Over The Rainbow Bridge

Hatchu opened his eyes and found himself in a mesmerising meadow of greens. The constant pain in his hind limbs was no more there. Neither was there the nagging agony in his kidneys. He slowly lifted his right leg just a little bit to mark his territory. He was scared, that like every time, there would be blood and torment, but was delighted to relieve his bladder without a single clot or any anguish. He wondered, what was this place though? The most beautiful farmland that he had ever seen, dotted with tall trees swaying in the gentle breeze and a spellbinding rainbow far away on the horizon at the end of a hypnotic field?

The little Pug dog who had always thought himself to be a mighty Mastiff felt an uncanny urge to run towards the arched spectrum far away in the sky. He felt like an insect drawn towards a beam of light. He was scared though, that he would not be able to do it. After all, for the last three years, he had not been able to jump or run like he previously did. ‘Polyps in the kidneys,’ that’s what everyone called it. That’s what the doctor’s said would end it.

Now he felt good though, as the pain was no more there. Kicking the soft soil of the enchanting field with both of his legs, shovelling earth all around him, the little pooch darted towards the seven coloured longbow in the firmament. He barked with overwhelming happiness, realising that he was completely healed of the sickness that had stolen the joys of his life and all his excitement.

Satisfied to the brim with his regained health and energy, Hatchu stopped to catch his breath after a few minutes of sprinting. There were too many smells all around; he had to catch a whiff of everything. The little pug wondered though, where was his family, his loving old momma, his ever-caring Boe, and hero Bigbro?

Lifting his flattened nose high, the naughty little pug caught the first smell of another dog in this enchanting field. All his life, he had hated other canines. He had always been scared that those other mutts would come and claim a share of his human’s love that he had so bountifully received.

Hatchu did not remember his parents. Bigbro had brought him to his new home when he was forty-five days old. As time passed, he learned many tricks and became a darling of the house living with Bigbro and his momma. Then Bigbro fell in love, married, and brought home the beautiful Boe, who became Hatchu’s most loving and constant companion, always spoiling him to the core.

The smell of the other dog grew stronger, it was a female for sure, and then it sprang from the tall grass and circled him. Part Husky, part Samoyed and part Terrier, the tiny dog was a feisty little mixed breed.

“Hello there, I am Hatchu. What is this place? Can you tell me please,” spoke up the little pug, shedding his inhibition of talking with other canines? “This is the way to the Rainbow Bridge, where every dog gets a choice and finds the meaning of his life,” answered the black and white pointy-ear short-legged mongrel mix. “How can you know this; you are just a mongrel. I used to bark the daylights out of your kind from my balcony back at home,” said the snooty pug with an air of mockery.

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. In the year 1957, I became the first animal to go to space and successfully orbit the Earth. Though I was born and raised low in the streets, my name resonates amongst the stars and planets high above the skies. Continue towards the Rainbow Bridge, and you will get all your answers there. I am Laika from Russia,” said the little dog and sprung into the green grass and vanished before Hatchu could say any other thing.

There were treats all along the way. Hatchu stopped now and then to grab a grub and munch on it to his heart’s content. There were his favourite chicken-licken sticks, lard bones, sweet biscuits, and so many of his other favourite delicacies. He thought he could spend his whole life here but then where was his family. After all, without momma, Boe, and Bigbro, life did not mean anything. He had to find them out, whatever the cost may be.

At that moment, from behind a Juniper tree emerged a medium-sized Scottish Collie. “Hey there little one, why so sad,” said the brown and white long-haired dog. “Well, you see, I can’t find my family, my momma, Boe and Bigbro. Do you know how far and where I must go to find them? Do you know anything about travelling? It doesn’t seem like you know much about journeys,” enquired Hatchu with a bit of anxiety.

