Rainbow Bridge
       LORD CHESTERFIELD  ("chessie" )    
     my first basset.
     found in middle of street late one nite in san marcos TX, on campus of SW TSU.  
     daughter, a student there, found him.  almost hit by car.
     very skinny, dirty and DRUNK.  
     after 1 week of postings, calls to vets in area, no one claimed him.  
     he was just what i always dreamed of:  male, 1 yr old, neutered and potty trained.  
     i drove up and got him.  my dream come true.  
     he lived to be 14 yrs old. very pampered life.
     people think i rescued him, but truth is, he rescued ME.  
     incredible timing too.  
     my dachshund of 16 yrs was dying,
     so God sent chessie to me to have someone else in my life.
     shared his home with many, many fosters.
     the best boy.  my heart.  my angel boy.  
     died of cancer and heart problems.

     wait for me at the bridge, chessie.  mama will be with you again one day.  and what a glorious day that will be.
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 that 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....
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                                                     SIR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ("willie")           
                                                i fostered him and then adopted him.  drop dead GORGEOUS.  
                                               was previous show dog first  2 yrs of his life. (he went to nationals!)  breeder didn't want him anymore.  
                                               too old and of no use to her.  sweetest, softest darling boy.  like velcro to me.  followed me everywhere.
                                               very shy.  very submissive.  just wanted to be touching you.  loved everyone.   
                                               out of nowhere, with NO symptoms, during check-up, discovered tumor in intestines which had
                                               metasticized to his neck and up into his throat.  they said he had 1-2 DAYS left!  had to put him down.  
                                               on the spot.  terrible shock!!  he was only 8 years old.  i only had him 1 1/2 years.  
                                               my darling weeeeeyuhl.   what joy he brought to my life.  what heartache to lose him.

                                               Loved by Ona Fuller
Loved by Ona
and Courtney Fuller
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Corley was recognized as one of those "special" dogs from the day Cindy
Doyle first picked her up from the shelter.  Cindy and Ronald knew they
were falling for this sweet lady and loved her enough to pass her onto us
to foster.  Within three days of fostering, we knew we wanted this sweet
girl to be a permanent part of our lives.  We looked forward to many years
and adventures with Corley.  She was sensitive, responsive and a joy to
cuddle.  She and our other Basset adoptee, Stella, played by the hour.  
Then after having her only 71/2 weeks, tragedy struck when she suffered
GDV (Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus) or gastric bloat with torsion.  She
survived emergency surgery only to bloat several times again the next
morning, and we loved her too much to see her suffer any more.  Corley
was a regal lady with the sweetest eyes and quickest kisses you've ever
seen, and she brought us such joy.  Though her time with us was short,
her passing left a huge ache in our hearts, and she is sorely missed.
We love you, Corley.

Robert and Bonnie Ham and Stella