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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
1/28/2012 - 4/27/2020Lola was a special girl. She loved us unconditionally, but wanted strangers to stay away. Not aggressive, just let you know that you were not welcome in her bubble. Most of her life was spent with 3 sisters. Jojo, Storm and Alley. The four of them were tight and all new how to get what they wanted from mom and dad. Lola watched CBS Sunday Morning with us each week and love the "Moment of Nature" short segment at the end. She also loved NASCAR, LUGE, BOBSLED or really anything that moved quickly off the side of the screen. Lola enjoyed the Ocean, Camping, Going for rides in the Truck or just hanging out in teh front yard. She was Awesome. We will miss our Lola. She is survived by her sisters Alley, Marley, Jaxson her recently adopted brother George (she wasn't a huge fan, but we won't tell George) and two loving humans that had the pleasure of taking care of her for a short lifetime 8 or so years. She gave us far more than we could ever give her and we gave her a lot! Miss this girl always.Robert MayvilleSaint Augustine, FloridaApril 28, 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
Sammy (baby Girl)
6/6/2006 - 3/17/2020Today is only 1 week since I lost my baby girl Sammy. I am still crying and not sleeping. I feel so lost without her by my side where she always sat. I know she was suffering but I wasn't ready to let her go. Sammy is in no pain now I just couldn't watch her suffer anymore. I will miss my baby girl until we meet again.

Love you so much Sammy
Always in my heart and mind
Diana HammonsJacksonville, FloridaMarch 24, 2020
11/17/2003 - 3/19/2020I will always cherish the 17 years of unconditional love 💙Jacqueline GROSSOSaint Augustine, FloridaMarch 22, 2020
2/14/2011 - 3/6/2020Calvin was my best friend. I adopted him when he was not quite a year old. He had been up for adoption for months. He was banged up , notched and the most perfect demeanor. His name was Calvin and I didn't want to change that. He was so zen. He loved having his own home. He helped raise another kitten stray named sweet pea. She misses him terribly.Patsy RankinSt. Augustine, FloridaMarch 8, 2020
Little Boy Kitty
6/18/1999 - 2/14/2020My Little Boy Kitty is gone and I don't know if the tears will ever stop.
You were a part of my life for almost 22 years. The sweetest most beautiful kitty who purred right up until the end. I know you were telling me thank you for a happy life and for being a part of our family. We will miss you and your funny meows, and crazy sleeping positions everyday.
Thank you for so many years of pure ,sweet love.
Rest in Peace LBK.
Momma, Winston and Mildred
Joan DickinsonJacksonville Beach, FloridaFebruary 15, 2020
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