Where do your pets go when they leave the earth-plane? It has to be one of the biggest questions I am asked. Many people believe that our pets go to an otherworldly place called the Rainbow Bridge. This is the title of a poem that appeared on social networking sites and has become so popular you only have to Google it on the internet to see different variations of the original poem, of which the author is unknown. The poem explains that when our pets go to heaven, their spirit lives on happily. They are without pain, and they run freely in stunning meadows until it is time to meet their beloved human friend(s). When it's their owner's time to go to spirit, they cross the Rainbow Bridge and are united again. The poem can be rather sugary sweet, but it's not far removed from the snippets I have seen when channelling. I hope it brings some comfort to those of you who have recently lost a pet to the spirit world. As a Medium, I will often see the pets of those I am doing readings for. In most cases I see them with my client's loved ones in spirit and it gives them great comfort to know that both their human loved ones live on in spirit as do their loyal furry friends. When you lose a pet, it can leave a massive void in your life because they were a big part of your family. Some people may feel a stronger connection to their pets than they do other people! I believe this is because our pets love us unconditionally. When we come home after a hard day's work, your furry one is usually the first one to come and greet you. Their affection is real - what you see, is what you get, with no hidden agenda. From a health point of view, having at least one pet is good for the soul - it's a well known fact that petting your dog or cat can help to reduce anxiety, depression, and ease loneliness. It has also been proven in many cases that having a dog as a pet can help to lower blood pressure, too. Is it therefore no wonder that we grieve the loss of our beloved furry members of the family when they leave the earthly plane? When channelling, I am often shown images of pets in the spirit world. They appear much younger and healthier than when they went to the light. There is also a lot of vibrant colours that come through with them, deep green grass, rolling hills, and a deep love that shines through that would be very difficult to put into words to anyone who has never owned a pet before. I know without a doubt that our pets live on in spirit. I have had enough confirmation from my own pets as well as seeing and feeling the love of my clients pets in spirit. It can be as distressing losing a pet as it is losing a human loved one. If you have lost your pet recently, give yourself time to grieve in your own way. There is no time limit. Don't listen to anyone who wonders why you are upset about 'just a dog' or 'just a cat'. Just nothing.... Know that love like that never, ever dies. It lives on in your heart until you meet again. Just this side of heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to The 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 that had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; 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. . . .