Friday, March 30, 2012

Remembering The One and Only Pugnacious P

My dear friend Payton has left this life for a new one at the Rainbow Bridge.  She called out to me last night and I ran to her side to be with her as she said goodbye to this world.  She gave me something to give her parents today, some parting words she couldn't say to them last night.  I told her I would tell them today when they could finally breath again.

I held her paw and comforted her as she took her last breath.  She told me she wasn't scared because she was so tired of fighting the sickies.  As I lay my head next to hers, I promised I would see her again one day.  I told her I would never forget her and all the great times we had together. 

From our first meeting on September 11, 2011 as we honored those who lives were not lost in vain, to the birthday celebration in Indy for Ellie last fall, to ringing in 2012 at our pajama party, to our last hurrah in Big D at the 1000 Pugs photo shoot, we made so many great memories that will live in my heart forever.

Goodbye for now, dear friend.  Be good and remember that I will cherish our friendship always.

September 11, 2011

December 31, 2011

My heart is open
My spirit is full,
I feel no pain
Just the moon’s pull.
I joined all my old friends
In this special place,
Resting my weary body
Upon this beautiful space.
I had to leave
My body knew the signs,
So please remember me
And all the good times.
I’m never far away
You can still see my smile,
And know that I can see yours
Across the many miles.
Until we meet again
I’ll be watching over you,
Just like you did for me
Always standing strong and true.
So I bid you farewell
For now it seems,
And I’ll see you one day
And forever in your dreams.

From Payton to Mom and Dad
March 30, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Getting Ready

Momma has been acting very strange lately.  I don't know what is going on because I'm always the last to know.

Today, Momma told me that I needed to pack a travel bag.  A travel bag?

"Do I need my airplane carrier, Momma?  Am I finally going on an airplane?"  

Momma told me that I didn't need my airplane carrier because I'm not going on an airplane.  That could only mean one thing - ROAD TRIP!

I love road trips!  Now that I kind of know what is going on, I need to get ready to roll.  Momma said we are "hitting the road" tomorrow for an unknown destination.  Unknown to me anyway because Momma said it is a surprise.  Oh, I love surprises!  

The first thing I had to pack was my favorite blanket and my pink pillow.  I cannot be without these items because they comfort me.

I grabbed my tutu because you just never know when you might need to wear one.  Momma just laughed at me when I put it in my bag but I'll show her.  I will find an excuse to wear it every day if I have to.

My Aunt Colleen gave me this cute little bunny the other day.  Immediately upon meeting him he told me he wanted an adventure so he's coming with.

Even though I have no idea where we are going, Momma told me that I didn't need to pack any cold weather clothes.  Hmmm.  That wasn't a very good hint, was it?

I picked out a couple outfits plus my jammies.  Do you think I need to pack more clothes?

And then Momma told me the bad news.  She told me it's suppose to rain where we are headed.  YUCK!  I hate the rain because I hate being wet.  I decided to sit on my rain jacket in protest before throwing it my bag.

I better not have to wear this thing!

 Once I was packed, I decided I was going to unpack until Momma told me where we are going.

"Tell me now or I'm emptying this bag!  Tiffy is not leaving until Tiffy knows where she is headed.  Period!"

Momma was none too happy with all the attitude I was giving her so you do know what she did?  She gave me a bath!  UGH! 

So now I am clean, packed, and ready to go.  Next stop?  It's anyone's guess.