Kelly's Lucky Penny - February 2003, 8 years old
Penny, we miss you so very much. You were our best friend.
You were always there when we needed you, and your love was unconditional.
It was so hard for us to let you go, but you deserved the rest. We know
that you are in a better place, but we still miss you terribly. We will be
with you again some day. In the meantime, be happy and run around on four
good legs chasing those squirrels. We look forward to seeing you again when
we cross the Bridge together. You are forever in our hearts. We love
Chester Powell - February 2003, 10 years, 10 months old
Belle - February 2003, 5 months old
My beautiful Belle,
I can't believe I'm writing this to my sweet baby who was only five
months old. Though we'd only been together for two of your five months, I
loved you so much. When we were deciding on which dachsie to bring home,
I just had to have you because you were so beautiful and loving. I know I
picked the right one for me.
Your best buddy, Murphy, along with your three sisters miss you but we
all know that you are no longer sick or in any pain. I'm so sorry that
this had to happen to you. Please always know that you were and always
will be loved. You will always have a special place in my
Cassie - February
2003, 10 years old
Cassie, I will miss you very much and never replace or
forget you. You are my little heart and soul and I'm sorry that I didn't
get you the help you needed earlier. You are my little star and I love
you very much. I hope you are at peace and in a happy place.
Love your mommy,
Kugel - February 2003,
10 years, 6 months old
Words can never describe how we felt about you. You meant everything to
us. You were not merely a dog, but a real member of the family. You were
a big brother to Max whom you protected from the day he came home. You
never left his side. You were a big brother to your doxie sister, Kishke.
She's just as sweet as you were, and we truly believe that is in part
because of you. You were such a loyal and loving dog. Our home is so
empty without you. The only saving grace is knowing how peaceful you
looked, and that you were no longer suffering. That doesn't mean we don't
have our selfish moments wishing we had kept you here. Ultimately, we
know we did the right thing and hope you feel that, too. There will never
be another 'big red dog' like you. You were one in a gazillion. This must
be how it feels to have a broken heart.
We LOVE you, Kugel, and miss you BUNCHES!!!!
Reese Pieces of Love - February 2003, 1 years, 5 months old
She was so rambunctious, loving and kind. Only a young
beauty, not yet fully blooming. We all will miss her deeply. Including
her 'ittle brother, Harley, whom we got when she was just six months old.
He know slumps around the house looking for her, as it is his mission to
find his lost crate mate. Mariah, Joe, Shana,(the humans) Fancee, Maddy,
Fiesta the chihuahua, the cats, and the fish will all miss you forever.
Rest in peace my little pitter-patter of sweet feet. Love always, The
Sam P. - February 2003,
12 years, 5 months old
Sam was a great dog with a big heart. He died with his
family February 2003. He loved everyone, and was immensely friendly. He
once chased off a full grown male rottweiler that was about to attack his
owner and owner's daughter.
JuJuBee - 'The Bean' -
February 2003, age not known
JuJuBean, our long-haired black-and-tan, came to us through
Dachshund Rescue in May of 2002. He had Cushing's disease, but his foster mom,
Yolanda, told us how to care for him and give him his meds. A sweeter, more
innocent, goodhearted dog we have never known.
He bonded very well with his little sister, Schnitzel, (a long-haired red) and
to his rescued greyhound brother, Hootie. He became a member of our family and
enjoyed his first Christmas with us and even a birthday celebration. One of the
highlights of our time with him was his attendance at, and graduation from,
It was a joy to see him bloom into a fun little dog and develop character,
charm and that wonderful dachsie stubborness. He returned love millions of
times over, and brought such warmth and humour into our lives.
Late in the winter, he weakened and grew sick as the Cushing's took its toll on
him. After numerous consultations with his vet, we knew that his time with us
was coming to an end. We were with him to the end, and he closed his eyes
knowing that he was held and loved by the people who loved him most in the
Goodnight, sweet prince.
Annie Lindsay MacPherson - February 2003, 16 years old
Annie was a very sweet, loving part of our family. She
brought so much joy and love to us. She will be missed
Beena-Bean - February 2003, 17 years, 11 months old
Beena-Bean, the little queen of the house, came to live
with us when she was 16 years old, after her mom had to go into a nursing
home and no one would take her little dog. Her vet said she had an
enlarged heart and would live a couple of months at the outside. I thought
I was giving her a comfortable place to die. But I could not have been
more wrong! She was so tiny, just four pounds (half chihuahua), but she
was a tough old gal! She loved to go for walks on her little arthritic
bow-legs, and if she tripped over a rough patch and tumbled over, she
would just get up, shake it off, and on she would go. She became a member
of the family right away and remained a beloved part of it for almost two
years. She died peacefully, wrapped in her blanket, in my arms. What a
life! We all miss you, dear Beena, but I know you're happy with your mom
at Rainbow Bridge.
Mina Nanny - February 2003, 2 years old
I love you and I'm sorry that you were left in the house
and smothered in the fire. All the kids miss you! We love you. Have fun at
the Rainbow Bridge chasing Lady and Heidi.
