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Rainbow Bridge

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....

This page is for all the dogs that have been through the doors of Second Chance Kennels and have sadly passed away.

We will put up photos and stories here as memories to the dogs that were loved so much by us and their owners.

Song: Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton

Bracken xx >>
Posted: 17th January 2018

Unfortunately the time has come for our beautiful golden Labrador to be put to rest after lots of pain from arthritis. He really gave us a challenge in his younger days - up to all sorts of nonsense but we loved him very much.
Thank you Second Chance Kennels for the best 11 years of our life with our best pal Bracken.
He has left paw prints on our hearts.
RIP old pal xxxx

We were all so very sorry to hear about Bracken, so pleased he had such a wonderful life with you all. Run Free At Rainbow Bridge Bracken xx

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Angel xx >>
Posted: 17th January 2018

Hi Ena and Frank,

Sad news I’m afraid but Angel had her last trip to the vets this afternoon. She was a challenging dog though lovable with people, unless they were a postie or wore a hat!

Joanne x

So sorry to hear about Angel but so pleased she found you xx

R.I.P. Angel run free at Rainbow Bridge xx

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Dennis xx >>
Posted: 6th January 2018

It was with great sadness we learned today 6th Jan 2018, that Dennis has gone to Rainbow Bridge, his folks are devastated he had been with them since Oct 2006 and was so well loved. xx

R.I.P. Dennis run free at Rainbow Bridge xx

Dennis xx
Danny xx >>
Posted: 26th December 2017

Hi Ena and Frank, it is a sad time in the household this week as Danny passed away on 19/12/17 aged just 8 1/2 years. This was due to an abscess which ruptured on his spleen causing massive bleeding.

He has left a huge hole in our lives and it is very strange coming home and not having him there to greet you, pestering us with his toys. As you can see in some of the photos he absolutely loved it when the grandchildren came round, he looked upon them as play mates and tormented them something awful.

Danny was still ball daft right up to the end, the garden is littered with them. Also when it came to getting a treat he would do anything, roll over, paws in the air, sit up and beg. He was quite a character, a real mummy’s boy always looking for cuddles. We will miss him, RIP Danny.

Gordon so so very sorry to hear about your beloved Danny. Must have been such a shock for you all.Thinking about you all at this sad time. R.I.P. Danny like the rest of the dogs here you will be sorely missed xx

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Gypsy xx >>
Posted: 21st December 2017

Dear Ena and Frank,
It is with heavy hearts that we pass you the sad news that our dear Gypsy went over rainbow bridge in the summer, having reached the grand age of 15.
She way surpassed our vet’s expectations in the way she coped will her treatment, and how she bounced-back and just kept going, with her smiley eyes telling us all was good.
We treasure our memories with her, she always enjoyed being in on the action through-out our boys childhoods. Both sons are away studying at university now, and neither can recall life before Gypsy.
I have attached some photos... from her first winter with us, and a couple from this summer.
I hope all is well with both of you, all the dogs, and all your helpers.
Wishing you all the very best this Christmas.
Maybe it’s just me .... but the clouds were leaping overhead as Gypsy left us.☺️x
Kate, Richard, Alex, Harry and Rosa XX
Rip Gypsy you were so loved and had a wonderful life with your family xx

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Kyra xx >>
Posted: 18th December 2017

14 years
From the moment we met we both had no regret. I couldn't have hoped for a more fun, smart, loyal easy going friend who was like a rock always there for me and us as a family out for walks on the the beach and wood's always checking where we all were if kids went in front almost herding to keep us together. Loved the sea and muddy puddles and her tennis ball. So many adventures, cuddles and good times we had.
Kyra i know you had to leave us, we miss you so much. You will stay in our hearts forever
Much love Gail, Paige, Romy and granny xxx
Gail so sorry for your loss but thank you for letting us know about your beloved Kyra, we are so happy she had such a wonderful life with you all. RIP Kyra run free xx

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Holly xx >>
Posted: 16th September 2017

It was with great sadness we learned today that wee Honey who was of our puppies, now 12 years old has sadly gone to Rainbow Bridge.Her family are devastated and we offer our condolences to them all. Honey had a great life was well loved and hopefully in time her family will remember all the good memories they will have of her. RIP Honey run free at Rainbow Bridge xx

Holly xx
Chloe was (Suki here)xx >>
Posted: 5th September 2017

Thank you Ena and Frank for the thoughtful card for Chloe / suki it meant a lot to us she was a super wee dog and could never be replaced we have been really upset but just have to remember the good times and the day you came over to Prestonpans with that happy wee dog god bless her Many thanks again for bringing her into our lives John and Irene McEwan

Chloe was (Suki here)xx
Mitch xxx >>
Posted: 18th August 2017

Hi Ena, Frank and wee Alfie

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to tell you that our wonderful Mitch went to Rainbow bridge on Thursday 10th August. We got Mitch from you when he was 10 years old when his dad died and he came to you. He would have been 16 in September, but unfortunately this was not meant to be.

