The Rainbow Bridge

crossing the rainbow bridge clondalkin animal clinicPet Euthanasia and Bereavement: When your Pet tells you it’s time to go

One of the hardest things to do is to say goodbye to your much-loved friend and pet. Making the decision to have them “put to sleep” can be very upsetting and stressful for you and your family.

At Clondalkin Vet, we are here to assist and support you during this painful time. Our experienced Team are here to give you the best advice and guide you through this difficult time. It will be done in a peaceful and compassionate way in an environment that is comfortable for both, you and your pet. Our veterinary and nursing Team will be there to support you every step of that way.

The Rainbow Bridge

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

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.


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