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PRAYERS FROM MY FRIENDS! THANX, GUYS!

May 6th 2011 6:32 am
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FROM PATRICK (thanx dude!)
The Journey

When you bring a pet into your life, you begin a journey -- a journey that
will bring you more love and devotion than you have ever known, yet also
test your strength and courage.
If you allow, the journey will teach you many things, about life, about
yourself, and most of all, about love. You will come away changed forever,
for one soul cannot touch another without leaving its mark.

Along the way, you will learn much about savoring life's simple pleasures
-- jumping in leaves, snoozing in the sun, the joys of puddles, and even
the satisfaction of a good scratch behind the ears.

If you spend much time outside, you will be taught how to truly experience
every element, for no rock, leaf, or log will go unexamined, no rustling
bush will be overlooked, and even the very air will be inhaled, pondered,
and noted as being full of valuable information. Your pace may be slower --
except when heading home to the food dish -- but you will become a better
naturalist, having been taught by an expert in the field.

Too many times we hike on automatic pilot, our goal being to complete the
trail rather than enjoy the journey. We miss the details -- the colorful
mushrooms on the rotting log, the honeycomb in the old maple snag, the hawk
feather caught on a twig. Once we walk as a dog does, we discover a whole
new world. We stop; we browse the landscape, we kick over leaves, peek in
tree holes, look up, down, all around. And we learn what any dog knows:
that nature has created a marvelously complex world that is full of
surprises, that each cycle of the seasons bring ever changing wonders, each
day an essence all its own.

Even from indoors you will find yourself more attuned to the world around
you. You will find yourself watching summer insects collecting on a screen.
(How bizarre they are! How many kinds there are!), or noting the flick and
flash of fireflies through the dark. You will stop to observe the swirling
dance of windblown leaves, or sniff the air after a rain. It does not
matter that there is no objective in this; the point is in the doing, in
not letting life's most important details slip by.

You will find yourself doing silly things that your pet-less friends might
not understand: spending thirty minutes in the grocery aisle looking for
the cat food brand your feline must have, buying dog birthday treats, or
driving around the block an extra time because your pet enjoys the ride.
You will roll in the snow, wrestle with chewie toys, bounce little rubber
balls till your eyes cross, and even run around the house trailing your
bathrobe tie -- with a cat in hot pursuit -- all in the name of love.

Your house will become muddier and hairier. You will wear less dark
clothing and buy more lint rollers. You may find dog biscuits in your
pocket or purse, and feel the need to explain that an old plastic shopping
bag adorns your living room rug because your cat loves the crinkly sound.

You will learn the true measure of love -- the steadfast, undying kind that
says, "It doesn't matter where we are or what we do, or how life treats us
as long as we are together." Respect this always. It is the most precious
gift any living soul can give another. You will not find it often among the
human race.

And you will learn humility. The look in my dog's eyes often made me feel
ashamed. Such joy and love at my presence. She saw not some flawed human
who could be cross and stubborn, moody or rude, but only her wonderful
companion. Or maybe she saw those things and dismissed them as mere human
foibles, not worth considering, and so chose to love me anyway.

If you pay attention and learn well, when the journey is done, you will be
not just a better person, but the person your pet always knew you to be --
the one they were proud to call beloved friend.

I must caution you that this journey is not without pain. Like all paths of
true love, the pain is part of loving. For as surely as the sun sets, one
day your dear animal companion will follow a trail you cannot yet go down.

And you will have to find the strength and love to let them go. A pet's
time on earth is far too short -- especially for those that love them. We
borrow them, really, just for a while, and during these brief years they
are generous enough to give us all their love, every inch of their spirit
and heart, until one day there is nothing left.

The cat that only yesterday was a kitten is all too soon old and frail and
sleeping in the sun. The young pup of boundless energy wakes up stiff and
lame, the muzzle now gray. Deep down we somehow always knew that this
journey would end. We knew that if we gave our hearts they would be broken.

