August 4, 2012
Today I celebrate my furry friend Sappy. My precious Sappy went to Heaven nine years ago on this day. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. This morning when I woke up, my heart was a bit sad as memories of his last days on earth came to mind. But instead of becoming overwhelmed with thoughts of his illness and that dreadful visit to the vet's office, I reminded myself that he is no longer suffering from cancer. He's free of disease and old age. He's running through God's country now. He's healthy, happy and in the presence of God. He's doing great. So today I will celebrate him by visiting various animal shelters in my hometown and donating to the cause in his name. I will buy some beautiful flowers and candles for a tribute to him in our home, surrounded by other furry friends ... I'm smiling now! These things make me feel happy because Sappy is part of it. He is with me in spirit. He was such a wonderful friend and I will never forget his unconditional love and amazing personality. He lives on in my heart, forever! The day you left earth was the day you started a new life in Heaven! Happy Birthday, Sappy! I LOVE you SO very much and ALWAYS will. See you at the gates!