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MEMORIALS... Always in our hearts...

  Hannabelle Poppy    


Hannabelle Levine

- November 17, 2022

You came home with us on April 10, 2021.  We had never gotten a pup so soon after suffering the loss of another.  But you rescued me from the deep despair I was feeling.  We never adopted a senior before but we felt we could give you  a home with love and caring and in return you gave us “you” and boy that was wonderful! 

When we adopted you, we didn’t know you had separation anxiety but we found out quickly that you didn’t want to be left alone and so, from almost the very beginning, you always came with us or you stayed with your adopted cousins.

You were the perfect shopper.  You would walk alongside your momma or me.  Everyone would greet you and you would return the greetings.  People thought that you were a therapy dog  because you were so well behaved.

Oh Hannabelle, the pain of your sudden loss was too much for us to bear.  There’s never a moment when you are not in our thoughts.  We miss you more than you could ever imagine.

 Au revoir our darling girl
Celina and Ralph




- February 6, 2021

You joined our pack on September 5, 2012.  You were welcomed by your new brothers and sister.  You had spinal problems and had to be watched but soon with the proper medication and nutrition these problems rarely reared their head. 
You loved playing with your new sister Lola and the two of you would love to wrestle.  You wrestled in the house and in the yard.  I would take the two of you on your daily walks and you were inseparable.  But with three siblings in the house, you had to share our attention.  But gradually your siblings went on to the Rainbow Bridge and you were an only child for the last year and a half.

  Oh, and did you blossom.  I never thought that I would fall so in love with you but I sure did.  I wasn’t ready for you to leave me but G-d called you home so suddenly.  Thank G-d your passing was quick and peaceful.  Now I can imagine you at the Rainbow Bridge wrestling with Lola and playing and walking alongside Quincy and Harley.  Poppy, until we are reunited again we’ll miss you and love you forever!

Au revoir mon cherie
Celina and Ralph


  Gracie - Stevie  



…… 2003- January 8, 2018

You came into our lives Thanksgiving 2004.  And we were always thankful for your presence.  You were a gutta Neshuma (a good soul) through and through.  Over the next many years, and at various times, you agreed to share your home with four other companion canines that needed a home.  You quietly welcomed them (Keno, Lola, Quincy and Poppy) into our pack and gave up any hope of being our one and only.

You loved unraveling the toilet paper then dragging it throughout the house.  You loved shredding handkerchiefs and other items of clothing.  When you were able to you would jump onto the bed or couch and burrow your head into our laps.  When you were walked you loved to roll on your back on someone’s well- manicured lawn.  You also loved your obedience classes and were the only fur kid to make it through to graduation!  You looked so handsome and proud with your graduation cap.

Words simply fail us when thinking of the grief we feel at not being able to hold you close and kiss you.  You were our wonderful little boy and will remain that until the end of time.  Al Jolson’s song “Sonny Boy” was written for you decades before you were even born.  Oh Harley, until we are reunited at the Rainbow Bridge and you get to meet all your step sisters and brothers, you will remain in our hearts forever and a day.

Au revoir mon cher,
Ralph and Celina





June 2010- July 29, 2019

You shared your life with us for these past nine years.  You gave us so much more than you were given.  All you wanted from the very beginning was to please, and please you always did.
You helped us get through some very difficult times.  You said goodbye when we left the house and welcomed us back when we returned.  You left us so suddenly;  we had no time to prepare ourselves but at least you didn’t suffer.
Lola, you were a true Angel here on earth.  You loved everyone and we will deeply love you forever!

Au revoir ma cheri,
Ralph and Celina






gracie stevie 1

Remembering Gracie ...

Every animal rescued has a story and we are always grateful to be part of their journey and despite our wishes it was different – they are only on loan and at some time we have to give them back. Animals come through our rescue and every one of them leaves a mark on us – and some are truly gifts. We are sad to tell of the passing from this world of dearest GRACIE (formerly STEVIE). So many were involved in her rescue two years ago – an old battered girl living in the field she was dumped in for a very long time – emaciated and in horrible shape – it hurt to look at her. When she came to us in March 2018 we were determined to give her as much love and care as we could in the time she had with us. But this lovely gift - the heroic GRACIE - rallied and was adopted by the most wonderful family on May 18, 2018. GRACIE gave her folks two years and two days of joy (being loved and pampered – living the BEST life!) before she went to join others at Rainbow Bridge on May 20, 2020.

For everyone who met her along the way … there was always “SOMETHING ABOUT STEVIE”. She had HUGE charisma and if you met her – you would never forget her. Thank you Marian (GRACIE’S SPECIAL ONE) and Richard for allowing me to remain a part of her life and to be there to help give her back. Run free GRACIE/STEVIE and we are so fortunate to have known you - you will never be forgotten – and we know you always gave your best. Until we meet again – Au Revoir dear girl. KE





…….. December 26, 2015

Oh Quincy, You came into our lives Christmas week 2007.  You had been surrendered to the shelter on Christmas Day.  You looked so forlorn.  Celina was giving out biscuits to some of the other residents and you looked at her as if to ask “what about me?”  She gave you a biscuit and we became your guardians.  We had you transferred to Animal Humane and for the next four months I came to walk and speak to you every day.  You wouldn’t do your business in the kennel and waited to be walked.    We couldn’t adopt you at the time but we did find a wonderful home for you where you lived for the next three years.

