Friday, January 14, 2011

"RIP Ginger" GG

Good-Bye, My Friend 

Oh, Ginger, do you recall,
When you made this house your home?
You were just a ball of fluff,
Not even halfway grown,

You stumbled when you learned to walk,
It was hard to steer four legs;
you learned to sit, and stay, and come,
And, of course, you learned to beg.

You loved those walks we used to take, 
you never left my side;
And if I got my car keys out,
You were ready for a ride.

You sensed when I was happy,
Or was feeling kind of low;
You'd rub up against my knee,
You always seemed to know.

You'd fetch a ball or get a toy,
Without even being told;
But, was you face crestfallen,
If I felt the need to scold.

You found the outside world exciting,
Do you remember your first snow?
You'd not come back inside the house,
Because you loved it so.

Going to the vets for shots,
I guess was your greatest fear:
You seemed to know each scheduled date,
Though you went but once a year.

I never once felt lonely,
As long as you were here;
You were at my feet or at my side,
You constantly were near.

Oh, I am going to miss you,
No question about that;
But, Ginger, for your pain to go,
I had to send you back.

You're going back to heaven now,
From whence long ago you came;
You'll be welcomed back by God, Himself,
Who knows your doggy- name.

I think there's blue hand balls up in heaven,
And rubber, squeaky toys;
And angels who will play with you,
And little girls and boys.

But, there won't be any thunderstorms,
And no vets with shots up there;
You won't even need a leash,
You'll run freely in God's air.

And when my time on earth is done,
And at heaven's gate I'm near,
I don't want any harps or horns,
Just... happy barks to hear.

So, see you later, Ginger,
I'm glad you're now pain-free;
And I'm glad you're sitting next to Jesus,
Now... you wait right there for me.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Update to Hambone's Mexican Christmas Party

I recd a thank you note from Linda Love today...(the girl that the Christmas gifts went to for her grandchildren, from Nabors Chev) As I told ya'll, the morning I delivered the gifts to Nabors, she started crying and said that that Hambone was still here taking care of her. I could feel his presence there with me that morning.

Her Note:

"I really am grateful and hope that you know how happy I am to be telling you so."

She wrote::::It is with a sincerely grateful heart that I thank you for the loving gift you gave my family for Christmas. This only goes to show that Christmas is still about Christ and is in your hearts. I pray for you a bounty of blessings and may God always keep you in his hands. With love, Linda Love and Family

She said it was the best Christmas those children had ever had.....I thank all of you, too. Love Patsy

ps...she laughed and told me that a stray dog has shown up at Nabors and she just knows that it is The Hambone, ha