Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sophie
8/28/1998 - 6/2/2015Our sweet baby girl had to leave us today. Our feisty little lady ran off to Rainbow Bridge to romp and play.
To chase the squirrels and hear birds sing, To stand in the sunshine and feel the kiss of butterfly wings.
Her love unconditional, her heart always ours, She hated wet grass but loved to smell flowers.
She played with her hippo and tugged with her sock, She held our hearts ransom, now that's not a shock!
She loved peanut butter but cheese was the best, She loved to take naps after making perfect nests.
She'd dance a little bunny hop and howl a tune or two, When just a tiny baby, a shoe or ten were chewed.
She held us all within her paw, gave all the love she had, She lived her life with joy and grace, she would never want us sad.
Our sweet baby girl left us today, Our feisty little lady, no longer could she stay.
Pam wilsonGainesville, FloridaJune 8, 2015
Cleo Eve
8/1/1997 - 6/8/2015Cleo Eve - August 1, 1997 – June 8, 2015

Little Cat you came to us when my niece Rachel saw your photo on a bulletin board at Valley Veterinary Service in Murrieta. “Young female cat needs a good home”. Rachel called me saying: “Uncle Wow” we just saw a cat that looks a lot like Carolyn’s cat Lily”. I promised Rachel I would go by Valley Veterinary Service and see you.

Wendy led me back to your cage where you looked at me with bright gold eyes staring cautiously straight into mine then slowly approached and rubbed against my fingers as I placed them through the bars. Both of your front legs had small shaved areas where IV’s had been placed while Dr. Worfel endeavored to save your life. Your entire left rear leg and hip were shaved. I learned from the staff that they affectionately nicknamed you “BB Gallini” and gave me a glass vial with two BBs (which I still have) that were removed from you. We were told you had been shot, put in a black plastic garbage bag and dumped in the dirt along the side of the 15 Freeway between Clinton Keith and Cal Oaks exit.

As the story was relayed to me little cat, a nurse leaving her late shift at Inland Valley hospital saw your eyes light up as she headed south on the 15 freeway to her home in Temecula. She went down to Cal Oaks doubled back up the freeway and drove slowly on the shoulder with her emergency flashers on till she saw you again. She scooped you up in that garbage bag and drove you to receive emergency treatment. Valley Veterinary Service took over your care they tell me you had a broken jaw, hip, left rear leg and lost several teeth. After hearing this and seeing you look right into my eyes and gently rub against my hand I knew you were a very special cat.

I came home and told Carolyn about you she was at first understandably reluctant to have another cat since Lily had passed less than six months prior and we were both still mourning her. But I said, “just stop by and see this little girl cat … there is something about her, baby”. Carolyn saw you and felt the same thing immediately when she left work Christmas Eve 1997 at noon to go by Valley Veterinary Service and bring you home. We named you Cleo Eve because of Christmas Eve and you seemed to approve, making “love eyes” as Carolyn says, in response. I called from my job in Anaheim and asked Carolyn how you were and your new mom said, “She’s behind the couch in the living room and won’t come out”. You stayed there 8 hours strategically sitting in the center so no one could reach you from either side. Eventually you emerged and it was Carolyn you went to first. I can understand this little one since it was no doubt a male sadist who treated you so horribly to begin with.

They say you should keep new cats in a small space at first and let them get comfortable with their surroundings. We gave you your own bathroom downstairs. At first you did not want to come out but, we earned your trust, and you then ruled this house for over 17 years. The three of us have more memories than this space will allow me to share. All are beautiful and funny but today more than somewhat painful.

Carolyn and I have never known a cat so intelligent, considerate, loving or appreciative of all that is done for her or a cat of so few words. And for that matter a cat that if you whistled for her regardless of where she was in the house you came running. Though we recall an evening when your mom and I had a rare argument that got a bit loud... you came downstairs calmly walked right in between both of your yelling humans, looked up, let out a long loud meow as if to say “shut up both of you and hug each other …we’re a family”! Then there was the time I took your mom up the coast for her 50th birthday to Cambria for 4 days. You made it very clear to us on our return standing at the top of the stairs that you did not appreciate “strangers” coming into your house, feeding you or cleaning your cat box with another long loud meow. We got the message. Thank you for forgiving us that one Cleo.

Like the sign says on the inside of our front door: “Cleo’s House “and because of this we are giving the greatest last gift of love we can give you little Cleo, to allow you to transition painlessly here in your own home in your favorite bed with the humans whose lives you enriched tenfold by your feline presence holding you. You taught us many things and are teaching us even now.

