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I Had A Dream The Other Night...
Author: Shiloh

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I am a cat guy.
Had a lot of cats.
Some of them have gone on to wait for me at Rainbow Bridge.
The other night, just before falling asleep, I was thinking about all of them-
Had a dream.

I was walking up to the area at Rainbow Bridge, but I knew I was there only as a guest
- I wasn't dead, but I had been invited by my cats who were there.
They wanted me to stop worrying about them, so they decided to bring me there for a visit.
It really was a beautiful place, just like you've heard it is.
All around me I could see animals playing, sleeping, as they probably did when they were alive.
Then I saw a few cats, and a couple dogs, approaching me, looking at me.
They were the dogs and cats of my family, that had gone to The Bridge, to wait for us.
Toby, my wife's all-white cat; Patches, my son's cat; Whisper, my wife's cat; and
Autumn, my cat.

They could talk to me, and I could talk to them! Not normal voice talk, but through
our minds! -we were able to communicate metally, and it was a wonderful thing!
They told me they were happy, things were nice, and they were waiting for us to come
and meet them and walk over The Bridge together.

Three dogs also came up - one was an adorable Boston Terrier, and he introduced himself
to me as being my wife's dog, Spikey, because I had never met him, but had
heard a lot about him. Charcoal, my wife's dog, was happy to see me, and Cinnamon,
my son's dog, was also wagging her tail.

They all wanted to let me know, and wanted me to tell my family, that they were fine,
they were happy, content, safe, warm, and they had (as I saw) been restored to their
earlier life condition of fitness and full health. That was a truly beautiful thing to see.
I said that I knew that I had to wait to be able to touch them, to hold them or pet them,
and they said that was part of the deal - I was to see them, speak with them, but that was all,
until I actually did make my final trip and then I would be able to hold them, pet them, and
make the trip over The Bridge.

They said that when I did come, that only my cat, Autumn, would accompany me,
Unless Sassy was also there then. Only MY animals would be able to go with me.
The others had to wait, which they didn't mind, for their respective owners to show up
to go with them then.

That's the way it is there. BUT- I was given the great honor of being allowed to visit,
just for a little bit, and learn firsthand, that they were all right, that all the animals there
were all right, and they were fine with waiting for their humans; they had no concern
about time - time meant nothing to them now. Humans seem to be the only ones
really concerned with time. They said that would change for me when I finally came back.
As I turned to go, my angel baby, Autumn, said that he had special permission to
make one gesture to me. He reached out his paw, and touched me on the cheek,
just as he used to do when we took naps together.
I
I'm still crying as I finish this..

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