I looked down and the Coke and gasped. The bottle said, "Share a Coke with Jennifer." The look of shock on Stephanies' face and the subsequent tears told me this wasn't premeditated. She had just grabbed the drinks and didn't even notice. But I did, and so did my step-sister apparently who put my fears to rest that she would in fact be at my wedding.
"No, no sweetheart. It's never goodbye. He's waiting by the rainbow bridge. That is where they all are. When you cross over, he will come to meet you with your relatives. Then you all will cross over the bridge to the other side. Until that time, all our beloved pets play in this beautiful place between where they are loved and cared for, and act as guides for their human counterparts."