December 22nd 2012 10:16 pm
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HE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
AT RAINBOW BRIDGE
T'was the night before Christmas, at Rainbow Bridge too.
We Bridge kids were thinking as always of you.
We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"
We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.
But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
If you could just see us, you would've laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harness, pulling the sleigh.
The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.
The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.
If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.
But for Christmas we have something special to do,
A sleigh full of happy dream visits for you.
On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!
We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.
So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
Sweet visions of fur babies dance in your heads.
This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.
Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
Before the return to Earth in our magic way.
And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
But in case you forget, just remember our love.
Remember us watching you, your angels above.
Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.
Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridge kids bring dreams,
Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
If you saw as we do, there'd be joy and surprise.
There are fur angels waiting by those Christmas trees,
Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
We're never more than a thought away from your home,
You're never forgotten, you're never alone.
Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
We Bridge kids will party like you'd never believe.
But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you!
- Cindy Morgan (2007)
December 8th 2010 7:52 pm
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A CHRISTMAS STORY for animal lovers and those who may give an animal for Christamas :
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Figuring the dog was free and into the trash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of midday to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Santa Claus - his eyes full of tears.
He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick,
Last years Christmas present, now thin and sick.
More rapid than eagles he called the dog's name.
And the dog ran to him, despite all his pain;
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Let's find this dog a home where he'll be loved by all"
I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year,
For Santa Claus had made one thing quite clear,
The gift of a dog is not just for the season,
We had gotten the pup for all the wrong reasons.
In our haste to think of giving the kids a gift
There was one important thing that we missed.
A dog should be family, and cared for the same!
You don't give a gift, then put it on a chain.
And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight,
"You weren't given a gift! You were given a life!"
October 12th 2010 4:18 am
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Subject: TEN PEEVES THAT DOGS HAVE ABOUT HUMANS
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010,
TEN PEEVES THAT DOGS HAVE ABOUT HUMANS!
Blaming your farts on me.
Not funny -- not funny at all !!!
Yelling at me for barking.
I'M A DAMN DOG.
Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out.
Exactly whose walk is this, anyway?
Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose.
Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons.
Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.
The sleight-of-hand, fake fetch-throw.
You fooled a dog! Whoooo hoooooooo!
What a proud moment for the top of the food chain.
Taking me to the vet for 'the big snip', then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!
Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests.
Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.
Hello ??? Haven't you noticed the fur?
How you act disgusted when I lick myself.
Look, we both know the truth. You're just jealous.
Now lay off me on some of these things.
We both know who's boss here!
You don't see me picking up your poop, do you?
EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY.
A DOG ALWAYS OFFERS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
CATS HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT!.........
October 2nd 2010 3:04 am
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HI all my good freinds, my little sister is going to be hear on teh 15 of this month! I cant wait, now my mom will have someone else to but funny looking stuff on! Maybe just maybe she will leave me alone this halloween, and pick on he insteat! I love going and seeing the older people in the nursing home, but when she dresses me up it is just to down gradeing for me. It does make them happy, and make them smile and I know they all love me to come no matter what my mom has put on me. But just maybe this year it will be my new little sister who will get to do the honers, I can think of hundred thinks mom could make her into! LOL! better her then me and poor Gizmo, let the new kid cat on the block learn the ways of what your mom can do to you. But Im sure that will not happen, and you will be seeing me and Gizmo and my new babys sister in some sort of outfit. But really me and Gizmo really like to go and do it, and Im sure she will like it two! Well bye for now, and keep a eye out for what mom puts on us this year!
bye Coco Mocha be my pal
April 27th 2010 11:10 pm
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Isn't this the truth . . .
If I Didn't Have a Dog...or Cat......or a parrot ..or a
rabbit, horse, or any furbaby!
I could walk around the yard barefoot
My house could be carpeted instead of
tiled and laminated.
All flat surfaces, clothing,
furniture, and cars would be free of hair.
When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't
sound like a kennel.
When the doorbell rings, I could get
to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me
I could sit on the couch and my bed
the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much
space several fur bodies would need to get
I would have money, and no guilt to go
on a real vacation.
I would not be on a first-name basis
with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn Grandkids
The most used words in my vocabulary
would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave it
My house would not be cordoned off
into zones with baby gates or barriers.
I would not talk 'baby talk'.
'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy yummy for the
My house would not look like a day
care center, toys everywhere.
