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3/15/2007Domino, we called you Domino ole ole oh! You were the best ever. Always roamed around with your head held high. You loved your brother Oscar unconditionally even when he would get mad that you stole his treat. You always wanted to cuddle and snuggle with your nose tucked deep in a belly or a blanket. You loved being nice and warm. You were smart, and always wanted to play even when Oscar wasn’t in the mood. You used to softly bark in my ear when you thought I should wake up in the morning or if I tried to take a nap. You knew it wasn’t nap time for you! But you also knew that you could communicate with a soft little bark. You didn’t like remotes so you would push them off the bed or the couch with your little nose. You made us laugh and completed our dog journey when we got you 2 months after Oscar. You were so strong at the end even though you were actively dying for a few weeks. You didn’t want to leave us. I know you’re at peace now with your brother in heaven. I bet he’s even sharing his treats with you. I love you Domino and will miss you foreverTiana MoranoRonkonkoma, New YorkAugust 12, 2020
12/2/2006Oscar, you were the best dog ever. You always loved your mommy, waiting for her at the door. You always looked to me for approval, and we had a connection that couldn’t be broken. You were the loudest barking dog I ever heard, but you kept us safe. You loved your brother Domino very much but sometimes you didn’t like if he tried to take your treats. You were always willing to eat at anytime and looked forward to any food droppings from your older brothers when they were toddlers. I loved your belly and used to hug you tight and hold your big paw. You will forever be missed by mommy and daddy. I held you so tight when you went to heaven. I told you that it would be okay and this was the best for you because you were struggling to breathe. As soon as I whispered that in your ear you calmed down. I am so happy I was able to hold you during your journey to heaven. I love youTiana MoranoRonkonkoma, New YorkAugust 12, 2020
8/9/2004 - 8/10/202016 years.

I can’t believe how fast the time flew by. I knew this day would come one day. Being here twice before in my lifetime, I was not looking forward to it.

Thank you so much to all my friends and family that have shown so much love and support over the past few months. It has truly been appreciated, more than you know. I know that Toby is my dog, but so many of you have followed his adventures with me over the years, that is some ways, he’s your dog too and I know many of you will miss seeing new pics and videos of him. And what can I say about Amanda? I think she fell in love with Toby the day she met him, and he loved her back. Toby could not have gotten a better mom. Caring for Toby these past few months has been a 24/7 job. I could not have done it alone. It’s a safe bet, that if Amanda wasn’t here, Toby would not have seen his 16th birthday. To say she has been a Wonder Woman, is an understatement.

As for Toby, in his prime he was one of the fastest and most agile dogs I had ever seen. Truly one of God’s most magnificent creations. When he was only a puppy, I could easily run faster than him. He was so small, that he needed to hop over the tall blades of grass just to make it across the yard. However, it wasn’t long before he was running circles around me (and others.) Unfortunately, the years was something he could not outrun and time was finally catching up with my boy.

I can’t lie, the last few months have been the most emotional of my entire life. Toby, who 4 years ago won his battle with a cancerous thyroid tumor that was slowly killing him, was now facing a new challenge.

It’s been years since I suspended the agility jumps in the backyard, and the jumping in and out of the car, on and off the bed, etc. I knew that as much as he loved it, they would not do his aging bones and joints much good, so long before he actually needed it, I was lifting him into and out of my car. Truth be told, I think he actually enjoyed making me do the work.

For nearly a year, Toby was showing growing weakness in his rear legs. We did our best to keep him strong with daily exercise. Chasing his remote control car was his favorite thing to do. When he was in his prime, he used to run along side me as I rode my bike, and if I had him on a leash, he would love to pull me. Without giving him any help, he could pull me and still easily reach speeds in excess of 20 mph. Sadly, his once strong back and legs were really beginning to fail him a few months ago. It’s been heartbreaking to watch sometimes, even cruel. One day it would appear that maybe he was on the mend, walking around for a couple of weeks like everything is fine, then the next morning his rear legs weren’t working again.

It’s so unfair, he had the heart and lungs of a champion but his legs and mind were now betraying him. I used to joke, as I’d watch him run, play and do his agility jumps, that he was the athlete I always dreamed of being.

In addition to the issue with his back and legs, Toby’s mind was starting to slip. He exhibited signs of sundowning which in essence means that for him, day was night and night was day. It’s like Alzheimer’s for dogs. It’s a cruel condition and I was was not going to let it erase completely what made Toby, Toby. He needs to run, and jump, and play, and smile, and love . . . he needs to live and not just merely exist.

Toby was always eager to serve and please. Always living for the day and never worrying about tomorrow. Always there to greet anyone with a wiggle butt and smile. And he was always there with his unwavering and unconditional love. For 16 years, day in and day out, he put a smile on my face before going to bed . . . and thanks to him, each morning began with a smile.

As I have cuddled and embraced Toby over the past several months, with his heart racing and mine breaking more times than I can count, I have done everything I can to ease any pain and erase any fear that he was experiencing. With my face close to his, I repeatedly whispered into his ear, “It’s ok. It’s ok . . . daddy’s here. Don’t be afraid. I love you and I will protect you, and I won’t let any harm come to you. You’re a good boy, you’re my good boy . . . and you’re my best friend.” Sometimes it would take a while, and sometimes I would sing him his lullaby (The words of which none of you will ever know), but he would finally stop panting, his eyes would close and he would sleep and rest.

Desperately trying to make sense of this time and the pain we were all experiencing, I prayed and asked God for answers. I didn’t pray for a miracle, for He has already given me more than one. Not only did He safely see Toby through the surgery to remove the cancer that saved his life and blessed me with not one . . . but four more years with Toby, but he blessed me with 16 years of living, breathing, running, furry fluffiness of joy and faithful love.

