Loving Memory of
DOB - Unknown - November, 2003
Loving Memory of
January 26th, 1989 - October 28th, 2003
Thank you for your kind words, it is so very hard..
Yesterday I could hardly say the words "Jewels is gone" let
alone form a sentence.
For a moment my world had stopped, I'm better today God gives
me strength and comfort.
Jewels was my life, like a child to me and this last year
I rotated around her. (ok.. the last 14 3/4 years)
I ran Mike to the airport on Monday while Jewels slept she
ate a very small breakfast But at least she was eating this
was a good sign.
While she just didn't seem 100% I figured she would
be herself as the day went on. Things weren't normal
he wanted me to
stay by her side and so I pulled the topper off the
bed put it in the living room and spent the entire
day on the floor
with her. She was happy she slept a lot. I hardly
left her side. She only went out twice to potty.
As night approached
She seemed weaker. I slept on the floor with her
as I didn't want to move her and couldn't bear
to leave her side. In
the morning she was wide eyed but not at all comfortable,
she couldn't walk and didn't pee, she refused water.
the vet and asked if she could come to the house to check
on her. She arrived at 11:35 and
told me Jewels
heart was slowing down and her body would shut
down in a few days or sooner. This of course meant
to keep my
promise to her. I sang to her the biscuit song,
and she licked my nose but only once. This song
brought on a face
washing. I could tell it took a lot of effort
just to kiss me. Her time come, she needed to leave
was saying good
bye. I called the vet back in the house and said
it was time.
Her death was peaceful. A shot was given to make her sleep
(little Poo snores) then when she was sleeping the vet gave
the shot that stopped her heart. I thought my heart had stopped
Marsha (I'm staying in her guest house and she has been
so great through this) has this red wagon that I pulled Jewels
and Skippy (her dog) around the yard with. Jewels Loved when
it was her turn for a ride. She smiled and knew I enjoyed
it. I had planned to get her down to Venice to have our photo
done in a studio (Old type photos) for the back cover of
the upcoming book. I knew it would be too hard for her to
walk the whole way so the wagon made sense. The rides had
Anyhow... I had
asked Marsha to pull the red wagon to the door so that
when it came time to remove Jewels I wouldn't
have to carry
her to the street. After about 10 minutes alone with
My baby I open the door and there set the wagon.
It was beautiful.
A white satin sheet lay covered with rose petals.
and a huge bouquet of Roses to cover her beautiful
She looked like an angel honest it was lovely...
what a wonderful gesture of kindness. Fitting only
for a Queen.
She was THE QUEEN.
I pulled the wagon to the street which is a long ways from
the guest house. 3 different neighbors were outside or pulling
out of the driveway and they all stopped what they were doing
and walked over to pay their respects. Everyone loved our
Jewels. I couldn't speak. They lifted her limp body from
the wagon into the van. One single rose petal fell from the
sheet. I picked it up and then I opened the sheet to give
just her nose a last good bye kiss... She smell unbelievably
beautiful. The Roses mixed with she sweet scent will linger
in my mind forever. (the petal sits on my desk)
hard thing is Mike had meeting all day Tuesday (He's working
out of town about 8 hours from the house). He knew
Poo wasn't feeling well but Like I said we thought she
would pull through. I didn't call him because I knew it
hard for him to finish up the day. I knew he would understand
I had to make an executive decision and that I did it for
Poo. So many times I had said I would not let her suffer
and I knew if I waited for him to get off work or until
he could fly home she would have been in great pain. I
keep my promise.
he called. His first words were "how is Jewels
feeling? Better?" My silence said what words couldn't.
Then we cried. He said I'll be home as soon as I can get
a flight. I told him I was ok... He is in the worst part
of the project and leaving really would jeopardize his
job with this company as no one can fill in and be up to
I convinced him I was going to be ok for a couple days
without him. He will fly in tonight. I know he feels bad
there but he understood I did what was right for Jewels.
I would have moved heaven and earth to protect that little
girl. I'm sad he didn't get to say good bye. I did ask
Marsha to take a photo of the Queen of Angels so if he
could see how lovely she was even in death. I haven't seen
the photos yet but I will when we are ready.
Anyhow while all of this was happening Susan, Marsha daughter
took Miss Laurie (Gus' daughter) so she wouldn't be traumatized.
She is still grieving the loss of her owner death due to
cancer. She arrived last Tuesday (we thought she was coming
Aug 1st) and if she had arrived like she should have she
would have already been re homed. (I have to still explain
to the people who were to get her) So Jewels left my life,
and here sits Gus' daughter who needs us... we need her too.
She acts/looks so much like Gus, it's like she belongs here.
Like a gift from God. She is laying under my desk as I type
this sad message. I have pulled myself together and I'm going
to be Ok... I will be myself again this kind of loss is so
hard to get through. But Jewels had a great life and I have
to regrets. I always put her first..
