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Samson Root

Samson, you were the best boy. You were truly in a league of your own, words can’t really describe it. You were always there when we needed you, a cuddle when you knew someone was sad, you were a gentle soul. You enjoyed so many things in your life, walks and rides in the car were your favorite. You completed your mission on earth. You helped raise two boys and you absolutely adored all children. You were just the sweetest, smartest and strongest boy. You were such an important part of our family and you will be missed so very much. We
hope that you are at peace, know that we will never forget you and we will see you again one day.

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Maggie Buxton

Maggie came into my life about 16 years ago. She was found hungry and wandering in Shenandoah National Park, and brought to the C’ville SPCA, where I found her. She was so sweet and beautiful, and it was wonderful to have a new cat in my life. Maggie fit right into my lifestyle. I live alone in a house with lots of beds which Maggie made her own. Returning from a late rehearsal, a long trip, or from errands, I was greeted with a trill and meow. Maggie was talkative, a true conversationalist. She was a constant source of comfort and support. I miss Maggie deeply. Her way of being in the world was one of independence, acceptance, and grace, up to the very end. May I do as well.

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Carment Yets-Wood

My sweet girl, in healthier days. I hope God knows about her insatiable shoe chewing habit, her love for clementines,Apple cores, carrots, and almonds. She also loved to bark at squirrels and cats, and had loved to wiggle her butt, especially if she didn’t want to do something!! She had that look in her eye, that said” Come chase me, if you want me!!”. She loved her doggie brothers, especially her brother Buffy. I could go on and on. She will be missed greatly!!!!

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Tayto on lap

Our Tayto appeared one chilly night on our front porch, where we’d left some food out for neighbor cats, and we immediately fell in love with her. For the next ten months, she returned every single night and slowly became more comfortable and affectionate, until we felt the time was right to bring her inside to live with us. She took a few months to acclimate and learn to use a litter box, but then she just bloomed and absolutely loved being an inside cat. She was incredibly smart and playful, and she was an amazing nurse and companion to our other, elderly cat during his final months. All she wanted was to be near us and cuddle — so much so that we nicknamed her Noodle, for how much she loved to “canoodle.”

She was the bright light in our lives and made us happy every single day. With her, hard days were easier and easy days even better. She gave us three wonderful years of nonstop love, but then her beautiful little heart just gave out, and we had to suddenly let her go. As Robert Frost wrote, “Nothing gold can stay,” and without question, our little Tayto was truly golden through and through. A thousand years wouldn’t have been enough, but we are thankful for every single second we had with our sweet girl.

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Tiki Goodloe

We had to say goodbye to this very fine family member today. She gave over 14 years of unconditional love and joy (with a little mischief mixed in). And for this we are so grateful. We will miss you Tiki Barber.

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Winston Kaslusky

Sunday night my wife and I lost our little friend Winston who shared our life for the past ten years. He was a loving little soul who crept into our hearts with his sweet greetings when we came home and his gentle presence near us as we carried out our day. Winston came to us from a shelter at the age of about 5 or 6 and had a wonderful life with us for 10 years. Winston would stand by his toy mouse and ask us to play or tap our arm for a chase with the laser light. Each morning after breakfast he would dash into the bathroom to wait for his morning brushing which he relished. He came down with cancer in June and my wife gave him loving care until she knew it was time to put him to sleep before he was in pain. He spent his last days watching the birds at the feeders out the window and sleeping on our bed at night. His passing leaves a hole in our heart. We will enjoy memories of our dear little friend and adopted member of our family.

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We said goodbye to our sweet, goofy Maize today. Our hearts are hurting but we are grateful that she can run and swim to her heart’s content, eat whatever she wants to and is reunited with her buddy Butters. Oh how we loved our sweet, sweet girl. We will miss her so….

Phyllis

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Hi,

This clip says it better than anything I could write.

To my Watson, who I lost in September.

For all the dogs (and fur babies) we've loved so deeply and lost. This video is for you.(Video by Red and Howling / Music by Bryan Aspey)

Posted by Adopt-a-Pet.com on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Butters Savides

“We sent our sweet Butters to Rainbow Bridge on October 24. He went peacefully and with dignity. He is now free to “go astray” as he loved to do – oh how he loved his walks. We will always be grateful for his devotion – we will miss our good boy.”

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Snoopy Roper

We let Snoopy go on June 25th and it was as easy for my sweet boy as I hoped it would be.
Snoopy hated car rides. He loved being home with our other dog, cats and his chickens. He enjoyed watching the neighbor boys play basketball and walking to the mailbox with another neighbor. He wasn’t the smartest dog – took us 11 years to teach him to bark for a treat but he had the biggest heart and is missed by many.

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