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These precious friends left their paw prints on our hearts.
We honour them here with their stories and look forward to seeing them again at Rainbow Bridge.

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"They that love beyond the world cannot be separated. Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can Spirits ever be divided
that love and live in the same Divine Principle; the Root and Record of their Friendship.
Death is but crossing the world, as Friends to the seas; they live in one another still." ~ William Penn


Miss Hattie Belle Allaby

It is with great sadness that I said goodbye to my beloved Hattie – I can say without any fear that she was the best dog ever.  Hattie went to the Rainbow Bridge today – 18 Jan but she left something behind that I thought I should share – the following is from Miss Hattie:

18 Jan 17 Diary Entry: For the past 7 years I’ve had the absolute best life – I have a mom that loves me, she tells me so every day, and an Auntie Ray who also loves me.  My Nanna is the best Nanna ever and I love Uncle Dave.   But I have a secret – I haven’t told anyone but I think they might have guessed – I don’t feel well – I included a couple of pics – they’re backwards.  The first one was taken today, the second one was taken on 1 Feb 2010 – my first day with my new mom.  I had fun that day.  As you can see, I’m tired and just worn out.  I’m old and I forget things.  I started making messes in the house, which is super embarrassing because I’ve never done that up until the past few months.  I want to tell my mom but I’m scared – scared she won’t love me anymore.  Is it wrong to want to go to sleep and just rest, to go to the Rainbow Bridge and see all the ones I’ve lost?  But I’d miss my mom and it would make her sad, so I think I should hang on for her.  You know what’s really scary?  I can’t remember things. Just last Saturday I even forgot who mom was for a few minutes.  Then I remembered her voice then I knew and remembered her.  What is happening to me?!?  Haven’t I been a good dog??  Just Why?  Oh – there’s mom – she just said we’re going to see Dr Shannon – I like her, she’s super nice. She’s the one who rescued me 7 years ago from those nasty people.  Do you suppose mom knows after all?  Bye for now,

Lots of Love
Hattie Belle Allaby (I love my name.. don’t you?)

"Barton" came to us from Florenceville on March 11, 2017 from the Florenceville area.  He had been in a home but was very hard to catch.  When he was finally caught, it was determined by our vet that he was "blocked," a condition in which urine cannot leave the body due to a blockage, so it fills the bladder and backs up into the body.  Sometimes this condition can be relieved, but Barton's case was so severe and advanced that no course of action was able to help.  He was born about September 11, 2013.

He left us on the afternoon of March 11, 2017.  We wish we had gotten to know you better, Barton.  Rest in peace, little boy.

"Spock" came to us on September 21, 2011 from the Centreville area where he was seen lying on the side of the road.  He was initially thought to be dead, but when his rescuers checked on him, they immediately brought him for help.  He was born about March, 2007.  He had never been neutered, he was very skinny, had a very large number of ear mites which had resulted in a ruptured eardrum.  He also had many bite wounds on his body, including all four feet.  He tested positive for Feline AIDS (FIV).  He was put on antibiotics, parasite medications and pain medications to help him deal with these problems and he soon was doing very well.

Because Spock has FIV, he must either live with no other cats or with cats who already have tested positive for FIV so he does not pass it on to others. He's a very nice boy who was grateful for the warm bed and lots of canned food, which he wolfed down as quickly as it was put in front of him. He was eventually diagnosed with diabetes for which he received medication and special diabetic food.  On November 14, 2011 he went to be fostered with a very nice lady in Woodstock where he has made himself right at home. They were each other's very best friend and each was very fortunate to have the other.

On March 29, 2017, Spock left us.  We are sad that he is no longer with us, but know that he is now healthy and happy at Rainbow Bridge along with so many of our DunRoamin' friends.  We'll see you there one day, Spock. 

"Barbarossa" came to DunRoamin' on June 24, 2012 from Carleton County Animal Shelter in Debec where he had apparently been abandoned.  Some people tried to catch him for several days because he appeared to have an injured hind leg and was drooling badly.  He was eventually live trapped.  Barbarossa was an intact male who was born about June 15, 2010.

