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Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.
Helmut lived a great life for a dog, full of love and adventures. He started his journey as a hopeful candidate for the US Border Patrol K9 Program. Helmut loved the work, but he didn’t quite meet the stringent specifications and was eventually released from the program. After that he found Dr. Loretta who introduced him to her father. He may not have been the most conventionally handsome dog, but for Mr. Ehrlund, it was love at first sight. They played many, many hours of fetch together. Years later, Mr. Ehrlund passed and Helmut came to live with us here at Heritage Veterinary Medical Center. During his time here, his favorite things included “crop dusting” our offices and front desk with his not-so-wonderful smelling gas. We liked playing fetch with Helmut almost as much as he did and he loved his “wubba.” He is missed every day.
Dear Dr. Ehrlund and Staff,
Jan and I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful care you provided Hank over the years.
Without your help and support we would not have been able to enjoy our "Angel Dog" for the many years we were blessed to have him.
He was truly an Angel Dog who touched the hearts of those with whom he came in contact.
We thank you so much for taking care of him and preparing him for his final journey back to heaven.
Dave and Jan Scheiding
"Sully", the Kerry Blue Terrier, was a beloved pet whose favorite activity was running free at his owners' ranch.
Sully was named for the famous General, turned Texas Governor, turned Prsident of A&M University; Lawrence Sullivan Ross. General Ross served as the President of the University from 1890-1898. A statue of him can be found on the University campus in front of the Academic Building. According to student tradition, pennies placed at "Sully's" feet can grant good luck on exams.
Goofball was the clinic cat here at Heritage Veterinary Medical Center for all ten years of his life. He went through many different names before we found the one that fit. One day, while enjoying his usual antics, one of the staff members exclaimed, "He is such a goofball!" and the name stuck! He loved having free reign of the clinic, often coming to the lobby to greet clients or, his personal favorite, sitting in front of the kennel of whichever dog was the loudest at any given time. His mischievious ways didn't overshadow his sweet personality. Perhaps due to his own kittenhood as an unwanted kitty, he was an amazing caretaker, often helping out with abandoned or orphaned kittens or puppies. While he was physically unable to nurse the babies in his care, he was an amazing surrogate, keeping them warm and safe while they were in our care. He had a way of lighting up the clinic and we miss him every day.
Losing a beloved pet is always hard and we understand how difficult this time can be for you and your family. Please feel free to call and talk to Dr. Ehrlund or use one of the following resources to help you through: