Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Oscar
11/28/2008 - 1/5/2021OSCAR
AKA: King, Quality Control Manager, Oscar-Leeney (his Italian name), Oscoooooor, Houdini-Leeney (his escape artist name), Oscar-leeeeney beany, Angel Boy, Sweat pea, Oscar-leen, OSCAR LEEEEEEN, Big bluueee eyed boy, leeny do, WE's A-COMIN' LEEEENY (yelled to him at a great distance from a car window on a trip back home), Panchen Lama (you know is missing, well he was trapped in suburbia with us) (sorry Dali lama we couldn’t leave him behind like the foreclosure people did before us)…

“Oscar wasn’t a cat he was an adventure” - William F Wilson II Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021.

If you know anything about me you will know that I think that I think that Animals are the real treasures on earth, maybe the only real goodness or kindness that we are lucky enough to experience. Sure some people aspire to follow this philosophy but among the animal kingdom - animals do this naturally, human animals not so much.

I am trying to write a little eulogy for Oscar but I am finding that it might need to be a book. Oscar was such a magical and wonderful part of our life and influenced so many things that I can't seem to be poignant enough to encapsulate his fantastical-ness in a shortened eulogy. So for one moment I will be one-one-hundredth of a whiskers width as grateful as you were great Oscar, and say thank you 13 years of presence in molding our lives. And thank you to Dr Michelle Latham for helping us let Oscar pass peacefully at home. We will always love you and we miss you tremendously Oscar. Rest in power January 5th 2021 Angel Boy…
Ilena FinocchiStockton, CaliforniaJanuary 6, 2021
Sassy Mcneill
1/1/2005 - 1/5/2021I wrote this on January 1, 2021 as we celebrated Sassy's 16th birthday...

Jan. 1, 2021 - Happy birthday SWEET 16!!! I’m not positive how old Sassy is; with best guess, she was born in January 2005. So tonight she gets an ice cream sandwich and cool whip! She has been a lifesaver to me in so many ways! She is declining and I dread the day she is gone. But as Winnie the Pooh once said, “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” (Thanks for that quote Laps of Love!)
I found this sweet pup on Saturday, August 26, 2005. Someone had dumped her on Gregory Lake Road that morning. I was working when a friend, Teresa, called me and said, “There is a little puppy running around on Gregory Lake. You need to come get it.” I adamantly said, “Nope! I do not want another dog!” By 5 pm, I had another dog! Her name is Sassy!
It took me over an hour to catch Sassy in the woods with yellow jackets flying around; the ones I’m dangerously allergic to. She was so tiny and so scared. She weighed 5.5 pounds! After three weeks, Tim, my husband, said, “I don’t think that dog is gaining weight because you are feeding her. I think that dog is pregnant.” I told him, “No way! Look how tiny she is!” So as she gained weight, I took her to the vet and was told she was indeed pregnant. The vet said, “She is so small and probably about nine months old. She may have one or two but they won’t live.” I had him x-ray her because I’d never had a dog have puppies. I wanted to know how many we’d be waiting on! He took me to the back and let me see the x-ray of her puppies in her belly…. All FIVE OF THEM!
On October 24, eight weeks after I found her, and weighing in at 9.5 pounds, Sassy had five big babies! They looked like little hippos or rottweilers! Sassy was a wonderful Mama dog and all five lived. We found selective homes for every one of them. The last one to go, we took to Appling to meet Santa so he could leave it for a little boy Christmas morning. I know one of them, Lola, is 15 and lives in Augusta.
Dogs have to be in heaven! They just have to!
North Augusta, South CarolinaJanuary 6, 2021
Jessie
3/17/2004 - 12/27/2020Jessie from the day we got her until the day she passed was always the sweetest dog ever. She loved to be with her family. Jessie went on all of our vacations with us and road trips. Jessie was always happy. Her tail was always wagging. As her vet said she had "Happy Tail". When It snowed she loved to go out and play in it. We were very lucky to have her for almost 17 years. Not a day goes by that we don't shed a tear. We miss you Jessie and will always love you. Thank you for bringing us so many years of love and joy.Lisa GordonPeabody, MassachusettsJanuary 6, 2021
Apollo King
6/24/2011 - 1/5/2021In Loving Memory of our beloved dog Apollo King.
After joining our family in 2011 Apollo and his sister Abbie quickly became a big part of our family. His large paws caused us to nickname him “Paw-py” which stuck until the end. He was such a gentle giant. At his prime he weighed 140 pounds but was bossed around by his feline siblings. He always enjoyed walks in the park or around the block and always appreciated a good treat for his hard work. He was the best dog to hug and tell your problems to and would be by your side whenever you needed him. This last year was a trying time for our family and after losing his sister Abbie, he became the King by providing unconditional love and comfort to us. He was my best friend and I will love him until the day I die. We are so grateful and honored to have had him in our lives as a member of our family. Rest In Peace beautiful friend! We will love you always !
Stephanie ScottColumbus, OhioJanuary 6, 2021
Cooper Lewis
6/20/2008 - 1/5/2021Cooper you were my fav. You are forever loved.Cassandra BladesLUTZ, FloridaJanuary 6, 2021
Ono Audubon Mayers
6/20/2005 - 1/4/2021Dear Ono,
Kitty boy, fur baby, Mr. Ono, Ono baby, fuzzy boy, you will be missed forever. You captured the hearts of everyone that you met. I thank Dr. Torrie for helping you pass so peacefully when you just couldn't hold on for me any longer. I will always treasure the memories of you and remember your sweet voice and purrs. I will see you on the other side.
Love,
Mom
Ann MayersHayward, CaliforniaJanuary 6, 2021
Django
1/25/1947 - 1/4/2021Django, we miss you every minute. We miss your curiosity, your supervision (we needed a lot!), your wonderful companionship, and especially your singing the Songs of Your People at odd hours. You were a delight. The source of understanding and comfort. And your outdoor kitty and doggie pals still look for you. But life had gotten to be less fun for you, and the pain of your cancer had to be increasing. But Dr. Kiley came and helped you out o f that cycle of pain and weakness. And now, it is our fervent prayer that you are playing and happy and at peace. WE thank you for all you've given us over the 17 years of your life. You were a true friend, confidant and gentleman. And we miss you like sunshine.Katherine SmithGlen Allen, VirginiaJanuary 6, 2021
Peggy
12/10/2020 - 12/24/2020Peggy was the cat version of me. Craved attention but only on her terms and like a fair amount of quality alone time. Slightly bitchy when she didn't get her way and a fan of junk food and cappuccino- ok, she only got a dollop of foam, not the coffee ;)

