Oscar Casselman -
March 2003, 7 months old
We love you SO much. You were a member of our family and
brought so much joy into our lives. Everything in our home reminds us of
you. Words cannot describe how much we miss you. My heart is broken
without you in our life. You were the most special dog to us. We will
never forget you. All of our love forever -
The Casselman Family
Fritz Ludwig Von
Greene - March 2003,
12 years old
We had to set you free from your pain today Fritzie. We
will always remember how you were always kind to people and tolerated our
kid's pokes and pulls without ever harming them. How you sassed me for a
snack every morning and how you waited for me to come home every day. Run
free in Dachshund Heaven forever where you'll
always have a full dish and the fastest squirrel
chases. We love you little buddy.
Gretel Ruhland - March 2003, 9 years, 6 months old
Our beloved 'Gretel' passed away peacefully in her sleep on 12
March. She was much loved and we are heartbroken.
Goodbye my Lady.
Margo and Peter Ruhland
Blaze of Glory (My Little Pumpkin Angel) - March 2003, 13 years old
Blaze, my little angel. I miss you with my whole heart and
soul. I cannot believe how empty my life is without you. I know you are at
peace now and hope you will be waiting for me, when I can join you in at the
Rainbow Bridge. As Michael Joseph wrote
" ...I shall see beauty but none to match your grace.
I shall hear music but none as sweet as the droning song with which you loved
I shall fill my days but I shall not, cannot forget.
Sleep soft, dear friend..."
Be happy, my little love bug, until we are able to be together again.
Mommy loves you with her whole being and know that you may be gone from my
life on earth, but you will never leave my heart. Thank you for all the
wonderful years of unconditional love you have given me. I hope you
realised how much I loved you, and hopefully, by letting you go, for I
couldn't let you suffer any longer in your final days, I have given you the
final gift of love. I love and miss you!
Terusons' Baby Girl - March 2003, one day old
This little girl came into the world on 10 March 2003,
fighting with all her might. So sadly she was taken away from us. We know you
are safe now and will wait until the time you are joined by your family. We
love you, Baby Girl.
Fraiser Dorgan -
March 2003, 13 years old
Mommy's and Daddy's hearts are broken...you left too
soon...you comforted me whenever I needed you...I hope we ended your pain
with the love and kindness that you deserved...may flights of angels take you
to the Bridge...
May God let us meet you there one day,our baby Frasier...Forever in our
Daddy and Mommy
Hope Reed - March 2003, 9 days old
Brave little Hope fought so hard for her life, but in the end
the odds were stacked too far against her. She gave us all
Rusty Johnson -
March 2003, 16 years old
Your family will be lost without you. We enjoyed each and every one of the
wonderful stories they shared with us! Roxie is sorry she never had the
chance to meet and play with you!!
You will never be forgotten.
Brad, Tina and Roxie Hedstrom
Sparky - March
2003, 13 years old
Sparky was my baby. He greeted me everyday when I came home.
Even though he was getting older, he loved to play. I had to put him to sleep
today and I can't stop crying...I miss him so much. I adopted him when he was
only seven weeks old, but the time together wasn't enough. He use to tug at
my pant leg when my husband and I were hugging or kissing. He wanted the
attention. He loved to run in the back yard, would prance around after his
baths, open his own Christmas gifts and showed lots of love to my husband and
me. He was a great companion also to my father who passed away this past
June. Now he is with him. Sparky you are loved and missed so much by momma
Tiffany - a.k.a. Franquin Furstin - March 2003, 15 years, 2 months old
I remember the day I brought you home.
A beautiful little puppy to call my own.
I remember they said, 'A showdog you wouldn't be.'
But your beauty came from within, for all to see.
I remember the fun we had, you and I.
You were the best, the apple of my eye.
I remember how we played and played.
My love for you could not be swayed.
I remember hide and seek behind the door.
Then you grew old and played no more.
We've been through so much, you and me.
I couldn't let you suffer, so I set you free.
Gone from our lives, but never from our hearts.
