"When one of our dogs
passes over Rainbow Bridge, we get comfort from these
Please read them they may help you one day !!
of a Doberman
I was standing on a Hillside
In a field of blowing wheat
and the spirit of a Doberman
...Was lying at my feet.
He looked at me with kind dark eyes
An ancient wisdom shining through
And in the essence of his being
I saw love there too.
His mind did lock upon my heart
As I stood there on that day
And he told me of this story
About a place so far away
I stood upon that Hillside
In a field of blowing wheat
And in a twinkling of a second
His spirit left my feet.
His tale did put my heart at ease
My fears did fade away
About what lay ahead of me
On another distant day.
"I live among God's creatures now
In the heavens of your mind
So do not grieve for me, my friend
As I am with my kind.
My collar is a rainbow's hue
My leash a shooting star
My boundaries are the Milky Way
Where I sparkle from afar.
There are no pens or kennels here
For I am not confined
But free to roam God's heavens
Among the Dobie kind.
I nap the day on a snowy cloud
Gentle breezes rocking me
And dream the dreams of earthlings
And how it used to be.
The trees are full of liver treats
And tennis balls abound
And milkbones line the walkways
Just waiting to be found.
There even is a ring set up
The grass all lush and green
Where even Rescue Dobermans
Become the Best of Breed.
For we're all winners in this place
We have no faults, you see
And God passes out those ribbons
To each one, even me.
I drink from waters laced with gold
My world a beauty to behold
And wise old dogs do form my pride
To amble at my very side.
At night I sleep in an angel's arms
Her wings protecting me
And moonbeams dance about us As stardust
falls on thee.
So when your life on earth is spent
And you stand at Heaven's gate
Have no fear of loneliness
For here, you know I wait."
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard
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 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
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with
I want to re-assure 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
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing
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
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the
And when the time is right for you to cross the
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, 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
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow
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
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
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....
Postcard from the
Hello Mum I got here the journey
I don’t feel tired anymore and my heart is feeling
I have met up with the others,
they send their love to you
They’ve told me there are stories, they tell me,
that are true
There is lots of food and treats,
green grass to roll in too
But I really wasn’t well, I am sorry I had to leave
You know I will be with you when you
walk ‘our’ special way
I will try and so will the others, to be with you
I know you are very sad, but now I
am out of pain
I am sending all my love until we
meet again x
I will Lend
you a Doberman
I will lend you for a while, a
Doberman pup, God said. For you to love him
while he lives and mourn him when he’s dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, maybe two or
three. But will you, ‘till I call him back, take
care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and
should his stay be brief, You’ll always have his
memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from
earth return, but there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.
I’ve looked the whole world over in search of
teachers true, and from the folk that crowds
life’s land, I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think
the labour vain, nor hate me when I come to take
my Dobie back again.
I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord thy
will be done”, for all the joys this Dobie will
bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love
him while we may, and for the happiness we have
known, forever grateful stay.
But should you call him back much sooner than
we’ve planned we’ll brave the bitter grief that
comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love, we’ve managed, your wishes to
achieve, the memory of him and his love, will
help us while we grieve.
When our faithful bundle departs this world of
strife, we’ll have yet another Doberman and love
him all his life.
grow too frail and weak,
And all that's left is peace in sleep
I know you'll do what must be done
To end this fight that can't be won.
I don't fear death as humans do,
So let me try to comfort you.
Come, let's take a quiet stroll
And share some quietness, soul to soul.
No need for words 'tween you and I,
No need to say a last goodbye.
We've grown so close in mind and heart,
It seems so cruel that we must part.
Be sure I'll sense the pain you feel,
Without me walking at your heel.
will seem full of despair
Your "Sunshine" simply won't be there.
In time the pain will slowly wane
you'll think of me and smile again.
Now take me where my need they'll tend
And stay with me until the end.
Hold me close with soft goodbyes
until life's bright light has left my
The final sounds I need to hear
Is your soft voice upon my ear.
Your loving face will fade and dim
As the rush of heaven closes in.
