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Assistance Animal
     April 5 ~ 1998 
                      June 1 ~ 2005

In Loving Memory of  
Bo Bo Bear
Bo Bo & I would like to dedicate this page to all his friends of the Animal Kingdom ~  Especially those who are and have been in the service as an Assistance Animal ~ who came to earth expressly to help the human they dedicate their life to. 
 All should be awarded "The Purple Heart". 
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Music is:     "I Will Always Love You"
   It is said that if you whisper your heartfelt prayers to a butterfly, that mystical  messenger will carry your wishes to the heavens. For the generous spirits have blessed the butterfly's delicate wings with the strength to soar high into the sky,where your dreams are then swiftly transformed into destiny.      
 Rainbow Bridge

 Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.  
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. 

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster  
and faster ~  ~

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.


 Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together

~ Author unknown  ~

Illustration / Painting by Betty Garrity ~ "Bo Bo Bear"




There are no words to express how much I truly miss your earthly presence. To handle the guilt on a daily basis is grief and pain in it's highest form.
To know that I was not strong or intelligent enough to protect you from the horrible  things that happened to you, and the mistreatment of those supposed professionals who were trusted with your medical care. I truly feel ignorant.
You were the most important thing in my life because you loved me with unconditional  love and devotion.  You never questioned any thing I did, except perhaps for a few to many baths. How could I have not known that you were being exploited in the cruelest form by what I thought was medical care. You deserved so much better.
I can only ask your forgiveness and tell you that I look forward to crossing over and picking you up on my way through the Meadow, so we may walk home together, because you know the way.  As always you will guide me.
Until then please know I will work without resting to protect other animals. This locket I will always wear to show;
You are Eternally Loved by Your Human
~ Betty Garrity ~

The following was found in my
 e-mail from the computer address of a psychic medium friend.
A  very special  message
* * *
I'm There Inside Your Heart

Right now I'm in a different place,
And though we seem apart,
I'm closer than I ever was...
I'm there inside your heart.

I'm with you when you greet each day
And while the sun shines bright,
I'm there to share the sunsets, too...
I'm with you every night.

I'm with you when the times are good,
To share a laugh or two,
And if a tear should start to fall,,,
I'll still be there for you.

And when that day arrives
That we no longer are apart,
I'll smile and hold you close to me...
Forever in my heart.

 Bo Bo Bear

Treasured Message
from A Friend
It is obvious BoBo who sits in the splendor of safety, abundance and love in heaven
 has the justice of knowing how incredibily strong your love is. 
I cannot say "I understand", yet I can say " As an animal adorer I do understand the sadness. 
Your grief is a healing and time and many conversations with your best friend
and your #1 angel will bring closure. 
The greatest blessing of the loss of something we love so much is that
we can take them everywhere we go.
This is not achieved when they are alive as we do have time apart, yet in Heaven EVERYWHERE you go, so does BoBo Bear.  

Betty you have faith - now more than ever Believe and rely on that faith... 

Peace be with you...
Deacon Scott Pace


  One day up in heaven,
While God was looking down,
He saw people alone and sad,
And He gave a little frown.
He wanted to think of something,
To make those people smile,
Then the answer came to Him,
After He'd thought awhile.
He'd give them a companion,
One whose love was true,

Faithful they would be,

     No matter what the people do.

     Four legs they would have,

     And they would never fail,

     To greet these people every time,

     With a happy wagging tail.

     He'd give them a big heart,

     To hold all the love inside,

     That love would last forever,

     Even after they had died.

     For across that Rainbow Bridge,

     Would be a special place,

     Where they would wait and watch,

     To see their master's face.

     He thought of what to call it,

     And then the answer came.

     If you spell "God" backwards,

     You'll have this animal's name.

          ~  Anita Burney ~


The Unicorn's Ride

Over your rainbow  A unicorn flew
He was sent to find me . . He said by you.
"Climb aboard", he whispered, "We must go for a ride..."
And into a portal of light ~ We rode inside.

The sky was so blue . .  The fields so green ~
With each explosion of light . .  Was a wonderful scene.
So happy we seem . .And always together.
There was no end to your dream ~  It just went on forever.