But give them we must for it is all they ask in return. When the time comes
and the road curves ahead to a place we cannot see, we give one final gift
and let them run on ahead -- young and whole once more. "God speed, good
friend," we say, until our journey comes full circle and our paths cross
again.

by Crystal Ward Kent
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FROM A VERY WISE OLD FRIEND....MAGOO!

Tribute To A Best Friend

Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor....
then I remember,
it's where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound....
then I remember,
It's where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can't be yours....
your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.

Author Unknown
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FROM SWEET MISS CHLOE...(ya never know when a friend is really listening!) ty for listening, miss chloe!
We spoke with Bogie's mamas today. They are dpending time with Dixie and all the other pups and enjoying the furbabies. They are really feeling the loss of Bogie, but are also remembering all the funny things about him. They told us of a story, that when it was supper time, Bogie and Momo would each take one end of the rubber chicken and run to the kitchen together. Neither would pull it away from the other. They did everything together. They laughed at the thought of that chicken and the boys running with it. It was a favorite toy.

Lots of great memories and those memmories and all of you will comfort them during this time.

HEAVEN'S DOGGY-DOOR

My best friend closed his eyes last night,
As his head was in my hand.
The Doctors said he was in pain,
And it was hard for him to stand.


The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled him in my arms.
Were of his younger, puppy years,
And OH...his many charms.


Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart thats filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.


But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!


jan cooper '95


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awww, BUTTERCUPPIE! (angel hugs for ya when ya sleepin , sweet girl!)
++OH DEAR SWEET BOGIE BOY .. MY BOGIE WOGIE FOREVER.. YOU TRULY WERE THE MOST GENTLE SOLE I EVER MEET, NEVER GROWLED AT ANOTHER PUP, SNARLED OR ANYTHING. YOU WERE WITH US FOR SO LONG!!!! REMEMBER THE DAYS AT MOMS GROOMING SALON WITH ARCHIE , MOMO, JAKE AND TEDDY .. THE MOMMAS WOULD HAUL YOU ALL EVERYDAY TO WORK AND BACK .. AND YOU WOULD CURL UP WITH MOMO BEHIND THE DESK , OR IN THE BACK , OR IN THE BIG BED WITH JAKE AND ARCHIE ... WE WOULD PULL UP TO THE DOOR AND YOUR LITTLE FACE WOULD GREAT ME AT THE DOOR WITH THE LITTLE NUBBIE TAIL A WAGGING .... READY TO BE THE FIRST TO GIVE ME HELLO KISSES... I WILL MISS THEM FOREVER..I THINK SOME OF MY FIRST PHOTOS WHEN I JOINED THE KAMP WERE WITH YOU AND THE GANG ON YOUR FRONT PORCH MEMORIAL DAY WEEK-END .. I STILL SEE YOU ALL DRESS FOR THE PARADE DOWN AQUAHART RD. YOU NEVER COMPLAINED ABOUT ANYTHING , ALWAYS SHARED YOUR TOYS AND YOUR MOMMIES LOVE, AND ALWAYS WAITED PATIENTLY FOR YOUR TURN AT WHAT EVER.. NEVER FUSSED ON THE GROOMING TABLE .. SUCH A KIND, LOVING ,DEAR DEAR SOLE ! I'M NOT SURE HOW WE WILL COME IN THE MORNING AND NOT SEE YOU AT MOMMA MARYS FEET OR IN HER LAP .. AND DEAR PENNY IS LOST WITHOUT YOU .. WE ARE SURE BAMBI WILL TAKE HER UNDER HER WING AS YOU WERE HER PROTECTOR FROM THE FIRST DAY SHE CAME TO THE KAMP. R.I.P. MY SWEETIE BOGIE WOGIE .. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU FOREVER !
KISSES FOR MY BOGIE WOGIE BOY !++
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AND FROM THE BEST PASTRY CHEF IN ALL DOGSTER...MISS BITTY STONE...FROM HER FAMILY...THE STONE GANG

It is with tears that we say our little prayer. For Bogie and his family to know that we are there with open paws and love to share.

