In Memorium

L to R: Grizzy, Gretta, Wolfie L to R: Gretta, Grizzy, Wolfie
Talos XenaXena

Grizzy Cox - 28 August 87 - 11 September 1997
Greta Cox - 28 August 1987 - 23 June 1998
Wolfie Cox - 28 August 1987 - 27 July 1998
Talos Cox - passed 02 November 2010
Xena Cox - passed 20 September 2012

Truely a human's best friends.

Grizzy died peacefully in Michael's arms on 11 September 1997.

On 23 June 1998 Greta went to be with her brother Grizzy following a long battle with heart disease.

Wolfie never recovered from the loss of his sister.

On 27 July 1998 Wolfie rejoined his brother and sister after developing a "unbelieveably rapid growing tumor".

We know differently. Wolfie died of a broken heart.

Our loved little boy Talos died peacefully, going to sleep in his father's amd mother's arms. He now plays in field of joy with brothers and a sister he never met on earth.
Sorry Talos my little buddy, the squirrel got away.

Xena survived her brother for two years. Then, as her last gift to us, when we adopted to lost puppies from the pound, she welcomed and trained them into the house. Loved them as her own and taught them how to play and eat popcorn. The first night we brought Drako and Bella home, Drako curled up on Xena's side and went to sleep; safe and loved in his new home. Once they began to adopt to thier new lives Xena knew her work her was done, we would be okay, and she left us.

Although our lives are empty without each and every one of our puppy's presence we are consoled that they are once again together and that their antics are probably making God laugh. Even though the pain of their loss is terrible, the love and joy they brought to us remains.

If you have a pet, please hug them for us......

With a broken and joyous heart,

Michael and Sheree


The following poems are shared in the memory of Grizzy, Greta, Wolfie, and Talos...


Author Unknown

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can't be won.
You will be sad; I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand,
For this day more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stands the test.
We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears.
Would you want me to suffer?
So when that time comes let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend,
But stay with me until the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you do for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Do not grieve. It must be you
Who must decide this thing to do.
We've been so close we two these years
Remember joy among your tears.


Author Unknown

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to
Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so
they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and
sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we
remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are
happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very
special, someone who was left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops
and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body
begins to quiver. Suddenly he breaks from the group, flying over the green
grass, faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy
kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and
you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life,
but never absent from your heart. Then, you cross the Rainbow Bridge

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