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It is with great sadness TADSAW INC. announces the passing on Monday April 17, 2017 of one of the ‘legendary Mothers’ of the Penny’s From Heaven Foundation Therapy Dog Program, GRACIE, a small, blind Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV)- who shared many experiences and snuggles with the Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, while at BAMC and RIOSA in San Antonio. She always had room for one more Veteran when visiting. That was GRACIE – a Therapy Dog who helped blaze the way for the ‘Train a Dog – Save a Warrior’ program.

PENNY & GRACIE are the Matron Saints of all the TADSAW Service Dogs and their handlers, and are remembered by the copper penny that is awarded when the Team graduates.

God Bless You GRACIE and may you be at peace with Penny by your side once again.

Donations may be made in Gracie’s honor at www.tadsaw.org.

“Ann was loved by so many people. from day one of that tail wag. But she had a place by my side. that love I gave her was no comparison to the love she had in her. the day she became a real service dog and got her TADSAW certificate on 11/26/2013 – TSD0186. she knew that she was a gift of pure unconditional love with out restrictions. when we get a gift it is to be shared. So it can reach the hearts it needs to touch. Our cross country trip to be there for a awesome brother and his awesome wife’s day. When we go to the VA hospitals she meet and touched the life’s of so many veterans every time we go. ones that know that is a lot. Too our quiet rides in my truck. now she runs with the hearts of all that keep her there forever free as she was meant to be ringing them doorbells of heaven “my sweetest prayer” 10/25/07-10/10/16″

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For Ann…service dog deceased for Chris Dayton.

WHEN WE REMEMBER THEM

At the rising of the sun and at its going down;
We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter;
We remember them.

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring;
We remember them.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer;
We remember them.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn;
We remember them.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends;
We remember them.

AS LONG AS WE LIVE, THEY TOO WILL LIVE – FOR THEY ARE A PART OF US, AS WE REMEMBER THEM.

When we are weary and in need of strength;
We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart;
We remember them

When we have joy we crave to share;
We remember them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make;
We remember them

When we have achievements that are based on theirs;
We remember them.

AS LONG AS WE LIVE, THEY TOO WILL LIVE – FOR THEY ARE A PART OF US, AS WE REMEMBER THEM.

By Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer

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