We lost our beloved family member yesterday. Garth has been with me since he was born. I was there when his mother gave birth to him and I was there when he passed away. He was quite a character as he was such an affectionate sweet boy to his mom and dad (my fiance and me) but ignored other people completely...except to bark when they arrived. Although his 9 years of life was riddled with seizures, 2 ruptured ACL's and the deadly IMHA, Garth lived a life full of love and play with his favorite activities; playing fetch and swimming. He remained loyal, sweet and loving to the end. We will miss you and love you forever Garth.
We lost our best friend yesterday, God came and carried him away.
While here he never did complain, 'though at the end he was in pain.
We were his pack, he yearned to stay to guard us for another day;
We had him since he was a pup and trained him during growing up
To be our loyal, steadfast friend...protect and guard us 'til his end.
The smartest dog I ever knew, and brave, courageous, noble too.
I know this grief that makes me sad in time will die, and I'll be glad.
We had him for a little while to make us laugh, to make us smile.
Perhaps when grieving's time is up we'll get ourselves another pup.
But though he's brave and smart and funny, there'll never be another Sonny.
Odie, started out being a dog I've known for years through my very good friends that finally had to give him up as a buddy, due to living situation which was unfortunate but I was elated, always wanted Odie for myself and for my dad who's disabled. But Odie ended up being a blessing and therapy for myself in the end. The most loyal, gentle, never barked and everybody that came into contact with him fell for him and those kind eyes and gentle soul touched everyone. He may have been known in these parts as a American Dingo/ Carolina Dog but to Eric he was a true, unconditional friend who would've done anything for me who touched my heart forever, you are forever missed my little fatboy. The pain is gone. Love you buddy.
A poem for "Piper" Rosales
For ten years you’ve stood by my side,
For ten years I’ve watched you grow,
I held you when you were hurt
And you licked my tears away.
You greeted me every morning
And always kissed goodnight.
For ten years you’ve protected me;
You never strayed too far.
For ten years you’ve loved me,
For ten years we’ve been together,
You’re my little honeybear.
But now it’s time for you to leave,
Now it’s time to go.
We walked side by side forever
But now we must break apart.
For you will walk a path I cannot follow
One I cannot see.
Please don’t be so down; I will see you soon,
In seventy years or so,
We will walk together again.
Now I take you from your suffering
To try to ease your pain.
And like a waning sun,
You will lose your light
And slip into a little slumber
From which you will not wake.
The last thing you’ll see if my face
The last thing you’ll hear is my voice,
The one you’ve heard for ten years,
The one you’ve always known.
I will say I love you
As you close your eyes,
I’ll whisper goodbye
As you start to die.
Goodbye my sweet little puppy,
Goodbye my honeybear.
You’ll always be my doggy
Even though you are not here.
I will weep for you forever
My little honeybear.
In loving memory
Our most loved and cherished family member.
We said goodbye to our best buddy Jeter yesterday who was14 years old. He was a such a wonderful dog to our 10 grandchildren and a brother to his four "sisters" who will miss him so much. He loved his walks with my husband Doug and love to snuggle with Great-Grandma on her bed. We are grateful for 14 years of love and we will miss him so much. We know he is in heaven with all the Beaver and Pasieka family dogs. We love you Jeter!
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