We said a Prayer for you today.
a Prayer for you today
And we know that God must have heard.
We felt the answer in our hearts
Although He spoke no word.
ask for health or fame,
We knew that you wouldn't mind.
We asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind.
that He would be near each one of you
At the start of each new day.
To grant you health & healing
And friends to share your pain.
for happiness for you
In all things great and small.
It was for His loving care
We prayed the most of all.
with thanks to Mararet Gould.
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
WELCOME AT 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 at the Rainbow Bridge, 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.
That 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 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 a clamoring among them:
"May I have one to comfort?"
ôl will 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.
the National Anthem of the United States of America