Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
This year has almost comed to a end,and wishes of hope, peace and health me wishes to send.
To all of me fends dat me hold so dear,sooo me salutes u all wiff my beer...
Me has been to Austrailia, Uk, Germany, Scotland, Mexico, Spain, Maylasia, and lots of other countries,
Me has celebrated ur barkday, ur gotcha day and adopted day, and cried wiff u when one of us dies...
2008 will b a good year,
and my fends at DWB, me will always hold u dear...
we will fight evil puppy mills,and click the dogfood site,to feed hungry doggys, kittys and hammies,
and hope ever furkid will find their own daddies and mammies.
and so everydog, cat and hammie, me wishes u a pawsome year,
wiff health, wealth and happiness we all hold so dear.
and me looks forward to visitin u all next year,
and hopes me not lose any of u sooo me wont have to shed a tear...
b safe, u r loved...
pp's plessss lets find Beau and send him home...dat wood b my #1 wish fur 2008!!!
heehee sorry all, u can blame Marvin for this attempt at a poem, he inspired me cause he got one posted on him bloggy!!!
Friday, December 28, 2007
pp's me gonna go take a nap now..dey wared me out up dar...
Monday, December 24, 2007
;)lacylulu and mama!!!!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Rest in peace little ones
BOY RAN INTO FIRE TO SAVE PETS
December 18, 2007 -- A 9-year-old Staten Island boy escaped with his family from their blazing home - only to perish when he slipped from the safety of his mother's side and ran back into the inferno to try to save his treasured pets.
Tommy Monahan, his sister and his parents fled the flames that engulfed their home, at 49 Princewood Ave. in Prince's Bay Sunday night, but raced back inside to rescue his pet Yorkie, lizard and fish.
"Tommy! Tommy!" the boy's dad, Thomas, screamed as he saw his son being loaded into an ambulance after a firefighter pulled him from a bedroom.
Samantha DeFilippo, a 12-year-old neighbor who witnessed the heart-wrenching scene, said, "Everyone started crying. I started crying, too."
Tommy, who attended archaeology camp each summer and had told neighbors of his intention to become a scientist, "was always into animals," according to his grandfather, Thomas Monahan III.
"He had a piggy bank, and that money is for the care of stray animals," said the weeping granddad, before joining his mourning family in a relative's nearby home. "He was just a good kid."
Tommy's aunt, Melissa Connelly, called him "a great boy, a very courageous boy. And he will never be forgotten."
Fire officials said a faulty extension cord in the basement started the blaze.
The Monahans told authorities a smoke detector went off in their two-story home at about 11 p.m. Sunday. When someone opened the basement door, the fire quickly spread upstairs.
Thomas Monahan IV, 47, his wife, Maria, young Tommy and his 8-year-old sister, Gabrielle, all managed to escape unharmed.
But Tommy broke free in the confusion and raced back inside to save his Yorkshire terrier, Sophie, and his pet lizard and fish.
"Tommy escaped his mother, and ran upstairs to get his animals. Everybody thought he was outside, but he wasn't," said his neighbor Samantha.
When his relatives realized that Tommy had gone back inside, at least one of them got a ladder and tried to get into second floor.
Some neighbors said that relative was Tommy's electrician dad, but another neighbor said it was his uncle, Craig Monahan, 41, a city firefighter who lives on the street. Scorching heat and flames overpowered the would-be rescuer.
Led by firefighter Anthony Belisario, a group of Bravest pushed their way into the house and headed upstairs, FDNY Chief Thomas Haring said. But the stairs collapsed, trapping Belisario, and he had to be pulled to safety by a fellow firefighter.
Meanwhile, firefighter James Ahrens climbed a ladder at the back of the house to look for Tommy and eventually found him in a front bedroom, Haring said.
An ambulance took Tommy to Staten Island University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Kerrie Barr, a nurse practitioner and neighbor of the Monahans who rode with Tommy in the ambulance, said, "I did CPR on that child. He had no pulse."
Tommy & Sophie
His wake began yesterday. He sounded like a wonderful little boy. The animal community has lost a budding advocate.
Mourners recall an exceptional youngster
Tommy Monahan was an athlete, naturalist, animal lover and devoted son
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
By JOHN ANNESE STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- They surrounded him with the things that defined his young life -- a red soccer ball, a plush lizard, a book about nature and a school report about his dog.
Nine-year-old Tommy Monahan lay in a white casket yesterday afternoon, dressed in a white soccer jersey and surrounded by emblems of his love of animals and nature.
The atmosphere was heavy with grief in the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home in Tottenville, where friends and family paid their respects to the brave little boy, who died Monday after trying to save his pet Yorkshire terrier, Sophie, and his lizard from the flames that consumed the family's Prince's Bay home late Sunday night.
Thomas Monahan, who desperately tried to save his son after realizing the boy hadn't made it outside with his parents and 8-year-old sister, appeared stunned as he greeted mourners from his post by the boy's casket.
Photo collages arranged in the funeral home show young Tommy in happier times, with friends, family and his dog.
Sophie also died in the blaze, and family members had the funeral home prepare two prayer cards, one for Tommy, the other for his dog.
In the casket alongside the soccer ball, his family placed a book about rocks and fossils, a report titled "My Dog Sophie," the stuffed lizard, and the Chock Full o' Nuts coffee can in which Tommy kept the money he saved for the ASPCA.
His blue Staten Island United soccer jersey was on display in an arrangement next to the casket, next to a second jersey bearing the name of soccer great David Beckham.
The wake for Tommy will continue today and the boy will be buried tomorrow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, after a mass at 11 a.m. in St. St. Thomas R.C. Church, Pleasant Plains.
The Monahan family has said they've been overwhelmed by the show of support from their neighbors, city officials, even complete strangers, in reaction to the tragedy.
I forgot to mention, if anyone would like to send a donation, his family members are asking mourners to send donations in his name to the:
Staten Island Animal Care Center
3139 Veterans Rd. West
Staten Island, N.Y. 10309.
Losing their son, belongings, & house right before christmas, and they are asking donations be sent to the animals. This family is so amazing. It is no wonder where this little boy learned his compassion from.
THOMAS MONAHAN, 9
Kind beyond his years, 4th-grader loved animals
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
By JOHN ANNESEADVANCE STAFF WRITER
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- At just 9 years old, Thomas (Tommy) P. Monahan V was a dedicated environmentalist who loved animals and had an insatiable curiosity about nature.
Whether it was checking under rocks for salamanders or racing to see a snake caught by one of his friends, the Prince's Bay youth was steadfast in his passions. So much so, that instead of saving money for trading cards or video games, Tommy collected his spare cash in a coffee can labeled "Help Save Dogs and Cats -- Animal Hosting Center ASPCA."
"He didn't spend it on anything. That's the kind of kid he was," said his grandfather, Thomas P. Monahan.
Tommy, a fourth-grader at PS 36 in Prince's Bay, died early Monday morning at Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, succumbing to injuries he suffered in a fire at his home on Sunday night.
Tommy enrolled every year in an "Earth camp" program sponsored by the Staten Island Museum. He relished leading fellow campers as they hunted for Native American artifacts, fossils, snakes, frogs and horseshoe crabs.
He would often volunteer for environmental cleanup work for the Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay and Richmond Valley Civic Association, and he held animal charities near and dear to his heart. His cherished his Yorkshire terrier, Sophie, who also died in the fire.
Tommy learned his love of nature from his parents. "They just raised him to respect the environment. He had a heart of gold for animals," said his grandmother, Patricia Monahan. "He respected them and knew everything there was to know about them."
Tommy played soccer in an under-11 recreational league for St. Joseph-St. Thomas R.C. Parish. He also had played for an under-9 Staten Island United travel soccer team, his family recalled. Tommy also loved watching World War II movies and military movies in his spare time.
"Our little angel Tommy was the most curious, adventurous little boy who loved the animals and earth with such vigor," his grandparents said in a handwritten statement. "The first thing Tommy did when he came to our house was lift every rock in the yard in search for salamanders.
"Grandma will miss his loving hugs and healthy appetite, and Grandpa will miss reviewing their favorite coins and answering his nature questions, and his trips to Lemon Creek."
