February 19, 2009



"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends." --- Alexander Pope

Hi everybody,

My name is Samantha and I have been at the bridge for more than four years now, waiting until my Mommy, you know her as the Mommy, comes to stay with me. I was with my Mommy for my whole life, from the time I was 8 weeks old until my Mommy & Dr Ruth helped me go to live with the angel doggies, kitties and and hammies at the rainbow bridge that leads you into heaven. I was almost 15 when I had to leave. In May 2004, I got very sick....Cushings, then renal failure and finally diabetes. I wanted to stay with my Mommy forever but the pain at the end was too much too bear, so she helped me go. Mommy didn't want another dog because she said it would hurt to much but I knew better. I saw how unhappy she was so..........

I went & talked to the head angel in heaven and told her I was very unhappy because Mommy was so unhappy and she said she would find the perfect dog for my Mommy, that would still be a dachshund but wouldn't remind her of me...no red ones this time.

I've never come down and visited before but today is a very special day........it's my little sister's Gotcha Day. Mona came into my Mommy's life, not to replace me but to bring joy back into my Mommy's life, 4 years ago today.
Mona here....it's my gotcha day but to me it is my birthday cause my life began the day my Mommy adopted me.
I miss my Mommy very much but I knew she had lots of love yet to share so I didn't mind sharing her cause I know when it's her time to go, she'll be coming straight to me. It is not lonely and I have lots of friends here to play with and run free with without any aches or pains. I asked the head angel if it would be OK, if I became the official greeter at the bridge and she said I could. So now me, Lacy Lulu, Zoe, Poo Poo, Baby Girl and all the other loved ones everybody has lost are always together laughing and talking until we will all be together again. My most favorite friend is the little imp Jody, that entertains all of us. I love him so much because my Mommy loved him too.

So here are some pictures of my little sister taken in the 4 years she has been with my Mommy. She is a sweetheart and everybody loves her just like they did me. Most everybody knows that the Mommy went on to adopt a total of 5 doggies, 4 boys and Mona, and has fostered countless others. Had I not had to leave, my Mommy would have never gotten involved with Dachshund Rescue of Houston. You also know that she had to give all my brothers back to DROH when she got really sick. She kept my little sister and keeping Mona was what has saved her from going off the deep end. I thank Mona for taking such good care of my Mommy for me!!






Mommy's girls

Gotta get back now.......my friends are waiting for me.....Love Samantha

PS.....here are a few videos of Mommy with her special treats for her birthday/gotcha day.


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Gotcha day, Mona.
It's so touching to hear you say your life began the day your Mommy adopted you.
You are a very nice girl, just what your Mommy wants you to be!
Love and hugs!

Asta said...

Angel Samantha
It's so good to heaw fwom you..you wewe wondewful fow sending mona to help youw mommy when she needed hew most..I know you'we well and happy and someday you'll all be togethew..in the meantime I want to wish Mona a vewy Happy Biwfday!!!
I hope she got the cawd I sent hew
I wish hew lots of tweats and happiness and a long long life
smoochie kisses
pee ess pleez say hello to my angel sissie Nora and my angel bwuvvew Nikki if you see them

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hello Angel Samantha,
We have heard soooo much about you from your mommy and our friend Mona. They spoke about you with much love and affection, and they miss you loads.
If you see Lucas, can you please give him a kiss and hug from us?

Hi Mona,
HaPpY GoTcHa DaY! We are glad you are our friend and hope you spend many more years with your mommy.

Mango said...

Happy Gotcha Day! It was nice to read your story.


Raising Addie said...

Yappy Barkday Mona!!!

Yappy Barkday to you,
Yappy Barkday to you,
Yappy Barkday dear Mona...
Yappy Barkday to YOU!

Boy you had a wonderful Barkday! That hot dog looked very yummy!

We are sooo happy that you found the moommy and have brought sooo much joy into her life!

You are one very special and beautiful Doxie!!

LOVE love love the pictures!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, and Staci

Abby said...

Hi, Mona...

Happy Gotcha Day...

I loved reading your story...I'm sooo glad you & your Mommy found eachother...

Enjoy your day...

Abby xxxoooo

Amber-Mae said...

I bet Samantha misses her family so much. Ooo, that sausage must be soooo tasty! Your eyeballs almost popped out when you grabbed a chunk of that sausage. You are such a lady when it comes to food. So much so like Faith. If I had that piece of sausage, I would have inhaled it with just one breath!

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha day Mona!!!! Im so happy you got such a wonderful home and that you were able to help your mama feel better about Samantha.

Hugs to both of you.
(totally teary eyed here)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Woo are one lukhky girrrrl!


Anonymous said...

A visit from Samantha!! What better gottcha day pressie could you ask for!??! HAPPY GOTTCHA DAY!!


Zoolatry said...

aren't you glad she gotcha
and isn't she glad she gotcha.

Lacy said...

w00f's Mona, Mommy and angel Samantha, Happy Gotcha Day, little Mona...its a pleasure to no u...hope u got lots of ear scratchies and tummy rubs...and u have many many more...

b safe,

pps, angel Lacylulu here, hmmm angel Samantha, u need to come home now, u has to greet Spencer and the Kitty Lemon..

Lorenza said...

Hi, Samantha!
It made me so happy you did this post for Mona.
I know how much your Mommy still loves you.
You were very nice sending Mona to her.
Happy Gotcha Day Mona!
You got lots of yummy treats!
Kisses and hugs

umekotyan said...

Good evening MONA & THE MOMMY
Congratulations on the birthday.
A wonderful weekend with the birthday party. ...

from loved ume tyan

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

HAppy Gotcha day!!!!!

slurpy licks,

Bogart said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Mama and I read the comment you left on my blog - your mama is an amazing woman, first sneaking in Samantha (excellent move) and then helping to start an animal visitation program (super awesome)!

That makes us SO happy. I know that my dad knew I was in the room with him, and that sneaking in was the right thing to do. Thanks for confirming that.

Much love,
Bogart (& Lulu)

Clover said...

Happy gotcha day, Mona!! I am sorry to be a little bit late. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Love Clover xo

Georgeous said...

Belated Wishes for your gotcha day Mona. Your story is similar to mine, my Mummy's Angel Reg sent Dad to the shelter to find me to bring love and joy to their lives again.
Keep loving the Mommy.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy belated gotcha day, Mona! You and your mommy were meant for each other!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lady Kaos said...

Hope you had a great Gotach Day Mona!! This post made my mom cry big time. I turned 4 the day after you!!! My gotcha date is actually in June and a year after my birthday but we celebrate my birthday because Mom hates thinking about my previous life before I adopted them.