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 you!

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 heart.

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, Amy

Kugel - February 2003, 10 years, 6 months old

Dearest Kugel,
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 Morses

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, obedience school. 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 world. 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 terribly.

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.

Love Ashley

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 Daddy

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 brave.

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 of them.

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

Baily -

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

Princeton Aganos - 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 on.

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 euthanising medication.

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 you!!

Dad,Mom,Kristin,Kara,Jeremy and the rest of our very BIG family!!!

Lady - February 2003, 14 years, 11 months old

If I live to be 100 years old, I will never get over you, my darling girl.

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 weeks old

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 a kind.

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 Go' Love.
Love Daddy, Mommy, Kristian, and Weiner. We love you.

Harley David 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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