Anne and Brian's Milly
Joe and Toni's Chance
Judy and Joe's Chica
Karen and Art's Sadie
Lisa, Jim, Nicholas,
this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
hat pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and
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, someone who has been 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 begins to quiver.
Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and
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 those trusting eyes,
so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow
began with Guardian Angel Rita reading the poem "The Fragile Circle"
The Fragile Circle
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives
Even more temporary than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,
Easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
We still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
Never fully understanding the necessary plan.
We began the
ceremony tonight by remembering
our dear friend Vince, the Blue Frog Prince,
who left this life in January 2003
and is now with his beloved Brandon and Dusty.
We continued by
remembering and lighting candles
for the epi-pup's of our members
who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since October.
After each name was read,
expressions of sympathy and love
were shared by those in attendance.
Jim and Sue's Alex
Mary Anne's Bucky
Rich and Coby's Isaiah (Zay)
Steve and Marie's Mickey
Vince and Ann's Brandon
Guardian Angel Laurie read the poem "A
Million Times I Will Miss You"
A Million Times
I Will Miss You
They say memories are golden
Well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I will miss you,
A million times I will cry
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still,
In my heart you hold a place
No other pup could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God called you home.
Your precious memory is my keepsake,
With which I'll never part.
God has you safe in His keeping
But I'll have you forever in my heart.
If tears could build a stairway
And heartache make a lane
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again…
continued by lighting candles for and remembering the epi-pals
of our members who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since October.
After the names were read, attendees shared their thoughts and feelings with the
Chris and Tyler's Shiner
Dale and Sam's Zoey
Faith and Smoky's Shutzie
Kathy and Dusty's Snickers
Laurie and Teddy's Emma
Olivia and Goldie's Edmund
Robin and Missy's Sadie
Shirley and Xena's Halo
Tina and Carly's Simon
The poem "The Gates
of Heaven" was read by Guardian Angel Mary Jane.
Gates of Heav
When I got to the gates of heaven
After we said goodbye,
I began to miss you terribly,
Because I heard you cry.
Suddenly there was an angel,
And she asked me to enter heaven's gate.
I asked her if I could stay outside
For someone who would be late.
I wouldn't make much noise you see,
I wouldn't bark or howl,
I'll only wait here patiently
And play with my tennis ball.
The angel said I could stay right here
And wait for you to come,
Because heaven just wouldn't be heaven
If I went in alone.
So I'll wait right here, you take your time,
But keep me in your heart,
Because heaven just wouldn't be heaven
Without you to warm my heart.
We then lit a candle for the pups some
of us have come to know
through our webmail contacts who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since April.
We then lit a
candle for the health and long life of
our epi-pups who continue to fight this devastating disease.
The Memorial Ceremony was then concluded.
Memorial Ceremony attended by:
Anne and Little Man
Anne and Shaft
Annette and Raleigh
Barbara and Maz
Barbara and Molly
Beth and Angel Zuess
Bev and Cody
Bonnie and Angel Jack
Bonnie and Molly
Cara and Boomer
Carol and Angel Jake
Cherry and Candy
Chris and Tyler
and Angel Shiner
Cynthia and Bogie
Dale and Sam and Angel Zoey
Darlene and Angel Murphy
Deb and Angel Ollie
Debbie and Leo
Debbie and Simba
Diana and Paige
Eric and Angel Harley
Faith and Smoky and Angel Shutzie
Gail and Angel Toby
Jeanne and Angel Lacey
Jerry and Angel Katie
Jill and Boyd
Jim and Angel Gabe
Joanne, Lucy and Zoe
Kathleen and Darby
Kathy and Angel Bandit
Kathy and Dusty and Angel Snickers
Kirk and Jack
Laurie and Teddy and Angel Emma
Mary Jane and
Maureen and Cutter
Mindy and Suki
Nancy and Angel Tahoe
Olivia and Goldie and Angel Edmund
Paula, Angel Alex and Little Guy
Peter and Angel Rommel
Rich, Coby and Angel Isaiah (Zay)
Rita and Wolf
Roberta and Jasmine
Robin and Missy and Angel Sadie
Stacy and Tracker
Sue and Angel Alex
Susan and Maggie
Terri and Angel Sadie
Terrie and Angel Cassaday
Tine and Carly and Angel Simon
Vicky and Angel Duncan
Vince's wife Ann and Angel Brandon...
with Vince watching over us all.