CELEBRATING THE UNFORGETTABLE
These pages are devoted to the precious creatures who devoted their lives to us. Though others may come after them bringing their own irreplaceable joy, nothing can erase the memories of the special lives we celebrate here.
1/29/96 - 4/20/10 (3:25 PM)
(Joan Tillman & Bob edwards)
There are not words enough worthy enough to commemorate the life of this quiet, magnificient creature, whose early years and many homes remain a mystery that could not have been pleasant or pretty. But his final four years far exceeded the expectations of his adopted family on the day when, old and bone-tired, he came to us from Pets Lifeline, poked open the door to our home, flopped down and went to sleep. Bedraggled, with obvious aches and pains, worn teeth and cataract eyes, this ancient "Yoda" soon blossomed into a quietly comic and still-alpha companion to his "brother," the irrepressible Zachary Baggins, who took him under his protective wing. We watched in awed delight as, often in a language we could only sense but never truly understand, they shared with each other the secrets of life and living -- in our house and in the world.
With Zack, he travelled to beaches and dog parks and restaurants, scarfed down treats and guarded the castle against all intruders with what must have once been a bark so fearsome that some cretin in his past had him debarked to a two-note croak. Yet he selflessly provided relentless joy to all he met, hopping stiff-legged with excitement on his walks at each new encounter of yet another "best friend forever." We always knew his time with us would be short, but as with everything about him he surprised us, fillling far more years than anyone expected with unbelievable wonder and joy and smiles. As we nutured his life, he powerfully and wonderously enriched and shaped ours. His smell and his essence still fill our world. He can never be replaced because, in moments that matter and endure and that only a dog can create, he is not really gone.
1997 - March 4, 2011
Thank you for caring about Jacques and appreciating how much he meant to me. Don't forget to hug your pets and the people you love every day.
6/26/02 – 7/5/11
My companion, travel-partner, confidant and dearest friend, Diego, died comfortably at home very early in the morning on July 5th, 2011. Amy, Justine and I were with him and held him as he passed. He died of cancer that was diagnosed only a few days before, but was happy and himself until the very end. We loved him so much and will miss him immeasurably.
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(Mary Jane Edwards)
she truly is.
(1993 - 2012)(Judy Hallman)SVDOG SPECIAL HONORARY DOG
Sadie and her litter mate Patches came to live with me in 1993 and graced my home for 18.5 and 15.5 years respectively. I always had dogs in my life while growing up, but when it came time for my own pets, I decided that it would be fun to have a cat or two. With the help and generosity of my closest friend, Patches came to me as a 'housewarming' gift and three months later, Sadie completed our family. I had more fun watching them play and Patches, being the alpha cat, always picked on Sadie. It was often like a 3-ring circus. After Patches went to kitty heaven in August 2008, Sadie seemed sensitive to my loss and took very good care of me. She had some health challenges the last four years of her life, but was always very good about taking her medication and her fluids. She was a soft and loving kitty with a very gentle spirit and we loved each other very much. 18.5 years is a long time to be together, but when her time came to join God's angels, she did so peacefully. Given my association with SVDOG I am honored to have Sadie be considered an 'Honorary Dog' and be recognized on this page of special pets in our lives.
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(Beloved friend of Sam Taylor and Lauren Parkhill)
Cheerful in all weathers
Never shirked a task