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Our Rainbow Bridge page is provided to friends and supporters of Golden Rescue South Florida as
a means to remember beloved Goldens. With a donation of $25 , you can post a photo and
paragraph about your Golden. Golden Rescue South Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable
organization. Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations go toward caring for Goldens in need.

 Please send photo and your tribute to Lisa at RJLPH@aol.com and your donation
can be made with our PayPal link below or by sending a check(made out to GRSF) to
 Golden Rescue South Florida
c/o LeeAnn Runkle
 PO Box 17084
Plantation, FL 33318
 
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Cassie

Cassie R.I.P. 3/7/2015
Tribute to a Best Friend
Sunlight streams through window pane onto a spot on the floor.....
then I remember,
 it's where you used to lie, but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound.....
then I remember,
it's where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road, and up beyond the hill,
then I remember,
it can't be yours..... your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor and empty muted hall,
and lay them with the absent voice and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memories in a blanket of my love,
and keep them for my best friend until we meet above

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Batman
God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around him and whispered,” Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and slowly fade away.
 Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, playful paws were put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
-Author Unknown

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Roux
It’s been a week since I woke up to find my Daughter, an 8 year old Golden retriever dead at my bedside.
 ROUX had fought the fight of a lifetime, but no one beats Cancer.
God had seen her suffer and I had done everything possible to relieve the horrible pain the Vet said she was in.
 Just one week earlier she appeared healthy and happy. then she was gone.
 I cry, as she was as much a family member as any human ever was.
Now all I have is her ashes to remind me never to forget how fragile life really is.
No One beats death but I only wish for a little more time to love the daughter that God granted to me in this life.
May she rest in peace, forever.
Arnold  Oct 22, 2014


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Cherry

Thank you for your company, since the first day you brought happiness to our family.
You were our best friend and part of our family. Your were always kind and loving and it is hard to let you go.
We know you are in a better place without pain so we are happy that you are with God waiting for us.
 We will always love you and miss you. Thank for the funny moments and all the good times you gave us.
We love you cherrita. Rest in peace baby!
9/27/14

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Sinbad
Sinbad was my son, my friend, my support group. He was at my side when my wife died in 2008.
 He loved me, and treats and all the attention he could get. I loved him unconditionally as he loved me.
 For 13 years he filled my heart with joy, excitement and fun times.
He even liked to swim with me.
 I know he was sick and a cure was not to be so now he is with God awaiting my arrival.
 I hurt now but I couldn’t be selfish and keep him here in pain just to please me.. May he rest in peace.
 9/9/2014


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Finn

We were blessed to have Finn in our lives for only 11 months.
 The first time I saw his beautiful, soulful eyes, I knew he was the dog I was looking for.
He was our gentle sweet boy and we miss him so much! I know his buddy, One Eyed Jack(our cat) sure misses him.
 Until we meet again...have fun big guy!    April 4, 2014


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Lucky
Our Handsome Lucky Boy!
 Although you came to us late in your life we feel like we loved you forever.
You gave us so many great memories.
Rest in peace "Bubba Cheese". 1/4/14


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Alley
Our hearts are broken. Alley was the Angel that filled our lives with love. She was our perfect girl.
We know she is at peace, feeling no pain. But we will miss her forever.
Rest In Peace Alley
 Bob & Chris December, 2013


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Heidi
We all followed Heidi's story, hoping she would come through all the surgeries and medicines and find a loving forever home.
Maybe her story will inspire people to vote for a law outlawing dog fighting, so other innocent dogs do not have to suffer as Heidi did.

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Callie
Phil and Karen opened their home and their hearts to a senior lady named Callie.
 They showered her with love and gave her the best 20 months of her life.
 Although their hearts are broken today, they can live forever rejoicing in the happiness and good life they gave to sweet Callie.

