Far beyond the hillside and across the final ridge.
A place of joyful waiting for the
Though we no longer see them nor feel their nuzzling touch.
Health and joy apparent in the wagging of the tails.
How nice to know they’re happy; they’ve just gone to play.
True to us as always, they’ve not really gone away.
They’re as they were so long ago and never will grow old.
We know one day we’ll follow – it may be soon or late.
Alert for our arrival, they’ll greet us at the gate.
A wonderful reunion; we’ll pause in fond embrace.
Then turn our footsteps heavenward away from Rainbow Bridge
And amble home together beyond that final ridge.
Eileen Bergen © 2006
You were a great little dog with a great big attitude, Tipsy!!
We will miss you!!