Last week we were all stunned by the news that our friend, Emmitt, grew his wings and flew to the Bridge! Animals and people from all over Facebook mourned the passing of one of the biggest voices for animals. We joined together to comfort eachother and Emmitt’s family. We shared memories, posted pictures, and cried together! Our pack has lost a true leader, a hero and a voice! But, we have gained a guardian angel!! Emmitt will watch over us as we carry on in his memory…to fight to save as many animals as we can, honor the ones that we lose each day, continue to spread the words “don’t shop…adopt”, and to spread our love to the new members of the Facebook pack! He will be a welcoming presence to all the animals that cross over to the Bridge, especially those that cross alone. He will make sure they know they were loved. And, Emmitt will guide his brothers, including the newest addition, Tanner, as they keep his page going and carry on his message! Please stop by Emmitt’s World and welcome Tanner to the pack…and say hello to our angel, Emmitt (click on any picture below to get there)!
This week I am joined by some of Emmitt’s friends in honoring him with words. Together we join hands and paws as we send our love to Emmitt’s family and to the Bridge.
But first, Emmitt’s Daddy, John, would like to say a few words:
I am Emmitt’s Daddy John. Thank you so much for making my Angel Boy your Pet of the Week, I am so honored that you are doing this.
If I could just say a few words about my boy….he was so much more than just a pet, he was my best friend and constant companion, and loosing him so suddenly last Monday was such a shock, and so unexpected. But, Emmitt, in his own way, I truly believe knew his time was near.
I don’t remember if I have shared this on his page or not, but I would like to share it here with you. Emmitt was never one to really want to go with me when I would leave the house, but since just before Christmas, he insisted on going everywhere I went. He would follow me to the door jump up into my arms, and if I was going somewhere that dogs could not go to and I had to leave him home, he would run and jump up in the window and watch me as I drove out of the driveway. And when I got home, he was still right there, waiting. And he had been giving so many more kisses. So, looking back this week, I think Emmitt knew his time was coming and he wanted to spend as much time as he could with me. I do know that Monday before we went to the vets he was giving more kisses than ever..I think he was trying to tell me how much he loved me, and saying that he would be okay.
I’ve told the story on his page about how he came to be here, so I won’t go back over all of that again, I just wanted you and your friends to know that there was a little one eyed dog, a little one eyed monster as we often called him here at home that affected my life like no other dog I have even had the honor of being owned by.
Thank you again for honoring him as your pet of the week.
Noodle the Disabled Dachshund:
Emmitt was and still is my BEST FRIEND – special little soul with biggest heart!!!! He will be forever in my heart and I will see him again!!! He said it is not goodbye but see ya latter!!!Emmitt left me knowing that i will continue this fight of bringing about awareness and spreading the words Don’t shop! Adopt!!!!!!! He is watching me and still sending his love from heaven for me!!!!! This makes me happy!!! I love him so much!!! We had lots of fun together,every day we talk to each other.He is still with me in my heart!!!!!My precious Emmitt left us much too soon….I’m still heartbroken and I miss him terrible..I want to thank him for all that he has done for all the pets in need!!!!Emmitt is,was and always will be an inspiration to so many of us. He wants all of us to remember ”Don’t shop.Adopt”" CAN YOU ALL REMEMBER???? I WILL-THANK YOU EMMITT!!!!!!!! I love you FOREVER EMMITT!!!!You are the brightest star in the sky and I can see you everyday!!!!!And we talk WOof WOof LOVE YOU!!!!!!!
~your best friend Noodle
Beka the BoxerPit:
I want to honors Emmitt but I donts even know where to start, he waz always so kind, so helpful, when I furst started deh facebooks he got meh so many new fwiends….
He iz safe at rainbow bridge and will always be loved and missed ♥
Thorne aka Wooferstilskin:
Emmitt always had time for anyone dat needed it, he wuffed eberyone and helped all that needed himz to. He is a pawsome furiend to all. Emmitt, Iz will miss you much my furiend, I will see you someday and we can run together, wuffs you Emmitt E!!!
He was always so positive and happy and did so much for the animals who were less fortunate.
Gladys, Glorious Elderbull:
Emmitt made MOI feel so welcome when MOI first came to facebooky. MOI didn’t really know any of da other doggies cuz MOI had just been rescued! And along came Emmitt. He made MOI feel welcome! And he sent people and other doggies to come like meh page! Then he would just pop over every so often to say hello. MOI will miss Emmitt and his sunny way of making every day a great day. Lubz you, Emmitt.
