Rest easy, Red…My heart…

find Bear at the bridge…

and when my time here is through…

I pray you’ll come running to Mama…

and grief will be no more…


“Ample make this bed…

Make this bed with awe…

be its mattress straight, be its pillow round;

Let no sunrise’ yellow light…interrupt this ground…”

Love, your Mom and Dad

Red Barron was one of those special little guys who was loved and adored from the moment his family saw him.  He joined his big brother, Bear, and learned from him how to be a “good” dog.  When Bear went to the Rainbow Bridge and Quincy joined the family, Red knew exactly how to mentor him and he became the best big brother – making Bear so proud.  We all take comfort in celebrating Red’s fabulous life and in knowing that he has joined his beloved Bear at the Bridge where they will wait for the rest of their family.

The MAGRR Board of Directors

Puppy Red

Red and his favorite God-Mama

Red meeting the new chickens who came to live at his house.


Little Red meeting his big brother Bear


So do not grieve for me, my friend, as I am with my Bear…
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.

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