Miss Laurie goes to vet today for an examine and vaccination.
My neighbor is going to drive me so I don't have to fight
traffic and most likely the vet will ask about Jewels (she
isn't the one who put her to sleep) and it will be hard to
drive home if I'm crying.
Thank you for being there.
Jewels on Saturday before she got sick...
Look how happy she was.
Loving Memory of
Unknown - October, 2003
First Time I Saw Big Blue
first time I saw Big Blue’s
picture, his eyes spoke to me.
They said “Take
me Home” Though it took a
bit of time to arrange things,
a dog finally arrived on the West
Coast. He became part of the family
to a dog show his first day home,
stayed over in a motel and then
the next week
to work with us and started his
basic obedience class.
fit in so well. He WAS meant to be here. In
spite of the rare and tragic illness he developed,
my memories of him are smiles, at his antics,
and in gratitude for the love and trust he
He was taken too soon, in spite of everything veterinary medicine could do
for him. He was with me only 6 months. Each minute was a gift. I count myself
lucky to have known him…..as do all the other people he charmed in this
part of the country.
he left he was sporting a fine full coat
of hair, as well as couple of extra pounds.
He had a lot of good times. He hung out
with horses, had
more toys than he could count on four paws, slept on a Victorian
couch, rode on fluffy beanbags in the back
of his truck. Sometimes he even rode
shotgun in the bucket seat, and got to sleep on the bed!
to all of the wonderful rescue folks who believed
in him, and trusted me.
Blue was a canine citizen of the Universe.
He overcame so much, he never lost his big
goofy smile, and when he got sick, he handled
that with dignity and aplomb as well. His is
an old soul. He has seen much. He understands.
is just staggering news. I am so sorry and send my
deepest condolences -- more heartfelt then ever in
my life. Blue was such a masterpiece. I don't know
what it was about him that was so captivating, but
once you met him he became part of your being. Blue
was not one in a million, he was too unique -- he
was one alone. I will remember him, always -- one
day without the tears that make it hard to send this
are all so grateful to whatever God's may be that
you came into his life. I cannot think of anyone
who could have given him a better home and more love
and attention and care. He deserved more of you and
I'm sure his little spirit is by your side, still
going for rides, still going to work, still being
silly and wondering why you don't reach over and
pet him. After all, you are his lady.
dear Blue. I cherish the pictures you sent -- had
one blown up to an 8 1/2 x 11 and framed for Barb
-- the one with the big goof lounging on your Victorian
sofa. I will make one for me, too, and put it on
my wall here in the den next to my beloved Danny
Boy. Though my time with Blue was brief, I feel as
if he had been a lifelong friend and companion. That's
the affect he had on people.
rest his dear sweet soul.
to you, Big Blue. With Love from all of us,
Ginni, Bob, Barb, Catherine, Melissa
Loving Memory of
Unknown - September, 2003
Bardot is who I named you after. The dedication she had
to making the lives of animals better and her love for
them was endless. The beauty you both possess obvious.
had hope that your passion for life, your beauty and her
would somehow protect you from the harsh world you
had come to
us so afraid of. You came to us so scared and fragile.
With kind words and gentle touches you grew to trust and
us. We loved you and spoiled you as much as we could
trying so hard to make our shelter a better place than
you had in the past. All we could do was not enough
and you grew listless and pale in your kennel. You stopped
eating and sat shivering and curled in a ball. You
ready to give up after so little time not trusting
things would get better. We could not stand to see you
and would not give up. You had stolen the hearts of
all of us with your
silly grunts and your whipping tail. You would spend
hours everyday up in the office greeting everyone that
with those piercing eyes. Yet, no one took you home.
We filled Kong's full of treats, scattered toys galore
tucked you in each night when we could not be there
to comfort you. This was no longer enough. What you needed
was a home but there was none.
You now enjoyed life too much and could not stand to
away at the end of the day. Once again life had become
unfair to you. Then, she came along, we were so grateful!
You were confused and unsure but you
kissed us all and went on your way. She took you in
to her already full home to foster you. She brought you
life! We received regular reports, photos and you
even came to visit us, how wonderful you looked again.
there but could be happier still and she knew this.
Your forever home was finally found and we were thrilled
hear that you were doing better than ever. With your
broken past behind you and those you trusted and
loved all around you you had trust once again in life.
Tragically you were taken away during these happiest
days in your
new home. So many of us saddened beyond belief. We
can surely take comfort knowing you finally knew
loved. For the first time in your short life you were
loved. For now and forever you always will be.
