|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1979|
|Death: ||May 20, 1993|
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Animals can speak right to our hearts without saying a word.
People called Rusty the Wonder dog. He truly was. He knew all the tricks and was so well behaved that everyone loved him and he could go anywhere and do anything. He liked smelling stuff, liked other dogs, loved sitting in the yard with his nose up high sniffing wind. Rusty came in my life when I was at my lowest. He changed my life in so many ways I could never explain. He taught me how to live, how to love and how to grieve. He was the beginning for me and I pray he will be with me in the end.
This was Rusty
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.
I would promise to keep her safe.
I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued Sandy today.
Paw prints left by you....
You no longer greet me,
As I walk through the door.
You're not there to make me smile
To make me laugh anymore.
Life seems quiet without you,
You were far more then a pet.
You were a family member, a friend,
.... A loving soul I'll never forget.
It will take time to heal~
For the silence to go away.
I still listen for you,
And miss you everyday.
You were such a great companion,
Constant, Loyal and True.
My heart will always wear,
The paw prints left by you.
ⓈⓅⓔⒸⒾⓐⓁ тнαηкվօմ to Sherri who sponsored this page for Rusty. Also thank you to everyone who remembers Rusty with tokens and flowers. God bless each and everyone of you.
☼ ♥ ☆ The Rainbow Bridge ☆ ♥ ☼
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, someone who was 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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he 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.
The Rainbow Bridge - YouTube
Specifically: Pet Burial at Private Family residence
Created by: Precious Memories
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21121132