Dogs we have shared our lives with that have now crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge.
Cats we have shared our lives with that have now crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge.
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own,
live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan.
Irving Townsend, “The Once Again Prince,” Separate Lifetimes, 1986.