And when you start your journey home,
I'll be right behind, you are not alone.
If it should be that I
grow weak and pain should keep me from my sleep
then you must do what must be done
for this last battle can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
don't let your grief then stay your hand,
for this day more than all the rest,
your love for me must stand the test.
We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears,
you'd not want me to suffer so,
the time has come to let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll
and please stay with me till the end,
hold me firm and speak to me
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will
the kindness that you did for me,
although my tail it's last has waved
from pain and suffering I've been saved.
Please do not grieve it must be
who has this painful thing to do,
we've been so close we two these years
don't let your heart hold back the tears.
Do not stand at my grave
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
A YOUNG DOG ONCE AGAIN..
You’re giving me a special gift,
so sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But real love is knowing when your best friend
is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts will only be in
So looking deep into your eyes, beyond into your soul,
I see in you the magic that will once more make
The strength that you possess is why I look to
To do this thing that must be done, for it’s the
That strength is why I followed you, and chose
you as my friend,
And why I’ve loved you all these years
…my partner ‘til the end
Please understand just what this gift you’re
giving means to me,
It gives me back the strength I’ve lost and all
You take a stand on my behalf, for that is what
And know that what you do is right, for I
believe it too.
So one last time I breathe your scent and
through your hand I feel,
The courage that’s within you to grant me this
Cut the leash that holds me here dear friend, so
that I can run,
Once more a strong and steady dog, my pain and
And don’t despair my passing, I won’t be far
Forever here within your heart, and memory I
I’ll be there watching over you, your forever
And in your memories I will run,
…a young dog once again.
Hi, Mum Now that
I've been across The Rainbow Bridge for a couple
weeks, they said I should write a letter home.
Sorry, Mum but I'm so busy 'across the bridge'
that I haven't thought of home much. They said
it's okay and that you would understand. I hope
you do. (I think you will.) Remember that night
when I wasn't feeling very well and we were all
crying? I don't remember much, but I do remember
seeing and hearing all of you and feeling your
touches and hugs...I remember hearing "we love
you" and that one last command of "Go through".
I didn't know what you meant, so I turned around
and walked through the fog that was in front of
me. I saw the biggest bridge I've ever seen! And
so many friends on the other side of it! They
were all playing with toys and balls! You were
right to tell me to go there! My feet kept
moving forward, but my heart kept pulling me
back. Your touches became lighter and lighter
and I wanted to come back and nudge your hands
for more love, but I was overcome by this
feeling of curiosity for the happy place over
the bridge! My feet started moving on their own,
like a gentle breeze was moving them forward for
me! I can't explain it, but I had no doubt that
it was the right thing to do! So, I walked
across that big, huge bridge by myself! I looked
for you, because you're always by my side,
walking with me, but this was different. I
didn't have a collar around my neck or a leash
connecting me to you ~ I was 'free'! Even though
you weren't there with me, I never felt alone! I
actually felt like I had a huge cape of love
wrapped around my body and the more I walked,
the easier it was to breathe! So, I kept
walking! And I would feel more warmth in the big
hug, so I kept on walking! I eventually made it
over the big bridge - I did it by myself Mum.
When I got here, all of my new friends greeted
me and helped me walk off the bridge ~ it was so
cool! They gave me a pair of wings and said that
I was now a Guardian Angel! What I've learned
over these past few weeks has been amazing and
nothing like I've seen before! We're all the
same up here ~ we all have wings and we all have
Forever People to watch over ~ that's YOU, Mum!
You're my Forever Person and I'm your Forever
Dog! We had such a great life together and I do
miss you a LOT, but please know that I am so
happy in my new home across The Bridge! I'll
send you another Earth Angel so you won't be
alone. Give them your whole heart, like you gave
it to me. I'll check in every so often to make
sure they treasure your love ~ I always did!
When you miss me, think of a rainbow and know
I’m on the other side of it, waiting to walk
with you again. I'll always be in your heart. I
love you Mum, Time for me to go play ❤