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I have read many posts from those who may want to adopt another pet and don't know when the time may be right. I happened to run across the following, as many of us say; you will know with in your heart when it is right. God Bless.----Jerry in Oklahoma
A Glimpse of the Rainbow Bridge

Was it today; yesterday; a week; a month ago?
There are no days; there are no nights since my furchild died.
I reach to pet my furry friend who is no longer here.
My heart is broken; my arms are empty; how many tears I've cried.

I leave the house, into the lane we always walked together.
The rain is falling. I notice not. Just more tears on my face.
She used to lead me down the lane. Her spirit leads me still.
But we go a different way to a very strange and different place.

I stand before a rustic bridge I've never seen before.
I stop. I know I'm not to cross. But why, I want to know?
And then the rain suddenly stops. I look up into the clouds.
I look down. The bridge is gone and in its place is a rainbow.

I look across the Rainbow Bridge and see a joyful sight;
Thousands of healthy furchildren playing with my beloved pet.
I want to run and love her, but I'm rooted to the spot.
She looks and wags her tail and I hear her bark, "Not yet."

And then her bark turns to a voice and I hear her say,
"You cared for me, you played with me and loved me to the end.
I'm healthy now, don't cry for me. I'll meet you here again.
Others need your love and care. I'm sending you a friend."

I rub my eyes and the rainbow is again a rustic bridge.
I send a prayer for that quick glimpse to the loving God above.
I hear a noise and glance back down. I can't believe my eyes.
Across the bridge, my darling pet sent a furbaby for me to love.

I pick up the furry bundle, hold her close to my dampened cheek.
She nuzzles my neck, kisses my tears. It's true love at first sight.
Not to replace the one who's gone; another who needs my love and care.
My eyes are drawn upward to see a Rainbow Bridge in radiating light.

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Thank you, Jerry.  It meant a lot.

Kate (Gus' mom)


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Thanks for that Jerry.
I have been toying with the idea of another pet, but alas, my big old cat has probably decided that it will be no cats for me until she passes.  She just gets too upset.  I do think I have met my kitten, however, and if my hubby comes home in a few weeks, and we meet her again, she is definitly coming home with me.  Orange tabby, of course...
You never know when the time is right.  I had to soul search long and hard to know that I might be ready, but just scared.  I guess I will know in a few weeks or so. 

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       Thank you for that wonderful poem, I really needed to hear that. Our furchildren know we loved them to the end.  know my girls Abby & Lucy knew it. Thank you again for posting that.

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