Dedicated to those waiting
at the Bridge
Feb. 7, l997-Feb. 7, 2000
Mac went to the Bridge on his 3rd Birthday he had a seizure that
wouldn't stop. We were with him through thick and thin and miss
him dearly. We have him home here with us in our backyard graveyard.
We recently bought two howling coyote statues for Mac representing
the calling of the pack, one is a full grown coyote and the other
is three smaller pups all with heads back howling we also have
a birdbath in our graveyard. One day all the rest of our 17 Chihuahua's.
Dalmatian, Shepherd/Wolf cross and recently adopted Border Collie
will also go to the bridge with Mac and to our graveyard full
Wendy and Ken
June 14, 1994 - February 12, 2000.
From the time we picked her out at the breeders she was the focus
of all our attention, we laughed at her funny antics, and cried
when the seizures began at 9 months, however she died died of
esophageal cancer. We all miss her terribly (especially her human
brothers, Billy and Jonathan) and all future dogs will be compared
Waiting for Debbie, Billy and Jonathan
Sir Stimpy Magoo
January 17, 1993-March 2, 2000
Stimpy began his seizures several years ago and battled them for
a few years. He was seizure free since 08/99 until he passed away
from Lymphoma. He was a remarkable, lovable and true to his feelings-dog.
I miss him dearly!
Waiting for Keri
October 10, 1989-March 10,2000
We loved Jake more then we could ever love a pet. Jake gave us
much happiness and we loved him very much.
Waiting for Pat and Jenny
August 31, 1993-April 6-2000
waiting for Dawne
Lowenhart Tabermars Elegance CD, CGC, TT
April 28, 1995 - April 1, 2000
Mommy & Daddy
Ele was the puzzle puppy, She had no warnings, no triggers, no
patterns. She loved everyone, two legged and four legged, was
excellent with children and changed many minds about Rottweilers.
She was our friend and our guide. Thank you, Babe, for all that
you did for us and for getting Ollie and Breezy on the right track.
I know you are proud of them. We are too and it helps to know
that you helped raise them.
waiting for Mary and Ted
January 1997-April 18 2000
He was my sweetest baby
boy and I will love him always and forever.
waiting for Debbie
January 14 , 1993- May 9, 2000
She was a shining light in my life. I will always cherish the
memory of those special times when she lay in front of me, paws
crossed, that regal head held high while she held my gaze, those
soft brown eyes spoke without words; I felt she could see into
my soul. She knew my sorrow, my joy and my frustrations; just
the gentle touch of her chin on my knees worked her special magic.
Her loss is undefinable but the gift of her unquestioning love
is a force that will live with me forever.
Waiting for Barb
Ch Solna's Angel in
November 5, 1995 - June 16, 2000
April 29 , 1996 - June 21,2000
I had avoided this option
for so long but I knew it was finally time,
- You were my girl.
- From the first time
- I looked into your eyes
- Until the last.
- You were my Angel Pie.
- Never have I been loved
- So completely.
- You took my heart
- And my soul.
- My girl,
- I think I will miss most
- You simple happiness with
- Your pleasure over little
- A bone, a stick, a touch.
- You were the sweet one
- But also the one
- Who lead the pack,
- Who kept her mama safe.
- I hope you know we tried;
- I hope you know my heart
- When we had to let you
- And I wish I could have
- Been there
- To touch you,
- To tell you it was okay
- To go.
- You were
- Far too good for this
- Good-bye mama's girl;
- We'll miss you.
Waiting for Dawn & Roger
Epilepsy had taken it's toll on my weakening four-year old friend.
I knew I would long regret it, for it felt like such a crime,
But it just had to be done his suffering needed to end.
I promised I'd always be there, and as I stood by his side,
I said a quiet prayer to God in order to help us through this.
When he slipped away from me so peacefully my tears I tried to
And as I hugged him a final time this dog I knew I would miss.
Even though he was just a pet his departure was hard to bear,
The memories live inside me and remind me of all we had done.
Working to keep him seizure-free took a lot of work and care,
And I hate to think that we gave up but this battle just couldn't
In the end we may have lost but at least I know now he is free.
And never gone completely because a part of him will always remain
Waiting for Janelle
October 24, 1990-August 22, 2000
Sheba was the most loving, devoted German I've ever had; she was
truly "my girl". She loved and obeyed Dick, but if she
had to walk beside someone, it was me. She was friendly to everyone
she knew, and cautious of those she didn't. She was every bit
a German Shepherd, and worthy of her breed.
Waiting for Nancy and Dick
3/19/95 - 8/24/000
Gone but never forgotten.
My first, my forever, my
Waiting for Gay
My Memphis Belle
Dec. 15, 1994 - Aug. 26, 2000
You came into my life such a sweet
bundle of joy, though our time together was short, it seemed like
a life time filled with ups and downs as we fought this disease
they call epilepsy. The strength you gave me will be everlasting,
as you my Sweet Memphis Belle will live forever in my Heart
Waiting for Deb and Corky
June 9, 1988 - September 5, 2000
Goodbye, Randy our sweet
little Blubber Man.You were the best little chunk of a Chihuahua
that there ever could be
You never let the seizures stop you from getting to your dinner
bowl.Our love for you was immediate and never ending.
