We thought of you with love today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Author: Unknown

DONATIONS MADE IN MEMORY OF A LOVING COMPANION

Ruby

In memory of Ruby, a beautiful girl whose blindness never diminished her strong and loving spirit.  We were so lucky to be allowed to adopt her from GRRSN.  She was a joy to have near…

Elaine Lang

MAX

We had to say goodbye to Max several weeks ago after a fight with intestinal mast cell cancer.  Thanks to all of you at GRRSN for connecting us, and for nine great years with our furry friend.

Scott Fleming

ALL THE MAGUIRE DOGS…

Please accept this donation in memory of the Maguire dogs, especially Kodiak, Kiltie, Ruffian, and Kylie!  Remember, too, Stanley, a big and beautiful Golden who left us way too soon!!!  They’re all waiting at the Rainbow Bridge!

John Maguire

LUCKY

Donation in memory of our “Lucky” dog we had the privilege of adopting from GRRSN.  We enjoyed 12 wonderful years with him.  He was the best boy and lovable brother to his golden sister, Lexie.  We appreciate all that you do for these kids.

The Rowe Family

BAILEY “SQUINS”

Made in the name of Miss Bailey “Squins” Puglia ~ perhaps one of the sweetest Golden’s we’ve known.
Her family: Myndi & Vinnie Puglia

She went to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday morning.

We appreciated the work you do, the lives you save, and the love that you and all the golden kids bring into so many homes.

With much appreciation,

Greg & Ron

Ron Nollen
Greg Hardman
Salle & Shirlie (Both rescues from GRRSN)

HENRY

We want to thank all at GRRSN for the great work they do for Goldens. The Erga family lost Henry this week; he was nearly 12. We adopted Henry when we knew our Skipper was soon passing; he was going to be Bailey’s new brother. Henry was a great boy, but did not play well with other dogs every once in a while, making life challenging. In addition, when we moved up to the Northwest for the summer, we realized Henry was not going to be able to get on our boat easily. So, our daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Chad, took Henry in for the summer, which turned out to be till earlier this week when Henry crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be permanently with Skipper and Bailey. Henry loved laying out under the trees on 5 acres in Snohomish, WA, which he shared with no one else — he was the “king of his estate.” We do not know what kind of life Henry had before, but he lived a wonderful life as part of the Erga family. Rest in peace, Henry — you are now again healthy and full of energy. The Erga family will never forget the love you gave us.

Brian & Gretchen Erga

DELILAH BLUE

This donation is in loving memory of our adoption of Delilah Blue 9 years ago. Her recent passing has made us so thankful for her life with us, and we will always be grateful to GRRSN for allowing her to be a part of our family.

Thank you,

Jack & Gail Christie

TO ALL THE MAGUIRE DOGS…

I would like to have the donation I just made be dedicated to all the Maguire dogs who are now awaiting our arrival at The Rainbow Bridge! Also, thanks so much for all you do to help the dogs abandoned to a cruel fate. Thanks for coming to the rescue of “Huck.”

John Maguire

STANLEY

John Maguire…….Please use this donation to help defray the medical costs that Bronte is incurring.  Also, this donation is in further remembrance of Stanley who passed away much too soon.  All the best!

STANLEY

John Maguire…..In loving memory of Stanley, 2009-2015, a big, beautiful, sweet Golden, who left us much too soon. He will never be forgotten!

Roxy

Elizabeth Nubel…..In memory of Roxy Davis, the sweetest, most lovable Golden Retriever who loved going on walks, playing ball, and going to the lake.

Penny

Jeff and Cheri Fleischman…..In loving memory of Penny sadly gone too soon.  We miss you so, but will meet again on the Rainbow Bridge.

Sharky

Barbara Naftal…..In memory of my Sharky who died one year ago today.  He was my baby, my whole life.  Please accept this donation in his honor.

Whitey

The Donadio Family…..In memory of our Sweet Whitey.  He was the kindest, most gentle senior Golden.  We are so fortunate to have adopted him and thoroughly enjoyed our two years with him.  What a blessing he was to our familhy.  We loved him so much, and he is missed.

