Nellie | Nikki | Nutmeg | Peanut Albritton | Pebbles | Radar | Rambo | Raven | Riley | Rocky | Rotey | Ryo Paul
My sweet Nellie…loyal companion for 9 years. I miss you, beautiful girl.
This was my baby girl dog Nikki, who had to be put to sleep on Thursday, 5/29/08, when she lost her battle with her health problems. Thanks to Dr. Alt and his crew, Nikki’s last year was spent comfortably and happy. Nikki and I had almost 12 1/2 wonderful years together. I got Nikki the year my mom had passed away, and she helped me deal with so much. I can never thank her enough for her unconditional love and support over the years. Thinking back, there are so many memories that make me smile – even those wild “husky puppy years”, which I can now laugh at. She was very smart and had great character. Growing up she definitely earned the nickname “Brat”, and kept me on my toes. I miss her a great deal, but I know she’s running wild, and having a great time with the gang in doggie heaven. I love you Nikki, and your paw print will be forever in my heart.
Nutmeg was given to me by my mother, twin sister and brother-in-law as a college graduation/Christmas present. She was tiny, as MinPins are at 8 weeks. She fit into the palm of my hand. Nutmeg grew to be a very nurturing, motherly girl, and when she was one I got a second MinPin (Peanut) for her. She herded, mothered, cleaned, watched and cared for Peanut, as well as every other critter in her path- human, furry and feathered. She was my neurotic, loving girl- nervous all the time, but caring and devoted as well. She later adopted two other MinPins and taught them the ways of the house- and I am still amazed that four female MinPins (three of them, rescues- one a puppy mill dog!) could get along like four peas in a pod. I believe that was Nutmeg’s natural mothering instinct- she taught her pack how to behave, and behave they did. She lived a long, full life- almost 16 years- and she will be dearly missed by all her family- canine and human.
Peanut Albritton ? 8/28/2001-12/02/2015 When I lost my precious little Tippi on 11/4, little did I know I would lose my Peanut exactly 4 weeks later on 12/2 and be writing yet another memorial. It was absolutely devastating. Peanut was my shadow…my protector and my soulmate, as strange as that might sound. I literally believe she could read my mind and I certainly knew exactly what she was thinking at anytime just by looking at her face…her expressions were priceless! She was quite aggressive (she thought she was a Rottweiler) and was the most fearless dog I’ve ever seen. Until she knew and trusted you…you would NOT be getting close to me! She was pure entertainment and I am having a really hard time accepting she is gone. Losing Peanut hurt so bad I was physically sick. I have never in my life cried so much. It’s been over 7 weeks now and this is the first time I could get through writing this. My only solace is knowing Peanut is with Tippi again.They were always together…14 years and not a day apart. I’ve gone from 3 chihuahuas to 1 chihuahua way too fast. Boo is the last one here with me, and she is 14 and missing them too…though she is very much enjoying all the attention being showered on her now! When she decides to cross the Rainbow Bridge I know Tippi and Peanut will be there waiting for her, and all 3 of them will be together again…no doubt waiting for “mommy” to join. I miss you Peanut. Every minute of every day. I will love you and Tippi forever, and I will give Boo all my love until she is ready to join you. I wish I could have had you with me forever…nothing will ever be the same again.
Pebbles was our precious little social butterfly. Her short time with our family had a big impact and lasting memories. We miss her terribly.
Radar came to live with my family when my parents moved in so that we could care for them. He was such a sweet little guy- rescued from a shelter in FL-where he had been for much too long. He adjusted to living with my parents but when they needed more care and moved into a retirement home, Radar joined our family full time. The day my parents moved out, I found him in the shower stall-shaking, throwing up and so sad. I picked him up, hugged him, and told him that I would never leave him. It was a very difficult transition for him and us as he had been used to a very quiet retired life rather than an active family of 5. He did not get along well with our other dogs but over time they all learned to manage. He seemed to do best with our small dog Daisy, and they soon became known as “Beanies and Weenies”. They followed me everywhere I went. If I wasn’t around they were always with our youngest daughter. They slept with her and became her guard dogs. Radar had a bed in almost every room in the house so he could be near us. It is so painful to see them empty. We miss him so much and our home feels sad. There is such a void without him. He fought Mast Cell cancer for almost two years and was very strong. My heart just broke in pieces to see him so sick last week when the cancer seem to be winning the fight💔
Dearest Radar- May you be there in Rainbow Heaven with our Boo Bear waiting for us to play ball with you once again. Please don’t fight with each other- we loved you both beyond words. As I told you on that day I found you in the shower – I will never ever leave you. Our love forever little guy❤️
Always Robert, Rachel, Rebecca, Jane and Jeff
In loving memory of Rambo. Rambo came into my life in 2004. He was a little over 6 weeks old. My fondest memory is when I returned home from Iraq and I went to pick him up. He ran off the porch and jumped into my arms like I hadn’t been gone for a year. Rambo inspired several people who feared the pit bull breed. Many people have brought pit bulls into their homes and made them a part of their family. Rambo was a blessing to my family and an ambassador to his breed. He is gone but will never be forgotten.
You were my big girl ox. You loved me and I truly loved you. I will miss you so.
We rescued Riley from Friends of Homeless Animals in March 2003 when he was about 9 months old. Riley was a wonderful companion to our family and our son basically grew up with him. He was a very happy dog and extremely friendly. His favorite pastime was to bark at the UPS truck, the mail man and at motor cyclists. He was a true alpha and was extremely protective of us. His passing on October 14, 2015 at the age of 13 has left a huge void in our lives. He did have a full life but that still doesn’t make it easy for us. While we are still trying to cope and move on with life, we hope that he is in doggy heaven going for long walks and eating all his favorite foods. We know that if love alone could have kept him here, he would have lived forever. We will miss him always and the house is just not the same without him. Riley we love you loads and want you to know that You are Furever in our Hearts.
Rocky was our extra special rescue, who was loved by everyone who knew him. His booming bark made him our ever ready watchdog, tail wagging the entire time he barked. He was also a squirrel chaser extraordinaire. We think of him every day and miss his sweet, gentle personality. We know we are much richer in spirit to have been chosen to adopt this wonderful dog; a truer friend we could have never found.
We miss our “Mister Boo”……
Rotey ‘The Red Baron’ Burke
October 2004-April 2017
What a good boy!
“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.”
Ryo Paul — Truly loved, deeply missed, and will never be forgotten.