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Old Friends

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At the head of the park, there is a large dedication rock holding a plaque commorating Jean Montgomery and her dog, Annie.  Jean  and Annie spent countless hours in the park before it became "official".  Unbeknownst to others, she left $10,000 to help us create the park we know and enjoy today. 

Over the years, the lives of other people and dogs were made  happier because of the time they spent in this park.  Small plaques with the names of some of them are attached to the fence near the dedication rock. 

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I am not lonely.  I am not afraid.  I'm still yours.
~ Robinson Jeffers
"The Housedog's Grave"
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The entire poem can be read at the bottom
of the Memorial and Loss Informaton page 

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Sammy

January 25, 1997  ~  October 3, 2008

Susan Beutler has lost her beloved Sammy who passed away peacefully this
morning at Madera Pet Hospital. 
Sammy was among the most likelable, affectionate and loved dogs in our Park and will be missed. 

Susan receives email at: susan_beutler@comcast.net

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SAMMY

September 26, 2008

Early this afternoon, Cliff and Kary Waldeck lost their beloved Sammy.

Sammy was born to a litter that was left in a Berkeley dumpster rescued by a local animal shelter. Only a few weeks old, Sammy was a little black fur ball that fit into the cupped hands of her life guardian and friend, Karyn.

Over the years, Sammy was very spirited and energetic. She loved having tennis balls kicked for her rather than thrown, fancying herself both a retriever as well as a goalie. Sammy relished her walks, the scents and all that nature had to offer. On hot days, Sammy savored her dips in the Bay or in the creek in Old Mill Park. 

Sammy was born to a litter that was left in a Berkeley dumpster rescued by a local animal shelter. Only a few weeks old, Sammy was a little black fur ball that fit into the cupped hands of her life guardian and friend, Karyn.

Over the years, Sammy was very spirited and energetic. She loved having tennis balls kicked for her rather than thrown, fancying herself both a retriever as well as a goalie. Sammy relished her walks, the scents and all that nature had to offer. On hot days, Sammy savored her dips in the Bay or in the creek in Old Mill Park.

Sammy was most at home at the Mill Valley Dog Park where she was a regular for close to 14 years. There Sammy's true personality really came out....she was a lover, not a fighter. A gentle, soulful presence who radiated a happy comforting peacefulness that warmed the hearts of all those around her.

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Ebony 1994 to 2008

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Corinne has lost her beloved Ebony.  Ebony was a park regular for many years and such a sweet friend.  A click on Ebony and Gracie's plaque will take you to its' dedication.

Corrine receives email at:

twopets_38@netzero.net

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Vallance has lost her beloved Yoga-dog HANS.

Nancy receives email at:  nancy@nancyvallance.com

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Yoga-dog HANS

- August 20, 2008

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 DIZZY

The Beauty Queen

From the streets of Boston, to the trails, parks and beaches of California and New York, and finally, to a comfy spot at the foot of the steps in Boulder, Colorado-this wonderful, beautiful creature, Dizzy Dog, poured love, strength, friendship and pure joy into my life every minute of the last 11 years we spent together. 
Today, she gracefully passed on.  I will miss her tremendously (understatement) and appreciate all of the people who have been part of the fabric of our time together...Melissa Page
Melissa receives email at:  mdmpage@yahoo.com
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Dizzy

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Dizzy

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Dizzy

"The dog barks backward without getting up.
I can remember when he was a pup."
~ Robert Frost

—— Please see the sub page, Memorial information, to find sources for plaques and other memorials ——

"All of the good things that have come to me have come through my dog." ~ Dog owner overheard in New York's Central Park

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Cookie

January 22, 2009

Kate Thompson  has lost her beloved Cookie.  Kate receives email at:  lilalouise99@hotmail.com

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Marcel

2000 ~ 2009

Karrie Hovey and Charles Merrill have lost their beloved Doberman, Marcel.  Marcel was a long time and very happy Park user.

Karrie and Charles receive email at:

Karrie Hovey:  karriehovey@hotmail.com


Charles Merrill:  merrill.c.a@gmail.com

 

 

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As they were talking, a dog that had been lying asleep raised his head and pricked up his ears. This was Argos, whom Odysseus had bred before setting out for Troy....As soon as he saw Odysseus standing there, he dropped his ears and wagged his tail, but he could not get close up to his master [and] Argos passed into the darkness of death, now that he had seen his master once more after 20 years.
~ Homer, Odyssey, Book 17
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Plaques - click here to visit Old Friends II

"Lord,

No one but you and I understands what faithfulness is. Do not let me die until, for them, all danger is driven away."   

  The Prayer for the Dog
~ Carmon Bernos de Gaesztold
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