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Ty
4/10/2004 - 6/16/2019Ty - You have kept me amused for the past 15 years. From being a total stinker to a total sweetheart, your personality was so large. When I think of you, I have to smile, because as your Dad put it, you were just so Ty! I am going to miss you my man. People let me tell you bout my best friend, his name is Ty, he's a cat and I love him so, he's my best friend!Mae GordonSimi Valley, CaliforniaJune 17, 2019
Sam
6/2/2003 - 6/15/2019Sam was a puppy when he came to live with us, my husband thought he was going to be a good hunting dog, it didn't take long for him to be my shadow. He become my baby no doubts in his mind. Sam was not a lap dog by any means, but if I would lay on the floor, he was right beside me, slept on the bed and shared all our camping trips. He loved the outdoors and we went for long walks up until a couple years ago when he started slowing down, then we lost his brother Jack and time, I knew was going to be precious for what we had left together. He will be greatly missed, but I am happy he can romp around heaven with his brother and new friends.Charlene PartinSt. Cloud, FloridaJune 17, 2019
Roxy
3/1/2005 - 3/22/2019We miss you every day, sweet girl.Megan SeibelNorth Strabane, PA, PennsylvaniaJune 17, 2019
Dick Dastardly
09/22/2010 - 06/11/2019If asked, what am I most proud of in my life, I would have an answer without hesitation. It would how I was able to nurture Dick Dastardly back to life. I rescued Dick Dastardly from OCAS where he was brought in with his sister, he was hit by a car and unable to stand/walk. He was going to be euthanized within 48 hours if he did not leave with a rescue/foster.
When I saw the picture of this poor dog, emaciated, bony, beaten down, with cuts and missing fur, it broke my heart. He had the saddest look on his face and I just knew I would do everything I could to change that dog's life. I have not one regret.

My significant other understood and we went to meet him. He was starting to walk more but had issues due to being so frail and thin. It did not stop him from having us give him lots of love and pets and of course, showing his personality even when in such a terrible situation.

We knew he would be a hospice foster as no one had high hopes for him, he was in that bad of shape. I did not care. I could not let that poor soul stay to die in that animal shelter. We brought him and his sister home to give them the best life we could. His sister, Penelope Pitstop, passed in 8 days due to cancer that did not have an options for intervention.

We continued to focus on healing Dick Dastardly, the first time he wagged his tail, our hearts melted. The first time he played with his toys, we felt like winners. The first time he started to prance and almost run in the backyard happily, it felt like a miracle. We even felt thrilled when he was strong enough to dig holes in the yard- though no one wanted that, it still felt like we won the lottery. His progress and milestones meant that much to us.

Dick Dastardly ended up growing very found of and connect to us, causing some separation anxiety, though we completely changed our work schedules, personal schedules, and outings to be sure he was not alone and always cared for the highest extent of our abilities. He meant so much to us so quickly, we would rather accommodate him, especially given all he went through.

He truly transformed before our eyes with a safe home, food, medication, and love from us. We had the most beautiful, loving, stubborn, and sassy GSD but we were so happy and lucky to have him. His quirks, howls, and barking demands for roast turkey and chicken were just some of things we loved and laughed about.

He was a lover and thrived with attention. He was great with kids, adults, other dogs, and did not show issues with cats. He loved our evening walks, pets from my significant other, hugs from the kids on my dad's soccer team, and loved watching soccer at the field while in the sunshine. He was easily one of the best dogs either of ever had and we still today, dont know how we got so lucky to have him in our lives.

His genuine excitement when my significant other game home. His care towards me during panic attacks. His ability to learn commands and new tricks with us though he was 8-9 years old. He just continued to thrive and show us he was going to keep improving. Even when we brought in another foster for a week, he slept by her side and tried to bond with her. Even let her slept on his bed, which will always make us smile thinking about.

Unfortunately, with most GSD, the worst started to come due to genetics and possibly due to incident of being hit by a car. Dick had hip displagia and spondylosis. While he was being maintained on his medication, eventually it was not working well enough and he was in pain. New medications, exams, tests, and treatments later, we realized the new symptoms and pain were happening due to DM. It was the worst as in his case, it was a rapid and sudden onset. While maintained on steroids and showed a great response to CBD oil, eventually it would only get worse as is the case with DM.

