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In Memory of
Commonly known as 'Pone or 'Poney Boy
??/93-94 - 04/08
Our Beloved Pet & Best Friend
When our daughter drug him home in April, 1994, we told her to get rid of him because we didn't want to have a big dog around.
A very short time later, after Rick woke up in the hospital, we were told that Capone may have saved his life during a stroke. When Rick returned home from the hospital six weeks later, guess who was waiting.
They've been together almost every single day and night since. 'Pone saw him through it all! The wheel chair, the walkers, the crutches, braces, therapy, family & friends disappearing, loneliness, depression, EVERYTHING!!!
They became inseparable. Rick and I actually left our daughters wedding party in Las Vegas a day early, just so they could be together. As always, we fought about it.
They believed that 'Pone was vicious; and who could blame them with all of the negative publicity singling out Pit Bulls in the media. Among many other gruesome stories, we actually caught him playing leap frog with a toad in a bean field once.
This pitbull persecution only made Rick love him more. After all, 'Pone saved his life! 'Pone was a misunderstood Teddy Bear. It wasn't his fault that he was a Pit Bull. 'Pone was simply a big Poodle from the wrong side of the tracks. While others felt fear; we felt unconditional love, innocence, and devotion. He NEVER did anything wrong, EVER!!!
We keep telling ourselves that he was just a dog, but it isn't working. Rick truly believes that 'Pone was sent to him from God to be his Guardian Angel!!! We really miss him!!!
May he rest in peace knowing that he earned his wings; We hope to be with him again someday.
May today there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. I believe that pets are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
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"May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am"
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