Aspen 2004-2017

The Daily Ride

Our junior executive died today.
I’m not sure what we’ll do.
The office just won’t be the same.
The staff will miss him, too.

We met him in a parking lot.
He boldly walked right up.
He seemed homeless and on his own.
He jumped right in the truck.

Though he enjoyed his new found home,
the thing he loved the most,
was riding in a car or truck,
though he would never boast.

His friends preferred to stay at home,
but he just loved to wander.
If someone headed for the door,
he jumped to be their partner.

And so, he came to work each day,
devoted through and through.
Whether sick or well, he would ride,
he knew just what to do.

His friends would stop upstairs to see
him working every day.
Sometimes they brought a treat or two,
to get him through the day.

Though he grew old, he didn’t stop,
He knew that he was needed.
A hug or pat upon his head,
Made his friends less heated.

But now, he’ll make the trip no more.
He’s gone on his last ride.
Aspen, we love and miss you, boy,
Thanks for the daily ride.



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  • Dr.
    Barbara Booth

    Dr. Barbara Booth moved to Forest City in 2010 with her family. She is married and has one daughter. Her interests include cats, surgery, and exotic pets. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.

  • Dr.
    Gretchen Kelly

    Dr. Gretchen Kelly graduated veterinary school from the University of Tennessee. She moved to Forest City with her husband in 2010. She has an interest in internal medicine, radiology, and ophthalmology. She enjoys playing with her many dogs at home.

  • Dr.
    Samantha Freudenthal

    Dr. Samantha Freudenthal is originally from Spartanburg, SC. She attended undergraduate at Presbyterian College and veterinary school at University of Georgia. She has three dogs-a lovable mutt and two Boston Terriers.  She enjoys spending time in the mountains and making crafts, especially if the crafts are for her dogs.