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My Chad - December 2011, about 10 years old
Chad was the first of two dogs to join the sponsor dog scheme for the Harefield, UK, branch of the Dogs Trust - the organisation from which comes the wonderful slogan 'a dog is for life, not just for Christmas'. The Trust was founded in 1981 and is the largest dog charity in the UK. Best of all, even dogs that can't be rehomed are not euthanised - they are cared for in centres around the UK.
I adopted Chad as a sponsor dog a few years ago in memory of several dogs belonging to friends that had recently gone to the Rainbow Bridge. The Trust does a wonderful job of making sponsors feel like they really belong to their dogs and I have enjoyed Chad's letters and cards very much.
Should you want to sponsor a dog, or read more about this wonderful organisaiton, go here: Dogs Trust.
I received a beautifully and thoughtfully written letter today informing me that Chad had gone to the Bridge. The staff takes enormous and sensitive care with their sponsors, and I am just as sad as if one of my own dogs had left us.
So to Chad - never in my home, but always in my heart.
Izzy - March 1994, 11 years old
Izzy was the prettiest grey tabby stray kitten, when she
found me. She danced all over the house and into my heart, so I named her
after Isadora Duncan.
She was/is a sweetie who took over the household, quietly, and with love.
I still miss her, but know she is very happy to be where she is. She
prepared the way
Tabatha and Muffin. I
know she greeted themwhen they arrived at the Bridge. Thank you Izzy for
your love and patience, Mom
Sparrow - September 1995, 8 years
Bubba - 1995 5 years old
In loving memory of Bubba: we will always miss and love you
Bo Menk -
November 1996, 13 years
Bo came into my
life in 1985 as a rescue dog, though I'm
who rescued whom. I don't know what breed he was: he looked like an
overgrown GSD wearing a thick fur coat. He was my best friend, my
protector, my confidante--an angel in a furry coat. Bo is still
watching over me from the Bridge until we can meet again. He's the
one carrying a football in his mouth, ready for a game of
Dutchess - November 1996, 10 years old
Known as Auntie Dutchess to her adopted dachsie family and
loved by all. When Dutchess was around it was a good idea to carry a
towel because when she shook those baggy lips it was shower
Bramble - December 1996, 11 years, 5 months old
Bramble was a beautiful gentle black labrador who was best friend to
since we got them both as puppies in the summer of 1985. Although much bigger than
Daisy, Bramble was happy to let the dachsie rule the roost, as is the usual
form! Bramble was a clever, loving gorgeous pet and companion to her little
friend. She tragically went to the Bridge on Christmas Eve, less than one week after
being diagnosed with cancer. We all love and miss our very special dachsie pal. She
and Daisy will be playing together again and waiting for us.
The Bell Family
Kaye - July 1997, 6 years old
We rescued Kaye in September and then adopted Wille
several months later. There was an instant bond between these two. We miss
them very much.
Jesse - October 1997, 15
I miss you, Jess,
filled my life with love and
happiness. I will always remember the specialness
of you and the things you did to enhance the quality
of my life.
So shy as a puppy that I had to work hard to gain
your confidence, but once I had it, it lasted for-
ever. You never doubted me or decisions concerning
our lives together.
You used to 'get me' with those little front teeth
to get my attention so I'd know you wanted to play.
Remember our foraging trips through the apple orchards
around Sontheim, Germany? You used to find a good
apple and chew on it till we were ready to move on,
then you'd pick a fresh one to carry with you. Just
in case there wouldn't be any more, I guess.
Remember all the journeys through the vineyards
and down along the river? You really loved all
that running alongside my bike. You had such muscles
and I always tired out before you. Remember our
drive from here, in Virginia, to Oklahoma to see
Jen, just the two of us. And all the stops at
nice rest stops and the running and chasing each
other that we did. And you had the whole back
of the Explorer, but preferred to have your head
resting under my arm on the armrest? Then there
were all the evenings when you lay on the floor,
keeping my feet warm while I read or worked on the
computer. You were always so patient with me.
