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Memories of Star
"The animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren", and that animals are "fruit of the creative action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect" and are "as near to God as men are" -Pope John Paul II

"... what we have enjoyed, we can never lose ... all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." -- Helen Keller

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" ~ James Herriot

"The dog represents all that is best in man." ~ Etienne Charlet

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." ~ Roger Caras

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber

"Dogs are miracles with paws" - Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

For My Star Angel:

My Star Bright

My Shining Star My best friend
You kept the light in your eyes till the end
By my side you always stayed
Your love, the kind that never strayed

Through thick and thin and through the years
You kissed away all my fears
You hugged my heart
You lit my way
You always knew how to make my day

Always putting me first
Even when you felt your worst
Your loyal eyes, a great big heart
I never believed in the day we'd part

You chose me, as I chose you
A trusting friend, my first love
You helped me to rise above

To say goodbye feels so un-right
So to you my dear Star I'll say goodnight;
Sleep tight

Until then twinkle, twinkle little Star
I won't need to wonder where you are
For I know you shine above so bright
And in your heart you hold me tight

And in my heart I'll hold you tight
You will be my soul's love light
My forever and ever Stary, Stary night

So to my Star, my best friend
There is never ever an end
Your soul lives on, this I believe
It never does leave;
I can feel you with me, you're not gone
I can still feel the love you send
And with that love my heart does mend

And until that day I come home to play
Shine your starlight down
For when I look up into the night
Everything will then again be so right

You'll twinkle like an angel in the sky
My heart will lift up so high
To meet your heart and there we'll fly

My shining Star you're named
My shining Star you'll remain

Jim Willis 2002
So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best.

Really missing you today my shining Star angel

5/25/20 Well another year has gone by without you my Star & it still seems so surreal even after all this time. Boo came right up to me today when I woke up & you know I believe you two are bonded together as my special soul angel back again for yet another journey with me here. You'll be on my mind all day today. Memorial Day weekend is always such a struggle for me since it is when I had to let my very best friend go. You will never, ever leave my heart however xoxoxoxoxo I hope you are shinning bright tonight, I will go look up at the sky and see you playing amongst the moonbeams. I love you.

4/28/20 It's been a crazy year my girl. I could use one of your very special dream visits where we play & cuddle. I miss you so much. Please help keep everyone safe, especially your kitty siblings. I need them around for strength :) Sending you lots of cuddles & belly rubs. Happy Birthday my shinning Star. I love you.

12/25/19 Merry Christmas Angel. Mama's hung your stocking as you will forever be in my heart and with me xoxoxoxoxo

4/28/19 Happy birthday girl! You have been on my mind all day. I recently got a tat to remind myself how you and now Boo are my special angels when I am having really bad anxiety or sad and feeling lost. Your shining light always guides me still. I love you my Star. I hope you have had a wonderful day and please visit tonight so we can play together for even just a short time xxxxx

12/24/18 Your stocking is hung, you are the shining star upon the tree. Miss you girl

Star, Rex passed away. Uncle Jimmy is heart broken. I can't believe Rex was taken so young :( Please help guide him home and show him how to become a special angel, always here, like you. Rex, I love you and your amazing spirit! Another family angel to bless us. Why can't angels live forever?!

4/28/18 Happy birthday Star. Thinking of you, always.

12/25/17 Merry Christmas my special angel

4/28/17 Happy birthday girl. I hope you are enjoying your special day. I am so grateful you were born and our paths crossed. You were the best thing that ever happened to me. I love you Star. You're always on my mind and in my heart. With much love, mommy xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
12/25/16 Merry Christmas my angel. As always, wish you could be here. Love you, always.

Star, our family lost Lucy. My angel I need you to please shine your love light so bright and help guide Lucy over and let Domino know so together you can welcome her to the other side of the rainbow. Love and cuddles and bellyrubs to all of you xoxoxoxo... oh and if you can also add keeping an eye out on Elvis now that he's been in new home mama would appreciate it. I still feel guilty but know he is so loved and it was the best thing to do for him since grandma is sick.

