Ventured Through


Hello my friends

It’s been a sad week around the Pearce’s place,
as our dear Milo had to be put to sleep.  He had
multiple health issues including liver cancer and
he was losing weight very quickly.  The poor guy
was hanging on with everything that he had,  but
we knew he was suffering.  He was so weak that
he could barely stand up.  But he gave it as large
a gungho as he could possibly give.  When I was
petting him,  he would fall over.  We loved and we
still love him tons and we knew this was best as
he was dying before our eyes.  We took him to
the vet and after he ran all of his test he said that
Milo is dying and probably the only thing keeping
him alive is his love for us.  They kept him over
night to run test and this was the conclusion. We
drove back to Presque Isle to be with Milo before
he was put to sleep and we held him and hugged
and kissed him.  We brought Benny in to say his
good-byes,  but Benny could hardly look at him
as he whimpered.   Then after the vet gave Milo
his shot to put him to sleep,  Benny came over
and sniffed and licked him as if to kiss his big
brother goodbye.  But it doesn’t end in a sad
note.  We happened across another dog in need
of a home and we bought him.  He’s like Benny,
a rescue dog.  His name is Rocky and he’s a 3
year old brown and white Shihtzu.  We will get
him this week.  He is coming from way down in
Florida.  Hehehe The little boy might of never
seen snow,  but he’s in for a surprise LOL.  We
will never forget Milo.  Milo was a big part of
our lives and a wonderful big brother to Benny.
This house will never be the same without him.
He had his silly little ways.  Fortunately,  I was
able to get him in a video with me playing my
congas July 4th.  He was outside with Benny
just walking around.  The video makes Judy
and I cry,  but we know he’s not hurting any
more as he waits at Rainbow Bridge for Judy
I and Benny to journey with us on into Heaven.

Here’s a little story I found on the Internet about


‘There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many
colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there
is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush
green grass.  When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes
to this place. There is always food and water and
warm spring weather. All the animals who have
been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole
and strong again, just as we remember them
in our dreams of days and times gone by……
The animals are happy and content, except for
one small thing; they each miss someone very
special to them, who had to be left behind. They
all run and play together, but the day comes when
one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His
bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to
quiver. Suddenly he begins to run from the group,
flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him
faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when
you and your special friend finally meet, you cling
together in joyous reunion. The happy kisses rain
upon your face; your hands again caress the
beloved head, and you look once more into the
trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from
your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together,
never again to be separated.’
OK so now it’s on with my own rambling about
the newest member of our little family.  Rocky
is in for a great surprise as is also Benny for
Benny’s birthday is Thursday and what a great
birthday present this is for this little ball of fur
that has brought us so much joy.  We can’t wait
to hear the pitter patter of them playing chase
through the house and watch them playing with
each other as well as the doggy toys hehehehe.
We’re not yet sure when to go and pick Rocky
up,  but she promised it would be this week 🙂
I have a feeling I might get peed on again LOL.
When we picked up Benny from the airport on
March 11 2012,  Benny’s flight had been delayed
and he had been in his crate for 5 hours.  That
boy had to pee,  but he was so nervous that he
couldn’t,  but while Judy drove and he rode in
my lap,  he became relaxed and well,  you know
the rest hehehe.  Now I am marked territory
and he loves to lie in my lap and fall asleep 🙂
Rocky looks like he’s almost the same size as
Benny from the pictures,  but we will see.  We
are so anxious that we can hardly wait.  So,
Pearce’s Place is acquiring another heartbeat.
We are having Milo cremated and keeping
his ashes.  He will always be a part of our
home,  for our love shall never end.  I have
him and Benny tattooed on my forearm so
I am always with memories hehehe.  They
are running up my arm 🙂  In time I will
add Rocky in a way that he joins in the
chase up my arm,  but that is for another
day.  For now,  Judy and I are trying to
keep Benny cheered,  because he misses
his big brother.  LOL This time Benny
will be the big brother being he turns 4
next Thursday and Rocky turned 3 years
old February 4th of this year.  Now,  what
else is there to tell you.  Well,  there has
not been much else happening other than
what we did with Milo Monday and then
his last day on Tuesday.  Other than that
Judy and I spent time thinking of what
we should do and we both came to the
conclusion that Benny needed another
brother to play with and cheer him up.
So we started searching the sites.  Judy
went back to Puppyfind where she
found Benny and that’s where she saw
Rocky.  We both fell in love with him
and decided to get him.  I just know he
will brighten up our little home once
again.  The lady said that Rocky is
good with children and other dogs,  so
that’s great.  She said that when he
gets excited he runs around in circles.
LOL Just right for Benny.  It’s been
sort of warm for the passed few days
up here,  but I’m sure it’s nothing like
what it is down southern ways hehehe.
Right now it’s 82 F degrees and it’s
supposed to be the same Monday and
Tuesday,  but drop back down to the
mid 70’s after that.  It’s not been that
bad.  It’s just that I can handle cold
weather better than I can hot weather.
My lack of intestines along with being
hot natured makes me dehydrate very
easy.  We’ve been taking Benny out
for a little run in the field in front of
our house as often as possible.  He
loves to romp and play in the field 🙂
Him and Milo used to run side by side
as they ventured through the field
and also running through the house 🙂
We are excitedly waiting for our new
little boy to bounce throughout our
house with Benny.  LOL I can’t wait
to see how he reacts to the snow when
it starts coming down hehehe.  We
shall see 🙂  So,  I guess next weeks
journal will have updates on Rocky
and how he’s doing.  God has most
surely blessed our little home with
His Love.  We can feel His love  as
we look at one another.  Sometimes
things will happen that we would
rather not happen,  but God knows
what we need and He will provide.
We never want to lose a loved one,
but if you think about it,  it’s not a
loss,  but a temporary separation,
for we will be joined once again in
Heaven.  Let God shine in your life.
Don’t let death of a loved one to put
you into a world of anger,  but know
that God is in control and His Son
Jesus Christ is with us to help us to
make our new beginnings.  Now,  I
believe it’s time for me to be taking
my little journey back through all of
my ramblings to see if I can find a
good word or phrase that I can use
for the title of today’s brand new
poem.  So,  it’s away I go to that
place of my recollection that I always
like to call RECOLLECT VILLE.
I think I may have spotted a good
title just a little ways back in my
rambling and after checking I see
that I have not used it as of yet,  but
used it shall be today.  Here goes…