I miss you, Jess, and I fervently hope and pray that
you are at this Bridge I keep hearing about. Be
soft on the little dogs. Remember, you are bigger and
you shouldn't hit them with your feet. And rest.
I believe you are pain free now and able to do all
that you wish.
Please wait for me. Play with all the other friends of
those still here. I can't bear the thought that we
will never be together again.
I miss you, and will love you all of my days.
Buttons - August 1998, 12 years, 1 month old
My sweet little Buttons was my dearest friend for so long.
was always there to share the good times and comfort me through the bad
Part of me died with her. Buttons, you be a good girl and Mommy will meet
someday. I love you so much.
Jordan (Jo-Jo) - February 1999, 10 years, 5 months old
Jo-Jo, you will be missed and loved forever. Max is doing
pretty well but I can tell he still misses you a lot. He was very
depressed in the beginning and we were afraid we might lose him too, but
after a while he decided it wasn't too bad being an only pet - now he gets
to go everywhere with us. I would still bet he would rather have you here
with him. Jordan, miss you and love you as long as we all breathe.
Mom, Dad and Max
Eddie (Adastars First Edition) -
May 1999, 17 years, 4 months old
To the best friend that I have ever had. I will love and
miss you always. I will remember all of the great times and all the joy
that you have given to me. But most of all, I will remember your love that
you gave me.
I will see you again, and then we will both play and enjoy ourselves like
we did when we were young. We will cross that Bridge together!!
Julian (a.k.a. BooBoo) - June 1999,
1 years, 4 months old
BooBoo you were so loved. Please don't think that either Robbie or Oscar
have replaced you. They are my babies but you will always be my BooBoo. I'm so sorry I
could not make you well. I will always miss you. Until we meet again, RIP baby, love
Dickens - January 2000,
18 years young
It has almost been a year and my heart continues to break.
I miss you so much!
Beagle Eunice Tussing - February 2000, 11 years, 6 months old
Beagle Eunice it was you who brought us together and you
who saw this little family through so many changes. You were our first,
but certainly not our last..as you have so unselfishly shared your home
with your brother and sisters, Brownie, Soo, Sibble and SonDog. Thank you
for always being there and for so many amazing and very happy memories.
You have always made the craziest party conversation where ever we have
been. You made us and countless others laugh and smile since you were a
pup. How could anyone forget a beagle like you? We all miss you so
terribly. Your sudden death was such a shock. We know you missed Brownie
and know you are with her. Watch over us and please continue to shine your
light on us wherever you are. We know you were taken from us 'cos your
love and kindness were needed elsewhere in this big wide universe. The two
of you, our children, are now together for eternity. Someday we will all
be together again. 'Til then, much love, hugs and kisses...Rest in peace
our lovechild. We will always love and cherish you.
Your Mama and Daddy, Cindy & David
Crystal - March 2000, 16 years old
This is for Crystal, an honourary daschsie, who was
actually a lab. She was a faithful gal that was very loyal to her master
and my sons. She was with my ex-huband and my son had to take her to the
vet because my former husband was too broken up to do it himself. That is
how much she was loved by him. Even though she is not a dachsie, I think
she deserves to be with all the puppers there at Rainbow Bridge. She needs
a place to be happy and be with all of our other puppers there. I'm glad
to know that she is with our Deensey, mini dachsie black/tan, that is with
her now. May all of our puppers at Rainbow Bridge be happy, playing,
romping through the grass, free from pain, and waiting for us all to come
and get them when it is our turn to come pick them up.
Big Kitty - June 2000,
14 years old
Big, you were my precious boy, and I miss you dearly! Rosie
and Little Kitty miss you too. Until we meet agin, sweet
Bobi - November 2000, 11 years, 1 months
Bobi, a standard poodle, loved life and all his dachsie family which
he cared for all his life. A better friend, companion and guardian could never be
Boone - March 2001, 6
Boone was my special puppy. I am Allie, and my mom and dad and
Jared and I loved him very much. He loved my friends' dachshund, Coco, who
lived across the street. He used to jump in my bed and sleep with me. I wish
he was still together with me. I will see him at the Bridge. We'll be together
someday smelling the flowers.
