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Rainbow Bridge


My ratties that are no longer with us. They may have passed from this world, but they are still in my heart.

The Rainbow Bridge

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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Bedtime Bear
DAZL Bedtime Bear - 6/28/10 - 12/24/12
Euthanized due to respiratory distress and failure. No significant problems noted before, seemed to be slowly deteriorating due to age. No signs of ZGT noted on exam.
BVR Tabit
BVR Tabit - 7/26/11 - 10/2/12
Euthanized due to large tumor affecting quality of life. Tumor adhered to pelvis. Slight redness on lungs, but no abscesses. All else looked normal.
BVR Adam Young
BVR Adam Young - 6/10/11 - 10/1/12
Respiratory failure, many abscesses in lungs. All else looked normal on necropsy.
FSTR Triton
FSTR Triton - 8/17/11 - 9/5/12
Euthanized due to perianal hernial which caused massive necrosis and damage to the surrounding tissues. No other problems noted.
BVR Newton Pulsifer
BVR Newton Pulsifer - 6/10/11 - 8/19/12
Respiratory failure, many abscesses seen in lungs. Necropsy showed all else to be normal. Culture did not find anything of concern in lungs.
Dot - 8/23/09 - 6/14/12
Euthanized due to age and failing quality of life. Hind end weakness, weight loss, some slight respiratory symtoms noted.
Yakko - 8/23/09 - 5/1/12
Euthanized due to age and failing quality of life. Hind end paralysis and respiratory issues.
Litter of BVR Adam Young x BVR Tabit
Litter of BVR Adam Young x BVR Tabit, 12 pups - 2/10/12-2/11/12
Whole litter lost, suspect Tabit did not lactate and pups were not able to survive.

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