**SIGH** My precious girl here I am again, today at 10 AM daddy and I had to say goodbye to our last "original" orphan. You were the only one left who had seen them all come into ours lives and leave, our last link to our precious Maddie, Kaizer, Princess, Buddy, Scooby, Old Girl and Belinda Sue. You lived a wonderful life of almost 17 years for that we are so grateful to God. |
But today the time had come. We had prayed that you would leave this world on your own terms, but that wasn't the plan so our last act of love to you was to allow you to peacefully cross over to the bridge.
You were and always will be the "queen of the farm." You were the smallest but you were the most dominate dog we ever had which brings a smile to my face considering how they each could have just sit on you and it would have been done. But they loved and respected you and allowed you to rule the roost.
Your story.... like most of our precious fur children yours started as an act of rescue and like all the others ended with you giving us so many years of love and joy by allowing us to be your humans.
It all started on a July morning, daddy and I would walk in the morning and one day a little black pup came bouncing through the meadow, the grass was tall and all we could see was your crooked little tail. "Well where did you come from, little black pup?" daddy said. And you would follow along beside us, each day you appeared. We found out you had a home (if you could call it that). You began to venture to our house for a snack with Princess. Oh you and she became fast friends, running, playing and exploring. Then one day we went for our walk and no little black pup. Then two days then three....Then daddy being daddy went to the folks house and knocked on the door and asked where you were. They said, that you had just disappeared and that they hadn't seen you. Daddy came home, and simply in his daddy way said, "they are lying!" They know what happened to her.
So we walked and we searched. For some reason, I had snapped a picture of you with my phone, so I printed it off and put up flyers. You weren't even ours but we just couldn't bear the thoughts of you being lost. Then I was on my way to a meeting one day and was driving by the shelter, something told me to stop in with one of the flyers. I did.
The lady said, "hey that looks like the little black dog that the people brought in last week, with a story of how they couldn't keep her because they were moving (which was a lie)." So off I ran to the kennels and sure enough there you were little black pup, with a little red collar and your crooked tail. I said how much get her out of there right now I am taking her with me.
So $25 dollars later you the awful smell and all were in my car, on your way to our house. I put you in the garage called daddy and said I found her, she smells but I found her!! That evening I bathed you, daddy took your red collar and a business card went to the peoples house stuck it in the door to let them know we had found you. Never to hear from them again.
We took you to the vet, cleaned you up and wrote up a beautiful description for you and went about the process of finding you a wonderful home....In December we had a call, someone wanted Little black pup, which by the way your name is now Lucky Girl. So I made arrangements to do a home visit, and it was settled.
UNTIL, it wasn't LOL....On Christmas Eve daddy said, I can't do it. I said I can't either......SO fast forward through many stories of which I will write about when my heart will allows and 16 years of memories...LUCKY GIRL aka Little Black Pup, you etched your way into our hearts and lives forever.
As I sit here weeping I still find joy, in the knowing that you were loved and that you loved us for almost 17 years. I look to the left and see the others in their urns and I smile at the knowing that you will be with them in the beautiful meadows of Rainbow Bridge now. Reunited forever with your sister in crime, Princess and all the others. Take a minute before you and Princess take off to explore to tell them each that there isn't a day that goes by down here that I don't take a pause to thank God for allowing me to be the human that was lucky enough to share my life with each of you. For now my sweet angel I bid you goodbye, the tears are too fresh but I promise I will visit you lots and when my heart will allow I will write more about our adventures we shared on this side.
I love you Lucky Girl and I will always be grateful for the years we shared. I hope I did well by you, and I hope you felt it when you left this world, because you took a piece of my heart with you!!
I love you to the moon and back and back again my little black pup.
***SIGH*** Here I am again, with the firsts...First time in a long while I didn't wake to see if you had made it up the stairs and to your bed....first time yesterday evening in 16 years that you didn't share the evening meal with the others...and the first time this morning you didn't share the breakfast meal with your brothers and sisters. I miss you so much Lucky Girl so so much. I love you little black pup
This was left for me by a wonderful Rainbow Bridge mama, I had to share it is so fitting and so true...
THE LITTLE BLACK DOG
I wonder if Christ had a little black dog,
All curly and wooly like mine;
With two silky ears and a nose round and wet,
And two eyes, brown and tender, that shine.
I'm sure if He had, that little black dog
Knew right from the start He was God,
That he need no proof that Christ was divine
But just worshipped the ground that He trod.
I'm afraid that He hadn't, because I have read
How He prayed in the garden alone;
For all of His friends and disciples had fled--
Even Peter, the one called a stone.
And oh, I am sure that little black dog,
With a heart so tender and warm,
Would never have left Him to suffer alone,
But creeping right under his arm,
Would have licked those dear fingers, in agony clasped;
And counting all favors but loss,
When they took Him away would have trotted behind,
And followed Him quietly to the Cross
Happy first Valentine's day in heaven today. I have left your things. The others are sleeping quietly as I write to you. I got your beautiful Urn in day before yesterday, today I will arrange the cabinet so you will have your place. Daddy wants me to put you beside Scooby because you both were free souls, our dominate babies. I will do that for him my sweet angel. He is having a hard time. I love you and I miss you so much. Thank you my little black pup for the honor of being mine.
