Since her arrival at Rainbow, Bridge Jazzy has spent most of her time either ghosting with her mom or visiting her in her dreams. She carried her mom’s heartbreak with her every step she took. Her friends gathered around Jazzy to try to cheer her up. She had all her energy back after the effects of a four-year battle with cancer had vanished, and sometimes we could get her to run and play, but then she would fly off into the sun to ghost with her mom.
We all knew what needed to happen. Her mom needed a new dog.
We told Jazzy that she had to go into her mom’s dreams and tell her it was the time that she bring a new dog heartbeat into her house. Those who don’t understand missing a dog would say "it has only been two months since Jazzy passed," just as they say that one year equals seven dogs years. That isn’t true. But what is true is one month missing a pup equals seven months without a dog.
Jazzy’s sister Star also was very worried about their mom. Star had watched over her mom for years, but she had never seen her so blue. They decided to divide their efforts. Star would visit their mom in her dreams and try to convince the only part of her brain which remembers dream conversations: “the subconscious” to get a dog while Jazzy worked on finding a new pup.
It took one dream visit for Star to determine the problem. It wasn’t her mom. It was her dad. So she slipped into his dreams and yelled: “get Mom a dog” over and over until it penetrated his subconscious. When he awoke, he suggested to his wife that they should get another dog.
And that brought them to Abby, a seven-year-old short haired Chihuahua, who needed to be rescued. Jazzy visited Abby and determined that she was the perfect dog to help heal her mom’s heart.
Now Abby is home walking on the same floors and sleeping on the same floor, laps, and couch that Star and Jazzy walked and slept upon, and filling their parents lives with love again. And now Jazzy can run and play with her friends.
But I know she is spending a lot of time ghosting because she loves to see her mom smile.
As do we all.