Our Pet Family

Pet Family is dedicated to help support people with sick animals, suffering animals, and with people who have suffered the death of their beloved pet; and for the rescue of all homeless pets/animals.



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Dogs come into Our Lives to Teach us about Love.
They depart to Teach us about Loss.
A New Dog NEVER Replaces and Old Dog.
It merely Expands the Heart.

PAWS in the City





Pet Family

O, heavenly Father,
protect and bless all things that have breath;
guard them from all evil,
and let them sleep in peace.
- Albert Schweitzer

Pet Family is here to help support people with sick animals, suffering animals, and with people who have suffered the death of their beloved pet. Pet Family is dedicated to the people who have lost a beloved pet; it is to assure people that they do not suffer and grieve alone; that we share in their sufferings for their beloved pet.

Sometimes in church a person would have a “Prayer Request” for their sick pet or for support in their grieving for their lost pet. Often they would always “apologize” for their prayer request because they knew it was only an animal; a pet. All creatures great and small are important. When God created our animals, our pets God said at Creation that it was “Good.” All of God’s creatures are important to God and they should be important to us also! We never need to apologize for our love, our suffering, and our grieving over a beloved pet companion that has been an essential part of our family. Grieving for a beloved pet is not some kind of “second class” inferior grieving – it is True, Real, Honest, Painful, Authentic Grieving!!!

Our “Pet Family” has been blessed and we have been blessed to have had our pets. But this “Pet Family” website is more than just a tribute and memorial to our pets as wonderful and as important as that is!

This website is truly dedicated to all of the suffering animals which do not have homes and more importantly are not “loved.”

This website is dedicated to the animals which are homeless, hungry, sick and starving, and to the thousands of animals which are destroyed in city pounds each and every day!

Some animals like feral (wild) cats may never have a home but we can still have compassion for these creatures through T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs.

We are very thankful and blessed for our pets but we have compassion for all animals. This website is dedicated to the “Rescue” of all animals great and small.

YouTube Meet Logan, the Sky Angel Cowboy

Best of 2008: Meet 13-year-old Logan Henderson who lives on an isolated ranch in Nebraska and hear the phone call he called into a Houston radio station that touched hearts all around the world!

Grieving the Loss of a Pet


The SPCA Pet Loss Support Group meets the 1st Saturday every month at 362 S. Industrial Blvd. In Dallas, Texas. Please call 214-651-9611, ext 172.

Operation Kindness

Pet Loss Hotline Grieving? You don’t have to be alone. It’s OK to love and miss your pet! http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/PLHL/

The American Veterinary Medical Association

Making the Decision * The Next Step * Grief Counseling

Home Again Over 126,000 lost pets were reunited with their owners, thanks to Microchip Identification System this 24-hour ID service.

Veterinary Pet Insurance



City and Country Pets Magazine http://www.ccpets.com/ This is a very important publication dedicated to our pets and animals.

Did you know that in seven years, one female cat, and her offspring, can yield 420,000 cats.

Less that 1/3 of all cats brought into shelters ever find homes!

City and Country Pets Magazine has many resources for T-N-R Trap- Neuter-Return Programs.

Excellent Important Publication!

Are you feeding a stray cat?

Over 70% of cats who enter our nation's animal control pounds and shelters are killed. Join our movement to stop the killing. Go to Alley Cat Organization at www.alleycat.org



For Dog Lovers!
Great Must See Presentation!




”Man’s Best Friend – Dog” a Trevor Cottle Tribute.

This video presentation is dedicated to Trevor Cottle,
a champion for men’s health
and Rod Gauld,the “Phantom” coordinator,
both dog lovers and to all those other dog lovers… Enjoy!
John Nation


“To sit with a dog on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.”

Milan

“An animals eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
Martin Buber

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own…
Having a dog makes you rich.

Louis Sabin

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person…
(that) my dog already thinks I am….”

