Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Winnie Strum-groberg
1/8/2007 - 9/8/2019I see you rolling on your back in the tall spring grass of Bartholomew park
I see you washing your face in the cool shallow waters of the Greenbelt
I see you covered in sand from the shores of Secret Beach.
I see your snout muddied with dirt from your favorite dig pit in the backyard.
As long as I am with nature... I'll see you everywhere I go.
I love you Momma Bear.
John GrobergAustin, TexasSeptember 10, 2019
Blue Mcpherrin
5/20/2013 - 9/9/2019Blue was a mischievous, independent, hard-headed, thoroughly loveable Siberian Husky, who absolutely ruled the roost in our home. I used to joke with people that owning Blue (or was it the other way around?) was like owning a cat. She was going to do whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted. We adored her and will miss her forever.Bob McPherrinTomball, TexasSeptember 10, 2019
Vinnie Owles-goodin
9/1/2019 - 9/9/2019Life with Vinnie: His Story

I decided to write your story as you transition to celebrate you....it’s my way of letting you know that while I will never be ready to let you go...it’s ok. I made a promise to you that I would be with you as you took your last breaths....and as I struggle, I want it to be peaceful for you. So no tears...just a celebration of your life with ours.

Our love story started when we met at an engagement party in the Fall of 2002. Maybe I had a glass or two of wine when someone walked in and said they found these kittens in the trashcan. I took one look at him and I knew that he had to come home with me. It was love at first sight. When I woke up the next morning with a small kitten wrapped around my throat, I realized what I had done! My goal was to find a home for him (as I already had a kitty)...but no one would take him. He was so tiny! He fit in the palm of my hand, weighed .96 pounds and was 4 weeks old according to the Vet. I named him Vinnie for the vino that resulted in my decision to bring him home. He got me with his cuteness. He was mine. And that name...well he became it.

Introducing him to his sister Haley (my Tortie) was a two-week process and everything he learned about being a kitten he learned from her....despite the fact that she kept batting him away. He loved her. She tolerated him. He followed her everywhere. I made him a litter box from the lid of a shoebox...but once he saw her go in the big box, he was determined. I watched as he rolled in and rolled out. He was adventurous from the beginning. He was her shadow. He was into everything! Rambunctious and so much fun.

He was spunky and never really grew out of being a kitten even into adulthood. He was a fun cat. He loved to attack feet from under the bed. He loved plastic bags and running through them. He learned how to open a screen door and make a great escape into the yard. He hated other cats that passed through the back yard. He really loved catnip. He loved chasing geckos. He loved chasing ice cubes on the floor. He loved people food including spaghetti, tuna fish, yogurt and Velveeta cheese. He loved to sleep...a lot. We called it being ”catnapped”....you napped when he napped. He loved a sunny window. He would put his paws on the glass to take it all in. We never had bows on any presents because he ate them. He loved his morning mandatory snuggle before food. He loved to crawl into my work bag and take a nap. He tried to climb into every box despite the fact that he didn't fit. Hated the ”cat cam” and figured out ways to avoid being seen while I was on trips. He was the first one at the door to greet me when I got home from work. He was always in the worst place in the kitchen when we were cooking...hoping for a people snack I think. He was loud and vocal when it came to meals...relentless until fed. And was my constant companion. Where I was. He was never far away. Whether I was watching TV, feeling sick, working on the computer...he didn't care. My space was his space.

During my dissertation writing, he was never far from the computer keyboard...he would just crawl up and sit down. He had fun running through all the research papers I had on the floor. If he wasn't running through them, he slept on them. He was such a nudge...what was mine was his. We earned that degree together.

Vinnie was misunderstood by most people that met him. My friends that know him may disagree. He acquired quite the reputation. He had a very small circle of trust. I held the number one spot. Once he got to know you, you might make it into the circle. I would warn people...don’t pet him. He would rub and rub...until you pet him. Then he played GOTCHA! I warned.

Then in 2010, Jerry moved in...that is a whole other chapter. I won't lie. It didn't go well for the first few years. I would hear from the top of the stairs, ”Honey, the cat is staring at me and won't let me down the stairs!” We decided to bribe with food. It worked. Jerry had a healthy respect for the cat that would take the occasional swipe at him. Vinnie just wanted him to know he was here first.

