Our pets are members of the family, companions during the happy times and steadfast support during difficult times. And although their lives are too brief, we hold their memories dear.
Therapy dog and local celebrity, Winston captured the heart of the entire community. He was often to be found at Thomas Memorial Library listening to children read and helping them build confidence. Sweet and handsome, Winston will be missed by all of his human and dog friends alike. Thank you, Winston, for all that you did!
Blackie's mom writes: "He was a picture of courage and quiet strength, battling cancer since December 2016. Despite undergoing surgery to remove a growth from his chin the summer before, despite his hyperthyroid, despite being abandoned by a previous owner in the dead of winter one year, Blackie was always a model of wisdom, grace, peace,and love. Everyone who knew him absolutely adored him. He was a best friend and a brother, and we will miss him terribly."
Beau (200? - 2017)
This beautiful and intelligent Persian was rescued by his loving family in 2015. Beau was so lucky to experience such a wonderful life with his new family. He left pawprints on all of our hearts. Plus, he had the best mustaches ever!
Angie (1999 - 2016)
Angie was our patient from the time she was a tiny puppy, growing up on a local estate with her loving owner and surrounded by horses and gardens. She certainly had a great life full of adventure. After Angie's owner passed away she came to live with one of our Rehabilitation specialists (Deb St Laurent) here at VRCCE. She needed a lot of specialized care at that stage in her life and Deb was the perfect person for her. Deb says Angie immediately became fast friends with her cat Binky. They were inseparable, eating together, sleeping together and always attached at the hip - one was never without the other! They were such a comic pair. Angie lived with Deb and Binky for nine months, leaving them on Memorial Day weekend 2016 when she passed away at almost 18 years old.
Weathers (2007 - 2016)
Sweet Weathers fought many complex health issues in his life, and thanks to his wonderful family, who did everything possible to keep him comfortable and loved, he enjoyed every single day. This handsome boy loved his family and was always so patient and gentle when he visited us here at the Veterinary Center. A true old soul, we will never forget you or stop missing you Weathers.
Simon (11/2012 - 12/2017)
Gorgeous Scotch Collie Simon was a special dog (aren't they all?). Brought up from Arkansas at about a year old, he was THRILLED to experience the beach and have the freedom to run. His wonderful adoptive mom became a dog-walker, in part to help him have a better life, and through that venture he met all kinds of dogs and made all kinds of friends. Everyone called him "Uncle Si" because he loved the young dogs who liked being chased and 'herded' around by him. His mom says "He was truly a partner in the business, whether it was ball-chasing with Pepper at Fort Williams, woods walking with Oliver in Cape Woods, or just being a wild and crazy dog with his friend Maisie at Hinckley Park, Simon was a gentle and caring soul."