Cruiser (Ch. Foxstone's Cruiser Dreams)
September 10, 1996  -  June 14, 2008
 



Cruiser was another one of our very special "little people" here.  He only had eyes for his two legged mom and was constantly trying to do things to make her laugh, including trying to stand on his head.  His attitude as well as his gorgeous, fast growing coat has been passed down through his progeny........but there will never be another Cruz-monster.

Vanity (Ch. Bechtel's Vanity of Foxstone)
July 13,1993  -  February 17, 2008

Vanity was the love of my life, my heart dog....
she was my constant companion. 
She was always at my side.  Vanity will forever hold a huge part of my heart.  Vanity now joins Brutus in the wait at Rainbow Bridge until we are all together again.

A friend sent the poem at the right to me
after Vanity's passing which says everything.
 



I ONLY WANTED YOU 

They say memories are golden 
well maybe that is true. 
I never wanted memories, 
I only wanted you. 

A million times I needed you, 
a million times I cried. 
If love alone could have saved you 
you never would have died. 

In life I loved you dearly, 
In death I love you still. 
In my heart you hold a place 
no one could ever fill. 

If tears could build a stairway 
and heartache make a lane, 
I'd walk the path to heaven 
and bring you back again. 

Our family chain is broken, 
and nothing seems the same. 
But as God calls us one by one, 
the chain will link again. 

Author unknown 


Pictures taken April 25, 2004
13 years and 4 months old


Pictures taken April 25, 2004
13 years and 4 months old


Pictures taken April 25, 2004
13 years and 4 months old


Brutus

December 21, 1990 - October 4, 2004

Brutus was my very first Maltese and was responsible for me falling in love with the Maltese breed.   He stayed by my side from the very moment I received him at eight weeks old until he crossed over the bridge.

I will always have my wonderful memories of  Brutus  dancing with his praying paws and playing chase  with his funny face ball.   When that special Maltese touches your heart, your heart will never be the same.

Brutus was truly my special boy...

 

Mojo (my very first Champion and also my very first Bred-by Champion) and Mikey/Elvis went to live with a couple named Rick and Lynda on September 9, 2001.  These two boys were inseparable and had a wonderful life traveling and camping with their own special people.  The boys were more inseparable than any of us could have ever imagined.  Mojo passed away on January 22, 2005 and Mikey/Elvis curled up and went to sleep on Mojo's pillow on January 25, 2005, never to wake up again.

In Memory of the sweetest two boys in the world

Mojo (Ch. Foxstone's High Roller) and Mikey (Foxstone's Hot-Tam Here-I-Am)
04-09-94 - 01-22-05   11-01-94 - 01-25-05
 

Teddy (Ta-Jon's Bare Necessities ROM)
May 19, 1993 - August 17, 2004

Teddy, also known as the Teddy-miester, Ted-monster, and Ready-Teddy departed this world after fighting a long battle with an illness that he could not beat.  He left behind him a long and wonderful legacy in his offspring.    He was a wonderful, sweet, animated boy who never missed anything, but  will be missed now by all.  His legacy will be carried on through his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. 

Teddy will now be able to play with his son, Caesar, again. 
Run free sweet boy....you are no longer in pain........
 

 

"Little Girl" came to us as part of a litter of 4 remaining puppies.  The owner surrendered them to the vet clinic to either be destroyed or have their tails docked and shots.  We took the four puppies into rescue and placed them.  "Little Girl" came back to us about a year later and spent the remainder of her long life playing with the Maltese puppies, whom she dearly loved!!!!

Ch. Foxstone's Little Caesar - "Caesar"
Just a few short seconds tragically ended Caesar's very spoiled and pampered life, when he was dropped from a three year old child's arms.   Caesar was only seven years old.

   

"Ox"  Lived to be 14 years old, but he almost did not make it into this world due to his mom's owner trying to have mom destroyed before the litter of puppies were born......the owner missed the delivery and had the mom destroyed but found the puppies shortly there after.....all 8 of them.  The whole litter of less than 24 hour old puppies were turned into the local authorities who were not set up to care for the babies.  We took them all in and hand raised them.  All were placed with the exception of "Ox" who became my son's companion.

"Snuggles" lived to be almost 24 years old.  Snuggles became a "house cat" at the tender age of 12 years old when we thought she was starting to get to old to take care of herself....
She loved the Maltese puppies and would lay on her back so that they could "maul" her daily.  She is sadly missed by all.

 

"Squirt" & "Weasie" were truly soul sisters...they did "everything" together.....when one broke her leg and had to have major surgery to insert pins, the other shortly followed....when one had a tragic accident that ended her life...the other shortly followed

"Wolfman" (A Pomeranian) was brought into our rescue as a very old man crying every time he ate or sat down.  He had been a stud dog in a Kansas puppymill....all 15 pounds of him!!  After we had  him neutered due to tumors in his testicles and had a bunch of rotten teeth removed....
he lived another year very comfortably with us.

"ZeeZee" and her brother "Billy Bob" were both puppymill dogs that had spent their first 8 months of life in a cage.  Billy Bob had two glorious weeks of freedom before he passed away due to a major heart attack. 
 ZeeZee lived a wonderful long life.



And let us not forget all those others who have touched my heart and left:

Newt the wonderful one eyed Collie/Chow mix; Goofy and Smiley...two Borzoi mix brothers whose names say it all;  Fudgecycle....whose name came to her because she was found tied to a Sinton's Dairy Truck; Keisha who talked all the time; Houdini who could get out of anything; Sweet Torrie who loved the dog shows although not a show dog herself and was always "first alert"; and Bugsy the one eyed horse who thought he was just another one of the dogs and loved to steal things including cans of pop or beer which he could tip with the best of them.

 


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 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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly one begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, their legs carrying them 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

 

I Stood By Your Bed Last Night

I stood by your bed last night,
I came to have a peep
I could see that you were crying,
you found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly
as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you,
I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast,
I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times,
your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today,
your arms were getting sore
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today,
you tend it with such care
I want to reassure you,
that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house,
as you fumbled for your key
I gently put my paw on you,
I smiled and said "it's me".

You looked so very tired,
and sank into a chair
I tried so hard to let you know,
that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be
so near you everyday
To say to you with certainty,
"I never went away".

You sat there very quietly,
then smiled, I think you knew,
In the stillness of that evening,
I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and
watch you yawning and say
"Goodnight, God bless,
I'll see you in the morning".

And when the time is right
for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and
we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you,
there is so much for you to see
Be patient, live your journey out ...
then come home to be with me.

Author Unknown


 

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