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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.

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