Sirius Rising: The Cookies In Cream Chronicles

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Thank You Pals

June 24th 2014 10:26 am
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Hey Pals,

Boy oh boy, Dogster has given us some problems.

I haven't been able to access my diary area for weeks.

I want to thank all of my pals that sent me birthday wishes. We cherish all of our friends and their families.

There has been so much going on here. A lot of great pups and kitties have made their journey to the Bridge in the last few days and weeks.

Let me assure all of you, these pups will be welcomed and loved here at the Bridge. We know that those they left behind are sad and hurting.

Take comforting in knowing that our love knows no bounds.

Big hugs to all of you.

Your pal, Cookie

 

5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years

May 15th 2013 5:41 am
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Sweet cookie,

Time goes by so very quickly. It wasn't always that way. For the days, weeks and months that followed your passing, time stood still.

During that time I searched for comfort. I found it in your memory and with the help of my dogster friends. In a world so large, at times it can be very small.

Many dear dogster friends have joined you. With each the sadness gives way to hope and love. The Bridge brings you all together, surrounded by love. Your adventures fill my mind, so vivid and clear. Your love knows no bounds.

I often know that you are with me, guiding me. I also know that you shine down on Riley and Caileigh.

No amount of time will ever weaken our bound, only galvanize it stronger than any metal.

Take care of Rosie, she has a nose for trouble. Her story is still yet to be told. One day, your adventures will flow through me and again we all will share them. For now they give me great comfort.

Cookie, say hi to all the pups and kitties. Let them know that we all love them.

Today, I lose myself in you.

 

DAYLIGHT

April 27th 2013 8:59 am
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In the dark night sky a full moon cascaded a brilliant light. The dewdrops on the nearby blades of grass shimmered, while a sprinkling of stars glittered and danced.

Along the edge of Turtle Pond, he sniffed at the ground. Normally a sound sleeper, especially after a great adventure throughout the Rainbow Bridge countryside, but on this night the liver and white German Shorthaired Pointer was restless, unable to drift away.

He came upon a row of reeds that grew at the water’s edge; maybe they were bulrushes, nonetheless they caught his attention.

He lost himself in the scent; rapidly sniffing the ground, moving from one section to the next. From behind he heard a rustle and it took every ounce of strength in him to pull himself away from the scent and look behind him. As he did he saw a pheasant and wild turkey scamper along a pathway of worn grass. His instinct told him to rush after them, but there was something keeping him at this spot.

He watched as the pheasant and wild turkey disappeared into the night.

“Max,” a voice said from the direction from which he had early came from. “What are you doing out here so late?” his friend asked.

“Alex, you startled me,” Max replied. “I couldn’t sleep . . . I needed some air.”

“I saw you walk by my window and when you didn’t return, I got worried,” Alex replied.

The two were the founders of The Pointer Pack. Several years earlier, while the group was fighting the evil wolf, Leviticus, the two had met out in the badlands. Max was out there wandering the great lands of the Rainbow Bridge with only a ball to keep him company. Oh how he loves to play with a ball. He could keep himself entertained for hours just bouncing it, chasing after it and giving it a good shake. Upon meeting many years ago, the two became instant friends. There was something in Alex that reminded Max of his brother, Wilhelm.

“I couldn’t sleep either,” Alex said. He joined Max sniffing the bulrushes.

“Well boys, it looks like you’re not the only ones who can’t sleep,” said a female voice.

It was Vayla, Alex’s GSP sister. With her were the others in their little pack—Spike, Remington, Cosmo, Harley, Kirby and Abby. Abby and Harley were the only English Pointers in the group, and Cosmo was only part Wirehaired Pointer, but don’t tell him that to his face. As far as he’s concerned, he’s Pointer through and through.

“Must be a really good sniff to get you boys up at this hour,” Spike said making his way to where Max and Alex stood, giving the spot a good sniff for himself.

“Wait a minute,” Cosmo announced. His tone was one of surprise and wonderment.

