Across the Rainbow

A stained glass tribute titled "ACROSS THE RAINBOW" has been created exclusively to honour a much beloved German Shepherd named Captain. Although most of us did not know him, his story captured hearts far and wide, leaving a legacy that won't soon be forgotten.

As an artist and animal lover, this piece has been created as a "celebration of life" dedicated to Captain and all companion animals everywhere, who touch our hearts and will live forever in spirit at this heavenly "bridge". Inspired by the eloquent and spiritual prose of the "RAINBOW BRIDGE" by Author Unknown, this piece is original by design. Traditionally handcrafted in radiant colour, detailed pattern, and textured glass with decorative chain for hanging panel.

Captain is shown resting at the bridge, with but a few of his many companions ..... a black and white Pit Bull, a ginger Tabby, a miniature Dachshund and two sled dogs looking on from the distance.  Size: 16.5 inches

Across The Rainbow©Copyright Jeannette Spencer/Glass Crayons 2012


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....

"ACROSS THE RAINBOW" will be available at the first annual BCSPCA
TUXES & TAILS GALA fundraising auction in Victoria, BC.
Date: June 15, 2013.    Time: 6:00pm -12:00 am
Address: Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
146 Kingston Street
Victoria, BC


All proceeds raised from the winning bid of "ACROSS THE RAINBOW" were donated in memory of  " Captain " to the BC SPCA HEROES FUND, which received the highest bid in the silent auction.

The Heroes Fund serves to support the emergency rescue of animals in distress, criminal investigations, and bringing those responsible for crimes against animals to justice.

The Tuxes & Tails Gala was an amazing success which raised over $40,000.00 for the BC SPCA.



For more information, please visit the following sites: www.petloss.com/rainbowbridge.htm / pet loss, support, memorials, poem, 
 'justice for captain' and/or Facebook www.spca.bc.ca