Quilt Top by Me, Hand Quilted by my Mother, Doll crocheted by my Mother

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

In Loving Memory of our Shy Guy

In loving Memory of our Shy Guy,
 who passed away
Monday, December 20, 2010
Shy Guy was born in this house to Shania 10 years ago.. He was the first puppy to be sold from the litter of 4 by a man I worked with, he would be his wife's birthday present. But when she came to see the puppy she decided she liked the other little boy. Shy was then chosen and purchased by a friend and she took him home, but brought him back three days later due to problems with her grandmother.. My husband had already decided to keep Miss Sis from that litter, but I told my husband that Shy was sold twice and both times he came back to me.. I took it as a sign that I was supposed to keep this precious little boy with me, so Shy became part of our family. He was a very shy little boy, When he was a puppy I always had a time finding him for he would hide.. He hid behind the drapes, he hid in the shelving unit by the desk, he hid under the curio cabinet and one day after looking in all his normal hiding places I started to panic as the tiny puppy was missing and I had no clue where to find him.  I called and called and called and found all the other puppies, but no shy... That is the day he got his name Shy Guy... I did finally find him, he had crawled in the back of my husbands recliner and fallen asleep, if the Velcro hadn't look strange I might not have found him then. He was snuggled in the sling of the back and was sound asleep.
Shy has given us so many wonderful moments to remember and I will cherish them all.
 I had been getting myself ready to lose his Sister as she has cancer and I keep putting off having her put to sleep, but now as long as she is pain free she will be here, she will make the decision when to join Shy. Mariah the other Maltese in the photo has a really bad heart and we had expected her to pass a long time ago, you see she has a PDA heart that the Vet says is really bad. They told us she wouldn't live to be 6mos old.  So I have been waiting for the day she won't be with us.  OH did I mention she is now 9 years old, We never told her she was sick, so she acts like a healthy dog and the vets are amazed by her.
Shy's passing was unexpected, and something I wasn't ready for, he was the healthiest of the Maltese dogs and he went so fast.
Shy is the little boy in the middle, and yes he is smiling... something my hubby taught him to do.. If there was something missing or I found something like flowers from my craft room in the middle of the living room floor, all I would have to do is ask who took it and Shy would just smile, YEP he would be the guilty party. If you got out the camera and said smile, he would show his pearly whites..
Shy Guy 
 Thank you for all the wonderful times you have shared with us. Thank you for staying by my side when I was sick, Thank you for providing warmth on those cold winter nights. Thank you for making us laugh. Thank you for being my friend.. My dear sweet boy you will be dearly missed in this house,

Rainbow Bridge

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 the 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 who 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....

Author unknown...


Stray Stitches said...

I am so sorry to read of the passing of you sweet Shy Guy. As I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I am reminded of several of my furry friends that are waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge. Please know that your loss has not gone unnoticed. Hugs from me and licks from my two little furry friends.

SewCalGal said...

I'm truly sorry for your loss Bonnie. I do feel Shy Guy was meant to live his life with you and he knew he was loved very much.

Hugs, many hugs.


Melissa said...

My sympathies to you. I have 3 dog babies of my own and hubby and I love them dearly, so I know you are hurting right now. He was a beautiful little guy.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but I believe he is on the other side of the bridge with my beloved dog and will be waiting for us.

Micki said...

So sorry! We have two older dogs, and we do love them.

Doreen said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I too had a Maltese that recently passed away. She passed away on the 1st last month, so it's a month today. Her name was Crystal and we loved her so very much and we're hurting something fierce.