Then there was chickengate...the time Jerry pulled a chicken roaster out of the fridge to make a sandwich....as the story went...Jerry made said sandwich and sat down on the couch. He heard a noise come from the kitchen and found Vinnie licking the chicken! I don't think that went down well. I then said...” well he's a cat...and it was chicken”.....yes, I took the cat's side lol. He’s a cat. The chicken landed in the trash. After 10 years, I can honestly say that they both mellowed. I have photo proof that Vinnie really loved Jerry. And Jerry loved Vinnie. He became a cat guy...and Vinnie was his first cat. It didn't happen often but when he snuggled up to him. I melted. They are my guys. Jerry made it into the circle into the #2 spot...no doubt about it.

So many stories. I was still his number one until the end. We had 17 wonderful years of snuggles and love. My heart is broken and sad...but he was so loved and spoiled. I just wanted him to be around forever. I'm so glad I was chosen to be his furMom. He will always be my little buddy. He will be missed by both of us.

Time to chase the geckos in the eternal sunshine. Love you to infinity my little boy cat.
Vicky Owles GoodinMiramar, FloridaSeptember 10, 2019
Achilles Cobb
11/20/2014 - 9/8/2019Achilles was perfect. He formed a connection with his family the day they met. Such a handsome young boy. He loved his sister Alysen so much. The unconditional love that he gave to his family was so overwhelming it takes a peice of their hearts to say goodbye. He was as strong as he was compassionate. All the energy he set off was admirable and greatly missed. . His favorite place was to be outside in the sun and he loved his walks. Though his life was not as long as his family would have wanted, he had a life of love and happiness. Achilles will live on in the hearts of the people who knew him and loved him so much.Nicole CobbWaukegan, IllinoisSeptember 10, 2019
Max Morcote
2/26/2010 - 8/20/2019I wish I can hug you one more time, and this time it can last forever my furry angel🐕... Max you were and always be our beloved angel. Dealing with a long commitment wasn’t always easy, especially on vacation time. We were always anxiously thinking about you everyday of our vacation out of town. My dear friend, my lovely angel, my kiddo, I really miss you, my heart feels broken but at he same time is happy because I know you were happy, and you loved your home and us as a family. I can always tell how happy you were at home, with us, you always let us know that . We had really good communication, I don’t know if is because we learn how to talk doggy or you learned how to talk human🐶. You loved long walks and sunsets at the beach, you loved family gatherings because you knew that was the meaning of people petting you and the opportunity of extra treats, you enjoyed playing with other dogs too, you were always happy !!. My dear kiddo, our Max, I really hope I can see you again, because is even harder to deal with your departure and the feeling of a half empty house . You will be always on our hearthCamila NajiherLake Worth, FloridaSeptember 10, 2019
Kramer
11/4/2003 - 9/4/2019Kramer was a very large presence in our home and he is sadly missed by me, my husband and his brother from another mother, Jameson. He entered our lives over 15 years ago and has been a loyal friend ever since. For the past two years every moment of every day was dedicated to his comfort and quality of life. We will miss him terribly and will never forget him.Gabbie KalraRobbinsville, New JerseySeptember 10, 2019
Oreo
10/24/2007 - 8/28/2019Oreo,

You were the best little "deer" anyone could ever hope to have and I'll miss playing Keep Away with you in the backyard. I smile knowing that I was able to give you the best years of your life and will miss you terribly. Until we see each other again, you'll live on in my heart and your spirit will forever be by my side.

Love and kisses to you, my sweet girl!
Melanie MarshOrlando, FloridaSeptember 9, 2019
Emma
11/5/2010 - 9/6/2019If ever there existed a more loving, gentle, blue pit...it was sweetemma, our 85 lb lap girl. She was a beautiful companion and a never ending wagging tail from happiness with her family even when we knew she was in pain. She was a motherly protector to our beautiful grandchildren...she never left their side, always watching over them. Even now as their angel.Jorge & Tracy JimenezGarwood, New JerseySeptember 9, 2019
Brunio
7/4/2006We rescued our greyhound Brunio at age 8. We had the honor of giving him his furever home for his remaining 5+ years. He brought us much warmth and happiness. He loved both people and all dogs. He was our neighborhood pet and loved by many. He was the kind and gentle with everyone he met.
He will always be in our hearts and missed deeply...
Cheryl KellySpring Hill, FloridaSeptember 9, 2019
Togo
7/10/2003 - 9/6/2019Togo the Tenderheart is back in the star dust, bringing kindness to those that need it, chasing deer through streams in between. We will miss her, but our gratitude to have had her for 16 years will always be there.Noelle NorthcuttAurora, ColoradoSeptember 9, 2019