An Understanding and a Prayer…..

FULL DISCLOSURE: Not your standard BLISS FOLLOWER fare.  Comes with a tissue alert. But it’s all about the love, and nothing is really more Blissful than that.

An Understanding and a Prayer for a friend whose beloved Pet has crossed over.

I was sorry to hear today that you are feeling the deep sadness of losing your beloved animal companion.

I have come to understand that animals are much closer to the Divine Source than we are, and their crossing is gentle and swift. I know fully and completely that they are not afraid to merge fully with All-That-Is.

St. Francis is with each furry friend as they arrive at the Rainbow Bridge . Our beloved pets are free to romp and play, unhampered by the limitations of an aging or sick body. st. francis animals

Your devoted pet knows how much you love them, and will send you a sign to let you know they are okay.  I know this to be true. Allow yourself to be open to receiving it.  Their devotion to you, and you to them, does not have a door that slams shut when they die. Love is eternal, it simply changes the form we experience it in.

Your loved fur baby is so grateful that you chose to treat him as part of your family, and gave him all of the care needed to make his life here one of companionship and commitment.  He also knows that you love him so deeply, and that no matter how much pain you experienced letting him go, you are grateful he is freed from the pain and restraint that was stealing his days.

My prayer for you and your family is that you allow the tears to flow and wash through the pain. That you honor your friend by saying thank you for the many, many days he was with you, and gave you the gifts that only a beloved pet places at our feet. My prayer for you and your family is that you allow yourself to cry and then laugh, laugh and then cry, until you begin to find some peace in knowing your pet lived a beautiful life, leaving eternal paw prints in your hearts, and all of that love remains.




Our little YinYang crossed over 2 years ago.  This was her gift to us.  I had been prompted to share this with a friend a few weeks later, but have saved it because I know it would be of benefit to others as well.  In 2000, when my Jazmine crossed, I had a butterfly stay with me for over an hour, even following me to the street and around the yard.  That was a very personal experience for me and I never doubted it’s validity. Still, it was just my experience. The gift from YinYang was something experienced by my husband and I together. If you knew my husband, you’d really know how incredible this is.

My gift from YinYang’s crossing was clear evidence that we are not our body. Clear evidence that we leave the shell behind and the spirit/soul is an energy/entity of its own. It fuels the body, but when it is time to leave the shell, it does so whole.   I have found peace in this. My husband experienced it with me… so I can feel confident that it was not my hope or wishes that made it so. As my little YinYang left her body, her cat door – on our bedroom door flapped as if she just ran through it. (there was no wind. No other animal. No other action to make it happen).  I am  grateful to this gift from her.  Aside from all of the things I have “believed to be true’ – this clear experience with another witnessing (and the amount of pure emotion I was experiencing in that moment) have changed me.  I share this with you because it has been rippling through me and shifting me…. and because of the timing of your email 🙂 a ripple should extend to you.”



I can never read “The Rainbow Bridge” without needing a Shamwow to sop up my tears, but it is a beautiful sharing, and has a place in this post.

 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…


For folks in NJ and Maryland – when our Bella crossed in September 2012, we were blessed to connect with Dr. Beverly Drotos of Vet Dispatch  Everyone we dealt with at Vet Dispatch was kind and compassionate.  She helped us follow through on our commitment to Bella to choose the best for her. Dr. Drotos gently assisted us in releasing Bella from a body being devoured by cancer.  We are forever grateful to Dr. Drotos for choosing to be Vet she is.  They have many excellent at home pet services, and anyone loving their fur babies would know they are in good hands with them.


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