Snickers Rugby Mitchell - May
2003, 5 years, 6 months old
I can not believe how hard it has been to lose you, Snickers. My
shadow, my baby, my friend. I cannot sleep at nights without you lying between my
legs. I miss you greeting me with wagging tail every time I walked in the door.
Your love and devotion well be in my heart forever. We love you
Kaleigh - May 2003, 14 years old
we zullen je altijd missen!
We will miss you always!
Reg,Anda,Dion Fabian en Sannah en Jiggel en Indra
Spuds - May 2003,
15 years old
I will forever miss you Spuds, you are my heart and
Rickey Land - May
2003, 15 years, 1 month old
Rickey - When we were sick, you stayed at our bedsides. When
we were lonely, you were our best friend. When we were bored, you reminded us
to be curious about everything. When we hurt, you gave us lots of loves and
licks. When there was a threat, you were our loyal protector. You never let
us forget that you too were a part of our family and wanted to be included.
In all things you were brave and unafraid in both sickness and in death. You
trusted us and we trusted you. You were a blessing from the day you first
came into our lives at eight weeks until the day when you left us at the ripe
old age of 15. You never seemed to age, but was always our young pup. Rickey,
wait for us on the other side in Puppy Heaven where there are always treats,
lots of other sweet pups, and a loving Master. You live in our heart and
Poptart - May 2003, 13 years old
My precious Poptart,
Words cannot express how much you meant to me, my little angel. You
were there when I needed you to be, and always ready with a snuggle. I
miss you so much and it hurts so bad right now that my heart just feels
like it is breaking. I know that you are at the Bridge, and I know that
Dad met you there with open arms ready to hold his beloved Poptart. Mom
and I love you angel, and will always miss you.
God speed little one,
Falcon - May 2003, 13 years, 4 months old
Frankel, you were our 'able' dachsie who could do and
command just about anything! The three years we were graced with you
little Franklin were far too short. They were also the happiest, most
intensely gratifying of our lives. You have taught us a great deal
about living one day at a time, enjoying each day for the simple
pleasures they bring, and just how very important good food, a human
roof over your head and lots of love and well-timed snacks are. You are
a dog of no excuses. You're also a tough, spunky little guy and were so
absolutely adored and loved. Mike and I and your siblets (Johnnie,
Soosy, Sibble, SonDog and Magellean) will always love you and will miss
you terribly. You are forever inside each of our hearts. We hope one
day to be with you again. Please be the one to give us the precious
gift of you again. As we like to say in our little home....GOD is
spelled DOG backwards!
Lots and lots of love, big hugs and kisses on all your soft wrinkly
parts your mama oh-so-loved. Please watch over us while we are apart
and make a cameo appearance whenever you can.
Cindi and Mike Yates, Harlingen, TX USA
Dackel;Crist - May 2003, 7 years, 3 months old
Otto, My Little Master.
Your leaving for the Rainbow Bridge, after your sudden intestinal
illness, left me so very sad my tears are still flowing strong.
Life will never be the same without you. You lived faithfully by the 10
Dachsiemandments, you where indeed the Lord of the House, and your
territory shall always be yours alone. I will always hold you in my
heart, 'till I can hold you once again in my arms and shower you once
more with love and affection upon your demand.
Love you always,
Meyer Weinerman - May 2003, 9 years old
Oscar brought life, laughter, and love into our
home. We lost him to a back injury that was too
much for him to indure. Our home is not the same
without him. It's amazing how quiet it is, even though we have two
other dogs. He was a powerful force in our home. His soul was way
bigger than his body could handle. In his prime he ran agility, did
obedience and was learning fly ball. He loved everything about life and
everybody. We miss him dearly.
Herbie Wirick - May 2003, 14 years, 5
We miss you so very much. The days are not the same
without you by our side. You touched so many lives for such
a short-legged guy. You are missed by so many and we will
never, never forget you...
Always in our hearts and Souls...we love and miss you very
much and keep on waggin' your tail...