Cocoa - June 2001, 6 years,
Cocoa I love you and I know even though Gidget
barked and bugged you all the time, that she loved you with all her heart,
and so did
Scoodles. We tried everything we could to make you better, but it just
wasn't good enough. We are so sorry.
Amy Lou Wallace - December 2001, 19 years old
Amy Lou, you gave us many years of enjoyment, and for that
we are thankful. We still have to remind ourselves daily not to prepare
your 'special' dinner at 5p.m. You are not there at the gate waiting nor
are you at the bottom of the steps looking up for us...you'd tilt your
head to one side and try so hard to see through the cataracts. Your
dachsie sister and brother (Baby and Clyde) miss you so much. The yard is
too big for them to play by themselves! Amy, you were so very special,
such a loving dog, kind to all and you especially loved kids. Everyone
remembers your sweet disposition. Amy, you only had one litter of puppies
- remember when you pushed the puppies out of the doghouse and got in to
dry off? Daddy gave you a spanking and that never happened
again!! Remember when you jumped through the glass door and landed in
the kitchen floor, you desperately wanted to be inside with the
kids... dachsie sister Baby would try her best to torment you by biting
on your leg and you took it for so long, then you would act so mad and
growl and the few times you acted like you were chewing on her we all
knew it was all growl and no bite, but you showed her didn't you?
Amy was an Australian shepherd, blue heeler. She joined us when she was
four months old and we enjoyed her loving companionship until Christmas
eve, 2001. Amy actually died from old age, as she was not sick a day in
her life. However, she was ready to travel to the Rainbow Bridge, where
she is running, playing and having a wonderful time. We will see you at
the Bridge, Amy, some day. We LOVE and MISS you! Dave, Karen, Brandon,
Jimmy, Cora, Grama Nan, Grampa Levi and dachsies Baby, Clyde and Cousin
crossed to the Bridge on 10 February 2002. You two have a lot to bark
Choco Taylor - January
2002, 17 years old
You only spent 10.5 short years with us - but how lucky we
We went through a lot in that time and you will always be remembered.Our
home won't be the same without the destinctive meow of yours. You still
have your dignity - and be sure to meet up with your old tabby
buddy,Tristan, who was sent to the Bridge two years and one month before
you. It was a sad day - the day you left your dachshund
Alix - May 2002, 16 years, 4 months old
Our beloved Alix was one-of-a-kind, a collie-dobie mix raised by her
dachshund 'aunties', Mascha and Schnitzel. She was an impulse purchase at our local
petstore, a $30 puppy from an accidental breeding. What were we thinking? She was a
handful - goofy, smart, willful, spirited and protective. But she was the essence of
gentleness and devotion to her human, canine, and feline family,and she became a
defining element of our lives for 16 years. The best $30 we ever spent. The memories
we have of her are like rare jewels to be lovingly polished and contemplated, and
the joy she brought will live in our hearts forever.
Hollander Hobbes - 'Holly' - May 2002, 12 years old
Sweet Holly the collie will forever be missed but never
Annie - 'Annie Pannie' - June 2002, 10 years old
My Annie Cat,
My home is so empty since you went to the Bridge to join your sister. You were
only 10 and I thought I'd have you for a lot longer. You were always so healthy,
and then you got sick so fast. I had such high hopes that you would survive your
surgery and come home and be healthy again. But it was not to be. It breaks my
heart that you only lived two months after Chloe died. I have my memories of you
and your ashes in a wooden urn beside your sister, Chloe. I keep you both on the
headboard of the bed, where you always loved to lay and sun. She found you when
you were only a few days old, and you always thought she was your mama. After she
died, you grieved for her so much. I gave you all the attention I could and you
were beginning to feel better, when you got so sick. My precious Annie, I love you
so much and miss you every minute of the day. I do take comfort in knowing that
you're with Chloe now, like you always were and that she's looking out for you.
