Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Mini B
9/13/2000 - 7/25/2016How Lucky Was I?

My Letter to B

How lucky was I that when my biological puppy clock was ticking I decided to drive to Broward County Animal Control. I saw your little nose poking out from underneath that horrible fenced in pen and couldn’t believe a little dog like you was wandering the streets and no one was looking for you.

When I took you outside of the pen (your jail cell) to meet your potential new brother you completely ignored him. You marked your territory in every corner of the off leash area; at least you didn’t beat him up. I thought, boy you look exactly like Bravo! How cute would that be? And then I said to myself, Mini Me! That was it, you were going home with Bravo and I.

You were glued to me from the day I got you and now I’m unglued.

How lucky was I that when I took you home to meet your new Daddy (who had no clue he was getting a new family member) and you peed on his favorite chair, that he didn’t kick us both out.

How lucky was I that when we took you to work you didn’t kill the mailman, UPS guy, customers that got too close to your stuff and that your 65 pound brother backed down when you ran him out of his territory!

That you never ate the bird…
That you didn’t act like a little dog!
That after years of love you finally trusted humans not to hit you…
That you realized I’d do anything to protect you…
That you refused to let me sleep in when I didn’t want to face the world…

My fondest memories of our 14 years together:

You jumping up on a bench at the doggy park next to a stranger and not letting their own dog get near them.
Foot lovin’ (your foot obsession)
Your undeniable cuteness…

Your cold nose in my face in the morning…

That Billy Idol smile you’d give to only a select few!

You dealing with all the various strays I picked up off the streets over the years and threw into your home…

When you’d show off by jumping 3 feet straight in the air from sitting…
When you met your Grandma…
That time I couldn’t find you and was freaking out only to find you in the back window of the car worried I was going to leave you…
Those ears!
The morning I woke up to you licking a scrape on my knee!
That time you chased an armadillo…
That time you ran up to the neighbors’ 150-pound Akita…
That look of utter elation each day when I pulled into the driveway and you were perched up on the couch looking through the window, wagging that little stub of a tail as fast as possible…

That look you’d give me that made me feel like I was the best thing ever created in the entire universe; that made me feel like I could never, ever, do anything wrong in your book.

B, I am missing you more than I was prepared for. You were so special to me. I hope you are surrounded by bitches, eating chicken, taking naps in the sun, chasing squirrels, and that you found Bravo to pick on again; you are irreplaceable.

I will love you forever B!
Heather WolfeFt. Lauderdale, FloridaAugust 2, 2016
Maximilian Aka Laughing Max
2/24/2005 - 7/25/2016Laughing Max
In loving memory 2/25/05-7/26/16

How to say goodbye until we meet again........One of the hardest things in the world for a mother, father..........anyone to do.
Tuesday we said good bye for now to our beloved Maximilian...AKA Max, Laughing Max, PIC, Snuggle Bunny, Piglet, Lovey, Momma’s Baby Boy, Love Muffin, Baby Max, Maxabillion, and the other million endearments we had for him.
Max fought a long brave battle as many of you know with major surgeries of the brain (2), back, neck legs (2), pancreatitis, Feeding Tubes, Blood clots, Mitral Valve Disease, Enlarged heart (too full of love) Liver Cancer, Chemo etc....We chose to do those things as they could fix him and make better with a good quality of life.......until the Cancer came back with a vengeance and was something Mommy could not fix this time. So after carefully listening to Max we honored his life, with dignity and the quality of it. We chose to let the cancer win and Max go loving into heaven in our arms.
I could not have loved him more if I had given birth to him myself. Some people can have children. Some have fur babies. My child just had more hair than most. But that did not mean he was any less of my child. He was not a pet. He was and always will be family.
Max was so full of life, and love for all he met. He touched people’s lives with his waggy tail, fuzzy butt, smile, raising eyebrows and the most wondrous fabulous kisses in the universe. He always knew what I needed and was there during some very difficult times including the loss of his namesake, my Mom, Maxine. Max had the gift of making people at ease. One look in those beautiful brown eyes and face and you were hooked. He gave just as good as he got if not tenfold more. He was the best listener. And through all his difficulties Max was always willing to please and give love. He taught many lessons in bravery, perseverance, kindness and love.
Max loved to just be with..........car rides, home, office, outings, helicopter rides, cooking.......it did not matter as long as he was with us ...and he genuinely had a radiance about him that drew everyone in. Calm, loving and willing to be in the moment.
Toys were a great love.... along with tb’s..........(tennis balls) and mild mannered calm max would morph into Super Dog at the sight of one.
Max will continue to always be with us and in our hearts until we meet again.
We want to thank everyone for all the kindness, love and prayers shown throughout. If you had met Max you, I know, would feel and share in our loss.
For those of you that think he was just a dog.........You could not be more wrong. To know him you would have changed your opinion.
Max....Mommy loved you with all her heart (and more) and I am so sorry I could not fix things. I tried my very best to do what I could for you, always and when you spoke to me I tried to listen to what you were saying and do right by you. You will always be in our hearts. There will be a big void with you not here Like air. You are and were everywhere and always will be.
I know he knows how much he was loved by us and that he loved us all. If you have ever been to our house or office, each room is all about max... toys, beds, couches, stairs, ramps, crates....and Did I mention toys... Daddy was also Max’s personal plaything and if Max wanted the bed........Daddy was on the floor We tried to do anything and everything for him at all times.
We are beyond devastated but at peace knowing he is no longer in any pain.
“The Rainbow Bridge”
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because it has many colors. Just this side of the rainbow Bridge is a land of meadows, hills and valleys lush with green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on earth. So, each day they run, play until the day comes when one suddenly looks up! The nose twitches. The ears are up on the eyes are staring and then one suddenly runs from the group.
You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.
Until we meet again my love........Give Nana our love and have fun chasing tennis balls and eating bacon in heaven! We will drink Max wine and celebrate your life!

