Friday, June 8, 2012

New Horizons

We would like to thank all our friends who offered inspiration and encouragement during Abbie's long illness.  We've crossed through the abyss with nothing but a new horizon up ahead.  We are estatic having our Abbie back.

On the wind soaring free
Spread your wings, I'm beginning to see
Out of mind far from view
Beyond the reach of a nightmare come true

Well I've had dreams enough for one
And I got love enough foir three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I'm never gonna lose you precious gift
It will always be that way
"cos I know I'm gonna find my own piece of mind
Someday, someway

Justin Haywood

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Poe Poe, a dream within a dream

Today we celebrate our sweet beagle dream. A dream known as Poe Poe to honor his dream. Poe's dream has been a beacon of light shining through darkness of night. This dreamer renamed this sweet boy Poe-Poe to honor the icon who's namesake he represents. It was nine years ago today that Poe entered my life, a dream within a dream that came through the darkness of night.

Today we celebrate that dream. Poe's dream was to simply love and be loved; that's the dream Poe now lives.

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Poe Poe and Bam Bam
Born in the spring of 2001, could it be destiny or fate that our lives would soon cross or just a night's dream running late? In a dream Poe must have been a sweet little beagle boy - all innocent and sweet like all puppies are.

Somewhere before he was two that dream got lost. He found himself lost in a nightmare of doubt abandoned by those he loved and left to fend for himself.

Poe was found wandering along the side of the road. His savior was a local vet tech who spotted Poe; opened the door and Poe jumped in. This forgotten mangy looking soul was now in the arms of his savior.

Was it fate or a dream that answered I answered a call from Poe's now desperate savior needing a place for Poe to go before animal control was called. Poor Poe was lost in a maze of unwanted fog unable to see any beacon of light. One look at Poe's sweet but pathetic face was all that fate would need. Poe found his dream and fate would reward us with our dream as well.

When I first met Poe he had been left behind at a local vet's. Poe's savior brought Poe to work and took great care to help stop the suffering this poor boy had been left to endure.

For dreamers the life we see during the darkness of night are our life's dream.

It's our dreams just before the dawn ekes out the darkness of the night and our prayers of faith in the light that reward us by honoring our dreams.

It was then that this kind woman gave Poe his greatest gift, she sought out a dreamer who would help Poe rekindle his dream.

In the nine wonderful years living Poe's dream he has been a beacon of light whom I am quite proud.   A beacon of hope of dreams that come true down through the clouds.

My sweet little Poe is no longer young yet with his touch of grey he is now my forever friend.   As we stumble through life's valley's and peak's, one thing is certain our dreams do come true.  It is our dreams that will make our lives complete - not the promises of riches we can not spend.  Life promises us nothing but the riches of finding our dreams.

There are those throughout the history of time who tell you - to find your dreams you must be a dreamer yourself.

We might all be different and lost in life's fog, but in the end aren't we all just living Poe's dream within a dream?

"A Dream within a Dream"

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allen "Poe"