Lily - October 2004, 14 years, 10 months old
Lily literally ended up on my lap the day I went to care
for her and her littermates after her owner called me because he had to
work late the day they were born. I ended up caring for them every
night after work and eventually, even with her little eyes closed, she
crawled across a long floor and up on my legs like 'I know you're there!
Take me home!' Well, of course, I did. We enjoyed her friendship,
loyalty, and love for just shy of 15 years before Cushing's disease took
her to the Bridge in the early morning hours of October 1st. Lily will
always be sadly missed by her mom and dad, but mostly, her dad, who
attached her to his hip during her final months and nursed her and cared
for her every need. We miss you little Redhead. We will forever. Thank
you for your love and total devotion during your time with us. With
Eternal Love: Mommy, Daddy, Reggie and Rudy
'Charlie' Brown McMullen - October 2004, 9 years, 5 months old
When you looked back at us, we saw a human soul behind your
beautiful golden face. From the time when you came to us as a
last-minute change of plan, you were meant to be with us.We love
you, our darling little baby brown and no matter what we gave you,
you always gave back a million times over.
If tears could build a stairway
And heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as he calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Perhaps He tires- always calling
The aged to his fold,
And so he picks a rosebud,
Before it can grow old.
He knows how much we need them
And so he picks but few;
To make the land of heaven
More beautiful to view.
October 2004, 13 years, 6 months old
The house is very quiet without Melvin. He ruled
the house as any dachshund worth his salt would. He patroled the
food dishes and verified that no strangers were lurking in the
front and back yards. He got us up early, way before the sun rose
to begin our days and give him lots of cookies and kisses. He lay
on the couch and caught the best sun rays weaving through the
windows. He greated us home from our long days with excitement and
love. He kept his brother Gus in line and made sure he didn't go
where he wasn't supposed to.
Melvin preformed great services for us...eliminating the need for
throw pillows (he ate them all) and blankets and also throwing up
on the clean parts of the rug to provide 'uniformity'.
We put in grass for him that he avoided like hot coals. We loved
as our little boy. We are trying to figure out what to do without
him. We suddenly have a lot of time on our hands, time that was
spent fullfilling Melvin's every wish and desire.
We miss you sweetie...
Carol, Susan and Gus
October 2004, 13 years, 2 months old
Today I lost my best friend, Augie. He was the best dog
world. He was slowing down this past summer and I knew this day
would come because he was getting on in his years, but still it
hurts so badly. He was suffering from liver disease. I got Augie
when he was five weeks old. He was a beautiful pup. Augie loved to
play with his family. He especially loved when his granpa would stop
by with kiebasi. We would put it on the counter and go into another
room, and sure enough he would be at the counter waiting for a
slice. He loved to go bye-bye in the car. When my husband came home
he knew that whistle and would run to the door. Augie, you will be
missed so much, I can't imagine waking up and not seeing you
anymore. I am glad I stayed with you when Doc put sent you to the
You're at rest now, Augie doggie - we will all miss you very much
Dad, Mom, Joey, Eddie, Johnny and your playmate,
Mac - October
2004, 12 yearsold
I am going to miss you so much, Mac. The little
things you used to do are now in my thoughts. Seeing your favourite
chair empty now, hurts, I now imagine you being there. That big dog
attitude you carried in a little body. Your barking at the thunder
as the storms rolled through. Rolling onto your back to have your
belly rubbed, kicking your paws for me not to stop. Finding you at
the pound was one of the best parts of my life and will be looking
towards the day that we cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
Redhound Satin Doll - October 2004, 14 years, 9 months old
Went to sleep on 28 October - our very special
Broge - October 2004, 11 years, 7 months old
My dear baby Barkley left this earth much too
early. He came into my life in the summer of 1993 when he was
about four months old, a gift from my aunt and uncle. Barkley
stole my heart from the moment I laid eyes on him. He was my
constant companion and faithful friend. Nobody could snuggle
like he could. He had a great smile and the best word to
describe him was joyful - he always had a wag and a kiss to
offer. I found a quote by an anonymous author that I think
describes him so perfectly: 'He is your friend, your partner,
your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his
leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat
of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.'
The emptiness he left will never go away. I don't know what I
miss most - the dance when I would come home to him, or the
sweet snuggles in bed at night. I love you, dear Barkley, and
look forward to the day when I'll see you
- October 2004, 8 years old
Molly came to live with us in 2004. She was four, and the cutest girl - she was asleep on our back seat within five minutes of leaving her previous owners. She felt at home right away, and must have known that as soon as we saw her, she was in our hearts. She was a soft-tempered affectionate dog, as all dashshunds are, but she was taken too soon. Congestive heart failure at 8 - with little warning - it came on fast and took our girl. We will miss her forever. Now she'll be frolicking with all of our other great dogs at the Rainbow Bridge! Miss you Mols. . .
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