Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Mick
12/4/2005 - 4/16/2018Mick made our days bright and filled us with so much joy. We miss him so much and feel lost without him by our side. Our home isn't the same without our big, beautiful boy. His kisses and playful but gentle nature captured our hearts where he will forever live. We love you baby.Stephanie SlagleHillsborough, North CarolinaApril 18, 2018
Arwen
8/31/2017 - 12/23/2017I read someplace that “Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts”, this was very true of Arwen. She left us at such an early age, yet she left us with great memories of her. She will forever be my little tamaskan puppy whose heart was too small for the love she shared.Joe ButtersRaleigh, North CarolinaApril 16, 2018
Mia Fiona
1/4/2011 - 4/9/2018Our sweet Mia gained her wings on 4/9. And that really is true because "angel" is the perfect word to describe her. She was the absolute sweetest dog and really loved life. She was not only beautiful, but patient, kind, smart, forgiving, and loyal. Her last few days were filled with her favorite things: dog park, walks with her dad, McDonald's double cheeseburgers, a car ride, and an ice cream cone. Her only flaw (but not really...) was that she didn't realize her size - at 125lbs, she demanded to sit on the laps of everyone. We don't know why she was taken away from us at only 7 years old (screw you cancer) or why God didn't answer our prayers, but we am comforted by knowing that she is living the sweet life up in heaven with her big brother Bam and all the little, fluffy, white dogs she obsesses over. We love you so much, sweet Mia, always and forever!Babb FamilyChapel Hill, North CarolinaApril 14, 2018
Freddy
11/1/2007 - 3/26/2018Freddy was my first dog and I got him because my girls grew up and left home. I got him from the Wake County Shelter which at the time was a very sad place. My mom went with me and she cried the whole time. There are so many pit bulls. Freddy was a tricolor mix probably but they told me he was an Entlebucher Mountain Dog. He was found as a stray and was between 6 months and a year old. He had absolutely no training and that was very hard to do. He jumped on me so much I had bruises. I remember being at my wits end sometimes but it was totally worth it.
I could let him off leash in his favorite park - and he loved to go for walks. As he got older he didn't like toys anymore just walks and food. He loved food. One time he got in the pantry and ate a whole bag of dog food.
Last fall, he started limping and not being able to jump in the car. And, he didn't like to be picked up and at 60 lbs. it was hard to do. So it just got worse and worse and the vet said he had back knee problems and probably spine problems. I asked how I would know when it was time and everyone said I would know. Well, it was true - I couldn't let him suffer anymore. I don't think he was in excrutiating pain but his quality of life was gone. He did nothing but hobble from room to room and sleep.
I miss him terribly. The first week was the hardest, I cried everyday. The one week anniversary was the worst. It is getting better but there are waves of grief and missing him. I loved him very very much
Sue WilliamsHolly Springs, North CarolinaApril 9, 2018
Spadey
4/4/2018With the heaviest hearts, we said goodbye to our smallest fur child yesterday. But at the amazing age of 18, we can't help but celebrate the time we had with him. If we are honest, he hated most, loved few & bit most. He became the resident senior citizen & learned to love, well tolerate, his siblings. We lost his sister Lily almost five years ago, so our hearts are most comforted that they are reunited. We are thankful we all the time we had with him.Brenna CrosserWake Forest, North CarolinaApril 6, 2018
Ava
1/18/2007 - 3/20/2018Beautiful, smart, brave and strong. Ava was all of these every day to the end. She was all the best of what is wonderful about cats. Curious but cautious, chatty at times, and always ready with purrs and head-bumps when you needed it. Wise beyond her years. She gave more to us than we could ever give her. We miss her so much.Julie and Kevin ByrneDurham, North CarolinaApril 5, 2018
Nairobi
5/1/2007 - 2/26/2018Nairobi, my sweet little black cat lost her battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia yesterday. While it broke my heart to let her go, I had sworn a sacred oath to her when she was diagnosed that I would not let her suffer. With the help of wonderful vets in both North Carolina and Kansas (and even one we visited while driving to Kansas) Nairobi enjoyed an additional 9 months of life. Much of that time was spent in Kansas where she got to enjoy exciting new hobbies such as catching mice. Although I felt sorry for the mice, it was wonderful to see Nairobi and her sister (both 10 years old) running around like little kittens, squealing in delight. It was difficult to get the sisters to come to bed at night because they both wanted to be in the garage where they might possibly be able to catch a mouse or two. I am so grateful for all the evenings Nairobi purred away my troubles and the nights she purred me to sleep. Life will never be the same without her. While Savannah and I will help each other get through these difficult days, we will both miss the sweet little black cat immensely. I'd pay anything to be able to rub her little white belly again!Marce LorenzenRaleigh, North CarolinaFebruary 28, 2018
Turtle Murphy
4/20/2009 - 2/18/2018On Sunday morning, February 18th, 2018, we lost one of our most loyal companions in the entire world. Turtle was found in a hole in the ground at 3 months old, in Leland, NC, by Shawn Murphy and a group of close friends. It was apparent he had been in that hole for several days. Despite being dirty, hungry, thirsty and covered in fleas, he was a very excited and relieved pup and immediately gave Shawn kisses for rescuing him. Shawn spent days trying to find his owners, to no avail. It did not take long for Shawn and Turtle to bond and become great friends.

