Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve

We haven't counted them but we got a ton of Christmas cards this year!   They don't all belong to us.  Some are mom and dad's.  
 We just love our Airedale cards from special friends♥
 Remember my obedience school classmate, Wyatt?   He sent me a Christmas card!  Wyatt has an AireSissy named Scarlett.   Dad says that one of these days, we're all going to hike Sleeping Giant together.  We can't wait!
 Miss Kate, angel Putter's mom, and her family sent us gingerbread AireCookies in that snowman tin. We got to try a piece and they are superyummy!
Our dear friend, Putter, passed away in October and we miss her. We will always miss her.   What we haven't told you is that Putter had a paw in sending a new pup to heal her family's broken hearts.  
 Meet Squirt!  He's a Westie pup.   And the part that you're not going to believe - not in 87 hundred years is that Squirt and angel Putter share the same birth date!  Is that so cool or what!  

Someone posted this on one of our Airedale groups and we wanted to share it with all of you~~


'Twas the night before Christmas, at Rainbow Bridge too.
We Bridge kids were thinking as always of you.
We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"

We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.

But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
If you could just see us, you'd have laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harness, pulling the sleigh.
The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.

The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.

If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.

But for Christmas we have something special to do,
A sleighful of happy dream visits for you.
On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!

We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.

So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
Sweet visions of fur babies dance in your heads.
This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.

Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
Before the return to Earth in our magic way.

And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
But in case you forget, just remember our love.
Remember us watching you, your angels above.

Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.

Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridge kids bring dreams,
Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
If you saw as we do, there'd be joy and surprise.

There are fur angels waiting by those Christmas trees,
Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
We're never more than a thought away from your home,
You're never forgotten, you're never alone.

Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
We Bridge kids will party like you'd never believe.

But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie


Mark Muller said...

what a wonderful poem you wrote with your own paws....
and I'm glad that Squirt is there to celebrate his furst christmouse with his humans who had such a sad year....
Merry Christmas to you

Jeanne Pursell said...

That is a very wonderful poem!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!! Great Job on the always you two!!

Gus said...

Thank you for sharing the poem

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom's eyes are spitting. That was so nice
Lily & Edward

Millie and Walter said...

What a beautiful poem. That was so nice of Angel Putter to send his family a new pup to love. Merry Christmas.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh how sweet. I wanted to send you a post card. Maybe you can email me and I'll send you one.
I love the photo with all the cards! Very sweet. I just might have to feature you guys in a post!
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and a very Merry Christmas.

Christmas said...

Such a heartfelt poem. The howlidays will be never be the same without our Katie but we know she's happy.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OH, we are so touched by that beautiful poem - it just warmed our hearts so. Thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.

Jingle Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Mom Kathie

The Army of Four said...

Our mom's getting all leaky! That was beautiful.
Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

What a lovely special poem
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Beautiful poem!

Helen said...

Merry Christmas to you all!! I'm sure Christmas at the Bridge is wonderful.

Quilt Inspiration said...

We love, love, love the Rainbow Bridge Christmas Poem ! It's beautiful, and it really touched our hearts. We've really enjoyed following all of the Airedale Adventures this year! So much fun to read your blog. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, with blessings from Marina and Daryl Lynn

Bocci said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful made Parental Unit cry, but she's a tough old gal and she'll recover soon:-)

Squirt is just adorable! Congrats to your friend, Kate!
And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Dory and the Mama said...

Such a wonderful poem...thanks so much for sharing it!!
A very Merry Christmas from our pack to yours!!
Merry Christmas Smileys!
Mama Beth, Daddy E, Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo