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Story of the Rainbow Bridge

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Meet Our Inspiration: 
Early Grayce and Allie Woo Woo

Early Grayce Young
July 4, 1994 - August 9, 2010
My loyal best friend. My first 'baby'. Knowing you were there when I got home everyday, made my day. I miss everything about you and love you so.


Allie Woo Woo, age 6


I give you this one thought to keep --
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone –
I am with you still – in each new dawn.

"No matter what life throws at you, 

find a way to laugh or sing"


...left the world peacefully on his mom's favorite chair on February 5, 2011. At Rainbow Bridge he'll be the one wearing a brand new Dutch bandana his mom just bought for him.

A note from mom: 

The other night the wind blew hard and woke me up, rattling the windows. Little did I know It was Duke and Allie coming to tell me they were together again, playing and singing. I cry each day; I miss them both so much. But I know they had a ruff start in life, and instead of me rescuing them, they rescued me, and were loved til the end.


Duke was my heating pad, on those days I hurt so much. But last night I dreamed of him singing his Walrus bass with Allie beside him singing her wooooo's. I am glad they are together, I can even see them there with Taffy and so many other rescues I have had the privilege of meeting. I can’t help but cry for missing the smiling face and warm kisses. Until Rainbow Bridge where we meet again. I will ALWAYS love you!

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"Snow dal"

"The dal who started the rot!"

age 15 1/2


April 9, 1998- June 13, 2010
A special member of the Zimmerman family

d. 2005
Our much loved 'angel' dog: Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog,  Belle. I rescued her from the Seminole Animal Services facility in August of 1996. Belle died unexpectedly and suddenly from a misdiagnosed cancerous tumor on the evening Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
d. January 9, 2010
My beautiful friend and "soul dog"; it was the worst day of my life when you passed. Bandit is an old soul, so I know he is around me - I miss him in my life EVERY day.
Queen Patty
d. October 23, 2009 at 9 1/2 years
One of our very special Hong Kong Feral Dogs (we used to live out there) who was sadly taken from us too early...We still have her twin sister, Poppy, who is also totally adorable (but doesn't everyone say that about their own dogs?!!)
Cassie (or Pooh-Bear or Bunny because she always jumped when she was excited) was my childhood pet and BFF.  Cassie was a Shetland Sheepdog.  I got her in 1983 when I was 10 years old.  She was given to my mom but she chose to be my dog.  And thank goodness for that.  I had a rough childhood and she really helped me through it.  I don't know what I would have done without her.  I still get teary-eyed when I think of her.  She was truly a gift from God.

Xena, Warrior Princess
December 12,1996- October 17, 2010
We will miss your sock-frolics, wrestling matches, soft snoring and most of all, your loyal affection. Rest well, sweet princess. Grandpa will be at the Rainbow Bridge to give you a belly rub.

Abbey "Our Little Princess"
June 24, 1995-October 11, 2009

Abbey brought us much fun and joy.   We selected her just several weeks after we lost our former Yorkie, Angie, at age 14.  Abbey loved car rides, trips to the beach, long walks, sitting in her daddy's lap at night, opening presents and her occasional bites of chicken and pizza.  She was a great big sister to her little brother, Baxter.  We miss her so much, but know she is now at peace.
Robby, adopted 2002 
Left us 4/17/11
Our sweet vegetarian with the eternally wiggly nose has joined Xena at the Rainbow Bridge. We hope he will enjoy a romp with her in the  fields, where vegetables will be available at the 24-hour salad bar.

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