Memorial Page

This is a special page for those who wish to pay tribute to those beloved pets we have lost.

You are welcome to memorialize your pets on this page with a special photos and words to your liking.

Your memorial will never be taken off.

We ask that you contribute to the ever growing need for financial support to our rescue by offering a donation of at least $25 to the DDB Rescue for your tribute.

Please write to info@ddbrescue.org to place your memorial on the page and to make a donation to the DDB Rescue via Paypal to donations@ddbrescue.org

Many thanks to Carol Burek for this loving idea.

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Agnes

Agnes found herself in a shelter in Ohio. DDBR had foster lined up with a new volunteer, but our volunteer instead adopted Agnes so she would not burden the rescue. Agnes was in end stage cancer. Lady A, as she was affectionately known, became an almost instant sensation on facebook...
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Wrinkles in IL

Wrinkles was a 10 year old male Dogue de Bordeaux that was surrendered to DDB Rescue due to his owner not being able to care for him any longer. He was not in great shape so we immediately got him to the vet, only to discover that he was in end stage of...
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Emmie in CA

Emmie has crossed the bridge in the loving arms of one of our volunteers. She had a wonderful month that she would not have had if she would have died in the shelter. We are so very thankful that our volunteers open their homes and hearts to rescued Dogues, even...
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Stella in AZ

Sadly, shortly after her dental, Stella crossed the bridge. The dental went wonderfully, without any complications and Stella seemed to be recovering extremely well, then, she had most likely what was a massive heart attack and she crashed, unable to be revived. Though she was only with us for a...
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Jane in OKC

The hardest part about rescuing dogs is the ones you get that are too late to be saved, sometimes all you can do is hug them tight as they cross over. RIP sweet baby Jane, sorry we could not do more to help you but you are in a better...
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Nia in CA

It’s with a very heavy heart that we announce that Nia has crossed the rainbow bridge. She had just been adopted by her foster family the week before. One morning, she was just completely paralyzed in her hind end. Turns out, she had a large tumor pressing against her spine...
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Nala in NH

Nala is a senior DDB who’s found herself in rescue through no fault of her own, twice! First time, she came to us at 10 years old, in horrid shape, with a giant tumor hanging off her chest. This time, two years later at 12 years old, her adoptive mom...
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Jean Luc in IL

Jean Luc is a 9.5 year old male who came to us when a Good Samaritan saved him when his owner could no longer keep him. He is in pretty decent shape, but has some hip dysplasia and other “old dog” issues. He is very new to our program, will...
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Moses Westberg

Moses was loved and is greatly missed by his parents Brad and Michelle Westberg A donation in his honor was made to DDBR by...
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Charlie in OH

Sadly, not all can be saved………. Rest easy Charlie   by...
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Babette in CO

Babette is 6-8 year old female who came to us in pretty bad shape. She is located in southern California (near Menifee), she is spayed, up to date on shots and vaccinated. She is WONDERFUL, very grateful to be out of a high kill shelter. She is steadily gaining weight and getting...
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Otto Morrill

Otto-Adopted through DDB Rescue 8/2006-6/5/2014 he followed me everywhere and was always by my side. He was incredibly loved and will be incredibly missed. I am lucky to have had him all of these years. Otto was much loved by DDBR volunteer Katie Morrill Donations were made in Otto’s honor...
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Ci Ci Cortese

Ci Ci was our little CACC rescue pup from Chicago. We took her in at 6 months. Ci Ci was lost due to surgery complications at age three.   A generous donation to DDBR was made in Ci Ci’s memory by...
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Ted Cortese

Our Ted E Bear was 10. Ted was a total Mamas boy. He loved tennis balls and playing fetch   A generous donation in Ted’s memory was received by DDBR by...
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Storm in IL (near DeKalb)

Storm came to DDBR at 10 years old and passed at just over 11. She was an amazing old girl and is very missed. Rest easy sweet Stormy.   by...
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Duke in IL

Duke was all set to go to his new forever home on Sunday June 15. He got up in that morning, romped in the yard, ate breakfast, played in the pool, had a great time with his buddy Storm, then laid down to take a nap and didn’t wake up....
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Buddy in CA

Buddy came to DDBR unable to walk. He had major hind end weakness and it was discovered he was likely hit by a car as he had severe spinal degeneration. On top of that, xrays showed he had severe elbow and shoulder dysplasia as well. There truly was nothing that...
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Doe in AZ

We try to post positive pieces and available dogs in our program, but every once in a while, we pull a dog out of a shelter or situation that is just truly heart wrenching and the only humane thing to do is to h…ave the dog put to sleep. Yesterday...
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Princess in AZ

