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Pet Tributes

Every pet’s story deserves to be heard. Please click the button below to share your beloved pet’s story on our pet tributes page and social media. For any questions, please email info@hrvethospice.com

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Thomas

Thomas

With a heart full of gratitude, I thank and appreciate very much the staff of Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice. I traveled from Pennsylvania to Chesapeake with Thomas, Bobbie & Mollie, no more than 2 weeks earlier to be with family. Thomas became increasingly ill...

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Harley

Harley

On June 27, 2022, I crossed peacefully over the rainbow bridge 🦮🌈 I was fortunate to be in the comfort of my home with my favorite people holding me every second of the way. I cannot fully express the gratitude I have towards my family. They truly loved me more than...

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Fido

Fido

There are not adequate words to describe what Fido meant to our family. He was 18 years old and had been with us his whole life. He live with us in 2 states and 5 houses. He saw us through deployments, college, the birth of our son and so much more. He was a friend...

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Bonnie

Bonnie

My girl, this is the hardest decision I have ever made. My Bonnie Girl; so regal, so loving, so beautiful. But you don't smile anymore and I know it's time. I cannot make it better my girl. I can't take this away. I have witnessed your battle. I have watched you fight...

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Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae came into our lives in September, 2012. She gave us 10 years of joy, happiness, craziness, and lots of love. She was full of energy, often running down the hall like she had been shot out of a cannon. She loved to swipe at Dad whenever he walked by her, but...

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Sabra Baruch Taaveti

Sabra Baruch Taaveti

Our Sabra left us on Passover also Easter Sunday she was ready go and she did it bravely calmly bowing her head down between her front paws as she said goodbye. We are heartbroken. May her memory be for blessing. B”H Fly high Queen.

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Leyla Bug

Leyla Bug

Our Precious LEYLA BUG (May 18, 2006 ~ April 1, 2022) You gave us almost 16 wonderful years of unconditional love and affection up to the very end and you welcomed your fur sister Chelsea MA into the family with nothing but tail wags and licks! We couldn’t of asked...

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Rhodan

Rhodan

Rhodan was from Belgium and was picked up by his owner between 14 and 16 months of age. He was then trained for 18 months. Rhodan served 3 deployments in Afghanistan where he would sniff out explosive odors. He served for 8 years and retired in 2016. He was a great...

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In loving memory of Rascal Jack

In loving memory of Rascal Jack

Rascal JackYou came into our lives 15 years ago as a rescue dog adopted from the Norfolk SPCA when you were just one year old. You captured our hearts from the minute we saw you. You were our empty nest dog child. You were sweet and funny! You were loved dearly, and...

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In Memory of Paul

In Memory of Paul

Porter “Paul” Daniels July 4, 2015 - October 29, 2021 Paul was our little “criminal.” He was very mischievous and would frequently demand to be let outside and to have the faucets dribbling water for him. He was always first to the food bowl and faster than lightning...

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In Memory of Princess Sophia (Sophie)

In Memory of Princess Sophia (Sophie)

Princess Sophia (Sophie) 2/14/2007 ♥ 7/23/2021 Born Valentines Day, this tiny bundle of white with her pink nose fit in the palm of our hands. Our hearts 💕 swelled with love at that moment. She was a small pint-size pup and won everyone's heart she met. Our little...

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In Memory of Maggie

In Memory of Maggie

Maggie was our sweet old family dog who lived for almost 13 years. She was loved by many, even if she barked at walls and everything and anything that moved. Our family and those close to us will miss her dearly. Hope you eat all the snacks and treats up their baby dog.

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In Memory of Jake

In Memory of Jake

Jake passed away quietly on June 26, 2021 after being diagnosed with a malignant melanoma. He was 14 years old. He was a miniature German Shepherd mixed with Husky born on Shell Road in Hampton, Virginia. I still remember the day that he trotted into our lives on...

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In memoriam. Patches Bluestein, April 26, 2005—June 3, 2021.

In memoriam. Patches Bluestein, April 26, 2005—June 3, 2021.

