August 1, 1989 ~ January 17, 2006
Beloved pet of Donald Spilde and J. Melford Pettigrew.
You meant more to us than my words could ever say. I was blessed to have you my whole adult life. You came to me no larger than my palm at eight weeks old. I put you in my shirt pocket and drove 3 ½ hrs home and you slept the whole way, next to my heart where you will always stay. I felt so sorry for you because you had only one front leg but you showed me that would not stop you from getting around just fine. Your first collar was antique rhinestones. You would not settle for anything that didn’t have that special sparkle around your neck. Your taste was impeccable, a true Diva. You made our little family complete. You gave us love unconditionally and we gave back. I yearn and grieve for your little grin, your leg wrapped around my wrist, that cute little wink when your belly was rubbed, and how you stretched out a paw to be touched so we would all be connected. You were the one who kept my heart calm and helped us to give up our worries. Our hearts will have a hole in them that nothing can ever fill like you did. I will miss you terribly. We will love you forever.
Our, Three Legged Deaf Albino Siamese
Stop all the clocks.
Cut off the telephone.
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the piano and with muffled drum bring out the coffin.
Let the mourners come.
Let the airplanes circle mourning overhead scribbling on the sky the message, she is dead.
Put crepe bows around the white necks of the public doves.
Let the traffic policeman wear black cotton gloves.
She was my North, my South, my East, and West.
My working week and my Sunday best.
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song.
I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now, put out every one.
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun.
Put away the ocean and sweep up the woods.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
W H Auden
Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge !
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX