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Peke A Tzu Rescue's Rainbow Bridge
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Peke A Tzu Rescue's Bridge Babies

March 13, 1991 – October 24. 2007

Seniors Need Love Too
I was thirteen when I came to live with my new Mom and Dad,
My family gave me up because their health was really bad.

I was six weeks old when I met my family,
Never dreaming I would be leaving them unexpectedly.

I was frightened for I did not know what my future would hold,
For many people kept telling me I was so very old.

I said goodbye to my family and journeyed to my new home,
Where I was met with hugs and kisses and told I would never be alone.

As I settled into this strange place for my first night,
I felt the love surrounding me and knew life would be alright.

My rescue family didn’t care about my age and disabilities,
The minute they met me they loved me unconditionally.

As I begin my journey to the bridge I have a favor to ask from all of you,
Please help us seniors who are displaced so that we can start our lives anew.

My journey is nearly completed and I am contented as can be,
Thank you Mom and Dad for your kindness and loving me.

By Jan Collins© 10-24-07
Sweet Bandit, let’s hope that people will listen to your plea. There is no better joy than holding a baby like you close to our heart.
Rest peacefully sweetie, until we meet again.

September 27, 1999 – September 24, 2007

A Road Built With Love
Life’s road can sometimes be really rough,
And we learn to endure and become really tough.

We cope with the loneliness and despair,
And at times feel that no one truly cares.

We are resilient, brave and we believe that someone up above,
Will repave our rough road and cover it with love.

Suddenly out of nowhere people arrive to begin reconstruction,
And we watch in dismay as they dole out instructions.

They slowly begin to resurface our road with love, kindness and tears,
At first we are hesitant, but then we begin to draw near.

Patience, love and time finally bring our road to completion,
But there is one very important detail we neglected to mention.

Twas our rescue angels that built our new road for us,
So that we could leave behind our fears and distrust.

We now walk down our road paw in hand with our loved ones.
Our road is covered in so much love it can’t even be measured in tons.

By Jan Collins© 9-24-07
Devin, we promise that we will continue to always be under construction rebuilding roads covered in love so that others find their loving Forever Home just as you did.
Sweet dreams little one.

May 6, 1995 – August 31, 2007

Our Golden Girl
Oh my, let’s see where I should begin,
To let all know my prior owners sins.

They were abusive there was no doubt,
But it was so difficult to tell anyone about.

When I had no more use in their minds,
I was left in a shelter and confined.

I was overwhelmed with despair,
For I was sure there was no one that would care.

You see I struggled and struggled just to walk,
But I could not tell anyone why for I could not talk.

Because I was filled with so much fear,
I would bite when anyone came near.

My future looked so dim and dreary,
I had given up and was too tired to worry.

What a wonderful surprise I had in store for me,
When my rescue angels arrived and set me free.

They asked me to try to put aside my fear,
They would always love me and always be near.

Those who loved me considered me their “Golden Girl”,
I was told I was more precious than any pearl.

As I began to cross the bridge I glanced back at my loved ones one last time,
I looked deeply into their eyes to assure them that I would be fine.

Then I turned to make my journey to those waiting beyond,
It seems someone must have waved a magic wand.

For with wind blowing through my hair I was able to run to them,
With my beautiful tail up, I felt no pain and I was whole once again.

By Jan Collins© 8-31-07
Oh Madonna, know that we will carry you in our hearts forever.
We will meet once again to hold each other close.

June 1, 1994 – August 14, 2007

Brotherly Love
Although our Mom was gentle and sweet,
My brother Morgan and I had needs she could not meet.

We were in desperate need of a loving home and had to go,
But alas, senior dogs are not on most people’s wish lists you know.

So the search began for a rescue you see,
And our new Mom and Dad opened their hearts to Morgan and me.

We were tired, frightened and had traveled so many miles,
What a relief when we were met at the door with hugs, kisses and smiles.

Our wonderful life began surrounded by new friends and family,
Kisses were plentiful, love enfolded us and we lived comfortably.

I have to say that I was never happier and am so glad,
That I was given two wonderful years of love that I wouldn’t have had,

Be brave Mom and Dad, wipe the tears from your eyes,
I am happy, pain free and was ready to say my goodbyes.

For my brother Morgan as the last time our noses touched,
Know that I will hold you close to my heart forever for I love you so much.

I will be waiting here at the Rainbow Bridge patiently for you Morgan man,
For I know one day we will be romping and playing side by side once again.

