West Highland White Terrier
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Home:Las Vegas, NV  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Mairi Mairi

Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -blind
-dog rescue

January 1st 1995

Snuggling with my new mom.... exploring the house

getting medicine in my eyes

Favorite Toy:
hunh? what's that?

Favorite Food:
EVERYTHING so far.... mom feeds good stuff

Favorite Walk:
learning the neighborhood

Best Tricks:
looking cute

Arrival Story:
She was rescued by a wonderful man who found her covered with feces and urine. He has no idea other than that. He took her to his vet, she was spayed, had several lumps and bumps removed and her first teeth cleaning. Amazingly, she had to have only one tooth removed. Since he was over our local government limit on dog ownership he had to find a new home for her. He contacted a mutural friend who knew I wanted a Westie and would only consider a senior dog and she put us in contact with each other. I guess I came up to his standards and he entrusted her care to me.

We really have no idea but I will probably contact an animal communicatorin the not too distant future to see if we can find more about her. ONE BY ONE ... One by One, they pass by my cage, Too old, too worn, too broken, no way. Way past his time, he can't run and play. Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way. A little old man, arthritic and sore, It seems I am not wanted anymore. I once had a home, I once had a bed, A place that was warm, and where I was fed. Now my muzzle is gray, and my eyes slowly fail. Who wants a dog so old and so frail? My family decided I didn't belong, I got in their way, my attitude was wrong. Whatever excuse they made in their head, Can't justify how they left me for dead. Now I sit in this cage, where day after day, The younger dogs get adopted away. When I had almost come to the end of my rope, You saw my face, and I finally had hope. You saw thru the gray, and the legs bent with age, And felt I still had life beyond this cage. You took me home, gave me food and a bed, And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head. We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low, You love me so dearly, you want me to know. I may have lived most of my life with another, But you outshine them with a love so much stronger. And I promise to return all the love I can give, To you, my dear person, as long as I live. I may be with you for a week, or for years, We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears. And when the time comes that God deems I must leave, I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve. And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new, My thoughts and my heart will still be with you. And I will brag to all who will hear, Of the person who made my last days so dear.

Forums Motto:
Just so glad to be here.

The Groups I'm In:
♥A TEAM♥, Westies Unite, Las Vegas Dogs, light a candle...., ~~Scottish Terriers Bridge Brigade~~

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 16th 2006 More than 11 years!

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Mill Momma' Lullaby

January 11th 2012 12:22 pm
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One of Col. Potter's rescued girls wrote this and.. yes it's true. All the babies taken from me are now with me at the Bridge where I wait for momma... and daddy Doug who rescued me. lated

I remember you, my babies, you were all so very sweet.
I remember you my darlings from your noses to your little feet.
I long to share the sun in springtime, winter shield you from the cold.
I remember you my babies even as I'm growing old.

Some of you are at The Bridge now and someday I'll be there too.
You were much too young to know me but I sure remember you.
Someday we all will be together and what a time that will be
In paradise forever, all my babies and me.


Reunion Heart from Mom

January 10th 2012 10:53 am
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Since The Bridge has become your home
I sometimes feel I’m so alone:
And though we now are far apart
You hold a big piece of my heart.

I never knew how much I’d grieve
When it was time for you to leave,
Or just how much my heart would ache
From that one fragment you would take.

God lets this tender hole remain
Reminding me we’ll meet again,
And one day all the pain will cease
When He restores this missing piece.

He’ll turn to joy my every tear
With thoughts of you I hold so dear:
And they become my special way
To treasure our Reunion Day.


Thank you .... I love you ..FOREVER!

March 15th 2008 2:09 pm
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I will never know what I did to deserve such an awful life full of abuse and neglect.
My life had become so sad and lonely it was like living in an endless, dark tunnel.
I remember looking up one day and seeing a bright light shining at the end of the tunnel.
The light was so bright I thought that God must have send an angel to finally end my suffering.

God did send an angel, he sent you.
The bright light I had seen was your smiling face.
You promised me that my days of neglect and abuse were over.
My battered body and broken spirit hardly dared to believe it was true.
You opened your heart and your home and gave me more love and comfort and safety than I had every known before.
You gave me the softest bed my tired, aching bones had ever felt
And more toys and attention that I had ever dreamed existed.
I no longer cringed when a hand was raised near me, because your
Hands had only kindness and treats to offer me.
I no longer feared the sound of feet approaching, because your feet
had never kicked me, they had only taken me on wonderful adventures to exciting new places.
Although "quantity" of time can be measured in days and weeks,
There is no way to measure the "quality" of time.
So there is no way to really measure just how deeply your love and devotion affected my life.
But sometimes, even love and devotion and all the medical attention in
The world can't heal a body that has been battered and broken for so long.
So please do not be sad that I am gone.
You performed a miracle in what little time we had together.
You made my spirits soar and helped my soul find peace and contentment.
From the day I met you I never suffered again, not even at the end.
Just knowing that my memory would live in your heart forever gave me
The strength to let go and find my way to the Rainbow Bridge.
So go forward from today with only happy memories of me in your heart
And let them give you the strength to keep on lighting up sad, lost lives.
Remember I will live forever in your heart and in the stars up above and
My star will shine brighter with every life that's touched by your love.

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