February 28, 2012

Happy 10th birthday, My little fella


"I believe that tears can heal,
that memories can comfort,
that love lives on forever"

Dear friends,

Today is my little fella's 10th Birthday. We know it's his birthday because "his family" that dumped him at a kill shelter, just becuase he was going blind, brought his records with them. I will not go into detail how much I loath these people except to say that had they not dumped him, I wouldn't have such a loving little boy in my lfe now.

Weenie has brought so much joy into mine & Mona's lives. He is always on my lap or shoulder, stuck to me like a piece of Velcro. Always wanting to be with his Mommy or cuddled with his sister if I'n not available.

I want to share a poem with you that Amber DeWeenie's Mom, Linda, sent me last year with note that said.....

"Back when our beloved Min Pin, Serena, who was in congestive heart failure and also had bone cancer, lost her sight 8 months before she crossed the bridge, someone sent this poem to me. When I saw Weenie this morning in Mona's video and read that your sister wasn't all that excited when you fostered and adopted a "blind dog", I thought about my Serena and this poem. I changed the "her" references to "him" and it just fits Weenie now."

The poem:

I cannot see you Mommy, when you cuddle me so near.
And yet I know you love me. It's in the words I hear.

I cannot see you Daddy, when you hold me by your side.
But still I know you love me when you tell me so with pride.

I cannot see to run and play out in the sun so bright.
For here inside my tiny head, it's always dark as night.

I cannot see the treats you give when I am extra good.
But I can wag my tail in Thanks--Just like a good dog should.

"He cannot see. The dog’s no good" is what some folks might say.
"He can't be trained, he'll never learn--He must be put away."

But not you, Mom and Daddy. You know that it's all right.
Because I love you just as much as any dog with sight.

You took me in, you gave me love, and we will never part.
Because I'm blind with just my eyes, and I see you in my HEART.

Lots of Love From your Blind Dogs

Nothing more needs to be said, except Weenie, I love you with all my heart..........your Mommy


GOOSE said...

And that poem is so powerfully touching. It says it all.

Nola said...

Happy birthday Weenie!!!!!!!!!!!! That poem is so sweet, made me cry
Dachshund Nola

harrispen said...

Happy Birthday Weenie! You sure landed in the right home.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday Weenie!!!
The poem is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

Sam and Pippen said...

That's a most awesome poem! We knew a girl dog named Gypsy, she lived to the ripe old age of 23 and she was blind, deaf and had only one toofer! Everyone that met her loved her lots and lots and we can't imagine giving up a doggie just because they couldn't see!

Hope you have the best barkday ever!

Sam and Pippen

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Happy 10th Birthday Weenie, all the best little furiend!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

Miss HoneyBuzz and The LB said...

Happy Birthday Dearest Weenie!!

Sending lots of love to you, Mona & Mommy too!


chicamom85 said...

Have the happiest birthday ever Weenie!

Loveys Sasha

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

Happy birthday, Weenie! What a beautiful poem.

Love ya lots,

Pibble said...

It's not only the eyes that see! You're a wonderful woman and Weenie is a lucky little guy.

I can't stand people who forget The Deal: Through Thick and Thin. When things start to get bad, they walk away. Well, some day, those tables might just turn, then they'll get a taste of their own medicine. I sure hope they don't, but if they do, well...

Happy Birthday, Handsome Weenie!

The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Happy Belated 10th birthday Weenie!
Much Luvums,
George, Gracie, Toby, and Mimi
Lily sends love too! (Mama is trying not to sign Lily's name anymore for practice as she will have a new home by week's end--paws-crossed).

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

HAPPY TENTH BIRFDAY WEENIE!! I am sure that Mona and your Mommie are planning some really grrrreat stuffs fur your big day!!!

Enjoy your Special Day my furend.

sniff ya later, Frankie & Ernie

Cupcake said...

Happy Birthday Weenie. The poem made my Mommy cry, she loved it. I'm so glad 3 beautiful souls all found each other, Weenie, Mona and The Mommy.

Love, Cupcake

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happee Birthday Weenie!!
Benny & Lily

Amber DaWeenie said...

Weenie....Happy Yappy Birfday to you! We miss our Serena so much butt just maybe her is watching over Weenie from the Bridge. Blind dogs stick together, you nose!

Wish me could be dere to share your birfday wit you, Weenie. And share your cake! :o)

Minna Krebs said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Weenie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sprinkles said...

Happy Birthday, Weenie!

That poem says it all.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday, Weenie - you were the luckiest pup ever that day you found Mona and her Mommy. Beautiful poem - says it all.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ina in Alaska said...

We are late to Weenie's birthday celebration but wish him the best belated birthday ever! So happy you took in this precious dog. I can only imagine all the love he is absorbing from living with you. Bravo! There is a special place in Heaven for folks like you Mommy! xoxo

M. K. Clinton said...

Happy Birthday Weenie! We hope that you had a fantastic day. That is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. ♥