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Monday, December 14, 2009

Thinking About an Angel at Christmas

The Jiggliest Angel

This week 2 years ago was the last good week little Winnie Wiggles had during her three month fight with GME encephalitis. Winnie was my heart, my velcro girl, and my best friend. My fondest hope is that I will see her again someday.

Heavenly Missive

Whippy creme and scrambled eggs are
Way up here in Heaven
In case you too
See only blue and
wonder what you're gettin

They're other things like angel wings
With fur that's never sheddin'.
There's no disease or achin knees
and wrinkles smooth and silken

I fall asleep and dream of you
and times when we were given
to sprint and run and tug on toys
and dash to mom for lovin.

Tonight no tears oh Howie dear
because I have been taken
I’ll kiss your cheek and whiskers sweet
And heal the ache within you.

The pain it fades and goes away
And even loss feels lighter
When time moves on then pushes back
All that separates us.


Kelly said...


I always cry when I hear you talk about Winnie. What a precious girl. I hate that her time with you was so short, but could anyone have loved her better than you in the days she was here? Nope. Only you.

I really do believe that we'll see our pets in Heaven. What a wonderful reunion it will be!

Thinking of you today- I know this time of year must bring all kinds of emotions. Hoping that the sadness is brief, and the memories of Winnie and your 3 little rascals at home will sustain you.

Pearl & Kelly

Anonymous said...

Aww I am sure you will.

What a beautiful girl.

Rosie said...

Breaks my heart when I read these posts - I know all about the velcro girls club and can feel your loss. Wishing you peace and Happy Holidays.

Becky said...

I know we will see out little ones again. I have a boat load of animals waiting on me at the Rainbow Bridge. I just have to figure out how to get all those treats to Heaven with me!I know you loved her very much and she loved you right back. Pugs have a way of doing that. Love the poem, too.

Paula said...


When that great reunion day comes, I can see her running toward you wiggling like a bowl of jello in happiness.

Until then, I am quite sure she is a star helping to light up the sky for you at night.

Two French Bulldogs said...

ahh poor cute
Benny & Lily

dw said...

Aww, there will be a wonderful reunion one day when you'll both be prancing with joy! She'll always always be in your heart. <3

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Such a sweet post, we will all see our fur kids again some day.

Hank said...

Nancy, honey......we're sorry 'bout yer little friend. But we do believe all dogs go tuh heaven - an' so do good folk like you.

Hugs -

Hank an' crew

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Nancy
Of course you'll see her running,,,
she'll run as fast,,,
as she can someday,,,
but for now she watches,,,
from up above
and she feels YOUR love,,,
she'll see you again,,,
one day
i know she will.

Nancy we cannot see through the tears right now- we just KNOW you will be together again
one day.

Smushie Ranch said...

Winnie sounds very special. Lot's of puggie hugs out to you during this week.

Stella, Gunther & Betty

Marty's Bliss said...

I also believe that our pets will be in Heaven just waiting to see us again.

A New England Life said...

Aww, sweet little Winnifred. Hard to believe it's been 2 years Nancy. She sure does weigh heavy on your heart doesn't she. Just look at that face. Diva dog to the max.

Sending you many hugs,


Archie and Melissa said...

oh nancy!
what a beautiful post. miss winnie pants is right there next to you. she loves you more than anything! i am sending you huge hugs!