Mandy went "Night Night", one last time:
we were sad at what we found.
You were starting to be feeble -
It was hard to get around.
Though your spirit still was willing,
The flesh was becoming weak
And it grieved us to be thinking
That your life had passed its peak.
We had wonderful times together
And you were our faithful friend
Words can't tell how much we miss you
Since your days came to an end.
We know somewhere there's a heaven
For beloved pets like you
Where you've found a special place
And you're just as good as new
We were looking for the "Perfect Dog"! It was May 28, 1998 and we met Mandy, rescued by Second Chance Pet Adoption League. She was at Animal Clinic of Morris Plains, here in NJ. She didn't start out so perfect as the destroyed window treatments, torn lamp shades, soiled carpet and scratched furniture tops would attest to, BUT, she became her Mommy's "Baby" and her Daddy's "Secretary"! Given two weeks to live in 2005 she was known, by her vets, as the "Wonder Dog", as she battled to stay with us for almost three more years.
For us; Mandy had become the "Perfect Dog"
Rest in eternal peace and "run like the wind", Bud!
I just wanted to thank you for everything, I submitted a picture of my beagle "Dumb Dumb" to your "My beautiful old beagle" page approximately two years ago. I had been meaning to send you an update after his recent 14th birthday this june.
As I cry my heart out typing this, I must now ask if you would please transfer his photos to your virtual cemetery. I can never replace him (My only child and truest of friends).
We were made aware of an enlarged heart during a recent senior exam and were prescribed medications to reduce fluid around his heart. I was just saying to myself last night how well he was responding to the medicine but at approximately 4 A.M. this morning his breathing suddenly became labored.
I rushed him to the nearest emergency Veterinary hospital where it was determined that an unknown tumor in his spleen had ruptured. They performed emergency surgery with a blood transfusion. They then called ahead to our own veterinary hospital where another surgery was done to remove the spleen. All the while my friend braved through it so well that even the doctor seemed so optimistic that he would pull through until a short while later she informed me that he was having trouble breathing.
Shortly thereafter she walked into the room with a glum face and there was no need for words.
I believe the strain of the two operations were just too much for his heart to take.
I will always love dogs the way I have from the time I was child jumping out of my stroller reaching out to hug each and every one that I saw but I also know that it would be unfair to compare another to my priceless, irreplaceable friend.
Thank you so much for providing me with a place to remember and honor my beautiful beagle with the biggest of "enlarged hearts" one could ever imagine.
And bless your heart if were able to read entirely through these rambling of words of a man now lost, and seeming much too much like that child in a stroller again...
Mark De Litta
In Loving Memory of Buddy Lucky
My family got Noche when I was still a baby, I can't even remember where they got him. But he grew up with me and was my best friend throughout my whole childhood. He was there for me when I learned to walk and ride a bike. And he was there for the rough times, like moving to a different state and my parents' divorce. He lived a long, great life. He helped my dad on his Search and Rescue team and he went fishing and camping with my family all the time. I remember, he always used to scare the fish away at the lake, so my dad finally picked him up and walked out to the middle of the lake and dropped him in. He swam back so fast and then was quiet for the rest of the day. (: He was such a fun-loving dog and I will miss him so much. I am still only 13, but I understand that it was his time. I will never forget him as long as I live. I miss you buddy!
It's going on 4 months since our beloved, sweet little girl passed, on August 18, 2008, at the age of almost 15 1/2.
We're still extremely sad, & the 1st Holiday Season without her is proving very difficult. Not one moment passes where she's not in our thoughts; the heartache is truly unbearable. She will be forever etched in our hearts & memories.
THE BEST BUDDY WE EVER HAD. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.
Ceili was found roaming around a highway by my friend back in 2006. Already having two beagles of her own, my friend couldn't keep her so she sent me an email and photo about her find. I immediately fell in love with this beautiful little face and decided, along with my family, to give Ceili a forever home.
Unfortunately, Ceili came with a lot of unforeseen "baggage" and a past filled with question marks and though we worked diligently with a trainer/behaviorist for almost two years, we came to the conclusion that Ceili had a severe, unfixable problem that all the love in the world couldn't make go away. However, for those almost two years we know she was able to experience the happiness of being part of a family. She left this world with mom and dad by her side, and with mom telling her she how much was loved.
Ceili, despite your issue, you were an unbelievably bright, beautiful, and well-loved beagle!
His heart was just as big as he was. He was a Newfie/Lab rescue.
The neighborhood called him "The Bear".
He didn't have a mean bone in his body.
I'll always love you - my protector, my confidant and my very best friend
We love you Big Dog!!
Oliver was a wonderful dog, he almost had the life of a human. He loved being around family, playing, and basking in the sun. He loved my two daughters to death. He was a great companion and longtime friend. Unfortunately we lost him about a month ago due to cancer. He will forever be missed.
Last night we lost one of our boys, Pop Tart. He is the Beagle on the right smiling. Pop Tart came to us 7 years ago as a puppy from a breeder near Cream Ridge, NJ. I can remember the day we got him. Every day since then Pop Tart, named by my two boys, filled our lives with joy and happiness. Even in his last minutes, Poppy, made sure he took care of us. Words cannot describe our loss. Our house is too quiet now. Pop Tart is survived by his adopted brother Waffles, on he left, my wife Michele, our two boys Connor and Jeffery, and myself Jeff their dad. We all miss Pop Tart today and know he s looking down on us as our angel . We love you Pop Tart. Jeff, Michele, Connor, Jeffery, and Waffles.
Suzy Q would have been 18 years old next month. We gave her a great home with lots of love from family and friends, but she gave us 18 years of pure enjoyment and love. Everyone who met Suzy loved her and she got along with all types of dogs. Suzy was surely a special dog and was like our baby.
Her whole family loved her to the end especially her sisters.
Marie and LaRue Whipple