Merlin - May
2003, 11 years old
Merlin was like a member of our family, in fact he was the
patriarch. When he wanted to sit on the couch he would let you know, and if
you didn't put his blanket on just so than you would hear the wrath of
Merlin. He had a very distinctive personality and you could always tell
what he was thinking. Even though all of our other dogs are much bigger
than him, he made sure to keep them in line. I will grieve for him deeply
because I have lost not only my dog but also a very close
Bocci - May 2003, 6
My little bundle of energy and fun. You were the light in
my life during the dark times, a cold nose and loving lick when things
seemed their worst. Even in those times you could make me laugh with your
antics. You left me too soon, and with a hole in my heart and silence in
the home. But I know you are no longer suffering, and are now free to run
and do as you please. I will love you always.
Your broken hearted Mom.
Rusty DeAblo Smith
- May 2003, 4 years, 8 months old
Rusty would have been five years old this September. I
couldn't have children so my husband got me Rusty when he was nine weeks
old - we went through a lot together. My husband was a violent man and
Rusty saved my life the last time my husband tried to kill me. We are
divorced now and I wasn't afraid to be alone 'cause I knew Rusty would
never let anyone or anything hurt me. I was visiting friends two days ago
and had let Rusty and his little sister, Jessie, stay outside while I was
gone 'cause it was such a pretty day. Rusty was protecting Jessie from two
larger dogs while I was gone and got killed in the process. I still have
my little Jessie girl but my Rusty is gone..... He was so much a part of
me, it just doesn't seem possible that he isn't here anymore. I just can't
imagine being without him. I still keep expecting him to walk through that
door with his tail wagging and that little smile on his face. I have had
to deal with a lot of things over the last few years and Rusty was my
strength. He always knew when I was hurting inside and when I just
couldn't take any more and he would come up and press against me (hug me).
And he would love on me and It always gave me that extra energy and
strength I needed to make it through. Now I need him more than ever to
help me get through this heartache and he can't be here to help me
through. I know he will always be with me and a part of me,oh but to
think I have to live without ever seeing his beautiful little face again
just breaks me into and my heart is literally hurting. I have a daughter
now, a miracle from God, But Rusty was and will always be my first child
and I truly hurt for I have lost my baby...
Brisket Burnett -
(aka Briskee, Briskee Maru, Mr Moo) - May 2003, 17 years, 11 months old
The name Brisket came from me kidding around with my
Uncle Don. He asked what we were going to call the little dog. I
said, 'I'll fire up the grill and call him a brisket if he doesn't
Brisket came to live with us in September 1985. The little red
dachsund was about two-and-a-half months old. We were told he was the
runt of the litter with no personality. The first night home we tried
everything (including a wind-up alarm clock) to get him to sleep in a
box. As soon as we left him he'd start crying. We moved him out into
the garage but he cried loud enough to keep us awake. So, onto the bed
he came and stayed 17 years and eight months. What a con this little
dog was. He had our number from the git-go. He learned the words
'ready to go' in about two trips. He loved to ride in the car and
insisted on the window being down so he could take air samples. His
favorite treats were french fries or cantaloupe. We almost lost the
little dog at about two years old. Something he ate punctured his
intestine and he almost bled to death. He was in shock by the time we
got to the vet and he stayed in ICU for a couple of days. Brisket had
bad teeth so we had to have them cleaned on a regular basis. He also
went through two back surgeries and two bladder stone surgeries. He
was such a tough little guy, always recovering quickly and 'ready to
go'. He loved playing fetch-the-old-sock or fight-with-the-hand. And,
I hate to burst so many other dog owners' bubbles but this is just a
fact: Brisket was the best dog there ever was. Wednesday 14 May 2003
was the toughest day of our lives together. Brisket woke us up before
the alarm clock went off. He was having some kind of seizure. He was
not able to stand up or hold his head up even after a couple of hours.
Fortunately he didn't seem to be in any pain. He had been blind and
deaf for about a year and a half and had been on arthritis meds for
several years. Up until that day he had still been carrying on a
pretty good routine and still seemed to be enjoying himself. Anyway we
had to make the most painful decision a pet owner ever has to make. We
spent four hours holding him and loving him up. We held him till the
very end - right where he would have expected us to be. Brisket, we
love and miss you. See you in a little bit.