He was a wonderful boy with a great nature and everyone who met him just loved him. I thought he was very handsome boy with lovely face and loved his black and brown ears, and when he got his winter coat in he had lovely curls at his neck.

We had lots of fun and adventures with Mitch and lots of lovely holidays throughout Scotland and Northern England. Mitch was always an active boy and loved going on long walks up the hills and in the mountains, running on the beach, playing with his ball in the parks. He even let me dress him up at Christmas time for a festive photo, poor wee man, this things he had to put up with.

It was in November when his back legs started to go and we got him his own set of wheels which he took to instantly and became a wee hero amongst the local school kids in the park, he was able to run and play in this wheels and it was only in the last couple of months that he started to slow down and last couple of weeks we knew we had a limited time left with Mitch so did a mini bucket list with him, this included taking him to his favourite walks, having an ice cream in the park, a steak dinner with Daddy Bob who looked after Mitch during the day and spending quality time with him with lots of cuddles. We miss him so much, but had a wonderful time together and we were so blessed to have him in our lives. Thank you Ena and Frank for letting us have Mitch, he made every day a pleasure to be around him and we have some wonderful memories .

Run free our beautiful boy and we will see you again one day.

We love you,

Mummy, Daddy and Daddy Bob. xxx

Mitch so so sorry to hear you have gone to Rainbow Bridge you had such a brilliant life and were so well loved. RIP wee man xxxx

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Fern & Ellie xx >>
Posted: 23rd July 2017

Dear Ena
I am sorry to tell you that I have lost both of my girls. Fern died in October aged 14. She had a number of serious health issues in her last couple of years but she always managed to fight back and carry on. In the end she was just worn out but I can assure you she had a long and happy life and was adored by all who met her. She had the sweetest nature and was such a big presence it has taken months for us to get over losing her.
On Wednesday the unthinkable happened and I lost Ellie. She had been suffering from pain in her back and I was tired of trooping back and forth to the vet so saw a specialist. We all thought she had a disc problem but a scan revealed she had two tumours on her spine and I had to make the awful decision to let her go while she was still under anaesthetic. I am still in a state of shock and am broken hearted. I thought we still had years together.
She was always a troubled wee soul after the cruel way she had been treated but despite her nervousness she was happy and confident when she was with me and Fern. I cannot tell you how much she was loved and thank you for letting me be her Mum and the 10 years of joy she brought me.
Kind Regards
So so very sorry to hear about your beloved girls. They both had such a wonderful home for that we are so very grateful. Thanks also for taking wee Ellie into your home and heart as you know she was such a very timid wee soul.You will have so many happy memories to look back on Linda, Hope they help you in the coming weeks and months xx

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Suki xx >>
Posted: 14th July 2017

My lovely girl, I miss you so much. When you first came to us Bailey was not impressed!. He couldn't see why we needed another dog. You soon made your way into our hearts and, after Bailey went to Rainbow Bridge, you became our all. In these last months we knew that you wouldn't be with us for a lot longer. You made the most of those last months and so did we. Right now I feel you and I should be going for our evening walk 'our time' and it just makes me cry. I'm sitting looking at your picture with tears running down my face. Sleep well my darling, I love you. Mum x
Sheila we were so very sorry to hear about your lovely girl Suki. She had such a lovely home with you all. I'm sure you have so many memories to look back on to help you through this sad time. Rip Suki run free at Rainbow Bridge hope you caught up with Bailey xx

Suki xx
Archie xx >>
Posted: 14th July 2017

Hi Ena,
Just a couple of lines to let you know that "Archie" crossed over Rainbow Bridge on the 13th of June. He would have been 15 years old this month but sadly, he is no longer with us. All of us miss him very much especially the grandchildren, who were all very attached to him. Two photos attached, one outside the kennels in July 2005 just before taking him home and the other in my wife's arms.
Hughie and Agnes.

