Our Standard Poodle, Chamois, was a wonderful companion and quite a sweetheart. She was so smart, so gentle, so eager to please, so loving, and very athletic all at the same time. With her attitude that proclaimed ‘Just let me know what you want me to do, and I’ll eagerly do it’, she became an extremely close member of our family for 14 wonderful years. More than anything else, she always wanted to be with her family. She did everything with grace, charm, and dignity, and she could bring a smile to almost everyone she met just by being her happy and perky self. She is sorely missed, but she blessed us with her presence and left us with lots of incredibly wonderful memories. She exemplified love, patience, loyalty, dignity, and respect, all with a confidence backed by her accomplishments. In return, we love her with all our hearts, and hope we can live up to the legacy that she left.
Randy and Susan White MARIETTA, GA
In Memory of Rudolph Alexander, "Alex"
9/2/1995 - 9/2/2012
How is possible that a tiny bundle of golden fur could offer so much to two uptight, hard-driving baby boomers and give them so much more than they ever gave him in return?
One key thing Alex gave us was his understanding of our personalities and our need for order. He fit right in with following a routine and keeping everything in its place. He never made a mess and followed our rigid schedules. In fact, sometimes he drove the schedule, which of course we loved. And, he really did what we asked, by coming when called or staying upstairs in case of company who didn't appreciate his charms. Or occasionally, knowing exactly when to come downstairs to jump in the lap of such a person and quickly end a boring evening, much to our delight.
But then, he also softened our hearts and helped us feel and show emotion more easily. He made us laugh with his antics. He spoke to us when we were down and nursed each of us through illness, sleeping quietly beside us. He especially loved holidays and always offered his assistance in decorating, chasing any fallen decorations and sitting watch by the Christmas tree.
He was endlessly curious and loved to chase after a small bug we pointed out, saving us from attack and checking behind doors which were generally closed (say, the guest room which we wished to close off to keep clean) to make sure it was safe for us to go in and oh boy, better watch out if you opened a cubby hole where luggage was stored....in he would dart. And okay, maybe that would have been one of those rare occasions when he did not come when called.
In his final months, sick with heart disease, he exhibited quiet dignity, never failing to respond when we came in the room, struggling to keep up as much of our little routines as possible and looking at us with love, even while he found it so hard to breathe.
We feel honored to have shared almost sixteen years with such a beautiful and loving creature. Ah, we will miss him. So much, so very much.
IN MEMORIAM- ALEX: A GOLDEN CAT
IF TO YOUR TWILIGHT land of dream---
Dim sunlight comes, with sudden gleam
And you lift veilèd eyes to see
Slip past a little golden ghost,
For joy of that sweet glimpse of sun,
That wakes a sense of flowers,
Of spring astir in quickening hours,
To that uplifted, pleading head!
Whisper some kindly word, to bless
A wistful soul who understood
That life is but one long caress
Of gentle words and gentle hands.
Jean and Del Butler MARIETTA, GA
In Memory of Amelia
In loving memory of our Amelia AKA “Mildred”. We miss her so very much. She was our love, our best friend, loyal companion, and best mommy dog ever in the world to all, no matter if they were human, animal, or stuffed friends. One of her adopted stuffed friends was called Mr. Bluefish. You see him in the pictures with her as she would make a purposeful trip to get him every night at bedtime.
Amelia was originally named for Amelia Earhart because of her independence. She was in a big yard full of puppies, and all the other puppies stayed huddled together except for this one little black one that kept going off on her own, wandering into the bushes and out through the yard. They would pick her up and put her back with the others, but still she would immediately go out on her own. We knew right then she was ours. She was so tiny she fit in the palm of my hands, but she grew to be a beautiful strong, healthy, vibrant, intelligent, loving best friend to all with an amazing personality.
She loved to swim, play frisbee, catch the ball, run, and go on walks.
One day we took her to the lake to do one of her favorite activities, swimming, and there was a boat with two fishermen in it just drifting out on the lake. We threw the stick for Amelia to swim out and get, which she did, but then she heard the men in the boat admiring her strong swimming skills, so she decided to go say hello to them. She swam almost all the way out to the boat until she heard our calls to come back, and then turned around and came back to shore. These two men were amazed at this. They thought this was the best thing they had ever seen, and we did, too.
Although she was spayed at a very young age, she ended up being the best mommy to an abandoned 3-week old puppy that had been found in the woods near death. From that time forward she earned the title, “Best Mommy Dog In The World.” She is pictured with Elise, always loving her and sometimes they’d sleep together or Amelia would sweetly put her head on top of Elise.
With the loss of beautiful Amelia this world is a little less bright for her best friend and adopted baby girl Elise, and our family and friends, but one day she will be in our arms again. We love you always Amelia, and because we loved you so much we had to let you go. Run free my sweet baby girl, free from all your pain and earthly bonds. Cindy Stephens WALESKA, GA
In Memory of Sasha
We called Diva and Queen and Lovie too but you were our baby, our friend, and our sweet girl. Taken too soon you had so much more to give. You gave us much more then we ever gave to you so please know you are missed and loved and until we meet again run wild and free our sweet, sweet girl.
Taking time to Grieve
Losing a pet can be similar to losing a family member.
It is not an easy thing to experience and grieving is necessary. Everyone is different in their grieving process and I encourage families to allow everyone in the family to grieve differently.
Take time to grieve the special relationship you had with your pet. Some people spend more time with their pet than extended family members and friends, so treat the loss accordingly.
One suggestion is to plant a flowering perennial in honor of your pet. Every spring, when the plant blooms, you can be reminded of your loved pet.
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