"The world is full of rescue dust...listen with your heart," she
remembered Mrs. Spider saying.
When Mrs. Robin stopped looking, and started to listen, she was captivated
by the sound of far away bells. Naturally, she followed their music.
The other birds sensed the guest in their midst.
"Those are not just bells," tweeted the other birds. "Those are a
rescue signal to the angels at the sanctuary."
"What is making them ring?" asked Mrs. Robin.
"Rescue Dust," sang the other birds in unison. If we all take
turns diving into them, the rescue angels will know that someone
is in trouble."
"How did you know?" asked Mrs. Robin.
"A little birdie told us!" they giggled.
"What are all the pretty colors over there?" she asked.
"That is the sanctuary," the other birds replied. "It is a heavenly
place for senior dogs, special need dogs and dogs that don't have much
time to live."
"What is that web the bells are hanging from?" asked Mrs. Robin.
"It looks like a spider web I once saw."
"It is like a dream catcher," replied the forest birds. "It
catches rescue dust. It catches caring and concern for those who
cannot help themselves. It matches them up with those who can make
"Is it part of the rescue web?" asked Mrs. Robin.
"Indeed," said the forest birds. "Just look at all those elderly
dogs and special needs pups in their own little piece of heaven."
"It does look like heaven!" said Mrs. Robin.
"Almost," smiled the forest birds. "It's Heaven's Waiting Room!
Go ahead and visit them!"
"Do you have a dying dog?" they asked Mrs. Robin.
"I know of some," said the robin sadly. "They sure would like
to be in a beautiful place like this."
"Our rescue angels heard your call," said the senior dogs.
"They have gone to get the little prisoners. We know for sure they
will be loved and respected here in Heaven's Waiting Room until it's time
for them to die."