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Our Pets have received their Angel Wings . . . . 

St. Francis

St. Francis of Assisi, lover of all creation, 
champion of justice, patron saint of animals
and the environment, founded the Franciscan Order.
His feast day is October 4.

If you would like to know more about St. Francis click on the link below.
 Who was St. Francis?


Pet Blessing October 4th

Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi 
on October 4 by blessing their pets in the spirit of this patron saint 
of animals and ecology. Join us for our first annual Blessing of
our Beloved Pets that have gone to the Bridge.

The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because 
the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. Eye-to-eye, 
a man and his dog, or a woman and her cat, are two creatures of love. 

Some people criticize the amount and cost of care given to pets.
People are more important, they say. 
Care for poor people instead of poodles. 
And certainly our needy fellow humans should not be neglected. 

However, I believe every creature is important. 
The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, 
can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, 
into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator. 

 Some of the above passages are by
Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M., who 
is a Franciscan of the Holy Name Province
Click below to read his entire passage in full
 http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/francis/blessing.asp


Today, October 22th, 2007, 
the Members of the Rainbow Bridge Pet Diabetes Group 
want to share some pictures and stories 
of pets that have enriched their lives
and have left their home on Earth
and been thrust into the arms of eternity forever.

Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things
 
Queenie's was born in Jan. of 1991
Joined our family April 11th, 1991
Became Diabetic on April 23, 1995 
She was entrusted  into the 
Arms of God on March 3rd, 2003 
Her legacy will continue forever! 
www.petdiabetes.com
She will live in my heart forever!
I love you Queen!
Please God take care of My Girl until we are together again! 
A special thank you to Angel Queenie and the Angels above
for sending KitKat to our family and for watching over her on earth.


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things


Luke 
Sept. 4, 1990 - Mar. 23, 2007 

You will always be my Little Lukie. I miss you so much my sweet boy. 
Love Sharon


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Benny (Miniature Poodle) 
Born on Super Bowl Sunday, 1982 
Went to the Bridge on Super Bowl Sunday, 1997 
Love Sharon


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things


Kricket
Miss Kricket passed away July 24th, 2006...The day after my 55th birthday... 
She is missed daily by her family and especially Miss Lacey who worshiped
the ground Miss Kricket walked on... 
Miss Kricket was my baby girl for 12 years...We have a special box that has cute 
doggie pictures and 2 pink bows that have all of the things Miss Kricket cherished in
life...except for all of our memories of her and they are tucked away in our hearts....
We miss you so much *baby girl*

Barb K.
Angel Miss Kricket (3/22/1994-7/24/2006)
Meowzer (dc)
Lacey (ndd)
Tabitha (ndc)


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things


Herman
Mr. Herman was my husbands cat for many years...He was 16 years old when he
passed away Feb. 3, 2005...just 2 weeks before my husbands birthday...  The vets 
found out that Mr. Herman  had a cancer mass in his stomach...  and instead of him 
suffering so much we helped him cross over to Rainbow Bridge...
He is missed daily by his family...especially Miss Tabitha and Miss Lacey..... 
His loving spirit still lingers in our house...it is because of Mr. Herman
that we now have Meowzer...our diabetic Cat...

We miss you Mr. Herman...

Barb K.
Angel Miss Kricket (3/22/1994-7/24/2006)
Meowzer (dc)
Lacey (ndd)
Tabitha (ndc)

Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

This is how I will always remember my sugarbaby Stetson..sure do miss him..he helped me learn that diabetes is not a death sentence and brought me to a group of wonderful caring people..they are like family to me.
Sue & Angel Stetson


Blessing for Deceased Pet
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness

And care with all living things

As I am still not recovered from the loss of Shep
it is hard to sit down and write a memorial for him.

Shep is greatly missed everyday. When I walk about doing my chores, I find 
myself turning around and looking to see if my Shep is following me. (It was our 
daily routine together) I find a huge empty space with out him. He was an inspiration 
to anyone who knew him. Never did he complain, not a day in his life. He took 
what came and muddled through it like a courageous soldier might. He will always 
be my trooper. The one who was happy to just be near me, follow me and look at
me with those big, brown, loving eyes. When I meet tough roads ahead, I will always
think of Shep and how he might have handled himself. I will hold my head high and 
muddle through, as I have learned from watching my friend. Shep you may be gone 
physically from our lives, you will forever remain in our hearts. I can only hope that 
you continue to follow me throughout my life as my new guardian angel.

Dana Lynn


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

My Baby Espressie...
I still miss you daily.. You were my world...
Love Mommy Dawn
Hobo, Taco, Sasha, Rambo,Ike, Tango, Mango, Pango, Oreo, Damiana and Rocky..


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things


Jordi was my soulmate, and a great friend to all who knew him. 
Jordi went to the Bridge on December 8, 2006. 
He was 12 1/2, and he managed 4 years of diabetes,
cushings, hypothyroidism, cataract removal and many other
challenges, with all the zest of the trooper he truly was. 
I miss him with all my heart, every day. 
As I say to him every night before I go to sleep,
Mommy loves Jordi.


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

To my Angel Fred
Although my time on earth with you was much too short, I am so thankful for each
and every day that God gave me to spend with you. I know that you are with 
me forever and one day we will be together again.  You are my dearest friend in 
all the world, Fred, and I love you always and forever!


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

To my Angel Gorgeous P. George

You taught me to always listen to my heart, my sweet Gorgeous P. George!...
I love you always and I miss you each and every day! 
One day I know that we will be together again!


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Pearlie showed up in the neighborhood in July of 2003. 
She was sweet and wanted to be loved.  My neighbor saw me walking with Joker 
and didn't know what to do with her (a non-dog person), so I went back home, 
got a collar, a leash, and we continued on our walk.  I wanted to find her owner.

Well, I had found her owner, but it took me a few weeks to find out!  She was 
only about 2 years old, and I walked the streets with her, and Joker, trying to 
find her home.  But, it was in my own backyard.  Didn't need to look any further,
than that.  Because, she had never lost her home to begin with!

I posted ads, etc., but it became evident that she was dumped. 
No longer needed for breeding.  A beautiful American Eskimo. 
Go figure.  But, she was needed, to make my life complete.

I had the pleasure of being Pearlie's mom for almost 2 years.  A year into having her,
I discovered a lump on her teats.  We had it removed in the spring of 2004, but it 
was too late.  Only a tiny lump, at that, but it had metastasized, mammary cancer. 
In September of 2004, the vet gave her 3 months, she was coughing and not eating.

She lasted until the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  She had the opportunity to be 
with her "real" family, one last time.  She ate turkey and ran around at my parents.  The night before she passed on, she played with her friends, barked at fireworks, 
and got to eat hamburger from her favorite place.  The next morning, she awoke with 
seizures, jumped up on the bed, and started having them in my face.  I knew then.

I only had her, less than 2 years, but she was my girl.  I actually, only signed my 
name, Pearlie, in memory of her, when I first started posting here.  A beautiful
dog, one who didn't have the opportunity to begin with, to show how special 
she was.  But, she had almost 2 full years to prove it to me and my family.

We were blessed to have this special girl in our lives, even for such a short time. 
She taught me so much... perseverance, strength, fortitude, compassion, patience,
joy, and most of all love.  Despite circumstances beyond ones control, there is hope.
 Pearlie, I know you are with me, each and every day.

Mommy Tina, and brother Joker-he loved you most of all other dogs


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Axl 3/14/1992 to 7/18/2007

Axl was my first Brittany and the only dog I have had a litter of puppies with. 
She was always a great companion and friend.  She was stubborn and willful.
As a puppy she was very determined to get her way.  She would play with a 
tennis ball for 14 hours a day if she could until she was about 10 or 11 years old. 
If you were on the phone, you had to throw the ball for her as she knew you had
free hands.  I will never forget her.  She is the second dog I lost in 2 months. 
Very difficult.  I helped her to the bridge too and like everything else Axl did, 
she didn't do that very easy either.  I miss you, I will always love you. 
Loved always and forever by Christy & John.


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Cheyenne  9/3/1995 to 5/16/2007

Cheyenne was a great dog and companion.  Daughter of Axl, sister to Rebel. 
She survived over 4 years diabetes, catatact surgery, eye removal, hypothyroid 
for bladder cancer to claim her.  She let me do all the testing, poking, prodding 
I needed to do with just love.  Looking up at me with such devotion.  She was 
part of the only litter I had and she chose to stay with us.  Always took care of
the smaller puppies.  She even tried to train Lucian, the two months we had 
him before she passed.  She was my first dog that I had to help to the rainbow and
it went so peacefully.  I miss you and will always love you.  I miss cuddling with you.

             Loved always and forever by Christy & John


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

My Dearest Buddy just went to the Bridge on October 12th., 2007.
For the last five years, it has just been Buddy and I
And indeed he was my buddy
Despite his diabetes and cataracts, he could still play tuggy with his toys and 
always manage to find my slipper and just hold it in his mouth and stand 
in front of me, so proud that he knew he was doing something wrong.
The quiet without him is deafening.
Rest In Peace my Dearest Buddy until we are all re-united
Love always Regi


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Vegas was so special to us. 
We have so many wonderful memories with him. I can't even begin to write them 
down, Everyday was a new adventure. He thought being diabetic was somthing 
special for him. Special food , special treats, blood test and shots. He never fliched ,
always came and layed down when we said : Time to do the blood Vegie. Soon as
we were done he knew to run to the treat cupboard.  His pool outside was the one 
thing he loved the most, He was glad when mom and dad put it in for him. The 
smiley face when we would go in with him and play tenny ball with him and Reno.
He also loved to smell flowers. He would come in from his morning rounds with 
yellow pollen all over that beautiful black face. He loved mexican evening 
primrose.We are making this his memorial garden. He loved everyone and
everyone loved him back. If only humans had the love and compassion that he
did. We feel fortunate to have been able to share our lives with him. He was so 
thoughtful and kept a watchful eye on everyone, We still can't believe he is gone. 
He is missed every second of every day. We know we will be together again.

