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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 furry friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; 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 or her bright eyes are intent as their eager body quivers with anticipation and joy. Suddenly he or she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, as their legs carry them 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 familiar beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your furry companion, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.......
Loving Tributes to Beloved Pets
08/10/1982 - 01/03/1996
Still sadly missed after 12 years. You were loved to bits. Daddy's Car Girl and Mammy's Baby. XX
17/04/1996 - 26/06/2008
Susie, my beautiful Baby. Slept by my side for 12 years and what a faithful, loyal little star. Everyone loved her. Sat by her Dad's feet. Still with us. She will never leave. XX
05/05/1985 - 26/08/2000
Mammy's Baby Boy, always in my arms getting kisses, making Penny jealous. What a Boy for 15 years. Still loved. XX
Died 2 August 2012
A lovely, gentle little girl who died at the age of 18.5 years.
Died 19th October 2006
Podge (Rose of Roses)
10.07.1990 - 17.05.2006
You are and always will be a credit to your breed.
YOU'RE SIMPLY THE BEST!
Went to sleep 17th June 2006, aged 13
Can't imagine the world of Horses without you in it.
So very loved, and so terribly missed.
Sleep tight darling boy.
See you at the Rainbow Bridge.
Love Mum and Hayley xxx
We love you Abbey.
You're our Abba Babba
1991 - 2006
Died 5th March 2005
Died 6th January 2005. Part of me died that day. Loved by all who knew her. Sleep tight "my soppy old cat." xx
Sadly died on 7th December 2004. We did not want to lose you and you tried so hard, and so nearly made it to Christmas. But we could not make you stay.
So sadly put to sleep on 21st September 2004. We will never forget you. You were always a happy, cheeky little fella.
So sadly died 14 April 2004
Sadly Died December 27th 2003. With love always from Emma and Family.
Sadly died 26 April 2003
Sadly died 3 March 2003
Sadly put to sleep on
Died 31st May 2002 aged 17 years. Beautiful memories of a lovely
Died 28 Feb 2002 aged 17 years.
Titch the Hamster.
Died 2 June 2001aged 2 years.
So little but so loved.
Cruelly run down
Bemidji, the gentleman dog,
Died on 25 Sept 2000 aged 12 years.
Died 1 May 1997 aged 9 years.
Died 29 Jan 1996 aged 13 years.
Died 12 June 1994 aged 16 years.
Died June 1994 aged 16 years.
26 May 1993 aged nearly 17 years.
Died 8 July 1991 from Leukaemia aged 9 years.
Died 16 May 1990 aged 18 years.
Died 9 Oct 1982.
Died 9 Sept 1982 aged 2.
Sadly missed after a terrible accident.
God's finger touched him and he slept.
- Lord Alfred Tennyson -
"Still so gently
o'er me stealing,
Mem'ry will bring back the feeling,
Spite of all my grief revealing,
That I love thee, that I dearly love thee still."
- Opera of La Sonnambula -
I thought it would be nice for all those pet owners who have lost a pet to pay a little tribute to their loved one, so please do not hesitate to send me a photo of your pet with your tribute. Long tributes may have to be cut down to allow more pet owners to have their tribute on the page so I would be very grateful if you could keep your tribute to just a few words. Thank you so much. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of your photos. You may email the photo if you prefer.
And when the stream
Which overflowed the soul was passed away,
A consciousness remained that it had left
Deposited upon the silent shore
Of memory images and precious thoughts
That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
Book vii. William Wordsworth
I just need a CLEAR photo of your pet dogs, cats, ponies, horses, birds or any other pet animals, persons or places, to create a unique and special gift.
If you do not have any clear, close up photos of your pet, take some NOW.
Isabel Clark BA (Honours) Fine Art
Pet Portraits of Dogs, Cats & Animals in oils on canvas or watercolours
by Isabel Clark Paintings Make Very Special Gifts or Cards
Contact Name and Address:-
Isabel Clark - Proprietor, 24 Goodman Way, Tile Hill Village, Coventry CV4 9UF England - Tel: 024 76462885
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I just need a CLEAR photo of your pet dogs, cats, ponies, horses, birds or any other pet animals, persons or places,
to create a unique and special gift.
If you do not have any clear, close up photos of your pet, take some NOW.
If your pet has sadly died and it is too late to take any clear photos I will willingly look at your photo and let you know if it is clear enough. I love my pet portrait work, but one of the saddest aspects is where an old pet has died and the owner has no clear photo to remember their friend by, or, indeed, to create a pet portrait memorial to their lost one. So take those pictures now, even if you do not yet decide on a painting of your pet.
The happiest aspect of my work is when my client has received their pet portrait and telephone or write to let me know how delighted they are in spite of the tears over their lost friend. I have so many lovely letters telling me how the portrait of their pet is now taking pride of place in their home, and how they feel their pet's spirit is still with them whenever they gaze at the painting. So do not hesitate. Order your pet portrait painting today. You will be so glad you did.
Children or any person or pet can be painted into the scene, even if they were not in that particular photo. Many things are possible. If you have a special request, just ask. If it is possible it can be done.
So, if you have no CLEAR photos, get clicking and send your favourite photo to me for that dog painting, cat painting, animal painting, or landscape painting. You will be delighted with the result.
Pet dogs, cats, animals or any child or adult can be painted into the scene, even if they were not in that particular photo. Many things are possible. If you have a special request, just ask. If it is possible it can be done.
We should all value our historical houses be they palaces, farmhouses or cottages, they are our links to our past, but sadly, many are being allowed to deteriorate beyond any repair. It would be a poorer world with no physical reminders of our ancestors presence. Whenever, I get the opportunity I am out painting and capturing little corners of this England onto canvas or watercolour paper.
We should have much tougher laws against the pollution of our rivers and fields, and stricter laws to protect pressured animals and green spaces.
Imagine a world with only one creature, the human being. What a dreadful place that would be. We must all do our best to alleviate some of the harm man has done to this world and its animal inhabitants. One way is to enforce planning controls for new human dwellings, office blocks and factories that are sympathetic to the natural environment.
The welfare of this Earth's wild creatures is something I feel very passionately about. We have done so much harm to these fellow residents of our planet, who, of course, have as much right to exist as humanity. Wild animals, including the smallest insect have no less right to live out their natural lifespan as ourselves.
We should not attempt to turn all their wild habitats into pretty parks for just our enjoyment. Nature is wild and beautiful in its wildness. Wild animals need to be wild and free and people can find enjoyment in this too.
We cannot turn this, still beautiful, Earth into a controlled, barren environment for the convenience of just one of this world's creatures, ourselves. We can help these animals in many ways, such as not mowing every piece of wild meadow near our towns. No voles, hawks or butterflies can exist on a lawn. These animals need the shelter of tall grasses to hide in and to feed from. Where there are no hiding places, there are no wild creatures. Where the grass is mown no wild flowers can flourish. However, with a little goodwill on our part it is amazing how quickly Mother Nature heals her wounds.
Remember the warm days of summer as, during the cold days of winter, you gaze at your painting of your sunny garden and home.
If you want a really unusual and special gift for a pet or animal lover for Christmas, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Easter, Anniversaries, Retirements, Presentations or any other celebration, a portrait of a beloved pet is always a unique and very welcome gift. Whether it is a dog painting, cat painting, horse painting, wild animal painting, bird painting, child or adult human painting or a painting of someone's home and garden, it will bring delight and surprise to the recipient.
Pet Portraits of Dogs, Cats, Animals, Wildlife, People, Landscape Paintings & Greeting Cards created from Your Own Photos
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release,
the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure,
and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
- Charles Caleb Colton -
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