Bindy - 1996, 5 years old
You were a beatiful dog and the whole family loved you very much. Why
did you have to leave us? And why so sudden? You were still young and your memory
will stay in our hearts forever! You were such a harmless dog, never barked at
anyone. Your Were a very,very beatiful dog and WE LOVE YOU BINDY.
Love The Donovan Family
Katy (Kate-a-Roo) Dial - January 1996, 12 years old
Dear Katy, You were my mischievious and lovable baby. I
will love you forever. Even though it has been 4.5 years, I still love
you, think about you and miss you.
Love always, Mom
Chris - January 1996, 9
Beloved pet, friend, and teacher. You will always be loved
Pumpkin Pie -
January 1996, 9 years, 9 months old
was a great little dog.He never let having back problems get him down and
he gave so much love.
Smiley - January 1996,
15 years old
In the dedication
of this site, the line about the stars and night from Shakespeare's Romeo
and Juliet is quoted. I played the Nurse in a production of this play
after Smiley left us, and every night, I'd look up and pick out a star (it
was an outdoor theatre), and every night I cried for him. He was my
perfect buddy. He deserved to be the centre of my family's world, because
everyday he taught us about love. He taught me that all animals should be
respected and cherished, and I thank God we do get to share our lives with
animals. Undying love for Smiley and Honey!
Clifford Howell -
1996, 9 years old
Clifford, you were as much of a Howell as any of us born
the family. I wish I could have been there to hold your paw when the time
came. We all miss you. I think of you often, and I'm sure Dad does too.
You brought the family closer together. We were proud that you were the
friendliest, best behaved, and longest dachshund people had seen wherever
you went. I hope you're romping in sunny fields and that I get to see you
Charlie - February
We believe that Charlie got a dogs body by mistake because
was always in the wrong area at the right time for a good cause. God gave
him that dog's body because he was not around when the human bodies were
being passed out. We still love him as a human spirit
Weiner - March 1996, 8 years, 9 months old
In memory of my first little weenie dog, 'Weiner'. Though
it's been nearly four years since we lost you, I still think of you often.
You were there for me through a lot of rough times and it was a really
hard decision putting you to sleep but I'm sure you would've hated not
being able to run and play. It took awhile but I think we found a weenie
dog as special as you were. Her name is Cocoa and she's only four months
old but has become a part of the family. We buried you in our front yard
and transplanted my favorite rose bush to your gravesite with a yellow
daisy blowing in the wind. You will never be forgotten.
Cadeau (Kadoutjie) -
April 1996, 10 years old
Gaan slapies nou Kadoutjie ...
R. Oscur Mires -
May 1996, 6 years, 4 months
Beloved of Viki, John, Nana, Vinnie, and his son, R. Axel
Yippensnapper, who survive him. I'm endlessly grateful that you came to
lavish your relentless love on all of us, Oscur. You gave me hope when all
else in this world failed to help, you loved me when no-one else would or
could. I remember your face, your sweet kindly eyes, the way you kissed my
tears away when they came. Your gentle soul and laughing spirit are
missed here...there seems to be a hole in my heart dear wienie friend!
for me at the Bridge...I'll be along. I'll be along.
Maximillian T. Oberon -
'Maxi' - May 1996, 4 years, 2 months old
Maxi was my sweet little angel. He was always by my side.
would do his best to protect me from my now ex-husband who was very
abusive. He was a brave, loyal doxie. He was my ten-and-a-half pound hero.
There isn't a day that goes by without my thinking of him and missing him
terribly. He was my best friend.
Robin - May 1996, 17 years old
Robin was my first doxie. He was my constant companion for 17 years,
living so much of my life with me, good and bad. Because I had him by my
side, the tough times were easier to take. Chris, I miss you and speak of
you often. I will never forget you. Patty
Heidi Brunhilda - May 1996, 13 years old
Heidi, I love you and miss you everyday. You gave me your
unconditional love and comforted me when I was down. Thank you for 13
wonderful years - you will always be in my heart. Mommy.
