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04-09-2009 5:59 PM -- By: Aunt Janice & cousin Duke, From:
Hi there Saada,
I am doing better today, thank goodness! Wanted to stop by and give you my love. Have your mom check out Sammy's site. Love you Saada. Kisses & hugs to you from me and Duke!!!
04-09-2009 2:05 AM -- By: mom, From:
Goodnight sweet angel. Big hugs and kisses. mom
04-08-2009 8:29 PM -- By: deb, From:
this is a long poem so no problem if you delete it but its a beauty,,,,,,,
If you ever love an animal, there are three days in your life you will always remember . . .
The first is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring home your young new friend. You may have spent weeks deciding on a breed. You may have asked numerous opinions of many vets, or done long research in finding a breeder. Or, perhaps in a fleeting moment, you may have just chosen that silly looking mutt in a shelter -- simply because something in its eyes reached your heart. But when you bring that chosen pet home, and watch it explore, and claim its special place in your hall or front room -- and when you feel it brush against you for the first time -- it instills a feeling of pure love you will carry with you through the many years to come.
The second day will occur eight or nine or ten years later. It will be a day like any other. Routine and unexceptional. But, for a surprising instant, you will look at your longtime friend and see age where you once saw youth. You will see slow deliberate steps where you once saw energy. And you will see sleep when you once saw activity. So you will begin to adjust your friend's diet -- and you may add a pill or two to her food. And you may feel a growing fear deep within yourself, which bodes of a coming emptiness. And you will feel this uneasy feeling, on and off, until the third day finally arrives.
And on this day -- if your friend and whatever higher being you believe in have not decided for you, then you will be faced with making a decision of your own -- on behalf of your lifelong friend, and with the guidance of your own deepest Spirit. But whichever way your friend eventually leaves you -- you will feel as alone as a single star in the dark night.
If you are wise, you will let the tears flow as freely and as often as they must. And if you are typical, you will find that not many in your circle of family or friends will be able to understand your grief, or comfort you.
But if you are true to the love of the pet you cherished through the many joy-filled years, you may find that a soul -- a bit smaller in size than your own -- seems to walk with you, at times, during the lonely days to come.
And at moments when you least expect anything out of the ordinary to happen, you may feel something brush against your leg -- very, very lightly.
And looking down at the place where your dear, perhaps dearest, friend used to lie -- you will remember those three significant days. The memory will most likely to be painful, and leave an ache in your heart.
As time passes the ache will come and go as if it has a life of its own. You will both reject it and embrace it, and it may confuse you. If you reject it, it will depress you. If you embrace it, it will deepen you. Either way, it will still be an ache.
But there will be, I assure you, a fourth day when -- along with the memory of your pet -- and piercing through the heaviness in your heart -- there will come a realization that belongs only to you. It will be as unique and strong as our relationship with each animal we have loved, and lost. This realization takes the form of a Living Love -- like the heavenly scent of a rose that remains after the petals have wilted, this Love will remain and grow -- and be there for us to remember. It is a love we have earned. It is the legacy our pets leave us when they go. And it is a gift we may keep with us as long as we live. It is a Love which is ours alone. And until we ourselves leave, perhaps to join our Beloved Pets -- it is a Love we will always possess.
Martin Scot Kosins
04-08-2009 6:56 PM -- By: Lauvern and Luke, From:
Hi Gina and Saada. Thankyou so much for revisiting Luke's Memorial and not forgetting about us. Although i don't get much computer time,know that you and all my Critters friends are always in my thoughts. Thankyou for all your support and for being our friends. Hugs.
04-08-2009 4:04 PM -- By: Skye, From: Mullen
Hi Gina... Thought of you today and would like to email you a little something. If you send me your email address I will. Let me know. Hang in there, Skye
04-08-2009 1:34 PM -- By: , From:
Looking back on the memory of
the dance we shared, beneath the stars above.
For a moment all the world was right,
how was I to know that you'd ever say good bye?
And now I'm glad I didn't know
the way it all would end, the way it all would go.
Our lives are better left to chance,
I could have missed the pain,
but I'd have had to miss the dance.
Excerpt from “The Dance” by Tony Arata
04-08-2009 12:49 PM -- By: mom, From:
Good morning my sweet angel. I just had to stop by and let you know how much I love you. I was going through some of your photos this morning and brought one up on the computer screen - the one where you were on the back porch laying on your animal print blanket. Looking at your soulful eyes, I just can't seem to get over the fact you are gone, and the tears just flow. I miss you my angel... so much. mommy
04-07-2009 9:41 PM -- By: Judy Green, From: Flag Pond, Tennessee
|Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.
