Bill at Rainbow Bridge was written by Dan Carrison for all who have ever been blessed by the unconditional love of a pet. It is a wonderful story about David and his best friend Bill, the Bulldog. For over a decade the two had been the best of companions . . . until Bill passed away.This heart warming, emotional and penetrating story takes place at Rainbow Bridge and here on earth. Rainbow Bridge is a place where departed pets play, romp and sleep together in total bliss as they wait for the day they are reunited with their owners. After Bill passes away you go with him to Rainbow Bridge where he is immediately welcomed and befriended by Annie the Tabby cat, Willow the female Pug and Zack the Schnauzer. It paints a beautiful picture of a place were there is no pain or sadness.
The humans left here on earth in the story are also fascinating and interesting characters. Along with David you meet Greg Baxter, a grief counselor and Elizabeth Browning who opens her home to owners of departed pets for group therapy. All the people you meet have shared the heartbreak of losing a beloved pet.
The story combines the characters left on earth and their pets at Rainbow Bridge. The twelve chapters take you on a wonderful journey of understanding. Rainbow Bridge is an easy read and you will have a hard time putting it down.
If you have ever suffered the loss of a beloved pet you know and understand the devastating feelings. Bill at Rainbow Bridge is not a self-help type of book but rather a story you can relate to and find strength to help you through your grief. It shows that the grief for our pets is normal and we are not alone. It confirms that a beloved pet can be as big a part of our lives as a human being and the grieving process is no different. Hope can be found in the pages by the visions of our happy pets at the park just for them in the sky. The prospect that we might actually be reunited with them will lift your heart. It lets you know that is is okay to move on without forgetting them. It will guide you through the grieving process and you will find peace in accepting your loss.
In December 2009 I lost my Sophi, the most loving and caring pet that had been my companion for 14 years. Little did I know the heartfelt grief I was experiencing was normal. Bill at Rainbow Bridge would have been a great help for me to cope with the loss. I am grateful to finally understand and feel the comfort of Rainbow Bridge.
I would highly recommend Bill at Rainbow Bridge. It would make a truly thoughtful gift for a friend who has lost a beloved pet. It would also be the perfect gift for the pet-lover in your life.