Lois, Katie, Sybill, Basil and Ava.
Whitehouse - March 2003, 4 years old
Though the tears will go away, the love and memories we shared
will last forever. Always and forever in our hearts and our
Snuggle Fritz Hershey - March 2003, 6 years, 3 months old
Hershey 'The quickest tongue in the west' Kruempel - we
are sorry that we had to let you go, but you were so miserable and we
didn't want to put you through the trauma of another back surgery. We
know that you are in a better place - one without pain where you can
chase the rabbits and other animals.
Snickers, your older sister, has been lost and lonely since your
departure. Your human brother, Jake, continues to call all dogs
'Hershey', one of the few words he knows how to say.
You are missed very much and will forever be in our hearts and dreams.
Watch for us at the Bridge.
Love, Derek, Tracie, Jake and Snickers
Baron - March
2003, 5 years old
Baron, you brightened our days with your crazy antics
and your constant need for attention and love. We'll always remember
you carrying your teddy bear to bed or your little growl whenever you
were displeased. No one who met you didn't love you. You were always
there sitting up with your head cocked sideways waiting for a
response. Sugar misses your constant proding to play. You will always
be mommy's little baby, asleep in her arms. We pray that we see at the
Rainbow Bridge, when we finally come home to god. We love you and miss
Mommy and Daddy
- March 2003, 1 years, 8 months old
Oh Jubby, the love we had for you had no end. Did you
know how much we loved you? How could I have been so stupid and not
put you on a leash that day. I let you down. I took your dedication
for granted and just wanted you to have fun outside but I knew you
wanted to go back home to instead of walking in the snow. My heart is
so heavy and mommy misses you. You gave us so much in our marriage and
your death is the lowest point we have to live through. We will go on
and you will always be with us in our hearts.
The Sinn-Pich Family
- March 2003, 3 years old
Buster was a great friend, actually, my best friend.
He will forever be in my heart.
Half Pint Reed -
March 2003, 11 days old
Brave little brother to Hope. We all miss you. Play
warm in the sun with Hope at the Bridge. Billy-jo will find you - she
loved puppies. Never forgotten by all of us here, or by your
Peter Smith -
March 2003, 14 years, 2 days old
Through tears I tell you about my baby boy, Peter, who
left me behind and went to the Rainbow Bridge less than a month ago. I
was only 20 years old and had just moved out on my own, when I went
into debt to buy this smooth haired, red mini dachshund puppy who
melted my heart in the pet store window.
After much suffering through the puppy years, we made it to
adulthood....although tiny Peter would always be my baby. A true
dachshund, he was a lap dog who loved the sunshine and sleeping under
the covers with Mommy, but most of all loved to jump in the warm
A sucker for attention, he loved to beg for food as if his very life
depended on you sharing your cookie. But if you showed him the claw
clippers he would run and hide from this imminent torture.
Peter was very healthy for much of his 14 years. Although he was deaf
for the last four or five years. Finally I had peace and quiet because
he couldn't hear to bark at every noise or knock at the door. Nor
would he run at the sound of the can opener, knocking down every
obstacle in his way.
The last six months or so he started to go down hill. He would get up
every single night, sometimes three or four times. He would go and get
a drink or check to see if he had any food. On the way back to bed he
would pee on the floor. So I had to get up with him everytime. I just
got so tired.....I hadn't slept through the night in months.....but I
would give up sleep forever to have my baby with me again.
One day he got very sick and chewed his own front and back paw so he
was actually unable to walk or stand. I took him to the vet and told
her of all his illnesses, including his diarrhea almost everyday. She
told me she thought it was time, that my boy had just grown too old. I
made the hardest decision of my life. One that I can never be sure was
right....maybe if I spent the money...if I let them do the tests...I
just don't know.
I held your face, so you looked directly at me and I was the last
thing you saw as passed away. Your eyes stayed open and your tummy
stopped moving up and down....it was over.