Beyond The Rainbow

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.

For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.


We love you Bogie
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HEY LP! TY, LIL DUDE!

Always in our hearts - forever in our mind

IF I SHOULD GROW FRAIL

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
For this - the last battle - can't be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

(author unknown)

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FROM LIL BAMBI THE SWEET LIL DOODLEBUG

I Remember


I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.

Author unknown
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AND PRECIOUS PRETTY TEVA....
**ME LOVES YOU BOGIE!** *aww, teva!*
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THANK YOU COCO! YOU ALWAYS 1 COOL DUDE!
THE LAST BATTLE

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.

You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;

We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

---Unknown
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HEY THERE, PAL! HIYA VERN!
Request From Rainbow Bridge

by Constance Jenkins


Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
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THIS IS FROM ALABASTER...THE HUNGRY DUDE!
We love you Bogie, MDM, and family. Our prayers of comfort and faith are with you now. Sweet journey, dude.
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HARLEY! ALWAYS THERE FOR OUR FAMILY...
Lend Me a Pup
Author Unknown

I will lend to you for awhile a pup, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three
But will you, till I call him back
take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you'll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise that he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.

I've looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life's land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labor vain
Nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again.

I fancied that I heard them say
"Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,"
For all the joys this pup will bring,
the risk of grief you'll run.
Will you shelter him with tenderness
Will you love him while you may
And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.

But should I call him back
much sooner than you've planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.
If, by your love, you've managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him that you've loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know he loved you too.
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O WOW! GORGEOUS KATIE!
We were so sorry to hear of Bogie's leaving this earth and going to the rainbow bridge. We'll be keeping his family in our prayers. Here's a poem I found that I thought was nice. We love you MDM and family.

Remember Our Love

I was chosen today
I'm learning to fly
the world took me away,
but please don't you cry

And I chose you today
to try and be strong
so please don't you cry
and don't say that I'm gone

When you're feeling alone
just remember our love,
I'm up near the stars
looking down from above.

Remember our love
In a moment you'll see
that I'm still here beside you
when you're thinking of me.

Julie Epp
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FROM ADORABLE SUGARBEAR

I ONLY WANTED YOU

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
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AWWW, FROM SWEET JEAN LOUISE WEEZER KITTY!
Perhaps they are not stars
But openings in Heaven
Where the love of our children
With fur pours through and shines
Down upon us to let us know
They are at peace.

We love you, dearest Bogie, and we're praying for your precious family
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AND FROM MY SISTER BAMBI'S MUD RUNNIN PARTNER! ALEX...AKA "MOHAWKBOY"
Sweet Bogie we is praying fur you and your furmaly. We will all miss you and we all love you. Run Free have fun enjoy being an Angle .Even tho your family will miss you you will always be near and dear in their hearts.

 

WHATTA WAY TO SPEND MY BIRTHDAY!

May 3rd 2011 9:00 am
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i became an angel at the bridge at 1107est today...
my moms were with me and huggin me and my angel family was waiting for me...ARCHIE AND JACOB AND SHENANDOAH AND EVEN ABBY! (THE LIL BUTT NIPPER)

PLEASE KNOW I WILL BE BACK TO CHECK ON THE LADIES(WINK) NOW AND THEN...AND WE CAN NEVER TELL YOU ALL HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THE L0VE SHOWN TO ALL OF US...HUMAN AND FURS!


PS....NEED SOME ANGEL DUST?

 

SORRY I SCARED EVRYBODY!

