Remembrance

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Zak - April 22nd 2014

Zak - April 22nd 2014

My boy zak who left me alone, I miss him so very much and life will never be the same

Rosie - October 24th 2012

Rosie - October 24th 2012

My little angel, taken too soon. Still miss you with all my heart

Greg - October 16th 2008

Greg - October 16th 2008

Gone for a long run, never forgotten.

Dottie - March 30th 2008

Dottie - March 30th 2008

My beloved Dottie. There are no words to describe the emptiness I feel since your passing. Just tonight I looked behind me quickly thinking I seen a glimse of you. I miss you so much. Thank you for all your love and companionship. You will always be in my heart.

Toby - February 29th 2008

Toby - February 29th 2008

Toby, I thank you for your unchanging love towards me since I met you 12 years ago. You have many friends – kids, puppies, old dogs, pretty women, even cats – they will miss you so much. I dream of you playing with your old friends there just as you were here beside me. I shall stay Toby's dad here until we meet again where there's no more sorrow.

Prince - January 3rd 2008

Prince - January 3rd 2008

RIP Prince 3rd January 2008 It has only been 4 days since I said Goodbye to my best friend. You spent 14 yrs with us, giving us love and devotion. You were funny and naughty but oh how we loved you. I have an ache in my heart since we said goodbye, one day we will meet again, and I will see you run free without pain, the bouncy boy we all loved so much. Rest now my lovely boy.

Brenda - September 13th 2007

Brenda - September 13th 2007

It is two years today that I had to say goodbye to you. I miss you still but I am sure Alpha is looking after you. Take Care my lovely.

Harley - August 16th 2007

Harley - August 16th 2007

Harley, you were my Dude, my friend, my companion…your little brother Buster misses you so much. Please look after my Mom in Heaven, you both left this universe within 7 days of each other, I know she needed you as much as I did. RIP My sweet baby boy…

Lucy - May 6th 2007

Lucy - May 6th 2007

RIP Lucy. Free from pain I would not wake you to suffer again. Thanks for your love. Will always love and miss you. Mum

Megan - March 21st 2007

Megan - March 21st 2007

You're one in a million, you're special to me Affectionate, loyal and good company You're there when I'm lonely and life seems a bore You cheer me and offer a comforting paw The look in your eyes says you quite understand As you thrust a bewhiskered wet nose in my hand You never desert me wherever I go You're a far better friend than some people I know I thank you by writing this short monologue. To my faithful devoted companion……My Dog. Gill

For all those who have left us

For all those who have left us

They will not go quietly, the dogs who've shared our lives. In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives. Old habits still make us think we hear a barking at the door. Or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor. Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be, And, sometimes, coming home at night, we miss them terribly. Although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill, That one place in our hearts belongs to them…and always will. Linda Barnes

Blue - 2007

Blue - 2007

We buried Blue at her favorite spot by the river. Her grave is on the bank that overlooks the meadow where she raced to catch her ball. I sat under the cherry tree beside the stone marker and looked out to watch fish jump for bugs. And just beyond is the flat rock where Blue would stand to show the world that a little blue dog fears nothing. Not the mighty Susquehanna River, not even death. She was a good dog. Rox

Jarvis - 2007

Jarvis - 2007

Our beautiful boy, taken so suddenly, dearly loved, but never forgotten. We all miss you so much, and one day we will all meet up. I had the awful decision to put you sleep, but you are at peace now and will not suffer any more pain, and I will try not to let my heart hold too many tears. We love you Jarvis and always will. Terri

Charlie - 2007

Charlie - 2007

In loving memory of Charlie (Chinka Mink). You'll always be in my heart, little man. I love you so much and miss you desperately. Thank you so much for being there when I needed you most and for all the happiness you brought to us. Here is a poem for you: Fur Feet In Heaven (by Anne Thompson) Your favourite chair is vacant now, No eager purrs to greet me, No softly padded paws to run, Ecstatically to meet me. No coaxing rub, no plaintive cry, Will say its time for feeding, I've put away your bowl, And all the  things you won''t be needing. But I miss you little friend, I can never measure, The happiness you brought to me, The comfort and the pleasure. But since God put you here, To share in earthly joy and sorrow, I'm sure there will be a place for you, In Heaven's bright tomorrow.

