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Got this in Email -- I just had to post it

An interesting day at the Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge is a place of both peace and anticipation as departed pets await their beloved owners. There are plenty of things to keep them contented while they wait: trees you can't get stuck in, endless meadows, splashing streams, thickets perfect to hide in for pounce-attack games.

But one day the residents noticed some rather... unusual newcomers arrive.

The koalas and the kangaroos slipped in rather quietly, but then came the bearded dragons, the skinks and the goannas. The influx of snakes startled an entire family of cats up a tree. Pythons, cobras, tiger snakes, brown snakes and even fierce snakes. There were so many at one point, it seemed the ground itself was alive with writhing. A burly wombat shouldered his way through the crowd and plopped down in a shady spot, barely missing a Jack Russell terrier who yapped indignantly as he abandoned his position.

And then the crocodiles showed up.

Finally, a Great Dane managed to get up enough nerve to approach one of the reptilian giants.

"Um....excuse me," he said hesitantly. "But why are you all here?"

The croc dropped her jaw and laughed. "Same as you, mate," she said. "Waitin' for someone who loved us."

The dogs, cats, gerbils and other "typical pets" looked at each other in confusion, then at the plethora of weird, ugly and downright deadly creatures assembled. Who on Earth could possibly love some of those faces?

"I see him!" shouted a green mamba from his vantage point in one of the trees. A cacophony of squeaks, hisses, bellows and roars erupted as the mob surged forward toward a lone human walking across the field toward the bridge. The other animals managed to catch a glimpse of him before he was overwhelmed by the crowd.

"CRIKEY!" he shouted joyously right before he was bowled over by the wombat.

"Well I'll be," said a Persian as she tidied up her fur. "It's that Aussie my human liked to watch on TV. Had to be the craziest human on the whole planet."

Comments

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denverbettie
Sep. 12th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
Oh, gosh. I so enjoyed that. Thank you for posting it--thank you for the smile.
teal_cuttlefish
Sep. 12th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. It really rings true to me.
ladydiana
Sep. 12th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
Aw. That was lovely!
teal_cuttlefish
Sep. 12th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. I don't know the author, but I can just picture the scene.
kalsia
Sep. 12th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm crying.
teal_cuttlefish
Sep. 12th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
It brought tears to my eyes, too.
phoenixfire12
Sep. 13th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh mu Goddess, that was beautiful Thank you. I can;t stop cryiong.
phoenixfire12
Sep. 13th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the misspellings. May I have your permission to copy that to my MySpace?
teal_cuttlefish
Sep. 13th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Help yourself. I don't have the author; I got it from a mailing list. Glad you liked it so much.
krisw
Nov. 1st, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Hi! I doubt that you remember me, but we met at OFMs quite some time ago and I am still on mailing lists. A post to one of them said that you were in the hospital, which I am sorry to hear, and I hope you are feeling better. It also mentioned that you had a livejournal, so I went searching and found you. I hope you don't mind. I'd like to friend you--I read your disclaimer and agree of course.
teal_cuttlefish
Nov. 3rd, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
I don't necessarily associate the you here specifically, but I think I remember you. I'll add you so you can read the saga. :)
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