Grey-Save of Northwestern Pennsylvania

Over the Rainbow Bridge

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." Unknown



Gracie at sunset

Over the Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just the other side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. Here there is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young once again. Those who were injured are made whole again. They play all day with each other.

There is only one thing missing. They are not with the special person who loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and play until the time comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up. The nose twitches. The ears are attentive. The eyes are staring. And this one pet suddenly runs from the group.

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never to be separated again.

From Grey-Save Of Northwestern Pennsylvania, In Tribute & In Memory Of Our Greyhound Friends.......

Flyer Deibel, Cider Parella, Misty, Jayce Ott, Katie Jordano, Captain, Buster Bisbee, Goliath Deibel, Copper Sprague, Cindy Jordano, Sarah, Symphony Deibel, Walker, Patriot Deibel, Dream Crosby, Bo, Splendor Deibel, Challenger Deibel, Bud Miller, Traveler Hagins, Valor Deibel, Halo Deibel, Blues Crisman, Sonic Sprague, Chelsea Hough, Foodie Johnson, Cooper Miller, Smudgeon Musiek, Duncan Hood, Samantha Jordano, Elsa Higgins, Dixie Higgins, Carpe Diebel, Mocan Yourkonis, Blues Geary, Sonny Miles, Johnny Schnars, Slick Stebbins, Glory Deibel, Tex Sensor, Agape Deibel, Lisa Campbell, Sampson Wolfe, Tracker Deibel, Christy Wunz, Maggie Becker, Carrerra Deibel, Justice Deibel, Boss Abt, Apollo Deibel, Herme Kroh, Jodie Hough, Jack Deibel, Winnie Batdorf, Sonny Batdorf, Emma Miller, Kiki & Kasper Shenk, Julie Jordano, Ice Deibel, Styx Hakel, Blitzen Fleming, Antonio Jordano-Carter, Patches Wunz, Bryce Bartlett, Phantom Guth, Buck Bisbee, Rachel Crosby, Elkhart Lewis, Cool Girl Masella, Chase Guth, Rebecca Malinowski, Bonnie Meyer, George Abt, Zeus Deibel, Duke Hock, Jerry Williams, Flash Henry, Josie Daubenspeck, Trooper DeMarrais, Shadow Musiek, Brazil Kernin, Nite Lite Corbin, Mariah Sotus, Tamra Gilbert, Sonya Metzler, Lynny Montgomery, Bill Griffin Drapcho, Allie Kernin, Chester Wunz, Oprah Guth, Murphy Miller, Zoom Torrelli, Cassie Hough, Brindy Cady, Sydney Brown, Jazz Sensor, Ty Fedyshin, Spencer Miller, Madam "Maddie" Torrelli, Mountaineer Armstrong, Chaz Wunz, Time Miller, Hank Torrelli, Isis Young, Amber Jordano, Mystic Torrelli, Seven Kroh, Phoenix Kernin, Kimono Young, Captain Jackson, Rockin Robin Smith, Fozzie Jackson, Zippy Smith, Mirage McAdoo, Lucy Richards, Pumpkin Eriksson, Jenni Mathis, Lucky Kernin, Zoe Davis, Max Kendziora, Krystal Bruno, Raven Twaroski, Magnum Herbst, Harry Brown, Deacon Miller, Gracie Mathis, Gracie Barilla, Cozy Smith, Jed Richards, Legacy Twaroski, Kicker Jackson, Kaya Mathis, Sam Higgins, Gretta Flink, Hayden Anderson-Rizzo, Whisper Torrelli, Sly Fox Smith, Corey Smith, Sandee Torrelli, Gus Miller, Waylan Michaels, Casey Henry, Tanner Mathis, Sugar Babe Jordano, Cyrus Sperry, Oscar Hanks, Gracie Erikkson, Teak Guth, Barron Guth, Cinnabon Metzgar, Rosie Kernin, Vixen Malinowski, Raina Twaroski, Wyatt Lorei, Magnus Rizzo, Allie Gannoe, Euphara Smith, Leo Musiek, Bailey Wunz, Eire Jordano, Gizmo Elliot Jordano, Ozzie Miller, Cole Lord, Lily Miller, Charger Seibold, Mazi Waldinger, Dallas Kernin, Smokey Miller, Fritz Cady, Heather Monahan, Mikey Kendziora, Faris Morrison, Shugr Monahan, Aggie Flink, Cinnamon Eriksson, Darby Kernin, Jackie Wunz, Owen Merlino, Serah Lord, Trigger Twaroski, Jester Twaroski, Fern Flink, Cassanova Orlando, Roxy Cady . . .

