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
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
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH PEGGY SUE - YOU WILL BE MISSED - BUT NEVER
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
I LOVE AND MISS YOU, MOM
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.
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
'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
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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