Today's story is a special request. Katie has asked that we share her pets today, May 1st, as it is Floyd's birthday. Floyd went to the Rainbow Bridge last December, but Katie still shares her home with Lyle and Eli. We are glad to share animals here even if they have passed. I've shared some of my previous pets and have shared some other dogs too. The point of the Rescue Dog Blog is to raise awareness about the beautiful dogs waiting for homes and the way these pets have enhanced our lives. Although Katie only had Floyd for a little over a year, she wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
Katie moved to New Orleans from Michigan in 2011, and before long she found herself missing her parents' dog. She began looking through Petfinder and that's where she saw Floyd, whom she was in love with from the time she saw his listing.
It helped Lyle and Katie heal, but nothing can replace the dogs we lose. Katie wanted to share this Last Will and Testament:
To a poor and lonely stray, I give my happy home; my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillow and all my toys; the
lap, which I loved so much; the hand that stroked my fur; and the sweet voice that spoke my name.
I will to the sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed
So, when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can
Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.
This is the only thing I can give....
The love I left behind.