You can shed tears that they have gone, Or you can smile because they have lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that they will come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that they have left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them, Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember them and only that they are gone, Or you can cherish the memory and let them live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty, turn your back, Or you can do what they would want: Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
- Adapted from a poem by David Harkins
Mahesh Doshi, father of Poonam (the founder of Lola's Sanctuary) and a supporter before the sanctuary had even begun. From the very beginning, he encouraged Poonam to follow her dream of caring for animals in need.
We inevitably have to say goodbye to some of our residents as they go over the rainbow bridge, but they will always remain in our hearts. This page is in memory of everybody who has lived at Lola's Sanctuary and are now over the rainbow bridge.