"Blizzard" and Something for Anyone who has Ever Lost a Beloved Pet

I woke up today feeling a bit melancholy. I wasn't sure why until I looked at the calender and realized that it was 4 years ago today that I lost one of my best friends...my beloved dog Blizzard.

It was suppose to have been the storm of the century on that Saturday of  March 13, 1993. Blizzard was a pup found in the snow storm hence his name. My former husband found him and from the moment I laid eyes on that dog I knew he was mine! And he was mine for almost 15 years...a third of my time here on earth to that point was spent with Blizzard. I went through many changes, most of the being good, during the years which followed my divorce. But no matter what was going on in my life, the one thing I could always count on was a tail wag, a tennis ball dropped in my lap, and the silly look on Blizzard's face that simply said "Come on...I dare you to throw that ball!" 

You brought so much comfort and joy to my life and I still miss you Blizzy, very much. But I know that one day I will meet you again at the Rainbow Bridge.

June 1992 - March 5 2008

The Rainbow Bridge
There is a place connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food, water, and warm spring weather. The old frail animals are young again and those who are maimed made whole again. They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing, they are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So each day they run and play until the day comes when one of them suddenly stops playing and looks up. The nose twitches! The ears are up! And suddenly this one runs from the group.
You have been seen and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her into your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.


  1. Man, this post made me cry!!! We had to put my "baby" Jewel, down 4 and 1/2 years ago. She was part Sheppard, part mutt, the runt of the litter, as in, she never looked more than about 9 months old, although she ws 10 years old by that time. She was losing bladder control a LOT, we were in transition, moving into an apartment building, after having left the province (State for most of you), that our daughter was conceived and born in, after almost 10 years of trying, and our daughter was then, 4 months old. My hormones were still all messed up. I cried for days! Very, very hard!

    I still cry over her, especially when I'm really tired. I can so relate!

  2. I am sorry for your loss of Blizzard. I've been there myself about a year and a half ago, losing my beautiful tiny dwarf bunny Mitzi.
    We just heard that we lost Kara's *beloved* housebunny this morning in PA. Mayberry was an altered American Fuzzy Lop and this was right out of the blue. I am headed home at the end of the week after having been gone since November and one of the things I was most looking forward to was seeing precious May...

  3. Barbara: What a beautiful sentiment and tribute to your great friend. We also had a friend named Curly, who looked alot like your Blizzard. He had a brain tumor and died in my arms. Now we have Buddy, whom we cherish, but he is getting alot of gray on his muzzle and is about 9 years old, so the time will come. We just have to hold them so dearly while we can and then look ahead some day to the Rainbow
    Bridge. Judy

  4. Oh Barbara,
    I totally understand the loss of a 4 legged family member. We lost our Mastiff Abby 2 years ago this summer to a sudden onset of bone cancer (she was only 5). I pray that God brings some joy to your heart today, but I'm glad he put me her to listen and Hug the tears!
    dee dee

  5. I'm sorry you lost your sweet Blizzard. Its amazing how much we love our little fur babies. Mine are seniors now and every change I see in them makes me nervous. Cherish your sweet memories they are what keep those we love near.

  6. I love the rainbow Bridge. I discovered this 15 years ago when we had to put our Cassie to sleep. It was also a comfort to me almost 2 years ago when we had to put our Savanna to sleep....



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