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When I was less than a year old, my Dad worked very
hard putting up a fence to give me a yard with lots of
room to run.... I love to run.... I run all the time....
Actually, I love to do a lot of nifty tricks. That's why my
Mom and Dad decided to call me The Wonder Dog....
My favorite toy is a really soft terry cloth ball that I can
catch in mid-air.
I also have a giant soft pacifier that my friend, Sammy,
gave me. Sam is a cat by the way....
Outside in the yard, I love to fetch my squeaky ball and
I can jump right over Mom's two foot high flower bed
fence to get it....
When I get tired out, I just plop down in the shade and
relax for a while. Unless, of course, there's a rabbit or
squirrel in the yard outside my fence.
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Then I stick my head through the fence and tell them
they had better leave my yard before I come after
them.... I just say that to scare them, though, because I
can't get out of the fence.... Well, I got out twice when
somebody left the gate open.... What a run I had on
those days. Wow!!! So did Mom and Dad ~LOL~

I guess you'd like to see some more pictures of me.
Here's some that were taken in early September, before
my second birthday and before we moved from


Here I am (well, part of me ~teehee~) with my head
through the fence. I'm really talking to a squirrel....


I like this picture because it makes me look like one of
those "Mighty Dogs". When my ears get way out there,
it feels like I could really fly....


Playing ball is probably my most favorite pastime.
See, I already wore all the colors off this ball....


I love to fetch my ball back to my Mom and Dad.
They make me feel so proud of myself....


Some people don't believe that dogs can smile, but
here's a big smile from me to you....


Here I am taking a little break.


Here's a closeup so you can really see how cute I am....
By the way, when's dinner????


Don't I have the biggest brown eyes you ever saw????
Well.... I met a cow once ~Tee Hee~


That's all the pictures for now. I hope you had fun.


Thanks, Joschi and Ulli 10/18/99


If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining
And boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones
Are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you,
When, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all these things,
Then you are probably the family dog.


Treat me kindly, my beloved friend,
for no heart in all the world is more grateful
for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick,
for though I should lick your hand between blows,
your patience and understanding will more quickly
teach me the things you would have me learn.

Speak to me often,
for your voice is the world's sweetest music,
as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail
when your footsteps fall upon my ears.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet,
for I am a domesticated animal,
no longer accustomed to the bitter elements.
I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting
at your feet beside the hearth.

Keep my pan filled with water,
for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.
Feed me clean food that I may stay well,
to romp and play and do your bidding,
to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able
to protect you with my life,
should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old,
and I no longer enjoy good health,
hearing and good sight.
do not make heroic efforts to keep me going.
If I am not having fun,
please see that my trusting life is taken gently.
I shall leave this earth knowing,
with the last breath I draw,
that my fate was always safest in your hand.


If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I'll understand,
But don't let your grief then stay your hand,
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears,
You wouldn't want me to suffer, so,
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only stay with me, until the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do,
We've been so close — we two — these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.


I stood by your bed last night,
I came to have a peep;
I could see that you were crying,
You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly,
As you brushed away a tear:
"It's me, I haven't left you,
I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast,
I watched you pour the tea;
You were thinking of the many times
Your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today,
Your arms were getting sore;
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today,
You tend it with such care;
I want to reassure you,
That I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house,
As you fumbled for your key;
I gently put my paw on you,
I smiled and said, "It's me."

You looked so very tired,
And sank into a chair;
I tried so hard to let you know,
That I was standing there.

It's possible for me,
To be so near you everyday;
To say with certainty,
"I never went away."

You sat there very quietly,
Then smiled... I think you knew:
In the stillness of that evening,
I was very close to you.

The day is over...
I smile and watch you yawning;
And say, "Goodnight, God bless,
I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you
To cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you,
And we'll stand side by side.

I have so many things to show you,
There is so much for you to see;
Be patient, live your journey out,
Then come home to be with me.


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, that pet goes to this place. There is always food 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 your friend in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then you cross the rainbow bridge together, never to be separated again.


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Dogz - Gallery of Dogs and Sayings

My Little Buddy, Murphy

My Mom And Dad's Web Site - GEST HOME





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