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There aren’t enough words to say Thank You

So I’ve never really been very good at sending cards or letters.  I’m so bad that most years my Christmas cards get mailed out on December 23rd, and a couple of times I just haven’t sent them out at all.  And I’ve never been good at putting things into words, especially in writing.  I had joined Tripawds 2 years before I wrote my first forum post – Murphy fell on the ice on our deck.  And 3 years before I even started this blog!

We’ve lost other pets before, so I knew that when we said good-bye to Murphy that we would get a couple of cards …it’s what some people do, and it’s always appreciated, even if each one brings more tears.  Each card shows me that someone cares enough to reach out, that they truly understand our pain.   But there was more.

My sister (who really is not much of an animal person) sent us a copy of the Rainbow Bridge poem & a prayer to St. Frances.  My “twin” Paula & Linda sent paw print stones & a beautiful personalized stepping stone.  And Michelle made a donation to Michigan State University’s oncology fund in Murphy’s name (I didn’t even know that existed!).  I am so touched beyond words.  Who knew 4 years ago that people I met here would become some of my closest friends?

I have no regrets for the path that we took with Murphy.  I am angry that another cancer took him – it’s just not fair!  But I know that we gave him a good life and he did beat the odds of his first cancer, so that’s a win.  Cassie & Max are doing pretty good; I think having them there helped.




  We donated Murphy’s unopened food & treats, as well as a couple of blankets to the local animal shelter in his memory.  They posted our note on Facebook.                         

I cried a lot when I read that Eurydice & Fionn joined Murphy at the Bridge all on the same day … what a party they must have had!

~ by midnighter94 on June 28, 2017 .

6 Responses to “There aren’t enough words to say Thank You”

  1.   benny55 Says:

    Oh Donna, tears flowing. It’s so heartwarming to see the outpouring of love for you and Glenn on behalf of Murphy. If you ever had any doubt how very special victorious, happy Murphy is to us, you sure don’t now!

    The cards and notes, the thoughtful donation, the very special stone…all because YOU znd MURPHY are such local and Souls who have inspired us and touched our hearts every day of this journey. And Murphys’s legacy of hope will continue to touch lives.


    Thank you for sharing these special remembrances for ohr beloved Murphy with us from these caring Souls. Feel the love Donna, feel the love 🙂

    Sending love always

    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

  2.   benny55 Says:

    And so I jusf went back to the site…and there was that beautiful banner of Murphy’s! 🙂 🙂

  3.   linda8115 Says:

    Oh Donna! Still tearing up here when I see your precious boys pictures! But I’m also smiling now too through the tears. I do believe Murphy would want us to be able to smile through it all too. Because that is who Murphy was. Always our smiling happy happy boy! You and Glenn did give him the most special life and so unselfishly shared him with all of us here so we would all have hope and courage to walk down this path! And Murphy will continue to do just that…his legacy will continue here always, he’ll always be Miracle Murphy! Sending you hugs and love my friend and am looking forward to the next time I see you! Hoping a meetup in Green Bay at your “twins” house will work for us Midwesterners at some point this summer/fall. So glad to hear Cassie and Max are doing “pretty well” and yes I’m sure it did help them to be there. As Sally said “feel the love Donna” because you and Glenn are much loved!

  4.   jerry Says:

    Awwww Donna. You and Murphy made such an impact here in so many ways. He will be missed tremendously but never, ever forgotten. Thank yo for being our friend and family member too. You have touched more people and pets than you’ll ever know.

    Love you lots!

  5.   dobemom Says:

    I think you are pretty good with words, especially since your heart is heavy with emotion. You and Glenn gave him the best life, and you know this. You’ve been showing me the way on this journey for over 3 years now; and I will look to you (and hopefully follow your lead) when our journey ends. Murphy’s star will forever shine bright….love never leaves!

    Love you guys,

    Paula and Nitro

  6.   Michelle Says:

    I don’t know how I missed this post. But Murphy was a very special boy. I am honored to have gotten to meet him. You and Glenn and Murphy are all inspirations to us.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

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