Mac was our eighth dog so we called him MacHenry. He came to us at the age of 9 after the death of his owner and we only had the pleasure of his company for three years. But what a pleasure it was. He was a perfect combination of love, spirit, snuggles, crazy and fun. The perfect subject for the “Who rescued Who?” bumper sticker we purchased for our car. He added so much laughter and joy to our home and we looked forward to the years ahead with this wonderful little guy. Due to a sudden illness it was not to be and we are left to miss him more than we can say. He lives on in every corner of our house where he caught a toy or hid a treat, in our yard where he played with his big red ball, in our bed where he slept under the blanket snuggled up against us and in our hearts where he will remain forever.
Thank you for taking such good care of our sweet Scottie, Mac and our Bichon Frise, Zoe for so many years. I really appreciate the care you gave to our family dogs while at your office, and you would always call afterwards just to see how they were doing which exemplifies your compassion for our furry friends. You will see us again when we adopt a new family member.
In memory of our sweet German Short Haired Pointer, Maggie. She was our loyal companion and added 13 1/2 years of joy and amazement to our lives. Rest in peace, Maggie.
Maggie lived for over 16 years. She was a sweetie. She made us laugh. We loved her. We will miss her terribly.
We have received the nice sympathy card from your office and appreciate all you empathy and care at this time. I am sending 2 of the last photos of Maggie while at the beach in early October. It was comforting to know that she got to enjoy the beach one last time. Thanks again for everything. The Mannings
She was born Grangefield Portia but once I met her at just five weeks old, she was my Magic. In a beautiful litter of Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Magic was a tiny fluffy ball – no, not breed standard but absolutely breed exceptional. We couldn’t take a walk without someone stopping us to say how beautiful she was. And she couldn’t walk without stopping for every child who wanted to pet her. She loved to walk in the park, carrots (well, truth be told, any treat), my coming home ritual belly rubs, and, like her human mom, found joy and peace at the beach. She could make my heart ache with tenderness just watching her nap in front of the fire place. Yet I can’t remember a day she didn’t make me laugh – peeking back through the drapes (my little Sister Mary Magic), playing hide and seek from behind the staircase to let me know it was past bed time, or crawling inside the kibble bag to be sure I hadn’t left any behind (I usually left some on purpose just to extend the fun). She brought me a network of canine caregivers who became friends and family. She was my loving roommate and taught me to stop working every now and then for the special moments and memories. She’s left a heartbreaking emptiness in my house and life. It is no testament to her to give in so completely to grief because she reveled so completely in life. It’s just so hard without my sweet Magic. Goodnight angel. Sleep tight. Sweet dreams. I love you. With gratitude for the special care and kindness provided by Dr. Alt and the Burke Vet Clinic family.
Makoti died late July 30th, 2011. We think she was about 15, and had been with us since November, 1999. She had a tumor on her heart, and there was just no good way to deal with it, so we let her go as peacefully as we could.
She was our first rescue from Potomac Valley Pekingese Club, a bit fearful at first, but she quickly became the Queen of the House. One day, we came home to find she had made her throne out of the kitchen table. She was just sitting up there, wagging her tail at us. Whenever she went outside, she would come back in, turn around and look at you & not move until you had properly greeted her with a good petting.
As she aged, she mellowed into a very sweet, very loving little girl. Whenever something met with her approval, or she was very interested in something, she would let us know with a throaty “Woowoo”. It was our favorite song. She was the healthiest of all our dogs for her entire life, and when she stopped eating, we really worried. We took her to the ER, thinking she would have to spend the night but would be back home soon. Unfortunately, that was not what happened and, very suddenly, she was gone. I am thankful that I was able to be with her at the end.
She was known by many names – Hotie, Hoter Boter, Mouse-koti, but she will forever be our Little Makoti Girl, and we thank PVPC for taking her in and letting us find each other. She was very, very special.
You were a great friend, a loving companion and had a huge piece of my heart. I will always remember you and how much you contributed to my life.
Maya came home during spring break 2003 from West Virginia University and never left. Her piercing blue eyes and alpha personality made her a force to be reckoned with from day one. She was a terror to every other dog in the neighborhood, but gentle with our cats and visiting children. Maya hated to be alone and loved to snuggle on the couch or bed. She would get excited for car rides and stand the entire trip, no matter the distance. Maya truly was part of our family and we could not be more grateful for the past 13 plus years with her. We will miss her companionship and energy. We love you Maya. ~~The Scoble Family
In memory of the best companion any human could be blessed with… Our Max-a-Million Hayes, aka. Mr. Max, Max the Wonder Dog, Mr. Maximoto, Black-toed-Dog, Mama’s Boy, Truck-Dog, Ferry Dog. Mille and Vicky miss you. We miss you. Rest in peace and enjoy all the chewy bones you want in dog heaven!
Love, Mommy and Daddy
He was simply the best corgi. We miss our buddy, and our hearts have a huge hole in them.
Zeus was a rescued dog, and he was with us for eleven years. He loved to run, to swim, and cuddle. He was a great companion to our other dogs. He passed away after a short illness, and we are heartbroken to lose our friend. We will miss him for a long, long time.
Mrs. Beasley lived a happy 15+ years with our family. Thank you, Mrs. B, for all the love and companionship you gave us over the years. A special thanks to Dr. Alt and staff for your gentle, understanding way.
We love you, Mrs. B! Karin Durkee