"One who possessed beauty without vanity
Strength without insolence
courage without ferocity
and all the virtues of man without his vices.

This praise which would be unmeaning flattery
if inscribed over human ashes,
is but just a tribute to the memory of a dog."

Lord Byron


July 28, 1998 to March 6, 2001

At the Rainbow Bridge waiting for

Rachel, Sean and SoloDancer




I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew ... in the
stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

 I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.

  Author Unknown


To my precious baby Cricket

Although you were not with me very long, I know God sent us to each other.  Run fast, and play my angel, you are now free of the pain and suffering of the monster epilepsy.  Know that I will always love you and you will remain with me forever.

April 12, 2000 - February 19, 2001

At the Rainbow Bridge waiting for

Amy, Blue and Tippy