February 4th 2010 11:34 am
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Hi Sweet Baby. I miss you so much. In a couple of weeks, I'm going to Florida where we used to live. It's hard to imagine being there without you and Annie. I sure wish we could've traveled back together, although you weren't in good enough health for some time to fly. I think you would've remembered everyone and every place we used to walk. Weren't our walks wonderful. We were surrounded by open space and parks. You always loved having people make a fuss over you. If I let you, you'd run out into the middle of a softball game just for the attention! There were so many people and other dogs we knew that we'd meet on our walks.Remember the tree where I'd put you high up on a branch and you could see so much. Both you and Annie loved the open spaces where you could be off leash and just run. I remember the time you dove into a pond after some ducks. Who knew you could swim so well! Then there was the lake we lived near where you loved to sniff the beach. You ended up in there once after peeing on a red ant hill and making them mad! That's the lake where you first went out in a canoe. There were so many beaches we visited. And then all the time we'd spend at Jake's house. They weren't allowed on the furniture but you & Annie always managed to get permission! Then there was visiting Kisi and you chasing her under the bed, poor kitty. We also hung out with Lexi who was our neighbor and Annie's best friend. So many pet friends.
So many good memories. Our happy times will always be a part of us.
Miss you baby girl!
January 31st 2010 8:39 am
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I'm being honored as angel of the week in RBAB!!! Wow, what a surprise and honor. They've started a thread to get to know me and Daisy sent me a new photo with wings. This is so overwhelming!!! I'm hoping that this will help mom remember a lot of the good times we had together.
The RBAB group is so kind and supportive. Annie has been admin in the group for several years, then Molly, then our kitties Socks & Tigger. Now ME!!! I hope to help carry the tradition of welcoming angels to the bridge, and being there for all the parents. Hopefully, this will help mom too.
Thank you RBAB (especially Putter & Daisy!).
January 27th 2010 1:59 am
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It's been one month since I left you mom. I hope this poem helps the heaviness in your heart and the tears on your cheeks.
Love ~ your Georgie
From the silence of your pain I heard my name
and on the wings of light I have come
to see the sadness in your eyes
that cry without tears
Can you see me, I am here
I will always be near you
to calm your shattered heart
and to make you smile at the memories
Do you feel me, perhaps a soft brush of fur
You ache to believe it's real
but you are afraid to hope
You brush away a strand of hair
But it was I, whispering.....
I am only here for but a moment
The silver thread gently quivers
I will leave behind my love in a dream
When you awaken, and without really knowing why
Your heart will know at last
That it is all right, for now
to say good-bye
January 21st 2010 8:33 pm
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Today is a difficult day for mom. She picked up my ashes. They gave her my footprint too. She is so so sad. I'm in her heart and she knows it. It's just been such a hard year, she is still grieving the other human and furbabies crossing the rainbow bridge this past year. There are a whole lot of us here for her...my sister Molly, our kitties Tigger & Socks. And Uncle Randy and my hu-bro Andrew. My sister Annie & my brother Boomer are here too! We all keep sending angel kisses to her to help her through tough days like today. Each one of us is part of her heart, and it's getting so big with love. Just remember mom, we're all right there in your heart!
WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see;
The sun will rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
Remembering how I'd lay my head
In your lap that special way.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me.
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name
And petted me with her hand.
She said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But, as I turned to heel away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life I never thought
That I would have to die.
I had so much to live for,
So many sits and downs to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought about our lives together,
I know you must be sad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
Remember how I'd nudge your hand,
And poke you with my nose?
The frisbee I would gladly chase,
The bad guy, I'd "bark and hold".
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I'd wag my tail and kiss you,
Just so I could see you smile.
But, then I fully realized,
That this could never be;
For emptiness and memories
Will take the place of me.
And when I thought of treats and toys,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you and when I did,
My dog-heart filled with sorrow.
But then I walked through Heaven's gate,
And felt so much at home;
As God looked down and smiled at me,
From His beautiful golden throne.
He said, "This is eternity,
And now we welcome you,
Today your life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
For you see, each days's the same day,
There's no longing for the past.
Now you have been so faithful,
So trusting, loyal and true;
Though there were times you did things,
You knew you shouldn't do.
But good dogs are forgiven,
And now at last you're free;
So won't you sit here by my side,
And wait right here with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I'm right there, in your heart.
January 13th 2010 1:58 am
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I can't believe you haven't been physically with me for the past two weeks, Georgie. I think that is the longest time we've ever been apart. Every other time that I came home, you were there and we were happy to see each other. I know you are there in my heart and I still feel your presence. But I miss you so much ~ picking you up, having you snooze on my lap, cuddling in bed, being stubborn on your walks. Even in your last year you taught all of the younger ones how to act. They are missing you too, clinging to me during the quiet times. We all miss your gentle soul.
Dr. Porte and Angie sent a card today. They sent a pin of a dog with angel wings. Paula made a contribution to the Arbor Day Foundation to honor you with the planting of trees. I've received some cards from friends. Everyone has shared so many stories of their time with you. You brightened many people's lives.
Thank you for being our guardian angel and guiding all the pups at home. I'm sure you're in charge of your angel sisters already. I feel honored to have been the one you chose as your companion. Do you remember the first time I met you ~ when you came out of the kennel, and placed one paw on my lap. I picked you up and we sat together for an hour while Ginny & I talked. You captured my heart with that little paw. Just know you have always been my heart, and will always.
