7/4/2004 - 12/16/2016We adopted Gracie from a rescue agency when she was 7 1/2 years old. She quickly became a part of our family — sweet, loving and eager to please. A year after we adopted her, my boyfriend and I broke up. I moved back to my hometown and Gracie came along as my partner in crime. She comforted me and lifted my spirits. Within a year, Gracie became very sick. It turns out, she had a malformation in her brain as well as a compressed disc in her spine. My ex-boyfriend / Gracie's human daddy came to the rescue to help fund her expensive medical bills. Through this experience of saving our Gracie, we reunited, reconciled, got engaged and married. We spent 5 wonderful years with Gracie and she brought us so much joy. My husband and I fully give Gracie credit for our relationship; she quite literally brought us back together. Five years wasn't nearly long enough, but we treasure every single day we got to spend with our "mushy."Mary Beth ThomsenRichmond, VirginiaDecember 29, 2016
Light a Candle

I'm lighting a candle in memory of beautiful Gracie. We adopted her daughters at they same time she was adopted and we were so sad to hear of her passing. It is so sad we never got that family reunion.Noelle Prussman - January 6, 2017
I'm lighting a candle for this little angel of a Boston Terrier- a tiny body with a huge heart- who was placed in her mom and dad's lives for many reasons. She will live on in their love forever...
With love,
Dr Sarah
Sarah Clarke, DVM - January 1, 2017
I'm lighting a candle for Gracie because I was so touched by your story and because, on the same day, Dr. Sarah helped us say goodbye to our Chester (I'll be posting a memorial to him soon). We're walking this journey with loss and grief together even though we've never met and I wanted you to know that someone else cares and is holding you in the light.Melissa Warner - December 31, 2016

Submit a candle