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12/14/2009 - 11/27/2020We lost a piece of us when our sweet little man Freddie crossed the rainbow bridge on November 27th at the age of 11.

When we rescued Freddie 5 years ago, you could not help but to fall in love with his little face instantly. Not only that, but he was also the ultimate little snuggle pug right from the get-go! You could see immediately that he had a special soul that was like a shining light everyone was drawn to. You could never meet a more intuitive dog; he simply knew how to be in any situation. We described our little Zen-like pug by simply saying "he knows"! When you were sad or scared, he was right there on your lap staring deeply in your eyes so you would know things would be alright. Happy - he was right in the middle of things to be the life of the party. Tired - right there to perfect the art of snuggling with you. He was never bossy, he just wanted to be with you in the moment.

Freddie was not just a sit-around-the-house pug, he was a working pug! He went to his mom's hair salon almost every day to entertain clients, sit on laps, and get more kisses then any dog could ask for. When clients with autism or special needs came in, he would sense their reluctance and immediately walk up to them with his little tail wagging to calm them down. He even graced the lap of celebrities who wanted to get their hair styled at "the salon with the pug"! He always needed to be close to his mom though, so you would catch him throughout the day dragging his bed around to be right under her feet while she worked.

Freddie was barely ever alone. If mom and dad went on a trip or would be gone for the better part of the day, he stayed with his Nana's. He loved going to their houses as he was even more spoiled than normal! He was always at family gatherings and would simply be just like one of the kids. When dinner was done and the conversation would start around the table, he would insist on getting a chair so he could be front and center and participate in the discussion. He genuinely understood what we were saying, and we would always tell him that if he talked, we promised not to tell anyone :-)

At the end of the day, his favorite thing was to be with his mom and dad - especially his mom! We would call him our little "Forest Pug" because he sure did love his momma! He also had a special place in his heart for his dad too. Sitting on the couch you would always find him in his mom's lap, staring at his dad. When it was time to go to bed he would snuggle in between us, give one last good loving, and sing us his pug snoring lullaby to sleep in hopes of staying in his mom and dad's bed all night!

The world is a little bit lesser of a place without our special little guy there to brighten it. He touched not only our lives, but the lives of so many others. It was a blessing to spend these amazing five years with Freddie, even though it seems much too short. We take solace though in knowing that his powerful little spirit will always be here watching over us for the rest of our days.

Run free little man, mommy and daddy will see you on the other side soon.
Jared ThompsonBroomfield, ColoradoDecember 2, 2020
1/23/2005 - 11/29/2020Our Riley-Roo
January 23, 2005 – November 29, 2020

Our beautiful, friendly, spunky, rabble-rousing warrior queen, Riley was released from any and all of her afflictions on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Her sense of duty and love for her family never wavered; it was her body that made the ending a given.
In the comfort of her home, her final moments were dignified, peaceful and filled with love as she was surrounded by her “every day” family and mate of ten years, Crosby; her crossing facilitated with the assistance of Dr. Amy Czarnecki.
We are filled with wonderful memories. Like most “pets” she was so very much more. When she was young, she was a “runner” and there were many times we thought she would not allow us any sort of longevity. We had a small hobby farm where she was initially raised and thrived. She somehow, intuitively, knew it was her job to shepherd the animals. She had to learn it was “not ok” to pick up the chickens in her mouth. Her reward at the end of barn sessions was often to run after the golf cart Matt drove, and boy, was she fast! I’m not sure who enjoyed those sessions most. Riley anticipated and Matt would gladly provide opportunities where he thought he could outsmart her. When she realized she had been momentarily duped, she would yelp out at him, until she double-backed and once again proved who was really boss! Crosby would often try to help his friend by attempting to bite the tires. She left many great impressions on our hearts.
While we braced ourselves for the heartbreak and mourning losing the oldest dog we’ve ever owned would bring, we were not prepared for the grief that would be demonstrated by Crosby. We’ve never had a surviving pet. We’re all working it out.
In the meantime, it’s comforting to think of our girl running through the fields above, befriending all the other animals she’s meeting.
Donna & Matt SkinnerIndianapolis, IndianaDecember 2, 2020
10/17/2005 - 11/26/2020I will miss Chase. On Thanksgiving Day, I had to say goodbye to Chase. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and it was spreading to his liver. I thought we had more time but he took a turn for the worse Wednesday afternoon. Thank you Dr. Dan for coming so quickly and giving Chase the peace he deserved and needed.Candace HillFishers, IndianaDecember 2, 2020
7/17/2006 - 11/30/2020To my boy:

I saw you, amid all the other pups. I saw those big brown eyes - That white chest and chin. You were irresistible and I just had to scoop you up. I quickly dropped you and your tongue started to bleed just a bit. That is when I said, “I’ll take that one – you know, you break it, you buy it.” From day one you have had my whole heart. Fierce and feisty 4lbs of pure love. I knew you needed a tough name since you were such a small guy. DIESEL. Yes. That’s my boy.

