Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Bailey
9/25/2005 - 4/5/2020In loving memory of our “Best Boy Bailey Boopers”. Bailey was born on a farm in Fairview, North Carolina to his parents Jack and Gizmo in September of 2005. He came into our home and our lives when he was just 7 weeks old. It was Love at first sight for all of us and Victoria and I became his “Mommas” for the next 14 1/2 years. Bailey went on some exciting adventures hiking in the mountains of NC, strolling in Central Park in NYC, playing endlessly with his beloved doggie girlfriend Ginny and most of all, running and playing on the beaches of Charleston, SC! Oh how he loved the beach and the ocean! Bailey Boopers moved with us to Chicago in 2017 and became a city dog for the rest of his life. We were able to take him back to his beloved beach and ocean last summer and he also was able to visit his Ginny girl on that vacation!
Bailey was serious, stubborn and spunky throughout his life. He always knew what he wanted and liked and would sneeze to tell us so. He was loving and gentle and fiercely loyal to his Mommas. Spending time together at home as a family was one of his greatest joys. We loved him with all of our hearts and he will never leave us. Our hearts are broken and our lives and home feel empty without him. We look forward to the day when he will run to meet us again and we will be together forever. Until then, sweet boy, run free! Your Mommas Linda and Victoria
Linda StirkChicago, IllinoisApril 8, 2020
Bella
8/31/2006 - 4/2/2020Bella was my first dog. I picked her up in Indiana when she was 10 weeks old. As we were driving back to Chicago, I realized I had no crate. No collar. Not even a leash. I was not prepared. I did not realize what I was getting myself into. I quickly fell in love with the little creature and spent all of my free time with her. She was with me when I got married, had 2 babies and moved 3 times. She was a city dog most her life and loved the lake and festivals. She was the center of attention. As she grew older and slowed down, she spent a lot of time sleeping and became a sort of fixture in my home. We would all stop and pet her and love on her. I will miss her everyday for the rest of my life. My sweet Bella girl.Jessica NunziataPark Ridge, IllinoisApril 3, 2020
Sonny
2/17/2008 - 3/30/2020My sweet Sonny boy crossed the rainbow 🌈 bridge. Heartbroken is an understatement. He was my very best friend and I’m not sure how life will be without him, but he is not in pain anymore. Sonny definitely rescued ME- he brought more love to my life than I ever knew possible. He was there for every up and down I had with his sweet little face and all the snuggles. Sonny was not your typical dog- he was an angel. He never barked, jumped, chewed anything up - he was perfect! It truly amazed me - he just wanted to be loved and I loved him so hard for the past 8 years I had him. I’ll have a hole in my heart forever, but I’m so grateful for all the memories I had with you baby boy - RIP my sweet Sonny bunz 💔😢Chelsea ArthursAddison, IllinoisApril 2, 2020
Maddux
6/23/2005 - 3/26/2020Our sweet maddi girl, I miss you so much already. I miss hearing you walking around the house and even your loud snoring. You were always by my side, my little shadow. When I was feeling down you always knew and would sit right next to me. The girls keep asking where their maddi is. I hope you're running free and your legs aren't holding you back anymore ❤Christine GreenRolling Meadows, IllinoisMarch 27, 2020
Sasha
9/1/2003 - 3/19/2020My sweet pup gained her wings this morning. Sweet, sweet Sasha. Sasha-roo. Sashimi. Sushi roll. Biggie smalls. I had a lot of names for you, but most of all, I was lucky to call you mine. Thank you for letting me be yours. It was an honor.

You were the sweetest of the sweet and had the most gentle disposition. When I brought you and Sadie home 3 1/2 years ago, you became fast and lifetime friends with Karen’s dogs, Kona and Shasta. They were here with you today as Dr. Tyler from Lap of Love so kindly and mercifully helped your transition. You graciously accepted (maybe tolerated) and learned to love the numerous dogs I fostered or otherwise brought into the house, from Lily, Gideon, Charlie, Andi, and Maggie. You loved all the kids (human and canine) in the neighborhood and never met a stranger. You also never met a food you didn’t like....

Sasha, you were so loved and there will always be a hole left. But you are now as you were meant to be: young, energetic, full of life, able to explore, your legs work and you are able to run, jump, and play with all of your friends. May we meet again at the end of the bridge. Fly high, sweet Sasha, and watch over those you have joined, including your sister Sadie and Buster. 😇🌈💔🐾
Kristin MNorthbrook, IllinoisMarch 20, 2020
Mia
9/26/2004 - 2/29/2020Thankful for every day with our sweet girl.
Fifteen years was just not enough.
Sue BeljungWoodridge, IllinoisMarch 4, 2020
Tucker
10/21/2007 - 2/28/2020Big Head, Tuck-Tuck, Wiggle Butt, Tuck-Nut, it’s so hard to believe you’re not with us anymore. Letting you go was near impossible, but we love you so much and didn’t want you to experience any pain. You were already in obvious discomfort and we knew something was very wrong. When we brought you in on Tuesday to find out that you had two large tumors in your abdomen and the same cancer that your loving brother Buddy had, we didn’t want you to go through the pain and suffering that he did. Please understand that as much as we wanted to spend just a few more days, hours, even just a few more minutes with you, we didn’t want you to suffer, even for a second.
You were loved by so many, Tucker. Our friends and family will never forget your warm cuddles on the couch. We love you more than we can put in words and we are never going to forget you. Have good romps with Buddy, and get those good cuddles in that you used to have with him.
Till we see you again our baby.
Carolyn and Joe OlsonMount Prospect, IllinoisMarch 1, 2020
Veela
5/6/2008 - 2/22/2020In my heart always. I will love you forever. I am the lucky one. Thank you for being my baby girl and companion. Thank you for making my life better. Thank you for always being there for me and for all the cuddles.
You will never know how much I love you. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You never know girl how much I love you. Please don't take my Veela away.

“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked it’s rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”
Lauren SheehanChicago, IllinoisFebruary 26, 2020
Sampson
2/8/2000 - 2/15/2020Sampson was a min pin. Spunky as a pup and a ladies man. Prior to being neutered he was cozy with many of the local females in the area. Eventually he settled down and he and our other dog had a litter of 3. Two where given away and the smallest remained with us. Sampson taught me how to love unconditionally. I never saw myself as a pet owner and at times questioned my worthiness to have a pet. Sampson greeted me every day as if I was the best thing since slice bread. Made me feel so loved in spite of my flaws. I hope he understood how loved he was. Sampson thank you for coming into my life. In the end he decompensated physically and cognitively. On occasion I thought he would bounce back but that never happened. He seemed to be holding on until we where ready to let go. His quality of life was dismal and I knew that no matter how much it broke my heart I had to let him go. We contacted Lap of Love. Dr. Maura Lehman’s caring and compassionate demeanor helped us immensely. Her gentle touch and kind words helped us through this difficult time. Even though Sampson has left this world he’ll always be in our hearts.Connie KRiverside, IllinoisFebruary 25, 2020
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