Turtle lived a great life with Shawn, and his roommates, and later with Sabrina and I. When Sabrina passed, it took a toll on Turtle. He was depressed and not the same happy pup. On March 31st 2013, that would all change, when Turtle was at a pet store where a pet adoption was going on. He locked eyes with a young pup and he was not leaving without her. The foster let her out of the crate to meet Turtle and a wrestling match quickly occurred. The three month old pup jumped and pounced all over Turtle, and he loved every second of it. We tried to leave the store, but Turtle started whining and crying and looking back at her. So naturally, Turtle got his way that day. I have always heard about bonded pairs, but never had I experienced it till that very day. It was instant. From that time on, they would snuggle, play, and sleep together.

Only a few months passed, when Turtle would accept another member of the pack. Mystery came into the household in very bad shape physically and behaviorally. Turtle accepted him into the household and into the pack. I truly believe that neither Sienna nor Mystery would be the dogs they are today without the love and leadership of Turtle. Turtle grew into the role of pack leader, and into the role of father. They listened to him and never questioned his authority. He was patient with them.
Turtle was an amazing pup because of the guidance and love of Shawn. Turtle did not have a mean bone in his body. He was a huge, snuggly, happy boy.

On February 9th, 2018, we discovered our big strong dog had liver cancer. Within a few days, he stopped eating. It is still a shock. His weight decreased as did his muscles and energy. His breathing became labored on Sunday morning. We knew it was time. Lap of Love assisted with his transition. He was surrounded by the love of Shawn, Sylvia, myself, Sienna and Mystery. Though our hearts are broken, I know he is playing with Sabrina and his many amazing dog pals that made it there before him.
Brandi RatliffRaleigh, North CarolinaFebruary 19, 2018
Archie
4/28/2018 - 2/8/2018Our Archer, or Archie for short, was a presence in our home. He was a big lovable bear who would wind his body around your legs like a cat to make sure you understood it was time to stop and give him some attention! He was a gentle soul, a loving companion and "Mama's boy," which Mama loved. He was a gentleman, always waiting for his people to go through the door first. He was the best co-worker Mama has ever had. Our hearts are broken, our house feels empty - Archie was our "boo," he was a big brother who taught his little sister and brother the ropes in and outside the house, he showed us that no matter how old you get, you should still play and have some fun every day - he loved us unconditionally and we knew it. We feel lucky he choose us to share his life with.Dianne HRaleigh, North CarolinaFebruary 9, 2018
Bandit
4/30/2004 - 2/5/2018Bandit was the sweetest gentle giant bundle of fur you could have ever known. He had eyes that could see straight through to your soul. He was extremely loyal, loving and the best protector we could have ever imagined. He was a very important part of our family. Our hearts are broken without him. RIP big dog!Cary, North CarolinaFebruary 8, 2018