Rainbow bridge - angel cat waiting for its owner cross stitch design
I love the Rainbow Bridge poem, its a lovely image. I renember being at a sleepover at my friends house after her beloved dog died. My friends Grandma decided to read out the Rainbow bridge poem to cheer her up and indeed it did. We later spent a little time drawing what we thought the Rainbow Bridge looked like.
Update: I have been requested to make a dog version, so if you'd like to see it heres a link:
For those of you who are not familiar with the poem here it is:
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...
|Colour||Where is it used||Anchor Thread numbers|
|Black||Outlines, cat main colour||403|
|Yellow||Rainbow and halo||305|
|Pink||Heart cat is holding||6|
|White||Details on cat||1|
I have been requested to do a dog version of this design so watch this space it will be coming up.
Reference images found in the public domain at the following links:
For more Pet themed cross stitch designs here are some links:
Peanut the cat in a box
Border Collie Puppy
Simple Beagle puppy
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