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Blitzen
6/5/2000 - 4/17/2016COLUMBIA, S.C. – Surrounded by loving family members in his home in Columbia, S.C., Blitzen Waldhauser, 15, peacefully departed this earth for his Eternal Hunting Grounds at noon on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Born on a farm in Clifton, Virginia on June 5, 2000, Blitzen was adopted into the Waldhauser family shortly thereafter. Blitzen, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier and part of a small litter of pups, was chosen by Mark Waldhauser because, as Mark recalls, ‘He was the biggest hell-raiser in the bunch.’
Blitzen spent his early years with Mark and family in Stafford, Va., then moved to Camp Pendleton, Cal., in 2001, where he battled coyotes while stomping through the nearby canyons. Blitzen briefly joined Mark for college in Richmond, Va. before moving in with sister Amy in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. in 2005. During his years in Wrightsville Beach, Blitzen became a regular of the 3-mile Loop and enjoyed spending time on the sand. He made many dear lifelong friends there, including Lois and Bernie Prusinowski, with whom Blitzen spent many sleepovers.
As Amy’s career began to involve extensive travel, Blitzen moved in with sister Kate and husband Jim in Columbia, S.C. in 2011. In Columbia, Blitzen gradually settled into his autumn years, but remained active on long walks through the Shandon neighborhood and camping trips to Hunting Island, S.C.
In addition to Mark, Amy, Kate and Jim, Blitzen also leaves behind his loving grandparents, Gail and Thomas Waldhauser of Washington, D.C. Blitzen is also survived by dear friends Bailey Wright of Charleston, S.C., and Baxter and Bacon Gregory of Nashville, Tenn.
Kate and Jim would like to thank Dr. Katie and Lap of Love animal hospice for their kind, compassionate care in administering Blitzen’s final moments.
Jim & Kate DentonColumbia, South CarolinaApril 30, 2016
Rudy
6/9/2002 - 4/24/2016Our dear Rudy was a huge part of our life. But our house is now so very empty since we had to say goodbye on Sunday. We miss coming home and finding him in his bed waiting for our hello or having him greet us with a bark as soon as the garage door would be heard by him. The sound of his paws on the floor through out the house is silenced. He would always wait by the front door, if it was open at 3:30 PM, waiting for our son to come home from school. He did this on his own even up until a month ago or so. He was the sweetest boy and now that door is empty. We miss having him by our side. A week before his health declined, I took him for his walk because the sun was shining and the temperatures were right. He always loved his walks, but I knew in my heart it was probably one of our last ones together. And it was. There will be so many things that will feel empty in our lives without him. He had the best life with us in so many ways and for that we are truly blessed. Our hearts break with the loss of our sweet Rudy. He touched so many people in so many ways. Everyone he crossed paths with loved him. Rudy, you will always be in our hearts even though you are gone. You were our best friend, our family, our companion and will always remain our "Boo." When you left us you took a piece of us with you. We will cherish our memories together for a lifetime and that will always make us smile. Until we meet again sweet Rudy. We miss you so much.Jennifer SommerRound Lake, IllinoisApril 29, 2016
Gypsy
11/1/2015 - 2/21/2016It been a few months since Gypsy passed but I still miss her. Did not know how quiet it is in the house without her here to stir things up. I miss the days she was active and always tried to get out of the house and explore the neighborhood. I miss her taking me for walks and to the park and when we would go to the shopping center to get the daily newspaper. It is just not the same now.
Putting her to sleep was one of the hardest decisions we ever made but it was the right decision. She was very proud and independent and would not want anyone to see her as she was in her last days. I am still sad but am happy for all the joy and great memories we made together. I'm looking forward to being together with her again when the time comes.
Peter TietzMission Viejo, CaliforniaApril 27, 2016
Cecil
2/11/2004 - 4/24/2016Cecil "Cee" was some character and well known Everywhere he went. He didn't know that he was a 34 pound terrier he thought he was a Pit Bull I called him My Joe Pesci. His attitude, smarts, tenacity, and heart made him one heck of a sidekick. My Baby was in great pain towards the end and I had to say goodbye so he could have relief and not suffer. Everyday without him is a struggle but, knowing he is out of such pain gets me through. I love you Cecil B. Stubbs , I Miss you , and I shall Never forget you. You are with Me Still and Always.

Thank you LapofLove and Dr. Brad Thank You.
