5/17/2006 - 1/16/2020Duke was a big, black Labrador retriever with a personality so big that you just couldn't help but fall in love with him. He had a way about him that captured your heart & certainly has left his paw prints there. Our family was so lucky & Blessed to have had him in our lives for these very short past 13+ years. He let us know that he was ready to cross Rainbow Bridge....even though we were not ready to let him go. Duke you are now free of your old and broken body....run, play, swim and fetch that tennis ball, enjoy all the things you haven't been able to do in a long, long time!
We miss you so much...we have broken hearts and we will never forget. Rest well my sweet, precious Dukie.💔
Debbie DuBoisIndianapolis, IndianaJanuary 17, 2020
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Still thinking about you and of course missing you. Do you remember when you used to sleep in my bed with me when I came home for college and it drove dad crazy?!! Or all the walks, and the times cuddling on the couch. You were the best cuddler.. always knew how to be as comfy as possible. I love you and you’re never far in my thoughts and in my heart.Sarah DuBois-Babcock - January 25, 2020
Today marks 1 week since you have left us...I miss you so much and so does Hank! You never leave my thoughts, not even for a minute. I love you Duke boy❣️🐾💔🐾Debbie DuBois - January 23, 2020
You are a great friend. The house seems so empty without you. I hope you are at peace with no pain and are swimming to your hearts content.Marck DuBois - January 22, 2020
My younger sister, Debbie and I were always raised with the love of labs. They have always been a part of our life as far back as I can remember. We carried that love well into our adult life and introduced them to our spouses and children. Whether they liked it or not. We both have suffered losses of our devoted pups these past few weeks and hope the two are playing happy in the after life. I am convinced they are getting away with all their bad behavior. Duke was always my Max go to friend as he spent many days visiting. He even shared his pillows! LOL Tears still come when I think of them both.Barbara Parsons - January 20, 2020
Duke, my heart still feels empty without you. You were such a large presence and it will never quite feel the same without you - your goofy, loving, chill yet demanding personality was one that can never be replaced. I find peace in knowing that we will see you again. Until then, throw Mr. Squirrel into the lake as many times as you want and chase that tennis ball until your heart is content. I can’t wait to see your smiling face again over that rainbow bridge.Katie Burnette - January 19, 2020
Duke- you did life right... you took care of your family and they adored you for it. You lived each day with excitement- especially if water or a ball was involved!! You accepted new family members in- both adult and baby... it was just more people to love. I’m so honored to have met you- and the beautiful family members who surrounded you that day (I will hold them in my heart forever... they were amazing); we all came together to celebrate you and set you free with peace and dignity. I hope you did what everyone said you would- find the first lake and jump into it!!!Amy Czarnecki - January 19, 2020
I love and miss you so much. Can’t want until we meet again Dukie. You’re in my heart always.Sarah DuBois-Babcock - January 19, 2020
Still missing you my beautiful Duke!Debbie DuBois - January 19, 2020
Mom misses you boy❣️Can’t stop thinking about you! 🐾💔🐾Debbie DuBois - January 18, 2020
I thought that I couldn’t love another vet how we love ours. Amy proved me wrong the minute she stepped in the house. Her warmth and compassion overflowed as she helped us through one of the most difficult things I’ve been through. She explained everything to us more deeply than just medical procedure. She helped guide us along as we said goodbye to Duke and for her love, compassion, respect and dignity.... I’ll always remember. As for one of the saddest days of my life, I am thankful for her perspective, words, warmth and patience that she shared with my family.Sarah DuBois-Babcock - January 18, 2020
I rode home with you in my arms, and you left home again in my arms. There is no place I would ever leave you. I just want you safe, warm and at peace. As selfish as I can be for holding onto you, I know that you will always be a part of me, my life and my story. I will never let you go, and I will always and forever cuddle you in my heart and my dreams.
You’ll always be my Dukie Pookie. I can’t wait to see you again. I love and will treasure you forever.
Sarah DuBois-Babcock - January 18, 2020

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