Pet Memorials
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Mia marmaduke
10/1/2003 - 12/28/2018Beautiful Mia, we sadly bid you farewell, but thank you for all the grace, elegance, and joy you brought into our lives. Every life experience we shared these last 15 years was made better by your presence. Thank you for the naps, the snuggles, and the endless fascination with all things new. We dedicate this poem to you.

We reclined of a soft Saturday morning,
bellies full, somber clock ticking,
nothing more to do than be.
We felt the murmur of the universe beat in our breasts.
The groan of another day, with its labors,
its respites, settled about us,
and we were eddies in the current.
In our stillness, we became perfect peace
and embodied wisdom.
No one was there to see our ascension,
but the cat, the wall, and I all understood.

With love, Rebecca, Ben, Jacy, and Genevieve
Rebecca MarmadukeMorrisville, North CarolinaDecember 29, 2018
6/9/2005 - 12/18/2018Dear Rex,
Thank-you for all of the love and joy you gave us. We know that you're happy still and more so after you crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Lady was there waiting for you and she is showing you everything. Rex enjoy your new life I know that you will meet me when it's time for me to cross the bridge of life.
Love you,
Jamesj BoyleRaleigh, North CarolinaDecember 19, 2018
6/20/2001 - 11/16/2018Halite was a perfect blend of sweet and curmudgeon. He was a part of almost half of my life and we tried to give him a happy one. He will be truly missed. My house is too quiet and I keep expecting to see him walk by or thinking I hear him. The void he leaves is a great one, but the love he taught us to feel and give is greater.Kristen FosterHolly Springs, North CarolinaNovember 17, 2018
5/23/2003 - 11/8/2018“Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
-Mary Elizabeth Frye

My dear sweet Maxie,
My heart is broken in so many pieces and I wonder if I’ll ever be the same. I don’t think I will. Your doggie sister Heidi misses you and so does your human sister, Madilyn. Your dad Phillip misses you so much. You are such a sweet beautiful boy. I hope you knew how much you were loved and cherished. We love you so much and you will be in our hearts forever. You will never be forgotten. Run free across that rainbow bridge to the other side where you play and eat until your heart’s content. My darling, one day we will see you again. Until then, we love you so much and just know you are in my thoughts forever. We miss you so much sweet boy.

Jessica PriceSanford, North CarolinaNovember 9, 2018
12/25/2008 - 9/19/2018I first encountered Jackson online when he was 8 weeks old. My daughter in Seattle had adopted his sister from a litter of large bred cockapoos. The final 3 puppies were ‘on sale’, so I looked at their adorable photos. Jackson was the curliest, he had a serious expression with large dark eyes. For me it was love at first sight. After some deliberation and at the urging of my husband Ted, I flew to Seattle, picked up my 11 week old puppy and flew home.
My little guy, who was in a bag under the seat in front of me, did not make a sound the entire trip, he was nervous but calm. This was my first indication of his lovely, gentle temperament.
Jackson matured into a tall but petite companion with long fluffy ears, understanding eyes, and a beautiful curly apricot colored coat. Most outstanding was his loving, calm and happy demeanor. He was easily trained, passed his tests without problems and became a therapy dog. We volunteered together mostly in schools. Children adored Jackson and he reciprocated, he was always enthusiastic about going to ‘work’ and reading with the children.
Jackson, my beautiful boy, was the ever affectionate and loyal center of our family. There was no limit to his hugs and kisses for our children and grandchildren, no limit to his understanding and compassion for me and Ted. He stayed by my side during surgical recoveries, he traveled by our side on many camping and car trips, he was always present with love and good humor. No words can adequately express how much he was loved, he will be forever missed.
We are very grateful to Dr. Betsy and Lap of Love for the respectful service they provided.
Diane ZimmermanDurham, North CarolinaNovember 8, 2018
12/1/2013 - 9/25/2018I can't believe you are gone, sweet girl. I will never understand why you were taken from me at such a young age. You were always so energetic and full of life, and you always knew how to cheer me up. I know you are watching over us, but mommy misses you so much. I miss how eager you were to "sit" and give me "paw" so I would throw your Wubba. I miss how you loved to play fetch with your ball in the back yard, as Momo attempted to keep up with you. I miss how you would nudge your brothers with your nose when you wanted to play. I miss how you knew to lean into the curves when we would go for a ride. I miss my "little spoon." I only got to spend three and a half years with you baby girl, but I know you are no longer in pain. Until we meet again Olive girl...Lauren SalmonSanford, North CarolinaOctober 1, 2018
8/21/2004 - 9/9/2018It broke my heart to let you go my dear Lizzie. You kept me going through my darkest days and gave me a reason to live. You filled my days with joy and I am a better person for having known your love.Kitty KabatCary, North CarolinaSeptember 24, 2018
4/1/2000 - 9/14/2018Dear Patch,

After over 18 wonderful years you are now gone from our family, but will never be gone from our hearts. You were a true queen and a loyal companion through all of the journeys in life. We were the loyal servants who convinced you to move with us across Virginia and North Carolina, see us get married, and even expand our fur family. For that we are forever grateful.

We were so thankful to have you in our lives. We will miss all the times you would cuddle up in our lap, demand attention, scratch at our door, hiss at Fluffy and Henry, steal food from our plate, take outdoor adventures, and so much more. Most of all, we will miss the joy you would bring us on a daily basis. When we had a bad day, you were always there to comfort us and make us smile with your soft purrs. You will always be our sweet baby kitty. We miss you so much and love you forever!

Wanda & Austin
Wanda MillsApex, North CarolinaSeptember 15, 2018
7/15/2015 - 8/27/2018Tuck, our hearts are broken because you aren't with us. You were such a fluffy ball of love. We miss everything about you. When we come home, we are sad that you aren't at the corner, ready for your Corner Cuddle, a routine you created. We will miss you tilting your head up at us, giving us those "Tucker Eyes." We will miss seeing you with Dexter, and we promise to take good care of him. Mostly we miss you just being with us, close, cuddling if we are sitting or looking for crumbs if we are cooking. We are incredibly thankful that you found our family 10 years ago. You were an amazing dog, Tuckie, and you are forever in our hearts.Suzanne GrayDurham, North CarolinaAugust 29, 2018
3/1/2009 - 8/20/2018Salem. My constant companion, my rock, my furry son, my dearest friend. You saw me through dark times, and you loved me unconditionally when I could not love myself. I promised you that I would love you, protect you, and spare you from pain. Yesterday, I kept that promise -- even though it was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I hope you know I did this -- all of this -- out of deepest love. Until I see you again, my little love. Rest now. Be at peace. And know that Eleanor and I will always love you.Molly BoyleDurham, North CarolinaAugust 21, 2018