Over the Rainbow Bridge...

"When an animal dies - one that has been especially close to someone here - that pet
goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for our special friends so they
can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water, sunshine and cozy beds,
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,
someone 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 breaks 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 on
your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the
trusting eyes of your pet - so long gone but never absent from your heart.
   Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together." 
   ~ Author unknown