August 4th 2010 3:29 pm
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i guess ya heard about my overnight adventures ....i spent a few hours at the vets, with them pokin and proddin and checkin and listenin....but by the time they were all done with that....I WAS BACK TO MY NORMAL CUDDLY SELF! (bol) so momma brought me home and i snuggled and slept and slept and slept and now i feel lots lots better....
dr still not sure if it a diff type of siezure that caused the rear weakness or maybe a lil bitty mini-stroke....but whatever...i sure am happy to be back to normal....
dr told momma just to watch carefully and at first sign of recurrence get me there, fast! .....anyway...THANX FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND WORRIES AND YOU KNOW OUR WHOLE FAMILY APPRECIATES YOU!
NOW....LETS GO eat!

 

*embarrassed* WELL, I NOT REAL SURE , YET, BUT......

November 7th 2007 6:58 pm
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....i think there may be a special lady in my future...ever since buttercup and me decided we made better pals than ---uh---well, you know....i been alone ...and playin the verrrrry large field of pretty ladies....but now??? um...welll...maybe it too soon to tell even my diary!

 

so far away from valentine's day and i in trouble already!!!

January 25th 2007 11:40 am
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hmmmmm...where do i start??? hmmmmmm....ya see...i have this arrangement with princess buttercup...we know we love each other, but we still flirt and spread our smiles around....and there's this really sweet and cute lil girl up north...princess clover...i just love her too!!! what's a red-blooded lil guy like me to do???? i guess i better 'fess up to the both of 'em...before the 2 lil divas get mad and come after me with sir rambo followin close behind! wish me luck, guys! bogie-boy waves...til later..........

 

A DON JUAN? NOT ME!

January 19th 2007 9:45 am
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i need to get a couple things off my brawny poodle chest! mommy says i gotta stop bein a don juan and settle down! FIRST...what the heck is a don juan??? is it a good thing or bad? the tone of her voice...maybe not such a good thing...hmm...gotta google that! SECOND.. settle down??? me??? no way! i love this life and i dont wanna change...i think maybe she thinks i never gonna find no pup and gonna end up all alone...welllllll jack nicholson never SETTLED DOWN..and he sure aint ever alone...hahahah..i am gonna pawty and smile at all the ladies and have fun til princess buttercup tells me it's time! she is my one true lady! but she still likes to pawty too..so we just gonna go on having FUN! so there, mommy!

 

i know what you all thinkin....

December 31st 2006 1:01 pm
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but we is not siamese twins....might as well be, tho! momo wont go noplace without me...i am a bit more adventurous...i do date now and then withoput momo! but he just cries til i come home. so i guess it's safer and he be happier if i just stay home and pawty here with the family! i guess it wont hurt me to give up the pawty life for 1 holiday! happy new year all my ladies out there...sorry...hope to see ya real soon! bogie boy kisses

 

MY GIRL, BELLA!

December 12th 2006 12:57 pm
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OK, JUST A FEW THOUGHTS BOUT BELLA!!!! HMMMMMMMM, CHRISTMAS PAWTIES...WUNDER WHAT SHE GONNA WEAR??? SHE IS JUST CUTE AS A WHISTLE NO MATTER WHAT SHE WEARS! I THINK I LOVE THE PINK BOWS IN HER HAIR MOST OF ALL...NO---WAIT----THED ONES WITH HER RED BALL GOWN..-----NONONON...THE BLUE ONES WITH HER SKATIN OUTFIT!!!
AND 'A BIT BOUT ME! I AM FRIENDLY, CLEAN, HONEST, NO DESSERTS IN THE BACK YARD, SHEEEEESH...I SOUND LIKE A CUBSCOUT!!!!
I LIKE BUTTERCUP TOO! SHE LETS ME NAP IN HER PRINCESS CASTLE WHEN WE VISIT!!! O OK, MOMMY 'NO MORE BOUT THE LADIES!
I THINK I THE BRAVEST BOY IN THE HOUSE...MOMO SHOWS LIP, BUT THEN HE KISSES! I DONT SHOW LIP, BUT I CAN TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AND MOMO TOO! UH-OH....DINNER...I CAN HEAR MOMMY IN THE KITCHEN...GOTTA GO....SORRY...MORE LATER!!!!

 
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