And all of the other greyhounds who have touched our lives with their humor, grace, beauty, and love. They are forever winning races!

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The Spirit Of A Greyhound

I was standing on a hillside
In a field of blowing wheat,
And the spirit of a Greyhound
Was lying at my feet.

He looked at me with kind dark eyes,
Ancient wisdom shining through.
In the essence of his being,
I saw such love there too.

His mind locked upon my heart
As I stood there on that day,
And he told me of this story
About a place so far away.

As I stood upon that hillside
In a field of blowing wheat,
In a twinkling of a second
His spirit left my feet.

His tale put my heart at ease;
All my fears did fade away
About what lay ahead of me
On another distant day.

"I live among God's creatures now
In the heavens of your mind,
So do not grieve for me my friend,
As I am with my kind.

My collar is a rainbow's hue;
My leash is a shooting star.
My boundaries are the Milky Way
Where I sparkle from afar.

There are no pens or kennels here
For I am not confined,
But I'm free to roam God's heavens
Among the Greyhound kind.

I nap the day on a snowy cloud
Gentle breezes rocking me,
And dream the dreams of earthlings,
And how it used to be.

The trees are full of liver treats,
And tennis balls abound,
And milk bones line the walkways
Just waiting to be found.

There is even a ring set up,
The grass all lush and green;
And everyone who gaits around
Becomes the Best of Breed.

For we're all winners in this place;
We have no faults, you see.
And God passes out those ribbons
To each one, even me.

I drink from waters laced with gold,
My world a beauty to behold;
And wise old dogs form my pride
To amble at my very side.

At night I sleep in an angel's arms,
Her wings protecting me,
And moonbeams dance about us
Just as stardust falls on thee.

So when your life on earth is spent
And you stand at Heaven's gate,
Have no fear of loneliness--
For here, you know, I wait."

Author unknown

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From Grey-Save Of Northwestern Pennsylvania, In Tribute & In Memory Of Our Friends & Associates.....

Monica Joyce. Monica was active in the placement of retired greyhounds in the New York City area and was affiliated with "We Adopt Greyhounds" (WAG). "Monica's Heart" greyhound placement service in Altoona PA was so named to honor and remember her.

KC "Casey" Speice. That name may not be immediately recognizeable to many of us. KC, or "Casey" as he was known to many of us, was the Golden Retriever who accompanied Ruth Speice to so many Because You Care events. As an Ambassador for BYC he touched and brightened the lives of thousands of people who he came into contact with every year. He would often be seen carrying the BYC sign or perhaps splashing around in the cool waters of Presque Isle. He will be missed by all of us. 01/20/02

Steve Irwin (AKA The Crocodile Hunter). No, none of us knew Steve Irwin personally. You didn't have to know the man to admire and respect his devotion to the conservation of wildlife and his love for many animals that most people would ignore or outright fear. Here was a man who took over a small family zoo in Australia and built it up to be a world class attraction known the world over while at the same time educating the world about animals large and small. That's a pretty good legacy. Steve Irwin leaves behind his wife Terri, children Bindi Sue and Robert, his father, and his extended family at the Australia Zoo. "Crocs Rule!"

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Gate of Heaven

I got to the gate of Heaven yesterday,
After we said good-bye,
I began to miss you terribly,
Because I heard you cry.

Suddenly there was an Angel,
And she asked me to enter Heaven's Gate.
I asked her if I could stay outside,
For someone who'd be late.
I wouldn't make much noise you see,
I wouldn't bark or howl.
I'll only wait here patiently,
And play with my tennis ball.

The Angel said I could stay right here,
And wait for you to come.
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven,
If I went in alone.

So I'll wait right here. You take your time,
But keep me in your heart.
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven,
Without you to warm my heart.

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