Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that animal goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for 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 of the animals who have 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 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 breaks 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 to each other in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face and your hands again caress the beloved head. 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 -
This page is in honor of our precious rats who have crossed Rainbow Bridge. We still love them deeply and sometimes cry when we're reminded of them. Each rat will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever; and are the inspiration of our work. Sadly, photos of our precious critters Acoma, Alamo, Alder, Alverca, Amaryllis, Anari, Angel, Angelica, Aragon, Aria, Arlenna, Arlo, Artemisia, Ash, Asiago, Aspen, Atoka, Bandelier, Beertje, Belen, Beloved, Bernalillo, Birch, Bluebell, Bosco, Bosworth, Bouvardia, Bougainvillea, Bougon, Breezy, Brie, Brin, Bucheret, Buddy, Budgie, Bug, Bunting, Buster, Butters, Cardinal, Carlos, Carnation, Carol, Carrizozo, Cassatt, Ceann, Cedar, Cezanne, Chama, Chaparral, Champ, Cheddar, Chevre, Chile, Chimayo, Chocolate Chip, Chrysanthemum, Cibola, Cimarron, Clematis, Clementine, Cloudy, Clovis, Cochiti, Cookie, Cotija, Cottonwood, Cricket, Cuba, Cyclamen, Cygnus, Cypress, Daisie, Dakota, Dale, Darryl, Dayne, Degas, Delphinium, Deming, Devon, Dickens, Dingo, Doe, Drew, Durango, Dusty, Dutch, Edelweiss, Eldorado, Elida, Elm, Elmo, Espanola, Ethel, Eunice, Feather, Feta, Finch, Fineen, Firecracker, Flora, Flurry, Foggy, Fontina, Forest, Forsythia, Franky, Frosty, Garth, Gene, George, Geraldine, Giblet, Giles, Gingi, Goofy, Gouda, Grimm, Gruyere, Guadalupe, Harvey, Hemingway, Henry, Heron, Hobbs, Hocus, Hollyhock, Honey, Hurley, Jalapeno, Jarlsberg, Jasmine, Jay, Jemez, Jiffy Pop, Jonquil, Josiah, Jupiter, Kealie, Keeler, Kelsie, Kipling, Klindt, Lake, Larissa, Lark, Larkspur, Larry, Leanna, Leo, Leona, Liatris, Licorice, Lisianthus, Loraina, Loretta, Lotus, Luna, Lupine, Magnolia, Magpie, Manchego, Manet, Mango, Maple, March, Marigold, Matisse, Melrose, Mercury, Mesilla, Miguel, Milo, Milton, Mohammad Ali, Monet, Monterrey Moon, Monster, Mozzarella, Muffin, Myrtle, Narcissus, Oriole, Orville Redenbacher, Neptune, Ocean, Orchid, Pablano, Padmae, Parmesan, Peanut the 2nd, Pebbles, Picasso, Pissarro, Placitas, Pluto, Pocus, Poe, Poinsettia, Poplar, Poppie, Popsicle, Portales, Primrose, Ramah, Rainbow, Rainy, Raton, Raven, Regina, Rembrandt, Renoir, River, Robin, Romano, Roquefort, Rosemary, Roy, Ruidoso, Sage, Samantha the 1st, Sammy, Sandpiper, Saturn, Scilla, Sergia, Shadow, Shrimp, Simba, Sky, Smidgeon, Snapdragon, Snowball, Snowdrop, Snowy, Socorro, Sparrow, Speck, Spruce, Spunky, Squirt, Stargazer, Steinbeck, Stephanotis, Stimpy, Stormy, St. Patrick, Sunny, Sweet One, Swiss, Sycamore, Syrah, Taleggio, Tanager, Tansy, Taos, Tatum, Texico, Tijeras, Tom, Tuesday, Tulip, Turkey, Vaughn, Velveeta, Venus, Viburnum, Vinca, Violet the 1st, Waldo, Whitman, Wren, and YoYo are missing but we will always love and remember them.
A beautiful piece by artist and rat lover Drusilla Kehl