*****"God made perfect dogs for imperfect humans, so that we might have an earthly source of unconditional lood took a bit of His own wonderous love, wrapped it in fur, and gave you to us so that our lives could be richer and deeper than they ever would have been without you."*****|
*****"PERHAPS THEY ARE NOT STARS IN THE SKY, but rather openings where our Loved ones Shine down to let Us know they are HAPPY"....*****
*****"A Heart of gold stopped beating, A wagging tail now rests, God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the Best..God knows you had to leave us..But you did not go alone..For part of us went with you..The day He took you home"....******
*****"I often sit and think about the years that have passed by, and the Happiness and Joy, that was so often shared by you and I..I think of all the laughter you gave and all of the fun.. Then before I know it my tears have once again begun. For, although it brings me comfort to walk down memory lane...It reminds me how, without you, Life has never been the same"..****
***************May your wings Glisten as you fly with all of the other Beautiful Angels.. So Fly high Tiffy..Fly Free..*************
Dogs are a special gift from God and are truly our best friends..
When God had made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees.
He then made all the animals,
The fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He'd finished,
Not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this world of mine,
And give each one a name."
And so He traveled far and wide
And everywhere He went,
A little creature followed Him
Until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said, "Dear Lord,
There's not one left for me."
Kindly the Father said to him,
"I've left you to the end.
I've turned my own name back to front
And called you dog, my friend."
"Dog Pennies from Heaven"..
I found a Penny today, just laying on the ground.
But it's not just a Penny, this little coin I've found.
Found Pennies come from Heaven, That's what my Grandpa used to say.
He said" Angel Dogs" toss them down.
Oh how I loved that story.
He said "When an Angel Dog misses you, he tosses a Penny down,
Sometimes just to cheer you up, to make a smile out of your frown"
So don't pass by that Penny, When you're feeling blue.
It may be a Penny from Heaven, That your Angel Dog has tossed to you..****************************************************
My Sweet Tiffany,
It has been a little over a year since I have been able to hold you, bury my nose in your soft fur or see your little face. On the day you made your journey, I wasn't able to say Good-bye. For just the short time I left the house , You went to sleep for the lasttime. At that time, God reached down and picked you up and said " I welcome you" You had lost your final battle with Cancer. I am so very sorry you had this terrible sickness. You were the sweetest Angel , a true gift from Heaven. You never let me know how sick you really were, you were always wagging your tail right to the very end. I believe that you waited for me to come home from my hospital stay, so we could spend your last few days together. I remember being so worried you would leave before I was able to come home. You didn't, we had our last few days. I miss you sweet girl. On July 18th, 2011 my heart was crushed. I knew that you could no longer stay. Your little body was so tired. I knew it was time. Time for you to make the journey. I remember holding you for a long time. Crying,and saying good-bye to your now lifeless body. Then Dad and I took you out to where your little body would rest Forever. We have created a ``Memory garden here for you, which for as long as I am able, I will continue to keep beautiful. It is our tribute to you Tiffany.
I have also created a page for you on the Rainbow Bridge web site. Where everyday and night I leave you a note. This makes me feel close to you. I can talk to you like I had done Thousands of times through the years.
There are times when I close my eyes and I can see you laying on the grass or on the patio. When Ashley goes out to the yard there are times I think you are right by her side just as you were for so many years. Sometimes she will stop and "wait" for you. I know you have visited her. Oh my Sweet Tiffy. You are missed..
You were with me for twelve and a half years, you were my little friend. My little clown. You gave unconditional love. You gave us..Ashley and JJ. I miss you so very much. If Love could have saved you Tiff, you would have lived Forever. I know we will be together again oneday. It is the Rainbow Bridge promise. It is also His promise. I know you will enjoy the beautiful meadows, running and playing just as you did when you were a puppy here, because you are now healthy and young again. Happy and Vibrant. I close my eyes, and I see YOU. Running as fast as your little legs will go.
Ashley and I will be alright Tiff. We miss our girl.. But we help each other everyday.
My selfish heart wishes, but I know you are now in the best place ever. How could I want anything less for my little Angel?
It's time for me to say GOOD-BYE .. Rest in Peace little friend. Wait for us, one day our names will be called to join you. Then we will start Eternity together. Until that day, I will visit your spot and write to you on your RB page.
I Love you Tiffany and I will never forget you. You will live in my heart Always and Forever....Mom
**Dear God, please hold my baby in your loving arms today and always, and make sure she has lots of fun and is not missing me too much. Knowing you are taking care of her brings me peace and lightens my heart... Love you My Tiff Tiff...**********
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair,
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday,
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew,
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand together, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see,
But be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.
I love you my sweet Tiffany..That will never change..Run free & fly high baby girl..Be well ..Mom
04/17/2015 Hello My sweet Tiffany..My heart is again in a million pieces..As you know our sweet Ashley has come to join you and the Littles at the Rainbow Bridge..Tiffany I can hardly write this to you..I am so used to her right at my feet as I would type..My heart is shattered, I feel like it has been torn to pieces.... 15 years was not enough..I know you were there last night as we helped her to make her journey..Your little Family is together once again..I miss you so very much..I know you will take good care of our little girl now..as you wait in the beautiful meadows..Just as I held Ashley in my hands the day she was born, I held her last night in my arms, as she fell into her final sleep..I kissed her good-bye and talked to her softly..I promised her I would see her again one day.. I'm so sorry Tiff..I have to go right now..I am having such a hard time writing this..Please know that I love you all, my Sweet Sweet Little Lhasa Kids.. Always..Mom
04/17/2015 For My sweet Ashley Bean..
By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over... together.
