June 10th 2011 12:42 pm
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Angel Baby passed to the Bridge 1 week ago today. Today is her gotcha day. We call today, her 19th Birthday. We’re sure there is a Big Party at the Bridge….Baby was a member of dogster only since:
Less than a year and everyone embraced her with so much LOVE…
We’re writing to Thank ALL the many, many furs who have sent cards, p-mails, poems, bridge writings, pictures, videos and stars, rainbows,
hearts, candles and wings…. Our Family is so Overwhelmed by the kindness, love, compassion and friendship shown our family. We made
a list of the furs, we’ve heard from…it is way over a 100! We are still receiving things…
There are still a lot of emotional moments in our days… We go to the entry, where Baby had her bed, endless times per day. It’s an autopilot
response….Baby, do you need to go out? Need a massage? How about fresh water? A snack, you didn’t eat your last meal? Just sit a couple minutes, talk to her and give her some affection. Rubbing her ears was her favorite. She had a homemade rug in the threshold of the door between the entry and the kitchen… She’d lay there, watch me work in the kitchen. I’d talk to her as I worked, knowing my voice soothed her
and gave her comfort.
While we are SAD and miss her so….Foxie and Baby are back together again…they were lifetime companions…We know that Foxie sat, waiting and watching for Baby’s arrival. Not able to contain her excitement of her fur-sis joining her once again. We celebrate the very long healthy life Baby had with us. She blessed our lives with her loving, easy going, sweet presence. We thank you all for everything you’ve done to make this time easier for our family.
May God Keep Each and Everyone of You Safe,
Gma Keda, Gpa Jim, Amazing Grace (a.k.a. Mazy) and Precious
Our Angel Baby
June 10th 2011 12:38 pm
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Grandma's Red Tulips for All....We Love You!
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE,KINDESS,COMPASSION AND SUPPORT THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR FAMILY.....
June 4th 2011 9:39 am
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Meowmie wrote this purrem, we hope it helps mew.
A Parting Word
To Yum Yum
Today we said goodbye
but your love goes with me
to the rainbow country beyond
your were with me to the last
and for that i am glad
i can wait for you in peace
because i know i am loved
©Blue Coyote 9-28-05
June 4th 2011 9:14 am
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A Letter for Momma (sent by Minister Misty)
my dearest moomy keda.
When I Woke up this Morning I Felt Very Odd
I Don't Know Why, but I Felt Close to God
The Sun Was Shining, the Birds Were Singing
The Music Was Soft, the Bells Were Ringing
And Puppies Were Romping at Play
What a Pleasant Start of a Wonderful Day
I Remember Laying down to Take a Nap
I Remember I Had My Head in Her Lap
I Remember the Sad Look in Her Eye
I Remember I Had Never Seen Her Cry.
I Remember I Wanted to Ask Her Why
I Remember Hearing Her Say, Goodbye
I Wanted to Say Don't Cry for Me
I Wanted to Say, Just Remember Me
I Wanted to Say I Remember the Toys
I Wanted to Say I Remember the Joys
I Wanted to Say, I Love You So Much
I Wanted to Say, How I Loved Your Touch
Oh Please Let Me Hug You
Oh Please Let Me Kiss You
Oh Please Let Me Tell You
What an Angel You've Been
Oh Please Let Me Thank You
for Showing Me Him
I Knew When I Woke up
There Would Be No Pain
I Knew If I Wanted to
I Could Play in the Rain
I Knew That I Would Remember
the Love You Gave Me Forever
You've Taken Care of Me
All My Life You've Guarded Me from Trouble and Strife
You've Taken Care of Me thru Good and Bad
You've Always Stopped Me from Feeling Sad
You've Given Me Treats and Given Me Care
You've Told Me What to Expect When I Got There
So Please Don't Cry, Wipe the Tears from Your Eye
I'll Look down upon You and with a Woof and a Sigh
I'll Gather My Courage and March up to God and Ask Him
When You Get Here to Give You a Nod
for You Were My Master and You Were My Friend
and I'll Be Waiting for You at the Rainbows End.
Thank you Minister Misty...what comfort your delivery brings. These are just the things, this old gal would have said....Momma Keda
June 4th 2011 7:44 am
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Baby passed to Rainbow Bridge last night. We will miss her always....She was the sweetest,most gentle, easy going soul....