Today, Patches crossed the Rainbow Bridge, hopefully to wait with our 4 other canine kids for our arrival in due time. His journey was greatly eased by the expert and compassionate care of Dr Jeannette and Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice (highest recommendation). I...

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In Memory of Haley

In Memory of Haley

Haley was the most amazing companion. She hardly barked. She always listened and obeyed. She was never trained to do these things - she just did them. She allowed her sisters to tug on her tail and lay over top of her. All she ever wanted to do was love and be loved....

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In Memory of Barge

In Memory of Barge

Barge (12/01/2010-1/10/2021) was the sweetest boy ever! There wasn’t anyone who knew him that didn’t love him. He was so laid back for a lab and desired to swim all day when we had a pool, have someone throw a tennis ball for him (he even reciprocated), and have his...

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In Memory of Lucy

In Memory of Lucy

Lucy came into our lives as sort of a rescue. Our nephew and his fiancé had her as a puppy but because they were both First Responders there were lots of lonely days and nights. When the fiancé left our nephew realized he could not give Lucy the best care so we...

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In Memory of Henna

In Memory of Henna

Henna was the perfect fit for our family and our family's first puppy! She came to us at 9 weeks old with a personality that shone through immediately. She was playful and mischievous. Her favorite things to do were steal socks and chew up tags on anything. She knew...

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In Memory of Alfie

In Memory of Alfie

Alfie had a big personality in a small body. From the time that he came into our family, until over 17 years later when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge, he filled our lives with love and laughter. Alfie loved chasing squirrels, balls, and his favorite toys. He loved...

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In Memory of Aksel

In Memory of Aksel

Aksel loved life. He loved to play with balls of all shapes and sizes. He loved to chase bubbles. He loved squeeky toys and tearing them up. He loved food and would eat anything but his favorites were peanut butter, whipped cream, apples, doggie crack (dried hotdogs)...

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In Memory of Cherry

In Memory of Cherry

I had just been medically discharged from the Marines when I adopted Cherry. I had actually been looking for a dog to surprise my husband with for his birthday. However, It quickly became clear that she was mine. She had been badly neglected and was returned multiple...

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In Memory of Pretty Girl

In Memory of Pretty Girl

Pretty Girl was the happiest, smartest, most loving dog I've ever known. She was my very best friend for 15 years. She grew up with my children and grandchildren. We will forever miss her. I'm comforted in knowing that she suffers no more.

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In Memory of Toby

In Memory of Toby

Toby Toby was such a friend. We were fortunate to have him for nearly 14 years and during that time he carved a deep and happy place in our home and our hearts. Pets like Toby are such a blessing, and we will miss him, remember him fondly, and never stop loving him.

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In Memory of Tater

In Memory of Tater

Tater Tater came to us, as a rescue, in the spring of 2008. Never would I have imagined just attached I would become. He would meet me at the door, when I came home from work. Follow me all around the house, trying to figure out what "Daddy" was doing. He absolutely...

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In Memory of Kiki

In Memory of Kiki

KikiKiki was the sweetest boy and lived to cuddle with everyone. He was my buddy and followed me everywhere. He had a human Mom, Dad and 2 sisters. His fur brother Tucker predeceased him almost 1 year ago and he leaves behind a fur sister Ava. I will miss him sleeping...

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In Memory of Alfred

In Memory of Alfred

AlfredOn Friday, September 27, Alfred Jack DeStafney-Beaman of Hampton, VA peacefully left this world at his home, surrounded in love by his human, Molly DeStafney, and his brother, Orsen DeStafney-Beaman. Alfred, formerly Gibbon, and was adopted in February 2015 from...

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In Memory of Dante

In Memory of Dante

In Memory of Dante Buddy Rodriguez Dante was a beagle we adopted October 2009 at the VBSPCA. His family had to leave him behind because they were moving because of military restrictions. One day Michael and I walked into the spca just to look. It was around my...

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In Memory of Bootsy

In Memory of Bootsy

After 17 years it is hard to say goodbye! You came into our home one day asking for love and attention with your loud purrs and insistence on being loved. We did not know where you came from but there began our journey. The most notable thing about Bootsy was she was...

