Here lays Phoebe - not in a bed, with her brother and mamma, who
loved her very much.
Oh, no. She is in a box on my entertainment center!
Why. . . ?
Because, I was a fool, and put her on a plane - in the underbelly of
that plane!! I was told, over a period of six weeks, by the
airlines, the vet, and people that transported pet and show dogs for
a living, that everything would be "OK".
Phoebe was a beautiful, sweet, kind, shy pug girl, who loved to play
and chew on her toys. She loved to watch her brother, Beau, fly
around the room "pug style"!
She was a snuggler, snorer, snarfer, sneezer, kissin' little
To know Phoebe was to love her! She was so gentle, except when
brother, Beau, would torment her into a frenzied rage! But, that was
not often. She much preferred letting Beau lick her face, and ears
clean. then, she would lick the space between his shoulder blades!
He didn't like face cleanings.
She was too shy to take a treat from someone that she didn't know,
but never too shy to sit in their lap. Her bark was deep and
throaty, and never heard too often.
She would lay calmly while I put cream for allergies on her inner
thighs, and never tried to take the stitches out when she was
She loved the fall, because she loved the sound of the leaves as she
plowed, head first, through them.
She slept in, in the mornings, which was nice for me. When she got
up, she would press her sweet face against my side, and roll her way
down. Then, she would lay on my chest, so that when I opened my
eyes, I was looking into her liquid chocolate ones, feeling her
whiskers tickling my face!
None of that happens anymore, because, on June 11, 2005, I put her
in the underbelly of a plane!!
I send you my undying love, my precious Phoebe. I pray every night
that you forgive my fatal indiscretion. I won't ever forget you. You
brought a joy to my heart, that has been stung by the guilt of your
death! You trusted me to keep you safe, and I failed you! But, I
love you still!! Please forgive me, and be happy at the Bridge with
all the friends that I know you have made!!! I will keep a light on
for you, so that you will always know where I am!! Visit me often,
as I love the sound of your snores!
I miss you, Phoebe!! I love you!
With all the love in my heart, your momma, Barb