Thursday, October 12, 2006

Skye is at the Bridge

One of my budgies, Skye, went to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. I'm not sure how old she was. We had her for close to five years and we adopted her when she was already an adult. Our budgies are very bonded to each other, but Skye was still among the sweetest. I am so sad that she is no longer with us.

The good news for Skye is that I am sure she is busy flying again. A couple of years ago, she got out while we were at work. We aren't sure exactly what happened, but we came home to find her with no feathers on her back. While the feathers did return, she was never able to fly again. So, I know she is really enjoying herself right now.

I truly believe that our animals do go to Heaven and that they are waiting for us. I am still so sad that she is gone, but I know that she is happy now. Here's a poem that always makes me cry, but I still love it.

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. All the animals who have 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. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion. 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, never again to be separated.'


{S} said...

(((((hugs)))) I'm so sorry. :~(

Jen Hoover said...

Sorry that your little skye has left your sight. hugs!!

TammyB said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your pet. (((hugs)))