One of the saddest things we as pet lovers have to deal with is the short time we get to spend with our pets. Your kind donations help us take care of other pets less fortunate and help us to find them a loving home just like yours.
To all the beautiful pets that have passed on, you will never be forgotten and will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for sponsoring one of the Dogtown furkids in memory of your loved ones. When you sponsor a pet in memory of a loved one your memorial tribute will be added to the list below.
A place called Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
* Author unknown
In loving memory of
The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can’t be won.
You will be sad, I understand,
Don’t let the grief then stay your hand,
For this day more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We’ve had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears.
You’d not want me to suffer so;
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they’ll tend
And stay with me, if you can, to the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time, you will see,
It is a kindness you do for me.
Although my tail its last was waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.
Don’t grieve that it should be you,
Who must decide this thing to do,
We’ve been so close, we two, these years;
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
Smile, for we walked together for a little while.
Roxy Pox, miss you already gorgeous xx
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
IN MEMORY OF MY BEST FRIEND. LOVED AND SO MISSED
you came into my life on a cold winters morning in Johannesburg. From the first moment I saw you I knew that you were going to be loved by all and that you would be my best friend for the rest of your life. You were a part of our family for 15 years and losing you is one of the saddest moments I have ever experienced. I will miss you coming down the stairs to greet me when you see my car coming down the driveway, I will miss your crazy excitement – running through the house because I came to visit. I will miss you barking at me because I didn’t want to share my dinner with you…. Which I ended up sharing with you anyway when nobody was looking. I will miss your cuddles when I am sad and watching you through the kitchen window helping Richard in the garden… well mostly digging up everything he planted. In 15 years you never needed to go to the vet once, you were such a healthy, happy girl. I am glad that your last moments were spent running around, playing like a little puppy and being happy, that you didn’t have any illness that made you sick and weak. I just wish I could have been there with you when you closed your eyes and took your last breath. I hope you had no pain. I hope you were happy in that moment, knowing you were loved beyond measure. My little mongoose, Juul-Juul, spoegie, The tears of missing you will still be there for a very long time but I am grateful for the 15 years I had with you. Rest in peace my girl. I love you, forever.
Dear Maggy Mouse,
We are going to miss you so very much. you were such a good friend to so many fosters over the last few years. You Loved life and I loved giving you cuddles.
go play with your boeta Face now – I am sure he is happy to be with you again. Say hi to Shula, Liquorice, Kayla, Oscar and all the Bosties we’ve had to say goodbye to.
We love you Maggy. (2017/06/25)
All our Love,
Tannie Carina en Leandri. xxx
Shadow – the sweetest dog in the whole wide world!
Gone but never forgotten, our loyal Spud
Kayla & Nandi
I will love and miss you always and forever xxxx
In Memory of our dear Riley. We miss you everyday. Thank you for all the joy and laughs you brought into our lives.
Our Dearest Cleo, we miss you every day sweet girl xxx
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die…
Ali, you are missed every second, every minute, every hour and every day that goes by.