Rainbow Bridge Ceremony


Photo by Bryan Smith


A traditional part of any Hedgehog Show is a Rainbow Bridge Ceremony to honor our quilled love ones that have “Crossed over the Rainbow Bridge” since the last show.


Anyone who lost a hedgie since the last Milwaukee Hedgehog Rendezvous (October 2006) is welcome to be included in this years Rainbow Bridge Ceremony.  You do not have to be present at the show to have your hedgehog included in the ceremony. 


We will need a CLEAR jpeg image of your little one (favorite picture would be best) with the name and age at death.  We will also include the guardian's name(s) on the photo. 


Submit your photos and information, no later than October 1, 2008 to: 



HRH Queen Sable The Serene, Hedgehog Monarch of North America, will preside over The Rainbow Bridge Ceremony at the 2008 Milwaukee Hedgehog Rendezvous on Saturday October 11, 2008.



Photo by Bryan Smith


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…





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