We will celebrate her long,happy,safe life....Removed from the abuse she had known before Grandma found her on the county road.... We will rejoice that God allowed her to brighten our days for 15 yrs. She would have been 19 on her Gotcha Day June 10th. She will be laid to rest today, beside her lifetime play mate Angel Foxie. Their graves are covered with native North Dakota Granite as markers. Flowers will be kept on the site year round.We loved her too much to allow her to struggle and suffer. This past week, all of her bodies systems went haywire at once....Since she had a phobia of autos, we had our Vet Service come to our home. We did not want her to have an anxiety attack her last moments in this world. Her last day here, she laid under her favorite old cottonwood with sunshine and gentle breezes blowing on her. She ate a few tiny pieces of grilled chicken and ham. She had eaten very little in the previous few days. She started having seizures daily. Her blood pressure was very low. Out of the blue...getting up or down was a huge struggle. Her back legs and hips just didn't want to hold her. There were other issues too...her old,old body just wore out... The thing was she had reached the point of being in pain.
POEM AND PRAYER SENT TO MY FAMILY BY PASTOR MAX OF CDAC....THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH...THANK YOU FOR THE PICTURE, WE WILL ADD TO OUR PAGE.
As soon as we can....
My people are so precious, Lord;
I know you think so, too...
And I believe you put me here
To love them just for you!
They take such gentle care of me
And have such tender hearts...
Please use me, Lord, to comfort them
Whenever teardrops start.
They face a lot of battles
As they live and work each day...
They need me, Lord, to make them smile
And show them how to play!
The world is full of people,
But sometimes real friends are few...
Please let my love and loyalty
Remind them, Lord, of You.
And when my final moment comes,
Lord, tell them as we part...
I was a made-to-order gift
From Your great and loving heart!
When all our tears have reached the sea
part of you will live in me
way down deep in side my heart
the days keep coming without fail
new wind is gonna find your sail
that's where your journey starts.
You'll find better love
strong as it ever was
deep as the river runs
warm as the morning sun,
please remember me.
JUST 19 WORDS
GOD OUR FATHER,
WALK THROUGH MY HOUSE
AND TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORRIES AND ILLNESSES;
AND PLEASE WATCH OVER AND HEAL MY FAMILY
IN JESUS ' NAME.. AMEN
May 28th 2011 1:25 pm
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FEMA is coming to their property to look things over at 5 p.m. Please pray that FEMA can help in someway. Either temporary housing or help with the replacement of their home. Bill is going through the debris with his hands. (manually) When Jim and I had our tornado we had tractors to load the debris on and take it away.
Shawna's people who deliver her oxygen, said, she has to go to Freeman Hospital and have a breathing treatment. They suspect she inhaled insulation and other debris. Her bark and coughing is much worse this morning. She found a pair of summer white shoes for church covered in something all red and black. She soaked them in clorox and laundry soap and scrubbed them up. She will be able to wear them. 2 simple dresses bought just before Easter (as she has been losing weight) were found. She soaked them and they will be wearable. When evening comes she washes out clothing in the sink. Still no power. Have City water to be able to wash themselves off. Hand wash a few pieces of clothes.
They are overwhelmed by the support from here...They thank all of you.
They are relieved they will be able to treat the puppers for the fleas/ticks for a short time. One less thing to worry about. Candles and all kinds of batteries C and D mostly are a real need. No power so many people need batteries and candles,they are harder to find everyday, even to purchase in a store. More and more places to go and have a meal are set up each day. Now the time waiting for something to eat, doesn't take so long. The endless appts. and paperwork to fill out, go here and there to see what can be done, fills alot of the day. Around that they try and dig in the debris, looking for scraps of anything they can save. A small handful of old pictures were found. Most stuff like that, has been so water logged you can not identify the items at all. The TEARS keep coming with each trip to try and find something...Bill said," he can feel our prayers and he felt stronger yesterday. Shawna, thanks everyone for all their prayers,thoughts and love shown to them."
This will be a long,long road back to anything that seems normal.....
