Rachel's Pawfect Awards

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Thank you to all who help me to honor Rachel's memory with these heartfelt awards!

These two pictures could be of my Rachel! I bought tee shirts with these designs on them. Unfortunately the place I bought them from is no longer around, or at least the link I had is no good any longer.

Beautiful head shot of a white and apricot colored Tibetan Terrier

Recently in Petwarmers, there was a lovely poem that I wanted to put on Rachel's page.


"Will there be dogs in heaven?"
I heard my children ask.
Their pup was struck by an auto
And they watched him breathe his last.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Just ask old Saint Bernard.
Without his friend in that mountain pass
The going would be hard.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Saint Francis thought there should.
That wolf he fed at Gubbio
Was just misunderstood.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Just ask that thin blue line.
They won't go into danger
Without their partners from K-9.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
How many gave their all
Trying to save their masters' lives
And answered duty's call.

Your pup will run out to greet you
When you're at the Pearly Gates.
So make sure you get to heaven
For it's there your doggie waits.

By Arnold Pancratz

Here's a story I sent to Petwarmers in Feb, 2001. It's been awhile since I've been able to update any of my webpages, so I thought I'd get this on Rachel's page.

It's been nearly a year since my precious Tibetan Terrier, Rachel, was put to sleep. I miss her so, but have some wonderful memories to sustain me. She was always by my side for the nearly 15 years of being my companion.

One of my favorite stories is when I used to have an old Apple IIGS computer. I had programmed sounds into it, for start up and shut down, etc. I rarely shut off the computer, except when it was time to go to bed at night. It took me quite some time to realize it, but Rachel knew those sounds, and what they meant! Previous to installing the shut down sound, I would have to wake her up from her nap behind me, and then she would come upstairs with me to bed. At one point, I realized that she was beating me up the stairs and waiting for me in our bedroom. I marvelled at that, especially when it happened day after day. Finally it hit me. She heard the shut down sound, and was getting up and heading to bed. So, I watched. Sure enough, as soon as the sound went, there she went. What a clever and wonderful girl she was.

Here's a new photo I dug out of my files of Rachel, made into a jigsaw puzzle. Have fun!

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And another one from Petwarmers:


If you can start the day without caffeine...
If you can always 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 your loved ones are too busy to give you any time...
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong...
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment...
If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him...
If you can face the world without lies and deceit...
If you can conquer tension without medical help...
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs...
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against, creed, color, religion or politics...
If you can give love unconditionally without pressure or expectation...
Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.
-- submitted by Rod Vowell

Also from a March Petwarmers:
The Legend of Rainbow Bridge is a small, beautifully illustrated book, privately published by the author, William (Bill) N. Britton. Bill and his wife, Vera (Mickie) run an organization called Companion Golden Retriever Rescue Program in West Jordan, Utah. Bill wrote Rainbow Bridge in 1994 and it is a true story. The book as well as a wonderful cassette are both available from them. The price is $10 for the book and $5 for the cassette. The proceeds are, of course, used to support their work, all of which is done through contributions. Bridge has brought comfort to untold thousands since its publication and Bill should have the appreciation he so richly deserves. The story has spread so far, that now everyone seems to say "they have crossed the bridge" when a loved one dies, human or creature. You can visit their website to order.


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