Welcome! (helpful info & links inside)

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Welcome! (helpful info & links inside)
Tue, 03-25-2003 - 8:12pm
Welcome to the Pet Bereavement Message Board. Although we're sorry for the reason you are here, we're pleased that your fur-angels have guided you to the best place on the web. Here, you are free to openly express your grief, guilt, anger, or any other emotion you are feeling - as you begin your journey toward healing. Believe us, all of us here are in various stages of the healing process, and totally understand your heartache.

Your co-hosts for this board are:

cl-whispersmom - email address: whispersmom@earthlink.net To meet Whisper: http://pages.ivillage.com/cl-whispersmom/whispersmom.html

cl-mosmomcarol - email address: fredzr2@aol.com To meet 'Mo: http://pages.ivillage.com/mosmomcarol/memoriesofmo

cl-frostysmommy - email address: bobbi-ann@animail.net To meet Frosty: http://pages.ivillage.com/frostysmommy

cl-imurphsmom - email address: tjones17@sc.rr.com To meet Murph: http://pages.ivillage.com/cl-imurphsmom/theloveofmurphy/id7.html

You can also learn more about us by clicking on our screen names. That link will take you to our profiles. (We encourage you to fill out your own profile, since it's always nice to know who we're talking to!)

The love of our precious fur, feathered, finned, scaled, or quilled ^angels^ has brought us all together. Please know that your beloved is safe, happy, healthy - and in wonderful company at the "Rainbow Bridge". ^Murph^, ^Frosty^, ^'Mo^, and ^Whisper^ are there to guide them, as they learn to use their beautiful newly earned ^wings^.

Please be sure to read the story of the Rainbow Bridge at: http://pages.ivillage.com/cl-whispersmom/rainbowbridgeresidents.html You will also be able to meet all of our angels, who are patiently waiting for the earthbound parents they had to (temporarily) leave behind.

We also have a lovely homepage designed by our friend and previous co-host, SpecialM. http://pages.ivillage.com/cl-specialm/index.html There, you will find lovely "words of comfort" and links to very helpful sites.

Another suggestion is to visit the Memory Meadow http://www.ivillage.com/pets/memory/ Here, you are encouraged to create a memorial site for your beloved angel, as well as read submitted stories from our very own members.

Also, the ivillage has collected some very helpful articles http://www.ivillage.com/topics/pets/0,10707,167040,00.html to help you explain the loss of a beloved furbaby to your children.

And finally, please be sure to visit our Member Tributes. Our very own cl-mosmomcarol is a major contributor to this beautiful collection of member submitted poems. http://www.ivillage.com/pets/living/loss/articles/0,12329,261274_208316,00.html Please be sure to let us know, if you would have a poem to contribute.

Each Sunday at 5pm eastern time (2pm pacific) we hold a live, one hour chat. The easiest way to find the chat room is by clicking on the link above - Pet Loss Chat, or go to: http://www.ivillage.com/pets/chat/ (It's always nice to talk with someone who understands your pain and grief.) BridgeKisses (messages to our angels) are always sent straight to the Rainbow Bridge, at the 1/2 hour point of our chat.

Please, please know that you have found the safest, warmest, and most loving place on the internet. Please tell us about your beloved. (Grief shared is grief diminished) We hope we can help, as you learn to go on without your beloved by your side. We're so glad you've found us - Welcome.

cl-whispersmom, cl-mosmomcarol, cl-frostysmommy, and cl-imurphsmom

With my heart,
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Wed, 03-26-2003 - 1:36am

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 and 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 gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they 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. The bright eyes are intent, the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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 his 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 pass over Rainbow Bridge together....

(Author unknown)

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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 4:58pm
bumped up.... n/t
With my heart,