Brownie Wetter - November 2005, 7 years old

Brownie, you will be missed by all of us. We love you and what made you unique is the way you always licked the air.The holidays won't be the same without you begging for turkey. Your mom, Susan, will miss you the most. She misses you sitting behind her in the chair at the office. Our memory of you will never fade away. You were one special dog. May you get your angel wings and fly!!

Darby James - November 2005, 6 years old

We lost you too soon. You fought hard until the end. We hope you are having fun at the Bridge. We sure miss you and all of your funny habits. Rest in peace...little man.

Pebbles Hooper - November 2005, 16 years old

Today we bid farewell to our girl so dear,
Words can't describe one that was so near.
She came as a pup with a small defect,
Not long until a whimper that our heart did affect.
She was timid and shy but in Max found a brother,
He soon learned this girl would be like no other.
Morning commutes with Mommy in my pocket she stayed
In our home and our heart a place that she made
Together with Max they were quite the duo
At play around the room they would go
It was Pebbles's comfort to Max in his old years
She was his eyes and soothed his fears
When Max departed and broke our heart
Pebbles filled the void to be a bigger part.
With joy and love she filled our home
She made us happy all on her own.
As the years finally took their final toll
We cared for her, such a loving soul
With her weak and aging pain
Never did we once complain
Today I can't believe she's gone
Ms. Pebbles now leaves us all alone.
Her perky ears and big brown eyes
No longer adds a spark to our lives
Our hope and our joy our Pebbles we'll see
Because that will truly be Heaven to me.

Sadie Red Dapple Lady Hartman-Yates - November 2005, 6 years, 6 months old

You left your daddies way too soon.
Your spirit has sored to the silvery moon.
Our hearts are broken and very sore.
For you now have reached the heavenly shore.
In life our most loyal companion, attached at one's hip.
Now from heaven's fountain you take a big sip.
In our hearts you are healed now and run freely once more.
Your beautiful image will never be forgotten for sure.
Forever love, 'till we can be with you once more, our dearest Sadie.
You were God's gift to us in a painted Red Dappled Lady.
We will hold you once more, at our Father's door.
God bless and keep you till we can forevermore.
oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox till the end of all time Sadie.
May God now cradle you.

Hello dear child so far away.
We went to bed without you today.
Our hearts were sore with grief and loss.
The pain of absence became our boss.
We prayed and asked our Lord to take care.
Parting from you we could mostly not tare.
In dreams you come and are healed once more.
Your footprint's imprints on our heart's soul for cure.
You are carried there in our heart's locket.
Tucked beneath our breast's pocket.
Your memory makes us laugh and yes there are cries.
But never do we question those inevitable whys.
We embrace the day that there will be from above.
The gift from God of you back to us with His unending love.
Death has knocked and you answered its door with dignity sweetie.
For now you await our homecoming with such loyal glee.
You await your parents in us you see.
For the comfort of our embrace and kisses to thee.
We do not grieve for that would take away from a life lived deeply with love.
We simply think of you and your life as a gift from our God up above.
Tug on Jesus' gown for a bit.
Listen to him if He tells you to quit.
Hop up upon His knee and lick His cheek.
Tell Him you represent us this week.
When you shake with fear from your parents not being there.
Let this man comfort you as he does us in His care.
Follow him as your loyal leader as with us you did do.
Know that someday we will be there with you.
Keep looking back as you did for us on walks, our little lady.
Someday you will see us too, Sadie.
As a dachshund show Him the same companionship you gave us our love.
Thank you dearĘSadie for the life gift in you from above.
No goodbyes are said, but yes more tears are still shed.
Tears of happiness that you are now Heavenly fed.
We now see you in the stars, the moon and sunlight, green pastures with breeze.
Your body now in elements through us with a calming ease.
You now protect a larger family tree.
You will always be our beloved Sadie.

The Rose beyond the Wall

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
it came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope and receive-
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in the days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

From the writings of A.L. Frink

Cracker - November 2005, 13 years old

Cracker, I will miss you always. You brought me so much joy and my heart is broken. Your little back legs gave out at the end, but I know you are now in a place where you can run and play.

If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again.

Nixie - November 2005, 4 to 5 years old

Nixie was the second of my special lifetime companions. I drove to Mississippi to rescue her when a puppy mill was raided. She'd been bred every time she'd ever gone into heat; she was in a huge pen with no shelter cooped with 40 other dogs. So when she went into heat I'm sure it was horrible for her. She had big tear in one ear probably from such an incident. She wasn't the prettiest or the best dachshund specimen, but she had such a wonderful interactive temperment, despite the fact that she'd had almost no human interaction her whole life.

Fortunately a good neighbour happened by shortly after she was hit by a car and brought her body home so the kids wouldn't find her on the way home from the bus stop. She was still warm. She had wanted back in the house only 30 minutes before, but she'd been going in and out all day, so I wouldn't let her in. Oh for a rewind button. I will never forgive myself.

My sailboat will look empty without her perched on the deck. And I so miss the sound of her tearing down the hardwood floor in the hall to play hide-n-seek with me when I got home every day.

