In Loving Memory
Jeffrey Wagner "Handsome"
09/14/1994 - 02/16/2005
Star Wagner "Cookie"
10/04/1993 - 04/25/2005
Star & Jeffrey, My two beautiful babies. You two always did
everything together so I knew you would also want your memorial page
together. You lived your lives together & could not & would not be
separated, not even by death. We lost you two just 9 1/2 short weeks
Star, My beautiful Rottweiler, You were always very special to me. I
was lucky enough to get the "pick of the litter" & I chose
you. My sweet, silly girl. You were the little one that was chasing the
other pups & nipping at their behinds. What a little cutie you were. I
couldn't resist & said "this is the one!" You were no larger
than the size of my hand when I chose you. Of course you were too young to
bring home then but I visited you all the time until you were old enough
to come live with us. You were a "Daddy's Girl" from day one!
But we both adored you & I am pretty sure you knew that. You enjoyed
one year with Me, Daddy, & Lucky (your cat brother) & then your
Daddy gave me an anniversary gift named Jeffrey, a handsome German
Shepherd puppy. From that moment on you two were best friends. Partners in
crime. What one of you didn't think of the other one did! You being the
silly one & Jeffrey being the calm, laid back one. Total opposites
that complimented each other in every single way.
Jeffrey, you were a Mama's boy from the very beginning. You were so
much like me. It seemed like you knew what I was thinking & feeling at
all times. It was just so odd, you acted just like me, & Star acted
just like your daddy. Ever since I was a young girl I wanted a German
Shepherd named Jeffrey. Then your Daddy surprised me with you on our
second wedding anniversary. Finally I had my Jeffrey. You were gentle
& sweet from the very beginning. We always said that you seemed to
have been born with an "old soul".
The two of you had a wonderful life. You went on many vacations with
us & we always had so much fun. You two were very well traveled!
Colorado, Arkansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Texas. From Pike's
Peak to the Florida Keys, we had so much fun everywhere we went together.
All of the trips to doggy park, going swimming, running in the woods,
boating, & just spending lazy days at home. They were all special
Star, when you were diagnosed with diabetes in 2001 we were so
worried about you. But you took it like a big dog & never let it get
you down. What a tough girl. I was so proud of you. Nothing ever slowed
you down. Then shortly after that you began to lose your eyesight. Again,
we worried so much but you remained tough & determined. Jeffrey became
your "seeing eye dog" & he never got very far away from you.
I think he knew that you needed a little help. But for the most part you
were as independent as ever. You still did all of the things that you used
to do. Maybe a little slower, but you still did them. I wish I could have
been half as tough as you.
Jeffrey, You were always a very healthy boy. Then, suddenly you
stopped wanting to eat & we took you to see Dr. Todd. A couple days
later we got the test results & were told the news that we dreaded to
hear. We tried everything to save you but God knew what was best & he
called you home very quickly. I have beat myself up over this....did I
miss something? Were there signs that I overlooked? Could we have done
more? Why did this have to happen? But I know now, & I hope you know
too that we did everything possible. We would have done anything on earth
to keep you with us longer. 10 years was just simply not long enough for
us. We wanted you for longer. You were very brave & fought the good
fight. But the cancer took it's toll & God called you home. Letting
you go was so hard for me & your Daddy. But we knew it was right, you
did not deserve to suffer. You were an amazing boy & we could not
allow you to suffer. In your 10 years you gave us so much & we knew we
had to do this one final thing for you. We miss you very much, Handsome.
Star, As tough as you were, you also had a soft side. After we lost
Jeffrey you were just never the same happy girl that you once were. You
had lost your best friend & you seemed lost. We tried to comfort you
but it was obvious, you missed Jeffrey. As heartbroken as we were over
losing Jeffrey, it was even more heartbreaking to see you this way. You
were always such a free spirit that could never be broken. But now you
were so different. For 9 1/2 weeks you were sad & lonely. No matter
how much we comforted you, you just seemed lonely. You seemed to have just
given up & didn't want to fight any longer. Eventually you stopped
trying to get up. That's when we knew things were getting very serious.
This was not like you at all. We tried anything & everything to help
you. But nothing worked. You were suffering & we could not allow that.
You were too precious to us for us to ever allow you to suffer. Once again
we had to make the decision that we dreaded. It was very hard to let you
go. But in my heart I know that you & Jeffrey are together again. As
it should be. You two were meant to be together for eternity. We miss you
so much, Cookie.
Star & Jeffrey, I consider myself fortunate to have been able to
be with you both when you left. I was your last scent, last sound, last
vision, & last memory. I held you both very close to me & felt
your souls pass through mine.
Both of you were very precious to us. You both gave us your all
& taught us so many things. A person is supposed to teach their pets
but you two taught us a lot about life. We learned about unconditional
love & faithful friendship. Thank you for all that you have given us.
We are different, better people for having had you two in our lives.
We love you & miss you both very much.
Godspeed Precious Angels.
Mama & Daddy