Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Denali
11/14/2015 - 2/17/2021When I saw Denali at Mary S Robert’s Pet Adoption, I was instantly in love. I already had a scared little rescue at home, and they warned me not to get my hopes up, as he might be dog aggressive, but this sweet boy proved everyone wrong. When I came into the room with Little, who was shaking and terrified, he got down on his belly and army crawled over to her, and licked her little nose. He won over Little - who I was sure would never get close to anyone, and immediately became her best friend. He was always ready for a snuggle, always happy and excited with all life’s adventures. And I feel an enormous hole in my life where he used to be. I can't begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Lorry for her compassion, kind words, and helping us through one of the most difficult times in our lives. She is a true blessing to this world, and I will be eternally grateful for her.Jocelyn PronovostRiverside, CaliforniaFebruary 27, 2021
Moxie
12/12/2008 - 2/25/2021Our beloved Moxie girl earned her wings on February 25, 2021. Ever the Diva, she undoubtedly pranced her way right in to heaven, much like she pranced her way around her home and yard.

Moxie joined our family on March 1, 2009. All 1.5 pounds of her utterly terrified our 100-pound lab, Sojo. He didn’t know what to do with that cotton ball’s youthful exuberance. It was funny to watch him pick his feet up really high as if he were trying not to step on her. She was so very tiny that we had to put a kitten collar on her with a bell so we always knew where she was.

Moxie grew into a well-mannered beautiful little peke, ahem, Diva, that commanded attention by all those who saw her. She was a very sweet Diva, though, and all seven pounds of her lived up to her name. She was also very smart and feared nothing. Fireworks? Meh. Big dog? Ooh a friend. Yep, Ms. Moxie never met a stranger—human or animal—she would attempt to befriend them ALL, even the wild bunnies in our yard. When she was a youngster, she would act all tough and growl whenever we would say, “is there a bunny rabbit out there?” But when she actually saw one, she just wanted to play with it.

Unfortunately, the last 1.5 years weren’t very kind to our dear Moxie. Kidney disease and a rare skin condition both took its toll, robbing her of that beautiful long white coat, and, well, her moxie. We knew it was time. And she knew it, too, because the last few days before we kindly let her go, she would deliberately pull us towards our gate during our backyard walks. This was something she NEVER did. It was as if she were signaling that it was time for her to go.

In those last few days, Moxie was cuddled, treated to a long warm bath to ease her skin condition, and fed steak—which she thought tasted MUCH better than her kidney kibble.

The kindest thing we could do for her was to enlist the help of Lap of Love to end her suffering. Moxie passed in the comfort of her own home—the place she had lived her entire life.

Dear Moxie: Our hearts are broken. You weren’t “just a dog,” you were a family member. We love you and you will ALWAYS be missed. Thank you for the past 12 years, and thank you for sending us a sign this morning that you are at peace. For the first time in many months, we actually saw a rabbit in our yard when we walked your sister, Brindy. And the weird thing is, we got six feet from it before it darted off. It didn’t go far, either, it just stayed and watched us. Even weirder, your sister didn’t try to chase it—and you know Brindy. Instead, she just looked at it, then went about her business. We know it was you, Moxie, because your Mom tried playing the bunny rabbit game with you on the morning before you passed, but you just weren’t up to it. Yes, sweet Moxie, there WAS a bunny rabbit out there this morning, and we can almost hear your pint-sized growl. Rest in Peace, Little One.
Kent, WashingtonFebruary 27, 2021
Ruby Tuesday
8/1/2008 - 2/23/2021Ruby was a very loved dog. She was perfect for our family and we included her in every adventure. She had such a big personality and loved spending time with us. We keep expecting to see her in the house and it hurts knowing she is gone. Until we meet again Ruby!Julie BibbColumbus, OhioFebruary 26, 2021
Sally Noel
10/30/2005 - 2/19/2021Sally Noel went to heaven, but will remain in our hearts.
She is missed dearly by all who knew her.
She could never be replaced.
Rest our sweet one...till we meet again.
Doreena TompkinsGreenback, TennesseeFebruary 26, 2021
Teeny Hotrod
10/15/2002 - 2/21/2021Teeny Hotrod was one of the most beautiful, gentle, sensitive, and emotionally intelligent kitties I've ever had. Our connection felt otherworldly. He brought me the most wonderful unconditional love, joy, happiness, and companionship. And in turn I feel honored that I was able to give him the best life possible. My heart is broken and he will be greatly missed.Elena ScalisePittsburgh, PennsylvaniaFebruary 26, 2021
Coco
5/29/2007For almost 14 years, she was my best friend, my confidant, my protector, my snuggle-bug, and my baby. For almost 10 years, she’s occupied Kevin’s heart in just as many ways. It was impossible not to adore her. Not a day has gone by that she hasn’t made us smile or that I haven’t felt blessed to have her in our life. She was well loved by her human sister Ashley and furry cat sister Tiger as well as everyone else (furry and human) who knew her. She passed away today at home in our arms. Thank you to Lap Of Love for helping us through the process, for helping Coco pass peacefully and painlessly and at home where she was comfortable.

I’m having a hard time with words so I hope these photos capture what my sweet dog Coco “Pookie Bear” meant to all of us .

