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The Bridge

Posted by: | July 3, 2019 | 9 Comments |

This morning we helped Shelby cross the bridge. Her mind and body were just worn out.

It’s going to be tough for a long time. We’ll miss her…tremendously.

I’m know by now she’s found Penny and Charlie, and I know she’s found who and where the treats are kept along with the tennis balls.

On the way home we both looked at each other and said, what are we going to do without Shelby?


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  1. By: krun15 on July 3, 2019 at 12:02 pm      

    Oh you guys… I’m at a loss for words. I just went back and looked at the blog post I did after the first Tripawd Party we went to when we first met you guys, way back in 2009. I’m so glad we got to see Shelby in May. Sending peace and strength up north to you today.

  2. By: jerry on July 3, 2019 at 4:01 pm      

    Jack and Cindi, this completely took my breath away and knocked the wind out of me. It’s unbelievable and sorry can’t even describe the love and condolences we are sending to you. Woah. I thought the PP would live furever. It’s just not real. I can only imagine how you feel.

    Aside from the fact that she got her wings today, the other reason I am just shocked beyond belief is that this morning at 10:30 our time, I told a new member about the PP’s wagon:

    I think the PP paid me a visit, don’t you?

    WOW. That princess of yours! She will always be a part of us, even as an angel. She will never ever be furgotten.

    We love you guys, please know you are in our hearts and there’s lots of love coming to all of you right now, and always.

  3. By: Jana Hook on July 3, 2019 at 4:55 pm      

    Oh my heart is aching and the tears are flowing. I am so very sorry Jack and Cindi. Shelby had an amazing life with her wonderful people. She gave so much to so many people that needed her love. The Petite Princess was so special and I feel so honored to have known her. Sending you both hugs and prayers.

  4. By: benny55 on July 3, 2019 at 5:07 pm      

    Like everyone…..SHOCKED, STUNNED and SADDENED beyond words, Completely devoid of words right now.

    Shelby is truly a HUGE part of the foundation of this community. It’s as though….I dunno….it’s as though she would live furever in her physical form. She’s been our Goodwill Ambassador for so long!! She has touched so many lives!!

    Yeah, no words right now. Just sharing in your heartache and tears

    With love, so much love
    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

  5. By: benny55 on July 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm      

    And yes, I saw that delightful picture that Rene posted earlier today….and amiled… like I always do when I see a picture of Shelby and Her Wagon😊

  6. By: Codie Rae on July 3, 2019 at 6:38 pm      

    Aw HELL no. None of us here in the OP can believe our Petite Princess is gone. You guys gave her such a wonderful life and helped her to live out her full potential. The stories you told about her work were always so amazing. I loved that her “swan song” before retiring was providing comfort to the first responders fighting the recent NorCal fires. Shelby was truly gifted and must have helped hundreds, if not thousands of people. I think she was the sweetest dog I have ever met. I am SO glad we got to hang out with her and love on her in May, she was still her sweet self, if a little subdued.

    Please know that we are sending you all our love and lighting a candle for the P.P. tonight.

    Run free and whole Miss Shelby, you will always be in our hearts.

    Martha, Ralph, and the OP

  7. By: Lee an Jan on July 5, 2019 at 9:34 am      

    Very sorry, very sad

  8. By: Michelle on July 7, 2019 at 6:31 am      

    Oh no. I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Shelby. I can’t believe she is gone. Run free sweet Angel Shelby. You will always be apart of Tripawds and you will be whole and healthy now.

    Michelle & Angels Sassy & Bosch

  9. By: mom2shelby on July 9, 2019 at 9:19 am      

    I haven’t wanted to log-in and write this because I didn’t want to believe that it was true. That Shelby is over the bridge with my Shelby. I will forever remember the kindness you extended me when I started my journey … that common bond in knowing there was another “Shelby” out there.

    I am so honored that I got to meet you, and Shelby… every bit the petite princess and perfect in every way. Such a sweet and soulful girl. I loved her from the moment I met her.

    Your adventures, your outreach to your community after the fires with Shelby as the comfort girl, your love and your gifts… there are no words. I am truly so sorry for the loss of Shelby.

    But she will never ever be forgotten. She is one in a million and there is a permanent place in my heart for her and your family.

    With so much love!!!
    Alison with Spirit Shelby Lynne in her heart (and little Jasper Lily too)

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