We love you Vegie,
Mama Daddy Reno Baybay Scan hoggy 
and your beloved pool& garden


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Tiffany Rose 03/97 - 10/04
This is my Tiffany Rose (Tiffy).  I had to put her to sleep October 15, 2004. 
She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and no choice was given. 
She still lives in my heart, and I miss her every day!!
Rest for now, Tiffy, Mommy will be there to meet you at Rainbow Bridge one day,
and we will be together forever.  I will pick you up, and smother you with kisses,
as I know you will me too!.  I  love you, Baby Girl, always and forever!!  Mommy


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Hanna 
Rainbow Bridge September 25, 2006
Always missed by Stacy


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Gretchen
Rainbow Bridge May 8, 2006
Always missed by Stacy


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Heidi 6/19/91-4/03/05           Crosby 6/19/91-04/16/06
You both will be missed everyday of our lives,  Gretchen is walking in
your footsteps in the backyard now but we see you both there also...

Till we meet again,
We love you, Mom and Dad...Linda and Larry


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

My most beloved boy Scotty. We miss you everyday! 
 July 9, 1993-December 19, 2006
 Rest in peace gentle soul.
 Love always and forever until we meet again.

Mommy Anne and Daddy Daniel, Ryan, Sabrina, & Casey


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Sixty
She was born March 26, 1998
She died on May 14, 2007
She has left a big hole in my life and I miss her very much....

love and hugs Dot
 


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Chinooks
December 13, 1995 - September 25, 2007
Missed forever - Love Barbara Guzzetti, PhD


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Jack Doolan (Aust. Ch) Curaduk Colonial Boy was the from  first litter of
Australian Terriers that I ever bred.  He was born in December 1981 and left us
in November 1997 not long before his sixteenth birthday.  He was a wonderful dog. 
When my daughter Linda used to ring us on the phone I would hold the phone up
to Jack's ear and he would growl away into the mouth piece at her. 
He was such a character.
We had a funeral in the back yard and all sang "The Wild Colonial Boy"
with tears streaming down our faces.  I still miss him - he was like a baby to me.
My very first little Aussie baby. 
Jack Doolan
Aust. Ch. Curaduk Colonial Boy
December 22, 1981 –November 16, 1997

Don’t give me hope
Let me feel
The bitter sweet pain,
Let me cherish
This aching heart,
This crumpled flower
Which once bloomed
In joy.
Let me weep,
Let me feel,
And the tears
Will wash away
The hurt,
The anguish,
The sorrow

November 16, 1997 
Always Remembered by Josephine


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Curaduk Saucy Sara, Such a sweet wonderful dog.  She was my friend and 
my inspiration.  When she was younger she used to "work" in a hospital for t
he elderly providing companionship and she was much loved by the residents. 
She had an eye removed due to glaucoma and for some reason the other eye
became sympathetically blind.  She overcame many obstacles and fears (for
the blindness was very sudden and this is always harder to cope with for a dog).

 The tears fall
Not just from my eyes
They fall within.
Every tear is acid
burning a heart
Heavy with sorrow.
So heavy
I know not
If I can bear the load

 Each breath a sob
A cry of pain.
Oh my love
I miss you...
Friend,
Soul Mate,
But you are gone.
There are others...
People say.
But not like you.
Each is different
Each holds a separate place
In my heart.
I love them all
In individual ways
But none can fill the void 
That you have left.
Only time will help
To heal the rift
So that when I think of you
The happy memories
Will come
To lift my soul
To lighten my  heart
Until at last
I  think not of the sadness
You have left behind.
But only of the love we shared

Curaduk Saucy Sara
11/8/1986   -   24/11/2002
Always Remembered by Josephine
 


Blessing for Deceased Pet 
We remember the
Laughter and Joy
Which this pet has given us.
Help us to share kindness
And care with all living things

Herman
My boy left in March of 2006, and is still missed terribly. 
He was my shadow and soul mate, and can never be replaced.
His love will be remembered always. 
His way of butting you to get you to pat him is still felt from time to time.
Here's to my precious.

Barb W


God Bless Our Pets

They say memories are golden,
well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Author Unknown 

 Our First Memorial Day
was held on October 4th, 2006


Read about other pets that have gone to the Bridge.
They are all Remembered in Our Hearts Today
 Rainbow Bridge Memorials

Thank you Dawn for taking time to gather all the pictures
from everybody for today's Blessing of Our Deceased Pets.
If you would like to participate in the third Rainbow Bridge Memorial Day
to be held sometime in October of 2008
please contact Dawn by clicking on her name

Page added October 22, 2007

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