Pet Memorials
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Pet Memorials: 5
Texas Tuff Aka Tuffy Cobos
3/21/2003 - 8/10/2019On August 10th, my guy decided it was time to go home. It has taken some time to be able to talk about Tuffy leaving us. He was our original hippo, our clock, our keeper of food and treats. He was many things for us all and he taught us many life lessons. Many times I read everyone’s heart breaking story of losing a loved one, a son, a furry, your best friend. Many times my heart broke for each of you. At the end of July, Tuffy was diagnosed with lymphoma and CHF. Even though I knew something was going on with him besides his old man arthritis, hearing the lymphoma word cut deep. While cancer is an ugly thing, it gives you a perspective and brief moment to talk about things with one another, your love, to say goodbye. Now Tuff and I argued daily, especially when he was hungry but now I would not dare argue in the same way. Many nights I would lay with him wherever he wanted and listen to his breathing and heartbeat. Trying to take it all in. As things became too much for his old man body, it was time to let him go. I gave him his last old man bath and brushed his coat. He was always so soft and clean. There were not enough kisses to give him. And as he passed, I sang to him their hippo song and heard his final breath. So many things my guy had taught me and in the end he was still teaching me lessons. In the end he taught me to not be selfish and let him go. And I know Hercules and Doc met him at the gates and were probably asking what took him so long. I think he was still teaching me things. The amount of patience learned over the last few years is more than I ever had. Tuffy was apart of many lives and he was with me for everything. He was my first of everything. My first fishing buddy, running buddy, golfing buddy, road trip buddy, cuddle buddy, lake buddy, swimming buddy, my first everything. My first hippo! He was loved by many and if you met him you knew he was gonna grab your arm and show you his world. You also knew you could not hold any type of food in front of him because it would end up in his mouth. The rest of the hippos and I miss him beyond measure and we will never be the same. We shall not want to be the same. You all know my family and how wonderful they are. It does take a village and my village is beautiful. My hippos are their hippos and I thank them for all they have done for us and for being here for us. I could go on forever talking about Tuffy, his silly ways and how he always had me on my toes but I’ll leave you with a few of his lessons instead.

Drink lots of water

There are times for big wet kisses and soft sweet kisses

Spooning is fun

Never take your eye off the prize

Flour tortillas are better than low carb tortillas

Brownies are good and better by the dozen

Drink more water

Have patience

Be selfless

It’s ok to let go, even when it hurts

Drink more water

Good terds are important

Smell your surroundings

Always look up

Love big
Jessica CobosBryan, TexasSeptember 6, 2019
Gabriel
10/1/2008 - 8/27/2019Gabriel the great. He was an angel always and now forever. He was mommy's very best friend. Gabriel loved his mommy and his mommy loves him as did his kids whether he wanted them to or not. He was absolutely stunningly beautiful and such a wonderful companion. He will be deeply missed for the rest of my life.Danna WarnerMontgomery, TexasAugust 30, 2019
Maya
1/14/2007 - 6/6/2019Midnight Maya, where did you go? Our home is so empty without you. 12 years young, you were full of energy, spunk, love and overall the best dog in the world. Life with you was better, life with you was safe, life with you was always exciting. Your nails on the wooden floor truly brought comfort to our hearts, you were always there. Your obsession with tennis balls and sitting on bath mats always made me laugh and your overall protective ways for our family will forever be missed.
Cancer took you away from us, it came out of nowhere and shocked us all. Even when you did have cancer, you really never showed us your pain. I wish I could have taken that pain on my shoulders and went about my day -- so you would be ok. We tried everything to protect you and we are so sorry you are gone. Mully misses you, I miss you and Dad, your best friend, will miss you the most. Maya girl, I hope you have crossed over that rainbow bridge and are playing fetch freely, swimming all over the place and making friends with all the angels in heaven. You brought so much joy and laughter to our lives. We are lost without you, sister. RIP and please show us that you are always around. Love you sissy, We miss you.
Sheena CochranHOUSTON, TexasJune 7, 2019
Snickers
3/7/2002 - 6/4/2019Snickers was the best dog ever and the most loyal companion. He was always the most welcoming every time I walked through the door. He took awhile to warm up to strangers but he was a good judge of character. He would follow me around the house and look for me even in his last year when he was blind. His nose worked excellent and he used it when he could no longer see. My heart is broken but I know he's in heaven waiting for me to join him some day. He's gone but never forgotten because after spending 17 years of my life with him, he's left a big hole. Nicky, Mommy loves you so much and you're my good boy❤️Terri ConeKingwood, TexasJune 7, 2019
Nicky
1/14/2004 - 2/2/2018Nicky was 14 years old and she was the last of five big dogs I’ve had. She was a very sweet and happy dog always smiling. I would wonder sometimes when letting her out if she’s literally smelling the flowers. She loved the outside and smelling around and chasing things. She will be missed something terrible. But I know she’s in doggy heaven playing with her other 5 friends that were waiting for her. Rip Nicky you were a good dog.Lynn HarrisBryan, TexasFebruary 6, 2018
Pet Memorials: 5