In Loving Memory
Skippy do....We miss you....We will always love
and sometimes life is just not fair
In January 2010, Sir Walter of Yorkshire
peacefully crossed over the rainbow bridge.
We miss your big beautiful eyes, the way you told us exactly what you
wanted, your "left"pawness
and your Ohhh Wally antics every single day big guy.....
In Memory of Haley
Haley came to us by pure luck. She was
scheduled to be euthanized because
she was too old to adopt out...way too thin.... had skin tumors and was deaf and
One of ourvolunteers happened to be at the shelter to pick up a foster for us,
and saw a very sad
and broken spirit a couple of kennels over....we ultimately named her Hayley.
There was no way we were going to let this old gal end her life in such a sad
Someone had loved her for many years and it's beyond us as to how she
could have come to this fate.
So...Hayley came to Amazing Aussies, if
nothing else but to have a dignified passing.
Happily, she surprised us. Hayley ate
wonderfully and started to put on weight.
We took her to the vet to be checked out, and other than the skin tumors, was
a healthy...just old sweetie. Her tail never stopped wagging. She
loved just being in the
same room with a person and hanging out. And did I mention...her tail
never stopped wagging?
For almost a year, we enjoyed her company and she rewarded us with her love and
Hayley, we are so thankful we had you in our
life and we miss your special presence.
I know your tail is thumping away at the Rainbow Bridge.....
And in honor of Hayley we ask...that you
please consider adopting a senior dog or cat.
The rewards are endless.....
sweet and beautiful boy crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday,
June 8, 2009.
Dudley touched the hearts of all us at Amazing Aussies and his
time with us was cut too short.
run free without pain Dudley boy. We love and miss you....
God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your precious face
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest;
God' s Garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew you' d never ever
Get well on earth again.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered " Peace be thine "
Then He took you up to Heaven
With Hands so gentle and kind.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God welcomed you home.
In Loving Memory of
our baby Jolie
Our sweet baby Jolie crossed the rainbow bridge on Tuesday,
March 3, 2009. She fought bravely to beat the
illness that attacked her little body. In the end,
distemper won and stole her away from us.
Yes, a preventable illness took her life. Jolie
touched many hearts in her too short life with us.
She loved to romp and play, to snuggle and sleep on your
chest, to nibble your chin or finger, to chew her
teddy bear's ear, and the feel of the grass on her paws and
soft breezes on her face.
We miss you and love you baby. You will live forever in
found this poem and it seemed fitting. I'm unsure who the
a special place, Dear Lord
that I know you always keep.
A special place reserved for dogs,
to peacefully fall asleep.
A place with fluffy pillows ,
and a yard for hiding bones.
With maybe a little babbling creek,
that rushes over stones.
With wide green fields and flowers,
for those who never knew,
of running, playing freely,
under a sky of perfect blue.
Lord, I know you keep this special place,
and so I pray to you,
for one oh so special dog,
who came to you today.
She was full of strength and love,
and so very, very wise.
The puppy look she once had,
this morning left her eyes.
She will be dearly missed Dear Lord,
This special love of mine.
But, now she'll romp and play,
in your land that's so divine.
Speak to my baby softly, please
with a hug and a warm hello.
She's a special gift to you, Dear Lord,
from me- who loved her so.
Click here to visit The Rainbow Bridge
On Wed March 4,
2009 I had to make the hard decision of letting my Kearra go. Almost no dog
survives the fatal disease (DIC)
that took her. She was the sunshine, the light of my life. She was
constantly at my side. She loved going out on outings with me and
everyone we encountered she had to greet with her beautiful smiles and
wagging tail. She is my greatest gift to God. I will always cherish
the memories, the wonderful times we had together, especially how she made
me laugh, how she played with her toys, how she playfully tormented the cat,
and above all how she gave me unconditional love. She will always be in my
Enjoy the Rainbow Bridge Kearra, someday we will see each other again"
It's with broken
hearts that we post this 3 month old baby as having crossed the
instead of as a new arrival. She was to have come to us
with Ben from a New Mexico
shelter. She broke with parvo the night before our
We asked our contact to get her
into the vet for some fluids and a test. The news
came back that Josie was very ill and the best thing to do was
let her go to the Bridge. She was
surrounded by people who
cared in a veterinary office as she left us. At least she did
to die at the pound,
but was held with gentle hands.
Please keep this little one in your
thoughts and know that she is running happy and free in the good
company of all
our babies who have gone before. We could not
let her cross the bridge without
a name.... and so one was given to her
by one of our
little Josie.....know that there are those that loved you in
will remember you always...
