Dec 29, 2018

In Loving Memory of Sarah Ricca

Truly an Angel...

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

When A Rescuer Arrives At Rainbow Bridge
Author Unknown

Unlike most of the sun-filled days at Rainbow Bridge, this particular day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as any day could be imagined.  All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never ever experienced a day like this before. But.....the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people, knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge..........to watch.

It wasn't long before an animal came into view, his head hung low, so very low, and his tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far, far too often.  He approached slowly, very slowly, and was obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness.

Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again.  As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be.  But, alas, that was not to be.  As he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who sadly apologized to him, and then told him that he would not be able to pass.  Only those animals who were with their people could pass over the Rainbow Bridge.

With no place else to turn, the animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself … the elderly, the infirm, the sick… They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge.  And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waited.

One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the other animals that had been there for a while to explain it to him.  "You see, that poor animal over there, with the others, they are rescues. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now … sadly, he never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence.  Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge."

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?"  "Watch, and see," said the second animal for he was about to receive his answer …

Suddenly, the clouds parted swiftly, and the gloom lifted with a mighty wind.  Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person bathed in a golden light.  Then a whole group of the sick and older animals also was bathed in the same golden light and restored to youth and health.

A group of animals broke away from those waiting for their families, came to the pathway and bowed their heads ever so low as the person neared closer.  As each bowed their head, the person offered them a pat or a scratch behind the ears.

Then, one by one, the newly restored animals fell into line behind the person and followed towards The Bridge… and they all crossed Rainbow Bridge together.

"What just happened?" asked the first animal.

"That was a Rescuer. The animals you saw bowing to the rescuer in respect were those who found new homes because of some rescuer’s work. They will all cross over The Bridge when their forever families arrive.  The others you saw restored were the ones who never found forever homes, who were too old or sick when they arrived in rescue, and died there.  But, when a Rescuer arrives, that person is allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort all those poor animals across The Rainbow Bridge to heaven.”

"I think I like Rescuer's," said the first animal. "So does God," was the reply from the second animal, "so does God…"

Dec 25, 2018

To All Our Furends.. :)

Merry Christmas
and
Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season

From
Amber, Max,
Our Pack
and
Our Momster

With Love

Dec 16, 2018

Sleepy Sunday




My question fur SunDay...

Does any buddy else out dere sleeps wit their tongue hangin' out?????

WOOF

Dec 7, 2018

OMD....Dey Blowed Me Up!


Dad's been workin' really hard all week to put lights up on da outside of my Pup Tent!
I thinks he did a PURRty good job of it!

He even lighted ME up!
(Where did those horns with the earrings come from???)

Dis must be one of my angel ancesters.
(Probably Angel Ginger who came long before me!)

Dis must be me and Brudder Max
dressed up like Santa Paws!
(Me is da wittle CUTE one)

THEN.....  OMD!!!!!

Dad went a wittle bit too far...

HE BLOWED ME UP!
(Now I'm 7 FEET LONG!)

Any Buddy know a good
SHRINKY DINK???

Nov 29, 2018

Happy BELATED Turkey Day

HOWDY

Yep...I'm still here!

Wishin' all my furiends in Blogville a
LATE
Happy Turkey Day!

(I's late fur everything these days)
:(

Look Everyone ...
Ann from Zoolatry made my header all
CHRISTMASeeeee

Thank You Ann!!


Hope to sees ya all real soon!

Amber
(WOOF)

Aug 28, 2018

No Longer In Our Lives But Always In Our Hearts


Today is a very special day as we remember all the pets we have loved and lost over the years.
This year I would like to share the same picture I have used in the past with one addition to the picture.  Our sweet Holly left us on February 1.

(Every dog that has been in my life.  This is a time span of nearly 70 years.  Each one of them has a story to tell and will always live on in my heart.  You can visit each one of them at:


Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day was founded in 2015 by Deborah Barnes, President of the Cat Writers’ Association and award-winning author and blogger at Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles in tribute to her Ragdoll cat, Mr. Jazz, who she had to say goodbye to on August 28, 2013. She shared the journey of letting him go in her critically acclaimed book, Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond and decided to create the day in his honor as a way for others across the world to share memories of their own pets they had loved and lost. 

A special THANK YOU to Deb for creating this wonderful day of Remembrance.

I would also like to remember all the special pets of Blogville lost during 2018.

We will never FURget you.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Jul 30, 2018

Me Gots a New Sister!!!

Remember Us?
Sure has been RUFF 'round here since da Mommy went to work.  She is working six days a week and just doesn't seem to be able to keep up with things at home......'specially my blog.
BUTT...being da little blind weenie dog that I am....I thinks I's doing a PURRTY good job typing with my paws.

