Monday, December 26, 2011

For Sandra and the Pittie Pack

Presented by Frankie Furter in Loving memory, understanding, and friendship for Brinks & Bella and Angels Coco, Shelby, Lucky, Tiger, Guero.

We KNEW that IT was coming. We could Feel IT in the very air. We KNEW we would Not be able to Stop IT, but we Had to Protect our beloved two leggers. We, the Houston Pittie Pack and Wee Ones, Had to make Plans.

From the first moment that we Sensed IT was coming, we were very aware that some of us would need to STAY BEHIND to continue to Love and Protect and Care for our Mommish, Daddish, Grammish , and our Baby Two Legger. That would be a most important assignment. None of us felt worthy. Each believed another possessed the qualities needed to take on the task.

We also admit that we each wanted to take the Easy Path.. The one where we would chase IT completely away... Well beyond the Rainbow.. and then be able to REST on the other side of the Bridge.

Oh the SHAME we felt. WHY? WHY was IT coming to OUR Safe Home? WHY to Sandra's Sanctuary, as we love to call it. And WHY couldn't we Prevent IT's Evil Arrival?

We wanted, but could not find a way to make our people Aware of what was going to happen. WHY couldn't we make the DANGER KNOWN? WHY couldn't we Stop IT? Our saintly mommish had SAVED each and EVERY One of Us. WHY could we not save her from what was going to happen?

OH the GUILT. The Horrible GUILT we all felt. We Should have been able to do for HER what SHE had done fur US. Our Hearts were CRUSHED. We were miserable and felt Useless. OH, the GUILT.

It was Shelby who finally made it clear that we needed to face some difficult facts. We could NOT change the fact that there would be great sadness, but the most important thing of all was to ensure that EVERY ONE of our Humans WOULD SURVIVE and be watched over once we managed to drive IT away.

Shelby made us understand that WE had Mommish, and the other people in our home, to thank for saving US and for showing us such tenderness. It was OUR turn to give back to HER. We, Guero, Shelby, Coco Chanel, Tiger, Lucky, Brinks, and Bella, had known more devotion than any of us ever dreamed possible and it was due to the people who had taken us in and made our lives worth living. Our lives were so wonderful. Not to be measured in the Number of Days ... but by the QUALITY of those days.

There was never a question in our minds.. Mommish, Daddish, Grammish, and the precious baby two legger Must be protected and SAVED. We may not be able to PREVENT, but we Could SAVE, at any cost. SHE saved US we needed to SAVE HER and Her FAMILY.

Who will Go and Who will Stay? We could not decide. We could not VOTE. We resorted to the silly game BONE STUFFIE PAW Bone outweighs Stuffie Stuffie has no Paw and Paw Buries Bone. We had seen people play that with rocks and paper and scissors. Our friends will get a laugh out of that. They will remember how we always Love to have FUN together. Although we enjoyed our game we knew the results would be Serious and must be accepted with Strength and Conviction, just as OUR Mommish has always shown us to do. Yes, we DID enjoy our last game... until we are all together again.

The result of the game was that Brinks and Bella would be the ones entrusted to Remain Behind. They would Comfort and PROTECT in our absence. The rest of us would Drive IT away.

Bella immediately sensed that the little two legger needed to be very close to Mommish and Daddish...especially at NIGHT.. because we were sure that IT would choose the DARKEST TIME to do IT's DARKEST Deed. Bella worked for two days to make the humans AWARE that the two legger baby... was not feeling well and needed to be watched closely... They finally seemed to understand her looks and body language. Bella was finally able to convince the people to move the baby's bed into their bedroom. Bella proved her skill at watching over our little one with all her power.

Brinks would be our Strength.. Our Bone Solid Strength. He would be the one to show Mommish, that all of the days to come, are OUR legacy to HER.



The Plan was ready... we each had our jobs... and when IT came... we did NOT shirk. We Sounded the Alarm and with all our might we Barked and BARKED. IT tried to get to the two leggers but we drove IT back. We gave them the time they needed to get safely away.

Some of the people who were there that night, did not understand that we CHOSE to be where we were.. and to do what we had planned, in order to hold IT at BAY. They foolishly tried to break our concentration. That would have been a disaster. We did not allow it to happen. They didn't realize that WE had everything under control. They didn't KNOW about our PLAN. They did not know that we had been taught to let Nothing stand in the way of what needs to be done. We felt sad that they did not understand our mission. It nearly broke our hearts to hear our names being called and not being able to leave our stations. We stood fast, but hoped that Some Day everyone would understand and forgive us for steadfastly holding IT back.

