The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak, and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done, for this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand, but don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest, your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years, you wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they'll tend, only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me, until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree, it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved, from pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you, who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years, don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown

In memory of our friends who have crossed over the bridge:

Hawkeye Pierce of Willowcove
January 3, 1989 - December 8, 2003

Shiloh Owens


Chloe London

Duchess Boykin

Bam Bam Toth

Kodiak Hime Von Hauck

Rocky Thomas

Enzo, Ritter, Collin, Blitzen, Fate, Kiwi,and Zorro

Sydney Dulyea

Callie, Mandy & Thor Gagner
Bear, Bubba II & Sheba Gagner
Bubba I & Little King Gagner

Chelsea Heights Ruggster

Suzie Yates

Buffy Denny

Silver Toth

Steven Lovett

Bonnie and Annie McKean

Brewster and Laurie McKean  

 Sam and Becky Morgan

Duchess and Noelle Morgan 

Lacey and Monideau McKean 

Heidi Sultzer  

Fabia Falls Olympic Gold "Midas"

  Rascal Beauchamp

Riley Clark

Kotzy Winkle

Henry Waugh


 Danny Schnellman 

 Lambchop Rutenberg 

 Scout Lowder 

 Cricket, Nickie, Kibbles and Peanut Boykin 

 Snooper and Babe Mongold 

 Travis Mongold 

 Diablo Hayes 

 Tori MacLaughlin

 Molly Plale 

 Jackie Morgan

 Falcore Bussard 

 Lucky Minch 

 Won Ton Bledsoe

 Chaos Dietrich 

 Max Parry 

 Hershey Henson 

 Samantha Bruggensmith 

 Juanita Cruz 

 Speck Elmer

 Josie & Pilot 

 Sophie Boykin 

 Barney Thompson

  Cutter, Cheyenne and Dillon Gray 

 Popeye Kahl 

 Herschel Reid 

 Nena, Dee, Sweeper and Silence Hamilton

  Syn Min Cinnaminnie Minnie 

 MitsiBoy McBride 

 Blaze Jones 

 Duke Brown  

 Burnie Morgan  

 Michael Frederic Stelzig

Oscar, Taffy, Caesar and Arlo

 Jetta Luchtel

  Mr. Jaws 

 Sam Menzel 

Sal, Sammy, Itty Bit, Duey, Limpy and Boche Varela 

 Toots Carrico 

 Sheba Boykin

  Kelly Schuyler

 Chelsea Sultzer 

 Jack Premaza

 Venus Eberhardt 

 Bonnie-Girl Walter

 Buddy Albert 

 Clementine Cooney

 Rani and Tassy Bressow

 Charlie Kiviloo 

 Sugar, Medusa, Joker, Jake, Sasquatch and Emory 

 Heidi and Tanya Check 

Kizzie, Heidi and Cookie Moore 

Bosco Thomas 

 Max, Kira Nerys and Murphy Peaches Doberman Long

 Casey Balla 

  Kiki West

  Charlie Wilhelms  

 Amos Moses, Andi and Pooh-Bear Chope  

 Ripley, Boomer (Boom-Diggity), and Tanner Clark

Nibbles & Prince Illman

Hexe, Raven and Brocco Mamon

Rex and Miss Ugly Walker

Mish Humberger

Tia Boykin

Shamen Muttley Moore

Trouble Riley

Tesi Reis

Sandy Reis

Data Mister, Sweet Sara Sue, Tinkers Toy and Bisquit Langford

Chiquita Driscoll

Jude, Rocky, Christopher Robyn, and St. Mark Webster-Smith

Porter Johnson


Rusty Peacock

Sinbad Diner

Jebby, Chuckie, Muskie, Griffey and Harley Burchfield

Goliath LeBlanc

Bubba Birchfield

Taos Gerbig

Brandy and Kami Boykin

Ellwood Bracco

Cruiser, Darby and Kozmo Coyne


The death of a pet can bring on intense feelings of grief, sadness and loss. You are not alone. Lightning-strike is a place of sharing or solitude, depending on your need.

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