Tommy's family members are asking mourners to send donations in his name to the Staten Island Animal Care Center at 3139 Veterans Rd. West, Staten Island, N.Y. 10309.
"He wanted to take care of homeless cats and dogs," his grandfather said.
In addition to his paternal grandparents, surviving are his parents, Maria and Thomas P. Monahan III ; a stepbrother, Kevin T. McCue; a stepsister, Ashley E. McCue; a sister, Gabrielle G. Monahan, and his maternal grandmother, Gloria Badalamenti.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville, with a mass at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Church, Pleasant Plains. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp
Saturday, December 22, 2007
woofies all, my verwy, verwy sweet girlie fend Asta gave me this a little while ago..i fank u sooooo muchies girlie, and u makie me smile all the time.....well, me iz tookied me time trwyin to furgure out who to send it on to...well, me cant decide who to send it on to, me luv all of u and u all make me smile...soooo plez take dis and put it on ur bloggy as a token of me appreciating u takin the time to visit, leave comments, givin best wishes to me and mama...we appreciate all of u.....
;)lacylulu and mama!!!!
Friday, December 21, 2007
>BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS STORY>>>About a week before Christmas, Mom bought a new nativity scene. When she>unpacked it, she found two figures of the Baby Jesus.>"Someone must have packed this wrong," Mother said, counting out the>figures. "We have one Joseph, one Mary, three wise men, three shepherds, >two lambs,>a donkey, a cow, an angel, and two babies. Oh, dear! I suppose some set >down>at the store is missing a Baby Jesus because we have two.>"You two run back down to the store and tell the manager that we have an>extra Jesus. Tell him to put a sign on the remaining boxes saying that if >a set>is missing a Baby Jesus, call 7126. Put on your warm coats, it's freezing>cold out there." The manager of the store copied down Mother's message, >and the>next time we were in the store, we saw the cardboard sign that read, "If y>ou're missing Baby Jesus, call 7126." All week long we waited for someone >to>call. Surely, we thought, someone was missing that important figurine.>Each time the phone rang, Mother would say, "I'll bet that's about Jesus.">But it never was. Father tried to explain there are thousands of these>scattered over the country, and the figurine could be missing from a set >in Florida>or Texas or California. Those packing mistakes happen all the time. He>suggested that she just put the extra Jesus back in the box and forget >about it.>"Put Baby Jesus back in the box?! What a terrible thing to do," said >Mother.>"Surely someone will call. We'll just keep the two of them together in the>manger until someone does." When no call had come by 5:00 on Christmas >Eve,>Mother insisted that Father "just run down to the store" to see if there >were any>sets left. "You can see them right through the window, over on the >counter,">she said. "If they are all gone, I'll know someone is bound to call >tonight.">"Run down to the store?">Father thundered. "It's 15 below zero out there!">"Oh, Daddy, we'll go with you!" We began to put on our coats. Father gave >a>long sigh and headed for the front closet. "I can't believe I'm doing >this,">he muttered. We ran ahead as father reluctantly walked out in the cold. >Tommy>got to the store first and pressed his nose up to the store window. >"They're>all gone, Daddy," he shouted. "Every set must be sold. Hooray! The mystery>will be solved tonight!">Father heard the news still a half block away and immediately turned on >his>heel and headed back home. When we got back into the house, we noticed >that>mother was gone and so was the extra Baby Jesus figurine. "Someone must >have>called, and she went out to deliver the figurine," father reasoned, >pulling>off his boots. "You kids get ready for bed while I wrap mother's present." >Then>the phone rang. Father yelled "answer the phone and tell 'em we found a >home>for Jesus." But it was mother calling with instructions for us to come to>205 Chestnut Street immediately, and bring three blankets, a box of >cookies>and some milk.>"Now what has she gotten us into?" father groaned as we bundled up again.>"205 Chestnut. Why that's across town. Wrap that milk up good in the>Blankets,or it will turn to ice before we get there. Why can't we all>Just get on with Christmas? It's probably 20 below out there now. And the>wind is picking up. Of all the crazy things to do on a night like this.">When we got to the house at 205 Chestnut Street, it was the darkest one on>the block. Only one tiny light burned in the living room, and the moment >we>set foot on the porch steps, mother opened the door and shouted, "They're >here!