Puppy - May 1996, 17 years old
Puppy was our miracle dog. Our dachshunds, Axel and Maxine, were both killed,
after escaping from our yard. We found Puppy in the newspaper - it seemed no one wanted her
because she had a slight defect in her coat. After we brought her home, we discovered that she
was the granddaughter of Axel and Maxine. It was like getting a part of our beloved dogs
back. She lived with us for 17 wonderful years. She was a kind and loving friend,and I still
miss her everyday. She was my baby! Mommy loves you my good girl and I miss you very
Gretel Leonard - May 1996, 14 years, 8 months old
Our precious little girl. How we all loved you. Only
recently have we started to watch home videos of you. And still we
cry. You were our first baby before we had babies, and when the
babies came, you were so kind and gentle to them. You were my shadow
and I miss you every day. I do believe you guided us to our present
little girl a month after you left us. We love Sophie just as much
and she fills our lives with joy, but you will always be the most
special, perfect baby. You are loved and missed each day. We will all
be together some day. Love, Mommy, Daddy, Hilary, and
Heidi Nicholls - May 1996, approximately 15 years old
Heidi- you were a blessing from God and provided me with
light and happiness during some very difficult times in my life. They
were very formidable years and because of your existence I am able to
love. You were my certainty in uncertain times, and I will forever be
grateful. I miss you daily, and my heart is filled with nothing but love
for my little dachsie that could. God Bless you my sweet girl, I'll see
you on the other side.
Love, Your Sister
Mollie - June 1996, 6.5
From the day you came into my life you were my sweet little
girl. You brought such joy to my life and such love into it as well. I
forever miss your sweet kisses when I arrived home and the sound of your
little puppy snores at night. The warm place on the bed that you chose as
your own is now cold and when I look at it, I think of you often. I hope
you understand that what I had to do, was for your own good. I couldn't
stand to see you suffer anymore. I hope you are having fun up there with
all the other dogs. You always made friends so easily. I will be with
someday, my beautiful baby girl. No on could replace you. Everyone
you so much. Just remember i love you and that someday soon, we will
the Bridge, together. Love, Mommy, Daddy, Auntie Stacie, Uncle Mark,
Charlie, and Chelsea
Sweepea Newman-West -
June 1996, 1 year, 6 months old
Go with Richard now, my little one. I will dream of us
playing in the park, swimming, and sleeping with you always at my feet.
my heart and in my home you remain always, my Sweepea.
Craig - June 1996, 8 months old
Little Sebastian, you were only with me for such a short
time. But during that time you displayed to me your intelligence,
unconditional love, and devotion. Little Sebastian passed away three days
after I buried my beloved husband. He was not sick, he died of a broken
heart having been such a close companion of my husband's - he obviously
wanted to be with him, too. After Sebastian passed away, friends went to
all the trouble of getting Ruby (his sister) for me, and she, too, become
so precious to me. Imagine my heartache after her unexpected parting on
12 June 2001, which was thesame day that my husband died in 1996. Both
unique individuals, my heart still aches. See you one day soon my
beautiful children. Mum will always love you and everytime I hear that
song 'Don't Go' by KC and the Sunshine Band, if only I could of told you
so. Greet me when I arrive, won't you.
Eli - July 1996, 9 years,
3 months old
Eli died in his sleep at age 9. When he was only two, he
began having epileptic seizures, and it was suggested to me by a vet that
I put him to sleep. In spite of his little problem he lived a healthy and
happy life. He was kind, shy, smart, and beautiful. He was my
Nacho - July 1996, 4 years, 6 months old
Nacho was a tiny six pound black and tan little girl. Her
passing was very sudden and the grief does not go away.
I know that we will be together again one day!
Yochie Scaccetti - July
1996, 4 years, 5 months old
My beloved Yochie,
You were my first doxie and what a little girl you were. I loved when
you were in my arms snuggled in your little pink blanket and we would
watch TV together. You so enjoyed riding in the car in your little
fleece car seat. You looked out the window at all the cars going by and
wagged that little tail of yours. I loved to take you with me wherever I
went. We had many happy times together and I miss you so much. You were
taken away much too soon and I only wish there were some way the little
doxies backs were stronger. You are no longer in pain my love. Run and
play with Madison and Vinnie and we will all be together again one
Maggie - August 1996, 14 years old
Maggie was my first dachsie. I will never have another
breed. She was like a baby. She loved to curl up on top of the person who
looked he warmest. I got sick and during all my years of dialysis, and
through two kidney transplants, she was my little angel. I have another
dog, a dachsie mix, who is now 11 years old, and when Maggie died, Maxi
Ann seemd to mourn more than anyone. I have to say that having another
animal to turn to helps make the loss a little easier. I had never lost a
pet that I was so close to.
