October 6th 2009 7:24 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
Well today would have been my 9th barkday on earth. We are having a really big bash up here in Rainbow Valley celebrating my barkday. I know mommy still misses me a whole lot but Taho is really doing a great job as my earth angle and makes mommy laugh all the time.
Tucker Bunny Bunns
July 30th 2007 8:26 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
My dearest Tucker Bunns I love you and miss you so much. Tomorrow the 31st will be 6 months since you left so I decided it was time to post my Tail of Devotion to you.
I remember back when I became your mommy. My mom was looking for a new corgi but couldn’t find any in the Fresno, CA area. So I did what I do best and started searching the Internet to see if I could find a breeder near where we lived in North Highlands, CA. I found an ad for Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies in Newcastle, CA which is only about 30 minutes from were we live. My mom wanted a little girl corgi and so did I. We had our puppies all picked out and were just waiting for the day we could take them home. Then one day the breeder called to say that she was sorry that the puppy that I had picked out I couldn’t have. She said she was giving her to a lady she knew that just lost just her corgi after it got hit by a car. I begged and pleaded with her not to give my puppy away to this other lady but she just said she was sorry. After many phone calls with me crying to both her and her husband she finally said, “Well I do have one male left if you are interested”. I said yes I wanted him. I didn’t care what he looked like, I just wanted him. That puppy turned out to be you Tucker. You were named after Tucker the corgi in the Disney movie called Murder She Purred. At the time your daddy wasn’t too happy about getting a puppy and he didn’t want to spend $500 for one at that. So I had borrowed the $500 from my mom to buy you and told your daddy that my mom had bought you for us. Soon you had your daddy wrapped around your little puppy paw. He would get on all fours and you'd jump up on his back. We called it the "Turkey Wall" like in that movie Murder She Purred. He decided that you needed a little playmate. I finally told him that we had actually bought you not my mom. Your daddy said if he didn’t love you so much he would have been mad. So next we got your sister Miss Murphy. You two had so much fun playing together. I took you both everywhere with me. You were the smartest puppy I had ever seen. You learned how to sit, lay, shake hands, roll over, give high fives, and dance so cute for a treat in such a short length of time. I was really impressed. You weren’t ever considered a little corgi. At 44 lbs I called you my “he-man” corgi. You had the most beautiful eyes. You loved to be tickled and would bark like you were laughing. You had the cutest little “Tucker Toes”. I always loved teasing you about them and trying to get them while you would bark at me and try to bite my hand. If you ever accidentally bit me you’d be immediately right up in my face telling me you were sorry. You gave the greatest "Tucker Hugs". You'd just come up to us and put your head on our shoulder as if you were hugging us. You loved playing with your nummy ball. It was so funny how you would carry it into the other room and then throw it against the wall to try and get the nummies to fall out. You looked like that dog on funnies home videos that was pushing a rock while you were pushing your nummy ball all over the house. I use to love watching you try to scratch your bunny butt by spinning around in circles while I would sing to you, “Here we go ‘round the mulberry bush”. You then look at me like shut up mommy, it’s not funny. You loved riding in the corgi mobile. You always had to have “shot gun”. Even when we’d all drive down to grandma’s house for Christmas with daddy in the corgi mobile you would start whining until daddy let you have your “shot gun” seat back. While at grandma’s house if I had to go outside for anything you would sit at grandma’s back door barking and yipping until I came back into the house. You were so afraid that I was going to leave without you. You’re favorite place to go was the doggie park. I’d tell you on a Friday night that we were going to the doggie park the next day and you’d start barking and barking then following me all over the place. I’d then have to tell you that first you have to go to sleep and then when you wake up in the morning we’d go to the doggie park. So you’d calm down and not think about it anymore until the next morning. Then you’d be stuck to me like glue until we went to the doggie park. You had a really good memory to be able to remember what I had told you the night before. You’d