Monday, March 21, 2011

"Come Back Again"

Spring was coming.
It was bringing a gift of friendship to my moms and me.
It should be here very soon.
I waited and I waited.
Magic bubbles began to swirl in the cloudless sky.
Birdies were singing, and chickadees were peeking in my windows.
Shadows were playing peek a boo, in the sunshine.

I looked outside, and I waited, so patiently.
I knew spring would open like a brand new flower blossom, before my very eyes.
Spring will bring me some new memories to cherish in my heart-forever.
My heart is wide open for many new memories.

My heart is open for new beginnings to unfold.

Come spring- Come soon- I am ready!
Bring me new beginnings,
Bring me new memories…
Come touch my heart.

I waited so patiently. I knew that at any moment.....
"springs gift" would come to me.

Like an unimaginable miracle,
the magic bubbles danced,
and as the bubbles swirled

I saw her. There she was.
She was reaching for me..... it was Stubby's mom.

My Earth Friend Stubby----- who lives in all our hearts and at the Rainbow Bridge,,,,,
his mom Michele, traveled from her side of the world, and came to my world.
She came to my forest to see me, and my moms.

We walked in the forest together. We held paws.
We whispered secrets into each others ears.
We went for a walk.

And then we found a little orpan tree growing along the side of the road.
The little tree reached up its arms to us, and asked us to take it home took.

What's a Tweedles to do?
Of course we did!

The little tree came home with us!
We planted the little tree in my very own forest, and he stretched his roots... and then he yawned!

Suddenly the forest began to sing.
It was a happy moment!
Sunshine and rain, will touch the little tree and soon the little tree will sing too!
We planted the little tree in memory of my Earth Friend Stubby.
It was a good day. It was a new beginning for all of us.

Michele brought me the biggest surprise of all. This is Flat Stubby.
Flat Stubby and I can go everywhere together,,,,, just everywhere.

As we sit in the forest and listen to the forest sing,,,
I feel a thankful that I allowed my heart to open,
open to new beginnings.
This blossom of friendship has touched my heart.

Today all of us made memory books. I will treasure the memory forever.
We looked at the wonderful books that Michele brought for my moms and me.
Tomorrow I will read "The flight of the Hummingbird".

Michele showed my moms and me, the beautiful "Stubby quilt " that friends so carefully sewed with love. So many beautiful photos of Stubby,,, so many beautiful turtles,,, I could feel the love
flow from the quilt.
We laughed. I shared my forest and my kats.
We visited the tad poles,,,
We watched birdies outside my window.
And now I reflect,,, and I think about,,,

these kinds hands,
these hands of Michele's
I think about the way she stroked my fur
I think about the gentleness
and kindness in her words,
(when she whispers my name. )
I felt trust.
I feel happy.
Now I know why Stubby was so happy.

Welcome Spring!
Nitey Nite


Laurie Whitehouse said...

You are adorable, Tweedles! I know you and my two friends, Max and Wrigley, would be great buddies!-Laurie

Joan said...

I second that!! Tweedles you ARE ADORABLE. What a lovely, lovely post today. And how even more lovely to meet such a special friend. Sounds like your day was truly magical. Thank you for being you, Tweedles. Each and every time I visit your words, it touches my heart. (And today I needed a pick me up because we are a tad sad over her cuz little Janie isn't feeling well - she has a uterus infection that is causing bleeding - they told us thats a good thing - but it is so hard to see. She will be spayed on Thursday, so hopefully all will be well - we just have to watch her closely tonight for the next 24 hours. Think special thoughts for us Tweedles, okay?)

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh Tweedles,
I am so happy for you! I know how much Stubby and Michelle mean to you. What an amazing gift!
They say that the greatest gift one can give anyone is to simply just BE THERE!
What a treasure your day must have been and how significant that little tree will become in the years ahead.
My heart is singing for you.
Sending lotsaluv

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful day you had with Michele and and flat Stubbie, Tweedles. Your little tree will grow beautiful and tall!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Tweedles, I am so happy you were able to visit with Stubby's mom. I am sure it was special (and healing) for her to! What a wonderful way to begin spring.

Your pal, Pip

Punchbugpug said...

Tweedles how wonderful!!!! Such a treasured visit for you and your moms! Plus, now a tree to remember the day always!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

Oh Tweedles!
What a magical weekend you shared with all of us!
Yes, Stubby is always always with you and is enjoying all of the new things that are unfolding.

so much love and joy!
so much to appreciate!
so much to look forward to and...
to Enjoy!

thank you for sharing your magic.
I can feel it too with all of my heart.


Sharon Wagner said...

Those magic bubbles are always bringing something special. I should start watching for those myself!

Barbara said...

Oh Tweedles, I'm so happy that Michelle came to see you and brought you flat Stubby! Now you can look at him all day long! I love that you found a tree and planted it in your forest. That way, Michelle and Stubby's memories will always be in your forest and you can watch them grow and grow.

The quilt of memories must have been beautiful - you look so peaceful on it. Michelle looks like she's letting happy in her life again.

Thank you, Tweedles, for your magic bubbles, your great big heart and reminding us that life is short, sweet and precious.

I love you!!!

Barbara said...

PS: Joan, we are sending special healing thoughts to Janie, and hope she is better very soon!

Pearl and Daisy said...


You got Mommy's eyes all leaky again!

What a beautiful tribute to Stubby.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Nancy Medina said...

