Everytime a Bell Rings......

Yes, I'll accept this precious gift!

October 25th 2008 9:22 am
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I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, 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 labour 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.


-Author Unknown

 

Please keep our community in your paryers..............

June 16th 2008 8:52 pm
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I'm so very sad today! The town I spent my whole life in before coming to the bridge has experienced a major catastrophe! The biggest flood ever to hit Cedar Rapids has completely devastated our city! The floodwaters are receding which is great and people think that means it's almost over.................From what I've seen today, it is far from over!!! There are so many homes and so many beautiful old buildings that have suffered structurally! Many of them will be torn down if they haven't already started to collapse.

There are still pets stuck in homes and the city isn't letting people get into their homes to retrieve them and start the clean up...... We do have animal rescuers here to help get the animals out but now the city is being even tougher about getting into the areas that have been flooded because of safety issues.

I think it has been so surreal until today. Now it's all starting to sink in that this is really happening.

People are even going to jail for trying to get back into their homes!
You know, we have the National Guard and the police and the fire departments all doing such a great job, but I think we're missing the needed counselors or therapists to help the people deal with such a huge tragedy! We don't have enough clergy in this town for the amount of people affected!!

I don't know the answers, I'm just a small pup in this big, big world. I just don't like what I'm seeing in my home town! It is so very, very sad!! Please, Please continue to pray for all the communities that have been affected by Mother Nature's Wrath!!

 

Let's play tag..............

April 1st 2008 8:49 pm
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my pawsome dogster friend, Peanut tagged me and now I am tagging you.
please play along.
we have to answer 4 questions in our diary and tag 4 friends.

here goes.......

name 4 jobs that you have:
1. Official Greeter
2. Bunny & Squirrel Chaser
3. Mom's walking buddy
4. Dad's playmate.

name 4 places wher you have lived ( or stayed at ):
1. Uncle Tony's house with Mom(my first house)
2. Mom & Dad's 1st house ( till i was 6yrs )
3. Mom & Dad's 2nd house. (from 6yrs to 11 /12 yrs)
4. Now I live at the Rainbow Bridge.

name 4 places that you have been:
1. Dairy Queen
2. Grandma & Granpa's house
3. Groomer
4. Vet's office

name 4 places you'd rather be:
1. Home with Mom & Dad
2. Home with Mom & Dad
3. Home with Mom & Dad
4. Home with Mom & Dad

friends I'm tagging:

Belle 480631
Logan 497104
Chloe 667797
Mickey Mouse 634114

 

Took this quiz today, Mom is a Lab!!!!

March 2nd 2008 8:26 pm
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My profile is pretty fitting.................I wonder what the poodle profile says??

If you want to see what you are go here
What dog breed are you?

Labrador Retriever
The Caretaker

Your family is what makes you tick, and you never "flea" from an opportunity to hang out with the whole gang. A family picnic complete with hot dogs, deviled eggs and a refreshing swim in the lake is hard for you to stray from. Your sparky temperament and dogged intelligence mean you are not only a blast to hang out with, but great to work with as well. Your close pals appreciate your patience and forgiveness, knowing you'd rather let sleeping dogs lie than dwell on the mishaps of the past. Your dashing good looks may one day lead to a modelling career, if only you can tame the unfortunate clumsiness that sometimes causes you to go flailing from the catwalk. Learn more »

FAMOUS LABRADOR RETRIEVERS: Bill Cosby, Jackie Onassis, Dr. Phil, David Beckham

LIKELY PROFESSIONS: Doctor, Sales Executive, Teacher

 

Mom got a sad phone call today...........

February 28th 2008 12:27 pm
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Well, It's been just over a year that I've been at the Bridge. Thanks to all the wonderful Angels and Dogster pals, we made it through that first anniversary with many smiles and only a few tears...............Not that my family doesn't miss me cause they do! It's just that it's so much nicer for them to picture me at the bridge, happy, healthy and young again than it is to remember those last few months of my time on earth..............

Anyway, about that phone call, I'll let Mom tell you about it.

** Mom here ** The last few months of Putter's life the kidney failure was really taking it's toll on his poor little body. I started doing Sub Q Water treatments at home, every other day. During this time, our business, had a card night and many of the people that came were older. There was one of the sweetest, funniest little old men that came in, his name was Arno. I just loved this guy and looked forward to seeing him every week! He was so frail and had to go in regularly for kidney dialysis. Sometimes his balance was really affected by it, as was Putter's. So.......I started to call Putter (in the most endearing terms of course) my little Arno! Well, today I got a phone call that Arno had passed. I know for him, it's a wonderful thing because he is once again with the wife he loves so very much and missed so very much!

So, little Putter, I hope you will run to him and give him a big kiss from me and I know Arno will give you a big kiss from me too! He knows how very much I miss you!