Hello my little black pup, mommy has left your candle for the candle light service tonight. Today your human grandma celebrates her 10th year in heaven please find her and tell her that she is loved and missed just as each of you are. I love you Lucky Girl, today I went down by the road and I remembered last Wednesday as I went down you hobbled all the way there. I took some great video of you while you made your way around. I will never ever forget you sweet pea.
The sun is shining bright here today. A funny thing happened shortly after you passed. The beautiful purple flowers that had never bloomed on Princess' grave out back, bloomed for the first time ever. I planted them in 2005, the stems would always be so green but never a bloom until this year. I think that was your way of saying, I am here with my partner in crime and we are ok mom! I miss you little black pup
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight.
Chase misses you sweet thing. I loved how you were so sweet with him even if you didn't like most dogs you loved all my grandbabies...I miss you sweet girl, tomorrow mommy is going on a transport for a little girl named Kandi Kisses, she is getting her second chance. Watch over us all as we help her make her journey. Love you always
You are always in our thoughts. Even with four our home is so empty. I miss you so much, I caught myself calling Bella Lucky the other day. You will always be etched deep inside my soul.
Hello baby girl, Fall is here. I miss you so much. Maverick your human brother Matt's puppy baby has made his way to the bridge. Gather the others and show him all the beautiful sites up there. I miss you as I start this new season without you here, first fall in 17 years you haven't watched the leaves turn with us. Thank you for all the years you gave to us.
Merry belated Christmas in heaven sweet girl. Daizy your cousin has joined you all this past Monday, your brother had to say goodbye to her. I miss you lots my precious Lucky but I am so happy that you got to live a full and very happy life with us.
Happy New Year in heaven sweet Lucky Girl
Well my sweet girl, I suppose it is fitting for your first anniversary in heaven to be acknowledged on this side by me transporting two 7 month old Brittany Spaniels to their foster homes in Michigan. It was an honor to do this one my Lucky Girl, I did it for you!!
Hello sweet angel...mommy has left your St Pattys day things. I love you sweet Lucky Girl and I miss you lots.
It is snowing here 27 inches so far. I miss you lots sweet girl. Last night I was looking at pictures of you when you were so young and so energetic. Run free baby girl. Your brother Bud is getting very feeble. I am sure he will be joining you soon. Watch after him and be good to him, you know he was always the gentle one.
Hello my beautiful sweet angel. Mommy has left you some white roses and a single candle gather at the gate your brother Bud-Jones Jarvis has joined you.
Mommy's heart is sad but as soon as I am able I will give him a beautiful tribute page with the rest of you. I love you my precious angel girl. Now gather at the gate with your flowers and candle so Bubby can find his way to you.
Hello sweet girl, I hope you have had a great Summer in heaven. Fall is almost here. So far I haven't had the heart to create a residency for your brother Bud, but I will soon. I miss you and you will always be our little black pup.
Hello Lucky Girl, mommy just stopped in to leave your candle for the service tonight...Gather with all the others and bring the brightest of lights to the stars above so I can feel your love in the bright and shining night stars.
Love you and miss my girl
Hello Luckster I just wanted to stop in to tell you that I have left you a candle follow the others to the bridge our family friend , a black lab Tia is on her way to the bridge. Make sure you all welcome her and show her all the beautiful sites of heaven.
Hello sweet girl, mommy stopped by to leave your St. Patty's day things. Have a grand celebration in heaven. I love you to the moon an back home again always an forever.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight, gather the others and send love and light to us tonight.
Happy Spring!!! Mommy has left your Easter things. I hope you enjoy a grand egg hunt in heaven this year.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight, gather all the others and send light and love from heaven to us.
**SIGH*** Here we are again my angel... Mommy has left you a candle please gather all the others and shine your bright lights to the entrance gate. Your brother Turbo will be coming to join you at 5:30 today. Bittersweet, joyful for the life he has lived with us and so so sad that our pack will now for the first time in 20 years be only two. I love you angel and I miss you so.
Good morning angel girl, the sun is shining bright here today and I wanted to say hello to you. I miss you especially when Springtime comes after a long winter you used to always lay in the sun as I planted flowers, I sure do miss that my girl. I sure do.
Happy Good Friday in heaven my precious girl.
Mommy has left your candle Scooby is the leader tonight gather the others and follow him to the ends of the clouds so you can shine light and love down for us tonight,
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight. Belinda Sue is the leader tonight so gather behind her and send love and light to us from heaven above my little black pup.
Hello angel, it is raining here today. I miss you a lot. You were with us the longest of any we had, and boy do we feel the empty feeling of you not being here. Bella and Jack are the only ones left. Jack is getting feeble, Bella has been getting to go camping with us, but still we won't venture far from home because we come home twice a day to feed and be with Jack. You know he likes home and has no desire to travel, but your sister Bella on the other hand boy does she love to go go go !! LOL I miss you sweet little black pup.
Mommy has left you the lead candle for the service tonight. Gather all the others and meet at the bridge so you can send the biggest and brightest light ever to mommy and daddy.
Please also visit BELINDA SUE, BUDDY, Bud-Jones Jarvis, Kaizer, MADDIE, OLD GIRL, Princess and SCOOBY.