December 19th 2011 11:25 am
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Nakoma It is hard to believe it has been a month, yet it seems like forever since I touched you. Sweetie you are missed so very much by all of us. You know how I am with names, how I have to go down the list before I get the correct one. When I start to say your name, my voice freezes and my hearts feels like someone is squeezing it.
I can only imagine how it has been for you at the bridge. Being with Bear, Roxy, Teddy and Moccasin again. Who knows, maybe AnnaBelle, Dan and Lil' Ann were waiting for you too. We do not know about the last 3 pups after the sad house fire, one of the pups 2 little boys and his grandpa died, then the family & pups moved away.
How has it been being with Simba again? Do the pups still run to Auntie Simba if Mom tries to correct them? Boy you would give Simba the Bad Eye, when you were trying to teach them a lesson and they would whine and run off to Auntie Simba. She let them climb all over her while you were left to bring them up proper!! BOL
I miss you Nakoma, with all of my heart. I know you are waiting with our angels and one day we will be together again.
November 20th 2011 9:54 pm
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I have had to write these entries before, but this one has become the most difficult for me. I know that making the decision to say goodbye was the right one for Nakoma, it still hurts like crazy. I know that most all of my friends have had to make the same decision, many, like me, more than once.
I am thankful that I was home when she collapsed like this. I am so grateful that my husband was with me, our son Donald was at work. For him I am so sorry he could not be with Nakoma; but he understands and always wants what is best for his girls and guys. He played with her the night before and will always remember that.
I think of Nakoma as this roly-poly furry puppy, when we brought her home at the age of 5 weeks. The puppy problems she got herself into. She nipped and nipped. I spent a lot of the day, working at training her not to bite.
She began to make her own rules as she matured. I know there were things I allowed her to get away with, that others would not have allowed; but it was like she knew we were making compromises and on her part, she just gave us more and more of her trust and love.
When I think of our Angel Belle, I think of her wagging her tail/body and always looking so happy, her eyes shining. With Nakoma, she was always so regal and mature. More of a Queenly presence. She was always the alpha, even when Tippy and Shadow would try to move in on that title, she put them in their place.
Drake, our little beagle, bonded with Nakoma. He showed how he respected her this summer. As I watched, Nakoma moved to where he and Buddy were playing. Drake was running and saw Nakoma in his path, he stopped and put his head down. She sniffed him all over, then nuzzled him. After she walked away, he started running as if he had never stopped. When Nakoma was whimpering Saturday morning, Drake was crying. While we buried her, he stood still and watched. So quiet, his little face confused.
I find my fur-babes to be more amazing everyday. People say they are just animals, yet they suffer loss like we do. They love and are more forgiving than most people. I am truly blessed, and Nakoma was a precious blessing I will never forget. I shall see her again, with all of my angels.
Thank you to everyone who has called, sent a message, given gifts. May each one of you know how very much you mean to me and my family. How knowing you understand my pain makes a difference. Having friends I can lean on is another blessing I am thankful for.
September 30th 2011 6:23 pm
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By: George Cooper
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came—
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.
Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."