I found myself on my blog today mainly because I wanted to do a posting on Otis. This summer, July 11, 2016 to be exact, our Otis crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Dear sweet Otis is no longer with us and we miss him so much. He has been the most wonderful companion, loving pet, and he made us so happy.
And now he has crossed over to be with his brother, Riley, where he is, I am sure, happy, pain free, and playing to his heart's content. That's how I see him.
These two boys have been a big part of our lives for many years and they will be in our hearts forever.
Love you both always and miss you terribly.
Otis and Riley
'There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. All the animals who have 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 begins to quiver. 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. 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 the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.'