Snyder the Elderbull:
Emmitt was my first friend on Facebutt and he helped me find so many new friends! He was a little dog with a huge voice! He always honored the animals that went to the Bridge, especially the ones that went never knowing love. I just know he is up there, greeting them all with a smile and a hug!! Thank you for being my friend, Emmitt…I will never forget you!! In your honor, I will continue to share the doggies that need saving! I love you!!
Cj the Cattle-Dog-Pitty Mix:
Emmitt was a little dog with a big heart, a heart of gold at that. He was forever putting others first and himself last. There is nobody in the dog community that I look up to more than Mr. Emmitt. I sure hope he’s doing OK up there.. xo. Cj
I am Liam, Twisters World and mom:
Emmitt was like the northern star. He was constant and shining bright for all dogs. He was constant in his gentleness towards others. Constant in his support for the abused and hurting. Constant in his faith. Constant in his friendship. When Emmitt shared a page I went and liked it. When Emmitt asked for prayers I put my paws together and prayed. When Emmitt said “I love you” I believed him.
Like the northern star I thought he would always be there so I didn’t often tell Emmitt how important his constancy was to me. Then early one morning I looked up and he was gone. So I put my doggie paws together and I send a prayer to the brightest star in the sky and I ask, “Emmitt, watch over your family on earth. Greet my brothers who are at The Bridge. Tell Mattie, Ava, Hunter, Tina and others how much I miss them. And help me find the constancy, faith, and gentleness you had so that I may never forget my furiends or the hurting.”
Fair winds and following seas, Emmitt.~~Your furiends, Liam, Twister and Anne
David Brown-Share Dog/Animal Rescue Efforts:
Hi, this is David from Share Dog/Animal Rescue Efforts on facebook. I didn’t know Emmit well. I focus real hard on savin’ as many urgents as possible. I just took a look at his page, and am saddened by his absence, seeing all that care for him, and that he too is a seeker for all the pups in need. I have gathered more recently that E is good friends with Mr. ElderBull, a specialist for dogs like my very own Rose. Some friends of mine and I lost a buddy from our dance class recently. I knew him better than Emmit, but haven’t cried. I wasn’t on E’s page more’n 7 minutes ‘fore I started. Stay warm of heart, and keep plugin’. The pack is here, just call out.
Emmitt, you were one of my first friends on Facebookies. I remember how awesome it was when this cute, fluffy doggy with so many friends and fans liked me! I know we didn’t talk a lot, but I loved to read about what you were up to and I loved how you fought for doggies of all sizes and breeds. I guess at some point our work here is done and God brings us home. It’s not easy, and it’s not fair that us doggies don’t live as long as the humans that give us their hearts. Some day we will meet face to face in heaven and we can play. Until then, I hope we never forget you and what you stood for. Good bye, little Emmitt. You were big in spirit.
Emmitt E touched so many lives around the world. What a pawsome little dude. I am one of the many who can say that Emmitt was my first Facebutt friend. He welcomed me with open paws and shared my page with all of his friends and allowed me to get to become a part of his Facebutt Pack. Even though Mommy and I never meet him in person, Emmitt became a part of our family. He never hesitated in sharing posts about furs (and humans) in need. The vet said that Emmitt had an enlarged heart – but I already knew that. He had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known. I know that God took Emmitt for a reason, maybe to help take care of all the shelter dogs who make their way to the bridge without ever experiencing love. I know that Emmitt will take care of all of them. Even though Emmitt is no longer on earth with his mommy & daddy, between his work at the bridge and all of his friends still sharing his mantra “Don’t Shop…Adopt”, great things will be accomplished. Love you, bro. This is not goodbye – it’s until we meet again. (‘’’) (‘’’)
Emmitt along with a few other small dogs such as Spike Taylor, Noodle the Disabled Dachshund to me started the tradition of small dogs doing big things.
Pages like Emmitts paved the way for pages like mine to be created and help both animals and humans, where and when we can.
Emmitt helped everyone from sharing for friends to make new friends, to sharing for animals in need.
He was quite a dog, who himself had a difficult start.
I don’t think Emmitt ever forgot his beginning and always paid his rescue back, by paying it forward.
There is much to learn from his selflessness.
He was my hero and my friend…
His legacy will live on in all of us.
I love you Emmitt and always will, until we meet again.
As Emmitt would say “Don’t shop…Adopt”
Sherry-Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue:
I’m helping write this for Frankie and Arthur and the many Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue dogs that have had Facebook pages. Emmitt was one of the very first furiends we met that was willing to promote their pages to help them find furiends to help share their story. Nailah (Nailah’s Fascinating Fabulous Furiends) also met many furiends to help promote her foster siblings and other LSSTLAR dogs due to Emmitt sharing her stories and page. Without Emmitt’s help, it is possible some of the LSSTLAR adoption might not have happened. He was a great furiend for the homeless LSSTLAR dogs.
