The Adventures of Smiley

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My first Rainbow Bridge adventure

September 1st 2009 9:19 pm
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Paws to all,
I`ve been across the Bridge for a bit over 3 weeks now and am finally getting the "hang" of things up here. I took my first trip as a doggie angel today to the Grand Canyon. On earth,dogs are not allowed below the rim at Grand Canyon,and on Dad`s last visit there in 2006,he had to board me at the canyon kennels while he backpacked down inside the Canyon for a week. Now as an invisible dog angel,I am free to hike some of the canyon trails that my Dad explored. I`ve posted a photo on my page of myself on the Clear Creek trail which Dad plans to hike in a few weeks. He is going to travel to Grand Canyon by way of Florida so that he can visit his sister down there and retrieve my ashes. He plans to carry the urn in his backpack as he hikes the Canyon trails and my spirit will be with him!
Paws,
Smiley

 

Adjusting to life across Rainbow Bridge

August 20th 2009 7:01 pm
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Woofs to all,
I have been here across Rainbow Bridge for almost 2 weeks now and am learning my way around with the help of good Bridge pals like Stryker who threw me that wonderful party! I am going to post some photos from key dates in my past life as my primary photo on Dogster and will rotate them periodically. The current one is from the first backpacking trip that Dad and I took together in Nov 2000 about 1 1/2 months after I was adopted. We hiked for 3 days in the Delaware Water Gap in NJ.
Paws,
Smiley

 

Rainbow Bridge

August 13th 2009 3:36 pm
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Thanks so much to all the wonderful pups who have just sent me stars and rosettes. It was hard for Dad to lose me and those messages of support mean a lot to us both!
from the Bridge,
Smiley

 

Rainbow Bridge

August 9th 2009 2:50 pm
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Paws to all,
I crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 11:25 yesterday morning,Aug 8. I am much happier here finally free of the ailments that plagued me in my last days on earth. In the end,I could barely eat or drink and walking was even impossible. Here across the Bridge,I can run free just like on the long hikes my Dad and I used to take back home. Alaska,the Grand Canyon,Appalacian Trail,and summer rafting were all great fun,but I hope to have even more exciting adventures here! I will also watch over my earthly brother,Wesley, and try and keep him and Dad safe on their adventures together. Stay tuned,you haven`t heard the last from me!
Love,
Smiley

 

Goodbye to my friends on Dogster

August 7th 2009 7:27 pm
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Paws to all,
To all my dear friends here,I sadly must say a fond goodbye as my time to cross the Bridge appears imminent. I recently began having trouble eating and drinking and my aunt,Maryann,took me to the vet for a checkup. My liver enzymes are thru the roof, ALP = 2224 ALT 1070, GGT 172, BA > 140, TBIL 3.0 and the vet says it is liver failure. I am also having trouble walking and have lost much weight. I have always been an active dog throughout my life,hiking with my Dad in many places. I`ve been to Alaska 4 times and 3 times to the Grand Canyon as well as numerous shorter hikes on the Appalacian Trail and numerous summer rafting trips. My Dad and Aunt Maryann do not want to see me suffer in such a diminished capacity. I will probably be crossing the Bridge in a few days at most and look forward to an active life there with my brother Butch and sister Lady. Be happy for me as my life has not ended but merely changed. I thank Dad for adopting me from that shelter in Montana and giving me over 7 wonderful years together. We`ll meet again someday!!!

Love to all,
Smiley

 

Retired life in Florida

July 27th 2009 4:00 pm
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Paws to all,
My new arthritus meds are working nicely and I have been really feeling much better of late. My aunt,Maryann,bought me this nice new bandana and I enjoy showing it off to my pup pals down here. There are lots of nice shady places for me to rest here from the warm Florida sun and being out here in the country,there are plenty of refreshing cool breezes. Dad and brother Wesley are stopping down to see me in late sept. Can`t wait to show them my new bandana!
Smiley

 

4th of July!

July 4th 2009 5:24 pm
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Hi everypups,
I`m feeling a tad more chipper of late and had lots of fun celebrating the 4th with my doggie pals down here in sunny Florida. We got all dressed up for the festivities and enjoyed some hot dogs afterward! I`m not real fond of fireworks,so I`ll pass on them!
Paws,
Smiley

 

Old Dog troubles

June 26th 2009 7:02 pm
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Woofs to all my pals on Dogster,
I am now back on Denamarin to see if that helps to lower my elevated liver enzymes. Dad decided to put me back on it for 3 or 4 months just to see if a prolonged use of it would reverse the climb in my enzyme count. Both of us are hoping that it will do the trick. I`m still getting around fairly well,just stiff at times from the darn arthritus.
Keeping my paws crossed,
Smiley

 

Old Dog Troubles

June 21st 2009 3:30 pm
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Hi to all my Dogster pals!,
I`m nearly 13 yrs old now and my age is finally catching up with me. I recently started to experience liver problems and had to be taken off my Rimidyl. This caused my arthritus to worsen and unfortunately my liver enzymes continue to climb. I feel pretty tired much of the time now and feel that my time to cross the Bridge is not far off. When that day arrives,I`ll certainly be glad to see my brother Butch and sister Lady again but will certainly miss my dad. I thank him for letting me spend my remaining days down at his sister`s place in Florida where I can relax in the country. God Bless all my Dogster pals. I`ll try to hang in here as long as I can!
Love,
Smiley

 

A visit from my Dad!

May 29th 2009 7:52 pm
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Hi Everypups,
As some of you may know,I`ve been living down in Florida for the past year with Dad`s sister. The weather here is better for my arthritus and I can walk around the farm at my own comfortable pace since I regrettably can no longer do long hikes. Dad and my brother,Wesley,took a trip down to Virginia for some backpacking in Shenandoah National Park,then drove down to Florida to spend a few days with me. I was sure glad to see them both,especially Dad! They`ll be back for another visit in early fall as they head out west to the Grand Canyon. Can`t wait to see them both again!
Paws,
Smiley

 
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