Fernando’s Ashes

Fernando’s ashes reside in a beautiful ceramic urn which was designed by American sculptor, Angie Caradonna. The scene on the urn depicts many dogs happily frolicking together in nature as they await being reunited with their owner one day.

A day doesn’t go by that we don’t think of our precious Fernando and wish he were with us now. Imagining Fernando pain-free, being able to run and jump and play, feeling nothing but joy … it helps give us peace.

The Rainbow Bridge

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

Inspired by a Norse legend and written by Steve and Diane Bodofsky

32 comments

  1. Are you going to be able to sell these urns to the public? I have my best buddy Caesar who died 2003 and I have his ashes and would love to have this urn to keep his ashes instead of a plastic box. They are absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Oh Fernando💓 You are so precious and were so very loved.. still are forever. Every time I read the Rainbiw Bridge poem I cry. I can’t wait to be reunited with all my babies and spend eternity surrounded by them. The urn us absolutely beautiful, just perfect for your ashes. Gone but never forgotten.. I hope you and Harley have found each other and are playing like young puppies together at the 🌈🐾💖🐾 xxxx

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  3. ..so beautiful..
    ..I feel tears
    ..of love
    ..and longing..
    ..sweet Fernando..
    ..you play forever now with precious Harley..
    ..and all the other
    ..angels
    ♥♥

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  4. > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Ann Marie McIntyre Yates > Subject: Re: [New post] Fernando’s Ashes > Date: February 24, 2018 at 1:44:43 PM EST > To: Harley’s Dream > > >>

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  5. Beautiful urn. Nice to think of all our dogs playing with each other. Also loved this version of rainbow bridge too.

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  6. Fernando was a special dog and it is hard to say goodbye – thank you for sharing this last important piece of Fernando’s life

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  7. It’s so beautiful, and I’m so sorry for your lost I’ll b in my thoughts and prayers RIP cutie pie Fernando. 🐾🐕🐾💕💕🐕🐾

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  8. It is a beautiful urn. I’m sure Fernando and Harley are playing together and await for the day they are reunited with you.

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    • Fernando looks so gorgeous and handsome here. The urn is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. I’m crying.

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  9. Such a dear Punkin was he.
    Wasn’t it great that he got to spend his last time as a valued family member?

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  10. Such a beautiful poem. Brought tears to my eyes. I have my sweet baby Xena’s urn next to my bed. I think of her every day. I so understand the emotional pain. Rest in peace sweet Fernando. Fernando was so loved by his family and his family loved him deeply.

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  11. I was looking through pictures the other day and came across Fernando’s picture with the big pink bow tie, he was such a sweet boy! Beautiful urn for Fernando, I’m sending prayers to help with your healing of the loss of that precious little guy!

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  12. What a beautiful way to keep that precious Fernando close, along with keeping him in your heart. I promise to do my part, and never forget him.

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