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Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and grey, 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. However, 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 greyhound 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 greyhound 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 go, the elderly greyhound turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other greyhounds like him, 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 amongst 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 greyhound was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur greying 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 greyhounds, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in their prime of life. "Watch, and see.", said the second animal. A second group of greyhounds 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 greyhound rescuer. The greyhounds 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 greyhound 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."  

Rainbow Bridge


Asher - December 2017
Clarence - Late 2017
Sinner - November 2017
Charlie Bear (Chunky) November 2017
Ned - November 2017
Ted - October 2017
Magnum - September 2017
Kevin - September 2017
Blaze - June 2017
Bonnie - June 2017
Buddy - February 2017
Rio - January 2017
Dougie - January 2017
Dinky - August 2016
Shannon - August 2016
Molly - July 2016
Tatu - July 2016
Skippy - April 2016
Honey - April 2016
Angel - March 2016
Blue - January 2016
Misty - January 2016
Delta - January 2016
Sheeba - October 2015
Cindy (Stormy Cindy) - October 2015
Gem - August 2015
Gypsy - July 2015
Drew & Stan - June 2015
Sam - May 2015
Jake - May 2015
Woody - April 2015
Seb - April 2015
Annie - March 2015
Fly - March 2015
Dora - February 2015
Storm - January 2015
Judy - January 2015
Bella - November 2014
Bonnie - November 2014
Bella - June 2014
Bonny - May 2014
Mitsy - May 2014
Basil - May 2014
Babe - May 2014
Dom - April 2014
Ben - April 2014

Hazel - April 2014

Jet - April 2014

Tina - March 2014

Zena - 2014
Enzo - February 2014
Erin - December 2013

Brady - September 2013
Rebel August 2013
Rosie - August 2013
Dancer - May 2013
Vic - April 2013
Shaz - Feb 2013
Angel - Dec 2012
Mo - Dec 2012
Ben - Nov 2012
Ronan - Oct 2012 
Rosie - Oct 2012 
Blue - Oct 2012 
Bonnie - Sept 2012
Flighty - Oct 2012
Star - Oct 2012
 Rosie - Oct 2012
 Pippa - Oct 2012
Brink - Sept 2012
Bailey - Aug 2012
Hannah - July 2012
Amber - April 2012
Sassy - Feb 2012
Bliss - Dec 2011
Jack - Oct. 2011
Stan - Dec. 2011
Romeo - Jan. 2012
Steffi - Jan 2012
Brit - Jan 2012
Suki - Jan 2012
Sal - Jan 2012
Sparky  - Jan 2012
Tess - May 2011
Jack (AKA. Kyle Constable)   -  July 2011
Cathy - Summer 2011
Mary  - Summer 2011
Bo - Oct 2011
Tess - Dec 2011

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