Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
7/1/1999 - 10/4/2019My parent's moved to Florida back in the late 90's and my Mom adopted Cricket from an elderly couple. She was very spoiled, never really a "sweet" cat that you could hold and carry around - very self sufficient! During the last two years of Cricket's life we could tell she was slowing down, we always brought her to the Vet - they said she was fine, just getting old. The last month of her life my Mom knew something had dramatically changed but could not bring herself to put Cricket down. I had mentioned Lap of Love because I had heard only great things about them and I thought it would be a more humane way of saying goodbye in our home, rather than leaving her at the Vet's office. Right up until Dr. Loren knocked on the door my Mom was having second thoughts and she even wanted me to cancel. But Dr. Loren came in and went right over to Cricket and started to pet her and feel her and told us things that just by feeling Cricket's anatomy she could tell that her small intestines were thickened which explained why she was eating alot but throwing everything up - she was basically starving to death because no nutrients could get into her body. Dr. Loren spent over an hour and a half with us and she put my Mom at ease. My Mom finally knew she was doing the right thing. Dr. Loren was so knowledgeable and caring and she explained every step of the process. When she gave Cricket the first injection just to relax her I actually saw Cricket stretch out and relax for the first time in years. And when it was all over we knew we had done the right thing for our devoted furry friend. I would recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Loren to everyone and anyone who is thinking of putting their loved pet down. It was worth every cent. Thank you Dr. Loren and Thank You Lap of Love.Christine BaroneEast Lake, FloridaNovember 1, 2019
3/27/2005 - 10/30/2019Gixxer was a rescue from Detroit Animal Shelter. Anthony my son brought the dog home and we thought that with a four foot fence she would be kept safe inside the yard. Not to be, she would easily jump the fence and go visit her best friend Marley across the street. Marley (a Black Lab) and Gixxer were best friends. They are now both in doggie heaven and having a blast.Pashko GjonajWashington Township, MichiganNovember 1, 2019

The house is emptier without you.You aren’t there to greet me when I get home, staring at me through the window from the perch you judge the neighbors from.You aren’t there to meow at me in your sassy way until I fill your bowl and sit down for you jump into my lap.You aren’t there to watch TV with me as I unwind from work and tell you about my day. You aren’t there at 7pm sharp to remind me to give you your canned food. You aren’t there to lay on me when I go to bed - and again at 2am - demanding your quota of pets. You aren’t there to trip me up as I stagger down stairs to make coffee… and more importantly, fill your bowl. You aren’t there to sit on my laptop while I try to work from home. You aren’t there to cling to me when I get home from a trip like you never want me to leave again. You aren’t there to climb all over whatever shelf or piece of furniture I am putting together. You aren’t there for me to bombard my friends with photos of you. You aren’t there to give our home an air of regal dignity. You aren’t there for me to simply admire you and laugh at your antics. You aren’t there for me to hug when I have had a bad day. I no longer have to wash your bowls, clean out your litter boxes, or find where you are hiding after you’ve disappeared for the afternoon.

I know you were in pain and the time was right with every fiber of my being, but I loved you so much.

… and the house is emptier without you.

Until we meet again,

Alex ScottRochester, New YorkNovember 1, 2019
Adicus Thour Valentino
2/11/2019 - 10/29/2019One of the hardest things in life to do is to make the decision to help your best friend cross the rainbow bridge. Thour was a great dog and my buddy, the yappy little ankle biter to becoming the big guy, regardless how he was feeling I would always get that happy wiggle when I came home from school and work, even when it was coming to the end he would get up enough strength to wiggle and lick my face, his demeanor always changed to excitement when he saw me. Tonight we ended his suffering in peace and he’s now with our other babies. I love you bud until we meet again. 🌈 Valentino Gates

