Queenie 'Weenie Girl' - June 2002, 14 years old

Queenie, your time with us was so short and we loved you very much. We know your first mistress was calling to you from the Rainbow Bridge. How you must have missed her and wanted to be with her again. May you both find eternal joy in that wonderful place...

Love always from Dennis, Sandra and your dachsie playmates. We will never forget you...


Minnie Armstrong - June 2002, 2 years, almost 1 month old

Minnie was born on 5 May 2000. She was black with specks of brown above her eyes and paws. She got the worst kind of cancer and we couldn't help her so we put her to sleep and had her cremated. We will miss you and love you always and we will never forget you. Your life was just too short but we enjoyed it while it lasted.
Your loving family


Max a.k.a. Maxy - June 2002, 1 year, 5 months old

Our dearest Max. He was the best dog ever. He never bothered anyone. Except for when he always used to bark everytime the front door was opened, but that was only because he was such a curious little baby. He loved to play with the ball and chew on his most favorite blanket and bone. I miss how he always used to greet my family and me at the front door or when he always used to come running to us when we woke up in the morning. He loved to snuggle with everyone and cuddle in our laps. He was such a good dog. No other dog can match him. He was our one-and-only. Words cannot explain how much we miss him in our hearts today. His bark and his gentle kisses are greatly missed among us. He was a good dog. He never deserved his death. He did nothing to deserve it. God Bless his little heart. Maxy, Thank you for the fun and awesome times you gave us. They were the best times we had ever had in our lives. Bup, it was your time, and I am grateful that you are not suffering at the Rainbow Bridge. You are in peace, and in peace is where you belong. God Bless You, Bup. We Love You. We can't wait to see you in the near future.
Love:Krissy, Tommy, Mom and Dad


Precious Sue - June 2002, 12 years old

On the morning of 15 June, our family said goodbye to our beloved dachshund. Precious, you brought us many years of joy and we will always remember your nudging for attention, sleeping on our bed, eating your food in the backyard, getting stuck in shirts and selflessly acting as a chew toy for your yorkie brother. Your devotion to the children will always be remembered. You will be missed and always in our thoughts. Enjoy your time at the Bridge. Love Eric, Stacy, Faith, Kimberley, and Alex


Max von Snops - June 2002, 14 years, 7 months old


Max was given to me as a gift when I was 11. I can't stop thinking about the crazy times we had playing tug-of-war with old socks, floating in the pool on my boat, sneaking the occasional people food - we shared great moments.

Max was called on 13 June 2002 - complications from a stroke. Max will be missed and never forgotten. His eight-year-old dachsie baby sister, Sabrina, has not stopped looking for him.

I hope he's in a much better place.


Opie Joseph - June 2002, 10 years old

Opie, we all love and miss you so much. After Rusty, our other dachshund, went to the Bridge in December, I think you just missed him so much your heart couldn't take it any more. You were diagnosed with heart disease - you died of heart failure in our arms all so suddenly but I'm glad we were there at the time to tell ya we loved ya...you were a great boy and even though we now have Baylee he will never be the dachshund that you were. We love and think about you all the time.
Love, Mom, Dad, Farrah and Jake


Prissy - June 2002, 6 months old

It's been a week now since you passed away and I still tear up every time I think of your little face looking up at me. I miss our walks in the morning before I would leave for work and your company in the evenings as I worked in the yard. I am so sorry I did not know to take you back to the vet after your surgery. I thought you were just sore and needed to rest. The sight of you looking up to me for help and taking your last breath is forever etched into my memory. When my daughter brought you home I didn't even want you near me but little did I know that you would touch my heart so deeply and become such a close friend. I hope you are with other pups and having a ball playing with your piggy. I love you Prissy and miss you so much.
Love your Buddy


Sadie Neal - June 2002, 10 years old

Sadie left me very quickly, - she showed no signs of illness - until one Tuesday morning I noticed her eyes looked glossy. I took her to the vet where she passed within three days. She had diabetes and I never saw any symptom until that day. My Sadie was my life and I will never forget her. Sadie always knew when I hurt or was sad, and yet I never knew this about her. I am sorry Sadie, I love you forever.


