Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Chipper
9/2/2006 - 9/4/2015To my Chipper puppy,
On 9/2/06, I found you at the humane society. I knew you were the puppy I wanted. I was going to camp out over night there so no one else could get you. Daddy died on 8/5/06, you saved me Chip. I had you to take care of me and I took care of you. We went to puppy school and intermediate school. You were the smartest puppy there and we did so well together with all of the things we learned. We were a team. You taught me your game of running off. I would get so frustrated with you. All you wanted me to do was chase after you. That was the game. Once when you wouldn't come back to me, I said I was gonna take you back to the humane society. I wouldn't have really taken you back, Chip. I prayed to my mom to help you and me, and the next day, I saw and felt a difference in you. My mom, your grandma, is waiting to meet you Chip. I know Daddy would had loved you too. He had the fence repaired. He knew you were gonna live with me and wanted everything to be all set for us.
The first time we went down to Cuba, you wanted to take on those bees. You were so cute. You were still a runner - almost around the lake and up to the dam. You got Jeff for me one time. I put you in the house while I went to Church. He went ahead and tied you to the light post on the patio. While he was barbecuing a steak, the snap on the robe broke and you were off. You, and of course you were, gonna play "catch me if you can". MK said he cursed a lot, somehow, you let him catch you, however his steak was toast. Thanks Mom, the only reason that snap broke was you getting pay back for me. You weren't a lab who like to swim a lot, but you wanted to be in the water with me. I put you on the blue raft and held on while you floated around on it. You went in the sailboat and swam all the way around the dock to get into the boat with me. Oh - the pontoon was yours! You'd come running to ride on the boat with me. You sitting on your seat, watching the scenery or taking a nap. What joy that was for you and me. When the boat was in the slip, me reading/dozing off on one side and you snoozing on the other. What joy that was for me to watch you and share those time with you. Eventually, you would hang around the house more often and come around to check around to make sure I had not gone off and left you. Some times you even realized we were getting ready to go home and you would just hop into the car and say to me - "Homeward James".
Once we found the dog park, you were so excited to go there. At first, you played with other puppy dogs, but eventually you wanted me to just walk around the perimeter with you and play hide and seek behind the trees. You were so tickled when you found me and came charging over when you saw me. After that and if it was hot, you would take a dip and swim around in the pond to cool off.
You really had me worried the day at Castlewood, I had you on a long rope and would let you walk ahead with it. The day you saw the deer and took off after it. I thought you would follow it and get lost. How you didn't get that rope caught on something, I'll never know. Oh, yes I do. Your guardian angel, your grandma, she watched over you.
Chip, I never went for a walk for me. It was always your walk and I just went along. Most of the time, you would even pick the direction, we stopped and you sniffed the ground and the air and other dogs we met along the way. Remember when we saw the coyote on one of those walks? And the squirrels, oh my gosh the squirrels, you even pulled me down trying to run after one. I never talked on the phone or had headphones in. The walk was ALL yours, I enjoyed it and talked with you during it. We were BEST FRIENDS.
You ran around the backyard with my pillow and my bra, you stinker, but at the lawn mower wheels, at thend of the blower and at the water coming out of the hose.
Rita was your only cousin at first. Then came Sammy. That was an experience, this young pup playing with you and driving you nuts all at the same time. Now there is Charlie, the rambunctious puppy. Just sit back and watch Charlie drive Sam nuts. Paybacks are fun to watch, huh Chip?
How you loved chasing the squirrels along the back fence. Always thinking you would catch one. Chasing after the hawks as they flew overhead.
Chip you have been my responsibility since the day I adopted you 9 years ago to the day God carried you to heaven. Everyone comes to this decision and it is gut-wrenching. Only another pet owner can even come close to sort of understanding. How do I determine how much enjoyment and quality of life. Quality, what does that mean? Sleeping in the sun or shade, eating cookie treats, me petting your ears and making mushel bushel with you. What about walking up the street with me, even though it is slow. What about sleeping in my bed with me and being right by me when it thunders and storms. Is it quality of your life to be in the room with me and listening to me talking to you? Is it quality of life to ad all these things without being in pain?
My quality of life was not good for a while, but you stayed with me and got me through darkness. How do I decide what your quality of life is? I should be with you so you are able to get through this darkness. Was this your job, to be with me and get me happy by having you as my best friend? Have you finished that job and it is time for you to move on to heaven? I don't want you to not be a happy dog. I'm responsible for your health ,safety, and happiness. Have I taken good enough care of you Chip?
I promised to love and take care of you always, when I adopted you 9 years ago. You loved and took care of me just because we were best friends. I have to honor your trust in me from the day I adopted you until your last day as my family. I have to take care of you the best I can. When the time comes, I have to to take care of you and make that decision for both of us. You saved me Chip and I saved you. You are the best dog in the whole wide world. I love you so much bunny.
Marsha HummelEllisville, MissouriJanuary 6, 2016
Leroy Brown
6/16/2003 - 1/4/2016Leroy- you were the love and light of our household. You made us all laugh, all of the time with the silly things you'd do. You brought the family closer, you made us happier. You loved us endlessly and without condition. Mom always referred to you as my "brown brother". You were such a special dog. When you left us for "Rainbow Bridge" we believed we could still hear your heavy panting that you always did, and your loud tail wagging (you'd hit everything very loudly with your tail when you were even just the slightest bit excited). The house feels empty without you around, but you still have a special place in our hearts and we won't ever forget you or how much joy you made us feel. You touched us with your soul and we are so blessed to have had you in our lives and as part of the family. We will forever miss you, our baby. We'll see you again at Rainbow Bridge.

