Lauren's Magnum - June 2006, 17 years old

Dear Lauren,

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this - the last battle - can't be won.

You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.

And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close - we two - these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

Love, Magnum

You gave us 17 years of love and comfort. Now you can see ChaChi, your companion, again after five years. I'll meet you at the Rainbow Bridge one day and we can walk into heaven together. You are no longer in pain - you can see, sleep, and run like you did in your younger days. Lauren had you from the time she was three years old, and has had to make the hardest decision in her young life. She made this decision out of love because she could not stand to see you in pain. She knows you love her as we all love you. Rest in peace my baby

Love, Mom (Michelle)

Sam Johnson - June 2006, 2 years old

Sam came to us on a crisp fall night. He was the only pup to survive so we always felt he was a blessing. To outsiders he seemed a bit crabby and stubborn but to us he was precious. His personality always made us laugh. There was never a dull moment with Sam. His favourite food was carrots and his favorite activity was going on long walks. A few days before he died he almost caught a squirrel which made him beam with happiness! Sammy boy, we love and miss you very much, please tell Cloey and Maggie we love them and miss them as well.

Allie (Allison) Aloysius Atchley - June 2006, 15 years, 10 months old

Your first name is German and means 'of noble birth'. Your second name, pronounced 'al-a-wish-us, means 'a warrior'. You were with us just two months shy of sixteen years. You were going to be Sweet Sixteen. You were sweet every day of your life. You gave kisses whenever you were allowed. Even with your stinky butt breath your kisses were sweet. You had the strenghth of a great Dane (or so you thought). You protected your family with no fear. Now you are with your favourite German shepard sister, Tessa, frolicking and running in circles around her. You will always be in our hearts! WE LOVE and MISS YOU ALLIE!

Thalia - June 2006, 10 years, 11 months old

Dear Thalia

You came into my life when I least expected it. I had just started college and was a student living on student loans. It was my mother who wanted a dog - I certainly didn't, and especially not a dachshund. They brought four brothers and sisters to us in a box, and I saw you immediately. You saw me too, you headed straight for me, curled up in my lap and fell asleep. That night I spent a good portion of my loan on you, and in return you gave me unconditional love through the years. You taught me that you (and I) could be happy even in sickness.

When I think of you now, I think of what I used to call you:
  • 'My baby' - because you were my first born...
  • 'Almond eyes' - your beautiful eyes could melt me...
  • 'Esse' - after the sound you made when you were enjoying yourself. Until I made fun of it, and you stopped laughing like this :-(
  • 'Bitchy' - because dachshunds can be...
  • 'My little angel' - because you were and always will be God's treasure to me through almost 11 short years.

Until we meet again...


Ziggy - June 2006, 16 years old

Ziggy died around 2:05 a.m. while I was at work. When he died he took a part of me to the grave with him. I will always miss his playfulness and his personality. I will miss when he rolls around the carpet and scatches his back. I will miss playing tug-of-war with him. Ziggy give us happiness during the tough times. He made us smile after a tough day at work or at school. Ziggy had tough life early on, as he wasn't getting along with his currrent owner. For the past nine years we gave Ziggy nothing but care and love. Nothing in this world can replace Ziggy.

Moses Pecarski - June 2006, 4 years, 5 months old

My dearest Mosie,

You came into my life at a trying time. You quickly became my rock. You were my best friend, my support system, my biggest fan. You gave me courage to fight. You protected me at all cost. You were my dearest companion. I miss how excited you were to see me, our cuddles and kisses. I am lost without you by my side. Hoping we meet again soon.

Love mom XOXO

Cooper - June 2006, 15 years, 2 months old

The Golden Thread that tied us together for 15 years has been broken. You took a piece of my heart with you, and left a gaping hole that can never be filled. Dad, Mini and Rover miss you, too. Run free at the Bridge, my sweet boy.

All my love, Mum.

Lily Thomas - June 2006, 13 years old

Lily was a rescue that I fostered for 6 weeks. When it came time to let her go I couldn't. I adopted her in September 2000 when she was 8 years old. She became my little 24/7 furbaby, when I moved, she followed. She was 13, when she went to the Bridge.

Pax - June 2006, 11 months old

Our darling little Pax was only 11 months old when we lost him. He was a little ray of sunshine for us. He was always happy and well-behaved and even when he became ill he never whined or showed pain. In the short time we had him in our lives he stole our hearts like no other dachshund we have ever had. We have two other dachshunds and they miss him terribly. I have Pax's picture as wallpaper on my computer and I talk to him every day.

Pax, we will never forget you. You are in our hearts forever and we will be together again some day in heaven. I know you are there already, with little wings.

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