On the morning of September 11, 2001, there was an unprecedented amount of activity at the Rainbow Bridge. Decisions had to be made. They had to be made quickly. And, they were.
An issue, not often addressed here, is the fact that many residents really have no loved one for whom to wait. Think of the pups who lived and died in hideous puppy mills. No one on earth loved or protected them. What about the many who spent unhappy lives tied in backyards? And, the ones who were abused. Who are they to wait for?
We don't talk about that much up here. We share our loved ones as they arrive, happy to do so. But we all know there is nothing like having your very own person who thinks you are the most special pup in the Heavens.
Last Tuesday morning a request rang out for pups not waiting for specific persons to volunteer for special assignment. An eager, curious crowd surged excitedly forward, each pup wondering what the assignment would be.
They were told by a solemn voice that unexpectedly, all at once, over 6,000 loving people had left Earth long before they were ready. All the pups, as all pups do, felt the humans' pain deep in their own hearts. Without hearing more, there was a clamoring among them - "May I have one to comfort?" "I'll take two, I have a big heart." "I have been saving kisses forever."
One after another they came forward begging for assignment. One cozy-looking fluffy pup hesitantly asked, "Are there any children coming? I would be very comforting for a child 'cause I'm soft and squishy and I always wanted to be hugged." A group of Dalmatians came forward asking to meet the Firemen and be their friends. The larger working breeds offered to greet the Police Officers and make them feel at home. Little dogs volunteered to do what they do best, cuddle and kiss. Father Mike got a special little Yorkie for his very own. It was difficult to determine who was comforting whom the joy was so complete!
Dogs who on Earth had never had a kind word or a pat on the head, stepped forward and said, "I will love any human who needs love."
Then all the dogs, wherever on Earth they originally came from, rushed to the Rainbow Bridge and stood waiting, overflowing with love to share - each tail wagging an American Flag.
Many thanks to Adriana for allowing me to adopt a few of The American Pups.
These puppies, as well as the other pups available, are wonderful memorials and patriotic
If you would like some or all of the American Pups collection,
please visit The American Pups. Do NOT take them from this page.
The Patriot Pup is not just your average pup.
He's a symbolic pup, he not only represents America,
but also represents;
Patriotism, Loyalty, Courage, Liberty, Unity
His goal is to unite all Americans and our allied friends!
No matter of their race, age, or gender.
His motto is "In God We Trust,
United We Stand!"
He's very proud to be an American,
and is not afraid to
share it with the world.
He'll fight to his death, to protect what God
has given us!
And he'll never forget the men who fought and
died to keep this nation free!
The Memorial Pup, is a pup of remembrance.
He prays without ceasing for the families and friends
lost a loved one during the 9-11-01 attacks,
and prays that
God will bless America!
His goal is to help bring comfort to the victims
and their families, and to show support.
He's named The Memorial Pup to
honor those who died in
The Twin Towers of The World Trade Center,
The Pentagon, the four airplanes,
and the brave men and women who
died while saving others.
His eyes are closed, for silent prayers, for all eternity!
The 911 Pup was made to commemorate 911's first year anniversary!
The Day America Cried... A day in which I will never forget!
The 911 pup is an angel, to represent all the lives that were taken on that day.
May they always be honored and remembered!
"Freedom itself was attacked today, and freedom will be defended!"
God Bless America!
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