Wendy WilkinsonGlenside, PennsylvaniaApril 27, 2016
Amos
11/9/2003 - 4/23/2016Amos was the definition of "man's best friend". He was my best friend and number 1 sidekick. He enjoyed taking walks and rides in the car. He loved playing with his toys and taking naps in his beds. He was loved by many people and will be missed dearly. He went peacefully in our home and he gave me lots of big kisses before his passing letting me know it was OK to leave. I know it was the right time and he did not have to suffer through the pain that would take over his body if we waited much longer. He will hold a very special place in our heart forever and always. We hope he is enjoying playing with friends and chasing squirrels in heaven. We love you Amos and we miss you every day. Love, Mommy and DaddySuzie IckesCoatesville, PennsylvaniaApril 26, 2016
Daddy
3/23/2009 - 4/21/2016Mi amor chiquito Daddy
Daddy came into my life when he was only 8 weeks old, beautiful sweet puppy, big head and blue eyes He was always clumsy and goofy, but so loving and beautiful. All the people that had a chance to meet you loved you and always pointed out how handsome, sweet and clumsy you were and they were right. One look could make me forget anything, you were my companion in everything, my sidekick and partner in crime, long study nights, chick flicks, Dateline marathon, and of course my sweet dance partner. I am truly going to miss picking you up and dancing to country music with you. Thank you for taking my crazy affection and my obsession with taking care of you, I hope you understand that you and Zoey are my life, and I only wanted the best for both of you. The last few years were tough, knowing that there was a medical reason for your clumsiness made you even more special, in my eyes you were still perfect. Your condition gave me a new purpose in life, I didn’t mind carrying you, cleaning your little paws when you stepped on poop, wiping your butt, and doing anything I could to make you feel comfortable, I was your mom and you were my son, no matter how crazy it sounds that’s how I felt about you, you were a part of me. I cannot tell you with words how much I love you, you changed me forever, and taught me that simple things in life are what matter the most. Losing you was the hardest thing I have ever been through, I cherish every day of the 7 years I spent with you and your sister, nobody has ever touched my heart the way you did, and I am forever thankful for all the valuable lessons I learned from you. I miss you every day, I will always think of you, your sweet face and your goofy smile, I love you with all my heart, mi amor chiquito, my little boy.
Marcia Falensunrise, FloridaApril 26, 2016
Leo
3/1/2002 - 4/25/2016Leo was a magnificent cat. Not only was he impressive in size and appearance, often referred to by family and friends as a mini-panther, he was an extraordinary soul. He was the dignified king of the house, a vigilant protector, an affectionate companion, a kind older brother to the other cats who made their way to our house, and a patient teacher for me. He is sorely missed and cannot be replaced.Kelly BolzRaleigh, North CarolinaApril 25, 2016
Kelly
4/1/1999 - 4/20/2016Kelly was one of the sweetest dogs. I got her when she was only 6 weeks old. She was the runt of the litter and looked totally different than all the other puppies. We fell in love with her the minute we saw her. She was quite an escape artist in her earlier days and loved to run as fast as she could. As a very picky eater, her favorite foods were hot dogs and lunch meat. She was so high-spirited and loved to have people pet her and make a fuss over her. She traveled with me wherever I went and her most current trip was to Gatlinburg, one of our favorite places. The days have been so empty without her but I know that she is resting peacefully. I am so grateful that she was a huge part of my life for 17 years. So many fond memories. I love you, Kelly!!!Marie ScarboroSpring Hill, TennesseeApril 25, 2016
Austin
4/16/2016I got Austin when he was about 12 weeks old from one of my professors. He was my baby for almost 18 years. He would greet me at the door as soon as I come home from work and followed my every move. He loved to get his chest and belly rubbed. He slept next to me every single night. He was my faithful companion and throughout the years, he comforted me as much as I comforted him. Thank you for allowing me to be your guardian, Austin. Rest in peace my sweet AusAus. Until we meet again at the rainbow bridge💞💗💞Caroline LottColumbia, South CarolinaApril 25, 2016
Simba
10/15/2001 - 4/1/2016Simba brought smiles to everyone’s face, He was a big part of our daily life for 14 ½ years. He walked with one of us or both almost everyday. He was the Best companion with his unconditional love. He was so furry and loveable. We loved him to the moon and back. We miss you dearly.
Hugs,
Larry & Carolyn ColeHendersonville, TennesseeApril 25, 2016