Lessons learned from my dog

Posted Friday, November 27, 2009, at 9:45 AM
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  • How hard it is to lose a pet and how sad the loss is. I once had a youngster tell me that they were sure that animals went to heaven because where did the white horses God talked about returning to Earth on come from? Also, my son told me when he was 8 yrs. old when our beloved tabby named Toonces passed away after 20 yrs. that he thought animals were angels sent from God to watch our lives so that God knows every move we make just like the Bible says He does. Out of the mouth of babes!

    Whether childish or not Charles, the boy has a point and may your "Angel" Rebel remain looking down upon you until our Lord brings you both back together again! I hope your tears are shortened by knowing that all the good you have done for this beloved creature will be rewarded 10 fold in your lifetime. Know that once the tears subside and your broken heart starts to heal once more, there are lots of "Angels" waiting for a heart and a home like yours at the Humane Society and are counting the hours until you grace their lives with your presence.

    Thanks for such a tremendously heartfelt blog Charles. Thanks for letting us into your life.


    -- Posted by karenmeister on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 7:41 AM
  • That is one of the most beautiful articles I have ever read Mr. Hear. I am deeply sorry for your loss and can fully empathize with you. I have been fortunate in my life to have been touched by several faithful friends, my 4 legged "children" as they are to me. When my beloved horse Twink died at the age of 29 I so grief-stricken that I took a week off work and could barely function. She was my entire world. I know the bond that we shared and to this day, it has been more than 5 years now since she died, I still get horribly emotional when I speak of her. But, like Karen so eloquently put it...there is another Angel waiting for you out there. It won't be your Rebel but another individual who will love you just the same. God bless and keep you Mr. Hear, we need more people like you!

    -- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 11:20 AM
  • Sorry for you Loss Charles. Very touching article.

    -- Posted by sandman442 on Tue, Dec 1, 2009, at 11:50 AM
  • Great blog Charles. You make a very good point-they are more than animals-they are our children, our friends and most of all, our family! May Rebel RIP and may he always be in your heart and memories. I am the proud parent of a beagle-they are the best dogs (friends)! :)

    -- Posted by millertime on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 1:44 PM
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    Good blog, Charles.

    Sorry to hear that Rebel passed.

    When I get to Heaven, I'll rejoin 19 (and counting) beloved dogs, so I know how they put paw prints on your heart and leave holes when they take that final journey.

    -- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 3:18 AM
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