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. In the year 1923, I journeyed all alone around four-thousand-eight-hundred kilometres from Wolcott, Indiana to Silverton, Oregon, in the United States to return to my owners Frank and Elizabeth Brazier, and their daughters Leona and Nova. Journey to the Rainbow Bridge, and you will get all your answers there. I am Bobbie the Wonder Dog, and my name is etched in the annals of history as the furthest self-travelling canine,” said the Scottish Collie and sprinted away from the little pug who continued on his journey towards the Rainbow Bridge.

After continuing for a few more hours, Hatchu came to the edge of a beautiful brook, and on the bridge, that arched above it stood the most majestic Mastiff that he had ever seen. “Hello there, do you know how long it would take for me to reach the Rainbow Bridge? Do you know about any dangers that I might face on this journey? You are a big guy, but do you have a big brain to answer me,” asked Hatchu with a bit of jealousy, looking at the mighty Mastiff?

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. I have faced many dangers in my life, fought and killed lions and went to many a battle. In 331 BC, I bit the lip of the elephant of Persia’s King Darius III in the Battle of Gaugamela to save my master. When you meet the tenth dog, you will know that you have reached the end of your journey and find yourself at the bottom of the Rainbow Bridge. There you will find all your answers,” said the majestic Mastiff and slowly crossed the brook bridge.

“What is your name, mighty one,” shouted Hatchu? “I am Peritas, the faithful dog who stood against the mightiest of beasts to save my master Alexander the Great,” replied the noble canine and walked away into the green field.

Beyond the bridge stood a beautiful wood, not so scary but quite welcoming. High above and beyond the jungle canopy, Hatchu could still see the Rainbow Bridge. Gazing back at the forest, the little pug felt a bit scared and then nearly froze stiff as he saw a large bear approaching him from amidst the trees.

“Save me Bigbro I don’t want to die,” screamed the little pug. “Hold on there piglet, no one is going to kill you,” answered the creature as it emerged from the woods. Hatchu was relieved to see that it was no bear, but a colossal St. Bernard dog. “I thought you were a beast that could only kill,” said Hatchu with a certain air of relief.

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. I have never killed anything in my life. On the contrary, between 1800 to 1812, I saved the lives of more than 40 human beings who got trapped under the snow or got lost in the Swiss Alps. Come, I will accompany you on this part of your journey through the woods. I am Barry der Menschenretter or Barry the people rescuer of the Great St. Bernard Hospice in Switzerland,” said the gargantuan dog and walked alongside the tiny pug.

As Hatchu said adieu to Barry at the edge of the forest and moved a few steps, he felt a great sadness creep over him. He wanted to nestle in the arms of his loving Boe. He did not want to wander in this place anymore. Right then, as he felt really miserable, he saw a lively little dark-furred female Cairn Terrier and a large male German Shepherd approach him.

“Good day little one,” spoke up the Alsatian Wolf Dog. “This is no place for sadness, cheer up friend,” added the Scottish Highlands Terrier. “How can it be a good day when I can’t find my family? Are you two some kind of giant-midget duo of buffoons. Can’t you even act a little bit to console my misery,” angrily spoke Hatchu?

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. We know all about acting. Emerging from the Great Depression in America in the 1930s, I went on to star in more than seventeen movies. I guess you have not seen the Wizard of Oz 1939 version, or else you would have instantly recognised me,” said the Terrier with much glee.

“I, my friend, also know a thing or two about acting. After being rescued from the streets of battle-ravaged France during World War I by the American soldier Lee Duncan, I had an illustrious career starring in more than thirty feature films. My acting literally saved Warner Brothers Studios from bankruptcy at the start of 1930,” spoke up the wolf-dog and moved along with his little Terrier friend.

“Hold on, can’t you guys help me out. Tell me what to do? At least tell me your names. I am Hatchu,” shouted the little Pug. “Nice to meet you Hatchu, I am Terry or Toto,” replied the little Terrier. “Journey to the Rainbow Bridge. When you find the tenth dog, you will get the answers to all your queries. Bye for now, seeker. I am Rin Tin Tin the German Shepherd,” said the mighty wolf-dog.

