Rainbow Bridge

Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, give their home & all they have, to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…

To a poor and lonely stray I’d give:Maggie

  • My happy home.
  • My bowl & cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.
  • The lap, which I loved so much.
  • The hand that stroked my fur & the sweet voice which spoke my name.

I’d Will to the sad, scared shelter dog, the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

So, when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.”

Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to HIM.

This is the only thing I can give…

The love I left behind.

“Banjo is a puppy mill survivor! She adopted Amanda (a human) for her Momma 6 years ago and they started their journey of love, bliss and happiness together. She enjoyed boating, swimming and kayaking with her momma, sister, grandparents, uncle, aunt and cousins. Her greatest pleasure was belly rubs from her momma.
Banjo is dearly loved and missed by all that were blessed to know her. Rest in peace sweetheart.”

Tasha Rainbow (2)Tasha was rescued in August of 2008 from an abusive owner. She was 13 years old and was simply put outside to die. When we picked her up she was covered from head to toe with maggots and fleas, was severely matted, and underweight. Within a few more hours she would have been dead. We rushed her back to the shelter where I began the long process of removing the bugs that were eating her alive. The vet said if she made it thru the night it would be a miracle. I think Tom knew that if she did make it, I would want to bring her home, where she would undoubtedly remain for the rest of her time.

Tasha RainbowWell I am happy to say that she lived with us until December 24, 2009. During her time with us she had to have most of her badly infected teeth removed as well as her right eye that was badly damaged from glaucoma. She was one of the most loving cocker spaniels that I have ever met. She truly lit up our lives with her personality and spunk. She wouldn’t hesitate to chase a cat away from the water bowl or steal a toy from one of the younger dogs.

I still miss her everyday and cry when I think about her. We are glad that she got to spend her last year with us, living the good life, and didn’t die that hot summer day in someone’s side yard with a chain around her neck. I find peace in knowing that justice was served and her owner did serve jail time for what he did to her.

Tasha, we still love you very much. Our only regret is that you didn’t get to be with us longer!

Mom and Dad

Odownloadur beloved Alice also has passed away. You will forever be remembered as the loving, sweet, and compassionate pet you were.



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