IN MEMORY

Baby left us in January '09 due to
complications from surgery. She always had a
watchful on our kids and would protect them at
all costs. She has produced some of the best
puppies to come from our kennel. She will
always hold a special place in out hearts!

Bella passed on 2-20-09. She had such a
sweet spirit, with a lot of spunk in such a small
package. We miss her very much.
Keena and her four pups passed away
on 12-18-08 during her C-section.
She was such a sweet girl
and we will miss her greatly!
Do dogs go to heaven?

My little bully passed away, no more to
breathe a sound.
I held him for the last time, then
entombed him in the ground.
Day and night I wept so much, in tears I
thought I'd drown.
I searched my soul for comfort, but no
peace therein was found.

In great despair, I hit my knees and
then began to pray.
"Father will I ever see, my dog again
someday?"
I raised my eyes and saw an angel
standing near a gate.
I sensed an inner peace I'd never felt
before that day.

The angel smiled and said to me, "Oh
man of little faith!
God sees every bird that falls; He
knows your bully's fate.
I have met your little dog, I saw him
pass my way.
Your precious dog is still alive; he just
walked through this gate.

Paradise is lovelier than you can
comprehend.
No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and
life will have no end.
God gave to man His only Son, to cover
all his sins.
So why would God withhold from you,
your pure and loving friend?”

The angel took me by the hand and
said, "Now come with me.
A glimpse of paradise I'll give, to you so
you can see."
Through the gate and o'er the Rainbow
Bridge we did proceed.
Through green valleys filled with
flowers, rolling hills and trees.

“Wow, so this is paradise!” The place
was filled with joy.
I saw my bully playing there, with dogs
and cats and toys.
He also had some doggie treats, and
food that he enjoyed.
He'd made a lot of new friends there,
including girls and boys.

Then I saw a child come near, and hug
my little mate.
She said to him, "I love you so," and
kissed him on the face.
The angel said, "The child just crossed
the Rainbow Bridge today.
Now she needs a little friend, to love
and help her play.

God’s love for her would be enough, in
that make no mistake.
But in His love, He knew full well, the
child would want a mate.
This is why God called your dog unto
this splendid place.
God’s entrusted her with him, ‘til you
pass through the gate."

I pleaded, “May I hug them both?!” The
angel answered, “No!
You’d violate a sacred site, and now it’s
time to go.”
He led me back across the Bridge and
through the gate to home.
He left me there with new-found hope
and peace within my soul.

If someone ever asks what happens to
a dog that dies,
Just give a gentle smile of joy and look
them in the eye.
Take their hand and comfort them and
tell them not to cry.
For dogs don’t die, they simply cross a
bridge to paradise.

Dan Atcheson