Princess came to us at 10 years old and sadly was only with us for a few weeks, but those few weeks were wonderful. Her poor old body was riddled with cancer, she had numerous masses and an open tumor. She was very much loved by those who helped her,...
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Adrianne Bailey

Adrianne 7-12-01 born 8-8-13 died   I lost a treasured friend today. A little girl that used to lay her gentle head upon my knee and shared her silent thoughts with me. She’ll come no longer to my call, retrieve no more her favorite ball. A voice far greater than...
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Callie in MO

DDBR is crushed that we lost Callie. She started going down hill and the only kind thing to do was let her go. Thank you Mari for opening your home and heart to this sweet, sweet girl. Rest well precious. Callie is an 8 year old female in St. Louis....
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Roxy Cote

Roxanne Cote Roxy was my first Bordeaux and she showed me how truly special a breed this is.  She was so strong…yet so gentle.  Her last couple years were a struggle, but she never gave up.  For that she is an inspiration.  She would light up whenever she saw you...
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Ethan in WA

Ethan (formerly Wrinkles/Morty) has been transferred over to Amanda with Panda Paws Rescue in Vancouver WA who specializes in hospice/special needs rescues. Amanda has officially ADOPTED Ethan, so he will live his life out with an amazing family who will give him everything in the world. Here is Amanda’s update:...
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Ruby Conway

You were my teacher and my guardian. You were my friend. The most loyal being I will ever know… You lived to do right. You watched me with knowing eyes even when I did not know myself. You taught me strength in life and in just being. You were strong...
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Sweet Pea Fitzgerald

In Memory of Sweet Pea Fitzgerald,  beloved pet and faithful friend of Sally and Denny Fitzgerald.  Pea was a wonderful companion and friend to her brothers and sisters and all who met her over the years.  She is missed by all that she touched.   Kathy, Tom, Amanda and Ian...
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Fabro

We were notified about Fabro, a 10 year old female that was surrendered to a very high kill shelter in Southern California. Emaciated, giant mass on her chest that was broken open and oozing, eyes so goopy she could barely open them. We were able to have a volunteer, Andrea...
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Reese in Oklahoma

Reese came to us from a very high kill shelter, around 3 years of age, 30 pounds underweight and heavy heartworm positive. Thanks to the loving foster home he had with us, he rallied back from deaths door several times over the 4 months he was in our program. Unfortunately, we...
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Gordo in Buenos Aires

In loving memory of our dear Gordo. He was rescued by Peter in Buenos Aires and we will miss him so much.  Peter was his Papa and pampered Gordo every day of his life. He was as sweet as he was large. We were so happy to share his short life...
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Zues Hundley

A large donation in Zues’ memory was made to DDB Rescue on behalf of the Hundley’s   by...
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Hercules Mida

Hercules will be greatly missed by the Mida family, Jenny, Shawn, and Zander of Kula, HI. A donation in Hercules memory on behalf of his family was donated to DDB Rescue by Corinne Bourgoin by...
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Bella in TN

Sweet Bella lost her battle with Hemangio Carcinoma. Her months with us, she was treated as a princess and a beloved member of her foster moms home. We are so very sorry we couldn’t do more for her.. Donations are needed to help Dogues like Bella and the other special...
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Larry in TX

March 2014: We are very sad to announce that Larry has passed. We are very thankful to our amazing foster homes who open their homes and hearts to these special dogues. Larry had an amazing life once he came to DDBR and Lone Star Dog Ranch (our volunteers), he was...
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Billy Roles

In loving memory of Billy Roles who was adopted as Shirley from the DDBS rescue in Paris, Ontario in December of 2003 at 1 year of age.  Billy was the most gentle, loving and happy dogue and was our best friend.  Billy lived in many places including British Columbia, London,...
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Goliath in Nevada

March 2014, Goliath passed at the age of 8 from his massive heart conditions. All of us at DDBR, especially his foster moms are devastated over his loss. Goliath came to us with Princess in June 2012, they were in rough shape, really skinny, horrible coats. Seems their owner could no...
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Rojo

In memory of our Rojo Cazon… He is in our hearts and will never be forgotten! We love you HoHo!!! XOXO by...
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Sheldon in Texas

When Sheldon came into Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue, we weren’t sure if he would even last a week as he was in such horrible shape. His kidneys showed major damage, or had the beginning stages of organ failure, but he was happy. Sheldon started gaining weight and was treated for...
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Bugsie

IN LOVING MEMORY BUGSIE October 20, 1998 – February 27, 2009 Love Mom (Melinda McNally) by...
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Clyde