>Oh thank God you got here, Ray! You kids take those blankets into the >living>room and wrap up the little ones on the couch. I'll take the milk and>cookies.">"Would you mind telling me what is going on, Ethel?" father asked. "We>Have just walked through below zero weather with the wind in our faces all>the way." "Never mind all that now," mother interrupted. "There is no heat >in>this house, and this young mother is so upset, she doesn't know what to >do.>Her husband walked out on her, and those poor little children will have a>very bleak Christmas, so don't you complain. I told her you could fix that >oil>furnace in a jiffy.">My mother strode off to the kitchen to warm the milk while my brother and >I>wrapped up the five little children who were huddled together on the >couch.>The children's mother explained to my father that her husb and had run >off,>taking bedding, clothing, and almost every piece of furniture, but she had >been>doing all right until the furnace broke down.>"I been doin' washin'an ironin' for people and cleanin' the five and >dime,">she said. "I saw your number every day there, on those boxes on the >counter.>When the furnace went out, that number kept goin' through my mind. 7162.>Said on the box that if a person was missin' Jesus, theyshould call you. >That's>how I knew you were good Christian people, willin' to help folks. I >figured>that maybe you would help me, too. So I stopped at the grocery store >tonight,>and I called your missus. I'm not missin' Jesus, mister, because I sure >love>the Lord. But I am miss in' heat. I have no money to fix that furnace.">"Okay, okay," said Father. "You've come to the right place. Now let's see.>You've got a little oil burner over there in the dining room. Shouldn't >be>too hard to fix. Probably just a clogged flue. I'll look it over, see what >it>needs.">Mother came into the living room carrying a plate of cookies and warm >milk.>As she set the cups down on the coffee table, I noticed the figure of Baby>Jesus lying in the center of the table. It was the only sign of Christmas >in>the house. The children stared wide-eyed with wonder at the plate of >cookies>my mother set before them.>Father finally got the oil burner working but said, "You need more oil. >I'll>make a few calls tonight and get some oil. Yes sir, you came to the right>place." Father grinned.>On the way home, Father did not complain about the cold weather and had>barely set foot insid e the door when he was on the phone. "Ed, hey, how >are ya,>Ed? Yes, Merry Christmas to you, too. Say Ed, we have kind of an unusual>situation here. I know you've got that pickup truck. Do you still have >some oil>in that barrel on your truck? You do?" By this time the rest of the family >was>pulling clothes out of their closets and toys off of their shelves. It was>long after our bedtime when we were wrapping gifts. The pickup came. On >it>were chairs, three lamps, blankets and gifts. Even though it was 30 >below,>father let us ride along in the back of the truck. No one ever did call >about>the missing figure in the nativity set, but as I grow older I realize that >it>wasn't a packing mistake at all. Jesus saves, that's what He does.>Author Unknown -- Sorry I Can't Send You A Tissue Merry Christmas to you>all and God Bless you one and all.
;)lacylulu and mama....
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Happy Barkday Ms Charlie!!!! me hopies u got lots of tweats and good foods...if u all hasnt meeteded Charlie b4 go and wish her happy barkday...she is a sweetie!!!!!
heehee did ya know she's a star, wuz in the caper dat sassy cat dided!!!!
me needs to take dis time to fank my sweet girlie Asta and her mommi fur the help dey have gived me and my mama, with the xmas carwds...me joineded the xchange late and didnt gitted the list of addresses fur all of u...sooo when me gets a carwd, wiff a return address me sends a carwd...but sum of u been sneaky and not putteded a return address, sooo ms Asta and her mommi haf been givin me ur addresses...and me and mama iz soooo happy they did dis........and we wood likie to fank Maggie and Mitch and der mama fur helpin us learn how to do a link onto a post rite ...........soooooooooooo we wood like to give da golden rose to Ms Asta and her mommi Ami and Maggie and Mitch and der Mama...with many, many fanks to u all....wiff luv, from me and mama...
b safe all,
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
the title is tray's poem and its by leslie whalen!!
