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Tails From Rainbow Bridge: Welcoming Misty

One of the most torturous ordeals an angel can experience is to watch their parents mourn them.  While we have the advantage that we can still see our parents our ability to make them feel better, except for a few fleeting and forgotten moments in their dreams, has disappeared..
It can take months for our parents to find another dog to fill their home with understanding, compassion, and unconditional love.  There are many different reasons for the delay.  A new dog needs much more attention than an established dog.  New dogs cost more money, take up more energy, and if a parent’s health or finances are in dire straits getting a new heartbeat in the house is not feasible.
Also, there are some parents whom, after going through the ordeal of losing a pet, can’t find the heart to replace them, feeling it would be disloyal to the friend they loved so much.
In some instances, the time goes much quicker.  It was only three weeks after I came to the Bridge that circumstances clicked together and River was sleeping on my spot on the bed.  While my mom has never stopped mourning me, River helped to rebuild her heart.  
Which brings me to this little cutie:
Her name is Misty.  She was found by Angel Ciara, with the help of her siblings Angels Dakota, Thunder and Phantom, to help rebuild their parent’s hearts shortly after Ciara arrived at Rainbow Bridge.  This cute, little, goggle-eyed pup has brought magic and love back to a home that was filled with sorrow.  Ciara may not be able to ease her parent’s pain but Misty can.
I passed by Ciara and her siblings lying on the river bank watching Missy delight her parents in the water’s reflection.  “It is so good to see them smile,” Ciara said happily.  Then her pack climbed up in the hills to play with one another and bring that same playful magic to the Bridge.
And I only one request.
Play Misty, for me.


  1. Oh my goodness, you are just beyond sweetness for this post. I don't think we have ever been able to bring a new member to our canine family after losing another as quickly as we did with Misty; it has always been too hard to even think about. We believe, like you, that Angel Ciara knew we needed this so very much. I will have to post all the details about how Misty did come to us, as the circumstances truly show there was some special mystery intervention. We love all our Angels with all our hearts, and it was incredibly distressing to lose Ciara the way we did.
    i still have a very guilty feeling deep in the pit of my being, but we think Misty was sent to us to pull us out of the dark and into a new and happy beginning. Thank you and hugs.

    The OP Pack Mom

  2. What a beautiful story and we love the eye liner.

  3. We so love being able to have these glimpses of our Angels
    it brings so much comfort to those left behind
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. Such a sweet story - thank you for sharing. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  5. So sweet. I have a big lump in my throat.

  6. Aw. how cute. At furst it scared us!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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