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BPO Rainbow Bridge Forum => Remembering those no longer with us. => : kathryn September 12, 2006, 03:27:02 PM

: Rainbow Bridge revamped
: kathryn September 12, 2006, 03:27:02 PM
I received this from a listserv I am on.  I thought you all might like it.

An interesting day at the Rainbow Bridge. Rainbow Bridge is a place of both
peace and anticipation as departed pets await their beloved owners. There
are plenty of things to keep them contented while they wait: trees you can't
get stuck in, endless meadows, splashing
streams, thickets perfect to hide in for pounce-attack games. But one day
the residents noticed some rather... unusual ... newcomers arrive.

The koalas and the kangaroos slipped in rather quietly but then came the
bearded dragons, the skinks, and the iguanas. The influx of snakes startled
an entire family of cats up a tree. Pythons, cobras, tiger snakes, brown
snakes, and even fierce snakes slithered in. There were so many at one point
it seemed the ground itself was alive with writhing. A burly wombat
shouldered his way through the crowd and plopped down in a shady spot,
barely missing a Jack Russell terrier who yapped indignantly as he abandoned
his position. And then the crocodiles showed up.

Finally, a Great Dane managed to get up enough nerve to approach one of the
reptilian giants. "Um.... excuse me," he said hesitantly, "but why are you
all here?" The croc dropped her jaw and laughed. "Same as you, mate," she
said. "Waitin' for someone who loved us."

The dogs, cats, gerbils, and other "typical pets" looked at each other in
confusion, then at the plethora of weird, ugly, and downright deadly
creatures assembled. Who on Earth could possibly love some of those faces?

"I see him!" shouted a green mamba from his vantage point in one of the
trees. A cacophony of squeaks, hisses, bellows and roars erupted as the mob
surged forward toward a lone human walking across the field toward the
bridge. The other animals managed to catch a glimpse of him before he was
overwhelmed by the crowd. "CRIKEY!" he shouted joyously right before he was
bowled over by the wombat. "Well, I'll be," said a Persian as she tidied up
her fur. "It's that Aussie my human liked to watch on TV. Had to be the
craziest human on the whole planet." "Oh, please," remarked a echidna as he
hurried by. "Is it really that crazy to passionately love something God
: Re: Rainbow Bridge revamped
: kristi September 12, 2006, 03:57:26 PM
I love it... I truly love it... :'(

After hearing of the death of his favorite TV star, a 5yr old boy was quoted in USA TODAY, "I guess God needed someone to look after all the animals in Heaven." 

Rest in peace Steve and take care of them for us.
: Re: Rainbow Bridge revamped
: angelsmama September 12, 2006, 05:30:32 PM
aww that is sooo sweet.. brought tears to my eyes :'(. i love it!!!
: Re: Rainbow Bridge revamped
: BarkleysMum September 12, 2006, 11:13:46 PM
I'm way too hormonal to be reading this today :))
Beautiful....t hank you.  God couldn't have asked for a better gatekeeper to the Rainbow Bridge than Steve.
: Re: Rainbow Bridge revamped
: Nina September 13, 2006, 07:16:03 AM
Wow that really brought a tear to my eye. Really beautiful!  :'(

: Re: Rainbow Bridge revamped
: Kirsti September 13, 2006, 07:29:19 AM
Wow that was good! A few nights ago, me and some of my friends were thinking about him playing with the animals in heaven. Very heartworming.
Well put!!

God couldn't have asked for a better gatekeeper to the Rainbow Bridge than Steve.