It was a really busy weekend. Besides the Org Day stuff for Discovery Park, the family spent Saturday at my in-laws’ house working on a new front porch. Some drainage issues were rectified and we did some serious digging and framing. We poured almost 30 footings (I wasn’t there for all of them, so I can’t be sure)! Talk about tuckered out! Whew!
On Sunday, we took the kids to the National Museum of the American Indian for a couple of hours. We had yummy Native Indian food too.
While we were there, we received a call from PJ’s sister. She informed us that Chaz, the Great Dane, had passed away that morning. He was about 10 years old, so he was long-lived for such a big dog, but it was still sad to hear it.
The Rainbow Bridge Story
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal who has been especially close to someone dies, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
Animals who were ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them from days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one thing: they miss someone very special to them; the person they left behind.
All of the animals run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. Happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…
I’m unsure of the author of The Rainbow Bridge Story.
Chaz, Megan & Lisa
Finally, on Sunday, we picked up Rumor. She was in need of a forever home. Kennel life wasn’t suiting her at all. I found her through Heidi's breeder, Lesa of Big Star Bulldogs. Rumor is 10 months old and an absolute doll baby. Of course, Echo and Polo have a little adjusting to do and I’m sooooo tired as we’re still figuring out night time schedules and confirming she’s fully housebroken. The kids love her though! Welcome Rumor!