Rainbow Bridge 2017

Deadline: August 7, 2017

Host: Gretchen Diether-Haake

cloud sample
Photo courtesy of G. Diether-Haake

As we celebrate the beauty and achievements of our present PWDs each year, we also take time to recall the love and grace of our departed ones—those who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We want to honor all our wonderful companions who have crossed the Bridge since the last Specialty, including the special ones we couldn’t embrace last year.

Although Gretchen would love to give everyone an unlimited amount of space, this is just not possible. Displays for each pet will be limited to an approximately 11-inch x 17-inch "cloud" displaying photographs, personal stories, warm thoughts (written), poems and the information requested below.

Gretchen will construct the "cloud" using the information you send to her. You may create your own display using the parameters presented herein. Photos may be sent via email (preferred) in .jpg format or via snail-mail. Mailed photos must be copies; please do not send original photos. Tributes may not include items that endorse any business or product.

In order to create the "cloud" dedicated to your companion, email to Gretchen the following information, listed in this order:

  1. PWD call name
  2. PWD full registered name with ALL titles
  3. Date of birth
  4. Date of “passing over the rainbow bridge”
  5. Contact name (human)
  6. "Loved by ______________________"
  7. Contact email address
  8. Contact phone #

All submissions and queries should be emailed to Gretchen at gretchenld@yahoo.com (or snail-mail) to: Gretchen Diether-Haake, 770 Wagon Ridge Dr., Fenton, MO 63026) to be received no later than August 6, 2017.

Questions may also be cc'd to Julie Asbed at hattrickpwds@earthlink.net

The memorial clouds are yours to take when you leave the Specialty. Also, all previously unclaimed Rainbow Bridge Clouds are brought to each Specialty so that you may pick yours up and take it home.

cloud example
Photo courtesy of G. Diether-Haake