This house is eerily quiet today. I will miss hearing your nails “clip clop” walking from room to room. I will miss you barking at random leaves, squirrels, birds, people – truly anything that moved. I will miss your loud ass snoring. I will miss you chewing on your squeaky toys, that at times I loathed, but would love to hear right now. I will miss my office mascot. I will miss having to go back into my bedroom, sometimes hours after I have already been awake, to force you to wake up, get you out of bed, and go outside. Oh the side eyed looks I sometimes got from you! In your older years you were far from a “morning dog.” My bed was so empty last night. No one to say goodnight to or good morning to. I loved that. My favorite parts of the day. I will miss my bed hog. I could never understand how such a small dog could take up so much room! I will miss my road trip buddy. In a year full of shit, 2020 at least gave us so much quality time and so many trips up to the cottage, our most beloved spot. I love that I got you up there one last time this weekend. It was fitting that you climbed up in my lap on the drive home from there Sunday, away from your usual spot on your bed on the bench behind me. It’s like you knew it was our last road trip and needed to be on my lap to enjoy the ride. I will miss your stinky breath and your smelly kisses. I will miss that head tilt and puppy eye stare for more food. I know I will continue cooking far too much for dinner because I always needed extra to share with you. I will miss your dog hair – EVERYWHERE. It’s like the glitter of my life.

You and I have been inseparable for 14+ years. You have been my steadfast and loyal companion. Loyal to a fault (especially up north when you just show up at neighbors houses expecting me to be there). You have been there through all the ups and downs of my life. Through law school and the bar exam. From my days of bar tending to working for a law firm to owning my own practice the last 10 years. From apartment to apartment - to moving back with my parents - to a rental - to our HOME. You have been by my side through it all. Happy times and heartbreaks. Marriage and divorce. You always knew when to just curl up and love on me when I needed it most. You had that special intuition. You have never left my side. Especially during these past two years. I relied on you, I truly did. At times far too much – but you could always turn my tears into smiles. You were never just a dog. Not just a pet. You are my FAMILY. You and I were a team. Stacey and Diesel: A Dynamic Duo. My best friend, my confidante. People may say I am crazy, but I talked to you all the time. I will miss that the most. Six weeks ago, I begged you not to go yet, I could not take another loss then. You were my rock. You RALLIED like a champ and hung on a bit longer. You gave us this extra time and it was like your last act of love for me. Unconditional love. Always. What a gift you have given me. I will be forever grateful for you.

Thank you for choosing me to be your mom. How lucky was I? Thank you for being the best dog a person could ask for. There will never be another boy as special as you. Know that I will carry you in my heart forever. If my love could have saved you, you would have lived on and on. Run wild, pain free, and with the spirit of the puppy that never left you even at 14+ years old. An old soul but so young at heart. If it wasn’t for the cancer, there is no doubt in my mind you would have lived many more years. You fought the good fight. For far too long. All the way to the very end. I know you didn’t want to leave me; didn’t want to let go - But I promised you I would be ok – and I will. You can rest now, old man.

Diesel. Big D. Dies. D-Money. Dumplin'. Bug. Bud. Buddy. My Boy. Old man.

Rest easy, Diesel. Mom loves you always.
Stacey SelleckLivonia, MichiganDecember 2, 2020
1/5/2009 - 11/24/2020Oh Toby, I will miss you for the rest of my days. I know it was your time to go, but the hole you leave in our hearts and home could never be filled. You were a ray of sunshine to every soul you met. You loved kitties, other doggies, children, all people, ferrets, squirrels, guinea pigs, and even a goat you brought home with you one afternoon. You were so gentle and so sweet. You never did believe you had given anyone enough kisses, ever. I only hope we may be reunited one day. Until then, I will hold you in my heart and remember all the joy you brought to our lives and this world. You are mommy’s angel baby.Danielle CraterNashville, TennesseeDecember 2, 2020
12/6/2003 - 11/27/2020In loving memory of my precious Durango
I had to kiss my sweet baby boy goodbye Friday, November 27, 2020 - ten days shy of 17 years together. Durango was the best little guy in the whole wide world, you could never ever hope for better. Everyone loved him, our family, friends and neighbors, especially Lindsay and he loved them back, especially Lindsay. Anyone coming to our home was welcomed by Durango. Yes, if you looked “pampered pooch” up in the dictionary- his picture was right there.

Thank you you baby for putting your little head under my chin to show your love and to say goodbye. I am so happyI I was able to hold you in my arms through it all. At 1:20 pm it felt like I just handed you to your Daddy - know you were happy to finally see him again. Soon the three of us will be together again. Until then be happy with Daddy in heaven. Sweet angel remember I loved you with all of my heart, soul, and total being. Love you forever!! Love, Mommy. Light a candle
Fran LeasonLongwood, FloridaDecember 2, 2020
Snow White
8/7/2020 - 11/29/2020Snow your family loves you and misses you. You will always be my baby. I LOVE YOU!lexie martinRuston, LouisianaDecember 1, 2020
12/14/2005 - 11/25/2020Dear Snuffles,

Thank you for being a part of our family. You were the sweetest and most loyal pet anyone could ask for. Everyone who met you loved being around you. We're going to miss you so much.
Aston, PennsylvaniaDecember 1, 2020
5/30/2021Brinna was the sweetest dog ever. She was the Queen our our pack and an agility champion. I inherited Brinna from a friend who passed away 3 years ago. Brinna has known me since she was a pup so she was happy in my home and we all loved her. She has now passed over into her dog moms arms. I am so honored to have the opportunity to love her.Mary Jo JohnsonFarmington, New YorkDecember 1, 2020
8/14/2008 - 11/30/2020We loved Tia so much and it was an honor for us to have her in our lives these past 4 years.Julieann HasingerLexington, South CarolinaDecember 1, 2020
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