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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 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. 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.... 

- Anonymous


Welcome to the Rainbow Bridge, a place to remember our beloved pets.  If you would like to post a memorial and make a donation in your pet's name, please send your text and photo to woofda@centurytel.net.   Donations can be made through our Paypal account or by mailing us a check.  And please accept our deepest sympathies.

Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you...
I loved you so -
'twas heaven here with you.

                                                                  ~Isla Paschal Richardson


                   

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Packer

We covered our precious Packer with a blanket of tears as he crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
At fifteen years old, illness ravaged your weary body.
What an athlete, what a beauty, what a snuggler – oh, Packer we miss you so.
You were one of the first misunderstood dogs to come to the sanctuary. You were the last of the original six to pass away.
Your favorites - snoozing in the sunshine and running in the rain! Somersaults in the grass and jumping. All-time favorite? Couch time! What a joy, seeing you jump up to claim your spot.
Such a gentleman taking your treats.
Car rides – perfect little traveler.
So thankful that you found refuge in our hearts and home. Rescued Tails was created for you. You gave our lives meaning, and you taught us so much.
Save us a spot on the couch old man, we can’t wait to see you and the others again someday – you have all stolen our hearts.
 




Clover

About six years ago a man drove up and said that he was going to shoot a small, brown tabby cat he had found if we didn’t take her.  Of course we took the frightened feline, and that day Clover became part of the Rescued Tails family.
Throughout the years that sweet Clover lived with us she beat all the odds.  She came to us FIV positive and deaf, but with some loving care she thrived. Clover enjoyed many days sunning herself in the outside dog pen – she actually seemed to enjoy her canine companions. Other days Clover could be found purring away in the laps of people reading. About two years ago Clover was diagnosed with cancer, and given 6 months to live, but Clover decided she wanted to keep on living and that is just what she did. Clover actually got better after her tumors were removed, and we all breathed a sigh of relief. Then, a few months ago, Clover was diagnosed in the beginning stages of kidney disease. But, once again, that didn’t stop Clover from enjoying life here. Clover marched on and enjoyed her days playing and taking cat naps in the sunshine.  Last month Clover started sleeping more and had a decrease in appetite. On a recent trip to the vet it was discovered that Clover had cancer in her lungs, stomach and liver. This time Clover was not able to beat the odds, and she came home to sleep in her favorite bed under the sunny window and receive hospice care from the family that loved her. Yesterday we made the gut-wrenching decision to help her peacefully cross over the Rainbow Bridge. We miss our sweet  Clover and the sound of her little motor that would start purring each time we walked into the room. Clover was truly one of the sweetest cats we have ever met.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” – Winnie The Pooh
 




Nala

~On June 3, 2016, my beloved Nala crossed over the rainbow bridge.  Memories of her will be cherished by all who knew this one of a kind, 80 pound, Rottweiler mix.  Nala touched, impacted, and created unforgettable bonds with four generations of our family with her calm, loyal, and human-like demeanor.  Lady, Sophia, Simba, and Rafiki are going to miss swimming in the pool, running around the yard, and competing for grandpa’s affection with you.  I will miss the gleam in your eyes and Kool-Aid smile whenever you heard the phrase, “do you wanna go for a…….”.   Your Scooby-Doo antics will never be forgotten.  Thank you for being a part of my life and my heart.  You were and will always be the best dog ever, my baby.  Nala, I will see you somewhere over the rainbow.             




Calista

Rescued from the streets, after eight years in a home
Sick, obese, so sad – but oh, so sweet!
You ran down the “road to recovery” so quickly
– all were amazed!

Trotting over to greet us each time we
opened the door.
 BIG meows, to hurry us along, at “feeding time”
such soft, silken fur, perfect to brush, lots of purrrring
– even belly rubs!

You gave the best hugs, and loved our “cuddle time”
Snoozing in the sunshine

Perfect patient …but too many times a patient.
We tried so hard to save you,
and then cried so hard at the end.

Go climb to the top of your kitty tree, sweet Calista,
until you run to us again.
Forever in our hearts 




Ceaser

Our beloved friend came into the Rescued Tails family over seven years ago after being found abandoned in an apartment. He had an injury to his knee and x-rays showed someone had once shot him. But Ceaser lived his life without holding a grudge - he absolutely loved people. Never before did we have a dog who enjoyed going to the vet as much as Ceaser - if people were involved, he was all for it. He was a "talker" at times, but we knew he meant no harm. Ceaser enjoyed his days with us snoozing in the sunshine, going on walks and even attending dog training classes where he licked the faces clean of every human he encountered. He enjoyed coffee time, TV time and just plain "pet me" time. Ceaser had a multitude of health issues over the years that we were able to fix or manage except for one that recently surfaced. The cancer came so fast and hard that even the best doctors could not give a good prognosis for our 13 year old friend. On Sept. 30th, 2015, we helped Ceaser cross over the Bridge and end his suffering. We miss you old boy. Say hello to the others - it shall be a grand reunion when we all meet again



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