Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Birthday My Son

Today my boy would have been 6.
It is still incredibly difficult to deal with the fact that he is gone and not coming back. It just so happens that today is the Middleburg Christmas Parade - an event that he loved to participate in. I will go and walk with all the Pyrs in his memory but it will not be the same. I understand that most people do not get my grief and so I have withdrawn and refrain from talking about him except for with a few close friends.

He was so amazing and loving that I wanted to do something in his honor and so I started a non-profit organization with one of his biggest supporters, my friend Gina. Its premise is to help people facing tough decisions about their companion animals by providing support and assisting with major medical costs through donations.

The website is at Companion Bridge and was created to provide a loving and supportive community for people to connect, share and assist one another on behalf of their animals. If you get a moment please check it out and if you can donate a little that would be great. It is my wish that it grow to help everyone that ever needs it even after I am long gone.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed sharing in Tonka's Journey and that we perhaps made you smile or helped you in some way.
Peace and Love Always


The Zoo Crew and Peeps said...

Love you. Tonka was that rare dog that touched everyone. We grieve with you and know that he is looking down on all of us with a very bright light of's all he knew because of his family and what you showed him. Give love, give trust, get Tonka.

chris lucky penny said...

Tonka was a true gem and a blessing. Thinking of you.

Tina said...

Oh, Alice! You've been on my mind a lot lately - I wondered how you were filling your days and hoped you were finding peace. I should have known you'd channel your vast stores of energy and skill into a loving and generous tribute to your son.

Liam sends love and kisses and says "Thanks for putting my photo on the Companion Bridge website, Auntie I gonna be famous like Tonka?" I told him he's so ornery he's more likely to be infamous. Hahaha ;)

liparifam said...

It takes time, time, and more time to come to some sort of a peace after such a great loss. I'll definitely lend my support to your cause...