We adopted Jamie through A Forever Home 15 years ago. She had a long, happy, and healthy life, and last week she passed on. We want to thank A Forever Home for putting her together with our family!ver Home 15 years ago. She had a long, happy, and healthy life, and last week she passed on. We want to thank A Forever Home for putting her together with our family!
Cherie S just wrote to tell us that her beloved Reba crossed Rainbow Bridge.
I just wanted to reach out to this Foundation to let you know I had the best 19 years of my life because of you. I adopted a Blue heeler/Catahoula mix puppy from a foster in your organization years ago. I had convinced the foster that even though I lived in an apartment at the time, my son and I could give that pup a better life than the older couple with the huge house and big back yard she was slated to go to because I also owned a horse, worked at the boarding stable and cattle farm on weekends, and rode daily – that the pup would live a life that her breeding was meant to do… and she did! I was lucky that AFH understood the difference in the life styles and I was the lucky one that took her home.
We gave her the name Reba, and she was the most loyal, loving, brave dog I would ever know. My son, husband and I were honored to have been her family for almost 20 years. The last 8 of those years she lived with us on our own little farm where she was the reigning Queen over all our animals. She gave me so many wonderful memories and so many glorious stories to tell. They would amaze you!
A few years ago, I started the process of finding a great mobile vet to come to our farm as Reba had white coat phobia. I knew I didnt have many more years with her and wanted a vet and my girl to have a comfortable report before the end was near. I knew that when the day came when she would look at me and let me know she was ready and that she would be okay on the rainbow bridge, I did not want her to have a moment of fear.
Last Friday, Dr. Redmond came to the house. He arrived at our home at 10:15a.m. and stayed with us til 1:45 or so. He has the kindest manner about him, a true heart and compassion for animal and owner. He let us move in our own time… saying our final goodbyes.
Thank you for the best dog ever, we had a great run me and Reba. Now my heart must mend. I know she is running free on that bridge. I know she will wait for me when my time comes and that is greatest comfort to know she will come running back to me.
I was going to write this soon after we put my beautiful girl down, but I was overcome with so many emotions and could never write fully what I wanted. First off, I need to thank A Forever Home for giving us this beautiful girl.
We got Penny, who’s name was Gladys when we adopted her, in September of 2005. We had to wait until December of that year but we were more than willing to wait. She had a personality like no other dog I could explain. She was very independent, marched to the beat of her own drum, and it was Penny’s world and we were all just living in it. She would stay outside for as long as she wanted, “sunbathing” as I would tell people. She was always just a grumpy old lady even when she was younger, but you couldn’t help but love her.
She began not eating and we thought it was because she missed my mom who was on a business trip. Her eating habits did not change when my mom returned and they told us she had a tumor in her spleen,…We decided to take her home to have her for one more night, so she could be spoiled and smothered with love and rubs. She passed away surrounded by all of us on September 22nd, 2018. Before we put her down, she came to each of us, looked in our eyes and sniffed us, as if telling us it’s going to be okay.
Thank you A Forever Home for giving me this beautiful girl who forever changed my life.
We love you forever my beautiful princess, Penny.
We adopted April from AFH in Feb 2007 when she was 14 months old…She passed away at home on Monday, just 2 weeks shy of her 13th birthday. She was my best friend for sure, and easily the best pet I’ve ever had. The house (and our hearts) are empty now, but filled with memories of our sweet April. We miss you and will always love you, Apey!
We adopted Pearl in July 2013 and said goodbye yesterday to our sweet gal…Sending one of last pictures we have of her from last month.
While our hearts are broken now, we’re still glad she rescued us five years ago.