October 28, 2011

Saturday,December 3, 2011 at 6 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 4242 Bluemel Rd., in San Antonio, TX.

Guest Speaker: Teri Wilson, Author of All Creatures of Our God and King, Rodeo Rescue, Cup of Joe & More!

Featured Speaker: Sarah Centeno, Winner of Our Side of Town" Competitions in San Antonio.

Inspirational music. Uplifting messages. Special candlelight ceremony. Memorial Wall. Special tribute memorial keepsake ornaments. Door prizes. Special Rainbow Bridge bracelets to first 20 guests. Free to the community. Pets welcome.

September 30, 2011

Hope you can join us for this wonderful event. Bring your furry friends and enjoy!

September 21, 2011

Good day my fellow pet parents!
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 - 8 p.m., at The English Tea Shoppe, 6877 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238 (In Leon Valley).

Losing a precious animal friend can be extremely difficult. Our furry friends are a HUGE part of our lives and valued members of the family. Our support group started in 2003, after losing Sappy, our beautiful Chihuahua. He was 14.

Sappy was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Let me tell you, it was the hardest thing I ever had to face. Losing him left me feeling very empty. But thanks to this support group, I've healed from a broken heart. The people who come to the group gatherings are amazing pet parents! I never feel alone when I'm surrounded by those who understand the pain that comes after the death of a pet (fur baby). They are wonderful people who loved their fur babies so much. After all, our fur kids are so much more than just pets, they are family!

We hope you find comfort in the monthly group gatherings. I know I do ... even after eight years! The monthly group gatherings are FREE to the pet parent community. Bring a photo, if you want to, we'd love to see a picture of your wonderful fur baby!

ScheduleTuesday, October 25
Tuesday, November 22
Tuesday, December 27

9th Annual Tribute to Tails Candlelight Memorial
Saturday, December 3, 2011
6 p.m.
St. Francis Episcopal Church
4242 Bluemel Rd.
San Antonio, Texas

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June 1, 2011

Healing happens in the morning

Yes, healing does happens in the morning! I can remember the day my husband and I had to say farewell to our little Chihuahua Sappy. It was such a horrible experience. Driving Sappy to the vet to do something I never thought I could do.

Sappy was diagnosed with bladder cancer in early June 2003. When I got the news, it was like a ton of bricks hit me. How could this be? My little dog has what? Oh my gosh! Was I dreaming or was this real!? It was real. The grieving kicked in. The vet kept talking, and all I could do is look at Sappy's eyes stare into mine. I could hear him speak into my heart, "Mommy, it'll be OK. God is with us, remember? God is with us!" He helped to calm me, and he also reminded me of our God who has promised to never leave us or forsake us.

After the vet was done talking to us, we walked out of the clinic in disbelief. I carried my little white longhaired, 6 pound dog in my arms and sat in the car in silence. I felt numb and very sad. For the next three months, I grieved. God allowed me to love Sappy for three months from the diagnosis. I kissed him more than usual. I had long conversations with him about Heaven. And, he listened. Sappy was extremely special.

So on Monday, August 4, 2003, with shaky knees and sweaty palms, I carried my little Sappy boy into the vet's clinic to help send him safely home (Heaven). It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. He quietly fell asleep and ran into eternity with God. He was ready. He knew God. There wasn't one day we never talked about God. My fur baby is with God now. :)

I miss him so very much, and the tears are rolling down my face as I write in my blog. And, even after crying for several months, healing came! I still remember him and I'll never forget him ... NEVER!!!!! But, God has healed my broken heart enough to allow for me to love another dog. He's not Sappy, but he is very wonderful too. I adopted another fur baby in honor of Sappy. This little dog has helped me grieve and love again!

My Sappy: I will love you, forever! And, I will see you again in Heaven. That's a promise from God.

After a night of crying, healing came in the morning!