Wednesday, May 16, 2012

til the wheels fall off, redux

I was reading all your comments and I realized that Blogger tricked me. I had written some other important things, that I don't see now. So, I'm back. One of the important things Blogger swallowed was my flight time.

It is tomorrow, Thursday at 4pm, California time.

And until that very moment, I'll keep living til the wheels fall off. Tonight me and my Lady had cheezburgers, fries and a vanilla shake at In N Out Burger. We stopped there and did the same thing the day she came and got me at the Bad Rap Barn. Yes, it was very delicious.

Here I am slurping up my
vanilla shake.

And just because....

Here I am, asking,
'Are you coming?'

37 comments:

  1. Dearest Birdy and Nice Lady,

    Like so many others here, I have followed your story since that first BR Barn post of the Halloween skeleton. In the months that followed, you have demonstrated what selfless, unconditional love is to the world, and I must say thank you from the bottom of my heart before Birdy takes flight. Thank you for so lovingly sharing your story and pictures on this blog and giving us the chance to be mesmorized by the blue jewel. I have learned the meaning of true love from your reply on April 5 to Mrs. Moo's comment, about how you just knew Birdy was meant for you... couldn't be better said! Thank you for teaching me about love and what is real. Birdy, I love you and will never forget you too. Til we meet again! Much love to you both.

    Sincerely, Wendy

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    1. The reply was to Diane's comment, my apologies!

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  2. Birdy, I will be thinking of you at your flight time tomorrow. The world will miss your beautiful smiles and your blue jewel. Love to you and your Lady.

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  3. Birdy, when I heard the other day that your flight time was near, this song came to mind. Next thing I knew, I'd put together a little video. I decided to go ahead and launch it while you were still around to watch it if you want to. Much love, darling girl, and to your Lady, too, on this final day, and thanks so much for the wonderful memories!

    https://vimeo.com/42316518

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    1. Colleen, your video tribute is so beautiful. May I post it on Facebook? Love, Anneke

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    2. Please share. I'd be honored. I made it for all of us.

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    3. Such a beautiful tribute to Miss Birdie and Anneke. There ae no words as this lovely little video says it all and then some.

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  4. Enjoy every moment, the both of you. You have touched so many hearts.
    Thank you. We won't forget you.

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  5. Birdy and Anneke, thank you for sharing your love with us. We will be thinking of you during this very intimate experience. Anneke, you are giving Bird a wonderful gift in helping her fly away when she is ready. And she is ready. Though we may not be.

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  6. Dearest Birdy,

    We'll all be with you as you take flight tomorrow. And with your Nice Lady and each other, too. I'm so glad I got to know you, in all your beauty. Love, Lisa.

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  7. What Alison said...Thank you

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  8. Dear Birdy,

    From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for sharing your life with us. Nice Lady filled your heart with love and in return, you filled all of our hearts with love. I will be with you in spirit tomorrow when you fly Home and will light a candle to guide you on your journey. It was a sweet life! I love you Birdy.

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  9. Heavy hearts, soft kisses and so many wonderful memories during this very difficult day. Rest well and a safe journey to you. Much love to you and your VERY SPECIAL LADY.

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  10. Someday Rambo and I will meet you on the Bridge, and I will cradle your sweet face in my hands and scratch your clippities.

    I hope dog breath is still stinky in Heaven or your kisses just won't seem right, Birdy dear.

    Godspeed. Thank you both for teaching me something about life. No matter where I am at 4pm tomorrow I will be grieving.

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  11. My heart goes out to both of you. It's been an honor, watching your journey, and I'm so glad you can take flight surrounded by the ones who love you.

    Thank you so much for your bravery, your compassion, and for sharing your life with us.

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  12. Birdy, I've been following your story since the beginning, and am so glad you got to know love before you flew away home. My heart goes out to both you and your Wonderful Lady. As Joan said, we won't forget you.

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  13. Sweet Birdy, may angels guide your wings as you fly away on the wings of love. And may the spirit of those furry friends who've already crossed the rainbow bridge support and strengthen your Loving Lady. I'm thankful you've shared these last 7 months with us and my love and admiration goes to you both as you prepare to take this final journey. No more pain, with love.

