Grief of losing a friend - Lets meet on the rainbow bridge


Boris is a 4 years old golden labrador who has the most amazing temperament. He has all the admiralbe characteristics that you can expect to see from a dog/even a person: loving, tender, faithful... His owner is one of Alfa's best friends and a loyalty customer. Every member in Alfa Pet knows Boris and likes him a lot. Boris has lost lots of weight due to the kidney failure caused by unknown reason, and did not eat or drink anything in past few days. This morning, to stop him from suffering anymore, his owner has to follow the vet's suggestion and make the hardest decision - put him down. It was a tough decision for the owner to make, and it was a sad news for every member of Alfa pet. Even the great increased volume of incoming order after the pet expo can not blow away the dark cloud in our heart. We have to try our best to avoid sobbing in the phone when we talk to other customers after we knew the news. I was writing this blog with tears still in my eyes.

A few of us have the experience of losing pets, and we totally understand the deep grief of owners. We would like to pass the following poem to all the pet owners who had lost their pets, and I believe, as said in the poem, we and our special friends will meet on the rainbow bridge one day...

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....

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Goodbye Boris, see you on the bridge!