Princess Rasia Chaddha - November 2005, 12 years, 8 months old

For our baby, the most sensitive, intelligent, beautiful girl we would ever know...your loss has meant a loss impossible to put into were there in every aspect of our life...supporting, loving and always beside us.

Your habbits and ways, gestures and mannerisms, and everything about you is and will always be with us...your memories and all the 12 years and eight months we have spent together will be treasured by each one of your family.

We are lost without you...but know that you are now in a better place and shining down on us... We love you baby and always will.

Mummy,Papa,Debu and Ruchi

Boomer - November 2005, 4 years, 11 months old

Our Boomer -

I am sorry our buddy that we let you down. We love you so much and can't bear the silence now that the 'click-clack' is gone. There is no wave at the front door, no whine to let us know the leaves are blowing, no full out run at the vacuum. You had more personality than should be allowed. You had more love than we could ever hope to absorb. We love you baby. We are sorry. We love you so much and miss you. We won't ever forget you.

ZaBoomafoobie, my Pennynuts....Mommy loves you. Oh my boy, I love you.

Dad, Mom, Emily and Evie Lou

Danté (a meanie-weenie) - November 2005, 13 years old

I don't think I have ever been any closer to a dog than I was with you. You were my buddy and the alpha. Thanks for teaching me the value of a nap and for spending so many days taking them with me. Thank you for always being there for your brother Sam and me. Thank you for letting Missy into your life when we lost Sam. Mommy misses you.

We still don't know why you left us. The tests and the surgery didn't show anything wrong. You went peacefully, in your sleep. Be well now and we will all see you in the by and by.

Biscuit Tallulah Esquire Adkins - November 2005, 3 years old

Cinnamon dreams,
Mocha delight,
How you fill my dreams tonight.
How you romp,
How you play,
Fills my dreams always and today.
You eased my pain,
You licked my tears.
I always felt at ease,
when you were near.
You are my only...
My number ONE...
You are the greatest...

Motley Man - November 2005, 11 years old

Just a small spotted friend
Came from way up the road.
The Lord lent him to me -
Said he'd lighten my load.
From that small spotted pal
Came the real special part -
Placing small little paw prints
on an old trucker's heart.

Just as he reached the age of eleven
God said he needed him, up there in heaven.
Now the only comfort for loss I can find -
Is when dreams of him run through my mind.
From a mountain of joy
To a river of tears
Came a lifetime of love
In just a handful of years.

Lucy Lou Martinez - November 2005, 1 years, 6 months old

To my loving Lucy Lou. You departed from me on the eighth of September 2005. That was the saddiest day of my life. It felt I lost a piece of my heart when you left me. You will be sadly miss. I bought you a memorial statue to put where you was buried. I will see you again one day. I love you and truly miss you.

Snicker Sue Kempton - November 2005, 16 years, 2 months, 16 days old

My birthday present! I had wanted a dachsie for so long and now I had my chance to pick. I had never seen a dapple before - there were about seven of them. This little one was trying to run, but was just going from front to hind legs and her top lips were 'stuck' to her upper teeth so she was 'snickering' and not getting anywhere. So her name became Snicker - she was the runt of the litter, had crooked bottom teeth and a slight overbite, but she became mine. She went everywhere with us. I wouldn't allow her to go to a kennel while we went on vacation. If she couldn't go - we didn't go. She got me through a heart-wrenching divorce. She charmed her way into my new husband's heart.

At age 15, blood tests revealed kidney problems and possible cancer. Her last year she fought for life and we helped her as much as we could. She lost her bladder control and I found these perfect diapers that looked like little bib overalls with a strap that velcroed around her neck to keep them on since no other doggie diaper will stay on a dachsie's butt! I knew her time was getting near.

She stopped eating and I'd entice her with the 'bad' canned stuff that isn't really healthy, but tastes good. She was losing weight - never more than nine pounds anyway she was down to five-and-a-half pounds when she stopped eating completely. I knew we were closer, so I called her doctor. On Tuesday, when I took her downstairs, she got really sick and upchucked yellow bile. I knew it was timw - I couldn't let her suffer. My husband called her doctor while I held her and cried. The next morning we took her in and held her and everyone cried. We took her home, wrapped her in the her blanket that I had crocheted for her 16 years earlier and laid her to rest nose to nose with Rudy, our husky, who we had lost two years before.

I still cry. She gave me over 16 years of complete love and devotion, joy and laughter. She loved Christmas and opening presents, she loved 'talking' to everyone. My son sent me the Rainbow Bridge poem and I know she is there waiting, playing in the green grass and 'snickering'. We'll go over together, Baby Girl. I love you!


Sara Lynn Large - November 2005, 12 years, 9 months old

A survivor of terrible abuse when young, she was the bravest person or animal I ever knew. She never stopped trying to reach out and be friends. It took me six years to be able to have her sit on my lap and was worth every second of it! Rest in peace, precious Littlest Dachshund - we will see you again one day.

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