bark the whole way there. People who’d pull up next to the corgi mobile would start laughing at all the noise you were making so I’d have to tell them that you were excited about going to the doggie park. As soon as we got within a block of the doggie park you’d put your stubby little leggies up on the dash board and look out the windshield so you could see where we were going. I had so much fun watching you run and play at the doggie park. It was especially fun to watch you run with the greyhounds. You’re little leggies looked like a blur as you ran as fast as you could. You’d always let me know when you were ready to go home. Boy you sure did hate the mailman. Anytime you heard the word mailman you’d go crazy barking. Then I’d open the front door and you and all your brothers and sisters would race out barking and yipping and tripping over each other to try and get to the fence so you could get that mailman. No matter how much we tried to get you to accept the mailman you just wouldn’t. You use to love to lie outside on the cement and just watch everything that was going on outside. It was funny to watch you when it was raining outside and you had to go potty. You’d squint your eyes, run out and pee really fast and then run back to the house so you could be let back in. You really hated getting your feet wet. I’d have to tell you to get into the doggie pool to get your feet wet when it was really hot outside. You’d slowly put one paw at a time in, walk once around the pool and then get out. Then you’d look at me like OK now my feet are wet, are you happy? You’re most favorite treat was your piggy ears. Boy you’d crunch and crunch that piggy ear all up and have it finished in like 5 minutes. Then you’d start rolling around on the ground making all kinds of cute grunts and noises and rub your nose on the carpet. I could tell that you really enjoyed that piggy ear.
You’ve been gone 6 whole months now. I still can’t believe it’s true. My Tucker Bunns is at the Rainbow Bridge. I am so sorry that I couldn’t keep my promise to you that I would never let anything happen to you. I tried so hard to save you baby. I prayed like I have never prayed before in my life. When the doctor called at 2am to tell me you were going down hill fast. She asked me if I wanted them to try and save you if your heart stopped. The first word out of my mouth was YES! But after I hung up and I started thinking about whether or not you were in pain. I called the doctor back and asked her if you were in pain. She said, “To be honest, yes he is”. I told her I was on my way. That was the longest loneliest drive I have ever made in my life. I was crying so hard and shaking so bad. The doctors had to carry you in on a blanket because you were so weak. I just laid on the floor holding you and listening to your heart beating. At one point you tried so hard to get up and looked me in the eyes. I knew that was your way of telling me that you had to go. I couldn’t be selfish and ask you to stay with me when you were in such pain so I made the ultimate sacrifice and let you go. Signing that piece of paper was the most horrible thing I’ve ever had to do. You were my boy and I didn’t want to live without you. But I had to do what was best for you. You left for the bridge at 3:17 a.m. on January 31, 2007. I laid with you a little while longer. The doctors asked me if I wanted them to have you cremated there. I told them no. I had promised you one last ride in the corgi mobile. We made that long drive home. Daddy brought you into the house and laid you on the guest bed. Your brothers and sisters came in and smelled you and gave you kisses as if saying goodbye. It was 5 a.m. and your regular vet didn’t open for another 3 hours. I laid there in that bed and held you for those 3 hours. It seemed those 3 hours went by so very fast. Before I took you for another ride in the corgi mobile to your vet’s office I cut off some of your fur so that I’d always have a part of you with me. I have it in a ziplock bag in my purse with your ID tag. You went there as a 43 lb. beautiful corgi boy and came back in a large cedar box. Your ashes currently sit on the fireplace mantel along with poems, mementos, and tributes to you. I made you a memorial garden in the front yard under the tree. It’s very beautiful. Grandma sent you a lot of different memorials. My favorite is the one that says, “You left and forgot to tell my heart how to live without you”. There is not a day or night that goes by that I do not think of you. I have your picture taped to the back of the corgi mobile. I have another picture of you pinned to the passenger seat of the corgi mobile so that you are always riding shotgun with me. I have a picture of you attached to my work ID so that you are with me at work.