Elvis the Senior Pug:
Emmitt was one of my first friends on facebook. Without him I would not have the friends that I have today and would not share the animals that I do. He was one of the best dogs at sharing dogs in need, people in need, friend’s pages. He spread his “Don’t Shop – Adopt” message far and wide. Emmitt was a friend to so many. He is a very loved dog and will be missed by so many <3 Love you Emmitt!!
Caution the Gentle Giant:
I am sure my tribute to Emmitt will start out like so many others. He was one of the first friends I had on facebook. When you are new Emmitt and Noodle where the “go to guys”, for help. That is why I started the First annual end of year Family get together. And I couldn’t have done it without Emmitt or Noodle’s help. They made me realize I didn’t just have a fb page, but was making friends. Friends that have come very near and dear to my heart. Emmitt would always share your page with others. He stood up for what he believed in. He never wanted to be harsh with anyone, cuz Emmitt had such a big heart. But every once in awhile he would have to put his paw down. His own past helped him dedicate his life to trying to save others. That is one of the other things Emmitt will be remembered for. Emmitt and Miss Cali would say a prayer every night for those in need. Once again Emmitt thinking of others. And some of you may not know, but he was also the Reverend Emmitt E. He married alot of us here on fb. It is truly amazing how the heart of one dog can touch the lives of so many. We all felt the emptiness in our hearts when you left us Emmitt. But that is because you took a piece of our hearts with you.
I love you Emmitt E! You will always live in my heart. We had some great memories together and for that I thank you my dear friend.
Peace be with you family. Fly free Emmitt E!
Molly the Rescued Pit:
Mom and I loved Emmitt very much. He was the kindest dog on Facebook. He helped me get started finding furiends, and always would always share anything I needed shared. We miss him so much, but we know we’ll see him again someday. Love you, Emmitt E!
Lady Bug the Pibble Mix:
I always loved and admired little Emmitt. But then, he was not so little. He was a giant, a giant of a voice.
Emmitt always made you think, and he made you smile, and he made you love. He was love in every sense of the word.
An advocate for the dogs…….all dogs. Emmitt knew no prejudice. He was a defender of all animals.
I will miss him so much.
I know he is at the bridge, and what gives me comfort is he is greeting all the babies that do not make it, and he is telling them how much they were loved down here.
I will carry on being a voice, and Emmitt, I will always think of you, and remember.
Adopt, Don’t Shop.
Love you Emmitt, with all my heart.
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Emmitt was, like to so many of my friends, one of my first friends on FB. We connected immediately, because in him I saw a friend that saw with his heart. And he liked that I called Sunday, SONday, and we began to always wish each other happy and blessed SONdays He did so much to help save lives, but he also made time for his friends. And I was always impressed that he not only would share new pages, but go by and visit with them. I thought, what a great friend he is to make time for everybody! So when I think of Emmitt, i think of kindness mostly, because he was always kind, and he always spread sunshine, so he always left everyone feeling hopeful. And because he was kind and hopeful, we all felt blessed and loved whenever we were around him. Oh, and he was funny too I will miss him greatly, and SONdays will never be the same. But I see with my heart now, and that is how he touched my life the most .
Eggroll and her mom:
This is, Marietta, Eggroll’s mommy. Emmitt was one of her very first friends on FB. He really made us feel welcome by sending a gift basket and sharing her page. Even with having thousands of friends, he always found the time to respond to her posts. He was such a kind soul and he will be missed.
Rufus the Cancer Pitty:
Emmitt one of da nicest doggys I eber knows. Hims always beens so sweets and kinds to mees and I was eben told hims is da ones who askies Binks & Yoda to does da auctions for mees to gets mees scope procedure. Hims kind, sweet, lubbins and so handsomes. Hims would helpies anypawdys, hims just dat way. Emmitts gots a pieces of mees heart and always wills. One of da most amazins doggys ebers in da world. Hims would helpies anyones, hims kindness is neber endins. I missies hims so muchies but hims said hims watchins obers mees and I knows when it my times I gonna gibes hims a kissies so big hims gonna bees wet from head to tail cause I lubs him so muchies. ~~Lubs, Rufus the Cancer Pitty
Jethro’s Anipal Sanctuary:
Emmitt and his daddy, as with so many others, was one of our very first Facebook friends. He is totally committed to sharing the word of animals in need, and sharing his friends pages so that they can spread their words.
We always looked forward to Emmitt’s personal posts….. he was such a fun little boy, and we loved he and his daddy’s adventures.
