The 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 of our special friends so they can run and play together.  There is plenty of food, and 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. 

Your 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 the Rainbow Bridge together....

..Author Unknown..

On December 12, 2013, the ruler at Touchstone, Trouble, left us to join his best friend Brody, at Rainbow Bridge.   Trouble led a very happy and healthy life for 18 years, ruling over the whippets, but after Brody passed on to Rainbow Bridge, life didn't hold much interest for Trouble and we believe he pined himself to death.  You two snuggle up and enjoy yourselves until we meet again.

On September 22, 2013 our dark world became even darker as we had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to Brody, due to a freak accident that he could not have recovered from.  Our dear, soft, sweet gentleman who lived his life to love us and make us laugh, has left us with tears that just won't stop.  Rest peacefully Bo, until we meet again.

Brody - January 26, 2008 - September 22, 2013

On June 17, 2013 our world became a much sadder and darker place.  We suddenly and unexpectedly had to say goodbye to the love of our life, Summer, and things will never be the same again.  Throughout our lives, our dogs are members of our family and special friends, but only once in a lifetime, do we have the thrill of having a girl like Summer in our life.  There are no words to express the pain and heartbreak that we feel. 

Summer - November 16, 2005 - June 17, 2013

It is with great sadness, that on October 21, 2012 we had to bid that final, heartbreaking farewell to our dear old friend, Sassy.  Sassy has been a part of our family for 12 years wonderful years.  She has been a great friend to us and the whippets and has been a great teacher for our whippet puppies, she was fair, but tolerated no foolishness and the babes learned respect.  Keep them all in line Sassy, until we meet again.

Sassy - August 20, 2000 - October 21, 2012

The first special friend to have to be sadly put on this page is, 'Tegan', a Labrador Retriever who owned and loved my daughter, Ashley, and was a special part of our (and whippet) family too.  She was a best friend to Summer (Cdn Ch Avalonia Blueberry Lemonade) from the time that Summer came home at 9 weeks of age, and at times we think Tegan believed she was a Whippet (she tried, but just couldn't run as fast).

We lost Tegan to a very invasive, fast moving stomach cancer at too young an age, and we ALL miss her greatly.  Rest well, our dear friend, until we meet again.


Tegan - July 20, 2000 - October 1, 2010

Tegan and Summer and their favorite game

Tegan and 'her kid', Braelyn