Dog Tribute: Dear Winnie


We lost you way too soon. I found you paralyzed in the yard after a bee sting and didn’t know what to do. I got you to the vet but there was nothing they could do to save you. I left you at the ER Vet that night not wanting to go. I could see in your eyes you knew it was bad. I prayed you would make it and the vet even told me there was a good chance you would. A few hours later you were gone and my heart was broken.

Only 7 years with us seems all too short. You were such a shining light in our family. I still remember when we went to the airport to pick you up from Tennessee. Right away you fell in love with your furry sister Lily and had to sleep right next to her. Julia named you after her favorite Disney character. After Lily passed away you welcomed a new little brother Oscar into the family and made him feel welcomed.

I have never met a more happy and loving dog. You actually smiled at us and begged for more kisses, especially from Daddy. You loved to chase balls, steal items out of the trash cans, jump up on peoples laps to kiss them and snuggle under the comforter on my bed.

I still look for you every day when I come through the door. I always will. I am so sorry I was not there to hold you as you went on to Heaven to be with Lily. I will always love you sweet Winnie. Your absence leaves a big hole in our family.

Love you forever,

Mommy (Daddy, Julia, Reese, Madee and Oscar)


Breed: Dachshund

Dear Maggie,

A Letter to My Dog

Although I didn’t rescue Maggie, she was in my life for more than 14 years. We lost her last year and it has been the hardest year without her. I have faith that I will find another westie .. this time I want to rescue … when the time is right. Mr. Darcy will be the one. My darling Maggie paved a very precious path of unconditional love and affection. I want to continue that in her honor. I love you Maggie… I will always love you and never forget you. xx

Breed: West Highland Terrier

Dear Daisy,

A Letter to My Dog

Its been almost 2 weeks since I had to say goodbye to you. It was not easy and I miss you every day.

I remember finding your ‘give away to a good home’ ad in the paper and i was overjoyed when mum and dad said we could meet you. How could anyone give away a little six month puppy. I remember when you would come into my work how much the residents faces would light up and they would talk about you for days. You even did night duty! I dont know many therapy dogs who did night duty, even though I found you sleeping on a resident’s bed one time!

We all loved you, but I know was your favorite. We often would go out for coffee and sit and watch the world go by, content in each others company. You were there for me during my teenage years, saw me grow up and met a few boyfriends. They always had to be approved by you!

I miss our coast days at the beach with my friends and if you were good I’d get you a ice cream on the way home. Your last weekend here we did exactly that.

I miss you every day but know you are in a better place, hopefully keeping an eye on me. Old age is a terrible thing. We will meet again one day and i can’t wait. You were the best dog Daisy!

Lots of Love Megan xoxo

Breed: Bearded Collie