My pockets would not contain things
like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.
I would no longer have to spell the
words B-A-L-L,, W-A-L-K,,
G-O,, R-I-D-E,, C-O-O-K-I-E
I would not have as many leaves INSIDE
my house as outside.
I would not look strangely at people
who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too
I'd look forward to spring and the
rainy season instead of dreading 'mud'
I would not have to answer the
question 'Why do you have so many animals?'
from people who will never have the
joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close
to an angel as they will ever get.
How EMPTY my life would
Love you my Coco mocha be my Pal!
July 31st 2008 12:36 am
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JUST MY DOG
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being: by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man.
With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me...whenever...wherever--in case I need him.
And I expect I will--as I always have.
He is just my dog.
May 12th 2008 9:32 pm
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Hi all !!!!!!!!!!!
My sister dogs think this is cute, and so do I so I put it in my diary! I hope you all like it too!
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A NEW PUPPY....
1. Remove film from box and load camera.
2. Remove film box from puppy's mouth and throw in trash.
3. Remove puppy from trash and brush coffee grounds from muzzle.
4. Choose a suitable background for photo.
5. Mount camera on tripod and focus.
6. Find puppy and take dirty sock from mouth.
7. Place puppy in pre-focused spot and return to camera.
8. Forget about spot and crawl after puppy on knees.
9. Focus with one hand and fend off puppy with other hand.
10. Get tissue and clean nose print from lens.
11. Put cat outside and put peroxide on the scratch on puppy's nose.
13. Put magazines back on coffee table.
14. Try to get puppy's attention by squeaking toy over your head.
15. Replace your glasses and check camera for damage.
16. Jump up in time to grab puppy by scruff of neck and say, "No, outside! No, outside!"
17. Clean up mess.
18. Sit back in chair with lemonade and resolve to teach puppy "sit" and "stay" the first thing in the morning.
December 29th 2007 3:59 pm
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WHY OWN A CAT??
There's a danger you know
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger
One cat is no trouble, and two are so funny
The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey
The fifth is delightful, the sixth ones's a breeze.
You find you can live with a houseful, with ease.
So how 'bout another? Would you really dare?
They're really quite easy, but Oh so much hair
With cats on the sofa and cats on the bed,
And crates in the kitchen, its no bother, you said.
They're really no trouble, their manners are great.
What's just one more cat and one more little crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty.
The floor is all footprints, the furniture's dusty.
The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
Who minds a few noseprints and a little more hair?
Do you need another kitten? you can always find room.
And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.
There's hardly a limit to the cats you can add
Just the thought of a cutback makes you feel so sad.
Each one is special, so precious, so funny,
The food bill grows larger, you owe the vet money.
Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay
Except other cat folks, who live the same way.
Your lawn has now died and your shrubs are dead, too.
Your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.
There's cat food and vitamins, grooming and shots
And entries and travel and motels cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?
Then one of your kittens climbs up in your lap.
His look says you're special and you know that you will
Keep all of your cats in spite of the bill.
Some just for showing and some just to breed
And some just for loving, they all fill a need.
When you're feeling bone tired at the end of your day
That's when cats take a notion that it's time to play
Getting ready for cat shows, the travel, the thrills
The work and the worry, the pressure, the bills.
The whole thing seems worth it, the cats are your life.
They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won't be the same.
Yes, those cats are addictive and so's the cat game!
December 4th 2007 11:02 am
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12 Days of Christmas - A Cat's Rendition
On the twelfth day of Christmas my human gave to me:
Twelve bags of catnip!
Eleven tarter Pounce treats,
Ten ornaments hanging,
Nine wads of Kleenex,
Eight peacock feathers,
Seven stolen Q-tips,
Six feathered balls,
Five MILK JUG RINGS!
Four munchy house plants,
Three running faucets,
Two fuzzy mousies,
And a hamste-e-er in a plastic ball!!
November 27th 2007 2:42 am
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My sister dog Shelby said that these are so true, but she said they apply to us cats too!
There is more truth than poetry to these...
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare.
And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people,
who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
A dog teaches us fidelity, &n bsp;perseverance, & to turn around three times before lying down.
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money!
Ever consider what our dogs must & nbsp;think of us? I mean, here we come from a grocery with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should just relax and get used to it.
-Robert A. Heinlein
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says,
'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
- Dave Barry
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am.
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