Sheppa - 2007

Sheppa - 2007

In memory of Sheppa, our beautiful girl, you will always be in our thoughts. "You were all that love could be" Your Lynny, John, and loving sister "Lassie" xx

Ben - 2007

Ben - 2007

"Its time to go"…. I heard them say, No not now, no not to-day, It cannot be how those years have passed, So quickly and so fast, As I look at you my faithful friend, With your life now at an end, My mind goes back when we used to walk, Just you and I, we'd have our talks, And now as I look down on you, I know I must do…what I have to do, I want you free from all this pain, So you can run free and be happy again, I did not want this day to come, But I have to do what must be done, You gave me love faithful to the end, My broken heart…will it ever mend? And now you're gone, at peace, it is the end, Sleep well my lad, Till we meet again. Kathryn Roughley

Bepe - 2007

Bepe - 2007

Our darling Bepe, our sweet baby boy we miss you so much my darling. You were so special. Through all your pain and suffering you never once complained. I remember the way you would push your little face into mine and the way you tucked your little head under my arm whenever you wanted a fuss. We love you very much my baby boy you went through so much in your short life but we did our very best for you. The house is so empty without you my Beps, I would do anything to have you back again only this time without any pain. Rest in peace my angel until we meet again all our love and everyone that loved you.

Westshore Zeta - 2007

Westshore Zeta - 2007

In memory of Westshore Zeta, You were always my shadow. Run free with Alpha.

Alpha

Alpha

We will all miss you and remember you always. Taken suddenly from us with no warning. Look after all those puppies up there. Brenda

Floyd - 2007

Floyd - 2007

I'm so sorry baby, I miss you and love you more than life itself, you be a good boy and wait at that gate for me. Ok booga, thanks for the best 7 years of my life, you'll always be with me and you'll always be first. I'm sorry I couldn't give you  any more breath, I tried, God knows I tried, I'd breathe for you all the time if I could. They said your heart grew weak, I miss your cold nose poking me in the morning or your warm breath at night, I miss everything about you, we will meet again and I promise we won't never be apart again.   Love Mommy

Shale - 2007

Shale - 2007

Shale, I love you so much. I didn't want you to hurt anymore. God gave you a hard hand at life, your heart problem and Addison's disease. I wish I could have more time with you. You were my best friend. I'll always have a place for you in my heart and I will see you again buddy. I'll never forget you, we buried your ballie with you so you could play with it in doggie heaven…maybe even share with the others.   Shale was just four years old. He was a male rotti/lab. He loved everyone. He played with children and there wasn't a mean bone in his body. He was my first dog ever and I'll never forget him… Jean

Jock - 2007

Jock - 2007

ock I miss you more than words can say. I hope I did not let you down when you needed me most. You did not show your pain. The day came when I could see you were ready to go. I got ready to take you to the vets to say our last good byes.I scooped you up into my arms and you took your last breath and died with me holding you. I had asked the Angels to come and take you. It seems they granted my wish.I hope you did not suffer my sweet baby. You gave me so much love. Thank you Jock. Now go run and play free from any pain. I will never forget you Jock and look forward to the day that we can be together again. Take care of yourself Jocky woky kins. From your loving mum Den x x x

Gordie - 2007

Gordie - 2007

You had a smile for everyone. You had a heart of gold. You left the sweetest memories this world could ever hold. Xxxxxxxxxxxx R.I.P. Gordie xxx

BJ - 2007

BJ - 2007

In loving memory of BJ Sometimes when I'm alone like this I think of you and wonder where you are. It hurts to think of you but then it hurts not to. Because you have a special place in my heart. I'll never know what happened or why. Events play over and over in my mind. When I made you that promise of safety and freedom I didn't dream it would mean letting you go. You loved to run fast and free. The wind blowing through your hair. A turn of your head to look at me. With such joy and love of life in your eyes. The life of a prisoner was not for you. Never to meet visitors or go out and run free. How would you have felt to watch us go. While you were always left sadly behind. The worst time is in the darkness of the night. I miss you most as everyone else sleeps on. I miss your talky voice checking that I'm near. I miss your need for those cuddles in the dark. Thank you for the special time we shared. You gave so much and asked for so little. Your total love and trust was such a gift The only gift I had left to give was Freedom. I love you as I've always loved you. What happened doesn't matter. The time had come for you to move on but one day you and I and all our special friends will be together again to laugh and play. Where the land and sea meets the sky. Where illness, fear and anger has no place. Please wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I Love You Marie Miller

Breeze - 2007

Breeze - 2007

Breeze, you were so special. I loved you from the start. I waited eight long weeks to have you, but now I am left only with a broken heart. You will never be forgotten, stay always in my heart. Alison Sylvester of  Bognor Regis, West Sussex, U.K.

