BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RAINBOW BRIDGE > A Place for Support, Comfort & Remembrance
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User is Offline BB
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9/10/2008 11:59 AM

Many times, especially with certain animals, like rabbits, the loss we feel may not be understood fully by others.  But here, you will be understood.  You will be safe to grieve.   We know how these special creatures can grab hold of our hearts, and we will be here for you.

NOTE: This doesn't have to be only about the loss of your bunny.  Many of us have a motley crew of animal companions.  They can all be honored here.

Though you can post photos and memorials in this section, there will also be a special memorial section in our gallery - coming soon.


 

 The Rainbow Bridge

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....                                                     ~ author unknown ~


 

Beyond the Rainbow

 As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble free,
where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful rainbow and on the other side
were meadows rich and beautiful lush and green and wide!

And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
were every sort of animal, as healthy as could be!
My own tired failing body was fresh and healed and new
and I wanted to go run with them but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you to tell you I'm alright,
that this place is truly wonderful - then a bright glow pierced the night.

'Twas the glow of many candles shining bright and strong and bold
and I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
we are still connected by a cord that no eye can ever see.
So whenever you need to find me we're never far apart
if you look beyond the rainbow and listen with your heart.

~ author unknown ~


(Thank you to member, Monkeybun, for finding this poem) 

A poem for your beloved bunny:


I stood by your bed last night

  I came to have a peep.

I could see that you were crying,

You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly

as you brushed away a tear,

"It's me, I haven't left you,

I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast,

I watched you pour the tea,

You were thinking of the many times,

your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today,

Your arms were getting sore.

I longed to take your parcels,

I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today,

You tend it with such care.

I want to reassure you,

that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house,

as you fumbled for your key.

I gently put my paw on you,

I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired,

and sank into a chair.

I tried so hard to let you know,

that I was standing there.

It's possible for me,

to be so near you everyday.

To say to you with certainty,

"I never went away."

You sat there very quietly,

then smiled, I think you knew

... in the stillness of that evening,

I was very close to you.

The day is over...

smile and watch you yawning

and say "goodnight, God bless,

I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you

to cross the brief divide,

I'll rush across to greet you

and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you,

there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out

...then come home to be with me.

Author unknown

 


User is Offline Nicci607
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9/10/2008 3:30 PM

 

 

 

The Rainbow Bridge
[For Bunnies]


There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of it's many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys, sweet clover and lush green grass, a waiting place.


When a beloved bunny dies, he goes to this place. There is always an abundance of food and sparkling fresh water. When he arrives at the Rainbow Bridge, he is greeted by many other bunnies.


There is never a cloud in the sky and every day is Spring. The old animals are young again. Those who were hurt and maimed are restored to perfect health. There is no fear or sadness in this place.


There is only one thing missing. They are not with the special person who loved them on Earth.


Each day they run and play and nap in the shade, nibble sweet grass and share stories about the special humans who loved them.


Suddenly, one of the bunnies stops!

Little ears perk up, a pink nose twitches, and bright eyes search the distant horizon. Then this one quickly bounds away from the group, leaping and hopping for joy.


You have been spotted.

You are showered with a million wet,

snuggly kisses.

Then you and your special bunny friend cross

the Rainbow Bridge together,

never to be separated again.

 

~ author unknown ~

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
~Mahatma Gandhi~

"The Greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
~Mahatma Ghandi~

User is Offline Binkles
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9/10/2008 5:35 PM
Oh my Lord, BB, that second poem made me cry..
01/29/04 - 07/13/08

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/10/2008 6:32 PM
THANK YOU JENNIFER.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/11/2008 4:05 AM
Thank you for this wonderful forum.

I'm crying now after reading that second poem. I still miss my two beloved bunnies so much...
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless
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User is Offline BB
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9/11/2008 9:17 PM

You're welcome. I miss the two bunnies I have lost too. And because Bailey's loss is still fresh for me, I can still feel her fur on my face, and sometimes I feel like I hear her unique hop down the hallway in search for bunny kisses.


User is Offline kimberleyanddarren
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9/13/2008 8:27 AM
aw i have only been on BB for like 5 mins and im crying already, some lovely poems.

Always
keep an open mind.
But not so open that your brains fall out

User is Offline SnuggleBunny
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9/13/2008 9:15 AM
those were moving, and made me cry. thank you for posting them, they are beautiful.

