“grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. all we can do is learn to swim.” – vicki harrison 💔
3 weeks since bosco crossed the rainbow bridge. our hearts are slowing healing but i think a small piece will always be missing. 🐾🌈 #mysweetbosco#rainbowbridge
5 days ago
We are completely saddened and heart broken to have to announce our old man apollo from devore shelter has gained his angel wings. 😔 although we only had this precious boy for a few months, we gave him everything we possibly could to make him feel at ease and comfortable. apollo came to us at 11 years old, severely neglected and with an awful skin condition. he barely wanted to eat and had no lust for life. well that soon changed after we gave him some much needed vetting, tons of love and homemade dog food cooked everyday by our amazing director rachel. his true character shined and it turned out that he really enjoyed the company of other dogs. this past weekend we noticed a decline and took him back to our vet. we then got news that he had fluid in his abdomen and his heart was enlarged. it wasn’t good. we decided as a team to bring him back to our rescue headquarters and let him live out his life comfortably and in peace. our volunteer @itssummerparker spent some very special time with him this last weekend as well. in the end, apollo passed with dignity and surrounded by love, as he deserved. we will forever cherish the time we had with him and definitely never forget him. we love you apollo! run free big boy! 🐾🌈🐾🌈🐾 #seniorsrock#restinpeace#apollo#rainbowbridge#bffpetrescue#devoresheltersurvivor@luvmystellarose@xxstephybellxx@hayleyannlieb@halessszzz@emsillyann@kodashope@dixie812@teddy_cub@hosa2000@ocstepfordwife@rachelstrachino
5 days ago
There is no easy way to break this. we are in bits.
the light of our lives, conrad, was taken from us yesterday evening. he was involved in a road accident in a normally quiet lane behind our house. he was killed instantly and didn’t suffer.
we are devastated. words aren’t enough.
we know that this is shocking news to hear and that he was loved by all of you.
his life was overflowing with joy and love, the most an animal could experience.
we don’t know what else to say right now but we wanted to let you know. we just need some time to process it all.
please cwtch your loved ones tight today in conrad’s honour.
- rachel & ben
💙 conrad reynolds, 2014-2018 💙
“no amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.” -leo dworken
oh sweet hubert. i’m so thankful you spent your whole long life with us. we were lucky to have you and will miss you always. 💗🐱💗 #cat#catlovers#rainbowbridge
🎈happy birthday over the rainbow bridge to our older brother teddy. he would’ve been 14 today. the human misses him and wishes he got to meet all our pups. he would’ve been a great uncle even if he was a grumpy old man 🌈❤️🐾
«si tu aimes une fleur qui se trouve dans une étoile,
c'est doux, la nuit, de regarder le ciel.»
(le petit prince, st exupéry) repose en paix dans les nuages mon petit amour, tu a retrouvé ta maîtresse au paradis et tu me laisses bien triste ici, je t’aime très fort, tu sera toujours dans mon coeur, tu vas énormément me manquer💖 #rainbowbridge#justsomuchlove
Grief is the natural response to the loss of a relationship (as well as a being) that held a unique place in our hearts. when we try to resist feeling grief—by thinking “it shouldn’t have happened” or blaming ourselves or others—it intensifies the pain exponentially. .
the weird thing is, those feelings of resistance or guilt or anger distract us from feeling the full depth of our grief—in a roundabout way, they’re the mind’s way of trying to protect us. we focus on those thoughts (in the mind) instead of the actual pain of loss (in the heart). when we can allow ourselves to feel the grief fully—which is scary, because it feels bottomless—the waves pass through much more quickly. and what remains is love.
and if you can’t stop the thoughts from flooding your mind…allow those, too. allow that (as eckhart tolle says) in this moment, you’re feeling what you’re feeling. that’s okay. grief is painful enough without adding onto it. .
if you know someone who might find comfort in these words, please feel free to tag them (or repost, if you want). there are so many people grieving right now, and i can’t reach them all.
It's been a year since little patty cake crossed over the rainbow bridge. i miss and think about her all the time. even though her time with me was short she made such a big impact in my life. i'm sad she's gone from this world, but i know she's in a better place where she's not in pain. one day we'll meet again. ❤️🐾🐶🍰 #dog#doggo#doge#maltese#rescuedog#adoptdontshop#pup#pupper#rainbowbridge
The last battle - author unknown
if it should be that i grow frail and weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then will you do what must be done,
for this - the last battle - can't be won.
you will be sad i understand,
but don't let grief then stay your hands,
for on this day, more than the rest,
your love and friendship must stand the test.
we have had so many happy years,
you wouldn't want me to suffer so,
when the time comes, please let me go.
take me to where my needs they'll tend,
only, stay with me until the end.
and hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.
i know in time you will agree,
it is a kindness you do for me.
although my tail its last has waved,
from pain and suffering i have been saved.
don't grieve that it must be you,
who has to decide this thing to do.
we've been so close, we two, these years,
don't let your heart hold any tears.
finding a lot of comfort in all of your comments, messages and this poem.
thank you ❤️🌈
Making love to the mystery, she shines. she realizes her true nature. she is a star.
rising above the satanic dragon with many faces who steals freedom. dark forces but not enemies. they are characters in the spectrum of duality consciousness and gatekeepers on our journey of awakening as we walk the spiral path of sacred union within and without.
turning away from our inner source spiritual authority and seeking outside casts a shadow.
we "fall from eden" and go on the mystic quest of unraveling soul drama to remember and return to innocence.
holy is thy name, betrayal.
holy is thy name, unworthiness.
holy is thy name, denial.
holy is thy name, shame.
holy is thy name, abandonment.
holy is thy name, guilt.
holy is thy name, fear.
holy is thy name, blindness.
holy is thy name, jealousy.
holy is thy name, pride.
holy is thy name, control.
opening in prayer, the dance of dark and light is alchemized into embodied bliss and eternal peace.
darkness is transmuted by the alchemical flame of divine love revealing the gates of eden and the shining star of our transcendent being. the crown waters flow and bring forth the blessed land of milk and honey.