Love Mommy & Daddy
Patti TaylorLaguna Niguel, CaliforniaAugust 1, 2016
Tela
2/7/2002 - 7/28/2016My Precious Tela Bear,

I miss you every second of every day. It breaks my heart that I can't hug and kiss you goodnight anymore or get your sweet kisses when I come home. But I know you were in pain, and we didn't want you to suffer. Now you can run, play, and swim all you want. I picture you in heaven with Minnie and Rusty, running around with a tennis ball or soccer ball. You were the sweetest, most lovable dog I could have asked for and will always be my best friend. I am so grateful to have had you in my life and for the six extra years I got with you. You really were Tela the Wonder Dog. I will always love you and miss you, my sweet bear.

Love,
Allison (and Mom, Dad, Cody, Brian, and Harpua)
Allison WolgelHouston, TexasAugust 1, 2016
Pinetar
4/8/2004 - 7/28/2016Pinetar,

We will always cherish the 12+ years that you were in our lives...you were easily the biggest cuddler of all the cats we have had in our lives! You would sleep on Ann's head during the day and on my left shoulder/arm during the night and rub our faces and purr away...we will miss this special brand of love that you extended too us always. I believe your sister Dodger is trying to fill your shoes as she has starting sleeping next to me the last couple of nights on my right side. I will miss having you jump up on the back of my desk chair waiting for me to get up so you could take the chair for yourself (and if you didn't want to wait putting your paws on my shoulder and asking me to get up). Somehow even though 4 of your sisters are still here with us the house seems a little empty without your presence...we will miss you but very happy that you are no longer in pain and able to play with your sister Rookie once again! :D
Edward StevensCypress, CaliforniaJuly 31, 2016
Dala
My daughter, my best friend, my girl....forever in our hearts. I will love you forever.Caralee BrownLEXINGTON, KentuckyJuly 31, 2016
Maximus
7/25/2016Max,

Isabelle, Monique & I still think we’re going to see you when we turn a corner & the house has felt empty since you left. I wish I could have had you for your first 4 years, but your last 8 meant the world to us. I always hoped for just one more year but I guess eventually you had to go meet Chloe and have a run in the grass like you two used to. There’s no way we can ever forget you. You had a type of personality normally reserved for a small handful of people & always put a smile onto our faces with your antics. Whether it was your walrus dance, grumbling about having to move, rolling in the grass after doing a face plant playing with your piggy or ball, or just putting your head onto my shoulder when we were on the couch; you always had nothing but love & happiness to show us. You were a big imposing boy, but anyone who got was able to look beyond that and get to know you was able to see just how loving you were. I wish we could take one more nap on the couch or split one more sandwich but at least I can always remember all the times we did. I’m happy I was able to take you on a long road trip and bring you somewhere that you could lay in the grass, but no matter what I’ll still always wish that we sat outside a few more times. I hope every day that you knew how much you meant to me & that you truly were my best friend. I’ll never stop missing you & loving you Mr. Max.

Your Pet Human,
Thomas
Thomas/Monique DeVico/ArmstrongBoca Raton, FloridaJuly 31, 2016
Spike Cullinan
10/1/2004 - 7/27/2016We lost a huge part of our family when we said goodbye to you. You were always there for us through the good times and the difficult times. You greeted us when we came home from rough days of school/work. You were a friend when we needed one. You made us laugh when you played and always reached the goal we set for you to jump for toys. You watched us as we slept and kept us safe. Brought us back to reality when it felt like the world was crashing down on us. You never wavered in loyalty. We are thankful for the twelve years we had with you and will never forget you. You will be in our thoughts for the rest of our days until we meet again.Greg CullinanAbington, PennsylvaniaJuly 31, 2016
Winslow
To our sweet boy Winslow,

You were a part of our family for 15 years, and a piece of us went with you the day we let you go. You were smart, sweet and loyal, and you were the best big brother to Gus and Sam. It is quieter without you now, but we know you are in a better place. We all miss you so much.

You may have left our lives, but you will never leave our hearts.
Rest peacefully, and run free.

Winslow Max
2001-2016
Karley BeatonWarren, MichiganJuly 30, 2016
Gabi
10/26/2003 - 7/22/2016Our sweet Gabi holds such a special place in our hearts. She will forever be loved and missed.Moreland, GeorgiaJuly 30, 2016
Barney
7/20/2005 - 7/27/2016OLD DOG

Old dog
Would you were young again
Eyes sharp for movement
Nose keen with stories told

Lingering over tracks
Made by passings
We can't perceive

Your loyalty forever strong
Love given with no strings
Furry touch comforting
Forever

Forever in My Heart, JoAnne
JoAnne EriksenSeattle, WashingtonJuly 30, 2016