You will both forever live in my heart and one day I'll be with you again. Both of
my precious girls.
We love you always,
Mama & Daddy
Our Little Gentleman) Werner - October 2002, 13 years old
Our Little Gentleman, do you know how much you are
missed? We love and miss you. Take care of Dakota.
Mom and Dad
Boy Wagner - April 2003,
Even though you were a pain in the butt we really did love you. It's a
shame you had to go the way you did. I wish we could have been able to save
you. We just want to let you know that we have a grave out in the yard with
a sign on it just for you so we can remember the times we had with you. We
miss you deeply and you are still loved. I hope you rest in peace.
Love Always Your Parents,
Brian and Nicole Wagner
Dawson - May 2003, 3 years, 4
Over the rockery, garden slugs glide
While worker ants scurry then scatter to hide
Grasshoppers gnaw on the morning's new grasses
It's been quite a while now but time slowly passes.
Alone in his basket that's fashioned of wicker
He's curled as if sleeping but life doesn't flicker
Wrapped snug in his blanket of quilted blue cotton
He's our special boy and he won't be forgotten.
I cherish this garden, a home for the living
Where time never stops and it still keeps on giving
It holds the most precious of gifts at its hearth
It's his little resting place; my sacred earth.
Jonti Quirk - June
2003, 10 years old
Jonti, you were such a wonderful friend not only to me
when I married your beloved Dad but also to both Maxie and Tinker my
two little dachsies. You had the biggest heart, the warmest kiss and
the most loving, accepting ways. When
Maxie had to be put down and we
got you another dachsie brother, Casey, you loved him as well. You used
to carry him around the garden as he hung on to your tail. Then when
Tinker had her stroke and we got another dachsie, Tia, and you loved
her unconditionally also. Jonti, you were always only 'five years old'
to your Dad. It was my privilege to have known you, my loving boy. Both
Dad and I miss you so very much, but I know that Maxie was at the
Bridge to meet you, also all your other friends which I never met.
Jonti, until we all meet again, you and Maxie stay together and know
how very much you are loved and missed. All our love Dad, Mum, Tinker,
Casey and Tia
Irene - June 2003, 16 years old (but she always lied about her age)
Irene. Your little ballet steps, your dowager's hump, your wild
hairdo, your deafness, and your fake french accent made you the grand dame on
our block! You always said it like it was! Even if it meant you were crabby.
But your worldliness, and your sweet tail wags were your true signature. You
were the funniest, toothless dog I ever had. I miss making your 'Poodle Polenta'
out of ground kibble and homemade broth. I miss your wandering next to me in the
garden and picking off the really good, ripe tomatoes. Stay close to Betts up
there, she knows the really cool dogs. And all the magnolia shaded places for
you to sleep, right there next to her.
Indi - June 2003, 14 years old
Indi was my spirit. Her courage throughout her life was a
catalyst for me to improve mine, so, in turn, hers would be better. She loved
baby pools, kongs and had an inner knowledge that shone through her eyes and
in her heart.She also loved squeaky toys and could desqueak them in under 2 minutes.
I will miss you, Indi, and when we meet next I expect buddha kisses and nose
nibbles as if we had never been separated.
Andee our Little Soldier -
September 2004, 3 years, 10 months old
We miss you so much Andee. Why you had to leave us from
cancer at such a young age God only knows. You are buried with your
brothers Dawson and Boofy and we hope mummy's coat and your little Bunny
and Teddy are keeping you warm. We kept little Laurie Lobster...how
could we part with all your toys you loved so much? Your kisses and
gifts and the way you put out your paw to touch us will always be
remembered. Everyone loved you; how could they not. You will never be
forgotton Andee and you will always be much loved. Sadly missed by your
mummys Belinda, Rachael and Crystal and your brothers and sisters
Brandon, Samuel, Carmen, Pepper and Junuh. Thankyou for the kisses.
