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Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge

RVSnowbird
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sue.t wrote:
I'm wondering if we should also have a sticky that lets us post obituaries & pics of our dearly departed pets? Maybe a "Rainbow Bridge" sticky? It would be sad and happy. It is very sad when a pet dies. And many of us tell the rest of the group when one of our pets does die. Telling others is one way to grieve. There have been a number of posts lately about dear pets that have died. And the stories are very difficult to read. And yes, our heart tugs with every tale.

A thread that would let us tell of our pet, and post a picture, would be a way to memorialize the RV pets that have travelled to the other side.
Simple ground rules.
1. Posts are limited to individual pet "obituaries" and no personal replies please as they will be deleted without explanation.

2. Pictures exceeding 640 pixels width or 480 pixels in height will be edited to comply within those dimensions.

if you have any questions, free to send me a private message

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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....

Author unknown...



The above in a Rainbow Bridge "flash" movie
have you checked out the new RV.net Blogs yet?

Deceased 2/28/08 RIP
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Toolguy5
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Explorer II



We lost Pickles August 8th 2023.

We rescued her in June of 2014. She was about 2 years old then. She was our little camping girl. She loved to go. We miss her dearly.

We will always love you Pickles.
Dan & Patty
Miss Pickles the Pomeranian Princess Rainbow Bridge 8/8/2023
2020 GMC 3500 Sierra Denali 6.6 Duramax / Allison tranny
2021 Jayco Eagle 319MLOK
BWRVK 3710 companion
Maddy the Pampered Pom @ Rainbow Bridge 12-3-2013

Wanderlost
Nomad
Nomad
Spotacus, the cat who rescued himself by coming to us on 18 December 2010, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 7 November 2018, age 9.

RIP, sweet boy.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Czarny, black cat
Rainbow Bridge: Spotacus, Alexander the Grrreat, and so very many more

HeyJude
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mountainkowboy wrote:
Lost Hanna this year......she will be missed. Her last camping trip....


So sorry for your loss. I have a german shepherd that is going to be 8. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and it isn't treatable. I was told he has 8 months or less, he is still going strong. I found out in July.
2 DD both grown.
2 GC-loves of my life!
Campground lot in Harrison MI.
looking for good used 5th wheel.

mountainkowboy
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Lost Hanna this year......she will be missed. Her last camping trip....

Chuck & Ruth with 4-legged Molly
2007 Tiffin Allegro 30DA
2011 Ford Ranger
1987 HD FLHTP

Dixie_Flyer
Explorer II
Explorer II


Izzie went to Rainbow Bridge today. He was seventeen years old
2016 Ford F250 King Ranch Crew Cab 6.7 Power Stroke
2015 Montana Model 3611 with 4400 Pullrite Hitch.

Wife Sue
Pets: Rainbow Bridge: Bart, Old Fella, Levi, Charlie, Mama, Hobo, Izzie, Peaches. Others Suzie, Dixie.

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue

Two_Jayhawks
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Explorer
I guess we should feel lucky my last post on this thread was 10 years ago. We lost another hall of fame friend and travel companion Sunday 3/4. She was a local rescue and we only had her for six short years. Gertie was an ideal RV dog as she loved to travel. She was happiest up front watching the scenery while our older beag (16) pretty much sleeps the day away. Here is a great picture of Gertie holding down the drivers seat while I'm filling up the tank!
Bill & Kelli
2015 DSDP 4366 pulling a 21 JL Unlimited Sport
2002 Safari Zanzibar 3906 gone
1995 Fleetwood Bounder 36JD gone

Dixie_Flyer
Explorer II
Explorer II


Our thirteen year old rescue Hobo went to Rainbow Bridge this afternoon. She was a great companion for eight years. So much love wrapped up in a bundle of fur.
2016 Ford F250 King Ranch Crew Cab 6.7 Power Stroke
2015 Montana Model 3611 with 4400 Pullrite Hitch.

