They say that a dog is a man’s best friend, but if you’ve been lucky enough to have shared your home with a dog then you will know that they are not just a man’s best friend but a girls too.   They give you so much love and affection and are loyal to you until the end of their days.  And its not just dogs that make their way into our hearts, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses and more all bring us joy and company into our lives.  They don’t judge they just love and that makes for a special kind of a relationship.  Sadly when they leave to go of the Rainbow Bridge they leave great big furry paw prints all over your heart that are hard to fill.

Recently a friend got in touch and shared that she had sadly lost her beloved dog Bessie and asked if I could make a ring as a remembrance to her.  And I gladly agreed, I knew I had the perfect little paw print stamp which was just right for this piece of jewellery.  To make it even more personalised, I was able to stamp Bessie’s name inside the ring, so that every time my friend wore her ring she would have a little reminder of Bessie close by.

You can see photos of a similar ring below.  My friend was thrilled and was so happy with her new gift in memory of Bessie.  Since sharing these photos on Facebook, so many people have reached out and said they would love to have a personalised ring made for them too.  I can personalise the inside of the ring with upto 14 characters, so maybe you can remember more than one pet.

She mentioned about animals leaving to go over the Rainbow Bridge when their time has come to leave us, but this was the first time I had heard of it.  She explained the Rainbow Bridge is a bridge that all animals cross when they pass over, eventually to be reunited with their owners.  There has even been a beautiful poem written by an unknown author about it which you can read below.  It really touches your heart…

“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

Isn’t that just a beautiful way of remembering your furry friend.

Until next time xx