Pet Legacies

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

My Shadow

Submitted by Marilyn McIntosh From the time I was 2 yrs old until the time I was 18 years old, we had a little Heinz 57 “mutt” named Nipper. He was my babysitter and my best buddy. He started out with

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