Nittany Beagle Rescue - In Memory

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In Memory

In Memory of Reba

Reba ruled our home for almost 13 years. We got her from another family when she was one, but we never quite figured out why they didn't want her, although we found out that she was not completely housebroken. She would sneak off to do her business on our carpet and once even on our bed (the last time she had an accident in the house until she was sick). Reba was a character. She could tell time. Because of her sensitive stomach, she needed small frequent meals. She would paw us and when we looked at the clock, it was time to feed her again. When she was feeling spunky, she would open our drawer, pull out a pair of socks, and with a twinkle in her eye, she would run off to be chased. When tired, she would climb on our bed and either crawl under one of our pillows or burrow to the bottom of the blankets. She loved the children of the neighborhood, especially those who petted her and fed her. If they weren't outside, she refused to walk past their yard. She would sit or lie down and stare at their door, hoping that they would appear soon. It took all our might, and often our picking her up, to get her to continue on the walk. She loved to lick the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and she had figured out that if it were unlatched, she could open it herself. Too bad she had trouble telling the clean dishes from the dirty, but if we said "they are clean" she would reluctantly get down. Until her hearing started getting weak, she would always bark at the doorbell, even if the doorbell was on the television. Once when a dog was barking on the tv, she got up and looked behind it to try to find the dog. She loved to be covered, especially in the winter. So, we always kept a towel or blanket to put on her when she came over to us, pawed us, and gave us that special look. In so many ways, she brightened our lives and there is a void now that she is gone.

Losing a beloved pet is so very hard on all of us. They have given us so much love through the years when they were with us here on earth and now we live with their wonderful memories.

Tax-deductible donations of $25.00 can be made in memory of a beloved pet. By memorializing your pet or a friend's or family member's pet in this way, you help Nittany Beagle Rescue give beagles who are in shelters or with owners who can no longer keep them a second chance at a wonderful life.

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