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The Other Side Of The Bridge

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I'm new here but I can understand how it feels loose to a pet that is so close to you. Anyone who has had a dog or cat or any other pet knows the feeling.

I have written a short story about crossing the bridge and I hope that it helps you to come to grips with your loss.



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Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


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I was not able to open it either. Would it be possible for you to copy and paste it in this thread? I would love to read it.

Greyhound angels at the bridge- Casey, Charlie, Maggie, Molly, Renie, Lucy & Teddy. Beagle angels Peanut and Charlie. And to all the 4 legged Bridge souls who have touched my heart, thank you. When a greyhound looks into you eyes it seems they touch your very soul.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more then he loves himself". Josh Billings


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  • 2 weeks later...

The Other Side of the Bridge

By Dennis Young


There once was a man named Dan who had a dog that he loved very much. He and his

dog spent many wonderful years together. But the dog got old and the spark that

burned so brightly for so long slowly got dimmer and dimmer until one day it went out,

and the dog died.

Dan mourned the death of his dog and wondered why, but he knew in his heart that

someday he would have to say good-bye. Dan had many dogs after that one, and he loved

them all. But none so much as he loved the first one.

After a long life, Dan's spark got dimmer until it went out, and before he knew what had

happened he found himself at a place called the Rainbow Bridge. Lots of dogs were there,

and he looked around to see if his friend of so long ago was among them. Then, suddenly

he saw her, and she saw him and a joyous reunion began. They romped, and rolled in the

grass until they were both so tired that they just laid down in the grass, and went to sleep.

When they awoke there was a man in a shimmering white robe standing there, and he

told them, “It's time to come home now my sons.”

Dan looked at his dog then at the man in the white robe and asked, “How do we get there?”

The man in the white robe smiled and said, “Cross the bridge and follow the path and it will take you home.”

So, Dan and his dog crossed the bridge, and they followed the path, and along the way

they saw the things that they had done in their lives on Earth, some things good, and some

not. Yet, they soon found the end of the path, and at the end of the path they found a

place with high walls, and gates of gold.

They knocked on the gates, and the gates were opened for them. They entered, and the

man in the white robe that they had seen earlier was there. But this time he was sitting on

a golden throne, and he had a king's crown upon his head. He looked at them, and smiled

and said, “Welcome home my sons.”

Dan looked at his dog then looked at the man in the robe and asked,“Is this heaven?”

The man in the robe smiled, and said, “ Yes, I guess you could call this heaven, but I just

call it home.”

“They asked the man in the robe, are you God?” The man in the robe said I have been called

by many names, but you may call me God if you like.

Dan looked at his dog, then looked back at God and asked, “May we enter?”

God looked at them, and said, “You may enter my sons.”

With that, two other gates opened that had been unseen until then, and Dan and his dog

stepped into a place like none that they had ever seen before, for as far as the eye could see, there were rolling hills, and meadows of green clover, and the bluest skies that they had ever seen.

There were others there too, man and animal alike. Some that they knew, and some that

they didn't. But they were all doing the same thing, they were all welcoming them, Home.

The End

We need to act responsibly toward the plants and animals with whom we share the world, who have no voice, but whose presence make our world a blessed place.

"We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words." Anna Sewell "Black Beauty" 1877

Bobbi, Rick, Reddy, Jenny, and Kat ...Bethel, CT.

Falcon, Romeo, Addie, Shiloh, Frosty, Stormy and Sunshine waiting at the Rainbow Bridge

Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation..Cross River, NY

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