In Memory of Oliver

Dear Oliver: You are truly missed, but know that you are in a better place since you were suffering so much from the cancer. Knowing you were only five years old and had much more to experience in your life, that is what is truly hard for everyone who knew you. When I first found that you had cancer, I …

In Memory of Phoenix

Goodbye, My Friend A Tribute to Phoenix May 14, 2010 A curiosity seeker, a little Bichon Frise went on vacation to Clearwater, Florida back in March 2000. He took off exploring on his own only to find himself lost somewhere off US 19. He found his way to a kind woman’s house and barked and sniffed for her attention. He …

In Memory of Pookie

Pookie What is there to say about Pookie that hasn’t already been said… I will start with “I loved and cared for him the best way that I could”.  In return he gave me exclusive rights to purchase all his wants, fill all his needs, and gave me half the space in my home to live in. He rid the …

In Memory of Prissy

We had our “Prissy” girl with us for 16 years. She was such a joy and brought smiles to all our faces. Our love for her will never fade and we miss her so much. She was out little shadow, always right by our sides. She was not only a wonderful pet but also our best friend, a part of …

In Memory of Roxy

Dearest Roxy, January 2003, we went to a breeder to pick out a puppy from your litter. In the end we didn’t pick out a puppy that day, because you picked and chose us. You came over to us as soon as we arrived and you didn’t leave our side, as you did for the past 7-½ years. We brought …

In Memory of Sadie

Sadie April 16, 2001 – May 7, 2010 A Letter to my darling Sadie, From the first day at the shelter, I knew you were the little girl for me. From the day I brought you home you made me smile, and you continued to do so for 9 wonderful years. The first night home with us, we played with …

In Memory of Sam

SAMS LIFE My sweet, sweet little puppy that I loved, and who loved me…. Now that you are gone I’ve released you…I’ve let you go- When I think of you it only makes me feel low. I will miss Tam Tam, the Golden BoBo. I know that we had a good run those few years- And I know that I …

In Memory of Stanley

“Stanley” November 9, 1995 – July 6, 2010 After almost 15 goofy, lovable, sweet years, the hardest decision was made to let you go. Stanley was the kind of dog that dog haters liked. Stanley’s people friends always said, “if I could be guaranteed a dog like Stanley, I would get a dog”. He was a smile maker. Memories of …

In Memory of Daisy

One Easter Sunday, 18 years ago, a beautiful cat found her way into my parent’s backyard. It was a cool and misty day and this cat strolled into my parent’s home without hesitation. She curled up in a box with a blanket that we had quickly put together for our new Easter guest. She was so glad to be inside …

In Memory of Kiara

An Open Letter to Ms. Kiara Childress: R.I.P. Ms. Kiara Childress March 5, 2006 – September 25, 2010 In 2006, Tanisha and I were visiting the Cobb County Animal Shelter to look for one perfect puppy to raise in our new place when we relocated from New Orleans to Atlanta. We were looking for a puppy for almost an hour …