A very difficult post

Mother’s Day weekend has not been the best for our family. On Saturday we had to put our sweet long-time beloved basset hound Lady to sleep. We are comforted in knowing that she will no longer suffer in pain though she will be greatly missed. I doubt we could ever find another animal companion who is as gentle, patient and even-tempered. I can’t write much more about it because the whole ordeal was a very difficult thing for me to go through.

I will be sending a donation to Arizona Basset Hound Rescue and encourage giving to this worthy cause if you choose to.

In loving memory of our Lady Lucille – 1999 to 2008

Click here to view Lady in my online photo album – here are a few of my favorites from the set:

Lady as a pup

Lady Dog

Lady & Justin

Eric & Lady (puppy)

Lady laying in the sun

The Rainbow Bridge
inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved.


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