Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Do All Dogs Really Go to Heaven?

It was a very sad day on my parents farm yesterday. My mom's beloved Jack Russel and my best friend for 12 years passed the pearly gates into what I believe is doggy heaven.

Ben was the first dog I rescued. He was a mutt of what we believed was lab, collie, and quite possibly greyhound. He was famous with my friends in highschool for loving to have his butt scratched, and talking. He was always talking. Ben was my best friend, my shoulder, my man all through highschool and held a big spot in my heart in the years I left home and grew up. He was unable to win the fight he was struggling with and was laid to rest last night. RIP Benny

Indy was a Parson Jack Russel my mom rescued a few years ago. He was an apartment dog and tried his hardest to fit in on the farm. His specialty was spinning in circles for minutes at a time. He also liked to fake growl fight with you, and hop into the bath tub. Indy was the most affectionate guy, and not your typical Jack at all. He was involved in an accident while my parents were doing hay. It will be hard if not impossible to forget Indy.

"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 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


  1. So sorry for your losses. I know how painful it can be to loose a beloved pet. They never leave your heart.

  2. Your sweet friend Ben, was adorable..soo sorry that you must be without and your mom too.
    He'll be there, in your heart always~


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