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In Memory of Fluffy, Precious, and Kholi

This Page is Dedicated to Fluffy and Kohli and Precious

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God saw you were sick
And a cure was not to be;
So He held his arms open
And whispered, "Come to me"
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working paws went to rest.
God broke our hearts to show us
He only took the best.

~Author Unknown~

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Rescue me not only with your hands but with your heart as well.
I will respond to you.
Rescue me not out of pity but out of love.
I will love you back.
Rescue me not with self-righteousness but with compassion.
I will learn what you teach.
Rescue me not because of my past but because of my future.
I will relax and enjoy.
Rescue me not simply to save me but to give me a new life.
I will appreciate your gift.
Rescue me not only with a firm hand but with tolerance and patience.
I will please you.
Rescue me not only because of who I am but who I'm to become.
I will grow and mature.
Rescue me not to revere yourself to others but because you want me.
I will never let you down.
Rescue me not with a hidden agenda but with a desire to teach me to trust.
I will be loyal and true.
Rescue me not to be chained or to fight but to be your companion.
I will stand by your side.
Rescue me not to replace one you've lost but to soothe your spirit.
I will cherish you.
Rescue me not to be your pet but to be your friend.
I will give you unconditional love.
Please Rescue Me!

~Author Unknown~

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Not An Angel

The young pup and the older dog lay on shaded sweet grass watching the reunions.
Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes a whole family would approach the
Rainbow Bridge, be greeted by their loving pets and cross the bridge together.

The young pup playfully nipped at the older one.
"Look! Something wonderful is happening!" The older dog stood up and barked,
"Quickly. Get over to the path."
"But that's not my owner," whined the pup, but he did as he was told.
Thousands of pets surged forward as a figure in white walked on the path
toward the bridge.

After the glowing figure passed each animal, that animal bowed it's head in
love and respect. The figure finally approached the bridge, and was met by
a menagerie of joyous animals. Together, they all walked over the bridge
and disappeared.

The young pup was still in awe. "Was that an angel?" he whispered.
"No, son." The older dog replied. "That was more than an angel.
That was a person who worked rescue."

~Author Unknown~

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When the earth was newly wrought, God made a wondrous creature.
He gave its form most careful thought and studied every feature.
He made it with a graceful tail with several rates of motion.
So every wag could, without fail, register emotion.
He made it with a varied bark that produces several tones.
To frighten goblins in the dark or murmur over bones.
He made a moistened nose that probes in every niche,
For soothing children, Heaven knows, it has a tongue that licks.
He made it with such soulful eyes of deepest golden brown,
That no man, neither fool nor wise, could turn its wishes down.
He made it with a coat of hair that covers every bit
But made it soft beyond compare for when children play with it.
He made it loyal, strong and smart, to serve as best it can,
So it could always do a part as the ears and eyes of Man.
He made it minus gear or cog, of His most precious blend,
And so with love, God made the dog to be a man's best friend.


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This Old Dog

I'm getting on in years,
My coat is turning gray.
My eyes have lost their luster,
My hearing's just okay.
I spend my days dreaming,
Of earlier times with you
When I could run and jump and play,
And fetch the ball you threw.
I remember our first visit,
I was coming to you free
Hoping you would take me in,
And keep me company.
I wasn't young or handsome,
Two years I'd roamed the street.
There were scars upon my face,
I hobbled on my feet.
I could sense your disappointment,
As I left my prison cage.
Oh, I hoped you would accept me
And look beyond my age.
You took me out of pity,
I accepted without shame.
Then you grew to love me,
And I admit the same.
I have shared with you your laughter,
You have wet my fur with tears.
We've come to know each other
Throughout these many years.
Just one more hug this morning
And as you drive away
Know I will think about you
Throughout your busy day.
I'll faithfully wait here for you
And though my head's a fog
My heart is yours forever.
I promise-
This old dog

~Author Unknown~

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Putting Our Toys Away

Thank you for fighting to save me,
thank you for letting me go.
I tried so hard to stay and when
at last I had to leave your arms
I didn't know you'd cry so much,
for such a little friend.
I saw you put our toys away.
Don't you want to play
with the ball or the squeaky bone?
Maybe it wouldn't be as fun
to play with them alone.
That place you made in the yard
is nice, with flowers and a teddy bear.
I'll try to get my teeth on that
and drag it laughing through the air.
I watched you find a photo of me
and put it on the fridge.
I will remember your face as well,
and I'll meet you at the bridge.

~Kyle Kimberlin~

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Beautiful Dream

I've been dreaming of someplace that's warm
With walls and a roof to keep out the storm
Where my belly was full, and my coat, it was clean
Oh, what a beautiful dream.

I once had a home, I expected to stay
But after a while, I was just in the way.
So they brought me out here, and they said I was free.
I said, "This isn't freedom," but they didn't hear me.

And I've been dreaming of someplace that's warm
With walls and a roof to keep out the storm
Where my belly was full, and my coat, it was clean
Oh, what a beautiful dream.

