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 Tara <I>Melick</I> Baker

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Tara Melick Baker

  • Birth 14 Jul 1996 Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 16 Oct 2007 Newport, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes will be with me until I die and then mixed with mine.
  • Memorial ID 22263725

It is with extreme sadness that I announce the death of my beloved pet and best friend, Tara. She was an extraordinary canine companion and I will never know the likes of her ever again. She was adopted from the SPCA in 1996 at approximately 6-8 weeks of age. She was 7.06 lbs at the time of adoption and she grew to a husky 67lbs at adult weight. She was never overweight, but surely the staff at the shelter made a mistake when they told me she would be a small dog! I raised her to be a good dog. She had quite a life and lived it to the fullest. She was sassy and intelligent, ornery and loving. She adored her Grammy and loved my dearest boyfriend Will. Will made every effort to save her life, but it was not to be. She entered the ER vet hospital Sunday night and it was determined she had liver disease and gall bladder complications in addition to Cushing's Disease. She did not respond to the medication given to her and she worsened significantly from Tuesday morning to Tuesday afternoon. The veterinarian called me to come see her and I knew she would not make it, even if she was to have a temporary recovery - it would be just that- temporary. She was humanely euthanized at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware.

11 years was not nearly enough! But I do understand why your time here on Earth was so short: You changed a life; my life forever! And you waited until I had found happiness to go to God. I love you, Tara!

Tara will be cremated and brought home.

My personal thanks to Will for being a steadfast friend and supporter to Tara and to myself during this time. No one acted so valiantly and so loving towards me and my Tara ever before...nor will again. You have helped ease the transition for Tara to the Bridge and allowed me to hurt and cry on your shoulder. Thank You from the very depths of my heart.

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  • Created by: Heather Baker
  • Added: 17 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22263725
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tara Melick Baker (14 Jul 1996–16 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22263725, ; Maintained by Heather Baker (contributor 46513300) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes will be with me until I die and then mixed with mine..