Pet Memorials
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7/15/2004 - 10/30/2019Loki left this indelible mark on my heart and his loss has left a wound as equally profound. He is everywhere and nowhere. What was once tangible and solid is now a fading shadow and an empty echo in this house. My heart aches at his absence. I will miss the way he followed me around and found my lap in whatever room I was sitting in. I will miss the way he loved to sleep on the back of my thighs or the way he would lay on my upper back with his paws over my shoulder. I will miss the weight of his front paws on my sternum before he’d lay down on my chest as I would drift off to sleep. I will miss the way he snored and the way he batted at my face when he wanted me to wake up to feed him, or when he batted at my hand when he wanted some of my food. I will miss the way he let me bury my face in his belly or the way he let me hold and carry him around the house kissing him and calling him my baby. I will miss the way he loved to sunbathe, sit on the register during the winter, or crawl under my parents comforter when he was cold. I could go on for many more paragraphs describing all the ways I will miss him. He was special. A once in a lifetime kind of companion. He was my family, my baby boy. He brought me 15 years of so much happiness and joy, filled with memories that I will never forget.

In memory of my sweet, beautiful Loki, you had the most gentle and loving soul. You were the most perfect surprise of my life. Finding you and loving you was meant to be; a gift I will always cherish. Be at peace my little kitty, I love you forever.
Adriane ZonkerCincinnati, OhioNovember 2, 2019
12/17/2009 - 10/30/2019You took such good care of our hearts for over nine years! Gizmo, you were my first dog and the best friend I could ever ask for. You always told me when Kailey needed me, came and kissed away tears, joyfully met us at the door even if we just went to get something from the car. You learned tricks, even this year you were so eager to learn shake and stay. Watching you do “zoomies” in the basement is one of my favorite memories. Although you sure likes to catch snowballs too! Oh I hope you are just running wild and free up in heaven. It’s sure lonely without you here. I know some time you’ll send the right companion my way, after some healing. You are such a good boy.Lorin ScottBasehor, KansasNovember 1, 2019
1/17/2019 - 10/25/2019Thank you Lap of Love in making Rufio's last trip an easy and pain free journey. Rufio finished his steak snack lying in bed surrounded by love ones. Special thank you for Dr. Racheal who's knowledge, comfort, made it easier for the love one's who attended. Rufio will be missed, however, we all take comfort in knowing he is in a better place and can continue being the intelligent, obedient, and loving PAL to all who knew him. Until we meet again on the other side!!Dwayne samsonEnfield, ConnecticutNovember 1, 2019
7/1/1999 - 10/4/2019My parent's moved to Florida back in the late 90's and my Mom adopted Cricket from an elderly couple. She was very spoiled, never really a "sweet" cat that you could hold and carry around - very self sufficient! During the last two years of Cricket's life we could tell she was slowing down, we always brought her to the Vet - they said she was fine, just getting old. The last month of her life my Mom knew something had dramatically changed but could not bring herself to put Cricket down. I had mentioned Lap of Love because I had heard only great things about them and I thought it would be a more humane way of saying goodbye in our home, rather than leaving her at the Vet's office. Right up until Dr. Loren knocked on the door my Mom was having second thoughts and she even wanted me to cancel. But Dr. Loren came in and went right over to Cricket and started to pet her and feel her and told us things that just by feeling Cricket's anatomy she could tell that her small intestines were thickened which explained why she was eating alot but throwing everything up - she was basically starving to death because no nutrients could get into her body. Dr. Loren spent over an hour and a half with us and she put my Mom at ease. My Mom finally knew she was doing the right thing. Dr. Loren was so knowledgeable and caring and she explained every step of the process. When she gave Cricket the first injection just to relax her I actually saw Cricket stretch out and relax for the first time in years. And when it was all over we knew we had done the right thing for our devoted furry friend. I would recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Loren to everyone and anyone who is thinking of putting their loved pet down. It was worth every cent. Thank you Dr. Loren and Thank You Lap of Love.Christine BaroneEast Lake, FloridaNovember 1, 2019
3/27/2005 - 10/30/2019Gixxer was a rescue from Detroit Animal Shelter. Anthony my son brought the dog home and we thought that with a four foot fence she would be kept safe inside the yard. Not to be, she would easily jump the fence and go visit her best friend Marley across the street. Marley (a Black Lab) and Gixxer were best friends. They are now both in doggie heaven and having a blast.Pashko GjonajWashington Township, MichiganNovember 1, 2019

