November 26th 2014 3:10 am
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I wanted to wish you a very special Thanksgiving Holiday! I know this has been a difficult year for many of us....and yet, we get through each day the best we can....we keep hope and realize that no matter what, we have each other for support…something to truly be thankful for.
Often we spend a majority of our time working so hard to overcome and deal with the bumps in the road of life that I like to get up on Thanksgiving morning and truly clear my mind allowing me to focus on only the good...the things I am thankful for. Although we try to do this on a daily basis, life can get in the way. We hope on Thanksgiving morning, you will take the time to clear your mind and focus only on the good....it warms your heart and puts a different perspecitve on things.
Interestingly enough, we have to also remember that some things which we consider to be "not so good" can still help us grow and become stronger....therefore, something to be thankful for. With most all experiences in life, we can find something in which to be thankful….we simply have to look and sometimes harder than others.
As I prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I reflect on all that I am thankful for in my life....and my heart is over-flowing with an abundance of thankfulness....I wish everyday was Thanksgiving...in my heart, it is.
There is too much for me to simply put into words to express my thankfulness, but I want you to know....how thankful I am for Dogster/Catster, community spirit, acceptance, valuable friendships and each of you. I am so thankful Dogster and Catster is working better and I hope PAWS and the other special groups start to rebuild and grow.
As I count my many blessings, you are on top of my list.
Our hearts are connected by paws! We hope your Thanksgiving is the very best it can be!
Golden hugs of thanks, Sissy Angel and family
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
– Melody Beattie, bestselling author and journalist
October 7th 2014 3:12 am
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Today is my 3rd Rainbow Bridge Anniversary. Three years ago, I grew so very tired and weak….I had struggled off and on for many years….but this day was different. Mommy knew it was time to let me go and peacefully send me to the bridge. What a devastatingly sad day for us all.
So on October 7, 2011, I received my beautiful golden wings and left earth. There are no words to adequately express the pain and emotions of that day...my final moments on earth...and the overwhelming peace of the journey to the sunlight of the bridge.
I never knew one dog, me, could touch so many lives and hearts,but I learned I had.I knew my work as a new angel would be invaluable to others. I have spent the last three years spreading my golden wings and supporting others as they end their life’s journey and come to the bridge.I work along side all the beautiful angels here at the bridge to bring peace and comfort to all. I am with my forever family and friends, Jazzi, CK, CheyAnne, Sugar, Beamer, Skeeter, Leo, Casey, Calli, Tedibear, Duke, Hendrix, and all the others (sadly, there are too many angel friends to name in this diary entry). I am with my Love, Boss, too. We spend all our time together doing our angel work and waiting to be reunited with our families one day. Mommy says I did that on earth, too. I guess what she says makes more sense now. Mommy tells me, “My angels wear fur…”
The comfort, support and love so freely given by each of you through these past three years and for all the time we have spent on Dogster and Catster never goes un-noticed or unappreciated by my family or me. We can never say thank you enough for sharing our lives and hearts and for making my journey to the bridge easier to handle. We miss our Dogster and Catster Community so much and look forward to the day it works properly.
I will always miss the comfort of my mommy’s arms, the walks, the cuddle times with mommy, the play times with Dad, and the quiet times with them all…………………but as an angel, I get to stay close and share in special moments in a different way.
I will always miss each of you and the times shared……..but I hope you know as an angel….I am always there. I find comfort in knowing, I have become one of the Dogster Golden Angels….as I have always worked to bring sunshine and peace to all. I realistically know as one little doggie angel, I can’t make a huge difference in the world; however, I do believe it is the small differences that count. If I can wrap my golden wings around one kitty, doggie, or human and make difference, my angel work has been successful.
October 7, 2011….I went to sleep in my mommy’s arms and opened my eyes to the beauty of the bridge, the warmth of the sun and the heartache of being gone from my family. I know my family, especially mommy, misses me so; however, I see her smile now when she thinks of me and feels the warmth of the sun on her face. My very special "Jill" protrait hangs proudly on the wall to remind them every moment, I am there....
I thank each of you for all you are, and all you do……………and all you will become. I am blessed to have you for friends and family.
