Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Buttercup
7/12/2004 - 2/20/2017In Memory of Buttercup

Words can't adequately express the heartbreak of letting her go. Through the years, we get a feeling that they will always be with us, and it's gut wrenching when we realize it isn't the case. She represented comfort, and home. Even if she and I(we,) didn't interact through the day, since we all know cats sleep a good part of the day, passing her by, and just saying "Hi, Buttercup," and having her "squeak" at me, was enough. I knew she was there, and that's all I needed. She is what made our house, home.

When I opened her new catnip toy at 1AM, about a week ago, she heard the bell that was attached to it, and came down the stairs to get it, and play with it. She just had a bath, and played with it like a kitten. My husband was getting up to take a shower, and leave to fly out of Baltimore, for his job as a commercial airline pilot, and we marveled at her and her will to live, and enjoy life. It gave us both a feeling of joy, that we will treasure. He was never particularly close to her since Buttercup preferred the company of ladies, but he grew very attached at the end, from taking her to our regular vet for fluids, once a week or so, and helping me take care of her at home.

Looking at the empty bed, where she used to sleep, brings tears to my eyes. She never lost her incredible sweetness, even at the end, which made it all the harder to let her go. I struggled with it for a long time, but knew when she stopped eating and for the most part drinking, I knew she had had enough. I struggle with the very idea of ending a life, whether it be human, or animal, but the alternative, of seeing her suffer or struggle, was more than I could bear. I do carry a certain level of guilt, with ending her life, even though I know how sick she was. Forgive me, baby, I love you with all my heart, and didn't want to see this evil disease hurt you anymore. Sleep well, baby girl, and I will see you, Blackie, and Bunkie again. Groom Blackie, but if she hisses at you, stop.

07/12/04 - 02/20/17

God looked around his house and found an empty space
He then looked upon this earth, and saw your tired face
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you, the day God took you home

You crossed the Rainbow Bridge long before your time
You're missed so much our darling girl

Sleep tight until we meet again.
Hugs and Kisses
Love,
Mommy XOXO
Nancy KilkearyPowhatan, VirginiaFebruary 22, 2017
Peewee
7/23/2003 - 2/21/2017For 4,920 days, I was blessed to have the best of best friends in life, my adorable little boy PeeWee. Everyone who ever met him always commented on what a sweet dog he was, especially for a Chihuahua. From the moment I saw his gigantic bobble-head teetering on his tiny little body and he cuddled under my chin, I knew that I would love him not just for the rest of his life, but for the rest of mine.

He was with me through four moves across the country and we visited 27 states together. We crossed the Rocky Mountains and drove through a tornado; not to mention all the storms, an earthquake and several blizzards we weathered together. He chased squirrels (until they chased him back), loved to lead the way on our walks and never missed a chance to let people know they were crossing HIS parking lot and should step lively.

He was silly and funny and ferocious and loveable. He was everything to me and so much more. He taught me that there is such a thing as unconditional love. He loved me and I loved him.

He was a good dog.
JoAnn PresleyFlanders, New JerseyFebruary 22, 2017
Maya
2/25/2017 - 2/20/2017Maya you were the best dog a person can ask for and our tradition won't end. Ribeye steaks this Saturday in memory of you on your birthday. Go find yourself a beach and recliner in the sky until we meet again!Brandon SwainAtlanta, GeorgiaFebruary 22, 2017
Anabelle
1/11/2006 - 2/20/2017She was such a wonderful girl that brought us so much joy.Christina UrdanetaCary, North CarolinaFebruary 22, 2017
Sookie
6/7/2008 - 2/21/2017Sookie,
Thanks for coming into our lives and teaching us all about unconditional love. You gave us so much love and I hope you felt all our love in return. You will always be missed and thought of with thanksgiving. You were a good dog (almost all of the time). Life won't be the same without you for quite some time. While the pain in our hearts will subside, you will forever be thought of with love and affection. Say hello to Alley and Max, my dad and all the others that went before you. We'll be together again one day and you can pester me about taking you for a walk. And, of course, I will. Gladly.
Pete LambMartinez, GeorgiaFebruary 22, 2017
Teddy Bear
2/15/2008 - 2/17/2017Today we held you one last time, kissed your head and rubbed your back and said good-bye…

“Today I knew just how much I was loved as I lay in your arms accepting all your kisses and heard your voices saying it was okay…it was now time for me to close my eyes and slip away to a place where I could run and play.”

Our sweet, sweet Teddy Bear who was so loved is now resting in peace. No more tumor growing that makes him sick, no more pain, no more stumbling….he is now healed and whole; running and keeping watch for any squirrels who have somehow slipped into Heaven! Trust me when I say he will make sure they don’t stay long and Heaven is squirrel free!!
Cheryl MulvehillEvans, GeorgiaFebruary 21, 2017
Sienna
4/5/2005 - 2/20/2017Last evening, Pati and I had to make a tough decision to help our sweet cat Sienna through a difficult step in her journey. She was struggling to breath, and after many diagnostic tests and attempts at a remedy, we had to help her find peace.
From the moment we are all born, we know with certainty that we each will have a moment where we exit this world. Pati and I pay attention to events in our lives and the world in general, and we try to learn or extract something positive from a lot of what we see. Today, as a tribute to Sienna, I am going to share two important truths about life that she frequently reminded us.

1) Time is the most valuable resource.

With our high intellect, humans find themselves in a complex world and can forget the simplest, most important aspects of life. When we opened the front door to our house, Sienna was waiting to greet us. Regardless of the time of day or how long we had been gone, when that door opened we received an enthusiastic and sincere greeting. She understood that the best type of time is quality time with people you love.

2) Love Perfectly.

Sienna loved us fully. She reminds us to appreciate every quality about someone because those qualities shape their overall identity. Sienna, and I suspect many of the pets in this world, see right through the flaws because they love fully. As people, this likely starts by loving ourselves. When we accomplish this then we can fully love other people in our lives. Appreciate the amazing things and enjoy the unique quirks both in yourself and those around you.
You won't see me posting too often on Facebook, but I wanted to share this tribute to Sienna on behalf of our family. If those of you reading this catch yourselves straying from the two points above, then take a moment to remind yourselves. Do it today for Sienna and do it moving forward for those around you. We love you Sienna.
Rich KrafcikHenrico, VirginiaFebruary 21, 2017
Munchkin
2/13/2002 - 2/19/2017Munchkin we miss you. We miss your spinning tail too fast for cameras to catch and your sweet, pet me now please leaning.

You had some sad days at the end, but I think you know how much we loved you that we let you go when you said it was time.

Run free and find Doozie to show you the best sun puddles to sleep in. We are heartbroken. We never wanted to let you go.
Georgia DaibnettDurham, North CarolinaFebruary 21, 2017
Princess/little Prin
10/15/2009 - 2/10/2017AIDS kitties can live a long time. Don't pass them by. They will provide you with years of joy, as mine did for me. Princess was truly the light of my life.Anita LovittDelray Beach, FloridaFebruary 20, 2017
Gabbi
4/18/2003 - 2/17/2017The house seems so quiet and I catch myself listening for the bell on your collar. Wanting to reach down to scruff your shaggy ears and gently rub your soft little paws. For 14 years you filled my life with love and silly antics, you had a courage and strength unlike any puppy I have ever known. I mourn your loss but somehow find peace knowing that you are no longer in pain and can finally rest. You are always in my heart and entwined in a piece of my life.Angie LogsdonCharlotte, North CarolinaFebruary 19, 2017