Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
2/28/2010 - 7/21/2019To our dearly beloved, exceptional, light on earth, Isabel.
Our time was so very precious, although cut short. Your soul deeply touched everyone you met.
May you be in a most glorious place, as glorious as your enormous joy, and may we cross paths with you again.
Celia JohnsonChapel Hill, North CarolinaAugust 6, 2019
Sean Connery
8/4/2004 - 5/2/2019For sweet Sean, on what would have been your birthday. You were the perfect cat - one of a kind. I will always miss you.Clare WoodsDurham, North CarolinaAugust 5, 2019
10/5/2004 - 7/26/2019Moose died peacefully alongside his mom and dad of nearly 15 years on Friday, July 26th. Moose was a quirky, funny, furry oddball who loved tennis balls and anything squeaky, especially his little red monster and dragon. Some of his favorite activities included barking at invisible trespassers, playing ball, chasing squirrels and rabbits, smiling, and simply being with his dad. He loved filling his tummy with cheese snacks, carrots, and tomatoes that he stole from the garden. He didn’t mind a good neck scratch or belly rub, but his back was ticklish and completely off-limits. Moose will be missed immensely by his parents and though they will be sad for a very long time, they will be forever grateful that he was a part of their world for so many years. Besides his parents, Moose leaves behind his younger, feline sister, Mollie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you give your furry kids an extra dose of love and kisses.

“Because of the dog's joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?”  - Mary Oliver, Dog Songs
Izzy WinterhartFuquay Varina, North CarolinaJuly 26, 2019
8/19/2010 - 6/16/2019JOSIE

There is an unnatural feeling in knowing the day, the hour , the time in which something or someone will take their last breath.
Our brain latches on to all of the best moments we had with her, all of those frozen in time moments that are happening and We look at her and try to soak it all in, etch it in our minds so we never forget.
All of this leaving our hearts in a constant state of sorrow.
Irrational thoughts enter the mind. Like maybe she isn’t terminally ill, maybe we are doing the wrong thing. Your mind will try anything to stop the heart from feeling the pain for even just a moment.
Time creeps, but it’s still encroaching on you. The hours go by and the moment we dread is close.
Knowing that tomorrow will happen and we wake up like any other day except she will be gone and in her place will be an emptiness and sadness.
As time goes on the sting of our loss will dull and that emptiness will be slowly filled with fond memories and stories and love and thankfulness that we had the privilege to have had such a sweet, goofy, comforting gentle loving soul in our family.
Thank you Josie girl for all your love and companionship and for sticking around for Ramsey’s first year when we all really needed you. You were the absolute best.
Daddy’s sweetest girl.
We will miss you forever.
Adrianne WalkerCanyon lake, CaliforniaJune 18, 2019
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
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
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
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