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BELONG TO ME PERSONALLY. MANY OF THEM I
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MET ONLY BY READING STORIES ABOUT THEM
SENT TO ME FROM THEIR LOVING FAMILIES.
EITHER WAY, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM
WILL BE FONDLY REMEMBERED.
|IN LOVING MEMORY OF
1998 --- 2/8/07
Charlie (aka, Chuck) was a Rhodesian Ridgeback who owned the hearts of our daughter,
Shelly, and her husband, Nick. We have many good memories of Charlie too. He was
always quick to greet us at the door whenever we would visit. But, of course, we had to
hang on to something quick to keep from being knocked off our feet. Charlie was a
very big boy - but his physical size was no where near the size of his heart or the love
he had for his family.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
4/1/83 - 3/13/99
"My Precious April" Written by her Mama,
Karen, with love.
6/17/88 - 7/14/06
|PRISSIE OF LAMBERT'S FARM
7/1/97 - 2/16/07
1/20/98 - 2/17/06
|IN LOVING MEMORY OF HANK
2002 - 2007
Hank has always owned the hearts of my daughter and
her husband, but left for Rainbow Bridge very
unexpectedly on June 20, 2007.
Hank will always be in the hearts of all of us who
(aka - SLY)
2/5/96 - 11/12/07
6/1/95 - 11/24/07
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached
down to me.
I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today. You tend it with such
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled
for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for
you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be
12/9/95 - 1/21/08
5/25/05 - 6/13/06
11/17/94 - 9/1/05
JP MORGAN AND SHASTA V
6/3/96 - 5/15/07
(White Turkish Angora with his sister, Tagooche)
9/9/90 - 12/15/07
|MY LOUISE, THE BLONDE ANGEL
Louise, my angel, sent from above
Sent by God for me to love.
Pleasure and happiness into my home,
You brought peace and kindness and never left me alone.
When I was sad and needed a kiss,
There you were with a tongue that wouldn't miss.
Your love for me I could see in your eyes.
You gave trust and kindness, never any lies.
You stood by my side when I needed a friend
And in return, I was by yours at the end.
To hold and comfort you those remaining seconds,
I was blessed by Heaven to be there when the angels beckoned.
Our babies were there to greet you with a smile,
Saying, "We missed you, you've been with Mom for quite awhile."
God needs a favor that only you can fulfill.
Then a cool breeze fell over us and gave us a chill.
He wants you to greet the ones who are here without any friends.
Those that are lonely, sad, and whose lives you can help cleanse.
You can show them what love from a human can do.
To hold your head high, nose in the air, and never be blue."
I loved you, my precious one, because you needed me.
There in your blue eyes was one last plea.
"Please give me a chance and let me come live with you.
I promise to give you all that I have, all that you are due."
I knew she was special, kind, gentle and sweet,
Such a tiny little body to lie at my feet.
I could never say no because we needed each other,
I needed a child and she needed a mother.
So I paid her fine, picked her up and carried her to my car,
And off to my house in the country, the drive was far.
You came into our home with a cheery attitude,
I could look in those eyes and see the gratitude.
I was fortunate enough to have you for 17 years,
Even with that wispy, blonde hair falling from lop-sided ears.
I loved you each day and gave you lots of hugs, kisses and love
From your family here on earth, but also from God above.
I will miss you my angel because you were a dear little soul,
Who woke up each morning with only one goal.
"Kiss my mom everyday and be by her side,
Sleep on her pillow next to head, protect her forever until I die.
I will protect my mom from Heaven above,
So no harm will come to her, only love.
Don't miss me too much because I am not very far.
Just look to the Heavens and you can see my star."
Love, Your Mama Forever
1994 -- 3/12/08
|MY SWEET, DEAR KIRBY, KATRINA SURVIVOR
ALTHOUGH YOU'RE GONE AND AWAY FROM ME,
YOUR LOVE AND MEMORIES WILL FOREVER BE.
THE BRIDGE IS HAPPIER BECAUSE YOU ARE THERE,
BUT HAVING TO LOSE YOU JUST WASN'T FAIR.
YOUR STRUGGLE WAS DIFFICULT WHEN THE HURRICANE STRUCK,
HOWEVER, SURVIVING KATRINA WAS PRETTY GOOD LUCK.
AN OLD, BLACK DOG WITH HEARTWORMS, CAME TO THE SHELTER,
JUST WAITING TO BE RESCUED AND LIVE WITH SOMEONE EVER AFTER.
I HAPPENED YOUR WAY, JUST BY LUCK,
SOMEONE TOLD ME AN OLD DOG NEEDED A HOME, SO I WAS STUCK.
