In Loving Memory
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….
Satinka was taken from us when she was only 3 months old. She is Sesi’s twin sister. You will forever be in our hearts baby girl.
April 3rd, 2009 – July 14th, 2009
The breeze in the garden is the wagging of their tails…
Shane, the old man, was the Father of all of our dogs. He was a mixed breed but he had a champion heart. He was 18 1/2 when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was only 50lbs but to the dogs, he was King. He took care of all the dogs. They would come up dripping from the pond, he would lick them dry. He adored each and every one of them.
You are surely missed, Shane Dog…
June 10th, 1991 – Sept. 19th, 2010
If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever…
Tikaani was taken from us when he was only 4 years old. He was such an awesome dog. He had the best personality. He was just a big puppy. Cancer ended his young life. Everyone that met him loved him. We will never forget you, Kaani Man. Our girls miss him and we miss him terribly. Rest in peace, baby boy…
December 10th, 2005 – August 27th, 2010
I couldn’t make you stay. Hard working soul at rest. Gob broke my heart to prove, he only takes the best…
We lost our precious Ashley to her diabetes. She was only 6 years old. She was our first Malamute. She taught me so much about Malamutes. She was our Alpha, our rock, and our friend. We adore you, Ash. I will never forget you, baby girl. Your sweet smile is surely missed around here. We love you, Ashley. And we will see you again. Rest in peace, baby girl.
October 4th, 2003 – September 24th, 2010
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I’m not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “It’s me.”
We lost our precious Kenadie way too soon. We were so proud of her. She wasn’t even 7 months old and already almost 100lbs. We had such high hopes for her. She will be forever in our hearts and always on our minds. We miss you, baby girl.
November 6th, 2010 – June 1st, 2011
Sable passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was such a good girl. She loved everyone and all the dogs. She enjoyed playing with Niko and their daughter, Sesi Girl. We miss you Sable. Peace be with you Sable Girl.
February 14th, 2003 – November 21st, 2011
Our precious Baylee girl lost her fight with cancer. She was our most water loving dog we have. She LOVED the water. She loved swimming in the pool next door. And she loved her Bronco. He was the love of her life. She was such a sweet girl. She loved all the puppies. We sure do miss you, Baylee Girl. I hope there’s a pond at the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace now…
February 14th, 2005 – May 14th, 2012
It’s with a heavy heart that we have to say “See you later” to our precious Mahle. She had some amazing puppies for us so her legacy will live on. She got so excited when it was her turn to spend the night in the house with us. She would run big circles in the yard, woo-wooing as loud as she could. It is so quiet around here now, Mahle. She loved the water too and had so much fun swimming with her friends. We all miss you so much.
AUG. 1st, 2006 – Oct. 19th, 2012
We lost our precious Bronco Man to bone cancer. He was 10 years old and my bestest buddy. I miss him so much. He’s at peace now and is with Ashley, his best friend. I love you and miss you terribly.
October 27th, 2003 – August 28th, 2013
It is with a broken heart that we have to say goodbye to our precious Keke. She was such an
amazing girl to be so young. She was the Mother Hen of all of our young girls. Even at only 4 months old, she was still very protective. We only had her in our lives a short time but I treasured every second with her. She was so gorgeous and has the personality to match. I miss you my Keeks.
January 19th, 2013 -August 9th, 2015
We lost our precious Sasha Bear at 12, and at 160lbs, that’s really saying something. She had a great, long life and was terribly spoiled. She was the Queen of Skyland. I thanked God for her being in my life every day. She was such a blessing. Every puppy we brought in, she helped me raise it. Sasha was so maternal. She taught our dogs so much. She was so loyal and amazing. She is survived by her 4 daughters Ripley, Kirra, Kaure, and Kenzy. She has left behind such a great legacy. Everyone loved her. She will be missed by so many.
