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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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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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Dixie Cabell

“Even though I had wanted a dog since I was a little girl, I didn’t get one until I was 38. I went to the local SPCA and picked Dixie out of a litter of Beagle puppies, or rather she picked me. As I was sitting in their pen watching them run around and deciding on which one to get, a little boy said “I think that one likes you.” I looked down and there she was sitting in my lap looking up at me. I brought her home and had her for 13 years. She was the most loving and loyal dog a girl could ever have. I am heartbroken but thankful she’s not in pain any longer. I am confident she’s somewhere eating lots of treats, reunited with our other beagle Petey, and getting lots of love from my mom. Thank you to Dr. Thorpe at Sage Veterinary Services for coming to our home and giving her the most peaceful passing. What a gift that was. I’ll miss you every day until I see you again my sweet Dixie.”

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“There must be a heaven for the animal friends we love.

They are not human, yet they bring out our own humanity….

Sometimes in ways that other people cannot.

They do not worry about fame or fortune….

Instead, they bring our hearts nearer to the joy of simple things.

Each day they teach us little lessons in trust and steadfast affection.

Whatever heaven may be, there’s surely a place in it for friends as good as these.”

Maize and Butters

Phyllis

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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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Harley Towberman

Our precious Harley, who suffered with bone cancer, went to heaven last week. We are very blessed by God to have shared eleven years of life… loving and adoring Harley.

He was so very human to us. Harley loved so deeply, desired to heal anyone in need that was in his presence, had the honorable soul of a saint, and taught us how to feel real joy in the moment. The gift of his unconditional love will always be with us.

Nine years ago when we lost our eighteen year old treasured kitty Isabelle, whom we still miss, we felt her continued presence in little two year old Harley because she helped raise him. Now, we have our little Toby, Harley’s Golden brother who is five years old, remaining with us, who is carrying on Harley’s living legacy because Harley raised Toby from a pup and instilled his beautiful ways in his little brother.

We are grieving and yet feel totally blessed to have had Harley’s mind, body and soul join us in this life. We will deeply love Harley forever.

With gratitude for your support and prayers,

Tom and Wanda

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Ralph Benes

Ralph fought a short but miserable battle with idiopathic epilepsy. He was only 15 months old and on 4 strong meds with little relief. He loved us unconditionally throughout. His beautiful piercing eyes , bounding joy and energy is dearly missed .Thank you Dr Thorpe for a peaceful and dignified passing

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Bart Eulogy SM

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Tina Ward

Where are you my little girl?

Where are you?

The house so empty now

I still hear faint pitter patters

I still see you sleeping on your sunny window perch

Where are you my little girl?

Early this morning through my bedroom skylight

I saw your face in the trees

little ears and nose

looking down

resting on your paws.

My fiesty fighter

shy sweet

loving little kitty

Stay in the trees always.

Rest in peace

my little girl.

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Trey Winchester Smith

To the best snuggle buddy in the world! Thank you for 12 years of unconditional love, kisses, enjoying morning coffee together and providing Noah, Lola and Emry with some of their best childhood memories. We miss you immensely but know you’re finally running and chasing those birds pain free.

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