A pet's passing is always a solemn event, and a time of private grief. Yet their part in our lives was one of joy and love. If you would like to commemorate your pet with a photo and/or eulogy we would be honored to share them on our Pet Memories page. Please send via our email: info@FAH.vet.
When we took a chance and adopted you, our first rescued dog, into our family, we had no idea how much you would mean to us.
Though we knew this day would come, nothing has prepared our hearts for how much it hurts that you are no longer here to greet us with unadulterated love every single day.
You have changed us forever.
Rest now, brave and loyal friend.
May you chase squirrels and eat tasty treats to your heart's content.
Oscar Savignano (2003 - 2017)
You no longer greet me,
As I walk through the door.
You’re not there to make me smile,
To make me laugh anymore.
Life seems quiet without you,
You were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend,
A loving soul I’ll never forget.
It will take time to heal
For the silence to go away,
I still listen for you
And miss you every day.
You were such a great companion,
Constant loyal and true,
My heart will always wear
the pawprints left by you.
May 2001 - July 2016
Hattie 15 years young. Lover of life. Best friend, companion, neighbor. Hope the fields you run in now are beautiful and sunny and warm. Thanks for teaching us.
Terso Adamson (2008-2016), the sweetest-natured Tibetan Spaniel that ever lived—gone too soon. If he could have talked, he might have said “I never met a lovin’ I didn’t like.”
In January 2016 our hospital lost its mascot, its staff supporter, and its patient advocate. Popeye, our one-eyed hospital greeter for the last 10 years, has passed away.
We know many of you were touched by him (and perhaps your pet too)! We will never forget him. ·There is a void now in our·practice where he used to be.
He was constantly Watching. Observing. Greeting. Passing good vibes and support, on his own initiative, to patients in the hospital that seemed to be distressed. He had an innate way of going where he was needed. He would come into an exam room and sit quietly with a client whose pet was very ill. He would sit outside a patient's cage and his presence would seem to give that patient comfort.
I have never seen anything like that in my practice life.
When you hear things like "we are all one--one spirit--one being" you could believe it, watching him.?? We all wish you a good rest now, Popeye, a rest much deserved. We thank you for teaching us all patience, perseverance, courage, and love. We have learned so much. Don't let us forget.
FAH Doctors and Staff
Fiona Fay Muir
January 2006 - November 5, 2015
"I Am Here"
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ...
then come home to be with me.
- Author Unknown
Sparky Su Cahill, a Jack Russell Terrier, died Sunday June 21, 2015 after a final week of battling a rapidly growing brain tumor. Born in the Spring of 1998, little is known of her early life. She was found living on her own by an animal control officer in September, 1999. With no ID and no one claiming her she was turned over to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury MA, where she was adopted on September 29, 1999 by the Cahill family of Framingham. Quite the little homemaker, she would sit on the bed while it was being made, taste-test the water that flowed into the washing machine, bark instructions to the vacuum cleaner, and help scrape the dinner dishes. In her spare time she enjoyed digging in the garden, and having fun with her human family. As her eyesight began to fail she gave up her domestic chores and became a full-time lapdog.
Her passing is mourned by her human parents Thomas and Virginia Cahill, her “sister” and brother-in-law Catherine and Christopher Kelly both currently residing in Germany, and her neighborhood friends Belvedere, Tanner, Rain and Tiberius, also her paw-penpal Mimi of Dallas, TX. Anyone wishing to honor Sparky Su’s memory is asked to make a small donation to the animal welfare organization of your choice.
In memory of my Mom's loyal friend and companion for 10 years.
"Who says Scotties don't swim?"
Hope (1999 – 2014)
You graced our lives with your goodness and love.
We will always love you. We miss you Hopie.