Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Tucker
6/2/2016Tucker, you were a very special part of our family. I will miss our daily walks in the basement and garage. We seemed to have a deep connection ever since since I laid eyes on you in the shelter in January 2003. I will miss your greetings at the door after a a day of work and I will miss the way you seemed to know my moods and know when I needed you beside me. We all loved you and think about you everyday. You had a strong, fighting spirit, even up until the last week when it was so clear that the cancer had thoroughly weakened you. We love you sweet Tucker. Rest in peace.Valerie ErnstNorth Aurora, IllinoisJune 12, 2016
Cali
3/20/2001 - 4/15/2016How does one describe the most precious of gifts? Maybe it starts with describing the quality of life experienced.....Cali lived an incredible life filled with adventure, energy, love and devotion. She came from a long line of bird hunting and instinctually started pointing birds at a young age. She would go on to hunt with her grandpa until she was 13. In the words of my dad, she was one of the best he ever hunted over and truely a pleasure in the field. Although retired from hunting at 13, Cali would go on to run in fields until her last days. Running, sniffing, exploring was a life Cali could never get enough of. The other side of Cali was that of an attentive, loving, snuggling 35# lap dog. As much as Cali could "turn on the huntress", Cali could equally turn up the "cuddler". She was highly intelligent and very insightful especially with those she loved. Cali knew our moods sometimes before we did and would tend to us appropriately. In the house, Cali was very clear about what she wanted, when she wanted it and always grateful to get her way (which, was often).
Cali lived a full, complete and happy life....and in living, she enriched our days, expanded our love beyond anything we ever imagined, and helped us become better humans. We will forever keep her close, knowing that she was a special gift and a part of us that will never be forgotten.
On angels wings my girl....until we meet again.
With love, gratitude and so much love.....your mamas
Sandy and Leigh RobertsChicago, IllinoisApril 16, 2016
Charlotte
7/4/2001 - 2/21/2016My beautiful sweet precious girl, I miss you so much and pray you know how much I will always cherish and love you forever and ever. You will always be the true love of my life, sweetheart. I was so blessed to have you for 14 1/2 years and I thank you for being such a beautiful and loving little angel.I pray you are in heaven running, playing and basking in the sun like you loved to do.
Be at peace, my darling. You will always be momma's precious baby girl. I love you so much.
Nina RobinsChicago, IllinoisMarch 3, 2016
Ollie
2/6/2016Ollie was a 13 year old Maltese that we adopted when he was just 10 weeks old. He was not a perfect dog. He had bowlegs, crooked teeth, and a few other imperfections. But he was our dog and a great dog. He provided unconditional love to our family. He was always there for us. He will be missed forever.Joe GoldbergWheaton, IllinoisFebruary 8, 2016
Ludo
2/5/2016Our Ludo came to us one day in a shelter in Tucson, AZ. We went in for a small dog & came out with a big, scared black lab/pit mix. Over his 15 amazing years, Ludo moved across the country with us. He slept in our beds & on the couch. He played with his feline brother Pepper. He loved long walks & chewing up stuffed animals. I can't put into words how much I'm gonna miss him. My house feels so empty without him. My mom & brother & I feel so lost not having him around. Everything just feels so out of balance... But Lap of Love was wonderful. They made a horrible thing, into something bearable. My family wouldn't have been able to do what we did without Dr. Christie & Lap of Love.
My Ludo had a soul too beautiful & too pure to be gone forever.
We all miss him so much...
Sara RoweWheaton, IllinoisFebruary 7, 2016
Lady
Rock Cavnar
5/24/2001 - 1/5/2016After giving 14.5 years of pure love, we are deeply saddened to say that our beloved Rock went to Heaven yesterday, leaving his little sister Shenanigans, his three little human brothers, and two heartbroken parents. Rock, a/k/a Rocketdog, the dog of a million nicknames, hailed from a shelter in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and spent his many days in Ferndale, Chicago, and Evanston, and many a summer in northern Michigan. Those who lived above or below him were well-acquainted with his bone-jarring, off-key accompaniment of all sirens, trains, and other emergency vehicles passing through the area. He enjoyed running in the woods, long-jumping off docks, marching in parades, knocking over trash cans, drinking beer with his dad, as well as the unauthorized use of furniture. In his later years, he cherished cozy nights at home with his family, where he patiently let little boys climb all over him. Godspeed, Rocketdog, you are so loved, you are so missed, and we will see you again one day, dear boy.Sam & Shelby CavnarEvanston, IllinoisJanuary 6, 2016
Buddy
3/20/2000 - 12/29/2015We added Buddy as a family member when he was 11 weeks old. He was a rescue from Kay's Animal Shelter. He was my "kid with fur". What a sweet boy. My children were 8 and 12 years old when we got Buddy. They grew up together. At age 11 he had to deal with cancer (mast cell tumors) which we surgically removed and he thankfully lived another four years. The cancer returned as a tumor in his mouth at age 15. We had to say goodbye to him this week but he will live in our hearts forever.Brenda DuddyHuntley, IllinoisJanuary 1, 2016
Lyla
10/1/2003 - 12/11/2015In loving memory of Lyla, our cherished 12 year old shepherd mix, with beautiful golden eyes, who many thought was a black wolf. We enjoyed your wonderful life so much and miss you so. You were a sweet gentile girl that was a great swimmer, companion and like a daughter of ours. Lyla, you gave us so much fun, love and joy, and you will always be remembered. We are forever grateful to you. You were the best dog ever. Rest well, our sweet love.Ronald BrumbachChicago, IllinoisDecember 19, 2015
Chewie
5/1/1997 - 11/20/2015Thank you for coming to live with me. I am sorry I made the milk to hot for you one night. You were so little.