“Go to the Rainbow Bridge. Find the tenth dog. Do this, do that, what a bunch of rubbish. All I want to do is find my family. Why don’t any of these dogs understand,” spoke Hatchu softly to himself and moved on?

At that moment, as Hatchu walked away, sulking in his thoughts, he came across a mid-sized chubby and furred Chow Chow dog. The plumpy mutt swayed on a rocking chair with a pen and a pad in his hand, wearing a thick-rimmed round spectacle.

“Care to recline on this sofa for a while and speak with me weary traveller,” said the fat dog peering from above his spectacles. “Do you even know anything about listening to someone,” said the little pug and took a seat on the recliner.

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. For many years during the 1930s, I helped my master treat several patients suffering from mental problems,” spoke up the Chow Chow and began a long conversation.  “What is the meaning of all this. I hate being here. I want my family,” angrily spoke up Hatchu.

“Everything happens for a reason, and good always comes out of everything at the very end. It is the way we look at things that makes all the difference. Have you not been assured that you would find all your answers at the end of the Rainbow Bridge? Haven’t you learnt anything from the great dogs you met? Canines who contributed to man’s development irrespective of facing many hardships carving out a name for themselves. Aren’t you thankful for being healed of the sickness that had taken away all the joys from your life,” rhetorically asked the canine shrink?

Hatchu sprang up from the recliner with newfound hope. “Thank you, enlightened one, for opening my eyes. I will take your leave now. I must reach the Rainbow Bridge. I have to find the tenth dog and get back to my family,” said Hatchu and continued on his journey towards the seven-coloured arc in the firmament. “What is your name wise one,” enquired Hatchu as he left. “I am Jofi, the psychoanalysis partner of my master Sigmund Freud,” replied the Chow Chow and continued swaying in his rocking chair.

Now Hatchu traversed through a beautiful orchard of Cherry Blossom trees. He had never known plants with such beauty, and in the middle of the grove on a high stone sat a majestic dog, the likes of such he had never before seen.

“Hello there, you, high up on the rock, can you help me find my family? You don’t seem to be moving much. Are you waiting for someone or something? Do you happen to know anything,” enquired Hatchu in a bit of a hurry?

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. I know all about waiting. Patience is one of the greatest virtues to possess. People all over the world remember me for my remarkable loyalty. Every day for nine years, from 1926 to 1935, I continuously waited for my owner Hidesaburō Ueno, outside a railway station, waiting for him to return from work like he did every day. Back then, I did not know that he had passed away at work and could never return to meet me again,” said the majestic canine smiling at the little pug.

“You are just two dogs away from your goal. Go ahead little one, find the tenth dog and complete your journey and find all your answers. Do you know that you were named after me? I am Hachiko from Shibuya, Japan,” spoke and smiled the white-furred Akita as it said goodbye to the travelling pug.

At the end of the Cherry Blossom orchard, Hatchu found himself very close to the rainbow bridge. Just when he was thinking about the next dog he would meet, he saw an elegant and white-furred blind female German Spitz walk towards him. “Hello there, young lady. I thought I would ask you to show me the way to meet my family, but I see that you are blind and can’t see. Sorry for your disability,” said Hatchu with a little bit of pity.

“Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. I know you seek your momma, Boe, and Bigbro; come walk with me, and I will take you to the bottom of the Rainbow Bridge,” said the blind German Spitz.

Hatchu walked with the elegant lady. He was bewildered at how gently and perfectly she moved without stumbling irrespective of being blind. He realised that disabilities were not drawbacks but perhaps opportunities to heighten other senses from within.

Hatchu and the Spitz reached the bottom of the Rainbow Bridge. Now the little pug became very anxious. He had not yet met the tenth dog. How would he ever see his family? Amidst all this feeling of anxiety, suddenly, things started to clear up in his mind. It was as if the journey had matured him.

