Pet Legacies

Beloved pets can leave a lasting mark on our lives. Read stories from our writers about their favorite fluffy friends.

Lovable Jacob

Submitted by Thora Smith Our beloved Jacob had to be put down on June 2, 2014. He was the love of our lives. Twelve years ago, my friend called to tell me she had heard there was a stray cat at a trailer

My Amber

Submitted by Rosemarie Kaupp Amber was the one constant in my life. Within twenty-one months, I had surgery and chemo for cancer, lost my 23 year old son, and then lost my husband after a long illness.

She Always Knew

Submitted by Sharon Bryant She was coming through the door of the shelter when I laid eyes on her. The lady carrying her said, “Please find this puppy a home.” I said, “I’ll take her.” That day began

A Creek to Forge

Submitted by Tammy Tibbs I was given a horse people were afraid of and nobody wanted. He had been abused and neglected; he hated people and trusted no one. Using natural horsemanship, I spent eight

The Cooler

Submitted by: Candy Hill If you love dogs and you are very lucky, you may one day find that special dog; that one particular dog who becomes your child in a fur coat.  We picked him up from the breeder when he was 9 weeks old. He was the big boy of the litter with […]