Nittany Beagle Rescue - In Memory

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In Memory

In Memory of Baxter:
Forever in Our Hearts

Baxter was our sweet, playful, and energetic pup. He loved everyone, especially our daughter, Dina, who was his “special person”. Dina, asked to bring him home from the Nittany Beagle Rescue one Christmas for “just a week”. That week lasted 12 years. We ended up fostering him and later Dina adopted him.

I’ll always think of Baxter as a special Christmas gift. We had no idea then, how much love and joy he would bring into our hearts. His love and affection brought a smile to everyone’s face. He was well known around State College campus. Once when I was walking him while Dina was at work, someone came up to me and said, “Isn’t that Baxter?” I assured him that I was Dina’s mother and that Baxter was safe with me.

That little fellow loved to be petted. If your hand stopped petting him, he would nudge it up into the air to remind you to keep going. He had a special hop – like a bunny – when he was excited that always caused us to giggle. He would lap up a bowl of water quickly and drip all over the floor when he finished, but he looked at you so innocent, we could only smile. He was a happy-go-lucky little guy with a heart of gold.

Baxter gave his all right up to the end. He was cheery and pleasant even though things were getting difficult for him. He enjoyed his agility classes with Dina and always tried his best.

Our loss is great, and our hearts are sad, but we are so grateful for the times and memories we had together. He will be forever in our hearts.

Mary Ann & Giuliano Liberatore

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.

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