Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Goodbye dear friend....Mr. Bones

With a heavy heart, I am sad to say Mr. Bones died Tuesday, 2-24-09. He was doing very poorly for several days. His mother Sharon graciously called me so that I had the opportunity to say goodbye over the phone before he went to the vets. Sharon is heartbroken but glad that he spent his last four months with her and her family. As far as I know, he had to be about 15 years old and had health issues for a few years. Mr. Bones will be returning with us to Best Friends in April and his ashes will be tucked in Angels Rest. Sharon wants him to return to the place where he was loved for years. I am so sad but know that he was one of the lucky ones, he experienced love from all over the world and will be missed by many including myself. Mr. Bones will now be smiling over the Rainbow Bridge. Please say a prayer for Sharon and her family and of course, Mr. Bones. Thank you. Joyce

Below is a wonderful poem written by my dear friend Isi that says it all.

I have never met Mr. Bones personally but I met him through your story telling Joyce. I tried to express my feelings by writing a poem for him:...

Mr. Bones, gentle ol’ boy,

Loved by so many,

Brought so much joy.

Skinny as Bones you came to Best Friends,...

Caring people were there for you,

Helping your starving body mend.

Water and P.J party’s your favorite thing to do,

You became a Star,…

You did not even know.

Touching so many hearts in every way,

One day you got adopted,

It was YOUR special day!

Short was your stay at your furrever home,

Illness struck your aging body,

In peace and dignity you were let go.

On angels wings. embraced by love,

You will always be remembered,

And always be in our hearts.

In Loving memory of Mr. Bones

Love, Isi

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Here he is......

Hi everyone, I am so sorry, had trouble with this one. Here he is....Mr. Bones at home.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hello everyone

Just wanted to pass these two pictures of Mr. Bones at home. He is doing good, adjusting well and loving life as you can see. Enjoy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Another article about Mr. Bones!!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

A message from Mr. Bones 11/08/08

To My Extended Family,

My mommy just got a moment to sit down and type (I’m laying beside her

eating my morning treats). First and most important, thank you for helping me

get home! I like my house; I have my own room/suite that has several beds,

different toys, blankets, bones, etc. I get to look out my big window into the front

yard and the front door. There is a vent by the window that blows out cold and

hot air, whichever I choose! I have my own yard too! I can go out whenever I

want (mommy, daddy, and the kid take me out). I can have someone play with

me or I can choose to hang by myself. I usually like to have them sit on the step

and talk to me while I do my thing. I can go out into the huge field behind my

house when I tell them I want to go. We have had some lovely walks, I get to

stop and sniff whatever I want, I get to choose what direction I want to go, the

length of time I want AND at my pace! I also have 4 cats that I really like and we

talk to each other through the baby gate. Momma Kitty is my favorite, when I am

going out; she likes to great me and then walks with me to the door. Mom and

Dad just shake their heads and keep going. I really enjoy talking to the cats and

we have some very intellectual conversations.

On Halloween, my mommy put out glow sticks down our long driveway and

then turned everything over to dad. I got to watch everything from my window in

my room/suite. I don’t think I like the doorbell, it is rather loud! I could not tell

what was coming up the stairs. All I know is when the big light went out, daddy

and I went for a nice walk and I got all kinds of yummy treats.

It took me a couple of weeks to get into a routine with my family and then they

changed the time! It only took 3 days to adjust to that, thank goodness! Mommy

and daddy don’t make me eat that yucky food that mommy brought home from

our road trip. I just refused to get it! Daddy started making me some yummy

meals and I am loving life; roasted chicken, beef stew, marinated beef roast,

veggies, etc. It is mixed into my kibble and I gobble it up! I can hardly wait until

Thanksgiving – smoked turkey, OH BOY! Plus mommy will be home for four

days straight! She said we will be making all kinds of items to send back to my

furry friends at Best Friends, since they haven’t been adopted yet.

Talk to you soon,

Mr. Bones Sowada

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Goodbye Video is posted.

Hi Everyone, Well Mr. Bones is settling in and we hope to be able to go a visit him within the next month or so (Sharon I will plan this with you not just pop in). We just want to really see him on the east coast!!!! And of course, we will take lots of pictures. Here is the link to a sweet goodbye video of Sharon and Mr. Bones....please get tissues first then enjoy!
Thank you again for all your support.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Oct. 20, 2008

Hi everyone, Sharon sent me these pictures for the blog. All is well with Mr. Bones and his new family. Sharon is trying to get back in the swing of her schedule of working and family along with Mr. Bones and her others. She will post an update soon but until then, enjoy the pictures. I apologize for not posting but it has been crazy. Teri one of the hardest working caretakers is kneeling with Mr. Bones and Thomas is the guy with the green hat on. I can only imagine how sad it was to say goodbye to an old friend even knowing he was being adopted. Thomas..we love you!
Check out Martha and Sharon's shirts!