In Loving Memory of Saint Paul Blume

Saint Paul Blume was a 8 1/2 year old Saint Bernard.

His favorite toy was a red rubber bone.

His favorite treats were Pedigree Denta Stix.

His favorite thing to do was play and run in the backyard.

My favorite memory~Paulie was always looking out the window when we came home.  Then he would jump up on the couch and wait to be petted.

Rest in Peace Paulie



Pet’s Name – Rodent
Age – 9
Type – Domestic Long Hair
Favorite Toy – Laser Light, her chirping bird, flicky sticks
Favorite Treat – Temptations Crunchy Treats
Favorite Thing to Do – Lounge around in her bed, be loved, eat, play laser, cuddle and love her brothers (Bilbo and Nigel – dachshunds).
Favorite Memory – There are way too many to pick just one but I would have to say some of my favorite times were when I would let her outside and walk with her in the yard for sometimes hours at a time.
Here is also a little “goodbye” I wrote about her if you have the room for her page to copy and paste.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over two weeks since I had to put down my cat, Rodent.
And as annoying as she could have been at times…sometimes meowing non-stop until she got what she wanted…I would give up almost anything to have her back.
I wanted to take a few short minutes to talk about her and in a way “say goodbye”.
Rodent came into my life when I was a vet tech still in high school. I remember walking in one day for work and she was in one of the cages in the surgery room. (She was brought into the vet to be put to sleep because she was mean). Note, she was not mean; she was one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever known. I fell in love with her that day and so with some convincing…I was able to talk everyone into letting me take her home.
The truth was, she was brought into the vet because the owners didn’t want to care for her. I don’t know the exact reason (some neurological condition) but for some reason Rodent was never really able to use her back legs all that well. I always wanted to take her someplace to get her a set of wheels or to try to figure out why…but being in high school and then a poor college student…I never had the money. Nonetheless, she lived at my mother’s house when I was in undergrad. I remember coming in on the weekends and taking her outside to walk around (she had to be watched due to neighborhood dogs). She was a spoiled cat…with lots of love, catnip, grooming, treats, etc…I think she had everything a cat would want.
When I started PT School and moved into my first apartment, she was the cat I wanted to take to live with me. She was always my girl and I wanted to make sure she was an only cat since she was special. It wasn’t long once she moved in with me that I noticed something was wrong. You see, back home…it was hard to tell because my mother had six cats in total. However, Rodent had a digestion problem and it was easy to tell once I realized she wasn’t using her liter box.
From there I took her to the vet and it was determined that she had a condition called “megacolon”. My guess is that it developed because of her neurological condition. She had a temporary “fix” and I thought at that time it wouldn’t be long before she had to be put down. Luckily, I stumbled upon what I call a miracle food that aided her with digestion…I thought everything was going to be okay…and it was for another 3-4 years.
And so she continued to live with me…during which she got two brothers (Bilbo and Nigel), got to meet Santa, and was the happy (sometimes annoying) cat that I always loved. I always wish I could have done more for her…but I know deep down she was a happy/spoiled cat.
Then a few weeks ago…the same symptoms started to come back. She was having trouble going to the bathroom. Finally it got to the point that I realized something wasn’t right and so I took her to the vet last Tuesday. They took some x-rays and it was shown that her megacolon had progressed (in fact, her colon was almost double what it should have been). They offered a surgery that might have helped her for a few weeks…but it was bound to come back again…and again…and again. The other option was to put her down…which…although was an extremely difficult decision to do…was the right one. I tried to take her home for one more evening…but the vet told me it had progressed to a point that her colon could rip if it was prolonged much more.
Therefore, I had to give her my final loves in the vet office…holding her and reminding her how good of a girl she always was…and letting her know that I would one day see her again (she purred the entire time). I held her and stayed by her side throughout the entire process…and when she took her last breathe…my heart stopped too.
I know one day I will see her again, and like I said last week…I know she is already running around up in heaven with full use of her back legs…chasing water bugs, birds, and frogs.
Rodent was the best cat I could have asked to have had…and I am going to miss her. She will never be replaced.
For those of you running our Winter Series, be sure to check the back of the Series Medal once you receive it…as I am going to dedicate the series this year to Rodent.
July 27, 2008 – December 12 2017
             RIP Rodent

In Loving Memory of Lucky

Lucky was a 7 year old Shihtzu or Peek~a~Poo.