4/28/16 Happy birthday to you girl. I hope you are celebrating on the other side. You are always in my heart, always. Love and miss you terribly xoxoxoxoxo

12/24/15 Merry Christmas sweetheart. We all miss you so much and always are thinking of you. I hung your stocking as that is tradition now along with your ornament on the tree and your picture of Santa. I love you my Star angel xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

I know you are with me in my soul and walking alongside my sprite today Star. Today is always a rough day for me, brings back so many memories all of which I carry with me every single day but with it being memorial day weekend always magnifies them ten fold. I love you my dear angel. Celebrate today, today is the day you became free from pain and my own guardian angel. I'd give up anything to re do those 17 years together and re start them with you - but somehow I truly believe part of your soul came back and found me in Boo. I still am amazed at how similar you both are and truly protect me and love me with a love so real it surpasses everything else. Mama loves you xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

8 years ago on this Memorial Day, 5/25 I had lost my best friend, my first love and the soul who showed me all the light in this world and inspired my heart to help other animals in need. She was the best part of me, and I still feel like I am missing that best part daily. I love you girl, I miss you my Star angel. All your kitty siblings say hi and we all know you are brightly shinning down on us everyday protecting and inspiring us and being the eternal light in my soul. 17 years together, the best years of my life! Love, mama xoxoxoxoxox

Happy Birthday my shining Star. May you shine brightly tonight. I love you xoxoxoxoxoxo

Merry Christmas my sweet, sweet angel. As always your stocking has been hung with my love. I love you girl. Come visit. Love, mama xoxoxoxoxo

5/25/14 Well my angel, it is 7 years ago tonight you made your journey to the Rainbow Bridge. I spent a lot of time looking at the stars above tonight and saw a shooting star just as I started talking about you! I know you are still here, and look forward to seeing you more in my dreams. I appreciate you watching over me and your kittie siblings too! Boo really reminds me so much of you... and he's a cat! Mommy misses you - more than I can ever express. I love you my shining Star, always will. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

4/28/14 Happy, happy birthday girl. I dreamt of you last night and didn't want to wake up - it was so nice being back with you in our home, the home where I grew up and you first came to live with me. I love you Star, more every day and think of you often and smile. I know you are still here and your brother Boo although a cat, shows me you are still here - I swear some days your soul is part of his. Miss you... sending you lots of birthday kisses and hugs, cuddles and belly rubs. Love always, mommy xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Merry Christmas my girl xoxoxoxoxox Your stocking is hung as usual, hoping you come visit in my dreams soon, that would be the best gift. You're always in my heart. I love you Star.

I can't belive it has been 6 years my girl! It doesn't feel like we have been apart that long. I've got to share a few good times with you via my dreams and remembering not wanting to wake up because it was like you were right here with me. I love you more than words can ever say, and even when you think I may not be thinking of you, you are always and forever in my heart. Please be on the lookout for Cleo and Molly, they recently made their way to the bridge and I know you will be very good friends with them, as I am with their dads. And if you can help mommy find Sweetheart and the tiger cat by grandma's so I know they are OK I would be so grateful! I haven't seen them in some time and I am getting very worried. And lastly if you can give me any sign that you are doing good and still here with me I would be so very grateful girl. This holiday is always hard for me - while it is the start of summer fun for most people, it was the roughest weekend of my life 6 years ago but I know and trust the love and bond we shared is still strong. You will forever be my shinning Star. I love you with all my heart. Thank you for being my best friend, my confidant, my protector, my shelter, and now my own special angel. XOXOXOXOXOXO

My Star mommy lost Lynx last night. I need you to be the special angel you are and please meet her on the other side of the Rainbow... she is your sister. I told her all about you before she left. When you can please give mommy sign you are both okay. I love you so much girl, now I have two girls in heaven. Please help her find her brothers Claus and Poe and her kitty mama too! I would love to think you are all together and someday I will get to hold you all so close again. That day can't come soon enough, but I still have your other siblings here to look after and they need me and I need them. I would love one of those dream visits where it feels so real by all of my special angels, that would make mommy very happy. Love to you all. Love mommy/mama xoxoxoxo

Merry Christmas my shinning Star. Thinking of you, and as always your stocking is hung. Please visit soon, you are deeply missed. Love mommy xoxoxo

Happy Birthday my girl! XOXOXOXOX Love Mommy

Merry Christmas my shinning Star. Your brothers and me have moved into a new home. Please help all the lost animals/pets find their way home that may still be missing from the hurricane and take under your loving wings the ones who didn't survive so they may find peace and comfort over the rainbow. As always your ornament and stocking has been hung with care and much love. I miss you. I love you Star. Love always, Mommy. Big hugs and kisses. I hope Santa will bring you for a visit in my dreams tonight - that would be the pefect gift!

