The Board of Directors extends sincere sympathy to the Corvese Family in the loss of their precious Batey. We are also grateful to them for giving this boy a home of his own and a family on whom to wait at the Rainbow Bridge.

Rest in Peace sweet boy. God Speed!


A Gift From God

God promised at the birth of time
A special friend to give
His time on earth is short” he said
So love him while he lives

It may be as long as sixteen years
Or as short as two or three
But will you, till I call him back
Take care of him for me?

A wagging tail and cold wet nose
And silken velvet ears
A heart as big as all outdoors
To love you through the years

His puppy ways will gladden you
His antics make you smile
As guardian or friend he will
Be loyal all the while

He’ll bring his charms to grace your life
And though his stay be brief
When he’s gone the memories
Will be solace for your grief

I cannot promise how long he’ll stay
Since all from earth return
But lessons only a dog can teach
I want you each to learn

Whatever love you give to him
Returns in triple measure
Follow his lead and gain a life
Brim full of simple pleasure

Enjoy each day as it comes
Allow your heart to guide
Be loyal and steadfast in love
As the dog there by your side

Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labor vain
Nor hate me when I come to call
To take him back again?

I fancy each of us would say
Dear Lord, thy will be done
For all the joy he’ll bring to us
The risk of grief we’ll run

We’ll! Shelter him with tenderness
We’ll love him while we may
And for the happiness we’ve known
Forever grateful stay.

But shall the angels call for him
Much sooner than we’ve planned
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.

Author Unknown


Batey was first loved by his Memphis foster family, the Bonds, and then by his forever family the Corveses of Cumberland, RI. He was what we all call “the perfect golden.” He had that sweet personality and that calm golden temperament. The Corvese Family will miss him so much but are grateful for the time they had with him. He is another golden victim of the dreaded Cancer. He is now truly an Angel.