Holly Day - July 2000, 6 yearss old
My dog, Holly, was one of a kind. She passed away due to
calcified disc in her back and was taken away very abruptly with no
signs. There was nothing we could do to save her and it was hard to
her go. She was my world, my best friend, and my little girl. She was a
beautiful shiny short hair red girl and the love of my
Rusty Morgan -
July 2000, 2 months old
This is in memory of Rusty Morgan. He was a sweet dachshund
who was only here for a short while. Words can not describe how precious
he was. And still is in my heart.
Red von Lorenzo - July
2000, 13 years old
Red, from a fat, over-sized puppy to a stubborn, loving old
man, you were a joy to all who knew you. You are gone, but the memories
will live forever. Rusty and Pepper hope there are some German shepherds
and Pekingnese for you and the others to romp with over
Halley (Beaner) - July 2000, 14 years, 6 months old
Halley aka Beaner was our 'Original Ween' - loved by all
and sadly missed by all. She went to the Rainbow Bridge on 13 July 2000 in
her Mommy's arms. She's buried in the garden that she loves on the farm
that she loves. I know there's squirrels and gardens at the Bridge,
Beaner. We just wish you were here catching them in our own gardens. We
love and miss you - the void will never be filled. You were a true lover
of life and gave us so much. We miss you so very, very much. Love, Aunt
Marie and the Gang.
Pumpkin Rydberg - July 2000, 10 years, 9 months old
My little dachshund, Pumpkin went to the Rainbow Bridge on
17 July 2000. I miss her so much. She was a wonderful, loving little girl.
I did not think she would die so soon. I thought we would have a couple
more years together. She had something wrong with her liver - possibly
cancer - and went very fast. I will always cherish my memories of her
kisses, her little wagging tail, lying in the sun by the patio door and
snuggling under the blankets. I will never forget her, she will always be
in my heart. I Love You Pumpkin, Mom
Lucy - July 2000, 5 years, 11 months old
Lucy was only with us for a very short time - about 8.5
months - before succumbing to liver disease. She was extremely personable,
very cute, and a bit mischeivious. Although her time with us was short,
she immediately became a very important part of our family. Lucy, we miss
you and we always will. We still look for you in all of your favourite
spots and we keep expecting to see you there. We wish that you could come
home and we constantly think about you and we like to go to your favourite
spots for rolling around in the grass to remember how much fun we had with
you. We will always miss you!
Hughie - July 2000, 5
Hughie joined us five years ago and brought us far too much
joy to describe. You stood guard, defending your home and mates with the
dignity of a knight. Chasing games around the dining room table; eating
grapes; sleeping under daddy's T-shirt; sleeping on the dock at the lake;
your poopy dance; those eyes and your kisses - how could we possibly ever
forget Mr Cozy?
Wait patiently Hughie. One day we'll join you at the Rainbow Bridge and
spend eternity together running through the fields and among the flowers
in the meadows under the bright warm sun.
Your loving face and huge heart are greatly missed by your brothers Niles
and Morgan and your two fathers.
Love from all
Cindy Igaki - July 2000, 5 years, 3 months old
My lovely dog, Cindy, a red long-hair, was born in
Australia on the 27 April in 1995. In 1996, she left Australia for Japan
with her husband, Spark, and her owner, Hatsune.
In her short life, she gave a birth 4 times, and had 13 kids, and 5
grand-kids. All the time, she was around when we need her.
Sleep well, and thank you, Cindy!!
I love you forever.
Rusty Morgan -
July 2000, 2 months old
This is in memory of Rusty Morgan. He was a sweet dachshund
who was only here for a short while. Words can not describe how precious
he was. And still is in my heart.
Sara Lin - July 2000, 12 years, 7 months old
Our beloved Sara left us early in the morning of July 5th.
We spent the 4th of July sitting by your side in the ICU praying for a
miracle. Our little Sara had been fine only two days before, playing with
her 'brother', BeeBee, and the neighbour dogs, Jesse and Lizzy. She was
stricken with autoimmune hemolytic anemia. It progressed so fast. She was
so weak! Her little ears were so white! She could still wag her tail and
kiss us. Then the seizures started. The sedation they gave her to control
the seizures kept her asleep until she died. You were our Princess Sara,
our little hamburglar - always trying to steal BeeBee's food. You were
'total trust' with a personality that was so exhuberant. BeeBee has missed
you terribly. His little face has gotten so white since you've gone! He
now has a new 'brother' who we named Howee. He's only 15 weeks old and so
precious! BeeBee isn't sure about this guy - he's got so much energy and
his teeth are so sharp! But with time they're getting to be close buddies.
There will never be another Sara.
Molly Lynn - July 2000, 2 months old
I miss you so very much!! There is not a day that goes by that I do not
think of you. I know that we will be together soon. I love you
Tina 'Nugget' van de Hoef - July 2000, 10 years old
Dear little Tina, we got you on my birthday and you left us exactly 10
years later. We miss you so much. You were always there for us...seeming to know exactly
what we were thinking. Sammy misses you too. Missing you,
Mum, Dad and Sammy
Chloe Elizabeth - July 2000, 1 year old
Our beloved, beautiful Chloe. She left and went to the Bridge
on a hot summer night, while looking for her Mommie. We miss her so much,
and she was the most georgeous dachsie in the world. We will see her
Mr Spot - July 2000, 10 to
12 years old
In loving memory of our Mr Spot, another loving gift from
estate of Maria Hayes (Maxshoun Kennels, National City, Ca.)
Mr Spot was the best double dapple dachshund to ever live in this doxie home
He was killed too soon by a rescue german shorthaired pointer.
The funniest looking doxie, half of his face was white with 2 blue eyes.
We know you also wait for us at the Bridge.We all loved you so much and miss
you with our whole hearts and souls.
Alex (Albert LeRoy) -
July 2000, 17 years old
Hey Buddy, you were with us for a long time and helped us get
through some tough times but somehow you always made things better.I'll
never forget when mom told us 'go say good-bye to Alex' - she made the
decision none of us wanted to ever face but it was the best thing for you.
You were so sick you just laid there and would wag your tail a little when
you saw us. The day you left us we all lost our best bud. We miss you and
P.S. thanks for sending me Bailey. Everything he does he reminds me of
Suzie Leboeuf - August 2000, 8 years, 1 month old
Suzie, we are so sorry that all the veterinary doctors we
took you to could not diagnose and treat your medical condition. We miss
you so much since you crossed the Bridge. We think and speak of you
everyday. Stay with Candy and run and play and when we cross the Bridge
we'll be together again. Bye for now. We love you.
XIII (Nicky) - August 2000, 13 years old
Nicky, my dear friend and constant companion, beside me
through many phases of my life. Ever there, always happy to see me,
awaiting a tidbit, hamburger, or a walk beside me around town. Or perhaps
a ride in the bicycle basket. Nicky and I had a long history together,
weathered many storms, always there to dry my tears, wag his tail and
offer his warmth and love. Rest in peace little old man, dream on of
squirrels to chase, trips to make, friends to greet, and a walk down the
Nicky, gray and old, his back arched from age, his eyes clouded with
cataracts as the years progressed, moving slower as the years go by. But
in his dreams he is young again, his vision cleared, muscles in his thighs
as he jumps from the porch after another squirrel, rabbit or perhaps a
mole to dig up in the yard. Nicky, you will be missed more than you know.
I will always love you for the rest of my days...Goodbye
My Perfect Jake -
August 2000, 12 years, 10 months old
Jake, My Perfect Little Boy, I could not see you gasp for
air and fight any longer to stay here on this earth with me. I love you
too much to do that to you. I know you are with Mary now and
waiting for the rest of us at Rainbow Bridge. Nothing can ever fill the
empty space here in the house that you left. We miss you, Jakie. We love
you and will see you again. Susan is so lost without you now. 'Your Mama
loves You, Perfect One.'
