Dino - August 2001, 1 years, 7 months old
Dino. A loving friend. Your stay with us was very short. You gave us so
much love and understanding. I will remember you in my heart always. The loss may be
forgotten but the love you gave us will alway be in our hearts. You have changed our
lives. I now know the meaning of 'man's best friend'. You will always remain my best
friend. I love and miss you very much. I will see you again my friend. I will see you
p.s. momma loves and misses you very much
You are missed by all who knew you.
Gidget - July 2001, 1 year, 6 months old
We all love and miss you and I'm sorry that I forgot about
you and Scoodles in the car. I love you so much!
Bungle Matthews - August 2001, 2
years, 10 months old
Bungle was our life. He is missed beyond belief...
There's nothing else we need to say!!!
Stanton's Little Hershey Bar - August 2001, 10 years, 11 months old
Hershey was born on 2September 1990. She was the smallest of her
littermates - her black and tan coat shone like silk. She was our constant companion,
our travel mate, our protector, a babysitter extroardinaire. Gentle to a fault with
infants, accepting all the abuse they could give her, and willingly returning for
more. Hershey was the queen of our home. All other dogs bowed to her, regardless of
size - from puppy to grown Rottweiler.
When Hershey went to the Bridge, she took my heart with her. I await the day when we
cross that Bridge together, and she fills my void again. Until we are together again,
rest peacefully, Hershey!
Chrissie - August 2001, 14 years old
Chrissie was part of an original threesome - the other two were
Max and Suzie. I
shall miss Chrissie with all my heart, she was a wonderful dog. Like the other two dogs
she was obtained from the dog pound. Like the other two dogs, Chrissie was a real
comfort in my mother's ailing years. We named her Chrissie because we got her right
before Christmas. One year after Christmas there were still a few presents under the
tree and I knew one of them was a box of chocolate-covered cherries, a no-no for
dogs. Anyway, we went shopping one day and came home and Chrissie had found those
cherries and took them outside and had a field day with them, she never got sick.
Also my nephew used to throw his sweaters and jackets on the chair and Chrissie would
get them and chew all the buttons off.
Chrissie, I love you with all my heart. I look forward to meeting you on the Rainbow
Bridge. I hope you are rejuvenated and running through the fields with Max and
Love You Forever,
Tom and Ben
Kassey - August 2001, 9 years, 2 months, 15 days old
Kassey, My Best Friend,
I love you and miss every moment. I will never forget the time we have spent
together. You are still here in my heart. We will meet at the Rainbow Bridge one
day. Until then....
Always Loved and Never Forgotten,
Sir Ricco - August 2001, 11 years old
Sir Ricco was my parent's dog, more specifically, their child. He loved
them with an enthusiasm and loyalty that only a dachsie could and they returned the
honour. He passed suddenly one Wednesday morning in August which will forever be a
black day in our hearts. He was loved with a vengeance and will be missed the same
way. Until we meet agan...you will always be in our hearts.
Spike Heath - August 2001, 5
years, 5 months old
Our sweet Spikey went to the Rainbow Bridge due to interverbral disk
disease. He was only 5 1/2 years old. We got him for our daughter's seventh birthday
when he was just six weeks old and he was the best dog we ever had. We called him
Pi-Boy,Pdog,Spikey,and our daughter called him her little 'longweenie' but she
always said it with an Italian accent. We always joked that he was of German-Italian
decent! We miss you soooo much Spikey-Pie!
Pip Holm - August 2001, 1 years,
8 months old
Pip inspired everyone with his spirit in the face of adversity. He
was always happy, and lived to see his 'Mommy'. This special little boy will be
remembered by all who met him.