She was feisty and demanding and because of that, there is a deafening silence now that she's gone. I miss her loud meows when she wanted to be pet (always during WebEx meetings), or be let out into her outdoor cat enclosure (only to meow after being out for a minute or so because she wanted to come back in). I had never met a cat with a louder purr and I think that is what I miss the most.

She was so loved and is so missed. Rest easy my sweet girl.

Her Facebook Memorial Post:

1 year and 17 days was not long enough. We knew this was coming, but you still can't prepare for the heartbreak.
Today, Peggy left this world on her terms, at home, surrounded by warmth (provided by our love and the space heaters that she claimed as her own).
A world-class lounger, she loved her blue suede chair, her outdoor enclosure, and any sunny spot she could find. Her talents included chasing tennis balls, mastering the art of aloofness, and waking up her owners with her demanding meows. While we still don’t know what she was trying to communicate between the hours of 1:30 to 5:00 AM, we were impressed by her tenacity…and volume. She also enjoyed attacking Tillie- always unprovoked- but always hysterical. She had the loudest, most satisfying purr, and we will miss the “step, step, thump” rhythm caused by her 3-pawed strut. Thank you to Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, Merrimack Valley Animal Hospital, and Dr. Carolyn Leahy from Lap of Love Animal Hospice.
Peggy, it was an honor to be your person. We love you. Our Christmas is a little less merry, but what a blast our short time together was.
Lisa CiciaAmesbury, MassachusettsJanuary 6, 2021
Oreo Green
1/15/2004 - 1/2/2021Oreo Green was a dapper fellow. He was a sweet boy, with a heart of gold. He took care of his sister Angel until she died on March 17, 2017. They were both born in the same litter, in front of my eyes. I fell in love with them instantly. The two of them travelled the country with me, and I pray they have found each other again. I miss them both so much, but if they are together again I know I can find peace. Remarkably enough, I was there the moment they came in the world and I was honored enough to be able to hold them as they passed. Oreo survived Angel by four years, and was my everything. I took care of him for 17 years, and I don’t regret a moment of it. Please light a candle for all the best furry friends that we loved. I know I will never be the same now that I’ve loved something this much, and had to let it go. God bless them for the memories, and unfaltering companionship. I’m glad they went in peace, and I hope I get to see them again one day.Jamie GreenJacksonville, FloridaJanuary 6, 2021
Hercules
4/1/2009 - 1/4/2021You are the coolest Bulldog I've ever known! Thank you for loving our family for the past 11 years and the joy you brought us daily. We will miss your cool skateboard skills and farts! Love you son!Cory BullockLeague City, TexasJanuary 6, 2021