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Emily Discovered “Motionless” by Donna: Off to a Better Place

Jan
29,
2008
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Today was one of my rare days off.  I was glad, because today Donna found her  beloved pet cockateil “Emily” motionless on the bottom of her cage.  I don’t even need to say how terribly upset Donna was, and those of you who know Donna, know what a compassionate and kind hearted person she is also.

 I’m gone much of the time, and when Donna would come home at night, Emily was the one to greet her “hello” when she walked in the door.  I know the silence now will be very difficult.

If you would like, you can leave an uplifting message, and although it won’t bring Emily Back, it will be encouraging to know that her friends do care and don’t think she’s being silly. 

Thanks,

Allen

© 2008, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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26 Responses to Emily Discovered “Motionless” by Donna: Off to a Better Place. - Post a Comment

  1. Jerry Foster

    Thoughts are with you in your time of loss

  2. Bob Kapinos

    Heleo Donna……being a huge pet and animal lover, I truly know the sadness that comes with the lose of a dear, beloved friend and companion. Only through sharing those wonderful moments with your sweet pet that you bridge the gap between man and animal and become , not only closer to your own spirit, but closer to God himself. My heart goes out to you for the lose of an unforgetable part of your life, and hope the memories of your dear feathered friend helps you to smile often.

  3. JOHN JOHNSON

    SORRY ABOUT EMILY,
    I TOO HAVE AA BIRD, A REAL CHARACTER WE CALL ZIGGY. ZIGGY IS AN AFRICAN GREY, ANSWERS THE PHONE WITH A CHERRY HELLO, GREETS VISITORS, AND OFTEN IMMITATES FAR–TS. DO’T KNOW WHERE HE GOT THAT.KNOW YOU LOVE EMILY AS MUCH AS WE LOVE ZIGGY. WE FEEL FOR YOU.
    JOHN AND BARB

  4. JOHN JOHNSON

    AND BY THE WAY, SOME WHERE THERE IS A HATCHLING THAT’S JUSTWAITINGFOR YOU AND YOUR TRAVEL CAGE TO SHOW UP. EMILEY WILL BE PROUD OF YOU.
    JOHN

  5. mary alice

    Oh! Donna
    I am so sorry about Emily

  6. admin

    Hi Guys,

    Allen told me what he did, and I can’t tell you how much it means to me to get these messages.
    Last Christmas, my Alexandrine, “Roger” flew away.
    I was standing out side the house admiring all the Christmas light ‘s I had just put up, with Roger on my shoulder.
    I had recently had his wings clipped at the vets, so I wasn’t concerned. All of a sudden, he just flew away.
    He stayed up in a tree for a long time as I just stood helplessly.
    He finally flew away…..for good. I was heartbroken.
    As bad as I felt about Roger flying away, I think Emily’s passing is even more difficult.
    I thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and stories with me.

    The best part of our website, are the people we have subscribed to it.

    Donna

  7. Debbie Simpson

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Time will make it easier for you to deal with. Your memories will allow her to live on forever.
    Your words and information are jewels that you bless us with. Know that you are in our prayers for a healing.
    Take Care cause we appreciate you, your work and your fellowship.

  8. Ed Miller

    Sorry about your bird. I had to put down my cat last week is name was snuggles and I miss him

  9. manuel

    Sorry about your pet loss.I know hos much hurt to loose some one,pets become family I had lost some on different times of my life and I know it hurts,I hope you get better .
    Manuel

  10. Anita

    Donna,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you…..just remember Emily may be gone physically but she will remain with you in your heart and mind forever…. God Speed.
    Anita

  11. Hal Cooksey

    Donna,

    It is indeed a sad day when one of our little friends dies. I have two small Toy Fox Terriers and they are as much a part of my life and of my wife’s as well, as our own children. Like Emily, we love them and can only know that they share our love. They give us love unconditionally. The very sad thing about our pets and something that I sometimes think about is that we will all outlive our pets. I become incredibly emotional thinking about that sad day sometime in the future. But just as with a member of our family that passes, we can always keep the wonderful spirit of their life, alive in our hearts, all of our days.
    I am so sorry for the loss of Emily.

    Hal

  12. V-Trucker

    Earth Hath No Sorrow that Heaven Cannot Heal. God Bless and Comfort You.

  13. Joe & Sandy Lewinski

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you today Donna. Emily will be sorely missed not only by you, but by everyone you have touched.

  14. Judy Malcom

    Donna,
    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved pet.
    With the love you hold in your heart for Emily, she may be gone but will never be forgotten. May the love you hold in your heart and all the wonderful memories help you to make it through this time of loss.

  15. Paul C

    Losing a pet is hard. Anything that is loved and then lost is painful. You are not alone. Take care and have a good day.

  16. jim and grace sexton

    i am so sorry about the loss of your bird. I know how hard it is and it will get easier with time, just remember that she will be waiting at the rainbow bridge where all our animal friends will be waiting for us when we pass. My husband recently lost his dog and it does get easier with time.
    my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow

  17. russell volsted

    I am sorry for your lost of emily and would like to share with you a prayer that was given to me.(I traveled the pathway before you i made you lord of my day but now that i gone on before you its only to show you the way) pets are our family and it leaves a void in our hearts to losethem god bless you and your family.

  18. Taylor & Linda Davenport

    Dear Donna: My husband & I have really enjoyed all that you & your husband have shared with us about the Trucking Industry as we look to decide if it might be forus; it was with great sorrow & understanding of your grief when we read of your loss of dear little Emily. We too have beloved pets that are just part of the family, treasured, loved & valued beyond measure just like our children & grandchildren. Just know that your love for Emily & what you shared with her is not lost, but just moved to a higher plane; with God’s blessing she watches over you and will always be there for you. Take care, take heart–your little bird is “free” but always with you too. In peace & love Taylor & Linda

  19. Rob H

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved pet. I hope things look up for you soon. God bless you.

  20. admin

    God Bless all of your kind hearts. I’ve read your words here and in your e-mails you have sent me, over and over and I just wish I could give you all a big hug.
    You are the absolute greatest.

    Thank you and God Bless your kind souls
    Donna

  21. sam gray

    Sorry about Emily – a loss is a loss. But everything is about a cycle so be sure to share when a new friend comes to keep you company 🙂

  22. JoAnn Freeman

    Sorry about Emily! She is still with you and always will be there. I know how it feels to lose a pet. I have had many different kinds of pets but when they pass away it isn’t any easier. God be with you all and Emily too!

    JoAnn

  23. Chuck

    Sorry to hear about your beloved bird Emily.
    We have 2 Chihuahua that are loved beyond all.
    I don’t even know what we would do if something happened to one of them.
    May God through Jesus Christ Bless and Keep You Always.
    Chuck Fuerte

  24. David Klinck

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.I know how much our pets mean to us.God bless all of you.

  25. Dan Rosolen

    Donna I’m sorry to hear that emily has gone on, I know the feeling to loose someone that was always there to greet you no matter how bad a day you had, there was that special greeting you get when you walk in the door.

  26. admin

    Dan,

    That’s what I miss most, but my Kitty looks up at me, as though to say, “What about me, I’m here too ya know”…..;)

    Thank Dan

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