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DR. DAVID FULTON ANDERSON
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May 28, 2011
A story that could be true....I ain't sayin'......

I just found out about this today, it was in my KSU alumni magazine, and my
heart sunk to the floor. My old best friend and vet school classmate died in
January of this year. Dave Anderson.

Dave, our mutual friend Steve and I were sometimes referred to as the Three
Musketeers of vet school, and we were inseparable, on campus, in class, and
off. Steve and I were known stereotypically as the wild and dangerous duo (not
really), while Dave was always the rock solid he-man (really). In our youthful
arrogance, we all found most of the basic vet school classes pretty boring so we
rotated turns being the designated note-taker while the other two were off
either sleeping in or playing bridge and telling tall tales at the student
union. In truth, I believe Dave took about two thirds of the notes, but, oh
well, I got pretty good at union bridge. We developed a friendship with the vet
school librarian who let us xerox thousands of pages of notes so that by
semester end, we all three had identical notebooks filled with the most
excellent notes. We all wrote with fountain pens so we could write fast enough
to capture most lectures word-for-word, even though we were for the most part
not listening. I can still visualize Dave's perfect penmanship (and Steve's
scribble which we had to learn to "translate"). We weren't total louts though,
we had a couple of professors that we believed to be the "real deal" so we
honored them with our perfect attendance and attention, the rest we treated with
the respect we felt they deserved. I know for a fact that I missed most of my
education; years later, I'd be out on a call, get stumped, then utter the
classic words "I think I skipped class the day we talked about this...". And,
sadly, it was true, I missed that day and a lot of other ones..... if only we
knew then what we know now. But then, of course, I would have missed something
else. I think it's called "life".

Some of the stories of our adventures seem so wild and impossible that now I
don't even know to whom it's safe to tell them! Sometimes I can't even remember
if they really happened or if I just imagined them, but I'm pretty sure they
really did. Although I do wish Dave was still around to verify. Him, they would
believe. One time Dave and I were out in the back woods in my Jeep and stopped
for a late breakfast at a highway cafe north of Manhattan Kansas. On an
impulse, and as we were leaving, we grabbed two of the sacred Big Red red
cowboy hats from the cocky Nebraska U diners who filled the place, and who, like
Roman senators headed to the Coliseum, were on their way down to witness the Big
Red football monsters wipe up the earth with the lowly Wildcats. We could care
less about the game, but, just out of principle, we yelled out a loud insult to
the Cornhuskers very manhood as we dashed out the door for our truck with some
big bullies right behind us! This sea of Red, sputtering vengeance, chased us
out of the parking lot in big pickup trucks, but we eluded them bouncing across
pastures and through barbed wire fences, honking and hooting maniacally and
waving our stolen hats out the windows. Dave liked flirting on the edge of
trouble with us and we liked knowing he was there. We had a few late night close
calls as college pranksters, but some how or another, whenever you got in
trouble with Dave around, we got off the hook! Some people are like that. Dave
was blessed with pure good luck. One summer between our freshman and sophomore
years Dave was working cattle and a wild bucking steer caused the squeeze chute
handle to fly upwards striking Dave in the face, slicing his front lip upwards
and splitting his entire nose in half. Plastic surgeons in KC spliced him
together and by the time school started he was not only normal, he was even more
handsome! He never said a word about it, shrugging it off as in "aw, shucks, it
was nuthin'..."

Regrettably, after graduation (they both graduated on time, me three years later
with a new batch of fairly well-behaved kids as friends, kids who had only heard
the tales of our earlier wildness, for it was a "new era" of seriousness by then
(the '60s' were over, even in Kansas) and I was on "probation"), Dave, Steve and
I parted ways and I never saw him again. I think of him often. I always dreamed
about dropping in on him. I always wondered what he would look like. Would he
still be the same, still cool? One day a few years ago while visiting
Manhattan, they happened to be tearing down our old hangout, Kite's Tavern in
Aggieville. I was stunned. I went right in the rubble, past the guy with the
wrecking ball who was yelling at me, and grabbed myself a chunk of knotty pine
wood that had been there for decades of college students right behind the big
ol' bar. I was planning to sign and date it and give a third of it to Dave, a
third to Steve and keep a third. For it seems like we spent the very best part
of our college life in that bar and Dave was almost part of the furniture there.
I can still see him sitting at the first bar stool facing the door where you got
to watch the nightly parade of 3.2 partiers. Everyone knew that was his perch!
As with many good intentions, I still have that board. I think Dave would have
gotten a real kick out of seeing it.