By Jan Collins© 8-14-07
What can we say our sweet Rafferty, but that we miss you so terribly. We feel so blessed to have met you along life’s highway.
Thank you for filling our lives with pure joy.

March 14, 1991 – August 2, 2007

Our Spunky Old Man
I'm a senior pupster as you'll see,
My foster angels took me in and I was happy as can be.

I loved the sun warming my back,
Around the deck I would ramble and that is a fact.

Even though I was blind and couldn't hear well,
My nose still worked and I oh so loved the flower garden smells.

Mom and Dad called me their "Spunky Ole Man",
No matter how I felt, I wanted on the deck again and again.

Of course at my age I loved to cuddle and nap,
Dad would wrap me in my blankie upon his lap.

Mom made sure I always looked my best,
She bathed, toweled and combed me and upon her bosom I would rest.

I loved the way she rubbed her cheek upon my fur,
Humming softly, letting me know I was loved for sure.

I loved my brothers and sisters, they treated me with care,
There was always enough room in a bed to be shared.

I was 16 yrs. 4 mos. old when I said my good-bye,
I tried to kiss the tears away from Mom and Dads eyes.

I wanted them not to be sad,
Because the life I had these last one and a half years, I'm thankful and glad.

I'm at Rainbow Bridge now, whole, healthy and running around,
Where family and old friends are coming to greet me with a bound.

All of you who read my little story this day,
Remember, it is not always how long we live but the quality of caring and loving you can give to one of us senior pupsters along life's way.

Written by Foster Mom Judy Davidson 8-2-07
We’ll miss you dearly our “Spunky Ole Man”.

September 26, 1994 – June 1, 2007

A Walk Down Memory Lane Together
Mom and Dad I know you wanted me to be with you forever,
Why don’t we travel down Memory Lane together?

This should help us all as we travel down this lane paw in hand,
To soothe our souls, dry our tears as I leave for Rainbow Bridge Land.

Pennies jangling….is that what you hear?
Jamie has arrived with something very dear.

All of a sudden there is my tiny black and white face,
Peeking up at you with my beautiful eyes, a devilish twinkle in place.

Wait! Is that a squeaky toy I see?
I can have that torn up by the count of three.

Potty training was a struggle if you recall,
But once I caught on I gave it my all.

I practiced long and hard at my butt and tail moving abilities,
And still think this would be a big hit for courses in agility.

Kisses are of the up most importance I believe,
I know I had the market cornered on these.

Wasn’t grooming just way too much fun?
My movin’ and groovin’ continued until we were done.

I had shown you how much love I could give,
So we decided to bring others we could love into our home to live.

As our family grew and rescue became your passion,
I was right there beside you to help complete each rescue mission.

I was proud to lick your face free of joyful tears,
As my sisters and brothers were freed from all of their fears.

There was not a better feeling than when we retired for the night,
Having your hands on my heart and my paws wrapped around you tight.

Now, the most difficult part as we all know,
Are our final goodbyes and letting go.

I know our trip down Memory Lane will help all that I hold so close to my heart,
And know that you will all be with me forever as we part.

I will always be with you in spirit and looking down upon all of you.

With Love,

By Jan Collins © 6-1-07
In memory of our sweet little “Roly Poly” Tzu, oh how we
miss you. You have been an inspiration to us since the
first time we held you in our arms.

February 15, 1995 – May 1, 2007

Our Sweet Teddy Bear
Oh, our sweet, sweet Teddy Bear,
To not have you with us seems so unfair.

How time passes at such a fast pace,
We so miss caressing your sweet, soft face.

We knew it was time for you to make your way,
To a much better place where you could play.

We feel so blessed to have had you here,
But life seems very empty without you near.

Rest assured little one that we will join you one day.
God’s light will guide us directly your way.

Sleep well, enjoy your new friends and life free of fear,
Until we meet again our sweet, sweet Teddy Bear.

By Jan Collins © 5-1-07
Dedicated to the soft gentle souls such as Wink that are abandoned without a second look back. To neglect babies such as our Wink is an unforgivable sin.
We love you sweetie and thank you for filling our lives with such joy.

