A friend on another forum wrote this story and I wanted to post it here. All credit goes to Touchthesky, or Ivy, from the Hamster Hideout forum. http://hamsterhideout.com/forum/top...ntry826742
The Rainbow Bridge
A soft wind tugged at my fur. I was lying in something soft and comfortable. I didn't want to open my eyes. I just wanted to stay there forever, lying in the comfortable stuff - and I was going to until I heard it. It completely shocked me - and I opened my eyes.
Your voice. I heard it.
I opened my eyes and got slowly up to my paws. I could see where I was now - a beautiful meadow with a bright rainbow bridge in front of me. I had been lying in grass. Grass. Once upon a time, I would have been so happy at the sight of grass. But right now, all I cared about was you. I pricked my ears, trying to hear your voice again.
And I heard it. "Wake up," You whispered. I was overcome with joy. I danced around wildly, trying to see you and run to you. But I couldn't see you.
The last thing I remembered before waking up in this meadow was you. Your loving gaze as you looked at me and cuddled me. I remember now. I was sick. I was going to die, and the last thing I saw before waking up here was your eyes filled with love.
I tried to call out, cry for you, but I couldn't make a sound. Where were you? Were you hiding from me, playing a game? Or was this a joke? Or was this all a dream, and I was actually still in your hands? It seemed so real though..
"Hey, it's me buddy," Your voice whispered again. "Don't worry."
I was so relieved to hear your voice. Then you said, "Cross the bridge, buddy. Don't worry, I'll always love you. You can go."
Hearing that, I began to panic. It sounded like a farewell - I didn't want to live the rest of my life without seeing you! I tried to protest, but it felt like the weird rainbow bridge was dragging me to it. I couldn't resist it. I kept fighting against it. I couldn't leave - not if I couldn't see you again.
"Go," You urged. "You'll see me again - I promise. I love you - forever and always. Just go."
And I decided I would. Because I believe you. Slowly, I took one step. And another. All the way across, with your voice urging me on all the way.