Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Falkor
7/3/2018 - 7/3/2020Falkor was abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles. We're not sure how long he was on his own, but for at least a year, and possibly two. He was taken into the shelter system, but I guess it's hard to find homes for pets in LA, so he was sent up here in a transport with a dog, where he landed at Seattle Area Feline Rescue. I lost my last boy, Skitch, to lymphoma in May 2018, and had been looking for another boy for about a month when Falkor arrived. He was big, white, had one folded ear from repeated infection, and was covered in scabs due to skin allergies... and I fell in love with him immediately. He was named Colonel Valentino - way too big a mouthful for a cat. My mom suggested we name him Falkor because of his folded ear, after the Luckdragon in The Neverending Story.Elizabeth HanningSEATTLE, WashingtonJuly 6, 2020
Hammy
3/1/2003 - 7/3/2020I'm sure a lot of people have the lyric "that would be enough," in their heads after watching Hamilton, which was released the day Hammy passed. I do too. But even a lifetime would never have been enough. How silly is it that a couple of stray barn kittens would mean so much, for so long? I tell myself that, that it's silly, that it really isn't supposed to hurt so much, to be so hard. On New Years Eve I realized it would be this year, that I'd have to say goodbye. He had a tumor on his side, I could feel it getting bigger. So I hated that 2020 had arrived, because even before it was diagnosed I knew. I didn't know at the time that all of 2020 would be a steaming pile of poo, and we would add this to the list of agonizing grief. Everything about my life has changed since I was 21, except for him and his sister T Willie. They were there, through all of it. Med school in Detroit, my first time living alone. Countless hours resting in my lap, keeping me company while I poured over books and prepared for board exams. Moving to Cinci for residency, when I'd be gone for 30 hours at a time and come home exhausted, and he'd know that all I needed was for him to curl up next to me while I slept. Then back to MI for fellowship and marriage. He definitely made it clear that Chad's bachelor pad was now his. When I had to lay still for 10 weeks to keep Avery from being born way too soon, Hammy never left my side. He tolerated a new puppy, which he basically helped raise, and 2 babies, which he allowed to love him fiercely as only toddlers can do. He stayed loyal even when my attention for him drifted to other things. There were times I surely took him for granted, in complete denial that there'd ever come a day that he'd be gone. Finally we made our way to TN, moving to a new home or apartment with me a total of 9 times. He now rests right next to his sister, T Willie, together again. Her passing 2 years ago was sudden, like she was snatched away with no time to grieve. Ever since she died, I've been dreading the day when I'd lose him too. The blissful denial was over. Hammy's cancer was aggressive, but he fought it, hard. I could see him trying to stay with me, fighting past what I can only hope was not too intense pain. We had 6 months since his diagnosis to slowly grieve, to prepare, to dread. But for the most part, he hung on and was still himself. Then in the last few days, his tumor basically consumed him, and his fight was over. All I wanted was for it to feel like withdrawal of support and not euthanasia, and when the day came, it did. He needed mercy, he needed me to let him go. T Willie died alone, resting peacefully under our bed. Hammy died in my arms. Both are haunting and painful in their own ways, but I wouldn't change either story. Hammy gave me so much, just by being there. We can't imagine life without him yet, gonna take some serious getting used to. Rest easy Hammy dog, you left your mark.Stephanie LynemaKnoxville, TennesseeJuly 6, 2020
Casey Murphy
7/5/2006 - 7/5/2020In memory of out 1st ever doggie Casey Murphy.
Rescued as SNUGGLES, renamed Casey.
The sweetest , gentlest pup ever.
Edward MurphyMerrick, New YorkJuly 6, 2020
Squeak
2/14/2003 - 7/2/2020Letting go of you, Squeak, was one of the hardest things we had to do. You were the last of our three babies (cats) and hung on for over a year after your prognosis in June of 2019.
We miss your meows, your purring and your naps on our laps. Though you always had a wild streak in you, especially when you first wandered into our garage, and eventually into our lives, you were always so full of love and affection. We still recall your "mousing" days when you used to bring home gifts to us that we preferred you left outside.
We really do not know your date of birth, but estimate it at 2003. The February 14th date is a total guess, but appropriate because it is Valentine's Day, and you will always be the love of our life.
May you be running and playing with Sweetpea and Samson, and waiting for us to join you all one day.