Tess - 2007

Tess - 2007

Though you were ours for only 6 years, they were the happiest. The day I brought you home from the RSPCA you made yourself at home & took it over, but more importantly took over our hearts. Due to the bad treatment you had received in the past, it took a lot of time & patience, but you repaid us with so much love. You had so many funny faces, & I have never known any dog who made such different noises. They used to call you Smiler in the vets. As long as you were with your family you were happy. During the summer you had your own paddling pool in the garden. If that had no water in it you would try to sit in your water bowl. Now you have been taken from us suddenly. You never complained that you were in pain & I can take comfort that you are suffering no longer. I know that we will all be together again, & look forward to it. Take care my little friend. You are so badly missed. All my love Mummmy Jan

Marley - 2007

Marley - 2007

You were my true, devoted companion for 12 1/2 years, giving unquestioning love to me and your family. Now that you are gone we feel such a void in the house, missing your bark, your moans and groans, and your need for love and attention. Brown Dog, your time here was a blessing to me, I will never forget you. Chuck Giffels

Leeroy - 2007

Leeroy - 2007

Dear Leroy Thank you for being so many things to so many people - therapet, confidence builder, grand-dog(!), playmate. Thank you from Chris for being his fishing companion, walking companion and friend. You were all of these to me as well as being my hot water bottle, comforter, confidant, and reason for getting up when times were bad.  Thank you for sharing your life with us. We will miss you. Good night old chum, sleep well. Love from Jan and Chris

Misty - 2007

Misty - 2007

My little faithful friend.   Thank you for the happy times Mike Croasdell

Rocky - 2007

Rocky - 2007

She was well loved and will be greatly missed. In Memory of my Rocky the Boxer, loving and faithful dog. Rocky was a sweet, loyal and typically playful boxer. She lived her life to love and play. She was with me for 12 and half years. I miss her good morning leaps of joy and her understanding way of laying her head in my lap at moments in my life that I just needed to feel safe and loved. I have missed her everyday since she left this earth, but she is again able to run and play at the Rainbow Bridge with all her doggie friends. Sleep well my true and faithful friend, I miss you, Mom.

Bubba Jean - 2007

Bubba Jean - 2007

I ask my owner to remember me always, but not to grieve for me too long. In my life I have tried to be a comfort to you in times of sorrow and a reason for added joy in your life's happiness. One last request that I earnestly make, I ask you, for love of me, to have another. It would be a poor tribute to my memory never to have another dog. I would like to feel that once having known me, you cannot live without a dog! By: Barbara Meyer

Moose - 2007

Moose - 2007

My dear sweet dog moose,I loved you dearly I love you so much. I miss you to much you were my only fluffy friend, you loved the snow, I groomed you easy and nice, whenever I had ice cream you would follow me around, I only wish I could say goodbye. If I had one wish I'd wish for her to come back today and right now. I LOVE YOU MOOSE! Xxx Carolyn

Lisa - 2007

Lisa - 2007

I am writing this too you in these early hours as we said goodbye today. My baby we met at the RSPCA when you were 12, I was told you had been there for four months and I could not have that as a dog like you needed a sofa and a bed and chicken and steak on tap. So I took you home you were a bit scared at first but soon got used to the saying up to bed. The 3yrs passed so quickly and I could see you slowing down but that's okay because we enjoyed our cuddles. Until today although we said our goodbyes we will meet again soon x My baby please watch over me and protect me like always x Your forever loving Mummy x x x x

Zac and Fern - 2007

Zac and Fern - 2007

Now you have gone I feel sad, The days are long, My breath is short and My dinner remains in its dish. You never said goodbye. Now you have gone I feel lonely. The family keep me close to them but I miss your smell, your silent words. A lifetime together and now so long apart. Now you have gone I feel tired, This time I lie down to sleep another lifetime with you. Lyndsay

Wolfie - 2007

Wolfie - 2007

We made a promise that we wouldn\'t let him down. He had a rough start in life. but 6 months onward he was happy You could see it on his face. A year approximately after he died I had a dream about him. He came to me wagging his tail, he got a stroke and a cuddle then he went to play with the other dogs. I will never forget that dream, as long as I live. That is where I hope all my boys are.

