sorry my friend....
from the rainbow bridge poem....
Lost mine in August
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE POEM
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
too difficult to read about all these (the commandments and the following posts) without getting emotional... I have a 14 year old chihuahua... she's had 3 strokes, walks diagonal, is blind in 1 eye, and has congestive heart failure. She hops around like a 3 year old puppy - love her lots.
Dog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years
An extremely dedicated dog has continued to show its loyalty, keeping watch on its owner's grave six years after he passed away.
Capitan, a German shepherd, reportedly ran away from home after its owner, Miguel Guzman, died in 2006. A week later, the Guzman family found the dog sitting by his grave in central Argentina.
Miguel Guzman adopted Capitan in 2005 as a gift for his teenage son, Damian. And for the past six years, Capitan has continued to stand guard at Miguel's grave. The family says the dog rarely leaves the site.
"We searched for him, but he had vanished," widow Veronica Guzman told LaVoz.com. "We thought he must have got run over and died.
'The following Sunday we went to the cemetery, and Damian recognized his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing as if he were crying."
Adding to the unusual circumstances, Veronica says the family never brought Capitan to the cemetery before he was discovered there.
"It is a mystery how he managed to find the place," she said.
Cemetery director Hector Baccega says he and his staff have begun feeding and taking care of Capitan.
"He turned up here one day, all on his own, and started wandering all around the cemetery until he eventually found the tomb of his master," Baccega said.
"During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave. And every day, at six o'clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave, stays there all night."
But the Guzman family hasn't abandoned Capitan. Damian says the family has tried to bring Capitan home several times but that he always returns to the cemetery on his own.
"I think he's going to be there until he dies, too. He's looking after my dad," he said.
We had to let go of ‘Rusty’ earlier this year. My sister and brother in law picked him up at a local animal shelter; he was an abused dog. He was a man’s dog, but my sister took care of him. He would snarl and growl at her during brushing, he bit her many times over the years (nothing severe); it was like he allowed her to be there for him but needed to make sure he was the boss. At the end we had to take him to the Doc to let go; he was in my sister’s arms, turned to her face and kissed her before he closed his eyes.
We now have ‘Thumper’, my sister and I picked him up at the same shelter; he was three month old (now five) He is a ridgeback/hound mix, loves to be difficult and hates water. But to my sisters delight he loves to snuggle up to her and therefore is allowed any mischief. He filled the hole, left by Rusty, to overflowing!