A Tribute To Dear Harry, Cover Dog of HOPE 2013 Calendar

From Hailey, Harry's Mommy :

It has been a year since our beloved Harry has left us. I can still vividly remember the day we first met and the time we had spent together. I suppose those were the most quiet and peaceful times for Harry. He never asked for more.... Just 2 meals a day and someone to be there for him, to support him emotionally. We had hoped that he could live longer to enjoy his life with us but... "Dear Harry, you will always stay in our hearts. I believe you are an angel in heaven now and we will meet again. Please do wait for us. Love you always"

The very first time Hailey (in yellow) met Harry

Harry and his family

Harry was a gentle giant

From Fiona :

A Loan from God (Author Unknown)

God promised at the birth of time, a special friend to give,
His time on earth is short, he said, so love him while he lives.
It may be six or seven years, or twelve or then sixteen,but will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
A wagging tail and cold wet nose, and silken velvet ears,a heart as big as all outdoors, to love you through the years.
His puppy ways will gladden you, and antics bring a smile,as guardian or friend he will, be loyal all the while.
He'll bring his charms to grace your life, and though his stay be brief,when he's gone the memories, are solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,but lessons only a dog can teach, I want you each to learn.
Whatever love you give to him, returns in triple measure,follow his lead and gain a life, brim full of simple pleasure.
Enjoy each day as it comes, allow your heart to guide,be loyal and steadfast in love, as the dog there by your side.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labour vain,nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again?
I fancy each of us would say, "Dear Lord, thy will be done,for all the joy this day shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run."
"We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,and for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay."
"But shall the angels call for him, much sooner than we've planned,we'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand."

Harry loved the outdoors, the sun on his back and always made time to stop and smell the flowers

Thank you Hailey and Brian. Harry's dream came true because of you. Thank you for being Harry's guardian angel.

Dearly missed by all who knew him

Photo Credits : Leslie Kok
Calendar Design : Lisa Goh (Whiteclip)