Our house appreciates every single Fur that has pmailed,left a message, reached out in anyway to help the Kirk Puppers. Assist in the Christian Dogs and Cats Group. Trying to be a go between, the Kirks and dogster/catster furs is a challenge....God is making these connections and the HOPE fills our hearts with true joy. There are not enough thank yous in the whole world, for all the efforts in the group to keep things going along!!!!
Our Hubby can't even boot a PC...but, despite his fieldwork, he comes back after caring for the cattle in the morning. Takes Mazy for a romp on the open prairie. The rest of the day, she does office work here, giving me about 4" of the chair. We pop in and out of her frontyard that is fenced. Coyotes were very close to our house last night before bed. This is why she is never outside by herself.
Be back with new information as we have it....
May God Protect and Keep Each One of You Safe,
Baby and Mazy
Please crosspost to other areas....Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
May 26th 2011 4:22 pm
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Status: publish Date: May 26 2011 3:57 pm
Reportin' on the Kirk Puppers
We have been able to connect with cell phone several times this week. The service is hit and miss, due to towers down. There were 2 days we couldn't connect at all.
We apologize we didn't make it to my page to report in again. All of us furs, have crazy paws,runnin' here and there...tryin' to send group messages,crosspost to other groups,answer p-mails on a 1 to 1 basis,line up furs to help with lots, lots of stuff in Christian Dogs and Cats.... Keep track of all our endless scribbled notes.... so we don't end up, too crazy confused.
If, there is an easier way to do all this...we're New and wouldn't know, what it is? Just be patient with us, we have only been around dogster 1 yr. Our Ponderosa Pack thinks "Momma Shawna is SuperMomma! Did anyone see her red cape, go flyin' by, in some of these horrible storms?" So much bad nasty weather across the United States. We are praying protection over everyone,no matter where you live! We are thanking God for all of you, who have come forth to help us try and keep a promise to Momma Shawna. Dogsters and Catsters have Amazin' Hoomans for pawrents!
Old Baby said so, she is very Wise! She's almost 19, it's just around the corner.
Shawna and Bill had an appointment late today to meet with FEMA. Don't know yet, how they can help? Shawna was sick a few days before the tornado. She has to go to Memorial Hall, where they have a makeshift hospital treatment center. The urgency clinic said, she now has pneumonia. They will give her medicine. St. John's Hospital was destroyed, leaving Freeman Hospital. Unless you are in critical condition, they send you to the Memorial Hall. So now, she is barking like a Seal, again.
The cell phones still cut in and out but doing better with being able to get through.
So many hassles with the permit stuff to get onto your property. They did away with the need to have a permit.
They are trying to clean up some debris on the property.
Sure it will be slow going...Some purrs and furs wanted to contact Momma Shawna. The best way to do this is with the following address:
c/o JAYNE MYERS
4507 WEST 26TH PLACE
JOPLIN, MO 64804
This is her sister-in-law and they are staying there for right now. So, if you want to send her a note of encouragement to lift her spirits...Emotions are raw,you're tired, so much to do,
and where to start at 1st.???
Maybe in a week or so, we will have a cell number for furs to reach her. AT&T told them, those who lost everything, they would get them a cell phone. (so they can make the appts.and contacts they need too)... If they follow through with this plan, it will be just Pawtastic and beyond Awesome!
It's been a very BAD BAD BAD week for Horrific weather around our country.... So many thunderstorms,lots of hail,high winds,heavy rain,flooding and awful tornadoes. We have been watching CNN at our house. The weather for the U.S. is more detailed. There were 2 days this week, that there were 50 tornadoes in a day. This spring is listed at the wrost tornado season since the 1950's. We heard last night that 500 people across the U.S. have died this year, resulting from tornadoes.
Everyone keep praying protection over all the purrs,puppers and people across the world. Nothing in 2011 is unfolding as normal....We can not leave without telling you that Momma Shawna and the Kirk Puppers are cryin' and howlin' when we tell them about all the pmails... They said," Please tell them, we are so moved by all the prayers,compassion,concern and love shown our family. We love our dogster and catster furs very,berry much!!!! We miss you all, more than you can imagine... We hope to return,sooner than soon...."
Meowied and Barked by:
Precious,Mazy,Old Baby and Angel Foxie
Took ALL .... 16 Paws to Help Gma Type....
