Regal Pet Care
"where pets are treated like royalty"

Serving Somerset, Franklin Park, 
Kendall Park, and Piscataway

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It seems like yesterday I brought you home.  A sweet bundle of fur, 9 weeks old and ready to explore the world.  Your tiny body fit on a 12 x 12 tile in our foyer.  With one ear up and the other flopped down, you confidently sniffed your new environment, and called it “home”.  And in that moment, a new family member was born.

As a husky puppy, you were prone to dig – we replaced mulch and filled holes in the backyard more often than I can count.  You always thought it was fun to get dirty; we knew it was just how you were wired.  You were prone to wander (actually sneak out and run around the neighborhood); we knew you loved making friends out of strangers.  You claimed a recliner in the family room by digging out the filling; we simply covered it with a blanket so you could be comfortable.

Our walks together are most memorable.  Every morning and every evening, a mile around the neighborhood.  You became my personal trainer, and provided me all the motivation I needed, even on the coldest of days.  You loved meeting and engaging with people and other dogs along the way. In many ways, you became the neighborhood pet.  You captivated the hearts of so many with your gentle disposition. 

You loved sunbathing on the front lawn – simply content watching people pass by. You were endearing and inviting.  Even the mail carriers would stop and pet you (well, maybe not all of them). 

When you were 6 years old, I started Regal Pet Care.  As part of this business, at times, you would have to share your domain with other dogs.  You were always gracious, gently teaching the young ones good manners and proper behavior.  You were a gentle “Alpha” – never really demonstrative – dogs just knew it.  You loved their visits, and they loved being with you.

You loved playing “tug” with your favorite rope toy.  You loved playing ball at the dog park, especially with other dog owners.  We did this for many years – the memories are very sweet.

As you matured, you slowed down a bit.  That was only natural.  Our walks were shortened, and you were content chewing on your favorite Pokeman towel.  But your will never diminished.

In the last few months, we saw rapid decline with your health and general wellbeing.  The osteoarthritis which plagued you in the last two years had started to take its toll.  We did all we could to provide you relief and a quality of life.  And when that was no longer possible, we looked in your eyes, and knew what we had to do.  So painful for us, yet so peaceful for you.

So, today we celebrate your life, and the amazing way you gave more depth to ours.  In our minds, we like to think that we will see you again in heaven.  However, God’s word does not provide that guarantee.  We do know this promise:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9 ).  We trust God’s perfect will.

Thank you, Sandy, for your unconditional love, your indomitable spirit and your constant companionship.  You will forever be in our hearts.

With eternal love,

Tina, Rod, Chris and Brandon


May 26, 2002 – September 12, 2018

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