Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
5/24/2019 - 7/9/2019Chewy helped keep our family of 5 grounded. He was there for my 3 kid's most important years of growing up. He was the one thing in our home that could ease anyone's tension, bad day, sadness... A genuine saint who will never be replaced. I've had several dogs in my life and they were all wonderful, but Chewy was there for the most important years. There is enormous pain in our home right now with broken hearts, but I try to remind my family that he gave us all he had for 13 years and now we owed it to him to be strong and let him have his wings.Craig CefolaLutz, FloridaJuly 11, 2019
8/13/2007 - 7/4/2019Dear Cooper,
It's been seven days, but the pain and sadness I have in my heart remains fresh. You trusted us, and while we always did everything to protect you, we failed you; we dropped the ball, and we we will live with that regret for the rest of our lives. We are so sorry that we pushed you, that we didn't listen to you, and that we were ultimately in denial about how much pain you really were in. We shouldn't have taken you on this family trip. We should have packed your medicine. We should have contacted a vet earlier. We should have picked you up earlier. We should have held you more. Your unconditional love blinded us from the reality of your situation, rather than teach us to give you unconditional love back. We miss you terribly, including baby Harper who still says 'bye bye' to you when we leave the house or 'night night' before she goes to bed. I would be lying if I didn't admit that I don't miss coming home from work and having to pick up your poop off the floor or wipe the pee that didn't make it on to the wee wee pad. But the truth is that I would do that every day..every hour if that meant you were still here.

The nights are the hardest for me. When Harper is asleep and while David is at work, it was always just me and you. I never felt alone. I miss seeing you waiting at the foot of the stairs. I miss seeing you behind me when I'm washing the dishes, or seeing you waiting at the top of the stairs after I get back from working out. I try to trick myself into thinking that you're just lying down on the bed or stuck on the couch or sitting on a pile of unfolded laundry, and then I realize you're just really not here and then I cry.

I have never wanted to turn the clock back like I do at this very moment. You were with us during the toughest parts - commuting to Boston when David and I were long distance, moving from apartment to apartment to house, and no longer being our one and only when Harper was born. This was supposed to be your well deserved golden years.

Cooper, I am so sorry. Cooper, I love you so much. Cooper, bye bye.
Jenny Kim-LeeOradell, New JerseyJuly 11, 2019
Charlie Bucket
3/15/2006 - 7/8/2019Charlie Bucket "Buck" was literally my best friend. He knew all of my secrets and I'd like to think he didn't judge. My shadow, constant companion, my rock, Buck saw me through adolescent years of my children, a divorce, a doctoral program. He loved to have his ears rubbed. He wasn't a licker, but when I was away from him for more than a day, he took exception to that rule. I was a lucky human to have him in my life for the last 12.5 years. We had many adventures, traveling out of state, roaming the mountains, lakes, beaches, ocean. As the children grew up, Charlie grew gray, more lethargic and pained. The time had come to let him go. We have learned a lot about letting go this year. He loved wrangling the kiddos, ice cream, bacon and his canine companion, Josephine. He was a gorgeous boy. Go run with the wildlife, Buck. I will always hold you close to my heart. Thank you, Buck, for all the comfort, support and smiles. We love you always.Crystal SherlineOak Ridge, TennesseeJuly 11, 2019
5/14/2007 - 7/9/2019In Memory of our Sweet Rosie!!

She was a sweetheart of a dog. Always by my side. She was the cutest puppy we found on the internet and remember clear as night to pick her up at a Lowe’s at 1am! The dog transporter was running late- but we al piled in the mini van and went to get our new family member.

She was bossy and would tell you when she wanted something - such a smart dog.

Up until her last months taking care of her ; meds 2x a day, helping her in and off the bed, we go so good at it. She trusted me to do back paws first then support her front end. What a bond we had!!