When I'm gone, don't cry for me.
Please smile each time you think of me.
I'm not beneath the ground you see.
Each breeze that blows is part of me.
I'm in the clouds so soft and white.
My eyes will shine in stars at night.
Don't think of me as gone for good.
I'll be around. You knew I would.
I'm watching everything you do.
I am still sharing life with you.
No need to look both far and near.
Just listen close. I am right here.
I'm here to listen every day
To all the things you want to say.
I've seen you cry so many tears.
Be glad we had so many years.
I'll wait until you come to for me.
Our lives will be like they used to be.
We'll both be whole and free of pain,
My life with you will be back again.
Please take the love you gave to me
And give to more that are just like me.
So when I'm gone, don't cry for me.
But smile each time you think of me.
BJ (Bubba) Earwood -
August 2000, 13 years old
Although I recently moved 3000 miles away, knowing that I
will not be able to hug you the next time I visit hurts so bad. I will
always have a special place in my heart for you, and I will think of you
often. I love you always Bubba. Tracy :)
Duncan - August 2000, 1
year, 6 months old
Duncan was a bit larger than life itself, smiling, playing,
and endearing himself to the entire neighborhood. Duncan's accidental
death was a devastation to me, a loss of a part of myself.
He accidentally was strangled by his blanket and found by his petsitter.
This was a very freak accident, but please be careful of leaving your
beloved pet with a blanket that could accidentally hurt it. You know they
love to tunnel.
Duncan wouldn't want me to be sad, because he was always happy. But he was
my little boy, and he didn't deserve this to happen to him. I'm so sorry,
baby. I would have done anything for you, and I'm sorry I couldn't stop
it. I'll always love you.
Wally - August 2000, 8
My best best friend. Im so glad that you didn't suffer any pain.
Please watch over me and always be with me.
Love, Ben xxxooo
Win-Winston - August 2000,
11 years, 6 months old
Thank you, thank you! I miss you so much and see you everywhere I go. I
can't wait to see you again. You are forever my 'goob-boy'.
We love you, m
Samantha Jane Blankenship - August 2000, 15 years old
Sammie, to you a special piece of my heart was given. You
will always inspire me to love life and others as you did. I thank God for
creatng you for us and for all He taught us through you.
Curly Joseph Hutchison-Watkins - August 2000, 10 years, 9 months old
Curly was the most loving, loyal, intelligent dachsie who
ever graced the earth. To say he is missed by all those human lives he
touched is a gross understatement. We cannot talk about him without the
tears flowing. He came into our lives in the summer of 1994 as a gift from
my brother: he was already 4 years old. We feel badly that we missed his
puppyhood, as I'm sure he was a delight. From the first moment he entered
our home, we became better people and our home a happier place. He was a
friend to everyone, but decided I was definitely his 'mama', and he even
learned to mouth that word, when asked, 'Curly, who do you love?' His
'mama' can hardly stand to come home to an empty house and no happy face
and wagging tail. Every morning he lived with us, I left him after a pat
and the command to 'Guard the house'! He always did his job. When he left
us, because his warm, loving heart became diseased and could no longer
sustain him, I asked him to guard the Rainbow Bridge for us until we could
join him there. I know he will, and I look forward to being with him once
again. We love you, Curly. Mama, Dad, Lauren and Mark
Weena Patina - August 2000, 4 years old
My sweet little Weena, oh how I miss
Your sweet little tongue upon my lips
Your fluttering tail, with my each smiling glance
Your bare little chest, a rub please? Perhaps?
Your sweet little screams as we'd walk in the door
The way you would dance all over the floor.
Your cute little panting as you'd followed us around
It is just too silent now, with you not around.
Your sisters are lonely since you have gone.
The wonder pack of three ha
s lost the special one
The joy you have brought us is beyond words expressed
We love you,
We pray you are at rest.
Gretchen - August 2000, 13 years, 7 months old
I had had Gretchen since I was only 7 years old and she was
my little girl from then on. She waited at the door if I just stepped out
for a while and she would be so happy just to see me home again. She was
the only one who was ever there when I needed someone to talk to, someone
who'd listen! And then have a kiss for me to show how much she cared. I
lost my dear little girl on 2 August 2000 from cancer. She was a fighter
'till then end and I will always keep a place in my heart for her.
Gidget (Gidgey) - August 2000, 17 years old
I lost my Gidgey two days ago and my heart is broken. I
will never have such a loyal loving friend again. Her kidneys could no
longer flush the toxins from her body. No need to leave last bites from
every plate or have her follow me every step I would take. She lived a
full life with our family, but the decision to let her go was the hardest
thing I ever done. I'll never forget my sweet Gidge, such a empty place in
my heart remains. Good bye my friend, you will always live in my
Moses (Mo-Mo) - August
2000, 2 years, 8 months old
My little Mo-Mo how I will miss you. I will miss the times
we played ball together, when I rubbed your ole head and belly that you
liked so much. I will miss seeing you standing on your hind legs begging
for my food which wasn't good for you so I would give you a dog biscuit. I
will miss you lying on my chest and your little tail wagging and me saying
'I luv you'. I will also miss you giving me some 'sugar'. I love you
Moses, wait for me at the Bridge and we will play ball
'Zirndt's Falk' - August 2000, 14 years, 2 months old
Turbo Tuborg, 'Zirndt's Falk', was a German miniature
wirehair, black and tan as a youngster, but a dignified silver and tan at
his 14th birthday. It's been a hard decision to let go of you, Tuborg,
even though I know that little Uschi and Granddad are waiting for you at
the Rainbow Bridge, and that you'll be able to see and hear again, and
romp and play without pain from arthritis. We'll miss your goofy sweetness
until we're all together again, sweet boy. Love always from Mom, Sigi and
Reggie-Mein Klein Reinie - August 2000, 13 years, 6 months old
My precious Reggie, mommy misses you so much. You were in my
life before Daddy, Josh and Julie. I miss my little friend, my baby girl, my
Mein Klein Reinie. You have left such a big hole in my heart, such an empty
place in my arms. God made you to be so incredible, so wonderful. What a big
part of my life you were for so small a dog. I pray when God makes 'all
things new' that will include you. I'll love you forever, my baby
Chiara - August 2000, 13 years old
Chiara passed away of a stomach tumor. We
sad, but it was also better for her because we didn't
want her to suffer
She was a very sweet, obedient, and funny little
creature. Chiara new many tricks & made us very happy.
Chiara will always be in our hearts until we meet
again at the Rainbow Bridge, she will be in our arms.
WE LOVE YOU!
Gladys - August 2000, 12 years old
Gladys has her own special memorial site. Please click
here to read about a very beloved pet.
'Do you remember the day that we met?
That's the day I knew you were my pet.'
Cleo - 'Clebo' - August 2000, 13 years old
We miss our little girl every single day. We know she is in
a better place now, and not in any more pain. We would give anything to
have her back with us, but we know that is impossible. So we have many
years of happy memories to help us get through this hard time. Cleo, we
love you and miss you very very much.
Love Daddy Thom and Daddy
Penny - August 2000, 3 years, 8 months old
I am so very sad that you are gone. I want you back so very badly! I am
always thinking about the things that I should have done that day so that
you would still be here wth me! I know that Dumplin' acted as if she hated
you, but she did not the day we buried you. Dumplin' just sat there with
Vanilla, Basil,and Cookie long after every one had gone inside. The memory
of that night is still fresh in my mind. Well, Penny, I guess I will see
you one day at the Rainbow Bridge, and I love you dearly!
