View Full Version : September 11, 2001 at Rainbow Bridge

09-14-2009, 05:35 PM
I only just came across this today. I wanted to share it will all of you.

The Welcome at Rainbow Bridge September 11, 2001
by Alexander Theodore, Bouvier, Fourth Year Resident

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, thousands of
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

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
firefighter s and be their friends. The larger working breeds offered to greet
the Police Officers and make them feel at home.

Other 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.

09-14-2009, 05:48 PM
Awww, I've never heard this before. Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it. :)

09-14-2009, 05:49 PM
I didn't really need tears in my eyes at this moment but thanks for sharing :love: :love: :love:

You know I will pass that one on.

09-14-2009, 08:21 PM
Oh, Freedom. I was just getting over leaky eyes from watching Tasha running zoomies and now I'm all leaky again. I have never seen this before.

Cinder & Smoke
09-14-2009, 08:44 PM

We tried to promote that beautiful article back in 2002 ...
Zippy-Kat found it and posted the link on this thread >>>


It still brings tears to my eyes.


09-14-2009, 09:02 PM
Phred, I'm sure Zippy-Kat wants it circulated. I wasn't part of PT back then, and didn't think to do a search. Glad you posted the first link.

09-14-2009, 09:07 PM
I read this when Zippy first posted it. I can't tell you how many times I've thought of it over the years. It is just a s lovely now as it was back then! Thanks for reposting it.

09-15-2009, 12:44 PM
That is so beautiful! And so sad! Major LES here!

Thanks for sharing!