Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Squeakers
8/1/2004 - 7/31/2019Yesterday we said goodbye to Squeakers, who passed today at the age of 15. A worldly woman, she was born in Minneapolis, lived in Queens, New York, and traveled as far as Wyoming before making her final home in Atlanta. In her later years, she enjoyed aerial journeys by way of Apple TV--they brought her great comfort. She also adventured to the great outdoors of Adair Park, although after one night on the lam and untold encounters with neighborhood wildlife, her exploration was limited to the backyard of our home on Lexington Avenue.

Squeakers was loved for her charming personality. On several occasions, she converted “dog people” to “cat people,” and on every occasion, brief meetings with Squeaky resulted in “Squeaks people.” Her sweetness was simple, her spirit pure.

Her peculiar habits will also be missed--Squeakers loved to enjoy beer, chew on the strings of blinds, and paw at any closed door her dad was behind. She loved basking in the sunlight, be it perched on a window sill or sprawled across the floor. Over the years, she perfected the choreography of the Water Dance, a beautiful piece marked by quick-shuffling paws in front of a water glass, creating a lively song as her claws tapped the edge of her jar. Ah, yes...she would only drink from a mason jar.

Squeakers passed away peacefully at home (with the compassionate assistance of a doctor) following the complications of kidney failure. We will miss her so much, especially William, who loved Squeakers for the past 15 years--nearly all of his adult life. And she loved him too...endlessly. Things won’t be the same without her lively spirit and constant companionship, morning snuggles, or bounding to the back door when I get home. It won’t be the same without her bringing us toys at night, sneaking under the covers, and curling up while we watch a movie. We planted a garden in her honor and will remember her always.
Alyssa and William ThysAtlanta, GeorgiaAugust 1, 2019
Baxter James
4/26/2010 - 7/31/2019Baxter was the kindest, gentlest, sensitive dog. The decision to let him go was the hardest decision I've ever made. As he grew older and started to slow down, I wondered when I would know it was time. Someone told me, or I read somewhere, they will tell you with their eyes. And, my sweet Baxie did. He made it very clear he was ready to go and frankly, he made the decision for me; I just had to make the phone call which was so very difficult. I'm pretty sure I cried through the entire conversation but the Lap of Love Coordinator was so very kind and gentle and understanding. Our family, along with Baxter's niece, Sadie Rose said goodbye to him yesterday afternoon with his head in my lap. He went so peacefully surrounded by those who loved him the most. We are better people because of his unconditional love and loyalty to us. Our hearts won't ever be the same.Cindy WildermuthCincinnati, OhioAugust 1, 2019
Eli
1/21/2007 - 7/8/2019Eli was one of a kind. He was so loved (still is), and will be missed and remembered always.Kris KampaSt. Francis, WisconsinAugust 1, 2019
Ruby Hixon
12/8/2008 - 7/30/2019We just want to thank Ruby for everything she gave us. We were blessed to have had her in our lives and so lucky she chose us. Thank you for being so gentle, loving, loyal, smart, silly, soft, sweet and comforting. You gave us unconditional love, protection and friendship.Laura HixonHenderson, NevadaAugust 1, 2019
Jj
8/3/2019 - 7/31/2019I could never have envisioned what a wonderful friend and companion you were to me for 16 years and 362 days, JJ. My thoughts are all the times we walked and ran and all the good meat we ate! Everyone loves you, everyone and I'll never get another dog because I already had the best. I love you with all my heart, until we meet at Rainbow Bridge.Jeffrey BosworthOrlando, FloridaAugust 1, 2019
Emma Pearl
2/1/2005 - 7/31/2019Emma passed away at the age of 14 on July 31, 2019. She was the sweetest soul and she will be missed greatly by her family.Becca MFarmington, MichiganAugust 1, 2019
Ollie
3/4/2008 - 7/17/2019Our crew here loves and misses you so very much Ollie. We are still a bit raw having to let you go a few weeks back. You were joy to us, instantly loving everyone you met so unconditionally with your kisses, snuggles, and happy purrs. Rest easy our sweetest Ollie girl.Lizzie MWestchester, New YorkAugust 1, 2019
Holly
1/16/2005 - 7/26/2019We only had Holly for 5 months, but we fell in love with her. Jolly Holly was a 14-year old cat who was in foster care for 7 months after her owner passed away. We adopted her and she was the kindest most understanding soul. Soon after, she was diagnosed with an ear canal cancerous tumor. She passed at our home a little over 5 months later with her 2 cat siblings around her. This cat understood humans on a primal and deep level. We feel robbed of time with her. 5 months just wasn’t enough.Tracy ZarodnanskyTitusville, New JerseyAugust 1, 2019
Toffee
6/10/2019 - 7/30/2019So today was a bit of a sad one because we had to say goodbye to a dear precious little friend. Our Welch Terrier, Toffee was 14 years old. She led a happy healthy life for the most part but for the last few months. She went down hill rapidly and suffered from arthritic pain, loss of hearing, and failing sight. She was a loyal, gentle, feisty, stubborn and adorable little dog. She loved everyone she ever encountered except if you were another dog - and that's putting it mildly.
Some very wonderful people from the Lap of Love came to our home. They quickly and painlessly administered medications to relieve Toffee of her pain and ultimately send her on her final journey. While we were overwhelmed with sadness, the professionalism and respect by the Lap of Love professionals was second to none. Toffee died peacefully in the back yard where she frolicked in the grass, chased balls, and on occasion buried our dirty socks.
It was a sad day but we are all comforted now that she is finally free to frolic in the universe or wherever we go in the hereafter.
Michael AllsupWinter Park, FloridaJuly 31, 2019
Sampson
12/29/2005 - 7/29/2019I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three.
But will you, till I call him back
take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you’ll always have his memories
as solace for your grief .
I cannot promise that he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.

I’ve looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life’s land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again.
I fancied that I heard them say

“Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,”
For all the joys this pup will bring,
the risk of grief you’ll run.
Will you shelter him with tenderness
Will you love him while you may
And for the happiness you’ll know forever grateful stay.
But should I call him back
much sooner than you’ve planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.

If, by your love, you’ve managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him that you’ve loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know he loved you too.

– Author Unknown
Maureen KellyHatboro, PennsylvaniaJuly 31, 2019