Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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5/15/2002 - 10/25/2017I miss you, my tiny, fierce, sweet, evil, nose-biting girl.Des Plaines, IllinoisOctober 27, 2017
10/4/1995 - 10/18/2017It’s a profound experience to watch someone age from baby to old person in 20 years. I feel honored and blessed that Fellini chose to be with me for so long.Greg SilvaChicago, IllinoisOctober 19, 2017
8/10/2003 - 9/20/2017Our beloved Washington, you filled our hearts with love and endeared us with your gentle presence. You surrounded us with your boundless fur, in our house, on our clothes and every else we never expected. But deep down that was your way of always letting us know that you were always near and those golden threads reminded us that we had a dog named Washington who was and always will be a part of this family.

My gentle giant, how your eyes spoke kindness and understanding as you patiently stood over smaller dogs as they calmed in your presence. How you always waited for me by the door, nose to the window, paws beside your cheeks, knowing that I would be back. You had a mischievousness that was easily forgiven as soon as you gave us that guilty look when you were found out.

As I reflect back on our time together, I realize that the true gift of your friendship was the simplicity of living life together. Cooking dinner while trying to climb over you as you stood by the stove, wiping up the trail of water in our living room as you walked back from your water bowl, bribing you into the tub for your bath (unsuccessfully), or trying to vacuum around you as you napped away the day, it was the everyday stuff that I miss the most.

Washington, you changed me in ways that I never realized until now. You taught me how to be a father before I had kids of my own. You also prepared me in time to be a better son, caring for my own aging parents in your final years with me. I will feel your presence in my life each day as if you were here, living my life in the example you set for me, to be loving, forgiving and grateful for the smallest of joys that life brings. Words cannot describe the amazing gifts you've given me. Maybe therein lies the secret. Your subtle actions spoke louder than words.

Will miss you and think of you everyday. Go run off and play now Washy boy, you deserve it.
David CheungGlenview, IllinoisSeptember 21, 2017
03/21/2001 - 8/9/2017In loving memory of Peanut who brought us so much love for 16 years. We all love you and miss you with all our hearts. You were a little doxie that brought us so much joy, the house is empty without you here. Rest in peace our sweet Peanut.Cindy SkelleyGrayslake, IllinoisAugust 18, 2017
8/28/2002 - 8/5/2017The past 15 years you greeted everyone with a friendly smile, even the skunks that sprayed you. You helped my cranky dad get out on walks, and never complained about the conversation. And you always were there to challenge me to a good ole staring contest, which you never let me win.

Goodbyes are the worst, but you were the best. I miss you so much buddy. RIP Barkley 2002-2017
James BernathChicago, IllinoisAugust 7, 2017
Martin Doby Phineas Mcfly
10/30/2011 - 7/29/2017Dearest Martin, I loved you completely and will miss you extremely. You were my sun and moon. You brought pure joy to my life. There was nothing you could have done better to make my heart sing everyday. Thank you so much for coming into my life and giving of yourself so freely, unconditionally every single day. I am so sorry there was nothing more I could do to ease your condition and extend our time together. You were a true fighter knowing how much I needed you. Just another testament to the love and dedication you gave to me. I wish we had forever as I struggle to be grateful for the time we shared together.

Thank you for seeing and touching my soul. For reaching inside me and bringing the best out. I am lost without you. The house is empty without the clatter of your paws, your big nose in my face, your big head on my lap, and your gentle nudge to do something. My heart is empty and every muscle in my body aches for your sloppy lean against me. You were a Great Dog and will be forever missed.

It is times like this I lose complete sight of all sense and become confused with may whys. Letting you go to rest was so difficult yet I knew your staying was nothing more than a selfish act to save me from suffering your unbearable loss. But I know you are no longer suffering, struggling and at peace. I wish the outer shell of your physical being would have given your beautiful, kind, gentle, spirit more time to share with me and others.

You will be forever in my heart. I love you big dog, and will always miss you xoxoxoxo
Juliann SteinbeigleHomewood, IllinoisJuly 31, 2017
7/4/2004 - 6/20/2017Dear Vance,

Where do I begin? Words can't describe how much love I have for you. I don't even remember what life was like before I took you home. Since October 4, 2013 you were always by my side, my partner in crime, my little buddy. I couldn't have asked for a better pup. My only regret is not adopting you sooner. I don't know what the first 9 years of your life was like, but I hope I was able to make the last 3 1/2 the best. I know they were for me and I am forever in your debt because of that.

I miss you so much, Vance. I miss the jingle of your collar, the sound of your nails ticking on the hardwood floor, the way you used to stare at me when I was getting ready in the bathroom and how you would slowly creep in until I was finally ready to take you outside for our morning walk. I miss your face and that big, goofy, beautiful smile. That smile could make even the bleakest of days bright again. I miss how you used to follow me around the house, how you would watch TV like you knew what was going on. I even miss your smelly breath! There's not one thing about you that I don't miss with my whole being, bud.

No other pet will ever replace you, Vance. You took a piece of me with you and I won't be whole until we meet again on the other side. Until then, know you will always have a home in my heart. Thank you for spending your golden years with me. Thank you for the unconditional love, compassion and affection you've shown me. Most of all, thank you for showing me what true friendship is. You will always be my best friend. My buddy, my boo-boo, my VP, my honey bunny. You will always be my #1. I love you Vance. XOXOXO
Tara PedroncelliChicago, IllinoisJune 21, 2017
5/17/1999 - 6/10/2017Message written as part of her story.Winthrop Harbor, IllinoisJune 13, 2017
Zip Madsen
12/7/2009 - 5/14/2017We will always love you our little man. You have make us laughed everyday since the moment you came into our lives, for six and half years. You were taken away from us too soon, and we are completely unprepared for not having you in our lives anymore. We mourned you every day since you left us, we love you and we miss you very much. You will always be in our hearts.Kate and Craig MadsenChicago, IllinoisJune 9, 2017
4/30/2017Thanks, Jezzie, for looking out for our boy and helping him to become a good man.
C. Cross
Chris CrossChicago, IllinoisMay 4, 2017
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