Pet Memorials
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Amber
9/9/2006 - 10/23/2020Words cannot express how we feel with the loss of our Amber. Amber was our princess. She gave us unconditional love. Our home is empty without her love and cuddles. Our sweet Amber, you will forever be in our hearts. May you rest in peace and run the fields of heaven to your hearts content. Love you always!Betsy GonzalezNorfolk, MassachusettsOctober 27, 2020
Beyonce
4/30/2005 - 10/16/2020A quiet, petite, diva kitty with a gentle soul and a love looking out the windows, and cuddling with her human mama...and if mama was sleeping her human dad, mostly when her brother and sister were sleeping...the ultimate early morning and late night companion...16 years still didnt seem long enough...Samantha McCarthyWilmington, MassachusettsOctober 19, 2020
Randy
2/4/2006 - 9/21/2020In loving memory of Randy - the best pet and friend ever!Dot DobsonPlainville, MassachusettsOctober 13, 2020
Ernie
12/11/2010 - 9/26/2020Ernie was such a gentle big goof. His bounding greeting with whatever stuffed toys he could fit in his mouth greeted me everyday I came threw the door. When he he would lay on the floor on his back and do his impersonation of a seal I would just laugh. He was a big brother to his sister Bella his little buddy. The two were always together. Big Ern loved to lay on the back porch or the sand in the back yard better known as Ernie's beach and soak up the sun. Always patient he seldom barked at his older brother Roscoe even when Roscoe was being a jerk. Ernie helped me deal with some monumental events in my life. Being a Veteran with PTSD him along with the rest of the pack would stay with me while I would be having an issue. He was my friend and I truly miss him. Every night when I lay down to sleep I reach to the spot where he should be and my heart sinks. I miss you and love you eternally my big goof.mark micalizziwilmington, MassachusettsOctober 1, 2020
Monty
9/24/2002 - 6/10/2020Today would have been Monty’s 18th birthday. His sister Julia is here to celebrate but she misses her brother as we do. She looked for Monty in all his usual places for a couple of months after he was gone. She was not herself because she must have been grieving too. The two of them were together all their lives, eating together, wrestling, grooming each other, often sleeping together, and the occasional scuffle when Julia had had enough. I didn’t know that Julia was deaf until after Monty was gone. I didn’t realize it because I think that he was acting as her hearing aid. She would watch him and follow whatever he did. We were a family, Monty, Julia, Jack, and me. Now we have a hole in our family that we will never be able to fill. I hope someday I can think about Monty and smile and laugh about his many antics instead of feeling the deep sadness and heartache that I still feel every time I think about him. I think it’s because he had such a big personality. He was sweet and so loving and had a touch of goofiness that made us all laugh. I am rooting for an afterlife where we can meet again.Diane WalshBoston, MassachusettsSeptember 24, 2020
Napoleon
4/13/2004 - 8/19/2020Napoleon, born the runt of the litter, came into our lives on June 21, 2004, weighing in at a mighty 1/2 lb. We knew nothing of his personality when we named him…but he’s fully lived up to it in the best of ways.

He’s conquered every home we’ve lived in over the years; a fierce fighter and lover for sure. We have loved him and all of his eccentricities for over 16 years.

We put him to rest on Wednesday, August 19, so he will no longer need to worry about protecting us. We miss him dearly.
Darin BondBoston, MassachusettsAugust 27, 2020
Barrel
12/10/2009 - 8/18/2020we will miss you everyday sweet boy. we love you so muchSuzanne Peterspeabody, MassachusettsAugust 20, 2020
Grace
8/1/2011 - 8/6/2020Rest peacefully, my grayest girl. I will love you always.Laura Attubato-SarnoRockland, MassachusettsAugust 7, 2020
Simba
5/5/2007 - 7/13/2020It is with a heavy heart that I let you all know that Simba has transitioned. (5/5/2007 – 7/13/2020). He transitioned peacefully and beautifully at home. Simba was a faithful friend and family member, and he accompanied me almost everywhere. He loved water. He loved snow. He loved the sun. And he came to work with me every day and was the best road dog. We drove as far north as Montreal, all the way down to Orlando, and as far west as Chicago. We hiked the Appalachian trail and he accompanied me on research trips. Simba made friends easily – including humans, other canines, felines, and equines. He just had an energy about him. And that energy will be missed by many.

There are so many stories I could share about this great hound, but the one I think encapsulates Simba best happened in my classroom about a year after I first adopted him. While sitting in a circle, I was facilitating a discussion on child abuse in a small seminar called Trauma, Culture, & Coping when a student sitting directly across from me started to tremble and began to cry. Simba, who was lying next me on the floor, got up on his own accord, walked over to the student, and nestled his head in her lap. She immediately calmed. He stayed there with his nestled head for the rest of the class.

It was after this that I realized Simba would make a good therapy dog and we started training. Although he briefly worked with autistic adults, hospice care is where he shined. He was patient and kind with those nearing the end of their lives and he always seemed to know when to be silly and when to be subdued.

And while he took great care of others, he took extraordinary care of me. He was an abundant, daily source of both joy and tranquility. And when I had cancer last year he was with me every step of the way, even though he was contending with his own health challenges. And I cannot even articulate how important he was to me during these past socially distant months, as the deadly COVID – 19 pandemic took an exceptional toll on my family.

Simba, I honestly believe you hung on as long as you did to not only ensure my survival, but to help usher me into a renewed state of healing and happiness.

But now it’s time for you to rest, sweet Simba. Thank you for everything. You were such a very good boy.
Shawn McGuffeyDorchester, MassachusettsJuly 31, 2020
Nina
3/28/2006 - 7/24/2020Two days ago we said goodbye to our feisty, sweet, beloved girl, Nina. At 5 pounds she was quite petite but bossed around her much larger buddy Ben. Nina was very active, curious, sociable, and affectionate, and loved being on our laps. Curling up with her while she purred and kneaded was happiness itself. She brought great joy to us and everyone who visited our home. In the past couple of months we began taking her outside with us in the backyard and she greatly enjoyed exploring and lying in the sun on the patio. Our hearts are aching and we will miss her so much. But we’re grateful to have had Nina in our lives for 13+ years. Being at home these past few months has been a gift in that we were all home to take care of her, and to shower her with love. Rest in peace, sweet girl.Lisa PalmerHopkinton, MassachusettsJuly 26, 2020
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