I was Amelia's Foster Mommy for only about 3 weeks, when she passed away On Jan. 29, 2004. Amelia will always be my Family's and my Special Little Angel, as she touched us in so many ways. We were all so heartbroken when she passed away. But we were glad that we gave her all the love we could before she went on to the Rainbow Bridge
1999 -February 15 2004
Sable, Sable, Sable... My Sweet Sablebable girl. You are my little bully. If anyone would have told me 5 years ago that I would have a Pitt Bull as a pet, I would have told them they were crazy. After all, they are mean and vicious. Then along came Sable. My sweet hearted teenage daughter was visiting a friend's house and saw a neighbor being mean to the 4 week old puppy so she brought it home as she always brought animals home. I was out of town on a business trip and told her to find it a home because I wasn't keeping it. When I got home, I slowly fell in love! I searched the internet and took the dog to the vet for a check up. Everything I read said that they were the most loyal and lovable companion dog, so we gave it a whirl. What a blessing she has been to me! She has taught me love beyond imagination. When I lost my father, she was my comforter. As my daughter grew older and moved out, she got her own puppy who because Sable's best buddy. Scrappy, I believe, knew there was something special about Sable before we knew. He was gentle with her and let her be pack leader and watched over her. He warned me when she was in danger and tried to help. He will miss her too. She was my alarm, my blanket, my security, my warm welcome home and my best friend. You could not help but to love her when you looked at her warm tan/brown eyes. In her early years, she was full of spit and vinegar. She ripped up every plant I had to get at the Florida lizards. She would just rip the plant out of the ground to get what she wanted. Needless to say, I did not have much landscaping in the back yard... except for a few nubs of plants sticking out. As the squirrels ran taunting her, she chased with expectation and would jump 6 feet to try and reach the top of the fence. She came close many times. After the first seizure, I knew life as I knew it would change. But the change was a bond that I have never felt before. We moved shortly after the seizures started to a house with a pool. She took to the water like fish. I think it helped her to get some exercise when she had bad days and could not run. Her best days were when the family would come over for a cook out and pool party. She would stay in the pool for hours and play with everyone. She loved her nieces and nephews. She knew they were family. She especially loved her niece Michelle who babysat while mommy was away. Then there was Nana, mommy's mom. Nana did not take to dogs but Sable had a special place in her heart. Sable loved to keep Nana's feet warm and she just knew not to jump on her and guarded her Nana. Everyday, right up until the last day, Sable swam in the pool, even on a cold Florida day. It did not matter. Oddly enough her last two weeks were her best. I am glad she had them. No more Phenobarbitals which hurt her liver. She started to run and jump and play. I am so glad I set other things aside to spend time playing with her. I really thought things were getting better. What a battle we had. She was a trouper. Many times I thought that was all she could take and she would bounce back for me. This time I just knew, somewhere deep inside, that she had had enough. Looking back, I think she knew and tried to make the best of it. She always had to have some part of her body on me when she lay down, touching me. This is by far the hardest thing in my life I have ever had to do was give her peace and let her go. Through the words from my friends with Epi dogs, I am finding comfort. My family who loved my baby also mourns for her. She has taught us all the lesson and value of unconditional, never ending love.
My Sable girl, I miss you so much. I can't imagine moving on with out you.
Every time the clock bells chimes, I wait for you to sing.
Every time the door bell rings, I wait for you to bark.
Every time I go outside, I wait for you to follow.
Every time I get up in the morning, I look for you to eat.
Every time I get out of the shower, I look for you on the rug.
Every time I pull in the driveway, I look for you in the window.
Every time I see a squirrel, I wait for you to chase.
Every time I get into bed, I wait for you to snuggle.
Every time I grab my keys, I wait for you to get your leash.
Every time I watch a movie, I wait for your head on my lap.
Every time I see a bird fly by, I look for your watchful eye.
Every time I see the water, I wait for you to swim.
Every time I think of you and will always look and wait for you again.
My sweet Sable girl, Sablebable, I will always look and wait for you, always.
Please wait for me at the Bridge.
