I have been very fortunate in my life, and my after life, to reach across the Internet, on Tanner Brigade, Doggyspace, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and other sites. I have made so many friends. Some of them you all know like a member of your own pack. Others are lesser known. This week I would like to honor two of my friends who have gone to the Bridge. The first is the monstrous Great Dane known as Giant George.
Giant George was one of the most famous pups in the world. A Great Dane, George stood three feet, seven inches tall from his paw to his shoulder and was seven feet long. He was just about to turn eight, not many years on the mortal side, when he passed over. His family, including owner David Nasser and his wife Christine, said that George crossed the Bridge peacefully surrounded by his family. George was listed at the world’s largest dogs by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an author and was seen on programs such as Good Morning America. He used his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GiantGeorge) to help raise money for many worthy dog charities.
When I met George at the top of the stairs on the Eternal side of the river I was stunned. His paws were bigger than my entire body, and his heart was bigger than any I had ever seen. After climbing up on several books to swear him in I saw George playing with the smaller pups and giving them rides using his great angel wings.
To honor George’s memory, on his first Bridge birthday, November 17, 2013, his family has asked “In honor of what would be Giant George's 8th Birthday, he is asking that you donate your time and/or money to an animal cause or charitable organization that is important to you and your family.” You can visit the Giant George Service Day here” https://www.facebook.com/events/563370260385407/
Our second honoree maybe much smaller in size, but nowhere smaller in heart or influence. He is our very dear friend Benny from the blog http://www.twofrenchbulldogs.com/.
Benny passed over to my side of the Bridge this week. I read that he had lost his battle with cancer, but those words are never true. I passed over because of cancer, as did Benny, but neither one of us ever lost a battle in our lives, we were just called to the other side, and could not refuse.
I visited Benny, and his sister Lily’s page everyday, as did many others, and they always shared their adventures with us, much to our delight. Benny stayed with Lily and his mom as long as he could, and we all prayed for more time, but now that Benny is on our side, we need you to say a prayer for those left behind, mainly Lily and their Mom.
When they made George, the world’s largest dog, they broke the mold, and when they made Benny, they broke the mold too, and they will both be missed by their family and their friends, both who they see , and online.
And now, if you don’t mind, George is giving Giant Angel rides and Benny and I are next in line.
Let’s go Benny, let’s fly.