January 06, 2022

FOR A SPECIAL FRIEND and a RAINBOW CROSSING and a Thankful Thursday Story

This is MAX.  Max has crossed his Rainbow Bridge, to be reunited 
with his beloved Amber, who left in January 2020.
They were best known as the DaWeenies of Florida, 
arriving there in 2004 as two little teenie-weenies, 
you could hold in the palm of your hand!
Both were blessed to live a good and long life ~ 
though it is never long enough, is it?
Below, a few images of the two together followed by a story.
A "thankful Thursday" story ~ of course, never thankful to have lost a beloved
pet ~ but thankful for the home, the family, the Mom he had, please read on ...

MAX, and Amber before, lived with Linda in Florida, I had the privilege to meet Linda 
once when I lived there, let me tell you about her ~ 
you see, Max and Amber had many, many siblings over many years.  
Community shelters would know to make a call to Linda, 
tell her of the older, the sick, injured and
ailing pups that none would adopt.  Those nearing their end of days.
They knew, without question, these pups would find a home with Linda.
They did.  Pup after pup after pup.  Adopted, cared for and loved, until
it was time for their crossing of the bridge.
The DaWeenies home was a home for all, and when that time came, each
would live on in the private Memory Garden, still cared for, still loved, not forgotten.
~ ~ ~
Since 2012, Linda has been the heart and soul of
Our Rainbow Friends.
Each month she posts images, edits and publishes
this blog in memory of all pets who have crossed their rainbow bridge.
Her devotion and commitment and love shown to so
many has been boundless.
To say thank you seems inadequate, to say I am sorry for your loss seems too little.
May all your beloved pups rest in peace, forever.


  1. we are so sorry... and we have a place next to amber in our hearts for her bro max....

  2. I am so sorry for her sad news. I didn't know about Linda, but she is a true Angel on Earth.

  3. so sorry to hear they are both gone, I do not follow them, but remember them from all the blogger antics over the last few years.

  4. We are so sorry to hear about this loss. Lee and Phod

  5. We were sad to hear that Max had gone to the Bridge but we know he and Amber are happy to be together again.

  6. What a sweet little pup, I am so very sorry to hear of his loss. What a wonderful woman Linda is, we're sending lots of purrs and prayers her way.

  7. We are also very sad to hear about Max and we're even sadder that such a nice person as Linda has so much heartache, but she has an extra large heart and truly loves every soul that crosses her path. we're most thankful for humans like Linda. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

  8. So sorry about her loss. It's so hard when they leave us. They bring us such joy.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to June. ♥

  9. Awe so sad :'( Saying lots of pawrayers fur Linda.

    Matt & Matilda

  10. We did not know Max and Amber and Linda - thank you for telling us about them. We send purrayers and POTP to Linda and all her pack !

  11. Ann what a wonderful heartwarming post about Max and Amber and their wonderful loving Mom, Linda.
    I love the collage photos too
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. We were so sad for the Weenies' Peeps when we heard that Max took the journey OTB. We know that Amber and all the befores greeted him with much barking and yipping (Queen Nellie told us). Thanks for such a wonderful eulogy, we will stop at their blog to leave our condolences.

  13. We're so sorry. We're sending healing purrs to Max's family.

  14. Linda is an angel on earth. Sending love and purrs as she mourns her beloved Max.

  15. So sorry to hear this. Any time a beloved companion crossed the Bridge it is sad.
    Purrs to his Family <3
    Purrs, Julie

  16. Ann...again I'm at a loss for words. Thank you so much for this beautiful post and tribute to Max and Amber. I also have to go and buy another box of tissues...I've gone through 2 boxes this week. The tears shed for this post aren't sad tears though. They are happy tears because I'm thankful to have a wonderful friend like you. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  17. Amber and Max were one of our first friends.
    We are not blogging but still reading
    about all our friends.
    Sweet Dreams Max.

    Linda Astro Angel Mitzie and Angel Cinnamon

  18. My heart aches for all who knew and loved Max. You're right, i've said it for years, no matter how long we have our beloved ones in our lives, it's never long enough.

  19. Max is an angel now ~ bless all ~ especially the DaWeenies of Fl. Xo

    Wishing you a Happy Day ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. Our Angels knew Amber and Max from way back when and their wonderful peeps. We are so sad about another loss for them. Soft woos and gentle hugs from us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber