Printed on: January 17, 2013


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Elvis Presley Goakden

Elvis Presley Goakden passed away near his home in Idaho Falls at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the age of 3 years old.

He was a faithful and loyal companion who left this world much too soon. He is survived by his mother, Teika Sue Goakden (maternal mother); and sibling, Buster Brown Goakden; as well as his adopted brother, Pugsley; and his human mom, Robyn Oakden; and human dad, Rory Gosnell.

Elvis was born July 3, 2010, along with seven other siblings. He was adored by all who came in contact with him due to his explosive personality and his extremely unique markings. Elvis enjoyed to sing (howl) with mom and dad, and he was infatuated with reflected lights on the wall and floor, as well as flashlights and lasers. He was plagued with arthritis in his hips, but that never stopped him from playing with his brother, Buster. He would play chase with Buster all day in the summer and anytime that he was feeling frisky in any other season.

Elvis will be extremely missed. There will not be another like him ever again.

Rest in peace, Elvis Presley Goakden -- we will always love you.