Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Tc bunnybutts
TC Bunnybutts was my daughter's cat. She watched his birth 17 years ago and had dragged he and his brother, Dinky, all around the country until she finally came home to Charlotte. It was obvious that TC loved ME the most so I was obligated to take him home with me....and I could not have found a better friend or companion. He never uttered a harsh meow about anybody, never deserted me no matter what, though he did puff up a little when I took him to the vet, and always put his great head next to me every night with his paw across my arm.

To say I loved him would be an understatement. I am thankful he was in his own home when he had to face the final hour, not in a strange place, and that I was able to be with him.

Thank you, Dr. Jennifer Hawthorne, for your calm and caring attitude when I was in shambles. Being a retired Hospice RN, I am so glad to see that our animal companions are treated with the same love and respect that is given to humans.
Linda RothwellCharlotte, North CarolinaNovember 19, 2012
Tara faye
On a sweltering summer day in the month of July 2000; a beautiful, frail, somewhat bewildered black Cocker Spaniel walked across the parking lot of the Humane Society of Broward County. At the end of "Tarisha's" leash was a woman who would soon be explaining why she and precious "Tarisha" were in fact at the shelter on such an oppressively hot July day. Upon being congratulated on her new adoption, she quickly corrected the assumption, and began to explain that she had not adopted, but in fact was surrendering the angel who was patiently standing at her feet. She went on to say that she had purchased the dog at a pet store. "Tarisha", now one year/five months old, had only one bad habit which made it necessary to surrender her to the shelter. She dug holes in the yard when left outside, while the woman went off to work for the day. By all appearances "Tarisha" had already given birth to pups ~ although still a pup herself.



On July 5, 2000 "Tarisha" came to be known as "Tara", eventually/affectionately "Tara Faye". It was on this day that the Barr residence adopted this angel and was forever blessed with her very presence. In retrospect the comment made is "She (Tara) never did ANYTHING wrong". That is a fact. Although baffled that she was sleeping with humans and other canine companions in the same bed!!, she soon learned that she should walk AROUND the humans when moving about; not ON TOP of them. Love and joy flourished with the addition of Tara Faye to the family.



Approximately two years following her adoption, it was noted that her eyesight seemed to be failing and her fate was to become blind. With corneal implants that obstacle was remedied. Tara Faye never missed a beat. The soulfull big brown eyes of the angel Tara beamed even brighter after the surgery, and remained forever bright and beautiful as did she.



In March of 2010 Tara was diagnosed with cancer. The prognosis was not promising - perhaps six months ..... ? Although conflicted and apprehensive about treatment, it was decided that treatment would begin, with Tara's quality of life dictating the process every step of the way. She went through two surgeries to remove the tumor in her mouth, treatments, special diet ~ everything with the bravery and perseverance of a noble warrior. Oh yes, and perhaps most nurturing were the continual "kisses" from her adopted brother "Woody". He was determined that it was his job to constantly, sweetly, gently, lavish her eyes, ears, and the numerous benign growths she developed during her one year/five month battle, with his soft pink tongue. She seemed to relish/even enjoy the attempts of "Dr. Woody" to make her feel better. She still danced on her hind legs, like a little black bear, when she saw the "cookies" (she loved to eat) and the antics of her three canine companions. Yes God had blessed all with the presence of Tara Faye, far beyond the predicted six months.



It was not until June 30 of this year when Tara conveyed in her sweet, humble way that she had enough treatment, and perhaps she would soon be going to Rainbow Bridge to be with her adopted sister "Mona", who abruptly/unexpectedly transitioned just four months prior.



Some would say Tara LOST her battle with cancer on August 23, 2011. However the little BRAVEHEART that she WAS and WILL ALWAYS BE, lost NO BATTLES. Instead one must embrace the notion that Rainbow Bridge needed yet another angel to help others with their transition. TARA FAYE IS THAT ANGEL.
Pompano Beach, FloridaNovember 19, 2012
Wito
On May 19th, 2012 we made the hardest decision ever. Just like in your 14 years of life your passing happened with everyone you loved was around you giving you love, words of comfort and arms embracing you. You will be missed. Thank you for all the love and fun you gave us. MommyM GSt. Petersburg, FloridaNovember 19, 2012
Zoe
Thanks to Lap of Love for making Zoe's journey peaceful. We miss her terribly, but we realize that she had a long, happy life with us.
We loved Zoe so very much.
Becky .Loudon, TennesseeNovember 19, 2012
Zeke
We Miss Our Big Guy, He was such a big part of our Family & Lives.
Loved The water hose and His Pool!
And Loved Greeting Family & Friends when they came to visit! Love & miss You Zeke..
Mel & Pam
Bronson, FloridaNovember 19, 2012
Zoe
After 12 1/2 years of loyal companionship we lost our Golden Retriever, Zoe, to end stage osteoarthritis. She was the best dog a family could have ever asked for and we will miss her terribly. We are heartbroken over our loss, but have some peace knowing that she is now pain free. We are grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Voorhees for her professionalism, kindness and compassion during this difficult time. Zoe's passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by love. Good night sweet girl, we know you are happily chasing lizards and squirrels up in doggie heaven. We will miss you always bringing your baby to us when we got home. The house feels empty without you. We will forever cherish our time spent together especially our hikes in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Rest in peace Zoe Bear. WE LOVE YOU! Love, Mom, Dad, Lauren and KeatonSarasota, FloridaNovember 19, 2012
King
We had to say goodbye on May 30th, King was 10 years old, Soon to be 11 He was a kind dog, Never hurt anything ever, So glad you came into our lives If for only a short time, We'll never forget you my friend, Love you forever.Bolingbrook, IllinoisNovember 18, 2012
Krumpet
We miss our sweet little dog, Krumpet. Thanks for 11 fun years. You left too soon.Anita .Sarasota, FloridaNovember 18, 2012
Keeva
We recently said goodbye to our wonderfully sweet and special girl, Keeva. Keeva was a part of my life for 14 years and provided me unwavering support and love during that time and recently brought a new parent, my best friend Brandy, into her family. We have loved her and always will love her with every aspect of our hearts and souls. Our lives were made eternally richer from her beautiful presence. We love you forever, our darling, Keeva.Sean .Sean, North CarolinaNovember 18, 2012
Koeb
11/24/2000 - 4/27/2012Kober blessed us with 11 1/2 years of unbelievable love and companionship. He was truly a one of a kind best friend and cherished member of our family. He always wanted to be with us, whether it was going in the car, riding the tractor or co-pilot for his Daddy in a small plane. We figured his epitaph should read "He did like a good ride!"

We would like to again personally thank Dr. Sara Fletcher and Lap of Love for helping us with this difficult time. They made Kober's passing as comfortable as possible in his home and his bed with his family by his side.
Chris, Jeannie and Baron PriceClimax, North CarolinaNovember 18, 2012