The first time I saw you at the rescue adoption event, you looked at me with a look of desperation, you got your hind legs, smiling as best you could saying "Look at me, Look at me!" "They are going to put me asleep if I don't get adopted!" "I have so much life to live!" |
I adopted you.
You gave me the best 7 1/2 years ever!
I walked you every chance I had. sometimes we took three walks a day. You loved your walks. You would run at full speed, wearing me out. Using my step counter, at your prime you walked two miles per walk.
I knew you were getting close to crossing the Rainbow Bridge when your walks turned into turned into slow walking and the walks became up the street and back and you were worn out.
I don't know if when you were getting ready to cross the rainbow bridge if your walks were for you or me.
06/10/19- Hi Heidi,
Just letting you know that I decided to keep your Facebook page active. Once you crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I was going to make your Facebook page a memorial. If anyone wants to visit your Facebook Page, they can look for "Heidi Dach". I made a Facebook group page in your memory "Heidi's Rainbow Bridge" https://www.facebook.com/groups/682687548834530/. I made the group page before I knew about this memorial web page. To make your group page active, a Facebook profile needs to be active.
Also, I went to my first Monday Candle Ceremony in your honor. There is a lot of support there, a lot of nice people. We all told stories about our babies that crossed the rainbow bridge.
The Monday Candle Ceremony had prayers. The one that touched me is the one for the feral, abandoned and neglected babies. When I rescued you from the humane society, no one knew your history. As you became accustomed to our home, I realized that you lived feral. You did not know how to play with toys, you hid under the porch when you would get scared or the weather was bad; although the door was open for you to come in. On the other side, you were a great hunter. You were able to catch squirrels, cats, rabbits, and birds. I could not get you not to stop hunting, even though I had 5 star rated dog food for you.
I will keep in touch, you are not forgotten.
You must have been popular. When I miss you, I walk the path that we used to take when you were at your prime. Around the neighborhood and a figure 8 around the park. I did not realize that the walk was over 2 miles! Also amazing is that we used to do that 3 times a day! Hard to believe that with all that exercise that COPD is what made you cross the Rainbow Bridge.
As I was walking today, I met some people and they all asked the same question "where is my dog"? All I could say was "in my heart". Strangers were giving me hugs for you!
People in the neighborhood knew you, and me just for walking you.
05/17/2021 Happy anniversary Heidi. today marks two years since you crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Mom nd myself still re tell the stories of how you and Oscar made out lives complete.
07/04/2022.Dear Heidi, I saw a sigh you left for me today.. being a feral dog. When I adopted you, you liked to go under the back steps as her "safe" place. I put artificial grass under the porch sot make her safe place more comfortable. I then put towels under the porch so Heidi would be more comfortable. I would wash the towels so they don't get moldy and nasty. When Heidi crossed the Bridge, I cleared her towels, but left the artificial grass under the stairs in case another animal needed a "safe" place. Today, I was working on the swimming pool, and was putting some pool parts away. I was putting some pool parts under the porch and I found something interesting. I found a baby bib. Not too interesting, but when I saw the bib, it said "I love my Daddy".