In honor of Bindi Irwin winning the 2015 Dancing with the Stars with a dance dedicated to her father, I thought it was only appropriate to post this poem that was written about her father (author unknown).
An Interesting Day at Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge is a place of both peace and anticipation as departed
pets await their beloved owners. There are plenty of things to keep them
contented while they wait: trees you can't get stuck in, endless
meadows, splashing streams, thickets perfect to hide in for
But one day the residents noticed some rather... unusual newcomers
The koalas and the kangaroos slipped in rather quietly, but then came
the bearded dragons, the skinks and the goannas. The influx of snakes
startled an entire family of cats up a tree. Pythons, cobras, tiger
snakes, brown snakes and even fierce snakes. There were so many at one
point, it seemed the ground itself was alive with writhing. A burly
wombat shouldered his way through the crowd and plopped down in a shady
spot, barely missing a Jack Russell terrier who yapped indignantly as he
abandoned his position.
And then the crocodiles showed up.
Finally, a Great Dane managed to get up enough nerve to approach one of
the reptilian giants.
"Um....excuse me," he said hesitantly. "But why are you all here?"
The croc dropped her jaw and laughed. "Same as you, mate," she said.
"Waitin' for someone who loved us."
The dogs, cats, gerbils and other "typical pets" looked at each other in
confusion, then at the plethora of weird, ugly and downright deadly
creatures assembled. Who on Earth could possibly love some of those
"I see him!" shouted a green mamba from his vantage point in one of the
trees. A cacophony of squeaks, hisses, bellows and roars erupted as the
mob surged forward toward a lone human walking across the field toward
the bridge. The other animals managed to catch a glimpse of him before he was
overwhelmed by the crowd.
"CRIKEY!" he shouted joyously right before he was bowled over by the
"Well I'll be," said a Persian as she tidied up her fur. "It's that
Aussie my human liked to watch on TV. Had to be the craziest human on
the whole planet."