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April 28 1993 - April 19 2008
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12-24-2009 9:32 AM -- By: Brenda, From: fla
thank you so much Janice for stopping by and for your kind words...I thought I had a grip on this but its hard looking at his stocking and I finally packed up the rest of his things...I keep the box by my bedside it makes me feel that he is close to me..its as if the other dogs know ..cause either Pep or Gracie will lay in his spot on the bed..they lay around it ..but not directly on it...I miss him so much. I know everyone on here has faced this at one time or another...Its just so hard and it hurts so much...I try to be there for my family but I can't...and I know the worse thing to do right now is be alone...but I have all I can do to go to work...I just wish the holidays would hurry and get over....wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday....
12-24-2009 9:17 AM -- By: Ruth Richardson, From: Palestine, Texas
HELLO SWEET DUKE, Just stopping by to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR. You and Sparkman have your stockings hanging on a cloud I guess since there are no other places to hang them. Sparkman told about the party you will have tomorrow for Baby Jesus' birthday. Wish we could be there with you. Janice, you and your family stay warm and well. Love and thanks for all you do. Angel Sparkman and Ruth
12-24-2009 7:02 AM -- By: Duke, From: Rainbow Bridge
I'm Spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this Year
I see the countless Christmas trees,
Around the world below.
With tiny lights, like heaven's stars,
Reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular,
Please wipe away that tear.
For I'm spending Christmas,
With Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs,
That people hold so dear.
But the sounds of music can't compare,
With the Christmas choir up here.
For I have no words to tell you,
The joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description,
To hear the angels sing.
I can't tell you of the splendor,
Or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas,
With our Savior, face to face?
I'll ask Him to light your spirit,
As I tell Him of your love.
So then pray one for another,
As I lift you eyes above.
Please let your hearts be joyful,
And let your spirit sing.
For I'm Spending Christmas in Heaven,
And I'm walking with the King.
12-24-2009 6:45 AM -- By: GUESS WHO???, From: Santas sleigh
_Maddie in reindeer antlers and red blinking nose.....
singing, NOT howling.......
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS, WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
12-24-2009 6:42 AM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend, From:
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU DARLING BOY (AND ALL OUR FUR BABIES FAMLY AT RB), AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. I have done a lot of crying tonight over you Duke. Especially hard this year without you. I miss you so much! Love you forever and ever. Love to all our fur babies family too. XXXXXXXOOOOOOO
12-24-2009 3:42 AM -- By: Duke, From: Rainbow Bridge
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all over Rainbow Bridge
Not a critter was stirring, not even Hammy Sagar
The stockings were hung in the meadow with care,
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.
The critters were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of rawhides danced in their heads.
And Heidi in her kerchief and me - Rameses in my cap
Had just settled down for a long, long, long night's nap
When out in the fields there arose such a clatter,
Puck sprang from his Condo bed, and so did Rocky and Dollie, to see what was the matter.
Away to the window Caliya flew like a flash, with Rosie, Bob M, and Sammie close behind
They each tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave a luster of midday to objects below.
When, what to Fayeroe and Max (PA)’s wondering eyes should appear
But a big huge red sleigh and eight oddly shaped reincritters,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
Maddie knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"Now, Wallace! Now, Windsor! Now, Dale and Bonnie Kraft!
On, Sammy! On, Gabby! On Bailey and Gretchen!
To the top of all the condos and beach houses, to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away! Dash away! Dash away, all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and Saint Nicholas too.
And then in a twinkling Kia and Max (Canada) heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawing of each big and little paw.
As Luke drew in his head and was turning around,
Down the chimney Saint Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes - how they twinkled! His dimples - how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And Max (MI) laughed and so did Cassie, when poor little Luna almost fainted.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave Baci and Misty Rose to know they had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But Tippy, Saada and Duke all heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
The Critters all stood there with smiles aglow, as each one nodded from one to other. "We all Love You Mommy and Daddy", "Please Don’t be sad any more", "Please now Be Happy".
