Darwin BlakinshipAdopted: 17 April 2013 Crossed Over: 21 December 2013
With Love, Derk Blankinship
With Love, Derk Blankinship
Jinx crossed over to Heaven on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Dallas. After being adopted from MSRH in the Spring of 2004, Jinx quickly became a TCU sports fan with his dad. He thoroughly enjoyed attending TCU baseball games sitting on the side of the field sporting his purple clothes. He also loved chasing, terrorizing and taunting squirrels! We are confident he is in heaven now doing just that. In 2009, Jinx had a new addition to the family, a little white mini named Parker. The two bonded and loved each other immensely. Jinx loved spending Sunday’s at a local dog park, and more recently Mutts Cantina in Dallas being the total social lovable mini he was. In the summer of 2013, Jinx was diagnosed with Stage 5 Cutaneous Lymphoma, and fought a hard fight before succumbing in late November. He will always be loved and greatly missed, but we are forever grateful for the opportunity MSRH gave us in letting this little boy share his life with us.
With much love,
Jamie Sloan, Tony Morgan and Parker Morgan-Sloan (Dallas)
Granddog Parents: Richard and Betty Sloan (Tyler, TX), Jerry and Dianne Morgan (Hot Springs Village, AR)
Our two little “girls” are in Doggie Heaven. We lost our first little girl on February 26, 2013 at age 12 years and 9 months from a sudden heart attack. We got her when she was only 6 weeks old and oh so cute! Her name was Scuba.
Now we have lost our second little girl. Her name was Mocha and she and Scuba were inseparable. We adopted Mocha when she was 1 year old from a relative. Mocha had her first heart attack last Christmas day, 2012. She was put on meds immediately and was doing pretty good up until the past month or so. Her breathing became just too hard and she suffered another heart attack about a week before. She passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013, (she was also 12 years and 9 months old) and is now with Scuba once again.
Mocha is the doggie in the front of the picture and Scuba is in the back. Mocha was around 20 lbs and Scuba was around 12 lbs. So, Mocha was always the “boss” and Scuba was our spunky little girl with an attitude!
This has been extremely hard on both my husband and I and we will never forget either of them. We have now fostered 17 minis for MSRH and over the years; both Scuba and Mocha enjoyed having new doggies to play with. We will continue to be Foster parents for the minis and maybe that will help us to get over this sad time.
With Much Love, Sherry Miles & Mike Harness
With Love, Christina, Steve, Michael & Ethan Klahn
Our Angel Ana passed over the Rainbow Bridge on Monday, June 3rd. She was about 12 years old. She was precious, sweet, very loving and beautiful, loved by all. Ana was unique, she had round ears. Sherry Eitel always said she had a backyard job done on them. They said she looked like Minnie Mouse or a Koala Bear. She loved to travel in our RV and had been all over the US with us. We got Ana in 2006 from MSRH. Sherry Eitel had her spoiled, we can blame it on her! You couldn’t help but love her, she had a wonderful, loving personality. She could melt you with her eyes and what a flirt with those eyelashes. We know she is with our other Schnauzers and doggies we have lost through the years. We miss her so. Take care of our Angel God. We will see you again. Rest in Peace Baby.
Missed By, Mom, Daddy, Henry, Layla, KC and Sissi
Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” My question is, how much strength can we bear? Almost two months to the day of losing Web on December 28, Mr Magoo and I took our last trip together this afternoon. As I held him, he crossed over “the Bridge” taking with him another piece of my heart. If there is any comfort to be found, perhaps it is in Psalms 145-9, “The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.”
Our time together was far too short, but over the course of 21 months, this wonderful dog gave so much. He was such a good dog. Scratch that. He was a GREAT dog whose huge love and courage belied his small size. I could not have loved him more. The pain in letting him go is tempered some only by knowing that he truly LIVED his last months as he should – a real DOG – in his own home; policing the squirrels, birds and varmints in his yard, with doors to guard, visitors to greet and carefree days spent in safety.