The pack looked up from the bulrushes and at Cosmo. He was standing in some mucky sand looking into the calm water’s of Turtle Pond. Where there would normally be the darkness of night water, they all gazed upon something magical.

Max lowered his head, a series of wrinkles formed as his eyebrows perked upward. The others stood motionless.

The water’s opened to unveil a young girl’s bedroom. In the dim light of night, they could see the outline of the girl and a dog.

Max moved closer to the water’s edge. The mucky sand oozed up around his front paws as he shifted his weight from his back legs to his front legs.

He could see long strands of beautiful red hair contrast the alabaster complexion of the girl’s face. Her arm was outstretched and around the neck of the dog.

Max watched, motionless, focused. Then the dog’s face emerged from under the arm of the girl. She had released her embrace just enough for the dog to move.

Max’s stubby tail wagged.

The others, like Max, were fixed on the scene.

The dog looked up at the girl. The years had turned his liver face to snow white. Like a mask it wrapped around his eyes and carried down the sides of his face. Only a small strip of liver still existed, running down between his eyes to his nose. His gorgeous brown eyes, filled with years of love and happiness, looked up at the young girl. She pulled him close again.

“I love you, Will,” she said. “I will love you forever.”

Max let out a little cry. The young girl was Olivia and with her was Max’s brother, Will.

Olivia is the daughter of Max’s human family. She was only 5 months old when Max went to the Bridge. Despite all his adventures, Max always took the time to look in on her and his bother. Will took the responsibility of taking care of Olivia very seriously. The two had a bond that all young children should get to experience as they grow up, the bond that can only be tempered and galvanized through the moments shared with a dog.

“I’m never going to let you go,” Olivia whispered in Will’s ear. “This night will never end.”

Will is 14 years old and his love for Olivia had given him the strength to hold on, to stay by her side, to love her. He, too, didn’t want the night to end, to see the rays of daylight cut through the darkness.

“Tonight, I’m going to hold you so close,” she said as she ran her hand down Will’s neck; her gentle touch soothing the old dog’s heart.

As the pack watched they didn’t realize that they were no longer alone. The night had awoken others to join them.

Next to them were Hannah and Lydia Rose. Louie, Tinsleigh, Cheyenne, Dozer and Roman were just behind them.

Ernie George, Izzy B and the crew of The Lady Melanie including Ben, Jamaica and Tammy were there.

Cleo, Wyoming, Cheyanne, Molly, Wolf and Radar looked on. Rusty and Pepper moved closer to the water’s edge to get a better look.

Rosie, Strider, Lab Daisy, and Vermont Labbies, Remy and Magnum had all come from the farm to be here.

Boudy, Big Moe, Bootsie and Gabby were there, too. Pongo, Elvis, Mercury, Jarvis, Rinky, Abby and Chippy approached. Stryker and I hung back, watching everyone from a distance.

Just then I saw Quincy, Fred, Carmella, Popeye and Logan run up to join the others.

Everywhere I looked I saw the dogs of the Bridge joining Max in watching his family.

Max gazed around amazed that everyone was there with him, and just as he turned back to watch his family, Oliver Louis began stringing his guitar. Every since the Australian Cattle Dog/Bluetick Coonhound had arrived at the Bridge he had brought the magic and power of music to everyone.

Max watched Olivia caress Will. His brother’s head lowered onto the bed. Olivia clung to his shoulder and rested her head on his back.

Oliver Louis began to sing:

HERE I AM WAITING
I’LL HAVE TO LEAVE SOON
WHY AM I HOLDING ON?
WE KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME
WE KNEW IT ALL ALONG
HOW DID IT COME SO FAST?

Will let out a contented sigh. He was where he loved to be, with his Olivia. The young girl’s head raised and lowered with each breath he took. Neither wanted to sleep, they just wanted this moment to last forever.

