Princess Tyson - May 2004, 5 years, 11 months, 8 days old
Mommy and Daddy miss you...
- May 2004, 14 years old
How sad I am to tell you that my Coney dog has gone to wait
for me atthe Rainbow Bridge. My heart is broken. Dogs are, of course,
God's own little angels. They are love in its purest form.
I remember the first time that I saw Coney. He was standing on his hind
legs in the back of a pick up truck with his litter mates. A sign was
taped to the truck's tail gate. 'Dachshunds for sale'. I had always
wanted a dachshund and jokingly said to the pups' owner that I would take
all of them.
There was something special in one of the pup's eyes. It was a cosmic
dachshund connection. At that moment, a red, short haired doxie, who
later became known as Coney, came into my life.
Coney was an amazing dog. Truly. Over the years, in the Dachshund
Annuals, you may have perhaps read of his numerous adventures; some of
which were slightly enhanced for literary purposes.
He went on to have his own website, 'Coney's Corner'. Coney was also the
muse to several dachshund poems which were widely published. He had his
portrait painted by the renown artist, Barbara Pugsley.
When Coney was five years old his back legs became paralysed. I was
devastated. Miraculously, with the help of several very high tech
veteranians and the after care of Doctor Debbie Russet; Coney regained the
use of his legs up until the time he went to the Rainbow Bridge.
Coney loved living at the lake, the sailboat, the pontoon boat and walks
through the woods. He loved hunting, eating, rawhide, pigs' ears, car
rides and me. And I loved him.Coney taught me a lot about love, hope,
faith and possiblities. To send him on was the hardest decision I've ever
made. The world is a sad, gray place without him.
Coney died at home in my studio, in my arms. I wrapped him in his
favourite woollen blanket from Grandma Dot. He is buried in my heart.
Think of me, sweet Coney. I shall always think of you.
Johan Hanning - May 2004, 12 years old
Johan - I will miss your bouncy way of
making me happy and helping me throughout the day. You
loved everyone and licked them to show it!! You had so much
energy it is hard to believe that you are gone from this
earth. You will never be gone from my
(Fabio) Smyth - May 2004, 5 years old
You loved me with all your body, mind and soul and I feel that I
didn't do the same for you. You were special, a happy-go-lucky dog
with no worries on your mind. In fact you were so happy to the
point of oblivion, that's why we joked and said 'maybe he was a
blond in another life'. You looked so handsome in your little tux.
(He was a black and tan with a very large white blaze on his
chest.) That's why I nicknamed him Fabio. I wish I just had one day
with you. Just to show you how much I did love you even though at
time I said you weren't as good as our last dog. I'm sorry Simon, I
really am. You were special and unique and you taught me that I
shouldn't take things so seriously, that I shouldn't worry about
it. I am so sorry Simon. If I had been there this would have never
happened. Please forgive me. I wasn't there in your greatest hour
of need. Please Si, take care of Emma, Lester, Tootsie, Gunner, and
Grammy. I will love you always, please keep loving me, I will never
Larry - May
2004, about 10 years old
Larry was a rescue dog. He had been a breeder on a
puppy farm was in very bad shape. We adopted him two years ago, and
he made himself at home right away. He was diagnosed with liver
cancer and they told us there was nothing they could do. We buried
him in his favourite spot
Pebbles - May 2004, 10 years old
You will be missed so much!! There is not a day that goes by that I
don't think of you and miss you. You will be in my heart
Duke - Rambo Sambo
- May 2004, 13 years old
Goodbye old friend - thank you for spending your life
with us. We will remember you for ever. See you one day mate!
Mum and the 'old man'
Toto - May 2004, 19 years
Toto, I miss you so much. I wish you were here with me. Your
love and devotion to me can not be matched by any other. I hope you are
relieved of your pain. I just wish I could hold you just once more. I love
Prince - May 2004, 5
I really loved you, Prince. I hope you miss your whole family.
We miss you so much. We hope you are happy where you are now. God bless you, my
Duncan - May
2004, 5 weeks old
Rest now little Duncan - you fought so hard. A small
gift, to remind us how precious life is. I miss you still. For a tiny
pup, you left a big hole in my heart.
Mortimer - May 2004, 7 years old
Mortimer was lost and never found. I believe that she is
at the Brige now, waiting for me. She was my first doxie and will never
Bubba Joe - March
2004, 6 years, 6 months old
Bubba Joe was with us from the time he was 4 months old.
Most of his tail was missing which added to his charm! He loved visiting
in nursing homes and the residents loved him! Although he was always
sickly, he lived life with a lot of joy and loved each day. He recovered
from being paralysed and never lost his zeal for life until that last
month when his liver becan to fail him. Our hearts were broken when we
sent him to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for us there. And although
another doxie, Merrie Jo, has entered our lives and another is on his
way to live with us, we miss our Bubba so much! I still shed tears for
him and so does his dad. We miss you, sweet boy, and your funny little
way of talking. Your sense of humour and joy meant so much to us. We
will see you again, our furchild!
Boomer Boo - May
2004, 4 years, 4 months old
Our dearest Boomer, your trip to the Bridge came much too
soon. It has been over a year and we still miss you dearly. You are
always in our hearts. You were the very first doxie to love us and we're
continuing to share your love with your sister, and a couple of rescues
that we know you would just adore!
Until we meet again my Boo...hugs and snuggles, Momma
- May 2004, 15 years old
Jimmy Frank, my baby,
Letting you go to the Bridge was and still is the most painful
thing I've endured in this life. your wonderful doctor told me that
God would let me know when it was time. Mama took your pain and
told you you'll never have to hurt again. As I told you countless
times every day 'nobody loves you more than me' - our lives
together were the best days of my life. Mama loves you baby. I know
you'll be waiting for me when my time comes.
I cried so much, but you're not here to lick the tears . There's
plenty more when we see each other again, of eternal joy. I know
you're probably eating your favourite - chicken and Grandma's
cornbread - while reading this. See you at the Bridge,
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