My Hamlet Hackney - May
2003, 8 years, 2 months old
On 28 May 2003, my darling dachsie baby left this world
for a better place. Hamlet, we miss you so much and hope that you are
now at the Rainbow Bridge, reunited with your big brother Pepper
(terrier-poodle mix). It grieved us so to see you hurting and having
trouble breathing but at least you didn't suffer long. We were at your
side as your spirit left this earth. Oh, our precious little fur baby,
our Hammy-Dooder, we miss you so very much. We hope your heart is
strong and healthy once again and you are chasing blue balls, playing
with squeaky toys, and romping in the sunlight. We will see you again
someday, Little Hamlet (the nose).
Love, Mom, Dad, Jenny, Tybo and Sassy
Sweet Elvis - May
2003, 2 years old
To A Puppy
May you now be romping,
Digging, digging, playing
Where it is always seventy-two
Where the sun is always shining.
I hope that is where you have made your way to -
Where the sun is always shining -
While here from now on we will be pining
For what now will never be.
There is a tragedy in losing you,
My dear, dear friend.
A cliché perhaps
But right now it seems that our pain will never
However, the greater tragedy would have been
The absence of your love and you in our lives
So I have to believe, need to believe,
For you do believe
That you are now somewhere above
Romping, playing, digging, living
Where the sun is always shining,
Where it's always seventy-two.
I will believe that always because
It gives me hope that someday
I will see you
Again. My dear, dear friend.
Tigger (Lady Ann) - May 2003, 16 years, 3 months, 19 days old
It seems so hard to be writing this - she was everything to me and
still is. What started out in my lap ended in my lap. She was no bigger than a
personal check. When I got her at about five weeks, I was 22 years old, and had
just lost a beloved friend of 12 years. Tigger came into my life when I needed it
the most. She knew when I was sad and needed a kiss or just someone to cuddle with.
She slept with me every night on her blanket and it's still on the bed .I still
feel her there with me. She will always come and sleep there with me. I well never
love like I love her. I promised her I could take care of myself and she could go,
but I didn't say I wouldn't cry and miss her. Some days I cry a lot but I know she
is not in pain with her pancreas or kidneys or her tummy any more. I stayed up at
night with her when she was. I had such a bond that I could feel her pain at times
and knew when she was going to be sick. Now she is never sick - she is her young
happy self again and I will see her at the Bridge some day.
With all my love, Mommy
Miss Millie Maxximus - May 2003, 6 months old
We loved you, Millie, and miss you greatly. We will be
together again someday.Millie's Poem
Dear master and mistress
I know you're heartsore
But please don't be blue
Don't cry anymore
I'll wait right here for you.
God lent me to you
Four months and 12 days
Then He called me back
Yes, it was a short stay!
Here's where I'll wait for you.
Where the old seem so young
And the hurt have been healed
There is no more illness
Only comfort we feel!
In this place where I wait for you.
I'll remember your voices
Your gentle caresses
I'll miss licking your faces
And nipping your tresses!
While I am waiting for you.
I know that you loved me
With a love pure and true
I know that you miss me -
I miss you, too!
I'll dream while I wait for you.
Many others are here
Romping and playing with joy
The grass soft and cool
With no shortage of toys!
May I play while I wait for you?
I want to join them
And bark, jump and run
I know you won't mind
When you call me, I'll come!
Because I am waiting for you.
In loving memory of Miss Millie Maxximus, born 22
came to us 17 January 2003, died 28 May 2003.
Heidi Kleines Jafari - May 2003, 12 years old
To my best baby girl in the world. I love you with all my
heart and know that you will always be with me. Remember the fun times we
had at the beach boogie boarding and riding around in the car. Until we
meet again.... I love you.
(Char Char Binks) - May 2003, 5 years old
To our darling boy, Charlie Oscar (Char Char Binks) -
You brought such joy and love into our lives in five short years.
