Mommy Maddie & Daddy Scott & Rosie
Betsy & Rosie
Floppy & Chaos
She loved everyone, even strangers, especially loved kids
She went everywhere with me even to work
Loved squeaky toys
She loved to swim
She loved the car and walks
She was Related to Rosie (died at 3.5yrs)
She was Related to Peanutz (new puppy)
She was robbed of her life at 1 year 5 months old
under a vets care-Left a collar on her
Her mommy is handling it better, but isn't better
JUST A DOG
From time to time, People tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog
or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand
the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog,"
and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me
comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust,
and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make
me a better person. Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take
long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me,
it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the
future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away
from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" , but
the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or
woman." So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile --
because they "just don't understand."
"Just a Dog"
by Richard Biby, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
"A Loan From God"
God promised at the birth of time, A special friend to give,
Her time on earth is short, He said, So love her while she lives.
It may be for eight or ten years, Or only two or three,
But will you, till I call her back, Take care of her for Me?
A wagging tail and cold wet nose, And silken velvet ears,
A heart as big as all outdoors, To love you through the years.
Her puppy ways will gladden you, And antics bring a smile,
As guardian or friend she will, Be loyal all the while.
She'll bring her charms to grace your life, And though her stay be brief,
When she's gone the memories, Are solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay, Since all from earth return,
But lessons only a dog can teach, I want you each to learn.
I've looked the whole world over, In search of guardians true,
And from the folk that crowd life's land, I have chosen you.
Whatever love you give to her, Returns in triple measure,
Follow her lead and gain a life, Brim full of simple pleasures.
Enjoy each day as it comes, Allow your heart to guide,
Be loyal and steadfast in love, As the dog there by your side.
Now will you give her all your love, Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, To take her back again?
I fancy each of us would say, Dear Lord, thy will be done,
For all the joys this dog shall bring, The risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness, We'll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for her, Much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, And try to understand.
If by our love we've managed, God's wishes to achieve,
In memory of her that we have loved, And to help us while we grieve;
When our faithful bundle departs,
This earthly world of strife,
We'll get yet another pup,
And love him all his life.
Oh wispy clouds that waft lovingly around the paws of the ones we love.
Always shall you be the shroud that envelopes those who are in your trust forever and one day.
And so it is said that ONE shall come into the twilight of the valley of my rainbow
and the search shall be ended and time will begin once more.
Written by someone who cares.
Light a candle in Betsy's memory, or for a sick, abused, or special needs furbaby,
or perhaps just someone who needs a prayer and a candle lit.