Sheba BlackVelvet Kowitt - June 2002, 16 years, 3 months old


Sheba we love you, your attitude, your love, everything about you. You were here long but it wasn't enough time. I wish I could get you back but you're gone and we have to face that and appreciate what you gave us while you were here and how you made us feel when you were with us.

Sheba is a person to me with dog features. She was my true best friend, and there will never be another like her.

Wherever you are I hope you are happy and pain free. Don't forget us.


Scooter Riley - June 2002, 15 years old

Scooter,
I am eternally grateful for your boundless love, spirit, happiness and friendship. You saw our family through many difficult times and you were my best friend. I pray you are with Barney and Granddaddy and all of our family and young, but with all of your memories. He was a precious friend, a gentle soul, never growled at anyone, for any reason. He was my best friend, constant in his love. I will miss him forever. May God Bless him and keep him until we meet again. In time we will come to join you, until then keep Granddaddy and Grover company, for I know they have missed you as we now do. I LOVE YOU my FRIEND. God bless,
Melissa and Stormy


Dinker Staley - June 2002, 10 years, 6 months old


Dinker, ten and a half years were not enough time - but no period of time would have been enough. You taught us to be more compassionate, to touch more softly, to speak more kindly, and to know what unconditional love is.You left us with empty arms, but you filled our hearts with love. To think of you only brings smiles to our faces. You were the happiest when we were both home with you. I loved to hear you howl with excitment when your Daddy would come home. Your prescience will always be with us. Thank you for choosing us. You were and are our sweet little baby girl. We will be together again. We love you. Love Daddy and Mommy


Petey - June 2002, 6 years, 6 months old

My Petey pup was the best thing that ever came into my life. He came to our family when he was two months old and immediately took over our lives. He was the most spoiled little dog - he took turns sleeping with us and ate chicken or cheeseburgers for supper every night.

Our little man was taken from us by an unknown disease. He fell sick on a Saturday and by the next Friday (today) the disease had spread through his whole little body. We got to kiss him and pet him and say one last goodbye to him, and then he had to go to sleep. We loved him very very much and will always remember him.


Mandy Marie - June 2002, 14 years old

The first thing every morning I look out and see where my little girl is sleeping, every night I look out and wish her good night and tell her that I will see her in the morning, just like I used to every day. The first rain storm we had after Mandy died, I went to get her to put her in bed with me because she hated the thunder, but she wasn't there. I wanted to go outside and tell her it was okay, mommie was there. Such a void without her. I miss her!


Sparky Lynn - June 2002, 8 years, 9 months, 15 days old

Dear Sparky,
I miss you so much it's indescribable. I hope you're happy at the Rainbow Bridge and that you are reunited with Arty. You were the cutest, kindest, most lovable dog in the world and you were always so loyal! My whole family is in such pain because of your death, but we know that your spirit still lives on. Every time we drive down the driveway our hearts always feel a quick jolt of anxiety and happiness waiting to see you run up to us and greet us with the heart-warming look that was always on your face. But at the same time we feel a terrible pain when all at once we realise that you are not there to greet us anymore. I'm so happy that I got to spend eight years with you!!! Losing you was like losing a part of me, a part of my childhood. You were a part of my childhood that I will always remember, and you will always be with me and my family. I love you!!!!!!!!!

Lots of love, Kelsey


Shemecken McMillian - June 2002, 3 years old

You will always be missed and we will always hang your stocking at Christmas because you will always be in our hearts.


Higgins - June 2002, 15 years old


How do I tell the world of our love? He was my doggie soulmate. Higgs had a great heart for everyone who came to our home. Loved to be cuddled. He was a champion digger and made the yard look like swiss cheese I always told him. Even when he got old he taught the young ones to dig, too. His great grandson, Heath, has taken over that honour for grandpa. Higgins helped me with life so much. Through the death of my father and stepfather. My world was complete with him. I always felt that he wanted to climb into my skin when we cuddled he would get so close. Even after a stroke and he was partial paralysed he insisted on following me around. I thank the Lord above for every minute we shared our lives. I look forward to holding him again when I get to the Bridge.



Scoobey Doo - June 2002, 3 years old

Scoobey was my nephew's dachshund but everyone in the family loved Scoobey. He was like a family member. His son, Scrappy J. Davis, looked just like Scoobey and now they are together - running and playing together. We were able and blessed to spend three years with Scoobey and nine months with his son, Scrappy but through Scrappy Scoobey's memory was kept alive.



