RAINBOW BRIDGE

With sad hearts and fond memories of our beloved pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge…

When one of our beloved pets pass away, that pet goes to a place called 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. 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 together you and your special pet(s) cross the Rainbow Bridge.

#109 Dargo

Dargo is wonderful. He is very outgoing and friendly with every dog and person he meets. Everyone is a potential friend. He loves day care so we try to make it there once a week. I knew Dargo was meant to be with us -- the first night he was with us he put his back up against me and gave me his belly to rub. We are incredibly grateful to Jack Himmelsbach, who fostered Dargo for 8 months and gave him a wonderful foundation and lots of love, too! Dargo is so sociable that I try to give him as...

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#107 Zoe

The best of all possible dogs is doing just fine. Zoe is such a joy! Last summer we went to camp in Maine for a week and she thought that was pretty special, although she didn't want to swim she did walk in the water to cool her under belly. It was 95 degrees every day the week that we were there and it was great to be in Maine on the water. Other years it has been too cold to swim-not so this year. (Here it was even over 100o that week.) She did love to go with me in the row boat for a...

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Kelly's Pillows

#102 Kelly

 Kelly GSRNE #102   Kelly was purchased by her previous owner as a puppy and then tied outside for 3 years. The owner bred her, then left her to have her puppies outside, alone in the winter elements. The puppies all died of exposure. Eight weeks later, the owner dumped Kelly at a shelter and told them to have her put to sleep. The shelter workers walked her down the hall to have her PTS but she was such a happy girl that wagged her tail and gave everyone kisses that they just couldn't...

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#097 Bonnie

Bonnie GSRNE #97 1996? - 7/27/2002   It is with the heaviest of hearts and the greatest sadness that we must tell you that Bonnie has gone to the Bridge. We all have had dogs whom we've loved dearly and then lost. You love some in one way, and others in other ways, each one worming his or her special way into your heart for different reasons. You love them, care for them, worry about them, enjoy their company, and eventually sadly, you bury them. While we love them all, once in awhile...

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#095 Gunner

Gunner GSRNE #095 1991? - July 22, 2002   From Marie: Gunner was my foster dog for 4 months until he was adopted by Sue and Jim, who fell in love with him immediately upon meeting him!  Gunner came to GSRNE from a shelter, where he had landed because his owners' neighbors all had Golden Retrievers, and these owners decided that they wanted a Golden too.  So Gunner was taken to a shelter, left to an uncertain fate, because he wasn't a Golden Retriever.  Lucky for him, GSRNE was able to...

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#094 Maggie

We can't tell you how much we love Maggie (GSRNE "Xena"). We adopted her at 4 months and she is now just over a year and a half and we can't remember what we did without her. Maggie loves to chase about 100 tennis balls in our back yard. She will run from end to end and drop the ball in her mouth at your feet as she flies by chasing after another ball heading in the opposite direction. She plays until she is wiped out and then likes to curl up in front of a fire on her doggie bed to take a...

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#093 Tai Bo

Tai Bo (now Jayco) was turned into GSRNE because he was abandoned at a grooming shop. The owners dropped him off and just never returned. When they were called to "come and pickup their pet," they told the shop owner that they had no intention of coming back. Tai was a lively adolescent when he arrived and quite a handful. With a delightful sense of humor, he could be trying at times, but his sweet and bouncy nature made him lots of friends. He learned some manners in foster care and...

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#091 Haley

Haley GSRNE #091 ? - 01/2005   It is with deep regret and sadness that we have had to put our beloved Haley, GSRNE #91 to sleep. It was a very painful decision for Elaine and myself to make. Two years ago we had her x-rayed and our vet informed us that her hips, spine and two front legs were deteriorating very badly. We tried very hard to make life easier for her, putting her on pain medicine and building a ramp for her to enter the house. The last two weeks were very difficult for...

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#091 Haley

We adopted Haley about two years ago. She is absolutely one of the best gifts we have ever received. From the night she arrived in our home, she has brought nothing but joy to us. Sometimes we look at her and wonder how we got so lucky. Everywhere we go, people will stop us and tell us how beautiful she is. Recently we were walking with her in the Blue Hill woods and two Park Rangers came along. We immediately thought, oh no they are going to tell us we can not have a dog in this area....

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#084 Olivia

Olivia GSRNE #084 1998? - 8/16/2006   GSRNE is sad to announce that Olivia, GSRNE #84 has passed on. She was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and within just a few weeks she was gone. Fortunately, she was sick only a short time, but everything happened so fast that her owners, Lisa and Bob, can't believe she is gone. They were at her side and held her until the...

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