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In memory of Bernie

Whether a dog dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, this is the place to gather together to give and receive love and support when you experience the loss of a beloved dog.

Bernie (in- memory)

Barked: Mon May 16, '05 6:10pm PST 
"Berserk Bernie"

Glistening black hair
shimmers when you move.
Wild eyes that have a mean look
to anyone you disapprove.

But I know the heart behind
that disagreeable stare,
that guarded scrutiny
of menacing warfare.

Beaten and frightened away
when you were a pocket-sized
ball of fluffy ebony puppy..
mind timorously disorganized.

Mean man was cruel,
made you wary of most strangers,
except little kids
who display no dangers.

Fleeing reckously away to uncertainty,
brain damaged with fist beating..
but we found one another,
love evident at first meeting.

I held you pressed close,
cradled in my arms
and I cried.

Willow - 1993


My Velcro Boy

Eight years you shared your life with me.
Eight wonderful years of your loyality.
My "Velcro Boy".
"Put him all the way under".
Difficult words, but they had to be said.
Cancerous pain was all that was ahead.

So I said the words that granted freedom.
For the last time, I held you close,
cradled in my arms and I cried.

Willow - July 31, '03

Tough Runt
Barked: Mon May 16, '05 6:30pm PST 
I like your velcro boy poem.
Rosalita Lola "Rosie"

Love is never- being told you'- naughty!
Barked: Tue May 17, '05 5:30am PST 
Awww, what a touching poem for your "Velcro Boy".


Laddie the- brave and- wonderful - westie
Barked: Tue May 17, '05 7:13am PST 
Pharaoh (In- Memory)

Let's go for a- run!

Barked: Tue May 17, '05 5:23pm PST 
You gave him freedom first from cruelty and lastly from pain. That is called "LOVE".