IN loving memory of:
Alan and Anne's Ben
and Cindy's Knut
and Scott's Emmit
and Elizabeth's Maggie
Loretta and Andrew's Dennis
Peter, Heather and Kim's
Zo'ee and Zazu
and Andy's Millie
Memorial Ceremony attended by:
Mamae and Angels Lulu and Aka
Cindy and Goldie
and Angel Hunter
Angel Dell and Angel Poppy
Angel Diane and Molly
Angel Dona and Paxon
Angel Janet and Angel Luke
Angel Jill and Angel Molly
Angel Joanne and Angel Asia
Angel John and Angel Edison
Angel Linda and Angel Dallas
Angel Linda and Bailey
Angel Lisa and Angel Myka
Angel Michael and Norman
Angel Pat and Angel Dixie
Angel Tina and Angel Jaff
Angel Sharon and Tasha
Jan and True
Dusty and Angels Cinnamon and Cricket
Kathy and Mocha
Kelly and Angel Samantha
and Angel Wren
and Angel Spirit
Pat and Lucas
Patty and Zeumee
and Angel Newton
Rich, Coby and Angel Cody
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
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
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 continued by
remembering and lighting candles
for the epi-pups of our members
who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since April.
After each name was read,
expressions of sympathy and love
were shared by those in attendance.
Guardian Angel John's Edison
and Coby's Cody
poem "A Million Times I Will Miss You" was read by Guardian Angel Dona:
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 April.
After the names were read, those in attendance
shared their thoughts and feelings with the group.
Angel Avionda and Nathaniel's kitty Clea
Kathy and Dusty's
Cinnamon and kitty Cricket
BJ and Mamae's Lulu and Aka
and Peabody's Walden
The poem "The Gates of Heaven" was read by Guardian
Angel Linda P:
The Gates of Heaven
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 lit candles for the epi-pups we
lost from webmail moms and dads
who corresponded through our website with our Guardian Angels
the health and
happy lives of all our epi-pups
who are still struggling with this devastating disease.
poem "Your Memory Lasts" was read by Guardian Angel Dell.
Friends may think we
When at times they see us smile
Little do they know the heartaches,
That our smiles hide, all the while.
Beautiful memories are wonderful things,
That last 'til the longest day.
They never wear out, they never get lost,
And can never be given away.
To some you may be forgotten,
To others, a part of the past,
But to those who love and lost you,
Your memory will always last.
The Candlelight Memorial Ceremony concluded.