Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Rainbow Bridge

~Katie~
December 31, 1998 ~ July 22, 2011

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.  

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.  There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.  There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.  

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.  Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and time gone by.  The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.  His bright eyes are intent.  His eager body quivers.  Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.  

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.  The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.  Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

~Author Unknown 

2 comments:

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Oh, Marian, I just took Sidney, our 12 year old Lab in two days ago to be put down. It has been a very heavy time since. Heb was a dear, as they all are, and your post brought it home...

Marian Love Phillips said...

Jack, I'm so sorry for your loss as well for Sidney. It is not easy and I keep thinking Katie is here and hear a bark or a whimper but I look and she's not here of course. They can really grow on you and it's tough to let them go but you know they are better off. Someone shared this Rainbow Bridge with me last night on a forum and I had never seen it before and wanted to post it for Katie and for all dogs that are at Rainbow Bridge until we meet again.

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