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A Memorial To Thor – “My Sweet Boy”

A Memorial To Thor – “My Sweet Boy”

My Sweet BoyApril 15, 2007-June 13, 2019 Our journey started with an email I received of a beautiful 1 year and 7 months old Yellow Lab needing a home. I saw your picture and fell in love. I had a soft spot in my heart for Yellow Labs because I grew up with one named...

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A Memorial to Bella

A Memorial to Bella

BellaSome days we vividly remember like yesterday. My husband and I were driving in our neighborhood when we first saw Bella – an Old English Sheepdog and a rarity for Southern California. With the wind softly blowing through her sheepdog hair, one could see her...

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A Memorial to Tucker

A Memorial to Tucker

TuckerThis is Tucker  With whom I became a sucker. He came into our life  through fostering, I tried. Its there that I fell in love  and there a gift from above. He needed nurturing, family and hugs. A brother for a companion and toys for tugs. He had 2 human sisters...

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A Memorial to Daisy Mae

A Memorial to Daisy Mae

On February 7, 2019 we said goodbye to our sweet baby girl Daisy Mae. Dr. Carmack was so gentle and loving to help our baby girl cross over peacefully at home over to the Rainbow Bridge. Daisy you were the most loving dog ever and loved life.  Since day one when we...

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A Memorial to Bucky

A Memorial to Bucky

Today we had to say goodbye to our precious Wheaten, Bucky. He was the sweetest, most loving, beautiful, and thunder chasing dog ever. From First Grade to First-Year… You take our hearts with you. RIP Buckwheat.Larry, Amy, & Hunter Flora1/25/19

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A Memorial to Zeus

A Memorial to Zeus

Zeus was simply the best in every way. He was a rescue, but he was the one that did the saving. There is no way to put in words all the ways that he made our lives better, so all I can say is that he was adored, he is missed, but we know he is playing and forever...

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A Memorial to Romeo

A Memorial to Romeo

    Romeo You had the energy of a puppy in the body of a geriatric gentleman. Romeo, you were happy every single day of your 14 years. Everyday you brought us indescribable joy. You challenged us, you entertained us, and what you lacked in manners you made...

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2018 Pet Memorial Tribute

2018 Pet Memorial Tribute

https://youtu.be/ZjJGRKEFahQ In honor of all our loved ones waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. - Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice

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National Pet Memorial Day Water Lantern Ceremony

National Pet Memorial Day Water Lantern Ceremony

   Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice to host their 6th annual National Pet Memorial Day Ceremony in Virginia Beach. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA July 26, 2018 – Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice is hosting their 6th Annual Water Lantern ceremony in honor of National Pet...

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A Memorial to Wilson

A Memorial to Wilson

Wilson stepped up from the very beginning.  When our little nieces, who live in Texas, went on our behalf to select a puppy for us they selected the one that stepped to the front.  That was Mr. Wilson and as soon as he was old enough he flew to his new home to Orange...

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A Memorial to Maddie

A Memorial to Maddie

Maddie 1/21/2012 - 6/11/2018 Maddie was our baby. She came into our life after we lost our 2 mini-dachshunds and filled the hole in our hearts with the joy she brought us.  She was a typical golden, loving every person and dog she met, though sometimes they...

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A Memorial to Rizzo

A Memorial to Rizzo

You were a firecracker. Your personality demanded attention. Still, you put me first even in your neediest times, by challenging me and giving me purpose when I felt vacant. Your happiness was my happiness, your strong will was my strong will, and your peace will be...

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A Memorial to Bugz

Bugz Bugz was born in 1997 and lived to be an incredible 20-years-old. Bugz was with me on my first day of kindergarten, and continued to be there through every other major milestone of my life - graduation, heartbreak, illness...Our...

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Memorial to Annie

Memorial to Annie

RIP dear Annie.  We were so lucky to adopt you from Rainbow Animal Rescue when you were a young "wild and crazy" rescue pup and you quickly became an integral member of our family.   You were such an amazing, adorable, sweet, and devoted companion -- my furry BFF....

