In Honor of Hope (Nov 1998 - July 22, 2009)

HopeIn Memory of HOPE

We adopted Hope in 1998. I knew I had to have her from the moment I saw her at the AARF adoption stand at Merchant's Walk. After filling in the proper paper work, I was disappointed I couldn't take her home right away. I know that AARF got tired of me calling almost every day for a week to see if they had decided she was mine.

She has been a blessing and was loved so much. She passed away on July 22, 2009.

We miss her so much




Sunlight streams through window pane unto a spot on the floor..
Then I remember,
It's where you used to lie, but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound....
Then I remember,
It's where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road, and up beyond the hill,
Then I remember it can't be yours...
. Your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor and empty muted hall
And lay them with the absent voice and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials in a blanket of my love
And keep them for my best friend until we meet above.

In Loving Memory of Hope
Nov 1998 - July 22, 2009