Pet Memorials
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Alaska Girl
8/2/2004 - 5/9/2017We Lost our best Friend yesterday.

Alaska Girl 8-2-04 – 5-9-17

I didn’t grow up with animals and never knew the joy an animal could bring to someone’s life.

Some didn’t think I could live with a dog, and there was a little of me that wondered if I could. Then one day Donna and I spent some time in a driveway with a bunch of white little labs. She looked at a few and then picked up this little ball of fur and laid her in her arms and this ball of fur just laid in her arms and Donna gave me the look, “this is the one”.

Well almost thirteen years later, lots of hair, tons of wonderful memories that I for sure will never forget, diabetes, blindness, limping, and her personality I will never regret having such a wonderful friend. Every day for thirteen years, even after she became blind she met me at the door, a tail wagging, leaping a foot in the air to see me and to say hi I miss you. Or the times when Donna would let her sit in the front yard to wait for me, even being blind she knew the sound of my car, she would get up and meet me at the driveway to say hi, or the times she would sit in the living room window and wait for me to come home. Oh the little joys will certainly be missed. I am amazed that something that never spoke a word could communicate with a human the way she did. The home already feels different, empty. I wonder how long it will take me to stop looking for her when I get home?

These last few weeks with Alaska we knew the time was coming, she wouldn’t come to the door to see me, I went to her to give her her snack and to hear that tail wagging on the floor. Feeding her was a nightmare sometimes and then sometimes she would eat everything up. We would get frustrated but after all was said and done I believe my beautiful, loving wife and I would do it all over again for our Alaska.

For thirteen years Alaska never slept on the ground unless we were camping, and even then she slept on a fur blanket, she always had a memory foam bed, imagine a dog with memory foam bed. Well Monday night she slept outside in a certain spot that she always sat in when she wanted attention from us while we watched a movie. I lifted her up at 2:40 a.m. Monday to bring her back in and when we woke up she was back at her spot. Now mind you she is blind, could hardly stand on her own, we had to lift her up, she somehow walked out her doggy door all the way around the back yard to this spot. I came home yesterday and picked her back up to bring her in the house and she did everything to get back that spot. We helped her get there and sat with her for almost 6 hours holding her, crying.

We did something yesterday that I pray no one will ever have to go through. THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER GONE THROUGH. We had to have her euthanized. It was peaceful, no pain for her, tons of pain for Donna and I. Donna held her in her hands for her last breath.

A good friend of mine told me the hardest thing about owning an animal is saying good bye. He is so right.

We sure miss our Alaska.

I pray she is running in the canyon, chasing rabbits.
Al & Donna RadicioniAlbuquerque, New MexicoMay 18, 2017
Angelskye Finnegan's Dream
1/4/2003 - 4/25/2017To my best friend and soulmate. thank you for beeing with me for more than 14 years. I will miss waking up with you in the mornings, strolling the neighborhoods with you and sitting on thee couch watching our favorite programs. You picked me to be your forever mom and I will never forget you. I love you forever.
When I get to heaven, he first thing I am goiing to do is find you and never let you go.
GLORY COCHRANEALBUQUERQUE, New MexicoApril 26, 2017
Cooper
3/6/2004 - 4/10/2017I will be forever grateful that you came into my life Cooper and sincerely hope that one day your spirit and mine will meet again.Irene KoepkeBernalillo, New MexicoApril 12, 2017
Katy
10/25/2016My Girl -- I miss you more than I can say. gramps is also on his way to be with you.. Please show him the way, nudge him and love him. I hope to see you both soon.... <3 I hope the stars are a passage of light to let me know you are OK. I love you :o( Katers...Teresa GallegosAlbuquerque, New MexicoNovember 27, 2016
Mugsy
11/5/2002 - 10/1/2016Mugsy was and will forever remain a very cherished and special time in my life that was most difficult to see through. Without her sweet love and constant presence I feel sure I wouldn't have made it without her. She was my everything and I miss her so much. Our home will never be the same without her. She was always so happy to see me when I came home. She'd wag her butt and give her smile. She loved her walks and always gave her sweet smile as others approached and smiled back at her. She also loved our trips to Santa Fe and Taos as she looked out the window in anticipation of running and playing in the parks or on the trails. I will miss her forever as I hold our memories together so close to my heart.Loretta RissoAlbuquerque, New MexicoOctober 19, 2016
Sir Bentley
8/7/2008 - 10/14/2016Going to start this page do what I can and add more later, heartbroken.Debbi PhiferAlbuquerque, New MexicoOctober 15, 2016
Matilda
2/1/2000 - 9/23/2016Matilda was a very special cat, a social butterfly, a real cuddle bug. Her Animal Humane profile said "very friendly, sweet cat", and truer words were never written. She had the most wonderful personality, and when friends visited she made sure to personally greet them. At our annual Halloween party, she was the center of attention, going from lap to lap and charming even "non-cat" people. She loved to cuddle with me and watch movies, and every night she slept right next to me. I loved how she wrapped her paws around me and clung to me like a little monkey. When Matilda was fourteen years old, she had her first stroke. When I took her for her MRI, the specialist paused during her examination and told the vet tech, "This is the sweetest cat that has ever been here". She recovered, but she had several more small strokes. A tough little girl, she continued to be my best friend and confidant. At age sixteen after all the strokes and some other health problems, we realized it was time to let her go. It was very hard, because I knew they broke the mold when they made Matilda. There will never be another like her, and I will carry her in my heart forever. Thank you, sweet kitty, for sharing your incredible life with me, and for making me so happy.Debbie MilesAlbuquerque, New MexicoSeptember 28, 2016
Honeybear
9/11/2003 - 8/26/2016Honeybear, we miss your lovely wrinkled face and your velvety ears. You were the most popular dog in the neighborhood, and everyone knew and loved you. Everyone in our extended family considered you a very special family member. The star of our Halloween parties, you sported and enjoyed the most wonderful costumes. You helped us through hard times, and celebrated the good times with us. You were surrogate mother to our additional fur babies as we adopted them, and Sweet Pea the kitten considered you her "real Mom". You were the most patient, loving, funny dog in the world, and our lives are richer because of you. We're thankful we got to be with you when you crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and we know you are our special doggy angel now.Debbie and Ken MilesAlbuquerque, New MexicoAugust 29, 2016
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