A Tribute to Our Beloved Ranger on his First birthday in Heaven.
February 2, 2004...
Ranger was the most beautiful tri color Sheltie we have ever seen. His hair was like silk and his eyes were gorgeous, so big and beautiful. Rangers Vet "Dr. Jenny" always said he had honest eyes and he truly did. He was always happy and his tail was always up and wagging. He was on the large side for a Sheltie, weighing in at about 40lbs. He was lean and taller than most shelties. Ranger was very healthy all of his life, up until about one month before he left for Rainbow Bridge.
Daddy has a very special and unique love for Ranger...whatever Daddy had...Rangie had...he always shared whatever food he had with Ranger (and our other boys too). We could always count on Daddy to clean you when you were sick or dirty. He would always give you a lick of his ice cream cone. (I'm sorry Rangie..I just could not bring myself to do that). Daddy would always give Rangie some of his snack or meal right off of his fork. Anytime he went in the car Daddy always took his boys with him (weather permitting). When Daddy would get up in the middle of the night we would all get up for a special "family run". Daddy would give his boys a small piece of cheese. DADDY ALWAYS SHARED WHATEVER HE HAD WITH YOU....HE LOVED YOU SO MUCH.
I love all of my family but there was a special love between Rangie and I. I know my husband loves me and my family loves me...but I truly believe that Rangie loved me more deeply than any other spirit on this earth. His love for me was so unconditional...on days that I doubted my own self worth I could always count on Rangie to make me feel better about myself. He would run to me with such love and joy in his eyes as if to say..."Mommy you are the best in the whole world". I loved him so much in return. He would sit on the couch with me and sit on my feet to make sure if I moved he would know it so he could follow me. I think he was afraid to be alone without me, he was my shadow and I think were each others favorite in the whole world. He didn't care if I had a dime in my pocket of not, if I was having a bad hair day or if I was fat or thinner. HE LOVED ME FOR WHO I AM AND I LOVED HIM FOR WHO HE WAS! NO STRINGS ATTACHED...................
DEAREST RANGIE, TODAY IS TWO MONTHS SINCE YOU WENT TO RAINBOW BRIDGE. THERE ISNT A DAY GOES BY THAT YOUR MOM AND I DONT THINK OF YOU,AND YOU WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.RANGIE YOU HAVE A NEW LITTLE BROTHER, HIS NAME IS CODY,HE CAME TO LIVE WITH US AS A PLAYMATE FOR MURPHY WHO MISSES YOU SOMETHING TERRIBLE AS DOES YOUR BIG BROTHER BEAR,YOU SHOULD SEE MURPHY, HE HAS PICKED UP SO MANY OF YOUR HABITS,I THINK HES TRYING TO BE JUST LIKE YOU AS HE WAS ALWAYS SO PROUD OF HIS BIG BROTHER...RANGIE WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH AS YOU WERE SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF ALL OUR LIVES AND I DONT THINK WE WILL EVER BE QUITE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU..I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART, DAD............ Rangie....Happy First Easter at Rainbow Bridge...Daddy and I miss you more and more each day.
DEAR RANGIE ITS BEEN 4 MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT US, I CANT BELIEVE THE PAIN OF LOOSING YOU DOESNT SEEM TO BE GETTING EASIER AND THERES NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT WE DONT THINK OF YOU. YOU WERE SUCH A WONDERFUL BABY WE MISS YOU TREMENDOUSLY.
