Smith & Agli's Potbelly Manor
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. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her 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....
February 6, 2017
Full-page tribute to Sir Wickford
We lost Wickford on Monday, February 6, 2017. He was only going to be 6 years old. It will take us some time to get over the big guy. We will miss him for a very long time.
November 25, 2015
Full-page tribute to Paige
We lost Paige Wednesday, November 25, 2015, the day before Thanksgiving. She was a big girl but a gentle soul and we will miss her.
September 23, 2015
Sonny and his former companion Cher came to us via one of our partnering veterinarians Dr. Balmforth of North Kingstown Animal Hospital. Sonny loved to display his gorgeous feathers. He was a great guy and we will miss him.
August 7, 2015
Full-page tribute to Spirit
It is with deep, deep sorrow and a very, very heavy heart that we need to inform everyone that Spirit crossed the Rainbow Bridge on August 7, 2015, where we know that she got her Angel Wings and is flying high, so for everyone that knew her and loved her when you look at the sky tonight she will be swinging on the brightest star that is after she meets all of her animal friends that have gone before her as now she will be able to run and play free of pain.
December 3, 2014
Today Bubba crossed over the rainbow bridge. He had been sick and we found out his liver was shutting down. He was King of the barn cats we will miss him.
June 21, 2014
It's a very sad day at Potbelly Manor. Tim (our bunny) crossed the Rainbow Bridge this morning (6/21) @ 9:17, he was 12 twelve years old and a great little guy and now he is free of pain and free to run and play with his little bunny friend Tracy that crossed the Rainbow Bridge Feb 2012 all of that being said WE WILL ALL MISS YOU LITTLE TIM, now fly with your angel wings!!!
April 21, 2014
When I was feeding this morning Bert had passed away in his bed. He was a good little duck and got in a lot of trouble which kept me busy. I will miss him and how he kept me on my toes.
June 25, 2013
Buddha was a very lucky pig who found his perfect forever home in 2009 where he lived until he passed. His people loved him dearly and we are grateful for the happy life they provided to a pig in need.
February 16, 2013
Full-page tribute to Simon
Simon was such a vibrant and lively goat, we really thought he would live forever. Alas, on the morning of February 16, 2013 under the softly falling snow he decided his time with us was complete. He was not breathing well and appeared to be having heart issues. Dr. Kneser was called out and as Audrey cradled Simon he passed before the shot was administered. Fly high and join your friends Simon! We will see you at the Rainbow Bridge.
July 20, 2012
Our dear Benjamin's heart gave out and he went to the Rainbow Bridge to be with his Amelia and friend JD on Friday, 7/20. Benjamin and Amelia came from a situation where they had been very ill treated and we are grateful that we were able to provide many years of love to them.
June 28, 2012
Cher and her companion Sonny came to the farm in 2009 after one of our vets asked us to take them. Cher quickly took up the role of protector of Sonny and would mercilessly peck anyone who came into the pen, which presented interesting difficulties during feeding/watering time! Despite her over-protection of Sonny we loved her dearly and were sad when she became ill and passed. As a note to bird owners-it is important to watch for egg-laying problems, which can be deadly. Occasionally an egg will get stuck, which creates a medical emergency. In Cher's case one of her eggs burst while still inside her, which poisoned her despite aggressive treatment.
June 9, 2012
Amelia has passed after a long illness. She battled lung issues and on Saturday she let us know she was no longer able to be with us any longer-she couldn't get up, was unable to eat and her breathing was very labored. We are grateful to Dr. Ennis for coming out on a Saturday night to help her pass peacefully.
Amelia is now with JD, healthy in spirit. Her long time compantion Benjamin as well as all of us will miss her terribly.
Tracey, one of our little bunnies, passed in her sleep, leaving behind her companion Tim.
April 18, 2011
Jasper passed at the age of 15 after a short illness. We are sad to say goodbye to Jasper but he is now with his buddy Bette the cow who passed in December.
April 11, 2011
Full-page tribute to Rose
Dear Rose passed on April 11, 2011. Rose's time with us was cherished. We mourn that it was so very short.
April 6, 2011
Our 12-year old duck Aflac passed on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Aflac was a member of a group of 5 ducks who came to the farm approximately 10 years ago. Her mates have passed and she now joins them over the Rainbow Bridge.
December 9, 2010
Full-page tribute to Bette Davis
Thursday December 9, 2010, a cold winter afternoon, Dr. Ennis came to the farm to help Bette journey over the Rainbow Bridge. Bette was recovering well from pneumonia when she developed a severe hemorrhage which Dr. Ennis told us was not treatable.
Bette passed in her pasture where she spent over 12 joyous years being spoiled by Audrey, Liz, many volunteers and countless visitors, in the company of her goat friends.
June 30, 2010
I moved into Potbelly Manor during the summer of 2006 after my owners no longer wanted me. I was sad but changed my mind when I saw my new digs! A HUGE house that I shared with my pal Newman. Could have done without making the acquaintence of "veterinarians" as the humans referred to them but I got over that quickly and settled down to enjoy my new life of leisure. Meals twice a day with occasional treats of rolls (bread was one of my favorite things to eat-don't ask...). I spent many days lounging in the back yard, sleeping in my gigantic house and brought joy to Audrey, Liz and many volunteers.
July 6, 2010
Quonset came to Potbelly Manor in 1998. She was abandoned at Quonset Air Force Base with her babies until being caught by caring individuals and taken to Potbelly Manor where she and her family received royal treatment. We are honored to have shared 12 years of this little princess's life. Everyone will miss her greatly.
September 7, 2010
Newman passed peacefully on a lovely end-of-summer day in the yard. He had been missing his companion Payton and we suspected he would go to the Rainbow Bridge soon to be with her.
Newman came to Potbelly Manor in 2005 as the result of his owners getting divorced. Newman went from a life in a basement with no interaction and at times no food to a world of light and love at Potbelly Manor. He was claustrophobic as the result of his prior experience confined in the basement and despite our attempts to make him feel safe and welcome inside the house we had to accept that he was happiest outside in his huge house which he shared with Bruin and Payton prior to their passing.
Ever concerned about the security of the farm, we will miss your greeting when we arrived home, will miss your huge body full of love and your delightful habits such as requesting a drink from the hose. We will miss you Newman. Til we meet again.
Full-page tribute to Skipper
Skipper was a very special pig. As Potbelly Manor's first rescue he spurred our desire to reach out to other abused and abandoned potbelly pigs.
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