Salsa, our sweet fiery redhead
Salsa, our sweet fiery redhead
August 21, 1993 – April 17, 2007
Buffett, our handsome little poo
Buffett, our handsome little poo
October 15, 1992 – April 17, 2007
McGill, our little cuddle bug
McGill, our little cuddle bug
January 1, 1997 – March 9, 2007
Mona, our special little princess
Mona, our special little princess
June 30, 1996 – February 20, 2007
Gwennie, our favorite smoocher
Gwennie, our favorite smoocher
July 30, 1996 – January 20, 2007
Robby, our beloved little Tzu boy
Robby, our beloved little Tzu boy
November 3, 2003 – January 19, 2007
Starla, our dignified lady
Starla, our dignified lady
October 16, 1993 – December 22, 2006
Mayzee, our petite little doll baby
Mayzee, our petite little doll baby
July 24, 1993 – November 29, 2006

Our Angels Have Left Us
For those of you we love so much,
We surely miss your loving touch.

Although our hearts tell us our angels are near,
We continue to shed so many tears.

Each of you own a piece of our heart,
That is why it is so difficult to part.

We know all of you are in a wonderful land,
And we promise to join you as soon as we can.

As all of our angels now run with the wind and are carefree,
We know that your short time with us was meant to be.

Salsa, Buffett, McGill, Mona, Gwennie, Robby, Starla & Mayzee
By Jan Collins © 4-30-07
To our sweet, sweet angels that continue to fill our lives with love and happiness.
Rest peacefully little ones.

Smudge, Zoya, Jenny, Isabel, Charlie
April 26, 1991 – August 18, 2006
July 9, 1992 – August 15, 2006
December 11, 1998 – April 8, 2006
September 1, 1995 – August 14, 2006
December 3, 1991 – August 22, 2006

We Are The Seniors and Special Needs
We are the Seniors and Special Needs our friends,
And we should be loved to the very end.

We have been abandoned time after time,
But definitely have committed no crime.

Mistakes we have made a few,
But haven’t all of you?

We are the Seniors and Special Needs who only ask for your continued devotion,
Unfortunately we found out you had different notions.

We have been your loving companions and given our all,
Anxiously, with tail wagging we ran to you whenever you called.

You abandoned us without a second look back..what nerve,
We hope that God doles out the justice that you truly deserve.

We are the Seniors and Special Needs our friends,
And we left this world peacefully knowing our rescue angels loved us to the very end.

Smudge, Zoya, Jenny, Isabel, Charlie
By Jan Collins © 8-22-06
To the loves of our lives, the seniors and special needs that many do not want.
So many of you followed each other closely to the Rainbow Bridge and our hearts ache with emptiness for you, but we know you are happy and free.
We miss you all terribly and feel blessed to have known you and loved you. Rest peacefully our little angels.

June 4, 1995 – July 28, 2006

Our Special Gift from God
Oh God, it is so very dark in this box and I am so full of fear,
Please help me escape for there has to be someone who can help that is near.

My life hasn’t been very good up until now,
But I am going to fight and get out of here somehow.

I am crying for help beneath all of this debris,
Oh thank you God, I hear someone coming to rescue me.

I know I am matted, crippled and blind,
But there must be someone that will love me and not mind.

I have heard that there is something called love out there,
So I am searching for those that will kiss me softly and truly care.

Ahhh, finally I have found what I have been searching for,
What a wonderful feeling to be so loved and adored.

My journey on this earth has come to a joyous end,
Surrounded in warmth by so many loved ones and friends.

By Jan Collins © 7-28-06
Thank you our sweet Briana for fighting to escape the horrors of your abuser. The joy of holding you close to us was a gift that we will cherish forever.
Enjoy the sight of all around you, running free with no pain and know that we will be with you someday.

June 4, 2003 – July 20, 2006

Remember Me
Remember me with all your love
And with pain or with sorrow
Though I'm not with you, I feel your love
Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

It was special to be your child
For the time I was there
Cherish our memories together
Even when you think life isn't fair.

Though I may not be there with you
I am always around
Sometimes I do appear to you
A butterfly, a song or in a friend you have found.

Remember me with a joyful heart
Along with happiness and love
These are the things that keep me alive
Forever within your heart...

By Coleman Doyle Alldredge ©

November 20, 2001 – July 7, 2006

Early Goodbyes
We are always on the go,
But our favorite time is at night you know.

We snuggle in for the evening side by side and close,
And we share our wonderful day with Mom as we lay nose to nose.

We tell her about this beautiful butterfly and bee,
That we saw flying with wings spread so free.

Then there is the ant that is crawling along,
Even as it is working it sings such a beautiful song.

We ask Mom why some of us are here longer than others,
And she tells us about the Rainbow Bridge that is full of wonders.

She says there are so many running, playing and pain free in this place,
All have such a happy smile on their face.

God calls some of us to meet him at the Rainbow Bridge at an early age,
For he feels we are needed there rather than here on earth to help in other ways.

