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.

#324 Bishop

Bishop GSRNE #324 6/1/2007 - 5/7/2016   Bishop was adopted in July 2011.  He was 4 years old then, having just celebrated his birthday on June 1st.  From the moment he set a paw in our home, we fell in love with him.  We took him everywhere dogs were allowed, and he was a true companion.  He loved going anywhere in the car (even to the vet), but especially for ice cream--yum!  We also took him to obedience training where he received his CGS.  His trips to the local nursing home brought...

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#319 Kurt

Kurt GSRNE #319 2011 - 3/15/2019    Click for more photos of Kurt Password: Kurt    With heavy hearts we had to say goodbye to our sweet goofy boy Kurt. He had started to lose function of his back legs which quickly led to his bowels and bladder no longer working. Kurt joined our family as a foster needing special treatment, and who eventually earned the nickname "Moose" due to his large size. Before being dropped off at the original shelter, he had suffered from a poorly healed...

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#313 Lady

Lady GSRNE #313 2007 - 8/21/14    It is with very heavy hearts that Patty and I must inform you and the GSRNE family that Lady, GSRNE #313, passed away peacefully Thursday 8/21/14. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge after a far to short 4.5 years with us, but she filled those years with joy. Her transformation from a timid and shy girl to a confident, social "unofficial" ambassador for all the great work the GSRNE volunteers do for our beloved dogs was remarkable. Lady's...

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#310 Sampson

Sampson GSRNE #310 Adopted on February 21, 2011  Sampson has crossed the bridge and is now playing soccer, his favorite pastime, with those who greeted him there. See below for Sampson's note to GSRNE about his adoption and the happy times he had.  Dear Friends at GSRNE,  Well, it's been almost five months since I've found my new home. I've been pretty darn busy, but I thought I'd take a few minutes break from my duties of squirrel watching and keeping track of my people to let...

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#306 Cutter

Cutter GSRNE #306 2003 - 7/02/2017   Click for more photos of Cutter Password: Cutter We are so saddened to hear that Cutter crossed the Bridge on July 2nd, at almost 14 years of age, after fighting a long and valiant battle with degenerative myelopathy. Cutter had many fears when the Vissers first took him in, and with their love, he conquered them all. RIP, dear boy.   Here is Cutter's story: We entered the local pet store and he paused at the entrance to savor the many smells. He...

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#305 Nela

Nela GSRNE #305 2008 - 4/29/2017    Click for more photos of Nela Password: Nela It is with great sadness that we announce that beautiful "Nela" GSRNE #305 lost her battle with cancer on April 29th. Nela was adopted in October 2010, when she was about 2 years old. When GSRNE found her, she had been in a shelter for 5 months and weighed only 49 pounds. She thrived in her foster home and it wasn't long before her foster dad asked to adopt her and make his home her permanent home. Her dad...

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#304 Coda

Coda (Kasper) GSRNE #304 2006 - March 2015   I wanted to send you a note to let you know with great sadness that Valerie and I have had to say goodbye to Coda. He sustained a Carpal Hyperextension injury and fractures to both of his front legs. His prognosis was unfortunately not very good. The surgeon, due to his size and age, thought that surgery was probably not in Coda's best interest. At best he would have a year or more of recovery and still might not be able to support himself and...

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#302 Simba

Simba GSRNE #302 3/1/2002 – 9/2/2014  You came into our lives and we have never been the same. It took ten months before we became friends but we continued to build mutual trust and respect for each other in every passing year. Our relationship became strong and loving and we miss you every day. You taught us so much for which we will forever be grateful.  We love you.  Chris and...

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#299 Danika

Danika - GSRNE #299  August 10, 2006 - May 12, 2016 Danika first came to our house as a foster dog. We learned that she had a difficult life, and was already returned several times. We had a rescue cat, named Patrick, and we knew that Danika had lived with a cat previously. For a while, Patrick would tease Danika by walking back and forth right next to her nose.  He also liked to jump onto the dining room table and try to smack her on the head with his paw as she looked up at him.  When he...

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#298 Luke

Luke GSRNE #298 2008 - 6/12/2018    Click for more photos of Luke Password: Luke We lost Luke to Hemangiosarcoma. This terrible cancer hits suddenly and has no chance of a cure. Enduring his loss has been very difficult for us and our children. We are still struggling to process the loss of our boy. We want to thank the GSRNE for allowing us to adopt such a wonderful dog. He was a perfect addition to our family and we will look back on the 8 years he was with us with nothing but fondness....

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