The Last Great Adventure of Benjamin Bean

Goodnight to my friend, running partner, family member — Bennie Bean. You have crossed the Rainbow Bridge to whatever comes next. Though you will be in our hearts forever, but we will miss you being a part of our daily lives.

Bennie’s first kisses — April 10, 2010 at the shelter
Bennie the runner 2016
Bennie waiting to say goodbye April 14, 2023

Until we meet again on the other side – my friend, we will miss you so much. Though we know you will be running free and waiting on the other side when it is our turn to cross the…


There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. 
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many splendid colors. 
Just this side of Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush, green grass. 
When beloved pets die, they go to this place. 
There is always food and water and warm spring weather. 
The old and frail animals are young again. 
Those who are maimed are made whole again. 
They play all day with each other. 
There is only one thing missing. 
They are not with their special person who loved 
them on earth. 
So each day they run and play. 
Until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! 

The nose twitches. 
The ears are up! 
The eyes are staring. 
And this one suddenly runs from the group. 
You have been seen! 
And when you and your special friend meet, 
you take him in your arms and embrace. 
Your face is kissed again and again and again, 
and you look once more more into the eyes of your trusting pet. 
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together… 
Never again to be separated.

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