Loving Memory of
(aka Baby Blue)
June, 2003 - August, 2003
were found in the kennel, just weeks old with your mother
and five other brothers and sisters. What a happy day it
must have been when you were rescued. You were taken to
a wonderful home with a big yard, lots of playmates and
most importantly the Chesser’s gave you an endless
amount of love.
arrival with me you become sick…. As I visited
with you each day I fell in love with you more
and more. Oh
how you loved your daily ear rubs. Each day I would
visit, it hurt me so bad to see you, I cried every
and out. I knew you were in so much pain.
things could have been different for you Baby Blue……..
If only I could have held you; one last time, kissed you
on your sweet face; one last time. You were not supposed
to go over the Bridge, you were so young, so sweet, so
innocent. You fought to make it into this world, and fought
like hell to stay, your little body just not fight any
now safe, not in anymore pain, you will always be loved.
You touched so many hearts the short time you were here,
you will never be forgotten.
blue was the color of your eyes
Baby blue like the Colorado skies
Like a breath of spring you came and left
And I still don't know why so
Here's to you and whoever holds my Baby Blue tonight
night and good-bye, Baby Blue.
With Love Always-
Jayme, Robb, V, and Rob
Loving Memory of
April, 2002 - August, 2003
You wondered into you lives a broken little girl with a
spirit that was bigger then I have ever seen. You were in
such pain and yet you were able to give kisses to anyone
who needed one. You had that light in your eyes that let
me know that I could not pass you up, then all you needed
was a name and then you became Simone.
You were humpty dumpty and we put you back together again.
Nothing slowed you down you were out to conqour the world
and you did. You were and still are the poster child for
the APBT breed. You touched so many lives and you alone changed
the minds of many. You were what made me continue doing what
I do because I knew there were more out there like you that
As time went on I knew I wouldnt have you for much longer
but I never knew it would be this soon. Your spirit had just
outlived your body and you were ready to be eternaly young
and free of pain. I had to make the decsion to let you go
and it is by the far the hardest one yet. You were so young,
but in so much pain, that I had to give you some relief.
So you go on and chase that vaccum cleaner and get those
cats and chew one your bone but wait for me, because Simi,
I will be looking for you to give me those pittie kisses
when we meet again.
Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and your TyTy
Loving Memory of
June 6th, 1988 - July 15th, 2003
a 90 pound Pitbull mix, was adopted from the Humane Society
at 3 1/2 years old , we brought her home and my two small
sons and her bonded immediately.
naturally loving and eager to please and play with them
and teach them the love of a loyal companion. She never
a bad day and never showed any agression even when the boys
would roll and play on her.
along with all dogs and cats and any that were lucky enough
to meet her. We were blessed to have her in our lives until
was 15 years old.
she became ill with cancer in her late years and couldnt
eat or drink or walk on her own and not wanting her to
suffer we as
a family decided it would be best for her to go to
the Rainbow Bridge.We brought her home after the vet laid
her rest and we buried her in front of a large old oak
tree where her spirit will live on at home.
be missed by all of us, there will never be another as gentle
and sweet as our big girl Sammy. We
miss you girl.
Jennifer and Family
Loving Memory of
DOB - Unknown - July, 2003
remember you always & forever
a sweet little girl, abandoned by her family, she didn't
let this get her down. Always quick to make friends and
with such a wise face, Bailey was waiting for her ship
to come in.
had noticed her, so many were trying hard to help her.
We almost made it Bailey, we almost pulled through! We're
so sorry it happened like this, we can only hope that you
understand and are watching down over us now, giving us
the strength to save the next one.
so much more than this world gave you, little girl. You're
safe now. Please know that none of us will ever forget
Loving Memory of
DOB - Unknown - March, 2003
came to us for help and gave us nothing but love
Sadly the love we gave back was not enough. He touched so
many people and will always be
remembered by the staff and volunteers who's laps he curled
night, my 'Little Monkey'.
rest in peace until we meet again.
Loving Memory of
a.k.a. SWEET PEA
Late Summer, 2002- January 23rd, 2003
still remember that day we picked you from the others….your
face stood out with a trace, a trace full of energy and
love that will forever stay. You changed our life like
no one would ever know. You made us so happy and made our
home glow. Glow with love, laughter and energy no other
dog could replace if you only knew how hard it was to see
is so sad without you and so quiet too. But I still feel
your sprit and I know that Daddy does too. Please forgive
us Sandy but I hope you understand that we hate to see
you sick and oh so sad.
know what was going on and that's what hurts the most…….but
I promise you it was out of love because you deserve to
be in heaven and call that your new home. You're a great
dog and deserve the best I think it was your time to go
and have a good rest.
are so many things that we will miss, your smell, your
cute face and your personality too we would call you SWEET
PEA Sandy because we thought it was cute. You were always
so happy and so energetic too... it's hard to understand
why it had to happen to you.
your not mad at us! And hope you understand that we were
not mad at you………..we just couldn't see
you sad. It was making us hurt to see you that way please
understand Sandy that it just had to end this way.
stay with us in spirit don't ever go away…..please
send us little messages from heaven to
brighten up our days.