Real Life Rainbow Bridge Stories
'My Beautiful Bruno'
My Boy Bruno
Two years ago I lost my beloved boxer Bruno.
He was my best friend and my soul mate and for the last few years of his life we spent every day together.
Whilst he was 11 when he died and fighting cancer, his sudden death of a heart attack was devastating.
I felt incredibly guilty because he was at the vets when he died and I wondered if he had just given up because he thought I did'nt love him and had left him at the vets.
I hit an all time low and felt absolutely distraught. I just could'nt make any sense of it and spent my days wondering 'what if I'd been there?'
About a week after he died when I was feeling really really bad, I was standing at the sink washing up some dishes.
My son had printed out a photo of Bruno which was a closeup of his face and I kept it on the shelf near to the sink.
As I stood there with tears in my eyes attempting to wash the dishes I glanced across at the photo of Bruno and saw a single solitary tear fall down from his eye. It took me by complete surprise and at first I thought I must have splashed the picture whilst washing up. But there was no water on the rest of the picture and when I looked at it the tear was on the inside of the frame.
I truly believe he was sending me a message to say that he was sad because I was so unhappy without him. When he was alive, if I was upset about anything he would really feel my mood and be unhappy himself, often having an upset stomach as a result.
I really feel this was his way of telling me not to be unhappy because it made him sad too. Although I was still unhappy he was gone, I felt much better knowing he had sent me a sign that he was okay, and I know he'll be waiting for me until we meet again at Rainbow Bridge.