August 24th 2008 9:15 am
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Today I got my beautiful wing that were made by my friend Krishna. They are breath taking and I love them soooooooooo much. Thank you Krishna for your wonderful work and the love it spreads throughout Dogster/Catster. You truly make the hearts of our pawrents happy when they see us in our Rainbow Bridge wings.
Hugs and Licks from ~ Merrick
April 9th 2008 8:35 pm
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Rainbow Bridge Rescuer
Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But, the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Rainbow Bridge to watch.
It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often. He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he walked toward The Rainbow Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be. But alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over The Rainbow Bridge.
With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.
One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for a while to explain it to him.
"You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge."
The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life. "Watch, and see", said the second animal. A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together.
"What happened?" asked the first animal. "That was a rescuer." replied the second. "The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn't
place on earth, across The Rainbow Bridge.
January 15th 2008 4:50 pm
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We went to the vet today and I figured they were going to do some more of those things they called tests. Mommy tried to explain to me that I was going to a place where I would not be in pain anymore so I thought that was a really good idea.
The vet poked me with a needle and I got real sleepy. Mommy was petting me, so I knew it was alright. Problem..... I just work up and I can't find mommy..... where can she be..... I must search for her.
I see Sweet Sadie coming toward me, but how can that be? I guess she found her way home after all this time.
She told me to follow her and of course that was fine with me. I remember her from when I was a puppy and she was always very nice to me. She took me to this really large and wonderful house by a steam that was in the edge of the woods and showed me a room with a big fluffy bed that she said was all mine for as long as I wanted it.
Wow! I just realized I was keeping up with Sadie and it was easy to do and there was no pain. In fact I was running like I did when I first met mommy.
Oh Mommy.... we still have to find her.... I bet she is in one of these rooms. I must go look for her again. But Sadie said that I should calm down.... mommy is not here. I don't understand..... I told her.
She told me to sit for a while with her and she would explain it all. She told me this place is where we wait for our humans to come and join us before we move on to Heaven and that I should run and play and have fun until mommy comes to meet me. Sadie says that could be a long long time, but that it is okay.
I am still kind of tired, so I think I will take a nap now, but it sure is nice not to feel any pain and to feel so young and to be hungry. Hey I AM hungry. Think I will have a snack before my nap. Awwww pooh, forget the nap, I think I want to check out this place. It sure is purty here.
*Merrick looks into a mirror that is just her height* Wow! I am young again! I feel good and look good. Oh how I wish mommy could see me now.