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Old 04-04-2012, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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!
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Rainbow Bridge Poem - A Pet Loss Poem
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think we will see our beloved pets again.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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