Until We Meet Again …
The final journey of our beloved dog … in her words.
I have to tell you about this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime flight I have taken. It is special, incredible, spectacular and celestial. There is only one condition; it is one way!
Mom and Dad kept talking to me, and they did their best to try to convince me not to go, but it was time, and I had to make the reservation by Thursday, May 6, 2021, for a 7:22 p.m. departure. Aren’t scheduled departure times odd? 7:22 … why not 7:20, or 7:15? Well, another passenger already had the 7:20 departure, and then another passenger had 7:21, thus, I was offered the 7:22 p.m. slot, and I understand why … you see, the plane stops every minute to pick-up a new passenger until the flight is full.
There are dogs, cats, birds, mice, lizards and even snakes! Yikes, but there is no discriminating on this plane. The flight is under the command of Captain Chloe, one of Dad’s best friends, and she is very experienced.
This flight is always on-time. I boarded exactly at 7:22 p.m. Mom and Dad were hugging me, kissing me and crying … why such a fuss? Mom told me that Shiloh, Toto, Fletcher, Merlin and Peju would be waiting at the arrival gate. They would be escorting me to the “Rainbow Bridge.” Every passenger on the flight crosses “The Bridge.”
What a glorious flight I had; I felt like a puppy … I had so much energy and was not sleepy, tired or achy. We landed and sure enough all my relatives were eagerly waiting for me … even my cousins Becka, Bailee and good ole grandpa Stoney; a shepherd my mom had when she was a little girl.
I have never seen such a beautiful place; I felt like I was in heaven! The flowers were in full bloom, the wind swept softly through my coat, the meadow was golden and the river went on for miles.
Crossing “The Bridge” is everything I thought it would be. I get to watch over Mom and Dad in a unique way … they can’t see me, but they will certainly, and unequivocally, feel my presence!
Mom is so sad and cries a lot. Dad hardly says a word. I know it will take them some time to get used to my absence, but I will ALWAYS be with them. I know it was really hard for them to see me go, but it was really hard for me to leave. This is not “good-bye,” Mom and Dad; we are only apart until we meet again!
With all my love,
Your Gracie Girl
Special thanks to Dr. Chris from Malibu Coast Pet Hospital. He was compassionate, kind and so gentle with “our girl.” Gracie had been his patient for some time.
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