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Dec 23, 2007

In Loving Memory

Cascade's Dixie "Rebel" - February 3rd 1992-December 23rd 2007

It is with a very sad heart that I say good-bye tonight to a dear and old friend. We had to make an extremely hard decision today to have our dog put down. - For the last few weeks he's been having problems breathing and passing out. We thought he might have had a tumor or growth in his throat. Yesterday my husband took him to the Vet and we were told that his heart was going bad. We had hoped that medication would help him but the poor thing was having such a hard time breathing and the least little exertion was just wearing him down. So tonight we called our vet and had him put down.

We had many many happy years with him and at times would get so aggravated with him because as we often joked, he "barked" to hear himself bark. He loved marshmallows, digging, barking, playing with our other dog Angel, being petted & going for car rides. He was always a HAPPY dog and we will miss him a great deal. He had lots of nicknames (Buddy Dog, Barky, Happy Dog, to name a few). It's a sad time of the year for this to happen but he's in a better place now & while we grieve he will not be forgotten and we have the memories of those happy times to cherish in our hearts.

GoodBye Rebel - Forever in our hearts!


  1. I lost my Clancy a year ago-and my heart still hurts but I finally got the courage to let another fur creature in after 12 months. Rebel will have so many wonderful friends on the other side. And I think all dogs like the sound of themselves barking-mine bark at the wind. All fur children are Buddy to me...even with real names. Rebel, say hi to Clancy and Fletch and Tovah..Run like crazy!

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss - it's amazing how fast those cute little guys become part of our lives. We lost our little rat terrier "Jumper" in July & we still miss him terribly. Our 11 yr. old grandson was having trouble sleeping the next night, & when his mom asked why, he said "It's just hard to sleep when you've lost a family member!"

  3. Ida, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It is such a hard decision to make, but I'm sure it helps you to know that Rebel is at peace now.

  4. Ida, I'm so sorry to hear about your Rebel, our pets become such important members of our families. I pray that you will have a blessed Christmas and be at peace.



  5. Ida,

    I'm SO sorry to hear about Rebel! I know how difficult it is to say goodbye to our beloved companions and my heart goes out to you. I know that it was a difficult decision to have him put down, but you know that you did the right thing. I know that he's playing with our Penny right now. My thoughts are with you.

  6. I am so very sorry that you had to put your dear doggie down. If it is of any consolation...you did it because you loved him and did not want to see him go through any more suffering. Two years ago I had to put my "Copper" down. And it took me a year before I could even think of getting another dog...However, my darling daughter said it was time and I am not one to say no to her. We went to the pound and there she was...An Australian Shepherd mix..."Piper" The absolute smartest dog in the world...I thank God for these animals who have blessed me so much. And I know you feel the same about your loved one. I pray that time will help heal you and yours! I cried when I read what you wrote...Good luck for you in the future :)

  7. {{{{{{Ida}}}}}}} Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I know our story with Bear is only beginning, and it warms my heart to know it will be one as rich in love and joy as yours with Rebel. *mondo hugs* Julie