Sue I must thank you for attaching that Rainbow Bridge story.Being in rescue it 
really touched my heart. I will be bombarded with many beautiful fur balls 
someday at the bridge. :)

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way"

--- On Thu, 1/29/09, Sue & Frank Koren <> wrote:

From: Sue & Frank Koren <>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: My Mother went to the Rainbow Bridge
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 8:41 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.  I know from experience that the
loss of ones mom is so very hard.  She sounds like she was a wonderful person. 
Prehaps this is the welcome she will receive at the Bridge:

A Rainbow Bridge Story
Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a
swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea
what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But the
animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was
going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch. 

It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and
tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew
what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often. 

He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of
injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this
animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he
walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He
knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he
would be. But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the
appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to
pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow
Bridge. With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the
fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also
elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the
green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so,
he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting. 

One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just
witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain
it to him. 

"You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He entered rescue just as you see
him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never
made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort
him as he left his earthly existance. Because he had no family to give his love
to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge." 

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what
will happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds
suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a
single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in
a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in
the prime of life. 

"Watch, and see.", said the second animal. A second group of animals
from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At
each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the
ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The
Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together. 

"What happened?" 

"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who
found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families
arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer
arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed
to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place with families on
earth, across The Rainbow Bridge." 

"I think I like rescuer's", said the first animal. 

"So does GOD", was the reply.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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