Some Goldens come into our lives and we just know that they are home.  This was the case when Dixie arrived at Carole & Rogers Scruggs’s home.  They knew she was home and so did she.  She had been surrendered to a shelter and had heartworms.  The Scruggs nursed her back to health and gave her the very best year of her life.   She loved the short time that she had with them.  She enjoyed her morning walks with Carole and and lying in the sunbeam in their large kitchen window.  Dixie was what we in rescue call the perfect dog.  She welcomed several other Goldens who came to spend time with them and was a wonderful hostess to them.  She was loved and she will be missed.  We all know that she is waiting for her family at the Rainbow Bridge.

Rest in Peace sweet girl.



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 free to roam God’s heavens
Among my special kind.

I nap the day on a snowy cloud
With gentle breezes rocking me
I 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 walking ways
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 the ribbons
To each one—even me.

At night I sleep in angels’ arms
Their wings protecting me
And moon beams dance about us
As stardust falls on thee.

So when your life on earth is spent
And you reach heaven’s gate
Have no fear of loneliness
For here, you know I wait.

Author unknown

Sheila & Dewey Betts
Betty Drumm