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post 24th Dec 2017, 9:59 am
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Twas the Night Before Christmas at Rainbow Bridge too
We Bridge kids were thinking as always of you.
We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"

We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.

But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
If you could just see us, you would've laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harness, pulling the sleigh.
The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.

The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.

If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
 And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.

But for Christmas we have something special to do,
A sleigh full of happy dream visits for you.
On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!

We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.

So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
Sweet visions of fur babies dance in your heads.
This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.

Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
Before the return to Earth in our magic way.

And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
But in case you forget, just remember our love.
Remember us watching you, your angels above.

Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.

Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridge kids bring dreams,
Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
If you saw as we do, there'd be joy and surprise.

There are fur angels waiting by those Christmas trees,
Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
We're never more than a thought away from your home,
You're never forgotten, you're never alone.

Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
We Bridge kids will party like you'd never believe.

But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you!"

- Cindy Morgan (2007)

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post 24th Dec 2017, 10:48 am
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Lovely wub.gif

Hope I get some lovely Dreams tonight with Rosie, Monkey and Flossy wub.gif
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post 24th Dec 2017, 2:01 pm
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crying.gif crying.gif but wub.gif too.

It brought tears to my eyes, not only thinking of my dogs already at rainbow bridge but the knowing that those I love and have here with me now, will one day be separated from me. Thank you for posting.

Can I ask who is Cindy Morgan.

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post 24th Dec 2017, 8:41 pm
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wub.gif wub.gif How lovely.

Strangely, a white feather was on my step this morning wub.gif I have quite a few bridge babies, all of whom I think of regularly wub.gif It's a lovely thought that they may visit.

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post 25th Dec 2017, 9:43 am
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QUOTE(doggroomer @ 24th Dec 2017, 8:41 pm) *

wub.gif wub.gif How lovely.

Strangely, a white feather was on my step this morning wub.gif I have quite a few bridge babies, all of whom I think of regularly wub.gif It's a lovely thought that they may visit.

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My late husband sends me white feathers, they float down in front of me. One day in the middle of the field it happened and when I got to the spot where it 'landed' there was no sign of it but the dogs went mad sniffing the spot.

Another landed on my dog's nose as she stood on the patio, another landed on the patio door handle. And the best ever was the first Boxing Day a few months after he died. I was lying in bed crying, not wanting to face a meal out with friends without him. A white feather fluttered outside my bedroom window. I smiled and said ... okay, I'll go.

So visits from loved ones and white feathers, I have no doubts about angel.gif

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post 25th Dec 2017, 10:52 pm
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I've had lots of issues with white feathers Ange. When I had Sollie, gsd/collie, he adored fruit strawberries and blackberries. I had Lab Penny while I still had Sollie, but those fruits hadn't started when I lost him. I tried to get Penny to eat blackberries but she just spat them out. One day I was walking past the blackberries and found a white feather. I stooped to pick it up and stood up to find Penny pulling a blackberry off the bramble. She always ate them after that.

On another occasion, I went out of my front door just as a white feather twirled down right in front of my face. A week or so later my sister rang to ask what my ex partner's son's names were, as she'd seen his death in the local paper. It would have been the time the feather landed (we were still friends after I left, only I couldn't live with him).

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Oh gosh, something really odd just happened as I clicked on post rolleyes.gif A notification just appeared in the corner of my computer screen saying 'you have a new memory'. It usually indicates an email, but there isn't one unsure.gif

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post 25th Dec 2017, 11:05 pm
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QUOTE(doggroomer @ 25th Dec 2017, 10:52 pm) *


On another occasion, I went out of my front door just as a white feather twirled down right in front of my face. A week or so later my sister rang to ask what my ex partner's son's names were, as she'd seen his death in the local paper. It would have been the time the feather landed (we were still friends after I left, only I couldn't live with him).

Chris

Oh gosh, something really odd just happened as I clicked on post rolleyes.gif A notification just appeared in the corner of my computer screen saying 'you have a new memory'. It usually indicates an email, but there isn't one unsure.gif


They can be mind blowing but also spooky.... In a good way.

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