Simone Alee - August 2000, 12 years old
I got Simone when she was just six weeks old and at that
time she really did not look much like a dachshund. My best friend came
over to see my new baby and started laughing - all she could see of her
was a nose and two eyes looking out from a blanky I got for her. At first
I felt sorry for her because my other dachshund puppy, Little Bits, kept
biting on her ears and she would just sit and cry until one day she had
enough and bit him back. Then I knew she could take care of her self!
Simone was very smart. When she wanted something she either would offer
the other dogs something she had found in the couch or just sit and stare
at them. She loved to play in brown paper bags, or with Little Bits, or
sleep under the blanky even if it was 100 degrees in the shade. She used
to love to run and get the toy before Little Bits did then drag him,
hanging on the other side, back to you.
But all that came to a stop when she started having trouble walking. The
vet said she had a bone disorder and there was nothing he could do for
her. He said that she would get to where she could not walk at all. She
lived four more years after that and even though she did lose the use of
her back legs she still got around and did what she wanted to do. Nothing
could hold her back. She showed me that a dachshund's will is very strong
- no matter what. My Simone went to the Rainbow Bridge in August 2000. She
took her last breath in my sister's arms. I will always hold her in my
heart and think of the good times we had with her and how she lived...ooh
- how she lived.
Oscar Meyer -
1 years, 5 months old
I got Oscar for a graduation present in 1999. I had never owned a
doxie before, but I learned quickly how to take care of him. He liked his hotdog
and newspaper toys, along with any hats. He was very active. He died one summer in
August while fishing on the river. He slipped on a rock and fell in near the dam.
My boyfriend jumped in and tried to save him and he almost drowned too. I will
never forget Oscar. Later that year, all of my friends and family pitched in and
bought me a mini doxie and we named him Billy.
Fritz 'Dumbo' Rudd-Howell
- August 2000, 10 years old
Fritzie was the sweetest dachshund and we loved him very dearly. He
was a mini red short hair that my mom received as a gift from a friend. And what a
wonderful gift he turned out to be! We only wish he would have lived longer. Ten
years was just not enough to spend with our beloved dachsie. I don't think Fritz
ever realised he wasn't human...he was a loyal guard dog, and a loving companion
throughout his years. He was precocious and playful, and loved darting out of the
back gate when he was younger. He got a little ? in his old age, and had back
problems, but he was no less loving. He had to be euthanised because of liver
failure. My mother got him for me as a pet, but he ended up being more hers than
mine. I guess he found a kindred spirit in her, as she had grown up with dachshunds
all her life. But Fritz was never mean to a soul, either. He was more likely to
kill with kisses than anything else. A tear will often come to my eye to this day
when I think of our loving Fritz. He was a special dog, and is in a better place
now, where we know he is running and playing with his friends, letting his big,
floppy ears blow in the wind.
We love always you, Fritzie! Mom and Eileen
Bara Z. Poschingeru - August 2000, 12 years, 8 months old
- August 2000, 16 years old
I let you go. I thought it was a kindness, but it has broken my heart. Never again, I won't let my darlings suffer, but it will not be at a vet. You should have died in my arms when you couldn't take another step or a bite of food. I miss your devoted sweetness and your flowery smell. I remember studying for tests with you perched on my knee. You were total love, not a single bad memory. You made us laugh, you never made us cry. . .until you were gone. I love you my little brown baby. Mama
Fritz Weaver -
September 2000, 13 years, 8 months old
Fritzy was our little boy. We had him for 13 years, but the
time seemed so short. We will really miss him. He always had a happy tail.
His eyes always sparkled. He loved us no matter what. We will miss you
more than words. Love you, Denise, Dick, Jen and Buddy Dog, Grandma and
Cash Delaney - September 2000, 14 years old
Cashie and her sister, Saint Vincent made my home a
wonderful place no matter where it was. In her 14 years, we lived in seven
homes - each graced with love, hugs and dog kisses. She was the baby, the
sensitive one, and the maxi. Got her in Cotuit, Massachusetts. Here's a
There once was a girl who could do it,
And, sister, she certainly knew it.
She pooped on a shoe
To say I love you -
and her name is Cashine from Cotuit.
Whenever I recited the poem, she'd sit up on her haunches with the back
real straight. She recognised her poem. She loved being
She had a big heart. This last year she lived on pure will and pure love.
The responsibility of caring for this wonderful dog was nothing compared
to the responsibility of releasing her from pain. Cashie, Vincie and I
have you in our hearts, chasing balls, greeting people and doing your
famous growl. Forever.
Sebastians Precious Heidi - September 2000, 7months old
This is in memory of Sebastians Precious Heidi born into
the Phillippe family on 27 February 2000. She was taken to the Bridge on
20 September 2000. She was a dear part of our family and will be missed by
her Father, Mother, and Brother who remain in the family to watch over her
final place of play with her saddened family Don, Terrie, Jeremy, Jacob,
Bradley, Katherine, Steven, and Michelle the Phillippe's. The few months
they shared together will never be forgotten.
Mandy Van Mac - September 2000, 4 years, 2 months old
Mandy - you were our baby. You brought so much joy and
happiness to our family. We miss you dearly. We will never forget your
loving disposition. Not a day goes by without remembering our 'puddin
pie'. The day you entered the Rainbow Bridge, you took pieces of our
hearts with you. Rest in peace precious little girl - We will always love
Dachsheider's Pepper MS - August 2000, 3 years, 4 months old
Pepper passed away on 17 August 2000. It was sudden and
unexpected. We at Andia Dachshunds are missing Pepper, our fallen angel,
but we know she will also be waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge. Pepper
will always be remembered for a fantastic attitude. She always gave 100
per cent in everything she did. She did all the little things right:
mother, hunter and showdog. Dachsheider's Pepper - We love you Peppy, you
are missed and the void can never be filled. Sadly missed by your mommy
and daddy and all of your kennel mates...And you are especially missed by
the two precious babies you left behind, little Jack and
She-Ra -September 2000, 13 years old
She-Ra my dachshund doggie - had her for 13 years of my 17
existence....she was such a great fun dog and I really loved her so much.
we all miss her and hope that she actually is in 'doggie heaven'...she was
such a wacky little dog, and so much fun, while also being stubborn and
lazy (hehe)...but she fit right in. She will always be in our hearts. I
still can't believe she's gone.
Trixi Smith - September 2000, 19 years, 1 months old
Trixi was a very special little girl. She helped me through
some tough times and asked nothing in return.
Her loss is the hardest thing I have faced. I will never be the
Cooper - September
2000, 2 months, 29 days old
Dear Coopy baby, I miss you so much. It has been a week now
since you left me and I still want you back - I only had you five weeks. I
miss your kisses and the way you cuddled up to me to sleep. I am soo sorry
you had a bad pancreas and that I didn't know that you were in pain the
whole time I had you. I am soo sorry. Until we meet again, my little Coopy
baby - I love you so much, and Daddy and Matt and Katie all miss you so
much, and love you.
Petey Wilson -
September 2000, 3 years, 6 months old
I miss you little buddy. I always thought you needed me greatly
but that doesn't compare to how much you made me need you. You have been my
greatest teacher of love, loyalty and joy. My heart is breaking like it never
has before. Because of you I pray that there is a heaven for us, for our time
on earth was far, far, far too short. You deserved so much more. Your love has
left its mark all over my life. My empty pillow, empty leash and lonely walks.
I still can't believe that I am not to see your beautiful soulful brown eyes,
give you your beloved chest scratches, listen to you howl with my violin, and
so much more than I can say here. I didn't know I had this capacity to love.
You taught me I could love safely, you showed me parts of me even I didn't
know existed. You were amazing as a friend, a companion, a fellow traveller
and brilliant snuggler. I am so sorry. So sorry to have had to say good bye.
