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Barney


  Barney

Today we received your letter notifying us that our wonderful vets at Yakima Veterinary Clinic made a donation in our names for the loss of our beloved Barney.  We'd like to thank the staff and doctors of Yakima Veterinary clinic for their devoted and steadfast care of Barney over the years.  Barney was pretty dramatic about visits to see the doc (especially if it had anything to do with toenails,) but underneath it all we know he really did like them all.  We'd also like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Cok and her assistant Joan, who came to our house so that Barney could end his life in his own yard in the shade of our trees with us (and his pal, Minnie) by his side.  And thank you to Dr. Hinz for the special footprint memorial- how serendipitous that it is of his three toed foot- just one of his many surgeries over the years! 
 
Barney was our first pet (such a very small word for one who had such an enormous impact on our lives.)  
When we first saw Barney he was the puppy gleefully biting the other puppies ears.  And although some of that energy may have faded over the years due to surgeries and arthritis, and as old age buffed the edges of his personality, his spirit never faded.  Barney was a true force of nature ("the experience" as good friends called him.)  We were blessed to have him in our lives for nearly 15 1/2 years. 
 
We miss him but we know he's happy and healthy again, and running circles around everybody in Heaven.  Saint Francis has his hands full with his arrival!  He was our crazy dog on earth and he's our angel dog (albeit with a wicked sense of humor) in Heaven. 
 
We love you, Barney.  Go dog, go! 



Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:41 AM
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