Ivy Joy, I am so sorry we could not spend more time together….you are an awesome kitty! Luna Rose, thank you for coming into our family and making them happy and smile. You rock, little one....and sweet Honey Bun you have really grown and adjusted so well....little golden bundle of joy. I am so sorry your life before was so devastatingly hard but soon, very soon, you will learn this love is forever. I am watching over you and sprinkling angel dust on you to help you heal.
Please…To honor me on my 3rd bridge anniversary…..find a quiet moment in your busy day to close your eyes, relax and let the stress of the world go………………put your paw and/or hand over your heart….feel the beat….it’s me….look to the sun…………..and smile for I am watching over you…and most importantly, take time to give of yourself to another. It doesn’t have to be anything big…simply reach out and touch another’s heart…………………this will be the best way to honor my memory.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
I love you all and I am so grateful we have had you to help us adjust to my new life as a Golden Angel. To all of you who have watched your special ones leave and go to the bridge, please do know....time will lessen the pain, but never the memory of what you shared together.
I am smiling down on each of you……….always warming your hearts with sunshine and peace!
Thanks for supporting my family, especially as their journey continues to be so very difficult right now. The best gift you can continue to give me is to live like there is no tomorrow and to love with all your hearts.
"When you face the sun, the shadows always fall behind you."
Thank you for changing my heart and life:
""As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person."
~Paul Shane Spear
Our hearts are connected by paws.
Love and Golden Angel hugs, Sissy and family
December 29th 2013 5:34 am
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Happy Birthday/Got'cha Day Sissy,
On 12-29-2000, 13 years ago, you came into our lives and have filled our hearts with unconditional love. You have taught us so much....you are our hearts....and our special Golden Angel always. Our first and only golden girl...We miss you so much.
As a tribute to the wonderful love you have given us....we want to feature our tail of devotion to you again. It is so important for others to know what an incredible gift you have given us all....Thank you for your love....so glad we found and rescued each other....wish our time together could have last forever...but I know you are not gone, but rather...gone ahead.
Our tail of Devotion to You...
"In October 2000, my beloved pet had died. She was 16 years old. I lost my other beloved pet three years prior. Although I still had my two cats, the house seemed so empty, but not as empty as my heart felt. My two girls had been with me through so much in my life and the emptiness and sadness I felt was overwhelming. I decided I was not going to get another dog, I was not ready.
I have always been a big animal rescuer, and I am sure I always will be...but this animal rescue was different. One morning while I was working, I saw this skinny, injured, scared dog in the distance. She was in a field and too scared to come to me. I left her some food and water. Although I couldn't see the dog very well, she haunted my thoughts during the day...there was something about her. When I left work I went back, I didn't find her. I told my family about her when I got home. I felt in my heart I needed to try and gain this dog's trust and get her the help she needed. Since I am physcially limited, I asked a nurse at work to help me get the dog...each day we left her food and water and talked to her from across the field...she was so scared. On Dec 29, 2000...I knew I had to get her...the big ice storm was coming and she would not survive it. When I pulled up in the parking lot at work, my heart stopped...the nurse had her arms around this incredibly scared, cold, injured, and beautifully spirited dog........our eyes meet. I opened my car door and cranked on the heat. She laid in the back seat of my car and fell asleep. I called my husband to come to my work and get the dog...I made arrangements for her to go immediately to the vet. I feared her condition was so bad, she would have to be euthanized, but I reminded myself...I was helping her. If she was going to be okay, I knew I could find her a forever home.
My husband called and said on the long drive to the vet, this dog got up in the back seat and gently put her paw on my shoulder..."it was like she was telling me something." And she was....she knew right then, I needed her, as much as she needed me. That inured frail paw said, "tell her fur angels sent me....we need each other."
The vet was able to save her and she came to live with us...she filled an incredible void in my heart and I made her feel loved and safe. She taught me that loving again is worth the pain of losing them in the end. It is so amazing to see her loyalty and devotion to the family. For example, one time I fell and she immediately laid across me to protect me until help arrived. She would give her life for her family...her heart is forever ours, as well.
We all love this amazing dog...she is more than a dog, she is our companion who loves unconditionally. She acts as if she is the lucky one, but we really are. She knew I needed her to heal my heart before I did. We are so glad we became her forever family.
YOU ARE AMAZING...AND THE BEST GIFT EVER...TODAY AND EVERY DAY WE CELEBRATE YOU.