Wife Sue
Pets: Rainbow Bridge: Bart, Old Fella, Levi, Charlie, Mama, Hobo, Izzie, Peaches. Others Suzie, Dixie.

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue

AstroRig57
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Explorer
Our beloved Yogi (originally DOG aka Dee Oh Gee...it's a long story) crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today. She would have been ten in April

She was taken from us, TOO EARLY, by an abdominal bleed from a hemangiosarcoma (cancer on her spleen) that was diagnosed only ten days ago. We had hoped for the best, more time with her, but had expected the worst and her rapid decline finally gave us little choice but to ease her on her way.

We love her dearly and will miss her always gentle spirit, her "moose sounds", and her unconditional love.

WE LOVE YOU BIG DOG !!

As you can see by the image of her on the RV couch, she was 130 lbs of love.




A bit of canine wrestlemania with her friend Ollie.
2005 Winnebago Sightseer WFD30B "rigged for night" with red LED lighting for night adapted vision.

Do you remember when the sky was dark, and the stars were bright?
The International Dark-Sky Association
American by birth...Scottish by the Grace Of God.

Sluggo54
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RIP Kaia Grace. 10/15/2005 - 8/4/2016 dead of nasal/sinus cavity carcinoma.
DH = Bruce, DW = PK, DD = Maggie (Lab, Pointer, Viszla)RIP 4/13/2007
Apprentice Princess = Kaia Grace (Kelpie, RIP 8/4/2016) DD = Zoey, Carolina Dog
TV = 2005 Chev CC LWB Max & Allie SOLD
5'er = 2005 Excel R30CKW DEAL PENDING

Wanderlost
Nomad
Nomad


Alexander the Grrreat, 1996-2017
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Czarny, black cat
Rainbow Bridge: Spotacus, Alexander the Grrreat, and so very many more

Dixie_Flyer
Explorer II
Explorer II


Our Peaches went to Rainbow Bridge this morning. She was fifteen years old and had a great life, We will miss her very much.
2016 Ford F250 King Ranch Crew Cab 6.7 Power Stroke
2015 Montana Model 3611 with 4400 Pullrite Hitch.

Wife Sue
Pets: Rainbow Bridge: Bart, Old Fella, Levi, Charlie, Mama, Hobo, Izzie, Peaches. Others Suzie, Dixie.

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue

Hondavalk
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Explorer II
RIP Panama 7/01/2016


Until were together again little buddy 🙂

JiminDenver
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Explorer
Last month we sent Shorty, the last of the Schnauzer pack to the bridge. Her brother Floppy went 40 days before that and and her litter mate Long almost two years ago. Our hearts, our lives and especially camping will never be the same.

We have the trailer because we needed enough room for them and their stuff. We wanted to try Campgrounds but went back to boondocking because they are schnauzers and bark at every thing they can see or hear. We never used the heater until Honey was worried they were cold. Let them pant twice and there had better be a string to pull, a button to push or something resulting in air conditioning. They loved the couch and that was a godsend as it left some floor space for walking. We started camping again when they were 8 and already arthritic but not up there. They ran and played like pups and always seemed to be stronger afterwards. I really think it extended their lives by years.

Here they are doing their favorite things, camping and sucking up the loving. Short tail on the left, then Floppy and Long tail on the right. The pack is together again, heaven help the bridge.


2011 GulfStream Amerilite 25BH
2003 Ford Expedition with 435w tilting portable/ TS-MPPT-45
750w solar , TS-MPPT-60 on the trailer
675 Ah bank, Trip-lite 1250fc inverter
Sportsman 2200w inverter generator

Sport45
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Rest in peace Trina.
Dec 10, 2000 - Dec 21, 2015

’19 F350 SRW CCLB PSD Fx4
'00 F250, CC SWB 4x2, V-10 3.73LS. (sold)
'83 F100 SWB 4x2, 302 AOD 3.55. (parked)
'05 GMC Envoy 4x2 4.2 3.73L.
'12 Edge 2.0 Ecoboost
'15 Cherokee Trailhawk