Spike Norris - August 2001,
11 years, 8 months old
We called him Spikedude and Dudeman and Dude. These were our pet
names. He was my Dad's dog but because he became very ill as a young pup, I took him
to nurse him back to health. Well I did it and by the end of his nursing I was so
attached that even my Dad said he could'nt take him back. He became my little buddy
and a special friend who I miss dearly. After his death it was hard to be home - the
memories and habits were hard to bear. All of his favorite spots were no longer
occupied by him. It is most difficult at night because that was my time I would sit
down and he would sit next to me. We would share apples and he loved all fruits
especially grapes. He begged for them like they were steak. He adored me and loved
me so unconditionally. One day, at nine years old, he just couldn't get off the bed
and was barking as if to say, 'Hey come get me!'. I took him to the vet and they
said it was his back. He was on steroids until those last few days of his life. His
back never healed and it was quite hard for him since he was such an active dog and
couldn't stand not to be able to play. The last two years and nine months of his
life he never got better. He was okay for a while but little by little other things
began to go wrong. He now needed thyroid medication. He then started to loose
co-ordination in his paws which eventually turned into arthritis. Time passed on and
until now I look back and feel the guilt of maybe not realising that his quality was
not that great. Everyone looked at him and said he was in bad shape but to me I
could not end his life because he still showed me he had drive to live. It just was
not time to let him go. In his mind he was still so alive. He had lots of up and
down times. So many times I said goodbye to him and them he would pull through. This
last time I said goodbye he came through again for a couple of days and them he took
a turn for the worst. He was at the vet's for a couple of days. I went to see him
and although he was happy to see me he was so painful. Every breath in was a sigh
out. The vet wanted to let him stay for a few more days but I decided to let him be
free of his pain. I felt so guilty for letting him go. The last week I was very busy
and did not expect it to come to this. I feel that I did not get to spend that final
time with him and I needed that. I visited with him before I said goodbye. I held
him and saw him go to rest and very peacefully. I held him after and cried as if I
lost my child. I am looking for another and feel guilty because it's only been not
quite three weeks. I will never replace him but I feel the need to have that lap dog
again and how I miss him so. He was cremated. I bought a beautiful box and put his
ashes in it on top of his sweater.There is a letter I wrote to him the day he died
that is in there, too. He now occupies a shelf in our living room. I think about him
all the time and so many times I forget he is gone. I wish and pray that he will
visit me in my dreams.
Goodbye my Dudeman. You'll always be in my heart.
Tex Weyland - August 2001, 11 years old
Hey little buddy! It's been almost two months, and Rosie and I miss you
very, very much - sometimes the pain is so great, it's hard for me to breathe! Rosie
seems to have gotten over it, but who can tell, she's just a baby you know, but her,
like me will never forget you! I miss you with all my heart and soul, Johnny and the
whole family do too! Take care in the 'garden' til we meet again, take care of all the
other angels up there with you - I love you! Dad
Penny Alverson - August 2001, 14 years old
Penny was a wedding gift to me from my husband. She gave me 14
wonderful years. She was my best friend and constant companion, even going with me to
work everyday. She was very ill for the last six months of her life but never
complained. She taught me what true love really means. I miss her so much but I am so
glad she is not suffering anymore and I know she is at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for
me to join her one day. Donna Alverson
Dash Wickham -
August 2001, 12 years old
I got Dash when I was in the first grade. He used to
follow me everywhere, bark at cars, chase tennis balls...He was our
baby boy and we will always think of him as that. One time, when I was
about 8, we were going home from the beach and Dash didn't know where
I was. Well, I was in the car asleep, ready to go home and Dash
wouldn't get in the other car. They had to wake me up and make me call
him before we could get him home. I'll always remember him for the
kind things he did. We'll all miss him dearly.
Sammy - August
2001, 6 years old
Our little Sammy, we're here to say goodbye
We'll miss you for sure but we'll try not to cry.
You'll be in a place where you can still chase and run
And lie in a big chaise lounge out in the sun.
You can go after squirrels and bark at big dogs
Roll in fishy things on the beach between logs.
You'll have a big blanket in front of the fire,
play the tug games for ages and you'll never tire.
You can run free and roam wild and not need a cart
Forever more you'll live on in our hearts.
You sure loved your walks with me and your dad
You pulled on the leash and gave it all you had.