“It is me, isn’t it? I am the tenth dog, right? The journey was about finding myself, wasn’t it? I know who you are. You are Misty, my Bigbro’s first dog, who he got when he was five years old. You taught Bigbro to love dogs and lived for fourteen years. You had become blind during the last five years of your earthly life. I am blessed to meet you,” said Hatchu with tears in his eyes?

“You have a choice right now, little one. Every dog gets this magical opportunity when it crosses the Rainbow Bridge. If you look down from the edge at the middle of the bridge, you will see your family. If you decide to reunite with them, you just have to jump in. At that very moment, your soul will enter a newborn pup, who your family will adopt eventually. Or else, like me and many other dogs that you will find happily living on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, decide not to go back to your master, so that another dog gets to experience the love that you have received. I did not go back, and you found love in Bigbro’s family,” saying these words the white-furred German Spitz Misty vanished in the mist.

Hatchu climbed and stood at the centre of the bridge and looked down from the edge. He was happy to see Momma, Boe, and Bigbro continue with their lives. The little pug did not jump and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He thought, who knows the mystery of things; maybe someday he could come back to jump into Bigbros life from the Rainbow Bridge. For now, however, he had proved that one should never judge a dog by its fur and that a jealous little pug like him was capable of sharing. He was ready to let another pup enjoy the love that he had received.

Over The Rainbow Bridge


 

About the story

This story is dedicated to our beloved boy, our loving Pug Dog Hatchu (25th July 2011 – 20th September 2019), to Misty my first dog, a female German Spitz (1985 – 1999), and to all dogs everywhere. No one can love you like a dog…


 

Copyright © 2021 TRISHIKH DASGUPTA

This work of fiction, written by Trishikh Dasgupta is the author’s sole intellectual property. Some characters, incidents, places, and facts may be real while some fictitious. All rights are reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including printing, photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, send an email to the author at trishikh@gmail.com or get in touch with Trishikh on the CONTACT page of this website.


 

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Trishikh Dasgupta

Adventurer, philosopher, writer, painter, photographer, craftsman, innovator, or just a momentary speck in the universe flickering to leave behind a footprint on the sands of time..READ MORE

140 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful Story. I so much love dogs too. They are wonderful creatures.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you Emmanuel for liking this very special story of mine. It is very close to my heart. I completely agree with you that life would not be the same without dogs.

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  2. Very nice and engaging story, especially for dog lovers. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      You are most welcome Chitrangada. Your comment for gives me great joy. Yes dog lovers would certainly treasure this story very much, however, the underlying philosophical framework, I believe would also attract other readers. I hope that it will appeal to children as well.

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  3. Michael Sammut says:

    Great story that highlights a very true fact. Animals, in this case dogs can love you in a much better, pure way, unlike most humans.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Very true Michael, I wish all of us can heighten this part of our animal instincts. Then the world would certainly be a better place. Thank you for this lovely comment. It really warms my heart.

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      1. Michael Sammut says:

        I totally agree. Humans need to behave more like animals in certain ways.

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      2. Trishikh says:

        There is so much we can learn from animals. Only if we pay a bit of attention, have a little love, and show a bit of respect. The world would be a much better place.

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      3. Michael Sammut says:

        Totally agree 👍

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  4. saphilopes says:

    In this short life, we can all live peacefully and away from violence under nature, love, and the sky and rainbow that color above us without any discrimination. The story is a lesson, it is what I understand.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Your words gives so much substance to my story, proving it’s philosophical worth. I am indebted to you for this comment.

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  5. Anamika Dasgupta says:

    No words to say but just a very big thank you for writing such a heart touching story about our beloved Nanu.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      He was the love of our life. His memory sustains us. We shall cherish it till our last day.

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  6. katelon says:

    Ah…..what a wonderful story! Thank you. I saw that Richard Gere movie. Great movie. I grew up with dogs. My Mom raised English Bulldogs, but we had other dogs as well.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you Katelon for liking my story. It really makes my day. Yes the Hachiko movie starring Richard Gere was really touching, specially for the story being real. So happy to find a fellow dog lover.

