Memorial Day is an odd day at Rainbow Bridge. While the mortals on their side of the River of Life are having barbeques and thinking about those who have passed to the immortal side we have big cookouts, with lots of chocolate cake, big thick steaks, and many other foods we are not allowed to eat on the mortal side and think of those we left behind, what you call the living.
Another difficult day is our “Gotcha” Days when we celebrate the day we came to live with our families. Birthdays and holidays can be celebrated with other dogs but a “Gotcha” Day is personal between dog and parent and when they are separated there is more pain than joy.
This week Meika had both her “Gotcha” Day and Memorial Day which made it quite an emotional week for our dear friend. Also, she is one busy angel, her family’s health gives her plenty to pray, and fret over.
Her Uncle Rob had had many health problems, both before Meika’s became immortal, and after. There has been long hospital stays when Rob has been away from his family, and his best bud Kole, the stray that Meika directed to her family to ease the pain from her passing.
His Dad Jeff contracted Bell’s Palsy more than a year ago. His health deteriorated quickly. Meika spent days in the cathedral praying for her dad. He did get better, but his recovery plateaued. The right side of his mouth remained paralyzed.
Meika has taken on the burden of her father’s illness. Every day she flies prays up to the Big Guy on top of his mountain. She also meets with all the genius doctors who live in the big hospital on the human side. She has convinced them to work on a cure. When it is created, she will make sure slips into the dreams of mortal researchers and tells them what to do. Eventually, she hopes, this cure will reach her dad.
It is hard to get Meika away from her angelly duties but me, and Meika’s long time friends, Scooby, Odie, and Wishbone do take her for picnics at the river, and we run up and down banks snipping at one another. But Meika is the first to leave, getting back to the work of making her dad healthy again.
We have all stated saying prayers for Meika’s dad’s recovery. We love playing with Meika, and with her dad sick her playtime is limited.
If you could join us in prayer, it would be greatly appreciated