Collarworld: A Christmas Goodbye

“Did you bring it?” “I have it here,” said Mourire, the feral cat of the Ashen Forest.  On the ground, in front of Mourire, was a jeweled collar. “You don’t have to do this.” “For all you’ve done to protect me these years?” Mourire chided.  “We should have given this to you long ago.” “This…

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Collarworld: A Squeaky Treasure at the Harvest

Indigo Acres, an agrarian realm in the afterlife waystation known as Collarworld, was more than just a place for farm-raised animals to wait in peace until they are once again reunited with their masters.  The ruling animal of Indigo Acres, a drafthorse named Cassius Marcellus, cultivated the fertile fields for vegetables and flowers and grains;…

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Collarworld: Soft Rains

Jackson, the Golden Retriever who crossed over from the Living World into the afterlife waystation of Collarworld, watched the sun set along the sparkling waters of the Shore of the Cedars.  This tranquil portion of Collarworld, a place where beloved pets wait in the afterlife for the glorious reunion with their masters, offered spiritual and…

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Collarworld: Three Against One

As each day brought a beautiful, radiant sunshine to the afterlife waystation known as Collarworld, the land where beloved pets wait until they are reunited with their masters and owners once more, Cha-Cha the boxer seemed to make new friends wherever she went. The boxer, who with her brother Rascal were protective therapy dogs for…

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Collarworld: Cha-Cha’s Encounter

Collarworld has a thousand realms and neighborhoods and locations, each realm designed for pets to wait and play and frolic until they are once again reunited with their masters and caretakers in the afterlife. And for months, it seemed as if Cha-Cha the boxer had searched each realm, looking for her brother Rascal, who had…

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Collarworld: Protecting Miss Dollie

The Meeting Place was crowded on a sunny morning in Collarworld, the afterlife waystation for pets to wait until they are reunited with their masters.  And as Vincent the king orange tabbycat watched the new arrivals of dogs and cats and birds and other pets receive their welcoming blessings from St. Francis of Assisi, the…

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Collarworld: The Volunteers of Conscience

“Lord Vincent!” The tabbycat rose from a quiet nap.  One eye open, then the other. “Hey,” Vincent softly mewed.  “How’s it going, Paris?” The greyhound smiled.  “I just heard the news, my master is coming over the Rainbow Bridge today, we’re going to be reunited!  I’m so excited, I’ve waited for years, I missed him…

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Collarworld: The Escorts of Calmness

It was a brilliant, cloudless, sunny day at the Meeting Place in Collarworld, the afterlife waystation for pets to wait for their reunion with their masters.  And as new arrivals crossed over the Rainbow Bridge to enter Collarworld, many of the resident pets waited to act as escorts, who would bring the new pets to…

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