User is Offline Moonlight_Wolf
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9/22/2008 9:29 AM
I haven't even lost a bunny and I was crying.
“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” M. Facklam

User is Offline Lisa_43
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9/23/2008 1:06 PM
What a wonderful tribute to all bunnies lost.

User is Offline DAWN
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9/26/2008 10:47 PM

OMG ... TEARS ... TEARS .... AND MORE TEARS.

What a mess I am


User is Offline Beka27
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9/28/2008 7:23 AM
i have not seen the second poem before. thanks for posting it!
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User is Offline bigsis7
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10/14/2008 4:46 AM
If I Had Known
(Charrlotte' s Poem)
By Shayna Smith (bigsis7)

If I had know this would be the last time I felt your warm tounge
If I had known this would be the last time you slept in my coat
If I had known this would be the last time I heard you chur

If I had know this was the last time I played with you
If I known this would be the last time I felt your heart beat
I would had made it last a little longer
If I had known

If I had known you would never cuddle with me again
If I had known you would leave this life so soon
If I had known I would never see your ears perk up again
If I had known you would never know that other people could be kind
If I had known you would never be full grown
If I had known this would be your last breath
If I had known you were about to leave this life
I would have made your life a little better
If I had known

Now I know that you are at the rainbow bridge
Now I know you are playing with others
Now I know that I will see you again
Now I know you will always be a part of me
Now I know that you and I loved each other dearly
Now I know that you will be healthy and whole
Now I know I did the best I could to make your life luxury and love you
Now you are in god's hands in a throne waiting for me to join you again
Now I know
My heart can rest

 

"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline Beka27
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10/14/2008 3:19 PM
oh my gosh bigsis! that is such a beautiful poem! thanks for sharing that... i love it!
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User is Offline BB
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10/15/2008 10:19 PM
Wow, that is beautiful. You are talented!!

User is Offline bigsis7
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10/16/2008 6:59 AM
Thanks guys :-)!
"Tomorrow's A Mystery, Yesterday's History, Todays A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present."

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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11/20/2008 12:50 PM
That's the poem I put on Kokanee's memorial...thought it was a professional poem it's beautiful, thanks again Bigsis

Binky-Thanks for this special place to remember our Bridge bunnies (and other animals too)
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User is Offline MD
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6/18/2009 9:54 AM


Imagine Bunny Heaven*


Imagine Bunny Heaven
It's easy if you try
Restored to health now,
they are happy and spry
Imagine all the bunnies
living there today

Imagine endless meadows;
it isn't hard to do
Hopping free of pain now,
and doing binkies too!
Imagine all the bunnies
living there in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one
Someday we’ll be reunited
with our precious little bun

Imagine bunny angels,
with the Lord above
They hear our prayers in Heaven;
they always feel our love
Imagine your sweet bunny
sending love to you

You may say that I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one
Someday we’ll be reunited
with our precious little bun




*I adapted this from John Lennon’s song, Imagine


User is Offline BB
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6/18/2009 2:00 PM
MD - I love that adaptation. Thank you.

User is Offline i~luv~frappichino&sammy
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10/13/2009 4:18 PM
i love that adaption
i was singing it!
Cop:Why did you do it!!! Me:Do what??!!? Cop:Steal all the bunnies of binkybunny??? ME:....hee..heee...i couldent resist!

User is Offline 4Lily
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5/28/2010 10:26 AM
AWE! Maked tears roll down my cheaks! Thinking of my Buttercup binking in heaven! You are so missed little bud!
Laura & I am Lily's mom! Is it 6:00 yet cause I am missing my bunny!

User is Offline kralspace
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5/28/2010 10:50 AM
aw, crap, now I have to tell everyone who comes in my office I've got bad allergies so they don't know I'm crying reading a bunny site.

We need a DO NOT READ THIS AT WORK warning on this beautiful thread....lol
My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline 4Lily
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5/28/2010 11:11 AM
LOL! I am at work! These tears are happy tears! I really miss Buttercup, but so happy he's binking forever in heaven! He deserves it! He taught us alot even though he was only with us a very short time!
Laura & I am Lily's mom! Is it 6:00 yet cause I am missing my bunny!

