Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital

42902 Waxpool Road
Ashburn, VA 20148-4525

(703)723-1017

streamvalleyvet.com

Farewell Friends & Tributes

 A very difficult thing to do is to ask about and then decide what to do once our companion has passed, so we have listed the various choices and what they mean for your private consideration--

 Most families will choose a Simple Cremation without the return of ashes; they feel the memories of a life of love and fun are reminder enough.

For some, Individual Cremation, in which the ashes of your companion are returned in a simple but elegant pine urn, is a comfort and possibly the beginning of a special tribute (burial at a favorite shared place of memory) to that special life long friend.

Different urns can be requested and these can be viewed at the following web site:

 Agape Pet Services

A small gold plaque with a name can also be requested to adorn the urn of your choice.

Finally, a note from Dr.Corey: "Just as my father did for his beloved dog 'Sill' many years ago," you can arrange formal burials through the above memorial company, or take them yourself to that special place you own, their home away from home, and no one will ever ask where that private place for the both of you is!

We're just a few feet away! 

If you have lost a loved one and would like to add a memorial, please submit a message and/or photo to be displayed to: askstreamvalley@gmail.com

 

Tributes

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Teddy

Teddy

Teddy: 2002-2015 Our sweet, lovable Teddy Bear gave us such joy and happiness.  We were blessed with such a wonderful companion and will miss him terribly.  He will live on in our memories and through those who loved him as much as we did.

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Lady

Lady

Lady: 1998-2015 Not just a sweetie pie, but also a tough cookie.  Not just super smart, but also incredibly wise.  Thank you for rescuing us!  We will always love you!

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Halley

Halley

Halley: March 27, 2001 - December 1, 2014

A Once in a Lifetime Friend

Most beautiful friend, companion, defender, playmate, and keeper of the hearth - you filled our lives with joy and laughter, loyalty and quiet strength, and you helped the human children around you grow up with the fondest and most loving of memories.  There will never be another like you, and the void you leave in our hearts and lives cannot be filled.  We love you dearest, noble friend, and we hope to find you waiting for us in the universe that God has made for those who love and believe.

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Buddy 

Buddy

 

 

 

Buddy: 1998-2013 Three good legs, one good kidney...one perfect little friend!

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Gabby

Gabby  

 

 

 

 

Gabby: 1995-2013 May you find many open doors and many exciting places for adventure my hyper, high maintenance, drive me crazy with your antics sometimes, glorious, wonderful Cocker Spaniel.  I miss you so, so much.  My best friend.

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Dutch

  Dutch

 

Dutch: 2002-2013 I first met Dutch when his foster parents were walking him, and it was love at first sight. I knew we would adopt him. Dutch was the most loving Golden boy with the biggest smile. He preferred to be with his humans more than anything else--well, maybe not more than eating, but close. He loved to taste whatever we were eating and made us laugh as he munched corn on the cob, watermelon, and mango. He loved car rides, especially in the convertible, and starred as Mr. July in Grreat's 2006 calendar. He was a blood donor for EVBB for many years. Dutch lived a great and happy life and was well-traveled as we criss-crossed the country in our RV. The great outdoors was the place he loved to be, and we enjoyed so many adventures together. We were so fortunate to be Dutch's forever family for almost nine years when cancer reared its ugly head, and we helped him to the Rainbow Bridge on February 8, 2013. Our hearts are filled with sadness as we mourn his loss, but the wonderful memoris he gave us, and all who knew him, will last forever. Dutch, you will always be missed and forever loved.

 

 Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Dailey

Dailey

 

 

 

Dailey: 1997-2013 No better dog, no better friend. There will never be another like you, buddy! You will always be loved and cherished! 

 Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Tootsie

Tootsie 

 

 

Tootsie: 1997-2011 A Queen, a beauty, a friend. We will always love and remember you! 

 Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Jeana

Jeana

Jeana: 1996-2011 You were my first and dearest friend, and will be forever my friend in my heart and soul. You were always a sassy little girl, and I will always remember your love and loyalty. You brought, and will always bring so much joy to my life. Through all the good and bad, you were always there. Through the good and bad, you loved me still as I did you and I hope I was able to give you the same joy. I hope you are getting the rest that you need and deserve. Sleep peacefully and comfortably your highness. I love you always... 

 

 

Charlie: 1990-1998 You will never be forgotten my sweet loving little friend! Thank you for all the joy you brought to my life. 

 

 

Callie: 1990-2004 You and your sweet little personality will never be forgotten my precious baby girl. I'm so thankful that you were a part of my life. 

 

 

Sable: 1990-2004 Grace personified. I purr to show I love you. We'll meet up once more.

Nothing can fully describe the tremendous amount of joy that you brought to my life. For the times that I felt sad, for the times that I felt happy, for the times where life seemed so complicated, you made it much easier to endure. You have always accepted me for who I am, and loved me unconditionally. I hope that you understand Sable, I loved you too. 

 

 

  We're just a few feet away!

  

A poem by Dr. Mary A. Corey, entitled

"A Friend's Farewell"

Broadlands / Ashburn, VA - Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Dad Corey & Boots 

 I look at the tiny black and white photo of a small boy, born 1904 in Middletown, New York. He is wearing knickers! A wide brim hat covers his head as an arm surrounds a small dog that I know is "Boots."

I know that Boots once (mistakenly) jumped into the dumbwaiter in the upstairs New York flat where the little boy lived and that Boots wound up three flights downstairs but lived so the tale could be laughed about; I can still hear my father laughing when he recounted this childhood memory.

There is another black and white photo of a tall, handsome Army officer, holding in his hand a small puppy that he had just found; I know this dog's name was "Sill," for Fort Sill, Oklahoma where my father was stationed when he met my mom and found that dog, the first of his adult life.

I have more photos in my album; there is one of my mother, spooning with Sill looking very pregnant, (Sill was before my mother), and a photo of my father laying in the yard of their first home in Silver Spring, Maryland with Sill's puppies all around him playing in the fall leaves.

"Skunky" came into the home in Falls Church, Virginia soon after my oldest sibling was born and never left; it was where we all grew up, where I, the youngest child of three, learned the words to one of Dad's favorite old songs:

How much is that doggie in the window,
The one with the waggly tail?

How much is that doggie in the window?
I must know if that doggie's for sale.

Then listened to his story of how difficult it had been to say goodbye to Sill--Dad's favorite--when a veterinarian (not his daughter) said there was nothing more that could be done for her; she could not walk any longer.

We will forever miss those that loved us and we them, for so long and so well, BUT the memories are a wonderful comfort for our hearts in the early days and even years later...

With our sympathy and shared loss.