Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Kirama Scheer
10/9/2005 - 6/6/2019Our beloved Kirama was the most joyful and the sweetest little dog imaginable. He brought indescribable joy as well as great comfort to my own life, to my husband, to my ailing parents in recent years, and to all the adults and children he met along the way. I will be forever grateful for his companionship for these 13 and a half years. Rest in peace sweet boy. I will always miss you.Durham, North CarolinaJune 8, 2019
Hobbes Bowman-cannell
10/31/1997 - 5/18/2019Hobbes was an incredible cat. Her spirit was indomitable, and her body gave our before she did. She held on despite having hypertension, anemia, FIV, and chronic kidney disease. She also endured a stroke in November 2018, where she temporarily lost the use of her back legs.

Nevertheless, she pushed on, dragging herself to the food dish, litter box, and so on, demonstrating a fierce will to live until she was once again walking and climbing. This was all while she was more than 20 years old!

We were gifted with her presence for another half a year until her heart gave out.

She was gentle with children, affectionate with her two parents, and very chatty and opinionated in her best days. She will be missed, remembered, but never replaced.
Josh BowmanChapel Hill, North CarolinaMay 19, 2019
Pooh Bear
5/1/2005 - 5/6/2019Pooh Bear rescued me January 2011. I am forever grateful for the 8 years we had together. She was my rock. She had that way of knowing how to comfort. I am grateful that as of today she no longer has to deal with pain, fear, dementia and aggression. She is free to roan, sniff, and snuggle. Thank you Ayres Shelter for trusting her latter years with me. My sweet girl you are surely missed!Regina MastonRaleigh, North CarolinaMay 7, 2019
Biscuit
4/17/2019Biscuit Levon Thornburg.
Beep, Beeber Squeeber, Beebs, Bicket.
Dog of my heart, light of my life.

Biscuit became my family about 14 years ago 5 minutes after I saw the little floof running down Hwy 70. No other puppies or people around. I didn’t take this one to the shelter; I kept him instead. Thinking an owl picked him up, the vet checked him for marks. This became a joke that followed him his whole life and the anecdotal reason for so many of his quirky worries.
Biscuit was a dog of simple pleasures. He loved fetch, walks at the Eno, sweaters, nibbling things, scratches behind the ears, sly bites of your dinner (except green beans) and summer evenings just sitting and sniffing the air. He loved his bear toy, Phillip, a friend and security blanket for more than a decade. He loved a good poop. And, finally, he loved his family and his many friends.
In his later years, he developed cognitive dysfunction that increased his worry 3-fold. He still enjoyed a sniff walk. Once his back-end failed him and he was no longer able to find comfort, I made the hardest decision I’ve ever made and the best decision I could for him.
Biscuit passed at home surrounded by his family (and Phillip) on April 17, 2019. He left his tired old body peacefully with the caring assistance of Lap of Love. He was proceeded in death by his homeboy and fellow orange dog, Farmer. He leaves no direct descendants but a distinct Biscuit-shaped hole in the lives of Selma; his girl, Ari Mae; dog companion, Rufus; myself and the many friends he made in his life. He was a very good boy. He was the best boy.
Jennifer ThornburgDurham, North CarolinaMay 2, 2019
Hilde
6/18/2006 - 3/31/2019Hilde was so sweet, gentle, and loving. She was my companion and support through moves and jobs, divorce and her chronic sickness. She was a survivor! So many in the medical community that cared for her through the years have called to express their sadness and sympathy. She was a beautiful girl in her looks and personality. She had gorgeous green eyes that sparkles with the word “snacking”. She was always poised until it came time for treats. Bella and I miss her dearly.Stephanie BecklerDurham, North CarolinaApril 14, 2019
Finnmacool
9/11/2004 - 4/8/2019Dear Finney Boy,
I miss you more than words could possibly describe! What an incredible gift you were.....the best friend and companion for almost 15 years! I find myself searching for you around the house. I hear the tinkling of your collar. I hear you "nosing" the bells on the door knob to let me know you wanted to go outside. I will miss your rascal ways.....stealing my shoes and hiding them in your bed, and wanting to play with your tennis ball all day. I love you and want to thank you for everything. I know that one day we will be together again!
Theresa LaceyDurham, North CarolinaApril 9, 2019
Gabrielle Whitley
10/16/2003 - 3/16/2019Gabe. That was her nickname and more often than not, people assumed she was a boy. She was sweet and very loving. She enjoyed taking walks and was a fast sprinter. She hated dog biscuits that tasted like meat- she preferred the real thing. A real connoisseur of sorts- she knew good meat when she smelled it and expected to eat it. She loved the end of toilet paper rolls too. That was her thing- to tear them up. She loved road trips and saw many states with us. 15 years she loved us and we were so blessed that you chose us. I'm not sad that you're gone (because I know you're in a better place and not in pain anymore), but I am sad that you're not here. It certainly isn't the same and never will be. I love you forever.Candace BrownRaleigh, North CarolinaMarch 17, 2019
Jessie
5/11/2010 - 2/24/2019For Jessie

What will we do without you, our precious, baby girl.
Your such a hunter, guard and friend, and mean to us the world.
You wake us at the crack of dawn, a clock we do not need
And sit there waiting patiently, when it’s time for you to feed.
A rounded head, then ears pulled back, there’s something close at hand
A rabbit, deer or dog maybe, just lean in and take my hand.
A few short years are all we’ve had, and now we've had to part
But Jessie you will always have a place within our hearts.
Nigel WalkerDurham, North CarolinaFebruary 26, 2019
Siggie
9/15/2003 - 2/23/2019We sure miss you Siggie.David and Linda WulffCary, North CarolinaFebruary 25, 2019
Tiggerboots
5/14/2005 - 12/30/2018Tiggerboots was a sweet boy. He was the boss of his brother Dandylion even though he was smaller. We loved him fiercely and completely even when he developed some pretty bad habits. He was a very handsome boy. Orange and white tabby with four white boots and lots of stripes. He walked like a tiger - strutting around everywhere he went. Didn't like to be pet a lot but would follow you around like a dog and when I sat on the couch he would hold my hand or arm all evening. He weathered his cancer like a trooper for several months but when it progressed it was fast and he had enough. I wish he was still here but without the cancer of course. It is amazing how fast almost 14 years can go by.Roxanne FosheeApex, North CarolinaJanuary 1, 2019