Oliver Louis continued:

THIS IS OUR LAST NIGHT BUT IT’S LATE
AND I’M TRYING NOT TO SLEEP
CAUSE I KNOW, WHEN I WAKE, I WILL HAVE TO SLIP AWAY

AND WHEN THE DAYLIGHT COMES I’LL HAVE TO GO
BUT TONIGHT I’M GONNA HOLD YOU SO CLOSE
CAUSE IN THE DAYLIGHT WE’LL BE ON OUR OWN
BUT TONIGHT I NEED TO HOLD YOU SO CLOSE

OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH
OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH
Will shifted and twisted around to look back at Olivia. He wanted to see her, to watch her. Olivia leaned forward and kissed him on the snout. A sweet, loving smile lit up her expression. She thought about the walks, the times she shared her food with him and all the nights she had cuddled him.

Will remembered the early years, when she was small and just learning to walk. From the day she came home, he had loved her, this little bundle of joy. The years had gone by so fast.

Oliver Louis sang:

HERE I AM STARING AT YOUR PERFECTION
IN MY ARMS, SO BEAUTIFUL
THE SKY IS GETTING BRIGHT, THE STARS ARE BURNING OUT
SOMEBODY SLOW IT DOWN

The moon had lowered, no longer visible through the window of Olivia’s room. At the Bridge, the first rays of morning were starting to invade the darkness of night.

Oliver Louis continued:

THIS IS WAY TOO HARD, CAUSE I KNOW
WHEN THE SUN COMES UP, I WILL LEAVE
THIS IS MY LAST GLANCE THAT WILL SOON BE MEMORY

Olivia showed Will the stuffed elephant that she had given him for Christmas. Will sniffed it and rubbed his nose on it. He wanted to make sure that his scent was on it. Olivia held it close to her face and took in the scent, smelling her Will dog.

Oliver Louis sang:

AND WHEN THE DAYLIGHT COMES I’LL HAVE TO GO
BUT TONIGHT I’M GONNA HOLD YOU SO CLOSE
CAUSE IN THE DAYLIGHT WE’LL BE ON OUR OWN
BUT TONIGHT I NEED TO HOLD YOU SO CLOSE

OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH
OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH

Will pressed his head into Olivia’s shoulder. With the elephant in hand, she wrapped her arms around his neck. They both clung to each other, an embrace to last forever. The memories of being together flowed between each other.

Oliver Louis continued:

I NEVER WANT IT TO STOP
BECAUSE I DON’T WANNA START ALL OVER
START ALL OVER
I WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK
BUT NOW IT’S ALL THAT I WANT
ALL THAT I WANT, ALL THAT I WANT
Will knew that he could no longer be here for Olivia, but he also knew that she would be okay. He knew that Dexter would step in, that his little bro would love Olivia, and take care of her.

The once dark room was now flooded with daylight, morning had arrived. Olivia felt a nudge at her side. She looked down and there was Dexter. Will reached out with his paw and placed it on Dexter’s shoulder. Olivia pulled one hand from around Will and placed it on Dexter. The three embraced.

Oliver Louis sang:

AND WHEN THE DAYLIGHT COMES I’LL HAVE TO GO
BUT TONIGHT I’M GONNA HOLD YOU SO CLOSE
CAUSE IN THE DAYLIGHT WE’LL BE OWN OUR OWN
BUT TONIGHT I NEED TO HOLD YOU SO CLOSE

The sun had risen at the Bridge. Daylight had arrived.

Everyone at the Bridge joined Oliver Louis and sang:

AND WHEN THE DAYLIGHT COMES I’LL HAVE TO GO
BUT TONIGHT I’M GONNA HOLD YOU SO CLOSE
CAUSE IN THE DAYLIGHT WE’LL BE OWN OUR OWN
BUT TONIGHT I NEED TO HOLD YOU SO CLOSE

OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH
OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH, OH-WOAH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH
OH-WOAH (YEAH), OH-WOAH (YEAH), OH-WOAH (YEAH)-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH (YEAH)
OH-WOAH (YEAH), OH-WOAH (YEAH), OH-WOAH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH






Later that day at the Bridge, Will burst out of the water. His legs were strong and powerful. His paws landed on the ground and dug in as he propelled himself forward.