ONE BY ONE ... One by One, they pass by my cage, Too old, too worn, too broken, no way. Way past his time, he can't run and play. Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way. A little old man, arthritic and sore, It seems I am not wanted anymore. I once had a home, I once had a bed, A place that was warm, and where I was fed. Now my muzzle is gray, and my eyes slowly fail. Who wants a dog so old and so frail? My family decided I didn't belong, I got in their way, my attitude was wrong. Whatever excuse they made in their head, Can't justify how they left me for dead. Now I sit in this cage, where day after day, The younger dogs get adopted away. When I had almost come to the end of my rope, You saw my face, and I finally had hope. You saw thru the gray, and the legs bent with age, And felt I still had life beyond this cage. You took me home, gave me food and a bed, And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head. We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low, You love me so dearly, you want me to know. I may have lived most of my life with another, But you outshine them with a love so much stronger. And I promise to return all the love I can give, To you, my dear person, as long as I live. I may be with you for a week, or for years, We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears. And when the time comes that God deems I must leave, I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve. And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new, My thoughts and my heart will still be with you. And I will brag to all who will hear, Of the person who made my last days so dear. ~ Author Unknown
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
list 7 annoyances and link to them in the post, then list and link to 7 more bloggers to do the same.So pass this on to 7 more bloggers and notify them by leaving a comment on their blog. sooooo here me goes!!
#1 chocolate, who ever decideded it wuznt good for us...my mama likies it sooo me shoood git to try it toooo..
#2 i not likies a baff, me not finks i stinky, i smell just rite..
#3 i not want my ears cleaneded it hurts, or toenails clippeded
#4 me gives mama and daddy a tiny section of der pillows and dats all, all the rest of it iz mine..
#5 when dey eatin at least half of watt dey eatin shood b mine..
#6 me needs a lot more of dose rolleded up sausage fingys...
#7 and most important, NO MORE PUPPY MILLLS!!!!!!!!!
ok, me not nos who has playeded dis and who has not sooo iffin ya wants to play...lemme now and me will come c.....
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Fank u sooooo muchies, Crikit, Ginger and Sparky!!!!! Dis made my day!!!!! me has no idea who to pass dis on to...me luvs to visit all of ur bloggys...ones me visits at least once a day if not more iz, crikit, ginger and sparky, asta, lorenza, girl-girl, moxie and izzie, maya and kena, peanut and flash, katie, zorra and sam, charlie's (poodle and shetland sheep doggy), maggie and mitch, gus and louie, stanley and stella, cassidy and harry, little amber, amber-mae, precious, snowball, marvin, pippa, momo, sherman, penny and lola, kirby, noah and the girls, sparky, sweety, the brat pack, cosmos and juneau, puff and ivy, sitka and tia, alex(from germany), blue, joe and tanner, jaffa and sunshade, thor, scruffy and lacey, scrappy and pebbles, the thuglets, keeley, ume, butchy and snickers, happy, huskee boy, wildcatsthree, river, opy and charlie and some more...me luvs to visit ivy...she has visited me b4 too...and i visit A04, sir chance, gussie, jackson, ruby, and mary margaret but they not visited me...but me likies to c watt they been up too anyway!!!...me visits all on me fends list everyday....heehee when me visits u all and u got sumdoggy, kitty or hammie on ur list dat me hasnt visited then me goes and check em out too...or iffin u gots a cool site me needs to go to me goes there too...i nos dis isnt all me goes sees, but me is a puppy and me cant finkies good all da time and mama cants either....heehee, if sumbodys comments on one of me post i try to go c dem if they never been to my bloggy b4...kinda tellin dem me appreciates dat dey took time to visit and comment...ok me better shut up now or me will talk furever!!!
pp's and fank u soooooooooooooo muchies fur all da xmas cards me iz gettin dey are bute ti ful !!!!! me will treasure each and every one of dem....heehee sum of mine are mailed and got sum more to mail tomorrow, me gonna get a pictur of dem fur u soon.....
Saturday, December 8, 2007
ooo me wuz gonna tell u all me gots a email
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if u wood like to check it out, plez do...wiff me being new to bloggy me not weelly shure watt to expect...soooo i guess me will nos the 10th...
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
;) wonderinwattsgoingon lacylulu