"If you could see me now... I am walking streets of gold.
If you could see me now... I am standing tall and whole.
If you could see me now... You'd know I'd seen His Face.
If you could see me now... You'd know the pain's erased.
You wouldn't want me to ever leave this perfect place.
If you could only see me now."


"If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane
I'd walk right up to heaven,
and bring you home again."
~ Author Unknown ~


"I cry for you, the spirit that didn't want to go
I cry for me, the one left behind
So many years together
So many more things to share
A bond that can't be broke
A bond between a life and a death
and a endless love.

I cry for you, the body that failed you
I cry for me, me without you
No more time together
A connection that will tie us as one
And a merging of souls.

I cry for you, for things that will never be again
I cry for me, I was never ready to lose you
A love that won't end
A love that is strong
Until we can be together again
And then never to part again."


"I needed to reach out to you,
to tell you I'm all right
To show you that it's wonderful,
but a bright GLOW pierced the night
T'was the glow of many candles shining
Bright and strong and bold
And I knew it held your loving tears
in brilliant shades of gold.

Mom, we may not be together in the way we used to be,
But we are still connected by a cord
no mortal eye can see.
When you need to find me,
BELIEVE we are never far apart.
And look beyond the Rainbow,
to see me with your heart."
~~ Pippy ~~


"A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

How will I live without you?
How will I go on?
How will I face another day,
Knowing that you're gone?

In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill."

~~ Author Unknown ~~


Here I am with my Grandma Krause!
She found me here and she holds me all the
time...We are both waiting for you, Mom



God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be...
So He put His Arms around you and whispered...
"Come Home with Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer...
and saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay...
A golden heart stopped beating;
A special pupper was reluctantly put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us..
He only takes the best..
Rest Well, Dear Pippy..Until we meet again...


Dear Mom,
You woke up thinking of me again today. Your heart is heavy and
you look so sad. I feel your pain and I promise that
it will get better. I am doing wonderful now, I am happy and
I have no more pain..I am in His Good Hands, and I have seen
His Face. I know it's hard to be without someone that has been with you
for almost 14 years because I feel the same way and I miss you too.
But I am in a good place, I like it here. As each day passes,
it will get better and you will go on without me..because you
have to..You gave me such a loving life. You were always there
and always gave me the very best. I didn't mean to break your heart...
it was just my time to go..
My pain has ended, but yours is just beginning. I promise you
that your heart will mend and I know that I will always
be with you, right in your heart.
Soon, you will open your home to another,
and I will watch over you all..
I know you will give the new members of your home
the same love and devotion you gave me.
They will be "lucky dogs"!
And so for now, be peaceful, Mom,
I am home with a new found freedom.
I am at peace. Just remember,
you will never be without me...until we meet again..
~~ Love Pippy ~~


I know what you're thinking.
You think I'm dead. Because you cannot see
me with your human eyes, cannot feel me,
with your hands or hold me in your arms.
You think I am gone forever.
You recall how I looked when I left this place
and you cannot remotely imagine that I could
possibly be alive in another place.
How many times since I left your immediate
sight have you been told that I'm dead
and you should "get over it"...
How many times have you cried yourself to sleep
How many times have you put yourself through
such excruciating pain because you aren't
willing to consider that I am not, by any means, dead.

I want you to do me a favor and go back in time with me.
Remember the days when I was young and
we did many things together. You were so proud of me!
Remember when age crept up on me, my bones became
stiff and my movements slower.
Still I met you at the door when you came home
and followed you around the house.
Remember the last time we saw each other with
earthly eyes? You tried to be brave but I knew
you were crying ...
I know you so well. Better than anyone else
in the whole world.
Did I not look at you with such pure trust and love
that you yearned only to hold me close
and keep me with you always?
Did you not promise that you would love me forever?
I believed you. If this is so then why have you let me go
by thinking I no longer exist?

I am no longer an earthly figure, this is true.
My body was only part of who I really am.
My body would have been but a mere shell on earth
if it were not filled to overflowing with my soul,
my spirit, my loving light.
When we met you thought I was cute, sweet, pretty
and adorable. But what kind of relationship would
we have had if this is all that I'd been?
How could you have loved me if I'd had no spiritual
substance? We are all made up of energy which

Some folks demand you get over me, insisting that I'm dead
and you'll never see me again
because animals don't go to Heaven.
Oh really? I'm here to tell you different.
You were worthy of my love and undying devotion
on earth as I was of yours.
Do you really believe this love would be
snatched from us *forever* by a loving Creator
simply because I wasn't human? Was I not a living,
breathing creation with personality?
How could I have been so if I didn't possess
the energy of soul, spirit and loving light?
And if this energy is and always will be,
then how can it be that I am dead?

But you know better. You cry because you miss me,
this I understand. I miss you too -
I miss the belly rubs, hugs and kisses that we shared.
But life does go on beyond these wonderful,
fulfilling physical connections.
I came to this place to live a whole new life,
not because I didn't love you anymore
or because I wanted something better.
I came here because it was time for me to go
to the next phase of my existance,
something all living creatures must do eventually.
It is the normal progression of life.
I was not taken away from you because you cannot
take away that which was never owned.

You say that all you have left are memories.
Not so! You see, when I left my earthly body
I left a little something behind for you.
You can't touch it, hold it or examine it.
For what I left behind is so special..
I left behind a piece of my soul.
I placed it right next to your own which is quite fitting
as we were always side by side in our earthly life together.
I love you too much to have left you with nothing but
memories which tend to fade and
grow cloudy as the years go by.
I love you too much to have vanished without a trace.

I understand your tears, each one you shed is testament
to your love for me and I am honored and humbled.
But don't forget the good things we shared -
remember and smile. This is an honor for me as well.
And when you need me I will be here.
Close your eyes, relax, take slow, deep breaths
and picture me in your mind. Shut off the world and
your notions of what death is and give me a chance.
Look for the subtle signs I send you.
Don't stop being proud of me, I am a friend to be proud of,
I am still your friend and soul mate.
Don't memorialize the death of my body
but instead honor and celebrate my never-ending life
for it is eternal and forever as is my love for you.

starUntil We Meet Again...




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