Her fur siblings miss her very much and I think look for her.
Jill TellinBonita Springs, FloridaJuly 10, 2019
4/1/2006 - 7/9/2019Maggie,
Where do I begin to tell you how much you meant to our family? I remember when I saw your picture in the album of adoptable pets, I thought you were so cute! I had no idea of what you had been through already in your life. I'm thankful to the group that rescued you and found homes for all of your babies and we were the lucky ones who got YOU! I can remember looking out the window to see you the day you came to visit us with your foster parent the very first time. It was love at first sight! I have so many memories. How you loved to jump so high. How you loved to walk and walk, for miles! You were such a trooper. Mackenzie taught you tricks. You'd do anything for food! Chance would play with you and give you belly rubs. You liked to sleep under my bed when it was your bedtime. You were so smart and even had a good grasp of the English language and knew all kinds of words such as treat, walk, nap, Casey, Kevin's, and so many more! You rarely got into trouble. You chewed on my shoes once and when you saw I was upset you never did it again. The trash on the other hand, is another story :) Its okay, we learned to put it far away from you. You really did want to please us. And you did! You were my 3rd child. I'm so not used to you not being with me all of the time with every step I take. You may not be physically there but I will carry you with me in my heart always. Thank you for being there for me and the kids through thick and thin, good times and bad. You taught me so much about unconditional love. It was so hard to say goodbye, but your little body was wearing out and I did everything I could to be sure you didn't suffer if I could help it. You were way too sweet and did not deserve that. The day you passed, I saw the most beautiful rainbow and I thought of you and it brought me peace. Rest well Maggie. I miss you tremendously and hope you knew how much you were loved. Hope we meet again! xoxo Mom
Kim FosterSt. Louis, MissouriJuly 10, 2019
Buddy Romeo
10/14/2007 - 7/7/2019Since the day you entered our home you have brought us nothing but unconditional love, laughter and happiness.
When you were diagnosed with doggy diabetes 6 years ago, we knew it would be a challenge but our love and support never wavered.
We will miss you terribly, but we know you are no longer suffering and playing in those beautiful heavenly meadows with your old friends, Balty & Patinhas
(Balatazar our dearly departed Lab - 14 yrs. old). (Patinhas - Our departed long haired cat - 16 yrs. old)

Love you dearly and you will be missed.

Mommy, Daddy, Vicki and Bella Biscuit
Elizabeth LeitaoHowell, New JerseyJuly 10, 2019
11/22/2005 - 7/8/2019We had to let our sweet Rocky Roo go today. Dogs do have a way of touching our hearts. They hold a special place there from the moment they come into our lives. Rocky has been a part of the family for 13 years. I remember when we got him as a puppy and laying next to his kennel as he whined several nights in a row. I remember his sweet puppy breathe and cuddles. I think the hardest part of letting him go was actually thinking about the things he’s seen the family through, the good and the bad. Rocky was there to rest his head on your lap and make you laugh as he pounced around. Can you imagine a 113 pound dog pouncing around the living room? Until just recently he was still pouncing around like the puppy he was at heart.

Things Rocky loved….
1. Tennis balls
2. Squeaky toys
3. Getting his belly scratched
4. Before bed snacks
5. Begging
6. Following mom around the house
7. Being the top dog of the family… like the wise old man teaching the young pups what to do… think The Fox and the Hound… Riley was the Fox, Luke was the hound, and Rocky was chief… well a nice and gentle version of chief!

Rocky Roo we love you! I don’t know what dog heaven is like, but I know you’re happy! Rusty, Riley, and Luke miss you too :)
Robin JungSt. Louis, MissouriJuly 10, 2019
1/10/2001 - 7/9/2019today we had to say goodbye to our sweet, funny lovable cat "Rascal". We rescued him in December 2002 and never knew his birthday, but our Vet guessed he was about 18 mos old at the time. we fell in love with him immediately and he came to his forever home. after a few days I named him Rascal because he was in to everything curious and fearless. he lived up to his name his whole life. He was lovable and funny. He was friendly to everybody and loved the grandchildren when they came to visit. He would get down on the floor with them when they were building or playing games. He shared his new home with his best buddy, a golden retriever named Mandy for 13 1/2 years. After Mandy died we soon brought a new golden retreiver puppy named Cody in to our home. Rascal let Cody know right away who was in charge but they got along fine. Since Rascal was old by then they never had the relationship he had with Mandy since they were young and grew up together. Rascal was such a sweet, lovable companion we will always have such sweet memories of him. he had a unique personality. definitely one of a kind. everybody loved him. I hope he found his old buddy, Mandy waiting for him as he crossed over the rainbow bridge. We will miss him greatly and never forget him. He fought bravely for 2 1/2 years against kidney failure but finally had to leave us today. We love you always Rascal. sleep well my little prince.PATRICIA DANIELRICHMOND, VirginiaJuly 9, 2019
Spencer Kensington
9/5/2005 - 7/5/2019Spencer Kensington touched the heart and soul of every person he met. He was a gorgeous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Blenheim in color. His beautiful face, large dark round eyes and long ears could express dozens of emotions. But it was Spencer’s gentle spirit and loving demeanor that instantly warmed the hearts of anyone who met him. Children from the neighborhood would visit Spencer, and he loved being the center of attention and having his ears stroked. A young seven-year-old neighborhood boy once said, “Everyone should have a Spencer!” The world would be a better place if that were possible. He was a member of the #cavpack on Twitter and had friends and followers from around the world.

