Sunday, 11 May 2008

Remembering Corky

Yesterday, my sweet Corky crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Corky was 14 weeks old when I rescued her and has just turned 15. As I was moving and having to rent, Corky and Jessie went to live with my ex.

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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers.

Suddenly she begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her 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.


Gretz said...

Oh janine I'm sorry! My darling Jasmine is 16 this year. I am not looking forward to the day she crosses the Rainbbow bridge :-(

Jen Crossley said...

Im so sorry Janine They are such a Huge part of our families these beloved pets I miss my Bobby and he has been gone 16 years ago.

Ursula Clamer said...

What a beautiful post Janine. Full of such warmth and love. My six year said the other day that no-one really dies if you carry them around in your heart. Thinking of you, Uxo

Chris in Oz said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Janine and understand exactly how you must feel. I've had many fur-friends throughout my long life and your wonderful story has made me remember and think of every one of them. It's great to KNOW that we'll all meet again one day. Sending comforting hugz your way......

michelle ward said...

janine - you didn't tell me about corky. i'm so sorry honey.

Kim Mailhot said...

So sorry for the loss of this sweet beautiful family member... So sweet for you to know she is waiting for you over that next big ridge....
Take care,

Patti G. said...

Oh dear, you lost your sweet Corky! I lost my little Buddy boy (Shi Tzu), it is 2 years this year and I still choke up thinking of him! I love the rainbow bridge! <3
Sending hugs for your loss!
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