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The Jack Russell Terrier Memorial
Tucker, June - October 2004  
Mickey, March 24, 2004 - August 18, 2004  
Moose, July 20, 1989 - February 2, 2005
Rocky, June 6, 1993 - November 4, 2005
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He was 14 years old and diagnosed with Cushings 2 years ago. We had
him on Lysodren and when he became diabetic he took insulin shots
twice a day for about a year. He is survived by Renegade, his best
friend Rottie, who is desolate at this time. He is listless and has no
interest in food. Best friend and mighty hunter! You will always be in
our hearts! Beloved Companion to Liz & Art Brother Renegade (Rottie)
Attleboro, Mass..
Spike, April 1,1988-February 28, 2001
You have made me laugh and smile every single day from the moment
you were born. You were special in every way possible and you were the
most incredible friend and companion.  Your life brought so much
happiness to our lives and your loss is bringing the deepest kind of pain
to our hearts.  Its hard to imagine life without you and its hard to get
through a day without tears.  You will be missed and loved for the rest of
our lives. Your precious life was taken from us so quickly. I just hope that
in the short time you were here, we made you as happy as you made us.  
We love you.  Love mom and dad
Brandy, October 1, 1998 - April 20, 2003
Kango Puffin, January 16, 1990 - May 29, 2004  
Puffin, you have made us laugh, scream, and cry. You were so very
special, you were the most incredible friend, companion, and hunter.  
Your life brought us so much happiness and with your passing it has
brought us much, much sadness.  It's so hard to imagine you never
again in our bed, or sleeping with James or Daniel.  You were at the top
of the dog chain here and their was never a time you wouldn't let the
other dogs know it. I can't count the number of times you have gotten in
fights with them or the number of animals you killed. But we would do it
all again to have you back. Even all the other dogs looked of you for
days and made moaning cry's at your bed and crate. Pharlap wouldn't go
outside without checking your crate first looking for you. When the door
would be opened for him to go outside he would stand there waiting to
see if he was going to be jumped on. You will be missed and loved by all
of us. You had a very long life with us, and we will be so happy to see
you again on the other side of the rainbow.  We love you, Mom, Dad,
James, Connie, Pharlap, Moose, Ruffian, Chris, and Diana
Our beloved Mickey was taken suddenly from our lives due to an
allergic reaction to anesthesia. Even though you were a part of our
lives for just 4 short months, it seemed as though you had been here
much longer. You touched everyone's hearts! You went everywhere we
did, even on a family camping trip where you took your first swim. You
may be gone physically, but never from our hearts.         
Love Mama and Papa
Even though you were a part of our family for 3 very brief months,
(August through October), you brought of lot of joy into our home.  
Everyone loved you!!  You were so full of energy.  One day late in
October, while "helping" in the flower garden, something caught your
attention that took you away from the garden.  When you were
discovered just seconds later, someone had hit you and left you lying
on the side of the road.  We miss you lots, but know that you are
somewhere just playing hard and having fun.  Love Mama and Papa.
Moose, we miss you so very much! I knew you would be the one to go
after Puffin, but didn't think it would be so soon. I know you are no longer
blind in one eye and having the best time running on the other side of
the rainbow with, Madonna and Puffin.  We love you, Mom, Dad, James,
Connie, Pharlap, Ruffian, Chris, and Diana
Rocky died very suddenly from a snake bite. My heart still hurts, and I
guess it will for a very long time.  I lost a very loved member of my
family and my very best friend as well as my constant companion for
the past 12 1/2 years.
All my love your Mom, Sharon

If you ever love an animal, there are three days in your life you will always remember....  

The first is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring home your young new friend. You may have
spent weeks deciding on a breed. You may have asked numerous opinions of many vets, or done long
research in finding a breeder. Or, perhaps in a fleeting moment, you may have just chosen that silly
looking mutt in a shelter simple because something in its eyes reached your heart. But when you bring
that chosen pet home, and watch it explore, and claim its special place in your hall or front room and
when you feel it brush against you for the first time it instills a feeling of pure love you will carry with you
through the many years to come.

The second day will occur eight or nine or ten years later. It will be a day like any other. Routine and
unexceptional. But, for a surprising instant, you will look at your longtime friend and see age where you
once saw youth. You will see slow deliberate steps where you once saw energy. And you will see sleep
when you once saw activity. So you will begin to adjust your friend's diet and you may add a pill or two to
her food. And you may feel a growing fear deep within yourself, which bodes of a coming emptiness. And
you will feel this uneasy feeling, on and off, until the third day finally arrives.

And on this day if your friend and God have not decided for you, then you will be faced with making a
decision of your own on behalf of your lifelong friend, and with the guidance of your own deepest Spirit.
But whichever way your friend eventually leaves you will feel as long as a single star in the dark night.

If you are wise, you will let the tears flow as freely and as often as they must. And if you are typical, you
will find that not many in your circle of family or friends will be able to understand your grief, or comfort

But if you are true to the love of the pet you cherished through the many joy-filled years, you may find
that a soul a bit smaller in size than your own seems to walk with you, at times, during the lonely days to

And at moments when you least expect anything out of the ordinary to happen, you may feel something
brush against your leg very lightly.

And looking down at the place where your dear, perhaps dearest, friend used to lay you will remember
those three significant days. The memory will most likely to be painful, and leave an ache in your heart
As time passes the ache will come and go as if it has a life of its own.

You will both reject it and embrace it, and it may confuse you. If you reject it, it will depress you. If you
embrace it, it will deepen you. Either way, it will still be an ache.

But there will be, I assure you, a fourth day when along with the memory of your pet and piercing
through the heaviness in your heart there will come a realization that belongs only to you. It will be as
unique and strong as our relationship with each animal we have loved, and lost. This realization takes
the form of a Living Love like the heavenly scent of a rose that remains after the petals have wilted, this
Love will remain and grow and be there for us to remember. It is a love we have earned. It is the legacy
our pets leave us when they go. And it is a gift we may keep with us as long as we live. It is a Love which
is ours alone. And until we ourselves leave, perhaps to join our Beloved Pets it is a Love we will always

(by Martin Scot Kosins)