Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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
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
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
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
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
Myty Hulse
3/20/2005 - 1/23/2018Ty Hulse
2005-January 23, 2018
It was heartache that we share with you that our Ty (MyTy) Boy has crossed the rainbow bridge. Ty was born to bad circumstances but was rescued by Mid-America Rottweiler Rescue(MARR) and fostered by Terri Plummer.
He was adopted by Rob and Tara Hulse in 2005. Ty was a Grand Rottweiler. He was a leader to his dog rothers and sisters. Ty loved with all of his heart his family.
Ty was a ladies man and was always busy keeping track of his family. He adored all children and was an ambassador to the Rottweiler breed as a true example of how loyal, intelligent and gentle the Rottweiler can be.
He was a patient big brother and helped carry out training with his younger adopted siblings.
Ty loved stealing dryer sheets from the laundry, bringing in groceries and was an expert at opening packages and presents from his Grandma. Long car rides were never declined and daily walks were insisted upon. There was a never lap Ty was not willing to occupy.
He was a helper and it was important that he be included in all projects. Painting was a favorite project requiring his assistance..
Ty is survived by his adopted Sisters- Bristol and Charlotte and his adopted Brother Ruger.

We kindly ask that you consider adoption for your next family member and remember to spay and neuter.

We would be honored if you made a memorial contribution in Ty Hulse’s name to Mid-America Rottweiler Rescue. Add Ty’s name to the special instructions.
No dollar amount is too small when we save the world, one dog at a time.

He was our good boy and will be fur-ever missed
Tara HulseEfland, North CarolinaJanuary 28, 2018
10/30/2001 - 1/25/2018Bears, I have no words for the company you have given me over the years, we took you in after someone left you on a door step. It has been a pleasure to have had you for all these years. I could not see you suffer from time and age. I will always remember such a sweet cat you were.. Love you always Mitch & Candymitch HelmsFranklinton, North CarolinaJanuary 25, 2018
A couple weeks ago our family said goodbye to our sweet Daisy girl. She enjoyed over 14 years of life, and I am so thankful for the memories of all of our adventures together and thankful that she no longer feels any pain or discomfort. I am thankful that God entrusted us with caring for her and loving her all these years, and He is so kind to allow us to experience the love that can be between a dog and her people. Daisy spent most of her life as a country dog. She enjoyed running around outside, chasing squirrels and deer, and taking trips around town (that we didn’t know about until she showed back up at the house wet from a dip in the river). She became a city girl several years ago, and spent her golden years getting lots of belly rubs and treats and car rides from her family. A year ago this month, we noticed the tumor on her right side, and based on what the doctor said, we didn’t expect to have the gift of this whole last year with her. She was a determined fighter and didn’t let it keep her down, even as the arthritis came too. I know Daisy is a dog and not a person (even though sometimes we really thought there was a person in there), but she was a part of our family and so loved. Thankful for my Daisy baby, and I’ll always remember her as the car ride loving, country turned city girl with the softest ears, and with a family that loved her so so much.Amber GranthamRaleigh, North CarolinaJanuary 9, 2018
Big Red
8/1/2017 - 11/23/2017I miss you so Baby were the reason I could face each day. Thank you for loving me!
You were my favorite hello and one of my hardest goodbyes. I know you have your Dad Raymond by your side and all is well.
Mom Debbie
Debbie CombsDurham, North CarolinaNovember 25, 2017