Me and Brudder Max turned 14 years old back in January.  And HER didn't even have a CAKE for us dis year.  BUTT, we loves her anyway.   {sigh}

Now for da good news....we gots a new SISTER.
To makes a long story short....she was found on the streets of Tampa as a stray and taken to a kill shelter.  She was on death row and due to...meet her maker.... the very afternoon that the "Find a Home--Give a Home" rescue came in and picked her up.

The shelter had her listed as "No Name".
The rescue named her "Broken Jaw".
Can you guess why???
She has a broken jaw that is so bad that it can't be repaired.  She was taken into foster care in Ft. Myers Beach where her foster mom gave her a new lease on life.

A month later her picture was posted on the "United Yorkie Rescue" site.  They think that she is a Yorkie-Cairn Terrier mix.  She weighed 8 pounds when she was found in Tampa back in February.  She now weighs 13 pounds.  Mom and Dad just happened to be browsing through the pictures and immediately fell in love with that little broken face.

The top of her nose points straight ahead but her bottom jaw veers off to the left.  There is nothing to hold her tongue in so her tongue is always hanging out.

Mom filled out the application and received a call a few days later to visit her at her foster home.  It was love at first sight.

There were 4 other applications that had to be considered but Mom and Dad won in the end and "Lexi" was delivered to our house by the rescue people.  They immediately knew they made the right decision when they saw how well we all got along.  And also commented that Mom and Dad built our house with us dogs in mind.

Lexi is about 1 year old now.  She has brought life back to a house full of senior dogs (and also a senior Mom and Dad...BOL)

My paws are getting tired of typing so here are pictures for you to enjoy...






Lexi just can't get enough of her squeaky toys.  Mom and Dad say they need ear plugs.




Lexi's best FURiend is Pepper.  Pepper never played this hard since she's been here.  But now the two of them never stop.


One of the bunch!
(Three of my sisters missed being in this picture)

I can't see her BUTT I NOSE she's very special.

I LOVES MY NEW SISTER!

GREAT BIG HUGS AND WET KISSES TO ALL MY BLOGVILLE FURIENDS.

MOMMY SENDS HER LOVE TOO.


WOOF!
AMBER

Apr 1, 2018

A Special Easter Wish

Wishing all my Furiends
and their Peeps
A
VERY HAPPY EASTER!


From Amber, Max, and
My Pack
And My Mom
(who is working ALL DAY today)

PawHugs
WOOF!
♥♥♥

Mar 15, 2018

Bye Bye to Da Sty in Me Widdle Eye - Thanks to Brudder Max


Here is da Story of my visit to da Dogter...

Good News....
Dogter said it wasn't serious.
Just a pocket of fluid in da form of a
WART!   (ICK)

He said it would eventually drain out and
DISAPPEAR.

"Eventually" came sooner than we thought.

Me got back home and Brudder Max was so HAP-PEE to see me.
He starts licking my face and...
VOILA
He pops open my BooBoo Bump.
AND
NO MORE STY IN ME WIDDLE BLIND EYE!


THANK YOU BRUDDER MAX


AND THANK YOU TO ALL MY
FURIENDS
FOR ALL DA POTP!

IT REALLY WORKED!

WOOF
♥♥♥♥♥

Note From Mom...
Maybe we should have let Max check her first.
I could have paid Max with TREATS instead of
$$$$$

Feb 9, 2018

Thankful Thursday on Friday


Hello Blogville

Our intention was to send a personal note to everyone who left a comment on our recent post regarding our sweet Holly beginning her journey to Rainbow Bridge.
(And there were so many beautiful comments)

Unfortunately my work schedule hasn't left me with the time I would need to write to everyone.

SO...

Amber has generously let me "borrow" her blog to say
THANK YOU
to everyone who was there for us during this sad time of loss.  Holly was with us for over 17 years and left many memories behind.  She took with her many pieces of our broken hearts.  We will never forget our time with her.

Also THANK YOU to Ann of Zoolatry for the beautiful badge.

We would also like to thank
for featuring Holly as
Pup of the Week.

Amber, Max, and the Pack all send their love.
AND
We do hope we can get back to regular posting soon.  

Love You All...
and
Thank You Again!
♥♥♥♥♥


Feb 3, 2018

Until We Meet Again...


Our home is a very sad place right now...


I had to say goodbye to my sissy, Holly
:(

You can read Holly's story

I hope to come back to Blogville real soon.

Mommy promised me.

Luv to all of you
and a
BIG
WEENIE
HUG

Amber
WOOF!