November 27th, 2003 – September 25th, 2013
We lost our precious Naihlee at 9. Our Naihlee was the most amazing girl we had. She was never any trouble and had the prettiest woos. I will sure miss that sound. She love the water and had the best time playing in the pond with her friends. She is survived by her parents, Niko and Skylee and her daughter Kayenne and her son Klondike. So she has left us a great legacy. I miss her so much already. She was Kayenne’s best friend and she misses her so much too. I love you NaihNaih.
May 25th, 2006 – January 11th, 2016
It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to our precious Niko. He was such an amazing boy. He was not socialized when he was a young puppy and was afraid of all things. He grew out of that shyness some but never fully overcame it. He grew to adore my Grandkids but took forever to trust them. His idea of affection was to lick their hands. He did give me kisses though. He was so gentle and loving to those he did trust. He never caused any ruckus with our other males. He has fathered some amazing puppies for us. He will be forever in our hearts. We love you Niko and miss you so much.
February 10th, 2005 – March 24th, 2016
I am so heartbroken by the loss of our two girls, Katira and Kiskah. They were only 14 weeks old. It is such a tragedy. We were looking forward to spending many, many years with them. They were extra special. They were the perfect combination of playful and lovable. Their mom Khione and I have a big hole in our lives now.
You will be forever missed…
January 21st, 2016 – May 8th, 2016
It was such a shock when we lost Saluka. She was one of the most precious girls we have ever had. She was so super sweet. She was my grandson Bryson’s favorite girl. She is survived by her mom; Kirra, her dad; Klondike, and one sister, Sonora. I miss you Luka. I miss your gentle soul.
December 5th, 2013 – May 12th, 2016
We are so heartbroken by the passing of our sweet Kylee. She was such a joy to us. She was part of the Dynamic Duo, as we called her and her sister Karly. Kylee was such a talker. She sounded just like Chewbacca from Star Wars. She loved to swim and frequented the pond almost daily. We will never forget you Kyky. We miss you so much and can’t imagine how much Karly misses you. You were only a part for a few days in 11 years. RIP Baby Girl.
August 17th, 2005 – June 21st, 2016
Our precious Karly went to be with her sister and I can hear Kylee from here, doing the Chewbacca thing, overjoyed to see her sister. You are at peace now Karly. I miss you both, my red headed twins. But at least you’re both together now and are happy. I love you Karly. Peace be with you.
August 17th, 2006 – January 16th, 2017
I am so heartbroken by the sudden loss of our precious Kaure. She was the sweetest girl we have. She loved to spend the night in the house but she didn’t like the wood floor so she would go straight to the rug in the living room and stay there all night. She loved to play with her sisters and go wading in the pond. She was a little standoffish with new people but once she got used to you, she was a pest. She had 2 amazing litters for us. You were so loved by so many Kaure and we all miss you so much. RIP Sweet Girl.
December 12th, 2009 – January 27th, 2017
Taya is a Ripley and Avalanche girl we took back in December of 2017 when her owner died. We were so thrilled to have her. We were heartbroken when she was diagnosed with pyometra after only 2 months of being back here. We were looking forward to spending many years with this girl. She loved to swim like her Mom and Dad and wanted to enjoy it this summer. We are just as devastated by the loss of this beautiful girl. She loved to lay on the rug in the living room with us. We miss you Tata and loved you so much. You were so loved in the short time you were home.
February 29th, 2012 – February 17th, 2018
It is with a broken heart that we say goodbye to our precious Khione. She was such a joy. She adored my grandkids and loved to play Red Light, Green Light with them. She was a good girl. She loved to swim in the pond and eat fish food. Her best friend was Avalanche. They had 2 beautiful litters together. Khione, you will be missed around here. We love you Baby Girl.
August 20th, 2012 – March 13th, 2018
Sikora was the Witch of the Pack. We had to spay her due to heath
complications when she was 6 months old. She didn’t get along with any of my other girls but loved all my boys. She was the perfect dog when she was in the house all by herself. She was 11 and had a great life. She loved to go to the pond with Avalanche and swim. They would break the ice and go swimming. I miss you so much ‘Kora Girl.
