Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Max Pilny
7/7/2007 - 7/31/2020How do you memorialize an affectionate, loving, smart, gentle giant? My husband and I housesat a beautiful labradoodle named Lenny and said that if we could ever find a dog like that, we would open our home up to him. And, then Max appeared. His beautiful amber eyes could melt you and that's exactly what he did! He was gentle, obedient and mannerly. However, we also found him to be a "Goldilocks" when it came to his bed! Every pillow off every bed and sofa, were thrown on the floor and, oh, how he loved to eat the starfish out of my shell bowls! Each time we left our home, we had to rearrange the stools on the furniture and put my shell bowls on top of the refrigerator. But, Max got past that and soon settled into his big, new comfortable bed that we bought him. Did I say settle? He actually "cathunked" his 110 pound body on to the floor. I personally know. being an attentive "mother" and listening for him to go to bed. Max roamed a lot, watching and guarding. Our little guy, Elvis, misses him terribly, too, and has become very clingy since Max's passing. Our entire household is "raw" right now and we miss his deep bark and head butt greetings at the door. We know that Max is in heaven, roaming the hills, for if God loves whom we love, then Max is there waiting for us. See you on the other side, our beloved boy! We miss you and love you!Linda BrandtSt. Augustine, FloridaAugust 2, 2020
Remington (Remi)
1/9/2006Remi was a beloved friend and companion to our husband and six children. He married two of them off and was watching over the others. Faithful, sweet, and loyal to the end. We love you sweet, sweet boy. Find your buddies at the bridge, we will see you there.Carole FlodinSt Johns, FloridaJuly 29, 2020
7/4/2007 - 7/23/2020Cocoa was our very first long term family pet. She is the reason that all of us adore dogs, and especially pitbulls. She was an absolute lady with an attitude. She knew what she did and did not want and how to get her way. She was an only fur baby and loved it that way. Her favorite snack was watermelon and she ate it up to the end even when she didn’t feel like eating much else. This special dog left an imprint on our hearts that will last forever.Alyssa SmallJacksonville, FloridaJuly 25, 2020
6/18/2010 - 7/9/2020Buddy gave us 10 years of pure kitty love and was one of the most affectionate cats I’ve ever known. Always wanting in your lap all the time, and wouldn’t be gentle about it either, but announced himself with a big jump. Our hearts are broken, but you will forever live in our memories💞💞Vicki DFleming Island, FloridaJuly 10, 2020
3/19/2007 - 6/4/2020Garfield, a.k.a., Boo Boo
I was lucky to spend 12 wonderful years with my beloved boo boo. Ever faithful and loyal to me, he was mine and I belonged to him. His life was taken too soon by lung cancer. This past week of mourning has been flooded with tears from sorrow, bitterness, and emptiness. But some tears came from the joy of remembering him in life.

Garfield was an old soul with so many sides to him. There were certain talents and traits that capture his spirit. I share these favorite memories to honor him and keep his light shining.

Tenacious: If it’s one thing Garfield loved to do it was EAT and would go to great lengths at scoring food. He always began reminding dinner time was approaching an hour or two ahead. In the mornings he’d walk over our heads, bat things off the nightstand, or lay in front of our heads and gently thump his tail on our faces.

Crafty: He’d figure out he could get two meals out of one by greeting one of us next to his empty bowl asking to be fed. One day Jay asked why I was feeding him again because he just ate. He outsmarted us for who knows how long!

Devoted: Every time I returned from a trip he was gleeful and super affectionate with me. It was the only time he preferred my cuddle time than food (!), which filled my heart completely. We were both so happy reunited.

Attentive: He had a funny knack for remembering silly things he did that made me laugh so he could repeat it later to amuse me or get my attention.
"Grab your tootsie!": he’d lay on his back and grab his feet just as babies do, and it was always his left foot. I suppose it’s because it was the one he grabbed when he did it the first time and saw how tickled I was. By far, this is the one thing Jay and I will remember and miss the most because he did so often for us and only us (oh yeah, and grandma too!). Jay coined the phrase, “grab your tootsie! Grab your tootsie!” and Garfield happily would…and then promptly asked for a treat.
Bathroom: the second he heard me in the bathroom he’d come running to hop behind the bathtub curtain and play peekaboo or he’d curl up in the sink waiting for attention.
Drawer peeping: don’t ask me why but for some reason I laughed so hard the first time I saw him walking by the console drawers trying so hard to figure out what was inside. From that day forward he always pretended to snoop inside any drawer he passed by whenever I was looking – never did it around other people.