BEAR AND MURPHY ALSO MISS YOU SO MUCH AND AS FOR YOUR LITTLE BROTHER CODY HE NEEDS A LOT OF HELP IF YOU COULD LOOK IN ON HIM FROM TIME TO TIME.MOM SENDS HER LOVE AS DO I.LOVE DAD
DEAREST RANGIE, HERE IT IS 5 MONTHS ALREADY SINCE YOU LEFT US AND IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY, BUT IT FEELS LIKE A LIFETIME.IF ONLY YOU KNEW HOW MUCH WE MISS YOU. MOM AND I SEND OUR LOVE AS DO YOUR BROTHERS, ESPECIALLY BEAR AND MURPHY AS WELL AS PSYCHO PUP.DEAREST RANGIE, ITS NOW 6 MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT US, HALF A YEAR ALREADY AND MOM AND I AND ALL YOUR BROTHERS STILL MISS YOU LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.I STILL LOOK AT THE BACK DOOR EVERY TIME WE PUT THE GUYS OUT HOPING YOU WILL BE THERE WAITING TO BE LET IN. WE ALL SEND OUR LOVE AND CONTINUE TO MISS YOU EVERYDAY. LOVE YA BUNNY
HI RANGIE, HERE IT IS AUGUST ALREADY, THE SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER AND THE COOLER WEATHER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.EVERYTHING AT HOME IS THE SAME, YOUR MOM AND I STILL MISS YOU SO MUCHAS DO THE BOYS, THEY ALL SEND THEIR LOVE TO THEIR BIG BROTHER AS DO MOM AND I. LOVE YA FRAIN
HI RANGIE. ITS NOW BEEN 8 MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT US AND EVEN THOUGH THE TIME IS FLYING IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY. ALL OF US CONTINUE TO GO ON BUT ITS JUST NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU.YOUR BROTHERS CONTINUE TO MISS YOU AS DO MOM AND I.WE ALL LOVE YOU RANGIE. THANKS DAD
HI FRAIN HERE ITS IS OCTOBER ALREADY SOON TO BE YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR, "SNOW" MOM AND I WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU LOVED SNOW. WE ARE ALL GOING TO LAKE GEORGE AGAIN FOR THANKSGIVING THIS YEAR, IM SURE IT JUST WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU AS THATS WHERE YOU FIRST GOT SICK LAST YEAR.ALL OF US HERE STILL THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME AND YOUR BROTHERS ALL SAY HI.HOW WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH RANGIE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR BIG BOY. LOVE YA BABY DAD AND MOM, BEAR, MURPHY AND CODY
HI RANG, ANOTHER MONTH HAS PASSED AND WE STILL MISS YOU SO MUCH.AS YOU KNOW BEARS 13TH BIRTHDAY IS APPROACHING AND WE ARE TAKING THE BOYS TO LAKE GEORGE FOR THANKSGIVING,FOR THEIR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING STEAK. BOY DO WE REMEMBER HOW YOU LOVED STEAK, ESPECIALLY THE 2 POUNDER THAT YOU ATE RAW IN THE CAR, IF ONLY YOU WERE HERE WE'D GET YOU A 10 POUNDER ALL FOR YOURSELF. MOM SAYS IT WILL BE HARD AT FIRST SINCE WE HAVE NOT BEEN THERE SINCE LAST THANKSGIVING WHEN YOU WERE WITH US.YOUR BROTHER BEAR IS GETTING SO OLD NOW BUT THE TWO NUTS SEEM TO KEEP HIM YOUNG.SPEAKING OF THE TWO NUTS YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD OF MURPHY, HES LIKE A LITTLE YOU.
