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….
WISILL members who have gone over the Rainbow Bridge
Tim and Diane Kingsfield’s, HRCH UH Samantha Go Tiger Sam, December 2, 2002 to May 12, 2012
John O’Brien’s faithful hunting companion, Ranger passed away November 7, 2011
Matt and Shawne Gums’ SHR Gunner Grace Gums August 25th 2005 to July 20th 2009
Earl Dillow’s HRCH Criquet’s Noir Ikon MH Qualified all-age field trial dog and National Derby List Nov. 1997 – 7 Nov. 2008
John and Jan O’Brien’s “Shadow” 1994 – 2008
Denis and Judy Maas’s Judy’s Spring Prairie Belle
Dennis and Judy Maas’s HRCH Spring Prairies Royal Sophie SH
Dave and Pattie Benton’s HRCH UH Benton’s Magnum Opus MH WC 09/11/94 – 05/09/07
Bob Wurdeman’s HRCH UH Miss Maggie May
Chris Van Eimeren’s HRCH UH Winston-Maxwell the Hunter
Tim Niemiec’s SHR Roux’s Cajun Pin-up Girl (Bettie) 9/22/05 – 12/4/06
Tim and Bettie 2006 Wisconsin Northern Duck Opener
Dave and Pattie Benton’s HRCH UH Fowl Play’s Dust Devil – 2/5/98 – 11/15/06.
Mike Paupore’s UH-HRCH-Grey Oaks Bighton Shiny BOB 09-25-96 to 05-08-05