Though our hearts broke during the decision, we knew giving Dick Dastardly the most dignified and peaceful end of life was an absolutely must. Even when he was scared or confused, not able to fully do dog things, he still showed love, joy, and appreciation. We will treasure the time we got with him. We will forever cherish how we were changed while saving his life. I hope every dog lovers is lucky enough to have a connection like or a dog like Dick Dastardly. He was our good boy, our monster man, our best friend. We will miss him terribly but we will never, ever forgot our darling. We love you Dick, so much.
Christina MeierJacksonville, FloridaJune 17, 2019
Bella
6/26/2017 - 6/15/2019Bella came into our lives at a special time. She was a special girl with a huge heart and showed us that she loved us every single day. She was smart, resilient, awesome, and absolutely adorable. I miss her kisses and hugs. I miss her cuddles and her little cute nose. I miss her huge smile whenever we’d come through the door and her wagging tail. I miss everything about her. Every time I cried she’d be there and comfort me and lick my tears away. She was the greatest best friend I’ve ever had and I will always cherish that. But I know she’s in a better place and I know she’s looking after us and making sure we’re okay. We all miss her terribly but it’s hitting me super hard. I know she wouldn’t want us to be sad and I know she wouldn’t want us to be mad. She would want us to spread love and help others. One day this will get easier but at least for now we’re all grieving and we all terribly miss her. Every morning she would come to me and just lick my face and say good morning. I’m going to miss that now. I cried all day and night yesterday and barely slept. And before I fell asleep I wrapped her collar around my hand and I slept. I felt like she was there comforting me. One day me and her will reunite until then I love you Bella and I miss you.Ashley PadillaElgin, IllinoisJune 16, 2019
Julius
6/30/1999 - 3/20/2019Missing you every day Julius. You were with me for 20 years and it has been so odd not having you here these last few months. Whenever I was sad or mad you would lay on my lap and the world was better.GEOFFREY PATERSONMedia, PennsylvaniaJune 16, 2019
Marley
2/18/2013 - 6/15/2019Marley.... It started with an add online, Great Pyrenees puppies for sale...Suzy had been looking for a large breed dog after her beloved golden retriever Murphy had gotten cancer and had to be put down. Little did we know how large the puppies become. When we drove up to the ladies house she had alpacas out front along side the daddy of our puppies...he was huge , weighing between 150-170lbs. We made our way to barn where our girls were running around with all the litter mates. It was one of the cutest things to see, little white fur balls hustling to and from. When we finally were shown which two were ours, we were already in love them( because, be honest, how can you hate a puppy). We got them in April of 2013, little did Suzy know that in June of the same year she would get diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer. I moved in her house to help her, but ended up becoming a 2nd momma to the puppies. So in between Suzys treatments and work I would get to bathe these 2 white dogs almost nightly because they loved to dig. They would be let outside for literally a minute, I would turn around and they would be mud from head to toe. We went thru a lot that year, some good, some bad but thru it all we adapted to our new routines. Fast forward 6-1/2 years later. We’ve moved, we’ve aged but we have a happy life-Suzy’s health is as close to cured as they will say. So when your 150lb dog starts to limp a little you don’t freak out, you assume she jumped down off the couch maybe a bit too hard or whatever. Then a lump literally pops out on her leg overnight, last Saturday. So we call our vet, she didn’t have any openings until the following Saturday, but that’s ok, because I’m sure it’s just some weird thing. Tuesday I come home from work, to find vomit in 9 different areas on the main floor. I attempted to get both dogs out, before cleaning up anything, but it was going to take me awhile. As I get Marley downstairs and outside, she throws up 3 more times.now I’m getting a little freaked, because she’s vomited before but never like this. In what would turn out to be a horrible night , she ends up getting sick over 17 times. We knew something was wrong, this wasn’t overeating, or bad food. So we start calling the vets, but it’s after 10pm now, so we leave a message with our vets answering machine, to see if we can just bring her to the vet in the morning. We end up getting to the vets by 8:30 the next morning, they keep her, say they will do labs and X-ray on her leg then let us know what’s wrong. You never think to hear the vet apologizing repeatedly to you over the phone. So long story short....she has bone cancer in her leg. We are told we can take her home that night. I’m not exactly sure what happened between Tuesday day and Tuesday night but she became a different dog. She cried and panted all night, we end up sitting with her throughout the night trying to calm her. Next day, refuses to go out, refuses to move. So in what would become an even longer day where Suzy is on the phone with vet all day, we finally get some super duper strong pain medication for her. It works. But it’s not going to heal her, she’s just going to be “kept comfortable.” We are told all the gruesome things that might happen including the fact that her leg will eventually just break as the cancer eats its way thru. So I’m writing this before we put her down, because after will be too hard. Me and my sister have no children of our own, we are blessed with numerous nieces and nephews ( including little Patrick who was born just yesterday) whom we love beyond words. But....our animals - dogs, cats and bird are our children. I know some of you won’t understand that, but others will completely know what I’m saying. Your life revolves around their schedule, you fit your life to accommodate them. Now, I’m not saying there has not been times when we wanted to choke them because believe me, we have. But how do you say goodbye to your fur baby who is only six. It’s not fair or easy , but we will unfortunately within the next few days. As much as you love them, they end up breaking your heart. I know people experience worse things , please don’t take me wrong, but for now we are grieving the untimely demise of a great pet. She was a nut bag at times, she was a horrible table scrap beggar and she was head strong....but she always had a look that made you think she was smiling. You will be missed more than we will ever be able to say... I will leave you with this, as you look through the photos that I post with this, note the picture of Marley as a puppy next to the pig-that was her best friend before we came to take her home . Now I ask you “ how can you not love a dog who is best friends with a pig? “Krissy SchmittSaint Louis, MissouriJune 16, 2019
Morgan
10/7/2003 - 6/12/2019Our sweet baby Morgan...gone too soon. She filled our lives with so much love and joy; and she was so brave the last 8 months battling cancer that finally took her from us and into heaven . She lived each and every day to the fullest, always giving endless head bunts and tons of love. She was so fun and had the best baby "eeehhhh" meow from her days as a kitten to the very end of her sweet life. She loved to play with mice, even at 15, she played like a kitten. Losing you, Morgan, has broken our hearts. Rest in peace, sweetheart, with Zack, Zoe, and Cali.Natalie & Ellie Boan-KapustinDavidsonville, MarylandJune 15, 2019
Sweet Pinky
10/19/2002 - 6/14/2019My heart is broken. My Sweet Pinky left for the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. This morning, I looked for you all over the house. Pinot, your little sister, was also looking for you. Thank you for giving us over 16 1/2 years of unconditional love. You gave me the greatest gift through your constant companionship and always want to be by my side- every hour, every minute. You always wanted to be near your mommy. Your gentle spirit and sweetness will be missed tremendously, but we are comforted knowing that you are feeling better. You are running with your sister, Bella, across the hills and meadows of the Rainbow Bridge. We will never forget how much you loved to sit in the hot sun. Your favorite thing to do is sit on the front door steps and taking in the hot rays of the summer sun. You also loved taking your naps under the sunshine in the guest bedroom on the second floor.

