Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Taboo
11/27/2004 - 1/2/2017Taboo was the best girl. She was a great shadow chaser and loved to steal slippers. Taboo loved to run on the beach and hang out under the camper in the cool sand. We will miss her greatly- even if she was a bed hog. xoxoxo Love your forever!Cathy & Frank MercurioHolbrook, New YorkJanuary 6, 2017
Trouble (lord Of The "Trouble " Spots)
1/31/2003 - 1/5/2017Today we had to let Trouble (January 31, 2003 January 5, 2017) slip away to the Rainbow Bridge. Peace now fills his soul. He was my heart dog and journey dog wrapped into one!!! Trouble had an indomitable Spirit (per Bruce)!!He didn't know how to quit and he didn't know when to quit!!! He led a life of one adventure after another. He was well-traveled and touched many lives both human and fellow animal !!! He took a walk every single day of his life including today with his buddy Durango and two policemen stopped to say goodbye!!!! He ran away twice when he was young and the police that followed him said that he stopped and sat at every corner!!! They cornered him in a dead-end alley two and a half miles away!!!! He visited New York City twice where he took control of Central Park and hung out with the bomb-sniffing dogs from the Counter Terrorism Unit!!!
He attended Camp Gone to the Dogs in Stowe Vermont 3 times and went to the top of Mount Mansfield in a gondola!!!
At our house in northern Michigan he had many adventures with the animals, he was quilled by a porcupine sprayed by a skunk met several bears, coyotes, horses, raccoons, beavers, badgers, deer and turkeys on our walks. Down here he saved a little dog from being taken by a coyote!!!!
HE wintered in Florida every year and walked the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
He led me to become a dog trainer and we worked on his issues and he became a certified therapy dog visiting nursing homes and helped a number of children adults and other dogs overcome their fear of dogs!!!
He had his own personal agility course in the backyard and we had agility parties with his friends!!!
He knew 30 tricks and sneezing on command, high five, waving goodbye and cheesecake pose were his favorite ones!!!
For many years he was an attraction at racing for kids where he was a wonderful Ambassador for the dalmatian breed and approximately 400 children would come by and pet him and ask questions about him!!!!
His favorite foods were eggs and prime rib!!!
When he was 9 months old Bruce and I were in the basement and we had left two steaks on the very back of the counter where it seems like he could not reach them he somehow got them both ate one and brought the second one downstairs to show us how proud he was of himself for retrieving them!!!!!
We will miss him terribly each day but know that his Spirit lives on and he is expressing love and adventure at a new address!!!
Trouble loved well and is still well loved!!!!
Fran BachmannGrosse Pointe Shores, MichiganJanuary 6, 2017
Maddie
7/1/2010 - 8/18/2017You were put on this earth to be with me, I know that without a doubt. You protected me with everything you had as if you felt you owed that to me.little do you know that it was you who rescued me. Our bond is as if we aired a past life.So rest in peace my sweet beautiful girl, until we meet again.RaChelle DanielsLong Beach, CaliforniaJanuary 6, 2017
Millie
10/13/2007 - 1/2/2017Millie was unlike any other dog you'll ever meet. She was a beautiful red standard poodle with a heart of gold. Millie never stopped wagging her tail no matter the circumstance. She just carried so much happiness on her back that she reflected off of everybody she interacted with. Although she had a hard time opening up to people at first because of her severe anxiety, once she knew you could be trusted she would never leave your side. We had our ray of sunshine for nine years before we discovered Millie had a nasal tumor; a rare but very deadly cancer. We put her to sleep the day after the new year after seeing her sharp decline in health. Having Lap Of Love being able to come to our house under such short notice and letting Millie pass somewhere she felt the most comfortable was the best thing we could have done. We miss our little, spunky, energetic pup with all our hearts but we know she's running around causing trouble in doggy heaven.
Rest in Peace Millie we love you
-The Ayre Family
Ffion AyreMidlothian, VirginiaJanuary 6, 2017
Abbie
7/10/2006 - 12/31/2016Until we meet again our sweet, sweet Abbie.
You were the most obedient, loyal dog in the world. You gave us so much joy and laughter over the years. We miss everything about you, especially your unconditional love, companionship and those beautiful brown eyes!
Abbie, you will ALWAYS be in our hearts - never forgotten.