Magoo stands as a testament to the beauty and value of older rescue dogs that have so much to offer when given the chance. Every family and every dog is unique, but I would ask, if you ever think about dog adoption to please not ignore the old ones just because of their advanced age and take into consideration the senior’s calmness, companionability and strong desire to please. And never, ever believe that an older rescued dog can’t bond as strongly as a puppy. That is a myth, for if anything the old rescue dog bonds stronger, as many have experienced fear, hunger, neglect, ill health, abandonment, abuse and loneliness. That last is the hardest on them and though unlike humans, they are far nobler creatures without the capacity to harbor ill will or bitterness for the hardships and cruelties suffered upon them, I believe they never truly forget the loneliness and so, are forever grateful to have their own family. And so not one day passed that Mr Magoo was anything but blessing and a joy.
Until we meet again. With Much Love, Adele McConnell
Our sweet little man Hunter passed over the Rainbow Bridge on 1-12-13. We picked him up from the Huntsville Animal Shelter the day he was to be put down on Oct. 7, 2009. He weighed 10 pounds. What a sick little boy he was; so sick we were afraid he wouldn’t even make to the vet. After weeks of care from Sherry Eitel and ourselves we got him stabilized. Dr. Dayton found several compressed vertebras in his back and neck. He told us he thought he had been severely beaten. He also had big scars on the top of his head. But he was a very loving little man. He loved to be held in your arms. He would just melt in your arms, press his head to your chest and look up at you with his beautiful, trusting eyes. We miss him so. My very last words to him were “we love you” He looked up at me and I could see the love he had for us in his eyes. Rest in peace little Man. We love you, tell Hans we miss him also.
With Love, Mom, Dad, Ana, Layla and Henry
Candy Lyn was born with a hepatic portal liver shunt and was very lucky that a kind animal service officer asked if she could try to place her with a rescue instead of putting her down. Luckily MSRH responded, raised the needed money and had the corrective surgery performed. After speaking with Karen Coleman I had the special opportunity to adopt and make Candy Lyn a part of our family in Dallas. We did not change the name she came to us with as she was simply made for her name. She was very regal and dignified throughout her short life and we always felt that we needed Candy Lyn more than she needed us. We nicknamed her the Princess; I know she really was royalty and we loved spoiling her even more. We traveled in the car everywhere together. She loved riding more than anything else and her Schnauzer sisters knew not to get in the Princess’ space in the back seat. We made many trips to Houston during her short life and she received excellent care from Dr. Dayton and his special team. However life is not always fair and Candy Lyn was tired and in her very dignified manner, simply decided she did not want any more needles, pills or yucky, bland food. She died in my arms on New Year’s Eve. I so wish we had more time together, but I am thankful for having her in my life and would give anything to simply rub those velvet ears once more. We will miss you Candy Lyn.
With Love, Sandra & Don Plunk
It’s been hard to lose two of my best friends within a month. The photo on the left is BG whom my husband brought home as a puppy. She so looked liked an old, muddy buffalo that we named her Buffalo Girl or BG. She only loved Ben because I was the one who did all the horrible things to her such as bathe her, brush her, or perhaps cut her toenails. On Friday afternoons when Ben came home, she would get up on the back of a chair and stare at the driveway when he was about ten minutes away. It was uncanny how she knew he was almost home even though the times of day could be different. BG died on April 30th. On May 25th, I also lost Angel. Angel came to us as a package deal in 1996 – she and her buddy Sable. Angel was always the enforcer in our household. She kept all the other dogs in their place. If one of them became too playful or loud, she would stop them immediately. But to us, she was a really lovable, little dog. It’s hard to lose a four-legged companion. To lose two, within such a short period of time has been all the more difficult. I miss them very much.
With Love, Carol Harrington
Vincent Boomer (Ocho)
Once in a while, things don’t have a happy ending. Vincent and Boomer weren’t with us very long. There were unforeseen issues and they now wait at the Rainbow Bridge. But as Vincent & Boomer look down on us, they’re smiling. They know there were those who took very good care of them while here with MSRH. Those who made their last days fun and comfortable. Those who made them feel loved. Marilyn Malaney, an MSRH officer had the biggest heart of all for both these friends. And Boomer can’t forget Jane & Gary Stephens who cared for him the last two months of his life. In memory of both Vincent & Boomer, Marilyn made a contribution to MSRH. And Marilyn, Jane & Gary continue to tirelessly march forward to help additional Schnauzers. Another reason for Vincent & Boomer to smile. There’s help for another. On behalf of Vincent & Boomer….thank you Marilyn!