Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We Said Good-bye to...

To all of you who lost pets this year, we extend our deepest sympathy. We know you miss them.

Do Not Mourn.... Do not mourn my passing for if you could see
By slipping all my earthly bonds, I'm young again and free.
By day I run the Heavenly fields, my body healthy and strong
At night I sleep at Angel's feet, lulled by Celestial Song.
Do do not mourn my passing, just close your eyes-you'll see
I'm once again that frisky pup, just as you remember me.

My sweet boy, Bailey-- greatly missed and loved deeply. He was part of my heart.
These two Border Collies belonged to my sister, Nancy. Bonnie is above on her pillow. Laddie is below. Both dogs were brought into her family when she lived in England. They were 15 years old! Bonnie and Laddie lived next door to me and loved to talk with my Pekes at the fence. They both died this year, months apart. We all miss them-- they were incredible dogs.

Here is Duchess Carla-- she was one of my foster dogs and SO sweet. She was adopted and greatly loved by Jane in NC. We miss Duchess so much. Duchess' Peke brother,Otis Lee, also died this year, just the week before Christmas. We extend our sympathy to their mom.
Paddington Bear, also known as Ch Lyonese Two Shillings Red was born November 17, 2003 and tragically and suddenly died September 5, 2008. He had group placements and leaves behind two beautiful daughters: Lyonese Burberry Lace (3 single points from her championship) and Lyonese Ballerina Lace. His father was Am/Can Ch St Aubrey's Frangelico and his mother is Taeplace Mistress of Lyonese (aka: Penelope Peabody, daughter of Am/Can Ch Taeplace Monet, BIS, BISS) Paddington Bear is greatly loved and greatly missed. I think he may have been the most beautiful dog we ever bred physically and he possessed the most soft and gentle temperament.
Here is Paddington Bear as a puppy.
Ziggy, who we were not able to get soon enough to help. He had a bad heart, and died quietly in the shelter.
Lady's owner had to say good-bye this year. She misses Lady so much. She was 13 1/2 years old. Her owner wrote this: She was the best pet we ever had, She never bit anyone, never chewed up stuff. She loved kids, people, other dogs of all size, cats and traveling. When we went to the market she sat on my arm with her head out the window and loved all the attention she got. Lady loved to be loved and sleeping in bed. She would sit with me until she got to warm then laid on the floor close to me. When I would go from one room to another she went too. Lady went to rainbow bridge Oct. 7, 2008 where she is waiting for me so we can go into heaven together.
Hannah (pictured with Linda/me), greatly loved and missed by her foster mom, Shanyn, and by her new family, Mary, Colleen, and Michael.
Isis, greatlly love and fostered by Kathy. She was in rescue six months and had so many problems. She finally was unable to fight them anymore and died at the emergency vet.
Lucy, loved by her foster mom, Linda and by her adoptive parents.
Maggie, loved by her foster mom, Gloria. Maggie died suddenly of heart failure.
Poochie, loved by her foster mom, Linda (I had her a few days), and Gloria. She also came into rescue with a very bad heart. We loved her for the time we had her.
Barkley, loved by his foster mom, Gloria. (Barkley's life before we had him was too much to overcome.)

1 comment:

Pekiegirl said...

I,too,lost my first peke,Gremlin, to renal failure,almost five years ago. He went everywhere with me,including to my grooming appointments. He was loved by everyone including dogs who didn't normally like small dogs,and was the reason I came to love this breed. I still miss him very much.