Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Ruby Tuesday
12/9/2015In loving memory of my baby Ruby Tuesday who has returned to her maker...Thank you for the un bounding joy you brought into my life every single day. Thank you for being my unfailing friend and companion, and for allowing me to be yours, My heart is breaking as I struggle to say goodbye, but your memory will be a blessing for all those who have loved you, for the remainder of our days. Rest in peace my sweet sweet girl.Batsheva WeissmanBrooklyn, New YorkDecember 12, 2015
Bella
12/1/2002 - 12/7/2015Bella was the sweetest girl who loved everyone. She will greatly be missed and always will be loved. This poem helped me through the loss.


The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this - the last battle - can't be won,
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so,
When the time comes, please, let me go,
Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see,

I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me,
Although my tail it's last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved,
Don't grieve that it must be you,
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close - we two- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears

- Unknown
Taylor LeachClinton Township, MichiganDecember 11, 2015
Abbey
3/3/2003 - 12/6/2015Our hearts are hurting so for our sweet Abbey. We miss your presence, love and cuddling and life has stilled without you.Audrey KapulerHillsboro Beach, FloridaDecember 11, 2015
Sophie & Tucker
1/17/2001 - 12/9/2015In Loving memory of our "babies" who have gone to the "Rainbow Bridge" awaiting us.John & Bonnie EbaughNew Freedom, PennsylvaniaDecember 10, 2015
Nella
1/21/1997 - 12/8/2015Nella was a smart, loving, and playful toy poodle.
The best companion I have ever had in my life...my best friend...my "child".
Angela BergstromDover, FloridaDecember 10, 2015
Abby
12/8/2015How do you write about a dog, that runs like a horse, is energy personified and has that unconditional love so common to dogs? That's our Abby. It has been several years since she had the ability to gallop away with our hearts like she did; she loved playing fetch with a stick, ball, Frisbee as long as you were willing to throw. We had the perfect place for her energy; two acres of shotgun property, of which she explored every inch in search of rabbits, squirrels, deer, groundhogs, birds or cats to stalk or harass. Rarely was she successful, but she had fun and we enjoyed watching her trying to be stealthy, her 75 lbs slowly advancing on the target until the 'prey' turned tail and ran.
I am sorry we didn't leash train her better, she was too strong to walk as she pulled. When she got older, then she was just happy to walk.
She had the most fabulous velvety ears. I would stroke them until she shook her head saying "That's enough of the ear-thing already!"
Abby is running in the wind now, her memory flashing back and forth in our minds. Have fun, gorgeous girl, till we see you again.
Peggy NashLewiston, New YorkDecember 9, 2015
Jersey
6/28/2000 - 12/3/2015If love alone would have kept you here, you would have lived forever.Laura FowlerBala Cynwyd, PennsylvaniaDecember 9, 2015
Shelby
9/1/2004 - 12/7/2015Shelby was a great watchdog and was always at the door to greet me when I came home from work. I always felt safe in my house with Shelby around. She was my husband's dog and after my husband passed almost 4 years ago, Shelby would look for him everyday. it is comforting to know that they have been reunited once more. She loved to play catch with tennis balls and loved to carry her basketball around the yard. She was the "leader of the pack" with my other dogs and they are lost without her. I will miss Shelby every day and I am so thankful I found Lap of Love to make her passing so peaceful. Goodbye for now my Shelby girl. I know you are in heaven with your papa and you are both running and playing ball together.Judi ErhardtElma, New YorkDecember 9, 2015
Chewie
5/1/1997 - 11/20/2015Thank you for coming to live with me. I am sorry I made the milk to hot for you one night. You were so little.
Thank you for being so nice to Awesome.
Thank you for being a gentleman to PJ, Twister, Lollipop and Mo. I know you missed Awesome and it’s been hard living with Mo.
Thank you for not falling out of the 3rd story window that day you popped the screen out.
Thank you for making me laugh each time you carried the foam insulation around the apartment.
Thank you for making me laugh when I would find your bag of treats in the closet, empty and with a hole chewed in the bottom.
