And Then There Was ‘Sage’

'Sage' The beagle overflowing with 'love'. She loved to go on rides.
‘Sage’ The beagle overflowing with ‘love’. She loved to go on rides.

Traffic At Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge has been rather busy within my family this past month. First it was Abby, then Lucy. Today I regret to inform you that ‘Sage’ has also crossed Rainbow Bridge.

Dreaded Making The Phone Call

It was a rather unsettling start of the day. I had to know how ‘Sage’ was. I made the call. The news was not good. ‘Sage’ got worse despite the IVs that contained medication to help her toward better health. The tumor on her hind leg was simply ‘too aggressive’. Her body wasn’t strong enough to overcome it. She wasn’t herself.

Making The Decision

It is always a difficult decision when it is time to put a beloved pet down. It was time. ‘Sage’s’ 12 year old body simply could not take anymore. I gave Dr. Hennen the okay.

I Had A Request First

I asked Dr. Hennen if she could tell ‘Sage’ that she will be crossing rainbow bridge where Dodger and Abby will greet her. The three of them grew up together in a bustling home of girls that loved them lots. She said she would do that for her.

Sage’s Last Ride

Tomorrow will be ‘Sage’s’ last ride. I will pick her remains up at the clinic and taking her home where there will be a grave dug next to Abby. Her brother Dodger who crossed Rainbow Bridge a few years ago and was cremated will be buried with ‘Sage’. The two beagles will be together again. This time at Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge Poem
Rainbow Bridge Poem



I’ll Meet You At Rainbow Bridge

Pet loss is something everyone has experienced. Their lives are shorter and only borrowed to us for a given time. When their time is up, off to Rainbow Bridge they go where they are restored to live life fully waiting to meet us again at Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge Poem

Rainbow Bridge Poem
Rainbow Bridge Poem

Among The Sea Of Hostas

In my back garden among the sea of hostas is where my beloved pets and my mom’s are buried. Last year I got an idea to make a ‘Rainbow Bridge’ to put back there. How I was going to portray it to be a ‘Rainbow Bridge’ was another story. I did not want to spend money buying all the colors of the rainbow in paint. I built the bridge and will show you how I did it in another post that I am working on.

Then The Idea Came…

I would make a sign that said ‘Rainbow Bridge’. How I would do it without putting too much expense into it was another story.

I had this garden stake that has fabric on it in a square. Whatever was painted on it had faded. I saw that and thought this is what I was going to use for my sign.

I also inherited some fabric paint. It is old and I had to go through them to find out which ones I could use to make a rainbow. It was a challenge as many of the fabric paints were dried out.

There were also some jewels of various colors I decided to throw in as well. The following is a picture of the finished sign. It sort of looks like a 10 year old made it but I think that is where the charm is in it because of the purpose the sign is to portray. It is a rainbow where all our beloved pets use to cross ‘Rainbow Bridge’ to wait to meet up with us again.

Garden sign paint faded.
Garden sign paint faded.
Finished Rainbow Bridge Sign.
Finished Rainbow Bridge Sign.
Up close outside in its new home.
Up close outside in its new home.
I'll meet you at 'Rainbow Bridge'.
I’ll meet you at ‘Rainbow Bridge’.


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