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September 20, 2011



I am so so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you, but as far as Bubba Blue goes I know he had a wonderful home till his last day on this earth! Becky D

Lisa Hahl

I lost a special friend today, the kind you can't replace. And looking at his empty bed I still can see his face.
I know he's in a special place our Lord has for such friends, where meadows, fields and flowers help make them strong and whole again.
I know he's watching over me, he'll be with me when I cry. So with one more kiss on his beloved head, I told my friend goodbye.
I thought you might enjoy this poem as I did when I lost one of my dogs.

Christine Rohloff

I am so sorry for your loss. I had to put my senior dog to sleep earlier this year. Thank you so much though for the two puppies, now almost 3 and2 1/2 which I adopted from you.

Tom Myler

My sympathies, Ellen. They really do teach us more than we want to know. I once realized that I don't want to ever get "too good" at dealing with loss. I'd rather not have that much practice learning...


My sympathies too, Ellen - what a beautiful dog and friend. I really like Lisa's poem - I've lost a lot of animals too over the years and each one hurt so much, but knowing them and being with them was worth the pain of loss. And I just know we will all meet again - until that time.


Rainbow Bridge
A Reminder Of Just How Good God Is:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.

His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Bubba Blue, Could Dancer and Smokey are all frolicking together across the Rainbow Bridge.


Ellen, we all share your laughter and joys through your SDP blogs - now again your loss, too. From all your human friends, a hug. From all your aussie friends (Merlin included) a nudge from their nose and from so many more furry friends, a kiss with their wet noses.

Animal Rescue

Hush, you are truly angel and hero. You clearly have a passion for what you are doing. I only wish their more people like you that would go to the lengths that you go. I’ve never met you, but I can honestly say you have a special place in my heart. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SELFLESS WORK YOU AND YOUR GROUP ARE DOING. Hopefully being on national TV will bring you the help that you sorely need. It’s a tragedy that there are people out there that do inhumane to critters that just want love. GOD BLESSES!!
This is the reason everyone should have their pets spayed or neutered. Please don't let your pets breed and send out more strays into the streets. If you don't have the finances todo this, there are many animal shelters and programs that will help you.

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