He was examined and diagnosed with earmites, marked gingivitis, ulcers and infection on his tongue (thus the drooling, and the pain would have made it very difficult to eat).  He also had several bite wounds on his head and body and a bad wound on his left thigh.  He had most likely been attacked and bitten, perhaps by a dog, fox or coyote.  Barbarossa's injuries were treated and he was neutered and he also needed dental surgery to remove infected teeth.  On August 13, 2013 he went to a foster home with his friend Dizzy and eventually came back to DunRoamin'. 

In December, 2016, Barbarossa was diagnosed with renal (kidney) failure. He was prescribed a Renal diet and sub-cutaneous fluids daily but was otherwise fine.  He received a catheter to deliver these fluids in a very fast, efficient and pain-free manner and he was very happy to have the love and support of his friends at DunRoamin'.  Other than having a bag of fluids attached to his catheter for five minutes daily, he required no additional medical care or support.  His favourite way to pass the time was to chase and carry his toys around our Reception Area and he loved to steal Samuel's bed!  Sam finally gave up and shared it with him, as they had become such very close friends.  On April 6, 2017, Barbarossa was diagnosed with anemia, so we made him as comfortable and happy as possible.  He loved to cuddle and play, so that's what he got to do at every opportunity, thanks to our staff and volunteers who loved him so dearly.

On the evening of April 17, 2017, Barbarossa left us.  He is now happy, healthy and playing in the soft green grass at Rainbow Bridge with his other DunRoamin' friends while he awaits the day we will all see him again.  Be well until then, Barbarossa.  We miss you.

"Keeper" came to us on April 28, 2017 from Plaster Rock where he had been taken in by a caring person.  He was thin, not eating and had several potentially-serious medical issues.  He was born about November 28, 2016.

Despite our attempts to help him, Keeper left us shortly after he came to us.  He is now healthy, happy and waiting for all who loved him in the green grass and warm sunshine at Rainbow Bridge.

We'll see you again, Keeper.  In the meantime, look up some of our DunRoamin' friends - they'll be happy to keep you company.

"Hermey" came to DunRoamin' on December 18, 2015 from Jacksonville where he lived as one of more than 30 cats. Being such a sweet and gentle boy, he had been bullied by the other cats and did not have a pleasant life, so he came to us.  Hermey was born about December 18, 2015 and he was a beautiful black with individual white haris throughout which gave him a unique "salt and pepper" look.  He loved people and was extremely affectionate - could he ever purr up a storm!

Hermey had a head tilt and an infected discharge as a result of an inflammatory polyp in his middle ear which required surgery to drain.  On February 4, 2016, Hermey was diagnosed with kidney failure, but thanks to his foster mother and father, he had a wonderful life after he went to live with them on February 6, 2016.

We are sad to report that Hermey left us on May 3, 2017.  He is now happy, healthy and playing in the green grass and sunshine at Rainbow Bridge with all his four-legged DunRoamin' friends who met him there.  We'll see him there, too, one day.  We are so grateful to his foster mother and father who gave him a home and family that changed his life.  Hermey will never forget your love and kindness . . .

"Tang" came to us on the evening of June 7, 2017 from the Grafton area where he had been found on the side of the road.  He appeared to be only about two weeks old.

Tang was hypothermic, emaciated, starving and had upper respiratory infection.  Despite the very best efforts of two very dedicated veterinary technicians, he was not able to survive.  He (and we) would like to thank Riley and Eryn who gave their all to help this little guy.  He passed away, but he knew love and dedication, if only for a short while.  We'll see you again at Rainbow Bridge, Tang.

"Cheri" came to DunRoamin' on November 7, 2016 from the Grand Falls area where she was unable to receive the medical care she required.  She was born about November 7, 2007, was intact and in heat.  She had three small mammary masses and a skin mass on her left side which were removed on December 16, 2016.  She had a mild infection and chronic scarring in her right ear flap and her left ear had a severe infection with a great amount of scarring and ulceration which provided her with much pain.  She underwent surgery to remove that on December 15.  She is grateful to have that part of her life completely over with.

