You would have been nine years old today...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
RoseBud always celebrated her birthdays with lots of food (preferably meatballs!) and lots of gifts. She had a Super Sweet First Birthday that was lots of fun...
Treats: bone shaped petit fours, chocolate covered marshmallows with rosebuds on them, paw print cookies, pup cakes and more...
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Since I was a little girl I would always sing the song You are my Sunshine with my dog's name in place of the Sunshine...
You are my RoseBud - my only RoseBud
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear - how much I love you
Please don't take my RoseBud away
So, to RoseBud Clementine, Gypsy Ming Rose and Pepper - keep shining!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It's been 6 months since we said goodbye to RoseBud. After she died we started a journal of her. We wanted to capture EVERY memory we ever had - not that we'd EVER forget the time she spent with us. It's full of nicknames and places we visited and things we did... One memory is how we would always say "Oh, RoseBud..."
Oh, RoseBud - what do you want to do today?
Oh, RoseBud - we better take you outside.
Oh, RoseBud- you are so silly.
Oh, RoseBud - your feet are dirty!
Oh, RoseBud - you're the prettiest pup around!!!
Even today, 6 months later, we're still saying it.
Oh, RoseBud - we miss you!
RoseBud lounging in Norfolk, VA - 2006
Monday, October 13, 2008
I know you stayed at all kinds of hotels - La Quinta and the Radisson and the Hilton and a couple beautiful beach houses but I'm sorry you never got to stay at a 5 star hotel. We always talked about taking you to New York City to stay at the Plaza like Eloise and her pug Weenie and we never got around to it. We were just in Bedford Springs (which we also talked about taking you to visit because it's pet friendly) and thought of you - you would have liked sleeping in the big comfy bed!
Love the Bud,
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
I'm sorry I haven't watered you since the middle of April. It's now September. I know a lot of you are still holding on but some of you just couldn't take it anymore. :( RoseBud and I used to come back from our morning walk and "give you guys a drink" and since she's been gone there really hasn't been much of that (if any) at all. RoseBud would get so excited when we walked in the door and I went for the watering can. She knew we would be going outside for a little longer. We would go in and out a few times to refill and each time we went back out she was just as excited as the first. Hopefully there will be more Buds (in all respects) in the future and I promise to water all of you.
Here are a few photos of The Bud and Her Buds...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
When RoseBud was just a little pup she visited her "cousin" Diamond.
It was her very first trip out to visit the family.
Diamond recently passed away. She was fifteen years old. We'll miss you, Diamond! We hope RoseBud was there to greet you at the Rainbow Bridge.
Just this side of heaven lies the Rainbow Bridge.
When a beloved pet dies, it goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
It makes friends with the other animals and frolics over hills and peaceful lush meadows of green.
They are as healthy and playful as we remember them in days gone by.
Together, the animals play, but the day comes when a pet will suddenly stop and look into the distance... bright eys intent, eager body quivering.
Suddenly recognizing you, your pet bounds quickly across the green fields and into your embrace.
You celebrate in joyous reunion. You will never again separate.
Happy tears and kisses are warm and plentiful, your hands caress the face you missed.
You look into the loving eyes of your pet and know that you never really parted.
You realize that though out of sight, your love had been remembered.
You cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
As I said before, we are not at a lack of photographs of The Bud. After she passed away, though, we went around the house, yard and my Dad's house and took a series of pictures from "her perspective" which are actually some of my favorites.
Here are a few...
In her bed under the desk at my Dad's house.
From the chair at her grandpa's house (her only babysitter) watching Dave get out of the car.
The view of our car from the garage - ready to go for a ride.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Jockey's Ridge - Nags Head, NC. The tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States.
Ready to go home. Just need to buckle up!
Visit to Williamsburg, VA.
Visit to Berkley Springs, WV. Home of warm mineral springs noted as Medicine Springs in 1747. In 1776 George Washington's family and friends drew up a plat of 134 lots, named the streets, and incorporated the Town of Bath. The magic of the springs prevailed and the town and surrounding area are known by Berkeley Springs. My dog tags are there somewhere!