Everyone says I did the right thing...I hope he knows I did it for
him. I just couldn't watch him suffer or be in pain. I loved him so
much - more then anyone or anything in the world. For so long it was
him and me...until Jody(cat) came along. They loved each other and I
took great joy in watching Jody torment Peter until he would run to me
and hide behind my legs only jumping out to stage an attack and
quickly heading back for cover.
Peter, I wish you could have told me what to do. Did I do the right
thing? I have your ashes but its not enough.....I have contacted a
breeder and will soon have another dachshund but you will always be my
baby boy..... I won't ever forget you I will see you again someday and
I will never let you go again.
I love you Petey x0x0x0 Your broken hearted Mommy
Prince (Princie) -
March 2003, 14 years, 6 months old
It was the hardest decision I ever made, but I knew you
were in pain. I had to let you go. Though you never wept or whined I
knew you were weak and tired. I loved you ever so much and will
remember how much spunk you had when you were not sick. You enjoyed
people and always left a warm spot in someone's heart. You had many
toys and loved your stuffed dog and orange football. You loved me
unconditionally, even though I feel guilt. I will always remember you
as my very best friend and companion. When you came into my life you
were only three months old and lived to be fourteen-and-a-half. Wow,
what a life. You were always there with me through the hard times and
good times. I will always love you and miss you very much. I feel you
with me and I will never let you go. I will keep your memory alive and
hold onto your pictures forever. Prince, you can now rest in peace and
no longer feel the pain you once felt.
Roxie - March 2003, 6 years old
Roxie was one week from giving birth to four
darling puppies but, she was out to use the restroom and a car was
driving by and she ran into the street and was hit we tried to save
her but it was too late.
Fant - March 2003, 5 years, 4 months old
Schultz E. we miss you so much! We never dreamed that
we would leave you with Granny and Granddad and you would not be here
when we returned. We're so glad they were there for you when you left
us. You never complained, so we did not know that you were in pain.
Five short years was not enough. You were the sweetest boy we've ever
known and you will forever be in our hearts. We love you so
Mom, Dad, Michael and Rebecca
Swifty Lazar -
March 2003, 4 years, 6 months old
I miss you more with each passing day. Specially specially, you
have left me with so many wonderful memories,I will never forget your
silly self. It is so quiet without your loudy louderton bark. Sparky
and Rex send their love and we all have realised how much you
monopolised your Momma ! What a little stinker! I love you now and
Gracie Elizabeth Rowland - March 2003, 6 years old
Gracie, Daddy, Georgie and Mommy are missing you so
very much. You gave us so much happiness and love and we hope to see
you some day! Love you always, darling Gracie.
Milo 'Baby Dog,
Mr Mossito' - March 2003, 10 years old
My dearest Milo, words can't describe how much we miss
you. You came into our lives and blessed us with ten wonderful years.
The love we shared is and will forever be inexplicable and the memories
we've created are irreplaceable. We watched you grow as we grew with
you. You were our friend, love, and family and there won't be one day
spent where you are not in our hearts or in our tears. We only wish
that one day we will be fortunate enough to meet again in another
place, another lifetime, but until then, we love you baby and miss you
with all our hearts and souls. xoxoxo
Wilbur Ten Dogs
- March 2003, 5 years, 5 months old
I had never had a small dog but 'Wilbur beast' was a
rescue. He lived with two rottweilers and was the 13 lb king of the
house. His brave spirit was amazing. He was Will the flying dog,
jumping in the creek, flying over the hills of eastern Oregon. He
totally stole our hearts.
One day he laid down and could not get up, the neuroseurgon did an MRI
and the prognosis was terrible, there was no option for us. I cried for
a week, I built him a memorial by the creek he loved. Each day I pray
God made a special place for my Will, where we can meet again. Good bye
for now my little beast. Run with the deer and chase the racoons, I
will come soon to get you.
Doc - The Baby -
March 2003, 9 months old
Doc. Oh how I miss you. You lived such a short but
well-lived life. I wish you were still here but some careless driver
had to take my baby away. I miss the barking that you always did...'Mr
Bob Barker'. You were always the biggest dog around no matter how small
you were. I miss your braveness and your love. You will always be in
my heart. Will lots of lovin'.
