The concept of the 'rainbow bridge' - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
Knighted Member
 
Zeeva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,441
The concept of the 'rainbow bridge'

So I've been reading a little about the rainbow bridge and the poem associated with it; where it originated from etc.

I thought I'd ask you all. What do you think about the concept of the "rainbow bridge"? Will we see our beloved furkids when we pass away? What will the kidos be like? Will they be able to communicate with us? Will they be perfect in terms of what you want? Or will they be the way they were in their youth with you?

There isn't much in my faith about animals having an afterlife so I pray they will be with me then.
Zeeva is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Knighted Member
 
kiya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,334
I feel you have to believe in something. I have quite the crowd on the bridge and although all my animals will forever be in my heart I would like to believe that someday I will see them all again, I hope they all get along!

Carolyn
Lakota - WGSD 1/13/10
Wolfen - WGSD 12/31/14
Bull -WGSD 2-10-10
💔
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02 - 6/9/15
Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04 -12/19/25
kiya is offline  
post #3 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 08:24 AM
Crowned Member
 
wildo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5,636
I am a Christ follower and believe in an afterlife, but I have no idea what this "rainbow bridge" is. This forum is the first place I've heard the term. I do most certainly believe that animals will exist in an afterlife.

Willy

C-ATCH Pimg - DOB: 2/06, RATO, UJJ (x2), DJX, HIT, CA, CGC, High in Games, Reserve High in Standard- CPE Nationals 2014
RATCHX2 High Jinks vom Neuanfang - DOB 9/12 (Gotchya Day: 1/23/2013) DN, CA
wildo is offline  
post #4 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 08:25 AM
Knighted Member
 
kiya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,334
The Rainbow Bridge Poem - A Pet Loss Poem

Carolyn
Lakota - WGSD 1/13/10
Wolfen - WGSD 12/31/14
Bull -WGSD 2-10-10
💔
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02 - 6/9/15
Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04 -12/19/25
kiya is offline  
post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 08:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 334
I think we will see our beloved pets again.
Daisy is offline  
post #6 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 08:34 AM
The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
 
Castlemaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Posts: 15,740
There is a story of how when animals die, they go over the rainbow bridge to heaven and wait for us there to join them. Maybe someone can post a link?

I am Christian in my beliefs too, and believe that all creations of God are spirit and have an afterlife after this one. But I think that even for people who have different beliefs, it is a harmless way to talk about the passing or our beloved dogs and other animal friends.

Edited: Oh, as I as typing, I see someone posted the link already, thanks!

Lucia


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015
Castlemaid is offline  
post #7 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Zombie Queen Moderator
 
NancyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 15,991
I, too, am a Christian but am not really sure what the "afterlife" means even for humans. I think much of our perception of this is colored by things that have nothing to do with scripture and ancient Jewish beliefs and more with Zoroastrian beliefs.

That said, I find it comforting, and our pets and beloved family members do live on with us in a way.

Nancy



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-NAPWDA Certified Cadaver Dog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Air Scent Dog in Training
Waiting at the Bridge: Grim (NAPWDA), Cyra, Toby, Oscar, Linus, Rainbow, Arlo, & Waggles
NancyJ is offline  
post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 08:55 AM
Elite Member
 
NewbieShepherdGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,840
I'm a Christian and I don't really think I believe that animals go to heaven, but I sure hope they do. It is hard enough to think about going through part of my life without Sasha, but it's a little unbearable thinking I could go through eternity without my girl by my side.

~Sasha~{GSD}~ 3ish~Gotcha day January, 29, 2011
~Monte~{Golden Retriever}~ (RIP)~ 1997-2009

NewbieShepherdGirl is offline  
post #9 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 09:01 AM
Crowned Member
 
Courtney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,930
I never heard of the Rainbow Bridge until joining the forum. I love it and find it very comforting. My favorite dog as a child still visits me in my dreams as an adult, they never leave us.

These GSD take their jobs way to seriously watching over us, no way will they not gladly take on that task when we pass and we meet again
Courtney is offline  
post #10 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 09:36 AM
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,408

***

MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus


"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome