The death of a beloved pet, whether it’s the family dog, a furry kitty, or something a little more obscure, is a sad occasion. Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day on August 28 is the day that we remember the pets that are no longer with us. Whilst the pain of losing a pet somewhat heals over time, they are never forgotten, and today is their day. The day was founded by author Deborah Barnes as a way for people to share their memories of the pets that they have lost, whether it’s a dog, a hamster, or a snake. It was in 2015 that the holiday was first observed, and now each year on August 28 people are taking time out to remember their pets.