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POEM FOR CATS


And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

Author Unknown





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Candles of Remembrance


WELCOME AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE


On the morning of September 11, 2001, there was an unprecedented amount of 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 or protected them. What about the many who spent unhappy lives tied in backyards? And, the ones who were 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 most special pup in the Heavens.

Last Tuesday morning a request rang out for pups not waiting for specific persons to volunteer for 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 4,000 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 a clamoring 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 assignment. One cozy-looking fluffy pup hesitantly asked, "Are there any children coming? I would be very comforting for a child 'cause I'm soft and squishy and I always wanted to be hugged." A group of Dalmatians came forward asking to meet the Firemen and be their friends. The larger working breeds offered 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 to share - each tail wagging an American Flag.

~by AlexanderTheodore, Bouvier, Fourth Year Resident~





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This is another version of the original story. Unfortunately, I do not know who the author is.

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE


By the edge of a wood, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush green meadow where time stands still,
Where the four-legged friends of men can run
After their time on earth is all done.

Here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where our beloved pets find rest;
On this golden plain, they wait and they play
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, neither pain nor sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives are all gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies are healed, their strength imbued.

They romp in the grass with never a care...
Until one day they stop! And sniff the air!
Their ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back...
Then all of a sudden one breaks from the pack!

Just at that instant, their eyes have met...
Together again, human and pet!
They run to each other, friends from long past,
The time of the parting is over at last!

The sadness they felt while they were apart
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever
And then, side by side, they cross over ... together!


~Author Unknown~




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