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To All
East Coast K9 Rescue Transporters Loop
Members
Thank you all for making our group a success.
Thank you for your frienships and the things you have taught me.
Thank you for being the Angels that you are.



- A Strange Christmas Tail -

Strange things happen at Christmas time.
For instance, there was this poor, little old lady
in our town who lived with her Poodle, Timmy.

Last Christmas, she received a mysterious package
with no name on the card that came with it.

She opened the package and found a bottle that looked
like Champagne. But when she popped the cork,
a magical Genie flowed out of the bottle and said to her,
"I will grant you three wishes as your Christmas present!"

Well .. the little old lady thought for just a minute and then said,
"I wish I was rich instead of poor".

POOF!
There was a million dollars before her.

She thought for another minute and said,
"I wish I was young and beautiful!"

POOF!
She was young and beautiful.

She thought carefully for several minutes about her third wish -
and then she said, I wish my wonderful little dog
Timmy was a handsome, young man instead of a dog!"

POOF!
Timmy was a handsome, young man.

She could hardly believe it and she exclaimed,
"Oh Timmy, is that really you?"

And, the handsome young man said,
"Yes it is.
"Aren't you sorry that you had me fixed!!!"



I Wish You All A Very Wonderful Holiday Season
and a Very Healthy and Prosperous New Year
Filled With Love, Peace and Happiness.

From Terry & Pooky
New Hope, Pennsylvania

I LOOKED AT ALL THE CAGED ANIMALS IN THE SHELTER ....
THE CASTOFFS OF HUMAN SOCIETY.
I SAW IN THEIR EYES LOVE AND HOPE, FEAR AND DREAD, SADNESS AND BETRAYAL.

AND I WAS ANGRY.

"GOD" I SAID, "THIS IS TERRIBLE! WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING?"

GOD WAS SILENT FOR A MOMENT AND THEN SPOKE SOFTLY,

"I HAVE DONE SOMETHING" WAS THE REPLY,

"I CREATED YOU"

AUTHOR Jim Willis


The Rescue Rainbow Bridge
Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.

It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often.

He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be.

But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge. With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.

One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain it to him.

"You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge."

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life.

"Watch, and see.", said the second animal. A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together.

"What happened?"

"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place on earth across The Rainbow Bridge."

"I think I like rescuer's", said the first animal.

"So does GOD", was the reply.

Author Unknown