Sunday, May 2, 2010


Well today I had to say goodbye to a very, very special old friend.
My horse Gemini that I have had and loved for 40 years passed away during the night. We were blessed to have had her for that long, as horses do not live to be that age. She was such a special horse, so kind and gentle. She greeted me with a nicker every morning when I went in the barn, but this morning it broke my heart to find her gone. We almost lost her 4 years ago, but with extra care and love she pulled through. She loved eating her apples every day and her special friend Sylvester the cat used to like to sleep on her back in the winter to stay warm.

Rest in Peace my friend.
We will always love and remember you.

Your family

The Rainbow Bridge

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...

Gemini with DH last summer 2009
Gemini on the day she was born June 10th, 1970
Gemini and me at the Horse Show at our town Fall Fair 1981
Gemini and my sister Audrey at the Horse Show at our town Fall Fair 1981


  1. Good Morning Janet Sweetie...
    I will be saying prayers for you today as I know how hard it is to lose our friends. They love us unconditionally, are always there to nudge when we need it and listen to our problems and never complain once.

    Gemini is for sure running in Rainbow Bridge, just as proud as the day she was born, a little wobbly about the new surroundings.

    God Bless you sweet friend. She will always be close in your heart. You have 40 years of wonderful memories. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

  2. Janet.I'm so sorry to hear of Gemini passing away.She obviously had a wonderful life with you to live to such a great age.Think back to all those special times you all shared and know she will be running free at Rainbow Bridge now.What a wonderful place.

  3. How sad! I'm so very sorry. You are so blessed to have had her for so long. Thank you for sharing the pictures. They are beautiful! Take care...

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Gemini's passing..My thoughts and prayers are with you today..

  5. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Gemini. I'm sure she knew how very much she was loved all those years. It is never easy to say goodbye to our beloved pets. May Gemini be running free across the Rainbow Bridge.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful and loyal companion. I will keep you both in my prayer's. Blessings to you.

  7. I'm so sorry, that's very sad. Animals are very special and easy to love. I'm sure she had a very happy life with you and loved you very much. ((hugs)) to my new friend.