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  7. Impressive! Not to mention the research about famous dogs, but to come up with a fable about a dog haven must be the first.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      As always your comment gives me great encouragement. Every dog is so special and there are so many famous dogs in history. So it was a little bit of challenge for me to select just 10 of them. I love research, it’s a big part of my writing, and it gives me a lot of joy, as you already know. I am not sure, whether I am the first one to paint a fable about dog heaven, someone somewhere before me might have written about it.

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  8. susankgray says:

    What a fine story! Thank you for telling it. Great work!

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    1. Trishikh says:

      I am so glad that you liked this little tale of mine. I am deeply humbled by your appreciation.

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      1. Arpita Banerjee says:

        This is by far the best of your stories!! This totally brought tears in my eyes! Also obviously for the similar reasons!! Thank you for this big time!! ❤️✨

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      2. Trishikh says:

        Thanks Arpita, I knew you would love this story, specially given you connection with dogs and that as having a Pug brother (Bhuto) too.

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      3. susankgray says:

        Aw, thanks! Take care! Looking forward to more stories from you.

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      4. Trishikh says:

        You are most welcome. I try to write and publish one story every weekend. There are many more beautiful tales this blog of mine. Do read whenever you get the time. I am sure you would love many of the stories.

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      5. annieasksyou says:

        As a fellow dog lover, I had tears in my eyes throughout this sweet tale. I suspected from the beginning that it was prompted by dogs that had been important to you. How fascinating that they become such a rich part of our lives, and the memories of their uniqueness remain so fresh.
        I, too, loved the research on famous dogs.

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      6. Trishikh says:

        To read your comment first thing in the morning, also brings tears of joy in my eyes. It’s always such a pleasure to interact with a fellow dog-lover. People who love dogs can immediately connect with each other jumping days of association required by others to form a friendship. As you already know research is a big part of my writing, it is what feeds my writing enthusiasm in the background. Thank you Annie, for always being so supportive of my stories.

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    2. don’t put your light under the shade!

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      1. Trishikh says:

        Your words always gives me much inspiration.

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  9. nedhamson says:

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson’s Second Line View of the News.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Ned for showcasing my 45th short story “Over The Rainbow Bridge” in your blog. This is the heart touching tale of a Pug dog’s journey to find his family and delve into the realm of soul searching.

      An entertaining tale for a child and a philosophical revival for any adult.

      This story is dedicated to our beloved boy, our loving Pug Dog Hatchu (25th July 2011 – 20th September 2019), to Misty my first dog, a female German Spitz (1985 – 1999), and to all dogs everywhere. No one can love you like a do.

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  10. 9siduri says:

    No, no one loves you like a dog. Lovely tribute to your dogs. I have an eight-year-old cat. Our time with him is short. He likes nothing better than to sleep on the couch between me and my husband. He’s been a joy, and it will be hard when he’s gone. I’m just glad for the time we have left.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      My love and lots of blessing to your precious cat. I know treasure every moment with him. Getting the love of an animal, and being able to take care of it is God’s grace. Thank you so much for liking my story.

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  11. Dinesh Suna says:

    Excellent, as usual a well researched stories swinging between facts and fiction…. 🙂 I am particularly not a dog lover but not a dog hater too.. But loved the story around your pug, who’s no more.. And got introduced to several breeds as well as some famous dogs down the history…

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Dinesh. Your comment means a lot to me, specially it gives me great joy to see it finds an appeal with someone who is not a big dog lover. Happy i share the facts about some of histories most famous dogs through this story. Glad that you liked it. Always a treat to receive your comment.

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  12. MousumiSays says:

    You have beautiful explained the cycle of rebirth and the option to get away from it!

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    1. Trishikh says:

      You have rightly spotted it. This story has many hidden philosophical layers in it. I have tried my best to keep it simple at the same time. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

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      1. MousumiSays says:

        It’s my pleasure!

