See our calendar for next Pet Loss Support group date
To register please contact the hospital and ask for Tammy Jo
The pet loss support group is a small group session held for pet owners who have recently lost a pet. Sessions are held by Dr. Elizabeth Revell, PHD at Patton Veterinary Hospital. Sessions are not for individual counseling, but are times to share memories of recently lost pets with others while working through the grieving process. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet is welcome. To register please call 717-246-3611 and ask for Tammy Jo or email [email protected]
You Have Loved and Lost (York) Check back for up-coming dates
Apple Hill Health Campus 55 Monument Road York, PA United States
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 IT’S 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 ONE 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 © 1995 Used with permission
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In Loving Memory
FOR TUCKER 4/26/18
'Tis a fearful thing
To love what death can touch.
A fearful thing
To love, to hope to dream, to be-
And oh, to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
A holy thing
For your life has lived in me,
Your bark once lifted me,
Your tail wag was gift to me.
To remember this brings painful joy.
'Tis a human thing, to love,
A holy thing, to love what death has touched.
Submitted by: Mr. Mason Smeltzer inspired by poem written by Yenuda Halevi
Bear Skeens 5/16/16
Angela Skeens adds her baby who was a lovable dog, who enjoyed playing, cuddling and started getting in the pool. He is greatly missed and always looked like he was smiling all the time.
Zoey Ayres 10/2/16
Words cannot begin to express the void remaining with the loss of Zoey. Her personality was one of a kind. Whether she was stealing bed space, attacking all the sticks in the yard, chasing the squirrels not belonging in “her” yard or simply watching over you ~ she made her presents known and frequently stole the life of any party. She was so very social and loved to be around everyone.
I know she had a good life (though too short with only being 10 years), she made my life full and she will be missed immensely. I ask at this time that Scout, Rocky and Julie Good find my baby girl and keep her company until it is our time to meet again. Your Mom Tiffany
RIP Neesa girl.
My wonderful Aunt recently lost her beloved Irish Setter Monte. He was such a beautiful loving dog. He showed nothing but unconditional love for her. He had such a great life and he will never be replaced. I know she has a big hole in her heart but I hope she realizes that she did the best thing for him and that doesn't always make it easier but hopefully with time she comes to peace with it. There are no words to describe the pain you are feeling for losing him, but just remember the wonderful life you gave him and all the smiles he gave you. I always remember coming over to swim and Monte would be swimming in the pool. He always made me smile. I'm sure right now he is up at the rainbow bridge waiting for my aunt to come swim with him. He is watching over you Aunt Brenda and he loves you. See you again at the rainbow bridge Monte. <3
On February 9, 2014 our Sheltie Ellie left this life.Rest in peace, dear Ellie. We loved you dearly; we always will.Elizabeth, Alvin, and Makaya RevellMiss EllieI saw the wall around you.It was made of fur,Not stone – nothing hardOr slateOr grey;But protectedBy a distanceFar aflungFrom everyoneYou kept away.You planted your pawsLike a sphinx,
No growl needed there.
Just your quiet dignity,
The forbidding space
The mystery no one entered,
Only by your grace.
You were majesty.
As a peak at Everest,
But so soft
Were your eyes,
And so tender the soul
You slowly probed.
Trusting a treat
A kiss on the nose
Of belly and limbs,
Under the chin.
It was safe.
You could sniff
You could sleep
You could languish
In the luxury
long, lingering holds
And hugs –
Then came scamperings
And licking of hands
And waiting by the door
For voices you wanted to hear
And bodies you choose
To touch your own.
Secure in your kingdom at last -
You were elegant Princess Ellie
And you had come home.
O royal risk-taker,
O queenly one,
Out of your cold tower
And Into the sun
You changed us all
Beloved Miss Ellie
You touched everyone.
Bunny Foo Foo.
04/10 - 03/08/14
It's hard to believe you are gone. You were the best rabbit I have ever known. I'm so glad God has blessed me with the opportunity of being your owner. Anyone who met you instantly loved you. Although you were a HUGE diva, you instantly warmed everyone's hearts. You were a beautiful angora rabbit with so much love in your heart. <3 Even if I wasn't in the best mood you could instantly brighten my day. I wasn't always the greatest owner but you still loved me deeply anyways. You were a huge cuddle bug & I'll always miss & remember your cuddles. You were such a silly bunny & you often like to test my buttons. but who could deny your adorable face? Thank you for being my best friend, I cherished your friendship deeply. I will miss your furriness & having your hair up my nose. LOL! I will continue to keep all the memories in my heart & continue to think of you often. You are truly always around me. I miss you terribly. Thank you for loving me, being there for me & always making me so happy. Until I see you again someday, I send you all my love & bunny kisses. (: R.I.P. My sweet angel. <3 Momma will ALWAYS love you bunny foo foo.
Fuey boy, how will anyone ever know how truly amazing you were. You were our hearts, our best friend….so loyal and loving, the peacemaker with our girls, so much fun, always making us laugh with your crazy antics when you watched T.V. How do we thank you for all the love, joy and happiness you gave to us in the short time we had with you. At 70 pounds, you were our big ole’ lapdog and quite the cuddle bug, loving nothing better than doing what maneuvers it took to get as close to us as possible. You were incredibly smart too! You would cleverly distract the girls with a toy to keep them busy so you could then be able to hop on our lap and soak up all the attention yourself! We always got a chuckle out of that one! We loved you, cherished you like none other, and we miss you every day buddy. You were adored by everyone and touched so many hearts. Wait for us beyond the Rainbow our sweet boy; we will meet you there one day soon, then no more goodbyes. It will be grand!!
We Love You Fuester ~”Mom and Dad” ~ Vicki and Walt