The Last Will and Testament of
            An Extremely Distinguished Dog
         Eugene O'Neil

           One last word of farewell, Dear Master.
            When ever you visit my grave say to yourself
              with regret
but also with happiness in your heart
               rememberence of my
happy life with you:

               "Here lies one who loved me and whom I loved"
              No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you
             and not all the power of death can keep my
             spirit from wagging a grateful tail.

        " Kris will always be in my heart  as all my wonderful Chows are,
        but in a very special place.  Kris was my  first  smooth  chow.
I miss him terribly."




                   I Only Wanted You     

They say memories are golden well maybe that is true.

         I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.

         A million times I needed you, a million times I cried.
             If love alone could have saved you you never would have died.

                     In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still.
                    In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill.

                         If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane,
                           I'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.

                     Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.
                      But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

                           Author unknown


                    HEAVEN'S DOGGY DOOR

                    My best friend closed his eyes last night,
                      As his head was in my hand.
                    The Doctors said he was in pain,
                  And it was hard for him to stand.

                  The thoughts that scurried through my head,
                 As I cradled him in my arms.
                 Were of his younger, puppy years,
                 And OH...his many charms.

                    Today, there was no gentle nudge,
                    With an intense "I love you gaze",
                  Only a heart that’s filled with tears
                  Remembering our joy filled days.
              But an Angel just appeared to me,
                And he said,
            "You should cry no more,
                GOD also loves our canine friends,
                He's installed a 'doggy-door"!
            Author Unknown 

                          Masterpiece Kris Kringle sitting by the gate
                         are wood carvings created by Lisa Rogers
                    Creekside Carvings
                          Thanks Lisa for such an exquisite carving of Kris !