Though our hearts are heavy with grief and we miss you terribly, we will celebrate the wonderful life you had with us for 14 and a half years. We'll remember how we fell in love with you from the first moment we laid eyes on you - just a little ball of white fur and kisses, cute as a "button" - jumping up to greet us in your little pen, while your sisters slept, and giving us kisses. You had the best personality of any dog and everyone who met you fell in love with you.
You were our "perpetual puppy," always playful and feisty, and everyone thought you were still a puppy, even recently! You had that big dog personality inside a small dog body, as well as being part cat. Remember how you loved to lie in the warm sun by the window or over the heating vents? You would perch precariously upon the back of the couch, your round little body not as graceful as a cat's but you didn't seem to realize that! Besides being a loving little doggie who gave kisses when we said, "give kisses," you also had that superior-than-thou attitude just like a cat - and we felt more like your servants than your masters! But you were, above all, a huge part of our family and it left a huge hole in our hearts when we had to say good-bye to you.
You were always such a good little girl - even when you were 'naughty' - you gave us unlimited affection and unconditional love, and joy, throughout your little life. We will never forget you, Buttons, but will hold you close to our hearts and cherish our memories of you forevermore. We love you & miss you, my little sweetheart - you'll always be mommy's little baby girl! xoxoxox
Letter From Your Pet in Heaven
To my dearest family,
I'm writing this from the Bridge.
Please do not be unhappy
That day I had to leave you
It's good to have you back again;
God gave me a list of things,
And when you lie in bed at night,
When you think of my life on earth,
But do not be afraid to cry:
I wish that I could tell you
But one thing is for certain,
There are rocky roads ahead of you
It was always my philosophy
If you can help somebody
And now I am contented . . .
God says: "If you meet somebody
When you're walking down the street
"And when it's time for you to go . . .