November 23, 2009


Dear Friends,

Today our hearts are heavy. We learned last night that sweet, gentle Miss Snickers lost her fight with the Seizure Monsters and has crossed the bridge. She will always be in our hearts and when we look into the night sky, we will see her star shining brightly, watching over all who loved her.

Mommy said God just needed another doggie to be company for a lost child and in Miss Snickers, he choose one of the best.

Mommy read this poem again last night when she heard that we had lost Snickers and this poem is dedicated to her.

Run free and painless, sweet Snickers, we will never forget you.

-- Miss Snickers --


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 a dog."

"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 phases 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. "So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog. "just smile, because they "just don't understand."

~Sandra Dee

God Bless....Mona's Mom, Sarah


Josh and Jess said...

This made us cry :( We didn't know Miss Snickers but we're very sad now.

Josh and Jessie

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

so sweeeeeeeeet!!!!
Mommy read this poem last night and loved it!!!!
We have had the same thought reading it.....dedicate it to Miss Snickers!!!!
You're such a wonderful family!!!!
And we love you and your big heart!!!
HAve a sweet day!!!
Tons of love and kisses

Mango said...

Momma says that we make her a better person. That is a good thing.


The OP Pack said...

That is a beautiful poem for Miss Snickers, Mona. We were very sad to see her have to go too. Thanks for sharing this lovely tribute to her.

Hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Woos, the OP Pack

Frankie Furter said...

Mona my paws are together for Miss Snickers' family.
Have a super Turkey day.
Do you have your Adoption Story ready for posting on Thursday??? I would love to read it.

Mack said...

We are so sad about Miss Snickers. We are really praying for healing for her family. And that is a great poem.

Pee(S): Mom says anytime you wanna meet up at the dog park is fine with her. I can't wait!!

Fred said...

We are so sad about Miss Snickers, too. Thank you for the "just a dog" part, though. Old Girl and I needed that this morning!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hug you Mona, we all lost a dear lovely friend!
Gussie is right, the bridge is even more beautiful because Miss Snickers is there.
Love you

Snowball said...

We will always remember Snickers.


Anonymous said...

I love that poem because that is how we feel as well, Just a dog is the best thing in my life!

Cole said...

Great poem! My multiple "just a dog"s are my reasons for getting up in the morning, my reasons for running and around and playing. They are my everything.

I didn't know Miss Snickers, but I know that she was well loved and will be missed.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We lost a wonderful friend, Mona. We sure do miss Snickers.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

We were so sad about Miss Snickers too :(