Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Anyone that knows me well,
knows that my Doggies are my BABIES
and I rather not ever miss a chance to be with them!

      Little did I know that Barely a month
 after shooting this picture with our Ivy
(first born...# ONE)
and the Mousiekins

13 Go to now, ye that say,
To day or to morrow we
will go into such a city,
and continue there a year,
and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be
on the morrow.
For what is you life? It is even a vapour,
that apeareth for a little time,
and then vanisheth away.
15 For we ought to say,
If the Lord will, we shall live,
and do this or that.
                                   James 4:13-15

That she would begin....

a series of visits to the Vet
to hopefully become well again.

 Hubby Bear and I are so BLESSED to have found
this "All Creatures Great and Small"
type of Veterinarian's Office

The Victorian atmosphere 
and the staff are so DEAR
as they help the "Circle of Life"!
And the Vet is so gentle
and learned. 

All of the staff's pets come to work with them!
 And there are plenty resident kitties there too!

It wasn't easy leaving our Ivy
at the Vet's for two long whole days.
but on that following Monday
a Sonogram Tummy Specialist
would help to find answers...
Pixie wondered?


 But we were able to visit our Little Sweetie
who always found it easy to give a smile.
And all 3 of the Doctors
who saw her
encouraged us to go on......

But soon we became aware that .....

...nothing was going to work and bring back an appetite
or stop the chronic diarrhea.....


So we all kept a vigil...

And  we

Massaged and rubbed...

...and LOVED

...and HOPED...

 The Lord gave me a hopeful sweet day in the sun
we cuddled A LOT..

...and so it goes...
...All the King's Horses and all the Kings men.........

 And meanwhile...

 pixie found things to explore


Good-Bye our Dearest Ivy Darling for now...
till we see you at that Mansion
prepared by our Lord and Saviour

But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
 neither have entered into the heart of man,
the things which God hath prepared
 for them that love him.
                1 Corinthians 2:9

Let everything that has BREATH

Do you believe that you will see your Pets in Heaven?

We do, and this is why:
 Animals do exactly what the were designed to do by the
Almighty Creator, therefore they do not sin
and do not need to stand in judgment!


HubbyBear and I liked
what this site had to say about animals in heaven

and this one too:
Here are
Happier Happiest of times!!


                                                                 "My name is Ivy,

                                                            Ivy Petticoat to be sure!
 I have Nicknames that only  
my Mommy and Daddy know:

"Hotsy Totsy"
and I agree,

"The Rough Tough Cowpoke Punky"
because everybody knows  I am!!

But my favorite thing to be called is "Noozy Woozy"
because with that comes the best belly rubs"!

 "I LOVE to travel and go for rides"!!

.....and it's OK if my sisters come along....

we make Fairy Dust ...

and did I mention that I LOVE to get Belly Rubs?"......

...and Cuddling"!!!

(In the Travel Trailer)
Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

My full Name is
can you see why??
(my petty coat sways when I
do my girly walk)

Thanks for taking me Hiking a lot Mommy and Daddy!!

"....and I LOVE to chew"!!

 I like the out doors!

The Pack Family

"My absolute FAVORITE thing to do!
thank you for buying me my very own pool"!!

"Home is where you are Mommy and Daddy..
this place will do just fine for you...
in the mean-time I will be keeping watch over the
 Heavenly Mansion"!!!

Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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My Dearest Friends ,

All who have been faithful to visit me here
and encourage me so often.
I haven't been much for stopping by to
say Hello, for I have been so very BLUE
over the sad estate of my Precious Doggie.
But there has been this on going comfort
inside of my heart
to know that I have you
always there to Love Pray
and encourage!!
 Thank you for being my Friends!!!
How I do Love you!!!

Love, Hugs, and Many Blessings,


  1. My darling friend,

    I am weeping here......I cannot say a word about how I feel at this moment, only that I BELIEVE that there awaits for us all MORE THAN WE CAN EVER IMAGINE, and that the precious gifts HE has given us here will be changed, MAGNIFIED and transformed into such an intense love.....I know I will be weeping in a big way for eternity out of sheer joy...no wonder will we will be casting our crowns and worshiping.

    I am a big CHICKEN. I cannot have an animal for this reason: I could not take the pain of the loss....I cry when I watch a movie and see a horse get hurt!!!

