February 20, 1995-September 19, 2009
Gabby, we love and miss you so much. I was so blessed to find you in 1995 in the Humane Society in Lafayette, IN. When I first saw you, I knew you were the right dog for me. You were jumping all around with your pink little nose and tongue, and white fluffy fur. Whoever was your first owner named you Sugar but I knew that wasn’t the name for you.
You were my first animal child, and have gone through so many changes and events in my life that I find it hard to imagine not having you with me. You touched so many people’s lives wherever you went. When my brother moved in with us, you provided comic relief for him. When you and I moved back east, you provided Gram with companionship that she treasured dearly. When I met John, you welcomed him into our lives. Your Gramma Terry loved you to pieces and will miss giving you “forbidden” treats.
Gabby you were always ready to go along on another adventure. No matter if it was a move from Indiana to Las Vegas, or Las Vegas to New Jersey, or Pennsylvania to Colorado. You went everywhere we went and fit right in effortlessly. Even though you weren’t always ecstatic with some of the changes, like adopting Butterscotch, you remained loyal and happy.
We’ll always treasure the hikes we went on with you when you were younger, and all the memories you have provided us with. I will miss your soft ears and begging for “pup-corn”, and the comforting thought of knowing you are home waiting for me. I’ll treasure the picture of you prancing and jumping around in excitement for a treat or to go outside.
You have been the one constant in my life for 14 years. We’ll miss not having you by our side to share in another adventure, or to sing a silly song about. You will always be in our hearts. Be happy and at peace now. We love you pooper.
Love Danielle (Mommy), John (Daddy), and Butterscotch
As much as your passing is difficult on us, we know we made the right decision and most loving choice. We want to thank Dr. Cooney for her care, compassion and ability to make a very difficult time, special and peaceful.