My little Emery
2/13/91 - 2/26/04
When I see snow, I think of you. You were my little snow puppy, rolling
in the snow until you were completely covered.
When I see a squirrel, I think of you. You were my "fearless hunter" stalking and chasing the
squirrels up the tree and then sitting at the tree trunk waiting for them
to come back down. They never came back down, but you would stand watch
for hours, not moving a muscle, just staring up the tree.
When I cook, I think of you. You were my "kitchen puppy", sitting at my feet, just
hoping I would drop some morsel for you to gobble up.
When I see the squeaky toys, I think of you. You always gathered them up, taking them
off the other dogs and carting them under the couch to your hidey-hole and
never let the other dogs have them.
When it storms, I think of you. You were my only little fellow that was so terrified of thunderand would just
run from person to person, looking for some comforting words.
When I go to sleep, I think of you. You're not at my side, cuddled up under the
When I gaze at the other dogs, I think of you. You're not there
with them now.
But when I see a rainbow, I think of you and hope that
you're at the end of the rainbow, playing and running free and happy.
When I think of you, I'll smile through my tears. I love you, Emery, my
little fur-face boy.
We all miss you so much.
Sept. 14, 1989 - February 27. 2004
"Love walked right in and drove the shadows away ;
Love walked right in and brought my sunniest day.
One magic moment, and my heart seemed to know that love said "Hello !",
Though not a word was spoken.
One look and I forgot the gloom of the past ;
One look and I had found my future at last.
One look and I had found a world completely new,
When love walked in... with you."
Thank you, Nikki, for bringing such joy into our lives for 14 1/2 years.
You were our handsome "Beauty Boy", our gentle "Booda Bear" and our much
loved "Rotty Brows."
We will love and miss you forever
Hoping you'll be met by Nana, PaPa, Uncle Mike and
our Angel Furbabies Davi,Bongo,Candy and Pixie..
Rest in Peace Nicolas.
"Mama" Shell, "Mama" San and Canine Brother Frankie.
Sancia, Jeff, Sara and Canine Cousin Brandi
Carole, Butch and Jennifer.
Benjamin Beauford Bailey
We will love and miss you always Bailey Boy.
Please save us a seat.
Waiting for Lisa, Kris, Tara, and Boogie
Look not where I was
For I am not there
My spirit is free
I am everywhere
In the air that you breathe
In the sounds that you hear
Don't cry for me Mom
My spirit is near
I'll watch for you
From the other side
I'll be the one running
New friends by my side
Smile at my memory
Remember in your heart
This isn't the end
It's a brand new start
By: Carol Kufner
My dear Primus, my sweet Scottie!
I canít find the words to express how much I love and miss you.
I canít explain how empty my life was until you came to me.
You were my dream, you were my soul.
You gave me love and piece of luck.
It†was†blessing to be your mom. I do thank you for the time spent together.
I will never forget you. You will always be in my heart.
And I know, my sweetest Primus will be among new friends until we meet again.
Maggie Ann Young
6/30/2000 - 3/13 15/2004
A million times I will miss you,
A million times I will cry,
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still,
In my heart you hold a special place
No pup will ever fill.
It broke my heart to loose you,
But you did not go alone,
For part of me went with you
The night God called you home.
Your precious memory is my keepsake,
With which I'll never part,
God has you safe in His keeping,
But I'll have you forever in my heart
waiting at the bridge for
Steve, Melissa & Bo-Bo
You walked from the street into my heart. Alone and abandoned, we made a promise never to leave each other’s side. A gift from God, He called you back. My sweet, sweet Honey, I will see you at the bridge
Winnie the Pooh of Forest Glen
Much Loved Golden Retriever!
9/14/95 to 4/17/04
We picked you out on a beautiful Fall Saturday. You were the “peskiest” puppy of the bunch! I look back and even knowing all the heartache that was to come, I would still take you home in my arms again and love you with all my heart & soul. Our bond can’t ever be broken. I know Daddy and I will see you in heaven someday! He willl hold your face in his hands again and say, “Winnie, How did you get such a furry face?” Saying good-bye was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I did it out of so much love. You taught this family so much. Some things in life can’t be fixed and you have to just do the best you can. For me, that was a most painful lesson, but I thank you for it. You are in our hearts forever. Run free!
