Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Best Of You: THE RAINBOW BRIDGEThis is for anyone who has had...


This is for anyone who has had...
: THE RAINBOW BRIDGE This is for anyone who has had a special pet in their lives! Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow ...


This is for anyone who has had a special pet in their lives!

Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all 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 again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one 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 begins to quiver.

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 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 the Rainbow Bridge together...........

(Anonymous )       Even now after many years of our beloved Gigi, this poem still 
                             touches my heart.  Only someone who has loved a pet gets it.    Harriet

Monday, March 20, 2017


Twas the three months after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number?
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber)

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rare,
The cakes and the pies, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt--
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a spring disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished.

I will change my diet, lick by lick
I'll even chew on a celery stick
I'll drink my Shaklee Smoothees and feel better each day.

My lifestyle will be changed and I'll feel so good
My goal weight is here to stay.

My new bathing suit is a sight to see
You just wait, I am a new ME!                 Revised by Harriet