Lena Hansen - March 2003, 14 years old
Dear Lena was moved to sunny Solana Beach from cold and
barren Omaha when our family experienced a divorce in the mid 1990s. She
was greiving for her old family but was accepted into the loving arms of
her new family who knew how tender her heart was and how much she'd been
through. They treated her with queenly respect and love, and gave her a
life full of joy again. She in turn gave them a very special, warm love
that always said, 'Thank-You' in her soft brown eyes.
Sheehan - March 2003, 18 years, 7 months old
Farewell to the little dog with the great big heart. You
were a big part of our life for 18.5 years. We hope you are somewhere
chasing that big malamute. You always knew you were bigger than he was.
You are so missed! Love,
Gary and Beverly Sheehan, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
(The people you owned)
Sir Dexter Naron - March
2003, 1 yea
We miss you and love you, Dextie. I can still hear you
running in the hall. Taylor doesn't understand why you won't come back from
the sky and heaven. Sleep tight and watch over us all. We love you
Ms Abbie( Abigail Morris Bodine) - March 2003, 6 years, 10 months, 4 days
Ms Abbie( Abigail Morris Bodine) was a devoted dachshund,
born 18 May 1996 at Valliant, Oklahoma. She was adored and honoured for
her sweet kindness toward people. She loved her family, and was blessed to
be a mother to Boog in 1998. Sadly the Lord took her at the age of seven
years. She passed away 3 years. after Matt, her mate, died. She lived
great, and died great, and shall come again with the Lord, in the last
Rest in Peace Ms Abbie. May the Lord bless your son, Boog, that her line,
Mitzi Rose - March 2003, 4 years, 5 months old
Mitzi, we miss you so much sweetie. You were taken from us
at such a young age. We love you for all of eternity and we know you will
greet us at the Rainbow Bridge. For now, run free and wild just as you did
here in your big fenced in back yard. We know you are running and playing
with Meesha, our sweet dachshund baby girl who went before you and who
greeted you on that March day that was so terrible for us. Thank you for
allowing us to have for the all too short time you graced us with your
Mindy Rice - March 2003, 10 years, 11 months old
Mindy came to live with us when she was 10 weeks old. She survived
parvo when only 14 weeks old and after that was spoiled rotten by everyone. She
liked to go for rides and had to have a roast beef sandwich and Dr Pepper when we
went out to eat. She kept Dad company while Mom worked nights and was our
constant companion and watchdog. No one (a stranger that is) would dare come into
our home as she thought it was her job and hers alone to protect us. She was
especially fond of our oldest granddaughter when she was born. When Mindy's Dad
got sick, she didn't understand what was happening because he always sat in the
floor with her and they ate snacks together while watching tv. Finally, Dad got
too ill to play with her or put her onto our bed and she was really confused
about that. Nothing I could do would console her. Her Dad passed away on
Halloween night of 2002 and she mourned from then on - coming out only to greet
me when I came home or to eat or to go outside to potty. She lost weight and
looked so sad all the time. She knew something or someone was amiss in her life.
Mindy mourned herself to death after he Dad went to his eternal rest. I am so
grateful to know that they are together once again. I still miss you Mindy and
always will but I know you and Daddy are taking good care of one another in
Heaven. I still cry tears of sadness for both of you. Know that I will love you
always, Mindy girl. And give Daddy kisses from both of us.
Love from Mommy
Sigi - Sir Siegfried -
March 2003, 12 years old
On the other side in Heaven
There's a land of warm spring weather,
Where all the little dachsies who've gone to sleep forever,
Live another life in perfect happiness together.
They're never cold, they're never tired,
They never feel pain.
The elderly and poorly ones are young and strong again,
And in our hearts the memory of your love will still remain
Sigi, we hope you approve of the two little rescues we now care for -
Evie and Jake. Hooligans when we got them, now little lovebuds without
Love Mommy and Daddy.
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