Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
2/17/2016Dolly came into our lives one afternoon when we stopped by our local shelter. She won our hearts and we took her home right away. We anticipated keeping her sequestered from the other kitties and our sons' rock band practicing in the garage. It took only ten minutes before Dolly took over the house! From that point on she was a princess and could do no wrong. She luxuriated on all the furniture that had been off limits and would burrow through the throw pillows on the good sofa knocking everything in her way to the floor. She loved to have someone sit with her while she ate, so much so that we placed a beanie baby bunny next to her bowl. She had the softest fur and a fluffy tail that she popped like a squirrel. She loved to sit on the edge of the pool scooping water with her paw, and would tiptoe across the fountain like a little daredevil. Dolly was a small furry force to reckoned with, persistent, demanding and so darn cute and lovable that you couldn't help but give in.
Her last few months had taken a very sad turn, and she lost her ability to use her back legs.
We adjusted our household once again for our little princess. Dad went to work custom building a wheel cart to help her get around. She would use it a little but she preferred to be carried(which we did) .
We furnished the master bath to make sure she was comfy, and set up a DVD player so she wouldn't be bored staring at the same old walls. We wondered what she did during the day, so the "DollyCam" was installed. We could see her and talk to her while we were away at work.
She was pampered and spoiled and loved so much. We tried so hard to help her recover, but it was not to be. We had to say goodbye to our baby girl, and it left a huge gap in our lives and hearts. We can only hope that she understood how much she was loved and that one day we will be reunited.
Audrey KelleyJacksonville, FloridaMarch 23, 2016
11/8/2005 - 3/15/2016Our sweet, sassy Peanut. You were the Queen of our house... a confidante, sister, playmate, office mate, and BFF. We miss your playful spirit and wonderful companionship. You could sense when we were upset and would come lay next to us. You were an excellent watchdog and protector - all 18 pounds of you! You were so smart, learning many commands and even mastering the hurdles on the agility course. You barked at us as we left the house in the morning, and greeted us with a wagging tail when we returned. You were always by our side, even if that meant getting up at 5am to join us while we drank coffee before work, or staying up for late night TV. You were the perfect nurse when we were sick, never leaving our side in bed or on the couch. We miss you so much and our house is so empty without you. You were such a little dog with a big presence. Our Nut Nut... we love you.Karen McLaughlinLongwood, FloridaMarch 23, 2016
5/1/2000 - 3/21/2016Miss you Sweet Lucy! You were the best dog and we are thankful you were in our lives for over 15 years. We rescued each other. There will never be another dog like you.Chris and Marcy CarlsonIndianapolis, IndianaMarch 23, 2016
1/4/2004 - 2/15/2016My sweet lil Pepper, when you came into my life, it was filled with trepidation at two things, that you'd be taken from me because of a custody war or that you would leave my side in the physical world. The latter is coming true. I kept you during the worst time of my life, it was you, who kept me going, if I cried, if I sighed, if I showed any signs of pain, you were there by my side trying to console me, and at times trying to crawl into my skin to make it all better. No care in the world about yourself, but about making ME feel better, I took to hiding my pain in the shower, but no, my boy, somehow you knew and I would find you at my feet getting soaked just making sure his mamma was OK. How did you know?
After I saw the pain you were going through because of me, I vowed never to put you through that again. It was all for naught though because even when I tisked and or cried at a sappy movie or put up with losing teams, you sensed my discomfort. Always by my side, always loving on his mamma. It's been so hard these last few weeks trying to hide my sadness because I am afraid you won't want to leave me when you should because you want to help me.
Over the years I even had several opportunities to leave you for a job or a better opportunity, I just could not do it. The thought of leaving you broke my heart. Always by my side, always loving on his mamma, the best dang cuddler ever too!
I am sorry some of my nights ran long and you had to wait longer to go do your business but you waited and made me know you were mad, I loved that, I loved how you would pounce on me to let me know you were not happy! But as usual you didn’t stay mad for long.
