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THE 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 that had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour. 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...

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      The time comes. A Siberian Husky lifts up its head.
                      There is an untested adventure beyond. Time to go.
    Across the Rainbow Bridge is a place for all dogs.
A river runs wide and shallow with tennis balls that fly with their own wings;
That is the place for a Labrador or Golden to await its master's arrival.

The Siberian is not content here. Northward is its trail.

There are soft pastures for Aussies and Border Collies, with sheep and geese to pen.
Agility equipment grows like trees amid Frisbees and flyball.
But the North continues its sure wild call,
And the Siberian's journey continues.
Now the air is colder. Now the moon is always full.
Now the light is silver and it breaks and shimmers on fields of bright snow.
Now there are no roads, no walls, no pens, just endless space to run.
This is where Siberians gather, North of the Rainbow Bridge.
They wait in this beautiful place, happy, but not complete.
Suddenly, a howl begins, as one dog senses someone coming,
Someone very special.
All the Siberians raise their heads and join in the ancient chorus.
They dance like moonbeams and sing like winter winds.
There are red ones like dawn streaks, black ones splattered with many colors
And silver ones like the first strange hour before light.
They line up as if in harness and run together,
In a scintillating, many-colored streak.
The leader of the team guides the others past the fields
And river, with racing feet and racing heart.
They rush to greet the new arrival at the Rainbow Bridge
Where the leader is rejoined with its beloved person, never to be parted again.
The glory of the reunion is celebrated by all
The Siberians dwelling beyond the Bridge,
A glimmering, multicolored team leaping and whirling with joy.
The light from that scene is what we see on magical evenings
In the northernmost parts of this Earth:
The Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

--MakWa4me--

SHYANNIE - RiP 30/12/12

posted 16 Dec 2012, 14:17 by Sue Jones   [ updated 30 Dec 2012, 14:30 ]

   
FEMALE       2 YEARS    TYNE & WEAR


Due to an accident our wee girl got out of the van and shocked and scared ran off, despite many friends searching and spotting her, she was finally found by the side of the road having been fatally hit by a car. We are all heartbroken but non so much as her foster family who are beside themselves with sorrow. Our beautiful sweet nosey parker have fun at the bridge til we meet again luv Auntie xx

I have spent my whole life on an Irish puppy farm. The man decided he had no use for us anymore and said if homes weren't found for us asap he would have us killed. All the UK Husky rescues got together and my sister/friend Kenzie came to SHCGB Welfare. I stayed with Auntie for a wee while I loved her huskies, but I was very shy around her unless she was slow with my food then I poked her with my nose!! I was also a little bit naughty as I have never been indoors before and there was lots of interesting things to steal and hide and chew. As Aunties place is a bit mad she decided I should go live with my new Foster Mum as it is more intimate and I could become more confident with her. Which I am doing I have even been on a fund raiser on a stake out and had lots of cuddles from strangers! I love walks and absolutely must have another dog for a friend of around the same age as I love to cuddle up and play and follow them about. I am a good girl now I don't steal  or chew and I am looking forward to my forever home. I will need a patient understanding home who will continue to help me gain in confidence and trust when it comes to humans. 
Oh and I'm rather a nosy parker

HAPPY - RiP :0(

posted 31 Oct 2012, 17:09 by Sue Jones

27th October 2012
Following a very brief illness Happy passed away quickly and peacefully in his foster dads arms. We are all very shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of this lovely boy but comforted that to him his  Foster family were his furever home.  He is now with his beloved previous owner. Run free at the bridge darling boy and wear your silver harness with pride.
Love Auntie Welfare and your Family, xx
 

 
MALE    9  YEARS    RED & WHITE    FELIXSTOWE SUFFOLK

 
Well spent most of my life in a breeding kennel then when I was no use I got rehomed to a family. The son became my friend and he and I had a good time together we went out on the bike and running and shared stuff it was great much better than living in a small pen all the time. Then one day he didn't come home I waited and waited but he still didn't come everyone was very sad, my friend had been killed. His family didn't want me and after a while they phoned Auntie Welfare she said that they wanted me and would you believe they had had my sister in and rehomed her and still had my brother 'Clay' in small world.
 
So hear I am with foster dad and his sled dogs and Jax another foster dog (on left) and Im and getting settle and happy again. So I would like a loving family with a doggie friend nice walks and a place to chill please xxxxxxxxx
 

SWISS MISS - HEIDI - RiP :0(

posted 31 Oct 2012, 16:28 by Sue Jones   [ updated 31 Oct 2012, 16:32 ]

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MAY 2012

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you all that Heidi was given sleep at her home surrounded by her family It was a very hard decision for us all to make but Heidi was telling her family it was time to go, her age was taking it's toll on her body and we believe it is important to let our loved ones go with peace and dignity.
 Matt & Sarah  fostered Heidi for over 3 years and Heidi  had formed a very special bond with their eldest daughter Kacie. Heidi arrived in Welfare with her companion Caian who was also fostered by Matt and Sarah and sadly  given sleep late last year due to the effects of old age. I know I'm not alone in saying that SHCGB Welfare are all grateful for the fantastic life Matt & Sarah gave to Heidi. RIP Heidi and wear your silver harness with pride at Rainbow Bridge.

CLAY - Rainbow Bridge 20.12.13

posted 16 Apr 2011, 13:41 by Sue Jones   [ updated 28 Feb 2014, 00:51 by Rebecca Cunningham ]

 
 
 
 
MALE 9 YEARS OLD NORFOLK/SUFFOLK BORDER
 
Sadly, due to renal faliure, Clay has been taken from us before his time x
 
Hi there my name is Clay and I'm a very chilled loving working Siberian,
I am a fully trained lead dog and would be great for training up youngsters as I still enjoy a good run although Im not as fast as I used to be.
That said I'd be just as happy as a pet dog  with plenty of good walks or something like canix or cycling or jogging.
I am used to living outside but I am a good boy indoors too. I really like cuddles and Im not noisy or too bouncy Im also used to small people. It would be cool if I could stay with my bud Kosh too
 
Cheers ears
Clayx

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