The pheasant and wild turkey ran as the German Shorthair Pointer was in hot pursuit.

“Come on, brother,” Will barked to Max. “ I remember you be much faster.”



For Olivia
Will’s love knows no bounds

 

Shelter needing votes

September 14th 2012 11:06 am
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Hey pals,

As you all know, Stryker is my dear, sweet friend here at the Bridge. He and I are always together. We watch over our families together and over our pals families.

This morning I received a message from Sunny, Stryker's earthly sister pup.

Sunny has asked me to let all of my pals know about a shelter in need of votes. There's a contest on Facebook. If your family is also on Facebook, please take a few moments to vote. Here's the link:

http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/chari ty/view/ein/24-0831491

In addition to this shelter, Illinois Birddog Rescue is also taking part in this contest. You can vote for both great organizations. IBR is the rescue where my adopted sister, Rosie, is from. As you all know, Rosie is with me here at the Bridge. She holds a special place in her heart for the wonderful people at IBR.

Their link is:

http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving/app_1620 65369655?cv=2&app_data=ein|30-0053033

Have a great day, pals!!!

 

Land of Hope and Dreams

August 10th 2012 5:30 am
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The train platform was cold on his paws. He waited patiently, uncertain what lay ahead. His heart was filled with sadness, but at the same time filled with years of love and companionship.

The kind of love that is pure, unwavering, innocent and so very strong.

In the distance the sound of a train horn sounded. The stem rose into the air as it came rolling into the station. The vibrations sent tremors through the platform floor up into his paws and into his legs.

The train came to a stop. In front of him was a door.

The sound of metal clicking in sequence resulted in his ears perking up and his head tilting to one side. His eyes focused on the handle of the door. With a sudden thrust the door swung open.

Standing in the doorway was a gingered-coloured Chesapeake Bay Retriever/German Shepherd mix named Abby. Only a few days earlier had this sweet girl made the same journey that the Australian Cattle Dog/Bluetick Coonhound was about to make. She, too, had left her family suddenly.

"Come aboard, Oliver Louis. You don't need no ticket." She said in a kind and gentle voice. "We're all here to greet you."

His tail gave a little wag. He placed his front right paw up on the first step and with a jump left the platform behind and entered the train car.

"Where are we going?" He asked.

"My sweet O-Man . . . to a Land of Hope and Dreams," Abby replied.

Without any hesitation Abby led Oliver Louis down a corridor towards a double door. As they got closer, he could hear the sound of voices. Behind the doors were other dogs.

He stopped.

Once again his ears perked up and he tilted his head. A few of the voices behind the doors sounded familiar.

"Come, O-Man," Abby urged him. Her dark, soulful eyes beckoned him onward.

The double doors opened and Oliver Louis could see those that had come to greet him. Friends that had made the journey before him gathered together.

He saw Quincy, the always-happy Golden Retriever, and the Gossip Hound, Daisy. With them were Pongo, Logan Benwizzen, puppy Carmella, Cozzie and Spikey, and Pointers Tinsleigh and Abby, and GSP, Kirby.

He looked across the room and saw Cleo, Autumn, Cheyanne and Dozer. Next to them were Cheyenne, Wyoming and Molly. Zeusie, Stryker, Cookie, Rosie and Strider looked on lovingly.

New friends had also come to welcome him. Beagles Rusty and Buddy Todd, Rinky, Sandra Marie, Raffles, Callie, Maleka, Daisy Ann and Georgie, Beezer and Jarvis. The Goobersmooches were there, Boudy, Bootsie, Gabby and Big Moe. Great Dane, Fred was there with Dobie's Roman and Sheb'z. Captain Ernie George joined them with first mate, Ben, and crew Jamaica, Tammy, Spike, Sheba and Miracle.