Unknown

A dog wags its tail with its heart.”
Martin

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
Immanual Kant

“Until one has loved an animal…
A part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

Anatole France

Labradors (are) lousy watchdogs.
They usually bark when there is a stranger about…
But it is an expression of unmitagated joy
At the chance to meet somebody.





I have no idea how they do this:

TYPE IN a command under the dog and see what happens... Sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead , beg, etc.

It's also very cute if you type in a command that's not recognized...!!!
Make sure you type in 'Kiss', too, but do it last!!!







http://youtu.be/V3unTt67nxg
James (Jimmy) Stewart in 1981 on the Johnny Carson's Tonight Show:
but as Stewart reads about his dog named Beau that had passed away. Video starts out funny, but as Stewart reads --- the audience gets very quiet--- there’s lump in your throat, and your eyes begin to swell.





In memory of Zeke, the beloved daschund of Rhonda Gillespie.

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole". We miss you Zeke. Thank you for being a blessing to us. We could have missed the pain, but we would have had to miss the dance.

This is Rhonda's favorite picture of Zeke and Domino together. It was taken a month before Zeke died.



This is a photo of Rameius a couple of weeks before we had to put him to sleep (We had to put him down Dec. 22nd 2008)

then a funny one when he was younger that really reflects his personality. This dog ate more of our groceries that we did. If there was anything left on the cabinet he would snatch it and eat the whole thing. I have seen him consume whole loaves of bread, boxes of cereal, bags of candy and pans of brownies. Yes this dog ate loads of chocolate and only got the trots once.

He ate a whole bag of Halloween candy this last Halloween, bag, wrappers and all. He did throw up Reeses and Heath wrappers for a couple of days on that one. But for a 12 year old he handled it pretty well.

He is soooooo very much missed. We have hours and days of stories and memories of him. He truly brought our family together more times than once. He was the dog that you loved so much but he was always getting into big trouble. There has never been a trash can that he has not gotten into.... If I had a dime for every time I have come home to a house that had trash strung ALL over it I could retire. And Rameius always knew he was in big trouble because he would come walkin up to me so slow with his head down and a big smile. Yes he would smile!

We would put the trash in the pantry or closet and he would still get into it. He could open any door. Even round knobs....Colby once had to put a chain lock on his pantry to keep Rameius from opening the door and getting into the trash and eating all of his food. Gosh! I could go on and on with stories.

I am also attaching a photo of Fefe. She is my 18 year old Bichion. She still gets around great and is on no medication nor does she have any health issues but has been totally blind for about 3 years and is now getting hard of hearing.

Even though she is blind she very rarely runs into anything. She goes my sonar or something, but most of her days consist of napping. She will get up to have a bite to eat and run out and potty then it is back to her little bed.

RePaula Tate




YouTube Video: Sarah McLachlan Animal Cruelty Video




Andrea Bey and her loveable dog Russell.



I am gonna keep loving and praying
for his life force to be strengthened.
Russell TODAY 7/5/2016

My boy Russ has been really sick. I took him to the vet to get his yearly vaccinations last week. The vet said he was healthy, and just slowing down a bit from getting older. A couple of days later, I wake up and Russ had massive swelling under his neck and on his chest. I took him to the vet to get checked out. They pretty much said they thought it would be best to put him down. He developed Lymphedema, which I hear is a health issue that most shepherds are predisposed to have, and there is no known cure. Something triggered a mass reaction fast in him. I wept pretty much all day when the doctor gave me the diagnosis. I was ready to put him down, based on the doctor's recommendation.

THANKFULLY, my friends, family, and Russ himself convinced me to find alternative options before euthanasia. I'm so grateful that I didn't give up on him. He's been steady healing with the natural herbs I've been feeding him. The swelling in his chest is almost gone. He's getting a little more pep in his step. I'm not sure how much more time we have together, but I'm gonna be grateful and savor as much time with him as possible. He's been my best friend and security detail for the last nine years. I could not have asked for a better dog. I am gonna keep loving and praying for his life force to be strengthened.

