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A different day at Rainbow Bridge

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by GotGlock1917, May 13, 2006.

  1. GotGlock1917

    GotGlock1917 Lifetime Member

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    I seen a lot of rainbow bridge writings over the years but this one was new to me today.
    It's probably not new. I hope it is not a repost.

    A different day at Rainbow Bridge

    Unlike most days at the Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray.

    All the recent arrivals at the Bridge did not know what to think, as =
    they had never seen such a day. But the animals who had been waiting =
    longer for their beloved people to accompany them across the Bridge knew =
    what was happening and they began to gather at the pathway leading to =
    the Bridge.

    Soon an elderly dog came into view, head hung low and tail dragging.

    He approached slowly, and though he showed no sign of injury or illness, =
    he was in great emotional pain. Unlike the animals gathered along the =
    pathway, he had not been restored to youth and vigor upon arriving at =
    the Bridge. He felt out of place and wanted only to cross over and find =
    happiness.

    But as he approached the Bridge, his way was barred by an angel, who =
    apologized and explained that the tired and broken-spirited old dog =
    could not cross over. Only those animals accompanied by their people =
    were allowed to cross the Bridge. Having nobody, and with nowhere else =
    to turn, the dog trudged into the field in front of the Bridge.

    There he found others like himself, elderly or infirm, sad and =
    discouraged. Unlike the other animals waiting to cross the Bridge, these =
    animals were not running or playing. They simply were lying in the =
    grass, staring forlornly at the pathway across the Rainbow Bridge. The =
    old dog took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting, yet =
    not knowing what he was actually waiting for.

    One of the newer dogs at the Bridge asked a cat who had been there =
    longer to explain what was happening. The cat replied, "Those poor =
    animals were abandoned, turned away, or left at rescue places, but never =
    found a home on earth. They all passed on with only the love of a =
    rescuer to comfort them. Because they had no people to love them, they =
    have nobody to escort them across the Rainbow Bridge."

    The dog asked the cat, "So what will happen to those animals?"

    Before the cat could answer, the clouds began to part and the cold =
    turned to bright sunshine. The cat replied, "Watch, and you will see."

    In the distance was a single person, and as she approached the Bridge =
    the old, infirm, and sad animals in the field were bathed in a golden =
    light. They were all at once made young and healthy, and stood to see =
    what their fate would be. The animals who had previously gathered at the =
    pathway bowed their heads as the person approached.

    At each bowed head, the person offered a scratch or hug. One by one, the =
    now youthful and healthy animals from the field fell into line behind =
    the person. Together, they walked across the Rainbow Bridge to a future =
    of happiness and unquestioned love. The dog asked the cat, "What just =
    happened?"

    The cat responded, "That was a rescuer."

    The animals gathered along the pathway bowing in respect were those who =
    had found their forever homes because of rescuers. They will cross over =
    when their people arrive at the Bridge. The arrival here of a rescuer is =
    a great and solemn event, and as a tribute they are permitted to perform =
    one final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort all those poor =
    animals they couldn't place on earth across the Rainbow Bridge and into =
    Heaven."

    The dog thought for a moment, then said, "I like rescuers." The cat =
    smiled and replied, "So does heaven, my friend. So does heaven."
     
  2. Glock_36

    Glock_36 Jason

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    Amen Brother.
    All of our little family members are rescues.
    We wouldn't have it anyother way.
    Each and everyone deserves happiness and love.
    How anyone can toss away one of God's Creatures is beyond us.
    My wife found our first rescue on the 4th of july 1993.
    She was picking up some stuff for our barbecue when she noticed a pickup truck half a block away toss out a plastic bag.
    When she got closer she noticed the plastic bag was moving.
    That was when she found Roxanne.
    She brought her home and gave us love for 10 more years.
    Since then we have rescued 11 more family members.
    Each with their own personality.
    May God Bless a Rescuer.
    John
     

  3. GotGlock1917

    GotGlock1917 Lifetime Member

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    John,

    God bless you and your wife.

    I hope God has special consideration for those of us who love the unloved animals and a special place in hell for those who would toss a puppy out of a truck window in a plastic bag.

    John
     
  4. tomkatz

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    That's a great variation on the original bridge story Got Glock.....
    all ours are rescues as well, and I seem to find dogs(or they find me)when I walk mine. My wife just rolls her eyes and says bring him or her on home. The black one Lucee in the pic below was found several miles out in the woods, pregnant and dumped at one year old, great dog!!! The other two came from the humane society.......tom

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  5. MrsKitty

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    Thank you for sharing that! I used to have it saved, I thought but couldn't find it when I was looking for it.

    It that don't move you, you must be dead.
     
  6. Glock_36

    Glock_36 Jason

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    May God Bless both of You.
    I always enjoy hearing from people that give God's creatures a second chance.
    They didn't ask to be born, they only want a chance to give their love to you.
    I don't understand anyone that can look into their pets eyes and decide to just toss them out.
    When I look into our little ones eyes all I see is this enormous amount of love.
    I thank God that we were chosen to find the little ones that we have.
    John
     
  7. ATL Peach Girl

    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    There are lots of rescuers on GT.......I can think of several right now who have taken in homeless dogs and cats.

    I have 2 rescues myself........they have been so good to have too.......

    It kills me to think of how many kitties and dogs sit in shelters tonight, or worse......and I am unable to help. I wished I could take in 100 more like Max and Milo.

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  8. DoubleDog

    DoubleDog Grrrrr.....

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    These Rainbow Bridge stories never fail to bring tears to my eyes...

    DD~
     
  9. Bill73

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    We have had seven pets and none of them were bought. All strays or rescue animals.

    So many to choose from, so little time!