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A Memorial to Norfolk K9 Tiko

A Memorial to Norfolk K9 Tiko

Norfolk K9 Tiko 2003 - 2/20/2017 By Handler, Shawn Jacobs It is with great sadness that my retired Norfolk K9 dog “Tiko” has passed away. Tiko had been a part of my life for 11 years. In 2005, my first few weeks in the Norfolk K9 Department had me wondering what I had...

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Memorial to Charlee

Memorial to Charlee

I knew from the very 1st day that Charlee was born that she was going to be so special in my life. I knew that she was here to save me from all of my bad days and I was here to heal her through hers. In the short 3 years that I was blessed to have her in my life, I...

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Tribute to Boomer

Tribute to Boomer

We are so grateful that Boomer was a part of our lives and our family for so many years. We learned a lot from each other – if he was a human, he would have been a man of few words but those words would have been: Trust, Love and Accept. He will always be a part of...

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A Memorial to Loki

A Memorial to Loki

Loki was special from the first day I rescued him. I immediately nicknamed him my big baby. He was big, but always gentle and kind. He was a wonderful baby and I will miss him greatly. He was truly special and will be missed very much. I love him with all my heart and...

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A Memorial to Raina

A Memorial to Raina

In Loving Memory of Raina May.   You were the best cat in the world and we miss you everyday. There will never be another like you.   We will love you always. Mom & Dad

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Memorial to Superfly

Her friends called her Super. She was an 7 or 8 year Pit Bull Dog, who I adopted from Portsmouth Humane Society after fostering her for 2 years. She is still missed enormously.

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Saying goodbye to Jersey

Saying goodbye to Jersey

Jersey was a surprise addition to my life in October of 2000. I came home during my sophomore year in college to find that my next door neighbors had a litter of lab puppies and my mom finally decided to grant my lifelong request for a puppy. So we returned from that...

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A Memorial to Leonard

A Memorial to Leonard

Leonard you will always be sadly missed. I know you are free of pain now and young again.   You were the greatest dog I've ever had.   You were my best friend....I love you Leonard.

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A Memorial to Lancelot

A Memorial to Lancelot

You were my knight in furry armor Sir Lancelot and I will miss you until the end of my days. You were perfect. Rest well little one and we will be together again one day for it won't be heaven without you!

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Snoop Memorial

Snoop was our everything girl and she completed our family. We miss her every day but we hold on to the wonderful memories that we have of her over the almost 14 years she blessed our family. She was made of nothing more than sugar and spice and everything nice. She...

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A Memorial to Zelda

A Memorial to Zelda

 Zelda's Gift I sat alone beside myself Beside myself with grief Inside myself But searching Outside for some relief In the depths of sorrow Awash in loss and pain I saw a distant Flashing Light That made Me look Again As I looked Outside my loss And focused further...

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A Memorial to Sampson

In Loving Memory Of Sampson   My husband and I adopted Sampson from the Humane Society when he was 10 years old. We wanted an older cat because we already had a cat who was 8. I knew Sampson was our   cat the moment I saw his picture on their website. He was so...

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A Memorial to Baxter

After spending 17 years with him, there is so much to say about what we shared. I adopted him when he was 2 years old and feel incredibly honored that he lived an amazing life for 19 years. He taught me grace, humor, and unconditional love. He brought out the best in...

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A Memorial to Squeekie

Squeekie     I worked in a bookstore when I was in college. One day a woman came in looking for a book about cats, specifically pregnant cats. She had taken in a very pregnant stray. We talked a little and I told her I would be moving into my first apartment soon and...

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A Memorial to Diablo

Diablo was a beautiful, smart, caring, sweet soul who enriched us with his presence every day. We know he is now in a better place still watching over his human units. Rest in Peace precious buddy. We miss you dearly and will think of you fondly for the rest of our...

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A Memorial to Buddy

A Memorial to Buddy

Buddy Rice, you made friends with everyone you met. Your friends are missing you. We'll be seeing you.

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A Memorial to Klover

A Memorial to Klover

Klover was a one-in-a-million companion that will always be missed by her family. We think about you every day and remember all the joy you brought to us daily. You were such a sweet and loving girl that will be always be held dearly in my heart.

