Nittany Beagle Rescue - In Memory

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In Memory

In Loving Memory of Kayden

Our beloved Kayden passed away on July 16, 2020. He was about 15 years old. He was an exceedingly handsome beagle, with oversized soft ears, lanky legs, and a loping walk. He had a calm and thoughtful expression – always alert in his quiet way. He was self-possessed.

He did not have an easy life. Rescued as a stray in Philadelphia, only Kayden knew his history. He carried some memories with him. If someone threw fast food leftovers in the bushes in our neighborhood, he knew exactly what they were. During his time with us, he endured neurological degeneration. Through all, he had a remarkable will – always looking forward to the next meal or walk, or for his humans to sit beside him.

Rosie was his companion. They were old together, snuggling pretty much everywhere – dog beds, couches, or the deck. They worked as a team. One would let the other do the daily work of nudging me to cook for them, because each one trusted the other to get me into the kitchen.

They took care of me during my own big transitions – book writing, retirement, and hip replacement surgeries. During the months of my surgeries, when I slept in the living room to avoid climbing stairs, Kayden and Rosie trotted in after me every evening. They were my best friends. They had a book dedicated to them. Well, they were really co-authors.

Our family sincerely thanks Nittany Beagle Rescue and Centre Animal Hospital for their dedication and compassion.

Loving Kayden has been our great joy. He was our sweetheart. We will love you forever Kayden!

Annie, Rosie, and the human Roses and Farrells

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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