September 21, 2008

Portis 1997-2008

The Rainbow Bridge
inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

Our dear Portis,
May you have endless fields to run in,
countless squirrels to chase,
and a constant wag in your tail.

We will forever miss you, loyal friend.


Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

So sorry for your loss! I hope you're all doing OK.

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Just noticed the new design--looks great, and congratulations on the new brother!

Our Second Miracle said...

I'm so sorry. It's very difficult to lose a family pet. Portis looked like a sweet puppy dog.

Jean said...

I love your new make over!! I am sorry to hear of the loss of your puppy dog.

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