October 17, 2008



"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them." --
Phil Pastoret

Hi our dear friends,

The Mommy & I have decided that we have grieved enough and that there are still so many doggies out there that need our help, so even though we will always miss Jody and still cry almost everyday, we are going to start back doing whatever we can do to help little guys & girls like Jody. Yesterday a lady at work told the Mommy about a little boy dog her husband found where he works that she thinks is a mix--a chiweinee. Tomorrow the Mommy is gonna go see him, evaluate him and hopefully get him in DROH's program. Here we go again. Once you start rescuing it's a hard thing to stop and until the Mommy draws her last breath we will just have to deal with loving and losing.

We all know about the rainbow bridge and the beauty surrounding it. What a fantastic place it most be. The Mommy likes to think of it now with flowers all around, a brook running under it and a rainbow shining over it. Kinda like this picture. She likes to imagine Jody there, with Samantha, Lacy lulu, K8, Thrawn, Oscar, Gizmo, Baby Girl and all the other pets we have lost too soon, running pain free, playing and waiting until we are all together again.

The Mommy hates this picture because she says she looks like a cow but it is our favorite picture of me and Jody. I loved him so much and I think he loved me. He will always be in our hearts along with my sister Samantha.

Of course, you all know how much the Mommy loves her hibiscus plant in the backyard & how upset she was when Hurricane Ike beat it into to ground and broke some of the limbs. You also know how excited she was when the Mommy discovered Ike couldn't kill it. Like she has said before.....out of destruction God gives us a ray of hope & a new beginning. The Mommy took these pictures in the last few days when we have been sitting outside trying to make sense of why things happen the way they do.

The day that Jody was put down my Uncle Neil was very worried about the Mommy because he knows how upset she gets whenever we lose one of our beloved rescues, so he gave her a writing by a lady named Ellen Cuomo. The Mommy loved what it was trying to say so she wants to share it with all of you.
Rainstorms bring rainbows.

Frowns turn into smiles.

Time brings peace of heart.

Reflection brings peace of mind.

Friends bring caring.

Winter brings spring.

Children bring sloppy kisses.

Fears bring healing.

Forgiveness brings freedom.

Mistakes lead to learning.

Night brings morning.

And a sunrise brings new hope.

These are the thoughts that make life bearable and that keep us going.
Again from the bottom of our hearts THANKS for all the support during this very sad time in our lives and for all the other times the DWB family has helped us get through all the curves life has thrown at us.

Here are a couple of the Mommy's most favorite things in the world.

Me and her hibiscus.

Love, kisses and (((huggies))) to all......Mona & the Mommy too!!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona and Mommy!
I know you will never forget Jody.
And I know too that you are going to help all those doggies who need it.
I admire you!
Kisses and hugs

Simba said...

I love all the rainbows and the words that went with them. I am glad you have found the strength to move on.

Simba x

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fabulous post, Mona and Mommy! We have big smiles on our faces to see your beautiful hibiscus in bloom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Yes -

That is a grrreat thing to do fur the new foundling -

I think Jody will be furry happy with this post fur there is already too much sadness in the world -

We've got to get the good feelings taking over and hold!

PeeEssWoo: My mom loved all the pretty things!

Ruby said...

Hi Mona & Mom

I'm glad to here you are getting back to rescuing doxies. You do such wonderful work.
Jody will always be in your heart,
Take care.
Love Ruby

Raising Addie said...

Your Uncle provided very cool encouragement!

Your video of you smelling the flowers is so wonderful. Even dogs can take time out of life to smell the flowers. Tooo sweet!

Good luck with your new rescue furbaby! We can't wait to see pictures.

Have a great weekend!
Addie and Zoe

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We loved the pictures and the wise words. We never forget them, but we learn to keep going for those here, don't we. We love you both!
Sunny,Scooter &Jamie(the mom)

the Corgi Girls said...

We like that pic of you and the Mama! Those flower pics are lovely too, we miss you guys, lots of hugs to all!

We love you!
M & I

Katie said...

We just have to think of the good times we will all have when we all meet at the rainbow bridge!

Hugs, kisses, and wags to you and Mommy!

Deefor said...

That was a really beautiful. Sad and true and nice. I am sorry to hear about Jody. But glad she had a good family. And glad the hibiscus is blooming.


Lacy said...

w00f's Mona and mommy, lacylulu says she iz takin care of Jody...doggies still need ur voice to help them survive..me iz happy u decided to go with ur life times mission, saving the lonely...

b safe,

The Girl said...

Jody would want you to keep helping other dogs the way you helped him, so he will be glad to hear that you're going on.

We are continuing to think of you all.

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to read about your sweet littl Jody. You did everything you could for him and I know he felt your love.

I'm glad you are continuing your work, it is a work of love.
God bless you,
Sharon (Rusty's mom)

Joe Stains said...

We are glad you guys are feeling well enough to come back. We sure are glad that you are with us again.

We have one hibiscus out front it is white and pink!

Lady Kaos said...

I'm very happy to see you two back to blogging. The poem and the rainbows made my mom leak. Your hibiscus is beautiful!!
Love you guys!