Friday, December 16, 2011

Paws in Need

This morning our good friends at the Houston Pittie Pack lost their house to a fire.  Unfortunately, not everyone managed to get out - five of their beloved pups crossed to the Rainbow Bridge this morning.  Our hearts are breaking for our friends.

Some of our fellow bloggers have opened a Chip-In account to help them out - if you can, please make a donation - any amount will help.

Click here to make a donation.

A Dog Lover's Prayer

My prayer book's unconventional,
An Album scarred with age.
The dogs who shared their lives with mine
Stand out on every page.
The Spaniels of my childhood days,
All floppy ears and fluff;
The Dobermans who shared my bed,
Magnificent and tough.
Though some folks picture Heaven's gates
Atop a golden stair,
The precious photos... in my book inspire this humble prayer:
Lord, lead me to a sun-washed field,
Then send them one by one;
Let yelps of joy lead wagging tails as to my arms they run.
Sad eyes so pleading, paws that beg,
A symphony of barks
Invite a romp in fragrant grass to songs of meadowlarks.
This Heaven that I pray for, Lord,
Where lilacs scent the air,
Is blessed with all the dogs I've loved
Who come to greet me there

written by Toni Fulco


  1. Oh, I am so, so sad to read this!!!! No words can take away the pain, but I admire those who are there chipping in to help...

  2. Such terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Sheila & Bob

  3. It was devastating to read when Sandra came on to post about it earlier today. I hope that our words and support on FB helped a tiny bit towards coping with the grief she is facing. I need to add the link to my blog too.


  4. Such an awful thing to happen. Truly dreadful. Our thoughts are with the family.

  5. What a sad day. We like the poem you shared. Very appropriate!
    ~Milly and Shelby

  6. Oh my. What a tragedy. I will go make a donation.

  7. Mom has been crying all day. This is just the most horrible tragedy. Our hearts are just breaking for them.
    We donated and we sure wish that it could have been more.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. That is such sad news! I'm always so afraid of something like that happening! What a beautiful post in their honor!

  9. We just heard the news and are heartbroken. So sad and our hearts go out to them. :(

  10. No pups were loved more... and my heart breaks for the entire family. Sandra, their Mommish, is such a sweetheart.

    We've given through the chip-in, but we're also local (Houston)... so if there is a need for paws-on-the-ground, please call on us.

    We love The Pack and their special way of speaking. We hold them in our hearts... and we keep the entire family in our prayers.

    with love from the Bleu... the Mom and also Reufus

  11. We have no words today, only tears. We are all so very sad. Prayers and good thoughts to Sandra and family from all of us.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Kathie

  12. A very sad day. The only bright spot is seeing how people are chipping in so much. This will help them start to feel normal again...well, a new normal.

  13. We were so very sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family during this very difficult time. I have added the Chip In Widget to the sidebar as well.

  14. What a sad thing to happen. But what a great poem!

  15. We just can't believe it it's so horrible. We are sending prayers to them.

    River & mom Stephanie

  16. My sisters and i would like to send you my sincere gratitude for helping support the HPP.

    Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

    Your new Friends - Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva & Truffle too

  17. Still praying for our Paws friends, I hope lot's of people will help and donate for our Paws friends.

    It's all About Pet Fences

  18. Love your blog so I have passed on the Kreativ Blogger Award to you. You can check out my blog to get it. There are a few requirements but simple to do. Congats!

  19. The dog lovers prayer is wonderful.

    I can't stop thinking about the tragedy. I'm glad that there's something that we can do even if we can't heal the heartbreak.

  20. Words can not describe this awful tragedy. Our thoughts are with the family.

  21. We are so sad to read this, we will chip in.
    Our thoughts will be with them.
    Licks Bobby

  22. So very sad for the pittie pack's losses, just devastatin. Thanks for posting that beawootiful prayer, mom's going to copy that one- its a keeper!

    Merry Christmas, Golden furiends!
    jack, moo, & our peeps

  23. Such a beautiful poem for such a sad time xx