In Remembrance of Teddy

My dog, Teddy passed away this morning due to old age; it’d be too emotional for me to call or e-mailing friends and family to give notice of his death, so let this post be his obituary, and marked the date of his death, June 18, 2007.

Teddy was 12 years old, not quite making it to 13 at the time of his death, like any loss, he will be missed. He had been a great companion and a comfort to know that he kept watch, never once failed his duty, and his barking, which had been annoying to my neighbors at times, will be missed.

A friend gave this poem to me, very sweet of her and I’d like to share, especially to those whom had lost their pet.


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 friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. 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 bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him 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 beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…


  1. Sorry to hear about the loss of your pet. I’ve heard dogs make great pets, they are very loyal and have neat personalities. We’ve only had cats. The longest living one was about five years old. A truly aristocratic cat, one that we still miss very much.

  2. Hi Salat, it’s either you’re a dog person or a cat person, I’m happening to be a dog person. Teddy was my third that I lost, first it was Ralph, then Snuggy (when I took her to the vet when she got sick and spelled her name wrong, somehow it was Snuggle and they kept calling her that but she wouldn’t respond), and this time Teddy, all died of old age. I’ll not be replacing him right away; I have my fish now, so it’s not as bad. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Awwwwww, after I saw that movie “Marley and Me” I’m being more paranoid then ever with my cats. They both are old also I’ve had them for about 7 years and I’m still preparing myself if one day I would have to say goodbye to them. I guess that when it’s time to go to that little heaven in the sky it’s all for a good cause.

    I just think Teddy is the cutest name ever. I love that name! My boyfriends name is Theodore but his nickname is Teddy. I don’t know but I think I have an infatuation with that name.. lol

    • Julie, it’s sad when they lived with you for a long time, with Ralph, I got so attached to him because he had diabetes the last 6 years of his life and I had to give him insulin shots twice a day. He was blind a couple of years before he passed away, but Snuggie was always there to help guide him to places. I sat up with him till late that night, him and Snuggie had a big dog house underneath the deck, and I was out there with the flash light, he passed away that night, I think him and Snuggie knew it was time. 😦

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