A wonderful lady named Michelle who lives in Virginia offered me one of her corgi puppies to help in my grief. I was afraid to get another corgi so soon after you left because I didn’t want to disrespect you. I was assured by our Club Corgi friends that I wouldn’t be disrespecting you. They said I would be honoring you with a living tribute. So Taho came to live with us about 2 or 3 weeks after you left. As soon as I picked him up at the airport and headed home with him he decided to christen the corgi mobile by taking a big stinky poop. I’m sure you were laughing your head off when he did that. The only thing that Taho has in common with you is his toes. He has small little toes like you did. I try tickling him but he doesn’t laugh (bark) the way you use to. But when I am thinking of you and start crying he snuggles up close to me and kisses the tears from my face. I give him hugs and kisses and ask him to give them to you when he sees you in his dreams. His official AKC name is Tavish Tahoma ILMO Tucker Bunns. In Hindu Indian “Tavish” means “Heaven”, “Tahoma” means “Sweet Personality”, ILMO stands for “In Loving Memory Of”, then of course your name Tucker Bunns. Taho is a real character he loves chasing his laser light. Even when I’m crying my eyes out for you Taho can make me smile through my tears. Tucker there will never ever be another corgi like you. You were the most beautiful corgi I have ever seen in my life. You were the epitome of a corgi. Your brothers and sisters are beautiful but there was just something about you that I can’t explain. I am looking forward to the day that I can meet you at the Rainbow Bridge and get your special Tucker hug and your wonderful kisses. Until then my sweet angel you take care of all the new little angels that head up your way. It really helps their families know that you are there waiting for their beloved babies. I will never forget you Tucker Bunns. I will love you forever.
June 11th 2007 9:53 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
The Kaley Corgi tagged me!
Here are the rules of the game!
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary.
All about me, the famous Tucker Bunns from the Rainbow Bridge:
1. I use to laugh (bark) when mommy would tickle my tummy.
2. I loved chasing my nummy ball all ove the house. When it got stuck in the corner I would pick it up and throw it up in the air and start chasing it again.
3. I loved riding shot gun in the corgi moble and would whine until daddy got out of my shotgun seat.
4. I use to love to go to the doggie park.
5. I loved piggie ears.
6. I use to dance around in circles on two legs for a treat.
7. I loved any toy with a squeaky in it.
1. Lucy In The Sky
3. Granny's Prissy Angel
4. Onycha Harley
May 4th 2007 11:06 am
[ Leave A Comment ]
It's now been 3 whole months since you took your trip to the bridge. I still cry for you everyday baby. I miss you so very much. You were my boy. How do you like your new wings? Lucy's mommy from the A Team made them for you. I think you look very handsome in them. Taho is doing a good job taking care of mommy. Everytime I start crying for you Taho will jump up on the bed and get into my face as if to say it's OK mommy I'm here in the flesh for you to remember Tucker Bunns by. Nothing and no one will ever be able to replace you. You were the most perfect specimen of a corgi that I have ever seen. I'm still waiting for you to come and visit mommy in my dreams. Please at least just visit me once so I know you're OK. You're always in my heart and on my mind. Please take care of all the new doggies and kitties that are coming to the bridge. Some were also taken before their time do to idiots in China trying to make a buck at animals expenses. Also take care of Sacramento's baby Trevor who died of lukemia the other day.
April 2nd 2007 10:28 am
[ Leave A Comment ]
My dearest Tucker Bunns, I miss you so much. You left and forgot to tell my heart how to live without you. You were my he-man corgi. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you. My heart still aches for you. Please come to me in my dreams and let me know that you are OK in the Rainbow Valley and that you are having fun with all your new friends and most of all that you are happy and pain free.
I love you with all my heart and soul Tucker. You are truely the best corgi named Tucker Bunns in the whole wide world.
February 5th 2007 8:10 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
My best friend closed his eyes last night,
As his head was in my hand.
The Doctors said he was in pain,
And it was hard for him to stand.
The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled him in my arms.
Were of his younger, puppy years,
And OH...his many charms.
Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart thats filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.
