Tuesday, May 22, 2012


This is a story from a few years ago. 
It went viral but if you haven't had a chance to read it, you should . . . 
and, as it is my cynical nature, I queried Snopes
The story checks out . . . 
so read it. 
Meredith age 4 hugs her dog Abbey. Mailed the photo to God so he would recognize Abbey. marchmatron.com
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. 
The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. 
She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. She dictated a letter:

Dear God, 
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. 
I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her. 
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’. 
Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, When a Pet Dies. Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope.
On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey and Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.
Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love. 

#Dog #Kindness #LetterToGod #Kid 
Updated 5/16/2018

Other stories of Dogs and Kids: 

Cute Little "Fucher"

My Baby Odin, Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy. marchmatron.com
My Bernese Mountain Dog Odin. 

My Baby Odin, Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy. marchmatron.com
We recently had to put him down
and we miss him.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is amazing! What a thoughtful gift.

Rachel said...

That's such a sweet story. I'm so glad I read it. Thanks for sharing ♥