Friday, June 27, 2008

Important news and some thoughts...

From Petey's Mom:
There's been another pet food recall for Nutro. Here's more information:

Back to Petey....

Yesterday, I found sad news across the blogs. The lovely Rufus and big-hearted Baby Love had both crossed the bridge. Emil was still missing and presumed to have moved along as well. I can imagine how hard it is for our people when we leave them. There's a story about a little boy explaining to his parents why pets don't live as long as people. To paraphrase, he says that our pets come here and they are already good and kind and ready to love us. For people, it takes longer to learn these things, that's why they live longer-- so they can learn what we already know.

Mommy's minister once said that if you love an animal, you give it a soul. And it will live forever. Here's a photo of me and my cat Maui, the morning that Maui crossed the bridge. She was very sweet and loved everybody. I learned a lot from her.
Mommy's Daddy died six year ago from cancer. A few months before he died, he had to put Keddy, the wire fox terrier, to sleep. A couple of days before my Grandpa died, he was talking to lots of people in his hospital room that we couldn't see. At one point, he said "Keddy, get down! You know you're not allowed up there." Mommy asked him if he could see Keddy. He said "Yes, there are a lot of dogs in here, but Keddy's right over there." This gave my Mommy tremendous comfort that we are all indeed reunited again. 

I hope this little post lights a little candle of hope in your hearts today. 

With much love for my two and four-legged friends,



Daisy said...

Uh oh, my sister Pixie eats Nutro for seniors. I had better check it out!

It is so hard to say good bye to our furry friends. That story about your Grandpa and Keddy strengthened my belief that we will be reunited, too!

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Petey,Itseems like PL2 is going to have a wicked leaky eye day(she just came from Hudsons/Lacy Lulu's site and was leaking) SHe thinks that we will all be together when we are playing at the bridge..Love and kisses A+A+PL2

Clover said...

Petey, that was such a nice post. It brought some tears to our eyes.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)
Love Clover xo

Asta said...

That will cewtainly make a lot of fuwwfwiends feel bettew!!! I love that sowy..and I know it's twue!!!
thanks you fow the Nutwo info too
smoochie kisses

Molly the Airedale said...

What a wonderful posting, Petey! Mom just took off running for the tissues again.
Thank you for the info on Nutro!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Petey, Momi and me are reaching for the tissues. What a moving post, the tale of your Granpa was lovely and yes it really did light a candle of hope...thank you Petey.

Wiry wags,

Eric x

Toffee said...

Petey -

my mom and I really enjoyed reading that your grandpa saw Keddy! What a heartwarming story on a day with such sad news.

on a happier note...yes, the Sail Loft is still there. My dad2b and mom eat there occasionally; very yummy. They tend not to go at night because they are not "hip" enough to hang there!


Stanley said...

Petey Boy!

Sounds to me like you and your mama are wise beyond your years. My girl says that if there are no pups or kitties in heaven then she doesn't want to go. (I understand her sentiment.)

Thanks for your sage words of comfort! It's always sad when a pup or kitty goes to the bridge, but I'm a big believer in the Great Reunion!

Goober love & smooches,

Pee Ess
Maui was quite the looker!