June 15th 2010 7:41 am
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A belated happy 5th, DD! We were all caught up in Josie's illness and her journey to the Bridge this morning and lost track of your special day. But know that I watch you run and play and sleep every day, not just on special days. Soon I hope to see you at the park with the ponds. Even though I did not like the water while on Earth, I love watching you, Teddy Bear and Maggio splash and swim. Josie says hi, too! Take care, my heart dog!
Snorts from your girl,
June 15th 2010 7:31 am
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Hi, all. I just wanted to let family and furriends know that my foster sister, Josie, made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. She had been adopted with a small cough that just kept getting worse, and apparently developed into pneumonia that her little body just could not beat. Please know that she no longer has a cough and she is safe and loved here at the Bridge. We've had a couple good romps,and we've sat together to watch over our families.
I know her furrever human family, especially her mom, are very sad and wracked with grief. My foster family is also sad, and they feel guilt that they adopted out a dog that turned out to be sick, even though at the time it seemed like such a small thing.
All I can offer them is my thanks and love and Boxer kisses for adopting a rescue dog, and giving her such tender and loving care for the short time she was with them. The best you can do is truly the best you can do. She wants me to tell her furrever family and her fosters how much she appreciated the love and care she receieved after being rescued. It was the best time of her short life.
Here is Josies' profile: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1120025 Please check out her video, you can really see her sweet personality in that short clip.
Boxer kisses and snorts to all,
May 17th 2009 8:19 am
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Hi, my Furiends!! Long time no woof!!
Before I came to the Rainbow Bridge I liked to always know where everyone in my family was & what they were doing at all times. Now, from here in the sky, I CAN see everything & everyone!! It's great! I don't have to constantly go up & down the stairs & from room to room to keep an eye on them when they don't stay together in one place. You'd think they could have at least stayed together, right?
And I can hear & understand when Mom & my Man talk to me. NOW I know what "Bella! Don't roll in that!!!" meant. (Though I still don't get the logic.) **sigh**
One thing I'm really happy that I can see is that Mom & Man, Davey Dog, Teddy Bear & the kitties have joined families in one home. I kept telling Man to stay with me (& Mommy) 'cause I liked it best when I could snuggle with him (& Mommy) all night. I'm happy that he realized that I was right. I can see that now they all know that I was always right about everything. **snort**
Sometimes, Mommy tells me the story of how I was left by my 1st family at the shelter when I was a young pup, & how she & my Boy found me & adopted me. And since I turned out to be her best furiend & companion, she decided to adopt my brother, Teddy Bear 2 years ago. (Now... from here...I GUESS I can see those endearing qualities Mommy insisted that he had.) And since they loved me so much, & since Teddy makes them so happy, & because their hearts are still healing from my passing, Mommy & my Man have started fostering rescued doggies for ARF-IL. So because of me, more doggies are getting saved & finding loving furever homes. I think they should say they're "Bellaing" pups instead of "fostering" them. **big bottom teeth Boxer smile**
One sad pup they "Bella'd" was a cute little 2 yr old Boxer girl named Carmela who'd been used by a backyard breeder (BYB) & then discarded. She was underweight, her teeth were all worn down to the gums from chewing on her cage, her paws were stained from standing in who-knows-what, and she was scared to death. Because they loved me so much, Mommy & Man had to take care of her & made sure she found a great home. And Man got to see, through Carmela, how irresistably adorable I was even as a young girl. He'd have REALLY been wrapped around my little paw then!
And the foster pup they call "May Mae" is a Boxer mix with another sad history. She had enough Boxer ways to win the hearts of Mommy & Man, but enough of her "mix" ways to not be a "replacement Bella." Silly people... there is no such thing as a "replacement Bella!" ** big snort ** I'm happy to see that they decided to adopt May into our family. It's gonna be up to Teddy & Davey to teach HER the ropes (and her "place") like I did for them.
One thing that I'm not happy to see is how sad Mommy & my Man still are that I'm not there with them. I can see & hear them but they can't see or hear me when I reassure them that I'm okay, that I know we'll all be snuggling & playing together again before they know it, and that
I'm still the boss of everyone (well ... almost everyone) up here, just like when I was there. .. 'Cuz THAT's what Heaven is for me! So keep me in your hearts but please don't be sad. I'm so proud that your love for me has inspired you to help other homeless dogs find loving furever homes like I found.
And Phoebe Buffay... Thank you so much for always remembering me with gifties & sweet messages. I'm 'specially watching over you & waiting till we can play some day, too. Till then, I'm enjoying watching you & your Mom & all the fun you have together.
Love to all my family & pals...