7/18/2015 *****"PERHAPS THEY ARE NOT STARS IN THE SKY, but rather openings where our Loved ones Shine down to let Us know they are HAPPY"....***** Well Tiffany, here we are 4 years since you made YOUR JOURNEY to the RB.. Four years since I held you for the last time.. Four years ago since I snuggled you for the last time.. Yet it seems like yesterday, because I can't believe you have been gone for this long.. So much has happened in the last 4 years.. Joey met you at the bridge a year ago, as well as our sweet Ashley 3 months ago.. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you.. I may be watching Toby and Bella playing, or I see another Lhasa somewhere, and yes I still hear that little dog barking that sounds just like you.. I miss you my little Friend.. There can never be another Tiffany.. YOU are one of a kind.. I miss our Ashley too.. She is our little girl.. When I close my eyes, I can see YOU, Joey, JJ and Ashley playing together, just like when you were puppies.. It makes me smile through my tears.. Little did I know that after you left we would have to say good-bye to Ashley in just a short time.. She is where she belongs now, with you.. Your little family is together once again.. I miss my girls and my little men too.. One day I will see you again.. Bella and Toby do make my days easier, even though still I get sad.. Especially at this time of the year, Summer, which is our favorite time, isn't it Tiff?.. Thank you for helping us find them.. Enjoy your day today my Little Girl.. Your RB Anniversary.. It's your day to celebrate.. I Love you and miss you Tiffany, the years that have passed, haven't made that any less..Mom
1/31/2017. Happy New Year's eve Tiffany. Today is the last day of 2017. Hard to believe another year has come and gone. I'm hoping that 2018 is a little better year for us. Things are not extremely easy having grandma here. With my own health issues it makes it hard to keep up after her. So I have had to hire a cleaning company to come and clean every other week. I get so frustrated because I can't do everything on my own. Even though dad tries to help, it's hard because he works a lot of hours out here. I'm trying really hard to lose weight and it is my goal to get my weight down enough, so I will feel better and be able to have surgery for my niece. Today is a bad day I'm having a really hard time walking.
Sue and I had a wonderful chat right before Christmas. We've decided that we need to talk more often because we always have so much to catch up on. So much going on in our lives now that we are retired. Dad and I want to be able to travel more but it's just about impossible with grandma. So I guess we're gonna have to wait some time.
Tomorrow is New Year's Day and dad goes back to work after being off a week. He really doesn't actually have to work during the day but he is on call for this next week. He goes back and works on Tuesday. So tomorrow the girls are going to come over and we're just going to do a simple barbecue. Just hamburgers and chips and just spend some time on the first day of the brand new year.
Tomorrow is New Year's day and dad goes back to work after being off a week. He really doesn't actually have to work during the day but he is on call for this next week. He goes back and works on Tuesday. So tomorrow the girls are going to come over and we're just going to do a simple barbecue. Just hamburgers and chips and just spend some time on the first day of the brand new year.
It doesn't make any difference how many years go by or how many days. I miss you each and everyone of them. You are my special little girl and always will be. I find peace in knowing that I will see you again one day .
I hope the boys are behaving themselves. I miss them, all of their little shenanigans when they were here. And I miss my sweet Ashley. She was a part of you and I cherished that . I know that you are all together, pain-free and young, running and playing in the beautiful Meadows. I can still see each one of you in my heart when you were puppies. This is how I see you now running and playing. You are my second Lhasa Apso and oh, how happy I was The day I brought you home to meet Joey. Joey was so happy to have you as his playmate.
I wanted to stop by and drop a note to you while dad and grandma were at church. It's the one time I can sit quietly and put my words down to you. I know I don't get here to write as often as I would like to, but you know from watching over us that I talk To you every morning and night, when I look at your picture.
I hope you have a wonderful celebration of the New Year at the rainbow bridge. It's 2018 already! Hard to believe as the years keep going by faster and faster. So much time has gone by since I held you all last.
This coming Friday, January 5 will be my moms birthday. Rachel, Bailey, Eva and I are going to be sending balloons up to the rainbow bridge. The balloons will be for you and the Littles to help my mom celebrate her birthday. Watch for them my sweet little girl . Each one will be full of love.
I miss you my sweet little Tiff. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and wish you were still here. Give the boys and Ashley lots of puppy kisses for me. For you my puppy kisses will be in the sunshine.
Happy New Year my sweet little Tiffany.. here's to the start of a brand new year. Enjoy the beautiful Meadows. Remember always that I love you to the moon and back ...Mom
1/8/2018. I woke up with you on my mind my little Tiffy. I just wanted to tell you how blessed we were to have been granted the privilege and honour of being your guardian and parents for the short time you were here with us❤️ You were the best ....gentle, loyal, funny, protective, loving, sweet, intelligent, empathetic, playful, curious, confident, strong, a food hound, a constant shadow, and, most of all, my best friend. While it was one of the most difficult and saddest events I have ever had to endure when you closed your eyes on July 18th 2011, much too young and early, I would not change, nor regret, a single moment I had with you (except, of course for your coming down with your illness and the pain and treatments you had to endure)! I cherish everything we shared together, all the times and memories experienced and created...and they now, finally, bring smiles and happiness to our faces and hearts. I'm certain that you're playing with the many fur babies who are at the fields near the Rainbow Bridge...say hello to them on behalf of their many loving parents. I just wanted to let you know that I miss you and think of you, and not a single day has gone by where you have not been in my thoughts and my heart! Thank you for being forever by my side, watching over and protecting us despite being physically apart, just as you did when you were beside me ...thank you for being you!! I love you and miss you so very much little Tiffy. Stay safe and well until we find ourselves reunited, and can again hold, hug, kiss, and cuddle you once again! Mom