When you played with your squeaky or were begging for cheese
It just seemed that mainly you wanted to please.
You've been a brave little hunter dog, loyal and true.
You deserve more that this so we are releasing you.
We love you, Sammy, and wish you Godspeed.
You're in good hands now and that's all that you'll need.
Sammy was a handsome red male doxie and was paralysed to the deepest
level. We had to make the hardest decision to put him to sleep. He is
buried in our back yard with his favourite blanket and
Fritz the Ancient -
August 2001, at least 10 years old
My daughter found Fritz roaming our rural subdivision after a
snowstorm on New Year's Day, 2001. He was almost frozen and starved. He was
truly the happiest dog I have ever met and always had love to share with
everyone. He was only with us for eight months, but we made sure he was happy
for that time. It was obvious from his condition that he had been a stray for a
long time. Even at his advanced age, he stood his ground against a large dog
that was threatening my son. I can just imagine what a fantastic dog he was in
Mischief Mommens - August
2001, 5 years, 10 months old
Even after all this time I miss him terribly - I will miss him for ever. I
am very greatful that God saw fit to bring him into our lives - even if it was for a too
short of time. Good night Buddy - I love you!
August 2001, 8 years old
Shocker, I miss you so incredibly much. I miss the
way you felt. You always managed to startle me when I didn't know
you were coming, but once I realised it was you, little guy, then
I smiled and squeezed you as best I could. You brought me so much
pleasure over the years, and there is no way I could ever repay
you. I miss your tongue, how you always got me wet - it's the
little things that I miss more than anythign else. Love you,
Moejoe - August 2001, 8 years old
Penny's brother!! What a good boy he was. He took up where
Penny left off in watching over me!! The sweetest baby ever, he got sick after Penny
died - he had heart problems. The vet said he always had them but Penny's death
brought out the sysmptons. He lived a year without our beloved Penny, and then he
became parlysed in the back legs and I had to put him down. Now he plays with his
sister, waiting and watching for me!! I buried him by her and think of him
everyday!! Jesus keep my furbabies safe and happy till I can once again look after
Hahns von Wasserman Lash -
August 2001, 1 year old
Hahns was a best friend and running companion.
My family truly misses him and his legacy will
live on through his daughter and grandson. Tennis
balls will always be in our home for him.
Scooby Doo -
August 2001, 1 year old
I had to write a paper on TS SS CI for school. I
wrote a paper on my baby Scooby. It won the WHOLE fourth grade!!! My
mom helped me, and we cried all night about it. It went like
My dachshund puppy, Scooby, was my closet companion in the world.
Everywhere I went, Scooby followed me. If my family was going on a
trip, Scooby would hop in the van and hide under the seat because he
wanted to be with me. It was important to Scooby to be my faithful
protector at all times. When my cousin, Taylor, would play and hit
me, Scooby would growl, and bark and chase hiim, and bite Taylor to
make him leave me alone. Even in the loneliest times, Scooby was
there for me. After being sent to my room, Scooby kept me company by
wagging his tail and licking me right on the lips to make me smile!
Scooby Doo was the best friend I ever had, and I miss him very much
becuse Scooby passed away. Scooby was the best dog anybody could ever
have!! I am never going to forget him!
I got him for Christmas and he died eight months after that. He died
a couple weeks before his birthday! I had him for eight months. He
was my very best friend and I will love and miss him forever more!!!
I love you Scoob!! We got two new puppies named Rascal (Rascal is my
puppy) and Toby. They can never replace my puppy. I am ten years old
and lost my very best friend. I understand it is hard and painful. I
lost my very best friend. I only wish he was still here, but I can
only imagine. If you go to a Christian muscic store, listen to the
song I Can Only Imagine.
Schultz Schuppe -
August 2001, 11 years old
Spencer Savoie -
September 2001, 12 years old
Spencer, we miss you so much. You were very special to all
of us. My Puppy Doodles, I will see you again one day and I will kiss you
and hold you.
