Bailey was a beautiful girl who grew up swimming in Lake Erie and finished her time as head member of the Wolf Pack hiking the hills of the Wolf Retreat. Her favorite activity was taking her 100 pounds and lying on a person just to get her back scratched.
Miss B is deeply missed by her family, but it's good to know that she has been reunited with her best buddy, Grammama.
We are still devastated by the loss of our beloved Kimber.
She was violently taken from us on April 16th by a human with a gun in his hand.
Kimber was a very popular certified Therapy dog and is missed by many throughout Barron County.
Kimber was just the sweetest girl who loved her family and her home. We love her and miss her desperately.
The Wolf Pack
Knut was a loyal friend for 13 1/2 years. He loved to go everywhere and was so very faithful…..he will always be missed.
Knut announced his every arrival at the Barron Vet Clinic by jumping up and putting his paws on the counter and giving a big "Woof". The staff was so kind to him and he sure loved the attention he received from his friends there.
Pets are a gift, indeed.
Mortie Fuhrman went to the light this morning (September 18, 2013). We had been living with Mortie's last illness for 2 months. Without taking him to the vet, we said “cancer of the mouth”….fools that we were. Our plan was to keep him happy as long as possible and then have him put to sleep.
Rick took him in.....I just could not do it. I was full of self doubt....what if it was not cancer? What if it was something treatable and now it was too late?
Mort still could come running if he heard the hose shooting out water (even this morning), he had only lost 8 ounces, and he had the best fur of any 18 year old kitty. He was starting to have trouble eating so we decided it was time. Rick said when he was in the exam room waiting for the vet....he was almost crying. I was relieved it was cancer........I did not make a judgment mistake at Mortie's expense. We gave him extra 2 good months. At his funeral, Mortie was wrapped in one of Rick's tee shirts. He had a bouquet of catnip and flowers. Mortie loved dry cat food and we could not let him eat hard food for the last month so we left him a little bowl of dry treats too. He is buried pond side near the sound of running water. Mortie was starving when we took him in 11 years ago. He loved water so much, I think the lure of water kept him close and it gave us a chance to help him.
Mortie had three distinct lives. In the first life, we believe he had experienced violence. The 1st months he lived in our bathroom, wild eyed and afraid of doing something wrong. His past life must have involved children. Mortie loved little kids as much as he loved water. In the early months, if we raised our voices even just a bit........Mortie would howl with anguish. He got beyond the fear and we learned to use dulcet indoor voices. His 2nd life was an excess of comfort, brushing, love, and warmth with us. That comfort involved too much good food and Mr. Mort liked to eat. A little over 4 years ago, he was dangerously ill. Diabetes was diagnosed. After less than 3 months of insulin and a diet change, Mortie had normal glucose readings the rest of his life….a life without any medications. The 3rd part of his life was a gift. He had four happy and healthy years of life after the diabetes.
Mortie was lord of the manor for years. We were lucky to be his servants.
Carol & Rick Fuhrman
Some might have thought that Odie was a funny looking dog and maybe had a high pitch bark, but to me, he was my best friend and the biggest sweetheart ever!
One Monday evening we were out playing fetch, the next day my husband called to let me know he was sick and I didn't ever dream it would be my last night with him, the next morning I brought him to the vet where he was diagnosed with Lymes and Kidney Failure. He did not have any such symptoms of Lymes until it hit his kidneys. I cannot express enough to Frontline your animals!
Love and miss you everyday Odie!
This is Romeo. We lost him January 15th, 2011. We still miss him every day.
My favorite story about Romeo involves a Christmas tree...Romeo was an outside dog before he came to live with us and share our couches. His first Christmas with us he found our real tree to be quite fascinating. I'm pretty sure he was thinking he won the lotto! "My new family brought a tree inside just for me?!". He then proceeded to pee on our Christmas tree. I'll never forget the look of bewilderment that crossed his face when we yelled at him to stop!
Forever in our hearts...
The Franson Family
We adopted Sarah from the Barron County Humane Society on April 17, 2001.
She was a beloved member of our family for almost 13 years until we had to put her down on February 25, 2014. We loved her so much and miss her daily presence in our family!!
A special thanks to the staff at Barron for caring about our sweet Sarah and for being there on that very sad day when she left us.
The Gargulak Family
We lost our dear little Scottie, Watson to bladder cancer on June 10, 2013. While we only had her with us for 6 1/2 years, she brought an awful lot of joy and love to our home in that short time. We would like to thank Dr. Keily and everyone at the Barron Vet Clinic for everything that they did for Watson and for us.