If you go through the series of photos of him in his latter years (see obituary
below), some look a little shaky, but in most of them he looks great. Dave was
the most popular man on campus, a total class act and taught us all style. At
one time he was a campus model for Ralph Lauren for the exquisite campus store
Woody's Menswear, a pure natural since it seemed as if he had been born to model
Ralph! Every day, shades, a sporty blazer, crisply-ironed shirt and always,
always, the exact right tie. He always drove brand new cars, Chevrolets, the
exact right ones, and once let Steve and me borrow his beloved fawn-colored, red
leather, convertible (classic) 1962 Vette. He washed his big black Impala down
at the campus carwash almost every morning, almost a ritual, and we always
teased him about. However, none of could even possibly imagine Dave in a car
with a speck of dirt or a flaw in any way. When he sold his still
better-than-new cars after a year or two, people fought to buy them because they
were so cool, even though about 90% of the paint must have been washed and waxed
away. Legend has it, and we believed it, that Dave drove his John Deere tractor
to the HS prom in his home town way out in western Kansas. It's possible.

Even though the three of us were different in our own ways, we did a lot of
things together. We all played a lot of outdoor handball in those days, dark
tans and sun-bleached hair, worn-down Jack Purcells, cut-offs and no shirts. We
became quite good, always looking for the perfect roll-out shot off the bottom
board that made the most satisfying thud in the world. The three of us rode
motorcycles together, often on our dirt bikes in an old dry lake bed just
outside of town with lots of jumps. It was our stress-buster, one of them
anyway. And then there was Kite's. One day, after they had sprung me from the
hospital following an accident they hung my IV drip bottle on the Bud sign over
the bar while we sipped cold ones. It was 11 am in the morning and life was
good. Dave must have bought Steve and I (who were perpetually broke), and
many, many other random fellow scalawags, a thousand beers at Kite's. Probably
more. One day I was sitting there next to Dave when my wife-to-be Mary (R.I.P.)
walked in, looking very nice. I knew what to do, because some of Dave must have
rubbed off on me. To this very day, and to be honest, I hope and pray that a
little bit of Dave's mojo is still visible in me. For what it's worth, I still
know how to put a shirt and tie together in a good way that Dave would like.

Maybe Dave had the perfect life! While I knew him, he never had a bad day. I
wasn't there at the end, but I'm sure he looked like a million bucks there in
the box. It was probably pretty snazzy, and hopefully he was fully decked out in
Ralph, a new pair of tortoiseshell Wayfarers and the exact right tie. If Steve
or I had been there, we would have put a single malt scotch in one hand and a
Marlboro in his other. That would be Dave, and we would be together again for
one last time, standing there wearing the same smug smiles, toasting Dave, and
agreeing that once upon a time in a far away place that no longer exists, we
were the coolest guys on earth. And maybe, for a while anyway, we were.

