The Rainbow Bridge to Heaven
My best friend closed his eyes last night, as his head was in my hand.
The doctors said he was in pain, and it was hard for him to stand.
The thoughts that scurried through my head, as I cradled him in my arms.
Were of his younger, puppy years, and OH... his many charms.
Today there was no gentle nudge with an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart that's filled with tears remembering our joy filled days.
But an angel just appeared to me, and he said to me " you should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
He's installed a "doggie door".
--- Jan Cooper --- 1995
Hi dearest friends,
I am so proud of my Mommy. She only cried once today, when we first got up and then they were so busy at work that she didn't have time to cry but kept looking at Samantha's picture in her new frame and she smiled most of the day. Of course she had to show my big sister's picture to everybody that walked by. This picture was taken when Samantha was about 3 years old. She was on Mommy's recliner taking the cure. What is the cure? The cure is Mommy's heating pad, that she uses every day of her life, she's got a bad back ya know. Whenever Mommy would get up to do anything, Samantha would jump up in the chair, smooth the heating pad down and lay on it until Mommy came back. If you look real hard you can see one of the many heating pads Samantha & Mommy wore out in the 14 1/2 years they were together.
Also 2 Samantha lookalikes go everywhere Mommy & I go. She was given these when Samantha was still alive and they are off limits to me, they are very special to Mommy.
Samantha is the reason, I am with my Mommy now. After Samantha had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge, and Mommy was so very sad, she found out about DROH and adopted me. The rest is history. My Mommy loves me and she will never give me up. I am her girl now and I know that Samantha is still in her heart but Mommy has a very big heart and there is plenty of room for both of her girls in it.
I wish I could have known Samantha. I know I would have loved her just like Mommy does.