Thursday, September 11, 2008

Farewell Friend

Another 9/11 comes and goes.
Hearts still grieve, ripped apart forever.
Memories of the fall of the towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93 ( will never fade. Lives were lost or changed forever.
God bless the helpless victims and the fallen rescuers.
A small sorrow distracts; a great one makes us collected. ~Richter
Farewell Friend, yet not farewell.
Where I go, ye too, shall dwell.
I am gone, before your face, a moments time a little space.
When ye have gone where I have stepped, ye will wonder, why ye wept.

Your memory lives on. Today we put your ashes, collar, paw print, pictures and the last little bit of bone you chewed on on the entry table as a little memorial.
We both still love you so much and grieve for your passing. You will never be forgotten as long as we both live.
Love you still Mom and Dad.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

6 Years Ago Today.

To all the heroes that gave their lives for the safety of others we honor you today.

You were my best dog friend, my heart dog, my canine soulmate. The girls just have not been able to live up to your memory. Daddy and I spent a few minutes crying for you. The memories of the good times will never go away though. Wait for us by the Raindow Bridge. Tell Jackie and the others "Hi" and that we miss them too. Take good care of the cops and firefighters that died in 9-11.
With all our love and remembrance, Mom and Dad.

Friday, September 7, 2007

In Memory of Jackie

Jackie- November 02, 2001
This is for Jackie, our beloved black cat who was with us for about 15 years. He had been getting old, but after his old dog buddy, Conan, died on Sept. 11, 2001, he went rapidly downhill. He left us on November 2nd, to join Conan, too soon, just too soon. He was special to my daughter, Heather, helping her through her troubling teen years and when she grew up and left he then became my special friend too. He always had a spot in his heart for Heather though and was always glad to see her.
"Memory, all alone in the moonlight, I can smile at the old days, I was beautiful then. I remember the time I knew what happiness was, Let the memory, live again Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise, I must think of a new life, And I mustn't give in. When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too, And a new day, will begin."

from "Cats"

We miss you very much Love, Mom and Heather

Saturday, August 18, 2007

In Memorium of Conan

Dear Lord,
please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign him to a place of honor,
for he has been a faithful servant
and has always done his best to please me.

Bless the hands that send him to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing him from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of his life
with the love he has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor him
by sharing those memories with others.

Let him remember me as well
and let him know that I will always love him.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow him to accompany those who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of his companionship
and for the time we've had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give him to you now.

In Memorium
2/3/1989 to 9/11/2001
February 03, 1989 - September 11, 2001
Conan was, as our vet described him, a gentle giant. A doberman,rotweiller,german shepard mix, you'd think he'd be tough but his heart was as big as he was. He raised kids, kittens, baby rabbits, and puppies all with great care. Conan was diagnosed about 6 weeks before his death with a hemangiosarcoma at the "Emergency Vets" in Aurora, CO. They were able to stabilize him and give us just a little more time to love him. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, in the midst of our country's terror he lost his will to go on any further. Our vet came over that afternoon and fighting back tears himself (he'd cared for Conan since we brought him home 12 years ago)released Conan from his suffering as he crossed the bridge in my husband's and my arms. Several years ago I came across this site and I told him all about how beautiful it was and how someday we would meet there. I also couldn't help but wonder if God called him yesterday because his gentle love was needed to comfort all those who suddenly lost their lives. His daddy is a Sheriff's sergeant so I can imagine him looking for the police officers and firefighters with special care. Conan all your family and friends love you, miss you and will never forget you. Mom and Dad. On November 2nd, 2001 Conan's cat buddy, Jackie, joined him beyond the Rainbow Bridge. Now they are there together. September 11, 2007. Six years ago today. You still fill our hearts, with joy at your memory, and sorrow at our parting. Wait for us bud.