We took up our positions and we did NOT waver. We began to Bark... Furious Barks.. NOT barks of fear. We Barked our most FIERCE Barks and we were Finally able to Confuse and Frighten IT, and to cause IT to retreat.
We Barked until IT was far enough away that we needed to transform ourselves so that we could continue to drive IT even farther and faster. The FIVE of us made the transition to the other side of the Rainbow Bridge where we could move with the speed and agility needed to pursue the evil thing and to chase IT to a place far beyond where IT could ever harm our dear ones ever again.

We Five are now together, resting with friends we had not seen for a very long time. Brinks and Bella will join us some day, when their jobs are finished. We will never know Why IT chose to attack our beautiful home, but the SHAME and GUILT, which we once felt, have been lifted from our backs. WE saved our people. We did NOT Fail them.
We, the Houston Pittie Pack and Wee Ones, will think often of the night we were able to show OUR devotion.

47 comments:

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Oh Frankie,

Mommy is still crying from last night when she replyed to your sweet Mommy's e-mail.

Someday I will see my Tiger again and Mommy will have Shelby and Samantha in her arms again. I'll be with her too along with her childhood dog, Fuzzy. Then all her girls will be togther with her again, always and forever.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona

HoundDogMom said...

Frankie and Mom, this is a wonderful post and we have some leaky eyes. This was so well said and written. Thanks for sharing. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie.
Wow, this is beautifully pawed. I don't doubt for a minute that this is what happened and that the Five are looking down now and are pleased the rest are safe. Very sweet post.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Frankie, this is wonderful and we are wiping the tears from our eyes. Of course, this is what happened. They gave their lives to protect their beloved family and they will continue to protect them from above. Thanks for this beautiful post. I think it is one that we will read again and again.

Your pal, Pip

Berts Blog said...

Ah Shucks. This is making My Vickie cry. But not me, cause I understand, like you, what they did and why they did it.

That is why we fourlegs are here. To protect and love you two leggers. To bring you joy to help you learn.

The Pittie Pack will always stand for bravery and loyalty in our eyes.

Thank you for this really special post

Amber DaWeenie said...

We are rapidly running out of tissues at our house. Should have asked Santa to bring more.

"The Fearless Five" did their job well and now continue with their new jobs at Rainbow Bridge as they continue to watch over their family from above.

Lovable Lily said...

There are no words....

Our hearts are still broken!

Lily Belle
xoxo

ArtemisiaFSS said...

OH Frankie, how very beautiful and moving. We are all so touched. Each of us knows we would do whatever we had to, to keep our humans safe. Just as they try their very best to keep us safe.

Jazzi said...

what a beautiful post, we are teary eyed here and the 5 dogs did their job. Who knew what would be required of them but God works in my mysterical ways. We will all see each other again someday and I have to think that they are watching down on their family. The humans did need to be safe.

Wags
Diana, Jazzi and Addy

GOOSE said...

MOM does not cry much, but their she is over there wipping tears.
I know this is what happened, that is why we are here, to protect and love them.
Blessings,
Goose

Minna Krebs said...

Lovely post, Frankie. You did a most wonderful tribute.

And I like da name in Miss Amber's post......"The Fearless Five". I think that is how they should be rembered furever more......

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my -

Mom is leaking as she wears those goosebumps -

Thanks SO much fur sharing this -

I know woo are SO khorrekht -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: and this is why Mom and I just KHAN'T do the mark as read - despite the 661 items in the GR

Dory and the Mama said...

Frankie....like Lily, we have no words, and think this is the most beautiful way to honor the Pittie Pack.....as usual, you are the bestest!!!

Dory, Jakey, Bilbo and Mama Beth with the leaky eyes...

Jess and Glacier said...

"The Fearless Five" is pawfect.
Very nicely written Franky and Mom.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Frankie...so that's how it was...we Dogs suspected it was something like this...and now you've confirmed it...

We are going to dry our tears and celebrate life as we see it, feel it, bark at it and enjoy it.

You've made more sense in one simple post than we've seen in a long time. You helped us UNDERSTAND that which is not explainable...

And that's a gift.

Thank you Frankie...we love you.

Miss Lacie, Scruffman and Babystan

Piappies said...

Dearest Frankie,

That's a really beautiful post, it sure made us shed tears as we read through each line but it also made us feel the love and embrace of the Greco, Coco Chanel, Lucky, Tiger and Shelby.

Thank you for this wonderful post. You have touched so many furry pals including our whole pack.

Love,

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD Frankie, Mom is leakin all over herself. You have out done yourself with this BEAUTIFUL Tribute.

To the "The Fearless Five". The name you pawed a perfect name.

