I can't believe it has been a week since I snuggled Rikku for the last time. It's been a rough week, I have missed her a lot. Also I miss the feeling of feeling safe when she was around when hubby is at work, and I am alone with the kids and granny. Why? Well, we have a few drunks here in this building, in the apt next to us and over us. I guess I got this feeling unsafe when we lived in Long Beach, we had this young couple next door who drank and he would be a terror. Bang on the walls between our apt and shout and yell horrible stuff, when hubby was working graveyard shift. We didn't have Rikku with us down there, but since then I've had that bad feeling hanging over my shoulders. And it was nice to have her bark when she heard loud angry voices outside, when the people next door have had too much to drink. And they start fighting, and one of them are almost every day..... Yeah, loads of fun eh? We knew she was a chicken, but still her bark was loud enough to warn anyone outside to stay away. Yesterday we got a card from the vet's office, signed by the whole staff. And there was a really nice poem inside. It's a really nice poem for anyone who has lost a 4 legged family member. I want to share it with you.
The Rainbow Bridge.
The Rainbow Bridge.
By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.