December 29th 2012 3:41 am
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Happy Birthday/Got'cha Day Sissy,
On 12-29-2000, 12 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. LOVE, MOMMY, DADDY, JAZZI Sunshine Angel, CK Angel, Lil' Blackie Angel, Luna Rose and Ivy Joy
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What a wonderful tribute to Sissy.
With Love and Hugsssssssssssssssssss
Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X