“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to 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. The 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 you cross Rainbow Bridge together….”
Angelica was adopted by her foster mom but has sadly passed to the bridge from Bladder cancer. She was an amazing sweet soul and will be dearly missed. Run free sweet girl.
Love Your BRBR family.
Bailey & Banshee
We met Bailey (nee McCartney) at the annual BRBR Nub & Grub festival in April 2008 and immediately fell in love with him and took him home with us. At first, he was very skittish. He didn’t know how to walk on a leash. He was scared of the sliding glass patio door. He was afraid to get on the furniture despite our repeated invitations. He didn’t bark for the first three months. Once he became comfortable with us and his new home, however, that quickly changed. He became very protective of us and the house, and despite years of professional dog training he remained a bit aggressive towards strangers; however, we never really minded his behavior because he was so loving towards us and (to be honest) he was an excellent excuse for not having friends or distant relatives come to visit. To keep him company, we adopted Banshee (nee Macey) in November 2009. From the start (when she stole the front passenger car seat from Bailey on the drive home), she was the dominant personality. She immediately made herself at home, taking over all of Bailey’s toys. Luckily, Bailey was a naturally submissive dog (except to the strangers he tried to bite) and relied upon Banshee to lead the way. They were a perfect pair! Over the years, we have often used the metaphor of a bull in a china shop to describe Bailey; he was a bit oafish and sometimes dumb, but his forehead wrinkles made him the cutest dog. Banshee, on the other hand, was so smart we often thought she would enjoy being a working dog (like a drug sniffer or something similar). Sometimes, she would use her intelligence to get into mischief, but it always made us laugh. When Banshee passed away in May 2020 of hemangiosarcoma, Bailey was never really the same. He lost his sister, his leader, his companion, and for the next few months he never left my partner Steve’s or my side. His health deteriorated (mostly due to Cushing’s disease) and then he suffered two seizures which forced us to let him go. We can never express enough our gratitude to BRBR for allowing us to adopt these two amazing dogs or the honor that it was to be their parents.
— Love Margo & Steve, their mom & dad