Big Meadow in the Sky Page
Meet the Angles of DogDaz Zoo.
They have left this earth for the big meadow over the rainbow bridge,
Some stayed a long time with me, and some left too soon.
They shared their lives with me.
Each one taught me something.
Thank you, Sweet Angles, for allowing me to tell your stories.
(aka Lulu Belle)
October 31, 2009 to June 17, 2022
12-1/2 years of Louise was not enough. She rescued us when she was about 4 months old with a collar embedded in her neck and covered with mange. Shy and serious, she grew into this happy, confident, companion. The cats all loved her and the other dogs wanted to be near her. Her last few years were not the kindest because of cancer and other things, but she still loved her daily walks with Mom almost until the end when her back gave out. Seeing Lulu smile was just pure happiness.
November 25, 2010 to March 18, 2022
Sofie was as unique as they come. Silly and complicated all in one big bundle of fur. She was the hardest dog that I ever had because of her fears, separation anxiety, and overall mental health issues, and she was my greatest joy with her rolling and snuggling and silly dog behavior. She will forever be stamped on my heart.
February 14, 2011 to March 10, 2022
He got his name because he was our 9th cat and the last number on the card on his kennel at the rescue was 9. A handsome domestic short hair, he was thoughtful and playful and just an all-around good guy. He has left a big hole in the zoo.
Miss Constance KITTY (aka Connie, Kitty)
2007 to December 2012
Kitty left us way too young.
She was born with feline scoliosis and we knew she was a short-timer.
She made us laugh more than any other cat. Such a joker.
THE MUFFIN MAN (aka Muffin, Muffy)
Passed over November 30, 2012
Passed over in August 2010
Cuddles, who was a Russian Blue, basically hated everyone except her one person. She would bat at you when you walked by.
She sometimes tolerated her brother, Zachary, and maybe another cat or two for a moment. She loved french fries and might be nice to you if you gave her one.
2005 to April 2010
Passed over February 2010
SQUASH E BEAR
Passed over in February 2010
If you have a dog soul mate, Squash was mine. Rescued the streets in North Carolina at about 5 years old, he was just an incredible being. People would stop their cars to ask what breed he was. He was a gentleman and an enormous presence wherever he went. He was a twice-a-day insulin-dependent diabetic but he did not mine the shots and the care and in return, he taught us all how to be better humans. He was a dog that you never forget.
2005 to 2009
S’MOREe Guinea Pig
Passed in 2009
No Picture that I can find
He was dropped on our doorstep by people that could not take care of him (a friend of a friend who know we had pigs). He died very shortly after we took him in. Maybe only a few months.
Guinea Pig (daughter of Mo & Georgia)
2005 – 2009
Sister to Bubba and Panda (who were adopted out in 2005),who all were the offsprings of Moto & Georgia, Checkers lived with her mom and dad until her time came. She was a quiet pig who liked to play with the family.
Nikki was a pure breed cocker spaniel but her ears were too high for show quality which was silly because it made her even cuter.. What an awesome lovely girl she was. Loving and gently, and just perfect at 25 lbs for the time in my life when the children were little. She traveled everywhere with me. She was trained by Gertrude and Alice, her cat sisters, so she thought she was a cat sometimes and laid on top of the sofa to look out the window like they did.
(1992-2003) Alice cat (cutest little tabby – pure mischief)
(1998-2002) Sam (my first Guinea Pig experience)
(1977-1994) Rosie (Calico – best cat in the world!!!!)
(1978-1991) Baby Doll (gray and white tabby – the linebacker)
(1978-1990) Wussy (calico)
(1978-1990) Eddie 2 (gray and white tabby – frequently mistaken for a meatloaf)
(1981-?) Benny the dog (Toodle, before there was such a thing. She was my roommates dog but I lived with her for 4 years)
(1976- ?) Barney the seal point (my second college cat. I know it is terrible but I don’t remember how he passed)
(1974-?) Eddie 1 (my first cat in college but I had to rehome her because I could not take her to my parents house)
(1962-1978) Louis Pierre Andrea the 14th of Edgewood (family dog)
Fraya (dachshund 1960-1961) – My first family dog
January 29, 2012 at 18:23
You have had a lot of animals! I love the photos of them all.
January 29, 2012 at 19:51
The most was 11 (5 Guinea pigs, 5 cats, 1 dog) at one time with 2 adults and 3 kids. Now we have only 5 (2 dogs, 3 cats). But wait a week and that will change. Never know who finds their way to the zoo. ❤
February 4, 2012 at 06:07
You made me think about and remember Spunky, Orange Boy, Pebbles, Dino, Tony, Willamina (1991-2010), and Itty……wonderful feline friends that have left us, but not forgottten. Thanks for sharing your old friends.
February 4, 2012 at 07:57
Lioness – Thanks for stopping by. Every spirit that spent time with me in my life, stays in me somewhere. I love to remember and I love to make new memories too. – DogDaz
August 9, 2012 at 00:09
This is a sweet memory page. I’m glad I found your DogDaz site. I remember Nikki, Squash, Cuddles, Zachary, Muffin, Alice and Gertrude with much affection. I marvel at how you managed the care for so many, making time to give each love and attention. Plus the piggies too. I miss my dogs, Ginger and Augie, not to mention, Louie, my 5 year old sky blue and white parakeet, who flew away during last year’s earthquake. Your pretty blonde dog looks a lot like my Augie, only smaller. I look forward to reading more updates on your zoo! 🙂
August 9, 2012 at 21:23
So glad you found us. Yes, you were there for many of the zoo, new and old, and especially for Peanut through all these years. I did not know that your bird flew the coop. That is so sad. I remember Ginger and Augie. Sofie is definitely smaller but just as feisty.
February 6, 2015 at 05:40
Lovely bunch of happy memories. Soft Pawkisses 🙂 ❤
February 6, 2015 at 06:55
Thanks. They are truly all angels now. Sometimes their spirits still run down the hall.
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