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
Today we said goodbye to Isabela (“Poopy-Kitty”). Found abandoned in a park at 5 weeks old, she turned out to be the best, most non-cat-like cat, ever! She grew up with dogs and enjoyed messing with them (bopping them on the head or butt as they passed by, or not allowing them to pass from room to room). She was scrappy and loved to be outside (she let herself in and out the dog door), defending her property against all cats (and squirrels) who dared to come into her territory.
She had a fun, very long, full life. She was just a few months short of her 20th birthday. We’ll miss her.
Please check out “Samson the Vigilant Rance” Memorial on Facebook. Samson was a beautiful Fawn Great Dane who was the best friend and protector our family ever had. Join us in remember ing his wonderful life.. The day before he passed he insisted on coming into the backyard with my daughter and I; on a broken foot no less. He was a loyal, loving, gentle and protective giant. He will never be forgotten. Thanks to Dr. Kim for helping us compassionately when we needed it the most!
Cadillac Jack Daniels…you will be forever missed. You were the best dog I could have ever asked for. Thank you so much for always being there for me and just wanting to lay on couch and just be next to me. I know your sister Candy and Ally are sad without you. Jack was so friendly and greeted everyone, he was the “sheriff” at the dog park making sure the roughhousing didn’t get out of control! He was my lab who hated water, he won a place in my heart from the moment I pick him up at 6 weeks old…12 years and 1 month later it was his time to go, but he will always hold a special place in our hearts. We love and miss you…love David & Kris. I want to thank Paws at Peace for making this sad time in our lives a bit easier. Dr Simpson you are so very compassionate.