Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Bambi
12/15/1998 - 6/17/2015Your mamas miss you so much.

Over a decade and a half ago we were ready for a puppy when we heard about how you had been rescued wandering collarless by the busy intersection of Thorndale and Broadway. We met you. Already full grown but scrawny-skinny and a wild girl, you eagerly pulled like a tugboat on the leash. You played too roughly as you grabbed and pinched hard our hands and arms with happy abandon. But we could tell you had a generous heart so we wanted you.

And what a Good Girl you became. We taught you to be gentle, to give nice kisses, to not gnaw on the wooden floor or the leather couch. You taught us to carry treats.

What a charmer you were! To your mamas, of course, but also to strangers on the street. Ever expectant of attention, you would stare at certain people passing, give them a tail invite, then should their faces come close enough, you were quick with the kisses. Until maybe age 12 this seemed to be your favorite hobby.

We adored you, marveled at your strength, energy, beauty, stubbornness, and love of laughter. You even invented new games for us to play! Bambi, you were such a fun girl to have around. Yet you knew when we needed you to come close and be a quiet comforter - and you were there.

Thank you for insisting we never stay angry at you for long. We were only angry because we were afraid for you whenever you sneakily snatched and swallowed garbage or chicken bones during our park walks. When we marched you home, however, and tried to ignore you, you knew what had to be done: you'd jump up to give us a poke from behind. And a shyly mischievous look. Then wait for our arms to open for you. Worked every time. Thank you, Bambi, for wanting us to be as happy as you.

Bambi, you weren't always the most obedient doggie, but that's OK, because you certainly were the Sweetest. WOW, what an abundance of love, laughter, and adventure you brought to us! Never ever were you mean to your mamas - even as we tried to pry open your mighty mouth to remove golf balls, steak bones, chocolate cookies, and assorted, often unsavory, mystery items.

Thank you, Bambi, for being such a joy to take care of. Despite those times when we had to chase you down - be it to clean your ears, file your nails, give you an icky pill or emergency bath when you rolled in goose poop - you never growled a complaint. How patiently you waited for your walks as we clumsily fumbled with buckles and snaps and velcro straps to secure your coats and harnesses. Even as your arthritis worsened, you never became cranky with your mamas. Instead you continued to reward us with those delicate Bambi kisses. Your mamas miss you so much.
Sue and Janet Mattes-StevensonChicago, IllinoisJuly 23, 2015
Stormy
9/1/2015 - 7/8/2015The best dog ever!!!! I miss how you would come get me and lead me to the treat cabinet. You were gentle, sweet, loving... a member of our family that we miss so much. You will always be here in my memories, in my heart....Leah ShroyerSaint Johns, FloridaJuly 23, 2015
Moonlight
7/20/2015MoonLight, my favorite memory of you is how you would greet me at the door. You would sit on your step and wait for a kiss on the head and a pat as you welcomed me home. Your sweet gentle nature is a memory to me which shall always be a reminder to treasure all the wonders which enter our lives. I miss you greatly!Crystal HodgkinsBoston, MassachusettsJuly 22, 2015
Jasper
7/1/2000 - 7/19/2015Jasper was a rescue dog, barely getting by when he came into our lives. All he really needed was people to love him and he blossomed into the best dog a girl could have. He loved the woods, being outdoors, chasing water from a hose, playing, and being with his mom. Wherever you were, he would be right there, ready to protect you and receive your love. Jasper will be missed beyond words.Emily Davisnashville, TennesseeJuly 22, 2015
Dovey
6/5/2015 - 7/20/2015Dovey's presence is gone, but her essence lives on. Her spirit, and ours together, will mingle forever.Lisa WhiteCary, North CarolinaJuly 21, 2015
Jimi
7/15/2015You came into our lives unexpectedly in our first year of marriage and subsequently changed it immensely and definitively. You were our first "baby" together. And when we went on to become pregnant and thus have two children after that, you became their "baby" as well. We all loved you so much and will never, ever forget you. We hope you are now running free without pain with your brothers, Elvis and Marley, and peeing on whatever you can find along your way!!! Marking your territory up in the heavens and going on many adventures! We love you our precious baby!Nancy Covello-FifeLos Angeles, CaliforniaJuly 21, 2015
Willow Bark Tea
6/5/2015 - 7/18/2015Willow was an amazing companion who loved nothing more than to give kisses to those she loved. She would even "kiss" (lick) the air if she couldn't get close enough to land a wet one on you somewhere. We loved her and she loved us completely. Our lives were forever changed by this amazing animal and I am so grateful that I was able to care for her in this lifetime and look forward to seeing her again in the next.Stephanie HargraveGreensboro, North CarolinaJuly 20, 2015
Maximus
11/22/2000 - 7/18/2015We said good bye to our Gladiator. Maximus was a member of our family for 14 years and almost 9 months to the day. He was our only baby for 10 years and welcomed our new babies with open arms. He always sat right in the middle of our games to be in the middle of all the activity and slept in front of the kids doors after they were asleep.

