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Memorial created 01-14-2008 by Leigh Graham
Little Bit and Raven
My 2 babys, now angels forever!
Little Bitty left us January 14th, 2008 she was born Dec 17, 1989 , Raven Von Beckster left us June 14th, 2010 . Raven was born April 30, 1996. Little Bit was 18 years old when she left, Raven only 14 years old.
As this page is dedicated to Little Bits, I do have a small section after the poem about Raven BUT Please visit the pages I am creating for Raven alone. Read our story, how she became one of our family, our love , and more on the page called "All about Sweet Raven".
In loving memory of our Little Bit who we love so much. Little Bit will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever . I dont know how we are going to get thru this. Life seems so empty and we are so totally devastated. I never knew how to love until Little Bit came into our lives. Little Bit came into our lives in 1989. She weighed less than 1 pound, the smallest of the litter. The last little girl to go to a new home out of 3. She may of been the smallest but she had the largest heart. I could fit her entirely in the palm of my hand. Buff white, the gentlest sweetiest baby ever. I was hooked immediately after I looked into her eyes and her in mine. Little Bit never got to be more than 6 pounds at her most weight. She was a unusual little girl for a poodle as people have told me over and over how poodles are hyper and yappie. How wrong they are! Little bit never barked hardly a day in her life. I think I remember her barking only 7 times in the 18 years we had her. And she was so very calm and placid. Not a hyper bone in her body. All she wanted was to be held and loved and she knew exactly how to get us to return the love back. She was a expert at giving and knowing how to get love . Please check out her photo album added new today, the 18th. LITTLE BITTY, MAMA MISSES YOU SO MUCH! I cant stop crying baby, Daddy too is missing you baby!! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH BABY! She was such a loving little girl. Smart, gentle, When she was eating her dinner, if she dropped even the smallest little piece, she would not finish her dish until she found and ate the little piece she dropped. She never did have enough spring in her to be able to jump up on the bed at night with us, nor could she jump up onto your lap or on the furniture with you. But she KNEW you would pick her up. She was so funny at her antics. She would NOT bark but instead, she would sneeze on command for you. All you had to do is ask her to sneeze and she would do it. I remember everyone who knew her loved that in her. We had so many freinds that asked us if we were ever going to have her bred but I would not do so. Everyone wanted a puppy from her. But she was so little , her doctor told us that we would have to find a male smaller than her and even then, she probably would not be able to deliver. I just could NOT put her through that. I never felt the need to have her spade because she was always indoors or out with us, she NEVER was in any danger of meeting with a boyfriend. I was so STUPID. I DID NOT know at that time that spaying also prevented cancer. Some of the first pictures we had taken of her , we brought her in to a professional studio to be done. I chuckled that I would bring my children to Walmart to get pictures but I would take my Baby to a professional photographer. She was worth every penny.
Please read after the poem here about our little Raven! God Bless her too!
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me....."
By: author unknown
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see;
The sun will rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
Remembering how I’d lay my head
In your lap that special way.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me.
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name
And petted me with her hand.
She said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But, as I turned to heel away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life I never thought
That I would have to die.
I had so much to live for,
So many “sits” and “downs” to do
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought about our lives together,
I know you must be sad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
Remember how I’d nudge your hand,
And poke you with my nose?
The frisbee I would gladly chase,
The bad guy, I’d “bark and hold”.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I’d wag my tail and kiss you,
Just so I could see you smile.
But, then I fully realized,
That this could never be;
For emptiness and memories
Will take the place of me.
And when I thought of treats and toys,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you and when I did,
My dog-heart filled with sorrow.
But then I walked through Heaven’s gate,
And felt so much at home;
As God looked down and smiled at me,
From His beautiful golden throne.
He said, “This is eternity,
And now we welcome you,
Today your life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
For you see, each days the same day,
There’s no longing for the past.
Now you have been so faithful,
So trusting, loyal and true;
Though there were times you did things,
You knew you shouldn’t do.
But good dogs are forgiven,
And now at last you’re free;
So won’t you sit here by my side,
And wait right here with me?”
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I’m right there, in your heart.
My sweet Raven passed away June 14, 2010
Please see "All about Sweet Raven" on the next page.
Little Bit was a "heater hog" as we laughingly called her. She never did like the cold and all winter long, whenever she heard the furnace kick on, she would run over to lay directly in front of the vent and soak up ever bit of heat that would come out of there. She would relish it so much, she'd roll around , stretch and make sure she got every inch of herself in the heat. I often wondered how she could do it because the air would be too hot for me to keep my hands there very long. But she loved it. And every night , she HAD to sleep with us of course, BUT, She always sleep UNDER the Blankets, between my arm and chest. Cuddled right in there. I was always a side sleeper but I modified MY sleep patterns so that SHE could sleep HER way! Isnt that funny how we do all those little things for our babies. More to come:
The 3 of us. I had to use photoshop to put Bitty in the picture with us, she is only 5 pounds. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH LITTLE BITTY!((((((BIG HUGS)))))) Its 1 week today Little Bitty and I don't know HOW I will get thru this day. I just want to wrap my arms around you so much! And feel one of your gentle little kisses! I miss them .