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 Smokey
Old Smokey finally passed...He was a wonderful dog & will be deeply missed by those who knew him
August 2013


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Rusty

For Our Beloved Rusty
To every season there is a harvest, then comes renewal.
To every life there is a sunset, then comes a glorious dawning.
The Lord blesses us in many ways - with family and friends and especially with His loving animals.
We thank God for the privilege to have cared for another one of His "Golden's" - our beloved Rusty.
By far, he was the sweetest dog we have ever had. What a wonderful and gentle soul he was. He had a Heart of Gold.
This was our sixth Golden to earn his Heavenly reward. It never gets any easier.
Even though our baby was only seven years young, the loving impact that he had on our lives can only be measured in lifetimes.
You see, Rescues have this "sixth" sense of gratitude for their adoptive parents.
They forever bless us with unconditional Love. They teach us how to love.
They teach us how to cry. We should all learn from them.
We are forever grateful to Carol and Golden Rescue of South Florida, from the bottom of our hearts, for allowing Him to adopt us.
He will always remain in his Forever Home and in our Hearts.
God bless him, God keep him, until the Lord brings us together again over the Rainbow Bridge.
Rey, Silvia and RJ Morales November 21, 2012

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Walker
Walker has crossed the Rainbow Bridge... he will be met by the Hodgson Herd on the other side...God speed!
Lisa and Bob
July 2012


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Randall
Randall had a good time his last 17 months.
 Always first at the door for a walk, when I came home or to take a ride to work.
Randall was just a great dog and I was lucky to share time with him.


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Molly
“Molly was the best friend of a dear friend of mine. I enjoyed vicariously living their travels and adventures together.
 I know she is missed greatly and has left a big hole in a very big heart.”

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Hunter
The dog who they said they would never get, who became a part of our family,
a part of our lives, and a part of our hearts forever.
Hunter was the consummate companion. He protected us and made us laugh, smile, and love.
Although his eyes always hinted at his human soul,
his unconditional loyalty and faithfulness
 gave us so much more than we ever imagined.
 Hunter – we love you and will never forget you.
We are sending plenty of unstuffed animals and tennis balls over the Rainbow Bridge for you.
 April 2012

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Bo
They say it’s not how long you live but how full your life is and we can say that Bo filled ours
with more love and laughs in one year’s time than some people receive in a lifetime.
Although his time with us was brief, we are so blessed to have had the time together
 to love, care and nurture him and for him to love us back unconditionally.
He was our sweet and gentle boy. We miss him dearly but we know that no matter how deep his sleep
 he can still hear us and not all the power of death can keep his spirit from wagging a grateful tail.
Brenda and Randy Manion
September 2011

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Bailey
Bailey died Sunday of cancer at 9 years old.
She was the most loving, kind dog in the world. I will miss her forever.
 She loved her ducks and squirrels. She had the most loving eyes of any animal.
Thank you, Bob Brewer
Delray Beach
May 2011

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Smokey
We guess there must be a great beach on the other side of The Rainbow Bridge.
 Smokey never went far without a towel. We hope he has a great time with Alley, Red, Muffin and Chaos....
 the Hodgson Herd on the "other side"
 Have fun at the beach!
April 2011

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Toby
We lost our beloved Toby on December 18, 2010.
 Smiling and playful until the day he left us, Toby was a true 'miracle dog', giving us 6 blessed years
 after losing his front left leg to osteosarcoma in 2004. His courage and attitude were an inspiration to so many,
 and his story gave hope to parents of pets diagnosed with this horrible disease.
Every day with him was a gift from God. We love you, Toby.
Nancy and David Saunders

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Sonny
Sonny passed over the Rainbow Bridge in December, 2010...
he was much loved and was Lucy's best friend...

