**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'm sure if He had, that little black dog
I'm afraid that He hadn't, because I have read
And oh, I am sure that little black dog,
Would have licked those dear fingers, in agony clasped;