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4/8/2014 12:27 PM

Rainbow Bridge
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Rainbow Bridge
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals that had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. THEN YOU CROSS RAINBOW BRIDGE TOGETHER.... By Paul C. Dahm

Sandy's Story
What a Glorious Dog! Sandy was everything a good friend should be: Loyal, Considerate, Affectionate, Steadfast, Gentle, and more. Twice abandoned because of physical problems, FloridaWild was fortunate to adopt her early in 2006 as their hospital doggie. During the day she roamed the downstairs, poking her shiny black nose into all the nooks and crannies, following the vet techs around, barking her enthusiasm with life, and in the evenings going home with Dr. Holder. She greeted all the animals brought in with tender concern, never causing problems except when Dr. Holder clipped her nails! She loved being outside in the evenings and on the weekends with her mom, Dr. Holder, her dad Justin, and her sister and brother, Emma and Henry. The last month of her life as her health deteriorated she moved in with her Granni and Grandpa, Maggi and Ron Hall. Being in the garden was her favorite activity, listening to the birds chirp, watching the traffic, and enjoying seeing the Hall’s four dogs romp about. Her last hour of life found her in the garden with the butterflies hovering above, surrounded by her mom, her Granni, her Grandpa, and her doggie friends. Sandy, our soft and fluffy darling, will be terribly missed for the remainder of our lives. But she will be remembered.

God's Gift to Man
Adam and Eve said, "Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see You any more. We are lonesome here and it is difficult for us to remember how much You love us." And God said, "I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of My love for you. This companion will help you love Me even when you cannot see Me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves." And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom but I cannot think of a name for this new animal." And God said, "Since I created this new animal to be a reflection of My love for you, his name will be a reflection of My name. You will call him DOG." And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them in spite of themselves. And they were comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

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