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United We Stand
Read "Welcome At Rainbow Bridge" (Original version)
Read "Welcome At Rainbow Bridge" (Feline version)
A Christmas Story
- by Marion Hale
A very special story of Christmas at the Rainbow Bridge.
A Personal note... At this season of joy and celebration, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has helped make this place a genuine source of healing for so many hurting hearts. I thank all of you in this nebulous, yet very real, thing called cyberspace who take the time to open your hearts to others who have also lost a beloved pet.
A special thanks to the volunteer Message Board Moderators and the volunteers known as the "Wolf Pack" who provide support in the Chat Room.
And to the many who find the holiday season full of painful reminders, I send prayers for your healing and make this promise: When the time is right, those memories will bring you smiles, not tears.
Love, Light and Healing. EdW
Website status as of 12/05/16 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
The Bridgelist & Special Needs List for 12/05/16 are now on the website.
View the most recent Tributes posted.
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....
Terri Pike has created a beautifully animated "Flash" version of the Rainbow Bridge story:
View the animation
The Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony
(The Candle Service & list of names.)
Read the Candle Ceremony Information Page
On Monday evenings all across the globe we light candles in memory of our pets who have gone on to Rainbow Bridge. It is a very healing ritual with no adherence to any religion or creed, just a simple lighting of candles to bring us all together.
While there is an on-line Ceremony in our Chat Room every Monday, the Candle Ceremony does not have to be done on-line. Each of us can light our candles in our own way, and privately, but since we share a common love and since most of us do light them at the same time, we are joined in love and in spirit.
Candle lighting times are...
10 PM Eastern
9 PM Central
8 PM Mountain
7 PM Pacific
6 PM Alaska
5 PM Hawaii
Check the above Countdown Clock to be sure of the time for your location.
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We also have online lists of the pets we honor in the Monday Candle Ceremony:
The Bridgelist for those pets who have passed on to the Rainbow Bridge and the Special Needs list for those pets who are ill or have special physical needs.
You are invited to add your pets to these lists at no cost to you.
Add your pet to the Rainbow Bridge List
View the Rainbow Bridge List
Add your pet to the Special Needs List
View the Special Needs List
In addition to the Bridge and Special Needs lists, you can have your special thoughts about your beloved pet & a photo be memorialized in a Permanent Tribute.
Add a Tribute to your pet
View the Tribute Pages
Grief Support Message Board
This safe, monitored, Message Board is available for anyone
who is grieving the loss of a pet or an ill pet and wants to communicate
with others in the same situation.
Go to the Message Board
Grief Support Chat Room
Always open & available to everyone needing support.
(This is where the online Pet Loss Candle Ceremony is held every Monday at 10:00 PM Eastern time.)
Currently in the Chat Room:
Enter the Chat Room
Please Note: Important Chat Room information for AOL dialup users!
(For those who cannot attend the regular Monday Ceremony there is a special Candle Ceremony, once a month, on the second Sunday of the month, at 3:00 PM Eastern time.)
You can click on the image below to light a virtual candle
Note: This is not a part of Petloss.com or the Monday Candle Ceremony
but it is a nice site where you can light a "virtual" candle in memory of your pet.
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"The perfect way to remember and honor your pet"
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A Meeting at the Bridge
A true & very moving affirmation that the Rainbow Bridge exists
If you participate in the Candle Ceremony, this is something you must read
Read "A Meeting at the Bridge".
How the Candle Ceremony began
Read the story
Over 100 Healing and Inspirational poems
Gentle words to help heal grieving hearts
Read the poems
"Precious Little Friend"
A loving song of remembrance. Written & Performed by Jacki. (This is VERY special - EdW)
Listen to the song
Grief and Pet Loss by Margaret Muns DVM
Read this thoughtful and comprehensive article
Dealing with the Guilt by Ginger-lyn Summer
Excellent advice on how to overcome the terrible guilt so many of us feel after losing a beloved pet
Read the article
Beautiful Memorial Videos
Created by Andyvonf for our Petloss.com Family
View the Videos.
Pet-Loss Grief Support Books
View the Books I recommend
Pet-Loss Books for the Kindle Wireless Reading Device
Custom Markers, Headstones and Urns
View the selection
Support by Phone
Read the list of services & phone numbers
Support by Local Group Meetings
View the list of meeting locations by state
Internet Support Links
View additional Pet-Grief Support
and related Web Sites
Links to help for Special Needs pets
View Illness & Disease Information
Pet Loss Sympathy Cards
View the cards
Biblical references to Animals & Heaven
Read the references
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