Thank you, David Anderson.
May 17, 2011
I just learned of Dr. Anderson's passing & my heart goes out to you. He will be missed by so many.
March 13, 2011
Roberta---I have no words that will help in the passing of Dr Dave. You both have been a part of our family for over 30 years and I cannot imagine anyone replacing or surpassing his calm and caring help for all our family. He will be greatly missed. You both have helped our four-legged family live long and healthy lives. All you have done is so very appreciated. Many prayers are sent to you and your family.
March 07, 2011
Roberta, I just found out about Doctor today. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending my prayers, that you will be strong through this difficult time. He was a great man and an excellent caretaker for my fur-babies. He will be greatly missed!
March 03, 2011
Roberta - There really is nothing more that I can add to what has already been said in all these tributes to your husband. I agree with everyone, Dr. Anderson was a true "Dr. Doolittle" and his gentle, loving care will be missed by all his furry friends. I always bragged to my friends that I had the perfect set-up for my dogs, a wonderful vet and his magnificent wife - one to keep them healthy and the other to keep them beautiful - all in one place! I am devastated that I will never find another vet that I will totally trust as much as I did your husband. He was so compassionate and kind throughout the almost 20 years that I have known you both. But he is now where he is needed most, and I thank God that my little Katie has someone to watch over her. And I am also thankful that I still have you to care for Harry and Lola! We love you so much and will pray for your healing.
March 03, 2011
Roberta, I too just found out about the passing of your husband. He loved each pet that came into his office and he took great care of our Bailey, Mabel and Murphy. Mr. Anderson will truly be missed by all who knew him.
February 28, 2011
Roberta, I called today for an appointment and was shocked and saddened to hear about your loss. I always respected Dr. Anderson's kindness and honesty. He was definitely one-of-a-kind and will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with you all,
Lisa (& Gianni & Joujou)
February 11, 2011
Dear Roberta, I was so saddened to hear of Dr. Anderson's passing. He was a very kind and caring person. Compassionate and loving you both were the many times you cared for our family. He will sincerely be missed. Dr. Anderson's gentle manner and soft voice comforted us all. His words, "Good kitty" will always remain with me. You both have been a blessing in our lives. We will always remember you dearly.
January 28, 2011
Our thoughts are with you Roberta. You both have lovingly taken care of Toffey and Gidget when our other vet quit. If we had a question, Dr. Anderson would always get on the phone and talk us through anything. He will greatly be missed.

You are in our prayers,
The Hinson's (Pete, Joan, Courtney, Whitney and Gidget)
January 28, 2011
Roberta.....we are devastated to learn of Dr.Anderson's passing...he was such a kind and thoughtful friend and took great care of our wonderful pets. We will be praying for you and all the family in your time of sorrow. God Bless You.
January 27, 2011
Roberta so sorry to hear about Dr. Andersons passing. Carol Young does not know what Max is going to do without him. Carol is very sad and just told me about this. Wanted you to know Dr. Anderson was valued and will be missed very much. Thoughts and prayers from Carol Young and Maryann Eppelheimer (Carol's best friend)
January 27, 2011
Roberta and family,
We will miss your wonderful husband and
father. He was a remarkably kind and gentle man. We are certain he is receiving
bounties of kisses and licks from all the
precious animals he once cared for so tenderly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during your loss. Bob, Etta, Melanie and of course, Isabella Harrison.
January 23, 2011
Heather, Wendy & Roberta, On behalf of Marie, Hailey, Claire, Andrew and I we extend our sincere condolences for the loss of uncle Dave. I have many fond memories of him that go way back, and I know he will missed deeply. He was a classy, caring man. Our prayers are with you. Rob Cohan
January 19, 2011
Roberta,
So sorry to hear about Dr. Anderson's passing. It was always very comfortable there for us and all our pets. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Cliff & Lori Reeves
January 19, 2011
Roberta we are so sorry to hear of your loss. David was such a wonderful and caring person. God Bless you in your next days without him. Our prayers are with you.
January 18, 2011
Our prayers are with you and our condolences as well. Dr. Anderson was our savior when our short hair was continuously sick and took care of our basset from day one. He was such an amazing vet and caring person. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
January 18, 2011
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Cindy and Bill Brown
January 18, 2011
I've lost my buddy and trusted friend. Doc took care of 3 generations of my furkids. I never had to worry about them when they were under doc's care. He earned my trust years ago. We had a standing agreement that if the children were there ...and they were found to be needing something, he had permission to go ahead, he didn't have to call me first. He truly loved animals of all sizes and when it came time to say goodbye to one he was gentle with them and those of us left behind. Doc, you will be missed but now you have all kinds of charges to take care of at the Bridge. There is a huge hole that no one can fill. Rest in Peace dear friend.
January 18, 2011
Roberta Im so sad to hear about your loss. It is indeed a loss for many. You two have always been there for us whenever we needed. Dr Anderson is one amazing man I will never find a vet with as much of a heart as he had. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!! We love you both and will truly miss seeing and talking to you.
January 18, 2011
I was so shocked to hear the message at the vet office this morning when I called. Dr Anderson has taken care of our basset hounds for 10 years (3 different dogs). I always enjoyed hearing his stories of his college roommate's basset! He was truly a kind, gentle man and will be greatly missed. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
January 18, 2011
Dr. Anderson will always be remembered by our family as a kind and gentle spirited Man. Much more than just our Vet. We will truly miss him. I've always loved to stop in and say Hi when passing the clinic. I loved his sense of humor, and smile to go along with it. He was a class act as both a vet and a friend. We will miss you bunches Mr. David Anderson. Always Remember the good times Roberta.
January 17, 2011
Roberta and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I havent seen you in over ten years, I remember the care and loving you both gave to my dogs.
My thoughts are with you.
Susan Kirkpatrick Schwieger
North Port, Florida
January 17, 2011
Roberta- Our thoughts are with you. We will miss him and so will Wrigley.
Nancy and Jim Schweller
January 17, 2011
Words can not express the sadness I feel for you Roberta. I am here for you, and I am very sorry and saddened for your loss. Jeannie Cunningham
January 17, 2011
Roberta,
Don and I were so shocked when we were notified about his passing. He was the absolute best when it came to caring for all our animals. You and he watched many generations of our pets grow up and in some cases released them from suffering. If doctor Anderson could not save them, it was their time.
We cannot imagine anyone else looking after them with such loving and compassionate care. I guess he passed the way he lived. No long term suffering. Don and I love the two of you, and will miss him very much.
Good bye Dr. Anderson. Rest in peace.

