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Bridge Annifursary

June 21st 2011 6:14 pm
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Today marks the beginning of year 7 here at the Bridge. So many loving pups have joined me here since I made my journey, and we all miss our humans and earth bound furblings so much. But, there is much fun and happiness here at the Bridge as we are all young and healthy here, and we do have the chance to keep an eye on our families we left behind. I love mom and dad, and it surely brings a smile seeing that they have Cassie and Hunter in their lives now, although I know I will always have my own special place in their hearts.


Christmas at the Bridge

December 24th 2010 7:57 am
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(by Terri Onorato)

As the midnight hour approaches on Christmas Eve, a tremendous celebration begins. If you listen closely you will hear the exuberant sound of Bridgekids preparing for the remarkable moment that comes but once a year. Puppies romp through the tall green grass, chasing butterflies and rolling over and over until fits of giggles bring them to a tumbling stop. The volume increases as kittens, cats, tigers and lions purr in pure delight while the wings of snow white doves gently caress the air. The babbling brook that runs beneath Rainbow Bridge overflows onto the edge of mossy banks and fins of treasured aquatic life quiver in anticipation of this most joyous event.

Nestled in the midst of this happy choir of Bridgekids are the littlest angel tots staring in awe at the majestic Christmas tree adorned with flowing strands of angel hair. Effervescent, twinkling stars seesaw elegantly from the sky and land in glorious harmony upon the stoic limbs of Heaven's most perfect Christmas tree. Swaying to and fro in nearby rocking chairs are grandmothers, grandfathers, parents, aunts, uncles and loved ones. The sound of their whispered lullabies permeate the air as they sing to tiny angel babies resting quietly in their arms.

Like magic the clock approaches midnight and a great stirring is heard in the distance. Each Bridgekid stops and listens, knowing the time is near, and they choose a fleecy cloud on which to snuggle. The roar of purrs drops to barely an audible hum, the babbling brook ripples hypnotically and the flutter of downy feathered wings fall silent. Heaven's spirited toddlers climb expectantly upon the laps of angels while babies coo in tranquil unison.

Amidst the warm glow of candle light which rises from the earth below, the arms of the Bridge Keeper envelop the heavens and into the precious hands of each child and in front of each animal a holy gift is placed. With grand exuberance the ribbons are removed and left to fly on a tender breeze where they dissolve into showers of angel dust. As the golden lids of these heavenly gifts are raised, an amazing aura fills the sky, reaching down to the very core of the earth. Ascending from each and every box is the greatest gift of all…unending, unconditional, all-encompassing love. This blessed love gently wraps itself around the cherished souls of heaven, warming their hearts with beacons of radiant light and bringing forth from angels an exquisite chorus. As the clock strikes midnight the distance between heaven and earth is vanished. It is at this very moment on Christmas Eve that the Bridge Keeper, His children, angels and Bridgekids send a message to their earthly loved ones on the wings of this unbridled love.

Listening carefully with an open heart we will hear the familiar voice of our own angel whisper softly into our ear their Christmas message..."Let me share with you this love of mine, always and forever. When you need me know that I am here. I have not left you for I am in your heart where I belong. Our love is eternal as is the brilliant glow of candlelight which illuminates the path to the heavens and Rainbow Bridge. I wait patiently as do you for our inevitable and glorious reunion. I love you, I love you, I love you."


Fosser Brudder.....

November 6th 2010 12:56 pm
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He's been heer fur a week now...and I hab to say, he's an "ok" kid...he noz hiz pwace in our pack....Cassie's #1, den Hunter, DEN him! He will pway wiff dem wen dey wantz him tu, but he'z not alwaz in swe fases!! Dey did hab to hab a diskussion de udder ebening wen daddy waz making up se supper bowlz...he got in Cassie's space and she told him to BACK off! He'z a gud liddle corn dawg on the hole, dough, and he will make a wufferful new furmily member for someone!!


It's Been 5 Years Now!

June 22nd 2009 6:41 am
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Mommy and daddy can't believe it's been five years since I made my journey to the Bridge. They still miss me, and I will always have that special place in their hearts.

I smile every time I see the new fur kids that mommy and daddy have adopted....they make mommy and daddy happy which makes me a happy boy, too.

I am healthy and young again here at the Bridge.....and I look forward to being together with mommy and daddy when the time comes.

Until then...I will be their guardian angel watching over them!

Fur Angel Max


My Bridge Anniversary....

June 21st 2008 5:36 am
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I've been here at the Bridge for 4 years today. It is beautiful here, but I miss my humans and look forward to being reunited with them someday when it's time.

Impy joined me here in August 2005, and I love having my sister here to keep me company.

And, mom and dad, we are both SO happy that you have Cassie and Hunter in your lives now...we know they bring lots of love, joy, and happiness into the house.

Just wanted to stop in and tell you I love you and I'm here watching over you.



A Christmas Story....

December 18th 2007 7:48 am
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A Christmas Story

December is the best month of the year at the Rainbow Bridge. For the dogs there is snow to romp in and the angels always have time to toss snowballs for them to chase. The cats enjoy patting at the snowflakes as they fall, and then curling up near the fireplace for a nice winter's nap.