Oliver Louis continued to scan the room. He was looking for his family, his brothers. The crowd separated revealing a stage. In the centre of the stage stood his dear and beloved, Remy.

"Brother, " said Remy. "You were always the musical one. Singing, dancing, leading us all in song. This is for you, O-Man."

Remy began to sing:

OH . . . OH . . . OH . . . THIS TRAIN . . . I'M RIDING THIS TRAIN
DON'T YOU WANT TO RIDE?

Everyone joined in:

THIS TRAIN
THIS TRAIN
THIS TRAIN

The stage erupted to life as lights flashed and streaked across the platform. Joining Remy playing the guitar was Louie. Gypsy Belle was on the drums, Elvis on piano, and Mercury, Brutus, Mulligan and Momas were on horns.

Remy sang:

GRAB YOUR TICKET AND YOUR SUITCASE
THUNDERS ROLLING DOWN THIS TRACK
WELL YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOIN' NOW
BUT YOU KNOW YOU WON'T BE BACK
WELL DARLIN' IF YOU'RE WEARY
LAY YOUR HEAD UPON MY CHEST
WE'LL TAKE WHAT WE CAN CARRY
YA, AND WE'LL LEAVE THE REST
WELL, BIG WHEELS ROLL THROUGH FIELDS WHERE SUNLIGHT STREAMS
MEET ME IN A LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Louie stood next to Remy and strummed the guitar; his rock 'n' roll/Motown roots shinning through with each cord he played.

Remy continued:

WELL I WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU
YA AND I'LL STAND BY YOUR SIDE

YOU'LL NEED A GOOD COMPANION NOW
FOR THIS PART OF YOUR RIDE

At that moment, Oliver Louis's brother, Trusty, placed his paw around O-Man's shoulder. Oliver Louis buried his face into the long golden hair of the Retriever and returned the loving embrace. Trusty took a muffin from his mouth and showed it to his brother. Oliver Louis wagged his tail and asked, "Where did you get that?"

"I snagged it from the Welcome To The Bridge sweets table . . . don't tell anyone," his legendary counter-surfing brother replied.

Remy sang:

YA LEAVE BEHIND YOUR SORROWS
YA THIS DAY BE LAST
WELL TOMORROW THERE'LL BE SUNSHINE
AND ALL THIS DARKNESS PAST
WELL, BIG WHEELS ROLL THROUGH FIELDS WHERE SUNLIGHT STREAMS
OH MEET ME IN A LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

One by one, each of his friends joined Trusty and Oliver Louis in the embrace.

Louie continued his solo.

Remy jumped off the stage and headed towards his brothers. He continued to sing:

WELL THIS TRAIN

CARRIES SAINTS AND SINNERS

THIS TRAIN

CARRIES LOSERS AND WINNERS

THIS TRAIN

CARRIES PUREBREDS AND MIXED BREEDS

THIS TRAIN

CARRIES LOST SOULS

I SAID THIS TRAIN

DREAMS WILL NOT BE THWARTED

THIS TRAIN

FAITH WILL BE REWARDED

THIS TRAIN

HEAR THE STEEL WHEELS SINGING

THIS TRAIN

BELLS OF FREEDOM RINGING

Remy approached his brothers and joined them in the embrace. The three were together again.

Mulligan played a saxophone solo.

Everyone sang:

WELL THIS TRAIN

CARRIES SAINTS AND SINNERS

THIS TRAIN

CARRIES LOSERS AND WINNERS

THIS TRAIN

CARRIES PUREBREDS AND MIXED BREEDS

THIS TRAIN

CARRIES LOST SOULS

I SAID THIS TRAIN

CARRIES BROKEN HEARTED

THIS TRAIN

THIEVES AND SWEET SOULS DEPARTED

THIS TRAIN

CARRIES FOOLS AND KINGS

THIS TRAIN

ALL ABOARD

I SAID THIS TRAIN

DREAMS WILL NOT BE THWARTED

THIS TRAIN

FAITH WILL BE REWARDED

THIS TRAIN

HEAR THE STEEL WHEELS SINGING

THIS TRAIN

BELLS OF FREEDOM RINGING

Mulligan played another saxophone solo; the sweet, soulful sound filled the room.