This helps those of us left behind to say goodbye sooner than we would like to some of our friends.
For we know that they are romping, playing, happy and whole once again.

By Jan Collins © 7-7-06
Chrissy, greet all of those you meet with your tender smile and soft kisses.
That in itself will help so many others. We love you sweetie.

June 1, 1990 – May 10, 2006

Left Alone to Grieve
I was a devoted companion for years,
And suddenly the end of my loving friend’s life was drawing near.

I had given my heart and my soul to my beloved friend,
The thought of losing him brought fear in my heart to no end.

Suddenly he was gone and I felt so alone,
Who was going to make sure I had my favorite bone?

As I watched the family grieve for my beloved one,
They didn’t even notice my tears for my dear friend that was gone.

After a few weeks passed they said,
We don’t have time in our lives to care for an old dog that just lays curled up in his bed.

Thank goodness someone told the family about rescue and they reached out,
They then found out what the rescue angels were all about.

I found love and companionship once again,
And I was surrounded by love, cuddles and kisses until the very end.

By Jan Collins © 5-10-06
Our sweet Nicki, know that you will remain in our hearts forever and thank you for blessing us with your sweet poo poo kisses
until you quietly left us to romp and play with all of your friends.

January 3, 1994 - April 28, 2006

To whom it may concern,
Evidently your love I had not earned.

For you left me alone without a care,
And in my heart that just was not fair.

I have no idea what I did wrong for you to abandon me,
Weren’t my kisses as sweet as you thought they should be?

I ended up in this horrible place,
Confused, afraid and everyone around me had such sad looks on their face.

Then suddenly I realized that maybe I really was worthwhile,
Someone picked me up, held me close and enjoyed my kisses with a smile.

To whom it may concern,
I want to thank you for the lesson I have learned.

You are not the example of what true love is really all about,
I have found so many that love me without a doubt.

I hope that you can live with the choice that you have made,
Leaving me alone and so afraid.

I leave this world knowing that there are so many people who truly love me,
They asked nothing of me except for my sweet kisses and loved me unconditionally.

By Jan Collins © 4-28-06
Oh our sweet Gabby, what can we say but that we miss you so terribly. Please know that we will continue to help all that we can.
We feel your soft kisses even now.

June 1, 1994 - February 11, 2006

Family Ties
We enter this world so happy and carefree,
Our Mom holds us close as we sit upon her knee.

We go through the puppy stage in leaps and bounds,
Mom enjoys us so much she is always giggling out loud.

We are loved beyond measure my brother and me,
There is Mom, Shawnee and myself which makes three.

As days and years passed and we grow old together,
Mom begins to slow down and tells us don't worry I will get better.

Unexpectedly our world is turned upside down,
Suddenly we are all alone for Mom is now gone.

Mom had assured us that we would be taken care of if she had to part,
She said her family would welcome us with open hearts.

It became apparent to us that this was not true,
No one in the family had time for us two.

Saddened by our loss and feeling so afraid and alone,
The rescue angels arrived and welcomed us both into their home.

Once again we were pampered, cuddled and loved,
And we knew Mom was looking down with a smile from above.

This is a plea to all of those who love their pets dearly,
Please make loving arrangements should you have to leave us early.

It was so difficult leaving you my sweet Shawnee boy,
But when we meet once again we both will be filled with joy.

By Jan Collins © 2-11-06
Dedicated to the Kerrie's and Shawnee's of the world who grieve so for their loved ones and have nothing familiar left. Know that we will always be here for you.
Have no fear sweet Kerrie, we will take good care of your Shawnee until he is romping and playing with you once again.

March 18, 1991 - January 17, 2006

So Much Love in Such a Small Package
I was found in a snow bank shivering and cold,
Someone had just left me because I was old.

They misjudged my desire to continue to live,
I knew that I had so much more love that I would willingly give.

I was matted, starving and filled with parasites,
My rescue angel gathered me up and told me everything would be alright.

I was held close and kept warm until I arrived at this wonderful place,
Where I was bathed, given warm food and lots of kisses on my face.

As I gained my strength back and all of the fear left my body and mind,
I was surrounded by so much love and everyone was so very kind.

I am lying in my Mother's arms right now for this was meant to be,
For me to make my journey and visit others that are waiting for me.
I am helping Mom write this poem as she continues to hold my body close as we part,
I have left her in body, but my spirit will always be embedded in her heart.

By Jan Collins © 1-17-06
For our sweet, fragile Lainey who filled our lives with joy and love. We love you honey and you have taught us so much about forgiveness
and we have been humbled by your total love for us. Sweet dreams baby.

