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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 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 have 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 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 begins to quiver. 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 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 the Rainbow Bridge together!


Shari Pat's Blue Pearl "Pepita"
(Leeland Xmas Cracker x Shari Pat's Harmoni in Blue)

Pictured is my beloved little sheltie girl Shari Pat's Blue Pearl, Pepita, who lost her battle against cancer in her bladder on 20/10/2010. She was my special little girl and gave me so much happiness in life, I feel as if half of my heart has been torn out of my chest.  Now she lies in the garden of our summer cottage together with our other pets.

"Sleep well, my darling. We'll meet again and we'll be together forever.

"We wrote your name in the sky, but the wind blew it away
We wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away
We wrote your name in our hearts and forever it will stay"

Loved and owned by Anita and Kari Mattila, Finland, 

Rossnow Emily Bronte "Emily"
28/03/1997 to 19/03/2010

Emily was one of a litter of just two bitch puppies sired by Ch Lythwood Steptoe out of Leterikhills Can She Can Can and as soon as they were born, I decided I wanted to keep one.  She was always a very pretty girl but didn't give herself freely to just anyone; in fact she was very much 'my dog'.  She had a lovely, happy life with us and, of course, had her real mum, Candy, with her for 10 years of her life.  She was only shown lightly and did quite well, but really preferred not to be in the limelight!

She enjoyed the very best of health all her life, right up until her last few days, and, at the end, with my arms wrapped around her, she passed over the Rainbow Bridge.  This picture of her standing in the snowdrops, taken just two weeks before we had to say goodbye, when she was looking so alert, happy and healthy, is how we would want to remember her - our dear, sweet Emily - we miss you so much.

Loved and owned by Valerie Kyle, Rossnow Shelties, Northern Ireland.

Shadow Golden Moss "Moss"
07/12/2000 to 26/03/2010

'Moss was born 7th December 2000 and was registered with the UK Kennel club as Shadoway Golden Moss. He was by Blenmerrow Running Wild out of Blenmerrow Masquerade of Shadoway. As a puppy/junior he had a brief career in the show ring but grew slightly too big. 
Moss was always a happy little fellow, willing to tackle most challenges, the first of my shelties to jump in the river or paddle in the sea. On our forest walks, my other shelties took courage and confidence from him.  He was also a gentle and loving companion, liked meeting and being with people and offered his friendship to everyone he met.  
In February/ March this year, he seemed to have lost some of his sparkle, stood back rather than leading the pack, but nothing to suggest that his life was drawing to a close.  He died on the 26th March 2010, went quietly, tail still wagging gently, trusting in those around him.  It has been devastating to lose my lovely brave boy at such a young age."

Maureen Arnold - Shadoway Shelties, UK



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