Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sadie Zimmerman
3/11/2008 - 10/17/2020I’ve received more than 200 social media notes and hugs from friends, family and fellow sheepie owners/fans relating heartfelt sympathies on Sadie’s release “from these mortal coils”. Despite all of these deeply appreciated gestures, I find I’m having to unlearn my Sadie-routines.

Waking up to her toenails clicking on the floor. Morning meds & breakfast, “Has she been out to greet the day and take care of business?” Afternoon check-in’s for “bicycle dog dreams” in between work, a quick surface brush or trim, with midday bathroom breaks (and just a treat or two). Supper time meal & meds, a walk thru the neighborhood or along the Canal with a stop at every other property just in case there was some breed new to the block to be sniffed out. There were the “regulars”—neighbors canine, feline, human, and fowl—with which to keep in touch. And then ending each day with ear scratches, massages, and shared couch snuggles (with homemade biscuits or Frosty Paws) before the obligatory 3-4 goodnight circles and a final sigh as she settled in for the night at my bedside.

How to unlearn the sounds and sights and smells of our rescued Sadie, tho’ who really rescued whom was always in question. She came to us with a gimpy leg, a clouded history that included abandonment issues and other baggage. But then, who doesn’t, on this crazy wheel of life? She gave us all she had to give unconditionally. I pray she knew she was loved equally in return, our beautiful S-S-S-Sadie.

And now, I have a paw print cast and a tuft of curled fur. Oh, and this heart brimming over with love and affection, all because of a ragamuffin Old English Sheepdog who needed a family to love on. Releasing Sadie was made infinitely easier due to the extraordinary kindness, compassion, and professionalism shown us by Dr. Amy Czarnicki, Lap of Love, Indianapolis, IN. What a stroke of good fortune and karma that Dr. Amy showed up to guide our Sadie on to her next journey.
Carrie Savage-ZimmermanIndianapolis, IndianaOctober 19, 2020
10/17/2008 - 10/18/2020I will love you forever, Grayson. I hope you are somewhere snuggling under blankets and eating all the treats you want. ❤️Jo WChicago, IllinoisOctober 19, 2020
4/30/2005 - 10/16/2020A quiet, petite, diva kitty with a gentle soul and a love looking out the windows, and cuddling with her human mama...and if mama was sleeping her human dad, mostly when her brother and sister were sleeping...the ultimate early morning and late night companion...16 years still didnt seem long enough...Samantha McCarthyWilmington, MassachusettsOctober 19, 2020
Mr Muggles
11/1/2003 - 10/17/2020Mr. Muggles. We did not realize just how much we loved you until you were no longer here. The grieving process at times is unbearable. We know we will get past the grief and then we can focus on the wonderful memories. Rest in play our beautiful boy.Jill BongioviTrinity, FloridaOctober 19, 2020
10/1/2004 - 10/15/2020Maggie was the best friend any family could ask for. She was the perfect companion and the right fit for our family as we grew. We love Maggie and will miss her deeply.Felicia WinsettYukon, OklahomaOctober 19, 2020
12/26/2008 - 10/16/2020Bruce was the best dog that anyone could’ve ever asked for. He was sweet, gentle, kind, cuddly, and so patient. We will miss you so much. You touched our lives and hearts in ways we never imagined.Victoria FjellstedtOdessa, FloridaOctober 18, 2020
6/1/2008 - 10/17/2020My sweet Aubie you have no idea how much you’re going to be missed. You were the last of my original pack. It comforts me to know that you’re back with the gang. You were so sweet and gentle. Until we meet again. I LOVE YOU!!!Morgan SwaffordSmyrna, TennesseeOctober 18, 2020
4/22/2009 - 10/16/2020We will miss your abundance of personality.David RossNewport News, VirginiaOctober 18, 2020
Sweet Angel 'Daisy' Girl
I miss you dearly my sweet Angel Daisy Girl ❤🐕❤..You are forever in my heart❤..
I'm so very sad not to see you💔😔, but I know you are in no more pain and I know you are in heaven
running freely with Wishbone,Tabitha, Spooky,Jeannie, Molly, Daliah, Joy Noodle ,Buster, and Rue💕💕💕💞
Till we meet again my Sweet Angel Daisy Girl ...Forever in my ❤.
Pammie LaytonPalm Beach Gardens, FloridaOctober 18, 2020
6/20/2005 - 10/3/2020The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this — the last battle — can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close — we two — these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

— Unknown
Marsha MooseHolly Springs, North CarolinaOctober 17, 2020