Happy 7th Birthday Sweet Boy….

Today is Zeus’ Birthday, he would have been seven years old. I remember bringing him home when was only seven weeks old like it was only yesterday. Here are just a few of my favorite photos of him in remembrance. We shared a wonderful six and a half years, a time I will never forget! Happy Birthday my sweet boy!

You were the most adorable little puppy.

You were the most adorable little puppy.

In Loving Memory Of Zeus Crowley

You loved getting your picture taken and would always smile.

You were funny, charming, and so sweet.

You were funny, charming, and so sweet.

Your cat Bree misses you and wishes you a happy birthday!

Your cat Bree misses you and wishes you a happy birthday!

Lucky misses you and wishes you a happy birthday.

Lucky misses you and wishes you a happy birthday.

Zeus loves making new friends.... We hope you will join us so you can meet him!

What I wouldn’t give to see your sweet face again…

There will never be another you....

Happy Birthday my Boy! Although you were only in our lives for a short time, you gave us so much laughter, love and joy! You were the best dog a girl could ever ask for and there will never be another like you. You will forever hold a special place in my heart!

The Best Part About Owning A Dog…


The Best Part About Owning A Dog…

… is the way he will come over to see me,
for no reason, just to let me know I’m
important to him
… is the way he is always ready to lick the
jelly off my nose…

… is the way he looks into my eyes and finds
contentment in simply being near me
… is the way he will run all over the yard,
fetch a soggy tennis ball and bring it back
to me as if to say “look mom, it’s all have,
but it’s yours

… is the way he wakes me up in the morning by pushing
his cold wet nose in my ear and snuffing loudly
… is the way he shreds toilet paper all over the house,
because it’s fun even though he knows he shouldn’t
… is the way he’s sure he can catch the ducks in the
lake today…
… is the way he comes over to me when he is sad
… is the way he wedges himself near me when I am sad and
push all others away, to console me with his love
… is the way he pounces on crickets in the backyard
… is the way he looks perplexed when they escape
… is the way he is terrified of the evil pink hula hoop
… is the way he doesn’t mind how much of that horrid
perfume I’m wearing just because it was a gift from
my relative who’s visiting
… is the way he doesn’t care about bad hair day or
overdue bills
… is the way he loves you, even when you are impatient
with him and have no time this morning for a game
of tug-a-war
… is the way his coat feels like liquid silk under
my fingers
… is the way he finds wisdom beyond words


Words For Thought….

It came to me that every time I lose a dog

they take a piece of my heart with them,

and every new dog who comes into my life

gifts me with a peice of their heart.

If I live long enough, all the components of my heart

will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving

as they are….



You will live forever in our hearts and memories…..Today…Today we had to say our last goodbye

We shared our last touch; I told you I loved you so much

I’m sorry, but when you passed, I couldn’t help but to cry

Your life so short, I can’t help but to ask why

You have touched my heart in so many ways

You made me smile, you made me laugh

I will treasure all of those wonderful days

I helped you as much as I could, I did my very best

I hope you are in a better place

You fought so much, now it’s time for you to rest

In a place where you can be free

You can run and play now my sweet boy

I only hope you will remember me

I will miss your warm brown eyes, your head in my lap

I will miss everything about you,

Especially the way you made me laugh

I hope someday we will meet again

I can’t bring myself to think

That today really marks the end

No other will ever take your place

I couldn’t have asked for a better dog

I will always remember your sweet face

Know that I love you, today and always

I will never forget you

And all of your wonderful sweet ways

Today I am sad, but you are free

No more pain, no more bad days

In peace, is where I want you to be

Know I love you and know I miss you

Know I did everything I could to help you get better

But most of all please know I will never forget you,

I will love you forever and ever

R.I.P Zeus. October 12, 2012

   Today we are sorry to say that Zeus is no longer with us. He had ex-rays done today on his abdomen and the news was not good. He had fluid around his heart, fluid starting in his lungs, and enlarged lymph nodes. He has not been feeling well for the past two weeks and he had been sleeping a lot. I could see in his eyes these past few days that his fight was gone. I think he was ready to go. He was a wonderful, loving, kind, loyal dog and I couldn’t ask for more than he gave. He touched many people with his gentle ways and will be greatly missed. He will live forever in our hearts and memories.

  I will be closing out the Saving Zeus fundraiser this weekend, we have raised $2,708. I will be paying the remaining balance of $757 at Cahill vet in Flat Rock with it along with the cost of his last visit to healthy paws today. Also, I will be calling the person who paid the $800 for his tests to see if she will let me reimburse her because it is such a large amount. Anything that is left after that, will be donated to help another dog in need, I think it is what Zeus would want.


Paw Prints On My Heart

These are the paws that left paw prints on my heart!

