On behalf of the staff at Lincoln City Animal Clinic, we are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed. We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. Please feel free to complete the following Pet Memorial Form in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Raphie Maximillan Salazar de Grider
Ralphie Maximillan Salazar de Grider came into our lives 14 years ago. He singlepawedly saved us from ourselves at a time when loss was the tone of the day. He was the runt of the litter, weighing only 1 pound and 2 ounces at age 9 weeks. The last one chosen, he filled our hearts and souls to the limit with his sweet, wonderful personality. He loved people, cats and running on the beach. Ralphie had many human friends and especially enjoyed attending "his meeting" on Wednesday nights at the Cultural Center, where he roamed the room greeting everyone and exploring, finally settling down at his Mama's feet on his blankie. The staff and doctors at Lincoln City Animal Clinic were among his closest friends, with Sally being his favorite. Ralphie would bark at the very mention of her name and look around excitedly for her. Thank you to all of you for your wonderful care and loving attention given to him. Thank you to Dr. Kriss for saving him when he was so little and for sending him on his way across the Rainbow Bridge. Ralphie was blessed by several priests and pastors and seemed to understand that he had a special mission on this earth. He had a full wardrobe of sweaters, jackets, boots, hats and holiday costumes. He didn't mind wearing them and actually helped his Mama put the clothes on. Ralphie is survived by his two children, Ralphie Jr. and Lita Grider. His companion and mother of his children, Ava, predeceased him in 2010, five days after giving birth to a litter of 4, two of whom did not survive. Ralphie is now with Ava and his other two kids. He passed very peacefully, lovingly held, cuddled and kissed by his Mama and Dad. To his many friends, thank you for treating Ralphie with love and caring and for supporting his parents on his passing. Ralphie will never be forgotten and holds a very special place in everyone's hearts. Rest in Peace our little Angel. We will see you again.