~ 03/12/14 @ 1934 ~|
120 pounds of joy, fun, loyalty and FOOD! Pretty much any food, avocadoes in particular. He actually spit the pit!
He saved his sister's Fi's life by talking me into keeping her 2 days before Hurricane Wilma.
The BEST dog, friend, companion, son ever. I will miss him dearly.
Semper means "Always" in latin. He was always loyal, loving, funny, kind, sweet, BIG and hungry!
God please accept Semper into Heaven as he will truly be a joy to have around.
Mommy Loves You BIG DOG! Go HOME, I'll see you one day and we'll cross that bridge together...
~ 03/13/14 @ 1142 ~
Mommy misses you sooooooooo much Semper. I did what I did for you out of pure love. Fi's looking for you. I miss your nosies, always being in the way and looking for food when we're in the kitchen. You're running in the wind and playing with all of your Heavenly friends. Don't worry about us BIG BOY, you're not suffering in pain anymore. This will keep me going. Scott will protect us. Mommy loves you BIG DOG...
~ 03/12/2015 @ 0857 ~
Today's tough for Mommy BIG BOY...I miss you soooooooooo much...can't believe it's already been a year that you went to Rainbow Bridge. Daddy's keeping his promise to you and taking good care of & protecting us. Fi's still a little lost without you, she's actually adapted some of your traits. I often wonder if your spirit lives in her, particularly the stubbornness. LOL! We just celebrated Sydnee's 7th birthday, she's tall enough for rides now! We'll be celebrating Xander's birthday next Friday. Work is busy, Mommy's gonna be building houses again! I'll have to take Fi to the concrete pours so she can eat the concrete for you. LOL! I'm having neck surgery soon, but don't worry, between Daddy, Mama & Dad - I'll be well taken care of. Sending your physical being away is still the most difficult task I've ever had to do in my life, I just couldn't watch you suffer anymore. I know you are happy & free with God & the Angels. Like Daddy said, you got your balls back. He's so silly. We celebrated our 1-1/2 year anniversary last night. Mommy sang a couple of songs to Daddy, as you know I sound like a screaming mouse. Daddy cried, not sure if it was because it was romantic or if I sounded that bad. LOL! We tried to adopt a large black dog named Optimus - didn't work out, he was insane. We're not ready, but you'll send us the right dog when we are ready. I love you Semper...happy 1 year anniversary of no more suffering...
~ 02/24/2016 @ 2149 ~
Hi Semper, My Dear Boy. We've made some changes and finally adopted a Mastador puppy, which Daddy finally convinced me that you are / were. He was correct! His name is Gunny, as he is mouthy. Fi's not taking to him, she will not even pay attention to him. It's very confusing for him as he does not understand why she won't love him. Remember when Fi found us? I didn't want to accept her into our home, yet you insisted. And through the years, she was our troublemaker. I can't add up the amount of money she cost us with lawsuits, etc. Recently, she somehow impaled herself at Aunt Val's house, that was quite costly. Yet I love her and have accepted her as she is. You did the same with her. I've cried to her to please pass on your traits to Gunny as she's been breaking my heart. Daddy is upset with her. We brought out your leash & collar tonight for her to smell and encourage her to pass on your love as you showed to her. Please help us Bubbie, kick her ass. I miss you everyday. And will always love you...Mommy...P.S. Here's a picture of your protege. You will love him, we love him. God made him for us at this time in our lives without you. While there's no replacement or you, he's bringing so much happiness to our lives as you did! ; )-
~ 03/12/2016 @ 1615 ~
Hi Semper Big Dog. It was 2 years ago at this very moment that your suffering finally ended & we sent you to be with God, Jesus Christ & The Angels in Heaven. Mommy & Daddy miss you so much and our hearts still hurt, but we know you're in a better place with no pain and completely enjoying yourself. We look forward to seeing you again one day to cross Rainbow Bridge together. Until then, know that we love you with all our hearts. Thank you for helping us with Fi and her attitude towards Gunny. We figured out why she was being so grouchy. While her impaled chest wound healed, we discovered there are 2 cracked ribs & a fractured tooth after pleading with Dr. Covino of our concerns about Fi's misery. She's doing a lot better now and is continuing to heal. Gunny is growing like crazy, by the minute. He has his moments of being a crazy ass, but is such a loving puppy. Daddy & I truly believe that you lead us to him and are grateful for that. Speaking of Daddy...he is having surgery Monday afternoon. We were at Sky Zone last Saturday for Sydnee's 8th birthday, he was jumping on the trampoline, landed on his ankle wrong & fractured it in 3 places. It's been a rough week for us, but relief is almost here for Daddy. Please pray that his surgery is successful & recovery is quick. It's Xander's 11th birthday next Sunday. He wants to go to Naples Zoo for it. Both Xander & Sydnee are growing like weeds too! And they are both doing well in school, you'd be proud of them. Fi, Daddy, Xander & Sydnee miss you lots. We always tell stories about you and it always makes us smile. You're a special one Semper! I Love You...Mommy.
