Monday, March 17, 2014

Flash 17: Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
by
Leona Pence



Whee! Master is taking ME for a ride today today. Got my leash. Let’s go! Not you, silly puppy. Don't make me bite you again.

Ouch, my legs. The seat seems higher. But I love car rides. Oh, we're stopping at the vets.  Grrrr Looks like I gotta get a shot before we go.

I don’t like this room. It smells funny. Master, don’t squeeze me so tight. Why are you crying? I don't mind a shot.

Whoa, I'm...I'm... really sleepy. Oh, my God! Mommy! Is that you? Ohhh I see the rainbow. Master! I see the rainb......


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23 comments:

tbritz13 said...

This is a sad little tale. This is one trip to the vet no-one looks forward to.

RevolutionaryVJ said...

I know too many people going through this experience as of late. Here's hoping this is how we all go...with visions of rainbows and sunshine.

Rhonda Inman said...

Very sad!! I have the same sort of issue coming soon and it is heartbreaking!!

Elgon Williams said...

It is sad but effectively delivered.

Megan&James said...

I think we all can relate to this with any beloved pet. I and my mom went through it with Gracie. ~RIP~

Donna Sundblad said...

I just lost my pet yesterday and love the way this story reminds that it is not the end but a new beginning.

Mysti said...

Leo, this is so sad, but I love that it ends with a peaceful rainbow. I worked in a vet clinic during college and had to hold several sweet pets while they crossed over. It was really hard to do, but I felt they were at peace in the end.

We all want to think we will see our pets again one day. I know I've always said that Heaven wouldn't be perfect unless my beloved pets that had gone on before me were there.

Becca Butcher said...

Dangit!!! Made me cry.

J. Thornbrugh said...

Sad little tale with a happy ending. Actually brought a tear to my eye.

Pets bring us so much happiness, but it's always hard when you have to let them go.

Janet said...

This is a story so many of us can relate to. It's comforting to know of the rainbow bridge. I enjoyed reading from the perspective of the pet.

Richard Wheeler said...

We just had to lay our lil chihuahua "Chewy" to rest a couple days ago. So sad yet this seems so beautiful as I am going through my stages of grief. This wounds us particularly deep since choosing not to have children due to neuromuscular diseases, our dogs ARE our children.

S. Willett said...

Easy to add this one to my top ten.

Andrew Grigaliunas said...

This is going to be on my Top 5 for sure!!!

L. K. Killian said...

Hey Leona,

This is my #1 story. I LOVE it so much. Like others who have commented here, I've lost a few dogs in my life...one Mountain Feist that I still cannot say her name after 5 years without tears.

You remind me that our babies are not lost forever, only waiting for our return to them.

Won't Heaven be that much better with our pets there?

Thanks sooooo much for posting this.

Linda

lionmother said...

I have also gone through this with my dog and it is too sad!! I think the part I liked best is when the dog leaves off the last part of rainbow and the reader realizes this is the dog' s end. Very effective.

Joyce said...

How sad! Poor dog didn't know what was coming. Excellent piece.

Ruby Standing Deer said...

I am facing this with two of my dogs. but my dreams tell me this is so.

judysnwnotes said...

Leo - the emotional energy reaches out from the tight writing -- you packed a lifetime in minimal space.

Effective

Gay Degani said...

Good job on this. Not easy to pull this kind of story off, but you did it!! Congrats!

Barbara Bray said...

Nicely done but I don't like to cry!!!

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rebecca harmston said...

so many of us have lost pets and this put a positive spin on how to look at it. this story made me think of the only time i saw my dad cry,as he berried his dog. after i read this i pictured my dad who is also in heaven now playing with her like i remember him doing. Aunt Leona you did a great job your brother,my dad, would have like this.