You were so brave through your surgery and my heart was torn as I held your
sweet head in my hand and thanked you for the past three years. Your last
breath, sigh and heart beat that they said wouldn't stop. Good bye sweet Pete.
Wait for me. I love you more than I had time enough to show you properly. You
were a little bit of my everything.
I just want to hold you, little buddy. I just wanted to make everything
alright. Thank you for all the joys, Sunshine.
All my love,
Cheryl, Pete's Mom
Sugar Puppy King - September 2000, 8 years old
Sugar was raised from eight weeks on a long-haul truck. She
loved everyone, and was the official mascot of the Wyland Art Tours from 1994
to 1998. She loved people, kids, other dogs (as long as she was the boss). She
was a black-and-tan miniature and can be seen in the Indianapolis Wall Crew picture She
personally entertained thousands of kids on the 1998 Ocean Challenge Tour. She
was our little girl and was taken suddenly from us on 19 September with fluid
on the lungs. The vets have no explanation why, even after autopsy, and we
miss her with all our hearts. Her soulmate, Mousse, a chocolate-and-tan, is
heartbroken and doesn't understand.
Mommy and Daddy
Murphy - 'the Murph" -
September 2000, 15 years, 6months old
In memory of my beloved weiner dog, Murphy. I miss you
every day. Your wife and son miss you, too. They still look for you. See
you some day, Buddy. You were a great guy. I love you.
Ginger Bell Martins - September 2000, 7 years, 3 months old
My time on earth was too short but I had a fun life! When I
got up here, they let me pick out the fluffiest cloud ever, and I love
taking naps on it. I can see my house and my dog-mother and my dog-father.
They love me ten million oodles and I know they will miss me forever, but
some day they will join me and so will my Dirtbag and my Sn÷flinga and the
little Sasha Dachshund that lives with them now. I sure miss them, but
this new life is fun also. I can do amazing things! Sometimes I make
myself really, really small and invisible and I am a guardian angel on
Sasha's shoulder. She needs it. She is a little troublemaker. But she'll
grow up, like I did. There are many dogs to play with here and I like
that. Sometimes I go play with the people who don't have any pets. They
There is only one thing that bothers me. You see, I'm from Texas, and I
travelled with my dog-mother and dog-father to the desert where I lived
the rest of my life. In my lifetime, I visited lots of places. That was in
my motor home but then they got a cabin in the mountains instead. Now,
here comes the bad part - I didn't get to experience the winter and the
snow up there! Rats! It looks like so much fun. Oh well, I'll just wait
for the rest of them to get here and they will tell me all about it. And
then I will show them how to pick out a good cloud.
Got to go now. See ya'!
Heidi 'Little One' - September 2000, 14 years old
Heidi was the love of my life. She was my constant companion. I
am disabled and never married so she was the best friend I had. She loved
crawling into the sleeve of my coat and I made a point to throw in on the couch
when I took it off and it was warm with body heat just so she could curl up in
it. She was a mini, 11 lbs, smooth and red with grey hair in keeping with her
age and position of importance in my home. She was my 'Little One' who loved to
play 'ball' using her nose to root back to me and chase empty two-litre Coke
bottles. She would carry them like cigars by the spout out the side of her
mouth. She now rests in her yard where she used to chase out the birds, cats
and bigger dogs who dared trespass in her domine. I miss her so
Hotdog - September
2000, 13 years
To my beloved Hotdog. I will never forget the day I picked you
out at the dog pound when you were about two years. old. You would be MY very
own first 'furbaby'. You had great strength and willpower. You fought a long,
hard battle. I'm so sorry I could not heal your horrible disease. Our last day
together we laid out on the lawn with the sunlight warming our bodies. You were
too weak to stand for long. You just stared at me with your big, sad brown
eyes, as if to say,'Help me'. I will never forget you. You will always be with
me in my heart. I love you, my little 'weiner-snitz.
Love, your mommy, Paulina
Vinny - September 2000, 12 to
13 years old
This is dedicated to our dear Vinny. Several years ago, the
phone rang early on a Saturday morning. The pound had found a dachsie. Could we
come look? No, thank you - too soon since the death of our girl, Fritzi. Within
five minutes of hanging up the phone, we called back. We would just take 'a
look....' Our dear Vinny came home with us that very day. He was a long-haired
black-and-tan, and was in terrible shape. The pound figured he had escaped from
a puppy mill. All we noticed in the clumps of matted fur, rotted teeth and long
toenails, were the eyes that shone like the sun. Here was a beautiful friend.
We cleaned him up, and he lived three wonderful years with us. He became our
friend, our protecter and the love we thought we had lost with the death of
Fritzi. Vinny taught us how to love again, and was the first dog my husband has
ever owned. Sadly, as time wore on, Vinny's heart became sick, as the hard
years of life he lived before coming to us took it's toll on his small frame.
On the evening of 17 September we knew he was very ill. We decided not to go
to the vet, as we knew this was the end, and we wanted him at his loving home,
not to go alone as he had spent much of his life. That night as we rested,
Vinny went from boy's room to boy's room, sniffing and looking at brothers for
one last time. He came to our room and went from my side of the bed to my
husband's, as if to say goodbye - I love you my dear family - thank you for
taking me in, I will miss you all so much. He knew it was time. During the
early morning hours, Vinny lay down quietly in the kitchen, tucked his head,
and crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. God bless you, our faithful little friend.
Thank you for being our little star we see in the evening sky. You will be
missed, and will never be forgotten. We love you, Vinny.
Mindy Londo - September 2000, 11 years, 10 months old
My Minders - I miss you terribly. I miss watching you hunt
in the backyard all day and tormenting Casey. I hope that you and your Mom
Molly are running and playing together all day. Take care of each
Bolt-Buddy - September 2000, 12 years old
Thank you for being my companion and friend for the
five years we had. I miss you every day.
Gracie Prescott - September 2000, 2 years old
She was the sweetest baby ever and will never be
replaced. I cry for her every day. She was momma's little
Lucy (Charlie's Baby) - September 2000, 7 weeks old
In memory of little Lucy. When we sold you to Charlie,
Sweetie, we had no idea you were sick. He loved you so much! When he and
his Mom came by to tell us you had gone to the Bridge, we were so
shocked! We were sure that you were the healthiest baby in the litter! You
were the first born, and much bigger than little Frannie, (she's doing so
well...we weren't so sure for a while since she had hydrocephalitis). Your
brothers, Baxter, Simon, and Oscar are such big boys now. I think of you
often and wonder what went wrong. Your doxie Mommy, Penni, is doing well
now. She had back surgery last October....Poppa and Uncle Joey insisted
that we not put her down. She recovered beautifully thanks to Mimi's and
Poppa's help with her medical bills. Lucy, you play with Sydney
at the Bridge until Charlie comes to get you...Hugs and kisses from all of
Gidget Lee - September 2000, 9 years, 6 months old
Gidget, I love you and miss you so much. You were a big
part of my life and I will love you always. Mitzi and Toi Ling recently
joined you at Rainbow Bridge and I know you are looking out for them. You
will live in my heart forever.
September 2000, 10 years old
Sorry I wasn't there for you. I am sorry for having to send you to my
cousins' because of our stupid neighbours. I wish I would have been there
for you. I will always love and miss you.
Jack 'Dog' Scott -
September 2000, 8 years old
I found Jack wondering on the street. I still lived with my
mom at the time so she wasn't really willing to let me keep him, but I
finally convinced her. I was never really keen on small dogs, but I fell
completely in love with him. He seemed to be abused at his past home - he
had pieces missing out of the bottom of his ears, he was REALLY overweight,
and he seemed to only want people food. He had the most horrible brealth in
the world. He would only eat out of my hand and finally I got him to eat
out of a bowl. Jack just loved to sit in my lap all day and he would follow
me wherever I went. My parents had three American bulldogs, who at the time
seemed okay with him. I was going on vacation and I came home to get him
ready to go with me and my stepdad put him outside when he left, which we
never did when nobody was home, and I found him dead in the backyard. From
that point on I loved the breed and I will always remember my Jack Dog. He
was the best. I waited a year before getting another dog and I found him on
a rescue page and I have now had him for almost three years, he may not be
my Jack but he is special in his own way.