Robin, Dave, Thomas and Daniel
Because Mao was a rescue dog we do not have his exact birthday but we adopted him December 18th 2002 at the age of three, so we celebrated that day with him. He left for the bridge on June 24 2044
Our precious little boy
Your beautiful bear cub face.
The most gentlest of souls
We will miss your little snorts
We will always remember how excited you were when papa came home from work so you and Cibby could go on your evening walk
and how you loved to look out the front screened door at all the people going by.
Papa had a thousand silly names he like to call you, like "Noodles" or "Bud" or "Buddy" and you responded to them all.
You even learned to come when we called you.
You took you medicine with ease and always stopped to stick your face in a mound of flowers to smell the sweetness.
Our memories of you on vacation in New Orleans will always make us smile. You loved all the attention from passerbys and going to the doggie bakery for a special treat.
We came home tonight after saying goodbye to you, walking it a house that seemed cold without you. Your favorite football, mama's flip flops you liked to chew on and all the cherished memories are all we have left now.
We miss you more than words can express. Our hearts are shattered.
We will always love you our little Mao Mao.
Scott & Hope
My precious Angel Riley...words cannot express the deep sorrow I feel at your loss. You came to me a puppy, full of life and love. You knew exactly your place in the household...to be MY baby. From the first day you came to me, you followed me from room to room, only looks of admiration in your eyes, giving me that "golden smile" everyone adored. When you got sick, it was devastating, but together we fought the battle and even though we never did make you all better, we formed an even more special bond as a result. You gave me courage, hope, and love that I have never felt by even a human. Your unconditional love and courage through your fight with this terrible disease astounds me still to this day.
You will never, ever leave my heart, Baby. Yours is a love I could never find again. You were my rock when my world was falling apart, my handkerchief when I needed to cry, my wake up call in the morning when the alarm didn't go off, my hand cleaner after dinner, and my smile when mine was missing. I will never forget that "awkward teenage voice changing bark", or the way you pranced and jumped when I'd get home from being gone. I will never forget the joy you gave me in your short time on earth. Nobody and nothing can ever replace the hole in my heart that you left behind.
Take care my sweet. Join Bear and he'll show you the biscuit trees - you can eat them now because your epilepsy is gone and you are healthy and free. I'll join you again someday and my heart will be complete again....
All My Love
06/1990 - 6/ 2004
Buffy was a bichon frise with many health problems. Buffy had glaucoma, one eye removed, pancreatritis, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and she started having seizures at the end of her life. She died of a status seizure. She was my heart and is sorely missed.
9/10/2003 - 7/06/2004
To our precious bully boy Goliath, not a day goes by that you are not missed or mention. Jon and I miss you dearly. I know that one day you and us will be together again until then watch over us and your other fury pets at home.
MAKING THAT FINAL DECISION TO SAY GOOD-BYE
You're giving me a special gift, So sorrowfully endowed, And through these last few cherished days, Your courage makes me proud. But really, love is knowing when your best friend is in pain, And understanding earthly acts. Will only be in vain. So looking deep into your eyes, Beyond, into your soul, I see in you the magic, that will. Once more make me whole. The strength that you possess, Is why I look to you today, To do this thing that must be done, For it's the only way. That strength is why I've followed you, And chose you as my friend, And why I've loved you all these years...My partner till the end. Please, understand just what this gift You're giving, means to me, It gives me back the strength I've lost, And all my dignity. You take a stand on my behalf, For that is what friends do. And know that what you do is right, For I believe it too. So one last time, I breathe your scent, And through your hand I feel, The courage that's within you, To now grant me this appeal. Cut the leash that holds me here, Dear friend, and let me run, Once more a strong and steady dog, My pain and struggle done. And don't despair my passing, For I won't be far away, Forever here, within your heart, And memory I'll stay. I'll be there watching over you, Your ever faithful friend, And in your memories I'll run,... a young dog once again.***author unknown
Goliath my dear little man I know deep in my heart that what was done was for the better but it does not ease the pain and sorrow we feel, We will love you always, Hang in there little bully boy and we will see you again
by Jon & Roxann Sadie (great Pyrenees)
and the cats Jasmine, Chloe and Myst.
