Obituaries

Winston "Pookie" Beach

2000 – 2017

A stray cat happened upon my uncles’ home and had kittens in June, 2000.  When we saw the kittens we fell in love with one in particular and named him Pookie. 

Pookie enjoyed playing with his toys, at least till they all were pushed under the sofa!  When he wasn’t playing “fetch” with a straw, which he loved to do most, you could find Pookie in a warm sunny spot, napping. 

Orion “Big Kitty” Thompson

July 3, 2005 – February 15, 2017

Orion came into Aaron’s life as a kitten.  He loved to jump up into his arms to be held upside down, cradled like a baby.  Orion always slept with Aaron under the covers every night, curled up against his legs.

Aaron says that Orion was the, “sweetest cat I ever knew, always wanted to be near humans.  Never hissed once at anyone; he purred right up to the end.  His death, due to cancer, leaves a void that cannot be filled”.

Purra Helm

2001 – 2/12/17

Born in Chandler, AZ, Purra was 6 weeks old when the Helm family adopted her.

Purra loved to sleep.  She also enjoyed being petted, to the point that if you stopped, she would attack you.  Purra, also, like to jump the dog gates.

The Helm family says, “She went from an unfriendly cat to a friendly cat in the last 5 years.   Purra, we love and miss you every day.”

Willie Smith

8/24/2000 – 12/30/2016

While Susan was shopping one day, she saw a make shift pet shop and went in.  Willie was in a baby play pen; their eyes met and it was love at first sight!  Susan’s favorite memory is from that day, “the first time I picked him up, he started talking to me and oh, the kisses he gave!  From then on he was a verbal boy when he wanted something and his kisses were my reward.”

Cinnamon Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Cinnamon of Autumn

Cinnamon was born on April 1, 2002 at Gap View Ranch and Kennel in Broadway, VA  She passed away at her home " Cinnamon's Knoll" on January 12, 2017.

Snooper Walsh

The Walsh’s’ son brought Snooper for a visit in 2002; he enjoyed the water and being able to run on his visit that he decided to stay.  Snooper loved the outdoors, especially chasing the squirrels. In his early years, Snooper liked to sit and sun bathe.  He enjoyed playing with his stuffed squirrel squeaker toy named, Baby.  And at 96 pounds, Snooper thought he was a “lap” dog.  He loved to climb into the laps of his family and take a nap, until in Snooper’s senior years, when his hip issues kept him from doing so. 

Copper James Watkins

 

 

 

 

July 4, 2007 –

December 21, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copper was born in Winchester, VA and was adopted and loved by his family; Sandy, Michael J., James, Michael A., Rachel Watkins and Madison Brill, Remington and Michael L.

Copper loved to lie on the bed.  He enjoyed playing with his green ball; although Copper most enjoyed, “Find Jimmy”.

Copper crossed the Rainbow Bridge at his home in Star Tannery, VA, surrounded by his family.

 

Sprinkle Swain

November, 2005 – November 4, 2016

Sprinkle was found as an abandoned puppy in Front Royal and was given a home with the Swain family.  He loved to run, chase birds, and go on walks.  Unlike most puppies, Sprinkle did not like toys; he enjoyed his family, instead.

Sprinkle is survived by his parents, Josh and Samantha; siblings, Catie and Jake; and his “Grammy”.

Every day the Swains came home, Sprinkle was always happy to see them; his greeting will be remembered and cherished in their hearts forever.

Bailey Anderson

12/5/2002 – 10/282016

Bailey came out of a pile of puppies into her mommies lap and stole her heart forever.  She loved to swim and play with tennis balls.  Bailey loved the water and every chance she got, she was in it; even at 3:00 in the morning!

Bailey is survived by her mommies, Angela and Brandi; brother, Dixon; sisters, Molly, Ruby and Sanza. 

Bailey will be missed but is running with her sister, Indi; who preceded her.

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