September 11th 2010 4:39 pm
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, there was an unprecedented amount of activity at the Rainbow Bridge. Decisions had to be made. They had to be made quickly. And, they were.
An issue, not often addressed here, is the fact that many residents really have no loved one for whom to wait. Think of the pups who lived and died in hideous puppy mills. No one on earth loved or protected them. What about the many who spent unhappy lives tied in backyards? And, the ones who were abused. Who are they to wait for?
We don't talk about that much up here. We share our loved ones as they arrive, happy to do so. But we all know there is nothing like having your very own person who thinks you are the most special pup in the Heavens.
Last Tuesday morning a request rang out for pups not waiting for specific persons to volunteer for special assignment... An eager, curious crowd surged excitedly forward, each pup wondering what the assignment would be.
They were told by a solemn voice that unexpectedly, all at once, thousands of loving people had left Earth long before they were ready.
All the pups, as all pups do, felt the humans' pain deep in their own hearts. Without hearing more, there was a clamoring among them - "May I have one to comfort?" "I'll take two, I have a big heart." "I have been saving kisses forever."
One after another they came forward begging for assignment. One cozy-looking fluffy pup hesitantly asked, "Are there any children coming?
I would be very comforting for a child 'cause I'm soft and squishy and I always wanted to be hugged." A group of Dalmatians came forward asking to meet the FireFighters and be their friends. The larger working breeds offered to greet the Police Officers and make them feel at home.
Little dogs volunteered to do what they do best, cuddle and kiss. Dogs who on Earth had never had a kind word or a pat on the head, stepped forward and said, "I will love any human who needs love."
Then all the dogs, wherever on Earth they originally came from, rushed to the Rainbow Bridge and stood waiting, overflowing with love to share - each tail wagging an American Flag
(by Alexander Theodore, Bouvier, Fourth Year Resident)
That made Momma leaky again. Such a terrible day that was for everyone involved.
No matter how many times I have read that.. I cant see by the time I get to the end.
I like many lost a friend that day.... he was a good kind decent person.... he didnt have a pet.. so maybe someFur stepped up.
Cant see to say more.
(((((((((((((((((Ebony))))))))))))))) So, so beautiful. Like Flicka, I too cry every time I read that. xoxoxoxoxo. Still weep for all the innocents who died that day.
Sad to have to remember these things, but so glad that we can and do take out time to do just that.
Let us NEVER forget.
That was a thought provoking bit of writing.
Thanks fur sharing it.
This is very sweet and beautiful. This day always makes my momma so sad - she has been leaking all day long about it.
This is so beautiful and made my G-ma K. cry. A young marine perished at the pentagon while on duty that day. He was from our county. Lots of miles in the county with a small population. Here in ND everyone knows just about everyone. There are only 644,000 of us. (We think the total includes our puppers and purrs...) As our house closed out that terrible year in history our 1st. gradnchild was born on 12/11. Her birth eased our grief concerning our Nations Future. Huggies and Kissies, Mazy
Just love that story. It still makes my Momma cry whenever she sees pictures or stories about that terrible day. We spent eleven long hours worrying about a friend who left Hartford airport that morning at 8 am enroute to LA for a conncetion to Hawaii. Her plane had been landed in Minnesota and it took that long for her to get word to us that she was ok. We were lucky our friend was safe but so many were not and we will never ever forget.......God Bless America!!