April 3, 1994 - November 8, 2005

There Is Someone Waiting To Love You
We are such loyal, loving and trusting beings,
And continue to believe that our human masters have the same feelings.

No matter how much pain and neglect we endure,
We continue to believe that all around us are pure.
We are left in a cold, dark and lonely place,
With others that have the same sad look on their face.

We never give up and hope that someone will arrive before long,
For we know in our hearts that we have done nothing wrong.

We realize that our future does not look very bright,
And still we just cannot give up without a fight.

We hear people coming and going in and out,
For some reason they just are not hearing our shouts.

We have faith that there is someone out there that will recognize our need,
Even though we are flea ridden and crippled because of our masters nasty deeds.

Our tenacity, faith in humankind and love for life has paid off,
For our Rescue Angel arrives and lovingly says you have been through enough.

You see we have proven that in this world kindness still abides,
We are now so very loved and remain safe at our angel's side.

By Jan Collins © 11-8-05
Dedicated to those that are so physically and psychologically abused, but continue to have faith and know that there is someone very special out there waiting to love them.
Mom and Dad miss you so, our sweet Hunter Bugs. Stay safe until we meet once again.

May 21, 2001 - November 3, 2005

Free To Love Again
Have you ever been crowded into a tiny space,
With many others side by side, face to face?

Have you ever had hair matted to your skin and covered in dirt,
That your body aches so and no matter what you do you continue to hurt?

Have you ever had to fight for a bite of food,
Praying that your owner remembers to feed you and is in a good mood?

Have you ever had to stay in the dark day after day,
Hoping that one day you will see the sun and be able to play?

Have you ever been struck so hard and don?t know why,
Cringing every time you hear footsteps nearby?

Have you ever had your ears so plugged with hair,
That infection thrives and the pain you can hardly bare?

This is the life that many of us endure every single day,
Hoping and praying that we can somehow escape along the way.

The abusers are oblivious to our pain and our fear,
Our painful moaning and screams for help go unheard.

Our rescue angels suddenly arrive and release us from our hell hole,
But unfortunately by then the abuse has taken its toll.

Our bodies are so infected, our life with our angels so brief,
Now with love surrounding us, we have finally found peace.

By Jan Collins © 11-3-05
Dedicated to the Tylers of the world that have endured so much pain and have found solace in our arms if only for a short time.

January 17, 1993 - November 8, 2005

Our Sweet Magician
I was so afraid and alone when I was found,
Looking through my bars I was sure no one would come around.

My sight was going and my legs were somewhat bent,
And I watched as I saw younger dogs that came and went.

I kept begging people with my soulful eyes,
Please I need a gentle pet, don't pass me by.

I continued to have faith for I had so much love to give,
You see, I still wanted so very much to be able to live.

Alas, my angel arrived and I entered this wonderful place,
Where kisses were showered all over my face.

Soon I was blessed with my wonderful Forever Home,
Where I was cuddled, kissed and treated like a King on his throne.

My faith had endured..I could not have been loved more,
And Mom I know there is another out there for you to adore.

Please continue to share your love with as many as you can,
And know that I am looking down as you soothe them with your loving hands.

By Jan Collins © 11-8-05
In memory of our sweet Merly who weaved his magic on everyone he came in contact with..

Dec 21, 1993 - October 12, 2005

Never Give Up
As I sit here on my Mother's lap for one last time getting my belly rubbed,
I look back on my life and feel so fortunate to now truly be so loved.

I entered this world trusting, loving and sweet,
And continued to adore my master as I lay at his feet.

Suddenly my life was turned upside down and now I had a lesson to learn.
What had I done to deserve to be abandoned with no where to turn?

Actually I had done nothing, but grown old and a bit frail,
My master obviously felt that this was too much work for him to entail.

So he threw me out into the world and onto the streets,
I know God will dole out the proper punishment for his awful deeds.

But I was stronger than what he thought I was and continued to know,
That there was someone out here that would make my life whole.

It is amazing what true love can do for us,
We heal, we thrive and again we can trust.

Mom and Dad know that I am happy now and pain free,
Please continue to help more babies, as a special favor just for me.

By Jan Collins © 10-12-05
In Memory of the sweet Belinda's of the world, that are so gentle, kind and loving.
We miss your soft kisses and your warm body snuggled up next to us.

"......no matter how deep my sleep, I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep me from waggin a grateful tail."
words of: Eugene O'Neil

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