Stubby Dog - October
2000, 12 years, 9 months old
We lost our Stubby Dog just a few days ago. He had a very
special place in our hearts. He's the last of the 'three musketeers' to leave
us to wait at the Rainbow Bridge. They were all very special and now they're
together again. He was a guy who never knew he was so little. All his life he
lived big. He never missed anything and he was always right there - for fun on
good days and to comfort you on bad. And he knew the bad ones even when you
didn't tell anyone else.
He was around to help both me and my Mom through the bad times and converted
my stepfather to a dog lover. He lived with me for awhile and with my Mom and
her husband for a longer time and loved us all the same. He grieved with me
when we lost Dolly and looked for her every day until I finally sold my house
and moved. We're going to miss him terribly.
Rockstad - September 2000, 1 years, 1 month old
We love you so much! It seems unfair to have you taken from
us after such a short time. I took it for granted. I never thought that you
would be taken from me, and not in such a way. I think that God must realise
how special you are and he wants you to be with him. We all miss you so
much. Peanut cries for you as do we. We are trying to be strong, for we know
it is what you would have wanted. You would never have allowed us to be sad
for any period of time. You are so special and you made everyone else you
were around feel special. Just remember that we will always love you, and
one day...we will see you again and hold you again.
WE LOVE YOU! - Mommy, Daddy, and Peanut
Sir Joseph Earl of
Corwyn, 'Joey' - September 2000, 1 years, 10 months old
Joey was a silver dapple wirehaired dachshund. He should
have been two years old on 22 October 2000, but he was hit by a car. I
don't know how he got loose. He was at my mom's friend's house. They never
called. We found him lying on the side of the road. We made a marker, on a
cement block, and put it on the place where he died. Someone took it. Joey
was just so good. He loved everyone, he was happy-go-lucky. After it
seemed like everything we tried to make some kind of memorial for him
failed, we got a chocolate dapple long-haired male doxie. I named him
Prince Dylyn Josef Montana. Of course we could NEVER live without more
doxies.(Quincee, Taylor,Dylyn and Brooke) Goodbye, Joey. We love
Sable of the MacIntyres - September 2000, 8 years old
Sable was filled with a joy that she had no reason to
understand. Rescued at five years old from an abusive, neglectful home,
she came to us with only happiness and love. We did not know that the
years of abuse had taxed her heart so greatly that we would lose her so
soon, or so suddenly. She came to understand that she would eat every day
and that human hands were only there to hold, pet and play with her...and
she loved every minute we had together. Sable contained all the reason why
rescues are so important. No matter how much time there is, you can make
it better for those in need of rescue. And you gain ten-fold what you
give. We miss our little girl very much, and know she was there waiting
for Oscar when it was his time.
Juliette - September 2000, 3 years old
Juliette (black and tan) came to us at about a year old. She showed us just
how much more affectionate female dachshunds are than male dachshunds.
Dachshunds are the only way to go.
Adolph von Diwby -
October 2000, 14 years, 5 months old
This is our memorial to our faithful hound companion who was
always present by my side, always offered 'licks' galore, a wagging tail,
and a wet nose to all he came in contact with. We miss him terribly but died
in the comfort of my husband's arms with me right by his side.
He filled our lives with unconditional love, and
Nellie 'Böskerhun' Lee - October 2000, 16 years old
Little Nellie died on 16 October 2000 due to intestinal
complications of a pancreas infection. Although she had given us many years
of unconditional love, she was ripped away from us suddenly while she still
had unbounded energy and devotion to spare for us. Nellie was always a good
girl and was always happy to see her loved ones; especially following
'Father' around to help with the gardening.
You were our treasured friend and companion; we will always cherish your
memory and miss you. Love John, Jessie, Amanda, Paul, Nathan, Justin, Simon
Sarah Jan 'Poosher' Randell - October 2000, 16 years, 9 months old
To Sarah Jan, aka Pooh, Izzapooh, SJ, Propellertail, Grizzly
Dog, and too many other pet names to mention. I got you when you were five
weeks old, and we both suffered and laughed through your many false
pregnancies and consequent 'adoptions' of everything from house slippers to
mice. I hated to let you go, but I couldn't bear to see you suffer through
your last few days. So that's why I took you to see Dr. Love one last
We'll all miss you terribly until we get to cross the Bridge. I love you, my
little brown dachs.
Gotham's Syren's Silent Song - 'Luna' - October 2000, 1 year old
'Luna; lived in a silent world but her love could be heard
by everyone. She was taken from us way too early, but I think she was
called. 'Luna' was better than this world, she came here to teach and love
me, and I will never be the same.
Burcham-Gulotta - October 2000, 9 years, 6 months old
Now you can run, Maxieboy.
Now you can jump, Maxieboy.
Now you can fly, Maxieboy.
Now you've found Erica, Heidi, Robin, Nevelson and Misty.
Shine bright in the sky, you precious ones.
Joe and Wayne
Kritter Weasle -
October 2000, 19 years, 3 months old
It was a week today we took you on your last ride
It's hard to believe the numbness inside
To see in your eyes the pain of age,
The same eyes that were so full of love and life, were now telling me,
'its time to leave'.
A sadness I have never seen in those eyes before, but just for a second, I
also saw the love, the gratitude and respect you had for me, as I for you.
I think back on the many years past,
when everyday was filled with a 'new' adventure - you always found a new
way to make me laugh, to comfort me or just be close. You waited so
patiently for me to come home and always brighten an otherwise dull
The house is so empty now, your blanket still on the couch, your bowls
still waiting for you to eat supper. As I sit in the chair that we always
sat together in, I look at the pictures of younger days and wish we could
do it all over again.
I guess deep inside I feel you still, saying to me 'Don't cry for me,
Daddy, I am waiting for you here at the Bridge. We will be together again,
One week ago today...
Tubby Joe - October
2000, 17 years old
Tubby Joe was the best friend I ever had. He was one tough
little bugger having been shot, shot at, dragged by a street car and been
in so many dog fights that I became an expert in canine wound management.
But cancer findly got him. He knew that I was fearful of euthanising and
the day before I was scheduled to do so he died peacefully in sleep. He is
missed by me, his K( pack member Annie and his cats, Alicia and
Spike Cybulski -
October 2000, 16 years old
Spike was good and loving dog even though he was unable to
walk for the past five years due to a bad disc in his neck, but that never
stopped him from playing with his brothers. His favorite hoilday was
Halloween. He loved to watch the kids come to the door and he would never
come back into the house until the last child was off the porch. He loved
the snow but hated to get his tummy wet. Spike - Mommy and Daddy miss you
a lot and we hung your Christmas stocking next to your brothers', Spart
and Simba: rest well
Mom and Dad
1 years, 10 months old
My beautiful little boy was a black and tan mini smooth,
with such a big heart and smile, a nose that felt like velvet and a
strange soft little bark. He would wag his tail and the rest of his body
would follow and as he ran towards me his little boofy paws would flick
out proudly and his head often moved from side to side in his excitement.
He loved going for rides in the car and always got excited when he knew we
were getting close to Granma's house. Even for a little boy you loved
walkies with a gusto and would go for miles and miles. To be taken from me
so quickly from a virus you can't vaccinate against is very hard to deal
with. I'll never stop missing you and I hope the Rainbow Bridge is all
that it should be.
