Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Dog Story


Warning!! This story may induce sobbing. This wonderful little story was shared by Ann Marie on her blog That Girl Designs and I decided to share it here in my little bloggie as well. Thank you Ann Marie for passing this on. This is for everyone who has loved and lost a dog (or any other pet for that matter). Posted in The Sacramento Bee, By Peter Rexford Creators Syndicate (Nothing was taken out of context, and is quoted word for word) "Recently I received an e-mail that involves stamps, the Postal Service and a dog. As for it's value, you decide. Here's what was sent."It seems there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the post office. Our 14-year-old dog, Abbey, died last month. The next day, my 4-year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed her. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, he would recognize her. "I told her I thought we could, so she dictated these words: 'Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her. Love, Meredith." "We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith hand addressed to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted extra postage on it because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to Heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letterbox at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter. I told her that I thought he had. "Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed "To Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. "Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey and this note: " ' Dear Meredith, Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. She isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and remember Abbey by." "'Thank you for the beautiful letter, and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.' "'I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is love. Love, God.'" "I can't add much to that. I'd like to think things like that aren't rare. The value speaks for itself." Write to Peter Rexford at P.O. Box 50377, St. Louis, MO 63105 The above photos are of my 2 precious babies. First photo is of Girl Girl, my beloved Pom Pom who lefted us few years back. Till this very day, I still missed her a lot but I know that she is in a better place like where Abbey is. Second photo is Lucky aka Boy Boy. He came to our place before Girl Girl left us and I remembered he used to bully Girl Girl every time. When Boy Boy first came, Girl Girl was jealous of him and used to hide in a corner by herself. Lolx. However, they soon became Buddies and when Girl Girl left, Boy Boy knew and was quite sad for a while too. Whether it's Girl Girl or Boy Boy, I LOVE the 2 of them, though I have to admit, I love Girl Girl more. I guessed it's because Boy Boy is a lot more naughtier and he's the only one who has left numerous scars on my body. But still, I Love him and I know that if anything was to happen to him, I will bawl my heart out for him too.

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