Representing Primrose Funeral Service and Sunset Memorial Park, John Davenport donated a memorial marker in Little Bit’s honor. The marker, complete with an American flag, will be placed on Little Bit’s final resting place under a tree behind the center.
“We often come over here to deliver flowers. It was always a joy to see Little Bit,” Davenport said.
When Mike Varnell moved into the Veteran’s Center three years ago, he immediately signed up to be a member of Little Bit’s fan club.
“She was just the greatest dog in the world. I started feeding her bacon and sausage. I would make sure when I got up every morning, that I got at least four or five pieces of bacon and sausage and take it out to her. Then I saw the sign that said she had a heart condition and said, ‘Oh my God, I’m killing her.’ I felt real bad, so I quit feeding her and she got mad at me. She was a great dog and I love her and I miss her very much,” Varnell said.
Also highlighting the service was a performance by Mrs. Norman 2013 Garalee Womack, who performs regularly at the Veteran’s Center.
“At times, maybe she didn’t know how lucky she was to be among all of the people that live here. She just knew that she loved you and that you loved her,” Lewis said. “I think her parting thoughts to you would be ‘Thanks for taking care of me.’ But we would say, ‘Thanks for taking care of us.’”