Last night, PG and I talked about how much joy Barney brought us. We talked about how all we would do is scratch on the sheet on the bed when we woke up and in one quick leap, he was right next to us, wanting to give us lovin' to start the day.
And we talked about how he would drag grandson #1 around the living room or just play tug-o-war as each of them had an end of a towel.
And how he would be riding in the passenger seat of the van with my PG and would pull up the box of graham crackers that was between seats during their trip home. A celebration for an excursion completed, I guess.
And how he would need his belly rub every day, while lying in PG's arms, just so that he could connect to my PG. There were times he would just go nearly comatose and start snoring.
And how all I needed to do if I wanted to train him to do anything was to stop and get an Italian beef sandwich. One sandwich and he was trained. We would joke that he was part Italian because he also loved pasta.
And how he was such a good sport when I found the latest sweater or jacket for him to wear. Proudly wore it and knew that putting it on meant going out for a walk.
|His tough guy look with snap front denim jacket!|
Beyond The RainbowThanks for stopping by today. Thanks for taking a few minutes to hear about Barney.
As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.