2011-03-17 / Around the County

‘Fudge’ Cox, Beloved Dog, to be Remembered Saturday

Staff Reports

A unique form of devastation fell upon a local Carmel family this week after the passing of their longtime canine companion. On a mission to seek closure for the loss of their pet of 16 years, Rosemarie Cox contacted numerous churches in the area, hoping to have a memorial service held for her beloved “Fudge”—lovingly nicknamed “Pretty Princess.”

Although several houses of worship turned Cox away, Rev. Karen Berger, of Drew United Methodist Church, was willing to accommodate a memorial service for the Labrador- German Sheppard mix. This will be the first animal memorial service held by the church. Cox told the Courier that she hoped other members of the community who have experienced the loss of a pet would attend the memorial.

In a poem written to honor Fudge’s memory, Amy Evans, a friend of Cox, described the dog as a “Momma’s girl” with beauty and grace. “Your bowl, your treaties, your blankets keep your strong presence in our lives … Rest in peace Fudgie girl. We know you’ve got an eye on our world,” the poem reads.

As is the belief of many passionate dog owners, articulated by the canine angel in the 1989 classic film, All Dogs Go to Heaven, “All dogs go to heaven because, unlike people, dogs are naturally good and loyal and kind.”

Fudge’s service will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 1pm at the Drew United Methodist Church located on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel. All are welcome to attend.

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