Ventured Through

Those four legged days
with two in a field
have ventured through
not so concealed.
They’d bounce around
from here to there
and then wind up
most anywhere.
Benny and Milo
with heads held high
would run around
beneath the sky
They’d be together
each way they’d go
found in the summer
and wintertime’s snow.
Yet now dear Milo
is on Heaven’s ground
waiting for Benny
and us to be found.
We’ll never forget him,
for he was our boy
that ventured through
and brought us much joy.

©By Bill Pearce
July 12,  2015

OK,  so you can kind of tell that we miss our
little boy,  but we know he’s in a better place
and he is no longer in any pain.  He’s waiting
now to see us walking in the distance to come
join us in Heaven.  That day will come,  BUT,
for now,  we have another little bundle of joy
coming to be with us and join our little family.
This week is filled with great anticipation as
we await the message to pick Rocky up and
bring him home from the airport.  We are so
excited 🙂  So,  what else is there to tell you
that I haven’t already?  Hmm,  I can’t think
of anything,  so I guess it’s time for me to
be telling you what I tell you almost every
week and that is I wrote some more poems
and haiku.  Yeppers,  10 more poems with
1 being sort of Christmassy and 2 of them
are about our four legged friends.  I also
once again wrote 22 haiku for all of the
haiku lovers out there.  I hope you can find
1 or 2 of either or both that you like.  Now
I believe it’s time for me to be searching
for that confounded off switch that’s not so
great at hiding,  but not before I wish you
a most wonderful weekend and a blessings
filled week.  Remember,  Jesus loves you
and we do too.  OK,  now where are ya
you little whippersnapper?   Awww,  come
on.  Can’t ya find a better hiding place
than my salt shaker?  Sheesh,  sometimes
I think you’re just lazy hehehe.  Anyways,
I gotcha,  see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill,  Judy,  Benny,  Milo
and soon to be Rocky Pearce

Now it’s on with the poems and haiku
10 and 22 hehehehehehehehehehehe 🙂

Those Special Times

Those days remembered
a time ago
can be the peace
to end our woe.
Those special times
with mans best friend
are times so loved
that never end.
They live forever
deep inside
those special times
with each car ride.
That tail a wagging
wanting to go
those special times
a time ago.
The scenes are magical
which now reminds
of wonderful days
those special times.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

Without Their Love

When sadness comes into our lives
as doorways found with pain
the ones we find with wagging tails
are there with peace to gain.
All those wonderful four legged friends
come with smiles to give
to help us when the world around us
is so hard to live.
For without their love so great
we might not understand
what unconditional really means
when Lord God holds our hand.
Those four legged friends so Heaven sent
are here to show so true
how that true love’s meant to be
as God loves me and you.
Without their love we’d never know
what peace can really be,
for they show love unconditional
for the world to see.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

Time Rolls On

A summers day
with wind a blowing
gives me peace
that God’s bestowing.
Time rolls on
with minutes found
giving choices
to look around.
The pages turn
with time to read
and find the things
we really need.
Summers blessings
coming on cue
to display
a wondrous view.
Found within
the minutes gone
summer comes
and time rolls on.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

When Now Meets Then

Finding a footing
when now meets then
there is so often
ones wondering when.
The moments the minutes
where shadows are seen
bring many illusions
of a nightmare or dream.
When now meets then
it often portrays
some similar instances
day after day.
Yet each occurrence
is different by far
when now meets then
the way that things are.
You might just remember
an instance of when,
but there are differences
when now meets then.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