Dodger - 2007

Dodger - 2007

I remember the day you were born, your mom had died two days later and I was know to take care of you. I cleaned you and did all the motherly duties, while the other family members took on your sisters. But you were mine. And then in a moment you were taken from me, torn from me. I miss you and plan to see you again, I have so many questions for you and hope you miss me too.   Love you forever and till the end of time, Mom

Sharna - 2007

Sharna - 2007

The Spirit of a German Shepherd Dog ~ Author Unknown   I was standing on a hillside   In a field of blowing wheat And the spirit of a German Shepherd Dog Was lying at my feet. He looked at me with kind dark eyes An ancient wisdom shining through And in the essence of his being I saw love there too. His mind did lock upon my heart As I stood there on that day And he told me of this story About a place so far away. I stood upon that hillside In a field of blowing wheat And in a twinkling of a second His spirit left my feet. His tale did put my heart at ease My fears did fade away About what lay ahead of me On another distant day. I live among God's creatures now In the heavens of your mind So do not grieve for me, my friend As I am with my kind. My collar is a rainbow's hue My leash a shooting star My boundaries are the Milky Way Where I sparkle from afar. There are no pens or kennels here For I am not confined But free to roam God's heavens Among my Shepherd kind. I nap the day on a snowy cloud Gentle breezes rocking me And dream the dreams of earthlings And how it used to be. The trees are full of liver treats And tennis balls abound And Milkbones line the walkways Just waiting to be found. There even is a ring set up The grass all lush and green And everyone who gaits around Becomes the Best of Breed. For we're all winners in this place We have no faults, you see And God passes out those ribbons To each one, even me. I drink from waters laced with gold My world a beauty to behold And wise old dogs do form my pride To amble at my very side. At night I sleep in an angel's arms Her wings protecting me And moonbeams dance about us As stardust falls on thee. So when your life on earth is spent And you stand at Heaven's gate Have no fear of loneliness For here, you know I wait.   Kirsty

Toto - 2007

Toto - 2007

My Dear Sweet TOTO, My Baby, My Beau. You have left your pawprint on my heart and forever it will stay there.  I miss your kisses and sweet barks when you would greet me when I would come home from work. TOTO, you were a trooper and even though you may not felt like going on walks, you still kept the pace. How I long to touch you, kiss you and snuggle with you. The last 6 months have been difficult for me but I know that you are watching over me and your spirit surrounds me. I will never forget you, my Sweet and Gentle TOTO. All My Love Forever, Momma (Sandy)

Ben - 2007

Ben - 2007

Our darling Ben you gave us 9 years of pleasure. You were faithful, loyal, and everything we could have wished for in a dog. You will be sadly missed Bennyboy. Rest in peace my darling. You will be in our thoughts forever. LOVE MICHELLE, ADY, TIA, KIAN, ROD, & PAULINE

Prince Dodie - 2007

Prince Dodie - 2007

It seems like only yesterday when we used to chase and play, I'd throw your frisbee high into the air, people would stop and stare, I miss you boy it still hurts so much I miss your touch We will meet again one day all i can do for now is pray. A Boyce

Teddy - 2007

Teddy - 2007

You made us smile for 15 wonderful years…you were 20 pounds of pure love,  and you filled our lives with joy. You touched our lives in so many ways.  We will never forget you. In our hearts forever.

Amberlinc Sunny Skies (Sky) - 2007

Amberlinc Sunny Skies (Sky) - 2007

Sky died tragically of her injuries after being hit by a car. Greatly missed by us, our four children (especially the youngest aged four whom she belonged to) and her companion of five weeks, twelve week old Monks Bretton Luca.   Thinking of you sweetheart each and every day.  You may be gone from our arms but you live forever in our hearts. Beverely Sargeson, Bridlington, East Yorks.

Shortie - 2007

Shortie - 2007

For nine wonderful years you were my shadow, my guardian, companion and friend through the good times and the bad. Your trust, loyalty and devotion was much more than I had a right to expect but you gave them freely and without reserve. Now that you've gone there is an ache in my heart which may never go away and a question which put simply is "Why". The house is empty without you but you will never be forgotten. Goodnight my bonnie lad - sleep soundly. Love forever - Alistair.

Charlie - March 18th 2007

Charlie - March 18th 2007

In loving memory of Charlie (Chinka Mink). You'll always be in my heart, little man. I love you so much and miss you desperately. Thank you so much for being there when I needed you most and for all the happiness you brought to us. Here is a poem for you: Fur Feet In Heaven (by Anne Thompson) Your favourite chair is vacant now, No eager purrs to greet me, No softly padded paws to run, Ecstatically to meet me. No coaxing rub, no plaintive cry, Will say its time for feeding, I've put away your bowl, And all the  things you won''t be needing. But I miss you little friend, I can never measure, The happiness you brought to me, The comfort and the pleasure. But since God put you here, To share in earthly joy and sorrow, I'm sure there will be a place for you, In Heaven's bright tomorrow.