Hugh & Agnes,

So so very sorry to hear about your beloved Archie after the start he had we are just so very grateful to you both.Thank god for you and your wife that Archie went on to have such a wonderful life with you and your family, we will always be so grateful for that.Enjoy your memories. RIP. Archie Run free over Rainbow Bridge xxx

First photo is of Hugh and Archie outside the kennels when he was going home. Second one on his mum's knee xxx

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Lucky xx >>
Posted: 2nd July 2017

Now a bit about Lucky.
As you know we got Lucky from yourself after enquiring about a westie to be friends with a westie,Ben, who we already got from you. The westie was rehomed but you said you had a cocker spaniel which was a breed we knew little about. From the minute we took her home she made herself very much at home and got on well with Ben. Five years later we got another cocker spaniel,Charlie, and from the start he thought Lucky was his mum and didn't give her a minutes peace. But being the sweetest natured, most lovable dog ever, she put up with all he did to her and mothered him. She will be very much missed by all the family. Xx
Elizabeth & Davy
We were all so very sorry to hear about Lucky, but we are so grateful she had such a wonderful life with you all. In time you will be able to look back on all the memories you have of her and smile at all the things she and her buddies used to do. We are all thinking about you at this very sad time.xx

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Cujo & Spike xx >>
Posted: 5th June 2017

Dear Ena and Frank
it is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know about the passing of our wonderful boy Cujo. It was almost 16 years ago when Ena called me to say you had had a 10 week old puppy handed in, I was up in a flash and took him. I had lasted 4 days without a dog! Cujo has been a fantastic family pet from day one. He loved his toys, he loved his food, he loved Spike our other rescue dog from you who unfortunately only lived to 7 due to Lupus, but most of all Cujo loved his family and we absolutely loved him.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have looked after such a wonderful dog. We will never forget him, neither will anyone who ever met him he was so lovely and such a character.
Love Frances, Stuart, Louisa and Joanne Bizzarri
Thank you so much for letting us know about your beloved Cujo and Spike. There are no words we can say that will help you at such a sad sad time. What lovely photo's we are so grateful they had such a wonderful loving home with you all. It's never easy to say goodbye. We know in time you will be able to smile when you think of all the wonderful memories you have of them both.Take care xx
Warmest regards
Ena & Frank xx

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Jed xx >>
Posted: 27th April 2017

It is with great sadness we have to put yet another one of our past residents on here.

This time it is Jed who was very much loved by his family who are now devasted he is no longer with them. Jed had such a wonderful home and a great life and for this we will always be eternally greatful.

RIP Jed your very much missed xx

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Angia ( Angel ) xx >>
Posted: 16th April 2017

Dear Ena,

We’re so sad to say that in November we said goodbye to Angel (who we renamed Angia – making her a little more ‘Polish’) who we collected from Second Chance December 2012. It was unexpected and we’ve been in a bit of shock at losing her ever since.

When we first met her at Second Chance she was a lost wee soul but it wasn’t long until she settled in, lost a fair bit of podge and became well and truly the heart of the family. The house just isn’t the same without her greeting us at the door and singing her hello in the odd high pitched whirring noise only she could make, and the grunting persistence when she couldn’t snuggle in quite close enough to us on the sofa.

Thank you for allowing us to give Angia a home where she was so enormously loved.

The Lopatowski Family xxxx

We were so very sorry to hear about your beloved Angia, but so very grateful she had such a wonderful life filled with love. xx RIP Angia you are sorely missed xx

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Kai xx >>
Posted: 28th March 2017

Hi Ena & Frank

It's with a very heavy heart that I am writing to let you know that Kai past over to rainbow bridge tonight. He turned 8 in January and we didn't expect to lose him so soon but rest assured that he lived his short life to the max and is now forever chasing his tennis balls. I know Hobo is going to miss him terribly, they were inseparable but he will always live on in our hearts.

Kind regards
Dawn, Tony & Hobo x

Hi Dawn Tony & Hobo,
So so very sorry to hear about your beloved Kai at such a young age please accept our sincere condolences 😢
Don't know if you do FB but his brother Paco passed over to Bridge
a couple weeks ago and his mum Jess a few months ago she was only just over nine. RIP Kai xx

Kai xx
Paco xx >>
Posted: 21st March 2017

It was with great sadness that we heard Paco one of Jess's pups has gone over to Rainbow Bridge at the tender age of just 8yrs old.He was such a well loved lad and his folks are devastated by his loss.This is him as a puppy and with his mum Jess who sadly passed away at only 9 years old a few months ago.xx

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Rafferty xx >>
Posted: 9th March 2017

Hello all at second chance.
A very sad email to let you know that Rafferty our papillon crossed rainbow bridge this morning.
He had developed Cerebellar Ataxia and was losing all motive control, apparently a neurological condition he would have had from birth.
He leaves a very big hole in our lives for such a small chap.
Best wishes
David and Ros Wells

So so sorry to hear about wee Rafferty such a lovely wee lad.Rip Rafferty run free at Rainbow Bridge where sadly so many of our dogs are now xx

Rafferty xx
Foxy xx >>
Posted: 28th February 2017

This wee lass went to Rainbow Bridge last November she was 15 years old. Had such a brilliant home, was so well loved by her mum and dad.

RIP. Foxy you were so well loved here xx

Foxy xx
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