Love Mom and Dad
Kabuto Snyder -
September 2001, 1 years, 8 months old
Kabuto was loved an adored by all no matter where we
went. In San Fransico you had your picture taken by a stranger while
barking at the sea lions. The balloon clown made a special ballon just for
you. On our trip home from the west coast several tourists stopped us at
the Grand Canyon to take a picture with you before they even made it to the
view point for the canyon.
You touched the hearts of MANY and always brought a smile to
I miss you terribly!! I miss holding you in my arms like a baby, I miss you
sitting on my desk while I surfed the 'net, watching as if you were reading
every word. I miss you sneaking under the covers at night to sleep at my
Kabuto, you were not with us for long but you left us with many memories
that will last a life time!! You will NEVER be forgotten!!
Hershey Bud James - September
2001, 6 years old
Hershey Bud James was a beloved little chocolate dachshund whom Mark
James in San Antonio, had the unique opportunity to nurse back to health after
rescuing him from the streets of San Antonio. Hershey was only with him for a few
short months before succumbing to a brain lesion that caused seizures which
ultimately took this precious boy from his newfound home. At least he knew love and
caring in the months before he went to the Bridge. Be well and happy Hershey, Mark
misses you deeply.
Prince Anthony (Tony) -
September 2001, 10 years old
Tony, I miss you so much, you were always by my side. You had your
own pillow in bed and we shared the covers, I hope you are warm now and not in
pain. Josh and Megan miss you too and talk about you all the time. We made a collage
of you so we can see you anytime we want and your ashes are with us, we talk to you
and give you kisses I hope you are getting them. My best friend, I love you so much
you will never be forgotten.
Bowser Tsuji - September
2001, 7 years, 4 months old
Bowser, my big dog - you brought seven years of joy our families and
we all miss you so much.
You will always be our Number 1!
With your feathers and banner tail,
And a lapel that shown like gold!
I can see you sitting on your daddy's lap during a ride.
Your ears and tongue flying in the wind.
And you were the best big brother anyone could have,
So patience and kind, kind to a fault!
When the little one would interlope,
You would sit patiently for your turn.
I'll miss the 'Bowser quakes' when you crawled under the bed.
I'll miss sharing a pillow and a blanket on those cold nights.
I'll miss your taillights as you lead me into the house each night.
I'll miss those quiet times when you'd wait for your mom and dad to come home.
I'll miss the games of 'catch your nose'.
I'll miss all this and every little thing we shared.
Now you are healthy and with your brothers!
Running and jumping in the warmth of the sun!
Please take care of yourself and your brothers!
And don't forget to share your favours with them!
A million-zillion hugs, kisses and 'I love yous'.
Your Daddy & Mommy, Your sisters and brothers
Miles Daweenie -
September 2001, 3 years old
Miles actually belonged to my boyfriend, but I quickly grew
attached to him. He became my little sweetheart. when I would go to over
to the house, he would come to the door and bark..and wouldn't stop till I
picked him up and and said my hellos to him. What I will always remember
about Miles is he had spunk and a personality all of his own. The bond
between him and my boyfriend was a precious one. Miles would look into
your eyes when you talked to him and it was like he understood you and if
he had a voice...he would have talked right back to you. He liked to
cuddle up to you and go to sleep. My best memory of Miles was when he
thought no one was looking and snatched himself a slice of pizza and took
off to devour it. It's sad that Miles is gone...but his memory and spunk
will always live on within me.
Scotch George Chandy -
September 2001, 4 months old
Our Scotch was a cutie... we loved him deeply - he was our first baby:(
We're gonna miss him and really don't know how we're goin' to survive without him! He
was oh so intelligent... he lived such a short life, yet he made his presence felt
everywhere and anywhere he went! We love you Scotchoose (that's what we call him with
love) and can't wait to be with you soon!
Mili and Ash
Josie McKay - September 2001, 12 years old
Josie was my best friend. If there is a true soul mate pet, then she was
mine. I feel so alone and my heart hurts for her. Josie, wait for me at the Bridge. I
love you, Baby Girl.
