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.
Since the moment you first walked into my life and up those apartment stairs that October eve 2004, you have been the highpoint of my each and every day. You made me look forward to what awaited me after the workday was done. The anticipation of your happy tail wag and lively greeting played in my mind throughout the day. Throughout your life, despite your illness, you greeted me that way until the end. YOU, Jet, were always the sunshine in my life.
You demanded so little, yet gave so much. Looking back, I entrusted you with many heavy and sometimes overwhelming responsibilities. Guard the house, play tracking, herding, agility, obedience, and keeping me happy, day in and day out. You did all that and so much more.
I didn’t intend to fall so deeply, madly in love with you. But it happened and I am lost without your dedicated daily devotion. Our morning routines, our sweet good-byes “see you in a little bit. God watch over you.” I don’t know how long that little bit seemed to you, perhaps long, it was for me. But you were always with me in spirit, I know that, I hope you did too. You still are and always will be. You were the happy beats in my heart.
Your will and strength amazed me until the last breath. I know you would have stayed if you could, you never would leave me. You were determined to walk through life with me and you gave it your all. I felt it, I know it, I believe it.
When we meet again my darling Jet, and I know we will, I hope we can communicate on a level unknown on Earth. But for eternity, just sit close together. Close enough so I can once again take in the rich, earthy smell of your amazing black coat. Look into your gorgeous eyes and tell you how much you mean to me.
Always on my mind, forever in my heart.
All My Love,
Your devoted person