Monday, 11 December 2005

Hello, Giblet here! I am sneaking in to type this to you in hopes someone out there is looking for a good little older girl for Christmas. That is my only wish. You see, I had a wonderful owner who went before me. He said it wasn't my time and I couldn't go so I ended up in a Boarding Facility for the last two months. Now I am out of there and living with my Foster Family. I get on really well with all the kids. There is an older guy here one year younger, Farley who is showing me the ropes.

Now I am not a spring chicken, my hearing is a little off but I can still see my Foster family offering treats and hugs! I eat twice a day and treats and goodies. I am housebroken as a Lady should be. I like a nice walk around the block or if it's really cold outside, a walk to the corner is just fine by me. My CPCRN Angels sent me a beautiful blue sweater that keeps me warm on walks.

So here I am. Would you open up your heart and home to me? As the Christmas song goes "all I want for Christmas is a Forever HOME". I'll take a rest and dream.

Sunday, 1 January 2006

When we last had Giblet at the Vet her growth was evaluated. This is on the right side of her neck, about the size of a medium size egg. This growth is on the inside not an outer growth over the skin type. Well when we got home and she was feeling so down and depressed, I had her alone on my bed and got down close to her, at this point I felt she had given up. I nestled down into her ear so she could hear me and told her it was ok if she wanted to go to meet her former owner. Go on now, she is safe here and in the Col.'s care and she had no more worries. Go if she wanted to.....

It was a couple of days later and she started to perk up and carry on. We have finally got her on some good food that is right for her, Solid Gold for small dogs. She has started gaining weight. Hew whole attitude has changed. But, I think the growth is bothering her. Sometimes she sits and pants and has a hard time swallowing things bigger than a penny. I feel this is due to the growth and it's size. She is very plucky and has done the mile walk with her Foster brothers and sister. She roams freely around the tennis courts and has fun. I couldn't find her last week, at the courts and there she was chest deep in a pile of leaves in the corner. Just sniffing and having fun. She holds her tail erect and is growing hair on it. She is just a remarkable little girl.

Thursday, 5 January 2006

Giblet was taken to the Bridge at 10:43 am, today. As you know she was not eating and still losing weight no matter what we tried. Always a Lady, she wanted to go outside to pee and she did every two hours unless she was sleeping. She was ready. She wanted to go home to be with her beloved owner of over 13 years.

The Doctor helped with the hard part and we held her. She went peacefully. The Doctor said she thought it was a thyroid tumor based on the part of the neck where it was located. It had grown bigger since we had taken her last.

Who's to say that if her owner had made arrangements for her and she didn't spend the stressful time at the boarding facility coping with the loss of her owner and dealing with a new area to live in she may be here today. Who is to say. We loved her and did the best we could by her and without the Col. she wouldn't even made it this far. Thanks to the Angels that got this little lost girl into the Col.'s arms, and thank you for letting us care for her. Good bye little Miss, see you at the Bridge. Love, Lori & John

A Letter From Your Pet in Heaven

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from the Bridge. Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you ... in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years,
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night ... "My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented ... that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along I made somebody smile.

God says: "If you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go."

When you're walking down the street with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

"And when it's time for you to go ... from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going ... you're coming here to me."

~Author Unknown