Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Jasmine
3/1/2016 - 3/5/2016Jasmine,

I will never forget the first day that we met: a gorgeous spring day right before my 14th birthday. You came to us through two other loving family members that we all miss very much, my aunts Peggy and Sheila. I happened to mention that Mom was thinking about getting a dog, but Dad said we weren't allowed until we got the underground spring in the backyard fixed. "Just circle the ad in the paper and show it to her", my aunts said. "The worst she will say is 'No'". Sure enough, the answer was "No." But little by little, as we made the two hour car journey home, her resolute response became a bit looser. Finally she told me to call the number in the ad and see where you were. We had just passed your exit. Mom turned around, and we pulled up to a beautiful farm right by the Conowingo Dam. Snuggled with all of your brothers and sisters right next to the horses' pen, there you were.

I think Mom knew, from the minute she decided to turn around, that you were going to be ours. In seeing you and your siblings, she knew that we were going to take one of you home. Basking in the heaven that is only experienced in playing with a litter a puppies, we spotted you and called out for you to come play. In a rebellious romp, you bounced in the other direction. In that moment, we knew that you belonged with us.

A few weeks later we came to bring you home. You cried the whole way, when you weren't taking a break to vomit. It broke our hearts to see such a miserable baby. When we finally got you home, we thought it might help to bring over the neighbor's dog, Cali. It was the first time we had seen your tail wag since picking you up. It warms my heart to know that the two of you are together again. I bet she has missed you.

The secret of our family getting a dog had nearly made my 14 year old self burst with excitement. When Dad first saw you, the first words he uttered were "take it back". You and I both know that he never considered that phrase again for the rest of your life.

I remember taking you to Grandmom Arlene's the first time, and letting you loose in her big, open backyard in the countryside. You loved to show us how fast you were, and began your signature figure-8 move that we eventually affectionately coined "Spazzy Jazzy".

One of my favorite memories with you is when we took you to the beach. I never saw joy in it's most unadulterated form than watching you run and play in the surf, honoring your Golden and Labrador roots. On one of those days, we got to take you out to a sandbar. Adam, Branden and I ran with you in the sand and threw sticks for you to chase into the water. At one point, you ran after Adam blind with joy and excitement, straight into a dip in the sand where the water was over your head. You came up coughing and sputtering, but tail still wagging and ready to play.

You always loved birthdays as much as we did. I would often hold your front paws in my lap so that you could be at the table with us when we sang happy birthday. No matter where you were in the house, whenever you heard that song, you would come crashing into the kitchen to be a part of the party.

As the years wore on, you began to slow down. Breathing became more labored, stomach more picky, hearing much more selective. Somehow the words "treat" and "walk" were never missed, but you began to stop hearing us when we called you. You stopped wanting to play as much, and would rather just sit in our presence instead. We knew that this day was inevitable when we got you, and that you have been on borrowed time for years. It still did not make your leaving us any easier.

Rest in peace, my beautiful friend. Thank you for choosing us, and for giving the gift of 14 years of your unquenchable light and love.

You will be sorely missed. Sit pretty and wait for us.
Danielle PleinesExton, PennsylvaniaMarch 9, 2016
Kenya atiya hayward
10/16/2016 - 3/6/2016Today we remember beautiful Kenya, the Rhodesian Ridgeback who flew to heaven while under the loving arms of her pet mom and dad. She had her Ridgeback pal Rain as a wonderful dog friend to keep her entertained in addition to her family. She met me with such an easy-going demeanor, and I could see what a genuine and welcoming character she had. Her pet parents said she was an old soul, and I saw that right away. Kenya came to her forever home as a tiny puppy, with big long legs under her she grew to be a runner. Kenya loved to hike and run and enjoy the outdoors. She stayed active right until the end, and always had unconditional love and kisses for everyone. Kenya's family will always remember and dearly miss their sweet girl.Angela HaywardLas Vegas, NevadaMarch 7, 2016
Skippy
12/14/2003 - 3/5/2016To the best dog any family could ask for - Skippy! We had Skippy for 12 and a half years and he filled our house with lots of love, laughter and barking! He licked our tears when we cried, he begged for food all the time, loved sticking his out our the window in the car (his vacation), barked like crazy at the mailman, loved when Kyle tortured him with hanging his toys on doors and loved he sweet sister Lizzy for giving him kisses every night before she went to bed. Thanks for your unconditional love!Cathy KlosinskiSpringfiefld, PennsylvaniaMarch 7, 2016
Elliot
6/10/1994 - 3/2/2016I knew Elliot (Cho Cho) was special the moment that pretty little kitten with big ears awkwardly jumped out of the cardboard carrier on the way home from the store almost 22 years ago. Little did I know back then that he would be one of the closest companions in my life, I’ve had a couple of other pets as well who we dear to me but Elliot was just one of a kind.