Cheri also had arthritis in her left knee, right hip and spine, but with a few mobility supplements and medications, she did fine.  She wCheri is a nice girl who was happy to be warm, free from pain and have the care that she deserves from her DunRoamin' friends. She was house trained (always lets us know when she would like to go outside), minds her manners very well and loves rawhide chews that she can take to her bed to enjoy, especially if her bed is beside her human.  She knew basic commands such as come, sit, stay, etc and was exceptionally loving and eager to please. Her personality earned her so many friends and she was loved by all.

On June 20, 2017, Cheri left us.  She had developed an inability to pass urine and this could not be rectified.  After spending quality time with friends and enjoying many treats, she made her way to Rainbow Bridge.  We'll all see you there one day, Cheri.  We miss you terribly.

This is "Elmer."  He was removed from abusive circumstances by the NB SPCA and released to DunRoamin' for rehoming on March 21, 2017.  He has a great personality, loves people and some dogs but is overly interested in cats.  He was born about March 21, 2015.

He is a lot of dog and who required an experienced owner who will commit to training and exercising him.  He was neutered, dewormed and vaccinated.  Elmer loves to go for walks, returns easily on command, knows several basic commands and loves to be patted and cuddled.  He also loves to play tag and chase his ball.  He lives for human interaction and is very attentive and affectionate.  He is very playful and energetic - a very nice boy.

We are sad to report that Elmer left us on the evening of June 20, 2017 during a terrible rain storm that matched the volume of our tears.  We will miss you until we meet again at Rainbow Bridge, where we'll play with your favourite blue ball and go for many more walks in the sunshine.  We won't forget you, Elmer.  You were a good boy and we love you.

"Sonora" came to us on July 15, 2017 from the Stickney area.  She and a sibling were found on the side of the old TransCanada Highway.  Her sibling had already passed away, probably struck by a vehicle.

Sonora was brought for help, but despite all efforts, she left us shortly after her arrival.  We are all grateful to the gentleman who brought her for help and we're glad to know she knew warm, caring hands.  Thanks to everyone who helped this beautiful little girl.  She'll grown strong and happy at Rainbow Bridge.

             Talitha (Tally) Allaby – Feb 2003 - 19 Jul 2017

Today I lost another beloved furbrat – my eldest girl has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.  She asked me to remember her the way she was – a feisty, never back down kind of kid.  She wasn’t scared of anyone or thing and loved to boss the rest of the Crew around.  Everything was on her terms.  She was good for putting her siblings and cousins in their place, usually with a well placed slap and a snarl. 

I’ll miss the gifts she’d bring me.  If she had been allowed to go outside she would have been a wonderful huntress.  She would pick something up in her mouth – usually a stuffed toy, didn’t matter how big – and bring it to me.  She was proud of her catches and I always made sure to praise her for them.  She’d wait until I was in bed almost asleep then she’d start yowling at me – my response was usually – shut up Tally, get in here and go to bed.  After she heard that she’d stop yowling but never did sleep on the bed, usually under it.
Tally was a rescue from DunRoamin’ before there was even a DunRoamin’.  Someone had brought her in to the Florenceville Vet Clinic on the same day my mother and I brought her dog down to find out what was going on with him. The same day we lost him Dr. Mildred introduced me to Tally – she was this cute little ball of “I’m the queen and you had better bow down to me” fluff.  I was getting ready to head back to Ontario and I ended up taking her with me.  She got out of her box and got under my feet, almost causing us to have an accident.  She hated the Boyz on first sight (my two adult male cats) but soon grew to accept them as her minions.  She was as devastated by their loss as I was in 2008.  She has been my constant friend and companion and I will miss her.

I will remember her the way she was up until the last few weeks.  At the end she was a very sick little girl but those were only a few short days compared to long amount of time she allowed me to share her space.  She brought joy and love to my life.  She was my girl and I was her human.

"Dapper Dan" came to us on August 8, 2017, from the Plaster Rock area where he had been found all alone in a box on the side of the road.  He was only about one day old.