SO GENTLE AND LOVING. ALL OF US HERE LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND WE'LL MISS YOU SO AT LAKE GEORGE AND GOONY GOLF.DAD
TODAY IS EXACTLY 11 MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT US.THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOES BY WE DONT THINK OF OUR BELOVED RANGER. WE ALL WENT TO LAKE GEORGE FOR THANKSGIVING AGAIN THIS YEAR, AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME BUT WE MISSED YOU SO MUCH, GOONY GOLF IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR IS UPON US AND SOON WE WILL HAVE SNOW,I CAN STILL SEE YOU RUNNING AN JUMPING AND HAVING SUCH A GOOD TIME PLAYING IN THE WHITE STUFF.WE ALL LOVE YOU MOM-DAD-AND YOUR BROTHERS. P.S CODY SAYS YOU LEFT SOME AWFULLY BIG SHOES BEHIND.GOOD MORNING BUNNY. TODAY IS DECEMBER 25TH, CHRISTMAS DAY.ITS YOUR FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM US.I CANT TELL YOU HOW MUCH WE ALL MISS YOU THIS YEAR.TODAY JUST WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT OUR RANGIE RUNNING AROUND.OUR ONLY CONSOLATION IS YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE AND HAVE NO MORE PAIN AND CAN RUN FREE FOREVER.ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR MOM AND I AND AS WELL AS ALL OF YOUR BROTHERS WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER. MERRY CHRISTMAS OUR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ANGEL.DAD
WELL HERE IT IS JANUARY 3,2005, EXACTLY 1 YEAR SINCE GOD TOOK YOU FROM US.MOM AND I AND ALL YOUR BROTHERS CONTINUE TO MISS YOU SO MUCH. ITS SO HARD TO BELIEVE THAT A YEAR HAS PASSED US BY SINCE YOU LEFT,IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY.FRAIN IF OUR LOVE COULD HAVE SAVED YOU, YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN WITH US FOREVER.LOVE YOUR MOM AND DAD AND ALL YOUR BROTHERS.HI RANGE, ITS BEEN ALMOST TWO MONTHS SINCE IVE BEEN TO SEE YOU, MOM AND I ARE FINE AND THE BOYS ARE GREAT AS USUAL. WE ALL STILL MISS YOU SO MUCH. ITS SO HARD TO BELIEVE YOU ARE NO LONGER WITH US,AND I STILL LOOK AT THE END OF THE COUCH EXPECTING TO SEE YOU LOOKING BACK AND WHEN I PASS OUT THE CHEESE AT NIGHT I ALWAYS EXPECT YOU TO COME RUNNING.WE ALL SEND OUR LOVE AND HOPE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ARE MISSED.LOVE DAD , MOM AND THE BOYS-
WELL ANOTHER MONTH HAS GONE BY FRAIN AND WE STILL MISS YOU AS MUCH AS EVER, SPRING IS HERE AND SOON THE WEATHER WILL BE NICER. ITS SO HARD TO BELIEVE THIS WILL BE OUR SECOND SPRING WITHOUT YOU. BEAR AND THE BOYS ARE FINE AND MISS YOU LOTS,MOM AND I OFTER SPEAK OF YOU AND THE FUNNY THINGS YOU USED TO DO WHEN YOU WERE WITH US, NEVER DOUBT HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. LOVE MOM,DAD,BEARIE,MURPHY AND CODY
HERE IT IS ANOTHER MONTH SINCE YOU LEFT US AND WENT TO RAINBOWS BRIDGE. IM SORRY I FORGOT LAST MONTH, BUT KNOW WE LOVE YOU AS MUCH AS EVER. THERES NOT A DAY GOES BUY THAT WE DONT THINK OF OUR FRAIN AND HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU. ITS SUCH A SHAME YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US SO YOUNG. WE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF YOU AS OUR BULL, SO HEALTHY AND STRONG, LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT AWFUL TUMOR WAS DESTROYING OUR BABY.MOM AND I PLANTED A NICE GARDEN IN THE FRONT IN YOUR MEMORY,ITS SOMETHING SPECIAL TO REMEMBER YOU BUY, WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. LOVE MOM AND DAD AND YOUR BROTHERS BEARIE,MURPHY AND CODY
