Dog memorial poem from www.k-cncshop.com
“My sister’s dog Bella died about a year and a half ago. She has been asking me to do a sign for her. It has taken me this long to finally come up with an idea that would do justice to the love I knew my sister had for Bella. I was able to take Bella’s photo and turn it into a silhouette and I included a verse that all of us that have lost someone can identify with”
Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us ever day,
but alway near,
so love, so missed,
so very dear…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Four K-9 units will demonstrate their dogs’ duties during the state’s commemoration of K-9 veterans at the Virginia War Memorial.
The event will be held on Saturday at the memorial in Richmond. It will be co-hosted by the memorial and Hanover Hounds Search and Rescue. Continue reading
This Personalised Memorial Heart Slate is a beautiful way to remember your beloved dog
Personalise with up to three lines and twelve characters per line. ‘In Loving Memory’ is fixed.
This lovely slate ornament is finished off with a rustic style string for hanging in the perfect spot of your choice.
Please note each slate piece will be unique as the item is cut by hand. Due to the nature of slate there will be some differences in the stone (such as texture, cut and smoothness). This may result in natural faults in the surface and edges of the product including flaking and uneven corners. More info
On Monday, Aleksandra Lauwers revealed her Irish setter Jagger died after returning home from the prestigious dog show. She fears it was poisoned with contaminated meat .
The owner of another Irish setter last night claimed his dog had fallen ill at the show in Birmingham’s NEC on Thursday.
An unnamed Crufts judge said two Shetland sheepdogs became sick and may have been poisoned. A Shih tzu, a Western Highland terrier and an Afghan hound also fell ill, it is claimed.
West Midlands police said: “In conjunction with the NEC and Crufts, we are ensuring any possible sources of evidence are being secured and preserved.”
It is believed this refers to the many CCTV cameras around the venue. Continue reading
A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.
Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing gunshots. When they heard a dog whimpering while canvassing the neighborhood, they followed the sound to nearby train tracks. They found the mixed-breed female dog, about a year or two old, fastened to the tracks with a belt, suffering from bullet wounds in its neck and right shoulder.
They alerted the train operator to halt any oncoming traffic as they got the dog off the track, then rushed her to a veterinarian. Bullet fragments were found throughout the dog’s body and led to the amputation of her right front leg, where multiple fragments were found. The dog was in stable condition Thursday.
“It’s very calm and relaxed and just in recovery mode at this point,” said Officer Derek Lang, a police spokesman. Read more
Beautiful pet remembrance plaque and photo frame with a heartfelt message of comfort and loyalty. For anyone who has ever lost a dog this is a perfect gift. Easel Back. Text reads: When Tomorrow Starts WIthout Me, And I’m not there to see, The sun will rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, The way you did today, Remembering how my tail would wag, Before I went away. Now free from pain and suffering, In sunlit fields I play. And I will wait patiently, ‘Till we meet again, someday.
- Dog Remembrance Photo Frame With Message
- Perfect gift for someone who lost their dog
- Great message of pet endearment – When Tomorrow Starts WIthout Me, And I’m not there to see, The sun will rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, The way you did today, Remembering how my tail would wag, Before I went away. Now free from pain and suffering, In sunlit fields I play. And I will wait patiently, ‘Till we meet again, someday.
- Plaque measures 8″ x 5″ Ceramic.
- Heart shaped opening holds a 3″ x 3″ photo of your choosing. More info
A pooch that was part of an elite canine squad that fought crime on city subways has died, police said Tuesday.
Danz, a German shepherd named for Officer Vincent Danz, who died on 9/11, was one of just over 30 dogs in the NYPD’s transit bureau canine unit, commanding Lt. John Pappas said.
The seven-year vet helped keep straphangers safe on the subways, working until shortly before his death on March 1 from kidney disease. Danz was 9 years old.
“For every dog we pick, we look at about 30 to 40 dogs before we choose one,” Pappas said of the selective process of finding a dog like Danz.
“You need a special canine that’s very strong. They have to have a bold character, but be friendly enough to be in a crowded train,” he said. “Danz was at home in the system, he was truly a transit dog.”… Continue reading
Photo: Detective Wayne Rothschild with his partner, Danz. Courtesy of Wayne Rothschild
Several Pittsburgh-area Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants were collecting money to help pay for a statue to memorialize a city police dog that was fatally stabbed last year.
So far, about $31,000 of the $50,000 cost for the Officer Rocco statue has been raised.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the restaurants were donating sales proceeds during Wednesday’s Remembering Officer Rocco Event.
Twenty-two-year-old John Rush was convicted last month of stabbing the dog in January 2014 during an arrest. The incident prompted the Legislature to stiffen the penalty for abusing or killing police animals.
The statue is being added to the “Ever Watchful” memorial that already pays tribute to slain officers on the city’s North Side. Pittsburgh artist Susan Wagner sculpted that memorial and is adding the Officer Rocco statue to it.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com
Kenneth Ferguson with the smashed gravestone at Findo Gask.DC Thomson / Dougie Nicolso
Kenneth Ferguson was horrified to find a hand-crafted slate headstone had been smashed and the faithful black lab’s lead had been stolen from its Findo Gask resting place.
The incident happened just weeks after Mr Ferguson scattered 16-year-old Bramble’s ashes at the site, which held special significance for the pair.
For a decade Bramble had been Mr Ferguson’s bird-watching companion and they often visited Findo Gask from their home in Tillicoultry.
Mr Ferguson said he was “shocked and angry” at the vandalism and is offering a reward for information leading to the identification of the culprits.
He said: “Since 2003, myself and Bramble have done a lot of wildlife watching, particularly around the Findo Gask area.
“Unfortunately he died on January 11 this year — he was nearly 16.
“I got his ashes back from the vet and scattered them near a bush at Findo Gask.
“I hung up his lead and made a slate headstone with his picture on.
“It was OK for about four weeks but when I went past last Tuesday after I finished work his lead was gone and his headstone had been smashed. I noticed there was part of a slate tile on top of a fence post — they’ve obviously just hit it off that… Continue reding