Kapo - September 2001, 3 years old
Kapo was my heart and soul. She was so full of life that her death just
doesn't seem real. She will live on in my heart forever.
Biscuit - September 2001, 1 years,
6 months old
In March, we had finally moved into a house with a big back yard with
plenty of room for Biscuit and the children to play. Halloween was nearing so we went
into the storage area to get the Halloween decorations out. It was a tidy little closet
area under the stairs of our split foyer. Unfortunately, the previous owners had
sprinkled rat poisoning into a small dish that was well hidden under the
stairs. Biscuit had consumed the poisoning and it was too late for the doctors to save
him. We are so sorry that this happened to you, Biscuit. We wish we could have saved
you in time. There is a terrible emptiness without you.
Thank you for all the love you gave to us.
We will miss you always.
Ballpark Jack Kramer
- September 2001, 1 years, 2 weeks old
Ballpark (named for baseball fields) was Brandyn's (12
years old) early Christmas present 2000. He was eight weeks old at the
time, and Brandyn received him in a Christmas stocking wearing a Santa
hat. He was so full of love and life and brought joy to all of us. Oh,
how we miss you!
Being raised around several children and a nine-year-old dalmation, Molly,
we are all lost without you, Ballpark . We love you so
Bubba Hurst - September 2001, 8 years
Bubba was a tweenie wire-haired dachshund. He was the most loveable and
happy-go-lucky little guy you could ever have met. He loved sunny days lying in the sun. He
loved suppertime most and biscuits at bedtime. I still catch myself calling him for supper
when the rest of the gang comes trotting up to the door...
God bless you Bubba and wait at the gate for us... We love you. Mom and
Pugsley Muffin - September 2001, 15 years, 4 months old
We miss you, our little adventuresome girl - from chasing baby
armadillos and lizards to playing with your brother - chasing the vacuum. You have
blessed us with many wonderful memories with your antics and love.We love and miss
you so very much.
Mommie and Daddy
Dixie Ballard - September 2001, 14 years old
My Dixie was so special and sweet. She was our baby. We do not have
children and we were mommy and daddy. I miss her so terribly much. Each night I
come home and talk to her urn. There will never be another Dixie, but we are ready
to have another baby and are looking at the present time. Please pray for our
continued strength that we will be able to endure this loss.
Fritzl Schnitzel -
September 2001, 9 years old
I miss you Fritz. You left us on 11 September 2001. That day
was one of the saddest of my lie. You were with us for nine years and we all
loved you so much. We tried to make you comfortable, but your back injury
was just too much. We all miss you cuddling on our laps or snuggling under
the covers at night. We miss you begging for food and the time you actually
climbed INSIDE of a turkey to eat it. I miss those times when you just ran
around the house for no apparent reason but just looked so happy. Everyone
in the neighbourhood was sad that you were gone. People still ask about
you. Ernie was lost without you. He lost two of his 11 pounds and we were
worried about him too. I wish we'd had more time, but we are all so grateful
for the time we spent knowing and loving you. Mom has put up pictures of you
around the house. We will ALWAYS love and miss you.
Mom, Dad, Jess, and Lucas
Pretzel Roody Dog - September 2001, 7 years, 4 months old
JUST A DOG
'She was just a dog,' they say
'Your grief is not right.'
'Your pain is not real.'
'She was just a dog.'
'Just a dog?' I say.
'She was much more than that.
She was the slayer of the dragon
that was my fears,
She was the keeper of the secrets
I knew she would never tell,
Mender of my heart when it was hurt,
Kissed away the tears of life,
Made me laugh when I'd rather cry,
Made me smile when I'd rather frown,
Always there when she was needed,
Never holding a grudge.
She was my friend,
Now she is gone,
I reach for her and she is not there,
Not breathing beside me while I sleep,
She is no longer there when I come home,
No longer there to listen,
Not there to kiss away my tears,
No longer there to make my heart smile.
The rabbits in the yard are now safe,
Tho' they seem to miss her too.
