Pumpkin

Pumpkin

In memory of Pumpkin, loyal friend to Claudia Trainer. She loved going to the park in Forest Hills, NY to meet all her dog and people friends — of which she had many. Remembrance donation by Joan Scheier, June 2011.

Chaplin

Chaplin

In honor of Chaplin, the light of Barbara Rosenthal’s life, and a social butterfly with his own e-mail address (“chaplin4paws”), who succumbed to his cancer soon after Barbara’s untimely loss (see the tribute to our great friend and supporter Barbara Rosenthal.) Remembrance donations by Judy Wolfe, Peter and Mickey Bickford, Muriel Danon, Dorothy Newshan, Ferne Spieler and Joan Scheier, April 2011.

Cassie

In memory of Cassie, adopted by Ron & Erika Surkin when she was about one year old. Found hanging around a barn where Erika boarded her horse, Cassie not only loved having the run of Ron & Erika’s 7-acre estate in Chester Heights, PA, but also developed into a wonderful therapy dog, helping Erika in her counseling of children and adolescents. Cassie lived to the happy old age of about 13. Remembrance donation by Dean Surkin and Jacqueline Birnbaum, March 2011.

Falafel

Falafel

Falafel, loving companion to Hilary & Fran Clark since she was adopted in 2001. Falafel will always be remembered as a frisky kitten and a sweet adult, but her life-long respiratory problems resulted in her being taken away far too soon. Remembrance donation by Dean Surkin and Jacqueline Birnbaum, March 2011.

Kaiser

Kaiser

In memory of Kaiser, “spunky” friend and companion of Jane Donnelly and David Schult for 16 years. Remembrance donation by Mickey and Peter Bickford and Joan Scheier, March 2011.

Indy

Indy

Indy, wonderful companion to Ken and Jo-Ann Dekoven, too soon gone for being so full of life, and the second heartbreaking loss to the family in the last year (see Frodo, November, 2010). Remembrance donation by Dean Surkin and Jacqueline Birnbaum, February 2011.

Gertrude

Gertrude

Loving friend and companion of Dr. Elizabeth Appleman, Gertrude was adopted at age 3 from the Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh and spent her formative years in NYC. She enjoyed shopping, fine dining, strolling in Central Park, and relaxing in her apartment on the upper east side. Gertrude almost made it to her 18 and 1/2 birthday in 2011, and would like to go on record as one of the oldest Corgis in history. Remembrances by Mickey & Peter Bickford, January 2011.

Benny

Benny

Benny to some and Bennie to others, but loved by all who knew him for his courage and spirit. Best friend and companion of Mickey and Peter Bickford. Remembrance donations by Dr. Elizabeth Appleman, Meg Crane, Muriel Danon, Bruce Ginsberg and Nancy Gaeta, Linda and Emily Indig, Mary Lanning, Dorothy Newshan, Barbara Rosenthal, Joan Scheier, Dragica Tamarut, Judy Wolfe, and Mickey and Peter Bickford. December 2010. A special thanks to Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists (FAVS) in New York City for their extraordinary efforts and loving care during Bennie’s illness.

Honeybunch

Honeybunch

In memory of our beautiful and faithful Honeybunch. Remembrance donation by Betty & Joe Anticaglia, New York, NY, December 2010.

Frodo

Frodo

In memory of Frodo, Ken and Jo-Ann Dekoven’s wonderful retired champion cairn terrier, who is deeply missed by Ken and Jo-Ann, their golden retriever Indiana and their cat Arwen. Remembrance donation by Jacqueline Birnbaum and Dean Surkin, November 2010.