Don and Kathi Sandberg.
January 15, 2011
Roberta, we are so very sorry for your loss. Abby has always had the best care under Dr. Anderson. We are truly blessed to have had both of you take such great care of her over the past ten years. My parents were the ones who directed us to you as they felt no one could ever have taken such good care of their dog Pepper during her short time with them.

Dr. Anderson always treated us as if we were family/friends. His kindness will be missed by many.
January 15, 2011
Roberta,
I cannot stop thinking of you and what you must be going through. Dr. Anderson's presence at the front door of the vet clinic made all of us girls who work at the salon next door feel so safe. I miss his wonderful voice and his teasing me about my "banker's hours" whenever I got to sneek away from work early. He was a comforting figure, so constant and strong. Kind and gentle. Big hearted. All of us would love to do anything we can to help you. Love to you, Roberta.
January 14, 2011
Roberta,

Words can not express the sadness I feel due to the loss of Dr. Anderson. He was such a wonderful, compassionate person who I feel honored to have worked with and known for so many years. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 14, 2011
Roberta, it truly pains my heart to hear about Dr Anderson passing. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I have been taking my pet to Dr. Anderson for over 20 years. I can remember the time I had to put down my first dog and brought it into Dr. Anderson. I was a mess and he was so gentle and kind with Schultz and me. I could not have done it if not for his understanding and kind words. Another time I brought in my cat Spike who is really fat. As I was talking to Dr. Anderson (being the blonde that I am) I asked him why my cats hind quarters were getting so matted. He tried to put it delicately “Julie your cat is to fat to clean back there and that is why it is matting”. He did not say it exactly in those words ( he was much more delicate) but it brings a chuckle to my heart to remember the smile on his kind face as he was trying to explain it to me. I have so many fond memories. Dr. Anderson you will be missed by so many people and so many of our four legged friends will miss your kind and gentle manner. He can never be replaced in our hearts. He was always so gentle and kind with all my pets. I can remember so many times when he would take the time to stop and talk with you when you were dropping off a pet to get groomed. If I can do anything please let me know. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Pets, Frtiz, Lulu, Chella & Spike we will miss his gentle touch.
January 14, 2011
The staff and doctor of Best Care Pet Hospital would like to extend our sincere condolences to Dr. Anderson's family at this time of loss. He will truly be missed. We will keep you in our prayers.
January 14, 2011
Roberta and the rest of the Anderson Family. We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Anderson. He was a wonderful man and we are really going to miss seeing him and bringing Elway into the office. Thinking of all of you.
January 14, 2011
I am shocked and saddened by Dr Dave's passing. He was so good to me and my 'kids'. He loved all creatures great and small. Rest in Peace, Dr. Dave.
January 14, 2011
To Roberta and Dr Anderson's family.... I am soo very sorry to hear of Dr. Andersons passing. My name is Michelle Foster and I have been bringing my pets to Dr. Anderson for about 20 years..I don't know what my pets will do without him.(Especially Polly Anne) He was a wonderful man and Vet and will be greatly missed. God Bless!
Jeff and Michelle Foster, Polly Anne, Roxy Lou, Beau Monte, Sir Shadow and Sunny Lee.
January 14, 2011
Roberta, I was just thinking Wednesday that I needed to call and get Patty Cake in to see Dave, then yesterday I learned of his passing. I have known you guys for over 30 years and many many dogs he has taken care of for me. What a huge void this will leave in so many people's lives. I am so shocked and saddened by this news. I will keep all of your family in my prayers.
January 13, 2011
Roberta, when I called your office today...as many times before, I was so shocked to heard of Dr. Anderson's passing. He was such a kind man. We were so happy when we found him a few years back to be our vet . He always gave us such one on one attention. As someone has wrote before, we are also very sad to hear of his passing but, we're also very sad that he's no longer here to be our vet. I will sure miss his calm, understanding, and confident manner he had in caring for our pets. Know that you and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could make it to the funeral. We appreciate everything you and Dr. Anderson have done for our family.
Our condolences..
The Lewis Family
January 13, 2011
Roberta, We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Anderson. He was always so kind, gentle and compassionate when caring for our "girls". We will miss his calm and reassuring manner. Heaven holds a special place for him.
January 13, 2011
Roberta, Donnie, Debbie, Kim, and family -

