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Celebrating the Animal  Human Bond

Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

Sasha Bithrey

October 15, 2005 - July 1, 2014

sasha bithreySasha loved people, and would approach even complete strangers with her loopy Lab smile and ingratiating manner, always open for a pat, hopeful of receiving a treat. She came into our lives three years ago, when our son asked us to consider 'adopting' her; work commitments were making it difficult for him to spend enough time with her. He felt that she deserved a full time family. My husband was living with Alzheimer's Disease, and I was his caregiver, so it seemed challenging to bring a pet into our home, but from the start, Sasha was a welcome addition. We loved her, she loved us. She got us out for walks, and provided my husband with tasks around her care. When he went into a care facility recently, Sasha became a keen "Pet Visitor". She was my loyal roommate, and the two of us were a recognizable team on our walks in the neighborhood. Just after the last walk of her life, Sasha suffered a brain aneurysm that stole her away within moments. She left a huge hole in all of our lives with her passing.
"Goodbye, Young Dog. We will miss you forever. Rest in peace."


Enjoy reading and participating in my website and if you would like to tell us your animal companion story or volunteer for our Society we’d love to hear from you (you should see my tail wagging just thinking about it), please send us an email or friend us on Facebook,
or if you’re old fashioned like Margaret Marshall Saunders, you can write to us at:
Beautiful Joe Heritage Society
PO Box 3304, Meaford, Ontario, Canada N4L 1A5
Tel: (519) 538-5895 Email:

Beautiful Joe Heritage Society preserves and promotes the historical legacies of both 'Beautiful Joe' and
Margaret Marshall Saunders and celebrates the natural bond between animals and humans.