Sunday, January 23, 2011

All Dogs Go To Heaven

There was a little movie that came out in 1989 called "All Dogs Go to Heaven" Basically this little movie was about a dog who came back from Heaven (since all dogs DO go there) for revenge on his killer.

I just always liked the title of the book. All Dogs Go to Heaven.

I am really sad today because my daughter's wonderful little dog got run over and killed by a car yesterday. Of course the perpetrator didn't stop. Guess that happens most of the time. This little pup was three years old, and had given me and my daughter's family more laughs in three years then a barrel of monkeys. That had to be fate, since his name was Puck.

One of his great little tricks back when he was little was to come and greet me with that wagging little tail of his and jump up on my leg and….promptly tinkle on my shoe. I have gone home many a day from my darling daughter's house with a sprinkled shoe. He kind of slacked off on that after a while. But, he was always a great greeter, with that tail just a waggin' and his little ol' Doxie face looking like he was smiling up at you. "Howdy" he would say. He loved people. That's kind of unusual in little dogs. He was a little barkie until he knew it was you, then it was "heya!"

He loved to chase one particular ball that he had. My son in law and the rest of the family would throw that ball over and over and over, and he would still chase it and bring it back. One day my son in law threw it until the dog was so tired he just collapsed on the floor. "No mas!!" he seemed to be saying between shallow breaths.

I used to take care of him when the kids would go off on vacation. The first couple of times, he made a total MESS of things. Wouldn't hit the pad, tore up his pad, sheeesh!!

But, over the months and years he got to be a real little gentleman, where caring for him in their absence was more of a pleasure then a pain. He was always glad to see me, and wanted me to stay awhile and visit. What a friendly, loving little guy he was.

I know that most people's concept of Heaven is that we are all going to stand around in our robes and gowns, and sing hymns for eternity. In my heart of hearts I feel that Heaven is going to be a more personal thing, like the Heaven that is portrayed in Mitch Albom's book "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" If you haven't read that book, you should. If that's the way it is, and I pray that it will be, then all my old friends I have had over the years, Old Bullet, and Whitey and Lobo will be there waiting to greet me. Oh, and I think Puck will be there too, and the first thing he is going to do and come running and jump up on my leg and wet my shoe! Thatta' boy!


ItsJustMe said...

I'm VERY SORRY for the loss of your beloved pet, "Puck". I am a follower of "Cherry Chick" and came to your blog thru hers. I, too, have a dog -- his name is "Rudy". He is the love of my life - a 9-year old, Cockerpoo. It's wonderful how our pets become members of the family and bring us so much joy and unconditional love. You can see pictures of Rudy on my Flickr account at My name is "britestar01876".

I ( "ItsJustMe" ) have become a follower of your blog and I look forward to reading about happier days for you. Thank you for sharing. Take good care,


Janet Bocciardi said...

I'm sorry Puck is in heaven, but my hope is exactly like yours. Pity the person who hurt the sweet little guy. Hopefully we don't know that person.

Love the look and feel of your blog, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and doing so via the OWOH hop. Hope to hear from you soon. Good luck!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hello Cherry! I'm so glad to meet you through OWOH, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I haven't read that book yet, but you've made it sound intriguing. I don't think heaven would be heaven without all our loved ones, especially our furry ones. Puck sounded like a wonderful pet and family member, I'm sure he will be missed. I wish our animals could all live as long as we do.

Have a fabulous day!

Cherry Chick said...

Oh Cherry....I am so sorry for what has happened to your beloved 'Puck'. Lossing ones furry family is always so heart breaking. Only time will heal the pain. When I lost the best cat in the world last year my vet enclosed this poem in my paperwork. It's a tear jerker but it says it all. You can read the poem here..
Thanks so much for stopping by my post for One World One Heart and best of luck on the Very Cherry earrings giveaway.

Doone said...

nice to meet you, thank you for your visit to my one world blog post, this is my return visit, I have entered you into draw and will leave a comment here if you win

Linda said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your pup. That's so sad for both you and your daughter.

Thanks for stopping by my OWOH post. I appreciate the visit.

Laurie said...

Oh, how sad Cherry. Our pets have such a special place in our hearts. I hope the pain is beginning to subside by now. I’m so glad you stopped by to visit my blog and enter my giveaway.

Jennifer R.D. said...

Awww! I am so sorry about Puck!
Have you read the book
The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein?
It's a wonderful book told by the dog and I think you would love it!

Sherry Edwards said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Puck, he sounded like quite a character and will be much missed.

Thanks for entering my OWOH giveaways x

Terri said...

Thank you for coming over to my blog. I am your newest follower! I love your colorful blog!

Fiona Whitehead said...

I am so sorry to hear about your little dog Puck - my husband had a dog called puck when he was a lad. I lost my old cat of 17 years left year - two days after I lost my mum - i like to think he is keeping her company and they will be in that heaven you describe.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Cherry, I'm so sorry your lost a beloved dog! I know how sad that is because I lost a cat the same way as a child and it still hurst to think about it.

Thanks for entering my One World, One heart give away! Good luck!
Please visit my blog again, anytime.


Anonymous said...

Oh Cherry! You made me cry so hard! I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful sounding little companion that graced your lives for 3 years. I came over to say thank you for visiting my blog but at the moment that just doesn't seem important anymore! I must go now cause I am dripping tears all over my keyboard...
Beth P

suziqu's thread works said...

So sorry to hear about your little dog! Mine oldest poodle is 17 - I can't believe she is still here!
Thanks for lovely comment. You are in my OWOH draw!

