Just this side of heaven is a 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...