12-23-2009 9:21 PM -- By: Gail, From:
Stopping by to wish you a merry christmas and a happy and healthy new year. Duke and Heidi have left us with special memories and new friends from this site.
12-23-2009 8:55 AM -- By: Dana, From: LaPorte
Janice and Duke, Just dropping in to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! Dana
12-22-2009 7:48 PM -- By: Vicki, Misty Rose & Cuddles, From: Nebraska
Hi Janice and Duke. I just stopped to wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday season. With Christmas just two days away, I hope all your dreams come true.
Big Hugs and God bless.
12-22-2009 4:05 PM -- By: Kia and Deb, From:
Janice and Duke .... wishingyou and your family a very Blessed and Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Christmas is a time for love
The love that filled your heart
You were such a special gift
That in my life won't part
The times of love and joy remain
They never go away
You keep my heart so centered
Forever and a day
You brought a special Christmas gift
You shared it through the years
The laughter and the peace you gave
Shall always keep you near
The times in life we put away
Within a treasured place
Are gathered in a gold bound book
That fills a gentle space
In searching for a piece of you
There’s much that I can find
For in this life you were the joy
Of love that truly binds
And so this Christmas I shall seek
The joy that you acquired
Holding on with all my might
The love that you inspired
For you were loved by many
With every passing day
The heart of Christmas that we seek
Is now a breath away
I whisper words that you will hear
Within the soft cool breeze
A plethora of gentle thoughts
That put my heart at ease
When I awake on Christmas day
It's you that I shall hear
Wishing me the happiness
You shared with me each year
Time and space will have no bounds
For you are in my soul
The beauty of your love inspired
Through every story told.
~ Francine Pucillo
12-22-2009 2:52 PM -- By: Saada, From:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR DUKE! Big hugs and kisses... Saada
by Terri Onorato
A flutter races through my heart
like wings of butterflies
it pulls ever so lightly
stinging tears come to my eyes.
An old familiar feeling
like a memory tucked so deep
it stays forever with me
it is mine alone to keep.
Four precious paws from heaven
did encompass me forever
and with woven strings of angel dust
tied our hearts together.
The final breath was taken
the last heartbeat echoed faint
a loving tug on heart strings
was felt through storms of pain.
This tug was but a message
that was heard yet left unspoken
assurance through the hurtful loss
the bond would not be broken.
As wings of angels whisper
and the chimes begin to sing
a bond is strongly deepened
with the tug of our heart strings.
12-20-2009 7:11 PM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend, From:
Love you so much, and our other fur babies family at RB. Have a great evening my love angel (s).
12-20-2009 12:29 PM -- By: phatgirls mom, From: tennessee
Merry Christmas Duke! Have a wonderful New Year!
12-20-2009 12:59 AM -- By: Michelle , From: Roanoke, Va
Duke & Janice,
Wishing you both a peaceful Holiday Season !
12-19-2009 1:40 PM -- By: , From:
We'll Never Say Goodbye
I cannot see you with my eyes
Or hear you with my ears,
But thoughts of you are with me still
And often dry my tears.
You whisper in the rustling leaves
That linger in the fall,
And in the gentle evening breeze,
I'm sure I hear you call.
A part of you remains with me
That none can take away;
It gives me strength to carry on
At dawning of each day.
I think of happy times we shared
And then I softly sigh,
But this I know--we'll meet again
And never say good-bye.
12-18-2009 1:31 PM -- By: , From:
Hello Miss Janice
and Duke, you
angel. Dollie and I
want to wish you
both, and your
entire family, a
Christmas and a
blessed new year.
Our best to you,
Dollie and her
12-18-2009 3:23 AM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend, From:
I love you so much! Unable to sleep tonight. All my love to our fur babies family at RB. Kisses and hugs.