~ 09/22/2016 @ 1218 ~
Hi Semper My Big Boy! Grandpa's girlfriend's (Pat) dog Jack went to Rainbow Bridge a few days ago and she is very sad. Please welcome him and show him around. Grandpa asked about your Rainbow Bridge Residency, so I shared it with him encouraging that Pat does the same for Jack as it will help her heal. I looked at yours yesterday to share with Grandpa and cried as I am now. Mommy misses you so much Semper. I know you are free from pain & having fun. We're doing good. I'm super busy with work. Daddy & I are going to Halloween Horror Nights this weekend for a break. Fi & Gunny will go to a super cool place we found called Country Pet Ranch, they stayed there a few months ago and really liked it. The staff loved them too. Speaking of Gunny, have you been influencing him lately? He's already 95 pounds at just over 9 months old! He's adopted so many of your traits, I swear you're here through him. He eats like you did, gets in the way, bumps my bed in the night so I know he's there, is beginning to have your look and so many other of your traits it's kinda weird. Fi kicks his butt everyday, it's our entertainment. LOL! Daddy's working hard and the kids are growing like weeds. We always have a Semper story to tell amongst us or with others. You're still such a part of our hearts BIG BOY! Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you and that I miss you terribly. I Love You Semper...Mommy..And Daddy. Love you bubby
~ 02/14/2017 @ 1018 ~
Hi Semper Big Dog! How's my boy? Mommy misses you so much. I'm sure you're so happy in Heaven with no pain. Your Rainbow Residency is up for renewal, so I figured I'd stop in and let you know I'm thinking about you. Mommy's falling apart, just scheduled hip surgery for end of next month. Grandma Mary Ann & Aunt Heather are coming out to help Daddy take care of me, gonna be a long recovery with this one. Please shed some light on Gunny to be a good boy during this time, Mommy's gonna need him to be. Fi's limping a lot, still feisty & cranky as ever though. Daddy's working a lot. Kids are growing like crazy, we get them tomorrow. Mommy's been busy building houses, at it 7 days per week again. Grandpa Bob was just here for Superbowl LI, damn Patriots won again. Not really happy with the 49ers & Crapernick this year. Uncle Rob is doing good, working at The Pentagon. His daughter Vivian is so cute, she just turned 3! Donald Trump is our President, crazy huh?! Aunt Heather's cancer is staying at good levels, please ask God to continue looking after her. Jayson, Kelly, Sam & Steph are all growing up so fast - you'd hardly reckognize them! Bappa's still going strong! Grandma Barbara is doing better. Uncle Robert is crazy as ever. LOL! We're all doing pretty good. I Love You Semper...
~ 11/29/2017 @ 2000 ~
Hi Semper. Mommy is very sad as Fi just left here to come meet you. Her old body just couldn't do it anymore and it was time for her to come spend eternity with you at Rainbow Bridge. The only way I'm getting through this is that she will be with you having fun, picking on eachother, picking om Mommy, picking on Gunny and causing mischief. Why can't you fur babies live longer? This hurts so much and the second most difficult act I've ever had to do, but she's not in pain anymore. Like I had to do with you Big Boy...please look after her. Gunny's sad and it's breaking my heart. Please ask Fi to look in on him every once in a while, he really looked up to her. She passed on your traits, along with her crazy one's too, to Gunny and I'm proud of her for that. I Love You Semper...
~ 03/12/2018 @ 1140 ~
Hi Semper. Today's 4 years that you went to Rainbow Bridge and Mommy misses you so much. I hope you & Fi are having a blast, particularly laughing at Gunny with his new sister Cadence. He has his paws full with her, they're funny. Reminds me of when Fi first found us and all of the trouble she caused. I've attached a picture of them for you & Fi to enjoy. We just celebrated SJ's 10th birthday, she's double digits now. Xander's is 9 days, he'll be 13! My Mom & Heather will be here on the same day for a METSquerade Ball and they'll get to meet Cadence. Busy month! Mommy is seriously considering a new career path, this isn't enjoyable anymore. Daddy is working like crazy, almost everyday. There's got to be something else other than construction to make decent money and not live paycheck to paycheck. Mommy & Grandpa finally sold Aloe Court, so relieved! We had some good memories there through, right Bubba? OK, Mommy has to get back to work. Wanted to stop in and let you know that I'm thinking about you today. You'll always be my #1 Semper, Mommy loves you so much...