Andrea said...

That is so sad and awful. That same thing happened to my good friend last year, and the driver didn't stop. I'm not sure I could live with myself. Thank-you for visting my blog, and you are welcome anytime!

I'm Toni said...

So sorry about your dog, Puck - it's so hard to lose a pet, They become such a part of the family.
Thank you for stopping by my blog (3AM Designs) for OWOH! I hope you'll come back!
Have fun on your travels with OWOH!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry to hear of Puck's demise..I can imagine that the children are just heartbroken. How sad....
Hugs and Love, Sharon

Shar said...

So sorry about your daughter's dog. That is so sad. I've always believed that dogs (and I'm on my third right now) are just furry angels that visit with us from heaven for a short time to brighten our days.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Good luck on your entry.

Nic said...

So sorry about your loss. We lost our dog 2.5 years ago and it still hurts. This was a beautiful tribute to Puck. I agree with the 5 people you meet in heaven reference! Take care. Thanks for visiting my blog- come back anytime! Take care.

Kathleen said...

Heartbreaking that your family lost your daughter's dog "Puck." Dogs are such innocent loving creatures that I think it's almost worse to lose a pet than a human. I guess you really can't comapre the two, but in either case it's a big loss. Thanks for sharing his story.

And thanks for stopping by my blog kathy [at]

Linda M. said...

Hello Cherry Jane, It's nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have fun with the OWOH event. I'm one of youre new followers. Linda

lee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog during OWOH, I decided to follow as anyone who believes dogs go to heaven is my friend.

Christine Jargick said...

thanks for visiting Crafty Geordi and entering into my OWOH giveaway. So sorry for the loss of Puck. If you haven't already, read Rainbow Bridge. Make sure that you have your tissues handy.

Lori said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Puck and can't imagine how I would feel if that were to happen to either one of my two hairy guys. (((HUGS)))

Lori of Ashlyn Design (OWOH #347)

BabesbyBarb said...

I am sorry you lost Puck, I am a lover of animals myself and know just how sorrowful losing one makes us feel.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and your comments on my babies was very nice

fairyrocks said...

Awe, I too believe all dogs go to heaven. We have lost some of the best!!!! But, were so very lucky to have had them HUGS

Que Bella said...

It's always sad to lose a pet. I like to think that all dogs do go to Heaven.

Thanks so much for visiting me and commenting on my OWOH post, Michelle.

jude said...

Hiya Cherry,
So sorry to hear your news about the loss of punK.I know from when i lost my dog they do come part of the family and it is hard time is great healer.Thanks for popping by i hope ive commented on the right post for OWOH as didnt see the logo.
hugs judex:)greetings from the UK

Rossylalah said...

Hi Cherry, I could really identify with your family's loss having just lost our darling dog Narla on Sunday. Comforting to know that she is running around up there. Thanks for visiting, I enjoyed your words

Carol said...

Awwww. He sounded like such a wonderful entertainer :) What a horrible end to his sweet life.

mammagil said...

Aww Im so sorry for you loss cherry I have a fur child named Kate and can understand the pain you feel. Thanks you for visiting me

Georgina said...

Cherry, first of all, it's lovely meeting your blog. Secondly, I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter's sad. However, I feel our pets will be there on the other side when it's our time to can they not!! Heck, I've met some really great animals and prefer their company to that of humans!! LOLOLOL!!

Have a wonderful week.


Kristi said...

Like your comments..thanks for stopping by my blog! are you participating in OWOH?

Pam @ Frippery said...

How sad that he had such a short little life but he seems to have brought much joy. I agree about heaven. I also think heaven's portrayal in the novel, "The Lovely Bones" was interesting. All I know is dogs just have to be there! Thanks for visiting my OWOH give away.

Sandi M said...

I'm so sorry to read about Puck. He sounded like a cool dog. I also had that happen to me as a kid. It's the worst! I am glad you stopped by my OWOH. Maybe you'll win some OWOH prizes and one will cheer your child up a little :)
hugs, Sandi #559

SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and compassion! My son will go in for surgery on Feb 15th. Bless you richly,

Lynn said...

Hi Cherry,
I'm so sad and sorry for the loss of little Puck! I had my dog, Montana for 15 years and when she died I was so lost without her, but her memory lived on and still does within me and I can never forget the wonderous things she did..
And yes,there is a doggy heaven..
Lynn xxx
PS: thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that lovely comment for OWOH #744

Jenxo said...

im so sorry , pets are such a big part of our lives,. i cant understand why a driver would not stop, just stupid.
i came over from owoh to say thanks for playing along....jenxo

priti.lisa said...

I am sorry for the loss of Puck. My little Nova had the same's sad.

Karen said...

So sorry for your loss. Sad to lose a cherished member of the family. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

michelle said...

so sorry to hear about puck, i am glad you found the time to visit my blog !

Kay Lynne said...

So sorry about the loss of Puck. It's so heart breaking to loose a pet. They are such a large part of our lives.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I think your blog is really neat to. You say things from your heart.

Villa-loredana said...

Hello , sorry for the doggy. Loredana OWOH.

Dawn said...

Oh that is so sad, I hope the perpetrator can live with him/her self.
I don't know what i would do without my dog as you say they give so much joy.
My dog has a passport so he can travel to Spain with us, he knows as soon as he sees the bags come out of the loft that it is holiday time

Hugs to all xxxx

Missy said...

So sorry to hear about the little guy. I use to love that movie and I'm sure your pup is up there too.