Rainbow Bridge Memorial

Our rainbow bridge memorial is a special place to remember our beloved companions.

If you have lost a loved one and would like to post a memorial, please e-mail us a picture and tribute to: hickoryridgeanimalhospital@yahoo.com 


In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory of Hestia

I just want to thank Dr. Parrish who has helped us through a difficult few months with our cat Hestia. She was diagnosed with mammary cancer and Dr. Parrish has done everything in her power to help her. She stayed late tonight to help us ease Hestia's pain. I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done.
Goodbye Hestia, you will be missed.

In Loving Memory of Slick

Some of the many things that made Slick so very special...

"I decided to be a ballerina for Halloween one year. I used to sew on the floor of my apartment, using my hand to run the sewing machine. Slick helped me make the tu-tu. He would not leave it alone - drove me crazy! Finally, I just gave him the tutu and went to the Halloween party as something else. That's how Slick got his tutu.

Slick liked to lay on his back with all 4 legs in the air. My sister used to grab his stomach and spin him around saying, "Spin cycle! Spin cycle!" Slick loved it!"

Our thanks to the Clark family for sharing these beautiful memories with us.

In Loving Memory of Blacky (1996-2013)

Blacky, the Chihuahua who weighed a pound and a half when we first brought him to the vet.

Blacky, the companion we got for our son, who became our companion when our son left for College.

Blacky, the well-travelled dog who joined us on family gatherings and vacations from New York to Virginia, to South Carolina, and to Georgia.

Blacky, who howled like a wolf when the theme song for Star Trek’s Voyager came on TV every week.

Blacky, the happy camper who joined us on camping trips and slept in our tent.

Blacky, the dog who flew as a carry-on bag across the world to Israel, where he swam in the Jordan River.

Blacky, who chased the rabbits and squirrels in our back yard and would not know what to do if he caught one because they were bigger than him.

Blacky, whose favorite treat was cheesecake, which he got every birthday.

In our heart forever – a wonderful pet and family member!

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In Loving Memory of Buster

We had to say goodbye to our Buster too soon.

From the first day to the last he was such a special companion; full of love, joy, and dynamic energy. He had a tail as big as his heart and a purr to match. He had a way of stealing the hearts of everyone who met him.

It was a long journey but he was loved and cared for by so many wonderful friends during his last year and for that, and for him, we are so grateful.

Many thanks to all of our friends and associates for your kind and caring thoughts for Denny, Buster and me during this time.  

Our deep appreciation for everyone at Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital especially Dr. Parrish, Dr. Mulford, and the staff for giving Buster so much wonderful care and letting him steal a little part of your hearts.

We are also indebted to the amazing vets, students, and nurses at PennVet in Philly.

You took such good care of all of us.

In Loving Memory of Lundy

Lundy was a pretty dog and such a dandy that everyone thought he was a girl.  He loved everybody.  He was so happy to be out walking on the trails or going to the dogpark.  He loved belly scratches, and jumping and wrestling.  He tapped each of us awake at precisely seven in the morning, wanting his ears petted. This dog was alive for 16 months.  We had him for four, and he drastically changed our lives.  He didn't know what anything was when we first got him because he had spent most of his life in a cage at the shelter. He couldn't climb stairs and he tried to taste everything. He was a happy, gentle dog.  He loved us, we loved him, and even though the time was short we know it was worth it.

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Beyond the Rainbow

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played, 

I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free

Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful
 Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.

- by Cate Guyan