Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
1/9/2011 - 7/11/2017Murphy, took part of my heart with his passing.St. Augustine, FloridaJuly 13, 2017
1/22/2003 - 7/9/2017Our dear sweet Cricket "Crickey", "Cricket Puppy", "Puppy", left this Earth peacefully and surrounded by his loving human parents and 3 human little brothers. He was such a good dog who loved us with everything within him. He was loyal until the end as he laid in each of our laps and told us all goodbye on the day that we knew it was time for him to let go. He loved to play tug of war, run around like crazy after his bath, and cuddle up with mommy and daddy after a long day. He stayed by mommy's side every time Daddy deployed and he was such a good best friend. He loved bacon and always waited his turn when it was cooked. We will never find a more loving and loyal companion than our precious Cricket. We miss him so much that the pain is almost unbearable, but we trust that we serve a good God who will not waste our pain, but use it to glorify His name. We thank God every day that he chose to create Cricket and send him to our family to love and cherish for 14 years.Leah SoxLexington, S. CarolinaJuly 12, 2017
12/15/2005 - 7/9/2017Our sweet Sammie girl crossed over the rainbow bridge today. She was such a part of our family for over 12 years. She gave us unconditional love, sweet kisses, fun times, laughs, warmth, and pure happiness. She will forever be in our hearts and we will NEVER forget her. The joy she brought us is immeasurable, and we thank God everyday for the unconditional love she gave us. We love you so much Sammie and miss you terribly, but we know you are in a better place now.MB D'AuriaOcoee, FloridaJuly 11, 2017
4/11/2005 - 7/10/2017Bandit, you were my special guy, and I will over you forever.Cheryl CanianoKings Park, NYJuly 11, 2017
7/10/2017Charlie was an incredibly lovable cat. He loved his meow mix and cuddling with everyone. He was a great companion and made our house a home. He was family. He loved laying in the sun and listening to the birds. He will always be in our hearts. He came to us as a tiny kitten without a mom and grew to be a happy, expressive, wonderful cat. We will miss him always. We love you, Charlie. Rest In Peace. 💙Laura SzymanskiPottstown, PennsylvaniaJuly 11, 2017
Van Gogh
7/2/2017What can you say about the sweetest kitty who ever lived? Van Gogh, you radiated warmth and love from every fiber of your being. That's probably why your two favorite places in the world was soaking up the rays on our deck and buried under the covers in our bed. You loved to give us kitty kisses, and chase mom's hand under the covers, before sending us off to work each morning with a big smile. Van, your warmth and love are irreplaceable, and we will spend a lifetime missing you, but you will always walk with us in our memories and our hearts.Nick & Dee H.Arnold, MarylandJuly 11, 2017
7/13/2000 - 7/7/2017Lucky you were a gift to us and part of the fabric that made our house a home. We miss your smells, little paws, soft moans, being on YOUR chair at the table with each meal, little demands for food at couch time, running over the hill, down the hall, dragging toys, looking for a special when we got home, barking at helicopters, sleeping on my lap in the car, getting heat treatments with the warmer covering you rentire little body...the memories are never ending and are etched in our minds and being. You go spread your given wings...we will see you again...MUCH love, hugs and kisses our precious Lil Guy.

Lucky was a magnificent friend. He was everything you could hope for in a companion, and we had his joy for 17 years. He was unique, funny, warm, and a blessing each time you saw him, held him, and now remember him. As we always said, "Everyone Loves Lucky". Once you saw him, he melted your heart. He always developed unique little habits and trained us well even into his last years. We were truly blessed with him in our lives.

Thinking about luck and what a wonderful life you guys gave him and how lucky we were to have him.  So many cute and funny memories of him through the last almost two decades. Seeing him in the pet store for the first time; how he wouldn't eat because he was allegedly "hypoglycemic"; stealing my underwear and running down the hall and hiding under your bed; toddling along and how he bounced; how he fit in my pocket; how cute he was when he would cuddle with scooti; how he liked to be held on my shoulder with his paws over and his head resting; how many miles he used to be able to walk; how he needed breathing treatments for his colds when he was little; that he was always kind and patient and so sweet. That he was $800 and it was the best $800 ever spent. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Although he was supposed to be my dog, I'm so glad it didn't work out, because you guys gave him the best life that he ever could have asked for. Now you make the most difficult decision, but such a selfless one as well. Please give him hugs and kisses for me. Give him some cuddles and whisper in his ear "thank you". Tell him how very much I love him and that I will miss him terribly...we all will. Thank you for 17 beautiful years, Lucky.  Go in peace sweet baby boy.