Hugs and Kisses
May 25th 2011 8:49 pm
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PleaZZZZZZ Pray for all the Furs and Peoples across the country who are going through all these BAD,BAD storms and tornadoes.
Our furiends the Kirk Puppers: Copper,Harley Davidson,Haro,Lucy and Ashton are O.K. but, Now Homeless! The Furs were not injured cuz their Momma Shawna laid across them and covered them with her body. Momma has cuts and bruises, but they will heal.....
We found out today that before Momma Shawna got the furs to the bathroom,they were in the hallway. The twister hit and tore the back 2 bedrooms off the house. She shoved those fur babies into the bathroom, throwed towels on them and laid on top of them.
Not a scratch on those precious furs....
The twister took the whole house away, Momma's SUV, trees and everything, nothing but rubble and debris left. We talked to Momma Shawna today.... We know it is very hard right now for them. The most important things are still with her. Her parents,son,husband,other family are O.K. Her precious fur babies...
Momma said,"The hand of God was on her, cuz the twister was trying to pull her out the back of the house, while she was pushin' furs into the bathroom." No power where they are. Have a small MP3 player for AM radio and Bill's Cell phone. Momma's phone flew right out of her hand....
Until Momma Shawna can come back to Dogster, we are trying to help keep the Christian Dogs and Cat Group, strong and stay active. Momma S. cried, on the phone, when she heard about all the pmails asking about her and how things are. She "thanks everyone for their prayers". We have an address posted in CDAC where you can send a note or card to lift their spirits. She doesn't have a mailbox of her own,right now....Or Pmail Baby, Mazy or Precious(she's the cat of the pack).
We know we are falling behind on reading our pals diaries and looking at their photos. We apologize.... We hope things settle down a little in a few days. Our Gpa finally started seeding crop, so our house is kinda crazy...Gma doesn't much care for 9 p.m. dishes, but so it goes....We miss our Groups and playtime! We promised, to try and keep things together, as best we can.... We pray, Momma Shawna can come back to us real soon! We sure Respect and Look Up to all those who lead a group...
Of-da! It is really a BIG JOB! I'm missing my Nappers and Mazy is missing her Hunting. (Teasing, we are just fine...) Miss All of You! God Bless All Of You,
Everyone, watch your weather and stay safe!
Bad year for bad storms....Hugs,Baby and Mazy too!
May 23rd 2011 9:41 am
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GROUP LEADER OF CHRISTIAN DOGS AND CATS/ALSO A MEMBER HERE-JUST SPOKE TO SHAWNA AND BILL ON BILL'S CELL PHONE...11 A.M. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.. THEY ARE ALIVE AND THE 5 DOGS ARE O.K.(MOMMA SHAWNA AND KIRK PUPPERS)
SHAWNA AND BILL HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. SHAWNA WAS HOME WITH DOGS WHEN TORNADO HIT. SHE LAID ON THE DOGS IN THE BATHROOM. ALL THAT STANDS NOW IS 1 BATHROOM WALL. EVERYTHING IS TOTALLY DESTROYED.... HER SON WAS IN KANSAS....HE DROVE BACK AND FOUND SHAWNA. BILL WAS AT WORK AND COULDN'T GET HOME.
I'LL WRITE IN CDAC MESSAGES AND PRAYER THREAD. PLEASE HELP CROSS POST THIS TO OTHER GROUPS WHERE SHE IS KNOWN.
THEY ARE AT BILL'S SISTER'S HOUSE. BILL'S MOM IS O.K. SHAWNA DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT HER PARENTS,BROTHER-IN-LAW,SISTER AND HER FAMILY. HER SISTER WAS A PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL THAT WAS HIT. THEY HAVE NO ELECTRICITY... SHAWNA HAS CUTS AND BRUISES AND IT VERY UPSET. THIS WAS AN F5 TORNADO. MORE STORMS ARE FORCAST FOR TODAY. BILL SAID, THEY HAD BEEN HAVING THUNDERSTORMS OFF AND ON ALL MORNING.
I'LL POST IN OUR PET DIARIES TOO.
MORE DETAILS AS SOON AS I CAN TYPE THEM UP.
ALL THIS DISASTER AND SHAWNA IS WORRIED ABOUT THE GROUP.