And I've seen my brother chained up in the yard,
His water bowl empty, his bed cold and hard,
With a view of the house where his people reside,
But in all of his years there, he's not been inside.

And I've seen my sister try to get through her days,
Turned out of the house with a family to raise.
And she's thin and she's weak, and she's losing her fur,
And she can't feed her babies when there's no food for her.

And they've been dreaming of someplace that's warm
With walls and a roof to keep out the storm
Where there bellies are full, and their coats are all clean
Oh, what a beautiful dream.

But I woke up this morning and it wasn't a dream.
I had a full food bowl and a bed it was clean.
And the people spoke gently and soon earned my trust
When they said, "Welcome, stranger, you're safe here with us."
Now if I spoke the language these good people use,
I'd tell of the others alone and abused,
Just looking for love and somewhere to nest.
Now you've saved me; can't you save all the rest?

And bring them all home to someplace that's warm
With walls and a roof to keep out the storm
Where their bellies are full, and their coats are all clean.
Why must it be just a beautiful dream?
Why must it be just a dream?

~(c) 1998, Beverly L. Seinberg~

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I wonder if Christ had a little black dog,
All fuzzy and wooley, like mine.
With two silky ears and a nose brown and wet
And two eyes, bright and tender, that shine.
I'm afraid that He hadn't, because I have read
How He prayed in the garden alone
When all of His friends and disciples had fled,
Even Peter, the one called a stone.
But, 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 the dear fingers in agony clasped
And counting all favors but loss,
When they took Him away, would have trotted behind,
And followed Him to the cross.


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"Will there be dogs in heaven?"
I heard my children ask.
Their pup was struck by an auto
And they watched him breathe his last.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Just ask old Saint Bernard.
Without his friend in that mountain pass
The going would be hard.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Saint Francis thought there should.
That wolf he fed at Gubbio
Was just misunderstood.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Just ask that thin blue line.
They won't go into danger
Without their partners from K-9.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
How many gave their all
Trying to save their masters' lives
And answered duty's call.

Your pup will run out to greet you
When you're at the Pearly Gates.
So make sure you get to heaven
For it's there your doggie waits.

~Arnold Pancratz~

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Why did God make dogs? I don't think it was accidental,
so why do you suppose hounds are around?
Recently, I watched an elderly woman trying to recover from
a stroke. Her brain was damaged, and her arm was weak, so her
therapist brought, of all things, a dog to help out. Instead
of completing monotonous drills, the elderly patient threw a
bright red Frisbee across the room, and the dog bounced over,
picked it up, and brought it back, his eyes begging, "Throw
it again, please!" And she did, over and over and over,
forgetting that she was actually working quite hard.

What possessed God to make dogs anyway? Certainly there are
exceptions, and certainly people can breed dogs to bring out
the worst in them, but in general, there is nothing more selfless,
loving or patient than a dog. Mistreat it and it comes back to
you anyway. Ignore it and it never gives up hope that you will
be its friend again. Make it wait days to go play, and it will
still be ready. It offers you friendship and companionship and
in return asks only for food, water and an occasional scratch
behind the ears.

Why would God bother to make such a creature?

I suppose that if dogs were like people they would eventually give
up on us... but they never do. A dog's love is almost impossible
to destroy, because it's not a love you earn -- it's simply a love
you are given.

In other words, dogs love unconditionally. Unconditional love,
unending patience, faithfulness to the very end.

Do you suppose, just perhaps, that God made dogs to show us a little
something about Himself? Do you think maybe "man's best friend" is
really pointing us to the One who is truly our very Best Friend?
You could learn a lot about God from a dog.

~by Mark Phillips~

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Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife by the millions
in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed.
Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them.
This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all
those animals leads to fatal and degenerative health conditions
such as, heart disease and cancer. Then man tortures and kills
millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere in the world millions of humans are dying from
malnutrition because the food they could have eaten is being
used to fatten their domestic animals.
Meanwhile once a year, man sends out cards


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Old dog in a locket
That lays next to my heart
I will always love you
As I did right from the start.

You were right beside me
Through the darkest of my days
It was your kind and gentle nature
That made me want to stay.

Now I hold you in my arms
Your breath still warm against my hand
Our hearts still beat together
And I wonder if you understand.

Through the hours that I held you
Before the light did leave your soul
I knew a way to keep you
Forever in my hold.

I snipped the hair from around your eyes
So I would always see
The beauty that surrounds me
Even in times of need.

I snipped the hair from around your ears
So I would always hear
Music in the distance
To quiet any fears.

I snipped the hair from across your back
To bring me strength in time of need
And the the power of your essence
Would always be with me.

I snipped the hair from around your heart
That beat in time with mine
So I would know that love would find me
At some distant time.

And so, your life slipped out of mine
On a quiet Spring like day
But I knew that a part of you
Was always here to stay.

Old dog in a locket
That lays next to my heart
I will always love you
Even though we had to part.

~ Author Unknown ~

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