I keep crying as I remember little moments with him, and wish that I could have just one more chance to hold him and give him kisses....and then I remember all the times that I would have my tears and snot licked away by that little guy furiously trying to clean me up...and in doing so would turn my tears quickly into laughter.
I will miss him tremendously, but I'll carry him with me always in my heart. Please let him know that his brother loves him dearly, and as Philip said of Reggie...Lucky has earned the highest honor any dog can aspire to...he is truly a "good dog." We are all blessed for having been touched by him in our family. I love you all, and thank you for doing the right thing even when it's the hardest. Everything you've done for him has been done with tremendous love...and this is no different ❤️
Larry and Susan AndersonFarmington Hills, MichiganJuly 11, 2017
02/03/2004 - 7/5/2017Samee was the most wonderful and adorable dog a human could have. She was our baby and can never be replaced. She could find a buried tennis ball. She never met a human she didn't like (and she sneakily got everyone of them to throw the ball.) She knew all her toys by name and fetched the newspaper every morning (we didnt even read it anymore, but it was her job, so we couldn't cancel the subscription). She was our first fur baby and we had no idea what we were doing, yet she still turned out perfect. We miss her so much. Thank you Dr Elizabeth for your open, loving heart. You greeted our baby as if she was your own and for that we can never thank you enough.Sandra EricksonSanford, FloridaJuly 11, 2017
8/14/2002 - 5/20/2017When It's Time to Say Good-bye
Last week we heard the news that we had been dreading, “that it might be time to do the kinder thing and let Lucy go”. Today we say good-bye to our beautiful girl.
She still has moments that she is herself, but the confusion, the fear, the anxiety are becoming more frequent. The inability of her hind legs to support her and thus the falls occur more often. With our wonderful veterinarians we have done everything we can to increase and support the quality of her life and we are grateful for the extra time we have had with her.
Lucy, who came to live with us when she was about 16 months old, is the daughter of Suzy (Lola) and Roki, both brought to the States from Hungary and the dogs of James’ mother Iris. She is the last of their first litter and with her passing we lose another piece of Iris yet again. Lucy will be 15 in August and that is old for a Vizsla. Her father and mother were both younger when they passed and her brother, our sweet Boris, was only fourteen months old when he died of cancer. Lucy came into our lives after the death of her brother Boris who was our first dog. When he tragically died in October after his first birthday we were devastated, especially Charlie. Iris was so sad for Charlie she sent Lucy to help heal his heart. She was such a different dog from Boris. She was tentative where he had been exuberant. Fearful where he never met a stranger. She had moved from the country to the city and it was a big adjustment for all of us. It took a while but Lucy eventually grew to find her place as a city dog and won her place in our hearts. She went from being the member of a dog pack to being the alpha dog in a family. Big shoes to fill but she found her way. She became the waker of the teenager each morning, with a simple, “Lucy get Charlie out of bed”. She has always been a vocal member of our family. Doing her job to announce when someone is walking by the house, when someone is at the door, if the neighbors are in the backyard and as her vision became more compromised her announcements have become more frequent.
I have never lived in this house without Lucy, and it will be emptier and lonelier. I will miss your joy whenever I walk through the door whether I have been gone 5 minutes or 5 hours. She has always been my constant including her role as my constant companion throughout the house. If I tarried too long upstairs she would seek me out. If I was under the weather and laid down on the bed she would come and lay beside of me offering me the comfort, warmth and the weight of her body. We always sat beside each other in the evenings on the sofa. I have often been reminded by my family of my famous words, “no dog will be allowed on my furniture” as she cuddled beside me in the evening. She needed me but I never realized how much I needed her until we almost lost Lucy four 1/2 years ago. Then it set in. That the day would come when we had to say goodbye.
We are grateful for our wonderful vets at Westside Animal Hospital who have helped and supported us in our care of Lucy and for the courage to have the honest conversation that they had with us. When they talked to us almost two weeks ago they also gave us time. The time to spend with you. To take one last trip to the coast and walk along the cool quiet paths through the trees. Time for you friends, from many different places to say good-bye to you. Time for Charlie to be back in the States and time for us to feel like we are making the best decision for you, our sweet Lucy.
We had one last walk through the neighborhood this morning and Dad went to get you your favorite egg and cheese biscuit from Biscuitville, which you prefer over the ones at Bojangles. This afternoon the good folks from Lap of Love will come to the house so that we can say good-bye surrounding you with our love.
Grandma Iris loved the book “The Incredible Journey” by Sheila Burnford and so I leave you my sweet Lulu, Lulabelle, Lucy Lu with these words;
“The late afternoon sun slanted through the branches overhead, and it looked invitingly snug and secure. The old dog stood for a minute, his heavy head hanging, and his tired body swaying slightly, then lay down in the hollow. The cat, after a good deal of wary observation, made a little hollow among the spruce needles and curled around in it, purring softly. The young dog disappeared into the undergrowth and reappeared presently, his smooth coat dripping water, to lie down a little away apart from the others.
The old dog continued to pant exhaustedly for a long time, one hind leg shaking badly, until his eyes closed at last, the labored breaths came further and further apart, and he was sleeping-still, save for and occasional long shudder.
Later on, when darkness fell, the young dog moved over and stretched out closely at his side and the cat stalked over to lie between his paws: and so warmed and comforted by their closeness, the old dog slept, momentarily unconscious of his aching tired body or his hunger.”
May you in your long sleep be comforted with the presence of those that went before you.
Deborah DobbinsDurham, North CarolinaJuly 10, 2017
08/01/2004 - 7/9/2017Sebastian, was my heart. He was my shadow, he was my everything.Andrea GoodellWESLEY CHAPEL, FloridaJuly 10, 2017