Sonny was his Mommy's baby until she died

then her husband who was a truck driver tried to take Sonny with him...

It was decided that Sonny needed more attention and a real home...

so his human sister contacted rescue ("Dave Bear") and he took care of Sonny, as he does with so many other rescues, until he was fortunate to find Barbara "Petlover" and put them together...

Sonny already had physical problems and bad eyes when Barbara welcomed him into her loving home.  Barbara's cat, Tuxedo took Sonny under his wing and from there on Tuxedo watched over him.

Barbara gave him a wonderful life as she does with all her rescues, until it was time for Sonny to go to the Rainbow Bridge...

I am very proud and honored to have known Dave Bear and Barbara.  There aren't too many people in this world who give so much of themselves and never ask for anything in return.  I am so happy to be part of this memorial for Sonny.




He Will Always Be In My Heart

In Loving Memory

1974 - 2000

Glitter Graphics


Still Here


I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peek

I could see that you were crying; you found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear 

"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here." 

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,

You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore 

I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more. 

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care

I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.

I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.

I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday 

To say to you with certainty, "I never went away"

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew ... 

in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you 

The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning

and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide 

I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see 

Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me

Author unknown





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