This is a tribute page to
Dawson and a website to view our much loved bubbas.
Grandpa - November
2004, age unknown
You lived in a house full of doxies. Now you join Rafiki at the
Rainbow Bridge. I hope to see you both there soon. You and Rafiki
were both alpha dogs and always fought. I hope you both are
behaving and not fighting. I adopted you and your age was unknown
- the vet told me you had maybe six months of life left. I was
blessed with three-and-a-half years with you. I thank God for
sending you into my life.You will never be forgotten.
Forever in my heart, Mom
Kelly Ann Lamell - December 2004, 14 years, 4 months old
Kelly, your life was long and good. The Little
Man sure did miss you. You gave him guidance and love. I still
cannot believe that I lost you both. You are still together and
we feel your presence with us. We love you!
Blade - January 2005, 1 years, 13
Blade, My baby love...mommy misses you
so very much and I tried everything I knew to do to
save you. Only there was nothing left to do but love
you and let you go to the Bridge in my arms.
You had severe brain damage, honey, from your
previous owner and by the time you came to me, your
mind was destroyed. No medication and no operation
could correct the damage this man did to you. But,
you brought me joy and love, nonetheless. You were a
trial and a light in my life and you introduced me to
a magnificent breed of dog that I had never heard of
before you came bouncing into my life full of mud and
Do you remember the first time we met? I remember
thinking: "Just what is this Blue Lacy Dog?" You had
your hackles up and I just smiled and said, "Hello
there, Sweetheart!" You came running to me like we
had always been meant to be together. You rolled me
over and kissed me as if you would never stop. You
had found a light in your darkness.....and I had
found you, my Blade and my love!
Please, forgive me for letting you go so soon.
Please, Blade, know and always remember that mommy
loves you and will never ever forget you! You made
me laugh with that little tongue peeking out when you
were happy....and THAT is how I will remember you in
my heart and mind: happy.
We will meet again one day, my little Blade Love, and
we will roll in the grass and mud again and laugh and
kiss like we did when we first met. Until then, know
that we all miss you and your mommy misses you most
I love you, Blade, and I will never forget you. And I
will not forget to come to you with the biggest bag
of Chippy-Chips you could ever imigine! Good bye, my
Blade. Be happy and at peace!
Dodger - June 2005, 9
Dodger came into my life in August 1996 and left in
June 2005. He was surrounded by doxies. He loved to eat more than
anything. He never barked, but often howled when it was time to eat.
He would howl in frustration when my wire-haired doxie, Annie, would
hover over her food dish, not eating anything, but not letting him
eat it either! I'll never forget how he got my just-made gingerbread
house off the end table! Somehow he managed not to eat the straight
pins that held it together. Dodger would sleep in the hallway in
front of our room; he's not there anymore and we miss him. RIP Dodger
and we'll see you at the Bridge.
Julie and Ed
Panda - June
2005, 1 yea old
He is a black bear hampster.
Batman - September
2005, 13 years, 6 months old
Batman, I miss you so much more than I ever thought I
would. My heart is broken. I am so sorry if I took you for granted. You
never asked for anything in this world other to love. All you ever
wanted was to love us and you didn't care if you had anything else. I
hope you were happy and I hope to God you know how much I deeply loved
you. We were together for so long and I just figured we would always be
together. You were always so happy. I feel such a big hole in my heart
now that you are gone. I feel guilty for not giving you more. I miss you
deeply and I pray you are pain free now and romping with Misty. I do not
know if I believe in god or heaven, but if they exist, I will hope to
see you there. Batman, I love you and I miss you. Your
Cindy - March 2006, 9 years, 9 months old
Cindy - my silly, happy girl - was a retired
greyhound racer who shared her home, love and life with little
weiners. She was my second failure at 'Foster 101' and I always
said that I should not have kept her. I am soooooo very glad
that I didn't listen to reason! Our seven years together are a
joy to remember. Cindy loved life and anything associated with
it: tails were for wagging, toys were for squeaking and life
was to lived to the fullest every minute. Cindy was diagnosed
with osteosarcoma in November 2005 and had her leg amputated.