My grief is real,
My pain is strong,
She was MY dog,
And will be forever,
Tho' a place in my heart will never be the same again.'
Pretzel, come to us in our dreams. Your buddy, Badger, and I miss you so
very much, life just isn't the same without you.
Jake Froese - September
2001, 5 years old
To my first dachsie, Jake, who I lost at age 5.
I miss him snuggled beside me at night, hiding under the covers. I miss his
attitude, and most of all I miss his love.
After going through the heartbreak of having a dachsie go paralyzed with a bad
back, I would do it all over again. Nothing can compare to the love of a
dachsie and of a friend.
Snickers (a.k.a. Snicker Doodles) -
September 2001, 5 years, 3 weeks old
My little boy, Snickers, was so great. He was
one of the smartest doxies that I have ever known. He was our
first doxie and boy, we would never have anything else. He was
loving and protective of me. He slept with us under our
blankets everynight. Having to put him down was one of the
hardest things that I ever had to do. I still cry for him. He
was so cute he would lie on his back all wrapped up in the
covers just like a person. Our other doxie that we got to be
friends with him cried along with us. She would just sit and
talk up a storm to us like she was asking where he was - and
she wouldn't eat either. One of the hardest things that we had
to do afterward was pick up his bed and toys that he loved to
play with. To this day I'm missing him so much that when I
look at his pictures I start to cry.
Sophie - September 2001, 15 years, 6 months old
Sophie our loving girl. The wagon dog.The whole
us together, me pulling you in your red wagon. Your life of loving
being loved was also a painful one. You survived two surgeries.
the first one, when you saw us at the hospital to take you home,
love and joy in your eyes, we will never forget. A loving
life. Our treasure.
PJ's Princess Chelsea - October 2001, 9 years old
Chelsea, you were such a special part of our life and you were so brave
through it all. We truly miss you.
Regis 'Gabriel' Ridges - October
2001, 4 weeks old
Regis was a very loving and sweet baby. He didn't have enough oxygen at
birth, but he fought for life for as long as he was able. He was a stunning red brindle
smooth. Regis is survived by his mother, Gabriella, father, Rascal, two brothers, and
missed by the many who loved him during his life.
Abbey-Girl - October 2001, 17 years, 10 months old
My dearest Abbey...It's only been 24 hours since you went to Rainbow
Bridge...my heart is aching.
You were the light of my life and I miss you so much. I held on to you as long as I
could without you suffering. I knew it was time to let you go and I hope I was as good
a mommy to you as you were a 'baby' to me. You got me through a lot in my life and for
that I will never forget you. You will never be forgotten Abbey. Every time I eat an
apple or a raisin cake, I will think of you and thank God that he allowed me to have
you in my life. Rest in peace, sweet Abbey. I will visit you with flowers for the rest
of my life. I will talk to you and thank you for everything you gave me. Ellie will
sniff the ground where you are buried and will wonder where you went. And when the
time comes, she will lie in peace with you. I know you really did like her...you just
didn't want anyone to know! I love you sweetie.....
Andrea - October 2001, 11 months
My dearest little Andrea,
When Daddy put that desposit on you that day, money did not mean a thing. Daddy phoned
to tell me how much he'd falling in love with your little droopy ears and your big
wagging tail and those little beautiful brown eyes staring at him just saying thank
you for picking me. I had not got a chance to see you before we could come and take
you home from the pet shop. But the very day we came to pick you up my heart fluttered
and I went all mushy and warm inside, saying to myself, 'you are the best thing that
has entered in my life. What a great soulmate and best friend I have just purchased
Heidi Ann Aden - October 2001, 12 years old
Heidi was always loyal to her family and was a 'big sister' to her
adopted sister,DEXTER. She will be missed forever.
Mya Belle Rast - October 2001, 9 years old
My precious baby Mya just left me a week ago. I don't know why or how
her life was brought to such a tragic end. All I do know is that I miss her very much
and love her more than ever.