Oh Tweedleys, you have made me cry again little poet pug. I'm so glad you got to meet Aunty Michele and now you have flat Stubby to be your friend. You make me believe in magic.
Aunty Nancy

Chatty Crone said...

Gee Tweedles - what a great start of spring for you. Honestly. So nice of your friend to come by for a visit. Then you go out together. I think every one had a wonderful wonderful time.


Jan Mader said...

Oh Tweedles I can tell by your pictures that you were so happy to spend time with Stubby's mom. Now flat Stubby can go everywhere with's so wonderful.

Please tell your moms that my email is down and out for the time being. The email I'm using until it is fixed is:

I hope I will talk to you tonight!

Suka said...

hey Tweedles,

I just love the World you live in! I think it is fabulous that you opened your heart wide open and the next think you know, Stubby's mom is with you, sharing her love and Stubby's memories with you and your moms! So wonderful!

I love that you found a baby tree with Flat Stubby. As the tree grows your heart will grow with even more love and memories!

Thank you for being you Tweedles!


Pearl said...

Oh Tweedles! I am so excited that you got to meet Auntie Michele. Isn't she a doll? And I'm SO jealous that she got to meet YOU! What a wonderful time!

Thank you for another sweet post. your heart shines through in all of your words.

Pearly Poo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh Tweedles, we are just so overjoyed for you that you got to meet Michele - we think Stubby sent her to you. What a special tree your Stubby Tree will be - may it flourish and be healthy for years to come.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ellie said...

Tweedles, I'm sure your tree will grow strong and beautiful, just like you! I can't wait for spring either!

ra husky said...

Harrrooo Tweedles:) That is so furry awesome to plant a tree for a loved one, we are sure it will grow tall and prosper. Thank you for visiting our bloggy, we would be honored to run & play in the forest with you mate. Peace to you & yours Tweedles,

RA & Isis

Hank said...

Tweedles, it just so happens that my mom wuz talkin'tuh Michele on the phone tuhnight, and she 'bout crapped a duck when she found out 'bout this visit!

She is so JELLLLUS that Michele got tuh meet you!!!

Anyhoo, looks like y'all had a great time, an' whut a great idea tuh plant a tree fer Stubman!

Wilma said...

I love your heart. What a wonderful, magical day. So special to find a tree just for Stubby to grow in your forest. I can see your happiness in your eyes. I hope someday I can visit you.
Tweedles! Your book! So exciting. That is what I will ask my mom for for my birthday!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful visit you had with Stubby's mom. I bet she loved on you and you made her feel happy in her heart. That is a sweet thing to plant a new tree in memory of Stubby. Flat Stubby will have good adventures at your home! You are so sweet....Little Tweedles!

Kisses to you all!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Darling Tweedles, you are the dearest friend to have in all of this whole, wide world. On this earth or in the Heavens you have been a steadfast, cherished friend to Stubby. I know that wherever he is right now you are tucked inside of his heart - forever.

Joan said...


Just stoppin' by for this:


Thank you!

Much Luv,
Little Janie Puggie Poo
p.s. don't worry, I'm resting, too - my mommy wouldn't have it any other way.

Diane said...

Hello my angel!
Aunt Diane LOVED your post! That is just wonderful that you got to meet Stubby's mom, Michele. I know how much you loved & miss Stubby. That was so kind of her to come & meet with you. I can tell she's a very nice person. WHat a cute little flat Stubby friend she brough you too. You are one lucky little girl! Spring is here! AUnt Diane loves you! xoxoxo for your moms too!

sophie...^5 said...

Oh Tweedles....Michelle has a heart of gold and wanted share her love with you and your Moms. The tree planting is so symbolic and it's going to grow so tall and protect you from the winds. Flat Stubby is one jovial little feller...and you are so fortunate to have a new replica of your 'over the rainbow' friend wink wink!

bbes tribe said...

Tweedles, you are the sweetest and we are so glad you got to spend time with Michelle and that you now have flat Stubby to go places and be with you!! We know Stubby's tree will grow tall and strong and always remind you of him. That way you can visit him anytime you want.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Tweedles & Mom's!! I missed this post on Monday am so glad you had such wonderful visit from your friend!! I know how a visit with a good friend can mend your heart!! And, what a wonderful tribute to Stubby to plant a tree that will now be part of your special and beautiful forest!

soggibottom said...

Things are there, and meant to be shared. Always better to be able to share, good to have lots of fuss that goes with it Tweedles. :-)
Sounds as if you all had happy thoughts.... :-) Pleased :-)
lots of luv AMES :-)xxx

soggibottom said...

One Special thought.... JUST FOR STUBBY :-)X

dw said...

Tweedles, how great that you got to spend some time with Stubby's mom! And planting a tree in Stubby's memory is an awesome way to remember our dear friend. I'm so glad you enjoyed a special, magical day!

Salinger The Pug said...

Oh Tweedles!!! We're so happy that you got to spend time with Stubby's mom! Isn't she the BEST person EVER? Every word she says is like a big hug around you!

We loved the story about the little tree! We're going to plant one here and one up near Stubby's house sometime soon when the sun spends more time outside!

Tell your moms to give you lots of kisses and tummy rubs from us!

S-Dog (and Laura)

KB said...

The story of your day of friendship made my eyes fill with tears. Tears of love, sadness, happiness, and hope, all at once.

You are so special Tweedles. I also can see why Stubby was so happy.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great great post!

I'm glad I saved it to read!

Thanks fur sharing those furry special times!