Searching For Winter

As I recall now
that wintertime snow
I now am feeling
a summertime woe.
Searching for winter
and Christmastime too
I find I’m thinking
of a sparkling hue.
Glittering scenes
in the snow oh so white
with lights all a twinkling
into the night.
Christmastime’s joyful
I now remember
while I am now just
searching for winter.
For now the weather
is OK for me,
but I prefer it
with white snow to see.
The cold of winter
helps me to feel
the blessings of life
so Christmassy real.
Those Christmas songs
that I love so,
I wish now to hear
on the radio.
Songs of Lord Jesus
and Santa Claus too
are what that I like
with a Heavenly view.
Searching for winter
on through summertime
finds me just gazing
searching for a sign.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

A Smile From The Heart

When love is encountered
and blossoms and grows
a smile from the heart
Lord Jesus bestows.
As two find their pathway
together in life
the doorways are sometimes
a husband and wife.
A smile from the heart
can most surely bring peace
helping one another
with a little relief.
Often when united
two hearts will combine
and create another pathway
to a wonderful time.
A smile from the heart
is often what’s needed
to make the beginning
of blessings succeeded.
So as the minutes
and hours tick on
a smile from the heart
can make a great dawn.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

Not Letting  Lie

When truthful finds fiction
with your alibi
time finds it better
not letting a lie.
If you’re found fibbing
about who you are
the truth might be found
from someone afar.
So it’s better to not let
yourself fall away
living in liars ville
day after day.
The truth will be found
when it’s least expected
as someone that knows
with time stood corrected.
Find now the flavors
of true honesty
not letting a lie
to be who you’ll be.
For surely the truth
will one day be shared
when someone that knows
displays you’re impaired.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

Lost Beyond Time

While now might show
a moment displayed
found as a wonderful
minute God made,
the time ticks onwards
making more blessings
found with uniqueness
as Heavenly dressing.
Sometimes those moments
will get hidden away
and we will forget them
with day after day.
They’re lost beyond time
when memory is week
those special times
that now seems antique.
We need to remember
what God gave to find
and not let it be
just lost beyond time.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

A Cosmic Voyage

A rocket tour
to outer space
becomes a trip
another place.
Heading upwards
to the sky
a cosmic voyage
now watch it fly.
Within a thought
of dreams and more
this rocket tour
will open a door.
Minds of mysteries
displaying true
a cosmic voyage
for me and you.
For we can dream
of flying away
a cosmic voyage
another day.
The scenes all change
as stars are found
way up in space
without a ground.
A cosmic voyage
to great extent
within a dream
of where you went.
You can take off
any time
to that cosmic
so sublime.
Search creations
smiling face
a cosmic voyage
to outer space.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

Tomorrow’s Yesterday

As passing days become
tomorrow’s yesterday
the minutes that we see
might just fade away.
The echoes of heartbeats
that might intertwine
can become yesterday’s
moments we find.
Tomorrow’s yesterday
finds us exploring
what that had passed on
that we were adoring.
With each and every sight
that our eyes might see
the days continue on
with what will be will be.
Let God to show you
His love as you pray
and He’ll show you blessings
tomorrow’s yesterday.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

for July 11,  2015

Watching the flowers
as they grow with their blossoms
shows many blessings.

As summer falls nigh
and autumn shows its colors
winter will prevail.

Beyond the starlight
holds mysteries of unknown
places that exist.

A wind driven leaf
flies briskly as a airplane
seeking where to land.

Summertime’s storm clouds
often bring in a cool breeze
along with some rain.

God shows His Glory
in many things we don’t see,
but yet we feel them.

Moments of vengeful
can create your own demise,
so try and find peace.

When lost in a dream
you might lose reality
and find a nightmare.

Standing and watching
and not trying to give help
can come back to haunt.

Many keep secrets
locked tight within their minds
for fear of judgment.

Long awaited time
will come sometimes so slowly
it seems not moving.

Narrowly missing
the troubles within your path
doesn’t mean they’re gone.

Morning brings sunshine
as the day brings decisions
with what will you do.

Painting with your mind
gives abundance of colors
to create a smile.

Leftover thinking
could find you with much turmoil
if it’s with anger.

Linking many minds
can be done but with patience,
yet all aren’t patient.

Nearing your life’s end
might find fear within your heart,
but Heaven awaits.

Beyond the starlight
holds places that we dream of
and one day might see.

A river flowing
might have a world in its depth
that is standing still.

Waves upon a shore
become painters of pictures
while always changing.

A four legged friend
can bring peace to a moment
that’s otherwise sad.

Emotions ocean
has many sways within time
as life comes ashore.

©By Bill Pearce
July 11,  2015

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and her newest
{Hello My Name Is Benny}
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