|Birth: ||May, 1944|
|Death: ||Aug., 1957|
New Haven County
In memory of our pets Sarge & Rocky who we will meet again with Casper, Buffy, Frosty and Duke at the 'RAINBOW BRIDGE'.
May 1944 - August 1957
Sarge was an ALL white male collie. I was at his birth.
The lady, a neighbor, who owned his mother said I could buy him in six weeks for $15.00. I delivered about 30 newspapers before going to school in the morning and I delivered 50 after school. I also delivered the Thursday late edition of the weekly town newspaper.
So on a Saturday morning in June 1944 I gave the lady $15.00 and I carried my puppy home. I didn't know what to call him. But, Mom got a letter that day from my oldest brother, Bryant Clinton Edgerton, Jr.. He was in the 8th Air Force near London, England and he had just been made a Tec. Sgt.
So I named my new puppy "Sarge". My mother cared for Sarge while I was away in the Army and in school.
I had Sarge for 13 years. In August 1957 his heart gave out and I buried him in his old Army coat with the Tec. Sgt. Stripes which he always wore in the rain, cold, and snow.
He is buried on private property in Connecticut.
Thanks Sarge for 13 years of Friendship and Love.
April 1986 - April 1991
"Rocky" was born in Rocky Hill, Conn. Marge got him from the local veterinarian who rescues unwanted animals. She took our dog, CASPER, for a check-up and came home with a dog and a bird.
I'm not sure what kind of bird Rocky was but he had blueish-green feathers and a yellow head like a canary. He was very pretty and we would let him fly around the house. When it was time to get in his cage, I would call 'Yellow Bird, Pretty Yellow Bird' and he would land on his perch and sing and sing very loud.
Every few days I would give Rocky a 'shower' with the spray hose in the kitchen sink.
We lost Rocky after five years in April 1991 - the little guy had heart failure.
We buried Rocky on private property under a small tree near a lake in Lakeland, Florida.
Rest In Peace In Bird Heaven Rocky. You were a pleasure ~ "Pretty Yellow Bird".
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE...
Just this side of heaven is a place called the "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, sunshine and toys, 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. Those who were abused or mal-treated have had their tears wiped away, and sit for as long as they want on the Golden Flowing Robes of God's Lap. They feel the touch of Pure Love on their heads and finally know happiness. All the animals are happy and content, except for one small thing - they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent and her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, she breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the "RAINBOW BRIDGE" together...
Written By William (Bill) N. Britton.
Specifically: New Haven County, Connecticut
Created by: always
Record added: Jun 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7603580