This page is dedicated to all the Dogue's that have been part of our rescue family and who have now been given their wings.
Beyond the Rainbow Bridge
As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, an on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night
"Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
We are still connected by a cord no one can see
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart
My precious, furry friend?...
Part mischief, but all blessing,
And faithful to the end!
You look'd at me with eyes of love:
You never held a grudge...
You thought me far too wonderful
To criticize or judge.
It seems your greatest joy in life
was being close to me...
I think God knew how comforting
Your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you were human,
And it's sad it wasn't true...
Cause the world would be a nicer place
If folks we're more like you!
A few good years is all we had
until the day you had to part...
But you my Layla, will always hold
A huge place within our heart.
Our beloved Max was only 18 months old when he went over the bridge his family who absolutely adored him in the short time they had him, he was such a treasure and he will be deeply missed by his mum & dad and fatty but his suffering is now over but this boy crossed over knowing he was loved and adored.
Oh what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you homeless to my gate,
" The mighty oak has fallen "
Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, thank you for having
entrusted us with a loyal pet.
Thank you for letting him teach us unselfish love. Thank you for the memories that we can recall to brighten our days for the rest of our lives.
Finally, in gratitude, we return our pet to you.
Blue was truly the sweetest boy and after having a sad start ended up with a wonderful family who adored him. He was around 6 years old when he came into our care and it took a while for us to find him just the right home, thankfully we did and they got the pleasure of showering him with love for his final year or so.
You will live on in my heart
my little friend so true, and memories of you will fill my mind
until I go to you.
RIP darling boy you will be dearly missed.
Sadly Dozer had to be put to sleep due to a back issue that was just not responding to treatment like hoped.
RIP Dozer you will be greatly missed by your mum and dad and all of us at Rescue.
A BRIDGE CALLED LOVE
It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.
There is a bridge of memories
from Earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near us
It’s the bridge that we call love.
RIP precious Nina
Sunlight streams through window pane onto a spot on the floor.....
then I remember,
it's where you used to lie, but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound.....
then I remember,
it's where your paws would joyously abound.
RIP Clyde you are very much missed
I lost a treasured friend today
The loyal dog who used to lay
Her gentle head upon my knee
And shared her silent thoughts with me.
Now that I'm home, bathed, settled, and fed,
All nicely tucked into my warm new bed.
I would like to open my baggage Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry - So much to regret.
Hmm... Yes there it is, right on the top -
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things and take me right back?
Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage, To never re-pack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage - Will you still want me?
By Evelyn Colbath
(A Tribute to Volunteers)
By Dee Clair
I greet each day inside my cage
And wait for God to write my page
I wonder if you’ll come today?
And let me feel the light of day
My whole life has been dark with pain
And those who caused it--what did they gain?
They stole my trust, my livelihood
And all because they simply could
I yearn to run through scented fields
Without a cage and lock to yield
To chase a squirrel that can't be caught
To earn a love that can't be bought
But the darkest days have a light
In the quiet mornings that follow night
You come to visit every day
Without a motive, without a pay
You carried me when I was weak
Brought trust I was too pained to seek
You healed my wounds that took their toll
You rescued my slowly dying soul
And now I listen for your voice
Knowing that you're here by choice
You didn’t know me at the start
And yet I’m planted in your heart
I’m learning to accept your praise
And not avert my fearful gaze
Forgive me if I cower still
My life has been against my will
I feel that you are growing tired
Within this fight that you’ve been mired
If you can keep your doubts at bay
It would mean the world if you could stay
I can’t predict how this will end
But I know this of you, my friend
You selflessly all played your part
You saved me with your tender heart