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It's an uneasy truce between me and that bird --
mainly because she is paranoid. Paranoid Parrot!
But someone has to check on what that bird is up to!


Peso & Arista




July 1997

My ring - my favorite toy. It's the only darned thing
I haven't been able to chew through! My Human gave
up ages ago buying me other toys. I have a very
sensitive stomach, so she worries about what I can
swallow (and I'll eat anything!) I'm on an enzyme
medication which helps me digest my food...even though
all I ever get is that dry stuff. But then, I throw up
everything else! It's not easy being a dog...



The last photo taken of 'Ris, about 2 weeks before her death.



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...


Rolfi, who preceded Arista to the Bridge.
1963 - 1975





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