Protective: Garfield was shrewd with "strangers" around me. I remember how he would stare down Jay with a menacing looks when they first met. He would flick his tail at Jay as if to say, "when are you leaving?" When we introduced Onyx to the home, Garfield made sure to let him know that he was not allowed to follow me to the bathroom and chased him away. Garfield ultimately watched over them too of course, as he protected his cat nap spots next to them when our mom's cat Miss Calico visited. Everyone's lap and arms were off limits to Miss Calico!

Garfield was also protective of the home. He once scared his cat sitter so bad that the company had to send someone else in. She reported that Garfield “charged at me and batted at my feet all the way up stairs.” Thankfully the second sitter understood Garfield, “no hissing or swatting observed previously, he just needed time to get used to sharing his home…he’s a good boy.”

Garfield is now protecting our “forever home” here in St. Augustine, FL and will be forever loved. His loving mother, his devoted father Jay, and his faithful friend and canine brother Onyx survive him and will remember him the rest of their lives.
Brooke McGuireSt. Augustine, FloridaJune 11, 2020
Babie J
12/24/2005 - 5/11/2020When I rescued Babie J in 2014 it turned out that she rescued me. She was my constant companion. I am retired and was able to be with her 24/7 and where I went she went. She was true angel, she gave me an unconditional love I never had in my whole life. I spoiled her rotten and she deserved it. I am so lost without her and she will remain in my heart forever. I love you and miss you my sweet girl. Thank you God for giving her to me.Linda EngbergElkton, FloridaMay 25, 2020
Baehr Grover
11/26/2009 - 4/27/20203,805 days we got to love you.

If our love could have saved you,
You would have lived forever.

We love you our fur baby.

I will love you forever, and miss you always.

See you in our dreams and on the rainbow bridge. 🌈 4/27/2020 @ 9:45am

Thank you to Lap of Love and Dr Kali, for their compassionate care of us and Baehr.
Stephenie GroverSt. Augustine, FloridaMay 1, 2020
12/25/2003 - 4/23/2020Thank you Maverick for giving me the best life and pet owner could have. !!! Unconditional love is the best therapy ever!!Harry BeemanJacksonville, FloridaApril 24, 2020
Lou Jack
8/27/2004 - 3/23/2020In Memory of Lou Jack, my tiny universe, my little love, my baby bug, my buggy. Our entire lives revolved around him, especially the last few years. He had a very bad heart murmur, stage 2 kidney disease, a bad gallbladder and Cushings diease by the time everything was said and done. He fought so hard. He was hospitalized back in October/November. Thats when we discovered the kidney disease, cushings and gallbladder issues. He stayed for 6 days, over $6,000 in bills. People thought we were nuts, he was 15. But to us, he was worth everything. He came home and was on the right track to being normal again with a slew of new meds added to his heart meds. We had a lovely Thanksgiving and Christmas with him. He loved to open his own presents. Then in February I got married and both my pups were in it. I am so happy he was there. Then a few weeks later, he started to decline again. Took him back to his specialist and went home with some new meds. So with getting up every 2 hours every night for the past 5 years, we were also giving meds at 3 am, 5 am, 11 am, 5 pm and 7 pm, so you can see where it was all about my sweet boy. He never really got better after that. We had a check up and the doctor confirmed that the kidneys were declining again. He wanted to hospitalize him and we refused. Quality over quantity at this point. So with lots of tears and a discussion between me, my husband and my mom we decided to call Laps of Love. I wanted him to be as comfortable as possible and in my arms. Dr. Kali was so nice and gentle. He went peacefully and I miss him so much. It feels so empty here.Kaley MullenFLEMING ISLAND, FloridaMarch 27, 2020