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The love for our pet never ceases.

All of us here at The Animal Eye Institute have the privilege to meet and care for so many amazing pets

so we wanted to create a place to remember those who are no longer with us.



Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Mocha was with me for 18 1/2 years. He was the most wonderful companion and was there for me during all of my grueling years of school and training and moved around with me to several different states over the years. After all of that,  I am so honored and grateful that he lived long enough for the birth of our first baby boy and got to spend the first 6 months of his life with him. Mocha was there for all of my most important milestones in my life and will forever be loved and missed so dearly.



Thank you all for the lovely card & for the great care you gave Lolli when over the years. I do miss her very much and think your memory page is a beautiful idea, thank you for letting me add to it.

Attached are a few of my favorite photos of Lolli  including one of a painting I did of her a couple of years ago.  The one photo is just an outline of her on our patio that happened one day when she was laying there and I was watering the plants. She got "misted" by the water so, when she got up, it left an outline like a "ghost dog".

Below is an original poem I wrote with some of my favorite memories of Lolli.




I once had a dog named Lolli

She was oh so pretty and jolly


Her black coat shined like silk in the sun

She loved to play and boy could she run


Out for a walk the two of us would go

In sun, in rain, and sometimes snow


She loved our daily outings as anyone could see 

She was my buddy, my companion, just her and me


Under the umbrella tree she would lay

Her favorite spot in the yard on a midsummers day 


Never far from where we were 

I was always so fond of her


As time went by, she stayed more by my side

And at night, by my side of the bed she did reside 


I deeply miss this dear friend of mine

And long to hug her one more time 


Until we meet again my dear little one

You’ll be in Heaven having all kinds of fun


I once had a dog named Lolli

She was oh so pretty and jolly 


By Debbie Lentz 


Sir Nate

Our sweet boy – the Fresh Prince of East Oakley – you were a most dapper man in your charcoal-and-white tuxedo. You were with us for almost 18 years – gave us a lot of laughs and some winces! You tolerated nail clipping but not pill-giving, as well as the many variations on your name, from Nately to the Fresh Prince! And you fit so many of those MUTTS cartoons – especially about eating in the wee hours of the night. You are greatly missed by the whole family – the four-legged ones as well as we two-legged cats. Stay fresh, Sir Nate!


Thank you again, and all the best to your practice and staff!



10/18/2012 - 3/20/2024

To all at The Animal Eye Institute - Dr. Haeussler and Staff.

THANK YOU for restoring her site where she never had to face the darkness from being blind.

She was a trooper through the surgery and afterward.    She loved to get in a car and take rides, so her visits with you were a highlight for her.   God let us have her for nearly 12 yrs., my memories of her will last forever. 

We miss her so very much, plus she was my friend 

Thank you for all your kindness and thank you for the memorable " Card."   I very much appreciate all of your thoughtful words about Lexi. 


May each of you experience life through the love of a pet.


As sadness continues in my heart.

Virginia VanHoose

(Grandma of Lexi  )



Stella, you will be dearly missed.



Remembering our beautiful boy Bosley. Even though we can’t see him I know he is always near.  He was with us for fifteen years, he loved to him walks, take rides in the car and get pup cups of ice cream.  We miss him every day.  I want to thank Dr. Haeussler and the entire staff for all of their kindness and patience with our boy. His kidneys failed in the end, but his vision was perfect, able to spot those squirrels a mile away. Rest In Peace,we love you..



Cricket was a rescue dog.  My daughter found her on the street pregnant.  She was a very good mother and loyal companion.

Cricket favorite holiday was Christmas.  She liked to dress up in her Christmas attire, eat snacks and her dinner and waited to see what was in her stocking.

I miss her tremendously.  I will never forget my baby girl.  Can’t wait to see her again , hold her in my arms, kiss her and tell how much I miss her. 



My Copper was such a good boy. He loved everyone and loved for anyone he met to give him some love. 

I only had him for a little over 5 years but he changed my life forever. It was the best 5 years i had. He gave us more love and he always knew when you needed it. 

I love you Copper and will always and never will forget you!!! 

Love Momma 



Triscuit was the best boy. He loved to give hugs and snuggle. He was so loyal and devoted to us all. Up until the end of his illness, he was so brave and still so loving. We miss him so much. Meet you at the Rainbow Bridge Bubby.


He brought this piece of firewood inside and napped with it!
Triscuit and his sissy, Chardonnay



First Off thank you so much for the card it means so much to us! Benson is missed so much and our hearts are heavy he was my best friend and loyal companion and I will miss him everyday until we meet again. Until then he will forever be in my heart  



Thank you so much for taking great care of Barley. He was our rabble rouser, task master, lover boy, yoga buddy, and giver of neck hugs. He ran this household with his internal clock; from waking us up at 5 a.m. for breakfast to going to bed and getting his bedtime treats. He has left us all unmoored and the house feels so quiet without his meows. He was such a smart cat. He always seemed to know that whatever treatment he required, from eye drops to medicine, he took it without complaint. Fly free Barley buddy. We love you so much.

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