Remy ran his paw across Oliver Louis's speckled coat. He sang:

COME ON THIS TRAIN

PEOPLE GET READY . . . YOU DON'T NEED NO TICKET

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS GET . . . JUST GET ON BOARD

THIS TRAIN

PEOPLE GET READY

YOU DON'T NEED NO TICKET . . . YOU DON'T NEED NO TICKET

JUST THANK THE LORD . . . JUST THANK THE LORD

COME ON THIS TRAIN

 

Birthday Getaway

June 21st 2012 11:33 am
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Hey pals,

I just got back from my birthday getaway. My sweet, Stryker, took me on a little vacation.

First we set sail on board The Lady Melanie. Captain Ernie George took us out beyond the Cape of Big Horn. Cheyanne and Dozer took Stryker and I to land aboard their waverunner.

From there we hiked along the trails to a beautiful spot that overlooked the beautiful lands of the Rainbow Bridge.

Three nights of peaceful bliss . . . just me and Stryker.

It's good to get away. To just relax and lose yourself in the beauty here.

I want to thank all of my pals for thinking of me on my earthly birthday. I hold each of you dear.

 

Dear Cookie

March 23rd 2012 11:17 am
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On March 23rd, 2002 your Mom began her visits to the farm. That first day you did your patented trot around the kitchen table in anticipation of dinner.

Just a few weeks ago, Riley started that same trot around the kitchen island. Both Mom and I were overjoyed by it. Such a simple gesture but it reminded us so much of you.

For several weeks Mom visited you and the two of you grew closer. Finally Mom was able to take you home. Your parents at the time wanted to make sure that Mom was the right person for you.

We didn't met until November of 2003. By then you and Mom were thicker than thieves.

At that time I was looking for someone to have fun with. I was single and loving it. What I got was so much more. I never anticipated falling for a dog just as hard as I would fall for a girl.

A friend posted this on Facebook today.

"Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything."


You changed everything for me, Cookie.

 

The Bridge

December 13th 2011 7:37 am
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The tall grass began to sway back and forth. At the ends of the grass were blooms of brown wheat-like frays. The breeze picked up, bending the grass so that the frays kissed the ground before snapping upright.

Stryker placed his paw on Cookie's shoulder. His gentle embrace pulled her attention away from the dancing tall grass and she looked into his eyes. The deep pools of brown were filled with such kindness and love. Today, there was a hint of sadness, the kind of sadness that creeps in when a new arrival is making their journey to the Bridge.

He didn't need to say anything; his expression spoke a thousand words. The two made their way to Turtle Pond.

A crowd had already gathered; word had travelled fast. On the shores of Turtle Pond were Cleo, Gypsy Belle, Talia, Beezer and Uli. In the distance, The Lady Melanie ran anchor. The crew, lead by Captain Ernie George, had boarded Roman’s Floating Doghouse and was making their way to shore.

Autumn, Jamaica and Tammy skillfully maneuvered two waverunners into place next to the Bridge.

Fred, Rinky, Wyoming, Cheyenne, Molly, Tinsleigh, Abby, Kirby and Jordan whispered amongst each other.

Trusty, Remy and Bailey were handing out beverages and baked goods. Elvis, Mercury and Daisy sat together under a tree.

Rosie arrived with Vermont Labbies, Remy and Magnum, and her best pals, Daisy, Jack a Roo and Flopsy. With Rosie were all of the dogs and cats that were now living out on the farm with her. The entire crew had made the journey to Turtle Pond for the newest arrival.

Lucas and Sadie Mae splashed around in the water, while Boudy and Moe watched.

Quincy pranced by and gave Cookie a nod, Cosmo and Butch were just steps behind him.

