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8/19/2005 - 1/21/2017Took three months to even do this. Vishnu was/Is the Kindest,sweetest, smartest being I have Ever known.He was /Is also a Very Stunningly Beautiful Boy.Loved by Everyone who ever met him,Missed Horribly every moment of Everyday. Dr. Ashleigh was a gift to Him and Us.We could never Thank Her enough for Her kindness and Gentle way of easing his Suffering.Robert ArnouxAuburn, WashingtonApril 26, 2017
Mocha Bear
4/5/2001 - 4/7/2017On April 7, 2017, we had to say good-bye to you, our beloved Mocha Bear. I knew the day would come and I knew it would be difficult to see you go, but the pain is far more powerful than I imagined. Mocha, the moment we met 14 years ago at Operation Kindness I knew you were special. I looked into your beautiful brown eyes and saw the sweetest soul. You entered our lives at a difficult time, a time when I desperately needed a friend, and I have no doubt that you helped to heal our hearts. You ultimately fulfilled a far greater purpose as you faithfully stood by us through all our major life events from marriage, to grueling medical training, to the addition of your furry brother and three human siblings. You endured every change with patience and love, and through it all, you were forever by my side, asking for nothing but a snack and a belly rub.

In life, we learn looking backward. Now that you are no longer with us I have been absorbed with all the life lessons learned from you. We live looking forward and somehow I know new lessons will emerge, surfacing to guide and remind me that your purpose continues. Our lives have been forever changed because of you and I only hope that I can somehow change a life as you did for me.

Mocha, I miss you. Life is just not the same without you here. And yet, your presence is all around. I cannot escape you, for you have become a part of me, of us, of our family and our story. Thank you Mocha Bear. It was an honor to be your mommy. We love you.
Vanessa ZertucheIrving, TexasApril 26, 2017
2/15/2017 - 4/25/2017In loving memory of our sweet Pepper. Lap of Love assisted us with Jake last year when we had made the painful decision to let him go. This year, Pepper declined very rapidly and we made the decision on the same day to end his suffering and made the trip to our vet. Lap of Love is wealth of information and support for those of us with geriatric pets. Thank you for your dedication and support.Lora McPhailGreeensboro, North CarolinaApril 25, 2017
1/1/2006 - 4/17/2017My son wrote this tribute for our family dog, Meggie....
I admit I don't even know where to start with this. The world lost a beautiful soul today. She was my first dog and we got her when she was only 6 months old and had her until she was 11. Up until her final hours she was so full of energy despite being as old as she was, whether it was barking at the doorbell or just freaking out that my mom or I were about to leave the house. She kept her cool when we brought home another dog and was accepting when we no longer had the huge yard she once ran figure eights in. She may not always have been the easiest dog to take care of but I wouldn't trade away a single second of it. This is the single hardest thing I've ever had to go through, but it is worth it to have gotten to experience the last 10 years with the best friend I've ever had. I'll always remember her as playful and energetic as she is in this video. I love you and miss you already Meggie.
Laura LakeLogan, UtahApril 25, 2017
11/1/2004 - 4/24/2017We will miss our sweet, loving and loyal boy Chief. He was a sweetheart from day one until his last day with us. He wanted everyone and every dog to be his friend and everybody loved him. From his cute under bite to his beautiful thick fur, he was an absolute angel. I don't think the hole in our hearts will or can ever be filled, but we are grateful to have had 12 1/2 wonderful years with our boy.Chris TaylorVentura, CaliforniaApril 25, 2017
Sydney Angus
9/15/1998 - 4/19/2017On April 19, 2017, we tearfully said goodbye to our best friend, buddy, and sweet boy, Sydney Angus.Joni & Daryl ClarkSimi Valley, CaliforniaApril 25, 2017
5/1/2003 - 4/23/2017On April 23, 2017, we said goodbye to our best friend, companion and sweet boy.

Charlie was found wandering the streets of Durham as a three-year old the spring of 2006. Cindy answered the Craigslist ad of someone who was trying to find him a new home. When Cindy looked into the crate where he was hiding and saw those brown eyes looking back at her, she knew his new home was with her.

At first, Charlie was nervous and scared of everything, including quick movements from above and oddly enough, bicycles. Cindy assumed it was caused by bad experiences living on the streets or an abusive previous owner. He would drink mud puddles dry on his daily walks as if he didn’t have a bowl of fresh water waiting at home, so she joked he was still using his street smarts to survive. Cindy eventually broke him of his fear of bicycles, but still doesn’t understand what could have caused it.

Many people didn’t realize Cindy even had a dog for a while after she got him. He hid under the bed, only coming out to go on walks, which he loved, and occasionally for treats. But he eventually warmed up and started hanging out without being prompted.

