Girlie came to us as a foster in 2002 by way of Brew Beagle Rescue, her pregnant mother being saved from a kill shelter in Southwest Virginia. She was born on a farm and her first attempt at escape was a 20 foot climb over a vet's chain link fence, waiting fostering.|
Richmond, our handsome beagle had been our first foster/adoptee 6 months prior. He had been a very badly neglected, sick hunting dog, mostly unsocialized and not used to home living. Although he had made positive progress, we thought a female beagle companion was just the right ticket. He was not so sure!
One look at Girlie, gorgeous, petite, blonde & fawn colored lass was enough to make him go Woof, Woof! What an energetic, happy, loving bundle of joy. Just looking at her big smile, soulful brown eyes & constantly wagging tail was enough to melt anyone's heart. Our elder statesman, Mr. Kitty was patient and understanding over our new family member.
Living with these wonderful 3 musketeers, watching them play, tease, laugh, run, lie in piles on a 4 poster bed or each other, share the car's back seat traveling to the beach, bask in afternoon rays of light, talk to each other, tug over toys, curl up by the fireplace, nursing each other when sick or,,,,, most importantly love each other (and us) was truly a gift. No matter what trials and tribulations we were experiencing they made our days brighter, are hearts softer and reminded us of the simple joys in life.
Yesterday as we placed our hands on her still .......warm body, kissed her and said "we love you Girlie Dog" we knew this precious Girl deserved to be pain free, receive God's Blessings and journey to Rainbows Bridge. We trust she awaits there in total wellness, experiencing carefree, fun filled days until we join her in eternal peace.
Love Forever until We Meet Again,
"I Miss my Dog"
I miss my little faithful friend
She was my therapist - my confidant
She always listened without judging
Today there was no wagging tails
My heart is filled with sadness
Of all the precious memories
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