February 8, 2012

Pictures of Sergio in case you need them for the contest

Notice how at some point in his life, one of his ears stopped being folded over?  I have no idea how or when that happened over the years. 

Bling a container and win a $25.00 gift card

We will be bringing home Sergio's ashes very soon and have nothing to put them in on the mantle.  I was thinking that since his absolute favorite thing was a coffee can, why not ask some of you talented people if you would be interested in a small contest.  In fact, I would be honored if people would participate in this endeavor.  It will absolutely swell my heart with pride to show off your talents for Sergio.

Just be creative. Bling out or paint a coffee can or metal container or a large Mason jar or another type of a container, using any kind of a craft to honor Sergio the Smooth Fox terrier.  Anything that can be used to contain his ashes. I really prefer that there is a lid though.  Remember though, the winner must mail me the container to use.

So let's get started now.  When you are done, just email me a picture of your item and include your name and I'll let followers on the blog vote from my favorites.  Whatever item gets the most votes wins bragging rights plus a $25.00 gift card from either Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Joann's Fabric.

Email your pictures to me before March 10th and I'll post my favorites on the blog for voting.



February 3, 2012

Rest In Peace

Time to let me go my friend,
Because my life no-one can mend,
Its better to let me go this way,
Than watch me suffer night and day.

I'm happy to go, my time has come,
My quality of life is no longer fun,
I've been so ill, so it's not a bad thing,
To let me go forever resting.

Stay with me till I drift away,
Fast asleep forever I pray,
To relieve me from suffering and pain,
What more can I ask from my best friend.

Don't be sad, I'll be free from pain,
Never to be ill ever again,
I know you'll miss me being there,
But all the memories you have to share.

Thank you for being my best friend,
And all my needs that you did tend,
Try not to be sad, try not to cry,
Now's the time to say GOODBYE

This poem is from a person who has to say good-bye to their beloved dog says it all and was found here

Sergio was born January 1st, 1998 and was known as Ch. Laurelton Sunnystone Defiant.  He received his championsip in 1999

He was sired by Ch Laurelton Now or Never x Ch Sunnystone Westerdam. Bred by Kathryn Martel and The Late Sergio Balcazar.  My Sergio was named after this person.

Here is a link to my mother's old site for her Wire Fox Terriers and if you scroll down to the bottom picture you can see Sergio at one year old.  http://www.foxxrunwires.com/masonpastCH.htm

When I found out that Sergio had cancer I put on my big girl panties and thru tears of sorrow, I looked him in the eyes and made a promise that I would do the right thing when the time came.  Last night that promise was put to the test as I sat with him, loved on him and in the end drove him all the way to the Vet knowing that it was his time, yet wondering if I could actually do this.  Sergio was put to rest last night, out of the pain he was in and with a heavy heart I went to sleep last night for the first time in all these years without my friend near me and I awake this morning to the dread of going thru my first day of life without my best friend.

Sergio - you were loved and will be missed