Ruby Morris - February 2003, 11 years, 6 months old
I adopted Ruby from the local pound on the day before she
was to be put down. There isn't a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky
stars that I got there in time. The joy that you brought into my life and
the lives of those who knew and loved you is immeasurable. When daddy
Kevin came along, we were a complete family. We spoiled you as best as we
could. You made our lives complete and we will miss you more than any
words written here can convey. Have fun playing with Meechie and wait for
us at the Rainbow Bridge. We love you sweetheart - Mommy and
Tizzie Jean Hallam - February 2003, 16 years, 8 months old
Tizzie had the best personality any owner could hope for.
She never got into anything she wasn't supposed to, never chewed on
anything that wasn't hers. She was always excited to see you whether it
was five minutes or five hours since you left! She knew what some words
meant (i.e. 'go bye-bye in the truck', 'treat', 'where's George' (her
favourite squeaky toy). We never imagined we would be privileged to have
her for 16 years!
There's a very large ache in our hearts at this time. My husband and I
never had children, so our dachshund was our child. Tizzie will be greatly
missed, but ever so wonderfully remembered!
Kibby - February 2003, 13 years, 6 months old
The Ever Ready batteries ran out on our little girl today! She
was gently and tenderly carried in the arms of a beautiful angel to the
Rainbow Bridge. I know that her other Mommy (my Mom) was there waiting for
her with open arms with Tami and Mousey to greet her. She can now be full of
life once again and never have to be afraid of anything ever again. I know
that God has already pinned on her Badge of Courage to prove what we always
told Kibby - she was SOOOOOO BRAVE no matter how scared and much she would
shake with loud noises etc., here on earth, we always knew she was
We love and miss you Daddy Mommy and sissy, Mindy
Maggie - February 2003, 12 years old
I had had Maggie since I was eight years old. I am now 21.
About six months ago my dad died of a heart attack. He was not sick, did not
smoke, and was not overweight. It was a huge shock to my mom and me. Maggie
loved my dad with her whole heart and when he died she died along with him.
We will miss her but were selfish to want her to stay. My dad needed her in
heaven and now she is with him and we are thankful that God let us have both
Schnappsy the sweetest - February 2003, 11 years old
In memory of My Schnappsy - the Sweetest...
Baily von UntenFuss - February 2003, 1 year, 2 months old
May time heal the pain,
and your love heal our hearts.
In one of the stars I shall be living
In one of them I shall be laughing
And so it will be
As if all the stars were laughing
when you look at the sky at night.
The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Elliott Hill -
February 2003, 9 years old
To my wee angel Elliott - take care we love and miss
you a lot! You gave Harry and me lots of love fun and happiness.You were a
very brave boy. You survived back surgery, and even though it took you a
year to walk again you did it! Then if that wasn't enough we were told you
had a very aggressive form of cancer and your out look wasn't that good,
but you surprised everyone and you were a very happy dog until your very
last week when you couldn't be bothered to go out or play, and Harry, your
very best dachsie pal, looked after you!!! He misses you a lot as you ate
out of the same dish slept together and never fought. Mummy has her name
down for a dachsie rescue dog, as we thought it would be a good way of
remembering you, though he will never replace you as no one can. 'Till
we all meet again at Rainbow Bridge, wait for us and be a good boy!!!
love always from Mummy and Harryxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Penny Stephens - February 2003, 20 years, 2 months, 16 days old
Penny was my constant compainion and gave me so much
love. I will miss her and love her forever.
Her mom, Barbara
- February 2003, 7 years, 3 months old
In Memory of our boy, Princeton!
We thank you for all the joys that you have given us throughout the
years. We cannot tell you how grateful we are for the unconditional
love we shared. Although you are no longer here, your love remains in
our hearts forever!!!
You were our first dachsie and will be forever our Princeton!
Our love always,
the Aganos Family(Deb and Brian)
name of dog:Princeton Aganos
Sigi (Iris von Biebelried) - February 2003, 12 years, 4 months old
Little Sigi bounded into my life in November, 1991, in
Germany. She joined Turbo Tuborg and little Uschi the Schaschlik (the
shishkebob, as some Germans called her). Sigi was a skinny, quiet
little girl who 'had not worked out' (whatever THAT means!) in a
hunting kennel of about ten dachsies, so she left the hunting life to
become my cherished friend! Tuborg blustered at her when I brought her
home, but she put him quite firmly in his place and was alpha from then
Sigi developed valvular heart disease in October 2000. Medication
and monitoring held heart failure at bay until November 2002, when it
progressed, leading to a special diet (no more McDonald's french
fries!), activity restrictions and more medications. But Sigi stayed a
happy, playful, loving girl, enjoying walks in her stroller (the
Sigimobile), sniffing the flowers in the backyard and keeping her paws
firmly on Charlie and Hannah, her brother and sister dachsies. She
collapsed quite suddenly on a Wednesday afternoon and was cold with a
very low blood pressure by the time we got to the vet, and we knew that
Sigi had decided that it was time to say goodbye. I wasn't ready, even
though I had known that the inevitable parting would be coming soon,
yet, I had comfort in knowing that her last day was a good one, she
didn't suffer with a further progression of her heart failure, and that
she wasn't afraid or upset, rather calm and accepting as I held her,
told her how much I loved her, and our veterinarian injected the
I miss her terribly! It is especially hard at night, when I lie in
bed; I miss her snuffling in my face, and even her snoring next to me
on 'her' pillow, or kicking me in her dreams and waking me up! I have
faith that we will meet again someday, and I know that she is at the
Rainbow Bridge, once again bossing Uschi and Tuborg around (maybe not
their idea of heaven!), feeling healthy and young once more. Ich lieb'
dich, mein Goldstueck, mein Sigilein.