Mya, I will always think of you when I look at Benson and see how lonely he is. He
misses you very much also and is wishing you were here to play with him or beat him
up. I don't think he knows what to do with all this extra attention he is getting. I
am sure he wishes you were he to share it with or fight over. It probably just isn't
the same when he automatically gets attention instead of having to fight you for my
lap. Hugs and kisses to you my scooter pooter. Mommy loves you. Please wait for me at
the Bridge. Don't try crossing over by yourself you might get lost. I miss you baby.
Love Always, Mommy, Dana, and Benson!!
Pepper (My Little Girl) - October 2001, 13 years, 3 months old
We just lost
Turbo (My Buddy) in
June - little did we know we would loose you too in such a short time.
Pepper had never been sick in her entire life, and the evening Pepper died, she died
of congestive heart failure (which was never detected). We never saw it coming since
she had never showed signs of any illness. I am glad I was there for her when she
needed it (unfortunately I was not there for her brother when he needed me).
Pepper was my mom's dog, but everyone in the family claimed her as their own
dog. Pepper became 'my little girl', and had a way with everyone. She definitely had
the run of the house, and always got her way. Pepper always went everywhere with us
every weekend, and she would not take no for an answer. If we tried to tell Pepper
that she had to stay home for whatever reason, we received the biggest guilt trip that
a mini doxie could give, and Pepper ended up getting to go after all. Pepper
definitely enjoyed going for rides/shopping. Pepper also had a passion for playing
with her blue ball - it was her favorite pastime. Pepper always got that extra doggie
treat, too, from everyone in the family. Pepper had a special tilt of her head that
would melt your heart, and she was the sweetest girl.
We can't stop crying since her sudden death (plus the passing of her brother Turbo in
June). The pain and heartache of two deaths in such a short time is very hard to
comprehend. We think back on all the fun and joyous times you brought into our lives,
and we are very grateful for the time we had with you. Pepper, I miss you and I will
luv you always.
Your pal JoAnn
Kayte - October 2001, 7 weeks, two days old
We waited years to have our first home-bred puppies. Sadly
you were the only one and life was hard from the start. The vet wanted to
put you to sleep at two days, but there was no way. We sat up night and
day for four weeks and watched you slowly recover. At last you seemed to
be a healthy playful six- week puppy, then you were diagnosed with a
serious heart defect.The vet said if you made eight weeks, you might
survive. On Sunday 30 September you were very unwell, and at 05:40 Monday
morning you died in my arms.
We miss you so much. Mummy,Daddy,Hazel,Bruce,Hannah,Sid and
Bonnie Jean Spitz - October 2001, 17+ years old
I first saw my Bonnie at the Humane Society. My daughter and I
had gone there to find a dog to join our family. Althogh I had no previous
dachshund experience, Bonnie looked at me, barked, and seemed to say, 'You look
like a nice lady, how about we get the heck out of here?'
Her card said she was four, her gray muzzle and our vet said 10 or 11. For the
next sevem years she was the most wonderful, brave little dog I've ever
know. Bonnie had congestive heart failure for the past six years, yet she never
seemed to be 'down' about anything. Our vet was amazed at her will to live, and
often said Bonnie lived longer than he would have ever guessed. The night before
she died, I gave her a cheese and cracker snack - her appetite was certainly
healthy. As always, she slept next to me, and early the next morning I heard her
make a little sigh then go still. Her brave little heart had finally given
out. I wrapped her still-warm body in a blanket and took her to the vet for
cremation. My husband and daughters know that when I die, I want to be cremated,
too, and my ashes mixed with Bonnie's. I love her so, and always
Augie Doggie Donaldson - October 2001, 15
Augie was a playmate for my son from the time he was five years old. My son is
now 19 years old. Augie had a good life and gave us years of love and pleasure. We miss him
desperately We got Augie a brother, Jasper, one year ago. He misses his brother a lot. No one
will ever take his place. WE know he is a little dachsie angel now, watching over all of
Oscar Mayer (Beanie) - October 2001, 16
years, 6 months old
I will miss my Beanie forever. He was my constant companion for nearly 17
years and I still cry a lot. I only hope he knows how much I loved him. I am looking forward
to meeting him at the Rainbow Bridge. To see a happy healthy puppy again. He will be at my
side for eternity.
