we want to share a story
about what happened
on the day
our Java went to the Rainbow Bridge.
The pictures on today's post
are from some of the memorials
that were sent to us
by friends and family.
The day before Mom, Dad and our Vet
had to help Java on his way,
we had torrential rains.
Our neighbor had come that morning
with his backhoe to dig Java's grave
which had about 2 feet of water
standing in it when they got home from the Vet.
Mom got a bucket and she and Lilly
watched as Dad dipped over a hundred
gallons of water from the grave.
in a blue canvas bag with an angel
at his head.
Dad gently laid him in the grave,
on his bed,
and started to cover him with the dirt.
As he started to cover him,
Dad told Mom she should take Lilly
and go to the house.
Mom knew that Dad needed
some time alone with Java.
our doorbell rang and it was Dad -
he was all muddy and didn't want to
come in the house.
"The strangest thing just happened.
As I was covering Java,
I looked toward our house
and saw two Black Labs coming
up our road.
One of the Labs kept going,
and the other one came up to be petted."
spent about 5 minutes with him -
just letting Dad pet him
and talk with him.
And when Dad started to the house
to get Mom so she could see the dogs,