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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ally and Maggie

Here is a photo of Ally and her sister Maggie. They were inseperable and just the names were even always said together. I went last night to the Rainbow Bridge Candlelighting cermony for Ally and all the other animals human lovers lost last week. It was a very emotional ceremony and conducted by Ginny. She did a beautiful job and our three candles were lit for Ally.

The site is awesome for help with a lost or sick animal. I hope all can go for a look at Ally's candle and rejoice for the happiness she brought to many lives.

I can't go on here and not say that Maggie helps the community by visiting nursing homes and helps folks smile as she comes with her "Mom Mary". They both trained and had to pass a program to be accepted and of course, Maggie was accepted with flying colors. She is a member of the " DELTA SOCIETY" and wears her coat and badges beautifully when she is working. Even when Ally was at the Vets and Maggie would go visit, she tried to comfort the owners and animals who were their when she was. I know she was a comfort to Ally to have her visit, in fact the whole clinic was comforted by her presence.

Ally Sweet Ally as a puppy

I appreciate all the love and thoughts shared here with my Grand-dog Ally. My heart has a hole in it for her and it will take some time to heal. I was scheduled to dog-sit with her this month

Our lives are enriched my our animals as I know many are. Our Two Golden Retrievers, Megan and Jordan (Ally's Parents) will be so happy to have Maggie visit with us as scheduled but we sure will be feeling our hearts ache with one missing precious canine.

She is just the most precious female dog I know next to Megan, her mother

Here is photo of her before she was adopted as she was a stand- out puppy already close to our hearts. She hung out with unruly Julie and tried to climb the kitchen fence gate, but it was usually Unruly Julie who got out and was returned to the fenced in area with Ally. They hung out together alot. Ally is the middle puppy so you can see how petite she was. She Petite and Dainty from the beginning.

She will have the candlelight service tonight with the Rainbow Bridge and later a ceremony at her beloved river with all she deserves, a special service, flowers, accompanied by many of her canine friends and sister Maggie.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ally Sweet Ally

My dear grandog Ally passed last night around midnight, I have tears so bad, I cannot see and you all know I cannot type well.

She will have a candle lit Monday(tommorrow)for her at the Rainbow Bridge at 9PM CST

I have a sea of kleenix at my feet, I have emptied the box. I know Barry and Mary her parents, are as distraught as I am. They had their hearts full of love for her. I know their lives were forever changed after they got Ally and I know how she made them happy as they grew to love her. She is one very special dog who has filled so many with JOY!

She got a fever last might and she was at the Emergency vet still spending nights there and days at the Regular Vet Office. She did go home one evening I heard as they thought she was not getting a good night's rest at the clinic. I know how that evening I felt good that she had been home in her own bed. I know everyone was happy that evening to have here home again.

Bless Maggie for the loss of her sister. They played and ran together always!

Ally, I loved you so!

Ally Isenberg
June 16, 1999 - April 5, 2008

remember the dash

The Dash

I read of a reverend who stood to speak
at the funeral of his friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth,
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars, the house, the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard,
are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
(You could be at "dash mid-range.")

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
with your life's actions to rehash...
would you be pleased with the things they say
about how you spent your dash?