This was on our facebook this morning. And we thought it should be passed along. We only ask, if you read this, and know someone who rescues ANY animal (be it one or one million).. Be sure they see this
MH and Mystery
A friend sent this to me today.. Very sweet....
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.
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
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
was turned in to 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 existence. Because he had no family to give his love
to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge."
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 her towards The Bridge.
They all crossed The Bridge together.
"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those
who found new homes because of her 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 on earth across The Rainbow Bridge.