Rainbow Bridge

This page is dedicated to all the dogs of our lives. 
Those dogs that have enriched our lives and that wait for us on the 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....

Author unknown.

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Kit (2006-2022)

Kit was adopted by Judy and Gary.  She came into Mo-Kan BC Rescue in 2008, with her babies Tess, Hope, and Peyton.   Kit was a true companion as she walked daily to the barn, enjoyed car rides or cuddled beside us. In her younger days she taught us how to have fun doing obedience and agility training.

Through the years she welcomed more Mo-Kan Rescued dogs.  We became three generations of  family members that adopted Cheerio.

Alfie (aka Roxy) 2004 - 2022

I guess you could say she was a “lucky dog”.  Alfie’s mom had just recently been rescued when she gave birth to a litter of six puppies.  So Alfie was able to spend the first couple of months of her life surrounded by her mother, siblings and wonderful foster family.

When Alfie came home, she was greeted by her big brother Stymie (a black lab mix).  His size was rather intimidating to such a small pup.  But Stymie seemed to understand her hesitancy and would roll over on his back when they played.  They loved running and chasing each other around the yard.  Alfie was lucky to have her best friend by her side for eleven years.

Playing ball was another passion of Alfie’s.  She was so smart that she knew all of her different balls by name (tennis, soccer, etc).  She also loved to “herd” all forms of water – whether it came from a hose, a sprinkler, a splash of pool water or a handful of snow.

When it was time to rest, Alfie could cuddle with the best of them.  She was so sweet and soft.

But in the end, we were the lucky ones.  She gave us her all and enriched our lives for almost 18 years.

Pam and Teresa

Below is a picture of Alfie (on the left) with several of her siblings and her foster family at the 2005 Mo-Kan BC Rescue reunion. 


Lady (2009 to January 2022)

Lady was truly a lady. She was picked up off a Kansas City, Missouri street on a freezing January eve in 2011. Her coat was so encrusted with snow, mud and ice that no one could tell what she was other than a half-gone dog. After a good bath and grooming her beauty was a stand-out! We nick-named her “A Hollywood Dog”. Take a photo or talk to Lady, she would cock her head and let you know she was made for the movies. She became a Mo-Kan rescue in 2011, and fostered by Emily G. and Kathy S. Rick and Carole Carter filled in as a weekend dog sitter and could not pass up the chance to adopt her. Through her years, she was adored by friends and family. Her favorite place was the dog park. You knew she was headed that way when she would sit up so big and proud in the passenger seat. After many wonderful years, Lady went to doggie heaven. It was the kindest gesture to help her through a fast-growing lung tumor in her final days. Lady gave in her 13 years, all that a Border rescue has done for many of us!

Lexi (was Kyp) 2007-2020

It’s with a heavy heart that we had to let our beloved Lexi travel to the rainbow bridge. This little dog blessed us with the most amazing 13 years we could ever ask for. We played in snow on a mountain top, ran the wide beaches of the Oregon, and learned to swim in the backyard pool. We navigated agility courses in Illinois, trained with the greatest of flyball champions in Texas, and attempted some amateur mini-horse herding in Missouri. We travelled all across the country, visiting 23 different states. We saw the Grand Canyon, stood strong next to 300 foot tall California redwoods, peered into Mt. St. Helens, gazed at incredible stone arches in Utah, and set foot in Death Valley. We did this all while our amazing loyal pup never complained about relocating 3 times, moving into 4 different homes, leaving familiar spaces to make room for new ones, as she loved life and lived it to its fullest. She was taken too early from us and it feels awfully quiet, but we rest in comfort knowing she’s in a bet ter place, healthy and happy, and that we spent the most amazing lives together. This isn’t goodbye little dog, as I know I’ll see that smile again, when we cross the rainbow bridge together. I’ll bring an extra frisbee.   Jim and Sam

Wren (2005-2020)

Wren picked us on 26 Nov 2006 and came to live with us in St Louis. She had two sisters, Gwynedd (border collie mix) and Lillie (mini schnauzer). She had a great time with them when she and Gwynedd would 'herd' Lille, one from each side of the garden until Lillie had enough. Wren also liked the frisbee and tennis ball and would chase them around but brought them back very occasionally. We had ducks land in the pool until she arrived and decided go in after them, haven't had them since. However, when she was 2 to 3 years old we noticed a change in her, bumping into things. We took her to two ophthalmic vets and they said she has "collie eye". Over the next years she slowly lost her sight but her sisters stepped up and looked after her, with Gwynedd taking the roll as mother. She learned very quickly that she was to walk between them and with the light fencing around the pool still made her way out to the grass in the backyard. We did have one fright with her when she was about 6 or 7. She had an allergic reaction to one of her shots and had to spend three days in hospital but once that was over it was back to normal.

Everybody loved her and when we were out walking people would say to us but she was a beautiful dog. She was never any bother, never complaining, even at the end when she was in pain. Just a loving companion/friend/member of the family.

Wren crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be with her sisters the morning of May 19th, 2020. She will be greatly missed but always loved.

Paul and Becky and her new sister Pippi

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