In Memory of our dearly departed friends...
CAC wishes to extend our deepest sympathies to all of those who have mourned the loss of a dear pet. While we know that they are at peace now, and without pain or suffering, we miss them terribly.
CAC Remembers fondly:
Lady Claire Piccininni
Samson and Delilah Hewitt
Java Bean Modugno
"PR Gatsby's Tears in Heaven"
Frankie "Frankberries" Blalock
Jasmine "Jazmo" Seim
Silly girl "Tess" Leggio
His Fatness Sir "Bogie" of Jambalaya Leggio
Apple Dapple Leggio
God looked around His garden and found an empty space. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest, God's garden must be beautiful He only takes the best.He knew that you were suffering; He knew you were in pain.He knew you might never get well upon this earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered 'Peace be thine' It broke Mom's heart to lose you but you never went alone. For part of her went with you the day God called you Home.
It has taken me several months to be able to write this memorial., and I so now through a river of tears and a very heavy heart, still unable to truly comprehend this loss. Yet another of our life-time Members has left this world. Our beloved Scooter crossed the Rainbow Bridge on February 13, 2014 and took a huge piece of our hearts with her when she left us. I first met scooter in 2003, she was 8 weeks old and was the first baby Jeanine and Paul welcomed into their home. She was full of spunk and had the sweetest face I had ever laid eyes on. For the next 11 years, Scooter graced us with her unconditional, unwavering love. WIthout fail, she would greet me with a "woo woo!" and proceed to lean herself on my legs for optimum petting position. Whenever she would do that, I could always feel a surge of love go through me. It was her way....always showing me , and everyone she knew - so much love and affection. Her gentle soul and amazing spirit shone through everything she did. One would never want for affection if Scooter was around...she showered us with it - unconditionally and in unlimited quantity. I cannot begin to describe this incredible canine - she was indeed in a class all her own. We are all beyond heartbroken at the passing of our sweet Scooter and our hearts go out to the Lombardi family and her sister Opus as they mourn the loss of their first baby, who was taken from us all too soon due to cancer. Scooter's image will grace the pages of this site for as long as it stands and she will always be remembered as one of our most wonderful Members and dearest friends. There are no words to express the depth of this loss for all who knew and loved Scooter. She will forever be in our hearts and remain irreplacable. Scooter was indeed one of a kind. Rest easy my dear, sweet Scooter. I will think of you often and hold you in my heart until we meet again someday at Rainbow Bridge and you "woo woo" for me - and lean in - and I will once again feel that love surge through me. I miss you so much - as do we all. Peace be thine baby girl. We will meet again - and we will snuggle to your heart's content.
An especially difficult loss has devastated all of us at CAC. Our beloved Reilly, who had graced us with his love and beautiful spirit for the past 11 years, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 5/31/12 at the tender age of 14 leaving us all empty and raw. Reilly was a very special soul. He spoke to us with his eyes - more clearly than I could ever explain. One would have had to experience it to understand the depths of this amazing canine. Even after surviving liver cancer, a spleenectomy and battling the effects of debilitating arthritis, he would still channel his inner puppy and show off for his special friends on his walks. Some days he would saunter around the yard, roll in the grass and beckon a good belly rub, but without fail, every so often, he would surprise us all with trotting off down the street, showing us all he still had it in him, reminding us of his unwaivering will to live life to the fullest and hold his head high - laughing in the face of all who said he was past his prime. No - not Reilly - his spirit shone bright until his very last moments when he told us with his eyes that it was time to rest. His devoted mama Karin is beyond consolation at the loss of her dear best friend and companion, and we are all grieving along with her at the loss of our beloved Reilly. Karin rescued Reilly and gave him the most incredible life and in turn, he gave her the most precious gift of unconditional love and friendship. Theirs was a true and impermiable bond that transcends this world. It has taken me almost 2 weeks to write Reilly's memorial, and I do so now through tears, still mourning this great loss and struggling to find the words to express just how special he was. In our work, we meet many dogs and grow to love them all so very much. But once in a lifetime, a rare spirit comes along and steals our hearts away beyond expectation. Reilly was one of those souls - and he has taken a huge piece of each of us with him. Reilly was a gentleman and a friend, more human than most humans I know, and his passing has left us all beyond heartbroken. Reilly was unique in every way. A comedian and a genius, a confidant and a partner - but above all, Reilly was family to all of us, and to say that he will be missed, only begins to scratch the surface. May you soar on the wings of Angels old friend. Your absence has left a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. Your friendship was a once in a lifetime gift and we will cherish your memory every day. Rest easy my dear Reilly Muffin...we will meet again -- and we will roll in the grass together.
On September 21, 2013 my dear sweet Gatsby left this world, leaving a hole in my heart that will never be filled. I have been unable to write a Memorial that can adequately express what an incredible, loving, wonderful, friend, partner, confidant and son Gatsby was to me. I am the person I am today largely because of his unconditional love, kindness and companionship.
Rest easy baby boy...until we meet again.
Mama loves you.