Elvis - March 2004, 16 years, 1 month, nine days old

Elvis was part of our family for 16 wonderful years. He can never be replaced and he will always be remembered.

Thank you Elvis for your unconditional love and for your fierce loyalty. You were a treasure.

We love you, Kevin, Kim, Shawn, Shannon

Little Howser Wowser Cranford - March 2004, 10 years, 8
months old


We miss you so much! You have definitely left your 'paw prints' on Mommy, Daddy, Amber, and Jason's hearts. We will always remember the laughs and joy you brought to our lives. We hope you are having fun in Heaven! We love you!

Bruno Thornton - March 2004, 7 months old

In loving memory of my sweet Bruno. I miss you more than you will ever know. Now I have nobody to cuddle with every morning and nobody to snuggle under the covers at night. I have never in my life felt more pain than when I found you lifeless. As I lay on the side of the road holding you screaming I couldn't think of anything other than the thought I would never get to play with you again or take you to the park and let everyone tell you how absolutly cute you were. You were everything on earth to me and you will never be replaced as nothing will ever be my Bruno. I love you, Daddy's little boy!

Maggie Magster - March 2004, 7 years old

Maggie Magster, you were the sweetest, most loving little beautiful red dachshund. It's been a little more than 24 hours since you left us and I haven't been able to stop crying yet. Puppy misses you desperately, too, he's been looking high and low for you. Sleep tight, litle girl. Thanks for being our dog.

Natalie - March 2004, 10 years, 10 months old

My beloved Natalie,
You breathed your last breath yesterday with Mom and me by your side. It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced... I will always be thankful that we were with you when you travelled to the Rainbow Bridge. I know you were greeted with wagging tails from your dachshund brothers, sisters and cousins (some you never knew) Rommel, Padre, Brandy, Aggie and Winnie as well your non-dachshund friends Beau, Kisses, Teddy and Cindy.

You will forever be missed. You will always be thought of as our first child. What a wonderful friend and companion you were... you gave us so much more love and enjoyment than any human deserves. You were wonderful to your human brother and sister who aren't old enough to understand why you didn't come home with me yesterday... I'm plenty old but really don't understand either.

I'm know strawberry ice cream will never taste as sweet without you here to share it with me.

Baron misses his bedmate and whimpered aloud (as I did quietly) for you last night.

Our hearts are truly broken,

Dad, Mom, Josh, Reagan and your doxie brother Baron.

Arthur Prince - March 2004, 15 years old

To our beloved Arthur. Mere words could never express how much we love you, and how much you are missed. For 15 years you filled our lives with such love, joy, and happiness. Our hearts are broken and there is an emptiness deep inside our souls that will never be filled.

We will carry the memories of the wonderful years we had you with us until the end of time. We'll see you again some day, wait for us. Sissy is there to take care of you until that time, and you take care of her.

Hugs and kisses from Mommy and Daddy (Jenny and Steve Prince), and Grandmudda, Uncle Buzzy, and Sonny and Danke

Chillie Dog - March 2004, 13 years, 20 days old

Chillie, you made me smile; you made me worry; you made me proud; you made me care; you made me laugh; and now, as you enter heaven, you make me cry. You will live on in my heart forever.

Emily Louise (Baby Lou-Lou) - March 2004, 17 years, 6 months old

To my exquisite Emily,

I could not have asked for a more loyal and perfect companion for the past 17 and-a-half years. I cannot believe that you're really gone, because there are so many memories I have of us and it feels like you're still here with me. It broke my heart to lose you but I know why you held on for such a long time. You did so for me, which only showed how loyal of a friend you were and how strong our bond was. From the first minute I saw you when you were a few days old, I knew you and I were going to be inseparable. I know I will see you again someday and we will be together forever.

Love, Mom

Sweetie Kins Caballero - March 2004, 13 years, old

Sweetie, you have been very much loved by those of us who were lucky enough to get to know you well, especially me and Benny.

It's been hard to try to write about you. Nothing I say could describe just how wonderful you were. Sweetie, I've always thought of you as my perfect little girl, my treasure. I loved everything about you! Your sweetness, your stubbornness, your intelligence, and especially your intuitiveness. You could read my mind! Remember when I thought about taking you to work with me? I decided it wasn't a good idea after all, but you had read my mind and refused to let me out the door without you that day! I'm so glad because we had a wonderful time! And how you would spoil me. You knew how I loved it when you licked my feet! I wish I had had more time to give to you so that I could have taken you for more car rides and walks. You were always so patient as I took care of the needs of the others. Maybe you are with Lilly now, playing together and watching over the rest of us. I will miss you dearly until we are together again forever. I love you with all my heart and soul, Sweetie Kins.

Mom (with Fanny, Emma, Buster, Laddie and Sofie)

Mistypup - March 2004, 11 years, 6 months old

Mistypup was our first dachshund. I'm still crying over her losing her and thought she would be around a lot longer. She was diagnosed with cancer in November 2003 and it was quite a shock. She was an absolutely perfect dog and we will miss her forever and nothing can replace her. We have a dachshund puppy now, six months old, that Mistypup got to meet for a little while and kept her around for a little longer. She played with the pup and started eating again but then it was too much for her to keep on. We want another one in September that was her color of black and tan but it will never be like her. We had Mistypup cremated and she has a beautiful memorial spot in our dining room on a table my son made that we turn an angel light on everynight. We miss you and will remember you forever.

Maureen, Dean, Jeff, Tim and Misty and the rest of the family that knew her.

Here is a poem I wrote the night Mistypup went to Rainbow Bridge. The new puppy's name is Scarlett and I was compelled to write a poem from Mistypup to her.

A Letter to Scarlett from Mistypup If my paw could write, this is what I would say -
Thank you for teaching me again how to play.

You've got a good home, trust me I know - I will always remember where ever I go.

You put life back into me for a little while. If I was human, it sure would be a smile.

Now take care of my family and give them my love. I appreciate everything they did for me here from above.

I'm sure you will learn right paw, left paw -
It's not very hard...just give it your all!

(The puppy has learned this already)

I'm sure glad Jeff (my son Jeff) was home to take care of me
To help me get through the pain I would see.

Now take care of Mom, Dad and Jeff, Scarlett O'Hara.
I leave this role in your paws now with much love and care.

Muffy - March 2004, 12 years, 10 months old


You meant the whole world to us and our hearts ache with sorrow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. I hope you are in a better place now at Rainbow Bridge. Someday we will be together again.

Love, Mommy, Daddy and Dollie

Little Guy - March 2004, 8 years old

Little guy left my heart as the bravest Doxie I've owned. He was my second mini. My first lived to be 16 and died of old age. Not Little guy - he came into our lives as a eight-week-old dappled black/tan and silver from Alaksa after a seven hour flight in the summer heat. Then, four years later, he ruptured his back dics. The vet said it was the worst he had seen in 15 years. Hours later he came through and dragged himself back to walking in two months.Then his daddy had a heart attack so he nursed him back to health by taking him for mile-and-a-half walks. Then last July he lost his daddy to a stroke. Brave Little Guy was doing fine helping me when March he has six seizures in six hours. The vets stopped the seizures but he paced for ten days. There was nerve damage to his spine and brain so I gave him my love as I held him to sleep. And he never showed pain until the end. Such a brave, strong Little Guy.

Hillary - March 2004, 13 years old

It has been a year and we still grieve for her. May she rest in peace. Her spirit lives on.

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