What a great thought, that the two of you are both so happy and healthy again! No more getting stuck with needles and all the problems that come along with it!! sending extra love and kisses to heaven today.....

 

My Guardian Angel.........

February 15th 2008 9:21 pm
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Thank you Holly Berry and Danni's Mom for posting this.........

The Lord took me in His arms,
He placed me at rainbow bridge.
Under a beautiful Rainbow,
in a valley below the ridge.
He gave me everlasting Life,
and something I truly love.
He made me your Guardian Angel,
so I can watch over you from above.

author unknown

 

My new poem written by Cisco...........

February 14th 2008 8:19 pm
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My little buddy Cisco wrote this for me during my Angel of the Week in Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies and I love it!!

Little Putter, putt-putt-putt
Just an Angel, not a mutt
It was his week, his star did shine
What an honor, can’t wait till it’s mine!
His face so cute, his ears do flop
What will he wear to the Valentine hop
A friend indeed and an artist too
How nice to know a pal like you!

 

Merry Christmas From The Bridge

December 11th 2007 8:05 am
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For some of us it's our first Christmas at the Rainbow Bridge. Other
pets have been here for many Christmas's.
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It's a bitter sweet time of the year for us here at the Rainbow
Bridge, longing to be with the people we love so much and we know they
miss us too.
We have a tree, beautifully decorated, with treats of every kind.
Popcorn strings, doggie biscuits, kitty treats, seeds, etc. Each of
us made presents to trade.
On Christmas Eve, we gather around the reflecting remembrance pool.
Many of us are waiting for that magical moment when we can go back to
earth and visit our loved ones. You see Christmas Eve is a very
special night when all of our dreams of visiting come true. One by
one, we step into the mist by the pool, and we feel a very strange
sensation. Not of falling, but of floating. We all go in different
directions, north and south, east and west. We are so excited for
that moment and forget about the floating.
When we arrive, it's dark and quiet. We tiptoe into our favorite
persons room and watch them. We sneak up on the bed, to nuzzle our
noses against theirs. We must be very quiet not to wake them, or our
visit is over all to soon. Our person can see us in their dreams and
we see a smile on their face. We whisper that we're fine, and that we
are waiting for them when their time is done on earth.
All of a sudden our visit is over and we're once again back at the
Rainbow bridge. Each one of us is content knowing we made our special
people happy. We have hopes that it made them happy and bring back
all the wonderful memories we shared while together on Earth.

We all want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas from our loving home
at the Rainbow Bridge.

 

I've been tagged!!

November 10th 2007 6:47 pm
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IT'S THANKSGIVING TAG!!!!

Here are the rules:
Because it’s Thanksgiving time, there is a change to the rules. Each player needs to tell seven special things they are thankful for. Tagged dogs must post the rules in their diary and their 7 things. Then choose 7 pups to tag and list their names. Let them know by pawmail or rosette that they have been tagged and to read your diary for the instructions on how to play.

Seven Things I’m Thankful For:

1. I’m thankful for my Mom and Dad who came and took me away from my first family that didn't really treat me like I deserved!
2. I’m thankful for living with a family who loved me dearly.
3. I’m thankful for Grandma and Grandpa who watched me when mom and dad went on their trips!
4. I’m thankful for my cousin Tony, who let mom bring me home as a baby.
5. I’m thankful my pawrents had the courage to let me go to the bridge when I was so very sick.
6. I’m thankful for my long backyard and sidewalk where I loved to play fetch with my tennis ball!
7. I’m thankful for all my Dogster pals and petloss pals for helping my Mommy adjust to life without me.

I am tagging:

Molly 504266
Brady 498769
Buttons 520236
Oscar Martin 504268
Hopps 605676
Ollie 550795
Luccio 310379

 

Everytime a bell rings an angel gets its wings!

June 19th 2007 10:19 pm
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Thanks to a lovely Angel named Joy, I got my wings today! What a very special little guy I am! Don't I look adorable surrounded by other angels!

I've been enjoying my time at Rainbow Bridge since Feb. 9, 2007 and my "earth family" can finally smile when they talk about me. I'm sending them lots of little reminders of me. Of course, I do see my mommy cry sometimes when she thinks of me, but I know that she's happy that I'm not sick anymore. I'm back to my young, happy, healthy self and she can't wait for the time to be right for us to be reunited again!

For now, the two little puppies I helped lead them to are keeping my mommy and daddy busy! I know Dudley and Clarence are helping them to smile and enjoy life and all the precious gifts around them again. How fitting, that they named the two little guys after angels, my mom has always been a HUGE believer in angels and has always surrounded us all with them!

Oh, one last thing, the dogster website and the petloss.com website that I led my mom to when she was so down has been such a great help to her. She's met some great people and has connected with pet lovers all over the world! I've gotten to meet their babies here at the bridge too!

Gotta go play now! Hugs to everyone and lots and lots of angel kisses!!

 
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