Love Mummy xoxo
Baron bon Budweiser -
'Bud' - October 2000, 14 years old
Bubba Bunn - October
2000, 13 years, 9 months old
Bubba, It has been almost three months since you have been
gone and everyday we think of you and miss you. You were my best buddy. We
went through a lot together and you were always there for me. We loved you
sooo much. This Saturday, 27 January, would have been your 14th birthday.
I wish so much that you were still here. We miss you so much. Thank you
for giving us so much love. Thank you to for hanging in there a little
longer for me. I know you had some tough bad days. You were such a
fighter. We will always love you and remember you. There will never be
another you, my lovely standard smooth red!
Bubba was cremated and has his own little shrine of poems, letters,
condolence cards, toys and a beautiful flower pot memory vase from his
vet. Also, his favorite baby blanket has never been washed and I sleep
with it every night.
Rest in peace. We love you.
MOM, DAD, and
Dustin Tobias von
Sellers (Toby) - October 2000, 11 years, 2 months old
Toby was a special member to all of our family. He was loving,
forgiving, playful and clever. Due to uncontrollable circumstances, one of our
sons was not able to be with us for the Christmases of 1998 and 1999. Toby had
always enjoyed Christmas, but he was what made Christmas extra special for us
those two years. He would open his presents and then help everyone else that
would allow him. He brought some joy back into our lives. He died of Cushing's
disease. We all miss him and can never replace him in our
Cherokee Red Horizon MS - 'Cinnamon' - October 2000, 3 years, 2 months old
Cinnamon was my first red smooth girl and my most beautiful
ever. She was a character with personality that can never be replaced. She
was demanding and a terrible mother but that will never change how much I
Cinnamon, I am so sorry you died the way you did, along with your kennel
mates. I pray that where you are there is no pain and you are with your
friends, Savanah, Smiles and Dudley. I hope that you and Ebony have
learned to get along since you two will be together now for eternity. I
miss you so much.Though God took you he allowed us to keep your brother
Smokey and Susie and I promise they will get all the love and best of care
given in your memory.
Love, Mommy Kathy
Shellie Girl - October 2000, 7 years old
If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven
And bring you home again.
Shellie, I love you and still miss you with all my heart. You stole my
heart the first day I saw you and you still have it. One day we will be
together again and that will be a very happy day. 'Till then, my little
friend, always keep in mind that we all love you still and miss you. Sleep
well my baby girl.
Hamish - October 2000, 2
My baby, I didn't want you to go, but I had no choice. I love you and
will forever more. I think about you each day, but hope that you are happy. I wish that
we were together as no one will ever be able to take your place. No one will ever be
able to love you the way I do. It would have been easier if you had really gone to the
garden. I love you my hameyboy. Jill
Taco - October 2000, 17 years
Taco was my first of three dachshunds. She was a precious six-pound
black-and-tan girl who loved giving kisses and remained extremely loyal to her
Taco entered our family when she left her litter and crawled into my lap to
sleep. She was a tiny puppy and I was four years old. Taco was my constant companion
as I grew up. I remember her love for walks and 'sic'ing squirrels in the yard. She
also liked to bury treats and things in the flower pots outside, and loved to
snuggle up in her doghouse.
Although her health deteriorated with age, she remained sturdy and upbeat. I finally
received a call when I was in college that Taco had fallen into our pool in the
middle of the night (the pool had been there since before she was born) and did not
As part of the healing process, I painted a picture of a smiling Taco as an angel,
complete with wings and a halo, that hangs over my door. I am convinced that 'all
dogs go to heaven', and Taco is no exception.
The yard is quiet without you. I miss you and love you!
Sweet jenna - October 2000, 2 years old
Anyone who has owned and lost a beloved doxie knows the
heartache and grief I experienced when i lost my Sweet Jenna so
tragically after having this sweet little girl for such a brief time. I
adopted her and fell in love with her immediately - I had her for only 10
months - but her memory will stay with me for the rest of my life. I love
you, my Sweet Jeanna.
Lucy Ayres-Flynn - November 2000, 15 years old
Lucy will be missed after 15 years of companionship and
Oscar of the
MacIntyres - November 2000, 11 years, 9 months old
Oscar was a special friend among a number of special
dachshunds. Like all our pups, he was a rescue...a puppy mill victim. His
feet were never quite right and it took us three years to find a balance
of food he could eat without becoming ill. But he survived when we were
told he would not. And he never spent an unhappy monent in all the time he
was with us. He loved being outside, sniffing the rabbit trails and
chasing a tennis ball. He was always our greatest cheerleader, singing
every time we returned home. He was always our gently cuddler, nuzzling in
our arms whenever he could. He was always there...and his loss is greatly
felt. He was my cuddle boy, my daughter's playmate and my husband's best
friend. But, even with the pain of the loss, we are better for having him
in our lives. Wait for us, little man. We can sing together again
Wrinkles Johnson - November 2000, 8 years old
My angel baby, Wrinkles, passed away this month, on 13
November. I came home and found her. She had heart problems. I hate that I
wasn't here when she went. I pray she knows how loved she is and will be
forever. She is my best friend and took my heart with her. I will never be
the same. She was the world. The most dependable, trusting, loving baby in
the world. I love her and miss her so much it hurts every
Strudel Sunshine - November 2000, 14 years, 4 months old
My precious Strudel left me yesterday after a brief
illness. She was such a trouper - she never complained. She took life
head-on. She was my best friend - a bundle of love. I don't know how I am
going to manage without her. She stole my heart! Today I took her to the
canine cemetery where she will be buried. I was able to kiss her one more
time. I loved her so!
Good Girl of the Roost - 'GG' - November 2000, 13 years, 9 months old
GG...her full name was Good Girl of the Roost. But she was
always simply GG (good girl) to everyone who knew her. Ambassador of
goodwill, GG never met a stranger...everyone was her friend. She was my
friend. I miss her. There is a big hole here at Criscross, one that will
remain forever. She was the first, the best, the most wonderful dachshund.
Never a show dog, but a champion to me always. Until we meet again my
Blondie Jones - November 2000, 6 weeks old
To Blondie: You were supposed to be our little girl;
although you were the runt of the litter, we were so happy waiting for you
to come live with us. Alas, it was not to be. Your sweet little dachsie
heart wasn't strong enough to keep growing. We love you, Blondie, and will
meet you at the Bridge. Run and play with Humphrey, Tillie, and Chloe. We
will meet you one day and give you all the hugs and kisses you deserve
that we weren't allowed to give you here on Earth. Wait for us! Love, your
AJ Dameron - November 2000,
4 years old
AJ was a miniature red dachshund. I got him when I was 17
years old. He was a very sweet dog and everyone loved him. I picked him
from a group of several puppies because he had wrinkles on his forehead.
AJ was also bow-legged, but it was so cute. He was a big part of my life
and I will miss him greatly. I am in college now and AJ was living at home
with my mother. I am so glad I went home for Thanksgiving and got to see
him one last time. He will always be in my heart.
Baron Fritz Von
Weinerhound - 'Fritzy' - November 2000, 6 years, 8 months old
To Fritzy (17 March 1994 to10 November 2000), the best
weinerhound we had! For being so low, you stand so very tall in our hearts
and memories. You were with us but a short time, but we will remember you
forever. There is a empty donut-shaped spot on our sofa and in our hearts.
Love ya' hound, and see ya' at the Bridge.
Muffin -Sweet Blackberry Muffin - November 2000, 14 years, 4 months old
You are now at the Rainbow Bridge with our Mom and the two
of you are strong, healthy, whole, and happy again! You were such a brave
little girl 10 years ago when you became handicapped and you taught me so
much about love and patience in those years. I'm so glad you waited for me
to come home last night before you had to leave so I could spend those
last moments with you. Andi and Penny miss you so - you will always be in
our hearts. I love you, Miss Muffin!