We will all miss Emmitt, and by him checking in periodically from the Bridge, we will know he is working his magic up there.
To us, Emmitt is a True Treasure.
Hi, my name is Kim Lally, and I was deeply touched by Emmitt. It was because of his page that I started sharing so much on mine, which led to me having a spot on the Paws for Patrick team…able to reach more people than my circle of friends and family. I’m so honored to have the opportunity to do these things. I recently spoke to Mr. Fenlaw by private message on FB to tell him these things, how much I love Emmitt, and that I wanted to make a donation in Emmitt’s name to Texas Star Rescue. I asked him for the address. He said some very kind words and told me I was part of Emmitt’s Legacy. I can’t explain how honored I am that he said that to me. It brought a tear to my eye. I am beyond honored to be a part of this most wonderful pack, that I feel is led by Emmitt and his Dad. I don’t have a credit card, and can’t use Paypal….I mentioned that under a post of Emmitt’s shirts that are being sold. I also mentioned that if I could, I’d certainly buy one. Two wonderful members of our pack worked together to get in touch with me, and one bought me a shirt, which I will wear proudly!! That kindness of strangers that are now my friends is also part of Emmitt’s Legacy. I will NEVER forget Emmitt and his message…Don’t shop…Adopt. I will honor it everyday. I’m sorry this is long, I hope there is something you can use in here for this week’s Pet of the Week. I’ve come to love all these animals that I follow like my own, I think we all feel that way, and that’s what makes us such a close, strong, wonderful pack!! Thank you for honoring Emmitt E. <3
Mr Beethoven and Trey Borsuk:
Emmitt will always have a part of our heart. He was one of the first to greet us and make us feel welcome on Facebook, and even with so many furiends he would just drop by to say hello and ask how we were doing. Emmitt made everyone feel so special and we loved how much he cared, inspired others, and worked so hard to save the furbabies. He was always there with his greeting each day and his special good night. We miss you Emmitt but we can still feel you here watching over all of us.
Emmitt’s story inspired my Mommy to make my facethingy page… and Emmitt was my first facethingy furiend. He has been a bery speshal furiend to me… I learned a lot from him and he touched my life in a bery speshal way, in a way I did not know was possible. Emmitt’s legacy will live on through all of us that he has touched.
May you rest in peace, my dear Prince Emmitty… you are furever in our hearts, furever and ever in my heart … and I just know that you will be the first to greet me at the Rainbow Bridge when it is my turn. Love you furever, your Twinkums
Emmitt was one of my first animal “friends” on Facebook. We exchanged ideas, thoughts, information about Australia and postcards. Emmitt was, and always will be, a light in the dark for animals who needed a foster, a furever home or even just a friend. We’ll never know how many are alive today because Emmitt shared and cared about them.
Last Tuesday morning (Australian time) I logged into Facebook to find my newsfeed completely full of posts about Emmitt’s sudden passing. To say tears were shed somehow minimises my reaction – he could have been one of my own. Emmitt did belong to all of us, all of us who gained something positive from knowing him, and that’s a lot of people!
Night night God bless Emmitt E. – SOAR on your beautiful golden wings, and please keep watch over all of us.
We will always remember.
Barbara, Daisy and Rusty
Geraldton, Western Australia
Zoe the Pretty Pit:
I met Emmitt thru momma who was furiends wif him before I had my own page. When I gots my own page, momma shared me wif some pages dat her knew including Emmitt. Emmitt was so nice…..he came to my page right away and den shared me wif lots ob others. Just like hims shared so many of us!!! Him was such a cute li’l guy….always happy….always concerned about others. He always said what so many ob us wanted to say….but sometimes didn’t take da time to. He posted every night, without fail, the furbabies dat got der wings and went to da bridge, which I iz sure was a comfort to da moms and dads who lost der best furiends. But more important was hims message to da ones dat went to da bridge by demselves wif no mom or dad to miss dem. Dey were all thought about….dey were all lubed. I misses you Emmitt. I knows dat you was so bery lubed….and dat you was happy. And I knows dat you iz watching ober us….but mostly I knows dat now you iz welcoming all ob dohs lost furbabies wif no one….fank you Emmitt….for youz wisdom….youz smiles…youz speshul furiendship. We habs you in our hearts fureber….and will carry on youz message….Adopt Don’t Shop!!! Lubs you muchly Emmitt…..Zoe the Pretty Pit
I fink da little Emmitt be a hero! Hims place be a place ob sharing and caring! Hims always looks out for other animals and hims always trying to save lives! Hims always shares da doggies who be in need ob a new home! He also looked out for him furiends and made sure they gotten new furiends tooz!Iz habs gotten a lot ob furiends that da little Emmitt send me! Da message Emmitt thought was most important be da ‘Adopt…dont shop’! Hims was working really hard to makes sures everypawdy nose that! Hims be a true doggy hero and he was always there iffin youz needed him! Hims a very sweet doggy and very cute tooz! Emmitt saved a lot ob libes and inspired a lot ob people to step up! Wiffout him a lot ob doggies would not habs gotten new homes! I always fought Emmitt be like da head ob da facebutt family! Everypawdy nose da Emmitt and Emmitt nose everypawdy! Da facebutt will neber ebers be da same wiffout Emmitt! I would lubs to fanks youz Emmitt and youz family for all that youz did and will do! I also fink it be wonderfull that youz opened youz home and heart to a new furiend, da little Tanner! He is very lucky to be part ob youz family!