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2014 Memorial Video

2014 Memorial Video

As we enter 2015, I wanted to reflect and pay tribute to all of the wonderful pets that crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and all of the wonderful families I have had the opportunity to meet this year.

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Puff Memorial

The Rainbow Bridge  Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play...

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Ke’chara Memorial

I met Chara in 2001 when she came into the Army vet clinic on Guam as a hit by car. The lady that had her took dogs off the street and kind of gave them safe harbor at her farm. She did not have much money but she insisted we do everything we could for this dog. So we...

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Crysta Memorial

Crysta Feb.1998 to April 5, 2014   You are a beautiful white kitty with eyes of blue and one green The gentlest spirit we have ever seen Sarah and I found you at the SPCA We saw you and knew there was no walking away   You were swatting at all the passers by...

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Cookie Memorial

Cookie and I stumbled across each other when she chose my sister's barn to hide out in and steal horse kibble to survive. Special from the start she gave me 14 years of joy and fun. She loved to race as fast as she could around the fields, slowing down to tease the...

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Jinger Memorial

To our Jinger: It started out seeing a Pembroke Corgi on TV, I think the Westminster OR Eukanuba Dog Show. We fell in love with your breed. So about a year after we moved to our home there was the ad in the paper. NC breeder, no papers but a...

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Sydney Memorial

Sydney 1999 - October 7, 2013   When I met Sydney at the CT Humane Society, it was love at first sight, for both of us. As I walked around looking at the cats, Sydney kept looking at me so intently. There were other people there, but he picked me I think. I could...

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Copper Memorial

Copper has been with the family for a good part of our lives. When we were picking her out of a litter of beagle puppies, she was the most energetic and prettiest one out of the group.  She was always happy to see us when we came home. We had a lot of happy times with...

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Corky & Mikey

I had loved you so. Thank you for the many years you have given to me. You have made me a better human being.        

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Bailey Memorial

My dearest Bailey, This is the letter I have dreaded writing since the day I brought you home. The finality of your loss is closing in around me as I type. It is like reading the last page of the best book you have ever read. I have written this letter 1000 times in...

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In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

             As we enter 2013, I wanted to send my wishes for a safe, happy, and healthy New Year for all of you, your families, and your furry friends. I also wanted to pay tribute to all of the wonderful pets that crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and all of the...

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Taka Memorial

One Last Kiss   I’ve cried a bucket of tears I knew this day will come If I could do something more, I would The longer you stay, the happier I would.   A trip to where you and I first met If you’d eat, I’ll give all your favorite...

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Lucy Memorial

I just wanted to share this picture of Lucy taken on 8/15/12 in one of her most favorite places.   Lucy was a very special dog and we will miss her so much.          

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Pretty Girl Memorial

A LETTER TO PRETTY GIRL You were just one of those wonderful, unsuspecting, happenings, that come along once in a life time, Pretty Girl! When I picked you out of the litter of kittens there was something different about you from the rest. You became our pal and...

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Cricket Memorial

Cricket Memorial

     Jon and I are saddened by the loss of our sweet girl Cricket. She passed away quietly in her sleep a few days after Christmas. While her health had been declining for quite some time, it was still a shock to lose her. I am comforted by the knowledge that her...

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Mickey Memorial

  I, and many students who attended NCSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, was saddened to hear reports of Mickey's passing. I thought I would share with you a bit of his obituary of sorts. RIP Mickey. An excerpt from "Remembering Mickey" in the Winter 2011 issue...

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Dr. Floyd Memorial

  Dear Dr. Floyd, You have been with Nanny and Pap-Pap for a month and a half, yet not a day goes by that I don't cry and not an hour goes by that I don't miss you. I loved you so much, and I know in your own way, you loved me too.  I know wherever you are, you...

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Lilla

Lilla

Lilla was a great buddy we did lots of road trips and she love to hike and chase rabbits thats the beagle in her when she couldn't hike I started to flat water kayak with her we will miss her dearly in my heart I know she had great life and lots of loving care I am so...

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