In Honor of Fred (fna Merlin)


In Memory of Fred(Merlin).

With heavy heart I must inform you all that wonderful little deaf Fred(Merlin) has gone to wait for Susan and me at The Rainbow Bridge. He just could no longer fight his diabetes, had a bad reaction and it was best for him to go to sleep.

His picture is enclosed. In his last couple of months he lost weight and became a playful little man.

From your AARF family
We're so sorry to hear about Merlin's passing. We remember the day he came to Aarf almost 8 years ago. He had been found running along I-95. He waited at a vet's office for his stray hold, which turned out to be very fortunate for him because two days after he arrived, he broke with parvo. We thought he was not going to make it. But the vet was awesome and Merlin was back to his usual bouncing self in no time. We loved that feisty terrier so much!

Run free, Merlin.




When We Meet Again

I was laying on the couch early one day
a dog was barking; from where I couldn't say
I got up from the couch and went outside
then off I went out into the countryside

I took a path thru the bushes and trees
but the sound of that bark kept nagging at me
I followed the path till I came to a river
I reached for a branch and caught a sliver

Under an oak tree I sat down to rest
I watched all the bird's fly from their nests
After awhile a group of ducks waddled by
then a fox gave chase so they decided to fly

I walked down the river past a small ridge
and down in the meadow there was a bridge
Down by the bridge thru the fog
I saw what I thought was the barking dog

Like a bolt of lightning in the dark
I knew right then that was my old friend's bark
I looked thru the fog toward the bridge again
and sure enough there was my old friend

As healthy and beautiful as the day we met
I ran down thru the meadow to greet my pet
He ran thru the meadow at such a fast pace
it was like the old days when we used to race

I hugged and kissed him as he licked my face
all his sickness was gone there wasn't a trace
We were together again after such a long time
the sun was shining and all was fine

We walked toward the bridge together again
then we crossed it together me and my friend
This is the way I know it will be
when we meet again my pet and me