Love,
Effie & Fred
Effie VogelOceanside, New YorkJuly 6, 2020
Piper
12/2/2010 - 7/2/2020Piper, I hope you are enjoying chasing balls up in heaven. I loved you for the past 10 years and will love you for the rest of my life. You were always right there for me. I miss having you sleep next to me and waking me up at the crack of dawn. Stay safe my friend.Sarah CasperTurner, OregonJuly 6, 2020
Max
10/24/2004 - 7/2/2020Sadly, we said goodbye to our good boy, Max. He joined our family in December 2004. He has brought us so much joy, laughter, mischief & unconditional love. We did not do a very good job of training him, but he trained us to open our hearts; to make new friends; to get over a bad day or sad mood; that accidents happen and that sitting with your pup can be the best medicine in the world. He was a small, adorable pup with a great big attitude, a trooper through many physical challenges. We choose to believe that he is now free from all those physical constraints & is running & playing with his old buddies, pain free & full of puppy joy. We will miss our Max so very much and we hold close those lessons & memories.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’• Love you Maxie!Joyce BertelsmanSt. Louis, MissouriJuly 6, 2020
Pippa
5/3/2010 - 7/3/2020In memory of Pippa, we miss her so terribly, she was the sweetest dog and brought so much joy. Her passing was made so peaceful by Dr. Beth Ruggles and what a wonderful gift it was to be with her. She's gone to upstate New York to chase rabbits and run free, I know one day I'll see her again.Tracey KramerCincinnati, OhioJuly 6, 2020
Woodbine High Stepping Callie
1/19/2005 - 6/29/2020On Monday, June 29, 2020 at home and with the help of LapofLove Dr. Blaine Brennock Callie quietly and peacefully left us. Callie was my first obedience competition dog and we had a very special bond. She is sorely missed.Boynton Beach, FloridaJuly 6, 2020
Bentley "P"
10/9/2006 - 7/4/2020My sweet baby boy is gone. I'm completely broken ๐Ÿ’” The morning of July 4th, I had to make one of the hardest decisions & put my 13 1/2 year old English Lab to sleep. He is now running around puppy heaven with his brother Chicken eating all the food & taking all the naps. Bentley was the best dog I could have ever asked for. We were there for eachother through so many hard times - both him & me. He passed away at home on his bed in our living room thanks to Lap of Love Hospice. The vet (Beth Ruggles) was so kind and he went in peace. I'm so very thankful for her. The last thing I wanted P to see was me in a mask not being able to kiss him. At home this morning he got so many kisses, hugs, cheerios & his fur caught all of my tears.

My strong boy was a fighter until the end and never gave up... even when he couldn't stand and walk without my help these past few days. I'll love you forever & ever my P. I'm happy you're not in pain anymore but I'll forever miss you. I'll miss your pink tongue sticking out when you're sleeping... your super soft floppy ears... your kisses all over my face... your loud annoying barks at Carlton when he tried to play with you & for always keeping my feet warm.

Thank you for loving me P ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’”
Until I see you again ๐Ÿ’”
October 9, 2006 to July 4, 2020
Laura McElfreshCincinnati, OhioJuly 6, 2020
Shooter
1/1/2007 - 6/17/2020Shooter was our first dog together and losing him has been extremely difficult for our family. I am glad he is no longer suffering and can now rest, but we miss him dearly.

We love you, sweet boy. Rest in peace ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿพ
Lorraine ArnoldChandler, ArizonaJuly 6, 2020