Are you like me and loved a special pet who's no longer with you?
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day on August 28th sets aside a day to remember the pet companions we’ve lost-the ones we say have "crossed the rainbow bridge into heaven".
The death of a pet, whether furry, feathered, or otherwise, is felt deeply. They become family. Sharing time with them is a part of our daily lives.
Mourning the death of a pet is different for everyone, and this Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day provides a way to help heal the ache of loss.
The pain of loss is real. As we travel through the five stages of grief, we remember the companionship and comfort they provided to us. Don’t forget that part of the relationship included care provided by you. The empty space left by the loss of a beloved pet is sometimes a difficult void to overcome.
Celebrate the home you provided and the joy your beloved pet brought you in return. When you are ready, you will know the time has arrived to find a new friend to replace the emptiness felt. There are many animals yet to find a home-and when ready, please visit and patronage one of the many rescue efforts and animal shelters.
HOW TO OBSERVE #RainbowBridgeRemembranceDay
Take time to enjoy memories of your pet. Look through pictures. Consider a visit to an animal shelter if you feel ready. Volunteering time may help the adjustment. Use #RainbowBridgeRemembranceDay For social media.
RAINBOW BRIDGE REMEMBRANCE DAY HISTORY
Deborah Barnes founded Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day in honor of her cat, Mr. Jazz. Cats are fascinating and lovable, little friends to have around the home. We miss them when they leave us. Truthfully, it’s the same with any pet.
Images are copyright and of author's collection of beloved kitty Taffy.
Taffy, a flame point Siamese, and her brother John, a white and ginger, were adopted together from a local animal rescue. All of our pets are, and have been, rescue pets.
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