Yes, we are the ones put here on this earth to protect our hoomans.

Thank you Frankie, Tessa and Mom

scotsmad said...

We're leaking here.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Agnes B Bullock said...

What's Her Name is crying again- does she ever stop? We know that the Fearless Five did what was expected of them- it is what we are all born and bred to do when our two leggers are in danger!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Dear Sweet Mr Frankie, you are wonderful. No more words from us. Just love. No worries (for everyone) and love, Stella and Rory

Nola said...

Oh that made me cry so hard. Beautiful Frankie
Dachshund Nola

Two French Bulldogs said...

that was great Franky!
Benny & Lily

Painter Pack said...

How beautiful. I am still crying. I don't know where these thoughts came from, but thank you for putting them here for us to read. It is all so surreal. Thank you, Frankie.

Painter Pack

Wyatt said...

Frankie-
We are speechless and leaky. That was really a special post.

Wyatt and Stanzie

kissa-bull said...

Frankie love, ur beautiful words have helped lift the guilt I was feeling from my heart. Knowing my angels were determined to do their job makes perfect sense n this very post here will be the one to help me in the days to come. When days get bad I will read this n remember my FEARLESS FIVE. We love u so much n Thank u inmmensly

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Frankie, we don't know what to say. So we will honor this post with silence........................................................................................................................................

You truely do know of the Divine Plan. Thank you for sharing.

Licks,
Ruthie

sprinkles said...

This made me get all teary eyed. What a wonderful post from the Fearless Give.

Thanks also for entering my giveaway.

kalon said...

The Fearless Five, without doubt one of the most beautiful and moving things I have read ever!
An amazing tribute to some amazing dogs.
Thank you for scribing it Frankie, much love to you.

XX

Rubie said...

We are choked up over here, and mum's eyes are leaking too.

Well Done.

Rubie xxx

Ruby and Penny said...

Frank, you and Mom L are really special. Such a wonderful post.
Love you
Ruby & Penny

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have no words to express what we feel after reading this post. Tears are flowing, but such a beautiful post. Thank you for doing this.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

The Thundering Herd said...

What an awesome post. Thank you for sharing.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is the answer we were waiting for. Thank you for listening to the Brave 5 as they spoke to you from the Bridge.
Thank you for sharing with all of us- their message.
love
tweedles

Mango said...

Oh Frankie! You have made my momma cry for real. Thank you so much for posting. It is true and they were so brave and they are still watching over their family.

Mango

Shawn said...

There are no words, just tears! This was beautiful.

Barbara said...

Wow, Franky! What incredible words! I am sitting here in tears KNOWING that is exactly how it happened. Thank you for telling it to us.

Team Beaglebratz said...

Mom Beaglebratz here - the tears are making my face wet -- this is just a great tribute Frankie and Mom'

Remember, DOG is GOD in reverse and we don't always understand or even like God's plans for us so it only stands to reason that Dog's plans work the same way.
Kim

3 doxies said...

Oh God Frankie and momma L...dis be another of those times I be at a loss fur words. I am just completely blown away by these words and how true they is. You nailed this to a T.
I know with out a doubt The Fearless Five was protecting their family...just as me and my pack would do (I hope my mum knows dat).
There is nothin' sweeter than a dog's devotion.
Thank you so much furs sharin' dis with us.

Puddles
PS: I need some toilet paper to wipe my mum's eyes.

JD and Max said...

Such a beautiful tribute Frankie - we thought that was the case, thank you for writing it all so movingly. Not a dry eye here when we read it.

((((Schnauzer snuggles)))) - JD and Max

The Life of Riley said...

Thank you for your beautiful words about "the fearless five".

Maggie Mae said...

Just lovely Frankie...

Maggie Mae and Max

K9friend said...

Beautifully written...

Pat
Critter Alley

Oskar said...

Lana & Frank, this moved us beyond tears. Your words are so moving and real.

God bless us one and all.

Oskar & Pam too

Sagira said...

Wow, Frankie, gave me chills and we all know they were heros and will forever be in our hearts.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're late getting here, as usual, but your tribute to the Fearless Five is incredibly moving and we thank you for saying what we could not find the words to say.

Jed & Abby

road-dog-tales said...

Frankie - Did anyone ever tell you that you have the heart of a saint? Well, you do!

The Road Dogs

Pibble said...

Dearest Frankie,

I missed this post with all of the holiday fuss. When I read it this morning, my heart filled with joy and love. It's exactly what happened!

Thank you for telling us the story of how the Most Loving Five saved Sandra and her family from the evil that was. You've helped us to understand the mystery of why some things happen. You really are a special guy!

Pibble