Sunday, May 24, 2009

It's been a year...

It's been a year since the devastating day that Tasha went to the Rainbow Bridge. She was our beautiful, precious little girl and her world revolved around her Dad.

Tasha got very sick so fast. We tried everything that we could to find the cause and make her well but at the end, we just couldn't put her through another series of tests. In her way, she was telling us that it was time. It was not a decision that we wanted to make but it was time to ultimately show how much we loved her by easing her journey to the bridge and let her go with dignity, in our arms and knowing that she was loved. The last thing that she did as she was beginning to cross was give her dad a kiss. And the last thing that I whispered in her ear was that we loved her and to please send us a sign from the bridge that she understood.

Natasha Rae (Tasha)
9/97 - 5/24/08

We received several signs from her in the next several weeks and we still feel her spirit with us. We think of her often and we talk to her almost every week. She usually doesn't answer but we know that she is listening.

Warm light coming from far below,
Twinkling, sparkling is the candle's glow.
All is well up on the ridge,
The place we know as Rainbow Bridge.
Furbabies sleeping in heaven's light,
Tended by candles in the night.
Peaceful dreams be theirs to keep,
As they slumber in this night so deep.
Hearts on earth that miss them so,
Take comfort in the candle's glow.
Watching for them in skies above,
Bound eternally by a cord of love.
- Laura Hickman

Please hug your fur babies today and tell them how much they are loved.

Momma, Dad and Princess Eva


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I know she's proud of woo...

My mom would paw more but the leaky eyes are getting in the way...


Holly and Khady said...

She knew how very much she was loved. And, now she knows that Eva has Brice to keep her company. Woo are all very lucky to have such wonderful humans!


Tracey and Huffle said...

You were lucky to have her in your lives. That's the best gift.

Huffle Mawson

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We read about Tasha on Khyra's Blog. I can tell that Tasha was really loved, and that she loved you back a lot!!

The Thundering Herd said...

We are sure that Tasha is sitting at the bridge, surrounded my members of The Herd and others, and smiling down at you today. She appreciates that last gift you gave her but, mostly, remembers all of the wonderful times that you had.

We will be thinking of you today.

Martha Basset said...

I have just read about Tasha on Khyra's post today.
My heart goes out to you - I really do understand how hard it is.
Tasha was fortunate to have been so well loved both in life and death.
Take care
Martha & Bailey's Mum xxxx

Mack said...

Hello Miss Eva!

What a pretty girl you are! We are sniffin' on over from Khyra's bloggy to say hi.

What a sad day it is. We know you will give your momma and daddy lots of kisses to make them feel better.

Come visit me sometime....


pughy said...

We came accross from Khyras post to say hi and to say we understand and to send hugs and purrs.. We didn't know the lovely one but feel as though we do a little reading the posts. What a lovely tribute you gave. Just know she is watching you and knowing she was loved,, very much..

Hugs GJ and Carol xxx

The OP Pack said...

We know that every day you miss Tasha but that it must be especially difficult today. She was a beauty and we know she is smiling down on you now and thanking you for all you gave to her.

Hugs and kisses, the OP Pack

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Our thoughts are with you - we remember the day Tasha passed all too well - I felt guilt that Charlie had made it, but Tasha didn't. It really wasn't fair :(

Thank you for loving Tasha, and for bringing her into all our lives.


Opy, Charlie, Greg and Brooke

Lorenza said...

Kisses and hugs to you all in this special day!

Life With Dogs said...

Sorry to hear that you are missing a dear friend on this day. Beautiful poem choice, I'm sure she's proud to see you honor her in such a fashion.

Cyber-sibes said...

We send sympathetic woos & snooter snuggles to your pack, we're going to light a candle today for Tasha. May she send woo a sign today that she is indeed still close by.

Woos & a-ros,
Star & Jack a-roo
PS -that's a lovely lovely poem!

The Army of Four said...

Sweet Tasha! You are still so very much loved - and missed deeply!

Diego Dog said...

My Mom says that we go to the rainbow bridge too soon because God wants us to share Mom & Dad with other lucky dogs. She said God has made a special place in their hearts for us so that we are with them forever.

Diego Dog

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We read Khyra's post and came by to say, we remember Tasha and the day she left. It was a very sad time. Khyra's and your posts are a nice tribute to a lovely girl.

Stella said...

I think you told my Mom that Tasha was a shelter dog. People have to understand how very special these dogs are and how much they will enrich our lives.

My Mom thinks Tasha is hanging our with our old Otis, 16 year old Scottie, who was a gentleman and will treat everyone he meets with kindness. She would like that, wouldn't she?


Allison (Dog Mom) said...

What a sweet girl. I'm sure it was easier for her to cross the bridge knowing that she had a family that loved her.

How comforting to have a precious girl who you loved so much.

Gus and Waldo

Raising Addie said...

Thank you for sharing Tasha's last beautiful moments with us. Mom can't stop crying.

This was a beautiful tribute to an amazing girl. We wish we could have known her, since it is clear how sweet and loving she was.

She has a lot of good company with her at the bridge. The coolest thing is that she sent you signs. We are still waiting for some.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Lacy said...

Sad woofs, me remembers..we lost a bute ti ful good that day...ur in out thoughts and prayers...i no, it still hurts..

a sad,
angel lacylulu
and mama..

Thor and Marco Polo and 2 Kats said...

WOO WOO Princess Eva and Brice

We didn't know Tasha but we know your Mom and Daddy gave her the best life possible because we know them personally and they are awesome! We are sure Tasha is running with our Samantha and they probably talk every day about what we are doing here while they wait for us!
Thor and Marco Polo

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

be assured..she is ALWAYS With you!

Pippa said...

I still miss Tasha. I have her photos to look at, but it's not the same. I was so so sad.

Now Misery is crying so we are off. We have sent you a FB request.

Pippa x

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

You made us tear up. We know Tasha is smiling down at you.

Steve and Kat