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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)



July 2009


...crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 19th, 2009

..crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 8th, 2009. He and Krissy are now together in paradise.

...crossed the Rainbow Bridge on May 22, 2009. Our rescue mascot, ambassador dog, and a very dear friend. He was a saint.


... crossed the bridge in Feburary 2009.

...crossed the bridge on February 26, 2009

October 8, 2008
You came back to us for a reason 'bear cub', and I'm glad. You were as independent and sassy as us and I wouldn't have had it any other way. As Nanny says, you're in a place where there's no pain and you've got all your teeth again, so enjoy - we'll miss you.
Cookie Rae
was 16 1/2 years old and was ready. Her heart was in terrible shape and she had been passing out for a month. She is now running, jumping and barking like a new puppy. For those of you who knew her, she could really get that little ghetto booty butt going! She was a sweetheart and I will really miss her.

July 28, 2008

June 30, 2008
Ruby was found wandering the streets of Indianapolis November 2007. A kind soul picked her up and contacted us. Ruby was at least 9 yrs old and riddled with health problems. John & Sara from our rescue provided her the best 7 months of her life; filled with compassion and unconditional love.

01/20/94 - 04/03/08

12/15/2000 - 3/3/2008
Trey was rescued a couple of weeks before Christmas and was skin and bones. The vet did not think he would make it but he had the will to live. He was supposed to be a foster dog but I could not give him up. He was around 7 years old when I rescued him. He was a wonderful ambassador for the schnauzer breed. Everywhere we went people fell in love with him. He loved kids best of all, which is unusual for a schnauzer. He was in renal failure and it was time for him to cross the bridge. I hope he is waiting there for me with Harley and Sherman.
Bye, Trey Boy you will be missed.
Love, Mom
...crossed Rainbow Bridge July 27, 2007
From Barney's Mom Moxie: As usual I had a dream about the next life--Barney was a sheep dog defending the flock from an attack and proud of himself. His health wouldn't allow him to go on in this world.
July 6, 2007
Sugar passed away on Friday. She was put in the hospital on the previous Sunday. It was heart problems that she was admitted for but during her treatment the doctors discovered she had a very low platelet count. Normal count is 150,000 to 500,000...Sugar's count was 13,000. Her condition was called ITP (Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia) is case you want to look it up. The choice of treatment is steroids but she could not go that route because of her serious heart disease. They started her on another course of treatment similar to chemotherapy treatment. It is very slow reacting treatment, Sugar's count dropped to 9,000 and her heart condition worsened, she lost her battle after a very long and hard fight. What a courageous little sweetheart she was for the past year. She just had one thing after another, first heart disease, gall bladder disease, liver disease and then ITP, and just kept bouncing back. She was a wonderful little girl and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to love her. Thanks for allowing Sugar in my life, she was loved! Lea
April 28, 2007
In 2002 we adopted a special needs little Schnauzer boy from you. His name was "Isaiah". He was hypothyroid and had very little hair when we got him, along with skin problems and a terrible odor. But we dealt with his skin problems (SulfOxyDex shampoo is a miracle!), helped him with some dental work, and came to love him very much. Last November he developed a horrible tumor on his abdomen and we had it removed. It was not only malignant, but one of the very worst kinds: cutaneous lymphosarcoma. Radiation does nothing, and chemotherapy is of little value, so we tried to remove it all surgically and had hopes (about 50%) that we got it all. But we didn't, and in early March another tumor showed up on his leg. I nursed Isaiah, feeding him and bathing his leg every day, and we gave him massive doses of Prednisone which seemed to make him feel much better for about six weeks. I also had plenty of Buprenex (bupromorphene) to help him deal with the pain. But last Friday evening he wouldn't take his Soloxene with bread (he loved bread!) and I new the end was near. I bathed him Saturday morning, the 28th of April, gave him a large dose of Buprenex, and he died about three hours later. (NOT from the bupromorphine - it only helped remove his pain.) He was a very special and sweet-natured little dog who always behaved with dignity, and up to the very end he would hobble outside as best he could to keep from soiling the house. His "brother Max" would stay downstairs with him at night, as if sensing that something was wrong. Thank you for all that you have done for the wonderful little creatures.
We buried Isaiah next to Rosie (d.Feb.28th 2005) on a flat hill at the upper end of our back yard. Their graves are underneath oak and elm trees. These are the most amazing dogs I have ever known. I don't see how any other member of the animal kingdom can be as human oriented as a Schnauzer. And Susan and I have been blessed with the "best of the best".
Robert and Susan Ainsworth

...crossed Rainbow Bridge January 5, 2007
You left peacefully in the company of those that loved and cared deeply for you.

  Mr. Harris
...crossed Rainbow Bridge December 9, 2006
You were so unassuming and our time with you was too short. So long until we meet again at Rainbow Bridge.
July 31, 2006
George went to Rainbow Bridge today, joining his Schnauzer friend, Sosha.
Thank you Dear George for all your love. You left much too soon, but we will meet again.
February 22, 2006
Lex went to Rainbow Bridge today.
He is missed more than words can tell.

September 7, 2004
Sosha left her foster family today for her place at Rainbow Bridge.
Farewell our dear baby girl. Till we meet again.


Angel Baby
February 7, 2004
You were loved and still are.
We miss you, little one.