HI RANGE ITS JULY, 1-1/2YRS SINCE YOU LEFT US AND WE ALL MISS YOU MORE THAN EVER, YOUR BROTHER BEARIE IS GETTING SO OLD HE'S ALMOST 14 NOW AND THE OTHER TWO MONSTERS ARE JUST THAT MONSTERS, WE REALLY MISS YOUR GUIDANCE IN TRAINING THEM ,MURPHY IS MORE AND MORE LIKE HIS BIG BROTHER EVERY DAY. IN THE SHORT TIME HE WAS WITH YOU HE GETS MORE LIKE YOU EVERY DAY. MOM AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU BACK. LOVE DAD AND MOM AND THEY BOYS . HI RANGIE HERE WE ARE AGAIN ANOTHER MONTH GOES BYE AND WE ALL MISS YOU MORE THAN EVER, YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN IS GROWING NICER EVERY DAY, MOM BOUGHT A SHELTIE STATUE TO PUT IN IT AND WE HAVE A PLAQUE TOO.I STILL THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY AND MISS YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. ALL YOUR BROTHERS SAY HIGH. BEAR CONTINUES TO AMAZE US. HE'S LOST SOME WEIGHT AND RUNS AROUND WITH THE GUYS, PLEASE WATCH OVER HIM FOR US. LOVE YOU BUNNY- DAD HI RANGE ITS OCTOBER ALREADY, SORRY I MISSED YOU LAST MONTH, BUT DONT WORRY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART WHAT EVER MONTH IT IS, WE'LL NEVER EVER FORGET OUR RANGER.THE BOYS ALL SAY HEY. MOM BROKE HER FOOT AGAIN BUT THIS TIME THERE WAS NO FRAIN TO KEEP HER SAFE. WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH BUT YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM OUR HEARTS LOVE YOU BUNNY DAD
DEAR RANGIE. I KNOW ITS BEEN OVER TWO MONTHS SINCE I VISITED YOU,BUT NEVER DOUBT HOW MUCH I LOVE AND MISS YOU. YOUR LEAVING TO GO TO RAINBOW BRIDGE IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING IVE HAD TO FACE IN MY LIFE. YOUR MOM AND I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AS WELL AS YOUR BROTHERS.I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN IF I DONT VISIT AS OFTEN YOU ARE STILL IN MY HEART AND I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY.
WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH MOM-DAD AND THE BOYS HI RANGIE TODAY IS THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN YOU LEFT US. ITS BEEN TWO YEARS BUT ITS SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY, ALL THE ADVENTURES WE HAD, YOUR BROKEN LEG WHEN YOU WERE A PUPPY, ALL OUR CAR RIDES TO LAKE GEORGE AND UNCLE ALS. RANGIE MOM AND I MISS YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS AND WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH. LOVE MOM-DAD-BEAR-MURPH & CODY HI RANG, ITS DAD I JUST WANTED TO SAY HEY AND TELL YOU HOW MUCH I MISS YOU, ITS BEEN SO LONG SINCE YOU WENT AWAY BUT IT ONLY SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH BUDDY. LOVE YA DAD.MOM.BEAR,MURPHY AND CODY
DEAREST RANGIE, WELL ITS SPRINGTIME AGAIN AND WE STILL MISS OUR RANGER RUNNING AROUND IN THE YARD WITH HIS BROTHERS. MURPH AND CODY PICKED UP SOME FLEAS SOMEWHERE AND HAVE BEEN CHEWING THEIR HAIR OUT.BEAR IS GETTING OLDER EVERYDAY BUT THANK GOD HES STILL HOLDING HIS OWN WITH THE TWO NUTS. RANGIE WE STILL MISS YOU MORE THAN EVER,WE JUST MISS OUR FRAIN.LOVING YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS MOM,DAD,BEAR,MURPHY AND CODY-HI FRAIN ITS BEEN AWHILE SINCE IVE BEEN TO SEE YOU, BUT NEVER FEAR YOU NEVER VERY FAR FROM MY HEART
SEEMS LIKE FOREVER SINCE YOU LEFT US,MY HEART STILL BREAKS JUST THINKING OF YOU. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BABY FRAIN.WE ARE GOING UP TO UNCLE ALANS THIS WEEK-END,REMEMBER HOW YOU USED TO LOVE TO RUN UP THERE.YOUR BROTHER BEAR IS GETTING SO OLD,HES 15 NOW.I KNOW HOW I WAS WHEN YOU LEFT I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT ILL DO WITHOUT BEARIE.YOU BROTHERS MURPHY AND CODY ARE GETTING OLDER AND YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD OF MURPHY HES JUST LIKE A LITTLE YOU.HE HAS ALL THE GOODNESS YOU POSESSED.LOVE YOU RANGE MOM-DAD AND THE BOYS.
I know its been a while since I visited but it still hurts my heart to be here and to write to you. I love you more than ever and still miss you every single minute of every day. There is and always will be a void in the house and on every "family outing" because you are not with us. There is not a place that we go to that we don't rememeber our most gorgeous boy, Rangie...I love you my angel baby! Mom 3/30/07|
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