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Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge - The Legends


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The Legend....

Just this side of Heaven, is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.



You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author Unknown


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And for all selfless volunteers...

When a person who has given tirelessly and made it their life's work to save abandoned animals and find them happy homes..... comes to the Bridge themselves, first one animal will stop and look into the distance, then more and more will look up and watch. For this is a person all the animals know about.

As they have waited for their loved one(s), they have told the story of their rescue from loneliness, neglect and impending death, and the wonderful people who helped them until a special loved one could be found.

O special friend of animals, you have been spotted, and all the dogs and other animal friends will run over the fields to thank the person who has enabled so many to have had good lives and memories. Then, will they all walk to the gate of St. Peter and say, This is a person whose name is surely entered on the roll once for each of us whose life was changed.

Then those friends who will be forever together step forward and, to the sound of great rejoicing from all the animals, cross the Bridge together.

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Welcome at Rainbow Bridge
by Alexander Theodore, Bouvier, Fourth Year Resident

On the morning of Sept 11, there was an unprecedented amount 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 and protected them.What about the many who lived their lives tied in backyards? And the ones who are 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 very most special pup in the Heavens.

Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, a request rang out for pups not waiting for specific persons to volunteer for a 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, over 5,000 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 clammering 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 the assignment. One cozy-looking fluffy pup hesitantly asked " Are there children coming?. I would be very comforting for a child as I am soft and squishy and always wanted to be hugged."

A group of Dalmations came forward asking to meet the Firemen and be their friends. The larger working breeds asked 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.




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