He loved all toys.

His favorite treats were Dream Bones.

His favorite thing he loved car rides.

My favorite memory was he loved to snuggle. Also, everyday I would come home from work he would meet me at the door jumping up and down and whining, so glad to see me. He would also stretch all out on the bed when I asked him if he wanted a back rub.

Rest in Peace Lucky

In Loving Memory of Hunter’s Midnite Tuffy

Hunter’s Midnite Tuffy was a 17 year 6 month 24 day old Black Labrador Retriever.

His favorite toy was a tennis ball.

He loved all treats.

His favorite thing to do was swim at the lake with me.

My favorite memory was when he got his first obedience title and was officially recorded a “COMPANION DOG” by the American Kennel Club.

Rest in Peace 


In Loving Memory of Shelby

Shelby was a 15 year old Golden Retriever Border Collie Mix.

Her favorite toy was a rope.

Favorite treat was Milk bones, Nutella, and popcorn.

Her favorite thing to do sleep, eat, ride in the car, lay on the porch, look out the window, and lay by my feet.

My favorite memory~ when we rescued Shelby she was Quiet, meek, and scared of everything. My favorite memories involve her growing in confidence and beginning to trust me. She was a sweet, humble girl.

Rest in Peace Shelby


In Loving Memory of Hudson

Hudson was a 18 year old Dachshund.

He loved any squeaky toy.

His favorite treat was chicken.

His favorite things to do was chase toys and eat.

Favorite memory was sitting beside him~holding him, watching him play with red balloons and balls.

Rest in Peace Hudson 


In Loving Memory of Tiny Zoe

Tiny Zoe 12/26/04-9/18/17
Tiny Zoe was 12 years old.
She was a Yorkshire Terrier.
Her favorite toys were small plush stuffed animals with squeakers on the inside.
Her favorite treats were Milk Bones when she was young.
Her favorite things to do were to be carried around on your shoulder and to be with her sister and best friend Tink.
Her favorite memory is when she was a baby, our cat would wash her ears and all over her. She loved cats from then on, she loved everyone.
Rest in Peace Zoe

In Loving Memory of Tucker

Tucker was a 6 year old Yorkie.

His favorite toy was a Squeaky rubber chicken.

Favorite treats were Milk Bones.

His favorite thing to do was sneak up while you were sleeping and scare you with his chicken.

My favorite memory he would climb the window blinds until he  could get his head between them so he could see where I was outside.

Rest in Peace Tucker 

In Loving Memory of Muttzee

Muttzee was a 15 1/2 year old Mix.

Her favorite treat was Milk Bones.

Favorite thing to do was run and roam with her friend Ralphy whose home was across Wolf Creek, a small stream behind our property.

Favorite memory she liked to play chase in the house from bedroom, dining room, living room, under the tv, around an indoor tree, and back to the bedroom. She would swoop under our hands and off again.

Rest in Peace Muttzee

In Loving Memory of Jake

Baby Jake was a 13 year old Beagle, when he crossed the rainbow bridge on his Birthday.

His favorite toy was Fluffy.

His favorite treat was duck jerky.

His favorite thing to do ~ laying in the grass facing the street. Inside he liked hiding in his “cave” which was under the table that was covered with blankets.

Favorite Memories His special bark. He wanted his shoulder massaged and his fur brushed. He liked his morning yum yums which was 2 tsp. of sugar in a bowl and a bowl of milk. He liked black forest ham, and dinner meat that, Mike would eat, Arby’s roast beef. He always went to bed when Mike, but when he wanted out at night he would come to Judy. He also liked homemade fudge that Judy made but no other kind, and Beryer’s vanilla ice cream. He liked to have his face and throat washed.

Rest in Peace Baby Jake