"There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...."
Allison LouieHuntington Beach, CaliforniaJanuary 5, 2016
Banjo James Fitzgerald
2/1/2000 - 1/4/2016Banjo, our little prince. He completed our family and he will be missed.Bonnie FOakton, VirginiaJanuary 5, 2016
Axel
11/18/2006 - 1/3/2016What can I say, he was a very good dog with a loving heart. Our memories of him will forever give us happiness and help us continue on. His constant greetings of joy and excitement made an average day miraculous. He was always ready for the next excitement in life regardless of the brevity. He was selfless in his actions, providing comfort to his family when necessary. It was almost instinctual for him to know when he was needed or wanted and for that we will always remember him. We miss him greatly, but in our hearts we know that he is in a place far more benevolent. The thoughts of him are memorable and the idea of just knowing him outweigh the sadness if we never had the opportunity to meet this saintly dog.Calliopi RatcliffSeminole, FloridaJanuary 5, 2016
Axel
11/18/2006 - 1/3/2016What can I say, he was a very good dog with a loving heart. Our memories of him will forever give us happiness and help us continue on. His constant greetings of joy and excitement made an average day miraculous. He was always ready for the next excitement in life regardless of the brevity. He was selfless in his actions, providing comfort to his family when necessary. It was almost instinctual for him to know when he was needed or wanted and for that we will always remember him. We miss him greatly, but in our hearts we know that he is in a place far more benevolent. The thoughts of him are memorable and the idea of just knowing him outweigh the sadness if we never had the opportunity to meet this saintly dog.Calliopi RatcliffSeminole, FloridaJanuary 5, 2016
Prissy
4/1/1999 - 1/1/2016Dear Prissy,
I miss you so very much. My life seems so empty without you around. I see you everywhere i look. You were a huge part of my life.
You will be sorely missed.
Judy ProtanoTampa, FloridaJanuary 4, 2016
Prissy
4/1/1999 - 1/1/2016Dear Prissy,
I miss you so very much. My life seems so empty without you around. I see you everywhere i look. You were a huge part of my life.
You will be sorely missed.
Judy ProtanoTampa, FloridaJanuary 4, 2016
Belsly
3/15/2002 - 1/3/2016She was my Belsly girl.
12-weeks old and full of love.
On our first night, she kept me awake by nibbling my finger.
Love bites – her way of saying, “Pet me.”
She would never outgrow this loving gesture.

Belsly was my shadow.
When she meowed, I knew she wanted one thing – to be held.
She snuggled in my lap when I was on the computer… or watching television… or reading a book.
She always greeted me when I returned home, and found a warm place in my bed at night.
She curled up next to me when we were on the back patio.
She even crawled up my pant leg a time or two to get into my arms.
She just wanted to be close.

Belsly had a special name.
It was inspired by two amazing individuals who impacted my life in college.
Dick and Claudia Belsly.

Belsly snored when she slept. Her belly flopped side-to-side when she ran.
She tolerated her human siblings. She hid when we had visitors.
I would throw her a toy, and she would swat at it as though she were spiking a volleyball.
She had a one-in-a-million veterinarian – my sister, Stacy.

Belsly loved warm sunbeams, canned cat food, and the remnants of ice cream in my bowl.
She loved having her chin scratched, being brushed, and looking out the window.
But more than anything… she loved her sister, Bounce.

Belsly and Bounce.
Their bond was remarkable.
They chased each other. They cuddled with each other. They groomed each other.
The only thing they didn’t do together was eat... Belsly always let Bounce go first.
Best friends in every sense of the word.
It’s no wonder they would go to Heaven only ten months apart.

Bounce was adopted one day after Belsly.
When I brought her home, Belsly immediately ran to her and showed Bounce around my apartment.
I can only imagine this scene replaying itself today –
This time Bounce running to meet her sister and showing Belsly around Heaven.

Belsly Boo, I love you so much. Look for me across Rainbow Bridge.
Natalie BaetenOrlando, FloridaJanuary 4, 2016
Paco
12/31/2015We have always loved Rottweiler's. My boss' family bought Paco when he was about 2 months old. He was not a good fit for their family so when he found out that we loved Rottie's he asked if we wanted him. My husband and I went to visit him and he immediately boded with my husband, Jimmy.

He had some trouble in the beginning trusting people. Jimmy worked with him and trained him and they became buddies. He was a guard dog on our property. We never had to worry about anyone bothering our stuff as he weighed ~120 lbs and would let people know he was watching them.

He had a beautiful black coat, thick and wavy, and on January 1, 2009 he became a father to 4 beautiful puppies.

Although he never learned to trust everyone he loved us and was a good protector of our 6 grandchildren.
Theresa KendrickAiken, South CarolinaJanuary 4, 2016
Luke
12/23/2007 - 12/31/2015You were only in our life for 2 short years. But they were wonderful years! You had such a great attitude and charisma, although you had been through the unbelievable when you you were young.
Our big baby with a gentle heart to go with your attitude. But, also our protector. My "Boo", I can't begin to tell you how sorely Mommy and Daddy will miss you. Not to mention your siblings...Bella, Jack Flynn and Jackie.
Our home is feeling the gaping hole that your passing has made. We'll think of you often. Your FURever a part of us and your memory will live on through us.
Judy KintnerCedar Key, FloridaJanuary 3, 2016