I'll let Russell decide when he's ready to go. Right now, he's showing me that he still has a lot he wants to live for.... Like burgers, hot dogs, and belly rubs from our friends. In this experience, he's teaching me more about trusting my intuition, letting go of control, fears, and being present to enjoy the moment. He's my spirit animal for sure. I'm so grateful he's sticking around a little longer to keep watching over me.

As he's healing, I'M healing. He is truly one of the most precious gifts in my life. We are gonna keep carrying on as long as we can. 🙏🏾❤️😇
7/5/2016






Blane rescued Lily from a dumpster where she had been abandoned as a puppy. This treasure had been thrown away in a dumpster; just like garbage!

Lily was kinda the first official Loft Dog. She comes to all the Social Events and is always a perfect lady. Lily is 12 years young and in good health. However she is just now recovering from knee surgery. Her and her daddy were playing ball and she landed wrong and tore some ligaments that required surgery, But she is recovering faster than expected. Blane, her daddy travels quiet a bit so she has been adopted by many here at the Lofts. We all are always honored to have her for the time Blane is gone.

She will come into you home and instantly be the perfect guest. She even lets Baby Sarah waller all over her. Lily is certainly special and is loved by many because when she looks at you with those big brown eyes and wags her fluffy tail (which by the way she thinks is very sexy) she makes you feel like you are her favorite person in the world. Thank you Lily for never telling me any different!



Franciscan Blessing of the Animals

“Do-it-yourself” Franciscan Blessing of the Animals


For all animals:

Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. On the fifth and sixth days of creation, you called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all animals his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this animal. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures!

Amen


For a sick animal:

Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature. If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you Lord God, and holy is your name forever and ever.

Canticle of the Creatures

St. Francis


Most High, all-powerful, good Lord,
all praise is yours, all glory, all honor,
and all blessing.
To you, alone, Most High, do they belong.
No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce your name.

All praise be yours, my Lord,
through all you have made,
and first my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day;
and through whom you give us light.
How beautiful is he, how radiant in all his splendor;
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

All Praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars;
in the heavens you have made them,
bright, and precious, and fair.

All praise be yours, my Lord,
through Brothers wind and air, and fair and stormy,
all the weather's moods,
by which you cherish all that you have made.

All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Water,
so useful, humble, precious and pure.

All praise be yours, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom you brighten up the night.
How beautiful is he, how cheerful!
Full of power and strength.

All praise be yours, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth,
who sustains us and governs us,
and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.

All praise be yours, my Lord,
through those who grant pardon for love of you;
through those who endure sickness and trial.
Happy are those who endure in peace,
By You, Most High, they will be crowned.

All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death,
From whose embrace no mortal can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Happy those she finds doing your will!
The second death can do them no harm.
Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks
And serve him with great humility.





Why do we bless animals?




Beckett

I have had several dogs since my childhood over 60 years ago.
“Princess” was my first Beagle pup at age 5.

Midget and Sir Fritz-frank-frugger-von-sniffle-puffer we called him “Fritz” for short were two mixed daschunds that I had as a teenager. Later when I married my wife Jo I also married her dog “Pupper.”

Later after we lost Pupper (16) to old age we adopted a beautiful pound-puppy Golden Retriever mix named Jodie. Unfortunately Jodie died prematurely at only 7 years from kidney failure. This was really a tragic loss because Jodie was so vibrant, such a character, and such a scoundrel to have died so young.

Later one night coming home from work late at night I had car trouble.
I pulled into a church parking lot. As soon as I got our of the car a little brownish pup ran up to me and promptly rolled on it’s back looking up at me! To say the least I took this puppy home and when I started up the car the “noise" was gone. I only had car trouble long enough to pick up a stray pup at 4 am from a church parking lot!