04-07-2009 7:16 PM -- By: deb, From: VT
Thank you so much for stopping by to wish Kia a happy birthday,,,,,,,
We humans are prone to chase rainbows,
always wanting that pot of gold.
But the wisest of us remember the joy
of just a small creature to hold.
Allow yourself to accept their great gift,
and know what devotion is worth.
If you've been loved by a dog or a cat,
you're the richest person on earth.
But their lives are lived in miniature-
bright sun to palest moon.
They bless our days with innocence,
and faithfulness that's stilled too soon.
These precious lives are fragile,
as fleeting as a baby's smile.
So give them all the love you have.
They're only ours for a little while.
And in the lonely moments
when you pause to wonder why,
hold close those brightest shooting stars
that burn so briefly in our sky.
But then look deeper in your heart
to know all love must intertwine,
and when the night sky seems the darkest,
you'll see their light forever shine.
04-07-2009 12:51 PM -- By: Skye, From: North Carolina
Gina... How absolutely beautiful your Saada is! And those big brown loving eyes of hers grabbed onto my heart -- they so reminded me of a certain special sweet yellow lab I know :) What a wonderful memorial tribute you have created for your girl. Clearly, Saada is a much-loved dog! I am so very happy that you enabled her to experience what it was like to have a great home and a warm, loving family before she journeyed to the Rainbow Bridge. So many shelter and rescue dogs never get to experience that. What a gift you gave her. It is hard to say which one of your was more fortunate -- You to have her, or Saada to have you. It sounds as though you were a match made in Heaven! And I am glad that my Molly was there to greet your Saada the day she crossed the Bridge, as I can see from Saada's face that they both share a gentleness in their souls and I know they have become the very best of friends. I definitely know your pain, but I also believe you will see your sweet girl again one day. Until that day, may your loving memories of your beautiful Saada bring your comfort and peace.
Take Care, Skye
P.S... Thank you for visiting Molly's online memorial and for leaving such kind words. I appreciate it. I am working hard to add more pages before her 1 -year "Angel-versary" on the 15th. Some pages will be more upbeat, and so feel free to stop back in a week or so and check them out if you wish.
04-07-2009 12:37 PM -- By: pat, From: texas
Everytime I look at this dear girl's photographs, I zero in on her eyes. What gorgeous eyes!! Such a beautiful dog.....her spirit is zooming around you. Thank you for visting Faye's memorial and leaving a message...(what is happening with our friend?) Pat
04-07-2009 12:10 PM -- By: Marlene, From: Silver Spring, MD
Thank you Gina and sweet Saada for stoppin by (and a much belated Happy Birthday Saada). It's still hard and maybe it always will be. Knowing that others care and understand really helps more than many know.
04-06-2009 10:20 PM -- By: terry, jewels mom, From: nc
Gina, thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate Jewels 6th birthday today. your Saada has such a beautiful coat! Jim and I are like you in that we never had "human" children - our 4 legged ones were enough for us. The love they give is so massive in return for our kindness and love. I can tell that Saada was precious to you and i know that the pain still lingers. . . sometimes I wonder if it will ever really go away. My hope and prayers are that Saada and all the rest of Gods creatures are healthy and whole at Rainbow Bridge and that maybe someday we will be blessed enough to see them and hold them once again.
04-06-2009 5:24 PM -- By: Brenda, From: Miami, FL
I am sure they have become friends. Even though Cindy was all of 15 pounds, she was absolutely fearless and totally ruled the roost at home. She is probably totally taking over up there! LOL
04-06-2009 2:24 PM -- By: puck llewis , From:
hi baron von brutus ... hi jessica may.....hi ya saada..just stopping by ;) high paw up....(puck balancing on 1 leg as he gives 3 paws up)
04-05-2009 4:36 PM -- By: Brenda, From: Miami, FL
Thanks for stopping by to sign my Cindys' guest book and for the kind words regarding her 1 month anniversary. I cant believe its been a whole month already, but please rest assured that I am doing ok.
Wow, your baby was born on the same day my baby passed. 10 years apart.
I hope you are doing ok. Saada was beautiful, so majestic-looking.