Thank you for being so nice to Awesome.
Thank you for being a gentleman to PJ, Twister, Lollipop and Mo. I know you missed Awesome and it’s been hard living with Mo.
Thank you for not falling out of the 3rd story window that day you popped the screen out.
Thank you for making me laugh each time you carried the foam insulation around the apartment.
Thank you for making me laugh when I would find your bag of treats in the closet, empty and with a hole chewed in the bottom.
Thank you for making me laugh the day you tried to take the bag of catnip out of my hands by jumping up and grabbing it.
Thank you for chasing cranberries like a maniac and making me laugh.
Thank you for chasing the laser pointer like a maniac and making me laugh.
Thank you for being so cute and for being a good sport about letting me say to you, you are “nothing but a space alien dressed up in a cheap fur coat”. I hope you know you are movie star handsome and were given the middle name of Two Socks because you look like the wolf in the movie Dances with Wolves.
Thank you for letting me watch you jump on the balcony railing to sit and watch birds go by. Thanks for not falling off of the railing the day you stood up on your back legs and nearly caught a bird flying overhead.
Thank you for not trying to jump from the balcony railing on to the roof. I know you were thinking about it.
Thank you for making me laugh as Awesome ran after you and you turned a somersault just as Awesome ran over you. It was great how you would wrap your front legs around him turn the chase into a tumbling match. That was great fun.
Thank you for your unique way of telling me you were hungry by banging your bowl on the floor. It made quite a racket and was effective.
It’s okay that you used to scoot the dishes off of the counter top so they would break on the floor. I didn’t really need those dishes anyway.
It’s okay that you scooted the can of tuna off of the counter top while I was on the floor talking to Awesome. It didn’t hurt my head all that bad, really.
Thanks for having such good table manners and joining me for meals. It was a pleasure sharing my food with you. Also it was a pleasure watching you scoop the foamed milk off of the cappuccinos and lapping it up off of your paw.
Thank you for bringing me a dried leaf one Fall day. Also, I did appreciate the locusts. I am sorry I didn’t display my pleasure all that much.
I want to tell you that you actually did catch every snow flake you went after. But, they melted before you could see them in your paws. You were very graceful in catching them as they fell and I loved watching you.
Thank you for sleeping at my legs and feet for 18 years. You kept my feet warm. Thank you for staying up with me when I had hot flashes at night. I’ll bet you were glad when I finally got some medication for them and we both started getting some sleep again.
It’s okay that you hid with Awesome whenever the raccoons ran across the roof the spring they moved into the attic. The night the iced tree branches blew across the roof you both thought the raccoons were back and took cover. I thought they were back, too. It was nice that you waited by the door for me while I was outside trying to see them.
I know you weren’t crazy about Twister, but he did set an example for you by drinking out of the toilet. A habit you adopted for many years. I was amazed to find you one day sitting on the toilet trying to flush it. You are so smart and I am happy you didn’t have thumbs. I would have had to find a daycare for you if you did.
I had a lot of fun this spring with you Chewie. While Chewy Garcia was running for mayor in Chicago, I loved calling you “The Mayor”. I remember waking up the day after the election and hearing that Rahm Emanuel had defeated Chewy Garcia. I had to break the news to you that you weren’t “The Mayor” after all but you took it in good stride.
I am sorry for all of the times I made you so mad that you were compelled to bite me. I never really understood why you bit me, but it doesn’t matter now. Chewie, I am so sad to say good bye to you. I wish there was something that I could do to bring your health back. There will never be another one like you. I love you and thank you for being you. I hope you were happy here and had a good life. God bless you and keep you Chewie. I love you.
Mary WirthVernon Hills, IllinoisDecember 9, 2015