12-17-2009 9:38 PM -- By: Lauvern and Luke, From:
Hi Janice and Duke . Just stopping by to wish you nd yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
God's Blessings be your this Holiday Season.
12-16-2009 12:04 AM -- By: Susan and Pebbles, From: NJ
Thank you for stopping by and wishing Pebbles a happy birthday and for your thoughtful note.
12-15-2009 11:09 AM -- By: Rachel, From: New Jersey
Janice, Duke & your furbabies family,
Thanks so much for the kind words. Its always hard to lose someone very close to you. People that are going through the same thngs, like you guys. Help make it a little easier. =) Have a Happy Holiday!!
12-15-2009 12:53 AM -- By: Dollie , From:
Duke and sweet
"Dollie Kisses" I
send to you both.
Love, tonight and
12-14-2009 3:32 AM -- By: Corrie and Max, From: Canada and Rainbow Bridge
Dear Janice and Sweet Handsome Duke,
Just stopping by to say hi and to thank you so much for visiting Max while I was ill, also for your "Get Well Wishes" to me. I am doing better now and the double pneumonia is finally out of my lungs. I hope all is well with you and yours and May you have a Very Merry Christmas and all the Best in the New Year. Hugs from Corrie and Max.
12-13-2009 10:25 PM -- By: Crystal, From:
Duke what a handsome boy you are and what a loving mama you have. Hope you have met my fur babies and are all playing together.
Janice thanks for visiting my fur babies and all the comforting words. I am having a real hard time with losing Kasen and then losing Trixie within 3 days. I feel as if I am living in a dream and can't wake up. It's almost been 3 months and I guess I am somewhat better but this is the hardest thing to come out of. I love the memorial you have made for Duke and over time I will be able to visit all of it. At this time I can only visit for a short time as it is to upsetting. You take care and I know our babies are playing together and waiting for us to meet them one day. What a wonderful time it will be.
12-13-2009 12:23 PM -- By: , From:
CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN
We're wondering what Christmas in Heaven is like
As we grieve alone and pray,
longing for one who has gone before
To spend Christmas in Heaven today..
And so in our dreams we wander far
From the scenes and sounds of earth
‘Til we catch the strains of the Heavenly choir
As they sing of the Christ Child's birth. .
The Angels we envision there
As they join in the festive play
And there amid the throng is our Loved One
Spending Christmas in Heaven today..
There's joy in the faith that teaches
When our life's work is done
Of a place in Heaven awaiting
And the crown we worked for is won..
In our grief may we learn well the lesson
So to work and suffer and pray
As to merit the joys of our loved one
And to spend Christmas together some day.
~~ Author Unknown ,,,,,,, all the fur babies will be looking down on this day so as you start out your day look to the heavens and smile remembering the beautiful times not only at this season but all the years you all ahve been blessed by such beautiful souls
12-10-2009 1:29 PM -- By: , From:
I see the countless Christmas trees
around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious
than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other,
as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love
He has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and
wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.
12-09-2009 10:48 AM -- By: kia, From:
Duke and Janice Thank you so very much for posting on Kia's first year angel page, Thank you for your kindness its tough this time of year for all of us, I could not do Christmas last year at all, I am getting a small tree and putting colored tags on the tree with all my fur kifs names to honor them this year...... hope all is well with you
12-08-2009 10:48 PM -- By: , From:
I still hear the songs I still see the lights I still feel your love on cold wintery nights
~I still share your hopes & all of your cares I'll even remind you to please say your prayers
~I just want to tell you you still make me proud You stand head & shoulders above all the crowd
~Keep trying each moment to stay in His grace I came here before you to help set your place
~You don't have to be perfect all of the time he forgices you the slip If you continue the climb
~To my family & friends please be thankful today I'm still close beside you In a new special way
~I love you all dearly now don't shed a tear Cause I'm spending my Christmas with Jesus this year
12-06-2009 11:54 PM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend, From:
Good-night to you sweet angel, and good-night to all our fur babies family at RB! I love you!
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