Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, August 15, 2008

In Memory of Our Friend, Gianna Galvani

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)


Asta said...

Jake and Just Harry
Life is so unfaiw..I'm so sowwy fow youw loss..I wish I would have known this lady, she sounds pawsome, and I bet hewe wiwews awe ovewjoyed at seeing hew again
smoochie kisses

Deetz said...

I am so sorry. With rain, there is a rainbow. With joy, their is sadness. I wish I had met her. She sounded like a wonderful lady and I know I would have loved her lots too. I am sure the bridge was overjoyed this morning. I am still sorry though

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh we are so sorry..At least you can find joy in knowing that her best friends were right there to greet and kiss her when she came....Love and kisses A+A

Lizzy said...

Jake, Just Harry...

I'm so sorry to hear this news! That's so sad... Though I'm sure her own pets are very happy to see her again... I know you'll miss her though!


Gus said...

Dear Jake and JH..take comfort in knowing that not only her own wires, but all the other doggies at the bridge turn out when a loved one comes home. Then there is a big, joyful celebration because a hooman has been reunited with his/her best friends and others who have heard about her/him


Asta Marie said...

Jake and Just Harry,

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend in Italy...I don't think we know of her blog or site memoralizing wires but she sounds is good that she is now with her wiry kids happily skipping thru the meadows and smelling the beautiful flowers.....

Asta Marie, WFT

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry,
My name's Mango the Maltese kiddo.
Thanks for mention my name in Asta's blog regarding caring for Jackson.
I'll do anything to help sick friends getting better, either flower delivery or making hospital beds. Can we be friends, please?

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

This is Mango again, so sorry to hear about your friend, Gianna Galvani's passing.

Lorenza said...

Jake and Just Harry
I am so sorry to hear about your friend.
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Jake & Just Harry,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend Gianna.
Take care.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Sorry you lost a friends. She sounded like a nice lady.


Asta said...

Jake and Just Harry..I was wondering if I could see hew website..she sounded so intewesting..I'm so sowwy I didn't know hew, and fow youw loss
love and smoochie kisses

Kyanite said...

What a sweet tribute to your friend.

Love, pats & pets

Molly the Airedale said...

We are so very sorry that you lost your dear friend! She sounds like a super sweet person.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

LittleSal and Jasper bigdog said...

We are so sorry to read that you've lost a good friend, she sounds like a truely lovely lady. We're sure she'll have a big welcome party waiting for her at the bridge.
Mum say's she love to see her website if you would post a link. x

Moco said...

You were so lucky to have known this lady as she was to have known you. Keep the good memories.

Joe Stains said...

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Our thoughts are with you guys.


Dog Speed Gianna, we know all the WFT will be welcoming a special person.

Yes, we are watching Fay very very closely. Egads we hate this time of year.

Essex & Deacon


Jake & JH, we really appreciate your kind offer. We may take you up on it some other time. Essex and Dad were on KW for Katrina in 95, while Dad road out Irene in 1999. As long as it is still a tropical storm Dad isn't too worried. Though that may change in the AM.

We will probably remove your comment from the blog, because we hate leaving peoples phone numbers on the blog. Recommend you ebark us, if you need us or send stuff like that.

Essex & Deacon

Hammer said...

Dear Jake and JH
We are really sorry to hear you have lost your good friend, Gianna Galvani.
Thank you very much for your kind comments about Khomet. Mum agrees with you about Khomet knowing mum was coming for him. Beau also knew.
Mum continues to hope that there is a rainbow bridge where we will be reunited with our loved ones in heaven.
Love from Hammer

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hello pals, so sorry to hear of Gianna's passing. She will be greatly missed. J x

Sophie Brador said...

Boyz, Sorry to hear you lost a friend. I just wanted to pop by and say that after mom went back to sleep, her head felt miraculously better. And my face looks very beautiful today ... thanks for your concern. I hope that hurricane blows right past you without ruffling a wirey fur on your bodies.


Peanut said...

We are sorry to hear about your friend.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry,
So sorry to hear about your friend...she sounds really awesome, doing all those lovely things for the doggies.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I am so sorry to hear about a lost friend. The loss of a special someone is hard to recover from. But we all have to hope and know that all our lost friends are happy over the rainbow.

Lots of love to you both, and to the family as well!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

River said...

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. She will have the joy of the Bridge though. Thank you for your kind thoughts for my mom. I'm taking care of her as best I can.

love & wags,