(Brandy) - November 2000, 17 years, 9 days old
on 27 November you went to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for us. We will then
all go to heaven together and receive our wings. You have always been our
little angel, always looking over us and protecting your family. It was
only nine days after your 17th birthday.
Our home and lives are so empty without you. We see and hear you in every
room of the house. I can still feel your kisses and feel your snuggled up
to me. You loved to go out in the car no matter where we were going. How
excited you would get after we'd pick up 'your kids' at school. Everyone
who met you always fell in love wth you. You were the very best friend to
each of us. You were so brave and loving even to the end. We will always
cherish your warm hugs and wet kisses. We know that your spirit will
always be with us and that you'll be our guardian angel. We love you
forever... sleep well.
Mommy, Dad , Evan and Liz
Maggie McFarlin - November 2000, 15 years, 10 months old
Maggie was my very special little buddy. She was there when
I needed comfort through some tough times. She made me and my family
laugh. We all miss her very much.
Peanut - 1 year, 3 months old and Georgie - 5 years, 7 months old -
November 2000 and
Gabe - 3 years, 3
months old, Bo - 5 years, 1 month old, Duffy - 11 years, 9 months old -
All Toni's dogs were taken from her in a tragic house fire
the day before Thanksgiving. Please
here to see their special memorial.
P - Penny-Pwink - November 2000, 7 years old
In memory of our sweet precious P. We miss you terribly.
You brought immeasurable amounts of love, joy, and happiness into our
lives. You were our best friend. We will always love you and will treasure
our memories of you in our hearts forever.
Love Mommy and Dee Dee
November 2000, 14 years, 7 months old
We'll never forget the day you came into our lives - 15
April 1990 which was your fourth birthday. You were previously owned by
Joyce and Jim DeSanctis but when they planned to move to Arizona they
wanted to find a caring home for you. So Aunt Maddy asked us if we wanted
you as a pet. You spent the night with us at Aunt Maddy's and Uncle
Vinny's home in Connecticut. From the start we were made for each other.
We brought you to your new home on Staten Island. It took us a little time
for you to get used to us. You were our first dog.
As the years went by, we built many memories with you. You had your
favorite past times. You loved sleeping on the couch with pillows and
blankets around you. We enjoyed having you sleep in bed. You always kept
us so very warm with your love. When you were younger you used to dig with
your feet on the bed before nestling in for the night. You were so very
funny! You also loved to lick our feet after a shower. That tickled! We
had fun dressing you up in a wig on Halloween. We put eyeglasses or
sunglasses on you and Daddy would wrap you in a blanket just like a baby.
You loved all that fussing over you.
Daddy misses you very much. You were his special friend. He loved caring
for you through the years giving you baths, brushing your teeth and
cleaning your ears. He misses you sleeping on his lap in the car. He
misses lying down next to you on the couch and playing with you. You were
his comfort and his strength after a day at work. You helped him to
We remember how you loved joining us in the pool and swimming across the
pool like a pro. You were right under our feet when we were cooking or
during a barbecue. You always wanted to share snacks.
We are happy that we got to go on our last vacation together this past
summer in Vermont. We were worried that the trip would be too much for
your aging body, but you made it up there and back with flying colors.
You were a determined dachshund. Five years ago a lump under your arm was
removed and it was malignant. You made it through five additional years.
Then you developed fatty lumps near your neck which were pressing against
your windpipe. You were starting to have difficulty breathing and Mommy
Dr Hynes, your vet, felt that putting you through yet another operation
would be too much for you to withstand. So you peacefully went to sleep
and joined the other angels at the Rainbow Bridge.
We light an eternal candle on your grave. It's a reminder of the special
times we shared our happiness on earth.
Now you are with Nanny who loved you so. She always babysat for you when
we vacationed. You have finally gotten to meet Grandpa. Have fun in
heaven! Until we meet again!
Love you lots,
Vicki, Anthony, Andrea and Valerie
Lucy Miller-Daniels - November 2000, 3 years, 4 months old
Our little Lucy-pup, our Lucy-fer, you are sadly
She's a little Lucy-pup,
short and stout;
Here is her tail,
here is her snout.
When you roll her over,
she will shout,
'Play with me, and take me out!'
Freckles Baki - November 2000, 5 years, 6 months old
Freckles, we miss you and love you so much! You little tiny
thing, you could stare right through me. I would call you
'Beetle','Pickles', and 'little bitty girl'. Peewee would follow you out
in the yard. You loved to race Rudi from the run to the porch. I didn't
get to love you long enough, only l 1/2 years. I know you will come back
in another living form. Anyway, I will look for you all of my life. And I
will always love you.
Opie von Kanobe Wiebusch
Davis - November 2000, 15 years, 6 months old
Opie Davis was the best friend I've ever had. A good ol'
wiener was he. I know that he will be waiting for me and the comfort I
have is that I will feel his kisses on my face and hear his old howl once
again. I love you, Mopie.
Sweet Pea Donaldson - November 2000, 7 years, 6 months old
Sweet Pea is the most precious dachsie I have ever known. Only
five pounds, she was still full of enthusiasm and loved cheese. I miss her
hiding when she heard the shower water, afraid that she would be getting a
bath. I now cuddle with her niece, Tarrie, but Sweet Pea (a.k.a. wee-wee,
Quee-Quee) is and always will be the Number One dachsie in my life. We cuddle
in my dreams and I look forward to the day when I can hold her
Oscar Meyer Weiner
Bond - November 2000, 8 years, 3 days old
I know that you are not alone because a piece of my heart
went with you. We miss you.
Walker's Black as
Ebony - November 2000, 4 years old
Ebony was a very sweet dachsie boy who went to the Bridge
early in life as a result of a bladder tumor. He was a rescue in the
organisation I represent and my family adopted him only a few weeks before
his death. He was a paralysed dachsie and we know that now he can run and
play with no aid. We miss you, Ebby, and we know you are waiting for us on
the other side of the Bridge.
Love and Kisses, Mom and
Gretel Unsere Liebe - November 2000, 16 years, 2 months old
We have just lost our second love, Gretel, a mini red
little girl. She was the joy of our lives and a real little 'princess'.
Everyone loved her. We lost her brother, (A
Hansel, in l995. She was very ill and we prayed that she would be made
well, but if God wanted her more, then we would let go. When the pain
began and no more could be done, we had to say our goodbyes. We weep each
day as we see her everywhere we look. One day, we will see them both
again, we know.
November 2000, 5
years, 2 months old
Missing you every day and every minute. You were robbed of many good
years by cancer at such a young age. My memories will last a life time, you were my
best friend. I love you Fritz. Freida misses you, too. Rest in peace my friend.
Winnie - November 2000 , 9 years, 6 months old
This is for winnie. To a dog that had a crazy but wonderful life and
loved by many. You will always have a piece of our hearts. you will be truly
Love, Lindsay, Danny Lane, Kristy, Terry, Cole, Lady, Tiny, but most of all,
Wrinkles - November 2000, 8 years old
It has been one year today that you had to leave me, my baby
girl. Not one day has passed that I haven't thought of you or felt an empty spot
in my heart. I pray that you're happy and having fun. You only deserve the best,
my little angel baby. You will forever be my very best friend. I miss you with
all my heart and I love you, baby Wrinkles. You're my
Carolinen von der Lichtenberg (aka the Snack, the Rodent, the Ratina, the
Teradactyle) - November 2000, 12 years, 6 months old
Born in Funabashi, Japan, daughter of a grand champion, but
living a life without light. We brought her home via subway, at rush hour,
the other passengers squealed when they saw her nose poking out of the
basket (ah, its a rat! a mouse!). She went on to become a champion swimmer,
mountain climber on two continents, and lived in the great cities of the
world: Tokyo, Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and of course Grand Rapids
Michigan. The resilient 'auxillery dog', partner to our doberman, Matchka.
