Sonny's Photos Page-A Memorial

March 25, 2003 - February 23, 2010

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Sonny's name should have been "Sweetness." He was a sweet, gentle soul. When he was only 3 years old, Sonny began showing the signs of serious degenerative joint issues (ligamentous/tendinus laxity and degenerative osteoarthritis) affecting most of the joints of his little body. By the time he was 4 years old, he was badly deformed and crippled from these joint issues. Even the pain and the deformity of his legs and back didn't change his sweet, loving disposition. The photos on this page are dedicated to this sweet, beautiful boy. I have tried to not include pictures that show how deformed he had become. Sonny finally lost his battle on February 23, 2010. It was a very hard decision to make, but I loved him so much and I knew that the time had come for me to let him go. Rest in Peace my sweet gentle one. We will always love you and cherish your memory.

"The death of a loved one is always devastating as we struggle to come to terms with life minus their physical presence. Often times when it is a beloved pet people will say "I know it must seem silly for me to grieve so deeply because it is only my pet." I always reassure them that, on the contrary, our pets come to us as great teachers of unconditional love and they become treasured members of our family.

Often the loss of a pet is even more difficult because they offer us unwavering love without agendas. We love them, talk to them, hug and kiss them. Our pets don't judge us when we neglect them or hold grudges. They overlook our shortcomings and forgive quickly when we scold them. A beloved pet couldn't care less if the house is clean or if we are having a bad hair day. They just love and shower us with affection and acceptance with no conditions. There is nothing like coming home to a pet who greets you like you are the most important person in the world and your homecoming is the absolute high point of their day. No wonder we love our pets so.

....(We have to help our pets)... make the transition from life to death when their suffering becomes too great. In each case it is one of the most gut-wrenching and loving decisions we ever have to make. It is a sad and sacred experience and not something anyone takes lightly.

Our pets make it easy for us to be exuberant with our show of love and affection. That's why we love them so; they just let us love them, soak it up, and send it right back. They really understand and practice the Law of Instant Karma, "what goes around comes around." What would happen if we treated everyone in our lives with as much kindness, patience, and love as we show our "fur angels?" Better yet, what if we treated everyone in our lives the way our pets treat us?"

This was written by a man named Michael







My sweet Sonny-February 18, 2010


The following 9 pictures of Andy and Sonny were taken on Saturday, February 20, 2010. They are the final pictures of our sweet boy.









November 29, 2009


September 13, 2009

May 14, 2003
May 14, 2002
June 2, 2003
June 2/10 weeks old

Pet Pouch June 21, 2003



June 18-12 weeks old

June 18th -12 weeks old

June 30, 2003

June 30, 2003

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003


November 1, 2003


Nov 23, 2003

This picture was taking just a few days before Sonny had his surgery on his right knee

January 23, 2004

March 7, 2004

April 13, 2004

May 5, 2004

Sonny anad the Bunny June 2004

Trixie (on the left) is owned by Lynn Vick of Victry's Toy Poodles and French Bulldogs. I first "met" Lynn when I found Trixie's pedigree and picture while researching Sonny's. I e-mailed her when I realized the 2 shared the exact same pedigree. That was in 2004. Lynn is now one of my dearest friends.

August 25, 2006

April 18, 2006

July 2, 2007

September 2005

September 2005

August 30, 2007

February 16, 2008

June 2, 2008

June 26, 2008

Andy and Sonny Sept 14, 2008

These 2 guys really adore each other!

The following 3 pictures were taken on November 1, 2009








Regarding the lawsuit filed by Hildegard Patton against Carol Kay

Carol Kay and Hildegard Patton have agreed to settle the litigation between them involving several posting and emails on Internet sites maintained by each of them concerning two poodle dogs once acquired by Kay from Patton. Carol, for her part, hereby issues a statement apologizing to Ms. Patton, if the medical information posted on her website concerning the health and medical conditions of the dogs has been construed or interpreted by any readers to impugn the integrity of Hildegard Patton, the name “Gold Star Toy Poodles,” Gold Star Poodles, or of her poodle breeding practices and the quality of her poodles in any way. Ms. Kay’s only intentions were to provide information to assist others in obtaining further knowledge and understanding of canine health.

Hildegard hereby issues a similar statement apologizing to Ms. Kay for statements she posted regarding Ms. Kay which suggested Ms. Kay’s actions in posting the medical information may be the result of any health issues relating to Ms. Kay or to any acts of Ms. Kay.

Both Carol and Hildegard affirm their mutual respect for each other, acknowledge their respective accomplishments and express appreciation that this unfortunate misunderstanding has been mutually resolved and put behind them.

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