If tears could build a stairway. And memories a lane. I'd walk right up to Heaven. And bring you home again.
August 15, 2010 - March 30, 2020
Lil' Abner was 9 1/2 year old Dogue de Bordeaux. When he was a puppy he was entered into dog shows, where he did very well. but that was not his true calling. He was meant to be a Therapy Dog.
For 5 years he and his sister, Stella were the ambassadors for the National Dog Show.
Sadie was Jennifer's best friend for 12 years and a therapy dog for 7. She primarily visited the Ronald McDonald House at Front and Erie as well as various senior centers.
Sadie delighted many with her gentle manner and enjoyed their cuddling. In one memorable visit she was the first dog a young boy had met after having been mauled by another dog. Jennifer would like to think that Sadie helped him to start regaining trust with dogs. She remember parents guiding their children’s hands in order to pet Sadie's soft fur and their smiles that followed.
In her spare time Sadie competed in amateur agility and reigned as queen over her good-natured Sheltie brother. Dogs never live with us here as long as we’d like but she will forever live in the hearts of all those to whom she brought comfort and companionship as only a Therapy dog can do.
Our beloved Therapy Dog, Roscoe, finally succumbed to a neural sheath tumor that left him with a severe hind end paralysis. Our hearts are broken; we will miss him terribly as will all of the good folks at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital where he was a regular visitor (even a virtual visitor in the last several months).