2010 Memorials

“To honor Westies, living or at the Rainbow Bridge, by donations in their names to help other Westies find a better life while here, on earth.”


Wiley
November 20, 1995 – September 7, 2010

We were blessed with Wily for almost 15 years. She had so many endearing traits. When we picked her up from our breeder, she trotted to us with her little greeting (woo-woo howl); she knew she was meant to be ours, maybe even before we did. Her little spirit guided us on many adventures over the years – pet friendly locations and meeting many wonderful people. We hope this donation can bring some happiness into the life of some need rescue dog – as she had brought so much happiness to us.

Donations made to Rescue in her memory by:
Mom and Dad, Pam Marszal and Dave Seabury

Buttons

Buttons was adopted from Michigan Westie Rescue in 2005 and died in late 2010
Donations made to Rescue in her memory by:
Jody Jones-Ouding

Bear
Died November 22, 2010

Bear was a wonderful friend and companion. Years ago he did an Iams commercial photo shoot. He was on a plane, boat and even in church. He loved our grandchildren and was a buddy to my husband. We will never forget him. He is always in our hearts.
Donations made to Rescue in his memory by:
Mom and Dad, David and Sharon Sigler

Riley

Born November 15, 2000 – Died December 5, 2010
Riley rescued his human companion in January 2004

In memory of my sweet boy. He loved everyone he met and in turn, they quickly grew to love him also.

Riley was the Mayor of the neighborhood with neighbors greeting him first, and the human on the other end of the leash second, but that was as it should be. In his passing one neighbor referred to him as “a ray of light walking down the street”. Even diabetes couldn’t dampen his sweet, gentle nature.  Thanks to all who are involved in rescue, it is an honorable venture and I am all the better for meeting you. Riley was a gift that monetary donations could never repay. I am especially grateful to Michelle and Chris Bogart, his foster parents for loving him enough to let him go. It was a great 6-year ride and I wouldn’t have changed a thing, except the duration. But then, there is never enough time with our dear little Westies.

As was so aptly put by writer Matt Wixon…

You can stop a heart, but not a soul. And no goodbye is forever.
I will see you again my sweet boy.
Donations made to Rescue in his memory by:
Mom, Marcia Reimer
Barbara Engerer

Breezy
Born 19xx – Died October, 2010

In memory of Breezy, the loved little Westie of Jackie and Pete Droncheff.
Donations made to Rescue in her memory by:
Beth Widdows (and Breezy’s “sister”, Molly Marie)

Phoebe
Born 1995 – Died April, 2010

In Loving Memory of my Beautiful Little Phoebe
My sweet little Phoebe came to me from the Michigan Rescue. She was six years old when she came into my life and we stayed together until she was 15 years old. What a joy she was to me. She was always beside me, protecting me and making me laugh. We shared a love of classical music and she would sing along. The more I praised her, the more she sang. What a beautiful voice she had and how I miss listening to her. Even after she had a major stroke, she tried to make me happy
I know God gave her to me for a reason. She will be waiting to sing for me at the
Rainbow Bridge.
Donations made to Rescue in her memory by:
Jean Siler

Dolly
Adopted Oct. 2008 – March 4, 2010

In Loving Memory of our Dear, Sweet Dolly
Dolly was abandoned ont he side of a road. She was blind, deaf and had arthritis. A guardian angel found her and brought ther to the W.H.W.T.C.S.E.M. Westie Rescue where she was fostered by another guardian angel. We are grateful to everyone in the rescue for working so hard to save her and bring her into our lives.
We will never forget her courage, her strength and her Westietude, which was so much a part of her personality. We will miss her great big ears, her tiny face and her cute black nose. The way she nuzzled into us when we picked her up and the feel of her soft, soft coat.
Dolly will live in our hearts forever. We were blessed to have her, even for a short time.
Goodbye for now, sweet Dolly. I know we will be together again at the rainbow bridge.
Marge and Tom McMillan
Donations made to Rescue in her memory by:
Marge and Tom McMillan
Barbara Engererer
Beth E. Widdows
Carole Beaudry
Sherry Bittles

Casey
March 2000 – April 4, 2010

In the simplest measure, Casey was our pet for a short time but he will be with us forever.

Casey was the first dog in our family. He was a great friend and companion. “Once we all got to know each other, he became our dog. He loved riding in the car, his morning rubdowns adn being my outdoor grilling partner. He also enjoyed “guard duty” on our deck this time of year. He loved being in the snow; I guess it reminded him of his youth in South Haven.

Unfortunately, Casey’s diabetes led to other problems that took his life. We miss himi very much. Goodbye, friend, your paw prints are on our hearts.

Peter, Kim Evan and Rose DiGennaro
Donations made to Rescue in his memory by:
Tracey Bank
Betty Marshall
Rose DiGennaro
Cathy Dickens
Kim, Peter and Evan DiGennaro