Rudi-Girl - June 2002, 14 years, 8 months old

Hi, my little Rudi. Your mama misses you so so much. You were the sweetest baby, so loving and so happy. You gave us so many happy memories and we will cherish them always. You were a funny little baby, making us laugh with your goofy smiles, your playful prancing. We think of you each and every day since you left us. It is still so hard to think of the day you had to go. You will be in our hearts forever. Until we see you at the Rainbow Bridge...

your Mama and Jim



Willie - June 2002, 11 years old

My brown dachsund, Willie, will always be remembered by the people he touched in his life, especially his brother, Boo, and me. Willie was a very smart dog who was as persistant as anyone could be if he wanted something like a treat or to go for a walk. Willie's ears would perk up and his head would tilt a little when he heard the words 'Wanna' or 'Go' and 'Walk'! He was so cute and loved his wiener brother, Boo, very much. Willie, I will see you in heaven when I cross the Rainbow Bridge, I will be calling your name, 'Hey Will!'.



Oscar - June 2002, 4 years old

You were the first dachshund in our home, and your presence will never be forgotten. You loved your pig ears and squeaky toys, and were the man of the house when 'Daddy' was away. You taught our lab the ropes, and were always a joy to have around (except with strangers).

Have fun in the afterlife; we miss you dearly.



Han Solo von Flessen Bach - June 2002, 13 years, 6 months old


Han was a joy, but also a 'special' child - he suffered from epilepsy from six months of age until his passing, but was always full of love. He knew his place - at my side, and he was subject to HIS habbits - it was not uncommon for him to go to the bed in his later years and bark - letting me know that he thought is was time for bed (he could no longer jump up onto the bed but had to be placed there) - the photo was lovingly taken (one of several) by my housekeeper as a Christmas gift to me about six months before his passing. She had shared in his life from the very beginning, and had a similar love for him.



Higgins Von Beilhartz - June 2002, 15 years old

How do I tell the world of our love? He was my doggie soulmate. Higgs had a great heart for everyone who came to our home. Loved to be cuddled. He was a champion digger and made the yard look like swiss cheese I always told him. Even when he got old he taught the young ones to dig, too. His great grandson, Heath, has taken over that honour for grandpa. Higgins helped me with life so much. Through the death of my father and stepfather. My world was complete with him. I always felt that he wanted to climb into my skin when we cuddled he would get so close. Even after a stroke when he was partial paralysed he insisted on following me around. I thank the Lord above for every minute we shared our lives. I look forward to holding him again when I get to the Bridge.



Penny Kelderman - June 2002, 9 years old

Penny was the first dachshund that my siblings and I had. My mom had owned them before and knew that they were great dogs. My mom brought Penny home one cold snowy Christmas eve. We were so excited, and she quickly became the star of the family. She was very spoiled. She got what she wanted and was always given the best of care. After a few years we got her a male dachshund friend, named Nickel. My sister and I quickly got the two married. We painted Penny's toenails and got them both dressed up (we were about 10 and 13 at the time). Nickel and Penny were a great pair, but never were able to concieve puppies of their own. In 2001 we moved out to a ranch in the country and Penny was just in love. She loved to chase the squirrels and one time even climbed a tree after one. She would spend hours outside digging after snakes and prairie dogs. She was always good around the horses and never bothered them. We purchased a female dachsund in the winter of 2001. Her name is Lucy and she and Penny became good fiends and loved to play together. Early one morning Penny went outside and was attacked by a coyote. She fought her hardest to protect her family and she come back alive and walking. But it had bitten her neck and she eventually developed a tumor in her neck and had a very hard time walking. Penny got very sick and the doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong. Penny was taken to many vets and the final decision was to put her to sleep to get her out of her pain. In the summer of 2002 I drove Penny to the vet and met my mom there. Penny was much more my mom's dog than anybody else's. The vet did his business and Penny went to heaven. I couldn't even catch my breath I was crying so hard. My mom carried her home the whole way on her lap. We buried Penny under a tree on our ranch. She is very missed and my mom still cries when she thinks about her being gone. Rest in peace Penny, you will never be forgotten.


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