When your new mother could no longer keep you , our circumstances had changed and so you became our companion.  You were the champion cuddler in our pack and a shining light in our lives.  We never knew how old you really were but we knew you were between 13-15 years old.  We thank G-D that you were able to lead a full life with us and enjoyed your life up until the very end.  We will miss you for the remaining days of our lives until we are all reunited at the rainbow bridge.

Au revoir mon cher,

Celina and Ralph







Standard Schnauzer Club of America Obedience Dog of the Year 2004


June 30, 1996 - May 3, 2012

Oh Keno, you were a champion through and through. Not a mean bone in your body. You are the model for good pure breed breeding. When your first mother passed away, you were only 12. Then your canine and feline siblings passed on, one by one. We took you for walks and brought you over to our house to play with our pack. But when you went home you wanted to come back to our house. You sat by your kitchen window, looking at our house, and you whined and whined until I brought you back to our house. We eventually worked it out so that you would live here …. and you did for the last two years of your life. You were a friend to everyone and are deeply missed. But now you have gone home to brighten heaven and be back with your mom and siblings. Keno …. Until we meet again on the other side of the rainbow bridge,

Au revoir mon cher,

Celina and Ralph





In Memory of Haven

Sometimes in this thing we call rescue, we find those that are too far gone for us to bring back and we can only offer them a loving environment at the end of their days. We can offer love, kindness, warmth and ease their burden at the end. Such is Haven’s story. We suppose she was turned out to wander the streets when her illness became advanced, her owners hoping she would wander off and die so they wouldn’t have to bear the burden of taking her to a vet. But, a nice family started feeding her when she wandered onto their property. They couldn’t resist her sweet expression and gentle eyes. They contacted rescue instead of taking her to the pound hoping we could offer her safe haven. Her illness was too far advanced for us to save her and, because of her age and emaciated condition, we could only offer her a good few days where she was loved and cuddled, given a warm bed and a full belly, a soft voice and loving words, and helped ease her pain. Perhaps now little Haven has found in death what she couldn’t in life.
We can’t save every animal that comes our way, and they all don’t have happy forever home endings. But, we consider ourselves blessed when we have the happy ending stories. We are also blessed when we can run interference and help some of these wonderful creatures avoid the loneliness of death on the streets, or in the wild, or on a table alone. As hard as it is there is some comfort, for us at least, knowing at the end they were loved, however briefly, and allowed to pass gracefully in our arms.
Thank you for coming to us Haven. May you be running fast, pain free, and happy now! We are sorry we didn’t get to know you better and that our time together was brief. Be free sweet girl!



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Bernadette Levine

January 1, 1997 - January 10-2011

You came into our lives almost 14 years ago, a puppy who ran away from her litter and wanted to make it on her own. When you were found on the highway, a friend brought you to us. We weren’t ready for a new child at the time, but we were unable to find you just the right home and so you became ours. What joy and fun you brought both of us over all these years. From a wild “thing” that wanted to stay outdoors those first two nights to our gentle and fine lady who preferred living inside. You were the inspiration behind the creation of People for Animal Welfare of New Mexico, a grass roots movement with over 2,200 people. We will miss you for the remaining days of our lives until we are all reunited at the rainbow bridge. Au revoir ma cheri.

~Celina and Ralph




In Memory of Mikey

The Sweetest Gift

My Mikey. You came to me by way of Gallup, a savior in golden fur. Your constant and unconditional love carried me through the darkest of times. In the light I saw your brown, melancholy eyes staring up at me. Not always serious, you jumped and smiled at the smallest of walks. And, one day, you dared chase a ball with the big dogs in the park. Always vigilant, you guarded the yard - waiting for a passerby to unleash your bark. You were my shadow. And I counted on that. I thought you would live forever. But I was just being foolish. As you were drifting off to sleep, voices in the background softly sang "each life has its place". I'm glad your place was with me.

Quietly while you were asleep
The moon and I were talking
I asked that she'd always keep you protected

She promised you her light
That you so gracefully carry
You bring your light and shine like morning...

...She promised all the sweetest gifts
That only the heavens can bestow






In Memory of Zeke Baldwin

1996 to October 5, 2009

I Loved You Best
So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.
I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.
There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best.

Copyright Jim Willis 2001

Zeke, you will be missed.



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Mr. Bear


In Memory of Mr. Bear

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

~Author unknown




In Memory of Gee

Gee made a presence in life with his big, beautiful body and even bigger heart. He was loved and proud to be a significant part of a wonderful family. When one of his humans died, he lost a wag each day he did not return home. Then his other human died and his confusion and emotional pain took its toll on his very being. Gee's head hung, his pace shortened, and he waited so long for them both to return, he finally gave up. He wanted to be wherever they were - and now he is. Do not be sad for Gee but smile through the tears knowing his head is high and his tail wags because he has found his humans.

They Will Not Go Quietly
They will not go quietly, the dogs that shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think we hear a barking at the door.
Or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor.

Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be,
And sometimes, coming home at night, we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts belongs to them...and always will.



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