Our hearts hurt and we miss you so much, but comforted knowing that you are well again --- all new. We love you forever and send you a million hugs and kisses. I will forever love her.

Em Eisold
Mclean, Virginia.
Emilie EisoldMclean, VirginiaJune 15, 2019
Skye
1/17/2004 - 6/14/2019In loving memory of our beloved Skye Girl
2004-June 14, 2019

Where do I start... you came into our life damaged and sad, we worked hard to give you a wonderful life, the life you should have always had. You were my first doggy and you made life so much better. You came out of your shell after realizing you were with a loving family, you jumped on everyone and pulled on that leash! You stole daddy's sandwich off of the table, and made us laugh so hard when you were a silly girl. A natural born herder, you would herd everyone that came into the house with your big fluffy butt! You loved your car rides and even took a girls trip to Door County. You were the most amazing girl in the world! You taught us so much throughout your long life. When we brought Norman home you were not happy, you bit his little nose so hard I thought you killed him, but you grew to love him and he loves you so much. I have taken special care of you for two years as age got the better of you, I don't know what to do now. I helped you up and down the stairs to go potty, took you for special treatments, gave you your oil and pills every day, and it taught me even more. I feel blessed to have been able to do that for you. Your daddy and I struggled with letting you go, but you needed to be free of your failing body. We will always think of you and talk about you, you will always be with us and now you can walk on your own, run, play and enjoy your new life in heaven.

Love,
Mommy, Daddy and Norman
And everyone that met you and fell in love with you.
Becky SlagleHomewood, IllinoisJune 15, 2019
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