But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!
jan cooper '95
February 5th 2007 8:04 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
Dear Lord, please open your gates and call St. Francis to come escort this beloved companion across the Rainbow Bridge.
Assign him to a place of honor, for he has been a faithful servant and has always done his best to please me.
Bless the hands that send him to you, for they are doing so in love and compassion, freeing him from pain and suffering.
Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss. Help me remember the details of his life with the love he has shown me. And grant me the courage to honor him by sharing those memories with others.
Let him remember me as well and let him know that I will always love him.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise, please allow him to accompany those who will bring me home.
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of his companionship and for the time we've had together.
And thank you, Lord, for granting me the strength to give him to you now.
- © Brandy Duckworth, 1998
I love you baby boy,
February 5th 2007 7:53 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
(In memory of beloved pets who are gone, but not forgotten.)
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.
- Author unknown
Contributed by Sylvia Zammit
Gone but not forgotten.
February 5th 2007 7:52 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
My little buddy passed away, no more to breathe a sound.
I held him for the last time, then entombed him in the ground.
Day and night I wept so much, in tears I thought I'd drown.
I searched my soul for comfort, but no peace therein was found.
In great despair, I hit my knees and then began to pray.
"Father will I ever see, my dog again someday?"
I raised my eyes and saw an angel standing near a gate.
I sensed an inner peace I'd never felt before that day.
The angel smiled and said to me, "Oh man of little faith!
God sees every bird that falls; He knows your buddy's fate.
I have met your little dog, I saw him pass my way.
Your precious dog is still alive; he just walked through this gate.
Paradise is lovelier than you can comprehend.
No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and life will have no end.
God gave to man His only Son, to cover all his sins.
So why would God withhold from you, your pure and loving friend?”
The angel took me by the hand and said, "Now come with me.
A glimpse of paradise I'll give, to you so you can see."
Through the gate and o'er the Rainbow Bridge we did proceed.
Through green valleys filled with flowers, rolling hills and trees.
“Wow, so this is paradise!” The place was filled with joy.
I saw my buddy playing there, with dogs and cats and toys.
He also had some doggie treats, and food that he enjoyed.
He'd made a lot of new friends there, including girls and boys.
Then I saw a child come near, and hug my little mate.
She said to him, "I love you so," and kissed him on the face.
The angel said, "The child just crossed the Rainbow Bridge today.
Now she needs a little friend, to love and help her play.
God’s love for her would be enough, in that make no mistake.
But in His love, He knew full well, the child would want a mate.
This is why God called your dog unto this splendid place.
God’s entrusted her with him, ‘til you pass through the gate."
I pleaded, “May I hug them both?!” The angel answered, “No!
You’d violate a sacred site, and now it’s time to go.”
He led me back across the Bridge and through the gate to home.
He left me there with new-found hope and peace within my soul.
If someone ever asks what happens to a dog that dies,
Just give a gentle smile of joy and look them in the eye.
Take their hand and comfort them and tell them not to cry.
For dogs don’t die, they simply cross a bridge to paradise.
By Dan Atcheson (5/2/00)
Gods Speed Tucker
February 5th 2007 7:50 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
(Where dogs go when they die)
I wish someone had given Jesus a dog.
As loyal and loving as mine.
To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
And adore Him for being divine.
As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog,
Would have followed Him all through the day.
While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well
And knelt in the garden to pray.
It is sad to remember that Christ went away.
To face death alone and apart.
With no tender dog following close behind,
To comfort its Master's Heart.
And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
How happy He would have been,
As His dog kissed His hand and barked it's delight,
For The One who died for all men.
Well, the Lord has a dog now, I ju st sent Him mine,
The old pal so dear to me.
And I smile through my tears on this first day alone,
Knowing they're in eternity.
Day after day, the whole day through,
Wherever my road inclined,
Four feet said, "Wait, I'm coming with you!"
And trotted along behind.
Til we me again my dearest Tucker.
Love your mommy
Sort By Oldest First
(What does RSS do?)