User is Offline Niannie
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7/18/2011 4:22 PM
I love this place I just lost my bunny, cottonball and it's been 4 days and I can't stop crying. She has such an impact on me, I only got to spend 8 mo with her I adopted her when she was 2 mo. I miss all the silly things she did I miss the way she would run to me when she heard my voice, I miss her bunny kisses I miss everything. I get so sad when I see her fav veggies or go to her room and she's not there, I'm glad there is a place for me to go and express all this because everyone else thinks I'm nuts or over reacting. Thanks BB

User is Offline Chessie & JJ's Mom
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8/25/2011 8:54 PM
I too, am so grateful for BB & these forums.
I miss my lil' JJ soooo much!
This thread was so comforting ... thank you all, so much!
*sobbing*

User is Offline Kyra
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2/26/2012 5:39 PM
Oh gosh that second poem made me cry <3
I'm so so so sorry to anyone who has ever lost a pet, its all to familiar to many of us here unfortunately. Run free forever little ones <3

User is Offline Jenna, Chubs &amp; Comet
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8/07/2012 11:38 PM
Thank you for these poems...I always avoided this whole thread of the forum because I couldn't stand to hear such sad stories. I really hope my Comet is in some warm meadow and isn't sad that's he's not with me or Chubs. I already miss his sweet little face.
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User is Offline Muffinluv
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8/18/2013 12:47 PM

 You Wont Miss Me Forever

I woke up here this morning

Only to hear you scream

It must be something terrible

Perhaps a scary dream,

 

I tried to get you calm mum,

But nothing seemed to work

I did my cutest tricks and such

But you just went berserk

 

You touched my fur while sobbing

I did not feel a thing

I remembered my head throbbing

I must have passed away

 

I told you I was fine mum,

But you just disagreed.

You said my death was all your fault,

I sat there in dismay.

 

I cried because I hated,

That I could cause you pain,

I loved you then I love you now

I’ll love you yet again.

 

But now I have to leave mum,

I see a pretty bridge

And someone there is begging me

To come across and play.

 

Don’t worry I will see you,

Again some other day.

I will be waiting here for you

And we will celebrate.

 

You wont miss me forever


User is Offline LongEaredLions
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1/30/2014 7:37 AM
A friend on another forum wrote this story and I wanted to post it here. All credit goes to Touchthesky, or Ivy, from the Hamster Hideout forum.
http://hamsterhideout.com/forum/top...ntry826742

The Rainbow Bridge

A soft wind tugged at my fur. I was lying in something soft and comfortable. I didn't want to open my eyes. I just wanted to stay there forever, lying in the comfortable stuff - and I was going to until I heard it. It completely shocked me - and I opened my eyes.

Your voice. I heard it.

I opened my eyes and got slowly up to my paws. I could see where I was now - a beautiful meadow with a bright rainbow bridge in front of me. I had been lying in grass. Grass. Once upon a time, I would have been so happy at the sight of grass. But right now, all I cared about was you. I pricked my ears, trying to hear your voice again.

And I heard it. "Wake up," You whispered. I was overcome with joy. I danced around wildly, trying to see you and run to you. But I couldn't see you.

The last thing I remembered before waking up in this meadow was you. Your loving gaze as you looked at me and cuddled me. I remember now. I was sick. I was going to die, and the last thing I saw before waking up here was your eyes filled with love.

I tried to call out, cry for you, but I couldn't make a sound. Where were you? Were you hiding from me, playing a game? Or was this a joke? Or was this all a dream, and I was actually still in your hands? It seemed so real though..

"Hey, it's me buddy," Your voice whispered again. "Don't worry."

I was so relieved to hear your voice. Then you said, "Cross the bridge, buddy. Don't worry, I'll always love you. You can go."

Hearing that, I began to panic. It sounded like a farewell - I didn't want to live the rest of my life without seeing you! I tried to protest, but it felt like the weird rainbow bridge was dragging me to it. I couldn't resist it. I kept fighting against it. I couldn't leave - not if I couldn't see you again.

"Go," You urged. "You'll see me again - I promise. I love you - forever and always. Just go."

And I decided I would. Because I believe you. Slowly, I took one step. And another. All the way across, with your voice urging me on all the way.

~Ivy
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User is Offline Soozalicious
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6/06/2014 5:37 PM
Bawling my eyes out.

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