Even when you chewed a hole in the couch or tried to play with
Kourtney's stuffed animals, we still loved you. Putting you to sleep
was the hardest decision we have ever made but we knew it was for the
best: you couldn't play ball or run and chase the squirels anymore;
your back was not getting any better and we did not want you suffering
anymore. We still have our "charlie moments" when we think of you.
Our hearts are still hurting but we know you are in a better place.
Rest peacefully now our little sweetheart. We will never forget you.
Your loving family.
Maxie Vanderfeen - May
2003, 12 years, 6 months old
For our darling Maxie,
Your unending love kept us smiling when things were down,
Your joy for life made us forget our worries with a laugh,
For all your giving you asked nothing,
Now I give you a piece of my heart to take with you,
Your sister and constant companion misses you, so does everyone who knew you,
I'll see you in my dreams, sweet boy.
Duchess Fugate - May 2003, 19 months old
I loved my silver dapple pup with all my heart. I still love
her and think of her dail.y Someone took her from my heart and I will never
get that back. I know I can never replace her, she was so special to me and
she was a very couragious pup. We all miss you sooo much Dutchess.
Love Mom, Dad,
Jacob, Noah, and Sandy
Claire - The Baroness Chocolate E. Claire - May 2003, 13 years, 2 months, 14
Our beloved diva dachshund, a.k.a.The Baroness Chocolate E.
Claire, or 'Claire' to friends and family, was an amazing soul. She lost her
long battle with cancer on 5 May 2003, surrounded by all of her family who
adored her. We could not let her suffer and helped her pass to end the pain
of inoperable cancer and multiple siezures. She was a 12 pound mini
chocolate smooth who loved everyone and everything. She was smart, funny and
wonderful with a true passion for life. Claire enjoyed everything from den
trails to pet therapy and loved to show off her great beauty both inside and
out. Her greatest delight was hunting chipmunks in our back yard and, to our
amazement, she actually caught one last summer. Claire was our world and we
will miss her sweetness and gentle love. Our lives have been so enriched by
her presence and even though we only held her in our arms for 13 years, we
will hold her close in our hearts forever.
Kent - May 2003, 3 years, 8 months old
Fritzy, Daddy is going to bring you your collar some day
and we will play together once again...
I love you and miss you more each day...
Your loving Daddy
Dach - May
2003, 8 years old
My family and I adopted this loving dog named Dach.
He was the best dog in the whole world. He would come when you
called him and look at you when there was something wrong and with
that cute innocent look you knew everything was ok. When he left our
house everything was different and it's not the same. We all miss
you, Dach, very dearly. Wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.
you lots, love Eva-Marie
Nina Simone - May 2003, 3 years, 2 months old
The day has come for us to part.
The pain has struck my heart -
My soul is disturbed.
The time has come for us to say good-bye.
I tried so hard to forget the pain
But it was a never ending pain.
You dealt with it the best you could.
For days I thought about it
But could not find any solution.
My mind is kept on play all the time.
The happy fun days filled with mischief and laughter
We shared together Nina, my angel.
They just seem to be yesterday, Nina.
The wonderful spark you left is still afresh, my little angel.
I cannot imagine life without you
But I look to the Lord for guidance.
Thank you for sharing your short life with me.
Good-bye, great one. I will love you forever.
May your soul be laid to rest -
Rest on all your good deeds.
GOODBYE MY LITTLE NOOONOO, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
Brea - May 2003, 3 years old
This is from your Aunt Tami. I want you to know that your Mommy, Kim, misses you
sooo much! She talks about you all of the time. Your little life was cut way too
short. You had so much more to give, like the baby that you gave me here in my
lap. Tiffani is the best thing that you ever did - everyone says how much she
looks like you. Your mommy gets to see her and loves her lots, but Brea, there
will never be another you. Buster misses you and so does your son, Dozer. We all
hope and pray that you are happy and hope to see you at the Bridge.
Mom Kim,Daddy Wayne and all who knew you, and from me and your daughter Tiffani
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