October 21st 2013 9:53 am
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Two weeks have past since my sweet little Giz has left for the bridge. Friday we received her ashes, wrapped her in a piece of her warm blankie, then laid her to rest in her favorite garden in 'her' backyard. Nomex and her spent many years sniffing around in that garden and chatting with their dogpals that live next door. I'm comforted knowing she is finally home again, yet moments find me in a burst of tears. I sit here in 'our office' and greatly feel her loss. I want to thank our dear friends Jadie and her mom Jan for quickly coming to our aid in making Giz's Dogster page so very beautiful and even more special than ever. I means the world to me .....
Hugs, Kathy (Giz's mom)
October 6th 2013 4:32 am
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Today I look down and see my mom with her eyes full of tears for me. She knows I am watching over her, yet she is sad and looks lost. We had shared such a full life together, doing almost everything with me at her side. There wasn't a day the I didn't hear her say "C'mon Giz lets get going" then off we went to work, shopping, the dog park, visit friends and family, camping, fishing with daddy, attend dog events, take bus trips, boat rides, group tours, go for ice cream, watch t.v., play with the grandsons, visit the grandpuppies, walk through the fallen leaves, run in the snow, plan our doggy day trips group events, or simply snuggle up and relax on the couch or in our own yard. The list goes and on... Today my mom will attend our Doggy Day Trip at the winery without me. I am sorry I couldn't hang in there any longer for her. I will be sure to watch over her today and hope she can still feel the warmth of my little paws when she begins her journey without me. Don't worry mom, you made sure to leave me wrapped in my blankie and left me with the warmth of your love. I felt your kisses on my furry little head and knew it would be hard for you to go on without me. Thankyou for never letting go of my small paws as we said our good-byes. Remember that we have the kind of bond that will last furever. Look for my star to guide you and know that I'm sending you puppy kisses from heaven. Luv your "Little Darling Giz"
October 5th 2013 3:08 pm
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Today I had to make that choice for my sweet little girl to end her time with me here on earth. She has been the light of my life and such a huge part of our family for over 15yrs. We have been so very blessed to have known the joy and love of such a beautiful soul. I knew the moment I set my eyes on her in Aug of 1998, that there would be a love and bond so strong it would break my heart someday. She's been our constant companion, as she even shared my office at work every day. She was there to help raise my young grandson, helped me through a difficult health scare, and way too many life's important events to list. With the years of belonging to our Dogster family, our journey the last several weeks were more bearable. I knew in my heart that I would do everything I could to make her final days as warm and comfortable as possible. That task was easy for me to do only because of my love and devotion to my little girl. Giz, you have brought great joy to my life and opened it to a world of many dog loving friends. We've had so many adventures together. All the events like Woofstock, pug prom, bus trips, parades, meet-ups, parties on Dogster, etc. How will I ever get over this lost....I know somehow time will make it easier, but it will be so hard to go about my daily routines knowing you are missing from my world. I love you with all my heart and even though it is breaking I knew what I must do for you. Your little body was aging so very quickly this past year. I wish I could have stopped time, but reality sneaks in and I seen you needed me more than ever. Your tumor had grown, your weight was dropping quickly, and finally your little body was giving out. When the vet told me today you had also had a stroke, it all made sense. So I held you gently and told you how much I love you and then held your paws as you took your last breath. So with that I say you have forever left your pawprints on my heart. I love you..Giz 6/7/1998 - 10/5/2013
WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME
When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see,
The sun will rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I know how much you loved me,
As much as I loved you.
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me,
I want you to understand,
An angel came and called my name,
And I answered her command.
She said my place was ready,
In dog heaven far above,
But that I'd have to leave behind,
All those I dearly love.
If I could relive yesterday,
Even for a little while,
I'd come and lick your hand,
Just to see you smile.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me,
You'll find my paw prints on your heart..