Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Kaedo
10/26/2015 - 11/10/2015November 11, 2015


Dear friend and companion, Kaedo

I never do care for goodbyes, but yesterday was particularly hard. I am glad for you that you no longer have to deal with pain, or anxiety-wondering every time I left the house if that was a forever goodbye.
I’m glad you no longer have to fret about guarding us and the house every time someone happened to come to the door. I’m glad you don’t have to worry about something coming through the cat door other than one of your brother or sisters., or keeping the pool man on his toes.

Thank you, little buddy, for being a true friend for all the time you were here with us. I will never hear an emergency siren or cook bacon or sing, “only you”, without you coming to mind. There’s plenty more, but I won’t babble on. I’m hoping the pinch I feel in my heart right now will lighten with time. I guess I’ve lived long enough to know it will lighten, but will never go away.

I have to be honest; I always wished you hadn’t been ‘fixed’ when you were in the shelter system, but I do understand why they must make such policies. I just wish there was a way to have you back again. We humans know you’re not going to live as long as we do, but I appreciate the extra effort on your part to stick around as long as you did.

Well, I won’t say goodbye again. Some people might get upset with me for drawing a parallel between you and the many veterans that have kept our country safe. I, too, am a Veteran, but I wanted to take this moment to Thank You for your service to this family! Love you always,

(Mom)
Elizabeth BlakeZephyrhills, FloridaNovember 12, 2015
Punkin
11/7/2015Punkin Hazel was a rescue from Hazel Park MI, one of the best mouse catchers, had the softest fur, very affectionate, but would stand her ground to any threats.
She especially used to love relaxing in front of the fire during those cold winter days.
Todd JohnstonOxford, MichiganNovember 11, 2015
Daisy
8/2/2015 - 11/10/2015I will see you again my sweet angel Daisy. Mommy loves you more than words could ever describe. You were my baby, angel, and savior. I will forever be in your debt. Go with love, peace, and comfort. Til' we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge!

"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. 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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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 the Rainbow Bridge together.
Angie WallerCincinnati, OhioNovember 11, 2015
Jessie
2/1/2005 - 11/10/2015There are no words that can express how much I miss you Jessie. Only tears for now.

I can remember the first time I ever saw you, picking you up at the Cary PD. Some nice officers had rescued you off the streets. You were so little and your fur was terribly matted. They clipped you the best they could so you would be more comfortable and waited for you to be claimed. When no owner came, the called a rescue group who then referred them to me to foster you. You came running out of the kennel area and greeted me sweetly. I named you Jessie on our car ride home. Once we were home, you were cautious. We had two older shih tzus and you kept your distance for a few days, sitting in the foyer and just observing the dynamics of our household. But very soon, you warmed up and became our "new baby". You and i bonded very quickly and even as I tried to stay strong and introduced you to numerous potential adopters, you would have none of it. You had already picked me. You were a sassy girl and a great communicator. We always new what you wanted. We look back on the decision to adopt you as the smartest decision we've ever made.

Nine years later you began fainting frequently and the doctors told me you had the most severe case of pulmonary hypertension they had ever seen. We said good-bye to you yesterday, you were declining quickly and clearly suffering. And now we are suffering. However no matter how much we are crying and missing you, we wouldn't trade a second of the nine years we had with you. I have never had a bond as strong with any pet before as I had with you. I will miss all the cuddles, the playing, the wonderful long walks, how you marked everything in your neighborhood and kicked up your feet extra hard for emphasis, having you with us at the beach, coming home to your always sweet greeting, rocking on the back porch, sitting in the sunshine....and you keeping my feet warm at night. I love you forever.
Jen FullerApex, North CarolinaNovember 11, 2015
Booboo
5/21/2015 - 10/22/2015WE LOVE YOU Booboo❤ Our family won't be the same without you here anymore. You will forever be in Aaron's, Bear's and my heart along with so many others. You were a true blessing to share the past 14 years of life with. You brought us so many smiles and happy times. Now that you have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, you're a true angel. Shine like the brightest ray of sunshine and brightest star out there buddy! Carrie CaleyOxford, MichiganNovember 11, 2015
Cally
5/5/2002 - 11/7/2015Dear Cally,
We will always have you in our hearts. We miss you so very much already. We were blessed to have you in our lives for so many years and now it is time to say good bye. We know you are in a better place, not feeling any pain and that gives us a little comfort. I hope you know that we loved you so very much. Love and kisses always, Mommy and Daddy.
Dora DemersRedlands, CaliforniaNovember 11, 2015
Tate
3/24/2001 - 11/6/2015Tate left us peacefully on Friday. She was my constant companion and wonder dog, and I miss her greatly.