Our boy Thour passed peacefully this evening........our baby was loved unconditionally and spoiled The hardest thing is the goodbye 😭😭💙🐶🐾🐾💙 Run free baby boy cross the 🌈 bridge run free with Angel and Halo. Thank you Dr Brad from Lap of Love 💙. THANK YOU EVERYONE IT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST YEAR LET ALONE ANOTHER SAD DAY Veronica Valentino
Veronica ValentinoPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaNovember 1, 2019
6/5/2019 - 10/27/2019On Sunday we said goodbye to our amazing boy Hemi. He was our best friend for 14 years and we are so blessed to have had him in our lives. Of course things didn’t start out so great,. Hemi ,for the first years of his life, ate everything in sight. He ate our Ethan Allen couch, our dining room table and chairs, he ate the molding off the walls, and even pulled up our kitchen floor. He was an adventurous puppy. He protected us from every animal that crossed our yard. He was so kind to bring us all of the big scary animals like squirrels, skunks, birds, opossums, and the occasional field mouse. Hemi was a hunter outside but inside he was the most gentle boy you ever wanted to meet. Hemi had a life partner named JT ,he was our chihuahua (he passed on 4 years ago). They were the best of friends. JT was the boss and Hemi followed him every where. Hemi and JT started our family then we had two boys and 3 nieces. All the kids learned to walk by holding onto Hemi. He loved them so much. He allowed 6 kids to crawl all over him and all he asked was that they shared their snacks or let him clean up their faces. My dear boy Hemi your presence is missed greatly. I still look for you every morning. I never get up off the couch with out looking to see if you are under my feet. I miss hearing your paws steps through the house. We will always think of you with love. Good bye my Hemi bear...Dana FunicelloYonkers, New YorkOctober 31, 2019
10/29/2007 - 10/29/2019RIP Elliot. Always in my heart. 10/29/19, 10:29amJoanne DerosaLONGWOOD, FloridaOctober 30, 2019
7/1/2005 - 10/15/2019Our friendly little cat, Neo, passed away. He was our Greeter, always greeting us and all visitors at the door when we arrived. At night he would bring us a toy amidst a cacophony of meowing, proudly proclaiming his dominion over the night hours, that all was safe in our house with his protection, and that any intruder would meet the same fate as his ragged little toy as he dragged it and its play stick down the stairs with resounding rattles. He was one of the few cats I've ever seen who actually came when his name was called and he actually seemed to get comfort from our human presence even though he was not big on being held or cuddled. He kept the demeanor that he deemed appropriate for a being of his stature: bold in the face of any dog, no matter the size; comforter by presence, lap sitting or belly kneading, supreme being of house and home. He was much bigger than his tiny 10 pound size would indicate as was discovered by any and all of the canine persuasion who dared darken our doorstep. He will be missed. . . and for the first time in I don't know when our home has no non-human presence.Raleigh, North CarolinaOctober 30, 2019
6/20/2009 - 10/24/2019We want to thank Dr. Jennifer (Bell) for coming to our home and offering such compassionate care for our Cody. During this difficult time in our lives, it was a blessing to say farewell in our home, in his familiar surroundings, and among family who loved him so dearly. We are grateful for all the extra touches, his paw, his fur, and your kindness. Thank you.Heidi DuggerColumbus, OhioOctober 30, 2019
12/13/2003 - 10/29/2019Yesterday we said goodbye to our faithful, amazing, miniature labradoodle who was almost 17 years old. Cooper, was truly the best dog with the kindest personality and our lives are better for his presence in our world.
He had grown very tired the past few months and there was no interest in the things that brought joy for so many years. Though the frisbee king title was retired several years ago, he loved treats in his ball, chilling on the sectional with family or enjoying his paws in the hot tub. But all of those favorites became things from the past and his quality of life was not fit for such a regal king. It’s a blessing to have peace in your heart when it is time to say goodbye and have the option to make Cooper’s end on this earth as peaceful as possible.
Thankfully, Dennis, Tobin, Muffin and I were able to spend one last evening and morning with Cooper. He ate Frosty Paws, Carrot Cake, Hamburger, Donuts and pancakes-all happy to oblige whatever treat was put in front of him. We each spent time alone with him and at the scheduled time of 1 pm, Dr. Maggie arrived. Cooper greeted her with a tail wag and sniff and Muffin barked. Dennis, Tobin and I all sat right beside Cooper talking turns petting and talking to him. Dr. Maggie knew the Cooper would enjoy a stiff margarita to begin the going home process so he received his margarita and we all stayed with him. We affirmed all the compliments that Dr. Maggie said about labradoodles and what great dogs they are. She commented on his pretty fur and color and we agreed, it was the best. We told her of his love for the water and love of chasing a frisbee in the river and lakes. Other favorites were his snow covered back yard, running away and eventually coming home on the walk of shame on Sunset Drive covered in various animal poop. Not to forget his partner in crime, we talked about him and Muffin tag teaming to chase squirrels in our backyard and catching several.
After 10 minutes or so, we knew he was so relaxed and ready to go home where Griffin and Grandma would be there to greet him. Another injection, and shortly after he was gone from this world, but not gone from our hearts. We ended our goodbye with this prayer.
Holy Creator, give us eyes to see and ears to hear how every living things speaks to us of your love. Let us be awestruck at your creation and daily sing your praises. Especially, create within us a spirit of gratitude for the life our our beloved, Cooper, who has lived among us and given us freely of his love. Even in our sorrow we have cause for joy for we know that all creatures who dies on earth shall love again in our new creation.
Naples, FloridaOctober 30, 2019
10/10/2010 - 10/30/2018Its hard to believe it has been exactly one year since your passing. The grief and feelings of loss in missing you have been excruciating. Your presence in our home still lingers in our memories and the occasional toy we find here and there. You were so well behaved and loving towards us. We only had you for 8yrs but they were filled with precious memories. So now in the passing of time your memory lives on in our hearts and your presence is still felt in our home. We Love YOU Ming and always will. Michael and AngelaMichael and Angela HeerenMicanopy, FloridaOctober 30, 2019