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Hobo
Hobo went to the Rainbow bridge on November 5, 2010.
He taught us all about strength, perseverance and the will to live.
The world is a lesser place without him.
 LeeAnn Runkle
November 2010

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Chaos

Chaos snuggling with Muffin.... He was our first Rescue (8 years ago).
He was my special Guy. Of course it was, once again, Hemangiosarcoma of the spleen.
We found the tumor on Friday and it ruptured on Monday.
I miss his smiling face. No one smiled quite like he did. I hope he is with Muffin now….
Lisa and Bob
March 2010

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Muffin
Our Little Girl Muffin, who we hoped would live 2 weeks when she hobbled out of Miami-Dade,
managed to make us smile for almost 2 years...she deserves to rest in peace.
Bob & Lisa
December 2009

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Ranger
Though we only had Ranger for a year, he quickly became an important part of our life,
learning to swim, enjoying the pool and beach, and being my constant shadow...
we will miss you sweet boy!
The McDonald's
September 2009

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From Martin and Marcy Freedman
.... for Dr and Mrs Bob Leff
In Memory of their Golden Johnny

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Lincolngriff

Lincoln and Griffey
We lost our beautiful baby Lincoln to Canine Distemper.
Sadly, he had been infected at the pet store where we bought him.
We had him for a month and two weeks, and in that month he gave us so much unconditional love, as we did in return.
 We did everything possible to keep Lincoln alive and healthy, but the virus took over him.
 He had so much life, and even though he was sick, he would still manage to get up and play with us.
No matter where we went, he would follow, and he would always wag his tail.
He was not the average puppy because of his illness, but no one could ever tell.
His fight for life made us realize the important things in life.
He touched so many lives and he left us his wonderful spirit.
He will always be in our hearts and memory.
Griffey our 15 year yellow lab has also crossed the rainbow bridge.
We want you both to know that we love you very much, always and forever.
 Love, Jenny and Jesse.
 Lincoln : Jan 17, 2009 - May 18, 2009
 Griffey: June 7, 1994 - June 5, 2009

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Patrick
We lost our beloved Patrick in December, 2008, of cancer.
Fortunately, it was quick, and he never appeared to suffer too much.
It seems to me that too many Goldens go this way.
 Hopefully, someday there might appear a solution to reduce these occurrences.
 Patrick was only 8, but led a full life. Since I have been retired 8 years,
Patrick and I were constant buddies. He loved the outdoors - especially the beach,
 a local golf course after hours, trips to the mountains, and long walks through our neighborhood.
 He would find golf balls and I put them in a bowl "compliments of Patrick" for our golfing friends.
 He had 100's of friends who remembered his name as we walked, and had no idea who I was. "Patrick's dad, I guess!
 He loved people, and was loved in return.
We are missing him dearly, but have wonderful memories and are looking forward to meeting again at the Rainbow Bridge.
Bob and Sue Merrill
 December 2008

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   Monty
Monty
We lost our Monty suddenly to cancer in November.
He was my buddy for 12 years.... he loved wrestling with Jake (our English Setter),
 swimming, rolling in the snow and playing hide and seek with our children.
He was there through all our moves and kept me company as our children left the nest.
Our family will miss him very much.
 The McDonald's ...
Nov 2008

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Angel
Angel was the perfect name for her. She was in charge of the house, and ran a tight ship.
 She was very possessive of me and didn't want to share.
 I really am missing her, but so grateful for the time I got to spend with her.
When you wake up in the morning a bit stiff with minor aches and pains,
 and then watch her dance around with the others with that tumor,
 like it was made of cotton, you realize your little aches are non-existent.
Jamie ...
.March 2009

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Sam

Today, May 11, marks the one year anniversary when our sweetie Sam passed over the Rainbow Bridge.  Sam was one of the MayDay goldens of May 2010.
We enjoyed a loving and happy 6 years together.He earned his Heavenly reward and now joins his brother Rusty, our first GRSF rescue from 2007
. As his gift to us, he sent us another sweetheart named Macy.  He lives forever in her.
Thanks LeeAnn and GRSF for helping us in bringing Macy to her new forever home and for being a loving sister to our other GRSF rescue Billy.
God Bless them all.
Rey and Silvia Morales and RJ