dog dies, a cloud turns into an angel
and flies up to tell God to put another
flower on a pillow.
A Bird gives the message back to the world,
a silent prayer that makes the rain cry.
Dogs disappear, but they never
really go away.
They are spirits up there that put the sun to bed,
grass, and spin the earth in dizzy circles.
sometimes you can see them
dancing in a cloud during the daytime,
when they're supposed to be
They paint the rainbows and the sunsets
and make waves splash
and tug at the tide.
They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes.
when they sing windsongs,
they whisper to us,
don't miss me too
The view is nice and
I'm doing just fine.
du Mas Bel Air
BORN:May 9 1996
DIED: February 17, 2000
often we measure life in a "time-sense";
rather than the impact of the life
was, without doubt
the happiest and most exuberantly joyful dog I have ever
He found delight in each and all!!!
To those who knew him, his sense of
humor was infectious!!!!
He could cajole even the most somber into gleeful
He was adored by so many.
life was eons too short...
but, thankfully, it was a life lived to the fullest.
May we all be so fortunate.
be as well missed as he is well loved.
well, dog boy.
I love you.
will be missed by Elaine Robinson and Sophie(the apartment sized
Ramona(Elaine's Mom), Liz and Rick Kenitz, and Nichelle
Bigtree-Bedlam's Hell 'N Black
BORN: January 1, 1992
DIED: July 20, 2000
My darling Yvette,
letting you go was a very
difficult decision for me.
But to keep you here would have only been selfish on
So I had to let you go,
I released you from your pain and suffering
because I love you.
I would have done anything in this world if I could have
kept you longer.
Now you're free of pain playing & romping in the fields.
know Melba and Cooper have greeted you with wagging tails.
We miss you my quiet,
sweet, black angel.
Gone but never will you be forgotten.
You are always in my
Love Shirley & Doug Tate.
God looked around His garden and found an empty place
He then looked
down upon the earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you, and
lifted you to rest
God's Garden must be beautiful, He always takes the
He knew you were suffering, He knew you were in pain
He knew that you
would never get well on earth again
He saw the road was getting rough,
the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered
"Peace be thine"
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go
For part of us went with you, the day God called you
Ch. Mon Jovis Manley's Ruger
BORN: October 10, 1996
DIED: July 25, 2000
Ruger, you were not just a dog, you were my best
You enriched my life in so many ways.
I am a pretty shy person, and you
helped me be more sociable with people.
You were such a great conversation
seems like I could talk for hours about you and never tire of it.
presence with me was noticed by many.
It was kind of hard to miss the two of us.
You loved to be held and people loved to see you in my arms.
You brought a smile
to many people's faces.
There are many people throughout the Northwest who knew
you and will miss you.
You brought joy and love to so many people.
I miss you
more than I can express.
You will be remembered by many as a very special dog
who loved me as much as I loved you.
We had a special bond, you and I.
you will be happy until I can come to join you at the "Rainbow Bridge".
With all of my heart I will remember you.
Mark Strever, Mark's parents; Gordon & Vicky Ochs,
brothers and sisters; sixteen nieces and
Chaotic's Make the Boy's Cry
BORN: Novenber 18, 1996DIED: November 20, 2000
Evita, your time with us was
much too short.
We are devasted with Guilt over the "what ifs" and the "why
My life will never be the same without you, neither will your Dad's.
were the one who brought us together.
You were and are a very special angel.
only wish we could have said "Good Bye" to you.
But you were taken too quickly
and oh so cruelly.
They say for everything there is a reason, I only wish I knew
what that reason was.
Please take care of Melba, Cooper, Little Blue Boy, and
Your surrogate Mother, Yvette.
We will meet again.
That is when my heart will
be complete again as right now it is crushed
into a million little pieces
without you my smiling friend.
I will never get over you!
We Love and Miss you and we always will!!
So deeply Missed, My Darling
Shirley Newby-Tate and Doug Tate
"A SPECIAL PLACE"
You have a special place, dear Lord
That I know you will always
A Special place reserved for dogs
When they quietly fall
A place with fluffy pillows,
A Yard for hiding bones.
maybe, a little babling creek,
That chatters over stones.
green fields and flowers,
For those who never knew.
Under your sky of Perfect Blue.
Lord, I know you keep this
And so to you I pray
For One Special Briard
Who came to
She will be dearly missed my Lord,
She was the dearest
friend of mine
But now she will romp with others,
In your hand that is so
So speak to Evita softly please,
And give her a warm
She is a special gift, dear Lord,
Sleep peacefully Sweet Darling Evita.
Shirley and Doug Tate, who loved her so.
Chaotic's Pop Fly
"Wrigley"BORN: October 27, 1999DIED: November 10, 2001
Where do I even begin?
My heart aches for Wrigley.
constantly expect him
to knock at the door to ask to be let back inside.
Everything about the
house reminds me of Wrigley.
This is so incredibly
that has filled the house and our hearts is at times
was such a special little boy.
I can't even
remember if I ever thanked you for
allowing him to
become part of our
I keep telling myself that I had two magical years
lucky we were for them.
I remember when he arrived
from buffalo on
12/19/99, picking him up at the airport.
that Andy and I be
at the airport hours before Wrigley was expected
because I wanted to
make sure we got to him right away when he was
calling you from the airport when we got outside to
let you know that
Wrigley had arrived.
I have so many wonderful,
I just worry that I will forget them all as
time goes by.
Wrigley is Lovingly Missed by his family, Moriah
Starbecker, Andy &
Vincent Alcarese & Jana.
His Breeder. Shirley
Newby-Tate & Doug Tate.
Rest in Peace at the Rainbow Bridge....
We will meet
again our beautiful
Tambries Chaotics Muge de bria"Molly"BIRTH: September 22, 1996DEATH: January 7, 2000
Molly, Our time together was much too short.
my first dog, my
first love and my best friend.
I miss our walks and I
miss all the
talks we use to have.
That big nose and brown eyes
that would look at
me and always understand each mood I had.
Until we meet again.
Shirley, Doug, Leigh Tate
I got to the gate of Heaven yesterday
After we said good-bye.
I began to miss you terribly,
Because I heard you cry.
Suddenly there was an Angel
And she asked me to enter Heaven's gate.
I asked her if I could stay ousideI wouldn't make much noise you see,
I wouldn't bark or howl>
I'll only wait here patiently
And play with my tennis ball.
The Angel said I could stay right here
And wait for you to come.
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven
If I went in alone.
So I'll wait for you to come.
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven
If I went in alone.
So I'll wait right here, you take your time.
But keep me in your hear. Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven
Without you to warm my heart.
"Marashar Tawny Toffee"
"Summer"DIED: June 11, 2000
Summer, my shaggy girl, you came into my life
unwanted and with lots of baggage.
Many times I was advised to give up on you,
but there was no way that I could do that to you.
We stuck it out to the end, you and I.
You could never quite give up your baggage,
but you tried so hard for me.
You did progress such a long way,
despite your terrible beginning.
A brief but bright flame
in my life.
Thank you for coming
to teach me so much.
"The Meaning of Rescue"
Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry -
So much to regret.
Hmm . . . Yes there it is, right on the top
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?
Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
To never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?
Where would you
like to go next?