I have, however, prayed for peace and courage as I prepared to say goodbye to my friend, and I have prayed for wisdom to understand what lessons God wanted me to learn from all this.

With tears streaming endlessly down my face, and a pain in my chest as if someone is ripping out my heart and lungs . . . I felt His embrace, and I heard His voice . . . “It’s ok. It’s ok . . . I Am here. Don’t be afraid. I have a plan for you. I love you and I will protect you, and I won’t let any harm come to you. Be still and know that I am God.”

The tears flow, but they are not just tears of sorrow, they are tears of joy. Joy in knowing that God is in complete control and that before the creation of the universe, He knew this day would come and that all along everything has transpired according to His plan. And joy also in knowing that Toby is no longer suffering, that his legs and mind have been restored, and that he is exactly where God wants him to be.

I wish I had a heart as big and as strong as Toby’s, because in him leaving, he’s taking a big part of mine. I know that as he looked at me before closing his eyes for the last time, he would not want me to be sad nor to cry. He hasn’t barked in quite some time, but whenever he did, or whenever he would stare at me, we always seemed to understand each other and know what the other was thinking.

If I could read his mind right now, I hope it would sound something like this:
“Louis, it’s ok. It’s ok. You’ve been more than my dad, you’ve been my friend, my best friend. Don’t be sad or afraid. I love you. I didn’t just walk across the rainbow bridge, I jumped right over it and landed in the arms of Jesus. I’ll be waiting here for you. And when you get here, someday soon, you’ll understand and see . . . that it was God’s turn to play with me.”

I’ll see you soon my good boy . . . have the tennis balls and remote control car ready.

“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Genesis 1:31
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
Louis BlancoLake Worth, FloridaAugust 12, 2020
9/21/2006 - 8/4/2020Lester was a true character. Jumping off the diving rock into the pool and sneezing on command were just two of the funny things that made him LESTER! This is the first time our family has been dog-less in 26-years. Thinking of you, Lester, running in Heaven with Darcy, Toula, Lucky Boy, Summer and Spanky. Thank you for all the joy and fun you provided. We love you and miss you.Susie MarentisPotomac Falls, VirginiaAugust 12, 2020
Nikki Aka Sissy
6/14/2005 - 8/9/2020Nikki was a 15 year old golden retriever, Saint Bernard. Nikki lived with 2 other dogs and a cat. (Toby, Zigi and Bob the cat). Her best friend was our daughter Madison. And she loved our neighbors Jack and Donna. She was a sweet, kind, and friendly dog probably the best dog that we ever had. You are now free to run and play again with your neighbor brother Rocky. We will all miss seeing you each day but we know you are in a better place and your happy and pain free. Love you my girlfriend and Sissy girl. 😢💕Lisa MearkleHummelstown, PennsylvaniaAugust 12, 2020
5/16/2008 - 7/30/2020Cooper.
He was so amazing! One of the most loving, kind, smart and loyal dogs any 3 mommies could have ever loved! Your Bark and face is missed every day!
You left a hole in our hearts that will never heal!
Run free, basket in the sun and forever look down on all of us and smile!! You will forever be missed and thought of always! ❤️
Be a good boy MOMMIE Loves you!! ❤️😊❤️
Tiffany Poole PooleHaymarket, VirginiaAugust 12, 2020
10/25/2006 - 8/1/2020To my closest friends and clients who knew Kane and watched him grow throughout his life. Sadly Kane passed away, but left us with many many memories. Please join me in celebrating and remembering his life! ...

Kane was a great dog. He was my one and only foster failure. In his day he was a macho man - all brawn and muscles. He hauled my butt on a bike around the neighborhood doing 20 mph up and down hills. And that was no easy feat! But he made it look easy! Kane loved to swim and do lots of physical activities... But I never got him to like agility....

Together we worked hard and played hard, but liked to also bask in life's pleasures like sunning himself on the deck, rolling in the grass and going for car rides and sleeeping in his cozy cave! Sometimes he would actually beep my horn at me as I walked into the store! He was a great protector but always had a soft side for people. Learned to like dogs, but we had to work at that! In his older age be became quite the softy.

Kane ended up being a great embassador for the bully breed. We taught each other many life lessons which I will always be in gratitude of! And he will be missed by many!
Michelle JacksonFarmington Hills, MichiganAugust 12, 2020
11/16/2009 - 8/1/2020Zoey AKA the princess pup was a very demanding and spoiled girl who was loved by all. Zoey's favorite pastimes included sunbathing and sneaking out of the yard front gate to get treats from her human grandfather who lives next door whom she had a special connection with. Zoey only had one major dislike which was walking in the grass, in the rain and snow. She would very dramatically lift her legs out of the snow to show her complete disdain of having to go outside to do her business. Zoey was extremely affectionate, loving to snuggle and pretend to be a lap dog, she also had her own special way of giving hugs where she would walk in between your legs rubbing on one of them. Even though Zoey was a big girl, she loved being dressed for the occasion which included t-shirts in the summer, her Christmas sweater and one or two Halloween costumes. Zoey leaves behind three human sisters, parents and a brother (Zeus) who love and miss her dearly.Jennifer HookerBuffalo, New YorkAugust 12, 2020
9/24/2004 - 7/20/2020Chewy was definitely one of the family. Always with us. Always had to be included.David FatlaMiwaukee, WisconsinAugust 11, 2020
1/19/2008 - 8/9/2020Lucy my little princess I miss you so very much you were a pretty difficult one to say good bye to. Now you are free from your ills and you can chase all the lizards and squirrels and birds you want. I will always hold a special place in my heart for you always. Big kisses and hugs -MommyKathy JeffersNew Port Richey, FloridaAugust 11, 2020
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