My closest and most loyal friend-Oscar Mayer (Beanie). May 1985 to October
Cassie Grooms - October 2001, 12 years, 6 months old
Dusty Black Magic -
October 2001, 1 years, 5 months old
We miss you and always will. You will always be in our hearts. Thanks for all
the fun times that we had with you. I will always remember the car rides and
the times you were waiting for me when I got home from work.
You're a special animal. Love you always, Mom, Dad, and all the
Leia - October 2001, 16 years old
My dog, Leia, was the most beautiful thing you have ever
seen. She was a black and tan smooth and wirehaired mix. On cold nights we
would put our feet under her belly and she would always warm us up. Everyone
called her Princess since she was named after Princess Leia, one of three of
our dachshunds named for Star Wars characters, Jar Jar, Yoda and her. She
was the mother of my first dachshund, Sugar, and always cared for her - she
taught her how to groom her nails and be so beautiful. Once there was a
rattlesnake in our yard and she attaked it along with Sugar while our boy
dogs just hid behind our house until it was dead. One day she started
bleeding and didn't stop we called the vet and it turned out she had bladder
stones and had been hiding it for years, never complaining about them and so
while they were operating we lost our beautiful princess who is now an
'Captain-Dice' Dexter - October 2001, 8
To our beloved Dexter,
You always knew how to make me laugh when I was feeling down. I always loved how you would
wake me up in the morning and lick my face, or how you would bark like crazy every time the
doorbell rang and friends came over. You will always be 'my little angel' and I hope our paths
meet again. Thank you for all the love and companionship you've given to our family. We will
miss you dearly.
We love you Dexter!
Mom, Dad, Melissa, Bryan, James, Saber
Redbone Fowler - October
2001, 17 years old
Old Man Red, You stood by your master for many years -
inseparable. The devoted dachshund.
By the time I came into your life you were old and tired and I was afraid I
would break you. But we soon loved each other as if it had always
You are always in our hearts and thoughts.
Doxy Dells Wee Ebony
Dandy - October 2001, 17 years old
Dandy was a wonderful companion, despite his occasional
bullheadedness. I really miss him, and I know my mom misses him, too. I feel
bad that I didn't notice his suffering and reduction in cognition sooner,
but I am glad we were all there when it was his time to go. I'm sorry mom
wasn't there during that time, but I didn't think she could handle it and I
didn't want it to be any more difficult for her. We all have great memories,
and I miss him.
Daisy Mae - October 2001, 7 years old
To my sweet Daisy Mae -
Your baby, Rebel, is so lost with out you, and your mate, Freddie, is going
nuts for having to pull double the load. I miss you dearly.
Love, your family,
Mamma, Freddie and Bebbs
- October 2001, 14 years, 2 months old
Your name waited in our hearts for your coming. And
then you came. Tough guy! You had a hard beginning. Your dear Mom
didn't survive your birth, but YOU did! Always loving, the good
Uncle, and the good Dad.
Kidney disease finally took you, but you fought that, too, tough guy,
for 16 months. In the end, you told us, 'it's time now'. Our very
first, very special boy!
Bonzi Knott -
October 2001, 3 years old
Bonzi was the coolest. He would guard the whole
neighbourhood. He was sincere, beautiful and full of love. I love my
Delaina - October 2001, 1 year old
Wait for us Delaina, even though it has been these
many years we still miss you. Trouble and the boys send their love
B. - October 2001, 6 years old
Hi, baby. We loved you so much. I was so sad
when I had to leave you to move out, and when you came to
live with me and Sunshine later it made our little family
complete. I'm so glad you were there to keep her company
during the day, while I was gone. I hope you didn't have a
lot of pain. I think of you often and will always remember
my little one.
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