The house is emptier without you.You aren’t there to greet me when I get home, staring at me through the window from the perch you judge the neighbors from.You aren’t there to meow at me in your sassy way until I fill your bowl and sit down for you jump into my lap.You aren’t there to watch TV with me as I unwind from work and tell you about my day. You aren’t there at 7pm sharp to remind me to give you your canned food. You aren’t there to lay on me when I go to bed - and again at 2am - demanding your quota of pets. You aren’t there to trip me up as I stagger down stairs to make coffee… and more importantly, fill your bowl. You aren’t there to sit on my laptop while I try to work from home. You aren’t there to cling to me when I get home from a trip like you never want me to leave again. You aren’t there to climb all over whatever shelf or piece of furniture I am putting together. You aren’t there for me to bombard my friends with photos of you. You aren’t there to give our home an air of regal dignity. You aren’t there for me to simply admire you and laugh at your antics. You aren’t there for me to hug when I have had a bad day. I no longer have to wash your bowls, clean out your litter boxes, or find where you are hiding after you’ve disappeared for the afternoon.

I know you were in pain and the time was right with every fiber of my being, but I loved you so much.

… and the house is emptier without you.

Until we meet again,

Alex ScottRochester, New YorkNovember 1, 2019
Adicus Thour Valentino
2/11/2019 - 10/29/2019One of the hardest things in life to do is to make the decision to help your best friend cross the rainbow bridge. Thour was a great dog and my buddy, the yappy little ankle biter to becoming the big guy, regardless how he was feeling I would always get that happy wiggle when I came home from school and work, even when it was coming to the end he would get up enough strength to wiggle and lick my face, his demeanor always changed to excitement when he saw me. Tonight we ended his suffering in peace and he’s now with our other babies. I love you bud until we meet again. 🌈 Valentino Gates

Our boy Thour passed peacefully this evening........our baby was loved unconditionally and spoiled The hardest thing is the goodbye 😭😭💙🐶🐾🐾💙 Run free baby boy cross the 🌈 bridge run free with Angel and Halo. Thank you Dr Brad from Lap of Love 💙. THANK YOU EVERYONE IT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST YEAR LET ALONE ANOTHER SAD DAY Veronica Valentino
Veronica ValentinoPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaNovember 1, 2019
6/5/2019 - 10/27/2019On Sunday we said goodbye to our amazing boy Hemi. He was our best friend for 14 years and we are so blessed to have had him in our lives. Of course things didn’t start out so great,. Hemi ,for the first years of his life, ate everything in sight. He ate our Ethan Allen couch, our dining room table and chairs, he ate the molding off the walls, and even pulled up our kitchen floor. He was an adventurous puppy. He protected us from every animal that crossed our yard. He was so kind to bring us all of the big scary animals like squirrels, skunks, birds, opossums, and the occasional field mouse. Hemi was a hunter outside but inside he was the most gentle boy you ever wanted to meet. Hemi had a life partner named JT ,he was our chihuahua (he passed on 4 years ago). They were the best of friends. JT was the boss and Hemi followed him every where. Hemi and JT started our family then we had two boys and 3 nieces. All the kids learned to walk by holding onto Hemi. He loved them so much. He allowed 6 kids to crawl all over him and all he asked was that they shared their snacks or let him clean up their faces. My dear boy Hemi your presence is missed greatly. I still look for you every morning. I never get up off the couch with out looking to see if you are under my feet. I miss hearing your paws steps through the house. We will always think of you with love. Good bye my Hemi bear...Dana FunicelloYonkers, New YorkOctober 31, 2019
10/29/2007 - 10/29/2019RIP Elliot. Always in my heart. 10/29/19, 10:29amJoanne DerosaLONGWOOD, FloridaOctober 30, 2019
7/1/2005 - 10/15/2019Our friendly little cat, Neo, passed away. He was our Greeter, always greeting us and all visitors at the door when we arrived. At night he would bring us a toy amidst a cacophony of meowing, proudly proclaiming his dominion over the night hours, that all was safe in our house with his protection, and that any intruder would meet the same fate as his ragged little toy as he dragged it and its play stick down the stairs with resounding rattles. He was one of the few cats I've ever seen who actually came when his name was called and he actually seemed to get comfort from our human presence even though he was not big on being held or cuddled. He kept the demeanor that he deemed appropriate for a being of his stature: bold in the face of any dog, no matter the size; comforter by presence, lap sitting or belly kneading, supreme being of house and home. He was much bigger than his tiny 10 pound size would indicate as was discovered by any and all of the canine persuasion who dared darken our doorstep. He will be missed. . . and for the first time in I don't know when our home has no non-human presence.Raleigh, North CarolinaOctober 30, 2019