Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sailor, oh my Sailor



From Sailor's Mom:


Sailor and I have done so many things together: obedience, agility, therapy, backpacking, a little tracking, herding, modeling for calendars. We did it all but most importantly, we did it together, our bond growing stronger and stronger with each class, each competition, each activity. He is such a wonderful boy, my first dog, with a heart as big as the moon. Sailor's memory will live on long after his ashes have been scattered in the sea.



Sailor, your ship as come to carry you home.

Godspeed to the Rainbow Bridge.
Wait for me there.

And when my time has come to follow you into the light,
To meet you waiting at the Bridge,
You will be the first that I shall seek.
Yours will be the first hello.

6 comments:

Ck said...

So sorry for your loss" glad u have so many memories

DebP said...

I have so enjoyed reading about Sailor over the years, through the Collie list and this wonderful blog. Godspeed, beautiful soul, and say hello to my collies Dustin and Lily at the Bridge. Anne, my heart goes out to you--what a lovely tribute. Take care of yourself.

Deb Peterson

DebP said...

I have so enjoyed reading about Sailor over the years, on the Collie list and on this wonderful blog. Godspeed, beautiful soul, and say hello to my collies Dustin and Lily at the Bridge. Anne, take care of yourself--this is such a lovely tribute...

Deb P.

Deb Watson said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss, Anne. I hope that your 4-legged and 2-legged family members can help you smile through the tears, although you will always have a Sailor-shaped hole in your heart.
Deb Watson and Pomdemonium (Anthem, Harper, and Mnementh; Bubba, Shenanigan, and Tipper waiting at the Bridge)

Nancy Erck said...

A Native American proverb said, "The soul would have no rainbows if the eye had no tears." Please know that by sharing your joys and losses with your collie family, I am seeing many rainbows. Sailor left a wonderful legacy and will be missed. God bless.

Gail said...

Dear Ann,
My husband and I have followed your blog for several years and have come to know and love you, your family, and your dogs. Of course we knew that Sailor would one day go to the Rainbow Bridge, but it was no less heartbreaking to learn that he has gone. Thank you for your beautiful blog and for sharing your life and family with all of us who read Sailor Here. I know that Jibby and Kite are there to help ease your pain, and we look forward to many more years of Sailor Here. I loved that Sailor and Zoe reached out from the Rainbow Bridge to let us know that all is well there!
In friendship,
Gail Wolf