Our beautiful little girl....we love you and miss you.
A little beagle came into our lives in April 1997 when she was only 6 weeks old and so tiny her Daddy carried her around in his shirt pocket. He named her Usdi, a cherokee word that means small or little and that she was.
She was so smart, affectionate and loved to play tricks. When we would talk to her and tell her how pretty and special she was to us she would just smile. She went everywhere we went and if it was a place she couldn't go, we didn't go either. Usdi was the best and she loved everybody and everything. It was like Usdi was born human in a beagle body.
I remember when her Daddy was digging the hole out for my pond. Usdi went over and got in the hole with him. She dug and dug until she had a little hole of her own. I ran and got the camcorder so I have that on tape. So many precious memories of her that we will treasure forever.
As she got older, she began having allergies which usually manifested in an itchy spot on the base of her tail. There are little spots in the house where she would go to rub on, where she left more memories for us.
For us, Usdi was and still is our daughter. She was an equal member of our family and we love her and we miss her so very much. She used to lay her little head on her Daddy which he called it his puppy hug. She was her Daddy's baby girl, her Mommy's little angel and her brother's little princess.
Usdi loved going to the car show in her Camaro. All we had to say every Saturday was, you ready to go crusin', and she was at the door ready to go. She loved all the people and of course the attention. Everyone there loved her and cried when they heard she had passed away. They even helped pass out her flyers about her web site. In loving memory of her we had her picture put on the back window of "her Camaro" so she still goes with us every where we go.
We have so many, many memories of our precious little girl and I wish I could add more, but this is just so very hard for us. We did not expect her to leave us that day. She had only went to her new vet for the results of her blood work and never made it back home. Our hearts are broken....
We will continue our fight for justice for our beautiful baby girl and we will never give up.
"Rest our little angel in God's loving hands and know that someday we will sit in heaven's sunshine where we will hold you close once again".....written by Usdi's Daddy.
Usdi passed away from unmonitored steroid use by her vet of 5 years. Please visit her web site at:
July 13, 2008
It has been 2 years today that we lost our beautiful baby girl. It seems like so long ago, but then it also seems like yesterday. Our lives will never be the same without her. She gave us so much love and so much laughter. She was spoiled rotten and she knew it. She loved to cover up while taking her nap and she would get under her blanket by herself. She was so smart and had the sweetest personality...we will never forget the memories she left us and we will love her forever...
*Usdi, we love you and we will always hold you close to our hearts*
Happy Birthday Usdi...we love you and we miss you so much. Mommy has cried so many tears. You were taken from us way too soon. We should be spending your 12th birthday with you. Please be happy today at Rainbow Bridge with all of your friends. I know you are having a wonderful party with cake, ice cream, roast beef and chicken, which was your favorite.
Mommy can't write anymore but I'll be back soon. Sending you all of our love with lots of hugs and kisses.
Love always, Mommy, Daddy & Brother
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY our little sunshine girl"
June 16, 2009
Usdi, our hearts are broken again this morning as we had to say goodbye to Merle, your little squirrel friend. You were together for 7 years. You and him would rub noses and then you would take off running and look back to see if he was chasing you :). He thought your Daddy was his Mommy because he raised him from just 3 days old. He was such a special little guy and we will miss him so much. I know you and Merle are together again and I'm sure you are chasing him through the beautiful meadows at the bridge. You two left us with so many wonderful memories that we will treasure forever. We love you both and this house is never going to be the same. Take care of each other and one day we will see you again. Love always, Mommy
July 13, 2009
In Loving Memory of our precious beagle Usdi
Three years ago this morning at 9:20, she left us and went to Rainbow Bridge. Our world fell apart and our hearts were ripped out. She left us so sudden and unexpected. We never knew when her Daddy took her to the new vet that morning, that it would be the last time we got to see her. I told her, when he left with her that I loved her and the new vet was going to make her all better and I'd see her when she got home....I gave her "our last kiss". Every day we think of her and wish we could go back and done our own research on steroids. Tears come to my eyes everytime I hear that word. We wish we had known her "vet" was supposed to be doing bloodwork. I ask myself every day, why didn't he? He knew, he just didn't care. I pray every time he looks at a bottle of steroids, he sees her precious little face and does the right thing with his other patients. Usdi's web site has helped save other babies from going through what she did. Maybe that's why God chose her, so she could help others. If one life is saved, her death will not be in vain.
Usdi, thank you for the 9 years of love, happiness and memories. We will never forget you and you will always live on in our hearts. Until we meet again....
Love, Mommy, Daddy and brother
November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving Usdi. We love you and miss you so much. The kitchen sure was empty without you again today. You were always there waiting on Mommy to give you a sample of everything. Special memories that Mommy, Daddy and Brother will treasure forever. Love you baby girl
April 4, 2010
Happy Easter Usdi...we love you and miss you so very much. You are in our thoughts everyday. We will always love you and hold you close to our hearts. Love you our little sunshine girl.
July 13, 2010
Today is a day full of memories...some happy and some sad. You left us 4 years ago today and took a huge part of us with you. You were taken away from us way too soon and that makes it even harder. We never dreamed you were going to leave us that day and I believe God had a special place in heaven waiting for you. Your story has helped save so many other furbabies from going through the same thing you did. In your memory, we will continue to educate the public on the safety of steroids. Rest in peace our baby girl and one day I pray we all get to be together again. We will always love you and we will never forget you or the 9 years of love and happiness you gave us, you were a very special little girl and always will be. Sending you our love, hugs and many kisses on your 4 year anniversary at the bridge.
Mommy, Daddy & Brother
Usdi, my little angel. Mommy was sitting here thinking about you and how very much I miss you. It's going on 5 years now and I love you and miss you more and more as each day goes by. I don't think my heart will ever heal until I'm with you again one day. I wish I could come here more and write little things about you but it is so hard. You know what's in my heart and that's all that matters. Mommy, Daddy and brother will always love you and remember the wonderful years we had with you. Rest in peace my little angel. Sending you love, hugs and kisses. Love, Mommy
July 13, 2011
Usdi, you left us 5 years ago this morning at 9:20. I will never forget that morning. As Daddy was taking you to your new vet, I kissed you and told you I would see you when you got back and that I loved you so much. *tears*. Mommy never got to see you alive again. I'm so sorry your vet took you away from us. I pray he sees your precious little face every day and remembers taking you away from us. You were our life. Everything we did, we included you. We have so many beautiful memories of you that we will treasure forever. Run, play and have lots of fun in the beautiful meadows and one day we will be with you again. Always in our hearts and we will love you forever.
Sending love, hugs and kisses from Mommy, Daddy and Brother
July 13, 2015
Usdi, it has been 9 years ago today that you left us. So hard to believe it's been that long. Nothing has changed. Our hearts are still broken and our days are so lonely without you. We think about you all of the time and we love you and miss you so much. Thank you for all the beautiful memories you left us. One day we will see you again...Love always and forever~ Mommy, Daddy and Brother