Ari Crosses the Rainbow Bridge

Dear sweet Ari crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday morning. His “people” are beside themselves with grief as all of us pet-lovers are when we lose that fur-kid we love so much; that Ari Foreverchild who we’ve invested so much in; that devoted best friend that’s been by our side for so many years.


Ari Busy BoneAri was a beautiful Golden Retriever who lived a happy life. He enjoyed taking walks or jogs with his Mom, my friend Kelly, and loved to snuggle with Dad Jeff, too.



Ari was a great watchdog. Every time he saw a squirrel I could hear him bark! I think he was quite a bit like our Benson and often barked when unnecesary – at leaves, people passing by or out in their yards, etc., which just made him all the more lovable. It will be weird to go outside in the backyard and not hear that hoarse albeit loving and familiar bark coming from Ari’s yard. It will be strange to go visit Kelly to talk fashion and pets and not hear about Ari’s latest misadventures.


Ari was living the senior-pooch life, taking only small strolls a few houses down the street, and oftentimes reclining on his new dog bed that his parents would put outside for him so he could enjoy it outside, too!


Ari was one of the sweetest of the sweet, a typical Golden if you ask me. Loyal, a best friend, a companion, someone to talk to, someone to play with, someone to tell about your day. Please say a prayer for Kelly and Jeff and send some sweet kisses up to Ari in Heaven all. I sure would appreciate it.


17 Responses to “Ari Crosses the Rainbow Bridge”

  1. what a handsome boy Ari was, so sad. Dakota, Cody and I send our most heartfelt sympathy and ((((hugs))))

  2. Scout and Freyja says:

    Sending many tender thoughts to Ari’s family and to all who loved him. Rest well, sweet boy, you have earned your wings.

  3. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Ari. He was such a beautiful woofie. Sending gentle hugs and purrs. Austin and Caro xx

  4. Ari sounds like a wonderful doggie. We know his friends and family will miss him. Purrs of comfort and sympathy for his family.

  5. Pip says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about beautiful Ari. He sounds like such a wonderful friend and I am sure his family misses him very much. Run free Ari …

  6. Very sorry for the loss of your friend’s dear Ari. Comforting purrs and gentle pawtaps.

  7. Brian says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about dear Ari. Purrs, hugs and love to his special family.

  8. Jo's World says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to beautiful Ari’s family.

    This wonderful friend Ari will remain in your memory forever.

  9. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats

  10. So very sorry to hear about Ari going to the Bridge. Sending warm comforting purrs of sympathy to you all.

  11. Sam says:

    I’m so sorry. Godspeed, Ari. Sending love and hugs to his family.

    Monty and Harlow

  12. Asta says:

    We awe sending love and sympafy to yoow fwiend Kelly and Jeff fow theiw loss
    Awi sound like a wondewful woofie and I Know he was gweeted wif open paws by all ouw angels ovew the bwidge…wun fwee Awi, wif the wind in yoow golden haiw
    Smoochie kisses

  13. Joan Turnbull says:

    With fond memories of our beautiful neighborhood watchdog, Ari; great protector of all from the very scary and trecherous squirrels, birds, chipmunks, and an occassional cat or two. Rest in peace little man with Benson and Gibson at your side … until we all meet again.

  14. We are so sorry to hear about Ari. Purrs to his family and all those who are missing him.

  15. Bichonpawz says:

    Our hearts go out to you. May your memories of Ari bring you comfort during this difficult time. Xo Chloe and LadyBug

  16. Karen Jo says:

    I am so sorry that Ari had to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Hugs from me and purrs from all the kitties.

  17. David Coppins says:

    I am so sorry for the lose of Ari. She is one cute girl. Me and my partner know exactly what your family is going through. We are coming up on the one year anniversary of our beloved dog’s “Sampson” passing. He was the most lovely dog I have ever had the privileged of spending time with. Everyone loved him, as I am sure everyone loved Ari. He was with us from a small pup through his 15 wonderful years on this earth. We will miss him so much. Sometimes I even think I see him running in the back yard out of the corner of my eye. Friends say it is him keeping an eye out on us and his sisters, our other 3 dogs. That would be just like him to do that. We love you Sampson.

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