Until we meet again. 🌈
Megan WittJackson, WisconsinFebruary 25, 2021
Macy Kay
9/11/2009 - 2/25/2021Our Macy Kay
It’s impossible to forget the dog that gave us so much to remember. She had the softest ears ever, a love of belly rubs, gave the best hugs and always left some fur behind for us to remember her later too.
It brings us peace to know her spirit is free and she is running over the bridge with her frisbee, but If love alone could have kept her going we for sure would have loved her long enough to live forever.
She will be missed more than words can express. We love our Macy Kay. She will be in our hearts each and every day.
Elizabeth WebbinkForistell, MissouriFebruary 25, 2021
Maggie Bombeck
10/20/2004 - 2/23/2021My dearest Maggie Mae
I know you couldn’t see or hear me but I hope the angels that guide you home can share this letter with you. And that you get to see the most beautiful sunset that we shared when you passed tonight.
You came into this world so sick and those first few months no one thought you would survive. I was so afraid to give you a name and get so attached but from that day forward you put up a good fight.
My most memorable New Years Eve was just a week after getting you and sitting at the stroke of midnight in a steamy bathroom trying to get you able to breath since you had double pneumonia. I could feel with each “Huffa Huffa Huffa Kack” you had such a will to live. Your grandpop named you and you lit up when you heard your name.
You were such a sassy pup and had the courage of a dog 20 times your size. You amazed me with your fierce determination in a fluffy little package. Every day for the past five years you navigated your way without being able to hear me call your name or see me and often got startled by my touch when I tried to rescue you from the maze of furniture legs.
I want you to know little dog that you have such a large piece of my heart. You came into my life and I needed you more that you needed me. You gave such great kisses and little bubbly snorts when you snuggled. You even had a little pink heart on the tip of your nose, that has faded over the years but that pure love certainly remained.
This past year I have been with you 24/7 and I saw your fear and anxiety during your waking moments and how peaceful you were in your doggie dreams. Your tail only wagged in your sleep my Waggie Maggie and then only occasionally. I wanted you to be free of this body that was failing you even though until your last breath I wanted you to stay and held you in my arms until you were free.
We wanted you to be surrounded by love with familiar smells and to be with your family both human and K9 at home and Dr. Brad from Lap of Love came to our home to help you pass in comfort.
I am hoping there is a doggie heaven and that you get to see Kody dog and Zoey girl and get to play, see, hear and smell all the good smells and that you feel the loving touch of your Aunt Mary and PopPop Bill. At the end of a full day of play I hope that there is a comfy bed in the sun where you can curl up and sleep a great sleep. Have wonderful dreams Maggie Mae. Until we meet again
Kimberly BombeckHolmes, PennsylvaniaFebruary 25, 2021
Koco Lopez
6/11/2010 - 2/11/2021We lost our beloved Koco, February 11th, 2021 after eleven wonderful years with him. His passing was very sudden and unexpected, our hearts could have never been prepared for what we had to face in his last days. We came home the Sunday before his passing and noticed he paralyzed from the waist down. No sign of trauma, bite, or anything from that nature. We rushed him to the hospital not knowing our life would be forever changed. He was diagnosed with Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). His case unfortunately was so weird and unexplainable that he would have no symptoms and would be at a Stage 5. After exploring all possible options, we faced the reality he would he paralyzed with a zero percent chance of ever using the bathroom on his own and walking. He started to lose his ability to know when he was going to the bathroom and never walked again. We were willing to take care of him and clean the daily messes, yet It would have been a selfish thing to do to keep him around when he was in so much pain and was already bleeding internally. Koco being a large dog would undergo much stress losing his mobility and we knew he couldn’t continue the fight, although he was so tough through this process and had so much life in him. Knowing his top part of his body wanted to fight and his other half had given up broke our heart in a million pieces!
This family was very blessed to enjoy the last days we had with you, making them as memorable as we could. Feeding your favorite food, having all the family lay with you and bring you your favorite treats. I know you defiantly enjoyed the special cupcake the DeLeon’s got you. You left knowing we loved you very much.
It’s sad to think our family had many more memories to make and he’s not here to see it. Koco got me through the toughest moments in my life and I am forever grateful to have been his mommy.

Yes, I know he was just a dog. A dog who celebrated the good and bad with us for 11 years, someone who would welcome us over and over every time we walked into our home, a dog who protected us, a dog who ate dinner with every day of his life.
I will never forget when we made that triumphant entrance through the front door with the car seat, bringing our son home from the hospital, he was the first to welcome him with the famous–tail wagging and committed his love, devotion and loyalty, to serve and protect for life. His loyal, pure, and unconditional.

I will never forget the times I would come home from my many surgeries and he would sleep by my side giving me the deep thoughtful look, letting me know he was with me and we were going to get through this.
I always knew it would be sad when we said goodbye, but never in a million years would have imagined having lived such painful process as loosing you. I’ve never understood until now that losing your family dog is losing a part of your family, and that the pain of wanting them back to hug one more time, to whisper in their ear– call out your name–and tell them “You MAKE this family–you’re part of us, we love you so much”.

The house feels like something’s missing, and truly, we’ve lost a part of us that can never be replaced. I miss his quiet presence as I work alone and would do anything to hear his paws scratch across the tile one more time.

A huge thank you so my loving family and friends who made his past days special and stood by our side during this difficult time. We couldn't thank Lap Of Love for being so professional so caring and so loving during the entire process.

We’ll miss you, dear Koco. You will forever and always be loved by us.
Melissa LopiiOrlando, FloridaFebruary 25, 2021
Mittens Cole
3/14/2001 - 2/23/2021My Miss Mittens kitten(aka Dilly do, missy, punky punks) was the best friend anyone could ask for and made everything joyful for 19 years(half of my lifetime). I loved you to the moon and back again, and ALWAYS will. You will be forever missed and deeply loved, always. You are so loved by many.Christy ColeCharlotte, North CarolinaFebruary 24, 2021