Charlie had several health problems over the years, including heartworms and issues with his eyes, but he was always a good boy at the vet, no matter how much they poked and prodded him. After an extensive dental cleaning where the vet took out the majority of his teeth, Charlie emerged a new man. Cindy didn’t realize that those rotten teeth had made him uncomfortable most of the time. But once his mouth healed, he found interest in food and everything else life has to offer (but mainly everything related to food). He also developed a playful personality that was probably hiding inside him all along.

One of Charlie’s favorite times of the day was treat time. At 8:30 each night he reminded Cindy that it was time for a treat by walking to the fridge and looking up at where the bag sat, then looking at her. If he’d worn a watch he would probably have pointed at his wrist. He got excited about his treat and would throw it in the air and play with it before settling down to eat it.

Often known as a sous chef to both Cindy and Shaun, Charlie also loved to supervise as we cooked, hoping for scraps to rain down. He loved food.

Charlie was a quiet boy and generally never barked. On a trip to the mountains in the early 2010s, he did find his voice as he howled with his cousins, Nola and Cody, and revealed a rare beagle bay that his parents had never quite heard before, and seldom would hear subsequent to that trip.

Charlie also took delight in naps and providing comfort by lying beside his owners when they were sick or sad. He also liked to break out his Wolfpack bandanna and collar as he watched sports with Shaun.

Charlie was a sweet, caring, gentle and lovable old soul who got along with children and other pets alike. He was shy around other animals, but never had a mean bone in his body. Charlie had deep, human-like eyes that made it evident just how intelligent and loving he was. Everyone who met Charlie remembered him and frequently asked about him, no doubt indicative of his charming and memorable personality.

Cindy and Shaun wanted to give Charlie a backyard that he could roam free in. When they purchased a home in July of 2016, Charlie arrived on scene for an inspection as important as any engineer could provide. As he circled the fence and sniffed the backyard, both Cindy and Shaun couldn’t help but get teary-eyed finally seeing him in his new yard.

Earlier that year, Charlie had survived one bout with cancer, when he had to have one of his front right toes removed from his paw. Within a matter of weeks, the familiar pitter-patter of Beagle feet and nails on the hardwood floors returned as Charlie won his first fight.

Labor Day weekend of 2016 brought news of a return of his cancer when Charlie was rushed in for an emergency splenectomy. He was diagnosed with canine lymphoma and given only a matter of weeks to live. Charlie, however, wasn’t ready to give up his new yard quite yet and lived until April 23, 2017, and did so with vigor. He bounced back almost immediately, and was in great health for the majority of these months providing many more laughs, hugs, pets and memories while he was with Shaun and Cindy.

Charlie was a strong dog, a tough dog, and a fighter. His fight was one of love, as to the very end he did whatever his parents wanted, and did so out of his undying loyalty, love and appreciation; a feeling that was certainly reciprocated by his family. Charlie left this Earth with peace and dignity, and a piece of Cindy and Shaun’s hearts that will never be filled.

We will always miss you, Charlie Brown.
Shaun & Cindy Taylor & WhittRaleigh, North CarolinaApril 25, 2017
4/5/2010 - 4/24/2017My sweet Radar, we miss you so much. I wonder if I will ever be able to sleep without your beautiful snoring, eat without your big beautiful begging eyes, go to the bathroom again with out you guarding me. Not one minute goes by right now without our being reminded of your presence. RIP my beautiful boy, I love you....MommieAnge' CastonCharlotte, North CarolinaApril 25, 2017
7/26/2006 - 4/17/2017Dear Lola,
We will never be able to express the impact you made on each day we spent with you, let alone the impact you made on the rest of our lives. Our sweet little baby, you brightened up our days every time we walked through the door. You were always there for us, during our happiest and saddest of times. We can’t bear the thought of living without you and we continue to look for you with each passing day. We hope you know just how much you meant to us. We wish you could be in our lives forever but sadly that is an impossible dream. As much as we wanted you to go on, we knew doing so would only hurt you. What we wouldn’t give to hold you again, pet you again, and have you meet our baby girl (you would have been a great big sister). We will never forget all the walks, all the times spent in the sun, all the moments when you’d make us feel so completely loved. You will always be in our hearts, and we will love you forever.
Jeanna MSouth Setauket, NYApril 24, 2017
9/22/2004 - 3/11/2017I don't have a clue how we got so lucky to find Rusty, but I thank God every day for the chance to have him in our lives, and some of the best times of our life with him. We adopted him from Martinsville SPCA in Virginia when we were visiting Martinsville for a NASCAR race. I saw him on and when I saw his smile I knew we had to meet him. Sure enough, we left with Rusty - aptly named after my husbands favorite race car driver, Rusty Wallace. And ironically the SPCA was in Henry county, our last name. It was meant to be! Rusty won that weekend, it just wasn't the race car driver who won!Debby HenryManassas, VirginiaApril 24, 2017
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