We were notified about this little 8 wk old baby girl
at an Idaho shelter and were excited that she
found a forever home even as we were making plans to bring her to AZ.
Sadly, fate was not on her side
as she came down with Parvo. Her new family tried to save her,
but this deadly disease was too
too much for her little body and she crossed over the rainbow bridge.
We're thankful that she knew what love was like even
for a short time....
baby blind puppy
Little baby....although your body was not kind to you,
we would have wanted you
to cross the bridge in the arms of someone that loves you unconditionally.
We're so sorry
we weren't given that opportunity. Rest in peace baby. You're
Notes from our Coast to Coast
Charlie is a young boy of undisclosed parents so we're
not too sure exactly what breed to define him.
Whatever he is, one things for sure, he is a cutie. Charlie is about the
best dog I've ever met. He plays
well with other dogs, with people and all by himself. When Charlie is
done playing outside, he'll grab a
toy, lay down and play quietly. Charlie is housebroken and crate trained.
He loves rope toys and playing
chase with the other dogs. Some folks might think Charlie isn't "perfect"
because he was born with
microopthamalia: his eyes never fully developed so he can't see. Charlie
doesn't find this to be a
problem at all. He is voice trained and will "find me" when asked. He can
find his toys, his crate and
anything else he wants. The attached photo is a few months old. Charlie
has grown to his full weight of 40 lbs.
Charlie is located in Richardson, TX.
** Note** Charlie was
euthanized. May you
run free and happy at the rainbow bridge....
Misty is a sweet pure bred female Australian
Shepard, who is about 8 months old. She’s mostly
Notes from our Coast to Coast page....
white with some tan splotches. Misty is a Lethal White, causing her to be
deaf & having some slight
vision problems as well. Though it is impolite to discuss a lady’s
weight, she currently clocks in at
40 lbs & will soon be spayed. Misty’s playful & likes to romp with most
She has a tendency to be a tad rough with cats & because of her deafness,
she cannot process the
warnings of other dogs. This causes her not to cope well with nervous or
aggressive dogs. Misty loves
to play in water & is mostly housebroken (but would be fully so with a
little more work). Unfortunately,
this blessing has picked up a few bad habits such as landscaping (a.k.a.
digging) & chewing on
various items which may resemble her dog toys. Her afternoons are spent
outside sunning, napping,
& chasing cars along the fence line. We are trying to find a good &
loving home for this puppy as
our other dog is a nervous breed & doesn’t enjoy this furry companion. We
can deliver Misty within a
reasonable from our home, but can discuss other travel arrangements
if the distance is too great.
We are sad to report that Misty was euthanized
for escaping her yard one too many times....
10/31/07 - 1/7/08
Frosty was truly a great little guy. He was very
loved the last few weeks of his life by his foster mom Barb and her
Sophie and Whiskey. He taught us all about the courage and love that
such a little guy can have in the face of adversity.
He really changed our lives.
12/13/03 - 12/21/07
It's with a heavy heart I have to inform
you the passing of Callie. She was sent to heaven after her seizures would
She brought so much love and joy to me and my family the 3 1/2 short years
Callie was with us.
"Stevie Wonder" was born November 1, 2005. His six brothers and sister
look like normal
Border Collies, but Stevie was born almost completely blind and deaf. He
can see some light
and sometimes responds to loud, high-pitched sounds. Because of his white
coloring, we suspect
his disabilities are due to "merle-to-merle"
Stevie is very sweet, but his family has recently moved in with relatives
and a baby joined the pack too.
He is not able to get all the time he needs. Stevie's family is hoping
and praying that someone will
want to work with him--he has not really been trained yet, but is very
responsive--and give him a loving
There are many resources on training and living with
deaf/blind dogs. See Amazing Aussies for lots of
helpful information. You don't have to be "special" to love and own a
"special needs" dog--it's not that
hard! We don't recommend families with young kids since there is always a
concern for safety
regarding doors and gates, and a secure yard is a must.
Stevie was located in Austin, Texas
**note** sadly Stevie was
euthanized simply because he had no place to go....
Though fate dealt you a bad hand,
know that you touched many hearts with all of us
that hoped to save you. You won't recognize the name we gave you at
the bridge, but
we couldn't send you there without one. You will forever be a reminder
to those of us in rescue as to
why we do what we do. You now know no illness, hunger, or loneliness.
To borrow the words of one that cared
"God speed Austin. You are in some great company at the bridge"
This cute little boy is located in Cabot, AR. He
has a great temperament although he is a little skittish.