Later we adopted another pound-puppy “Beckett” who was just about the sweetest dog of all time. (We all say this about our dogs!)

Both Murphy (14) and Becket (14) lived to be old dogs. They died about a year apart. Beckett died one day after Christmas in 2007.

All of these dogs were blessed and we were blessed to have had them. But this “Pet Family” website is more than just a tribute and memorial to our pets as wonderful and as important as that is!

This website is truly dedicated to all of the suffering animals which do not have homes and more importantly are not “loved.”

This website is dedicated to the animals which are homeless, hungry, sick and starving, and to the thousands of animals which are destroyed in city pounds each and every day!

Some animals like feral (wild) cats may never have a home but we can still have compassion for these creatures through T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs.

We are very thankful and blessed for our pets but we have compassion for all animals. This website is dedicated to the “Rescue” of all animals great and small.

This website is also dedicated to the people who are suffering and grieving over the loss of their beloved pet - to assure these people that they do not grieve alone; that we grieve with them and share in their suffering.

This website also celebrates God's Creation that all of God's creatures have value and that all creatures great and small are important to God.

Osten


"I Might Never Let Go" a Tribute to my Pet Family Past... and to my Pet Family Present… Heartwarming video for Animal Lovers on the “Joys” and the “Heartbreak” of the loss of a family pet. Video Presentation by Bible Basics. Music by the BoDeans.

My Pet Family (Rescue Dog * Rescue Me)


PeeWee vs. The Giant Green Snake



PeeWee the super-pup saves the world (again)
in PeeWee's latest adventure of "Attack of the Killer Squirrels!"
This movie was shot entirely in exotic Richardson, Texas.
"Attack of the Killer Squirrels!" is a Yo! Red, the Ball Production
& Bible Basics.





YouTube Video: Silent Victims: HSUS TV Ad With Wendie Malick

Animals Need Your Help: : https://secure.humanesociety.org/site...

Animals don't have the voice or power to stand up for themselves against cruelty.
Wendie Malick is here to explain why they need you. Please support the HSUS in our fight to rescue these defenseless animals. Right now, you can help stop their suffering.



Promise To My Dog

I will never move and not take you with me.
I will never put you in a shelter and leave.
I will never let you starve.
I will never desert you when you get old.
Nor will I leave you when you go blind.
If that time comes I will be there to hold you.
Because I love you and you are FAMILY.


How many of us have said,
“I will never have a pet again,
for the loss and pain
is more than I can stand.”

Dog’s Last Will and Testament

Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…

To a poor and lonely stray I’d give my happy home, my bowl, cozy bed, soft pillow,, and all my toys; the lap, which I loved so much; the hand that stroked my fur; and the sweet voice that spoke my name.

I’d will to the sad, scared shelter dog this place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

So, when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.”

Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him. This is the only thing I can give…

The love I left behind.

Author Unknown



Couldn't Wouldn't BE Heaven...

I have had no “near death” experiences and I really don’t have a clue what heaven would look like. But for me heaven couldn't wouldn't be heaven without my beloved dogs and cats. In fact it couldn't wouldn't be heaven without flying birds, squirrels, and butterflies. In fact it couldn't wouldn't be heaven without blue skies, puffy white clouds, occasional rains, and snow. It couldn't wouldn't be heaven without the moon and the stars at night; without the first sun rays of dawn, and crimson sunsets. How could heaven be beautiful without flowers? It couldn't wouldn't be heaven without trees, running streams, or ocean waves.

It makes me think that Heaven on Earth may be closer than we think! Maybe heaven is in the present, the Here & Now!
eoa 12/13/2014



A Dog’s Purpose - A Novel for Humans - tells the story of a dog who finds himself reincarnated and decides there must be a reason, a purpose he must fulfill, and until he does so, he’ll continue to be reborn.



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St. Francis of Assisi and the Blessing of the Animals

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Rescue Dog * Rescue Me


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