Pet Memorials
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Hoover
1/16/2007 - 6/24/2019Baby Boy, you've been the love of our lives since the minute we met! Our hearts are broken in a million pieces!
Sweetest of dreams #1 Puppy! Run and play, splash in the biggest puddles to your hearts content....ALL of the cookies have your name on them.
Until we see you again, you will forever be treasured in our hearts!
Pamela ZaninYulee, FloridaJune 26, 2019
Johnny
2/14/2005 - 6/13/2019I lost my best friend and constant companion of 14 years - Johnny. There was no pup like this boy. Johnny boy came to me on Valentines Day 2005 from my brothers farm in Virginia. Essentially I rescued him from a life of hunting rabbits and living outdoors. He set up residence with me in Neptune Beach and became a beach bum. My brother says he hit the jackpot moving to Florida. Johnny loved the beach, but did NOT love the water and never saw a rabbit here 😊. He spent his first two years trying to figure out who “Good Boy” was (although he was pretty sure it wasn’t him). Johnny had many friends and got out a lot. But no one will miss him as much as his mama. My life is richer because of his presence in it. He was a well loved pup and an old soul. He is survived by his sister Suzi, sweet girl. I want to thank all of those friends who came to visit, call and write. You should know that we appreciated your love and attention. Those were his best days in the end 💔. Please give your furry friend an extra floppy ear rub and treat today for Johnny.Terri DerkumNeptune Beach, FloridaJune 21, 2019
Dick Dastardly
9/22/2010 - 6/11/2019If 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
Abel
5/1/2013 - 6/5/2019I lost my best friend on June 5, 2019. His name was Abel and boy was he able to do anything. For 13 years he was my companion, confidante, shoulder to cry, source of laughter...my everything. He was always there for me no matter if my day was bad or good. If I felt fat or skinny. If I got a terrible haircut or forgot the milk. The only thing I will never be certain of is if he forgave me for all the brothers and sisters he had after seven years of being an only child. A tenacious, stubborn, curious, strong willed, wild only child for so long. Everywhere I went, he would go. He met big people, little people, furry people...and almost all of them loved him. He was always complimented on his manners and gentle nature. Even people who hated bully breeds found a spot in their heart because of him. He was my hero. He was the best big brother my two dogs could ask for and for the other fosters, he was a great role model. He was not perfect, but he was perfect for me. Sampson and Lana Kane miss you almost as much as I do.

I can't thank lap of love and Dr. Katie enough for helping me through this time. The decision was made for me by father time but being in my home made the longest day of my life a bit easier. The doctor made sure everyone, including my two other pups were comfortable and had enough time with my angel. Without their help, I don't know and don't want to think of the 'what ifs' - they are endless. I am forever grateful for what Lap of Love did for my my oldest.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” —Winnie-the-Pooh
Alexis CartagenaJacksonville, FloridaJune 7, 2019
Mimi
2/23/2009 - 6/4/2019Mimi we will always love you and cherish the time we were together. You brought us a love and security we can never repay. If there is any justice in the universe we will see you again along with your sister Ginger. Until then be at peace. Love Always! Matt, Shelly, Lucky, Buster and (grudgingly) Pippen the cat.Matt WessJacksonville, FloridaJune 6, 2019
Buster
10/29/2002 - 5/10/2019Our sweet BUSTER ( Yoga Dog)

We were not ready to say goodbye, but as with every one of God’s creatures, you let us know you were ready for a well deserved life without pain and confusion. We are missing you so much!! What a gift you have been. From the moment you arrived, life revolved around you and your Sister, Mena. You gave us and the kids a life full of adventures and laughter and now, we will cherish those memories, photos and videos, until we all meet again. Until then, our little Warrior, we love you with all our hearts!!!

Kip, Marta, Sara and Clifton
🎈❤️🎈
Marta LewisMiddleburg, FloridaMay 12, 2019
Frank
2/3/2006 - 1/16/2019Our beloved Frank went over the rainbow bridge last Wednesday after 13 wonderful years of love and amazing companionship. He was the quintessential Velcro Pug who always could make a bad day better with his sweet kisses and loving nature. He is greatly missed and will be forever in our hearts. Thank you Dr. Katie for being there for our sweet boy when it was time to say good bye. Your presence made the impossible bearable and I will be forever grateful for your love and compassion for not just Frank but for all of us.Sue MyersOrange Park, FloridaJanuary 22, 2019
Eartha kitty
7/5/2008 - 8/22/2018Eartha Kitty was a huge part of our family!!! She was loved, and treated like a true diva cat. She was my fur baby for 10 years, and I'll love, and miss her everyday until we meet again!!! I know she's in kitty heaven chasing after the lizards she loved so much!!! I will always love you my sweet Eartha Kitty!!!!Jacksonville, FloridaAugust 30, 2018
Jersey Girl
3/6/2004 - 4/26/2017“Jersey Girl” was our beautiful and sweet Golden Retriever. She was a wonderful dog and we all loved her. She was a big part of our family and we were part of her pack. I know that my life, and all our lives, were greatly enhanced by having “Jersey” and that we were very lucky to have her. She participated in all our family activities. Whether it was going for walks or swimming in the pool or just hanging out, “Jersey” just wanted to be with us and be part of whatever it was that we were doing (or not doing). She was the best welcome wagon you could imagine, always excited and happy to see you when you came home. She would be at the door, wagging her tail, and would run outside to welcome you home. “Jersey” brought a special kind of love into our family. It was warm and furry and golden. It was constant and never wavered; it was joyful and loyal; and it brought us closer as a family. We will forever miss our sweet “Jersey Girl”, the best doggie it the world (at least she was the best for us) and we hope that someday, somehow, we will be with her again.William McKennaSt Johns, FloridaMay 10, 2017
Max
8/8/1999 - 4/29/2017Max was our sweet little dachshund who enriched our lives for past 17 1/2 years. He brought us so much joy and literally grew up with our daughter. He definitely had small dog syndrome and could be very feisty at times but was such a sweet little cuddler too.. Some of Max's favorite things to do besides getting in the trash and peeing on the rug, was to play in the snow (when he grew up in VA) to taking bike rides to the beach (when he retired to Florida). He was and forever will be my sweet little boy. ❤🐶❤😰😰Chris BradleyPonte Vedra Beach, FloridaApril 29, 2017
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