Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Angel Dog

We have a special ornament on our Christmas tree this year... a German shepherd with wings and a halo.

As some of the readers of The BLOG know, we lost our beloved Dax in February and this will be our first Christmas without her.

Dax would go to great lengths to earn the words, "good girl", but she had a weakness for Christmas ornaments. We'd get home and often find a chewed up assortment. We learned to put the priceless ones near the top half and the expendable ones within her reach.

This year our ornaments hang safely on our Christmas tree, but I would gladly sacrifice a ton of them just to have our Dax back with us.

Sadly, we will have settle for knowing that angel Dax watches over us and waits for us on the Rainbow Bridge .

[The BLOG note: Hat tip to rgmb for sending me the Rainbow Bridge poem.]


At December 23, 2008 11:25 AM, Blogger Balou said...

What a fitting ornament. They hold a special place in our hearts. I'm sure Dax was a lucky dog to have you as her human.

At December 23, 2008 1:03 PM, Blogger Salubrina said...


This was a very sweet post. It's always hard to go through a holiday without a loved one. I have several ornaments that I have collected in memory of my son. They are little treasures on my tree each year.

Have a very peaceful Christmas!!! :-)

At December 23, 2008 2:21 PM, Blogger Shover Robot said...

Awww what a nice way to keep the memory of what we have lost. :(

Merry Christmas!!!

At December 23, 2008 2:33 PM, Blogger jan said...

That is a great ornament. Christmas is a time of bittersweet memories of pets and people who are no longer with us.

At December 23, 2008 2:40 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

lovely..I got one like that for my doggie too but still miss her every day.Happiest and most loving holiday ever!:)

At December 23, 2008 2:59 PM, Blogger 8675309 said...

What a lovely way to remember Dax....

Truman and I wish you a glorious Christmas and a prosperous new year!

At December 23, 2008 6:04 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

What a lot of great memories you have of Dax.

Merry Christmas, Cube.

At December 23, 2008 7:46 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

How sweet.

Have a very merry Christmas!

At December 23, 2008 7:56 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Dax was and is loved. It's neat that you have an ornament in honor of her.

At December 23, 2008 10:37 PM, Blogger nanc said...

dax was a beauty! the ornament is beautiful, cube.

At December 24, 2008 12:26 AM, Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

I had my dog for 19 years before she went to puppy heaven in 2004. It's still a heavy loss. I never thought of getting an ornament to honor her. Thanks for inspiring me to do so.

At December 24, 2008 1:28 AM, Blogger gecko said...

What a great ornament in her honour.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

At December 24, 2008 11:36 AM, Blogger Papa Frank said...

Merry Christmas to you, my friend!!! Sorry again for your loss of Dax. I know you have an intense love for animals.

At December 24, 2008 2:45 PM, Anonymous Marti said...

That is lovely. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

At December 24, 2008 2:57 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Those of us who are owned by dogs understand how important they are to us.

At December 24, 2008 6:00 PM, Blogger Salubrina said...

cube, thank you for the sweet message on my blog.

a loss of a loved one is a loss of a loved one - it's hard, emotional, and devastating - whether it's a baby you never got to bring home, a grandparent that lived a full life and died naturally, or a precious pet that was a treasured member of your family and your heart for part of your life.

please do not feel idiotic for one second for sharing your grief of your beloved dax. :-)

it is way cool that you have an ornament to remind you of dax, and reading that triggered my thoughts on my ornaments remembering my logan.

merry christmas!

At December 24, 2008 9:40 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

Cool way to remember your friend

Merry Christmas Cube

At December 25, 2008 3:21 AM, Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

His birth is a miracle. His love is our gift. His day is a time to rejoice!

Let us rejoice in all He has given us and love one another as He loves us.

Merry Christmas.

At December 25, 2008 6:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Ebuc.


At December 25, 2008 10:39 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. AOW and I are missing Sheba this Christmas. She was part of our Christmas celebration for so many years, 1988 - 2007. It seems so strange not to have her sitting here and begging for tidbits of ham.

All the above said, I know how you are missing Dax.

At January 01, 2009 6:55 AM, Blogger MK said...

Sorry to hear about her Cube, she's in doggie heaven now, chewing on all the ornaments to her heart's content.


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