I loved how you hated to be embarrassed, whether it was from something goofy you did or if I laughed at you during play and you took a tumble, you let me know, "it was not funny mom!" I loved how you allowed yourself to be a momma's boy, but when around a group of guys you wanted nothing to be a lil man, part of the pack and oh so proud, no babying me mom, not in front of the boys! But as soon as they leave, I love how you cuddle up on me and let me love on you. Such a Character!
You wanted to be carried on my hip, sadly because of that stupid cancer, you can't be carried like that anymore, but that is how you loved to sit while I carried you, your little arm on my shoulder, looking at people with those beautiful sweet brown/blue eyes that everyone loved, with the look like, that's right, I'm with mom.
I love all that you were in this world to me and others, such a sweet gentle boy from the very beginning. I was expecting all the things they said about Schnauzers, and you were none of them, just your own little personality of SUNSHINE, you absolutely LOVED people, patient and kind to other animals invading your home, or if we took care of other animals in their home. You chased birds and squirrels in the yard, but really was just a gentle one when and if you actually caught them. You loved little kids, especially those kids who just wanted to come up and hug you because you were about their size. So patient and loving, you loved the elderly and allowed yourself to be their one last pet. You weren't too fond of teenage boys but in the end if they took you into their pack you were just fine. You never once snapped at or bit or growled at any person or animal even when they did you harm. Always a respectful lil guy.
Boy were you smart, I knew I could leave you with ANYONE and they would have no issues with you because you knew everything, respectful and loving and oh my goodness did you love to hear laughter, I never saw such a thing, you absolutely loved it and got giddy when people laughed.
I loved our days of working in the yard, it didn’t matter how long I was out there doing lawn work, there you were getting dirty along side with me, chasing me to and fro. I will miss those days, and working in the back yard will never be the same without you.
I will miss how you if you were sleeping on the couch if I decided to go check mail, boom, you were up and attum to check mail with me and sniff around on YOUR pole! I never had to worry about you running away either, so, so smart, but I loved how trusting you were if friends would say, "come on let's go", your heart was so trusting that momma won't let him go with bad people, you would just jump in that car but look at me like, uhm mom, you coming?
I'll miss your black nose at the door, I will miss your nubby tail wagging and your sweet happy corn chip smelling toes! I'll miss you dreaming of chasing Lucy and barking in your sleep, I will miss our rides in the car, napping in the afternoon on weekends. I will miss you running round with me in the back yard. I will miss saying, “ok Buddy time to meme”, (meaning sleep time) and you going straight to the room so I can pick you up and put you to bed. I will especially miss your little growls at sounds you hear and you "talking" to me.
I will miss seeing you sit out by the patio door, to let me know that you just wanted to go out in the yard and lay in the sun, strategically placed, so you can monitor me inside.
I will miss the fact that you didn’t care about anything but just me, fat, skinny, stinky, didn't matter, just loved on his momma, wanted to be near his momma, when I have been sick, hung over, there he was, either egging me on to get out of the funk or just being his cuddle bug self. Attached to me like glue.
I will miss our dances, if I started dancing, all hell broke loose and there you were getting your groove on too!
I loved that I tried yoga at home, it was a fail because of, because any kind of hand, floor, body action, was an immediate attempt to get moms hands, YAY PLAY TIME! Sit ups? Forget about that, planking Pfff? Well, talk about sniffs to the face and attacks to play, yeah all a disaster. My workouts on the treadmill were with you watching me from the patio and that was ok!
Our walks along the West Orange Trail were legendary, everyone immediately smiled when they saw you, they could be in that work out zone and see you and immediately smile. You had that star quality my baby boy and you loved to party like no other, getting licks of beer, you silly boy, all the while gaining popularity with just your presence.
When we got the pool, wow, how you trusted me so much, and we'd lay in the sun together on the raft just sleeping, yours a deep sleep of comfort where I could tell you felt safe and your little sighs of comfort while we listened to the radio and the birds chirping. I loved how you'd also freak out because you thought people were drowning because you yourself weren't a great swimmer. Always worried about others, that’s you.