04-05-2009 2:03 PM -- By: mom and dad, From:
Saada we really missed you yesterday. It was a gorgeous day here and the sun was out and we were working in the yard with the neighbors doing some spring tree trimming. Ginger was outside "supervising" but I am sure she would have had more fun if you were here to play with her. I thought of you the whole time wishing you were with us and enjoying the day and playing. You loved running around with Ginger, she is a sweet gentle girl like you. I miss you so much. Daddy keeps saying we need to check rescue and look for another dog to adopt, because the house isn't the same without a dog! I just don't want you to think we are trying to find a replacement for you, because that will never happen. You were a one in a million girl, my angel and you will always occupy that special place in my heart. I Love You So Much!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
04-05-2009 10:40 AM -- By: deb, From: vermont
Kia and I are just out to wish everyone a good day and leave a poem along our way.......
carry you always, your pawprints ever beating,
running joyously to greet me whenever I call
and memory stirs in my heart...
04-03-2009 6:57 PM -- By: claudia, From: ga
Hi Gina, thank you so much for visiting and your touching words. Your sweet girl Saada is so precious and I know you miss her terribly. I can tell she had a wonderful home with you, and you did all you could. I lost my Lab "Otis" last January to cancer. Or thats what the vet thinks, we never really knew. He was very old and arthritic as well.(he has a memorial on here too). These big companions can leave such a void. I still miss him everyday. The birth of Blue last April helped me so much in the grief I was feeling. This was such a shock.
It seems like whether it's a instant loss, or one that you know is coming..the feelings of emtiness are the same once their gone. I hope Otis has met your beauty Saada, and little Blue as well. This site sure helps with people like yourself offering words of comfort. Take care.. my thoughts are with you.
04-03-2009 6:32 PM -- By: mom, From:
hey Saada girl... happy Friday to you. Just wanted to say mom really, really misses you. You were such a joy and I miss all the fun we had together; and how you would sleep next to my side of the bed and wake me up to cover you back up with your blankets every night. You always protected mommy especially. I hope you are still watching over us. There is not a day that goes by that we don't talk about you and how much we miss you. You were such a good girl... All my love forever. mom
04-03-2009 1:24 AM -- By: mom and dad, From:
nite nite Saada. We love you.
04-02-2009 10:14 PM -- By: Shannon , From: Clemson
Thank you so much for visiting Meiko's guest book. Your birthday wishes are very kind.Saada looks like a wonderful friend and companion. I know that she is missed.
04-02-2009 12:30 PM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's Dad, From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dear Gina and Saada ... just stopping by to say "HI" and to let you know I was thinking of you today.
Hope all is well .. Things here in Santa Fe are windy and cold .. and am ready for some nice weather to plant flowers and plants in the space where my son Sammy used to love to walk and play .. and now Cupcake loves that same space.
To Saada ... I hope you are having lots of fun with my son Sammy and daughter Gabby and all your friends at Rainbow Bridge .. BUT .. always know that WE ALL LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ......
04-02-2009 12:52 AM -- By: Connie, From: Austin
Thank you so much for signing tigger's guestbook. It means alot to me. It is so hard to lose such a large part of your life for so long. Saada is such a pretty girl. Again, thank you so much.
04-02-2009 12:46 AM -- By: mom, From:
Saada... I'm not sure why my last entry was sent in for review and not posted. Anyway, just wanted to say I LOVE YOU. Goodnight my sweet angel. Sleep tight.
04-01-2009 10:11 PM -- By: mom, From:
I love you with all my heart little angel. Things have been a little tough around here, but at least Dad got some encouraging news about work today, hopefully he'll be called back, but it may only be as an independent contractor. Even so, it will help. We both really miss you. Your sweet presence certainly lightened up the house, and brought so much joy into our lives. It's a lot more lonely without you here, & work just isn't the same without you lying next to me keeping me company. I wish I could stop being so sad, I know it distressed you, but losing you has really taken away a part of me. And unlike with Jessie, I really have no one to talk to about it, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Saada, I never expected I would lose you so young. It just really hit me hard. You are and always will be my angel girl. I love you... please send down angel kisses... xoxoxo
04-01-2009 5:16 PM -- By: Lois, From: Edgewood WA
Thank you for the wishes for Kitty. I miss him so very much. Saada seems like a very special fellow, too so I think you must understand how I feel. I'm still crying almost every day. I try to think of Kitty at the Rainbow Bridge playing and feeling good again and not sick anymore. He was my best friend.
04-01-2009 3:53 PM -- By: Luke, From:
Hi Saada. Did i ever tell you what a pretty girl you are?If not ,i am telling you now. I love you Saada. Thankyou for being my friend. Hugs. Luke
04-01-2009 12:42 PM -- By: christine, From: ct
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. It means alot to me knowing I'm being thought of. god bless
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