Pet Stories

Listed below are pet stories submitted by visitors and readers. Feel free to share your own story.

"The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master."
- Ben Hur Lampman

Suzann and Sensei
Suzann Yue and Snort

You will always live in our hearts and watch over us like an angel.
We love you and we will meet again.
Snort 1995-2005

 

Sharkey

Sharkey

Thank you so much for watching over me.  You're an amazing sweetheart. I saved you, but really you saved me these last 15 years.  We will meet again.  Enjoy your time with Snort. I love you! 

S.Y.

 

Jude

Jude

My 7 year old baby Jude passed away from kidney disease on 5/20/2013. He was so tiny but gave so much love to everyone. I will forever miss him.♥

Jude's owner

 

 

Cindy

Cindy

It has been over a year since Cindy died. Loyal, loving, always faithful, a fabulous never tiring hunter; she was the canine love of my life. There will never be another quite like her. She accompanied me and helped me through some dark moments in my life. Cindy's memory will always occupy a part of my heart just as some of her ashes will always be a part of South Dakota, a land she loved to roam. My great friend and hunting partner Jeff Yue and I will always remember her.

Cindy's owner

 

 

Ruthie

Ruthie

We lost her on July 5, 2012, of bloat. We had never heard of that before that terrible day. She was born on August 31, 2006, and was so young. We have a big hole in our hearts where our beautiful labradoodle once lived. 

Mary Ellen Concannon

 

Suge & Hutch

Suge & Hutch

Suge passed away suddenly on August 6, 2010. We rescued Suge on May 17, 2008. He came from a life of neglect and abandonment. The scar around his neck from a rope wrapped too tight was a constant reminder of his past life. He had the most loving soul. He was our watchful servant - comforting my daugher every night as she drifted off to sleep, refusing to leave my son's crib side when he was very sick, licking my tears when I cried, protecting his fur brother from thunderstorms and proving that even the hardest exteriors have the softest interiors. He was amazing!

This heartwrenching picture was taken three weeks to the day after Suge passed away. I cherish this picture. Hutch is still with us today and what a great dog he is! To this day he will still wander over to pay his respects to his faithful friend and brother.

Kimberly Pound, MN Boxer Rescue Volunteer Coordinator

 

Guinea Pig Love - Harmony & Melody

Guinea Pig Love - Harmony & Melody

I never really knew how smart guinea pigs are, and that they can actually have you wrapped around their little finger by their cute demands. We adopted two guinea pigs, mother and daughter of 1 and 3 years old in October of 2011. After buying a house, we wanted to get a pet, and decided against getting a dog for now. Instead, we are proud parents of two loveable guinea pigs, Harmony and Melody. Hey, you don’t have to walk them at all hours of the day or evening!

Our two adorable piggies have out smarted us in a lot of funny but very cute ways. They know our schedules for eating, and by this what amazes me is that they know of the exact “timing” of different hours for our meals, and for them to get their pellets and their treats. I’m normally the first one up, get the coffee on and check up on our guinea pigs. It’s really funny to watch them at that time as they are both standing up on their little front legs on their empty bowl looking at me, and squealing for me to give them their pellets. After eating their pellets, they will have a nap for a while as they somehow know my Husband will be up shortly. Our piggies know what they will get from him; their treat of different fruits.

I highly recommend guinea pigs as the next best pet to a dog. They are like little puppies when you hold them and so loving. They are very smart little animals, and once they get to know and trust you, they are wonderful to have as pets which we have experienced for the first time owning our guinea pigs. They are like having little babies, and that’s exactly how you have to care for them. Of course I would recommend getting two piggies of the same sex, as they are very sociable animals and will tend to get lonely or depressed if you only have one guinea pig. Eventually, they will out smart you and will be very demanding in a very nice cute way! They are certainly entertaining pets we have adopted. We just love our two piggies, Harmony and Melody!

Jeannette Gardner 

 

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Mackenzie came into my life in October of 2002. I was a junior in college and fell in love immediately. Over the years she has seen me through a new baby, illness and a lot of happiness and joy. I wish our love could have been enough to save her. Her golden heart stopped beating tonight -- 12/09/11 -- and she lost her battle with cancer. She taught me how to love unconditionally, to listen without judging and how to be a great friend. I will miss her forever. 

Mackenzie's owner

 

Draper

Draper

"I would like to share my photo of my boxer, Draper, with my daughter, Kyllander. In this photo she was five-months old and he was two. Now they are two-and-a-half and four and the best of friends! Kylie likes to play 'get me' with Draper. When she runs he will chase after her and give her a kiss."

K. Nelson 

 

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