Waiting for Barbara and Flo
June 15, 1997 to November
"Letting go of a friend, holding on to the memories"
You were beautiful, silly,
loving, and gentle. The lives you touched
will be changed forever, for the better. No one could have asked
sweeter boy. You gave freely of your love, and every new face
to be washed. You were a blessing to our lives, and the memory
silly antics still bring us smiles. We love you still.
Waiting for Jan, Hobbit,
Cliffy, and Patches
"And now ere we part,
let us call to mind
Those who have finished their earthly course
And have been gathered to the eternal home.
Though Vanished from bodily sight,
They have not ceased to be, and it is well with them;
They abide in the shadow of the Most High.
Let those who mourn for them be comforted,
Let them submit their aching hearts to God.
For S/he is just and wise and merciful in all doings,
Though no one can comprehend the ways."
"In the divine order of nature both life and death,
Joy and Sorrow, serve beneficial ends,
And in the fullness of time we shall know why we are tried
And why our love brings sorrow as well as happiness.
Wait patiently, all ye that mourn, and be of good courage,
For surely your longing souls shall be satisfied."
from the Jewish Kadish
Waiting for Mindy
"But, oh! fell death's
That nipt my flower sae early."
from "Highland Mary"
by Robert Burns
waiting for Sandy
If it should be.....
If it should be that I grow
frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can't be won.
You will be sad, I understand,
Don't let your grief then stay your hand,
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stands the test.
We've had so many happy
What is to come can hold no fears.
Would you want me to suffer? So
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only stay with me to the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you
It is a kindness that you do to me,
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Do not grieve it should
Who must decide this thing to do -
We've been so close, we two these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
Waiting for Glen
Data, my boy you were the best friend
anyone could want, nobody was a stranger to you. The walks on
the beach frisbee and ball; Ah what memories you have left me.
You cuddled up with us at night, calmed Kelley when the storms
came at night. Who can forget the sight of you sticking your head
out the window of "das auto". Being bi-lingual (English-German)
you amazed many people with your abilities and manners. Daddy
and Kelley will always be thinking about you. I wish I could have
one last "kuzzen" from you.
Waiting for Allen &
Tree, CGC, TDI
1987(?) - 12/9/2000
Your background unknown and forever
hidden, we had the privilege of sharing only the last short 18
months of your journey on this earth. You were a gentle soul,
with a smile and a heart as big as the universe -- the embodiment
of unconditional love, warmth, compassion and strength of a true
Labrador. With a tremendous gusto for life, you were at times
a clown bringing joy to the hearts of all who met you, but when
comfort was needed, you gave yourself quietly and peacefully.
A true gentleman, a valiant giant in this life, you were loved
from the first moment we met. Thank you for sharing your twilight
years with us; we wish we could have had longer together. A part
of our hearts go with you forever. Until we meet at the Rainbow
Bridge, God Bless.....
Sue, Lee, Willow and Rosie
March 1997 - December 13,
"The best dog ever"
waiting for Lydia
August 23, 1993 -December
A Final Prayer For My Dog
I hope Jesus loves you as
much as I do
When you come and lie down by His feet.
I hope that He strokes your long golden hair
And tells you you're handsome and sweet.
I hope Jesus takes you for
long, long walks
And gives you cool water each day.
I hope that He gives you your special treats
After you've been out to play.
I hope Jesus takes you for
swims in the lake
And throws you a ball or two.
I hope that He knows what a good dog you are,
So loving, so kind, and so true.
I hope Jesus builds you
a warm, sturdy house,
Nothing fancy - you've no need for frills.
I hope that He knows of the gap you have left,
And what a large gap you can fill.
I hope Jesus holds you close
in His arms,
When the thunder and lightning begins.
I hope that He soothes away all of your fears
And tells you that soon it will end.
I hope Jesus finds you someone
Perhaps there's a child alone, too.
I hope that He lets you sleep on His bed
With His arms wrapped tight around you.
For if there's a heaven,
I know there's a place
For a dog as loving as you.
And all I can ask is this simple prayer;
That He loves you as much as I do.
- Lorraine L. Capps
Waiting for Annette and
6/27/2000 - 12/28/2000
Little Man, you came into
our lives with such hope and promise. I still cannot believe that
6 months later the cruel monster that is Inherited Epilepsy took
you away. Although our time together was much too short, it was
filled with love, laughter and joy. You will always live in our
hearts and our sweet memories. But oh, what I wouldn't do for
one more little Jordan kiss.
Fondly missed by Gwen and
Brad, Jake, Storm and the Dancin Dog
Midi playing "From
where I am" by Enya
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