Dapper had injuries to his front legs and was cold and dehydrated.  Veterinary experts tried all avenues to help him, but it was not meant to be.  Dapper left us in mid-afternoon.  We are glad that he knew love, warmth and compassion, if only for a few hours.  We'll see you at Rainbow Bridge where you'll be running and playing with all our other DunRoamin' friends.  Until then, Dapper . . .

"Thurso" came to DunRoamin' on August 18, 2017 from the Perth area, along with his mom Brittany, her mom's friend Alnwick and seven other kittens:  Thurso, Kintyre, Glasgow, Bethany, Bartholomeow, Brinkley and Oban.  Both adults were thin and nursing kittens.  All eight kittens were badly infested with fleas and were anaemic.  Sadly, little Thurso, Kintyre and Glasgow were not able to survive, despite immediate and intensive vet care. 

Thurso left us on August 19, 2017.  We are sad to see him go, but know that he awaits his friends and siblings at Rainbow Bridge where he is healthy, happy and enjoying the company of the DunRoamin' family of cats and dogs who await the humans who loved them.

"Kintyre" came to DunRoamin' on August 18, 2017 from the Perth area, along with his mom Brittany, her mom's friend Alnwick and seven other kittens:  Thurso, Kintyre, Glasgow, Bethany, Bartholomeow, Brinkley and Oban.  Both adults were thin and nursing kittens.  All eight kittens were badly infested with fleas and were anaemic.  Sadly, little Thurso, Kintyre and Glasgow were not able to survive, despite immediate and intensive vet care. 

Kintyre left us on August 20, 2017.  We are sad to see him go, but know that he awaits his friends and siblings at Rainbow Bridge where he is healthy, happy and enjoying the company of the DunRoamin' family of cats and dogs who await the humans who loved them.

"Glasgow" came to DunRoamin' on August 18, 2017 from the Perth area, along with his mom Brittany, her mom's friend Alnwick and seven other kittens:  Thurso, Kintyre, Glasgow, Bethany, Bartholomeow, Brinkley and Oban.  Both adults were thin and nursing kittens.  All eight kittens were badly infested with fleas and were anaemic.  Sadly, little Thurso, Kintyre and Glasgow were not able to survive, despite immediate and intensive vet care. 

Glasgow left us on August 20, 2017.  We are sad to see him go, but know that he awaits his friends and siblings at Rainbow Bridge where he is healthy, happy and enjoying company of the DunRoamin' family of cats and dogs who await the humans who loved them.

"Rockette" came to us on September 14, 2017 from Jacksontown, NB where she had been found by a person who thought she may have been attacked by a hawk. Rockette was born about July 28, 2017.

Examination by her vet at the Florenceville Veterinary Clinic revealed that although she had an upper respiratory infection and way too many ear mites, she was in good physical condition. She had a difficult time battling the respiratory infection, but was doing well, due in no small part to the good food, dedicated medical care, love, affection and compassion she received from all who knew her.

On the morning of October 17, 2017, Rockette passed away of unknown causes.  We're grateful that she had the time to spend with us and we're grateful for the love and care she received from her vet tech foster mother.  She had the best.

On October 16, 2017, little Bates came to DunRoamin' from Johnville where he was found in the grass with his sibling who had already passed away.  He was no more than two days old.  He was a beautiful little buff orange tabby with the cutes pink nose ever.  Bates was brought for immediate veterinary care and received all available help.  He placed under 24-hour care by an extremely compassionate and caring vet tech who cared for him hourly to ensure he was warm, fed, had peed and pooped and that all was well with him.

Sadly, despite all medical assistance, little Bates was not able to survive and he left us on the morning of October 17, 2017, having been with us for less than a day.  We're glad he had love for the very short time he had.  He's happy and with his sibling at Rainbow Bridge.  Thanks to everyone who cared for him.

"Reagan" and "Vala," two beautiful little baby girl kittens, were born on October 24, 2017.  Sadly, they only lived a few minutes.  All efforts to help them were attempted, ultimately in vain.  We are grateful that they were in the care of people who did their utmost.  They are now with our friends at Rainbow Bridge.  We'll see them all there again someday.

