Bud, a purebred Black and Tan Coonhound, the day of his

rescue from a local animal control facility.

IN LOVING MEMORIUM

In loving memory of sweet Sadie
 A rescued Plott Hound

Bud, following months of rehabilitation.  What a fun guy with a coonhound bay that translated into, "I'm not giving up!"  And he never did, despite his physical challenges, including blindness, chronic ear infections, and arthritis.  Our sweet Bud lived with us for 2 1/2 years, until his passing.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude.  Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

Our Beautiful Cantankerous Daisy

In her adoptive home, where her adoptive family doted on her and helped to keep her comfortable in her old age

RAINBOW BRIDGE

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown.