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In Memory Of – Honoring the Pets We Have Lost

This page has been very difficult for us to create. We think about the furry friends that have gone to doggie and kitty heaven all the time and miss them every day.

If you have lost a pet and would like us to honor him or her on our web site, please send a short description and a picture.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free!
Miss me a little – but not for long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.
For this journey that we all must take
And each must go alone;
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)



I’m writing to let you know that Merlin died yesterday. His cancer appeared to have come back with a bit of a vengeance. He spent the weekend at the emergency vet’s in Vienna and he wasn’t getting better and wasn’t going to. As tough as it was, I felt I had to do the humane thing. I went in to visit him yesterday and I brushed him for a long time – that was always his favorite thing ever – and he was happy I was there and we said our goodbyes. And he died in my arms.

I want to thank you for taking care of Merlin the times I’ve been away. He liked you and was always well adjusted and unstressed after I returned home.

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