angelZoe (Duchess051)


Passed over the rainbow bridge : November 2, 2013

Our little Zoe left us on April 23, 2014 after a very sudden and quick bout with Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia.  IMT is an autoimmune disease that destroys the blood platelets, and as we now know, isn’t that rare in cocker spaniels.  She was seemingly well and out with us biking on the previous Sunday, riding in her tail wagon and barking at everything that moved.  And by early Wednesday morning  she was gone.  We are both so devastated.  She had our hearts wound around her little paws.  Our home seems so empty and quiet without her.

Zoe (Duchess051) adopted us on April 30, 2005.  I was attending a baby shower for one of our Shorewood volunteers at the home where she was being fostered.  Her foster Mom, Lynette Raether, let her out of her crate because of all of her loud fussing.  Always hating being away from her humans, he came bounding into the living room and onto my lap.  It was love at first sight.  We would forever be a team.  Our daughter renamed her Zoe, after the red Muppet of the same name.  As a transport and placement volunteer with SCR, Zoe was witness and constant companion to many wonderful adoption visits that I have done over the last 9 years.  I hope that some of you remember Zoe.  She was a good little ambassador for what our group does.

I’m Still Here

Friend, please don’t mourn for me
I’m still here, though you don’t see.
I’m right by your side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay.

May body is gone but I’m always near
I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I’ll never wonder out of your sight.
I’m the brightest star on a summer night.
I’ll never be beyond your reach.
I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.

I’m the colorful leaves when fall come around
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond.
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring.
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
And you’ll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,
You can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
And you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze

I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep. 
I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.
Just look for me, friend, I’m everyplace!

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We’ll always love you, little red dog.
Mike and Kathy Miller

Zoe Miller
February 8, 2003 – April 23, 2014

Duchess [ADOPTED APRIL 30] is a two year old female whose hair is a red color. Duchess has a liver colored nose and light brown eyes. Her hair, nose and eyes are pretty close to the same color. She loves to play with balls and plush toys. She gets along well with cats but is dominant with other dogs. Duchess does not do well with children and we will only let her go to a home without children. Duchess loves to be wherever her people are and likes to go for long walks outside. As a Cocker however, her ears have a tendency to get yucky so she needs a owner who will be diligent about her diet and cleaning her ears. Duchess is housebroken and crate trained. She is a great dog looking for a great home!