Author Steve Bodofsky joins Dr. Bunny to discuss his wonderful book, The Rainbow Bridge. Steve shares how he came to create this very special book. The Rainbow Bridge is a poem and picture book about when our furry friends pass and their time on Earth is done. The original art work in this book is absolutely stunning!
Steve reads this very special poem for us during the interview. Anyone who has ever had a beloved pet will relate to this beautiful poem and the time of life that it speaks of.
Steve shares his own experiences of why The Rainbow Bridge project is dear to his heart.
Steve’s wife operates the Last Chance ferret rescue in Southampton, PA, and we’ll hear very interesting information about ferrets, as well!
A beautiful & uplifting interview!
The History Behind the Rainbow Bridge Poem
The first time I heard the story of the Rainbow Bridge, I was in love. What a wonderful idea: That someday I would be reunited with the friends whose company I cherished most in my life. Just the thought of it still brings a tear to my eye.
But there was something missing. The thought was there, but it needed something. I thought about it over and over, looking for the missing piece. Then suddenly I knew what it was: I wanted it to be a poem.
I looked again, to see if I was missing something… some hidden rhythm within the verse. No, it wasn’t there… but I heard it… deep down, between the lines. The entire concept… the idea… was poetry. It just needed a bit of coaxing to bring out the meter and rhyme.
Since no one else was doing it, I decided to give it a try. The result of my work is The Rainbow Bridge (catchy title, huh? Well, what would you call it?).
I thought I did a decent job, but I needed to know if I’d really captured the spirit of the story. So next I gave a copy of the poem to a few close friends. The teary eyes told me I’d hit the nail on the head.
Finally, I decided there was only one way to present it to the rest of the fuzzy world: with a picture that truly represents the story. So I called my good friend and graphic artist Mike Weisser, and asked him to collaborate with me. The culmination of our efforts is the Rainbow Bridge Fine Art Print, and the Rainbow Bridge Sympathy Cards.
And now, thanks to the tireless work of artists Bruce and Tina Kaiser, we offer the Rainbow Bridge picture book: a line-by-line perspective of the poem in all its glory
Contact Steve Bodofsky at: http://newrainbowbridge.com