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  1. #1
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    Default 9/11 Rainbow bridge

    AT RAINBOW BRIDGE
    by Alexander Theodore, Bouvier, Fourth Year Resident (written September
    2001)

    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 thePolice 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.
    You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.



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    the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...pscc2a5330.jpg



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    Default Thank You for Sharing ~ in tears ~ Thank You

    Thank you for sharing this ~
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



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    Can't stop reading this beautiful ~ Rainbow Bridge Welcome ~ absolutely lovely ~
    Last edited by Zu Zu; Sep. 11, 2010 at 01:45 PM. Reason: spelling word change
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



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    Thank you for sharing this. I am teary and it has such special meaning to me. My sister Judy was on the first plane and left behind her beloved Golden Naboo. Naboo has also passed now and is reunited with Judy but she has so much love in her heart I am sure she shares it.

    After 9/11 the Families went to Ground Zero. It was very very emotional and hard. In the waiting area there were therapy dogs for the family members to hug,cry or just pat. They were so comforting. Animals are healers and they are diplomats for the universe.



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    Default 9/11 Rainbow Bridge

    I still cry when I read that version.

    {{{hugs}}} to you Ride On and any other COTHers who lost loved ones on that day.
    Still a horseshow Mom.



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    Default Hugs for you ~ Ride On

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride On View Post
    Thank you for sharing this. I am teary and it has such special meaning to me. My sister Judy was on the first plane and left behind her beloved Golden Naboo. Naboo has also passed now and is reunited with Judy but she has so much love in her heart I am sure she shares it.

    After 9/11 the Families went to Ground Zero. It was very very emotional and hard. In the waiting area there were therapy dogs for the family members to hug,cry or just pat. They were so comforting. Animals are healers and they are diplomats for the universe.
    Thoughts and prayers and huge hugs for your family ~ RIP Judy & Naboo ~
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



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    Oh my goodness. I didn't expect what I read. Beautiful and heartwarming. Did anyone see the spot on the news this morning of a therapy mini giving kisses to residents of a nursing home? Wow!

    Ride On, my condolences to you and your family. I will never forget the day, as is true for most Americans who were old enough to understand the enormity of the terror visited on us. May your sister's soul rest in peace.



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    Thank you for posting.
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    thanks for posting, pj.

    hugs to Ride On, as well as everyone else who lost someone that day...



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    {{{more hugs}}} to you Ride On and any other COTHers who lost loved ones on that day.
    "Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896

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    The tears were flowing this morning at our house. We lost two dear friends that day and coworkers of my husbands as well. Just a week before my husband was at WTC/ Morgan Stanley for training. Some of the people he met gave their lives to rescue others.

    May we all on this beautiful planet find a way to live in peace.



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    Ride on, I am so sorry for your loss. That is wonderful to hear that they had therapy dogs for you. I hope that helped many people who needed some extra love.



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