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A Tale According To A Southern Belle.

Time goes too fast..

November 1st 2012 11:35 pm
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Time goes too fast Momma says. It seems like only yesterday I came to live with her and my Dad. I call her Momma even though I belong to Momma's son. He never married and the only one I ever knew as my mother was Momma. She took care of me while my Dad worked right along with all her furs and never made me feel anything but belonging to her.

The years have flown by so fast. I came to live with Momma and my Dad when I was a 5 week old puppy. Momma kept my sisfur Caroline and my Daddy chose me. He was so funny because he thought I was a boy and named me Ned. He didn't bother to look until one day we were cuddling in his car and I flipped on my back and he realized the truth. He still wanted my name as Ned and my whole life I was mistaken for a boy. It was always funny to see the look in hooman's eyes when they were told I was a girl. And I was..a girl, and the perfect lady. Always gentle, always feminine. Momma says she always could imagine me in a straw hat with daisies on it inviting others to my yard for tea.

Today my ashes came back. It was so hard on Momma and my Dad but I tried to tell them that was only the shell of who I am, that I am free and flying all over Rainbow Bridge, once again young and healthy. I found my brofur Bobie. Even though we did not like each other when we were alive, here things are different and we are together. My ashes are in a beautiful cedar urn with a place to put my picture for them to see and remember me forever, not that they could ever forget me.

Momma is trying to get busy and get her life back in order. The pain comes so unexpectedly for her. Little things like putting away my dishes, finding a toy of mine. Last night she had to take me off the Secret Santa exchange for the Doghouse and it was so, so hard for her. She kept remembering how I loved my gifts and how special I felt when I got them. I was beside her with my face in her lap but I don't think she knew that at the time. Thank Dog my Daddy gets to go to work, which he even said helps so much to not sit and grieve me. It's in the still of the night his tears come, so I come to him and brush the tears off his cheeks with my paw trying to tell him I'm okay. He has times of panic where he thinks he left me outside too long and he starts to jump up and and then remembers. Momma will go by my room and forgetting look inside expecting to see me. It will get easier with time, but it's sure hard to convince Mom, Dad and Papa of that right now.

PDPC made me Royal Angel of the Month and it made Mom cry but she was so proud and happy. She still has to go over there so I can thank them properly, I mean I AM a southern lady and need to be polite now don't I? Bailey and Buttercup put the most beautiful poem in the PDPC Magazine for my special month. I will share it with you here.....Thank you Bailey and Buttercup you both are so sweet.

Ned_Linker Royal Angel of the Month November

A Time to Remember

~John Quealy~

They come into our lives for such a short time
A time we wouldn't trade not even for a dime
Then before you know it the years have flown by
And then all of the sudden we're saying good-bye

It wasn't that long ago we said our good-byes
We held on to you tight as you closed your eyes
Your spirit has flown home on the wings of a dove
Into God's loving arm's; in heaven above

Over the days we've shed many tears
But the memories we have will live on for years
We feel your presence and we know that your near
You're keeping us safe and calming our fear

We think about memories from years past
When you were young and strong and ran so fast
We remember all the great times that we all had
How you always made us happy never made us mad

They were the best and happiest years we had
We'll always look back on them and never be sad
We look forward to the time we'll be together again
And we thank the Lord for such a great friend

Now you run and play up in Heaven above
Cradled in God's arms covered with his love
Playing by the Bridge waiting for the day
We come down thru the meadow to the bridge to stay

The love that you showed us we'll never forget
Because to us you're one very special pet
You're like a star in the dark of night
Always watching over us with the Lord's light

So now we take time to remember our best friend
Who will always be with us even to the end
We'll always remember you the way you were
One big lovable huggable pile of fur

Isn't that a beautiful poem? When Momma feels she can she will begin saying thank you to everyone who sent gifts and words of condolences. Oh and my veterinarian Doc Boden and the staff sent a beautiful card to Momma, Daddy and Papa.

Love always and forever, Ned_Linker/Neddy

P.S. One last thing! When you see the Doghouse plane on the birthday pictures, that is me! Momma chose that particular plane because the eyes on it makes her think of me, how I always looked shyly out of the corner of my eyes when I met new people.

Barked by: BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl * (Dogster Member)

November 2nd 2012 at 1:23 am

Ned .. sweetie angel .. it is so true .. we leave our pawrents way to soon .. Fly free sweet angel .. until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge sprinkle us all with rainbow dust !

I'm Not Gone

I'm not gone .. not really
I haven't gone away .. I've only gotten bigger
My eyes so bright now shine amongst the stars
My voice sings with the wind in winter , as i leap
and dance among the treetops
I stalk the blown leaves in the autumn, and brush the flowers gently in the spring
I come to you in dreaming, on feet grown dreamtime soft
and i lay my cheek against yours, and whisper:
Someday we will play again together , you and i, among the stars.
Til then ,
fear not to love again , for your love gave my life meaning and i return that love to you .
a hundredfold, a thousandfold.... FOREVER !

With utmost deepest sympathy !

Buttercup & Mommy
Barked by: Checkers 1994-2009 (Dogster Member)

November 2nd 2012 at 6:38 am

Sending lots of Dogster love to your mom and family, Ned. Welcoming you to the Rainbow Bridge.

xoxo ~ Checkers
Barked by: ♥Neddy Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 2nd 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thank you Buttercup and thank you for the beautiful poem.{{{hugs}}} Checkers thank you for welcoming me to Rainbow Bridge it is beautiful here.

Love Ned xoxo
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

November 2nd 2012 at 3:32 pm

Beautiful poems ((( hugs ))).

Love you always Ned.
Barked by: Harley Diva-Girl,CGC,Therapy D (Dogster Member)

November 2nd 2012 at 8:18 pm

Beautiful story of your Neddy's paw prints
left upon your heart♥
Beautiful poems!
Barked by: ♥Neddy Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 3rd 2012 at 7:56 pm

♥ ♥ ♥
Barked by: Bailey NWD (Dogster Member)

November 8th 2012 at 4:52 am

My mom can't believe that 7 years has flown by since I was that little puppy they brought home. She would like to slow time down sometimes. She just has to remember to treasure the time we have together now. It is never enough.
Barked by: ROSCOE (Dogster Member)

November 8th 2012 at 9:33 am

Beautiful Angel Neddy♥ I miss you too but know you are flying high and pain free. I see my Momma cry sometimes when she thinks of my Angel Sisfur Lexi that I never had the chance to meet but then she looks at her page here on Dogster and of how many also loved her and she smiles. Your Momma will smile at the beautiful memories too but it takes time. When you get a chance read Angel Lexi's diary entry The Last Of The Firsts..That is what is hard but also is very healing.


Fly Free Sweet Furiend
Love and Hugs,
Barked by: ♥Neddy Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

November 8th 2012 at 7:56 pm

Thank you precious Bailey. Yes the time is too short for our pawrents..yet our Moms would have it no other way. xoxo

Thank you Roscoe, Momma read Lexi's diary entry. It truly is beautiful with hope. xoxo

Love Neddy ♥
Barked by: ROSCOE (Dogster Member)

November 9th 2012 at 7:30 am

You are very welcome beautiful Angel and Furiend! There is ALWAYS Hope and you are ALWAYS with everyone in Spirit♥ Thank You for reading my Sisfur Lexi's Diary and I pray it helps your Momma. We are only a click away if she needs extra love prayer and support during this most difficult time.

Love and Hugs,


♥Neddy Sweet Angel


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