Well girl tomorrow is your anniversary of you leaving me here and starting a new over on the other side. You've been on my mind a lot lately, and even in some of my dreams recently so I know you are still very much with me. I don't doubt that you are looking down lending a helpful nudge in the right direction, but I am finally doing better and back on my feet. It is still not the same without you in my life, in the present but you are always in my heart. After all this time I still couldn't bare to replace you with another dog, but I have helped rescue a few! Maybe one day it will feel right, but right now I still feel like no dog could ever hold a flame to all you were and meant to me. I love you, and I miss you and I just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten about you and you are still very much apart of me. Go play girl. I'll look up in the sky tomorrow night for the brightest star and know that is you, and your way of being with me... and I will smile, remembering all the good times we had together and how much you were always by my side through good and bad. Mommy loves you always. Big hugs and belly rubs.

Happy Happy Birthday my shinning Star. I know somewhere you are a puppy playing and that makes me smile. Today I celebrate all the years I got to have you in my life, by my side. Thank you, it was one of the best gifts I will ever know. I love you girl.

Merry Christmas girl, always thinking of you still, especially on the holidays since we spent so many of them together. Even though I really wasn't in the mood for Christmas this year I made sure to hang your special stocking and also hung your brothers' stockings. I love you my shinning faithful Star.

Just wanted to say I miss you and was thinking of you. Aunt Patty's dog Lucky passed away. Please look after her, she reminded me so much of you! I'll never forget you, and will always hold you in my heart my girl. And the kittens I lost from the pitbull attack that I was trying to rescue, let them know I am sorry I failed them, and give them a kiss for me, protect them like you always protected me.

Miss you so much my Star angel. This day 4 years ago was the hardest day of my entire life thus far. You're always, always in my heart. I love you xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox. While it's a hard, sad day for me, and I wrestled with the decision then, I know it was the right thing and I know you're in a better place able to help even more people and animals. If you can stop by for a visit soon, I miss seeing your face and your kisses, and giving you belly rubs and send your mom some strength to carry on and deal with everything. I look to you for inspiration and your brothers as well. Love you my shinning Star angel.

Happy birthday my shinning Star, you've been on my mind so much lately. I love you and am so very proud of you. I know you are still here with me xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo. Your Uncle Jimmy rescued another pup named Rosie so now he's got Rex and Rosie, look after them for him girl :) And help me finding loving homes for Paddy and Poe, they deserve better. So many animals need help people are just abandoning them it is very sad. Mommy is trying her best. Big hugs and kisses Star, my sweet angel.

Merry Christmas my shinning Star, you are still so very much alive in my heart! Thank you for the special gift in my email this morning somehow I just know it was a sign from you, especially because it said the 'Star' has special meaning for love and good things to come so I know you are up there still looking after me being mommy's special angel. I love you so very much and just wish I could give you a big hug and kiss and a nice belly rub. Your brother's say Merry Christmas too! Please continue to look after them and all the kitties your mom's been trying to rescue and give Domino a big kiss for me too! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

3 years today my baby girl since you went over the bridge and became mommy's angel. I miss you terribly. Have tears in my eyes right now. But I know you are now helping other animals find their way home and still helping me from a far. I'm still trying to find a job and have been doing my best to try and help other animals as well here, it is getting a bit overwhelming, as I have been getting upset because my leg is still keeping me from doing what I want. Please send mommy some strength, I just want to get me and you two brothers settled again in our own place... but they are doing good, Jingle got so big and Boo is my angel here. No one will ever replace you though, ever! Your Jimmy got a puppy named Rex, he's adorable and you should see all the kittens your mom has been trying to take care of. I wish I could do more and I get upset when I can't save everyone. Especially because I couldn't save you. I love you my sweet puppy, my forever shinning Star. Please shine some of your love down tonight ad let me know you are okay. Much love always, Mommy xoxoxoxoxoxo

Happy Birthday my darling angel, I miss you so much xoxoxo

Happy Valentine's Day puppy. I've been thinking of you a lots again lately, even had a good cry the other night missing you. You're still very much alive in my heart especially today when we celebrate love. Your brothers Boo and Jingle and you will always be my forever Valentines! Please continue to look over them, and me and the kitties mommy's been trying to take care of get homes outside. Am hoping I'll be back on my feet soon and feeling much better about things. I will always be grateful for having you in my life and in my heart. Mommy loves you. You're my forever shinning Star. Lots of hugs and kisses girl.

