My Wonderland ~Toby A Dedication ~ by Norma Stevens



Dedicated to our Toby

Toby, our puppy
Adopted from the pound.
He looked like a terrier,
But he leaped like a hound.
A more loving puppy
Never was found.

Our home with his yaps of joy
Did redound
Until bronchitis
In his lungs was found
A cure for which
Was nowhere around.

His body was lovingly
Placed in the ground.
But we will ever remember
Our terrier-hound.

Written by Thomas Stevens
March, 2001

Just this side of Heaven is a place called
"The Rainbow Bridge"

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here that pet goes to The 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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent. The eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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 The Rainbow Bridge together.


Bijoux crossed over the
Rainbow Bridge
to be with Toby.
Bijoux 9/28/92 - 6/14/2004

Molly crossed over the Rainbow Bride

How sweet my little Molly
I really love her so
She gives me so much in return
In fact, I think she knows
When I get to heaven
I hope God will approve
If I take her with me
To enjoy eternal bliss.

Story of Toby The Pound Puppy