Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sadie
5/16/2008 - 3/24/2016Dear Sadie,

It's been 3 weeks since you left us, but it feels like yesterday. I have sat down to this memorial so many times but I haven't been able to write without sobbing. I still can't. I already know you hear me; I talk to you every day. I hope you like the memorial mantel. It reminds us of all the happy times and how much you are loved. It's good to have you near us. Stella has been having a hard time. She paces at night, looking for you. She is restless and impatient with other dogs too. She misses you so much. I have been having a hard time too. I sleep with your favorite stuffed animal. It makes me feel like you are still in the bed with me. I miss your thumping tail whenever I said your name or came into the room. I miss you snuggling up with me and making your body fit so close against me. I miss watching you play. I miss seeing you carrying your "babies" all around. I miss your happy smile and wagging tail. The house seems empty without you. Your dad keeps calling Stella "Sadie" and every time he says your name it's like a punch in the stomach because I turn, expecting to see you, and then remember that you aren't here. I've cried every day and everywhere- in the grocery store when I bought dog food, at the groomer's when I dropped off Sabre and Stella, at the dog park, at the vet when I saw another dog that looked like you. I can't help it. I know we are supposed to be glad you are no longer suffering and we are supposed to celebrate your beautiful life, but I miss you so much. And it's not fair. You were so healthy and you were supposed to be with us for at least another 7 years. I still can't believe you are gone. At least in body. You are close in spirit always. I will always remember and love you, my sweet angel girl. I know you are chasing bunnies in the Rainbow meadow and I know you will be there to greet me with a thumping tail one day. In the meantime, I light a candle for you in my heart every day. I love you and miss you more than I can say. Kisses my sweet baby. XOXO -Mommy
Lindsay DiBernardoGainesville, FloridaApril 15, 2016
Sara
9/1/1997 - 4/13/2016Thank you so much for your kindness. For me that is the best. My experience with animals passing is so much different. For some reason, i am able to see them on the other side of a very thin veil. Strange but I know it is real. Sara is very happy, is greatfull for the help even though she thought she could do it herself. She seems to have decided to be a kitten in spirit. It will be interesting to find out if i see her in her spirit body in a few days. That is up to her.

I find it a great honor to be able to give the animal in my care the best life they can have according to their preferences. I also find it just as much of an honor to help them pass over. Sara did not want to be alone. She made that clear to me. So I made sure i was there touching her.
It can be hard at times but it is her life and her journey.
It is simply my job to keep them safe in a humanized world and let them decide the other things as long as they know how to make reasonable choices. I got Sara to be an indoor cat. She made it abundantly clear that she was a mostly outdoor cat. So I had to accept that and let her have her life on her terms. Passing over is still her life. I am here to assist, not hold her back. She was not really ready to leave in her heart.....she wanted to live forever. However , as for all of us our bodys are not made to live forever. She did accept that but just as long as she was not alone. Her passing over was so very gentle and so incredibly helpful for her. She has bounced back many times when i thought it was her end. But this time, it was very clear that she would not win this battle. Her dying was inevitable
Sara was not in a lot of pain that i could tell but she sure did not feel very well.She was only going to be worse each day and night, so us making the decision for her was a great help to her. I never let them go if they have a good chance. But if the end is inevitable, then it seems quite clear. Finish your job of excellent care with a huge bit of grace and kindness and do what is best for the animal.

Thank you so much for helping make this a good experience for all of us, including the dog Nama.
Nama even knows what happened and is not in the least tramatized. In home procedures may cost a lot of money, but it is nothing compared to the experience of peace and knowing that your pet has lived well and passed on well. It is important that they are not traumatized on their journey of passing. And you accomplished this quite easily. It was good to see her not in distress.

