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Memorial created 05-7-2009 by Bernice Dumitru
January 1 1997 - April 27 2009
Spring is here!
In loving memory of our Lassie who we love so much. Lassie will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.
Tonight I can't write anything more. I miss you too much.But I will tell your story little one.
April 26, 2010
You will be celebrating your first year at the Rainbow Bridge tomorrow. I miss you so and made a special page for you for tomorrow!
April 3, 2010
My dearest Lassie, i've been thinking about you a lot today and the tears came. I miss you, funny face. It's almost a yer since you left us and I want you to know I love you and hold you in my heart!
January 1, 2010
Today we would be celebrating with you here, though you would have been hding last night from the noise of firecrackers and fireworks. I'll never forgoet that first summer we were walking in the park and someone started shooting off cherry bombs. You turned to me and lefted your little paws up on my leg saying "Please pick me up Mom I'm sacred." You just didn't like that noise. It's your fist birthday away from me - I hope you are enjoying your party at the Rainbow Bridge. I understand that it gets pretty rowdy up there on Birthdays. The angels bake a special 'doggie cake' I love you little one - you are with me I know and we will be together again.
October 27, 2009 To my dear Lassie, I am missing you so much - six months since you were taken from me. There's an empty place at my feet as I work on the computer, how I wish you were here.
December 14, 2009 Merry Christmas my dear Lassie. Your first at the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy running free with all the animals trying to catch the angels. I miss you but your memory brings me much joy. You will always be a symbol of the Love that was born on Christmas - a gift from the Heart of God!
Lassie's Journey to the Rainbow Bridge
April 27th 2009,Lassie and I were taking our evening walk up our street in Pgh. PA, a walk we took hundreds of times. On our return suddenly from behind a park car two pit bulls came upon us and immediately went for Lassie. I went down to try and pick her up but one had her in his grasp. I just tried to protect her with my hands and arms as the two of them mauled her and me. I screamed for help and a young man tried. It seemed like an eternity then the owner appeared and could not get control. People were yelling. " kick them" and finally the dogs were off. I picked up my little angel, she looked at me and wagged her tail. She was bleeding profusely and so was I. A neighbor came with a towel to take her to the Vet hospital and an ambulance was called for me. I had numerous bite marks on my arms and hands. When we called the Vet from the ER we were told she was critically injured with two broken limbs, the carotid and jugular punctured, deep bite marks in the axilae areas. The Vet recommended we put her to sleep - I could hear her crying over the phone. I had to make the terrible decision to put her out of her pain. I was devastated.
I was not going to abandon my little lamb to the wolves but I couldn't save her.
The Good Shepherd who takes care of His sheep, looks for the lost lamb and heals the wounded ones; the Father who knows when a sparrow falls and calls each by name have welcomed my little critter and will care for her. I'm sure that she is bringing her joy to heaven - running free and enjoying the rainbow bridge and all her new friends.
Lassie's napping room in the heavenly mansion. Geroge Wyeth's
5/22/09 It's hard to come home now and not see that funny face at the top of the stairs. I would walk in the door and if she wasn't already there I would call our "Where's my dog?" and she would come running to the stairs and down them to greet me. I called her my little squirt, God's little creature, my angel dog, my baby. The morning that she died I came down stairs and she gave me her usual greeting, paws on my legs, taking her morning stretch and I gave her a little back rub. After she went our for business she came back in hopped next to me on the couch and put her head in my lap and just looked at me. Was she saying something? She stayed there until she heard her dad moving around upstairs and she hopped off to greet him.
Lassie revealed God to me in so many ways - her unconditional love, her forgiveness, her friendliness to everyone, her pure joy in life, her delight in little things, her living in the present moment. She inspired this poem in me:
If I Let Her
Every morning, if I let her,
God leaps into my arms
And licks my nose!
5/24/09 "Heaven must be an eternal hello, because earth is such a continual goodbye." It's almost a month since I said good-bye to you. I can't believe I won't be taking you for a walk, playing our silly games together, cuddling on the couch, sneaking you into the bedroom when it was thundering because you were scared.
I love you little one - you will always be in my heart.
You'll be in my heart always.
5/27/09 One month ago you left me, baby, but you will always be in my heart. I miss you so much little one, my little squirt, my little critter, God's special creation to be pure love in my life. Thank you for all the love you gave us, thank you for being our little dog, thank you for all the joy your brought. If I only had one more day with you but someday we will be together always.
Love, Mom and Dad.
6/4/09 Lassie, I let the world know what a beautiful, brave and loving little dog you are. You made the papers today. Your story appeared on page 2 of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette in the column Random Acts of KIndness. I think you know because you woke me with two barks this morning at 5:30 AM as the paper was being delivered. Now I've heard you and I'm waiting to see you in my dreams. I miss your sweet presence. So many people have responded with caring messages and have come to know you, little one.
7/27/o9 Dear Lassie, today it is three months since you were taken from me. I miss you so much dear little one. I need you beside me this Wednesday when I have to tell your story to the court. If only I could hold you and pet you one more time. Your sweet face looks out at me with so much love form your picture. Now that I'm home I will finish your story.
Missing you, my angel dog!
8/28/09 - Remembering you my beloved dog, four months since you went away! I don't know if I'm ready to bring another furry friend home yet! Yesterday I visited animal friends and found myself looking for you my dear little funny face pet! I did visit with two dogs but didn't feel any connection. I will wait patiently for my next angel dog!
In the meantime I'm thinking of you. the picture was created by Lavern and shows you shining with the rainbow colors of the Rainbow Bridge. I hope you are having fun running and playing with the squirrels, chipmunks and bunnies. What fun to run free and chase to your delight. I feel bad that I couldn't let you do more of it here but I feared you would get lost or hurt on our hill and street. Now you are safe and free and rejoicing in the loving Presence of your Creator and Lord!
Love from Mom and Dad!
9/28/09 - Dear little squirt, how I miss you! You would be at my feet right now as I worked on the computer. I'm so sorry for all the times you looked at me and wagged your tail, saying "Come on, Mom, let's play." and I just kept on typing away. I'd give anything to play with you again! Lucy, the lab, next door keeps looking for you. She gets your juice from the salmon and tuna now. We had popcorn the other day and you weren't here to catch them in your mouth and dance for me in order to get some. the cats still visit our yard. The squirrels and chipmunks run freely around but I think they miss you too. Dad and I thank your for the gift you were in our lives. You were in my dream the other night and I was warning you about the snakes and keeping you close so you wouldn't get hurt. How I wish I could have save you! We will never forget you!
Love from Mom and Dad!
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