Saturday, April 16, 2011

Quiet Time: Good Bye My Friend



 Andre A Wonderful Friend Gone To Be With God 
April 12, 2011

Andre was eleven and one half years old, the oldest of his litter. He and his baby brother Jacque came to live with us when they were six weeks old. They grew up ridding in the boat with the wind blowing in their face and walking around the vegetable garden. Sometimes he would be a boat dog and sometimes a garden dog, but always a friend. He had such a gentle spirit and was ever the gentleman. He just loved to chase the squirrels and play the game of sock. He loved to have his ears rubbed and give you kisses.


The Rainbow Bridge
Sent To Me By My Friend

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
     When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.
     There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group!
     You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
     Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.

I'll be seeing you at the Rainbow Bridge my dear friend Andre.
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

35 comments:

  1. Miz Helen, thinking of you at this time. Your happy memories of Andre will keep you company, for now.

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  2. That was a beautiful story. I know they will be waiting there for us when it is our time. Hugs and kisses to you.
    Donna

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  3. So very sorry for your loss. :( *hugs*

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking about you! Hug Jaque extra tight today!

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  5. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have so many little friends wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge I can hardly wait. There are no words to comfort you, just know we are all thinking of you.

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  6. Miz Helen, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you and a very big hug to you. XO

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  7. It's always so hard to lose a treasured pet. They bring such fun and joy to our lives, don't they? I'm so sorry.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss! What a beautiful story.

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  9. Miz Helen - that brought tears to my eyes. I'm very sorry you lost your best buddy. Hugs and thinking of you.

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  10. So sorry for the loss of your beloved family member.

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  11. Sorry for your loss Miz Helen. Andre was such a beautiful dog. I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  12. I'm so sorry for your loss, Miz Helen. Sending you a big hug! :(

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  13. I am so sorry. I completely understand the loss of a family pet.

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  14. Miz Helen, My heart goes out to you with your loss of Andre. I'm happy that you have a copy of the Rainbow Bridge as it has always helped me when I lose one of my furry companions to God. Andre was fortunate to also have you in his life too!

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  15. Miz Helen, sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  16. Ahh, sorry to hear about the passing of your furry little friend Miz Helen. He was adorably beautiful. Sounds like he had a great life while he was with you guys. xo

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  17. Miz Helen-I just clicked over to your site and I saw your beautifl Andre and the sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss, it's very hard to let go of our beloved pets, but when it's time we know they will go to a safe and beautiful place just like the one in the story.

    I hope you will find comfort still having Jaque. Give him an extra hug...he will also be missing his brother:-((
    You're in my thoughts and sending you a big hug and kisses!

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  18. So very sorry , it is so hard to lose a friend and companion.........

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  19. I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  20. So sorry to hear of your loss. A beautiful, comforting story. Thoughts with you.

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  21. Miz Helen,
    I'm so sorry. I've read that poem before when my Westie (I got her in 10th grade) who ended up being my mom's Westie died when I was teaching...oh it makes me so sad and it is never easy to lose a pet.
    Peace and blessings to you and your family!

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  22. I am so very sorry. There's just no pain like losing a fur baby. Regardless of how long we have them, it's just not long enough. I know you have many beautiful memories to treasure.

    xo
    Pat

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  23. awww....sending you my condolences and a hug, Miz Helen:(

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog :( Sending you lots of love and light and a big ((hug)).

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  25. It's so hard to lose a pet, isn't it? It's like they're a member of the family. So sorry about the loss of your dog.

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  26. I'm so sorry for your loss, Miz Helen. *hugs* Praying that you have peace and comfort during this time. love, Candace

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  27. Miz Helen- I'm sorry to hear of your loss. *sending hugs*
    Katie

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  28. I am so sorry Miz Helen, I know you will miss your little fur angel babie. We have four little doglets and we love them so much. We lost our Minnie Pearl several years ago and it is still hard for me. I have her collar on my bedside bookshelf.

    I know the Lord loves our fur angels too, and takes special care of them. They are family too.

    A sisterly hug to you, ~Amelia

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  29. Now, I am crying we love our pets so much that they become part of our family. They are our babies after our own children. They are our loyal companions.

    Sorry for your lost.

    Hugs,

    Mely

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  30. so sorry for your loss. Our animals come into our lives and steal our hearts.

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  31. I'm so sorry for your loss Miz Helen. Andre was so beautiful and I know you will miss him very much. My prayers are with you.

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  32. Miz Helen, I'm so very sorry about your dear little friend. I had a white poodle named Cotton, for 13 years who looked a lot lot Andre. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs, Marguerite

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  33. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Hugs, Beth

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  34. oh i am so sorry to hear that. i had the same breed and i just loved my dog. she lived to be 15 and she was my first dog. it was the best having that friend around. after she died i knew i would get another dog but it's taken me 6 years. now i have a boy dog half yorkie half Carine. he's totally different but i love him! i still miss my Maizy tho at times.

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  35. Our family wants to take this opportunity to express to each and everyone of you our heart felt appreciation for all your kindness at the loss of our friend Andre. We will carry your kindness in our heart with him.
    God Bless You,
    Miz Helen

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Miz Helen

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