    I have missed you so. HUGS TO YOU ALWAYS, LINNIE! Anita

  2. Oh dear Linnie...I am so very sorry to hear about your sad loss.
    I know how it breaks one's heart to watch a beloved little fur-friends suffer and leave us.
    Our wonderful sweet old Bonnie went in a similar way to Ivy and it was terrible to see.
    I think the Lord rewards our faithful and loving pets too.
    Ivy Petticoats was a lovely dog and a much loved companion who you will miss a lot.
    May the Lord soften your pain and increase only your happy memories of her!
    She was a sweetie, that's for sure :-)
    much love and {{big hugs}} to you and your family.. Trish xx

  3. Oh Linnie I am so very sorry for your loss ~What beautiful pictures you have of Ivy and such a beautiful tribute. ~Hugs sent your way ~Love Heather

  4. When we have been blessed with such wonderful blessings, we feel the loss so much deeper.

    She was so special, because Our Lord made her that way. You and your husband were wonderful caretakers. Ones that loved His Creation with so much fervor and so much compassion.

    The pictures you shared, were just a glimpse of what I know you went through. Linnie remember your dear Ivy with fondness. The memories are so precious.

    May Our Lord fill you with comfort my friend.


  5. Dearest Linnie,

    A hug to you from Missouri! Poor Ivy is in the Happy Hunting Ground now. We just read about Jack's passing in the Little House books, and I can't help by cry every time I hear of a pet passing, since it brings back memories of all those that I have loved and lost. I can't remember who said, "Heaven won't be heaven without my dog to greet me there," but I believe that, with all my heart.

    May Ivy's spirit always hover nearby.



  6. Ivy was surely very special. She was so lucky to have you for her master and friend. God bless you and comfort you during this sad time. God will never leave us nor forsake us. I can not imagine a heaven without my loved ones and my dear friends, my dogs, and my sheep. God bless you and keep you.

  7. Sorry for your loss, and yes I do believe we will see our pets in heaven. May the hollow of His hand be your comfort.

  8. Dear Sweet Linnie! I am sorry to hear that you have lost a dear pet that has brought such joy and love into your life. I have four kitty cats, and I know that if I lost one of them, I would be truly sad.

    In any event, your doggies was fortunate to have people who cared for her right-up until the end. I pray that you will get over your "blueness" soon.

    I'll be thinking of you, Dear Friend. :)

  9. Oh Honey, My heart is breaking for you! I've been there so many times. I most certainly believe our animals will be waiting for us in Heaven... they must be! It is with tears in my eyes, that I read this, and recall all my dear little friends that I have bid goodbye. It seems that our dogs are the most generous of "people", whose main delight in life is to be our companion and friend. The best thing about Ivy's life,aside from the happiness she gave to you, is that she spent it being loved. It was a good life.
    I think Ivy is prancing around with my Ezra now. Someday,I believe, we will see them again.

  10. So so sorry for your loss dear friend...you and yours are in my prayers....blessings

  11. Oh my dearest Linnie,
    I am so sad to hear your news. I wish I could be there to comfort you. I just want you to know that there is a huge hug waiting for you here in Canada! It has been to long since we chatted face to face. You are in my prayers...
    Do not be sad my friend for now IVY can run and play in heaven without any pain or illness. Hugs and Blessings your friend of the kindered kind...Beverley

  12. my sweet, dear Linnie...a lump in my throat and a sadness in my heart for you and hubby. Joy for Ivy, for she is in that most glorious celestial mansion...awaiting patiently ...

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, my dear dear friend!

    Hugs and love and more hugs!!

  13. Oh Linnie dear, your Ivy has won Heaven and in witnessing the photos
    of your care and devotion to her, I
    believe Heaven with her there awaits you in glory. I pray you strength and comfort through the coming days as well as the Friends
    who love you through.

  14. Dear Linnie,

    So sorry you lost your dear Ivy Pettycoat. You cared for her so tenderly! She knew that she was loved! I can remember discussing with Tasha how sad it was to lose a good dog... a dear puppy friend!

    Hugs to you and your husband.

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

  15. Dearest Linnie,
    This is the best post and the best tribute that man's best friend could ever have. My heart breaks for you, and I cried and cried.
    We lost a dog---Phoebe---(my "parner on the big adventure of our lives" when I came to New Hampshire alone 15 years ago.) She passed in 2010, and I too wrote a post dedicated to her.
    Hugs and blessings to you both. I know you have the most wonderful of memories of your life with your furry and faithful companion.