Paws to Remember – Sept. 2016

Published on: September 28, 2016




Yesterday (Sept. 22, 2016) was one of the hardest days of my entire life. I took my old lady fur baby for her last car ride. We took pictures and multiple selfies together. I took her to McDonald’s one last time for a cheeseburger. There aren’t enough words to describe the love and joy that my sweet Bella gave us through the years. She came to us as a throwaway from Bishop Animal Shelter one month to the day after James and I were married. Bella felt my first human baby kick for the first time, knew that I was pregnant with number two far before I did, and has been a faithful companion through all of life’s up and downs. You will forever be in my heart Bella Luna Sheppard. I thank you for all that you have given me in the last 11-and-a-half years.

James, Sarah, Addysen & Madylen







We had to make the heartbreaking decision to let our beloved “first child” Cyrus go over the rainbow bridge on Aug. 25, 2016.

Cyrus was an awesome, high spirited, sweet lovable part of our family. He always sat by the kids at mealtime so they could slip him what they did not want to eat and they thought no one could see their secret arrangement.

He was a playmate, a pillow and a protector for our children. They have never had to know a day without him. He was there the day we brought both our babies home.

We will cherish every moment of the 12 years we where blessed to have you in our lives.








Tank passed away Sept. 15, and left an empty spot in our home. Tank gave us 13 years of joy, companionship, laughter and unconditional love that we will cherish forever.

Tank was more than a pet. He was a member of our family. He just knew that everyone that came to our door was there for him and only him, and he greeted them with a big sloppy kiss whether they wanted it or not.

You will be forever loved and missed. We will never forget our big old Tank.

Love hugs, kisses and treats forever, Mommy and Daddy.