January 6th 2010 1:19 am
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This list is from one of my earlier diary entries. I wanted to share some of my life lessons with all my younger pup pals. Since I lived 14 years, I've learned a few things that might help them to have a good life! These beliefs have been instrumental to me in living with humor, grace, compassion, and love.
Love is as important as the air we breathe.
Moms are a pup's best friend. They love you when you're naughty or nice and take care of you when you're sick or well.
Family is the treasure we all get for free in life.
Treat your friends well because life changes and we need each other to get through it.
Bad people don't deserve the unlimited love of a pet.
Squirrels are good to chase, cats too if mom doesn't see you.
Beaches can restore your health and spirits.
Treats are essential for a happy pup.
Clothes are something that I don't like wearing!
Brothers can be a pain but they look out for you.
Play is life!
Happy moments don't seem to run out.
The power of the paw is awesome.
Life is good.
So to all you pups and humans who have contributed to my well being, thank you. My wish for you is that you live as long and happy a life like I have. I leave you with one of mom's favorite quotes from Maya Angelou:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I leave you to watch this video ... remember to love! http://doyourememberlove.com/
With much love,
January 3rd 2010 4:06 pm
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I am so honored to be picked as one of the Schnauzers of the Year with Uno and Ol'Man Travis. Thanks to all my SR Buddies who voted for me when I wasn't even in the running.
A whole bunch of Schnauzer Angels like my sister Annie, my angel boypup Murphy and one of my best friends Milly and so many others like Spike, Sheba, Boogie, Anastasia and so many more are AROOOOOOing for our Schnauzer of the Year winners. Thank you for remembering and loving us angels. We're watching over our families and all of you.
December 31st 2009 2:39 pm
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A 'SPECIAL PLACE'
You have a special place Dear Lord
that I know you'll always keep
A special place reserved for dogs
when they quietly fall asleep
With large and airy kennels
and a yard for hiding bones
With maybe a little babbling creek
that chatters over stones.
With wide green fields and flowers
for those who never knew
about running freely under
Your sky of perfect blue.
Lord,I know You keep this Special Place
And so to you I Pray,
For one Special Schnauzer
Who quietly died today
She was full of strength & love
and so very, very wise.
The puppy look she once had
Had long since left her eyes.
She is dearly missed my Lord
By a very good friend of mine.
She went to join her ancestors
To Your land that is Devine
So, speak to Georgie softly please
And give her a warm hello.
She's a Special gift to you Dear Lord
From Nancy, who loved her so.
jan cooper 1994
I miss the wagging little tail
I miss the plaintive, pleading wail,
I miss the wistfull, loving glance
I miss the circling welcome-dance
Henry Willett,, "In Memoriam"
The words of a six year old boy-
He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.' Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy. Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp, and play daily. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!
A Letter From Your Pet In Heaven
To my dearest family,
some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know,
that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from the Bridge.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, "I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They'll be here later on."
God gave me a list of things,
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you...
in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years,
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry:
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now,
than I ever was before.
There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody
who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...
"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented...
that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along
I made somebody smile.
God says: "If you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street
with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind."
"And when it's time for you to go...
from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me."
A Parting Prayer
Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.
Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please me.
Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.
Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of her life
with the love she has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.
Let her remember me as well
and let her know that I will always love her.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow her to accompany those
who will bring me home.
Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we've had together.
And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give her to you now.
- © Brandy Duckworth, 1998
A Parable of Immortality
"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!'
"Gone where? Gone from my sight....that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, 'Here she comes!'"
Henry Van Dyke
When God had made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees.
He then made all the animals,
The fish, the birds and the bees.
And when at last He'd finished,
Not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this world of mine,
And give each one a name."
And so he traveled far and wide
And everywhere He went,
A little creature followed him
Until it's strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said, "Dear Lord,
There's not one left for me."
Kindly the Father said to him,
"I've left you to the end.
I've turned my own name back to front
And called you dog, my friend
THANK YOU to all my friends for your prayers, love and support.
December 30th 2009 8:13 pm
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My sweet girl Georgie has crossed the rainbow bridge tonight. She put up a good fight but she had a massive stroke which took away her body's ability to function. There are no words to describe how mommy's angel will be so missed here on earth. Until we see each other again sweetness. Run free with Annie, Molly, Boomer and your boypup Murphy.
December 30th 2009 10:43 am
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Yesterday I had my usual breakfast and walk. Then I followed mom & dad around the house like I usually do, then went to my bed to take my nap. While I was napping mom & dad went to do some errands. When they came home, I was lying in front of my bed with my head under mom & dad's bed. I was breathing really fast, and had upchucked and pooped. I was not responding to anything and my legs were very stiff. Mom & dad scooped me up and took me to the vet emergency hospital. There they examined me and said I was in shock, got me started on IVs and had a plan for working me up. Within a couple of hours, the vets decided that there wasn't anything ominous or changed in my blood work, xrays or ultrasound. So they decided to treat as a severe gastroenteritis. Before mom & dad left the hospital I could move my eyes, although I wasn't moving anything else.
This morning they said I'm stable and was able to lift my head last night. I know mom is just waiting to get over to the hospital so I can tell her all about my night in the hospital. Sheesh, what a year it's been. That makes 4 of us that were hospitalized with serious problems. Glad this year is ending...I'm determined to get better and go home for New Years Day, at least mom hopes so!
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