We're thinking of you. And even though we never had the privilege to meet Heather and Wendy, we're thinking of you all as you deal with your grief during this tough time.

It must be of great comfort to read the condolences and remembrances of Dave and the way he touched so many people's lives in a way that was so important to them - and his 'patients'. As well as important to Dave, too. It's evident in what they write. He, indeed, had the opportunity to affect other people's lives in a way that few others do. And we're sure he did in a way that few others have.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross wrote to keep in mind, true love never dies. Only the body is gone. Dave's love for you and yours for him will be with you forever. Love from, Randy and Ruth
January 13, 2011
Celia,
I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your brother. Reading thru the Guest Book I can tell that he was a special person and had a positive impact on many lives. I remember you speaking very fondly of him in our KSU days. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
January 13, 2011
Roberta and family, I am sorry for your loss. My friendship with Dr. Dave goes back to the late 60's at K-State. I had the opportunity to meet you Roberta at the clinic when I stopped to see Dave. It was always a pleasure to visit with my friend. Your loss is shared with many friends, family and associates. I will always have happy memories of Dr. Dave. Myself and my son's have the highest respect for this very kind and gentle person.
January 13, 2011
Roberta, I was at Bible Study tonight when I heard Dr Anderson's name mentioned. I asked the lady what she was talking about and she filled me in on the last week. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Your clinic was such a fun, safe, wonderful place to bring our pets to for all these years. Dave was such a professional, kind, generous man. We trusted him with our precious bundles of love. He never disappointed us. Our entire family is so saddened by his death. He will be remembered. Please keep in touch with us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
January 13, 2011
Roberta and family,
We were so sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Anderson. He took such great care of our sweet Elsa-girl for the past 14 1/2 years. We will never forget the care, concern and support you both gave us when we lost Elsa in September. We just couldn't ask for better friends than you guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Becky, Jon and Jacob Downing
January 13, 2011
Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Gloria
January 13, 2011
Roberta,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. You and Dr. Anderson were always woderful to Brooklyn and Barkley. He will truely be missed and I am so sorry for your loss.
January 13, 2011
Aunt Roberta, Heather, & Wendy - Our prayers are with you and your families during this sad time. Uncle Dave had a kind and generous soul and I know he will be greatly missed by everyone and all of the animals that he helped. I fondly remember hearing his stories about his corvette and all of the different animals that he helped at his animal clinic, including your shar pei dog that I played with as a kid. I'm sorry that Joanna and I cannot attend the memorial services tomorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. God be with you during this difficult time. Love Daren & Joanna Koudele
January 13, 2011
January 13, 2011
Roberta,
We are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Anderson was always so kind to our Bridgette (poodle) and has been caring for our daughter's pets for so many years.

Our prayers are with you at this time.

