Just when we were so happy about our wirey pal, Jackson, coming home in time for his barkday, we learned that a lady we loved dearly passed away in her sleep this morning. We had never met her in person. She was one of our virtual friends. A virtual friend who lived in Italy and who loved wires and bedlingtons and birds and turtles and every living creature on this planet.
She was very talented and had a creative web site where she memorialized wires and other dogs who had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. And now, although we and many other wires and humans are so sad at losing our warm-hearted friend, two of her wires who have been waiting at the Rainbow Bridge a long, long while will know the joy of running to meet their loving mom.
I first met her in cyberspace when I was a puppy, six years ago -- and she surprised me with a new ear. A few years later, when Just Harry came into our lives, she made this photo collage of the two of us. I was afraid no one would recognize me with my two ears down, so she made us name tags. Ironically, those tags have Olympic rings on them -- but we never suspected we'd be writing these sad words during the Olympics -- or the Paw-Lympics.
Good bye dear friend. Rest in peace.
Jake and Just Harry (and our Mom, Joan)