.:My Furkids:.

::Mandy Went Missing::

::Our Canine Kids::
;;The Feline Furbabies::
In Loving Memory of ^Lucky^
For Jack
Our ^Granny-Angel^
Our Beloved ^Bob^
Our Precious ^Missy Anne^
In Memory of Our Little ^Mr. Higgins^
In Memory of ^Violet^
::Mandy Went Missing::
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MANDY (below) 
is a rescue, having been dropped off in the neighborhood. She is a standard-size dachshund and she's about 10 - 10 1/2 years old. MANDY has been a part of our family for over 10 years and she has been pure joy. We have perhaps loved her just a little more than the others. (Shhhh!) (See the MISSING MANDY page.)


Mandy went missing on May 3, 2008. She had dug her way under the fence and disappeared. We searched and posted flyers and placed ads in the newspaper, but we haven't had any response. She was our baby, our favorite of all our remaining dogs. The ache in our hearts is almost unbearable and nothing in our lives will ever be the same again without her.
Please visit Mandy's own website, Missing Mandy.


As I sit in those moments of quiet,
When sadness invades me,
I know that yesterday,
You were here.
Now you are away from us,
Not knowing your future,
Or when you'll come home, but yesterday,
You were here.
Sadness invades again,
As I know that once those hours pass,
I can no longer look back,
Over the span of a familiar week's time,
To find that comforting point when,
You were here.
More time will pass;
Sadness will not so much invade as menace,
And I will mark the days,
Saying things like,
"last month, last summer, last Halloween, last
You were here.
I dread that day,
One year from now,
That first marking of the time,
That your body was no longer with us;
Though we will never forget you,
Your tangible memory fades,
The feel of your fur, your head, your back, your
weight against us,
The smell and sounds of you when,
You were here.
The emptiness is beginning to fade,
To change into another reality,
One with you still playing a part,
But a role of ethereal presence rather than
physical comfort we crave;
Your memory, your spirit, your essence and
Dwell with us, but this feeling is not the same
as when,
You were here.