A Prayer For Braxton
6/2/2005 - 2/14/2011
Please send St. Francis to escort my beloved Braxton across the rainbow bridge.
Let him do things that make him happy, as he always tried his best to make me happy.
Let him chase the squirrels and the pigeons, and play with the cats.
Let him eat all the goof balls and cat food he can get his paws on.
Please bless us, as we send him to you.
We are doing so out of love, kindness, compassion, and friendship.
Free him from his troubles.
Grant us the strength to deal with his loss.
Although we will be filled with grief, please help us to remember the happy times we’ve shared.
Grant us the courage to move forward while keeping his memory close to our hearts.
Let him remember days spent curled up in bed napping with Mommy.
Let him remember days on the couch playing video games with Daddy.
Let him remember breakfast with Poppi.
Let him remember sleepovers with Grandma.
Let him remember all his rough housing with Daniel.
Let him remember how much he was truly loved by his family and everyone he met.
When it’s my time to leave this earth, please send him to escort me home.
I will wait patiently for that day. So I can feel the softness of his fur on my hand, the roughness of his tongue on my face.
So I can see those beautiful brown eyes full of light again and watch that white tipped tail wag like a windmill.
Thank you for bringing Braxton into my life.
Thank you for giving me the gift of his love and companionship.
Thank you for giving me the best friend I could ever have.
And most of all, thank you for giving me the strength to give him to you now.
You captured my heart the very first time I saw your face on my computer screen. I knew I had to have you... those brown eyes rimmed with the most amazing eye liner, the giant paws, and that unbelievably fat belly covered in cow spots. I wasn't your biggest fan when you were little because you thought I, among many other expensive non-puppy items, were your chew toys. But you taught me that it was possible to love someone so much, even when you didn't like them. You grew up to be the most lovable dog. There was no denying that I wasn't your owner, you were mine. You protested every time I would leave you, whether it was for a minute or an hour. You never wanted me out of your sight and truthfully I never wanted you out of mine either. Our bond was so strong and it always WILL be. You will forever be Mommy's boy.
Love and Hugs..Irene and Rich Van Houten
A little beagle boy has gone to heaven. Run free and happy like you always did with your momma and sleep on the fluffiest pillow like you did at home. Look in on mommy and daddy and let them know you're ok. Hug them at night and keep them warm with your never ending love for them. Goodbye Braxton, you'll be missed. Kirsten and Adam, my heart goes out to you. I cry with you and hope some day you'll see each other again. Thank you for spoiling him and giving him the best life.
They say memories are golden, well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place no one else could fill.
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane.
I'd walk the path to Heaven and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us back one by one, the chain will link again.
There is a reason for everything... Braxton chose you to care for him until God wanted him for his own. I truly believe that heaven could not be the joyful place that it is if our beloved pets were not there for us when we get there. Braxton, I am certain, will be waiting....
God bless you Kirsten and Adam..
TTWe never got to meet Braxton, but we see him every day in his Mama Belle's actions and great looks....he must have been the sweetest boy there ever was in this world. We too feel your pain and wish to send our love to you both, always and forever.
David, Linda and Miss "Mama" Belle
Braxton's mommy, Belle
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Braxton, we will miss you sooo much and will never forget you and all of the good times we had hanging out in front of the house. I will always remember how you got excited and your tail went wagging whenever Mommy asked you "Where's Maddie?". You will forever be in our hearts. ? ?
Mary and Maddie
Braxton, you will forever be part of the NJ Beagle Forum & Family... family is forever, and we will always be here for your momma!
Karen & your half brother, Brady