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  13. Nice tribute to your dogs! 💐

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thanks Chen. For long I had been thinking about writing about them, just could not sum up the courage to face the emotional barrage while doing so. Finally I did it though. Now I feel a great sense of satisfaction.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Khan. Really appreciate your appreciation.

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  14. KK says:

    This story told with the help of dogs is truly fascinating and captivating, and philosophical too. The way you have shown the discussions is awesome and shows your creativity. Do not judge a dog by its fur, little one. And your story can’t be judged by its heading. Very well done, Trishikh👍👍💐💖

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    1. Trishikh says:

      As always KK, your comment mesmerises me deeply. You are right when you say that the “story can’t be judged by its title,” I have tried my best to bring in many hidden values, emotions, principles, and philosophies, some intentionally and some unintentionally. The final output came out beyond my satisfaction. Comments from friends like you, makes writing it so much more rewarding.

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      1. KK says:

        Welcome my friend. Really enjoyed reading it. All the best 👍

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  15. Thank you for this wonderful story!

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    1. Trishikh says:

      You are most welcome Dawn. It gave me great joy to write this one. Always treasure your appreciation.

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  16. A great story! And great fun! And some good lessons for us all.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Patrick. Always a delight to hear from you. So glad that you liked the story. Yes, morals, values, and lessons are very important ingridients for my stories. I always try to subtly infuse them in my little sagas.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much for liking and promoting my little tale.

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  17. Wayan says:

    Love your story so much Thrisikh, i love fable. I like the phrases dont just a dog by its fur and you are big guy do you have big brain to answer me. That’s funny lol.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Always treasure your comments Wayan. I look forward to them. I coined this phrase thinking people would really love it, and now you like it proving I have succeeded.

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      1. Wayan says:

        Thank you Trishikh, you are so kind. Yes you have. I look forward to your next story. 👍

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      2. Trishikh says:

        I am sure that you would like my next story too. For now, take care my friend.

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      3. Wayan says:

        Yes i would. Thank you Trishikh, you too

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  18. A grand story. I have taken the liberty of re bogging it.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      By reblogging my story you honour me much. I really appreciate it. So glad that you liked my story. It really makes my day when someone appreciates.

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  19. I hear u says:

    Nice piece of writing. I like thd plot of a story.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much. So happy with your appreciation for my story. Treasure your comment.

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      1. I hear u says:

        With pleasure

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much for reblogging this very special story of mine.

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  20. A wonderful, heartfelt story. I’m sure Hatchu and Misty are smiling. 🙂

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    1. Trishikh says:

      I am sure of that too. Thank you so much for loving this little tale of mine.

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  21. A lovely story in the great tradition of fairy tales, of journeys of discovery. I was wrapped up, wondering what he would discover. One of my earliest memories is watching Rin Tin Tin when my parents got their first television, but only recently I learned about the original dog.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Knowing you to be a dog lover I had a feeling that you would surely comment, if you came across my story. This has really made my day. I too had seen Rin Tin Tin when I was small. While writing this story, discovered more about his history.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Luisa. So happy that you liked my little tale.

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      1. I found it wonderful 🙏

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  22. Well Trishikh, I have to admit that I am not particularly a dog lover, in fact for most of my life I had been scared of dogs, until my friends dog taught me to loose my fear of them. Well than guess what… I am a cat lover… but I really loved how compassionate and full of love you shared the circle of life of Hatchu.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Cornelia for appreciating my story. I think all animals are special. Cats are adorable too, their ways are just different from dogs. All of us need to love and respect animals, then the world would be a much better place. This is a value, that I think is every parent’s responsibility to instill in their children. I am hopeful that the future generations would be more respectful towards animals and nature.

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  23. sutapa says:

    Beautiful story…rebirth…dogs…wonderful 👍

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you Sutapa. So happy that you liked my little saga.

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  24. I like the repeated line, do not judge a dog by its fur. This afterlife story about dogs is very meaningful and enjoyable. Thank you.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Rebecca. Yes, I wanted the line “do not judge a dog by its fur,” to resonate in the minds of my readers. Always look forward to your comments.