Kevin & Tracy HughesWaukegan, IllinoisJanuary 5, 2017
Max
6/30/2001 - 1/4/2017Rest in Peace, Maximus!Avon, IndianaJanuary 5, 2017
Allie
3/2/2017 - 1/1/2017Allie was my beloved. I adopted her as a senior on March 2, 2014 from the Las Vegas Boxer Rescue. I always felt sorry for senior dogs that get surrendered and wanted to give one a forever home. I thought about getting a Boxer for the first time and just when I was going to go looking, friends of mine were fostering her. We met and I know she was the girl for me. Allie was the best dog, so full of love, warmth, companionship and goofiness. She was well behaved and everyone loved her. She went to heaven on Sunday January 1 at approximately 6 PM after suffering from lung cancer. I am so sad as she filled my life with such warmth and laughter. The house is so empty now. Although I only had her for less than 3 years, there was such a deep bond between us. I will always love Allie and she will always be a cherished part of my heart. Until we meet again Allie, RIP my love!Denise LahavLas Vegas, NevadaJanuary 5, 2017
Duke
2/13/2017 - 1/3/2017I know this is a very common cliché but Duke was the best dog. He was the sweetest dog I had ever met and he affected so many people. Some people I never even realized until today and yesterday when they told me. To me this dog was in my life since I was 4 (I am now 17) and I don't have many memories without him. He meant the world to me and I will never forget him. Though it was very sudden and I only had a few hours to say bye, I am happy that he is no longer in pain. Duke was 12 when he passed and was going to turn 13 next month. 12 years seems like a long time but it wasn't nearly long enough. No amount of time would've been long enough with a dog like him. For me I can not seem to process his loss. I know he is gone but I don't feel like he is. The feeling I have is so real which is making it hard for me to accept the truth. I knew the dog meant a lot to me but I didn't realize how much he really did.Brooklyn KinslerSanta Barbara, CaliforniaJanuary 4, 2017
Chai
11/23/2004 - 12/31/2016"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole FranceChaska, MinnesotaJanuary 4, 2017
Connie
12/24/201610 years we had with our girl Connie. But only 3 days to digest the news, and say goodbye. Cancer took over, and there was nothing we could do. My sister in law,Holly, warned me about this one day. And when it did she assured me she knew who to call, but I thought no way is our Connie girl going anywhere. It all happened so quickly, but we are so blessed to have had those extra 3 days with our girl.
Connie was our fur baby since she was 6 weeks old. My husband was living in Kansas city, MO where he was completing his dental school. I was working in Saint Louis and was very happy at my place of work, so we were doing the long distance relationship thing. And so was Connie. This was one of the most stressful times in our lives, doing long distance and getting my husband through dental school. But Connie was our savior. She loved traveling back and forth between the two cities, the excitement on her face when we would say "car ride" is indescribable. We would take her to her favorite dog park, where she tried to swim but no such luck. Let's just say she did not get the doggy paddle down. But that all changed when we moved to Florida. Our condo sat directly on the bay of the Gulf of Mexico, where she would swim with the both of us, take walks on the beach every night, and of course BBQ together (she always got her fair share of food). We enjoyed every day in the sunshine state, a whole calendar year to be exact. Until military orders came in that we were moving overseas to the U.K. Panic came about wondering how in the world will we be able to move Connie with us? Normal routine, she flies in the belly of the plane in no time, just after a bit of routine quarantine. 3 months she stayed with family in Saint Louis until she was cleared to meet us in England. We thought our life was over! 3 months without our girl seemed like eternity! But she made it, and adjusted to the British life rather quickly. Made friends with the dog next door, Lottie. Loved walking to the park to chase after her ball. Even loved the grazing sheep in our village. And loved even more our human baby we introduced to her in 2011. Connie LOVED being a big sister. Protected her every step of the way. Including our move back to the states to Georgia where she became a big sister again to our rescue, Scarlett, a lab mix. They quickly acquainted and became friends in the southern life. It was so hot there we could tell Connie missed the English weather, but didn't miss that flight!
Orders came through yet again, as in a military life they do quite often. Not long after we received those orders we found out we were expecting our second child. The decision was made, we were wanting to grow some roots so we separated from the military life and settled back home in Saint Louis. Connie was thrilled. She was around her grandparents, and back to the Midwest where she was from. Two and a half short years of being back and settled, we had the Christmas we will never forget. Connie gained her angel wings, and our sweet well traveled fur baby was called to doggy heaven. The decision to help her gain these wings was the hardest, yet most comforting decision we made. Lap of love made this nightmare a truly peaceful experience. Dr. Woodruff said all the right things from educating us about what was happening to Connie and why. And what our choices were and why. To treating Connie like her own from the moment she arrived. My husband and I could not speak, Dr. Woodruff knew and felt our sorrow. Held Connie with us until the very end, and for that we feel she is also an angel that arrived at our doorstep that day. We would not have had Connies last moments any other way, and for that we are thankful for lap of love. The paw print you made us, the fur you kept for us, the letter you wrote about Connie for us. All show us you are truly an angel that helped us get through one of the most dreaded times in our lives. May Connie rest in peace, and we will continue to miss our girl every single day.
Liz LehmuthSaint Louis, MissouriJanuary 4, 2017