May 26th 2011 10:26 pm
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Pita January 6, 1995 - May 27, 2011
For Jacob, family friends and all who have ever known our beloved Pita, this by far is the hardest thing I have had to do. Altough I have buried family members over the recent years and our two other dogs,LAYLA and TEDDY; our Pita was never separated from us by years and miles. She has been a constant, at our side for the past fifteen years.
Briefly, Pita has achieved more in her life span than most dogs that I know. From the day that she wrapped her leash around my legs and plopped her bottom on my feet in San Diego, fifteen years, ago, we have been inseparable. During her life, she achieved the Agility Course, been certified by the State of California as a Medical Assistance Dog, having been my life saver on more than one occasion, been on the front page of newspapers telling of her unique and unusual abilities, Received the Canine Good Citizen Award from the American Kennel Club, traveled extensively from California to Florida, Texas where she and I met our partner Jacob who has been with Pita for these past ten years.
She has eaten at 5 star restaurants with us, been to all the major film studios in Hollywood, even the Los Angeles Opera where she met and photographed with Placido Domingo having a 5th row seat to observe the opera.
She has rubbed shoulders with famous TV and Film stars, befriended thousands of dogs and their guardians, from around the world, on her personal site Dogster.
I was recently asked why I obsess over her so much because after all she is just a dog.
The answer is quite simple, over the years that we have been together she was so much more.
Guardian, protector, best friend who has been completely loyal, loving, forgiving, trusting and all of this was unconditional. Both Jacob and myself have learned very valuable lessons from Pita. She is so much more than "just a dog". She is sentient, has feelings, memories, is self aware, an incredible memory and to paraphrase William Shatner, in all of our years and all of our travels together, she was the most Human".
I do not believe I have ever run across anyone that did not fall in love with her almost immediately upon meeting and her gentleness and loving, nurturing nature made it so easy to love her unconditionally.
Mark Twain once said that "If there are no dogs in heaven, than when I die, I want to go where our dogs go." I agree.
Pita is going on her journey to the Rainbow Bridge where she will be welcomed by all who have gone their before her. Her in life friends, Layla, Teddy, Taya and so very many more will be there with that first biscuit and grand tour where they will romp together awaiting the arrival of their guardians.
Although I am profoundly sad today, I will continue on know that one day we shall meet again. Finally I do know that so long as we keep Pita in our hearts and memories, she will remain alive and be a strength for us to continue on.
She will now be our guardians from afar.
I thank all who have met Pita for your devotion, love and friendship of Pita. On behalf of Jacob and myself and Pita, our love to you all and thank you for being our friends.
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My family wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family with the passing of Pita. What an fantastic life she had with people that loved her dearly.
Thank you for your kind words. Pita will remain alive so long as we keep her in our hearts and thoughts.
We are very sorry to hear that Pita's time came. All her diary entries were a joy to us for they told of how unique she was, and her unique place in your life. You were blessed to share your life with her.
We are so very sorry.
Pita has truly lived a most wonderful life. She will live on in your hearts, in all of our hearts. I know that Layla and Teddy and many others were there to greet her.
We send our love to you. You are in our thoughts during this time.
Pita lead an exceptional life and she has touched many people. She will live on in your hearts just as surely as you will live on in hers. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Wishing that Pita's time at the bridge will be as amazing as her life was on earth.
Sending our sympathy and prayers for the family.
The Blaner Pack
So sorry to hear this.
What is wonderful is the CELEBRATION of her LIFE.
She did all and more. That is the joy they give to us.
Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
And if I go, while you are still here...
Know that I still live on,
Vibrating to a different measure,
Behind a thin veil that you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I will wait there for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to the fullest.
And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
"Ascension" Colleen Corah Hitchcock
Bob and Jacob,
What a lovely tribute to your beautiful Pita. Dogster is blessed to have had her in our Community.
You're in our thoughts and pawrayers.
With woof and great affection,
Lori and Lucy
We're so sorry for your loss of one
amazing pup. Our deepest condolences
to you, Pita's family.
We're so sorry
(Click on link)
We're so glad that we met Pita here
on Dogster and we thank you for
sharing her with us all.
Run free and well and forever young
at the Bridge, dear friend. As your
dad said, you'll live on in our
memories and in our hearts.
Sending you much love and many
~Redford, Cooper, Wishbone, Strider,
Keighty, Nina, Mick, Forrest, & mom,
For those of us who love our dogs dearly, a dog is NEVER 'just a dog'. Rest in peace sweet Pita.