pawName Index

Hot Dog - February 2002, 11 years, 8 months old

Hot Dog, my dachshund and best friend of almost 12 years,will be greatly missed. You were there when I finished high school, graduated university, and got my first job. I think of you every day and miss the great times we had today. I take great sadness because I was not there when you passed away of a heart attack in your sleep but judging from the way you were curled up in your bed, I am glad it seems you did not suffer. I probably won't be seeing you soon but it makes me feel good I've got a least a great friend looking down on me. Thanks for always being there buddy!

Samson - Sammy - February 2002, 2 years, 3 months old

On 24 December 1999 we received a true Christmas gift rolled up in a little brown fur ball no bigger than the size of your hand which we lovingly named Samson. He was a true Christmas gift in that he gave the gift of love. He loved and was loved very much and will be missed awfully much.

Sammy was hit by a car on6 February 2002 while the kids were waiting for their bus. He was hurt too badly and had to be put to sleep. We will never forget him and we know we will see him again someday. Take care little man. WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Murphy - February 2002, 11 years old

Murphy was a gift from two special friends who knew how much we missed having a doxie. She was a small black bundle of excitement. You never came to our door that you were not greeted with love. She was like a child and we loved her so much. It is impossible to come in the house without a few tears because she is not there to greet us. She knew nothing but love and gave it in return with joy. Our hearts are heavy and we miss our Murfin.

Heidi Wallace -February 2002, 8 years old

Her name was Heidi Wallace, a petite black-and-tan female mini. She shared a portion of her life with three kids, then relocated to live with my wonderful father-in-law, Levi, who came to love her and they soon became close companions. Heidi left us on 10 February from a cancerous heart tumor.Heidi spent her last 5 days at home, resting comfortably. Her last day she spent with Levi watching her last Nascar race and passed right after the race ended. We all love her, miss her intensely and await to be united at the Rainbow Bridge. We'll miss you Heidi, my little Angel Girl.

Peggy Sue Abramson - February 2002, 9 years, 6 months old

I will miss her so much - she was my best friend. She was always there for me - and loved me unconditionally. She had such a sweet spirit but was very protective over her family.

I will miss her sleeping with me, curled up by my legs, nestled by me while watching TV, and just knowing she was always waiting for me each and every day.


Snuggles - February 2002, 11 years old

The first time we found out about Snuggles, her life was about to come to an end. They were going to put her to sleep because nobody wanted her. When my mother saw her in the paper, she had a white mohawk sticking straight up on top of her head, and she was very cute and wide-eyed. When she arrived at our house she was VERY friendly and energetic. She ran around the entire house. Because my father didn't like dogs, we let my grandmother keep her. We got to vist and play with her at least once a week. Eventually she came to live with us. She was EXTREMELY smart and very well-trained. She had so many people who loved her and took care of her. She had a special relationship with each one of us. She knew our likes and dislikes. And most importantly, who would pet her... and give her table food!! I will miss my cuddle buddy. She was my baby (or 'fat booty' is what I called her!)

I remember writing a paper about her in the third grade. Here I am a junior in college, when I received the phone call about her death, my heart broke into a million pieces. I think what hurts the most is that I couldn't be there. I felt like I had abandoned her. I could always count on 'Snugs' through anything. She was there to watch me grow, and through the trials and tribulations of life. I will cherish the memories that I have with her. For everyone who wrote something before, thank you so much for sharing your stories. It really is comforting to know that others (outside of your family) understands the pain that I feel. Because it hurts very badly.

I love you Snuggles, I will never forget how you always liked to sneak on the furniture when you thought nobody was around, I will miss how you stared so hard when everyone ate( hoping we would drop a crumb!), and I will definately miss how you used to nudge your nose under our hand so that we could pet you. I love you, my baby. Be with God and rest. I will live my life the best that I can so that one day I can be with you again.

Love, Trena

Heidi Boyd - February 2002, 4 years old

Heidi was a joyful pup that always laid up. She wandered in the woods and dug in the dirt, but Miss Heidi always loved her companion for life, Miss Elizabeth. Heidi will be missed but never forgotten because she lives forever in the hearts of those she left behind.

Shotzie Guerin - 'Stinky Pants' - February 2002, 1 years, 11 months old

'The greatest things in life are the small things'. Well, Shotzie, you really tore me up when you left this world of pain to go on to a better place. I miss you. I miss the way you sounded like a rooster when you barked and how much you loved the snow at Christmas time. I know heaven is the best place for you. You brightened my days and lately I've been hurting badly, then I think about how you used to kiss my tears away and I know you are sending your sweet dachsie kisses down from the sky. Cheyenne, Scout, and Stormie miss you. Cheyenne has to eat alone in the dachsie corner. Stormie misses chewing on you. Scout is just being a lazy old lump like always.

Love Always, Mommy, Daddy, Jayson, Megan, Jordan, Cheyenne, Scout, and Stormie. Be Good in at the Rainbow Bridge.

Gretel Girl - February 2002, 11 years old

My dear little girl, I can't express how much I miss you!! You were my dearest love. I'm grieving more for you than anything in my whole life. I can't say goodbye, I will hold you in my heart forever. It's so hard to forget the memories of your last few days but at least I was there with you went home to heaven. I can't wait to see you again. Thank you for all the love you gave me and every one you met. As my dear friend said of you, 'You were a happy spirit'. Thank you for teaching me how to love!!

