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June 13th 1983
Being with his peeps. Fishin' with Dad.
People who tease him.
No toys. Just a big, juicy bone!
Whatever people food he can finagle out of us!
Along any river to go fishin' with Dad!
Some friends had a litter and were giving the puppies away. Bingo was the biggest, healthiest looking one of the bunch, and he was just a very beautiful puppy. Bingo was the very first dog that my husband and I ever had. He came into our lives approximately 9 months after our first child was born.
Bingo was a very friendly, happy dog. When we got him we lived in the country up in Washington state. We had a big fenced yard and Bingo pretty much had free run of the property. He was as gentle as could be with our very young son, and he was friends with anyone who came by.
When Bingo was almost 2 years old, we moved to Oregon where my husband was offered a job. We rented a house in the city and there were some not-so-enlightened children who would walk past our house on the sidewalk. They would stop and throw rocks and poke at Bingo with a long stick through the fence. Apparently the kids thought it was fun to watch the big white dog get angry and bark and run back and forth. Of course, we stopped the kids and ran them off whenever we caught them teasing the dog, but Bingo learned to be very protective and didn't trust strangers after awhile. It got to the point where we couldn't let strangers near him, or pet him, for fear of Bingo biting them. It was a very sad situation because Bingo had always been a sweetheart to everyone. He remained gentle and loving to our family, but he just didn't trust strangers anymore.We eventually moved to a house where Bingo could be outside and away from view of passersby.
Bingo made his journey to The Rainbow Bridge on April 19, 1997, when the tolls of old age took away his quality of life at nearly 14 years old. He is missed dearly and will remain cherished in our hearts forever.
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June 30th 2010 11:27 pm
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God saw as you were getting tired
A cure was not to be
So he wrapped His arms around you
And whispered 'Come with Me.'
With tearful eyes
We watched you suffer
And saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands laid to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
August 6th 2009 8:40 pm
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A Simple Message From Your Pet
by Ken D. Conover
To have loved and then said farewell is better than to have never loved at all.
For all of the times that you stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and
returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you. For the care that you gave to me
so unselfishly. For all of these things I am grateful and thankful. I ask that you grieve
not for the loss but rejoice in the fact that we lived, loved and touched each other's lives.
My life was fuller because you were there, not as owner, but as my friend. Today, I am
as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among fthe flowers and
the sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures. I can run, jump and play
and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints
and no regrets and no aging. We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know
that togetherness is forever. You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such
as you are very rare and unique. Don't hold the love that you have within yourself.
Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies,
and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.
Your pet in heaven.
June 24th 2009 10:37 pm
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I got an urgent email from my pals Angel Mica the Wonderpup and Mirra aka The Purple Girls of Oregon. It seems as though there is a pretty house plant being sold in stores all across the country which is extemely toxic, if ingested, to both furs and furless. TPGOO have asked their furiends to help bark out and I am asking all my pals to do the same. The following is inFURmation I found in Plus Forums Informational thread SAGO PALM IS A POISONous PLANT!.....
PLEASE Cross post:
Greetings from the Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital.
Our goal is to make our clients the most educated pet owners in the community.
Recently the home improvement stores have stocked their shelves with a plant called "Sago Palm". This is a decorative houseplant that you may be tempted to purchase.
If your pets ingest ANY part of this plant it will cause liver failure. Even with aggressive veterinary treatment 70% + of these pets will die. We implore you to keep your household free of this plant. We are devastated when we are unable to help your pets.
Go to our website and get a look at this plant.
If that isn't enough to convince you to help spread the woof, check out another Plus thread, started by pretty, little Tallulah Belle who nearly died after consuming some of a Sago Palm! Thank God and Dog, she survived, but many haven't.... and sadly, won't. :(
In addition to the deadly SAGO PALM, my pawsome pal Mica, gone to The Bridge too soon due to IMHA (Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia) , has been on a mission to help find a cure fur the deadly disease.
I am BOL to everywoof to visit Mica's Dogster page, READ HER BIO, and her Diary, and become aware of IMHA and IMTP (Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia). I hope everywoof can make even a small efFURt to support Mica's cause to help find a cure. Pawlease, everywoof, you could be the next fur who is affected by these deadly diseases. I hope you care and can try to help. I did, and it's time fur me to help a little bit more! I start by BOL in this Diary entry and continue by digging Mom's checkbook out fur her and asking her to use it. Every woof and every dollar gets us one step closer to a cure!
Thanks fur taking the time to hear me bol and fur taking the time - and making the space- to bol yourselves.
All paws united fur Power of the Paw! It can work miracles!
Angel hugs 'n Taterwuf, Bingo ♥
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