Hard telling what he has been through. He gets along well with
other dogs and loves kids.
We are sad to report this sweet boys fate was to be put
to sleep. He had been adopted out, only to
be dumped again at a shelter by the wife of a
serviceman deployed overseas. She apparently
did not want to take care of him. Even
when the shelter was contacted by another rescue working
to finding him a foster home, they opted to not give
him a chance and euthanized him. This was a fate
he did not deserve......
Rest in peace Cowboy. We will look for you
at the bridge....
The angels opened their arms wide and
in heavenly harmony
sang "Welcome home sweet DARLIN, welcome home."
Darlin was put to sleep today for medical reasons. She
was 15 Year's young and had a good life.
Her brother Fred & sister Wilma & all her siblings welcome her and all run
free together.With Heavy Heart
Lovingly missing You.
04/26/1994 - 07/11/2006
Dying brings such pain, dying suddenly even more.
Last night I had a dream, and a wish I could have. It wasn’t for money, or a
Mansion or fancy cars. I simply wished for one more day with you Rhiannon.
One more day, one more time, one more sunset and maybe I would be satisfied.
But then again, I know what that would do, but make me wish for just one
more day with you.
You were my gentle kind spirit, my kindred spirit.
To know and to love a dog and to be loved unconditionally by a dog, is to
truly live. For by so doing you have seen and felt the miracle of what this
life is all about.
You have taken a part of my heart with you Rhiannon , that shall never heal
or be replaced. But you gave me so much more, and I will love you forever.
love you girl, and always will.
Nov 11 1990- June 6 2006
My beloved Buffy passed away today. She was with me since she was 8 weeks
old. Buffy was my little Primadona .
My Heart is in Pain and I miss her so.
"In the Candle's Glow"
Warm light coming from far below,
Twinkling, sparkling is the candle's glow.
All is well up on the ridge,
The place we know as Rainbow Bridge.
Furbabies sleeping in heaven's light,
Tended by candles in the night.
Peaceful dreams be theirs to keep,
As they slumber in this night so deep.
Hearts on earth that miss them so,
Take comfort in the candle's glow.
Watching for them in skies above,
Bound eternally by a cord of love.
It is with great sorrow that we tell you Teagan has passed away. Teagan
came into my life on October 29, 1990. I wanted another dog;
I wanted a small dog because I was living in an apartment. When I saw
Tig she was so cute and tiny, I fell in love with her at first site.
I named her Tempestuous Teagan Lee, just
a tiny ball of fluff, perfectly white paws, and the cutest face. I had
just met Steve, and I knew
what a good guy he was by the way he played with her and would carry her
down the stairs so she could go. He always kept her in his
lap when he watched TV. You would have thought she was his. I thank
Teagan for showing me what a good person he is.
Tiggie was always a happy little girl,
she loved going places in the car, and she loved her walks and
especially loved getting groomed.
When Blue came along she was even happier. As soon as I would turn the
corner to Steve’s house she would start barking her head off.
She wanted to get to Steve and Blue. We took Teagan everywhere with us,
camping at the dunes and cinders, camping at the lake, in
the boat, on our bike, and even out to dinner. She got a lot of
attention from everyone and she loved it.
Teagan was never one to not tell
you how she felt, if she was mad you would know it. If she was hungry
you better drop what you are
doing and feed her NOW! We had many pet names for her Tiggles, Tiglet,
Muffin, The Queen, and Steve’s Dad called her Twiggy.
And the one that made her really mad was Dork. Steve would call her that
and she would go after him. Once she jumped up and put
holes in Steve’s favorite boat shirt.
Teagan was always in charge she just let
us and Blue think we were. When Roosti came Teagan took really good
care of her. She
became her hearing dog, playmate and best buddy. Now Roosti has been
watching out for her sister. This weekend I put Tig outside
to sun herself. I put down a few blankets so it would be nice and
soft. I placed Tiggie there and a few minutes later I went to check on
her. Roosti was right by her side, watching over her sister. I
think she knew it was time.
I love all my “girls” but Teagan has a
special place in my heart, she knew when I was sad or upset. She would
wiggle her way into my
lap and lick my face. She led us to the rescue work we do today and
ultimately to our boy Mic. I can never thank her for everything she
gave to me, unconditional love, puppy kisses and a good barking at when I
needed it. She has brought me so much, more joy,
more happiness, and endless love. We will miss our Tiggles.
