Tuesday, July 11, 2017 was a sad day for us. We put to sleep our beautiful, perfectly marked, 17-year-old tabby. As soon as we saw Ms. Harley, we knew she was a part of our family. Ms. Harley, freed from a shelter, spent the remaining 7 years of her life, loved and coddled and spoiled. She had been ailing the last few months, but we realized only recently how much pain she was enduring. Her leap into peace came with the help of Dr. Kim Simpson, a truly loving and compassionate veterinarian that helps people like us deal with the decisions to be made and the pain associated with a pet’s final hours. Her prayers at the end comforted us and they will be with us as we grieve Harley’s passing. SG and JH
Our sweet precious Loki was with us for 17 years. She was born in January of 2000, in Phoenix AZ. She was a charmer, with her curly monkey tail, long eyelashes and demanding presence. She loved sitting on the lap of her favorite human, getting chin rubs and if you stopped petting her before she was ready, she would just head-butt your hand until you gave in and started petting her again. Her favorite toys were her tennis ball and her troll doll. She would hook a claw into her tennis ball, throw it up in the air and then run after it over and over again. She used to spend hours at the top of her cat tower watching the birds outside and chattering at them. Every time we vacuumed the house, she would sit on her ottoman and complain until we put ‘her’ attachment onto the vacuum cleaner and gave her a little vacuuming. She was our funny, quirky, little monkey-tailed girl and we loved her so much. She will be sorely missed and will always have a piece of our hearts. Blessed be little one.
– Erika & PJ G
The unconditional love of our dog Sadie. We celebrate her 19 years of life. She was born in 1998 and was 2 years old when we rescued her. My husband Wes and I had not been dating long and we were discussing getting a dog. I said that if we get one, I would like to have a Siberian Husky. one week later at my work place I had just began my new job as receptionist for a Fee attorney’s office and low and behold she showed up at the front door our business. Looking through the glass at me was a beautiful brown and white husky with turquoise eyes. I tried to find the original owners for 6 wks, but to no avail. I knew she was a gift from God and she was perfectly made for our family. Three weeks later we were the proud parents of 8 husky/ Rottweiler puppies. They all had crystal blue eyes and a husky tail; the rest was Rottweiler. It sounds like a strange combination, but they were precious. Everywhere I took Sadie they would call her the angel dog. But when I took her for walks everyone would get out of our way, because they thought she was a wolf. We had them fooled didn’t we Sadie! Her favorite movie was Snow Dogs, her favorite food was bread; she was a carbolic like me. We had a stable where we boarded our horses and I took Sadie for the first time. There was a cat that had a litter and when I went to check on her the kittens were crawling all over her. She just lay there as regal as ever as if this were just an everyday moment. I could fill a book with Sadie moments. She left a almost twenty year legacy of memories, including her bittersweet departure. She got so many kisses and I love you; enough to last an eternity. Other than God, there is no love that you can share than the unconditional love of a pet. Sadie is a household word under our roof. We love you Sadie Bear, but now you will eat at the table Of Jesus Himself. This is comforting to us. Thank you Dr. Simpson for being there for her last moments and for a peaceful departure from this life to the next. God bless you! Brenda and Wes, the proud parents of Sadie Wessels.
If Nichole could write this to Dr. Kim, I know she would say….thank you so much for being such a caring, calming presence for me and my family. Thank you for letting me rest, it’s been a long 16 years and I’m tired and I’m hurting but my body wouldn’t quit, thank for you helping it do that.
Thank you so much for coming out to our home and making Nichole’s last hour much more calming than if we had to drive her to our regular Vet. Having been dumped when she was a pup on our road, she was terrified of cars and we didn’t want her final hour terrified. Your sweet presence and demeanor was so comforting to us, you are an Angel to all the fur babies that need your care. Thank you so very much.
Gunner is a Old English Bulldog who spent his 11 years on this earth as a loyal companion. Gunner never failed to love ……from his friend a mini horse through several puppies he babysat and his very own cat. I miss you so much my friend….
Gunner was Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferosity
GUNNER AN OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG
Our dear Gracie passed in the most beautiful way, at home and surrounded by her favorite stuffed animals and on her bed with her favorite humans and Dr. Kim there. We rescued Gracie and she became our own “Princess” Grace! She loved to hike and swim and bark at the UPS Truck! She had 15 wonderful years and she gave it her all! Thanks you, Dr. Kim, for being there for all of us in our time of need. We sure miss you Gracie, I promise to bark at the UPS Truck and you were the best office assistant anyone could ask for. Rest in peace my sweet pup, we love you.
– Bill and Celia Pennington
Dallas, you were such a huge part of our family. We’re feeling a little lost right without you. It’s hard to come home without you there to greet us with such love and happiness. We have so many memories of you playing and showing us how smart you were. You amazed us and brought us joy every single day of your 9 1/2 years. You will live in our hearts forever. RIP, buddy.
It was November 2005 when I first met your Mom. I remember at Christmas that year not knowing what type of gift to buy her since our relationship was just beginning. Then I recalled how much she loved animals and how much she missed her Baby. So I purchased dog food, treats and towels for her to donate to a shelter.
Although we quit seeing each other right after that Christmas I never forgot about her. So a few months later we reconnected and by August 2006 your Mom moved in with me. We had such a big yard and she wanted nothing more than to get a dog to enjoy it with us.
So one Saturday in September we set out to find you . But it was at the PetSmart where you found us. As we approached you jumped up with your front legs hanging over the pen saying”get me outta here”. It worked and a bit later we brought you home. I wasn’t sure how you would do in the truck so I made you ride in the back, your Mom has never let me forget that. Little did I know just how much things were going to change when we got home. I never had a indoor dog but there was no way your Mom was having you stay outside.
Well, my allergies went crazy and I went almost a year without a good nights sleep. Started taking allergy shots in March 2007 and still do to this day. Have driven many miles to get those shots but I wouldn’t change a single one. Life is always changing and ours did too. But what didn’t change was your Mom still loving you. You gave me a reason to come home when I didn’t have one. You loved me when I didn’t probably deserve it.
Today we are with you to say we love you and to let you know how much we will miss you. We will always remember our times together and the happiness you gave us. We hope that your time with us was just as happy and one day we will see each other again.
We love you