December 3rd, 2005 – March 25th,
It broke my heart to lose my precious Ripley. She was my best friend. She was such an amazing girl. We called her “Lickers” because she couldn’t quit giving kisses. She was Sasha’s daughter and so adored around here.
February 22nd, 2007 – August 1st, 2018
SKYLEE was our oldest, at almost 14 when we lost her. She was an amazing girl. She loved to swim in the pond. She stayed in the house with me during the day since I lost her sister SASHA. She was terribly spoiled. We love and miss you Sky Girl.
December 4th, 2005 – November 1st, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our Justy Girl. She was an amazing girl. She tolerated our dogs, which is asking a lot. She was so super smart too. If we went down to the pond and didn’t feed her at the barn, she would block the gate so we couldn’t get in the yard. She loved our Cows. I do love Ornamental Grasses and have them all over my yard. Sometimes I would let her in the yard and she would grab them and pull them up by the
roots. I just went along behind her and replanted them. Logan adored her. She had a bad hip so we had to quit riding her but Logan just wanted to spend time with her to so would take her for a walk.
We love you Justy Sioux and miss you terribly.
February 16th, 1994 – April 13th, 2020
We lost our precious Liberty at 15 years and 4 months. She had an amazing, long life here with us.
It is with a broken heart that we say goodbye to our precious Wyatt.
The Rescuers Final Reward
by Benny Archuleta
Unlike most days at the Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray.
All the recent arrivals at the Bridge did not know what to think, as they had
never seen such a day. But the animals who had been waiting longer for
their beloved people to accompany them across the Bridge knew what was
happening at the swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the
recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a
day like this before.
It wasn’t long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and
tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while,
knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too
He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign
of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The
Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and
As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals
watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could
cross over, the happier he would be. But, alas, as he approached The
Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized,
but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were
with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge.
With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields
before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also
elderly and infirm. They weren’t playing, but rather simply lying on the
green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge.
And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.
One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn’t understand what he had just
witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to
explain it to him.
“You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as
you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes
clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love
of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he
had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The
The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, “So what
will happen now?” As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds
suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen
a single person, and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly
bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as
they were in the prime of life.
“Watch, and see,” said the second animal. A second group of animals from
those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At
each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind
the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed her
towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together. “What happened?”
“That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who
found new homes because of her work. They will cross when their new
families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes.
When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one final act of
rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn’t
place on earth across The Rainbow Bridge.”
“I think I like rescuers”, said the first animal.
“So does GOD”, was the reply.
The time comes. An Alaskan Malamute lifts up its head.
There is an untested adventure beyond. Time to go.
Across the Rainbow Bridge is a place for all dogs.
A river runs wide and shallow with tennis balls that fly with their
That is the place for a Labrador or Golden to await its master’s
The Malamute is not content here. Northward is its trail.
There are soft pastures for Aussies and Border Collies, with
sheep and geese to pen.
Agility equipment grows like trees amid Frisbees and flyball.
But the North continues its sure wild call,
And the Malamute’s journey continues.
Now the air is colder. Now the moon is always full.
Now the light is silver and it breaks and shimmers on fields of
Now there are no roads, no walls, no pens, just endless space to
This is where Malamutes gather, North of the Rainbow Bridge.
They wait in this beautiful place, happy, but not complete.
Suddenly, a howl begins, as one dog senses someone coming,
Someone very special.
All the Malamutes raise their heads and join in the ancient chorus.
They dance like moonbeams and sing like winter winds.
There are red ones like dawn streaks, black ones splattered with
And silver ones like the first strange hour before light.
They line up as if in harness and run together,
In a scintillating, many-colored streak.
The leader of the team guides the others past the fields
And river, with racing feet and racing heart.
They rush to greet the new arrival at the Rainbow Bridge
Where the leader is rejoined with its beloved person, never to be
The glory of the reunion is celebrated by all
The Malamutes dwelling beyond the Bridge,
A glimmering, multicolored team leaping and whirling with joy.
The light from that scene is what we see on magical evenings
In the northernmost parts of this Earth:
The Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights beyond the Rainbow