Steve and Phyllis
Roosti and Micky
CGC, NJ, NJP, NAP, OJP, PG1
October 22, 1997 - April 14, 2006
In memory of our beloved boxer girl who left this world far too soon.
Ali enjoyed life more than any dog I know. She loved
(human & canine) that she met, as well as the sport of agility. I
always knew she was a special girl, I just never
knew how many hearts &
lives she touched in her time here. She has given strength and
inspiration to other dog owners who
are fighting cancer in
their pets. She was loved by many and missed by all. Ali will be in
our hearts forever.
Randy, Amy, Randy and furry boy Mad Maxx
March 14, 1989 - March 9, 2006
Until one has loved an animal, a part of
one's soul remains unawakened.
And God asked the feline spirit, Are you
ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious
soul, And as a cat, you know I am most able to decide anything for
Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel, But I
must come slowly, for my human friends are troubled. You see, they need
me, quite certainly.
But don't they understand, asked God,
That you will never leave them? That our souls are interwined for all
eternity? That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is - forever and
ever and ever.
Eventually they will understand, replied
the glorious cat, For I will whisper into their hearts that I am always
with them. I just am - forever and ever and ever.
Jennifer, John and the Yoots - Kalli,
Kendall, Gunnar & Custer
Mike was born
March 18, 1969 and went to the Rainbow Bridge on April 19th, 1972.
Mike was both sight and hearing impaired.
He was a wonderful boy, but had the behavior or circling, and
despite searching for help, no one knew what to do to help him.
Unfortunately, the only advice that I was ever given, was to put him
to sleep. Which much sadness, I finally did. "When a dog
on, there is an emptiness in our heart that will never be filled
again in exactly the way it was. No matter how many dogs we
over the years, each is unique, a Friend, and when they go away, our
lives are changed forever in many small ways".
You are so missed Mike, but always present in my heart . . .your
unconditional love has never been forgotten.
Thank God there
are special organizations like Amazing Aussies to help these
precious dogs now.
You were a wonderful
girl and our home will be empty without your wigglebutt running up to give
and snuggle as close as you could next to us. We can only hope
that we gave as much love and joy to you
as you gave us. You touched everyone who met you and will live forever
in our hearts.
Rest in peace Star
baby until we meet again at the bridge....
run free, play in the pond, and chase whatever you like
Jim and Deana,
all of your foster brothers and sisters,
and your Amazing Aussies extended family
On September 23, 2003, I was fortunate enough to adopt a three month old bundle of love from Aussielads Rescue. From the first moment I laid eyes on him, it was love at first sight. Phoenix had a gentle, loving personality that never changed. Even when he grew into the 70 pound elegant gentleman, he still thought he was a lap dog. He loved his belly rubs, giving kisses and sleeping with mom. He definitely was a 'velcro' dog, and a very protective watch dog. No one got near his front court yard, or his Mom. He passed very unexpectedly on Sunday October 30th. He will remain in our hearts forever, and will be greatly missed by his loving family, Mom , Renee', Human brothers, Zack and Caleb. His Aunt Johna. His canine sister, Sasha, and the three cats, he cohabitated with, and loved to chase, Tink, Chase, and Obagi.
Lorraine said to me that "he was too sweet for this earth, and now his job is to watch over us from above". We will see you on that rainbow bridge, our big beautiful boy...
2003 - 2005
With family Jinks is 3rd from the left
Sydney was 14 yrs old and overcame a lot in her life. She loved everyone she met and everyone loved her. She had a very
special soul that I will greatly miss. I know ALL dogs are special - but anyone who ever met Syd will agree that their truly was
something about her that was extra ordinary. Although she was deaf - she heard better than most - she listened with her heart.
**Not an Angel**
The young pup and the older dog lay on shaded sweet grass watching
reunions. Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes a
family would approach the Rainbow Bridge, be greeted by
their loving pets and
cross the bridge together.
The young pup playfully
nipped at the older one. "Look! Something
wonderful is happening!"
The older dog stood up and barked,
"Quickly. Get over to the
"Hey, But that's not my
owner," whined the pup, but he did as he was told.
Thousands of pets surged forward as a figure in white walked on
path toward the bridge. After the glowing figure passed each
that animal bowed it's head in love and respect. The figure
finally approached the
bridge, and was met by a menagerie of joyous
animals. Together, they
all walked over the bridge and disappeared.
The young pup was still in
awe. "Was that an angel?" he whispered.
"No, son." The older dog
replied. "That was more than an angel.
That was a person who
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will be certain to forward it on. Thank you for taking the time to read about these special animals.