To us, you were Maximus, my boy blue, Lobsta, little man, Maximoosie, and of course Maimus (they forget 'x' in your nice monogrammed LLBean Bed) - - We started in a small two bedroom apartment in WA, moved into 176th PL NE where you had the biggest yard. You worked so hard at keeping ALL squirrels out of yard by running it's perimeter multiple times a day. You had a doggie door and really lived the life. We finally packed up and moved East - - six months of temporary houses (only time you slept in our bed) until we landed where we call home today. You loved hunting in this yard. You loved all the windows in this house. You chased the sun all day long and left a mark on the back of the FL room couch where you had one of the most beautiful views that constantly changed with the NE seasons.

You were full of life and energy. You loved your ball, chuck it, and Frisbee. You were often called "the fastest dog" at Marymoor in WA, and still at the Reservoir here in MA. You loved camping, ferry rides, kayaking, and swam faster than most labs and retrievers. You were always the little guy barking at the big dogs "leave my ball alone!". Your excitement was contagious - - extended family and friends from age 90+ to our babies at 12 months loved throwing your ball and Frisbee. We loved playing with you! NE winters were long. We played find it to pass the time indoors; I'm not sure who liked playing more… you or the kids. - - You survived the historic 2014/2015 winter. You traveled to ME and listened to us sing songs during our 4 hour drives to go skiing.

Our home doesn't feel the same without you. We will look at all your sunny spots and know your smiling down on us. You're not here but we feel your spirit and know you're playing ball without any pain. We will forever miss you and feel the foot prints you left in our hearts.

We love you and will always miss you!
Lisa & Adam GarlandDanvers, MassachusettsJuly 20, 2015
Lukka Joe
5/20/1998 - 7/15/2015Our lives were changed by your presence and unconditional love. You were the most humble and joyful dog I have ever known. You were always happy and undoubtedly our best family member! You shared your love with us through so much of life's ups and downs. We will always love you and you live on in our hearts. We miss you so but we will meet you again dear friend.

I will always believe you were a gift from God as an example of how we should love one another in this world.
Lukka's MomCharlotte, North CarolinaJuly 19, 2015
Jade
9/1/1998 - 6/23/2015JADE’S ACCOLADE

Today I walk the path unable to run.
But, in this state I am able to
Memorize and rehearse this poem.
The runners, walkers and bikers
All greet me with a good morning,
But the only truth today Is that I am in mourning.

24 hours ago you were lying there,
I was kissing your face,
I felt your breath upon my lips,
I was loving you Jadie, like I always did.

An ordinary day for us? No. It was very different.
For in that tender moment what surfaced upon my lips,
Was 17 years of the purest love there is.
And in those beautiful kisses, Jade,
That were placed upon your fur,
YOU will find the love of..
…YOUR MOTHER
Kate TaylorWake Forest, North CarolinaJuly 19, 2015