Sonny and Sherri Price, Olathe, Ks.
January 13, 2011
Roberta, We were so shocked to hear the passing of Dr. Dave. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this hurting time. I will miss the "medical" talks and K-State musings I enjoyed with Dr.Dave. He treated all of us so well and was so caring to all his friends animal and human. Ric and Chris Nattrass of Spring Hill
January 13, 2011
One could ask for no more in a neighbor or a vet. I'll miss the K-State flag, flying high on his mower, his conversation and his wit, and the warmth and friendliness with which he tended to my animals. May you all find peace in all the wonderful memories. He will be missed by all who knew him. Dave told me once, when he prepped my Sabien for a procedure, that he was chasing rabbits and was in his happy place. Well, I know Dave is chasing his own rabbits now, and he too, is in a better place.
January 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers extend to all of the family on your loss. Deb, we love you and am so sorry. The Geeslin Family (Springfield, Mo.)
January 13, 2011
Roberta,I am so sorry for your loss.Dr.Anderson was not only a great vet but a kind and caring person.You both treated me more as a friend than just a client.May the love and support of your family help you through this terrible time of loss.
January 13, 2011
Roberta and Family, Our heart and prayers go out to you at this sad time. We will greatly miss Dr. Anderson as well. He was such a loving and kind person to us as well as our animals.He will be greatly missed by all of us.

The Secrest Family
January 13, 2011
Roberta, I am so sorry and shocked to hear about the loss of your husband and Sugar and Smokey's vet Dr. Anderson. If there is anything that I can do, please let me know. He will be truely missed. God me with you and your family in this time of need.
January 13, 2011
We are so very sad. Dr. Anderson provided compassionate veterinary care for our furry family members for the last 15 years, always with a smile. We will miss him greatly. Roberta -- We are thinking of you. Please let us know if we can do anything at all to help you.
January 13, 2011
Every so often life blesses you with the honor of meeting very special people. Dr. and Mrs. David Anderson are certainly among those that have touched my life deeply. I had the pleasure to "call" on Anderson Animal Clinic as a sales rep for many years. Kind and courteous and a joy to know both on a personel and professional level. I will keep David's smile and happy attitude alive in my heart.
January 13, 2011
Roberta, we were in shock and so very saddened to hear of Dr A's passing. Please know that our thoughts and love are with you at this sad time. We will always remember his kind and generous spirit.
Our condolenses...David and Peggy Reese
January 13, 2011
David was more than our "Vet". He was our friend. His personal touch will be sorely missed.

We thank the Lord for allowing Dr. David Anderson into our lives.

Jim & Marcia Mavec
January 12, 2011
Roberta- I was so shocked to hear of Dr. Anderson s passing...I pray for peace and strength for you and your family through this time. He will be greatly missed. Paula Butts ( Olathe, Ks)
January 12, 2011
Roberta and family,
I just read about Dave's passing and am so shocked and saddened by this news. It's been many years since I've seen either of you, but I always remember Dave as a guy with a big smile. Whenever I ran into him I enjoyed talking with him. He was a very good man a caring veterinarian. Marie's and my prayers will be with you and yours.
Steve Magill, Rochelle, Il
January 12, 2011
Roberta...We were saddened to hear about Dave's passing away so suddenly. Our prayers are with you.
January 12, 2011
Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers. May your heart find comfort in the midst of your grieve.
January 12, 2011
So sorry to hear about your Dad Debbie. Prayers are with your family.
January 12, 2011
Roberta-So sorry for your loss. Dr. Anderson was a man that we respected and admired. He never treated us or any of our dogs as clients we were friends. We appreciate all he did for us over the past 20+ years. He will be deeply missed.
January 12, 2011
Papa Dave touched many peoples lives with caring & kindness. Condolences are far from enough. I humbly offer my heartfelt prayers for blessings of strength, courage and comfort during this time of grief to all of the family. May God bless you and carry your heavy hearts and may the love and support of family and friends help you through this difficult time.
January 12, 2011
I was so shocked to learn of Dr. Anderson's passing - he was such an amazing person and had such a great love for animals (especially those that were rescued or abandoned). I always say he reminded me of the "All Creatures Great and Small" vet :) He had such an wonderful touch with my dogs - that quality will never be equaled by another. Roberta, you and your precious family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support your family at this difficult time.
Blessings and Love!
Susan Brotz
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