Toffee

Maria Cerro…..In memory of Toffee-a small duck tolling retriever with an enormous personality and a heart of gold.  We miss you each and every day. xoxoxo

Skipper

Gretchen and Brian Erga:  Our beloved Skipper went to the Rainbow Bridge this morning and is awaiting our arrival.  We were blessed with over 8 years of unconditional love until he lost his battle with cancer.  Or, as Gretchen and I believe, the Lord called Skipper back early because he needed a very special Golden by his side to retrieve tennis balls for him when he visits the Rainbow Bridge and the other Goldens who await us.  Skipper was a very special Golden; he would spend all night guarding us, the pack, till daylight, he would protect his sister Bailey from any other dog who might do harm, and he always returned the tennis ball to whoever first threw it for him.  He loved the boat and guarded it from the “evil seals” that swam nearby.  HIs favorite time was resting on the bow his dingy, in the warm sun, while it floated behind the big boat.  Skipper did have a wonderful life; every day was a holiday.  And, I know he wills all his toys and good times ahead in life to those who have not been so lucky.  God Bless.

James

Bryan Gay, Steve Walker and the Mandalay Bay Sales Team…..In memory of James Campbell Roth.  We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather.  We know he meant a lot to you.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Samantha

Brian and Gretchen Erga……In memory of Samantha.  I knew her for only 30 minutes but she was a wonderful German Shepard mix.  While driving Saturday, I came upon a police car with its lights flashing.  As I slowly passed I saw this wonderful dog rolling back and forth in terrible pain; hit and run.  I pulled over and ran to the dog, the offiocer said Animal Services was more than an hour out.  A lady then stopped and tells me of an animal hospital nearby.  I picked her up, put her in my truck and drove to the hospital where I ran in with her in my arms yelling “This is an Emergency HELP.”  We were taken back and an IV was inserted to relieve the pain.  No chip was found, but she had a severe head injury, and severe bone cancer in both front legs.  She needed x-rays, but the cancer would take her in weeks.  I was told the best thing was to put her down, which I agreed to do while I cried.  They asked me to name her, so I named her Samantha.  She crossed the rainbow bridge moments later.  She will be cremated and I will lay her to rest in a safe spot.

Buddy

A donation from Samual Cerro…..In memory of Buddy Joseph (Bistro) who passed quietly this week after a short battle with cancer.  He will be sorely missed by his sisters, Brandi and Toffee and the loving memory of his older brother, Buddy Thomas.

Mailee

Molly and Mango miss the loss of their golden sister, Mailee who we lost on May 14, 2012.  She is now at the Rainbow Bridge with Lilikoi her older golden sister.  Her gentle spirit and heart will always be with our family.  Terry Stempien

Sandy

Chuck and Cindy Croskey…..In memory of Sandy Steiner, our neighborhood ambassador, who had so much love she shared it with all of us.  Sandy was always out in the front yard with her “babies” ready with a hello bark and hoping for a pet.  She will be missed.

Casey

Robin Reardon…..In memory of Casey.  We lost our wonderful Casey yesterday.  She gave us 15 1/2 years of unconditional love.  Everyday we had her was a gift from God.  We have wonderful memories that will get us through this difficult time.  We miss her so much.

Brandy

Robin Reardon…..In memory of Brandy.  We lost our precious Brandy today.  She gave us 13 years of unconditional love.  Brandy was our shy girl and we miss her terribly.

Molly

This donation is in memory of Molly, one of our many foster Goldens, who passed away from seizues earlier this year.  Molly loved her walks and could not wait for the door to open to the world she loved to explore.  Her newly adopted family did everything possible to make her as happy and comfortable as possible, hoping she could overcome her illness.  But in the end she also crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is awaiting our arrival.  Gretchen and Brian

Louie

This donation is made in memory of our first rescue golden we fostered, Louie.  Louie passed away in the spring of 2011.  Louie taught Gretchen and I how important it is to take in Goldens needing a temporary home until a new forever home can be found.  It is amazing how one golden can change your life forever.  Gretchen and Brian

Addie

Marilyn and Dave Rubin…..In memory of Addie Rubin.  A true Golden in both heart and soul.  You will be missed so very much.

The Legend of Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When a pet dies that has been especially close to a person here on earth, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are beautiful meadows and grassy hills there for all our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is always plenty of their favorite food to eat, plenty of fresh spring water for them to drink, every day is filled with sunshine,so or little friends are warm and comfortable.

The pets who had been ill and old are restored to health and youth; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.

The pets we loved are happy and content, except for one small thing; each one misses someone very special to them who was left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers.

Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

With your beloved pet by your side, you will cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

Your Sacred Circle is now complete again.

By William N. Britton
Reprinted with the permission of the author
www.legendofrainbowbridge.com