Tuesday, April 26, 2016


my grand-dog Sanchez, age 15

Little one,
ride like the wind,
across the rainbow bridge
to join your brothers.
May there be squeaky balls aplenty,
beaches to run on
and grass and playtime without end.

You gave us nothing but love
for fifteen years.
Even faltering, even blind,
you barked at the geese on your last morning
at the edge of the lake.
You so loved your life,
and your people.

It was your time to leave us.
We will always miss you,
your brother Chase,
and all the other beloved creatures
who so blessed our lives.
We will for all time remember.
We will speak of you always.
Your pawprints will run forever
through our hearts.

love, Gramma

My youngest daughter, Stephanie's, fifteen year old Sanchie passed away peacefully in her arms last night at the vet's. He had been failing for some weeks. Sanchez was a total character. He loved squeaky balls to the point of obsession, and always got so excited when Grandma came to visit, because I always brought toys and many squeaky balls. He had the most wonderful life with Steph and Gord, and his little pug sister, Chloe. He joins big brother Chase in doggy heaven, where I hope there are many squeaky balls just for him. We will miss him so much, along with all of the beloved dogs who have blessed our lives.


  1. Oh, Sherry, you had mentioned he was failing....but it is so hard to say good-bye to such a loyal and faithful friend. Run happily on the other side of the bridge, Sanchez!

  2. Oh, what a sweetie! I am so, sorry to hear Sanchie has passed~
    He had a good life and was blessed with lots of love~ This makes my heart hurt~

  3. Bless your heart! One of life's toughest things

  4. Bless your heart! One of life's toughest things

  5. He sounds like a sweetheart. My condolences to you, Stephanie and the rest of the family. Sanchez will love doggie heaven.

  6. So sad.. and I hope there is a place of squeaky balls for dogs like him...

  7. A beautiful prayer and tribute. He was all that.

  8. Dear Sherry, you always get it right, when honoring an animal, you have loved. Tears fill my eyes.

  9. My condolences to you and Stephanie, on your lost, Sherry.


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