July 14th 2011 7:21 am
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I want to thank all my pals who remembered me yesterday on my 2nd bridge anniversary. I'm living a great life here at the bridge, but I know my family misses me very much.
My family is moving next week from Kentucky all the way to Arizona! Autumn and I plan to sprinkle angel dust as they travel for four days with five cats in the car! Autumn and I are sure glad we don't have to be in the car for that! BOL!
The cats don't usually wear collars, but for the trip they need to be wearing some identification. Mawmee has been making them wear their collars so they will get used to it.
Daddy told her that every time he hears the jingle jangle of their tags, it reminds him of me! I'm always nearby!
Have a pawsome summer . . . . .
January 15th 2011 5:51 pm
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Today is my birthday! It's nice to have so many friends still remember me even though I'm up here at the bridge! Thank you!
I have a lot of family up here with me, so we've had a pawsome day celebrating.
I see Mawmee and Daddy are as busy as ever with all those crazy kitties. Life goes on, but I know I'll always be special to them, and they have some wonderful memories of me . . . . .
July 13th 2010 2:22 pm
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A year ago today I made my journey to the bridge. It's hard to believe it has already been a year. Mawmee gets to see me every day this month because my picture is on the family calendar that is on the refrigerator.
Mawmee and Daddy were talking about me over the weekend. They said it seemed strange not to have a dog in the family, and what a good dog I turned out to be after I came to live with them.
Autumn, Spunky, Calvin, and I stay pretty busy up here at the bridge. There are always new angels to greet, and we have our weekly angel dust sprinkling job too.
I had a good life, and I know they will always remember me.
January 15th 2010 8:39 am
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There are a lot of firsts after you make your journey to the bridge. Today is my first birthday up here with the angels. I would have been 15 years old. I know Mawmee, Daddy, and Sugar miss me very much.
I'm happy that I have Autumn, Spunky, and Calvin with me to celebrate my special day. And I'm happy that Sugar is going upstairs now and spending time with the other cats.
Happy Birthday to me . . . . . . . .
December 30th 2009 7:16 am
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Before I made my journey to the bridge, Mawmee submitted my picture to the lady who does dog paintings at Dog Days of Painting.
She did a pawsome job painting my picture, and Mawmee and Daddy have it framed it the family room.
Well, guess what? Today my painting is the featured one on her Dog Days of Painting blog!
Go here to check it out!
Starting in the new year, she is going to paint cats too! There is information on the side of that link above where you can contact her if you are interested.
Autumn and I are keeping busy at the bridge. I'm helping her with the angel wing closet!
Happy New Year to all my Dogster pals!
August 9th 2009 4:09 pm
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Yesterday my friend and lookalike, Smiley made his journey to the bridge. He was 13 years old.
Smiley was quite an adventurous doggie. When he was younger, he traveled all over the United States hiking and backpacking with his Daddy. He logged a lot of travel miles on his paws!
Be sure to stop by and become friends with Smiley. I'm sorry you made your journey, Smiley, but we will have a pawsome time exploring and watching over our families!
August 3rd 2009 7:07 am
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Today is my second anniversary on Dogster! I noticed my little cake on my page doesn't have its second candle yet, but I'm sure it will very soon.
Be sure to stop by and have some cake! I'll be celebrating with Autumn and all my new angel friends!
July 17th 2009 9:11 am
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Mawmee got a call from the vet's office yesterday telling her that my ashes are ready to be picked up.
So, today she will stop by and get them. Mawmee and Daddy are going to bury my ashes near Little Dog Bridge which is where Autumn is buried.
There is a Big Dog Bridge in my yard too, and that is where Patoka and Snowy are buried. Mawmee and Daddy said I was more Autumn's size, and she needs another doggie near her. Buried near Autumn are some cats too - Callie, Mosby, and Spunky. I lived with Mosby and Spunky, and I liked most cats, so it is a good location for my final resting place.
Thank you again for such an outpouring of love from both old and new friends . . . . . dogs and cats! You have made me feel more special than I could have ever imagined.
I have a pawsome pair of beautiful wings to fly free at the bridge. Thank you, Daisy, for giving me such a special gift!
July 13th 2009 1:02 pm
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I am very saddened to tell you that Rocky made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon.
After a weekend watching him with labored breathing, we wanted to make sure that any decision we made was the right one. Therefore, an ultrasound was done this morning by one of the vets to verify that the spots seen in his lungs on the x-ray were indeed cancer and not an infection.
Unfortunately, the ultrasound revealed cancer through his abdomen and in his liver.
His Daddy and I spent time with him, and his Daddy stayed by his side as he journeyed to the bridge to be with Autumn, Spunky, and his other siblings.
While we were only fortunate to have Rocky live in our home for two years, he has been part of our family for a long time as he was my parents' dog. Losing him is difficult because he was our last canine connection to them.
We know the decision we made was the right one for him even though it never feels right to us.
He loved and trusted Ted so much. He was never a dog that allowed you to pick him up, trim his nails, or fully brush his coat. But today was different. We transported him from the family room to the car in a big Rubbermaid container so that he wouldn't have to get stressed walking to the car. He let Ted pick him up without any hesitation, growl, or toofies showing. I think that was a sign to us as to how uncomfortable he might have been.
This all happened so suddenly - less than a week's time. He lived longer than any of the five other dogs that have shared our lives and hearts.
Thank you to both the old and new friends Rocky has met over the past few days. Your encouraging pmails and rosettes mean more than I can ever express.
We'll miss you so much, Rocky, and we know one day we'll see you again. Rest in peace, our sweet boy . . . . . . . . .
July 12th 2009 5:55 pm
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Daddy spent the night downstairs with me again. He wants to be around in case I need to go outside, or throw up. I haven't thrown up since Thursday. The vet gave me an anti-throw up shot on Friday, and then 1 pill for four days to help too. I took the pill yesterday and today in a pill pocket.
But, I won't take the antibiotic. It is the most ginormous pill you have ever seen, and I'm not letting anybody open my mouth and throw that down my throat. All kinds of stuff have been tried, but it is so big you can't wrap a piece of ham or turkey around it. Believe me, it has been tried!
I did eat some boiled chicken and some ham pieces today, so I made Mawmee and Daddy happy.
This morning they were thinking that I might have to make my journey to the bridge. My breathing is so rapid - sort of like panting, but it is my breathing since my lungs are having problems.
After calling the vet AGAIN (she is gonna put us on her bad list - BOL!), Daddy told her how many breaths a minute I take, and of course, that increases quite a bit if I've been outside to go to the bathroom. She said that it is not too concerning to her, so that made them feel better.
She said to bring me in to the vet's office tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. and after she is out of surgery, she will do an ultrasound on me to determine if I have a tumor growing somewhere that didn't show up on the x-ray.
If it appears that I don't have any tumors, then it is most likely a fungal infection which is very difficult to treat in young and old dogs because of our immune systems.
If the vet can give me something to help me breathe better, then a treatment might be attempted if it is a fungal infection. If it is cancer, then a decision will have to be made.
Mawmee says I'm not ready for the bridge yet because I'm still very alert, and she says you can tell alot about how a dog feels by looking at their eyes, and my eyes are looking alive and good!
So, thanks again for the woofing and purring - keep it up, and help me pull through this setback so I can stay here for awhile longer.