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Sunny February 2002 – February 2018 Always sweet, always hungry.

Sunny loved his home and his yard, his cat and his family. He never did like to travel. He didn’t like brooms, vacuum cleaners and electronic sounds of any sort. He didn’t like having his photo taken and usually turned away. Sunny’s great passion in life was food, and lots of it. Sunny aged gracefully and was always a trooper.
He was a very good dog and we miss him.

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Max was the only dog we ever chose, picking him out at the Louisa County Animal Shelter. Our previous dogs had either shown up at our house, or the farm, or we were talked into “taking one” of litter found somewhere. We about lost him early on after suffering a severe trauma to his back leg. Thankfully Dr. Tucker of Orange was willing to get his leg functional again without costing us one of our limbs. Max went on to live a very long and full life. He thoroughly enjoyed his days being able to roam a large area free along with sunning at the back door and the driveway. He was always a faithful companion while my husband did his various outdoor projects. And of course he was always there to greet us with his wagging tail when we came home. Goodbye old friend!

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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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Beau Athisar

Beau

We said goodbye to our beautiful boy this week. We are grieving, remembering and giving thanks for the gift he was to us. Like many dogs, Beau always pulled us into the now. He was given to us for this purpose. He didn’t hold grudges or regrets from the past, and he didn’t worry about the future. He was always present to what was going on today. He looked no further than the brief time following words like “treat,” “walk,” or “Do you want to go to the river?”

General Beauregard Haynesworth was a sensitive, gentle soul in the body of an 85 pound yellow lab. If things got tense, he left the room. If there was a baby near, he positioned himself gently by her. He never growled in anger. He loved to be close enough to touch. His expressions told the story of the moment – “I’m so glad to see you,” “I did something I should not have,” “It’s time to eat,” “Gotta go potty.”

We are missing him tremendously – he left a huge hole in our hearts – but we rest in the joy that he is in a place where cancer doesn’t exist, chasing balls and swimming in creeks again.

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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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Cyrene Tickle 2

Our beautiful, amazing girl came to us on December 15th 2002 and left us on her own terms this December day. She was the most beautiful soul I have ever met. She was the puppy that we weren’t getting. She was the puppy who healed our hearts. She was full of life and joy and herself. She was our first agility dog and little did we know how talented she really was. She was with us every day for the last 15 years. Her suffering ended quickly without the assistance of the vet but in the comfort of our home and our love. We are both devastated at her passing. Please pray for us as we mourn her passing and her beautiful, everlasting soul.

July 30, 2002 – December 1, 2017

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Widget Powers

Widget was a goofy, ill-behaved, friendly and athletic little dog.
She will be missed for a good long time to come. She added
a lot to our family. We loved that spotted wisp… what a great dog!
– Mike and Amoret

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Dema

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In honor of Dema Lynn:

We “saved” you from the kennel, but we all know that it was you that provided us a gift. You always lived by your own rules (pet when you want to be petted), and always had an independent spirit. You were loyal, silly, lovable and cute. Your life was shorter than we all would have liked, but you experienced it with grace and confidence. Even at your lowest, you never let it show.

You were loved whole heartedly, and you will be missed more than you know. Please say hello to the friends and family that we’ve lost. Now may you be free to chase all the squirrels that you want!!

Love,

Derrick, Alyica, and Samba (and even the cats)

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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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