This is such a true picture of you with your gentleness and sweetness surrounding you in the warm light
This picture just shows your love shinning thru baby. This has to be a another one of my favorites. Look at how beautiful you look here. And the sun shines on you like a Halo, already an angel to me, always an angel to me. I love you Sweet heart! I miss you so very much! I want to hold you! Please! Such innocence, such lovelyness, such gentleness. My Baby girl.
This is one of my favorite pictures of you Little Bit. You are running free . You were so cute when you ran, you're long ears flowing behind you, You were small but you could run pretty fast and you just love to play the catch me game. We did that alot with you,, you would stay just out of reach of us and taunt us as we ran in circles trying to catch you. I dont know how daddy got this picture with all 4 of your feet in the air. Oh baby, why did you have to get old. It seems so unreal yet. I look around the house for you everyday, I wish I was sitting on our favorite chair holding you in my arms up on my chest again with you nudging your little head up to my chin. Raven misses you too baby. She keeps looking for you also and everytime someone comes over, she runs to them looking to see if they brought you back home. I love you with all my heart and all my soul. KISS KISS baby! KISS KISS
You and me , a forever twosome!
You stayed at my side at all times. Even when you lost your sight and hearing, when I would come home from town, somehow you would still run into the kitchen, bumping into things as you came, and would still find me and whimper for me to pick you up and hold you, like you missed me so much. Today , Dad went to work for the 1st time since you were called home to heaven. I sat on our couch alone all day, and thought of you . When dad worked, it was just you and me,, ALL the TIME! Now what do I do? I cried so hard again today. I went outside and cried up to heaven your name, did you hear me cry how much I loved you, Did you hear me tell you how sorry I am? I hate myself for what I had to do sweet heart. I can not forgive myself for that. I need you. Everyone asks what they can do to help. The only thing I want is you back in my life again and forever. Lord help me. There will NEVER be another baby like you. You are ONE OF A KIND dear. You were my baby, my child, the one who taught me more about love than anyone else. Oh honey, (((((HUGS FOREVER))))))
MOMMY and ME FOREVER
Little Bit and me, together forever! FOREVER my love! I still look for you to want to be on my lap, I watch to see you coming around the corner, I cant imagine our home without you in it. 18 years we spent together. I wish I could have 18 more! I wish I could be together with you NOW and FOREVER baby! I LOVE YOU!!!! A little story of my sweetie. When she was just 1 yr old, I had to go to town shopping. Now usually I would take her with me, and I would put her inside my coat with her little head sticking out like a kangaroo pouch. She LOVED it! And I never once got told by store personal to leave the store because pets were not allowed. Mostly all the clerks and employees would oooh and ahhh and want to cuddle her. Well, one day it was way to cold out to take her with us. When we returned home again, she had shown us how much she did not like being left at home. Somehow she had reached the toilet tissue hanging in the bathroom, and strung it all around the house WITHOUT breaking the roll. We never laughed so hard as she sat there staring at us with the paper. My daughter Becky taught her how to sneeze. Little Bit would NOT bark, Never, I dont think she liked to bark, I didnt think she knew how or else she was such a little lady, she refused to bark. Well, Becky had been sitting with her trying to get her to bark and Becky got a nose itch and sneezed. Little Bit looked up at her , studying her. Becky sneezed again and then Little Bit sneezed. From that point on, all you had to do is ask little bit to sneeze, and she would do it. If she just did a little sneeze, you would say,, big sneeze or just go ,,, ahhhh h CHEW,,, then she would work up a big one and do it big! What a little charactor. Would not bark but will sneeze on command. SMART!!!
My little girl, she had the sweetest kisses in the world. She was not one to want to lick , lick and lick you. When she kissed you, you knew it was a genuine kiss. Soft, gentle, slow, with alot of love . I miss your kisses Bitty girl. Just one more kiss, You are my angel now and all I can do now is dream and remember your sweet kisses. Butterfly kisses, thats just what they were.