UPSET THAT SOMEWHERE IN ALL THAT DEBRIS IS HER PC. I TOLD HER THE GROUP WILL BE ALL RIGHT. PLEASE PRAY FOR JOPLIN AND ALL THE VICTIMS OF THIS TERRIBLE DISASTER.
WILL BE BACK WITH SOME OF THE DETAILS....
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD...
GMA KEDA, MAZY AND THE PONDEROSA PUPPERS.
May 17th 2011 2:56 pm
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Grandma was reading a story to me the other day. It was about Blue Roses...Gma said, her life has been Blessed because she has known many Blue Roses....Gma said, we have to share this story,cuz We Know Many Blue Furs,Too!
We will Post the Blue Rose Story below and then you will understand.... 1st. let me tell you about the Blue Furs, I know right here at dogster.... They are my Pals!!!! They will know who they are, when they see this.
I know, puppers and kitties who are blind,deaf,missing teeth,
liver,cancer,diabetes and allergies up the ying-yang! I know 1 pupper who has 3 legs and 1 who has a wheelchair-cart to walk. What about the furs with all the phobias???? The ones who were abused or trapped in puppy mills or have many deep scars and fears. Some of these Blue Furs are just really,really old..like me! So Everyone, works their schedule around what I need.....It is so SAD that so few people want to Adopt Older Puppers or Kitties...Furs are Not Disposable Property but Living Creatures!
The point is: they are ALL BLUE FURS!!!!! They have Special Needs! Their Families are Special People...Those families do whatever, must be done to meet those needs. Sometimes this requires Special Fur Docs... Special tests,medicine or special food may be what they need. Sometimes, they need special items in their home or yard to meet their limitations. Whatever they need, their families find a way to take care of it! They do this because they LOVE them. They have Great Value....Sometimes things can be a Big Challenge for them....but, they Love their Humans so much, that they adapt quickly to their situation.
Below is the Blue Rose Story....
Having four visiting family members, my wife was very busy, so I offered to go to the store for her to get some needed items, which included light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags, detergent and Clorox. So off I went.
I scurried around the store, gathered up my goodies and headed for the checkout counter, only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man who appeared to be about sixteen-years-old. I wasn't in a hurry, so I patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there. This was when he waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice, "Mommy, I'm over here."
It was obvious now, he was mentally challenged and also startled as he turned and saw me standing so close to him, waiting to squeeze by. His eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face as I said, "Hey Buddy, what's your name?"
"My name is Denny and I'm shopping with my mother," he responded proudly.
"Wow," I said, "that's a cool name; I wish my name was Denny, but my name is Steve."
"Steve, like Stevarino?" he asked.
"Yes," I answered. "How old are you Denny?"
"How old am I now, Mommy?" he asked his mother as she slowly came over from the next aisle.
"You're fifteen-years-old Denny; now be a good boy and let the man pass by."
I acknowledged her and continued to talk to Denny for several more minutes about summer, bicycles and school. I watched his brown eyes dance with excitement, because he was the center of someone's attention. He then abruptly turned and headed toward the toy section.
Denny's mom had a puzzled look on her face and thanked me for taking the time to talk with her son. She told me that most people wouldn't even look at him, much less talk to him.
I told her that it was my pleasure and then I said something I have no idea where it came from, other than by the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I told her that there are plenty of red, yellow, and pink roses in God's Garden; however, "Blue Roses" are very rare and should be appreciated for their beauty and distinctiveness. You see, Denny is a Blue Rose and if someone doesn't stop and smell that rose with their heart and touch that rose with their kindness, then they've missed a blessing from God.
She was silent for a second, then with a tear in her eye she asked, "Who are you?"
Without thinking I said, "Oh, I'm probably just a dandelion, but I sure love living in God's garden."
She reached out, squeezed my hand and said, "God bless you!" and then I had tears in my eyes.
May I suggest, the next time you see a BLUE ROSE, don't turn your head and walk off. Take the time to smile and say Hello. Why? Because, by the grace of GOD, this mother or father could be you. This could be your child, grandchild, niece or nephew. What a difference a moment can mean to that person or their family.
From an old dandelion!
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
"People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel!"
So Thank You Blue Furs for Being Who You Are! I Love Each and Everyone of You! You are All Very,Very Special!!! Never Ever Forget That! Hugs and Kisses, Baby
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