I miss you so much my Star girl. I really need you to send down some strength and patience and hope to your mommy, it's been really hard here and a tough year. I'm hoping 2010 will be much better. I have faith that along with you and the angels I'll be guided into a better place soon. I know you are mommy's little angel and everytime it gets rough around here, I look up and think of you, knowing you are watching. Your brother Boo is doing good and I saved a little kitty recently who was outside sick. Going to try and keep him and have my 2 boys and you my girl in my life - as you are all what makes it worth living. Please keep a watch over Jingle and make sure he gets over his cold and let your brother Boo know how fun it could be to have a little brother. Also my good friend's babies have passed over too recently, Maverick and Jessie, so play with them - there dad needs them around him too! I'm putting your Christmas stocking out with a red rose again baby girl, you'll always be home for Christmas in my heart. I love you so much and am so grateful for the time we had.

5/25/09 - Wow, 2 years today. And this is still so hard. I'm okay, but when I think about it, especially that day, or get close to a "Star" milestone I still cry and grieve. I felt paralyzed today, am hoping I'll be better tomorrow. I lit a candle for you tonight at midnight in honor and rememberance of you and your light my Star. I had a dream about you the other night girl and you looked and felt so "real" to me and all I remember was just wanting to protect you from something. So many things to tell you. Mommy's leg is getting better, I still have my bad days but just know if you hadn't been there when it all first happened I am not sure I would have made it through, knowing I needed to take care of you for a change gave me purpose then and you still held on as if you knew if you went too soon after I would have given up on everything - you were always so unselfish and just wanted me to be happy. Your Jimmy is getting married next month, grandma moved back to NY and got herself a little dog named Elvis, Boo got so big and still so much reminds me of you and thankfully he and Elvis are finally getting along. Boo now looks after me here, and I know you are still around looking out for me from your advantage point. Grandpa found some pictures of you the other week and emailed them to me knowing they would comfort me. Everyone misses you. I still find it hard to get close to another dog, because to me there will never be any other dog that comes close to you and what we shared together. You'll always be #1 in my book. I hope you're with Domino and you look down and watch over all of us and that you're safe and happy. I still remember how much I had to beg mom and dad for you, and when I first layed eyes on you and we took you home. I snuck you in my room that first night and even let you in my bed so you wouldn't be all alone in the kitchen scared. After that you followed me everywhere and I refused to go anywhere or celebrate a holiday without you with me. You moved a million times with me, and never seemed to care. Remember the Florida road trip? Me, you and Jimmy and you got to eat McDonalds I think it was! I'd dress you up when you were a pup, you saw me through my "rockstar" phase into my movie making moment and always was my muse throughout. When either of us was sick we would just lay down together. You were there for so many of my life's milestones and all the good and bad that took place in between. I miss having you around to sing Happy Birthday and get so excited about the presents under the Christmas tree. I know I made mistakes with you and probably got upset sometimes with you when I shouldn't have and I am sorry for that puppy. Just know you were such a great dog, always a good girl and you made me so very happy and feel so very loved. I wouldn't have traded our time on this earth together for anything. I love you Star, always and forever xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Keep shinning bright my Star puppy. Happy Memorial Day and happy 2 year birthday at the Rainbow Bridge. I miss you terribly. Love, Mommy

In My Heart
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence. I often speak your name.
Now all I have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
I have you in my heart.

4/28/09 - Happy Birthday Star baby, you would have been 19 years old today! Enjoy your special day in your suspended puppy stage and play with all the other fur babies. I'll look for you in my dreams so I can hold you once more.

