February 27th 2011 10:12 am
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Subject: Ben's arrival in heaven
First of all we send our deepest condolences to the family of our Ben Ben. We are so sorry for your loss.
We have your Ben here in heaven and are happy to report on his arrival. It took me a while to type cos my stomach is so full of creampuffs and cannolis.
We were playing in the cow pasture when St. Frank came onto the path. 'Where are the BLC Angel Brigade?', he called, 'One of your guys is coming in.'. So we all started barking and flying right over the cows and came to the path.
Angel Coleman was right beside me and we flew down the path to the Rainbow Bridge.
By the time we arrived there, the clouds were parting and through the opening in the rainbow tinted clouds we saw Ben sailing right on through. St. Frank reached out his arms and caught him in the air.
He was crying and happy to see us! Uncle Steve came running up to us and had a pizza in his arms and we gave a slice to Ben who ate it right up! Sometimes the angels are hungry when they first arrive.
Then we all went to God's Throne Room so that St. Frank could present him to the Heavenly Host.
When the Lord of Heaven and Earth saw him, he got out of his throne and took Ben from St. Frank's arms.
'Ben, Little Ben....' the Lord murmured as he kissed Ben's dear little head. Ben arched his back and wagged his tail and licked the Lord on his cheeks.
'I'm glad you are here now Ben, bring me his wings', the Lord commanded.
Leonardo Da Vinci himself stepped forward and brought out the most beautiful wings you have ever seen. They are also the biggest wings I've ever seen for a small dog but when the Lord put them on his back, Ben immediately flew all around the dome of the Throne Room! Butterflies followed him and the sky began to fill with birds and even bees. The whole sky began to make an incredible sound like a musical instrument playing a melody! I have never heard anything like it. Then the Lord called his name again and Ben flew right into his arms!
'Ben, from now on you can visit your moms whenever they need you. You can fly to help anyone who needs help, whether man or beast on Earth. You are a helper angel and will assist in comforting my earthly creatures. Now go with St. Frank who has a lovely meal prepared for you.'
So we waved goodbye to the Lord and flew along the path with St. Frank. At first Ben hung on to St. Frank's shoulder, flapping his wings but then caught the scent of meatballs and sausages wafting through the air and took off with the rest of us. St. Frank laughed and Uncle Steve ran alongside us like he was flying a kite.
St. Anthony stood outside the kitchen, wiping his hands on a dirty towel. The tables were all laid with meatballs, sausages, chicken legs and a Viennese table with creampuffs, cake, cannoli and cookies including sfigiotelle. I think I saw an ice cream machine too but I didn't have any. I was too busy eating the creampuffs and cannoli.
This morning St. Catherine of Sienna came by and made us all pancakes. So we are going to go now to the big field behind the cow pasture and do some flying lessons with Ben. He is doing great with his wings and is going to soar better than the rest of us.
He sends down his most loving blessings on his moms and family and will snuggle with you every night. Just call out his name and he will be there.
So lovingly written.
Hugs to your furmily, Ben!