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They will not go quietly,
the pets who've shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.

Old habits still can make us
think we hear them at the door
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.

Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And,sometimes,coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.

And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them...
and always will.

— Author Unknown

"Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing;
they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent;his eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass,
his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling to each other in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face;
your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together........"

Author - Unknown

We would like to extend a special thank you to the family
and friends for their donations for the following in their memories:

Mr Ed Kasmirski

David "Papa" Marcus

Jasper Beumer

Lucy Farkas

Paw Foldvary

Beverly Ford

Gucci Guido

Gloria Gust

Robert Gust

Toby Jones

Elmer Krupicka

Elsie Krupicka

Kelly Krupicka

Timber Ling

Marie Maurer

Taifu Nicholls

Sparky Schmieder

Brubaker Wiet

Violet Wiet

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.

You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where my needs they'll tend,

Only, stay with me till the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you,
Who has to decide this thing to do;

We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

Author unknown

They haven't really been taken away.
They have only gone with the Angels to play.
They have been given wings with which to fly.
All their troubles have passed them by.

Their life in heaven now must start.
But we'll hold their memory in our hearts.
Nothing about them will be forgotten.
But now they sleep on billowy clouds of cotton.

Author Unknown

Weep not for me though I am gone,
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long,
Upon my soul's sweet flight.

I am at peace, my soul's at rest,
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.

There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.

Remember not my fight for breath,
Remember not the strife,
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.

Author Constance Jenkins

When I am gone...release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be thankful for our beautiful years.

I gave to you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love each of you have shown
But now it's time that I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be confronted in trust
It's only for a short time that we must part
So cherish the moments locked within your heart.

I won't be far away for life does go on
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you, soft and clear.

And then when you must come this way alone,
I'll be waiting to greet you with a smile,
and say "Welcome home".

Author Unknown


by John Quealy

With heavy hearts; and a tear in our eyes,
after all these years; we must say goodbye.
Please understand; we've done all we could,
if there was anything we could do; you know we would.

I'm sitting right here; gently rub your ears,
while I talk to you softly; trying to hold back the tears.
The memories you gave us; we'll never forget,
especially the ones; of the day we all met.

One last hug; and one last kiss,
you have no idea;how much you'll be missed.
To look into your eyes; this one last time,
you tell me it's ok; you know it's your time.

Close your eyes now; and go to sleep,
we'll pray to the Lord; you're soul he'll keep.
Go in peace now; our good friend,
we'll stay right here with you; until the end.

Dream of that special day and time,
when we'll meet at the Bridge; and all will be fine.
We'll run and play; side by side,
with a soft warm feeling; deep down inside.

Your memory will live on; in each one of us,
you'll always be number 1; to all of us.
Have a safe journey; through the night,
I promise when you awake; you'll be in God's light.

So with heavy hearts; and tears in our eyes,
just for now my friend; We Say Goodbye.

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