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A Dog Lover's Prayer

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A year ago, our beloved Buck was laid to rest. Then 10 months later, Wayne was reunited with him. I miss both "my guys", but am comforted to know that they are back together again. In that field of green that I often dream about!


My prayer book's unconventional,
An album scarred with age,
The dogs who shared their lives with mine
Stand out on every page.

Though some folks picture Heaven's gates
Atop a golden stair,
The precious photos in my book
Inspire this humble prayer:

Lord, lead me to a sun-washed field,
Then send them one by one;
Let yelps of joy lead wagging tails
As to my arms they run.

This Heaven that I pray for, Lord,
Where lilacs scent the air,
Is blessed with all the dogs I've loved
Who come to greet me there.
~Toni Fulco
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    This is a beautiful prayer for our lost beloved pets. I like the idea of the Rainbow Bridge where they are waiting for me. I say that my beloved little Jazabel, the mama dog bichon is up there bossing around all my big dogs and having them dig a big hole just in case they have to pull my big butt thru. I have 4 bichons buried at the bottom of the hill on my my mom's side of the duplex. I planted tulips with Jaz when she died so I would get notice from her that she was painfree and running and jumping and playing like in her younger daze. All the tulips came up RED...which is my least favorite color!! And I used to say that she was a little Devil Dog...because the Devil would be cute and sweet to entice you in. Just proved it! And Jake has bleeding hearts on his grave. I miss those dogs every single day. I had them 14 and 15 1/2 years. I have 2 new ones...Gus and Grace. They are wonderful little rescues that I got at about 5 and 6 months. They are from the same father and different mothers. Only Gus is in my photo gallery as Grace hasn't taken a really good picture yet....Linda can't figure out the digital camera!!
    2019 days ago
    Beautiful. We just lost our dog Tino yesterday. it's a sad for all of us. Thanks for sharing this. It helps!
    2059 days ago
    AWESOME blog!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Annie. May God continue to bless you with healing and comfort as you continue to deal with your losses. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily.
    Prayers, blessings, love and hugs,
    2063 days ago
    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this Annie. I hope that you continue to heal daily & that you can feel the love that your "boys" have for you, flowing down from above. We love you too! emoticon
    2063 days ago
    Oh Annie!!! Losing 2 of our pets within a few months of each other several years ago.....this one hits home. Thank you!!!
    2064 days ago
    Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing! This will be copied and shared with all my dog loving friends.
    2064 days ago
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