12/25/09 - Merry Christmas my baby girl. I miss you so much, the holidays are hard without you under the tree opening your presents and Boo reminds me so much of you, even though he is a cat! I love you and know you are here with me. I got you a present, a memorial stone for your picture with a nice saying to put in the garden and put a red rose in your Christmas stocking. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

5/25/07 - Today was the hardest day of my life thus far. I can't sleep. I miss you so much Star and pray I did the right thing, I couldn't stand to watch you suffer and I found the strength inside to do what I thought was best and stayed by your side the entire time. Please just give me a sign you are somewhere safe and okay. I love you more then words could ever say, we have spent so many amazing years together and you stayed by my side for all of it. I lost my very best friend today.

5/27/07 Thank you my beautiful Star puppy for the sign that I needed to know you've made it over the bridge and are happy and safe. When I was on the phone remembering all the good memories of me and you throughout the years a falling star fell onto the bed in just the spot where you used to sleep when you were still able to get up onto my bed. I felt you in my soul and I believe you are still very much with me. I love you and will forever keep you in my heart girl. It's hard to be here without you, but knowing you are still around in some way makes it easier. Tash is having a star registry made in your name... you'll never be forgotten. Miss you so very much baby girl.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are!
When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

5/28/07: Memorial Day - it really is my Star. I will be lighting a candle for you tonight. I miss you so very much but I do know you are my shining Star angel now, and will forever be by my side. Run and play baby amongst the rainbows and the milky way all I want is for you to be happy mommy's little wiggle butt. "Mommy, when we get to Heaven, can I taste the Milky Way?
"Are we goin' there to visit, or are we goin' there to stay?
"Am I gonna see my Grandpa? Can I have a pair of wings?
"An' do you think that God could use another Angel,
"To help pour out the rain?" - Yes I do baby...

6/1 - A week already my sweet Star since you've been gone. Today was a rough day. All week I've been seeing you in my dreams... then expect to see you when I wake etc. I feel like you keep sending me signs though that you are still with me and that helps me get through the days. I miss you puppy. Love you always and forever until someday you great me once again with those loving puppy kisses and big puppy dog eyes. Sleep tight my shining Star, goodnight hugs and kisses.

6/25/07 Hello my precious shining Star angel... well it's been a month to the day you became an 'offical' angel and I still miss you tons and think about you everyday. It's been so odd not having you around the house, not waking up to you or coming home to you. I miss the way you always looked at me with your puppy dog eyes even after you got really sick - you still managed to muster up that look of devotion for me. I miss your constant company and loyal loving companionship - so many things I miss Star, so many memories... but I have no regrets because I am so very thankful for every single moment we had together and we were the lucky ones - we got 17 amazing years together! ... I had to go through another surgery for my leg this past week but I knew you were right there besides me (been seeing you alot in my dreams too! thank you for that Star baby) and I knew you would watch over me and protect me and give me the strength I needed to get through this just as you always did... and since I've been home recovering I've had your picture next to me, bedside, so you can keep me safe and remind me of what's important in life. You still inspire me puppy. You're the light in my soul. I just wanted to drop by and tell you how much I love you and give you a big cuddle and lots of kisses and a nice belly rub. I hope you made lots of new friends and are running amongst the moonbeams, catching falling stars and being your always sunny bright self. I Love you Star. Always and forever. XOXOXOXO

7/25/07 Two months now puppy, god how I miss you. It's so hard somedays finding that extra strength just to get through the day without you around. The house is lonley... not that same at all. I'm not the same. Needed to come here and tell you how much I love you, how close I hold you in my heart, and that I think of you every day. I've been trying to focus on all the good memories, knowing in spirit you are still very much alive and still looking out for me. Goodnight, not goodbye, my shining Star - mommy loves you xoxoxoxoxox

10/25/07 - 5 months now puppy. I still miss you so much Star, you've been on my mind alot as of late. They say this time of the year the veil between here and where you're hopefully a happy shinning star is the thinest. I just wanted you to know that mommy was thinking about you and missing you. You are never far from my heart. I love you Star xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Shine brightly.

