November 20th, 2011
At the beginning of this month, I decided that I would not pre-plan these posts. I would just write about whatever was on my mind on that particular day, that I was thankful for.
Today I am thankful for…
Baby, the best dog I ever had.
I’ve been blessed to have shared my life with some pretty impressive canines. Each one has been special to me in their own unique ways. But Baby was by far the best dog I ever had and I miss her more than words can say. She passed away a few years ago. We buried her at her favorite spot to lay. The top of the hill, watching over everyone. I bought her a stone that reads:
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.
She’s been on my mind a lot today, probably because November 20th was her birthday. The photo below is Baby with our son, Will.
Most of us have heard of The Rainbow Bridge. I hope it’s like that. I hope all of my furry friends are there to meet me whenever I leave this world. What a crowd that would be!
Every time someone mentions Rainbow Bridge, I picture this huge pack of animals – all of the ones that I have loved, raised, rescued, etc. over the years – waiting for me.
I picture Baby at the front of that pack. Bossing them all around, herding them into a nice bunch, and telling them all where to stand. Being the perfect leader of the pack and making sure that everything is just as it should be. Because that is exactly how she would handle a situation like that. Calm, eyes darting about watching everyone, looking back and forth between them and I. Holding her tail up proud, knowing that she got everything just right for my arrival. Welcoming me to the other side.