They say “cats have 9 lives” and “If the universe finds you worthy a cat will find you” … please know this little one. When you see fit to return one day you are always welcome here. We want you back. You will always have a loving home.
John & Carolyn QuintMurrieta, CaliforniaJune 8, 2015
Penguin
6/3/2015Mr. Penguin you were a sweet and handsome kitty. We will miss your little meows and your "gorilla charge". Thank you for the wonderful years of love and companionship. You came to us after we lost another sweet cat and you brought some much needed sunshine to our lives. We love you and miss you!Royal Oak, MichiganJune 8, 2015
Romeo
6/1/2000 - 6/6/2015I was 20 years old... The local pet store was having an adoption event. I looked through dozens of other kittens; then spotted you. By far, the cutest one of them all. I asked to hold you... And that's when you did it, you stole my heart. Only 6 weeks old, so affectionate and loving... Purring loudly. "Romeo" would be your name. What a personality you had! Such an undeniable presence. Everyone that had the honor of meeting you could see it too! You became such a big part of my life. With me through ups and downs, sickness and in health...we went through so much together. I never gave up on you, even though there were times I felt that I couldn't care for you the way you deserved to be cared for. We moved around a lot and our life was bumpy at times, but you were always with me. I did my best to provide the best life I could for you. Ohhhh Romeo, my sweet little Romeo. You have given me so many memories and brightened my life in so many ways. I will never forget you. Today was one of the hardest days of my life... Such a difficult decision to make. I knew it was time. My heart knew it was time. You lost that gleam in your eye. Your zest for life was gone. You were suffering. I did it the best way I could... You were comfortable, in our home, in my loving arms, we said our goodbyes, you took your last breath....and up to kitty heaven you went. I love you always and forever and thank you for the many amazing memories and laughter. Gone but never forgotten. RIP Romeo...2000-2015Selina DoucetteTampa, FloridaJune 7, 2015
Teddy
8/10/2005 - 6/3/2015How can you properly memorialize someone that means as much to you as Teddy meant to us. You can't. There are no words that can do justice to the pup that Teddy was. Anyone that ever scratched those veleveteen ears loved him and will never forget him. His mark on this earth is indelible. Even in his last terrible days, Teddy was the boy we loved, gentle, kissing and congenial. In pain and discomfort he still made us feel better. You were strong and carefree, chasing bubbles and birds to the end. May you have endless bubbles, sun, birds and beaches. See you soon, with an Old Dussledorf in a long neck, with fingers and opposable thumbs to enjoy it with. We're already pricing helmets because we're walking into walls without you. We love you forever.Katie GuthrieNiagara Falls, New YorkJune 7, 2015
Maxie
6/6/2014Remembering Maxie.........
Loved and Missed Very Much.

In Our Heart

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
We think of you in silence. We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.
RICHARD BAUMANNALLEN PARK, MichiganJune 7, 2015
Hemmingway
6/5/2015Until we meet again on that bridge my dear Hemi ... we will miss you for a long time. No party or dinner will ever be the same without you in the mix or trying to steal our food. The house is quiet without the sound of your due claws from your big polydactyl paws hitting the floor. You were my badboy who liked to pick fights with the others, but you were so loving to us and everyone else. The dynamics are weird now without you. Who will eat popcorn with me at night now? Who will help with a game of Uno? Who will play lacrosse with Reese in the yard? Treat time in the morning is all too quiet now. You are deeply missed and can never be replaced ... Love you buddy ... see you at the gates someday .... xoxoxoShelly NowotarskiLeesport, PennsylvaniaJune 7, 2015
Shelby
6/19/2007 - 3/18/2015In loving memory of Shelby, you will forever be missed. She left me in March, the house is still empty and I see her everywhere. I am grateful for the time I had and the memories I will always have. I am not sure what her actual birthdate is, I count her birthday as the day I found her on the street, in rough shape and alone, which was actually my birthday, June 20, 2007. She was the best birthday present I ever received. She exemplified unconditional love and had the purest soul and spirit I ever saw. She was my best friend and only wanted to loved. I can't thank Dr. Mary enough for making such a horrible decision and time for me a little more peaceful. Shelby passed away in my arms, with our friends around, and in the place that she felt safest and happiest, home. We traveled a bit together on short adventures, which she enjoyed if only for the fact that she was with me, but the look on her face when we came home again, of safety and happiness is something I will forever treasure. I am grateful for the fate that brought us together. I miss you angel, I hope you and Cali (my cat that passed about 9 months prior) are together. You were nothing short of a blessing every day that I had you, thank you for being my best friend and loving me so constantly and unconditionally.Stephanie SimeLong Beach, CaliforniaJune 7, 2015
Buddha
6/28/1999 - 5/31/2015Buddha was the guiding light in my life in every way. He came into my life 16 years ago and had taken care of me until last Sunday when his light was extinguished. He was really such a wonderful dog.. So well behaved and he was smart! One day we came home and he had separated the kibble into separate piles according to their shapes on the kitchen floor which was black and white tile.. he had each pile on different colored tiles! He promptly ate all the evidence.. He was just amazing and my life will be forever changed because I knew him. I love you Buddha!! Enjoy all your new adventures and I will always be thinking about you!!! We love you soo much!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Buddha was survived by his best friends Billy Avarathar Hatfield and Roger Hatfield, and Me his daddy, Adrian Gallegos.. His multitude of friends include, Ali ( Maharajah Ali Abwabwa ) , Granny Pearl, Ama Piyo, Lady Pusslips, Lola, Lily, Orpheus, Pancho, Popeye, and Faye Hatfield. San Diego family includes Farah and Andy Rieckhoff, Raven Kneass and Ade Grant.
New Mexico family includes Esther and Arthur Gallegos, Jackie, Adam and Aaron Gallegos, Michael Gallegos, Jude and Wanda Gallegos, and assorted nieces and nephews.
Adrian GallegosWest Hollywood, CaliforniaJune 7, 2015
Rocky
1/1/2004 - 6/5/2015To my big boy. Your heart was as big as your ears. Your presence is truly missed, but your spirit is all around. Thank you for giving us the best 9 years of our lives. You will always be my big boy xoxoTina ButlerCamarillo, CaliforniaJune 6, 2015