A Tribute to Harley’s Gramma

Besides Dan and I, there is only one person who spent a great amount of time with Harley … and that was his “Gramma Carole” (Rudi’s mom). She was Harley’s doggie-sitter ever since he came into our lives. Gramma (and Grampa) took care of Harley a combined total of 6-8 weeks each year. Before they moved to Colorado, they would drive all the way from Arizona to Colorado just to care for our dogs. Dan and I often had to travel internationally and we would be away up to 2 weeks at a time and there was no one we trusted more to care for our little ones. Carole knew everything about Harley, she took excellent care of him and she loved him as much as Dan and I. She misses Harley terribly. Harley was lucky to have such wonderful grandparents in his life!

Harley Grandma Gramma Carole

Harley Olive grandma gramma Carole





  1. <3 Such a loving family. Harley was the luckiest of pups, even if he had to wait 10 years for his luck to "kick in". <3

  2. Harley was a little dog, but had a great impact. Bless Harley (in heaven) & the family

  3. Beautiful pictures of love for a little pup.

    Harley was a sweetheart.

    Grand Junction, CO

  4. Grandmas are wonderful. I will bet Harley loved going to grandmas. It is obvious from these pics that they have a very loving relationship. xxoo to you grandma.

  5. What beautiful pictures!! I know gramma’s heart is broken and she is missing little Harley so much!! You can tell Harley loved gramma also! Nothing in this world like a hug from your gramma!!!❤️

  6. it’s always nice to have a grandma – Great that she was so good with him and you are lucky to had her to watch over him

  7. Harley was truly loved by so many special people. I wish could have gotten to hold and hug him also. Glad that his senior years were filled with love. Pray that all the bad years were erased from his mind.

  8. Beautiful pictures! Harley was a lucky little boy to have such a great family! ♡♡

  9. There is no doubt that Harley was so, so loved. This family is so special. Knowing how much Harley was loved gives everyone inspiration to move forward and continue Harleys dream of insuring there will be no more PUPPY MILLS. We all share in this family’s grief but know very well we will continue with Harley’s spirit of love.

  10. These are lovely pictures. It is clear Harley adored his Gramma…and the feeling was mutual! God Bless you, little Harley. I hope you are enjoying Heaven, sweet boy.

  11. Such a beautiful relationship Harley had with his Gramma, he was so lucky to have such a special family to love him so much once he was adopted. God bless you all!

  12. Carole,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Harley. Please know that there are many of us who mourn along with you although we cannot begin to fathom the depth of your grief. Thank you for taking such superb care of Harley and his sibs. It is no wonder with all the love from you and Dan and Rudy that Harley lived for 15 years!
    Much love,
    Rachel Quint
    Riverdale, NY

  13. Sometimes in life you meet someone who literally take your heart, and Harley did that. Only knowing him from facebook, he still had that magical Harley power of love.

  14. I’m a Grammy to my two grand dogs and I know how much they mean to me! Harley was a lucky guy to have so much love! It makes up a little bit for his first 10 years without it! You guys are amazing for all that you do! I never got to meet Harley but he was still able to touch my heart!

  15. So sweet. Yes, to find someone to care for your fur kids as you would – is very important! 🐶❤️

  16. “Happy Birthday”, Gramma Carole! Seeing these photos of you loving & caring for dear Harley are so beautiful & precious. I know you miss him very much…
    His strength in life lives on, as we all work to end puppy mills, in his honor.
    He is my hero & he give me tremendous strength. I love seeing these happy photos. May you have a lovely day, dear Carole, Harley’s Gramma!🎉🎂🌺🌼🌸🦋🌈🍉❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶

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