Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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
Diesel
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
Tiger Lily
2/14/2003 - 6/29/2019Thank you for all that you gave us, there is a hole that will never be filled. We are so grateful that you found us and allowed us to be a part of your stay on this Earth. Tigs, we miss you so much and always will. Be happy and warm the hearts of all those angels up there.Kathleen HannonArnold, MarylandJuly 8, 2019
Jupiter
7/8/2001 - 6/28/2019Jupiter, thank you for 17 years of love and purrs. Our house is a little emptier, but our hearts are full. Your favorite rug is still in front of the fireplace and will always be there for you. We miss you.Austin, Sandra, and Mike BoydColumbus, OhioJuly 8, 2019
Kiwi
4/1/2009 - 7/6/2019Our sweet sweet boy, Kiwi. Such a handsome, loving & noble boy you were. You touched our hearts so deeply & we are so grateful that we had you for the time we did. You'll never know just how much we miss and love you, our home will never be the same without you. Now that you're in Heaven, cancer free - Mommy and Daddy must remember you are no longer in pain...but the happy, healthy, sweet boy we will always remember you as. Our dearest Kiwi, we will always love you. You run your heart out up there, Bubba.Grant & Bradie McLeanCasselberry, FloridaJuly 8, 2019
Pandora
5/12/2019 - 7/6/2019Pandora was my sons first pet and the diva of our house . Her little sister Lulú will miss her dearly we will all miss her.Iris DeJesusKissimmee, FloridaJuly 7, 2019
Sydnei
3/20/2009 - 7/1/2019Sydnei Esmeralda Raley Sydnei was a fighter. When she lost her brother, I thought for sure I’d lose her soon after, but with a lot of TLC and help from a new puppy, she pulled through like a champ and gave me another whole year with her. She helped me through some hard stuff this past year and she also helped me train the puppy I had been gifted. With him around, she did a total 180 and was like a puppy all over again. Unfortunately she declined so quickly I wasn’t able to take action fast enough to lessen or eliminate her suffering before she was gone from this world. She didn’t deserve to go through what she did at the very end of her life and her passing has been incredibly difficult. I hope she knows how much I love her and that I never meant to let her suffer. Everything just happened so quickly and I did everything I could to comfort her before the very end. I’m never going to stop missing her and her brother, but now I at least know they’re reunited finally and no longer in any kind of pain. I will love you always and forever, Syd Vicious. ❤️Katie RaleyBedford, TexasJuly 7, 2019
Precious
12/11/2010 - 6/28/2019You are brave, fear no longer.

You’re the wind, scare no longer.

You’re the sunlight, heated under your fur no longer.

You are the wings, endless gliding forever.

Just like “toothless” of how to train your dragon.

You’re full, hungry no longer.

You become one with me, “separation anxiety” no longer.

You’re faster than a Ferrari, car ride cravings no longer.

You’re happy, sad no longer..

You’re free, trapped in limitations no longer..

I carry you and your big heart in my heart.

You are one with Alex and I.

On 28th June 2019, you become one with everything, with the Cosmo, with this whole mysterious Universe.

You are everywhere.. and you’re with me.

You are the air that I breathe, you are the breeze that kisses my cheeks, ..you’re the sunlight that shines through my eyes. You’re ONE now, you become one with everything.. to your original state .. just like Ken Wilber said.


I know now that you’re safe, free from your anxiety, fear, nervousness, hunger, pain, and fatigue. You’re NOW ONE with Everything. Absolutely FEARLESS. My Precious baby girl.

All of me will join you there 100% in time.

Just you enjoy your freedom for now.

Before you know it.. your mommy will be there and holding you again.

Just you enjoy your timeout for now ..
Yuzana & Alex AngelusCollege Station, TexasJuly 7, 2019
Abby
3/14/2006 - 6/27/2019Words can't describe how much I miss you! My shadow, my best friend, I swear you could read my mind. You were the best little girl and loved everyone. All you asked for in return were belly rubs . I can still see you walking around in the backyard, I can feel you laying at my feet and I will alway remember how bright your beautiful eyes were and how soft your fur was. We were so blessed to have you in our lives for 12 wonderful years, traveling with us from coast to coast in the RV. I will always keep you in my heart and your ashes close by.Terri KellerIndependence, MissouriJuly 7, 2019
Bobby
7/17/2001 - 7/5/2019Bobby was the best kitty in the worldDenver, ColoradoJuly 6, 2019