2011 Pet Memorials

Lucky 4/1/96-5/31/11

Lucky came to us shortly after our son died and helped us with our grief. Over the last 15 years he lived up to his name, going through 6 years of kidney failure and defying the odds. He was an inspiration to many. He will be greatly missed by everyone in our family.
Missing our Lucky Lou,
Shanna, Alan, Tawny, Mindy, Ashley, Tiger, Midnight, Baby, Rusty and Princess

The Mention of His Name

“The mention of my child’s name may bring tears to my eyes,
But it never fails to bring music to my ears.
If you are really my friend, let me hear the beautiful music of his name.
It soothes my broken heart and sings to my soul..”

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Tuesday morning, May 24, Sweetie unexpectedly completed her transition from life.  Although she had severe arthritis and orthopedic problems, she appeared to be healthy on Monday.  She was happy and had a good appetite.
Late Monday night Sweetie had a seizure, and another, and another, on into the night and the following morning.  I took her to Dr. Dorner at Animal Care Clinic and he eased her through her transition.
Sweetie lived up to her name.  Upon meeting her, people would say, “She’s such a sweetie, and I would say, “Sweetie is her name.”   Sweetie was an “easy” dog, obedient, quiet, and loving.  Best of all, she adored me.
She hated water but loved walks.  The prospect of a car ride sent her into ecstasy.  She reveled in a roll in the grass on a Spring day.  Sweetie could be a picky eater.  Her favorite food was whatever I was eating. 

SEPTEMBER 25, 1999 – May 24, 2011

Sweetie was a dog of few barks, a measured bark or two when someone approached the house was enough to warn me, and whoever drew near.  She was a great companion. My only regret is that she couldn’t stay longer.


My Angel

From the day we met, you watched over me like a guardian angel.  That’s why I named you “Angel”. You were one of the best friends I have ever had. You listened, and loved, and protected.   What more could I have needed. I still feel you near me even though you are gone from sight. I miss you so much. Please wait with my Mom and Tommie until we meet again.
Love Always, Ellen[hr]


Mama Love 8-1-00 4-8-11

My heart breaks as I struggle to write this memorial to you, the pain being second only to the pain of losing you. It has not eased, but has only worsened as the shock starts to lift. My sorrow is great. You were my dearest friend and constant companion, with me through so many changes and for so long, though not long enough. I think that is why, of all the many dogs I’ve loved, lost, missed and cried for through the years, losing you has hit me the hardest. You were my last dog and I still can’t believe that you’re gone. Your personality filled my heart and filled our home. Now there’s just emptiness and nothing will ever be the same wihout you. I miss you deeply and I promise to forever carry you close to my heart and to cherish the memories of our time together for the rest of my days. Thank you my most adorable and funny boy, for all the joy and happiness you brought to my life. In my eyes you were perfect. I hope that you knew. I would have given anything to make you well. I’m not able to say goodbye but only that I hope that somehow you are with your sister Miss George, who passed on in December, and all of the dog family that you grew up with, all who passed long ago. I’ll love you and miss you forever.

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May 17, 1999 to October 7, 2011

She was a wonderful cat, who had her own little personality and ways.  She loved to play around with her parents and her sisters.  She loved to chase lizards too.  Although she was very temperamental, her parents and her two sister (Shelby & Chrissy) will always love her.  Rest In Peace Baby Lucy.  I will see you again where no shadows fall.

Love, Mom, Dad, Shelby & Chrissy