You will always be a member

of our family where ever you

are!  Rest in Peace and

know you were well loved!




In Memory of Louie Martin  - Friday, November 26, 2010

We were so very blessed to have Louie join our family in June, 2002.  We first met him at an event at the Eagle Creek bark park.  He had a thick soft coat with a touch of silver higlighting it, along with one half blue eye.  What a handsome boy he was.  But it was his personality that instantly won our hearts!

He was a sheltie through and through - always trying to herd the ducks, squirrels, bikes etc that passed by our yard.  He would follow us all to bed at night and once we were all settled in(i.e., properly herded), he would often sleep at the bottom of the stairs.

He had a gentle easy going personality that made everyone who met him love him right away. He was on the large size for a sheltie, but we figured that was because he has so much love in him!

He so enjoyed being outside and going for walks. Even in winter, he would love to be outside and making snow "doggie" angels rolling in the snow.  He also loved his stuffed Lambie and Ducky toys and played with them often.

He was a great little brother to our 2 kids and an even better big brother to his "fur" sister Lacey (a beagle/basset mix we adopted about 18 months after adopting Louie).  They become so close over the 6 years they had together.  Louie was also the perfect gentleman.  He would also let Lacey win when they were playing tug and also let her go first for anything.

Louie was diagnosed with nasal cancer in April.  After 2 rounds of palliative radiation, it was determined that the tumor was just too aggressive and we were advised by the great staff at Purdue that further treatments would not be of any benefit.  Louie waged a tremendously courageous battle over 7 months and truly demonstrated the term "quiet strength".  Unfortunately we had to help him pass over the Rainbow Bridge the day after Thanksgiving to join Lacey, who pass over in her sleep in October from congestive heart failure.

There are so many memories I could share, and I think of them often.  I have been told that the pain you feel when a pet is gone is the price you pay for the joy they bring to your lives.  I truly believe this - Louie brought so much love and joy to us!  I know he and Lacey are running around happy and healthy once again.  But not a day goes by that we don't miss our beloved Louie.  He will live forever in our hearts!  Till we are together again someday - farewell our dear Louie boy!

                Janice, Patrick, Brittany & Tim