Now I still have Maxi, along with Toby, a three-year-old black-and-tan
smooth (a rescue boy), and Frederikka, three years old, a wheaten-coloured
wirehair little girl. I always think of Maggie when one of the 'babies'
does something! My Mom and I will debate whether or not Maggie did indeed
possess that skill or terrible behaviour. The good memories will never
leave and when I see her at the Bridge she will probably pee all over the
floor like she did every time she saw me!
Sushi - August 1996, 2 years old
For the short time we spent, I was glad to get to know you. You were
my popcorn, the best swimming, sleeping, walking buddy I ever had. I know I made fun
that you were a mini/standard dachshund, but I always loved you. I hope where ever
you are being treated with warmth and kindness by your new owner
Otto B. Taller, CDX -
September 1996, 17 years old
He was one of a kind!
After giving me a life of joy and support, my dearest Puck has
departed. It is really unbelievable, how much you grow attached to such a
little creature. But therefore we had shared a lot of good and bad times
together. If I had a problem on my mind, I always found a patient listener
in Puck. Sleep little darling, I never forget you.
Maggie May O'Spring - August 1996, 5 years, 5 months
The passing years have not soothed the pain in our hearts
nor dimmed our favorite memories of our baby. Rest, dear, sweet
Mickey - August 1996, 18 years, 5 months old
Mickey was the most wonderful little girl around. She was
always at the door waiting for me, if she had not gone with me. Never a
dull moment. She always had to 'be into' something. She loved Oreo cookies
and spared no expense to find them and eat them, even if they were still
in the package!! She loved everyone and had a kiss for each and every
visitor to my home. Even people who really did not like dogs loved my
little Mickey. She was injured in the back, and I had to make the decision
to ease her suffering one month before my wedding. It was the most
difficult thing I ever had to do, but could not see her suffer any more. I
love her so very much and miss her too. So do her three sisters and one
brother (all dachshunds, different litters). She lives in all our hearts
Hope - September 1996, just
four days old
SLEEP LITTLE HOPE
Little girl so tiny and new,
Sleep well and dream all you will do
When you reach that gate with God standing near,
You know you are in heaven - you need have no fear.
You will grow strong and healthy in that
garden so sweet
Play chase and run with all the puppers
Your eyes will be open - you will romp and play -
Chase squirrels and chipmunks and puppers today!
Your life was so short, and now you must go
To a place with sunshine, meadows,
and streams that flow.
Your family will miss you, and I shall, too:
One last kiss on the nose, I will sent to you.
Rest now, little
- you are in God's care.
May you grow and play, and enjoy life there.
Your short life was taken -
and you heard the call.
You will be missed - and loved by family and all.
Sleep well Hope.
by Linda Brechtelsbaur for the Cathy and John Taylor
- September 1996, about 5 years old.
I remember the day the Denver Dumb Friends League approved
to be your new daddy. From the day you came and joined me and Frisky, my
only interest for you was to give you the love and understanding which
previous family was not able to. I hope that you knew how much you meant
me. Somehow, I think you did know. I know that you loved me as you loved
other in your life. I ache when I think that you died as a result of
something that was meant to protect you, and that you relied on me to
that protection was always there. I feel that I have betrayed your trust
me, even though I know intellectually that it was not my fault. I hope
you will forgive me. Someday, with time, I will join you where you are
When I come to you, I know that you will be just as happy to see me as I
will be to be re-united with you. I know that the day will come when I
be able to look back to today, and the tears will no longer flow as they
right now, but I know that you will understand that it doesn't mean I love
you less. My Beloved Barney.
Sleep peacefully my friend, and know that I
Schnitzel - September 1996, 15 years, old
'Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
of me as if I were beside you...I loved you so 'twas heaven here with
you.' Isla P. Richardson
With loving memories of Schnitzel and her friend, Ginger
Gone but not forgotten.
Doc - September 1996, 4 years old
Doc, I still miss you! I have two new dachs now, but they can
never take your place. You were a daring little wild child. I LOVE YOU!
Hans E. Bartz -
September 1996, 14 years old
Your pure, selfless devotion and love will always live in our hearts.
You always had a way of putting your family before yourself.
We bless you when we walk past your little grave stone in the back
yard. Go with God now.
Mercedes (Sadie Mayflower) - October 1996, 4 years, 5 months old
Sadie, Lady, Pretty Baby - how does one describe such a unique
sprit? You came into our life by chance, through a Sunday drive and a
newspaper clipping advertising dashie puppies. When we pulled into the kennel
I was told that under no circumstances were we getting another dog, we were
just there to look. You were the first and the last puppy I saw in the litter
before begging my parents to reconsider.
We held on to you for four happy years. You were the most gentle of dogs. When
you expressed joy, (which you did every time a familiar face appeared), your
whole body would wag. You possessed such pure happiness, regardless of the
situation. If I cried, you’d lick my face and if I laughed you would bark and
Such pureness does not last forever. As a result of an accident as a puppy,
you developed seizures. We didn't even see it coming, one massive seizure and
you crossed to the Bridge. My beautiful girl, we miss you so much, still after
all this time your memory remains in our hearts. We Love you,
George - November 1996, 15 years old
We miss you Fritz!!!!!
We can't find words for our grief...
Greg, Julie, Ashleigh, Caitlin, Reilly
Minnie - December 1996, exactly 15 years, 6 months old
Our dog Minnie was precious. She had three older sisters
who loved her so very much. We all looked at her as our 4th younger
sister. She was human to us in a certain way that owners have with their
dogs. I don't think I'll ever find a kind of friend I had in her. She
listened to us when we cried, she played with us, she'd even sit and chew
her rawhide bones while her sister, April, played the piano. She was
something that no words could describe. She was definitely spoiled. She
loved all of us (family of 5) so much. She was a big pig and loved to eat.
Her favortite candy bars were whoppers. If she heard whoppers being shaken
or smelled them she'd come running. As well she came from an Italian
family. Her favorite entree was my mom's homemade spaghetti dinners. She
always had a bowl after we were all finished eating. Minnie struggled with
epilepsy her whole life. She seemed to have about five seizures a year.
She loved to hunt. When I was younger, my sisters and I raised rabbits.
Minnie actually ended up getting hold of two and killing them. As well she
loved getting possums, garden snakes and even managed getting one racoon.
She didn't like the water too much. Although sometimes in the hot summers
my sisters and I would put her in the pool with us. Her favorite thing to
do on cold Sunday afternoons was to lie with my dad, watch football games
all day and eat salami.
Although it has been a few years since she has passed we all look back and
miss her very much. She was a wonderful part of all of our lives and she
will always have a very special part in our hearts.
She was our true PRINCESS!!
Max - December 1996 -
almost 15 years old
Koether who shared my life for almost 15 years. You
gave me love every single day without fail and helped me get through
difficult times. You were my very best friend. Romp and play, little
guy, and Mom will be there before you know it.
Christmas Day 1996, Age 4(?)
We found you when we moved into our new home;
You were starved, lonely, and tired.
We fed you, got rid of your ticks and fleas,
You stole our hearts.
11 pounds of fierce loyalty, love and spirit.
Twice the heart of dogs double your size.
Crashing through the woods with the big dogs,
No one could mistake who was The Boss.
We know why wiener-dog people are fanatics,
We are now, too; we miss you so much.
Keep all the big dogs in line, play hard and
Wait for us by the Rainbow Bridge.
All our love little cinnamon girl, your mom and
Emily and Gary Mahannah
Mahogani - December 1996, 4 years, 8 months, 24 days old
Mahogani was a beautiful black and mahogany female, who was
born on my birthday! She loved being a mommy. She loved being a mommy to
anything even if the real mother was around, she would find a way to worm
herself into mothership - kittens, rabbits, puppies, stuffed animals!
Mahogani was a real mother as well. She had her first litter when she was
three and had five beautiful pups. She loved them even after they went to
their new homes. She had visitation rights and the babies homes were
inspected before they could go. She was very proud of her babies. Even
though she wanted to be a mommy again her next season we didn't let her.
She let me know her displeasure to that by trying to steal someone elses
puppy. So her next season we did breed her. She was four. The baby was
still born and Mahogani was heart broken. She didn't want me to take the
baby away. We ended up letting her sleep with her baby through the night.
The next morning we buried her baby on the farm. Mahogani never recovered
from her broken heart. Our vet checked her out, physically she was fine.
But three days later Mahogani chose to go to the Rainbow Bridge with her
baby. That night she went to where her baby was born and layed down to
sleep. My vet does tell me dogs can die from a broken heart. Words cannot
express our pain for Mahogani or her baby. Her joy to us we immense! We
think ofter of her happiness and ours. We will always love and remember
her until we all meet and cross the Rainbow Bridge together again. Kisses
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