Dear Chai,

The last six years with you have meant everything to me. You are always there for me and we’ve had some pretty rough times (you getting really sick, deaths in the family, heartbreak)–and you never wavered in your love for me. I am a better person for having you in my life. You’ve taught me patience, compassion and how to have fun! You bring such joy to my life and I look forward to many more years together!

Breed: Dachshund

Dear Scooby,


I love you soooooooooo much. When we met, we fell in love instantly. Your original family didn’t give you the love you deserved and so you became part of my family. I will always give you my unconditional love and joy. You fill me with awe every day because of how happy and generous you are, even in your toughest moments–like when you had stomach surgery. You teach me so much, especially how to enjoy the simple things in life and live fully in each moment–because that is all there is. I respect that you are an animal, a dog and will never try to make you a person. You love to be happy and you bring happiness to everyone you meet, both dogs and people. I love you for the beautiful, cute, funny, loving, giving dog that you are. You have become part of me.

I love you, Scooby, always.


Breed: Dachshund/Basset Mix

Dear Frankie, Ginger, and Rubie,

Frankie, Ginger and Rubie
Thank you for all the joy you bring to my life. I am so blessed to have you in my life.

You are allowed on the furniture, in my bed and in my car. I love to spoil you with treats and long walks at the park. I love you despite the extra laundry I do because sometimes you just can’t wait to pee!

Frankie, thank you for being so accepting of Ginger and Rubie, who were both taken in because the family that had them before could no longer care for them.

Love, Mom

Breed: Dachshunds