I OPENED THE DOOR AND SPOTTED A BLACK DOG WITH A WHITE FACE,
AND I KNEW INTO MY LIFE, I COULD FIND YOU A PLACE.
YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE WITHOUT WORRY OR PAIN,
SOMETIMES YOU WERE AFRAID TO GO OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN.
IF ONLY YOU COULD HAVE TOLD ME THE AGONY YOU MUST HAVE GONE
BUT I COULD SEE IN THOSE BEAUTIFUL EYES, AND THAT GAVE ME A CLUE.
NO ONE CAME TO CLAIM YOU AS THEIR OWN,
SO I PUT YOU IN THE CAR AND TOOK YOU HOME.
OH, WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE YOU HAD,
ALWAYS A GOOD DOG, NEVER WERE YOU BAD.
YOU STRUGGLED THROUGH THE TREATMENT FOR THE WORMS TO BE GONE,
THEN PILLS EVERY MONTH, WHICH YOU TOOK IN BETWEEN YAWNS.
YOU SLEPT ON YOUR BED AND PLAYED WITH YOUR TOYS,
JUST BEING A PERFECT, GENTLE, SWEET, LITTLE BOY.
I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT JOY AN OLD DOG CAN BRING,
LIKE SITTING QUIETLY BY YOU WHEN OUT ON YOUR SWING.
THEY ARE GENTLE AND FRIENDLY AND SWEET AND KIND,
THEY GIVE YOU THEIR TRUST EVEN WHEN THEY GO BLIND.
ONE OF THE BEST COMPANIONS IN THIS TROUBLED LIFE OF OURS,
WITH LOVE AND CARE THEY HELP MEND ALL OUR SCARS.
SO SHARE YOUR LIFE WITH AN OLD, BLACK DOG FROM THE POUND.
THEIR LOVE LIKE A STAR WILL FOREVER SURROUND.
YOU WERE HAPPY FOR HUGS, WALKS IN OUR WOODS, AND ESPECIALLY
TREATS AT NIGHT,
FOLLOWING ME EVERYWHERE, NEVER LETTING ME OUT OF YOUR SIGHT.
AND SO DEAR, FRIEND, COMPANION, PARTNER AND BUDDY,
I GAVE YOU TO GOD TODAY WITH BIG FEET THAT WERE MUDDY.
YOUR BACK LEGS GAVE WAY, AND YOU COULDN'T STAND,
SEEING YOU THAT WAY WAS NOT IN OUR PLANS.
YOU HAD BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH AND CAME THROUGH LIKE A TROOPER,
ON MY LIST OF PETS, YOU ARE ONE OF THE SUPER.
SO PLAY HARD, MY BABY. ON 4 LEGS THAT ARE STRONG,
AND WATCH OVER ME, FOR WE'LL BE TOGETHER BEFORE LONG.
A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BELONG TO YOU,
YOUR MAMA WILL LOVE AND MISS YOU AND TOGETHER OUR DREAMS WILL
LOVE, YOUR MAMA FOREVER
10/31/00 -- 8/14/08
MY BIG ORANGE KITTY
It was Halloween night, almost eight years ago.
I heard soft meows, so faint and so low....
There in my barn, underneath some hay,
Were five newborn kitties who had lost their way.
Where was their mother? She sure wasn't around.
I searched and searched, but she was nowhere to be found...
I couldn't leave them alone, for how would they survive?
Who would take care of them and help them thrive?
There was only one answer, I knew in my heart.
So I gathered them up and into my life they became a part....
Five little souls, so tiny and frail, with no one at all.
My help was needed for they were so small.
So that's how JERRY SPRINGER came to live with me,
Playing with his siblings, running, so glad to be free...
Jerry would chase after his red laser mouse,
Just knowing one day he would catch it in the house.
What a joy and a pleasure to watch them all grow,
It filled my heart with happiness, I was so proud, you know...
Jerry loved to sleep in my bathroom sink.
He would spend hours a day sitting there just to think.
I can still see him lying on his back, pitty-patting the air,
I can still feel him nudge me in the morning by pulling my hair...
Or gently touching my face with his paw, just to let me know it was time to get up.
Breakfast was what he had on his mind, "Put food in my empty cup."
The cancer took his body, but Jesus took him home.
To live in peace and harmony, never more to roam...
I held him in my arms that horrible day, and I thought I saw him smile,
He even purred as if to say, "it's OK, Mama, I'll only be gone awhile.
JERRY SPRINGER, my big orange cat, is at the Rainbow Bridge,
But if I look closely, I might see his big eyes peeking over the ridge...
His spirit and memories will leave me never.
My angel will remain in my heart forever and ever.