Spencer showered love and affection upon whoever he was with. He had a deeply calming effect and brought smiles to faces just by strolling into a room. He loved to play fetch, do tricks, play hide-and-seek, eat carrots and rice cakes, dress-up for Halloween, take naps and watch cooking shows. He liked to dance and direct music with his paws (mostly with the help of his father). His photo was featured in a children’s’ book of beautiful puppies. He disliked horses, mules and zebras, but loved cats and rabbits. He barked whenever a horse appeared on tv. The only foods that he would not eat were lemons or limes – he found everything else to be delicious and would eat endless quantities if given the opportunity. He never bit, nipped or growled at a soul in his near 14-years of life. He only knew how to show love.

Spencer was born in Wisconsin and had two brothers. His grandparents were show-dogs from England and registered with the United Kingdom Kennel Club. His forever parents drove 300 miles through thunderstorms to adopt him on a cold night in November 2005. It was love at first sight, and Spencer and his new dads quickly developed a deeply intense bond – together they were “the three amigos” and inseparable for the next 13+ years. Given the name “Cole” at birth, his name was changed to “Spencer Kensington” upon adoption to reflect his English heritage.

Spencer’s life was not without struggles. He suffered painful hip and knee congenital conditions and long-battled pancreatitis. In the last six-years, he ate a very low-fat home-cooked diet of chicken breast, potato, pumpkin and chickpea powder. Fortunately, he adored raw vegetables. He lost his ability to hear in the last year of his life, which made conducting music difficult, but not impossible. Spencer made progress during more than two-years of physical therapy, but his physical pains finally got the better of him. In the summer of 2019, Spencer grew tired and could no longer walk without falling multiple times; he got to the point where he could no longer get back up on his feet without help. He suffered dementia and would get lost in his own home. His once ever-present joyful expression disappeared, and his eyes indicated that he did not have much more life to give. Surrounded by his parents and a compassionate veterinarian from Lap of Love, Spencer peacefully left us in the comfort of his home on July 5, 2019. He was 13-years and 10-months old.

On the day before he left this world, a celebration of Spencer’s life was had in the park. Ribbons adorned trees and Spencer was given steak to eat. He smelled the flowers in the garden at home, which he loved to do, was awarded a “medal of honor,” which was affixed to his collar, sat on his front porch to people watch, visited neighbors, danced cheek-to-cheek with his dad and he watched his favorite movie, “The Sound of Music,” one last time. For the first time in his life, he did not bark at the horse-drawn carriage in the movie, but only smiled. Spencer’s physical departure from this earthly world was very painful for those who loved him. He is deeply missed, and the world seems less joyful without him. In time, joy will return, and tears will be replaced by smiles. His dads will one day be reunited with Spencer; but until then, they are blessed with many fond memories … and thousands of photographs and videos of the world’s most photographed dog. One photograph of Spencer dressed as the Pope for Halloween was featured on the evening news. Loving Spencer for nearly 14-years was the honor of a lifetime for his dads. Spencer brought joy, comfort and companionship to everyone, and life was made brighter because of his existence. He left his mark on the hearts of many; he will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. A stone fountain was made by Spencer’s father and placed in the home flower garden in Spencer’s honor and a candle is lit nightly at dinner time in his memory. Donations in honor of Spencer can be made to the Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue.
Dan and Jim IngramChicago, IllinoisJuly 9, 2019
8/22/2007 - 7/6/2019Oh my little bubby! The biggest lap dog you'll ever know! The only dog I have ever been kissed by the use of the underneath of his tongue. Think the rough part of a dog lick and then forget about what feels like and imagine a big sloppy wet one! That was my boy! No matter where you went, or what you did he ALWAYS wanted to be by your side. He was a great big brother to Dibbs and she will miss him so much! He would have the worst smelling SBD farts! He would make me laugh the way he looked at me with him big goofy face. How you would eat at a table and all of a sudden, hit head would be resting on your lap, his eyes looking longingly into yours...waiting for food.
Missing you is a heartbreak I have never felt before. Our family is much quieter now I feel and I'm not sure quite how I am ever going to get past the sadness. I love you so so much and I cant wait to get your big sloppy kisses again.
Jen McNayEast Patchogue, New YorkJuly 9, 2019