You were so gentle and quiet. It was always a guessing game with you when you had to let us know you had to go outside toittie. You would not bark, paw, scratch, run to the door, You would sit in my lap or on the floor by my feet and just shake. You would shake like you had the shivers. Then when I would ask you, you would jump up , ears perky, tail perky, and prance to the door and back to me again till we got there together. I never let you go outside alone. We live in the country baby and there were many hawks, owls and eagles around. I lost a little kitty once to a owl and since you were so very tiny, I was NEVER ever going to allow anything to ever ever hurt you!! That's why I was afraid to let you outside alone sweetie. But I know you didnt mind, it was like you knew y ou were safe with me around. Gosh I miss you baby.
I cant say enough how much I love you and miss you sweetie. If I could only turn back the hands of time, you would be back in my arms. I feel like I am losing it altogther without you in my life. I never knew just how much my life is centered around you. There is not one thing or day that goes by without me thinking of how WE did it together. I wonder around the house lost. I will not wash your furry blanket because it smells like you . I am sorry I didnt come by last nite to say good night sweetheart, I had a really bad day and I just couldnt come on here because I knew I would breakdown again. My heart is shattered beyond repair. You were the sweetist, most loving, gentle little girl I ever knew. You are one of a kind and thats why I know I could not ever want to think of another baby cause I would be looking for you and I would not find you. That would hurt even more . Mommy is trying so hard to get some pretty things here for you honey. I will get it sooner or later. I love you SO MUCH! I still NEED you so much! Some days I just dont want to go on. Not without you. Does it ever get better? Please God I hope so. I hope you are being taken care of really well Little Bitty, I hope the Angels are holding you close and loving you. You didnt know how to be a little doggie because you thought you were a kid , people like mommy and daddy and to us, you were ! I hope the angels are showing you that you dont have to be afraid and the other furbabies are fun to play with and like you, they too are waiting to see their mommies and daddies again. I LOVE YOU, I cant say it enough! I LOVE YOU! Giant Kisses my love, Sweet dreams, I hope to see you soon!
I love you so much my angel!
You are my Angel above,, The rose,, symbolizes Mommy as my middle name is Rose and I have the rose tattoo on my shoulder and Angel is you my sweet little girl. My angel watching for us . Dont stop watching baby, we will come to you! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Myspace Layouts
Happy Valentines day my love, Its 1 month on Valentines day! I miss you so much! My sweet sweet baby girl!
I cant stop sending my LOVE
All my love, all my kisses, I send up to heaven to you my sweet little baby girl! You were the most perfect little girl in the world. You were beautiful, in both heart , and body and also soul! Everything you ever did , you did with gentleness, softly, neatly and you never did any wrong. I never had to punish you.. (as if I could). For all I would have to do is look at you and say "Little Bitty, no no baby". and thats all it would take, from that point you would hang your little head and look so very sad, How could I ever be angry at you? No way, I could not ever be! You could melt my heart with just a look. I think one of the things I miss the most is your soft little warm face that you would want to snuggle close to my face cheek to cheek. And your soft little moans of joy. LIttle Bit, I will NEVER ever forget you and I cant wait till we see each other again honey! I miss you so much, My heart feels shattered. I pray to God everyday to please give me the strength to get through another day, hold me up and heal my pain in my heart. I also pray for you every nite honey. I love you,, I love you, I love you!,
Truly the Angels are holding you Close!
I am so jealous that this beautiful angel gets to hold you my love. I wish it were me holding you close. But I do know that you are truly loved and being well taken care of by your angel while you wait for me and daddy. Oh my baby, can you feel the love I am sending you in heaven? I hope so because I have a heart FULL of love for you I need you to get. I come here everday to write to you.. I hope the angels can tell you about mommy and what she is doing for you here. Daddy to misses you so very very much. We never saw Dad cry much but he cries for you Itty Bitty, He calls out for his baby every day. We will be ok Little one, please dont worry, It is just going to take us a long long time to let you go. But we will NEVER EVER forget you and we will always be looking forward to being together again. I know you were sent to us by God himself. There was a reason he made sure we became a family, and he blessed us all with a long life for you to be with us. I just never wanted it to end. Ever. BUTTERFLY KISSES back to you my love. I miss you! Bless your little heart. Lord, please watch over my Little girl and keep her safe and happy until we meet again. Thank you dear God for each day you allowed us to have together.. They were the best days of our lives . She was the BEST thing that ever happened to us Lord, Please let us meet again. Amen.
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later. For ALL creation is eagerly waiting for that day when God will reveal who his children are. Against its will, EVERYTHING on earth was subjected to God's curse. ALL Creation anticipates the day when it will JOIN God's children in glorious freedom against death and decay. For we know that all creation has be groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
Ma Ma Kitty really took care of Little Bit also. She actually took Little Bit around the yard with her and taught Little Bit HOW to stalk and catch a mouse. We would just sit in amazement watching MaMa Kitty teaching her and then watching her do it so well. We nicked named her the Great White Hunter.
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