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Trooper Harper

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Trooper Harper

Place of birth: Toronto

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Trooper in a nutshell

In a nutshell, Trooper filled my life with many happy and exciting memories. He was a happy dog who loved sitting beside me peacefully for long periods.
I was very lucky to spend endless moments of serenity sitting with Trooper in one of our favourite places in the world: the gardens of The University of Toronto – just the two of us sitting on a bench, two in body but one in soul.
During such times it was easy to think of the garden’s beauty, with the gently flowing waterfall, as we watched birds fluttering by, or happily chirping while perched on branches overhead.
Sometimes we were there until twilight; together we watched the sun go down, while the stars came out, and the moon rose far up above us. Trooper and I were oblivious to everything happening around us; we were one in these timeless moments.
Now my beloved Trooper has gone on ahead and my life will be forever changed. I cherish the wonderful moments I spent with ‘The Troops’ and I shall miss him dearly.

4 Responses

  • Ann Harper On

    Trooper's is here - Home sweet home - His ashes arrived April 22nd 2015

    My beloved Trooper's life remains a living image stored forever in my heart; while his ashes are safely home to stay. My Love is Song Unknown (extract taken from) Here might I stay and sing, No story so divine; Never was love, dear King! Never was grief like Thine. This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise I all my days could gladly spend.

  • Ann Harper On

    In memory of Trooper --- from The Doctrine of Infinite Growth By Dionysius the Areopagite (6th Century)

    Lead us up beyond unknowing and light, up to the farthest, highest peak of mystic scripture, where the mysteries of God's Word lie simple, absolute and unchangeable in the brilliant darkness of a hidden silence. Amid the deepest shadow they pour overwhelming light on what is most manifest. Amid the wholly unsensed and unseen they completely fill our sightless minds with treasures beyond all beauty.

  • Ann Harper On

    Trooper's 9th Day (April 19th. 2015)

    in Scripture, the number 9 symbolizes divine completeness or conveys the meaning of finality. Christ died at the 9th hour of the day, or 3 p.m., to make the way of salvation open to everyone. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is the only one of God's annual Feast days of worship that requires believers to fast for one day. This special day, considered by many Jews to be the holiest of the year, begins at sunset on the 9th day of the seventh Hebrew month (Leviticus 23:32). Nine also represents the fruits of God's Holy Spirit, which are Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Joy, Kindness, Long suffering, Love, Peace and Self-control (Galatians 5:22 - 23).

  • Ann Harper On

    The following poem 'Rainbow Bridge' is inspired by this Norse Legend

    By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill, Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still. Where the friends of man and woman do run, When their time on earth is over and done. For here, between this world and the next, Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest. On this golden land, they wait and they play, Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day. No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness, For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness. Their limbs are restored, their health renewed, Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued. They romp through the grass, without even a care, Until one day they start, and sniff at the air. All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back, Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack. For just at that instant, their eyes have met; Together again, both person and pet. So they run to each other, these friends from long past, The time of their parting is over at last. The sadness they felt while they were apart, Has turned into joy once more in each heart. They embrace with a love that will last forever, And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together. -- Steve and Diane Bodofsky --


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