The Silver One was resting near the edge of the Reflecting Pond. 'I feel you near, Daddy, but also feel your wishing to be in 2 places. I wish I could help you, but this is not my call, is it.' The Silver One spoke to no one but knew he was heard by the Winds That Whisper. As he watched the Rainbow Sky darken into beautiful night he continued speaking to the Winds That Whisper, 'I have missed the others, SheShe, Grizzy, and so many left with Momma. When she first came she was so confused, felt it was a mistake and that any moment she would wake up and be back with Daddy. With time she realized it was time and they all crossed the Rainbow Bridge. There are so many new ones now, and I continue to try to help them, but it was easier when my family was also here.'|
He sensed a familiar presence, then more - all so familiar. 'No,' he thought, 'it is only my missing all of you.' He crossed his paws and laid his head upon them to rest as his thoughts wandered back to happy times with his Daddy. He was so lost in thought he didn't hear the movement behind him.
'Well, Momma, it is good we came to meet Daddy, Looks like my Big Brother is asleep on the job.' The Silver One recognized her laughter, knew instantly it was his beloved blue-eyed sister, and Momma, and all who had already gone before. They all ended up in a huge pile of laughing playing fur and feathers.
After a few joyful moments Momma spoke to all of them, 'He will be here soon, have we gathered everyone? David will be here soon, as will Nashoba Baleli, and his mom.'As they looked around to see who might need gathered up they saw David and his Grandmother Rita approaching, both glowing with health.
'You wouldn't allow this gathering to start without me, would you?' a large voice boomed.
Nashoba Baleli grinned ear to ear as he strode up. 'You didn't think I would not be here to greet my adopted son? He will need us just as all new here do until they gather their bearings.'
The Silver One looked up at Nashoba Baleli. 'What of this place Grandfather? Who will help the new ones? And what of the Pack? Daddy's cubs will be lost without him and hurt so badly. How can we help them?'
Grandfather looked at The Silver One, 'This is the way of life my friend. Older ones lead the way, teach the younger ones and pass on their wisdom. In time the older ones move on and the younger ones become the older ones, and new younger ones are born. Such is life on earth. As to this place, it has been here since before time, before the first ones to come here. The first ones were able to find peace and get their bearings long before any of us ever came here, and the angels will continue to help those here as they always have.'
As the sun began to wash a bright rainbow sky across the heavens waking those at Rainbow Bridge the group waiting at the crystal clear Reflecting Pond felt a presence approaching. Daddy had arrived. The Silver One rushed forwards leading the rest. Lobowolf hugged all his beloved ones, crying tears of joy to be with them again. He looked to the Reflecting Pond where he could hear and see his many cubs, crying in pain. 'How can I leave them in such pain, who will look out for them?'
As if she had been waiting for his question an angel appeared and smiled softly at him, 'You have taught them well, And He is greatly pleased at this. They will carry on your work, and they have each other plus all who will join them. You have worked long and hard and now it is time to rest and enjoy your time. And you will always be able to go back and see them, watch over them. For now, come. Join with your family and friends. It is time for you to walk your family across Rainbow Bridge.
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