loss supprt groups. It really helped as she was way too young . I will keep you and your special fur baby in my thoughts.