Tassie | Tanner | Taylor | Teddy | Tinkerbell | Tiny | Tippi | Tobee | Truli | Wendy | Willie | Ziggi
This is our beloved Tassie. Her amazing personality together with her expressive facial expressions lightened our lives from the moment we got her. She was a comfort during times of trial, a companion who watched over our every move, an inventor of games to delight us with an intelligence, intuition and comprehension rarely known even in the human world. We loved her more than life; she was our baby and her memory is indelibly written on our hearts.
Tanner came to us as a puppy after we lost our 8 year old Aussie with cancer. My husband and I are cancer survivors, the dog never left our side during treatment. He got to meet our 3 grandchildren and followed them like crazy when they visited. He totally enjoyed other dogs, especially our kids dogs. When he was 2 years old I brought him in to Dr. Deutsch at the time because he would not walk outside, he would tremble if he heard noises such as a woodpecker pecking on a tree. Dr. Deutsch suggested putting him on a farm or try medication. The medication helped with some behavior training.
We miss him so much, he brought so much joy to our lives. Thank you for all the support and care. Barbara and Mike Murray
Taylor was found as a stray on the streets of Wilmington, NC about 12 years ago. He was taken to the shelter, where he tested positive for heartworm. He was scheduled to be destroyed, but before they could do it, someone fell for his spirit and playfulness and decided to just try to find him a rescue group to take him. Somehow, they found ours in Va, and the group called us.
My folks lived in Wilmington, so it seemed like fate was pointing us to foster this little guy back to health. My wife & I decided that, with four other dogs & two cats already, we were NOT keeping him. She went to pick him up and didn’t even make it out of NC before she called to tell me how wonderful he was. I stood firm for almost a week before I threw in the towel & renamed him. It was a decision that we never regretted. He fit well in our lives and in our little family, and we are much richer for having had him. He was our one dog who just loved being a dog. He had all the playfulness and joy that every dog should have.
He had a very long & happy life with us. His last few moments were spent being petted and fussed over by four kids outside the vets office, and he died surrounded by people who loved him. His passing was about as peaceful as anyone could hope for. He was loved by everyone in the neighborhood, and the kids next door called him “Taylor the Brave”. He will be missed by all of us.
Born August 28 1995 in Burke Virginia died January 30, 2014
I don’t know where to begin to tell about our wonderful dog, Teddy. I, had the pleasure to meet him the day he was born. He was one of a litter of 6 but only 3 of them made it. He had two sisters Dolly and Abbey. He came to live with myself, my husband and 4 children about 6 weeks later. We used to go on family walks and he was so little that after about a block he would start to make some little noises that told us we had walked far enough for him. Those walks continued and he and I used to walk 2-3 miles a day for many years. He loved all of us and even welcomed our grandchildren also. He learned that small children drop little treats on the floor! He always looked sad when we would leave and were going to a place not fit for dogs. He’d look at us with those big eyes and we’d have to tell him that we’d be back soon. We had a neighbor dog, Prince, who was Teddy’s best friend before they moved. We kept up with his two sisters and their families. He also knew his Mom, Harriett until she died at age 12 and a brother from another litter, Barkley. He loved all of his families. We miss him but feel blessed to have the pleasure of his company for so long. He was our pet, our friend, a wonderful listener, companion and was always sweet, gentle and loving.
We will miss you Tinkerbell. You brought us lots of joy and will never be forgotten. The Campbells
Tiny was born September 17, 2006 and left us August 24, 2016. He brought us so much love and joy. I’ve never meet a happier sweeter dog. He loved and lived life to the fullest each day. He will be missed so very much.
2/18/1999-11/4/2015 This is my little girl Tippi, who stole my heart almost 17 years ago and still holds it. She was the sweetest, funniest, cutest, and toughest (as are most small chihuahuas) thing I have ever seen in my life! She was quite adventurous and loved traveling, especially to beaches where she would run and dig in the sand to find (smelly) critters to bring back to me….along with her “sisters”.. my other two chihuahua’s, Peanut and Boo, who are both 14 years old and are clearly missing her because they have never spent a day apart in their life. I feel sooo blessed to have had her for so long…I just wish it never had to end.
Thank you to the Burke Vet team and particularly Dr Wilson and the front office staff for all you did for Tobee and the Thompson family. She was one amazing pup and will not be forgotten.
Sincerely, The Thompson Family
Our dearest Truli was a loving, happy girl who stayed by our side for almost 15 years. She will be missed greatly and remembered with love and joy by Linda, Dino, Victoria, Joanna and all who knew her.
Four years ago, a shelter in rural Virginia found little Wendy wandering on the side of a road, starving. We took her home and made her part of our family. She loved belly rubs and treats. Her favorite treats included, but were not limited to, chicken, steak, hamburger, french fries, cheese, watermelon, pork, bacon, eggs, potato chips, crunchy bread, tuna fish, mashed potato, turkey… the list goes on and on. She was ALWAYS optimistic about the potential for treats.
Sweet, gentle Wendy, keen-nosed hunter of fast-food bags, connoisseur of french fries and belly rubs, floor-cleaner extraordinaire, ate a bacon cheeseburger and fries for her last dinner before we said goodbye. We will never forget her.
Thank you for being part of our family and making life better. We miss you very much and will always remember you with love and appreciation. 11/04/14
“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling emptiness we didn’t know we had.” ~ Thom Jones
Ziggi did just that. He found me and in his own majestic, intuitive and protective way, he filled a void not only for me, but for my entire family. He was allowed to be and do whatever he wanted because he was such a nice and caring guy. Ziggi loved to go for long rides especially to NC. He was my shadow for 8 years. He greeted me daily with lots of kisses and always kept life interesting. He was just a bundle of love. He was a teacher, counselor and entertainer. He taught me patience, forgiveness and the meaning of sacrifice. He consoled me when I was sad or upset. Then, he entertained me by singing his favorite song by Alicia Keys. I never knew that a dog could have so much personality, flare and charisma, but Ziggi had it all. He taught me so much about myself. Above all, he taught me what love should look and feel like. The barrier around my heart evolved after years of disappointment, pain and loss but all of that crumbled when Ziggi was around. His presence dismantled the wall and gently forced my heart to open exponentially exposing a gateway to agape, which fused with his. A wonderful meeting that I will always cherish. He set the bar high just be being himself — just being Ziggi was always enough.
He transitioned without warning in typical Ziggi fashion. He always did things his way, so why should I expect anything differently when it comes to his earthly departure. There’s an emptiness that now echoes throughout my home. The pitter-patter of little paws, the attitude of a spoiled pup, the games we played, our walk sand lazy, lounging days will all be missed. If humans were wise, they’d be like Ziggi. They’d love, forgive, exhibit patience,
tolerance and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
Thank you for the awakening my heart. Rest in paradise, Ziggi! Missing you now & forever.