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      1. Thank you, Trishikh. I liked the dogs you chose to be his 9 examples of a dog’s life. Cool to read that you incorporated canines from your own experience. I admire how you are creating a community of writers. Well done.

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      2. Trishikh says:

        Thank you so much Rebecca, for this amazing compliment. I am deeply honoured by your appreciation. There are so many famous dogs, that it was really difficult for me to select 9 from them. Glad that the story came out good. I am indebted to friends like you, who make my writing meaningful.

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      3. Thanks for your kind reply. If you have a moment this weekend, would you look at the October Free Verse Poetry challenge? I know the poets would appreciate your encouragement and comments. Thanks!

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      4. Trishikh says:

        Sure Rebecca, I have visited the said post shortly and left a little comment. Would like to read more of it, perhaps tomorrow (Sunday) and respond more. It is a great effort.

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      5. Thank you for your comments. I’m sure the poets will enjoy them as well!

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      6. Trishikh says:

        It is my great pleasure and honour to do so Rebecca.

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  25. Goff James says:

    Many thanks for sharing such a wonderfully poignant story; and, so beautifully penned. It brought back such warming memories of my one and only little doggy-friend who crossed the Rainbow Bridge such a long time ago. She was such a wonderful being and her spirit lives ever close to me. Have a wonderful Day.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      I am sure your little one is with my Hatchu, looking at us from over the rainbow bridge high up in the sky. They are such precious friends, who irrespective of being with us for such short time, leave memories for our entire life.

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      1. Goff James says:

        Such great memories. Best Regards.

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      2. Trishikh says:

        Best regards to you too Goff.

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  26. This is such a treasured heartfelt story Trishikh and sorry I missed the last one. I will read it later💖

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Cindy. Always look forward to your comments. Appreciation from friends like you constantly encourages me to continue writing. Do read my previous story when you get a lettle relaxed time, it is not going anywhere.

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      1. Oh I’m so glad to hear that and I do know the feeling. It’s a lovely gift to receive for me as well. I sure will 💖🙏 HAPPY FRI-YAY❣️

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      2. Trishikh says:

        Thank you Cindy, happy Saturday to you from India.

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  27. Zadi says:

    Marvelous story. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      My pleasure Zadi. Thank you so much for liking my story.

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  28. Goff James says:

    Thanks for sharing such another wonderful story so beautifully penned. It brought back memories of my one and only little dog who crossed the rainbow bridge such a long time ago. Have a great day.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Dear Goff, so glad to have been able to rekindle the precious memories of your little dog. It really makes my day, when I am able to move a little emotion in someone.

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      1. Goff James says:

        Great read. Happy Memories Day.

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      2. Trishikh says:

        Thank you Goff. Wishing you a great weekend.

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  29. That’s true. No one loves you like your dog. 🙂

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Only if people could love each other in this way, what a heaven on earth it would have been.

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      1. Yes, it would. 🙂

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  30. craig lock says:

    Adventurer, philosopher, writer, painter, photographer, craftsman, innovator, or just a momentary speck in the universe flickering to leave behind a footprint on the sands of time.
    Beautifully expressed, words of wisdom Trishikh
    All the best,
    craig

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Craig for appreciating my thoughts, stories, and philosophy.

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  31. craig lock says:

    forgot ‘inspiring’

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    1. Trishikh says:

      I think inspiration is there is everything, everywhere, and everyone – one just needs to look a little deeper perhaps at times, to find it.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Craig for promoting my story.

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  32. craig lock says:

    Reblogged this on Craig’s Rainbow Books and commented:http://www.totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Craig for reblogging this story of mine. Really appreciate your support.

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  33. lesleyscoble says:

    💔I used to have a pug—loyal and valiant 🌈

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    1. Trishikh says:

      They can be such lovely friends.

