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When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows, and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together ... 

- Author Unknown 

Rainbow Bridge

The Joy of an Old Dog


Summer 2014

In Memory of Dogs

DAJA, a rescued German Shepherd of Ginger Taylor, from Judianne Rinker

DUCKY, beloved kitty, from Barbara & Jim Bradley

JAMI “JOY BOY” FAULKENBERRY, Your presence on this earth made us all happier and better people. We will all miss your big smile and happy nature, from Carole & Johnny Adams

JAMI, much loved Setter mix of Bill & Beverly Faulkenberry, from Bob Johnson

JAMI, beloved dog companion of Bill & Beverly Faulkenberry, from Carol Jackson

JAMI, from Bill & Beverly Faulkenberry

JAMI, may you rest in peace, sweet boy, from Susan & Neili Aronson

JAMI, from Mollie McCurdy

JAMI, much loved dog of Bill & Beverly Faulkenberry, from Ginger Taylor


EMBERLEE, from Mollie McCurdy

GASTON, from Karin Magno

YELLER ROEDER, from Sheila & Raymond Roeder

SOPHIE ROSE, from Barbara Elvin

DUFFY, from Lynne Gilbert

MOSBY, on the 11th anniversary of your death.  We love you Mosby!!   You are with us in our hearts forever, from Carole & Johnny Adams

MOSBY ADAMS, love from Jan Johnson

MOSBY, love Alice Mae Johnson

TOM BAKER, a previous senior foster dog of mine, who went to his awesome forever home about a year ago. Sadly, he bloated and died several weeks ago. His family adored him and are heartbroken. I'm heartbroken. TOM BAKER was a gentle and loving and devoted boy who loved to talk!, from Janie McCutchen

RIPTON, my sweet Husky-mix who shared her love of life with so many as a therapy dog with Augusta Health for 7 years. Her retirement was full of nose-work fun, until a vicious cancer struck her in December 2013. She lived life to its fullest and stoically tolerated surgery and chemotherapy but lost her fight with cancer in April 2014 at the age of 13,  from Kathryn Dobyns

LISKI, my most loyal companion-my one true dog, from Kathryn Dobyns

SHARPIR BOYLEN, a French sorta' Black Lab import who was one of the kindest, sweetest dog I have ever known, from Jean Hoffman    (check spelling of dogs first name!)

MOLLY, beloved  Goldie, from Shirley and Dan Holler

CASSIE, golf-loving companion of Sid & Jo Smith, from Jane & Rick Smith

CHOU CHOU, my beloved Poodle, from Yvonne Clement

PRECIOUS, my sweet Golden Retriever who lost her war with mast cell cancer, from Linda Link

PRECIOUS, beloved dog of Jim & Linda Link, from Ruth Ann Armentrout

MOLLY, from Diane Livick

CHARLIE, our 18 year old cat who died of cancer, from David & Sue Solimine

WHISKEY, and best friend to Laura Reith, from Pat Harrington

AMANDA ROSE JOHNSON, I miss you and you're always in my heart, love Jan

AMANDA, love Alice Mae Johnson

DAISY DEARVA, I miss you so much, love Jan Johnson

DAISY, love Alice Mae Johnson

WINSTON, beloved dog of Jane Hammond, from The Printy Family

SWEET ROSIE, from Marilyn Ross

In Honor of Dogs

BUSTER, from Diane Livick


SPIRIT, beloved Chesapeake Retriever companion of Christine & Richard Raab, from Jane Smith

In Memory of People

JULIAN PARROTT, who's life was taken way too soon.  Julian, we will always remember your giant smile, your love for ships & dogs, and especially The Mosby Foundation.  You were always our best salesman, selling all of our note-cards with great gusto.  You will never be forgotten by all of us here at The Mosby Foundation

DR. W.E. ARMSTRONG, who loved dogs as much as I do. For Barney, Brutus, Titus and Zack, from Deborah Armstrong

COLLEEN SURRATT, from the Brian Barwick family

COLLEEN SURRATT, from Carolyn & Roger Davis

COLLEEN SURRAT, from Jean & Stuart Smith

COLLEEN SURRAT, from Barbara France

In Honor of People

RALPH DEY, from Pete Dey

GAY DEEL, from Pat Grizzel

DAVID FITT, who helped keep my yard under control while I was recovering from injury, Thank you for all you do!, from Kathryn Dobyns

JUDITH G. ARMSTRONG, my wonderful mother, from Deborah Armstrong

DR. STACY REEDER, ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF WAYNESBORO, who fought our war against cancer with our beloved  golden Precious, from Linda Link

ALYSIA STERN, on her birthday! From Kathy Mason


THE MOSBY FOUNDATION, thank you for all you do for so many families who are in need of support!  We enjoy reading your success stories in the newsletter; keep up the good work.  Many families & their four-legged babies are grateful for what you have organized. Sincerely, Adam & Kristen Printy


SHELI RHODES, owner of LOVE ON A LEASH,  for  donating so much great dog food for pets in need.  WOOF!!!  WOOF!!

MIDDLE RIVER VETERINARY HOSPITAL, VERONA, VA for all the donated pet food, calendar sales and donations!  You ALL ROCK!

COMMONWEALTH VETERINARY CLINIC, WAYNESBORO, VA for all of the donated pet food and calendar sales.  ROCK ON!

MARY PENN SORANNO and her husband BILL SORANNO for helping us help senior citizens get the pet food they frequently can't afford.  THANK YOU!!

HILL TOP BERRY FARM & WINERY, NELLYSFORD,VA  for all their support these years!  We are so honored by your donating to our cause with a portion of the sale from each purchase of your “Little Heeler” dessert wine!  CHEERS!

RUTH ANN NOBLETTE, for handling the busiest pet food donation bin we have, at Kroger's Grocery Store, Staunton, VA.  She picks up all the food and delivers it to the Verona Food Pantry almost weekly which is quite a lot of loading and unloading.  YOU'RE AWESOME!

On behalf of all the wonderful dogs that will benefit and on behalf of the people that love them, The Mosby Foundation extends deepest thanks to the PETCO FOUNDATION AND BLUE BUFFALO for their very generous grant to our Armani-Schaffer Cancer Treatment Fund.  Cancer is now the leading cause of death in dogs in the U.S.  With this grant, we will be able to assist in the treatment of canine cancer in many more dogs, and as a result, save many more dogs' lives. Thank you, Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo for caring so deeply and helping so many dogs and their families!

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