Mummy, where is Rainbow Bridge?

George: Can we see Maddie ever again? 

Mummy: Georgie, maybe not while we are still on this earth. Because …

“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.(This is a photo of Seymour, who’s hooman Tania had crossed over)

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 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)

So, Georgie, we will see Maddie again some day. For now, we will say “till we meet again.”

Mummy: I suppose the Rainbow Bridge is like Father Christmas or Tomte in Maddie’s case,I haven’t yet lost a pet, but I have felt the pain of so many.

Maddie was part of our “Chelsea clan” – she made us laugh and I loved her like she was one of mine.  Those hushed late night when little Max was asleep and she needed a walk, we would leave quietly, trooping together out the courtyard for a walk around the block. Or the times when she stayed over, she sat on the back of the sofa where none of mine would normally sit.  She was a quiet little one until feeding time! And then there was Maddie! LOL! She would be jumping up and down and squealed with excitement!

Over the years since I got involved in the dog’s world, we have suffered the loss of other’s pets.  We have lost a brother (Milo) and friends – Tiger Rose,Gus, Kiva, And our lovely Jake.And even those whom we’ve never met but seem to now so well, we wept with sadness of their passing – Little Pip.

And there were those we didn’t know but followed closely their stories – Sunny, who brought us to know her owners and their new puppy Bow.Harvey, who’s tragic death led to Harvey’s Lawand Willow. Oh how we all cried for Willow. With each of them, some we know well, others we learnt of their stories through Facebook groups – these were just a few who had crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge.  We have felt so many heartaches, we’ve cried with many – telling each other that they are now free. Free from scary things, things that hurt, things that were bad for them. Run free, we say – letting them go into the ethereal world.

Believing in the Rainbow Bridge is like believing in Father Christmas.  It gives us hope that some day we will meet once again those we love so much. I think we want to know that they are well – whether they left us suddenly, through an illness or old age. Whichever way that takes them from us, it doesn’t make it any easier. Maybe believing in the Rainbow Bridge made it a little easier to let them go.

Do I believe in the Rainbow Bridge? As much as I want to believe in Father Christmas and wishing so much it’s real because it meant we will see those lovely pups again.


  1. Liz Valentine

    It brings comfort and tears too. More so than the thought of some distant mythical god.
    Yes run free and happy little ones.
    Who said there was no Father Christmas?😉

  2. Cheryl

    I believe with all my heart that “all dogs go to Heaven”. It helps to know that our current Pope even said that pets are in Heaven. It does help soften the grief to believe that our beloved pets are waiting for us.

    Different topic, every once in awhile I can’t open a blog post. I couldn’t open ”
    Cosa vuoi mangiare?”. Any idea why?

    • Miss Darcy

      Because it was a mistake!!! 😬 Sometimes I plan to write certain blogs and then something else happens and I was distracted.

  3. Margaret Danks

    I really believe in Rainbow 🌈 bridge. The thought of never seeing my
    Darling Maggiedog again fills me with such fear… So I need to believe 🐾❤️

  4. Laura Cordovano

    They are in our hearts always. Xoxo

  5. Chandni

    Lovely post. Brought tears to my eyes as it reminded me of my first 2 dogs when I was a child. Its so heart breaking even thinking of losing our pets. Hope there is a real rainbrow bridge where we all meet somewhere later in life.

  6. becca mike

    someone help me. i miss my tonto so much it hurts. i cant seem to get over my sweet sweet dog.i named my new pup after him and tho d new pup acts like him, i still miss him and cry so hard whenever i see his pictures. what do i do?

    • Miss Darcy

      I’m sorry about your loss. When did Tonto pass on? Hold onto the memories and all the good times. They’re angels in our midst.

  7. Steph

    Toshey my little white jack Russel is at the rainbow bridge yes they go there on passing and have a wonderful life

  8. Sylvia Morgan

    We lost Harry a westie 9 years ago and his half sister Isla 6 weeks ago. Brodie are remaining westie who is 9 is grieving for Isla even though he has 21 month toy cockerpoo Willow to keep him company. We miss our lovely westies but even more seeing how sad Brodie is. I believe in Rainbow Bridge and hope we will all be reunitednone day. Meanwhile they are in the safe keeping of mum lovely mum who ordered them

  9. Jane Hamon

    our little Pip. The most gentle soul ever. Still miss him. ❤❤

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