Love forever from Mom, Hannah Banana and Charlie Tuna
Amber Roese - February 2003,14 years old
My sweet Amber - you were the light of my life and it
was a joy to have been raised with you. If I could just say she was a
BEAUTIFUL doggie. We will all miss and love you FOREVER my sweet, sweet
Bamber!! You are in our hearts for life my baby girl!! We love
Dad,Mom,Kristin,Kara,Jeremy and the rest of our very BIG
Lady - February 2003, 14 years, 11 months old
If I live to be 100 years old, I will never get over you, my
God sent me an angel dressed up like a dog, but I knew who you were all along.
I miss your face, your smell, your wagging tail. I miss holding you. I miss you
so. I love you still.
Chasey - February2003, 6
years, 6 months old
Chasey you were the light of our lives and we loved you so
much. You are still with us everyday, Big Guy.
Leo - February 2003, 7
Leo you were my baby boy. You were the Christmas present
that I had longed for so long. I only had you for 2 days. I bonded with you
more than most people bond with their dogs in years. I miss the way you
would get as close to me as you possibly could. And I miss the way you
would cuddle up inside my shirt when you got cold. I remember that day when
we found out you had parvo. You laid in my arms that whole day. It was so
terrible that in one day I went downstairs to meet you that afternoon I
found out you had parvo and the next day you were dead. I loved you so much
and I miss your little body in my arms. We all miss you Leo. Lucy, Mom,
Dad, Abby, Andrew, and yes..even Hazel, but especially me. You were my
little boy and I miss you with all my heart. I gave you the biggest goodbye
of my life before I went to bed that night knowing that I might never see
you again, but I must say it again. I love you and I will always love you,
goodbye. love Anna 13
Peaches Weiss - February 2003, 18 years, 6 months old
Peaches came to me in March 1985. She had been abandoned on
a local expressway. I fell in love with her from the moment I saw her. She
was a black-and-tan dachshund and was about six to eight months old at the
time. She was a special baby and slept with me most nights until near the
end. In July 2001 she had a malignant melanoma removed along with her toe
and I was told maybe I would have six months with her. Nineteen months
later she was still with me though she had lost her hearing and was
basically blind. She got around fairly well but in January 2003 she started
to deteriorate. On Valentines' Day 2003 she had what might have been a
stroke and there was nothing the vet could do for her. I had no choice but
to say good-bye and let her join her sister, Dusty, the golden retriever,
at the Rainbow Bridge. I miss her so much.
Oscar (Osky) - February
2003, 11 years old
Oscar, I only knew you for a short time, but I had a great time
being your friend. You made me laugh so many times and you showed me how sweet,
loveable, stubborn and funny dachshunds can be. You were absolutely gorgeous. It's
because of you I now have my own dachshund.
I miss you very much. No other dog could replace you because you were truly one of
Albert - February
2003, 4 years, 10 months old
Albert, you were the love of my life, a gift to from Mommy and
Kristian. You were the best dog I ever owned and no other dog will have the
place in my heart that you now own. You are daddy's little boy. I know you
didn't mean to break my heart so. Little boy, daddy had no idea you had
cancer. You showed no signs until the end. Daddy spent thousands of dollars to
save you to no avail. You died at the university the day after your daddy's
birthday. Daddy thanks you for not dying on his birthday, little guy. I love
you little Albert, and wait for me at the Bridge so I can have your 'Go Albert
Love Daddy, Mommy, Kristian, and Weiner. We love you.
Elrod - February 2003, 3 years, 4 months old
Harley - what an amazing little boy. The best friend
anyone could ask for. Always ready to love and perfect his mom. He
became sick with Valley Fever on Thursday late evening - we spent all
day Friday at the vet; however, he passed away Saturday morning at 2:20.
He died with the same class that he lived his life. He crawled in to the
bedroom to cuddle for about 45 minutes to say goodbye before he passed.
I know he will be waiting for me at the Bridge. I now have two new
little boys, Hand and Howie, at my home. They are special also - but can
not take the place of Harley.
Peaches Weiss - February 2003, 18 years, 6 months old
Peaches was a black dachshund. She had been abandoned on a local highway in 1985. When she came into my home she quickly won me over. She had my heart for all of the 18 years she was with me. She slept in bed with me every night. She was the 'queen' of her two golden retriever sisters. My father used to visit and take Peaches into my spare room with him whenever he took a nap. I used to take her to visit him when he was in a nursing home. She brought smiles to all the residents of the home. She will always have a place in my heart.
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