Then the unicorn said  ~ "I have one more surprise..."
So we took off quickly  and pierced the sky.
Then I saw you sleeping  . .  and dreaming on your bed...
I caressed your fur gently and kissed you on your head.

The unicorn interrupted...  ~ "I must now get you home,
But now that you've seen him dream ~ May you never feel alone."
My heart is feeling heavy ~ A fire burns inside.
Thank you so much my darling
For the unicorn's ride.

author unknown          dedicated to Bo Bo


I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep
I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to be with me.

~ Author unknown

~ ~ from the book "For Every Dog an Angel"  ~ ~  by Christine Davis ~ ~

  Whenever a puppy is born on earth, a guardian angel waits nearby to welcome the puppy into the world and take it under her heavenly wings.

  The guardian angel makes herself very small and snuggles in close to the soft, warm fur, telling her puppy how much it is loved and that it has come into the world for a special purpose. Even though the puppy's eyes are closed, it feels the fluttering wings by its heart and knows its guardian angel is there.

  All puppies come into the world with unique gifts. As time passes and the puppy grows, the guardian angel helps her puppy to understand what makes it so very special. Whether they are destined to become fast runners, soulful singers or peaceful sleepers, each puppy is perfect and the angel loves it just the way it is.

  The day comes when the puppy must go into the world and start traveling down its own special path. Sometimes, the path leads to a loving home, where a family is waiting to take their new four-legged friend into their hearts. And the guardian angel is happy, knowing her dog will always have friends to play with, bones to chew on, and someone to cuddle up next to at night.

  Angels like to visit when their dogs are dreaming. You may have seen a dog's paw moving while it is asleep. Perhaps it is on a high hill in a faraway place, dancing with its guardian angel. All dogs bring the gift of love to the world. In that way they are very much like angels. Dogs will share their love with anyone. They don't ask for anything in return. But if someone takes a moment to scratch a dog under its chin or tell a dog how special it is, you can be sure its guardian angel is smiling.

  From time to time, when a certain person and a certain dog meet, something happens that is just like magic! It is as if they have known each other before. Each knows what the other is thinking and feeling. They will be together always. And the two with love, knowing their dog has found its forever person and the person has found its forever dog.

  A forever person and their forever dog will share many experiences over a lifetime, like listening to favorite stories and taking vacations together. They will watch hundreds of sunsets from up on the hill.

  But the greatest gift these friends will share is knowing what is in the other's heart. Side by side, looking up at the sky on a starry night, a forever person and their forever dog will share all the secret hopes and
dreams that are only told to a very best friend.

  A dog can never really be separated from its forever person. Neither time nor space can ever come between them. So when the dog comes to the end of its earthly life, and must go on ahead without its person beside them, the guardian angel becomes a loving bridge that connects the two friends for as long as the person remains on earth.

  Sometimes dogs will cross the angel bridge and visit the earth while they are waiting for their forever person to join them. You can never be certain where they might turn up. You may feel four paws padding along next to you when you are in the park. Listen carefully, and you might hear a familiar voice joining in when you go holiday caroling. So if you see the blanket rumple softly after you've curled up for an afternoon nap, it's very possible your forever dog has come back to visit and is napping beside you.

  Nothing brings your forever dog more joy than knowing you are happy, even if that means bringing a new dog companion into your life. Your forever dog lovingly remembers the special place it had in your life on earth, and is delighted to know another dog will get to share all the love you have to offer.

  Your forever dog may even come back and help your new dog discover the best spots for burying bones and show them where to watch for your return at the end of the day. So don't be surprised to see your new dog racing through the house as if it's playing with an invisible probably is.

  As the years go by, you and your dog may find yourselves going more slowly as you take your daily walks. The time may come when your dog leaves your side and crosses the bridge to be with your forever dog. In fact, there may be many animals who will share your life during the time you are here on earth. One day, the angel bridge that your forever dog crossed so many years earlier will appear to you. And with the happy heart of a person who is going home, you will cross the bridge and find yourself welcomed by all the animal friends you made when you were on earth.

  In the middle of all that love, your forever dog will be waiting for you. It will be like the day you found each other on earth. You will know you have been together before, and nothing will ever separate you again. And the angels will be happy, knowing a forever person and their forever dog have found each other once more.


