Dear Windy,


In your death this morning, I know we were meant to be together now more than ever. I gave you a home and you gave me so much more. I didn’t rescue you, you actually rescued me–and I am so grateful that I was given the honor to love, care for and protect you each day.

Your love has always been huge and gentle. Your sweetness in life has brought such joy to all who have met you and known you. Windy, thank you. I love you and you will always be in my heart. I will miss you and I know I will see you again one day. Until then, know that your 12+ years on this earth with me brought me great love and taught me about so much.

My puppy daughter Windy, sleep sweet.

Breed: Sheltie Mix

Dear Hoagie,

You’re the best dog anyone could ask for! You are so loyal, loving , caring, and huggable! No one could ask for a handsome dog as you. You have the best personality in a dog, and anyone would be lucky to have a dog like you! I would feel so sad and hurt if you passed–I would never get over it and I hope it never happens. You are extremely gentle, kind and I’m so happy that we picked to adopt you from ‘faw paws.’ You are so cute and there are no words to describe how lovely you are!

All my love forever and always,



Dear Hurly,


Toogiebear, sometimes I wonder what goes through your mind. Or what you’re barking at outside at one in the morning. You’re my everything, but you’re definitely something else. You’re weird, obnoxious and stinky at times. I miss you so much when I’m gone. You’re the best friend I could ever ask for. But dang, you’re nuts! You’re a ball of energy, happiness, and love–and I am so thrilled to call you mine.

Breed: Yorkie