Pepsi - January 30th 2005

Pepsi - January 30th 2005

In memory of gentle Pepsi who was sent to Rainbow Bridge on 30th January 2005 aged 17 years. I love and miss you so much my gentle friend, you were always there for me and I hope you know I was there for you at the end. I feel the intense pain of loss and hope that you are happy and pain free and loved. Letting you go was the hardest thing I ever had to do, you were and always will be my special precious friend. Everyone who knew you loves you Pepsi. We all remember your gentle nature and your big heart, how you shared your home and food with your cat friends and never minded another dog coming in. You were good with children too. Dear Pepsi if you can see me you will know how much I grieve for you. How every day my tears still fall. You are worth my tears my little dog - you gave me so much love and happiness and asked for nothing in return. God bless you Pepsi, your distraught mum xxxxx

Jack - December 30th 2004

Jack - December 30th 2004

25th July 1994 - 30th December 2004, our precious Jack. We really wish that you could have stayed with us longer. We all had such lovely, happy times together during the 10 and a half years that you were here with us. Didn't you have fun in the garden? You loved to smell the flowers and the branches of the small apple tree, didn't you?  We'll be thinking of you when they are in bloom this year and will remember you doing that and wishing you were here to enjoy it now. No doubt there'll be a tear in our eyes, but there'll be a smile in our hearts too as we remember the happy times. The house is so empty without you and we miss you not being here to greet us when we arrive home if we've been out. You were loved so much by us all and you still are. You were so brave and coped so well when you were poorly. We will never forget you and you will always live on with all our love in our hearts. See you at Rainbow Bridge our precious baby. Night night sweet pea. Love you so much.    From your mum Jan, dad Steve, Jo and Becci Xxx and a big kiss from Nan X

Ganymede - September 27th 2004

Ganymede - September 27th 2004

For my little man 'Ganymede' who died suddenly on his 9th birthday   27Sept95 ~ 27Sept04. He was a beautiful smooth red tan Brussels Griffon, he was my shadow. I dedicate my poetry entitled 'Who Am I Now?' to my best friend who will never be forgotten and can never be replaced. Love always Mr.Gannypup, miss you forever babe. Hope you're snoozing in the sunshine, sleep well. X TWMA X It hurts so much here without you, I still can't believe you're really gone I hope you know just how much I love you, I'll never know what exactly went wrong It hurts when I remember what happened, time plays tricks with my mind I hope you're watching me lost without you, praying you don't feel like I left you behind It hurts when I think about your smile, I cry every time I hear your song I hope you hear me each day as I talk to you, saying with me is where you belong It hurts so much I don't see or feel you, what I'd give to have that once more I hope that you sense how I yearn for you, knowing I'd be there in a second for sure I miss you in the morning ~ all throughout the day I miss your presence by my side every step of the way I'm broken into pieces that no longer seem to fit You were my centre pillar with flames always lit I never thought I'd lose you until the day arrived Now I'm lost without you struggling to survive I deny this force of change but I have no choice I need to feel your love, your touch and to hear your voice I dream of you and the fun we had each and every night I see you dancing in the stars twinkling so very bright I'd love to hold you once more and cuddle my bundle of joy In my arms again you felt so soft my precious little boy You're the last thing I see when I close my eyes at night.. …and the first thing I see before I open them in the morning You made so many hearts sing We'll forever miss you * Ganny * X Such a silly soppy thing

Fudge - January 25th 2002

Fudge - January 25th 2002

You are my friend, You are my pal Where would I be without you now You make my day seem happy and bright and you're with me through out the night When you're around I'm never alone 'cos you're my best friend and part of my home To my baby Fudge (8-10-91 - 25-01-02)    Written in 1994 - Xxxxx I will always love you so much.

Snuggles - January 1st 2002

Snuggles - January 1st 2002

You were my first responsibility. I was only 3. You snuggled up in my jacket one rainy afternoon. I called you Snuggles. We grew up together and learned lessons together (Stay out of Nay's room).  I can only think of all the things I could have done that night, instead of all the things we did together. All I need to know is that you weren't scared. I was suppose to protect you, you were my puppy. I feel like I let you down. My biggest fear is that you were calling for me, and I never knew it. You have swam in that pool more times than I have, and you know how to get yourself out. Why on this night did you forget?  You were the first person I ever lost. All I can hope for is that you are happy now and playing with MOM and Muffin. I miss you so much. I LOVE YOU! (1986-2002) Emily Lagergren

Rebel - January 1st 2001

Rebel - January 1st 2001

In memory of my darling Rebel. Rescued from Battersea Dogs Home in 1996, sadly died 2001. I never had the chance to say goodbye. You died sick and alone. The vets did everything they could but you never did come home. I still miss you so very much

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