Also the new edition Sebastian.
Goliath, please dear little guy keep those evil gremlin away from him he will not replace you ever but helps to ease the pain.
I always called her Lyrical my little Miracle. Why I don't know she was never sick until her first seizure and was gone in a matter of 6 weeks. She was the best girl ever and is missed by her sisters Miranda, Champagne, & Meagan, she used to beg sitting on her hine legs and balancing ever so pretty until her treat from the table.
And when her and her sisters would go outside to potty, she would round up her sisters and bring them back to the house, this was her job. We put up a privacy fence about a month before she passed away she would have loved to have roamed in the back yard. She was always kinda-of sad since she lost her big sister, and would often go back and just stand by her big sister Mandy's grave, I know she is happy now as she is laid to rest by Mandy and I know they are having a great time at the rainbow bridge. Our house is missing "Our Lyrical" but she is held in our hearts forever.
2/27/2001 - 8/21/2004
Dukie – you are loved, we all miss you, and you will never be forgotten.
Your eyes went straight to your soul and they touched me deeply.
Please rest now and only feel peace, comfort and love surrounding you.
Lindsayleigh's Coda Noir
We love you Coda and miss you dearly. You were the best dog ever.
Till we meet again.
Tracy & Kevin Riley
12/24/1990 - 10/ 5/ 2004
You were my true buddy for as long as I can remember. When I awoke you were there, when I slept you were by my side. When I hurt, you helped me feel whole again. When I was happy, you felt my joy. Everything we faced in life, we did it together. I am lost without you. Madisson, Toby and I will never forget you, I hope that Maxie and you are up there right now together once again. I miss you more than words will ever express, more than anyone will ever know. A part of my heart went with you. Take care of it until I see you again someday.
March 2003 – 7 October 2004
Your Daddy looked into that thin cardboard box and saw your runt brother Pooh
But Dad could not rescue just one tiny boy, Oh No! He had to have 2!
So home you came, to be nourished to health and Mom was in much distress
You immediately began eating my plants,the rugs,the furniture,wow, what a mess.
The bigger you grew, so did the holes in the yard where you love to dig
And so did the place in my heart where you live ñ it just got so awesomely big.
You got sick before you even turned 1 and we vowed to do what we could.
You saw doctors, took medicine, we all did our best; we tried to make your life good.
I called you my shadow as we watered our flowers (the ones that you didn't eat)
You climbed up on me on the rose garden bench - an 80 lb. lap dog on a Mommy seat.
Your big sad eyes were full of love, your hugs perfect for Daddy and Me,
And now we know you'll be watching us all as you're running fast and flying free.
Diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy at 10 months,
Bear was 4 months seizure-free until 3 October 2004, and then he slipped into status on the October 7th.
You are loved and missed,
Denise and Louie, Pooh, Coffee, Alicia, and kitties Roufus and Reeny
Adopted from a shelter on Friday September 13, 2002
Returned to the loving embrace of God on Friday October 15, 2004.
A precious small soul lent to us briefly, remembered forever.
Safe in the arms of the angels
Brenda and Al
Bobby (Little Muffin)
October 30 2001 - October 25 2004
You were a brave little soldier,oh,what a fighter,you did yourvery best until the end.
We never thought we would have to part with you so soon.
How sad we were when we had to part with you and let you go over to the rainbows end.
You will always be our special little man....
Joan & Pete
Bayview's Luck O'The Irish HTD1s PT CGC
January 6 1996-October 28 2004
Murphy had his first seizure on November 21 1997, when he was 22 months old. Murphy lived seven of his almost nine years with epilepsy. It wasn't an easy road to travel . Still he was a very happy boy and life was good as long as there were tennis balls. We always promised him we'd never let the bad days outnumber the good. In the end they did. He died peacefully, at home, his head resting on my arm. Murphy was the kindest, sweetest Aussie. He never met a man, woman, child, kitty or bunny he didn't love. We miss him terribly .