As Roman's Floating Doghouse pulled into shore, Jarvis positioned the boarding plank and Louie, Alex, Max, Pongo, Sheb'z, Spike, Sheba and Miracle were the first off.

Today was a special day.

The breeze picked up once again and everyone turned his or her attention towards the Bridge. A brilliant rainbow stretched across the sky and hovered over the Bridge. The colours, so vibrant and warm, melded together to create a magnificent spectacle.

The first glimpse of the new arrival came into view. A stark white coat of fur contrasted against the dark wood of the Bridge.

Slowly, he placed one paw in front of the other. Each step made cautiously. His large ears swiveled, picking up the slightest noise. Before him he saw a group of dogs and cats. They stretched across the shore for as far as he could see.

The sound of water turned his attention to the right where he saw two waverunners docked. His tail danced at a familiar sight. He had grown up playing on a waverunner. In fact, his Mom had loved riding upon them.

He continued to make his way across the Bridge. As he approached the highest point, white ears like his came into view.

He continued.

He could now see the face of the dog that waited for him at the end of the Bridge. He hadn't seen this face for many years. Now she was standing before him.

The light that had dimmed and faded from his eyes, once again blazoned with light. His ears went forward, his tail spun in circles. He bowed in playfulness and leapt onto his back legs. The cautiousness he once displayed was now gone. The joy he was showing flooded over the others that waited to greet him.

"My boy," said the dog at the end of the Bridge. "My sweet, boy. Dozer, come to Momma."

He began to run, only a few steps into his charge and he was stopped in his tracks.

From the railing of the Bridge came Dozer's Domestic Shorthair kitty friend, Lucy. She had jumped on his head and wrapped her body around his neck.

Dozer reached up and stroked the back of his dear kitty friend.

"Lucy Kitty!" He exclaimed with joy.

The embrace brought a tear to Cheyanne's eye. She hurried up the Bridge and meet Dozer and Lucy. Dozer, with Lucy Kitty on his shoulder, hugged his Mom.

"I've missed you so much," he said.

"You are home, my dear boy," she replied.

Just behind Cheyanne was Dozer's brother, Bob.

The family embraced, together again.

"Come, Dozer," said Cheyanne. "There are so many wonderful pups and cats for you to meet. Great adventures await."

 

You'll never believe it

November 16th 2011 12:42 pm
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Last night Dad and I slept in my Bachelor Pad. That's right.

Dad is camping out in front of a new home sales office to ensure that we're first in line for a release of highly sought-after lots.

The good news is that we're first in line and we'll get the awesome lot we want. The bad news is that it's cold. Dad and I had to snuggle real close.

I'm at home now with Caileigh, but Dad is still at the sales centre. Either Dad or Mom have to be there until Saturday.

I'm sure I'll make my way back there and spend some more time with Dad at some point.

 

Big birthday day here at the Bridge

November 15th 2011 7:38 am
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Today is a big day here at the Bridge, a special day.

Three of my dear friends are celebrating their earthly birthdays.

We still celebrate our earthly birthdays at the Bridge; not because we're aging, that stopped when we made our journey here, but instead to celebrate the years we spent with our families on earth.

Today I wish a very happy earthly birthday to my dear friend, Cheyanne. This beautiful white German Shepherd is our resident waverunner expert. She can always be found out on Turtle Pond, racing around. Be careful, though, she's been known to send passenger's for an unexpected swim if the turn is too tight, as Rosie learned a few years ago.

I also want to wish a happy earthly birthday to my other friend, Cheyenne. Can you believe it--two Cheya(e)nnes, just different spellings?! This beautiful girl has been joined here at the Bridge by her daughter, Wyoming, and most recently her adopted friend, Molly. You can often find Cheyenne mothering Wyoming and making sure that she is happy and safe, just as she did on earth.

My third pal, is a dear galpal. Sheb'z, a beautiful dobie, is spending the day watching over her Mom and Maya. The two of us spend hours together watching our families.

Happy earthly birthday to three sweet girls. Each of them enrich my life here at the Bridge.

 
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