A tribute to our dearly departed Bluebell
If you ever visited our booth at a dog show she was always with us and perhaps you may have been greeted by her.


Born:   March, 1997
Adopted:  May 11, 1997
At The Rainbow Bridge:  August 21,2011

Puddy, a lost stray, came over to us in a park (while we were walking with Bluebell).
We coaxed him ino the car with up and that's when Puddy found his forever home!

Rescued:  May 2210
At The Rainbow Bridge:  February 9, 2024


The Rainbows Bridge Poem




Just this side of heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to The 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 The Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author: Edna Clyne-Rekhy

For most of its existence, the poemís creator was unknown (itís often attributed to Anonymous).
The mystery was solved in February after author and photographer
Paul Koudounaris
tracked down Clyne-Rekhís name on a website promoting one of her recycling talks.

article includes a photo of her original Rainbow Bridge poem handwritten on a sheet of notebook paper with her sisterís cross-outs.

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