February 11, 2009



"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." -- Louis Sabin

Hi dear friends,

As all of you know by now, Addie and Lucie's big sister ZOE left for the bridge in January after having lived a happy, wonderful and long life of almost 15 years, the same age that Mommy's doggie, Samantha, went to the bridge. The Mommy feel in love with Zoe when she saw her on Addie's blog because she looked just like Nikki, one of her fosters. Zoe loved balls with bells. Nikkie loved balls. Zoe and her Mommy, Staci, would sit for hours pushing a ball back and forth to each other. Nikkie loved to chase balls and bring them back to the Mommy to throw again and again for hours. Staci and her husband got Zoe in Germany when she was just a pup and the Mommy got Samantha when she was 8 weeks old. Both Samantha & Zoe are at the bridge now the Mommy misses both of them even though we never got to meet Zoe in person.

When the Mommy heard about Zoe having left for the bridge, she prayed that her Samantha had found Zoe and they would be become best buddies. Last night the Mommy dreamt of Samantha, Zoe, K8 and a little chocolate dog, of course it had to be my Jody. The little imp was running around acting silly and was making the 3 girls laugh. Then a little fluffy kitty cat appeared & it was Poo Poo. Jody and Poo Poo started rolling around in the grass together. It was so real that the Mommy cried because she wanted to be running around acting silly, playing with everybody and loving on Samantha. Then she woke up....but was so glad to think how happy they were. OK, OK .... so can't she help it. She believes that some dreams come true and knows that dream has to be true.

So anyway, before she starts crying, let me finish what I came to show you.....she's such a crybaby!! The Mommy asked Staci if we could have a picture of Zoe and one of her toys, so we could put it with Samantha's shrine and she could talk to both girls when shes in the computer room. Staci said YES she would do that for the Mommy. Staci also said she would like to make a donation to DROH of some of Zoe's favorite things to put smiles on a few dachie faces. OMD!! Did she ever. Here is a picture of some of the stuff including a doggie bed.....it's there in the back with tons of stuff in it. We can see lots of smiling dachie faces already, not to mention all the folks with DROH. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards Staci and her family for thinking of DROH during this very hard time in their lives.

But that wasn't all. Look what all she sent for me, addressed to Mona Mi Ricca!! Not only did the Mommy get pictures but also one of Zoe's favorite balls with the fuzz chewed off. That little ball is very precious and will have a place of honor with Samantha's toys. Toys and treats for me. I shared the chicken sticks with my friends at my Dachshund get together Sunday. The Mommy said since we had such a big party Sunday, we weren't going to have a birthday/gotca party this year for me but she is going to go to Wal-Mart and see if they can make me a little cake in the shape of a dachshund, that I can eat. That will work!!

Here is the picture the Mommy choose to put in this doggie frame the Mommy had. Isn't Zoe pretty.

Samantha & Zoe together.

I have one last thing to say from both me and the Mommy. God Bless you Staci!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and all the smiling dachies in our care.
Love, kisses and (((huggis))) to all.........Mona & the Mommy too!!
PS....the Mommy thought long and hard tonight tryig to pick a flower for my post but then it popped in her head........BLUEBONNETS for Zoe and Samantha...2 Texas girls playing in the bluebonnets.


Raising Addie said...

...many tears...

We are sooo happy that you liked all of the items that we sent. Being all of Zoe's favorites, I shouldn't have been worried at all.

Your dream was wonderful. I'm so happy that she found Sam and K-8.

Bluebonnets were a perfect flower to pick.

I can hardly believe that in a few days it will have been a month since she left us. I wish she could have lived forever...

Thank you sooo very much for this post!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Staci

Huskee and Hershey said...

Once again, this goes to show the power of the DWB magic... It's amazing how people/ doggies/ kitties/ hammies across the miles can touch each other's lives in so many different ways, and it's all made possible trhough DWB.
This is indeed a very touching story and the dream is beautiful. It could be that Samantha is trying to tell you that Zoe's with her and she is taking care of everyone.

Abby said...


What a beautiful post...My Mom's eyes are leaking...

Thanks for visiting my Blog...I love making new friends..

Please stop by again...

Abby xxxooo

Anonymous said...

Wow what wonderful thing for all the doxies!!! Zoe sure was a beautiful girly.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Rambo said...

Zoe was a beautiful doggie for sure. The frame is perfect cause it outlines her pretty face.
Wow...all those presents for you???
What did you have to do to get them, stand on your head? I have never gotten so many things at one time, not even at Christmas!
pee ess......where do I get my friendship award?? (G-mom wants to know...remember...she has mental pause so be specific)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Mom is leaky now....

That was furry nice of Zoe's mom


Furry nice of Mona's mommy!

PeeEssWoo: And the flowers!

Joey and Maggie said...

That's really sweet.

Anonymous said...

That was so nice of Addie's mom! I know all the DROH babies will enjoy those goodies!


Zoolatry said...

Lovely memorial...

Anonymous said...

That is a great way to honor Zoe. We know she is missed. I am glad doggies got to benefit!!


Bae Bae said...

Oh Zoe's family sure is very generous..

~ Bae

Southbay Girl said...

Mona....that was so nice of you and your mommy to embrace Zoe!!! I'm sure Staci was really touched! And what a wonderful gift Staci gave you!!! we think Bluebonnets were the perfect flower!!


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We have first-hand experience of Staci's kindness. Addie and Lucie are two lucky girls, as was Zoe.

Thanks for the lovely award! We have added it to our blog page!

Tom and Tama-Chan

Rambo said...

Thank you Mona for telling G-Mom exactly where to pick up our award and for such a nice award. You are a sweetie!
We ate mac and cheese four days in a row, so it's all gone. Next time I will make sure G saves some for you!
Rambo & MM

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

How beautiful, I'm deeply touched!
Now Zoe and Samantha are soulmates in dog heaven!
Mona, You're a sweetheart,true love for a happier Valentine.

Lady Kaos said...

Awww, how sweet! Thta was nice so nice of Zoe's mom! We loved your mom's dream. Mom believes dreams are ways for those that we loved that have passed to communicate with us, especially when they know we need it the most. Mom had a dream about her Great-Grandma once when she was having a hard time with some stuff and she told Mom to stop worrying so Mom did.

Joe Stains said...

I am glad you got the photo for the shrine and they can be together there. What a totally pawesome donation!!

Snowball said...

Happy Valentine's Day!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom is all teary-eyed, Mona! That was so very nice of Zoe's mom!
Happy Valentine's day to you and your mommy, Mona!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

umekotyan said...

Good evening Mona & the Mommy
I slowly arrive at Mona by the trip to the world.
Wonderful Valentine is expected to be spent.
Thank you for award and......
ありがとうございます、Mona & Mommy
The coming and the flower of the season with a beautiful flower run
about the world, and are anodyne. :D

from loved ume tyan

Amber-Mae said...

WOAH!!! That's crazee!!!! And that's a great post. We miss Zoe's sweet face. Happy Valentine's Day!

Stuffed from eating a BIG feast,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

Hi Mona and the Mommy! Happy Valentine's Day! I wish you all the best things!

Rusty & Riley

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Valentine sweet Mona and the Mommy
Hope your Valentines Day is filled with extra kisses, treats, hugs & belly rubs!