But it is the lights that make this time so special. Winter on the Earth, their former home, is a time of lengthening darkness, and in December candles glow all around the globe beginning with Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, and continuing on right through the New Year's festivities. At the Bridge the glow of these candles is reflected in all of the trees, and in the hearts of every Bridgekid as they observe the month in their own special way; with memories of the lives, and the loved ones they left behind.

For most it is a time of quiet joy, but each year there are always a few who draw apart..
Near to midnight, "home time" on December 24 Charlie realized someone was missing from the Hale gathering. "I'll be right back," he told his siblings. He passed many similar groupings as he hurried down the well worn path, many friends called out to him, but he only acknowledge the greetings with a wave and continued on. The path ended at the Rainbow, and there he found a small group of newcomers, each sitting quietly, alone. One of these, the missing Sandifur, was crouched at the very edge, his stumpy tail twitching rapidly, as he stared at the scene below.

"You are missing the party, little brother," Charlie said.
"I don't care," replied Sandifur, "I don't like Christmas anyway. "

Charlie only smiled. "I felt the same way my first year. Do you remember your very first Christmas with Mom and Dad? Remember the new scratching tree they gave us that year, and the catnip mice? And remember all the good things we got to eat? That was a great time, wasn't it?" Sandifur nodded, still gazing intently below. "I want to go back."
"I did too, " Charlie said, licking gently at his brother's ear. "But we can't, baby brother. This is our place now." "But it's Christmas, and Mom and Dad miss us so much. Look, mom is lighting a candle right now, just for us and she is crying."

"Christmas Eve is her time to remember, little one, but tomorrow she will pass out the presents to all of our brothers and sisters, and she will be happy again. I want to show you something. Come with me."
Together the two kiddens climbed the arch of the Rainbow, and at the very top Charlie stopped. "Do you see that big silver cloud over there? Watch closely."

As Sandifur gazed the cloud began to swirl and gradually an image came into view. The clearing where he had left his family, and a larger gathering around the big, glowing pine tree. He could see the dogs, many more of them than when he had left, playing fetch and tug of war, and the kiddens, so many kiddens, sleeping in a heap, their soggy catnip mice forgotten in the grass.

Suddenly the kiddens all woke up, and the dogs ceased their play and stared into the darkness beyond the clearing, tails wagging in greeting.
And then, much to Sandifur's amazement, two humans stepped into the light."
"Hurry, Charlie, we have to go back," he said. " Mom and Dad, they're here!"
"Not just yet, Sandy. That cloud is our Window into Tomorrow.
Come back with me now, and join the others. The reunion will come. We have been promised."

Sandy reluctantly pulled his gaze away from the vision of the future, and followed Charlie. They found the others waiting for them at the base of the rainbow. "Is it time?" Charlie asked.
Terrie nodded, "They are waiting."
All of the Hale Bridgekids drew together, and looked over the edge, and along the entire length of the rainbow similar groups were gathered, all looking down at their former homes.

Suddenly the light of a million candles from the Earth met the glow from the Rainbow Bridge. "Now," Charlie whispered.

In unison three words were repeated again and again, and as they were spoken they merged with the bridge of light, flowing from the rainbow to the earth, and back again in ever increasing brilliance, and the colors of the rainbow merged with the light. "I love you," they all said, and the love entered every heart of the pet parents on earth, and the hearts of those who gathered at the rainbow.

"Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad," Sandifur whispered again, watching the lights slowly fade. "I love you. I will be waiting."

"I will look ahead for there is our tomorrow."

Marion Hale


Treasured Friend

July 9th 2007 7:59 am
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Treasured Friend

I lost a treasured friend today
The little dog who used to lay
His gentle head upon my knee
And share his silent thoughts with me...
He'll come no longer to my call
Retrieve no more his favorite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called him to His golden throne.
Although my eyes are filled with tears,
I thank Him for the happy years
He let him spend down here with me
And for his love and loyalty.
When it is time for me to go
And join him there, this much I know...
I shall not fear the transient dark
For he will greet me with his bark.

Author Unknown


I've Been at the Bridge 3 Years Today.....

June 21st 2007 5:02 pm
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It's hard to believe I've been here for 3 years, but today is the 3 year anniversary of my trip to the Bridge. I know my mom and dad still miss me, and I look forward to the time when we will be reunited.

I am so happy that they have Cassie in their lives, she makes their hearts happy again, and she needed a family to love her.

Remember mom and dad, I am healthy here and I will see you again.

Angel Max


The Last Battle

August 6th 2006 1:56 pm
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If it should be that I grow frail and weak, and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done, for this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand, but don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest, your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years, you wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they'll tend, only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me, until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree, it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved, from pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you, who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years, don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown


Kingdom in the Skies

July 4th 2006 12:52 pm
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Light a candle and remember me
But not with teary eyes
Raise your head upwards
My kingdom is in the skies

I am the warmth that touches you
On a sunny summer day
I am the breeze that caresses you
From near and far away

I draw you pictures in the clouds
So that you might know
I am at peace and watching you
On earth not far below

Please open up your heart
So another creature may see
What it is to be loved
The way you loved me

Bring out my old ball
My dishes and favorite toy
Don't let them go to waste
They can bring so much joy

And if you should need to talk
All you do is close your eyes
Raise your head upwards
I'll be listening from the skies

By: Carol Kufner

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