Tate was adopted from the Orange County, NC animal shelter in September 2003. When I found her there, she was in the "last" cage, scared of everything, and so skinny that you could see every bone in her body. She clearly had a very rough first few years of life before she ended up in the relative safety of the shelter. It would have been very easy to adopt a puppy that day, but something about her and her brown eyes said "I'm your dog, let's go home."




Over the next few years while I was in grad school, Tate's personality became a dim relection of her previous life. She became a well rounded, happy dog. She learned to sleep in the bed, clean whatever you left on your plate, and that a long car ride to the beach with your head out of the window was simply divine. Couches and car windows with drool marks became a normal part of life, and that was perfectly ok. She accompanied me most of the places I went except for class- the beach, work at the Chapel Hill airport, and the occasional bar. Once grad school was over, the hardest part of joining the working world was not a having to work for a living- it was having to be away from Tate for eight hours a day, five days a week.




Every six months or so Tate would entertain us with an escape act from the safety of the fenced yard at 707 East Franklin St or the beach house. She'd spend several hours on the run, always staying just far enough from you to never get caught. Even on the times where we'd lose sight of her, she would find her way back home. As she grew older the escapes attempts subsided and she would never get more than a few feet away, even off a leash.

Tate's companionship was unwavering and constant. She was always at the door when I came home, to greet me with a wagging tail and a few jumps to show her excitement. In her later years when she happily welcomed Liz, Maeby and Milly into her life, I would always find her inserting herself next to me on the couch or in the bed. I've had many dogs in my life- but she will always be known as "my" dog.

Until we meet again, I will have a lifetime of fond memories of Tate. I was very lucky to have such a special friend.
Tim FarrisChapel Hill, North CarolinaNovember 10, 2015
Neiko
12/23/2003 - 11/3/2015Shhhhhh, a little dog lies sleeping,
They say God works in mysterious ways.
Miracles can move through unrecognizable channels;
Light utilizing whatever physical tools are available
To open the eyes and unite the spirit of those with
No “apparent” connection.
Brought together for a moment in time and space
By a glance at a little smile and the shining eyes
Of a black, white, and gray tumbleweed of joy.
The physical vehicle is no more
but the light will not be extinguished.
Shhhhhh, a little dog lies sleeping.
Ed, Cathy, Lindsey HodgensPONTE VEDRA BEACH, FloridaNovember 9, 2015
Princess
8/31/2005 - 10/31/2015In Loving Memory of "Princess"Kathryn FerreeMaytown, PennsylvaniaNovember 9, 2015
Lady Sadie
6/24/1997 - 11/3/2015I used to tell Sadie she was my kitty soul mate. I felt such a deep bond with her after all these years. I am so grateful to this sweet little girl for all the happiness and love she gave us unconditionally. The house is quiet now and it's been really difficult to know that I won't see her when I come in the door or see her looking out the windows or find her sleeping in a sunspot, or playing with her catnip stuffed pollack, or on the couch next to me every night. I wish I could relive the last 18 years and love her all over again. I am comforted that she is without pain, and is reunited with her feline family and all my relatives that have gone before who loved all animals. They will keep an eye on Sadie until we meet on the Rainbow Bridge. Dear Sadie, we will love you and miss you forever my sweet little angel. I hope I gave you the good life that you deserved.Judy PotornyBatavia, IllinoisNovember 9, 2015