"Vera" came to us on November 2, 2017 from Bath.  She had been born about August 25, 2017, so was only about ten weeks old - just a baby.  She was so infested with fleas that had devoured such a large amount of her blood that she required several blood transfusions to attempt to increase her blood volume. 

In honour of Remembrance Day and our veterans of all wars and conflicts, Vera was named after Vera Lynn, known widely as "The Forces' Sweetheart" and the British singer of such songs as "White Cliffs of Dover" and "We'll Meet Again."  She was well-known for giving outdoor concerts for the troops during World War II and afterward continued to devote time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen and women, as well as being a patrol of the Dover War Memorial Project.  Born in 1917, she is now more than 100 years old.

Unfortunately, our little Vera was unable to survive regardless of intensive veterinary assistance and she passed away less than eight hours after she came to us.  Everything possible was done to help her, but her condition was too advanced.  We wish we could have done more, little one, and we're sorry we didn't get to know you longer.  Rest in peace,Vera.  You will be remembered.

Dilbert (Da-Doo),

The day we walked into DunRoamin' looking for our very first cat to adopt into our family, we didn't think we'd fall in love the very first day.  We met every cat, but you stood out to us right away.  We knew we had to have you!

It was way too short, but we're glad you came into our lives, and we were able to give you the best home and love you!

We will miss you dearly.

The Bright Family

30 Oct 17

"Normandy" came to us on November 7, 2017 from the Woodstock area where he was living in a garage without help.  When he was noticed to be sick, he was brought for help, along with his friend McCrae.  Normandy was born about October 3, 2017, so was only about four or five weeks old - way too young to be on his own and without his mom to help keep him fed, warm and safe.

Normandy was emaciated, dehydrated, had extremely bad diarrhea and fecal waste all over his rear end.  He also had many parasites.  He definitely needed immediate medical assistance, which he received in the form of intravenus fluids, Kitten Milk Replacer, a special diet, a warm snuggle safe and he was fed by syringe until he was able and willing to eat on his own.  He is lucky to have been brought where he is able to receive this life-sustaining assistance.

We are sad to report that despite all medical intervention and assistance, Normandy was unable to recover from the severity of his plight.  He left us on the morning of November 9, 2017.  We will remember you, Normandy.

Normandy is honoured to be named after the region in northern France where, during World War II, allied forces launched the largest amphibious invasion in history.  More than 100,000 men and women gave their lives during this battle.

"Coal" came to us on November 22, 2017 from Beechwood with his mom and five siblings.  They were at least the second litter born to Brenna, a stray cat who had no one to care for her or her family.  The kittens were born about October 31, 2017.  Coal had one brother, Noir, and four sisters, Keera, Coraline, Tarot and Kellas.

Coal was black with a greyish chin.  He weighed only 9 ounces upon arrival, but he planned on moving that number up very quickly.  Sadly, that was not to be.  Sometimes when you don't get a good start, dreams don't always come true.  Little Coal was not able to survive and he left us on December 14, 2017.

We all miss you, Coal, but know that you're safe, warm and loved at Rainbow Bridge where we'll see you again some day.  You will not be forgotten.

"Pounce" and his siblings Bristle, Blitz and Breeze came to us on January 9, 2014  from the Perth-Andover area and were loving cats who had been through a lot. They were born about January 1, 2013.  They were all scared and confused, but soon became accepting of love, pats and hugs.  Pounce was a beautiful, quiet little boy who loved to sleep curled up with his sister, Bristle.  He was very kind to all his caregivers and he readily accepted all newcomers into his room and made them feel welcome.  He was a true gentleman of cats.

We are extremely sad to announce that Pounce passed away on the afternoon of December 30, 2017.  We will all miss you, Pounce, and will be so happy to see you again at Rainbow Bridge.  In the meantime, many other DunRoamin' cats and dogs will keep you company in the green grass and warm sunshine where you can play happily in good health.  Until then, Pounce . . .

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