Love, Mommy, Abby and the whole family

Yoda the Hodie Meister - February 2002, 18 years, 9 months old

Yoda was my first dachshund. He was named after the Star Wars character due to his bumpy head. My parents got him when they were newlyweds so he was their first baby. He was actually six years older than I am so he was a little jealous when I came around. He used to chase cats a lot. He once came in and had white fur sticking out of his mouth since he had grabbed hold of a white cat's tail. Even as he grew old he still loved scampering about chasing our cat. He had back surgery and was losing his vision and hearing, and he could barely walk, but he always enjoyed living with us and scampering about in the clovers. One February I had come home from school for getting massive hives. I was just sitting there watching a movie when my dad ran inside crying like I had never seen him before. He said that Yoda had lain down in the clovers, which he always loved to roll in, and died peacefully. We buried him next to his girlfriend who had died two years before, and now we always put fresh clover on his grave.

Cameo - February 2002, 5 years old

Chipper and Zippy - February 2002, 3 years old

These two wonderful dogs were lost from my family in a very terrible accident. They were truly the best dogs a man could have. Whether we spent time on the Oregon coast or hiking the Columbia Gorge, they loved the outdoors and were loved by everyone they met. I will miss them forever.

Sassy The Silken Barroness AKA sassyfrassy - February 2002, 4 years old

Sassy, Only god knows how much I miss you.You were my sweet girl, from the first moment I saw you I knew you were very special. The day you left for the Rainbow Bridge my world shattered. As I held your body in my arms and felt you slipping away, I knew there was nothing I could do, but comfort you and love you. You are gone but not forgotten. Though there are other doxies here to love there will never be my Sassafrass.

Sassy, I wanted so much to go with you, I even prayed god would take me too. You have the cats to keep you company and the old man will be coming soon. Please know how very much I want to come and join you, There are times I cant bare life with out you. But for now I have your blanket, toys and memories to keep me going.


Nicholas (Kelly's St Nicholas) - February 2002, 15 years, 6 months old

I have lost the best friend I could ever have. For 15.6 years you were with me through the good times and the trials and tribulations - when no one else was there to comfort me - I always had my Nick Nick! You will never be forgotten. I have a new doxie now, a little chocolate girl named Nestlee, but you still hold a special place in my heart....and you always will.

Cody (Codependent Ginger Louise) - February 2002, 10 years old

I had other dachshunds, but there was something special about you. You never got mad at me, you always accepted me, you loved me no matter what. We went through bad times together. We always shared whatever I had. I can't believe you aren't waiting at the door to greet me. Sometimes I still hope maybe it was just a bad dream and you'll be there.

I hate Cushing's disease and I hate that it took you. And I'm glad you fought it, and I'm glad you decided when it was time for you to leave. You always did do things your own way.

And thank you for keeping my heart open and loving and able to love. I've met someone who fills my heart with joy, and I don't know that my heart could have stood all the bad times if you hadn't kept it open and able to love.

I love you Cody. You're a good dog. The Mama dog loves the Baby dog. Cody is safe. And you will always be loved. Thank you, Cody.

You always were a good dog. Right to the end.

- Roberta

Frank E. Furter - February 2002, 15 years, 6 months old

The love that was given by my 'fat-boy slim' was beyond compare. I had always worried that when it was time for him to go that I would not be able to do that for him. However, he was needed by his Bouvier friend, Alpha, to kick some butt over the Bridge. Frank now is leading heaven around by the nose. I look forward to having his companionship again when it's my turn to be able to go.

Tabitha Cheyenne - February 2002, 3 months old

I never knew Tabitha. I didn't get to touch her or kiss her or hold her. Yet to me, she is among the most special of little girls, and the fact that she had already gone to the Rainbow Bridge when I first saw her does not diminish her - not even a little bit.

No, I've only seen her pictures: most especially this picture. Beneath it, her Mom had written, 'This was the last picture ever taken of Tabitha', and my heart tore open. No, I got to know Tabitha through her Mom, whom I had to write. What happened?! What happened to Tabitha?! Her Mom sent me her story.

When her Mom first saw her, Tabitha was in a pet shop, and her Mom just could not leave her there, little knowing that God had already placed His hand on Tabitha. Tabitha had parvo. She only lived eight days after that. She might have lived, but despite all the care her Mom could give her, and because of incompetent veterinary care, Tabitha's journey to the Bridge was already beginning.

I've told her Mom this, that Tabitha was already one of God's angels. Her wings were already there, only we couldn't see them. However, before God took Tabitha to the Rainbow Bridge, he didn't want that journey to start until Tabitha had known complete, and total love and devotion, and that's why God brought Tabitha and her Mom together - even if it was for only eight days. So, I've written this for Tabitha and for the dear friend that Tabitha gave me. As for Tabitha and with no apologies to Shakespeare: 'take her and cut her out in little stars,
And she will make the face of heaven so fine,
That all the world will be in love with night'

Darren Atwood - February 2002, 13 years old

My darling Darren - you will always be in my heart and by my side - you were the best friend I ever had.

Asha - February 2002, 4 years old

Asha was too young to pass from us. We miss her still, her mate Alfred and the Tamra Brosseau family. We will never forget you, Asha.

Love Mom, Morgan, Christopher and always Alfred

Oscar Wild - February 2002, 7 years, 3 months old

I can remember the day Oscar came to live with us. One look and we knew he was going to be our li'l man forever. Oscar never met a person that he didn't like unless they were trying to get into his Daddy's truck. He is sadly missed each and everyday. His passing was sudden and left us feeling as though somehow we had let him down. He left behind three beautiful puppies for us to enjoy and everyday we see a part of him in them, especially in Heiny. We miss you Oscar and one day we hope to be together once again. Much Love to our li'l man...Mommy and Daddy

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