You filled my life, saved me from my worst days, made me a better person. You filled my heart and kept me from loneliness, all without wanting anything from me. A little angel to watch over me. I guess my gift has ended.
Our bond was amazing, I just knew what you needed, by just a look from you. I just hope I did enough for you, my selfishness wants to keep you here, but its not fair to you my sweetness to keep you around just for me. I didn't think your passing would come so soon. I am sorry for any and all things I put you through and I am sorry I cannot save you now.
You will be greeted by all who I have loved, who are and have been looking out for me and they will love and care for you too, that is why I know you will be OK, no more pain, no more worry, my sweet boy, you will be happy with your grandma and lil brothers and sisters who also left this world too soon.
Thank you Pepper Pabon, for all your unconditional love, for the years of companionship, the patience, and pure joy you brought to my life. You have meant more to me than most people will ever know. I will miss you here but will always have you in my heart, always, and I can't wait til the day we can play, cuddle and I can sit you on my hip again.
Irene PabonOcoee, FloridaMarch 22, 2016
Trinity The Pirate Cat
2/24/2016The light and love of my life went to heaven only 6 years after being adopted at age 4. Although it was not enough time for me, I treasured every minute with the biggest cat everyone had every seen, "Trintrin". He was 21 pounds of love, adopted with only one eye, but still so beautiful! He slept in my arms every night and was the most loving affectionate cat I have ever known. He would run to the door when the bell rang to see who's lap he would be in next! He spent most of his time flat on his back, wanting belly rubs from everyone. I couldn't have loved him more, everyone loved him, and my life will never be the same without him. Play in Peace my fat kitten, I miss you every single day and look forward to our reunion one day.Diane ProciniLauderdale by the Sea, FloridaMarch 22, 2016
5/1/2003 - 3/20/2016Time must march on, and our broken hearts may eventually mend, but since you've been gone, we are missing our best friend. Our house will never be the same, as you no longer need our help, you're no longer in pain, and we are now feeling the hurt you felt. There's an emptiness in our family, our home, and especially in our hearts. We will ALWAYS love and miss you, our sweet girl.The Byrd FamilyRaleigh, North CarolinaMarch 22, 2016
8/8/2005 - 3/15/2016Our Baby Coco brought so much joy to our lives. She was our first rescue. We will miss her so much and we look forward to the day when we will meet again at Rainbow Bridge and will be re-united. Rest in Peace our baby, you will forever will be in our hearts and never forgotten.Eddie & Naomi CaputoWindermere, FloridaMarch 22, 2016
2/1/2001 - 3/13/2016Brave, noble, and devoted family companion.James SchiavoneWest Palm Beach, FloridaMarch 22, 2016
7/28/2002 - 3/20/2016Today one of our 14 year old labs, Cheyenne, let us know that today was the day. She was a sweet ol gal that always wanted one more pat on the head, or a scratch of her ears. After Dr. Katie from Lap of Love came, and left, Luther dug a spot for Cheyenne close to her mama Maggie, and her friend Perdita, a spot where she could look out over the hundred acre field and always be close to us. I came back in the house and pulled out this poem that I'd found years ago, no author referenced, and thought it was fitting to post.
May I Go Now?
May I go now? Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days and endless painful nights?
I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.
I want to go. I really do. It's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live for one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and you're afraid because I see your tears.
I'll not be far I promise that, and hope you'll always know that my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me. You know I love you, too. That's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say, because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.

We sat on a blanket, enjoyed the sunshine and breeze, and said goodby..........she picked a beautiful day to cross that bridge.............
Carla KneeceGilbert, South CarolinaMarch 22, 2016
8/27/2000 - 9/18/2016Eddie was a beloved girl for over 15 years She was such a part of our live she grew up with my boys Josh was Joey was 8 She will always be our forever puppy and she will always be apart of my heartconnie BrueningMason, OhioMarch 21, 2016