I cry every time I read The Rainbow Bridge . It is so comforting, yet so sad - it brings back all the memories. From Bandit, my "mothering" Sib to Perky & Patches, a parakeet / rabbit duo who used to enjoy a bit of wine together. (I allowed them a couple of sips every once in a long while.) I am planning to paint a mural on my spare bedroom wall of the Rainbow Bridge meadows, and put in as many of my menagerie as I can. I think memorializing them that way will be cathartic for me. (If I extend the painting, I could fit Sequoya, Emma, Fredo, and others in as well.) I have the painting pretty well sketched out so when I regain my get-up-and-go (which got up and left), I will get at it! If I ever finish, I'll post a pix.
My son once told me the only person who would have more pets greeting them at the Rainbow Bridge than me, would be Noah.
I'm extending warm comforting hugs, and happy memories, to all who have lost a beloved pet.