Remembering those that have crossed the rainbow bridge.


London Bridge is Down*

“I see your fear and it’s big. I also see your courage and it’s bigger. We can do hard things.” – Glennon Doyle

Padmé Amidala Skywalker, Queen of the Naboo passed away on March 13, 2024, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born as “Dutchess”, a German Shepherd Dog on November 9, 2010, to Dam Libby von Haus Mills and Sire Zachariah Blue Guardian Angel in Muncie, Indiana as recorded in the pedigree on February 28, 2011, by the American Kennel Club. She was almost 13.5 years old an equivalent of 100 human years. Padmé was also known as Pad (pronounced Pod), Girl, Girly, Girly Girl, Schäf, Schäferhund, Padmeister, Queen Padmé, Princess Amidala, Baby, Sister, and “Our Girl”.


For such a little dog, he had a big dog personality. I don’t think there wasn’t a person he didn’t like and I never met anyone who didn’t love him. He was the best guy, always checked on me and sat in my lap when I had bad days. He loved laying in sun, took up his spot right in front of the fireplace when it was roaring, and man did he love food.

He developed lung cancer in September 2019 and we lost him in June 2020. He never missed a beat.

Although his 16 year old brother is still with us, the house is quiet without Ug’s presence. I miss him every day, my soul is different now.


Sophie was a beautiful, sweet, smart English Springer Spaniel. She did everything with enthusiasm! She especially loved her toys, bones, dinner time and walks. We never ceased to be amazed about how she could “tell time.” We typically fed her at about 5 pm. If we did not appear to be preparing her dinner at 5 pm, she would go crazy barking at us to let us know it was time. When we set the week day alarm for 6:00 am, she would paw the edge of the bed to wake us up at 5:55 am. She, however, did not see Saturday and Sunday as any different, so our “Sophie” alarm would wake us on weekends at 5:55, too. Sophie left us for doggie heaven on November 19, 2019. She was 14 years old. Though we are heartbroken, we are pretty sure Sophie is running around enthusiastically waking everyone at 5:55 and barking for dinner at 5pm. We miss you beautiful girl.


We “rescued” Joey from a broken down Jeep as a feral cat in 2004. After 6 months we became his. He was feared by rabbits and coyotes alike but loved by dogs! By his choosing, he left the outdoors for the leisurely life of an indoor cat after 14 years. In Feb 2020 he left us for good. We miss him everyday.


In 2008, we adopted Tinkerbell as a kitten from the Humane Society in Washington State. She became a world traveler! She lived in Oak Harbor, WA; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and finally in Colorado Springs, CO.

Sadly, on April 13th 2017, Tinkerbell crossed the rainbow bridge. She had just turned nine. She will forever be in our hearts.


Charlie was the sweetest little shih-tzu ever! He was always happy, always eager to please, and loved to snuggle. We miss him every single day 🐶

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