Obituaries

Frankie Goodman

One fall day, more than 13 years ago, an abandoned puppy bounded into our lives. A friend that knew we were looking for a pet dog called us after she found him roaming around in her neighborhood.  Although we wanted to get another small lap dog, right away we fell in love with Frankie, a mixed-breed black lab.  We weren’t the only ones. Frankie was easy to love. Every person or dog he encountered was immediately a newfound friend and someone he wanted to play with. When we were out on our daily walks, kids in the neighborhood would call out to him, “Hey Frankie.”

Missy Ashcraft

Her estimated birth was June, 2003.  She came into our lives because someone had dumped her out on the side of the road in North Carolina. On Bev's way home from work, she saw a pretty little gal sitting on the side looking back and forth, as if waiting on her owner to come back.  Bev stopped the car, said "okay little missy girl come on" and the rest was history.

Missy loved to play with her sister, Mallory, and get belly rubs.  The only award she won was the key to our hearts.

Dharma Ashcraft

Born June 1, 2000 in Michigan and dropped off at 3 months old in a box on the doorway of a vet's office.  Beverly Ashcraft was taking her dog to that exact vet’s office for an exam, when she saw and fell in love with Dharma.  She joined their family and filled their home with her love, sweetness and the beauty of her wagging tail.

Dharma loved carrying her stuffed animals around, especially her stuffed goat.  She earned her Canine Good Citizen Award after basic obedience class and became a therapy dog.

"Shadow" Brook Robinson

Born in Winchester, Virginia April 2, 1998 and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on August 7, 2013.  Shadow is survived by her human parents, Dennis and Frances Robinson; brother, Taz, who is a toy poodle; human sisters, Alicia Claybaugh and husband, Scottie and Crystal Robinson; human brother, Dennis, Jr. and Rocio; human uncles, Hunter and Dakota, cousins, Dillyn, Draytin, Chloe and Thre.

She loved looking out the front door and going outside with us on the porch.  Shadow would also greet us at the door and always ran up and down the steps, just as kids do.

Archie Headley

July 9, 2004 – August 10, 2013

Archie was born in Strasburg, Virginia on July 9, 2004 in a litter of 8.  His pet parent, Jerry, who previously had 3 bull dogs, knew that Archie was the one for him when he saw him. 

Archie loved to nuzzle his bone and toys.  He also liked to sleep; however his favorite pastime was the ladies!  Jerry said that when there were women around, Archie didn’t even know who he was; he totally ignored him. 

Goldie Sneathen

1998 - 2013

In the fall of 1998, we looking to add to our family with a new puppy. We knew when we saw Goldie she was the one for us. Actually, we always said she adopted us. Her love had no limits, she was always there to greet us at the door and show her enthusiasm for each of us. She was the center of the family unit. Always a classy little lady, she soon earned the nickname “Diva” and lived up to it!! But no one minded pampering her because she was so loving and sweet.

Max Kitty Mellott

February 22, 1990 – July 13, 2013

Max was the beloved kitty of Cindy Mellott of Leesburg, VA.

He lived with his feline “siblings”, O’Malley, Whispurr, Tinsel and Willow.

Max had the most gentle spirit and was a friend to all of the new siblings that came through our home.

He was my resident supervisor that helped to take care of anything that was going on in the house.  Especially workman or repair people; they would marvel how he would come and sit and talk to them while they worked.  We were never sure if he was giving advice or praising their work.

Rocco Louis McCormick

February 6, 1999 –

June 24, 2013

Love at first sight is what Courtney had when she met Rocco in a Manassas pet store.  After she visited the 8 week old pup for several days in a row, her friend, Michael, knew that Rocco would be the perfect gift for Courtney’s 17th birthday.  He quickly went to work to raise the funds from family and friends; Rocco was purchased and was given to Courtney, a few weeks prior to her birthday. 

Buddi Martin

November 22, 1999 – June 4, 2013

John and Linda Martin were surprised by the gift their daughter, Gidget, and grandson, Brad, gave them on Christmas Eve, 1999.  When Buddi came to live with them he was small, but each day they could see him growing.  John and Linda were told that he would only weigh about 35 pounds, however, when they took him to the vet, he laughed and said “add another 100”.  Buddi was an American Bulldog born in Monroe, North Carolina on November 22, 1999.  He had special markings of white and rust color with a white ghost on his left hip.

Berkeley Hurst

In 2003 on an October day a little dog had lost his way.

Ann and Matthew turned around and picked him up and Love was all around.

Open the door you would see a wagging tail, we knew his Love would never fail.

Berkeley is gone now and I write this with a heavy heart.  Our Love for Berkeley will always prevail and one day again we will see that wagging tail.

We love you Berkeley,

Steve, Ann, Matthew and Amanda Hurst

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