Thank you for making me laugh the day you tried to take the bag of catnip out of my hands by jumping up and grabbing it.
Thank you for chasing cranberries like a maniac and making me laugh.
Thank you for chasing the laser pointer like a maniac and making me laugh.
Thank you for being so cute and for being a good sport about letting me say to you, you are “nothing but a space alien dressed up in a cheap fur coat”. I hope you know you are movie star handsome and were given the middle name of Two Socks because you look like the wolf in the movie Dances with Wolves.
Thank you for letting me watch you jump on the balcony railing to sit and watch birds go by. Thanks for not falling off of the railing the day you stood up on your back legs and nearly caught a bird flying overhead.
Thank you for not trying to jump from the balcony railing on to the roof. I know you were thinking about it.
Thank you for making me laugh as Awesome ran after you and you turned a somersault just as Awesome ran over you. It was great how you would wrap your front legs around him turn the chase into a tumbling match. That was great fun.
Thank you for your unique way of telling me you were hungry by banging your bowl on the floor. It made quite a racket and was effective.
It’s okay that you used to scoot the dishes off of the counter top so they would break on the floor. I didn’t really need those dishes anyway.
It’s okay that you scooted the can of tuna off of the counter top while I was on the floor talking to Awesome. It didn’t hurt my head all that bad, really.
Thanks for having such good table manners and joining me for meals. It was a pleasure sharing my food with you. Also it was a pleasure watching you scoop the foamed milk off of the cappuccinos and lapping it up off of your paw.
Thank you for bringing me a dried leaf one Fall day. Also, I did appreciate the locusts. I am sorry I didn’t display my pleasure all that much.
I want to tell you that you actually did catch every snow flake you went after. But, they melted before you could see them in your paws. You were very graceful in catching them as they fell and I loved watching you.
Thank you for sleeping at my legs and feet for 18 years. You kept my feet warm. Thank you for staying up with me when I had hot flashes at night. I’ll bet you were glad when I finally got some medication for them and we both started getting some sleep again.
It’s okay that you hid with Awesome whenever the raccoons ran across the roof the spring they moved into the attic. The night the iced tree branches blew across the roof you both thought the raccoons were back and took cover. I thought they were back, too. It was nice that you waited by the door for me while I was outside trying to see them.
I know you weren’t crazy about Twister, but he did set an example for you by drinking out of the toilet. A habit you adopted for many years. I was amazed to find you one day sitting on the toilet trying to flush it. You are so smart and I am happy you didn’t have thumbs. I would have had to find a daycare for you if you did.
I had a lot of fun this spring with you Chewie. While Chewy Garcia was running for mayor in Chicago, I loved calling you “The Mayor”. I remember waking up the day after the election and hearing that Rahm Emanuel had defeated Chewy Garcia. I had to break the news to you that you weren’t “The Mayor” after all but you took it in good stride.
I am sorry for all of the times I made you so mad that you were compelled to bite me. I never really understood why you bit me, but it doesn’t matter now. Chewie, I am so sad to say good bye to you. I wish there was something that I could do to bring your health back. There will never be another one like you. I love you and thank you for being you. I hope you were happy here and had a good life. God bless you and keep you Chewie. I love you.
Mary WirthVernon Hills, IllinoisDecember 9, 2015
Casper
10/16/2003 - 12/7/2015Our big beautiful boy, Casper has lost a long, brave battle with bone cancer. Casper passed away peacefully, at home, Tuesday afternoon, December 8, 2015. Casper was 12 years old. He withstood treatments, medications and intense pain with a brave face, and was finally released from pain by Dr. Katie Stander, DVM, assisted by Dr. Tiffany Matheson, DVM, from Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Inc. If Casper's remarkable story in any way touched you, consider making a small donation to the no-kill animal of your choice.Daniel & Kim KleinrockJacksonville, FloridaDecember 9, 2015