Loved You Best

So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.
I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.
There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best

Remembering Reilly


Sometimes we are honored to meet real angels here on earth who adopt a dog that most people would overlook.  Reilly was a dog we brought over from Spain.  He had been abandoned in an old well, was both blind and epileptic.  Reilly had been ...with us for over a year - no inquiries until one night we received a call from Bob and Chris.  Here are their memories of Reilly:
Hi, This is Chris and Bob from Olean NY. We adopted Reilly from you March of 2012. We are Very sad to say Reilly passed away Sunday Aug 25th 2013. We are going to miss him sooooo much! He made us smile and laugh all the time.

   He came to us at the age of 12 He was 100% Blind with Seizures and medications.
  He learned very quickly the lay out of our living room and kitchen, down 4 steps and out the back door.. to his bathroom area. We built a fence in our back yard so he could feel his was in and out of our house. We had a special place for his "special Raised food and water dishes". He had no problem remembering where they were located.

  He loved dinner time! He would dance and smile while we prepared his special dinner!! He was fed everyday at 5:00 and he new what time it was. If it was 5:15 he would come stand by and bug you until you realized it was dinner time and he wanted to eat! He taught our other 2 dogs, Precious and Logi  how to do this. Not to long after Reilly's practice of teaching us "time to eat" they would join with him.. saying "Time to eat" by barking and whining or sometimes just putting there chin on your knee and just staring at you.. Yes the blind dog
  We loved him so much.Our hearts have a whole for Reilly. We Miss him beyond belief!
  He is in Heaven now no longer in pain. He's running and playing and can see everything.
  We miss you bud!!

  Thank you for the opportunity of enjoying Reilly's companionship and becoming a part of our family.
  Bob and Chris Veno.See More

Sweet Pea

My precious Sweet Pea... until we meet again at the Bridge...


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Handsome Shelly boy!  You came to us and we tried so desperately to save you...  Until we meet again gorgeous boy at the Rainbow Bridge! 


In Memory of Jackson

I Wanted Only You 

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.       

 ~Vicky Holder

In Memory of Trevor

In memory of Trevor… by his mom Laura

Heaven’s Doggy Door

My best friend closed his eyes last night,
As his head was in my hand.
The Doctors said he was in pain,
and it was hard for him to stand.
The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled him in my arms.
Were of his younger, puppy years,
And Oh...his many charms.
Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart that's filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.
But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends, He's installed a 'doggy-door'!!!