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Apr 26, 2007

Animal Rescue - I will find my reward at the beginning of the Rainbow
Bridge.

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 a while
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. "

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 on
earth,
across The Rainbow Bridge. "

"I think I like rescuers", said the first animal.

"So does GOD", was the reply.

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Posted: Thursday April 26, 2007, 7:04 am
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