At Freedom Park summer 2010

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Hello Starskey - wherever you are.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day so I am seriously thinking about the things that I am thankful for in my life.  You are high on that list.  I don't need to repeat the things I have already posted....I wrote them so I didn't have to keep reliving it but can always remember the good times!  Life does go on and even love changes but is never forgotten.

You were responsible for opening up hearts......and a way that I never believed possible. What you left behind was a more open heart and a more willing mind when it came to fur covered family members.  We have more now...and some of the same that were here with you.  Midnight is still trying to teach the kid how to ring the bell to go out.  Buck caught on quick but Pele just refuses to do it.

Both dogs are not only in the house....but on the furniture!  Well Pele is anyway.  Buck is half way on and half way off.  His back feet are braced on the floor with his front feet on the blanket covering part of the couch and his head in my lap......that is Major!  You broke down the house barrier in Jeff's mind so you got these guys inside to work their own magic on him.  It was Pele first....because he had lived in a house before and knew to behave,,,and he isn't that big anyway.  Jeff still objects to Buck being even part way on the couch.....but unless somebody gets down on the floor with him....that is where her has to come for his loving.  I don't mind at all - except for the licking part.  He feels the need to lick things until they are wet.....pillow, arm of chair, me, whatever.  What is it with the licking anyway?

Back to the Thanksgiving part......Thank you for choosing to spend part of your life with!  You changed ours for the better.......I can't tell you how much.  We have loved all of our pets and cared for them the best we knew how at the taught us new ways to love and care.

Thank,You for loving me at a time when  I wasn't sure I was still lovable.  I thought I couldn't do much right but it was enough for you.  You loved me with no questions asked or demands just loved me!  Thank you for saving all the bones Missy stashed.  Ike was grateful and he left them for Pele.  Thank you for teaching me the power of simple things like a walk with my dog.  Thank you for the wonderful greetings I received even if I just came back out of the were always glad to see me.  Often I needed that more then I realized.

Thank you for being you!  You may be elsewhere right now but I can't  look at the porch swing or the plastic summer outdoor shelter without feeling a glow in my heart.  You made a permanent home in my heart - and Jeff's too!  Wherever you are right now.....I hope you are warm, safe, happy and that you know how much you are loved and valued and cared about!

I do wish you would go to the vet and get your chip discovered.  I would be even more thankful to be able to have you back at home with us.  You'll love your new brothers......and they will love you!

Thank You Starskey - for coming in to my life and for changing it to the better.  I miss you.....

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

You are loved...

Starskey my boy....just when I think you may have left my mind - my heart kicks in and reminds me otherwise!  You will forever be in my heart so therefore in my mind as well.  

It is a sunny fall day with leaves all over the ground.  It is the kind of day where you would have been running all over the place and enjoying the sounds your feet make in the fallen leaves.  It is also cold out so you would come in for snuggles and to warm up before you would ring your bell to go out for another round in the leaves.  Pele enjoys such adventures now but his outdoor runs are short.  His winter coat is just starting to grow and he is short enough to collect all the burrs....that have to be brushed out before he can come in the house.  

Buck is understanding that his days of easy running are limited so he is taking advantage of all the run time he can get.  The race track around the pond is his favorite but he has to check out the timber and long grass too.  Burrs don't stick to him as bad (shorter hair) so he doesn't have that problem....and he so loves to run!  When the snow comes he'll have to create packed snow trails to run on and I bet he makes a lot of them as well as sharing the deer trails.

I sure do miss your communication with your ears.  That made understanding what you wanted easier.  I just plain miss everything about you!  Wherever you are, I pray that you are happy.  I also hope you know that you are loved!!!!! 

 You are welcome to come home any fact we wish you would.  Buck and Pele have heard all about you and would love to meet you and have you as their brother.  Life has reduced the amount of time I have to continue to search for you so I pray that you are safe and happy and continue to hope that someday your chip will be discovered and you will begin the trip back in to our lives.  Be safe my boy!  I love you.....