Waiting at the Bridge for
September 30, 1999 - November 16, 2004
July 7, 2002 you came to us. You wormed your way into our hearts in an instant, and there you will stay forever, loved always. 28 months was not enough. You taught lessons to everyone who met you. About caring, loving, laughing and most of all, pure compassion. When you arrived in our home you were a simple minded child. Your trust in us was unquestioning. You would make us laugh when we needed to most. You were sure you could heal all that ailed anyone or any creature who came within your reach. Who could meet you and not love you? Throughout your time with us you never showed anything but love in it's purest form, and for that reason we had to return the favour. Our love has set you free, as much as it broke our hearts to let you go. Know that you are with us until we meet again.
Dale and Ed,
Sam and Duke
and all the others who crossed her path
June 2001-November 16, 2004
With heavy hearts; and a tear in our eyes
after all these years; we must say goodbye
Please understand; we've done all we could
if there was anything we could do; you know we would
I'm sitting right here; gently rub your ears
while I talk to you softly; trying to hold back the tears
The memories you gave us; we'll never forget
especially the ones; of the day we all met
One last hug; and one last kiss
you have no idea; how much you'll be missed
To look into your eyes; this one last time
you tell me it's ok; you know it's your time
Close your eyes now; and go to sleep
we'll pray to the Lord; you're soul he'll keep
Go in peace now; our good friend
we'll stay right here with you; until the end
Dream of that special day and time
when we'll meet at the Bridge; and all will be fine
We'll run and play; side by side
with a soft warm feeling; deep down inside
Your memory will live on; in each one of us
you'll always be number 1; to all of us
Have a safe journey; through the night
I promise when you awake; you'll be in God's light
So with heavy hearts; and tears in our eyes
just for now my friend; we say goodbye
I miss you more everyday
June 2001-November 16, 2004
Waiting for Michelle
We had Abbey with us for only 4 years. She brought lots of joy and love into our hearts and home. Abbey was born with arthritis in all of her leg joints. She had two extensive surgeries on her hind legs at the University of Georgia Vet. School. Just as she was getting better she was diagnosed with Epilepsy. The combination of her medications for Epilepsy and her already weak joints was too much even for her life-spirit.
The family was all together for Thanksgiving at St. Simon's Island, Georgia when Abbey started seizing on Wednesday night. She had 3 seizures in a 24 hour period and could not seem to completely come out of it. Phil and I left for home, medicating her enough to keep her asleep. We made the very difficult decision to euthanize her. Our Vet was kind enough to come to our home on Monday and put her to sleep. Phil and I buried her in our yard close to our other Saint, Genny.
We will never forget
We pray that the empty hole left by her death will heal in time, but she will always be held in our hearts. She was a very special dog who battled many adversities, but always kept a positive attitude and wagged her tail with joy in spite of her pain.
The famed writer and Christian apologetic, C. S. Lewis, wrote that dogs do indeed go to heaven. If that is true, then Abbey is running and playing without pain or seizures and awaiting her Mom and Dad.
Martha & Phil
1/89 - 12/9/04
You were one of a kind. We will always love you.
Until we see each other again ...
Judy & Bryan
10/25/1994 - 12/27/2004
My best friend....gave so much but asked for so little.
I'll always love you....run free. Until we meet again.
1st June 2001 - 31st December 2004
"Though you are not here, I still feel you walking with me, always happy and
melting the hearts of the people we meet.
My good and faithful friend, there is no heart that you melted more than
Go well until we meet again. I will carry you with me always. Thank you for
Your Friend, Ben
Enya's "May it Be" MP3 playing from the Lord of the Rings Part 1
May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh! How far you are from home
Mornie utúlië (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantië (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now
May it be the shadows call
Will fly away
May it be you journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun
Mornie utúlië (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantië (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now
A promise lives within you now