In the beginning
 God created the earth and all the creatures on it to be under the authority of humanity.
He entrusted these beautiful elements of His creation to our care
we must give accountability one day. . .
(Genesis 1:26).


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Somewhere over the

My Baby waits for me

The Journey

By Crystal Ward Kent

When you bring a pet into your life, you begin a journey ? a journey that will bring you more love and devotion than you have ever known, yet also test your strength and courage.

If you allow, the journey will teach you many things, about life, about yourself, and most of all, about love. You will come away changed forever, for one soul cannot touch another without leaving its mark.

Along the way, you will learn much about savoring life?s simple pleasures ? jumping in leaves, snoozing in the sun, the joy of puddles, and even the satisfaction of a good scratch behind the ears.

If you spend much time outside, you will be taught how to truly experience every element, for no rock, leaf or log will go unexamined, no rustling bush will be overlooked, and even the very air will be inhaled, pondered, and noted as being full of valuable information. Your pace may be slower ? except when heading home to the food dish ? but you will become a better naturalist, having been taught by an expert in the field.

Too many times we hike on automatic pilot, our goal being to complete the trail rather than enjoy the journey. We miss the details ? the colorful mushrooms on the rotting log, the honeycomb in the old maple snag, the hawk feather caught on a twig. Once we walk as a dog does, we discover a whole new world. We stop; we browse the landscape; we kick over leaves, peek in tree holes, look up, down, all around. And we learn what any dog knows: that nature has created a marvelously complex world that is full of surprises, that each cycle of the seasons brings ever-changing wonders, each day an essence all its own.

Even from indoors you will find yourself more attuned to the world around you. You will find yourself watching summer insects collecting on a screen (How bizarre they are! How many kinds there are!), or noting the flicker and flash of fireflies through the dark. You will stop to observe the swirling dance of windblown leaves, or sniff the air after a rain. It does not matter that there is no objective in this; the point is in the doing, in not letting life?s most important details slip by.

You will find yourself doing silly things that your pet-less friends might not understand: spending thirty minutes in the grocery aisle looking for the cat food brand your feline must have, buying dog birthday treats, or driving around the block an extra time because your pet enjoys the ride. You will roll in the snow, wrestle with chewie toys, bounce little rubber balls till your eyes cross, and even run around the house trailing your bathrobe tie ? with a cat in hot pursuit ? all in the name of love.

Your house will become muddier and hairier. You will wear less dark clothing and buy more lint rollers. You may find dog biscuits in your pocket or purse, and feel the need to explain that an old plastic shopping bag adorns your living room rug because your cat loves the crinkly sound.

You will learn the true measure of love ? the steadfast, undying kind that says, ?It doesn?t matter where we are or what we do, or how life treats us as long as we are together.? Respect this always. It is the most precious gift any living soul can give another. You will not find it often among the human race.

And you will learn humility. The look in my dog?s eyes often made me feel ashamed. Such joy and love at my presence. She saw not some flawed human who could be cross and stubborn, moody or rude, but only her wonderful companion. Or maybe she saw those things and dismissed them as mere human foibles, not worth considering, and so chose to love me anyway.

If you pay attention and learn well, when the journey is done, you will not be just a better person, but the person your pet always knew you to be ? the one they were proud to call beloved friend.

I must caution you that this journey is not without pain. Like all paths of true love, the pain is part of loving. For as surely as the sun sets, one day your dear animal companion will follow a path you cannot yet go down. And you will have to find the strength and love to let them go. A pet?s time on earth is far too short ? especially for those that love them. We borrow them, really, just for awhile, and during those brief years they are generous enough to give us all of their love ? every inch of their spirit and heart, until one day there is nothing left.

The cat that only yesterday was a kitten is all too soon old and frail and sleeping in the sun. The young pup of boundless energy wakes up stiff and lame, the muzzle now gray. Deep down we somehow always knew this journey would end. We knew that if we gave our hearts they would be broken. But give them we must for it is all they ask in return. When the time comes, and the road curves ahead to a place we cannot see, we give one final gift and let them run on ahead ? young and whole once more.

?Godspeed, good friend,? we say, until our journey comes full circle and our paths cross again.

Crystal Ward Kent   ?

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