May 29th 2013 11:38 am
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I can't believe that you are gone.... 3 years ago I still had you with me, a journey of 11 years together. I will never ever forget your gotcha day. We had just closed on the house and had spent the morning at the courthouse signing papers. Once done we hopped in the jeep and headed over to the house to make sure all was secure and to start doing some cleaning. As I drove into the yard there you were, tied to the big beechnut tree in the front yard. I could not believe my eyes, who moves out of a house and leaves their dog behind? My first thought was they MUST be coming back for this dog. I got on the cell phone and called our realtor and told her the closing went fine, the house is ours and we were here in the yard along with a poor skinny and not so friendly pup tied to a tree. I asked her if she could call the previous owners realtor and find out what was up with this poor dog. As I waited for her to call me back I tried very carefully and slowly to approach you to let you know everything was OK and I would not hurt you. You barked and growled eying me with much suspicion. I could see the questions in your eyes, who are you? what are you doing here in MY yard? where have my people gone? I continued to talk softly to you and reassure you. Finally my phone rang and the realtor told me what she had learned. Your owners could not take you with them, they were hoping we would keep you. She also told me your name was Cheyenne, they had run out of money and you had not been fed for a number of days. Also to be careful of you you were a bit "cranky" when you were hungry. I thanked her for the information and hung up the phone completely stunned that these folks had done this to you and simply drove out of your life. At least now I had a name to call you by and a better understanding of where you were coming from. I hopped back into my jeep with a promise to you that I would be right back. I went to the nearest store and bought a bag of peanut butter dog cookies, a bag of dry food, and some canned food. After all I had no idea what you would like. As I approached the register I also decided to turn back and grab some liverwurst at the deli. I loaded these items into the jeep and headed back up the hill to the house and to you. As I drove back in the barking and the growling started all over again. I took a deep breath, grabbed the cookies and the liverwurst and slowly approached you using a soft voice and calling you by name. You stopped, cocked your head to the side as if to ponder how I knew to call you Cheyenne. You were still unsure and your tail was not wagging. I could clearly see how far your chain could go and I slowly lowered myself to the ground just out of reach of your teeth. I began to toss liverwurst and cookies to you. My God how you gobbled it up. It was painful to see how very hungry you were. The more I tossed to you the calmer you became and I very slowly inched forward. I then took some of the liverwurst in my hand, held my breath and reached out to you with it. You gently took it from me and for the first time I noticed your tail begin to wag ever so slowly. I inched closer continuing to feed you from my hand. The next thing I knew you were in my lap wagging and taking goodies from me. You even gave me a very tentative puppy kiss and my heart melted on the spot. I sat there with you like that for quite awhile. Until I knew we were at least friends. I took you off that nasty chain, brought you into the house and fed you some of the dog food I had bought. That my baby was the start of our unbreakable bond. You were a challenge at best. You needed time to become comfortable and trusting but you did. You were my best friend and constant companion. I have never ever regretted keeping you and making you a part of the family. You are missed more than you can imagine and I can't wait for the day when you crawl back into my lap and give me one of your very special kisses. Hope you had a wonderful gotcha day at the Bridge and I hope the memory of it was a good for you as it is for me. I miss you my "Peach" and you were one heck of a dog.
Love, peanut butter kisses, and hugs
P.S. Thanks to all our pals that sent prezzies and paw mails to honor one of the best days in my life and I hope one of the best days in Cheyenne's life. You guys are the best.
November 15th 2011 11:39 am
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Hi to all my pals here at the Bridge and those still on earth. I got to tell you all what a great day all of us Angels are having. Cookie, Rosie, Wyoming, Stryker, Spike, Sheeba, Jarvis Davis, Cleo, Pongo, Ernie George, Rinky, Daisy, Sydney, Igo, Logan, Honey, Domino, Lizzie, Pedro, Kisko, Niko, Sparkee, Olive, Preston, Jamacia, Pooh Bear, Tigger, Remy, Trusty, Louie, Winston, Oakley, Zuki, Abby, Annie, Ty, Keesha, Blizzard, and our newest Angels Molly and Roscoe along with so many others got together to throw a huge party for me, Cheyanne, and Sheb'z. We started the day with a huge mound of bacon and cheese then moved right on to some cake made of meatz and a mountain of ice cream. Here at the Bridge we can eat whatever we want and as much as we want because Angles don't gain weight or get bloat. Once all our bellies were full the games began. Chase the squirrel, Pin the Tail on the Chipmunk, Bark as Loud as you can at a Woodchuck. Good times my friends good times. Later on there will be presents to open and new toys for all to play with. We will be capping off all these festivities with a beautiful fireworks show after dark. All three of us Birthday Angels are having so much fun. We send our love to our families and want them to know we are watching over them and sending our love. If they close their eyes for just one second and listen really carefully they will hear our barks and feel our kisses as we thank them for the wonderful lives we had when we were on earth and to tell them there will be good times again when we are all reunited.
Huge thank-yous to all my pals that sent me warm Birthday wishes and filled my page with beautiful rosettes and prezzies. You guys rock. I saw my Mom wipe away more than a few tears today as she reads all the messages you have sent. I know how very much she appreciates all of you remembering me on my special day. Well I just heard that Ernie George and Louie are going to be facing off in a pie eating contest.... got to dash so I don't miss this one it's going to be one heck of a contest.
Love and Angel Hugs
Cheyenne the Birthday Girl
Hey Cheyenne Mom here and I just want you to know that I love and miss you so much. Glad your Birthday at the Bridge is going so well. Hope you heard me sing to you this morning just like I did when you were here with me. Don't party too much I still worry about you.
August 20th 2010 1:09 pm
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Well I have been here two weeks now and have made so many new friends. I even like kitties now! We spend our days playing and romping in this beautiful place. We have the greatest parties and celebrate every pups life when they first arrive, every Bridge birthday, gotcha days, you name it we will celebrate it. We all send our love to our peeps, know we watch over you every single day and that someday we will all be together again.
Love and Hugs
Mom here, boy these last two weeks feel like an eternity. I miss you my sweet girl. I still wake up in the night and get up to go check on you only to realize as I am walking toward your bed that you are not there. It hurts so much but I know that you are no longer old, weak and sick. You are once again my beautiful brave strong girl but I so miss your head butts, monkey grunts, and sweet little kisses. I think of you constantly and wish there was some way I could have magically made you well and young again. I love you my girl and you will be forever in my herart.
Beyond the Rainbow
"As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played.
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wonderous image then of a place that's trouble free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful--lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night.
'Twas the glow of many candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart."
Love and Hugs
Angel Cheyenne finally mastering my wings