05/16/2008 - 01/03/2014
Our Beautiful Boy – by his Dad & best ‘buddy’
I’d never had a dog before. My other half had always said that it wasn’t the same going for a walk without one, but I was 58 years old and I’d managed without up to then!
So I said alright, let’s have a look, we’ve got some time now, we could manage a pup, couldn’t we? And then he arrived in our life and changed everything. I’d seen German Shorthaired Pointers before and just loved the way they worked; intelligent and handsome, nothing else hit the spot. He was all of that and, as he grew up, more. He took over our lives, and that was before the ‘monster’ struck…..when he was only 18 months old.
Five years and ten months later and he’s gone….not because of Epilepsy but, we think, because of a toxic substance he ate. How cruel!!!
What can I say, I spent the first few weeks waiting for him to come pounding upstairs to see what I was doing. I walk across the lawn looking for that ever obedient nose fixed by my left knee. I put on an old neglected jacket and only to find a few of his stale biscuits hiding in the pocket.
Alone now, I sometimes go for a walk round the village in the evening, but it’s not the same without him, having to check out every bush for the local cat population. He’s missed in the Pub as well; I’m sure the locals talked to him more than they did me. And the once well-trodden fields are now a ‘no go area’ because there is a huge something missing.
The pain is getting less each day, as everyone tells us it will. I’m slowly getting past the devastated stage. The angry ‘why us’ stage is receding too, but I do still occasionally look in the rear view mirror of the car to see if that head pops up over the back seat to check out where we were going or to ask “how much longer”? How he so loved being in the car!
Another dog, I don’t think so, but however hard it became, and it did at times, we wouldn’t have missed having ‘that dog’. for the world.
RIP my dear friend, ‘get on’!!
Dick & Pauline
February 4, 1999 - April 22, 2014
Boots came to our home in New Mexico quite by accident. His breeder asked me to puppy-sit him and his sister while she showed other Dalmatians in Santa Fe. Boots never left
I took one look at that little face and said, “I love you! and he said, “I love you, too.” I never wanted a little boy before but I loved him from the start .
Boots was not an easy dog. Most people had no idea why I put up with him. But Reina loved him (too), at first as her three-month old puppy and then as he grew, he became her Play-Pal and they were inseparable
They rounded up jack rabbits and snakes (not so good) and Boots thought it was his duty to keep trucks off the road in front of his property. He annoyed the neighbors from his sand hill perch and tormented people that walked around the property. He bit my handyman, Gil twice. Gil called him Bootie-Baby and never took offense.
In my mind I see Boots racing over the sand hills as if he had wings, hardly out of breath as he made his way home. All four of my Dalmatians running together were quite a sight. Now all of them are together. Here’s what I said in Reina’s Memorial - Don’t rest in peace, Little One – Keep on runnin’ as you loved so much! Your Boots will be there soon…
Adopted - went to the bridge 5-14-2014
We said goodbye to Sky at 12:40 am this morning. We were in a dim lit room
with soft music. No more morning kisses, parades or laying on the couch for
snooze. But we all must remember that there will no longer be anymore
seizures, no more staying hungry because of the medicines and most of all no
more 19 pills a day .. Sky if you could talk I know you would have said
I know that you must miss me,
By the tears rolling down your face.
But believe me when I tell you that,
I'm in a very good place.
There are meadows here to run in,
And plenty of rabbits to chase.
There are other dogs to play with,
To frolic with and race.
So please don't worry about me,
My spirit feels light as can be.
There's no more pain to plague me,
I'm young again and free.
And I'll be watching over you still,
of that you can be sure.
I'm your canine guardian angel,
And my love for you remains pure.
Yes, Sky received my lipstick goodbye kiss because Al and I loved you enough
to say goodbye.
September 2000- May 2014.
My best friend and my heart dog. I will never forget you Harvey
waiting for Jennie Lee
2- 4-2000 - 6-3-2014
Waiting for Karen
September 2008 - September 2014
Sam was our loyal companion and our protector. He would kindly remind us daily when it was time for a walk.
We are thankful for all the joy and love Sam brought us. He was a true warrior and we miss him so much.
See you at the bridge..... seizure free my good boy.
John, Cheryl, Emily, and Johnny
June 21 2008 - October30 2014
Nana you were the Light of My Life. You were my Cheerleader. I listened for your voice every time I opened the door. I let you outside first. You demanded my attention and you got it. You were my beggar girl and got fed. During one of your postictals you tried eating your stainless steel bowl. You left teeth marks around the edge. You were my Two Ton Annie but didn't look it. You were my "Nana Banana" so I froze some sliced ones. You were my Paper Shredder so I had to keep toilet paper and paper towels away from you. You also liked to vacuum hair balls and take out the trash. You made me proud at the Epi party in June 2014 and left me with memories that will last a lifetime. You were my warmth and laid beside me. When you were scared you laid on my pillow. I gave you everything but you gave me more. You left this world way to early but will remain in my heart forever.
March 30 2007 - November 28 2014
Thank you for being in the right place at the right time in May of 2007 so we could find each other. You were a sweet, stubborn and beautiful puppy who brought so much love and laughter to our lives. We loved you right from the start. When the seizures began around your 3rd birthday we were devastated, but vowed to do everything we could to help you. What I didn't realize then is how much you would help me through it all. You made my life better every day. There were days that were so difficult that it felt like I might not survive, but you helped me get through it every time. You taught me so many important lessons, thank you for being a kind and patient teacher. Thank you for enduring so many seizures, for taking your meds like a champ, and for being such a good boy no matter the circumstances. Thank you for teaching me to live in the moment, to be courageous and present, even when things were scary. I loved every moment we spent together, even the scary ones. I never wanted to say good bye to you, no amount of time together would have ever been enough, and although I am sad that we only had 7 years together, I am at peace knowing that you are free of the physical body that refused to cooperate. You will live in my heart forever, and I know you will take good care of the piece of my heart that you took with you when you had to go. I love you, Big Jack. We all love you and miss you!
Momma, Daddy, Echo and Henry