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A Very Special Thank You To Averil Robinson of PET FRIENDS

Sometimes a dog or cat we try to save passes away before being able to be helped or it is too late to save him or her. Averil very kindly and compassionately has the body cremated at her Pet Friends, and scatters the ashes respectfully and reverently on this lovely special piece of land on her property, for Gerdy as a voluntary favor.

This is a special resting place for the Gerdy’s Rescues animals, a lovely peaceful lake of protected wetlands. Gerdy has never had the body of an unloved or unwanted dog or cat disposed of. Every life is sacred, we at Gerdy’s see that no animal in our care leaves this world alone, unwanted, and unloved and without a friend at the end of life.

And because of Averil, their dignity is preserved even in death, sometimes the only kind and decent thing they have ever had done for them. Our gratitude Averil and also that of the sweet angels you have memorialized for us.

Samson

Ode to Samson (1/6/07 – 8/7/16). Too young. Too soon. Your loving, gentle brown eyes will always be remembered. Your gentle, kind soul, your eager to please, wiggle bum, floppy ears character is our cherished memory in the face of your sudden passing. Our lives were made richer by your presence – a constant, dependable,…

Mali Hague

In Memoriam May 13, 2011 – June 21, 2017 I saw Mali’s picture and knew instantly she was my dog. I got her when she was 16 months old – a rambunctious, irrepressible Bouvier who ran into walls and bounced off furniture when she played. She had no idea that she only had three legs.…

Ben

Ben came to live with us from Gerdy in 2009. It was love at first site and he came home with us that day, a year before he embarked on an adventure, moving to Austria with us where he ran a mountain with me every day and grabbed rocks out of the streams… He then…

Brandy

I met Brandy when she was five months old, helping Gerdy at an adoption day. She was lucky to be adopted by a family, but it didn’t work out. I received a call from Kim telling me she came back and that there wasn’t any room in the kennel could I take her in over…

Shannon

This beautiful girl nine year old came into our lives in July 2014. At the time we were looking for a somewhat younger dog but when we made eye contact with Shannon it was game over, she was ours for keeps. I remember how happy she was when we got her home and taking her…

Willow

IN MEMORY of WILLOW My beautiful dog Willow (foreground), who you named, passed away on November 7th 2016. She was my best friend and loved by everyone who met her. Thank you Gerdy for giving me the opportunity to have Willow in my life for almost 12 years. She was 2 years old when I…

Hershey

Over the Rainbow Bridge Hershey now resides. He loved his soccer ball, he loved to sleep in bed and cuddle. He loved cheese and he loved my socks, a lifelong passion. Amongst chocolate labs, there were none more chocolatey than he. He and Buddy our Westie were inseparable. Like the Odd Couple of TV’s yesteryear,…

Gunther

Rest In Peace My Gunther… The house is so empty without my Gunther, we were attached at the hip. I rescued a cat recently and he spent all of yesterday looking for Gunther – behind doors, in cupboards, etc., and sat by the door crying waiting for him to come in. They didn’t get along,…

Mouse

We had to say good bye to Mouse, this past November 2016. We adopted him in June 2007. He was a long time on your adoption list and that is because he was waiting for us.. we were the perfect fit. He was the first member of our growing family and we truly could have…

Blanco

C’est avec un immense regret que nous vous annonçons le décès de Blanco. Nous avons fait l’acquisition du vieux Blanco en juin 2014. Il cherchais une maison de retraite et je crois que nous lui avons donner la meilleure maison de retraite possible. Il s’est adapté à ses nouveaux amies Nikki et Misha et il…

Sir James-Jamesey

Sir James-Jamesey Feb 29 2012-Jan 24 2016 Proof that not all angels have wings. He graced this earth for too brief a time but left us with memories and love that will live on in our hearts. He died last night in his sleep. Full of spirit he did not know he was sick until…