We adopted Rusty January 13, 2004 from the Ft.Worth Humane Society. His previous owner did not have him vaccinated against Distemper and he contracted the disease at some point in the shelter. Although he showed no signs of the illness during the first few days we had him, he gradually became ill. With the help of the Veterinarians and staff of Harris Parkway Animal Hospital, we were able to care for him until February 10, 2004 when he finally lost the fight.
Although our experience was not a good one, we still support and believe in saving lives through adoption; no matter how short that time together may be.
PLEASE VACCINATE, SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!
We'll never forget you Rusty!
On December 05, 2003, a friend at my wifes office passed away unexpectedly. We weren't "best friends" but when we did get the chance to catch up with one another, he always greeted me with a quick handshake and smile. He was a great guy and will be missed by alot of people.
Scott played the guitar and I was asked to play acoustic at the graveside service. He was also a big Hendrix fan so I knew that I had to play "Angel" for him. If you haven't heard this song in a while, take the time to listen. It's hard to find words to comfort someone when something tragic like this happens but Hendrix gives us a glimpse of hope. I also decided on playing "Fragile" by Sting and another song by Hendrix, "Little Wing". It was a great honor to do this for Scott and his family.
A note from Victoria Walton (my wife): "Scott was a great person. It's rare to find someone that can touch so many lives in such a short time. He will always be remembered for his smile, his laugh, his pranks, and his willingness to help others. I'm glad that I had the chance to know him, I just wish I could have known him a little longer.
WEATHERFORD -- Scott Patrick Ford, 24, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2002. Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our beloved Scott Patrick Ford. Scott was born May 30, 1978, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1996. He was employed by CBCA Inc. as a shipping and inventory clerk. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, easygoing nature, love for his family and friends and his compassion for animals. He enjoyed 1970s rock music, collecting LPs from that period and playing his guitar. He was truly a joy to his family and friends. Our memories of Scott will be cherished for all time. He will always and forever be in our hearts. Survivors: Parents, Randy and Jan Ford of Hudson Oaks; sister, Jennifer Ford of Dallas; grandparents, Lynetta Ford of Haltom City, Don and Jo Jones of Runaway Bay; great-grandmother, Jonie Banks of Mount Vernon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; sweetheart, Maria; and many other loving family and friends.