Paw Prints on My Heart

You left paw prints on my heart

My gentle, loyal friend, right from the start

Your life so short and time going by so fast

I have never loved a dog like I have you in the past

You will hold a special place in my heart forever and always

I did my best to make the time you had left, your best days

You have made me smile, you have made me laugh

At the thought of losing you, my heart breaks in half

You have made me proud and my love for you will forever be

Thank you for being so loyal and loving me

Your brown eyes were so sweet and true,

I hope you know how much I love you

I have done everything I could to keep you here with me

But the time for goodbye has finally come; I have to set you free

I can’t make you suffer, not a single day,

More than you know, I wish you could stay

Although, my heart is at ease knowing you will go with dignity

I couldn’t be selfish, just to keep you here with me…

I remember the day I brought you home

A tiny bundle of energy, just wanting to roam

You were so cute and wanted to play

What I wouldn’t give for us to play for one last day

I will forever miss your heavy head in my lap,

Now that you are gone, my heart will forever have an endless gap

The way your stub would wag, your whole back end seemed to sway

You always knew how to make me feel better and brighten my day

Your medical care was expensive

The tests you needed were extensive

But don’t you worry my dear, sweet friend

You were worth it, even in the end

Some say you were just a dog, but to me, you were so much more

You have touched my soul at its very core

Without you here I feel so alone

Even though we tried our best, your soul has flown

To a place far, far, away

For you and I to meet again some day

I tried to help you fight this terrible disease

So you could receive treatments and from your pain, you could be freed

I wanted you to have many more happy days

So you could be a dog and run and play

But, fate has a mind of its own and has taken you away

I felt my heart breaking and could not find the words to say

How much you meant to us in so many ways,

What I would give for just one more single day

As we said our goodbyes, I was reduced to tears

I thank you for the wonderful memories over the last six years

We told you we loved you and what a good boy you were

I kissed your head and buried my face in your fur

You kissed our faces to show your love,

I know your loving eyes will watch over us from above

As you took your last breath, my hand over your chest

I felt your last heartbeat, something I will never forget

I have done everything I could, for you, I had to try

When I think about you, I can’t help but to cry

I miss you so much, more than you could ever know,

But I am so grateful I had the chance to watch you grow

I love you now, and loved you through the end

Thank you for being such a special friend

You left paw prints on my heart

I will hold them close now that we have had to part

Thank you for all the joy you have given me

You have been a wonderful dog and always will be

I am glad you are at peace and finally free


Thank You My Dear Doggie Friend

My wonderful friend, thank you for being you!

                                    Thank you my dear doggie friend

Thank you for being such a loyal friend

I will do what I can for you ‘til the very end

You make me laugh when I want to cry

You give me strength when I want to die

You make me smile from ear to ear

With all my heart, I will love you for years and years

Thank you for your gentle ways

Your head in my lap when I have a bad day

The cute way you tilt your head at the sound of my voice

When it comes to loving you, I have no choice

My heart knows how very special you are

It would follow you across the earth, near or far

Thank you for loving me

And thank you for your loyalty

Without you, life would be so lonely and grim

Like drowning in a river without knowing how to swim

I can’t imagine how my life would be

If there was no such thing as you and me

Thank you for the love you show

A loyal friend like you, most will never know

I love the way you greet me at the door

with a look on your face saying you missed me more

The funny way you play and clown around

What a wonderful dog I have found

Thank you for putting a smile on my face

In my heart, you will always hold a very special place

Thank you for sharing your love and bringing me laughter

I hope our future ends with happily ever after

The way your stub of a tail wags so happily

I am so unbelievably glad you belong to me

Your warm brown eyes are so gentle and true

After all these years I know you love me through and through

My dear sweet friend I can’t thank you enough

Without you I wouldn’t have made it through the times that were tough

Thank you for the wonderful journey of you and me

You have been the most wonderful friend you could ever be

If this is what friendship is all about

I would do it again and follow the same route

Thank you for all the good times we have had

Without you by my side I wouldn’t have made it through the bad

Thank you for making the good times so wonderful and fun

I really love watching you play and run

Our friendship and love, I will never forget

There is no part of our friendship I could ever regret

So forever keep smiling my dear, sweet friend

Please know my love for you will never break or bend

Thank you for being so kind, loyal, and true

I hope you will always know how very much I love you


Thank You For Being Such A Good Friend!

My Little Guardian…..

I look into your eyes

I look into your eyes and can see,                                         

The trust that is built between you and me.

You never judge me when I am blue,

You are a friend that’s always true.

The life you lead is like that of a child,
Sometimes your calm and sometimes your wild.

We walk outside every day,

And that is when we both like to play.

If life was as simple as it seems to be for you,

We would be content and happy too.

Your loyalty is one of love,

You are a gift from heaven above.

It’s hard to think of you as just a pet,

When you are the best friend I could ever get.

I know to most your only a dog that lives here,

But to me you’re the friend that is always near.

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It’s Not Just A Dog…….

Zeus is not just a dog, he is family!

Zeus is not just a dog, he is family….. He fills our souls with love and joy, he makes me laugh when I am sad, and he loves me no matter what. How could I not do the same for him? We have shared laughter, joy, happiness, and tears, I cannot give up on him and walk away in his time of need, I have to help him any way I can! In my mind, Zeus is not just a dog….. He is a wonderful friend with a heart of gold! I love you more than you know!

What Zeus Would Want

My Sweet Zeus

My Sweet Zeus

Before humans die, they write their last will and testament,  give their home and all they have,  to those they leave behind.  If, with my paws,  I could do the same,  this is what I would ask…

To the poor and lonely stray, I would give:

–         My happy home

–         My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys

–         The lap, which I love so much

–         The hand that stroked my fur, and the sweet voice which spoke my name

I’d will to the sad, scared sheltered dog, the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds. So when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.” Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to HIM. This is the only thing I can give to him…. The love I left behind.

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