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  14. I bet that you didn't know, when your Good Samaritan picked you up that day last fall, that you would touch so many people around the world. It has been an honor to watch your sweet life with your Lady. I too will be thinking of you and your Lady at your flight time today. I think you will look fabulous in your Paco Collar and your new wings.

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  15. Much love from me and my Abys on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge -- Zeke, Jake, Max and Smudge. May your journey be swift and safe.

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  16. We will be looking in the sky today at 4:00 here in California to see if we can catch a glimpse of you with your wings.

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  17. I would have said "May God bless you both", but it's clear He already has. I'll watch the night sky for the new dog star.

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  18. Oh Birdy. Blessings to you as you take flight today, and I take great pleasure in thinking of you without any lumps, with a belly that's just the right size, and with nice, healthy feet. Thank you for what you've given all of us through your experience. Lots of love to you and your Lady today and always.

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  19. Birdy I hope that you are enjoying these last precious moments soaking up the sun and giving lots of kisses. I have read about you from day one and you have stolen my heart, all the way over here in Texas! You are going to be dearly missed. Fly high, sweet Angel Birdy.

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  20. Dear sweet Birdie, thank you for sharing your journey with us all. You sure did find yourself a very special Lady to share your days with. I know it was fate for the two of you to find your way to each others hearts. Thank you Nice Lady for sharing your darling Birdie with us....we hold you both in our hearts as Birdie gets ready to take flight. Safe travels, gentle girl. May your blue jewel help to guide you Home. Sending love all the way from the hills of Vermont.

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  21. I am so grateful to all who made it possible for Birdy to spend the end of her time here in such a wonderful home. Most grateful to Anneke who loved her with all she had. I am so sad and so happy all at once.

    Birdy, please tell my Rosie hello and that I love her so much. I miss her every day.

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  22. OH bless you and your mom, Birdy. What a wonderful, beautiful dog and a wonderful, beautiful ending. (though it isn't really the end! all dogs go to heaven.)

    Sarah in NYC x

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  23. Anneke, my heart is breaking for you. I'm so thankful you had an open heart and open home for Miss Birdy, and I'm doubly thankful I was able to meet her (and you!) in person. Please know you're in our thoughts during these sad days.

    Love,
    Lauren, Jon, Eva Peace and the Chunk

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  24. Missing you already beautiful girl... may you be at peace forever more...

    Love Missy from CT

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  25. Oh Birdie. I'm so sorry its time to go. You and your lady have shown us that true love does exist. I'm bawling my eyes out for you. Your stories were a ray of sunshine on some gloomy days. Im glad you knew love and lived till the wheels fell off. I miss you already. Lori in SD

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  26. If we may quote the rescuer who intervened in Yoda,(our own Birdie's) fate -
    "It is a lesson to me to remember that every life is precious and can unfold in ways that are unseen to my limited mind and spirit."

    Thank you, Anneke, for giving Birdie a place in this world.

    (Yoda is making a place for her in the next. You sure did a great job here,old girls!)
    Our hearts are breaking with you Anneke -Love, Holly and Magnus

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  27. Birdy... I want you to thank you Nice Lady for sharing your time with her with all of us. You have meant so much to so many and I hope the angels make your flight home sweet and easy, beautiful girl.

    Sweet dreams and when you wake you will be across the bridge with so many others who have gone on before you. Missing you already.

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  28. Angus and Miss Dottie Jo send butt sniffs and will go dig holes on their hike this afternoon for you sweet girl.

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  29. Birdy and Anneke: I'm sorry you have to say goodbye to each other but I'm so very glad you were each other's family.

    Birdy, say hi to my Billy for me. I still miss him all the time.

    http://jennmartinelli.net/weblog/Pets/RIPBilly.html

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  30. At 4:00 I lit a candle to light your way sweet Birdy. You will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to your Nice Lady and your OM.

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  31. peace to you Birdy and comfort to Anneke

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