Daddy Clyde passed on Feburary 14th, 2012 from Lymphoma.  He was 5 years old. He was boyfriend to our sugar Bair and daddy to Katie Grace and HUNK. Our Dogue family is large but is missing our snuggler Daddy Clyde.  Not a day goes by that I don’t pass his...
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Jaco

  CH Red Knights of Pendragon True Blood Jaco Pastorius CGC TDI TT WD3 August 11, 2009 – November 28, 2011 Died tragically, a hero’s death, defending our home.   Our Beloved Jaco, Beautiful Boy, King of the Bordeauxs, Bubbie, Warrior Prince Beyond Compare.   You brought incredible joy into...
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Jaco

IN LOVING MEMORY JACO “Red Knights of Pendragon True Blood Jaco Pastorius” August 11, 2009 – November 28, 2011 He is loved, hugged and will be so sadly missed forever by our good friends Michal and Grant Whitney.  Their lives were changed forever from the moment they held him and...
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T-Bone

In Memory of T-BoneCROSSED PAWS SO DEBONAIR WRINKLY FACE WITH RED RED HAIR “FIRED ON DOWN” FROM WASHINGTON AND SO OUR JOURNEY HAD BEGUN… ARRIVED SO SMALL AND SMELLING FOUL BEE STUNG LIP AND SOULFUL HOWL BAGGY PANTS TOO BIG TO FIT YOUR UNIQUE SMELL DIDN’T BOTHER OLLIE A BIT...
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Scraps

In loving memory of Scraps Love mom and dad Doug and Lori Horn by...
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Boo

In loving memory of our precious Boo. She was a wonderful girl, our lives are not the same without her. We all miss her very much. mom, dad, Argus, and Wilbur  (the Little Family) by...
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Stomper

In Loving Memory of Stomper I just would like you to know that adopting Stomper was the best thing we ever did, and his wonderful demeanor made us fall in love with the breed. Mom and Dad John and Stephanie Bahorski by...
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Brutus

In Loving Memory of Brutus. We miss you deeply and love you very much. Love, Mom and Billy by...
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Bailey Mac

Bailey Mac, Mama’s stinkman and Papa’s buddy. We only had you a year but in that short time you gave us so much happiness; we were the lucky ones to have rescued you! Even with Renal Failure you fought hard, and put up with all the pills and bland food,...
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Dozer

Dozer left us 1 year ago January 3rd ..at the age of 6… He came into our hearts through your rescue.. thank you for giving us the best friend we could ever have. My daughter at 3 years old has asked for him to come back every Christmas since we...
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Goliath

“In loving memory of Goliath.  You touched our lives so deeply in the short time you were here, we love you and miss you so very much.  Love always mom, dad and your brother Maximus Goliath 11/3/03 – 8/1/06″ A donation to Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue has been made in...
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Atticus

In loving memory of our handsome boy Atticus. He was the sweetest and best friend we could have. He is loved and missed greatly by his family. 12/28/2000–8/2/2007 Mark and Wendy by...
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Boogie

In Loving Memory of Boogie, aka Phoenicians Bouguereau 7/29/01-3/29/07 Dear sweet Boogie, the world is not the same without you in it. Love Mommy, Daddy and all your adoring fans A generous donation to the Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue in Boogie’s honor donated by Rick and Stephanie Slaymaker by...
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Magnus

Magnus my forever heart dog. One day we will be together again. Cinnamon is not far behind you. “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went”. 2/18/98-6/13/07. Ginny by...
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Dante

In Loving Memory Of Dante We all try to describe our dogs in words but it’s impossible. The heart is the only place to describe and hold them close. Loved by Lorie Gearhart & John Beuerle Support of Rescue has been made in Dante’s honor by: Mr. & Mrs. Dudley...
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Dakota Bailey

DAKOTA BAILEY March 24, 1999—August 10, 2006 “My Honeygirl” “I love thee, I love thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.” William Shakespeare Love you MOM & DAD   by...
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Roscoe

In Loving Memory of, Roscoe A.K.A. “Junk Yard Dog.” It’s been almost a year since you passed and not one day has gone by without me thinking about you! We had four wonderful years with you, my foster child who stole my heart within the first week! You will always...
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Gator

In loving memory of DDBS Rescue Gator Bunteman Mom & Dad by...
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Duke Williams

In Loving Memory Of Duke This field was one of Duke’s favorite places. He always looked forward to his runs and would “buck like a bronco” with excitement whenever I asked him “Do you want to go up to the field?” Michelle & I have many fond memories of him...
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Markie

