Hello my wonderful friends it is I the Foley Monster, but now I have by a new title, The Honorable Foley Monster First Superior Court Judge at Rainbow Bridge. That’s right my friends, I got summoned to the Bridge to be a Judge. You would think here, where every dog has everything they could ever want that there would be no need for a Judge, but you’d be wrong. Angel dogs get into as many scraps as human dogs. It’s just that there is no fighting allowed here. So the angels come before me and I render a decision. It’s a pretty sweet deal. Most of the disputes are about things that happen, or are happening, in the human world. Things like who’s Mom loved who the best. Luckily my reputation preceded me and my rulings a considered just and fair. Who knew?
What was hard was getting here. Whoever that human was who said dying was easy, comedy is hard was nuts. I can make you laugh with a fart joke. But dying: That sucked. I was stuck in this little box for more than two days and I hated it but if they took me out I couldn’t breathe. I missed Mommy and Daddy. I even missed Pocket. Leo stayed with me. He is such a sweet boy. I really would have suffered without him keeping me calm. McKinsie, Megan and Promise were with me from the Bridge in case I needed to pass over. It was crowded in there
When I was told I has to go to the Bridge I argued, but when it was explained that I was needed there, and that everyone would take care of Pocket and my parents, I could not refuse. I got to be held by Mommy and Daddy once again, I can still feel their loving arms around me, I got a little shot, and then McKinsie, Megan and Promise guided me to the Bridge and we flew right over.
And there it was, in front of me. Stairs! Lots and lots of stairs! Who designed this? Five minutes ago I was lying in an oxygen cave and now I have to climb stairs? This place should be called Rainbow Stairs! Only reason is somebody couldn’t come up with a rhyme for stairs. Megan put me down and told me that I had to climbs, and I began, slowly, and with each step I saw more of my friends, and my heart grew faster and stronger, and my breathing became easier, and at the top of the stairs Ladybug waited for me with my wings.
She put my wings on and then every dog applauded like I was Chewbacca at the end of the First Star War movies (the first one made, not the first one in story order, I am technically undead so don’t argue with me fanboys.) Ladybug said they had not had a turnout like this for an arrival in a long time. I was hopping around saying hi to Tanner, Sierra, PJ, Casey, Apollo, so many other friends, that I lost control and I started flying around like the fat kid learning to work his broom in Harry Potter. Ladybug and Megan and her sisters got me under control and soon as I flying around like a Seeker. (No, we don’t play Quidditch. Move on fanboys.)
I was then led to another part of the Bridge where the humans live. My Aunt Bev was the first to meet me. She has always been in so much pain during my life that I never had chance to play with her, but now we did, running along the river together and playing catch. It was so wonderful to play with her. Then I turned around and my heart caught in my throat. Sitting together, looking at me, and smiling, was Sage and his Mom Jackie Pool.
I went over to her and gave her a big hug. Then Sage and I began to run around like young pups and Aunt Jackie clapped her hands in delight. Coming up and joining us was Pepsi, and then I went running over Aunt Gina. I made sure to tell Aunt Gina and Aunt Jackie how much everyone left behind on Earth love them.
By the time the sun set on the Bridge I had met so many friends I was tuckered out. My castle on a cloud was still being built so I bunked with Ladybug. I did miss my Mommy but it’s funny missing people here, you do for a second, and it hurts a bit, but it was like getting a shot, there was a little prick, and it was gone. (Later on during the week I asked the management to let me feel the pain Mommy was feeling. They said yes, but I could only stand the pain for a few seconds before I asked them to stop. Poor Mommy.)
So I will still be popping up now and then, your faithful Rainbow Stairs, I mean Rainbow Bridge correspondent. From up here I can visit all my puppy friends in their dreams, I can spend time with my friends here, and I can better judge who will receive the prestigious Foley Monster Pup of the Week award. And I will still answer questions but now it will be called “Ask Angel Foley.”l
Please watch over my left behind family. I love you all. Someday we’ll all be together, and we will walk in the sun, but until then keep me in your heart, see me in my dreams, and please keep reading my little thoughts, so I can live in this world of never ending tomorrows, and the world of questionable tomorrows, forever.
See you in your dreams my friends.