|At The Bridge Waiting For Us
Sugar was our little woman, our "Su-Su".
Scarlett came to us as a Christmas present for our
daughters, she and our youngest Amanda became best of
friends. She was a puppy till the end, she use to take things
she wasn't supposed to have and run behind the couch and
stay there until we gave her a treat. The one thing she took
behind the couch I will always remember was a parakeet, it
was a present to me from my family and it escaped and of
course Scarlett got it and she was off, we gave her a treat,
but it was to late for Steven, the bird. She lived to be almost
15, and I will miss her forever.
Nine years ago, my mom found me wondering in the weeds along a canal
bank, scared, hungry, full of fleas and burrs. My mom took me home, fed
me and bathed me. No one came looking for me despite signs my mom
posted. I am glad as I have had a terrific life. The vet said I was about 3
months old and weighed in at 3 lbs.
I was very healthy and very loved all my life. At age 6 1/2 yrs I suddenly
became sick. My mom took me to three different vets who misdiagnosed
me. When I could no longer walk or hold my head up someone told us
about Coral Springs Animal Hospital so we went there. I was immediately
diagnosed with a LIVER SHUNT. They said I most likely would not live
through the night. After many transfusions, I survived! I had beat the odds! I
even had a successful surgery to repair my liver shunt but due to the long
time period of being misdiagnosed, I developed complications such as
kidney stones and bladder stones.
I was diagnosed with "GLOMERULAR NEPHRITIS" in February of 2005.
This is where protein is lost in my urine and not absorbed by my body.
Thursday evening, May 18, 2006 at about 8:15pm, Rambo Malloy’s fight
against the ravages of Liver Shunt and kidney failure ended peacefully at
age 10 years old. He was surrounded by his dedicated mommy, Debbie;
loving fur-sisters Sweet Pea, Laci and Lolita; his big human sister “Auntie
Mee Mee” and his human big brother Eric. Dr. Donna and Nurse Megan
came to the house to help ease his journey to the Rainbow Bridge. He
passed peacefully in his mother's arms.
Rambo was surrounded by the love of so many
wonderful people all over the world. He will truly be
missed by all. I love you Rambo.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be;
So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come with me."
With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands set to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
A million times we've needed you and a million times we've cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
A heart of gold stopped beating; Two smiling eyes closed to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
She was one of our Forever Fosters, and lived to be
16 1/2 yrs old. We had her less than a year, but she
became part of our family the minute we got her. She
became really sick on Monday, throwing up violently.
We got that under control, she seemed a little better
Tuesday, but then developed other symptoms. By
Tuesday night she was showing signs of cognitive
problems. Although she's always been blind and deaf,
she could find her way around the house just fine, and
always had her favorite spots to sit and sleep.
Tuesday evening she wandered around like she was
lost, and I kept finding her in places she normally
wouldn't go - like behind the toilet, staring at the wall.
By Wednesday she started getting sick again, so we
made the painful decision to take her into my vet. It's a
tough decision, and one that I always hate to make.
But she's happier and healthier now, and I know she's
running around in Heaven with all our other little
We had to let our Kiwi go today. She was a
very sick little girl, was hardly eating any more,
and not really sure where she was most of the
time. She was 15 1/2.
She's got lots of brothers and sisters in
Heaven, and I know she's much happier there.
You took my breath away, the very first time I looked into your eyes,
I could tell you had been mistreated, for there was no disguise.
I took you in my arms, and held you so tenderly
It was then that I knew, you were the one for me.
You came home with me that day, so frightened and unsure
Little did you know, you were “my hearts cure”
I brought you to a place called “home” something you never had before
I kissed your little head and welcomed you through our door.
At first you were so timid, always tucking yourself away
That’s why I named you “tucker” on that first day.
You brought joy to my life.. and gave unconditional love
We all were blessed to have you, you were a gift from up above.
So many night I would lay here, with you by my side
You comforted me through some bad times, and licked my tears when I cried.
I think back to the night, that you lifted your paw to me
The look in your eyes said, I love you mommy.
Thank you so much, for giving me your love
And I know that you will watch over us, from the heavens up above.
I know that your pain is gone now, and you can begin again.
And I will see you again some day, when my life ends.
Watch for me, my little tucker, and greet me when I get there.
So once again…. Our lives we can share.
Written by: Karen E. Sauers