A feral, blood thirsty mouse killer, rock diving (and gnawing), sleep
inducing 'orb'. We love you little Snacker; your spirit continues in
doberman #2, Keito pie.
Nathan Ferguson -
December 2000, 7 years old
Nathan was an incredibly loved dachsie. He was vibrant,
energetic, funny, and yes, even a pest at times. But we loved him. He will
be fondly remembered and dearly missed.
Heidi Kyes - December 2000, 12 years old
Heidi was a long-haired black miniature dachshund. We got
her when she was eight weeks old. She went to the Rainbow Bridge on 4
December 2000 at the age of 12 (84 in dog years).
She was a wonderful addition to the family and will be missed by all of
us. May God bless her and I know she'll be waiting for us with her tail
wagging!! We miss you little girl!
Lacie Jane Gay - December 2000, 7 years, 11 months old
Lacie was a very special person. She was loved by all that
met her. She had a very funny way of standing and looking at you when she
wanted something. Lacie's left ear would be straight out and the other one
would lie straight down. Lacie will be missed very much. Lacie we all love
you. Hugs and kisses, Mom, Dad, Jess and Tracie
Max (Moo Moo) -
December 2000, 1 year, 4 months, 13 days old
Max was a very wonderful dog, but after we lost Siegfrieda
in February 2000, he was very frantic when he was home alone. Then
his collar failed and he got away and went looking for us. Sadly, he
managed to find the main road and got hit by a car. When we got home from
a party he was on the road near our house. Dad thought he was dead but I
realised he was breathing, so at 12 midnight we rushed him to the vet and
he was put on a couple of drips and stablised but at 2.50 a.m. he died. He
was the best dog, along with Seigfreda who is also listed on this site.
They were both loved by all the people that visited my Mum's shop here at
home. I hope you all see how much we all miss him.
Have fun now you are with Ziggy again. We are all thinking of you - rest
in peace. You are now buried next to Ziggy. Love from Noni, Bridget, Emily
Garlick-Sloman, Adam Woolcock, Jennifer Garlick, Graham Sloman, Jan, Jack,
Anna Fagg and Neil and all the other people that loved you as much as we
Nini - December 2000, 15 years old
Our Nini was a most beloved doxie. She was raised with Fred
who passed on in October 2000. She was loving, sensitive, caring and a
true fighter. She survived back surgery and learned to walk again. She was
always there to comfort us when we were hurt. She will be in our hearts
Piccolo - December
2000, 8 years old
Scooter Peanut -
December 2000, 5 years, 4 months old
I had my Scooter for five years and one month. He was a red
male who was the best dog I have ever had. He was a very lean muscular
dog. When my mom died two years after we got him, he could feel our loss
and I believe he felt loss and sadness too. He developed degenerative disc
disease when he was four years old. He went down in his back once and got
completely better without surgery. It was about 11 months later (December
2000) when he started having problems walking. I immediately took him to
the vet and they started the regimen they did the last time, but this
time the damage was too extensive. The paralysis was climbing up his
little spinal cord and would take his life in a matter of days. We did not
want him to suffer those last few days from our selfishness, so we had him
put down. My husband stayed with him and looked into his eyes as he
drifted off. I hope he is with my mom now. It has only been two weeks and
I just got another dachsund today. I don't know if it is right or not but
I had to get another one. This one will never replace my Scooter. I am
afraid to go through the hurt again, but I feel that is a risk I will have
to take. Scooter, we will see you again, and we miss you
Brutus - December 2000,
9 years, 9 months old
Brutus was our baby puppy even though he was nine years
old. We rescued him after his previous owner couldn't keep him. We were
just married and he helped us adjust to being a new married couple. He
brought us lots of love and laughter! We miss him very much. We know he is
now sitting with God with his head on his lap. We miss you Brutus the
Karen and Bill
- December 2000, 10 years old
In memory of our beloved dachshund, Buddy, who lost the
battle to pancreatitis. He fought bravely but he could not overcome this
devastating condition. He was our 'buddy' and confidante, we miss him and
will never forget his love and companionship.
Mickey Doodle -
December 2000, 15 years old
You had a good life, Mick. You met many people, travelled
many places, ate the best of food, and were always by my side. I remember
the way you used to run, and were so full of life and happiness. It hurt
me so much to see you age and slow down. I could see it in your eyes also.
I know you will be waiting for me and we will walk together again my
friend, just as you still do with me everyday. I love you
Fonzie - December 2000,
17 years old
Thank you for 17 wonderful years of love and devotion. I miss your soft
brown eyes, that beautiful red tail, and most of all your warm body curled
up next to me. You were my friend and companion and it broke my heart to
see you go but I know you are no longer feeling the pain and frustration
of growing old. I miss you terribly and will never forget the joy you
brought me for so many years. You were truly my special and devoted
friend from the first day we met. I will love you always and you will be
in my heart forever.
Speciale - December 2000, 1 years, 2 months old
Alexander, you came into our lives only three days after
our sweet Max went to the Rainbow Bridge. You were a toughie, but you were
so sweet and funny and cuddly. Cream-colored, we called you Little Goober.
Even though you were with us only five months, you leaped so high into our
hearts; we love you and miss you very much.
Alexander ran away from our vacation home in Vermont. We hope that maybe
someday he'll find his way back to us, or that someone has found him and
that he has a warm bed to sleep in and people who love him as much as we
Lady Gretchen Vaughn Travis - December 2000, 14 years old
Miss Ole Gretch,
You left us over Christmas after making sure all of your loved ones were
home safely from college. You suffered greatly to give us so much love and
pleasure. The 14 years you were with us got us through so much. I miss you
everyday. I have your picture in front of me everyday with your ears at
attention with the loving look on your face that always told us you
care. Every time I go home I place flowers on your grave and cry. I hated
coming back to college knowing that you werent there to see me off. I know
you no longer hurt and are enjoying life to the fullest. I miss giving you
a doggy treat and petting you and getting kisses. I love Miss Gretch. I
still whistle your name with the others. I wish I could still wake up in
the morning and see your face peering over the side of my bed wanting
up. We all miss you and love you very much. You are our angel. I Love
P.S. - I don't know how much longer I will have Chris by my side. When he
joins you, please take care of him like you did here.
Oscar - December
2000, 1 year, 5 days old
Oscar may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. We think
of him everyday. Please click here to
visit his special memorial.
Hanna Jean Parks - December 2000, 6 years, 5 months old
You were born here and loved here, now we miss you very much.
Your back may have given up on life, but your heart was the biggest giver of
love. We still have your baby Rascal.
Bozo Bozito - December
2000, 11 years old
I will forever have a hole in my heart.
Puddin - December 2001, 17 years old
I miss my Puddin a lot. I do have two other dachshunds but
there will never be another Pud. She is the reason I love these dogs so
much. I miss her kisses the most and that 'woof' she did. She will always
be my baby. There was a time in my life where it was just me and my
Puddin. I know I gave her the best life I could - she was pretty spoiled
and she knew it. But I know she is better off now running again and
playing with her toys. Kisses to you my sweet Puddin.
Chelsie Hermann - December 2000, 9 years, 6 months old
I will always love you. When chessie died, Mom bought you for me hoping that
this would help with the loss of Chessie.
I want you to know I thought you would always be there for me as I would be
for you. The night I came home and found you dead on the floor the day after
my birthday just crushed me. I held you all that night till morning when I
called the funeral home. I know now you needed to slip out suddenly not to
make me make any decisions. You are at peace with and Chessie at the Bridge waiting
Daddy's little girl.
Snookie Greene - October 2000, 15 years old
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