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Rainbow Bridge by MauserGirl Rainbow Bridge by MauserGirl
This is what happens when I come up with a concept for a piece but don't really have a clear idea for its execution when I sit down with Photoshop. Eh. It was good practice a happy, bouncy dog and experimenting with brushes and transparency. And yes, this is meant to be "cartoony".

The Rainbow Bridge
(Author Unknown)

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.
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Rangerlou Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
To me, this looks like the reunion of a Soldier and his K-9 partner. Well done! :icondragonshy2:
mylittledoggy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was moved :worry:
Overlordknives Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What an awesome pic! at my job (i work at a veterinary clinic) we have this posted on a wall :meow: It always makes me smile
MauserGirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
:aww: Thank you!
burningblackenedsoul Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time I read that bit of prose I start crying again...

Even for practice, this is such an emotional image. It may just be that it touches a little closer to home for me but I love it.
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Submitted on
March 30, 2012
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