Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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
Missey
2/29/2016Missey was the light of my life for her 16 years. The dog that the rescue and vet thought would not be wanted; just needed love. Independent but loyal to those she loved, Missey won over everybody with her one ear up/one ear down and underbite.

She loved the water. A command to get in the tub had her racing up the stairs and jumping in the tub patiently waiting for you to get there. Swimming in the creek at a local park was a joy and her vacation to the beach was fascinating to her. Water in the version of snow made her eyes light up. Missey couldn't wait to go out and run in the fresh fallen snow. She would rub in it and make her own paths through the piles larger than her.

Missey had her favorite toys that were initiated in to the family by having the squeakers removed by her. She would have dance parties with me in the kitchen where she would hop while I danced. Luckily we have 2 parks very close to the house that she would love to go and explore. An obvious smile on her face as she walked down the paths.

This dog was also the epitome of unconditional love. When I went through an illness that could have kept me in bed, she was my reason for getting up. She laid by my side when I was to fatigued or would pull me along on walks to keep me going when I was too tired. She loved me through a broken heart when relationships ended. Always being the constant in my life.

Though I miss her terribly, I know that Missey is running in the fields, swimming in the creeks, laying in the sun, and running through the fresh fallen snow over the rainbow bridge. Until I see you again my light and love...
Risa KotrickEphrata, PennsylvaniaMarch 5, 2016
Tybalt, Prince Of Cats
5/6/2000 - 2/28/2016Tybalt (TIH-buhlt) was my first baby, the first pet I adopted as a young adult. We had a great life together, and he was with me through multiple life changes: moving to another state, marriage, and having kids. He was so gentle and understanding with the kids, and my 6yo daughter had become close buddies with him. Most of his interactions with my 4yo son involved me telling him to "let go of his tail!" or "Put. The cat. DOWN." But even so, Tybalt never harmed him.

I knew Tybalt was changing and slowing down as he aged. He hadn't jumped to the cabinet tops in years, and was even growing hesitant about walking up the stairs. He had been coughing, wheezing, and panting more, too, but I just couldn't bring myself to make the decision yet. Our family was out of town a lot the first couple weeks of February, then while I was away on a business trip, my husband told me Tybalt really wasn't himself, and hadn't been very interested in eating. Phoebe, our other cat, had been caterwauling at night; my husband thought she was trying to tell him something about Tybalt. I knew I couldn't put it off any longer, and made the appointment the day after I returned home.

We took time over the last couple days of his life to pay lots of extra attention to him, and fed him some deli meat when he wasn't interested in eating on his last morning. His absence is heavy on our hearts, but it's a relief to know Tybalt isn't suffering anymore. He fell asleep in my arms, purring, and surrounded by his family. Each of us got to hold him and love on him. And we will always remember him.
Joan CosasManchester, MissouriMarch 5, 2016
Sarge
4/1/2003 - 3/1/2016Our beautiful beautiful boy after 13 years has left us today to cross the rainbow bridge. Sarge was a stoic, patient boy and he is absolutely hands down the sweetest and strongest dog I have ever met. He was a fighter and had strong will these past 3 years. He battled cancer and many other health issues because of the cancer but he never gave up..his heart and mind was fighting but his body was tired and could not keep up any longer. We will miss you with all our heart Ol man Sarge and your beautiful smile and sweet loving eyes will live on forever with us. We love you old boy. XoKristy GardinerMurrieta, CaliforniaMarch 5, 2016
Katie
3/2/2016In loving memory of Katie, a beautiful Lab Mix from Agoura Hills, CA. Katie and her family were lucky to have found each when Katie was already a middle aged to senior dog. Together they made sure that Katie's last years were her best, filled with fun, love, and even friendship (when she and her canine sibling got used to each other, and he learned to tolerate her stealing food from him!). Katie was happy and enjoying her life when she passed peacefully this morning, on her own terms, in the comfort of her home and bed, with her beloved Mom and Dad by her side. Rest well, sweet Katie; you will be missed.Paul BouganimAgoura Hills, CaliforniaMarch 4, 2016
Shelby
2/28/2016My little buddy, Shelby, of 22 years, had a stroke and became debilitated refusing any food. After a week or so hoping for some recovery, he got worse. He lay in favorite spot in the knee wall just inside the smalldoor that was always kept open for access to his 'lair'. When it became obvious Shelby wouldn't pass without staving to death or worse, we sought a Vets help for a home-call. All local Vets refused to make a home-call and I didn't want to subject Shelby to a stressful trip to a Vets Office. That's when we found Dr. Brad from Lap-of-Love. He drove 30+ miles within hours after our call to him and on a Sunday . He was a blessing for both Shelby and my wife and I. Dr. Brad worked crouched in the knee-wall where Shelby lay and as gentle as possible with us present, he helped him pass peacefully.
Thank You, Dr Brad Bates. I miss my little buddy of 22 years.
Rick ShelpsQuakertown, PennsylvaniaMarch 3, 2016
Charlotte
7/4/2001 - 2/21/2016My beautiful sweet precious girl, I miss you so much and pray you know how much I will always cherish and love you forever and ever. You will always be the true love of my life, sweetheart. I was so blessed to have you for 14 1/2 years and I thank you for being such a beautiful and loving little angel.I pray you are in heaven running, playing and basking in the sun like you loved to do.
Be at peace, my darling. You will always be momma's precious baby girl. I love you so much.
Nina RobinsChicago, IllinoisMarch 3, 2016
Mika
12/11/2015I still have the recording of how you purred so loudly, even when your purrer shouldn't have worked. It helps me sleep when I have a restless night. Thank you for all that you taught me about accepting the things you can't control, making the most of life regardless of your situation, and slowing down to smell the flowers. Trump misses you, even though he would never admit it =) Daddy admitted that he missed you a lot so I had a magnet made for the fridge with your best poses so he could look at you every day. Farewell until we meet again, dear Mika, you are forever in our hearts!Deland, FloridaMarch 3, 2016
Bailey
1/19/2002 - 2/24/2016It's hard to describe the emptiness that we feel as Bailey was such a big part of our lives. He was the son we never had and truly my best friend. He was a protector and a lover. He was extremely smart and a bit stubborn especially in the later years. He enriched our lives and is irreplaceable. We love and miss you buddy.Joe StrongWALNUT, CaliforniaMarch 2, 2016