He was with me throughout all my growing pains, moving from my parents house to living with my first roommate, moving from the West coast to the East of Canada and then moving to the United States. He was by my side through it all. Along the way he met many people who thought they didn’t like cats but his charm would always win them over. He had this uncanny ability to sense that someone was distressed and would make himself available to comfort them. He was probably the most patient and tolerant cat I’ve come across. He was very loving and would always cuddle up with you whether you were watching TV, working on your laptop (he always tried to help out) or in bed.

He was at his happiest sitting out on the patio enjoying the sunshine and the oddball that he was loved to eat plants as well. He was a very vocal talker and he’d let you know when you crossed the line with a loud meow, like when you sat on his favorite chair. He had his favorite spot on the bed as well and unfortunately it was my pillow, he would also let you know when he wanted to go under the covers and his idea of an alarm was pushing his head on your face until you woke up and gave him attention.

As cute and loving as he was, he was also tough something I realized after he was diagnosed with kidney disease a year ago, which he fought through that like a champ. Even at the age of 21 he endured the needles, pills and doctor visits in stride. He was my tough little guy and I’ll miss his funny meow, loud purr, walking on me like I was a tree, cuddles and head butts. He lived everyday to his fullest with love, a playful attitude and lots of Chutzpah. I’d like to say that I learned a lot about how much there is to enjoy in the world by watching him enjoy the little things and how not sweat the small stuff by how resolute he was to adversity in his own life. Thank you Elliot for being part of our lives, you were special and will always be remembered.

xoxo,
Bonnie & Asher
Bonnie BishopPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaMarch 7, 2016
Nowell
11/21/2001 - 3/3/2016I had the privilege to see my puppy being born a little over 15 years ago. Nowell was goofy and loving and always wanted to lean up against you or sit on your foot. We took her on tons of river trips, camping trips and car trips. She loved to play with any kind of ball big small didn't matter even played with a pumpkin during Halloween! She was loved by everyone that knew her all the way till the end. Nowell was a very sweet natured but very protective of her family. She woke me up one night to warn me someone was breaking into my car! I loved her with all my heart and she will be greatly missed. goodbye my sweet girllaura lethbridgegalt, CaliforniaMarch 7, 2016
Scotty
3/5/2016We lost Scotty today and immediately felt the emptiness and sadness of losing a wonderful loving friend and family member. We will remember and miss his stubbornness and tenacity, his desire to live life on his terms and to hold others to accept him as he was. Scotty passed peacefully with his loving family by his side. Scotty will always be in our hearts. Heaven as gained what we have lost an Angel.Edwin RiosROSELLE PARK, New JerseyMarch 7, 2016
Lady
3/2/2016We are so fortunate to have had our Sweet Lady as part of out family and are so sad that she left us way too soon. She was the best! We love you Sweet Lady. RIPMichelle BentleyFt Lauderdale, FloridaMarch 6, 2016
Derrick
8/6/2016 - 3/2/2016Derrick was an amazing and beautiful dog. At 83 pounds he was a champion racer a very stoic Boy. He was very well mannered but had such a playful side to him as well. He certainly is going to be missed in this household. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and the joy you brought to my life.Cindy NaughtonElma, New YorkMarch 6, 2016
Boo Boo
3/3/2016Boo, you are my heart, my joy, my angel of 18 years. At first you were skittish and maybe a little wild still, plus I didn't know how to deal with a cat yet. But you taught me and we became best friends. It started with you following me around the house as we played hide and seek. I loved how you would meow when you couldn't find me. We'd take turns chasing each other around the house. Medical school is tough on families, it was for me and Matt, but I forget that it was tough on you too. But we made it fun. Tossing crumpled notes in the trash morphed in to your favorite game of fetching tiny balls of paper over and over again. You mostly brought them back to me, but I could count on you bringing me one at 3am and pawing at me to throw it for you. God,I miss that, I miss you. I miss how you would always want to rub your whiskers on my hair brushes in the basket, and how you would give me kisses in exchange for snacks. I think you trained me on that rather than the other way around. What I will miss most are the snuggles. There were very very few times that I'd get in bed and you wouldn't be right there to snuggle with me just in the curve of my tummy as I lay on my side. You would rest your chin on my arm as you lay in the crook of my arm. I love how you used to head butt me until I was in an acceptable position for you our you'd paw me and your blanket over and over until it was just the right thickness for you. Oh, Boo, you took away so much pain. Maybe that's why it hurt so much now, you're not here to keep it at bay anymore. This is a price I gladly pay to have had you in my life so long. I love you so much. Sweet dreams for now pumpkin until I see you again.heather DozierAtlanta, GeorgiaMarch 6, 2016
Lizzie
8/17/2002 - 3/2/2016Lizzie had a great life, traveled, had lots of dog friends. She was a true member of the family. She will be missed.Dianne McLainLas Vegas, NevadaMarch 6, 2016