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....
Wifi: 27 June 2012 -
A very sudden and unexpected loss due to bloat while raising her family of triplets. Wifi was a special bunny noted for her spectacular ears and, after nursing her through a nasty tummy upset in the winter, I had an extra-
Inga: 27/8/2006 -
Daughter of Maddie (Inga's ears were accidentally nipped off shortly following her birth)
Sadly, Maddie her mother and Una, her sister, are now all reunited at Rainbow Bridge. Inga leaves behind her surviving daughter, Evie and Eva, Bella and Greta plus her son, Einstein. Her passing marks the end of an era and the end of our dwarf lop line.
Tylda: 19/4/2007 -
daughter of Tilly and Bentley, mother of Tarquin, Kilda and Carla
Enjoyed a long, happy, healthy life before sadly succumbing to breast cancer.
(Retired old lady-
Dame Maddie CBE: 1/8/2005 -
Dwarf Lop housebun
The first Dame of Lagomorphia and star of our online journal followed by readers around the world.
A tribute video to Maddie appears in our online blog -
Una: 27/8/2006 -
Daughter of Maddie (pet housebun)
Very sadly, we lost our wonderful and much-
Daughter of Shona and Tarquin
Died suddenly in April 2011
Orange butterfly stud buck
Carlos was a little agoraphobic when he arrived here and showed great reluctance to come out of his apartment. Eventually he was coaxed out sitting on my foot, clinging on by wrapping his forepaws tightly around my calf and I walked around wearing him like a big, furry welly.
Gethin was the handsome son of Heulwen and Bentley and enjoyed the same great character and personality as his dad. He was a true Bentley-