7/6/1999 - 4/16/2013Time is so precious and we can never get it back. Cheraw was the little child to all in our family. He was pampered and loved every day of his life of nearly 14 years. And he was genuinely spoiled with our love. Cheraw was always there for each of us when we were sick, or had a bad day, or just needed a smile. He always had a way of hugging you with his paws on your face when we would carry him like a baby. We love you. We miss you. We will always treasure our memories of you. You will forever be in our hearts.Donna RasmussenRaleigh, North CarolinaApril 24, 2013
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It's been awhile my sweet boy but just know that I get busy in life, but I still think about you each day. I came across this dear sweet poem that reminded me of you. I still miss you so much!

To my dearest friend:

I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep.
I spoke to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you every day.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to me.

Author Unknown
Donna Rasmussen - January 15, 2015
We still think about you every day. I have so many wonderful dreams about you and I often think about you when I am having my coffee on our deck in the mornings. I look at your pictures often, too. We all love you and miss you so much!Donna Rasmussen - January 18, 2014
Hello my dear old friend. I think of all the things we have done together over the years. I remember how you would always awaken me each morning and sit on the deck on your favorite cushion while I drank my coffee. And how you would ask to sit on my lap by putting your paw on my face. I remember how you would go to the pantry door to ask for your catnip and sometimes for a cat treat. I remember each night you would tell me it was bed time and you would fuss at me if I went to bed late. I remember how you would remind me that your litter box needed to be cleaned. But most of all I remember how much you loved me as you always had to be beside me to watch tv or anywhere I was sitting or lying at home. You were always so devoted to me and I loved you so much. I will forever miss you as you were my little child.Donna Rasmussen - October 11, 2013
Not a day has passed since you left us...I think of you daily and miss you so much.Donna Rasmussen - August 24, 2013
Every day I still think about you and miss you so much.Donna Rasmussen - July 6, 2013
Cheraw was lucky to have such a loving and devoted family. He certainly was a handsome and funny fellow. I know you miss him terribly. I do love his photos. Thank you for sharing about him.Dana Lewis - April 25, 2013
We miss you so much.Donna Rasmussen - April 24, 2013

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