Thursday, December 4, 2008

Godspeed Luke

I received very sad news this morning.  Misty's house burnt down yesterday.  She was able to get her other dogs out, but Luke would not come out from under the bed.  Misty tried, but the flames and smoke were too bad.  Luke did not make it out.  Luke was from our Piper x Sinner litter.
There are no words that can say how sad I am for you Misty.  Luke will always be remembered and will remain in our hearts.

Below are some pictures of Luke growing up.

Luke as a happy puppy.

Luke always loved the water.  He would then make a nice muddy mess after he swam in any water he could get into.

This picture was taken the first time he saw sheep.  He was a handsome boy.

Luke's first time on sheep.

Luke with Grandpa Mick.

Luke was one of those puppies that was always happy.  You can clearly see it in his face.

Luke's first snow.

Luke is pictured here 1 1/2 weeks before the tragic loss of his life.  He was a very handsome boy.

Just this side of heaven is a place called 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, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and
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 each
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. His bright eyes are intent;
His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run 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....

Author unknown...


Darci said...

OMG! Thats horrible! My sympathies and condolences to all concerned. What an aweful shame. Im so sorry

Tammy Moody said...

Oh wow. I read about the loss of Luke on a fellow LJ'ers blog. I had no idea Luke was one of your puppies. How hard and tragic for everyone involved. I'm sorry.