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  34. Eternity says:

    Thanks for all of the good work that you do, especially this one. I also appreciate your likes of so many of my prior Revelation articles. When I finish the Revelation articles, I will begin a series of articles on the Daniel prophecy, which will tell us how we got to Revelation.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      I look forward to your articles on Daniel’s prophecies. You work is very admirable too. My best wishes.

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      1. Eternity says:

        Thank you, very kindly.

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    2. Dogs are great. But after Panch my German shepherd was killed by my neighbors, we never had another dog. bloffingfundamentals.com

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      1. Trishikh says:

        It can be very difficult to have another dog when you lose one. After losing my first dog it took me more than 20 years to have my second dog. After losing him too, I do not have a dog now, the loss is just too painful for me to bear. Maybe someday I will have again. I thik it is good to share the love with another dog and allow it in one’s life, but it takes courage to be ready to face the pain of separation again and again when they cross over the rainbow bridge.

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  35. Subhraroy says:

    Trisikh, you are a real dog lover

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you Shubhra. Yes I am very deeply connected with dogs.

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  36. Johnny Jones says:

    As always, superb writing Trishikh 🙂

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much, for always encouraging me. Your comments give me great joy.

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  37. SRIKANTH says:

    A wonderful story Trishikh 👍 I was literally in tears since I lost my pug Quinto with the same kidney problem and finally suffered from multiple organ failure and I could never forget his last look when he died 😢😭😭 Thanks for sharing but you rekindled the grief and it will take some time to get rid of the lump in my throat !

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Dear Srikanth, I can relate to your feeling. Sorry for bringing back the painful memories. I’m sure happier memories with Quinto will take away the grief. Hatchu and Quinto are playing together over the rainbow bridge.

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  38. Inspirador, una secuencia de valores que termina en el encuentro sustancial del propio espíritu… fascinante secuencia del amor entre humanos y hermanos. Amo a los perros, son imprescindibles en nuestra existencia para enseñarnos lo que es amar, por… amar. Encantador tema.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful and beautiful comment. Yes you are right, this story has an inclination towards one’s spiritual side. The live between human and dogs are so special. Am happy meet another fellow lover of dogs. My best wishes.

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  39. swadharma9 says:

    It took me a while to respond to this, because I also have experienced a similar loss a few years ago. It goes deep, such loss of a dear companion. Mine were cats. thank you for this wonderful story!

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Reading your comment at the start of the day brings tears of joy on my eyes. I know my story is emotional and it can bring a bit of sadness, however, I feel that the core philosophical messages, though subtle is strong and positive. The loss of animal companions can be so hard to deal with. I am sure your beloved cats are also over the rainbow bridge, living a happy and contented life.

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  40. Rita Lopes says:

    Linda e comovente narrativa.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Thank you so much Rita.

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  41. vinneve says:

    I also have a little tribute to my last pet, a rabbit and to my surprise, she acts like a cat and a dog in behavior. Amazing pet.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      Animals can form such a beautiful and everlasting bond with humans. Losing them can be really hard, however, with time the pain lessens, and beautiful memories remain. I too had rabbits many years back. They can be beautiful companions, no doubt.

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  42. Eternity says:

    Always appreciative of your friendship, and of all the good work that you do with your site.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Trishikh says:

      That you so much for your kind words. I too treasure this friendship. May it blossom to bless others too.

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      1. Eternity says:

        I appreciate your words of kindness and friendship.

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      2. Trishikh says:

        The pleasure is mine too.

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      3. Eternity says:

        Thank you very much.

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  43. Eternity says:

    If I haven’t said, thanks for your like of my post, “Revelation Prophecy – Chapters 17-18;” you are very kind.

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    1. Trishikh says:

      It is my great pleasure to do so. You are most welcome.

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      1. Eternity says:

        Please continue to write, and do it often. You will improve your skills through repetition. Please need to read the things that you write.

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      2. Trishikh says:

        Very valuable and apt suggestion. I completely agree.

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      3. Eternity says:

        Thank you very much. I appreciate your thoughts.

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