Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sir (bob) Marley Snapperpoodle
11/10/2006Sir (Bob) "Marley" Snapperpoodle came into my world very differently than (Jimmy) Buffett. Marley was a gift for Buffett. I had recently broke up with a guy that had a dog. Buffett was so sad, and missed Flex so much, I found Marley. Marley was bred to be a stud. He came from a champion lineage but unfortunately for them (...fortunately for me) he was too little to meet their standards and they didn't want him.

He spent the first year of his life alone. Shortly after he was born his breeder was diagnosed with breast cancer and everyone focused their attention away from the dogs and onto her. Fast forward a year later and I learned about him. I paid to fly him down from Ohio and he became part of our family. When he came to live with me and Buffett he was very shy and scared. He would not come to me or interact with any people at all. He only trusted Buffett - dogs were familiar, people were not. If I wanted him, I would call for Buffett and he would follow.

There was a tremendous learning curve with Marley. He had massive separation anxiety. He customized 3 couches, 2 kitchen chairs, a jewelry box, a window seal, a coffee table.... (I'm sure there was more) but eventually he became my velcro dog. No matter where I was, Marley was there beside me. I never needed a leash with Marley because he refused to leave me.

Then, I got cancer. It's almost like he remembered the smell. He slept on my right shoulder (my cancer was in my right breast). Nobody was allowed around me - including Buffett. He was very protective of his mamma. Both of my boys were there for me for well over a decade but me and my Marley had a special bond. He was MY BOY.

Marley was very empathic. He was a sensitive soul. So sensitive that he couldn't be in the house when I watched sports! I am passionate and tend to get into a game. That was too much for Marley so he would go out the dog door until either (1) the game would end or (2) I would stop watching and go coax him in from outside.

Despite his love and loyalty to me, there was something he loved more than me..... His ball. He came genetically programed to retrieve a ball and man would he ever retrieve! He would run until his paws would bleed. He swam with the same passion (so long as he was swimming for a ball). My boy has had the same ball his entire life - at least 13 years. His ball was cremated with him, as I know he would want it that way. Marley was the goof-ball in the family. He would dance in circles, he would snap the air, he LOVED fabric (yia yia's dresses were his favorite). He always wanted to be dressed up and it's like he knew how to ham it up for the camera.

Marley was harder to love than Buffett. He was aloof and skittish with many. He didn't trust everyone. But he had certain people with calm energy that he simply adored. Marley, again, was empathic and was very sensitive to the energy in the room.

I was so blessed to enjoy Marley and his quirky silliness for nearly 13 years. My sweet boy struggled deeply when Buffett died. It took 3 months for him to grieve and, even then, he was never the same. However, he grew to love his feline sister Luna. I made the hardest deicison a pet-parent can make to help him cross the rainbow Bridge on Thursday, October 22 - just before his 14th birthday. My sweet boy is now reunited with his best friend Buffett.

RIP my sweet Marls
November 10, 2006 to October 22, 2020.
Leona HamrickDUNEDIN, FloridaOctober 23, 2020
Napoleon
9/22/2002 - 10/21/2020Napoleon loved going boating on our sailboat and riding in the dingy.Vivian SmithJacksonville, FloridaOctober 23, 2020
Kendall
5/5/2006 - 10/2/2020Kendall will always have a place in our hearts!Henry AllisonMatthews, North CarolinaOctober 23, 2020
Zoe
5/14/2014 - 10/14/2020Zoe,
You are in our hearts and on our minds everyday. It was difficult to let you go,
but we know it was for the best. We couldn’t continue to see you suffer. Thank you for your unconditional love.
We will remember all the wonderful adventures we had the last 16+years. Rest in peace sweet girl.
Love,
Mom, Dad, Siblings and Friends
Gloria SeijidoHaymarket, VirginiaOctober 23, 2020
Balthazar (balthie)
3/10/2003 - 10/20/2020Balthie - you were the most remarkable, and loving friend anyone could ever hope to have. Every day for 17 years you were by our side, sharing your wondrous & enjoyable personality, your affection, and your never ending curiosity. It was a very sad time to know you were approaching the end, but we will be forever grateful to have been your parents & friends. You will be sorely and deeply missed, my little love. Thank you for being the warm, dear, kitty that you were. With forever love, Scott & RomScott MearsRiverview, FloridaOctober 23, 2020
King
1/1/2001 - 10/14/2020We will no longer be able anticipate his greetings upon arrival home. He will be missed every day. He left left an eternally majestic mark on our family. He was King.🧡Shamar & Domingo ColonWauwatosa, WisconsinOctober 23, 2020
Papi
4/19/2014 - 8/22/2020Today marks 2 months of you getting your angel wings and going to the rainbow bridge. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you. I miss you terribly, I miss your kisses on demand the most. Pappa and Penny miss you too. You were my best friend and my cuddle buddy. My beautiful and perfect boy. You lived a short life, but it was filled with love, adventure, kisses and good times. I will always love you. Until we meet again!

Love you Paps.
Mamma
Yolanda GonzalezTampa, FloridaOctober 22, 2020
Hazel
8/27/2005 - 10/21/2020Oh my sweet baby girl Hazel! How you will be greatly missed! The joy and love you brought into my life was unmatched with anything I’ve ever known. Your spirit was so sweet and gentle. The adorable way you would greet me will be sorely missed. You lit up my world and I’m so broken hearted you’re gone. I’m so grateful God He blessed me with you. I look forward to seeing you again someday my sweet Hazel pumpkin.Mandy ThomasChicago, IllinoisOctober 22, 2020
Mickey
12/14/2007 - 10/19/2020He will be forever remembered as the goodest of boys.Scott FosterHillsboro, OregonOctober 22, 2020
B.B.
10/2/2004 - 10/16/2020One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was let my sweet B.B. go on Friday October 16, 2020 at 12:51 pm. It was also a blessing to know that she is no longer sick and in pain, but in heaven running and playing. B.B. (Black Betty) was the most compassionate and loving dog. She was and still is my best friend. B.B. loved everybody, and she had a contagious personality, you could not help but love her back. B.B. came into my life my freshman year of college, we have had many adventures, and experienced many milestones together. I am so thankful to have been B.B.'s human, my life has been enhanced because I had the honor of knowing and sharing life with B.B. I will always be convinced that we were made for each other. She was such a special part of our family, she had many human like characteristics, and we treated her just like a person. That's what she was to us, not just a dog, but a member of our family. We have a huge void in our home and in our hearts right now, but I am finding that those voids are being filled with all of the wonderful memories we made with B.B. in her 16 years on this earth.Kristen HillGloverville, South CarolinaOctober 22, 2020