She underwent chemo but sadly, a cure was not to be. Cindy is
the bravest dog I have ever known. She went to the Bridge on 29
March where she was met by her dachsie friends Folly and Roscoe. I know
that she is now racing with wings and is healed and whole
again. Her attitude while fighting cancer will stand as an
example to guide me through hard times in the future. Race free
- my beautiful brindle girl until we meet again. I love and
miss you so . . .
Buttons - June 2006, 18 years old
This is for Buttons - she has lived with
us for 18 years - an inside cat - never bothered
anyone...always here for us. She was like a mother hen
to three of our dachshunds - .when our first dachshund
died on 12 December 2002, she grieved for her. So we
brought two more dachsunds into our home in January of
2003 and she was like a mother hen to them...we will all
Ginger - August 2006, 14 years old
Ginger, at 12 weeks of age, weighing only
six pounds, hairless and very sick, I rushed you to the
vet. After the costly bills you had incurred, I still fell
in love with your gentle heart and soul. You were the
outcast in the house of doxies, but you learned quickly to
play gently with my beloved babies.
The day you arrived at my door we all agreed you could
stay, just until you got well, and then we could find a
forever home for you. But you had other plans - you were
not going anywhere.
I will never regret the day we all finally agreed you could
stay. You watched over the doxies,
keeping the bad kitties away from them. You protected them,
and us silly humans, from harm, and you made your way into
our hearts. Now, after 14 years of you with us, it is time
to say 'bye. But Ginger, I promise it won't be forever. I
will find you and all the other sweet babies at the Bridge.
Watch over them for me. I will come for
Abby - August 2003, 11 years, 6 months old
Carrington Hackney - April 2010, approximately 10 years old
On 18 April 2010, my daughter, Jennifer, lost her beloved rescue furbaby, Carrington. She had him for about three-and-a-half years and loved him dearly. They lived with us for about two-and-a-half years, together with her Boston mix Sassy, my Boston mix Tybo, and my miniature dachshunds, Sampson and Delilah. He was a loving, cuddly special little guy who had overcome abuse and neglect. We hope he is at the Rainbow Bridg, playing with our furry angels Hamlet, a very special dachshund, and Pepper, my furry soulmate, a poodle terrier mix. So long our little CareBear, Snooky and member of the Hackney Pack.
Love from your mom, Jennifer, and the rest of your family - Grandma, Papa, Sassy, Tybo, Sampson and Delilah
Cocoa Murphy - June 2011, 17 years old
Cocoa was such a sweet and loving boy except when it came to the dachshunds in 'his house'. He loved to lie on the edge of the sofa and hang his foot over the side as bait for an unsuspecting Zack or Maddie (both red dachshunds). If the bait were taken, he would bat the culprit rapidly on the head with said paw. You and your dachshund siblings sure loved to ride in the car to the lake. We all miss you.
Daemon (Poozle) Morrell
- April 2010, 15 years, 6 months old
Poozle, you were the best companion dog in the world, so gentle and loving, even to MAA, our pet lamb, who you used to tolerate when you were sick. Sadly missed but not forgotten. Now together with Coco, your daughter.
Coco Morrell - July 2013, 11 years, 9 months old
Our much-loved travelling companion and watch dog for 11 years and 9 months.
Travelled to: Greenough, Geraldton, Sandstone, Broome, Derby, Wittenoom, Roebourne, Shark Bay and, Burrup Rock Carving site. Our beautiful Puppy no longer in pain. Back with her Mum. We miss you.
Resting under her favourite Macadamia trees.
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