December 1, 1993 --- June 23, 2011


"Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight Sweet Prince; And flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest."

It was love at first sight. Tethered to a small doghouse in the yard of the Black Hills Humane Society, we discovered what a spirited scrapper you were as you defended your abode from the larger dogs' infringements. No one would have guessed you were the runt of the litter, or that the whole left side of your tiny body was compromised, for you were fast as lightening! Yep, love at first sight. :D

You burst through the front door and instinctively knew that Ours, was your forever home. Dooley, your brother from another mother, welcomed you with open paws, chewy bones, and squeaky toys...gifts fit for a KING, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to be exact.

For 15 years we were inseparable. Day trips through the hills...Big Horns...across South Dakota...Minnesota...Wisconsin. You were the 1/4 million mile pup! There wasn't a trail, park, nor lake in the Black Hills where you hadn't tread chasing deer, turkeys and your doggie brethren.

Everyone you met loved you and marveled at your agility, something most people never expected of a 3-legged little boy. Yep, our little spirited scrapper! But that wasn't the most amazing thing about you, Delaney. You loved us completely and taught us the true meaning of unconditional love. We returned this love a thousand-fold and it still most probably fell short in comparison to what you gave us.

Our hearts are broken at your passing, Delaney. Our only consolation is knowing you are waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge where we will all, once more, be a family. Until we meet again, Sweet Boy, know that you are loved forever more.

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