A dogs letter over the rainbow bridge
This was posted to me in one of my Facebook French Bulldog groups. A beautiful letter when you are grieving for your dog. I cried from the hi mom on. I love you so much Mellybean❤️❤️
Remember that night when I wasn’t feeling very well and we were all crying? I don’t remember much, but I do remember seeing and hearing all of you and feeling your touches and hugs…I remember hearing “we love you” and that one last command of “Go through”. I didn’t know what you meant, so I turned around and walked through the fog that was in front of me. I saw the biggest bridge I’ve ever seen! And so many friends on the other side of it! They were all playing with toys and balls! You were right to tell me to go there!
My feet kept moving forward, but my heart kept pulling me back. Your touches became lighter and lighter and I wanted to come back and nudge your hands for more love, but I was overcome by this feeling of curiosity for the happy place over the bridge! My feet started moving on their own, like a gentle breeze was moving them forward for me! I can’t explain it, but I had no doubt that it was the right thing to do!
So, I walked across that big, huge bridge by myself! I looked for you, because you’re always by my side, walking with me, but this was different. I didn’t have a collar around my neck or a leash connecting me to you ~ I was ‘free’! Even though you weren’t there with me, I never felt alone! I actually felt like I had a huge cape of love wrapped around my body and the more I walked, the easier it was to breathe! So, I kept walking! And I would feel more warmth in the big hug, so I kept on walking! I eventually made it over the big bridge – I did it by myself, mom. When I got here, all of my new friends greeted me and helped me walk off the bridge ~ it was so cool! They gave me a pair of wings and said that I was now a Guardian Angel!
What I’ve learned over these past few hours, has been amazing and nothing like I’ve seen before! We’re all the same up here ~ we all have wings and we all have Forever People to watch over ~ that’s YOU, mom !You’re my Forever Person and I’m your Forever Dog! We had such a great life together and I do miss you a LOT, but please know that I am so happy in my new home across The Bridge!
I’ll send you another Earth Angel so you won’t be alone. Give them your whole heart, like you gave it to me. I’ll check in every so often to make sure they treasure your love ~ I always did! When you miss me, think of a rainbow and know I’m on the other side of it, waiting to walk with you again. I’ll always be in your heart. I love you, mom!
Time for me to go play…
4 thoughts on “A dogs letter over the rainbow bridge”
I’m so sorry to hear about Marshmallow. I never had kids, so my animals are my children. I understand all too well the pain that follows after a pet has died. Reading this letter made me cry, so I’m right there with you. There are no words that I could say that would make you feel better at this moment. I just want you to know I understand what you’re going through. I’m sending you my love and support. <3
Thank you. I just loved him so. They are like my kids too
I completely understand. I still get choked up over my cat, Baxter (a black and white tuxedo). I lost him 10 years ago. He helped me get through a difficult time when I was having MS exacerbations every 6 weeks. He would sleep right next to me and put his head over my heart when I slept. He was also very perceptive to emotions. He would wipe away my tears with his paw, and then pat my cheek softly like a mother would to comfort me. His ashes are in an urn next to my chair now. I’ll never forget him. I’m sure you have special memories like that with Marshmallow. It sounds like we both love our animals deeply. 🙂
When I was first diagnosed I had cats. My cat tipsy started sleeping on my pillow above my head and purring me to sleep. She did that every night until my ex took her in our divorce.