11/25/07 Six months now my precious Star puppy. And I still miss you as much. Have some news for you, although I think you already know! I adopted a little kitty from a shelter, saved him and gave him a loving home - he's already spoiled, just like you were! I think you helped me pick him out because he is alot like you xxx I named him Leo, a star constellation, as he is your little brother. I call him Boo though xxx He loves the same spot you do in the bathroom on the towel after I take a hot shower, he just lays there all curled up like you did. He even likes the same spot on my bed as you and loves his belly rubbed too! With the holidays upon us it doesn't feel the same without you around. I'll never forget how excited you used to get around Christmas and how you opened all of your own presents from under the tree. I'll be placing your special ornament this year on the tree and hanging your stocking because you will forever have a place here with me/us. I love you so much Star, thank you for being my own special angel now and of course all the time we did spend together, I can feel you with me always. I'm going to write you another special poem and post it tomorrow in your honour. Go play amongst the moonbeams and shinning stars and radiate your love all about with all the other furbabies and please send mommy some kisses from heaven xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I love you.

12/25/07 - Merry, Merry Christmas my sweet Star. I love you so very much, it's just not the same without you here this year. Your ornament is on the tree, I love that picture of you with Santa. I also hung your stocking, like always, and put a red rose in it for you to symbolize my eternal love for you puppy. You are deeply loved, very missed, and always in my heart Star. It's also 7 months since you became mommy's little angel, so a very rough Christmas for me this year, but knowing you're up there watching over me, shinning brightly, makes me smile... It's also your new Brother's very first Christmas so I am doing my best to make it a happy one for him. I know he would wish you a Merry Christmas too! Even though he's a cat he reminds me so much of you somedays! Come visit me tonight Star, I'd love to give you a great big kiss, cuddle and hug. Night, night baby girl, mommy loves you. Merry Christmas xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

4/28/08 - Happy Birthday girl, Mommy misses you so very much. I love you and think of you everyday, especially today. xoxoxoxox

5/25/08 - It's been one year today Star, I can't believe it still. I've been sad all week but everytime I remembered the good times we had together I managed to smile. Thankfully your lil brother Boo has been looking out after me... sometimes he acts just like you (and he's a cat!) that I swear that is your way of letting me know you are still here looking out for me. I can sense that you're well and happy and full of vibrant spirit. I still wrestle with my decision, but deep down I know I did the right thing for you... I couldn't bare to watch you suffer in pain any longer, I couldn't be selfish... I wish I could hold you one last time again, someday I guess... for now just now your mommy loves you so very much and I hold you in my heart every single day, keeping you, your spirit and your memory alive. Thank you for spending 17 years with me and for all of your unconditional love. I couldn't have asked for a better friend to be by my side. I love puppy. xoxoxoxo

My last very special memory of my beloved Star took place on Sunday, May 6th, 2007 when my partner and I got engaged. When we first met I (Angela) had mentioned to Tash that I had always pictured Star (my loyal pooch of 17 years) to be the ring bearer for my someday-wedding. Well poor Star was nearing the end, having lived a wonderful life, hanging on only for me it seems and we both know that she, sadly, will not be at our wedding. When Tash arrived in town for our most recent holiday together and I was at work she gave my Star (whom she treats like her own) a lovely bath and spent some quality time with her... wheeling and dealing apparently. To my surprise, Tash remembered our conversation of over a year ago when Star was still in pretty decent health and on her (Tash's) last day in town - after a lovely weekend in Provincetown - she brought me over to the couch and asked me to sit down. She starting telling me how much she loved me and how much she wanted us to spend the rest our lives together. She then got down on one knee in front of me and called for Star... apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks - that is with enough grapes, pretzles, cookies and whatever else it takes! Poor Star stumbled into the room and around her neck was the ring we had picked out together. I couldn't hold back my tears as Tash explained (also in tears) how she knew how much Star meant to me and that she and Star had talked and Tash promised Star she would take care of me... Tash wanted Star's blessing (I'm getting teary eyed just writing this now)... It was a simple proposal yet very powerful and emotional. I am so thankful to Tash that my forever puppy was included in this milestone. That ring now holds double the meaning and I know deep down that Star will look over me and us from up above continuing to shine down her love and smile upon us every day. She will also be missed and forever loved by her other family members and dear friends. I love you Star and someday we will be together again, but for now everytime I touch that ring upon my finger just know you have touched my soul.

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