Sparky was very intelligent and make me remember where there's a will, there's a way. These stories and remarks are wonderful and bring smiles and many delightful memories of my daughter and her two great dogs. Thank you for sharing with us and please continue to do so.
Edited by: MOMMA_BEAR_69 at: 6/22/2009 (22:17)
Helen/Southwestern PA Joined SP 9/23/2007 Co-leader of The Rainbow Bridge--Grieving the Loss of a Pet Spark Team
"Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible." ~Mary McLeod Bethune
"If you planted hope in a heart today in any hopeless heart, If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part, If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray, Then your day was well spent.
So true! I have often told Tyler that I forgave him for being a "bad dog" (especially since there really is no such thing)... and thanked him for forgiving me for sometimes being a bad mom! We made quite a pair...
Those are the good things to look back on and laugh at or picture in your mind on days when things are hard and you really miss Sparky. I can still picture Belle (she was a slim 64 lb lab so she wasn't as short!!) standing with her two front feet up on the window sill and her head around in front of the curtain with a pitiful expression on her face as we drove off to go somewhere. It brings a smile to my face. I was also up at the lake this past weekend and it is so easy for me to look outside the window and underneath the apple tree and see her lying there looking down the hill towards the lake surveying and keeping watch over her kingdom. She was majestic and that's how I pictured her and have her in my mind. You will find many memories come up such as the ones you just shared. Perhaps as the weeks and months move on you may want to keep a journal of all your memories. I actually wrote a journal in a form of a letter to Belle before she died telling her everything she did for me, everything I wish I had done that I didn't get to do, and even things I forgave her for such as tearing and chewing apart my favorite NY Yankee hat. But those memories will come back and so will the sense Sparky's spirit is still alive and well inside your heart and mind. Hope your grief isn't as strong today but if it is let yourself feel it and don't hold back because feelings are never wrong and you have every right to grieve in your own way for as long as it takes. We are here to support you. Take care. And I liked the stories about Sparky.
Thank you for all the kind actions from the members here. I just thought I would share a few Sparky stories:
We lived in this tiny house where the carport was right outside the kitchen/dinning room. Every time we pulled into the carport he would be on the table barking. We would pull the chairs away from the table and he would somehow still get on the table. His short little Dauchsund legs were determined. We also had a crate for him. He figured out how to "fold" it up and get out. Once again he was determined.
When we first brought him home my daughter was 23 months old. She had a doll stroller. Sparky became her favorite passenger. He would just sit there and take whatever Felicia wanted to do.
He was my lap buddy, my best friend, my companion, my everything.
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