You were a blessing. Thank you for being available when we needed you. And Sara thanks you as well

Jennie Donahe
Jennie DONAHESEATTLE, WashingtonApril 15, 2016
Cookie
4/8/2016Cookie Rosen Russell, 20 years old, passed away peacefully at home at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016, with her mom and dad by her side. She fought a great fight, and life without her seems unbearable. We were blessed with 18 years of love with our best friend.Audrey RosenElkins Park, PennsylvaniaApril 15, 2016
Sadie (human Companion- Joselyn J. Todd
4/14/2016Sadie, Jan. 2001 - April 2016 . Sadie passed peacefully and quietly. She was tired but loving to the last moments. A thank you to everyone who touched her life and made it better. Just as I told Sadie, I will be OK- but never the same as she taught me some important life lessons. I lost three dogs in a row within 5 years. I never imagined that a new puppy of 8 weeks old would have lived to be my devoted companion for 15 + years. Farewell for now, my sweet girl.

A special thank you to Dr. Dana of Lap of Love.
Joselyn ToddCary, North CarolinaApril 15, 2016
Simma
4/1/2004 - 4/12/2016Profoundly missed 🐶Ruth VegaFontana, CaliforniaApril 14, 2016
Kenya
3/12/2004 - 3/20/2016To my loyal and best friend. The day I picked you as a puppy with the pink ribbon around your head, I knew that you will be my life companion. A Great Dane - big, clumsy; but a companion that I couldn't ever be a better companion. You were with me through happy times, funny moments, and sometimes troubling times. Never once your love for me swayed - what more could a a person ever ask? I will always miss the click of your nails on the tile floor, you demanding attention, your smiling face when I come through the door and your beautiful brown eye glaring into my eyes, wondering what I'm thinking. You were the perfect "people whisperer". You will always be missed and loved.Jamie RusselolPensacola, FloridaApril 14, 2016
Angel
4/5/2016The name fit her perfect she was loving, devoted, and perfect in so many ways she helped me through tough times. God sent her to me and because I loved her enough to let her go home to God. Forever in my heart with beautiful memories.Linda MayhawBrandon, FloridaApril 14, 2016
Gia
10/21/2006 - 4/13/2016Gia will always be in our hearts. She was a beautiful and gentle soul. She and I shared a very special connection and her ability to read my mind was remarkable. I feel so blessed to have known her.Megan MACKENZIELewiston, New YorkApril 13, 2016
Alexander The Great
9/22/2001 - 4/12/2016Alexander the Great ("Alex") was my heart dog. He lived a good and full life despite the hand he was dealt in what should have been his Golden Years—he was my best friend, my shadow, my running & walking partner, my confidant, my soul mate, and the love of my life. My constant companion for fourteen and a half years, not nearly long enough. I don’t know how you say farewell to so loyal and constant a friend so instead I wish him well on the next leg of his journey. Brandy and Lord Byron will meet you at the Bridge, old friend. Sadly, his father passed away on April 8, 2016 just eight weeks shy of his 17th birthday. I like to think he was also waiting for Alex at the Bridge.

I want to remember Alex as he was before nasal cancer struck and that’s as a happy-go-lucky little dog who enjoyed his people and his life. He loved to run in the rain, get massages, and chase off pesky squirrels with his brothers. He was never late for a meal and he never failed to impress me with his intelligence, loyalty and courage. Cancer robbed him of that but it can’t erase or diminish my memories or the good times we shared over the years. I won’t let it.

Run free, my sweet boy. And may you never know pain or suffering again. I’ll never forget you and I’ll *always* miss you. I'll cherish the memories we made together. 💕
Suzanne RzewnickiLeesburg, VirginiaApril 13, 2016
Shadow
9/23/2001 - 4/12/2016Thank you, Shadow, for 14 1/2 years of unconditional love. From the time you were 8 weeks old, to the day you crossed the Rainbow Bridge, you had me wrapped around your big beautiful paws. I will miss our conversations, where you barked and "told" me all about your day, the runs we would go on, the car rides, your beautiful smile when I scratched that certain spot, hearing the clicking of your paws as you came into the room several times at night to "check" on us, and especially those soft-as-velvet ears that I loved to rub between my fingers. Your second Shamu sits on the nightstand, a gentle reminder of your sweet, stubborn, and oh-so-intelligent personality. We love you, sweet boy. Always and forever.Trish and Rod WardMims, FloridaApril 13, 2016