Till we meet again little Emmitt, lubs youz da Shimi!
Emmitt’s Place was one of the first doggy pages I liked on Facebook. Always brought a smile to my face to see, “It’s me! It’s me! It’s Emmitt E!”. He was and always will be an inspiration. Working tirelessly to help animals in need, he and his beloved Daddy have helped save SO many lives. Emmitt never failed to extend a helping hand and did so much in the way of educating people about puppy mills with his, “Don’t shop, ADOPT!” slogan. His is a great loss to friends and especially, to his family. He touched so many lives, so many hearts, and leaves a great legacy. All of us who knew Emmitt will continue his work, with love.
I didn’t know Emmitt for very long but my mommy told me all about him. Even in the short time I knew him he was a dear friend, so easy to love. I really miss him and will continue to help bring to light all the animals in need and to educate people about spay/neutering and adopting.
Emmitt, I love you (”’) <3 (”’)
Jennifer Giuliano-Dahn and Koko the Sock Chewer:
I met Emmitt and John through my page Koko the Sock Chewer. We were lucky enough to become close friends – Emmitt called Koko his brother from another mother. They visited each other’s pages nightly. Whether it was to check in on each other or to just say I love you. I never imagined I would make such wonderful friends like I have through his page and fall in love with babies like Emmitt. We are devastated over losing him. The tears have not stopped yet and I’m sure they never really will. Emmitt has always been there for everyone when they needed something and I hope John can feel the love coming back to him from all the people that are grieving the loss of his beloved baby boy. He may be gone from this world but we know his spirit will live on forever and I hope he is there to greet Koko when his time comes to go to The Rainbow Bridge. I know Koko will be looking for him.
Hunter the Beagel, Bessie and Dianne:
Hi this is Hunter the Beagle and Bessie’s mama.Sweet Emmitt was Hunter’s first friends on Facebook.Every morning Hunter and I looked forward to reading what his thoughts were.He was one sweet boy who definitely pawed it forward whenever someone need help.When Hunter had to be put to sleep,his dad,John Fenlaw offered kind words to help me deal with Hunter’s passing.Now Bessie and I would love to offer the same.We will always miss you sweet Emmitt.
With much love,
Hunter the Beagle,Bessie and mama Dianne
Emmitt was our first dog friend on Facebook. I enjoyed his posts, tributes, positive thoughts his love that he so freely gave. Last January Emmitts daddy along with Texas Star Rescue posted pictures of some furbabies that came from a hoarding situation. I wanted to help but distance was my disadvantage. I fell in love instantly with one of the pups and with slot of work she lives with us now. One of Emmitts legacies is sleeping beside me. My constant reminder of Emmitts efforts but such a good reminder. The picture you have of Emmitt and his dad and mom with the tiger was a gift from us as a small thank you for all if his efforts to get Cleo home. Emmitt had just given his favorite toy to Jarvis. Emmitt I can’t thank you enough for what you have given us and so many. We listened to you we adopted and didn’t shop and the rewards are huge. I miss you EmmittE~~ love miss Jean ad Cleo
Emmitt was one of the gentlest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling a furiend. He was my very first fb furiend along with Austin and Cj. I was not very familiar with fb or having my very own page and was nervous, but Emmitt made me feel welcome and showed me the ropes. He was a wonderful furiend to all and helped so many animals find a happy life and honnored the ones we couldn’t help every night. He did so much to help!!! That is why I love Emmitt E. I vow to keep sharing animals in need, not only to honor Emmitt but to keep his legacy of hope and helping continue. I’ll miss you my furiend and I hope you will be there to greet me when its my time to go to the Rainbow Bridge.! Don’t shop, ADOPT you could be saving a life. And then spay or neuter your new furever furiend. I’ll miss you Emmitt E! Love you buddy Silas