Save Our Shepherds Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 343401
Memphis, TN 38184
In loving memory
of those that have gone on
to the Rainbow Bridge ahead of us.
We are comforted in knowing that they knew love & tenderness
before they passed.
"Just this side
of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that
pet goes to 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.
All the animals who had been 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 in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss
someone very special to them; who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly
stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the 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. The 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......."
ROOM IN YOUR HEART
Sorrow fills a barren space;
you close your eyes and see my face
and think of times I made you laugh,
the love we shared, the bond we had,
the special way I needed you -
the friendship shared by just we two.
The day's too quiet, the world seems older,
the wind blows now a little colder.
You gaze into the empty air
and look for me, but I'm not there -
I'm in heaven and I watch you,
and I see the world around you too.
I see little souls wearing fur,
souls who bark and souls who purr
born unwanted and unloved -
I see all this and more above -
I watch them suffer, I see them cry,
I see them lost, I watch them die.
I see unwanted thousands born -
and when they die, nobody mourns.
These little souls wearing fur
(Some who bark and some who purr)
are castaways who - unlike me -
will never know love or security.
A few short months they starve and roam,
Or caged in shelters - nobody takes home.
They're special too (furballs of pleasure),
filled with love and each one, a treasure.
My pain and suffering came to an end,
so don't cry for me, my person, my friend.
But think of the living -
those souls with fur
(some who bark and some who purr) -
And though our bond can't be broken apart,
make room for another in your home and your heart. ~ Caro Schubert-James
give you this one thought to keep --
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.
to the loving memory of our girls
Ally and Cera who live on in our hearts forever.
Love, Mark, Cheryl and Chelsey
In My Good Death
by Dalia Shevin
I will find myself waist deep in high summer grass. The humming shock of the golden light. And I will hear them before I see
them and know right away who is bounding across the field to meet me.
All my good dogs will come then, their wet noses
bumping against my palms, their hot panting, their rough faithful tongues.
Their eyes young and shiny again. The wiry scruff of
their fur, the unspeakable softness of their bellies, their velvet ears against my cheeks.
I will bend to them, my face covered with their kisses, my hands full of them. In the grass I will let them knock me down.
I ONLY WANTED YOU
They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
It came to me that
every time I lose
a very special dog
they take a piece
of my heart with them.
And every new dog
who comes into my life,
gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough,
all the components of my heart
dog and I will become
as generous and loving as they are.
God saw you getting tired & a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered "come with me". With tearful eyes I watched you and as I saw you pass away, although I loved you dearly I could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God .........broke...my...heart to prove. ...He only ...takes the BEST.
loving memory of one of the founders of
Save Our Shepherds
SAMUEL "Sammy" HOUSTON
HAZEL, 53, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died Monday, February 23, 2009 in Memphis.
Sammy leaves his wife, Bonnie Maher Hazel; a daughter, Amanda Glazer; sister, Sandra Grant; brother, Jackie Hazel; grandchildren,
C.J. and Patrick.
Our sunshine does not come from the skies,
It comes from the love we see in each rescued dog's eyes.