"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pet Memorial


Right from the start, KikiDee was a rescue with many issues–whose thick shield required some time and a lot of persistence in showing her love that was stronger than her claws or teeth. She showed me that love that’s given unconditionally will eventually become impossible to resist–even for the most love-resistant kitty. I adored her, maybe more so because it seemed that she had never previously felt loved. She taught me how to care for her and be with her on her terms. A shadow of her presence remains–she’s around every corner and always at the top of the stairs. I am grateful that Dr. Bridges’ true compassion was palpable in helping her–and me to alleviate her suffering with one final act of love. KikiDee, I’m counting on seeing you again.

By: Tricia Cotton Dean


We finally had to make long hard decision to let our beloved Molly rest in peace. Molly was gentle and kind to anyone or anything with whom she came in contact. A friend said that Molly had no idea how lucky she was that we had rescued her; however, we were the ones, who were indeed lucky, due to the fact that we rescued her. When we rescued her, she was overjoyed to have a home and to be with someone (especially at Char-Grill to have a vanilla milk shake). You could always find Molly close to us – where ever that might happen to be. At last Molly will be able to join her beloved Rosie, who she thought was her puppy, and vice versa – they were inseparable. We would be amiss not to mention how grateful we are for the wonderful staff at Falls Village Veterinary Hospital who cared for Molly (and us) for over 14 years. Molly, you will be missed immensely by those who were privileged to know you and love you – May you rest in peace.

By: Ben Maree


Tonight, we finally had to make a heart wrenching decision to say rest in peace to our beloved Rosie, who has moved on from this world, waiting for us with her wagging tail at the Rainbow Bridge. Rosie was our little treasure that brought smiles and laughter to everyone who was privileged to know her. Her little body, with such an enlarged heart placed her in a situation where her heart had finally failed her – she had a heart that was literally and figuratively large. All of us have had and still have animals that are special to us, but Rosie was unique as she in her small frame ruled the roost. She gave us many good laughs and tears, and we will miss her immensely as she slept in our bed each night. She loved animals and humans equally, and she touched the lives of all of those who have cared for her during her lifetime. We are truly grateful for the amazing staff at Falls Village and the NC State Vet school, and all of our friends who assisted in her care for almost 12 years. Rosie will be always remembered for her little wagging tail, and the way she loved life to its fullest. She will be missed by all of us and especially her beloved Molly, who she thought was her mother – and vice versa. We know now that she is somewhere that she will suffer no more. Rosie inspired and brought many memories to those of us who knew her with her unconditional love. She has no idea how much she will be missed. Rest in peace precious Rosie!

By: Ben Maree


Smitty “Mitty” (July 2001 to Sept 2015):
Mitty was dearly beloved by his parents and brother (littermate who looks just like him). He had a happy but tough life, suffering with megacolon since 2006, having his colon removed in 2014, and succumbing to cancer in 2015. He was a very sweet, gentle, and talkative cat. He loved to lie anywhere it was warm such as a sunny window, in front of the fireplace, or curled up with his brother. He is terribly missed by all of us. Many thanks to everyone at Falls Village but especially to Dr. Chessie Green, who took such good care of Mitty as well as me (his Mom).

By: Jill Morrison