Markie the Massive Mastiff 12/25/99-8/31/06 You were the reason Cinnamon the rescue dogue stayed with us and allowed me the privilege of knowing this wonderful breed. Even though you were twice her size, you were her shadow. Now your with my son David but both of you took such a...
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Sampson

In Memory Of Sampson Loved by the McCauley Family Support of Rescue has been made in his honor by: www.muttropolis.com by...
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Wally

In Loving Memory Of Wally Beloved friend and guardian of Stephanie, Rick and Haley Support of Rescue has been made in his honor by: Linda Pacioretty by...
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Eden

In loving memory of our Eden July 26, 2001 – August 1, 2005 Diagnosed with kidney disease at 8 mos. you fought long and hard to stay with us. Your will to live never ceased to amaze us. We will love you forever Eden. Marie & Bob DeRosa   by...
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Maisey

A Thank You to Maisey Things happen for a reason, Although the first year of your life was unforgiving, We rescued you and made your life worth living. You showed us that love perseveres through all your fear, By allowing us to restore life’s cares. With the love and trust...
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Napoleon

In loving memory of our baby Napoleon…you touched our hearts so deeply although your time here with us was much too short. You will never be forgotten for you touched the hearts of so many. You are in our thoughts always. We miss you and wish there was more we...
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Charlie O’Malley Hall

In loving memory CHARLIE O’MALLEY HALL June 29th, 2000-July 29th, 2005 Charlie, You did your job well while you were here and we know you are doing a great job there. Keep those Rainbow Stars shiny and bright for all of us to see. We love you Charlie Girl! You...
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Gus

In Loving Memory of Gus Support of Rescue has been made in his honor by: Karl Pape and Family by...
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Angus

In Loving Memory of J&T Angus Support of Rescue has been made in his honor by: Jean Sturm and Family and Cecilia Middleton by...
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Tonka

In Loving Memory of Brown’s Tonka de Titan who opened the door and shared his bed with MANY a DDBS rescue that came by. Tonka (black mask) pictured here with DDBS Rescue Ruby. Support of Rescue has been made in his honor by: George & Gina Brown and Cecilia Middleton...
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Laker Gill

In Memory of Laker Gill, a beloved pet of Debbie & Steve Gill, who passed away on April 22, 2005. Thank you, Carol & Andrew Bryant by...
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Tank

10/07/98 – 01/16/05 You always welcomed every Dogue in with a wagging tail and a big smile, even when they bit you. You always let them in your bed, even when they pushed you out of it. You gave them all your toys and even showed some how to play...
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Dozer

Dozer, (Mommy’s Little Princess Girl) January 12, 1999-July 6, 2004 Thank you for our wonderful 5.5 years together and all the precious memories we shared. You touched your Mommy’s heart in so many ways. You made me so happy. You made me so proud. You brightened my ever day. I...
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Jerry

To Our Wrinkle Monster Jerry 1994-2001 Jerry our boy, today we are sad old boy you have gone and we miss you so much! You were our sweet rescue boy who came into our life and touched us forever with your wrinkles and love. Oh how we long to hold...
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Kubrick

In loving memory of U-CD Ark’s Kubrick, CGC, TT, Therapy Dog, WD-3 August 3, 1993 – February 22, 2001 Girly, You made us happy You made us proud You made us love You made us laugh Your absence makes us cry For one dog to have touched so many lives...
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Zarro

To Those Rescues We Have Lost Along the Way, either in their forever homes or waiting for that special home… You are greatly missed. Meg, Zarro, Little Red, Puppy, Roy, Clutz, Caboose, Putz, Daisey Mae, Harley, Cheyane, Jaques, Ivan, Roy, Ramsey, Hannibal, Little Puppy, Madelyn       <— Little...
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Argus

Our dear Arggie Argus died of kidney failure when he was just a baby We miss you buddy Punkin’s Little TNT Argus. July 10, 1995 – November 6, 1996 Andrea & Tom by...
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Zoey

In Loving Memory of Zoey by...
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Nellie

 Nellie came into rescue in 2011 with her buddy Otto….. She is forever missed by her foster family. by...
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Charlie

Charlie (aka Chuck, The Chuckinator, Charlie Dog) ???? – 1/11/2010 You were loved very much and will will be missed.  Say hi to Winston for us. Love, Mom and Dad   by...
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Porter Baumgartner 8/29/01 – 7/17/10

Dear Porter,  Mommy and Daddy miss you more than anyone will know. You will always be in our hearts and on my mind. Our house and hearts are empty without you. Take care my best friend and I hope to see you again someday. You were my Lover Bug, Sunshine and little beaner. Miss you and love...
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