Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Maggie
1/1/2003 - 12/5/2019Godspeed to our sweet, funny kitty girl Maggie aka Mags, The Hobbit, Sassy Cat, Baby Cat, Houdini Cat, Baby Lion, Boss Cat, Squeaks, Snuffs, Snuffle Butter, Snorflebeast, Sunbeam, Sunshine, Baby Rooster Cat, Little Beggar Cat, Bacon Bit, Pickle Chip, Baby Toast, Crab Cakes, Vet Bills, Golden Girl, Spice Girl, Pucker Butt, Hover Butt, Baby Thermo, Ninja Kitty, Pet Stepper, Steamy Little Dumplin’ Cat, Swoosher, Fuzzy Muppet, Fuzzy Cat-erpillar, etc. etc. etc.. She had the magic ability to be called just about anything for nickname- especially food items- and it would suit her and be cute, i.e. “Maggie, are you an olive? Are you a chick pea?” Yes, yes she was. All that and more. This little senior kitty had a big personality and presence.
Maggie enjoyed her life to the very end. She was fighting to stay and have some more treats, fancy feasts, and purry naps on the couch beside her feline sidekick, Blue, and her humans, Donna and David, though her poor body was giving out more and more. We all miss you so much and would've loved to have more time with you but are relieved you're no longer struggling to breathe. Fly free, precious kitty.
Donna Lynn CaskeyVentura, CaliforniaDecember 8, 2019
Tigger
9/1/2004 - 12/5/2019From Mom: How could such a little guy leave such an empty place in our hearts and home? Tigger, you were the sweetest boy, from your little mews and chirps, your headbutts, to your powerful purr. But you also could be fierce, protecting your family - standing up to lizards and even big dogs. You loved on your terms, literally leading us into the room where you most wanted belly rubs. Thank you for 15 years of life with me. We are better for having loved and lost than never having loved you at all. XO furever.Jennifer MurphyCoppell, TexasDecember 8, 2019
Hunter
9/19/2004 - 12/3/2019My Dearest Hunter,
From the moment I saw you in the shelter, you stole my heart and I knew you were meant to be a special part of our family! You have been my constant and faithful companion for the past 10 years, never leaving my side. When Matthew went to Heaven, you were there through all of the tears giving doggy kisses and snuggles and providing a light in my life when the darkness was all around. You have taken a piece of my heart with you to the Rainbow Bridge and left a space that can never be filled until I see you again and we cross that bridge together. Until then my faithful companion, please know that I hold you and the memories of our adventures together in my heart! You are so very loved and greatly missed!
Christy MoserHartford, WisconsinDecember 8, 2019
Ozzy
6/18/2009 - 12/7/2019May Ozzy finally be at peace and never have to worry about watching after me. He’s finally free to do whatever he wants....love you always!Tricia AdamsIndianapolis, IndianaDecember 8, 2019
George Girard
3/1/2002 - 12/3/2019I can't believe I really said goodbye to my sweet handsome boy and I know there will be grieving swings and processing to do - but right now, I'm feeling very grateful and blessed that George & I were given this incredible gift of over 17 years together. I think we were meant to be and I'm so happy that most of the time I really believe he was having so much fun. It was a beautiful adventure from day one - he had so much character and packed an enormous amount of toughness, graciousness and grit in his 15lb tiny body.
I love that we didn't have to transport George - he could be in my room, on my bed, on the blanket my niece made - surrounded by comforting smells and the love of my parents.
George was an important family member and his life was so valuable to us, but he was my life partner and his love changed everything. Thank you Georgie!
Jennifer GirardFort Worth, TexasDecember 8, 2019
Lilly
4/8/2007 - 12/6/2019It was love at first sight when I first met Lilly. She was a beautiful beagle bulldog mix with a beautiful personality. Everyone loved her! It was devastating to let her go but she is free of cancer now and is spending Christmas and eternity in heaven with my son Dennis. Yes, dogs do go to heaven. Dogs give unconditional love, and as God is LOVE, where else would they be! We miss you sweet Lilly, and will see you and Dennis again someday Love Grammy and Pop PopPatricia FinnLanghorne, PennsylvaniaDecember 7, 2019
Tucker D. Barton Fullerton
10/31/2006 - 11/15/2019Dear Tucker, you were the best thing that ever happened to me. I miss you every day. You saved me. And you taught me to love. Please Tucker, know that I love you more than anything in the world... thank you for sharing your life with me.Samantha FullertonArgyle, New YorkDecember 7, 2019
Max
9/27/2009 - 12/6/2019About 6 years ago we went to adopt a Golden Retriever named Max. Little did we know, he was actually a giant moose, contained in a dog's body. He had been abandoned and then found and saved by Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan (GRROM), and we were blessed that Max adopted us.

When we got him, they were guessing he was between 3-4. He didn't know how to play and his manners weren't the best. He thought that "sit, stay" meant that if he remained sitting, but scooted along the floor in that same position, it still qualified. But with some patient training, Max was a quick learner and soon was a sit-stay champion. And he did indeed have the retriever gene, it just needed a little nurturing. Socks, shoes, sweatshirts, towels, toys, sticks, rocks, moles, chipmunks, recycling, trash, our paper, the neighbors' paper... everything was fair game to be captured and retrieved.

About 6 months ago, Max started to get a bit wobbly and had a seizure. He was diagnosed with a neurological disorder and we had him on steroids, which worked really well and he returned more or less to normal: he retrieved a skunk, and managed to bless us with the aftermath for weeks.

About 6 days ago, Max was wobbling again and had a much larger seizure. So it was off to the emergency clinic. This time the diagnosis was worse: cancerous tumors.

Yesterday, we had to say goodbye. And once again my heart has been ripped out of my body and shredded.

It's hard to type with tears on a keyboard, but I have to say what a blessing it was to have Max in our lives, and that when it's time to say goodbye, there's no greater gift than sending them over that Rainbow Bridge with your love embedded in their soul and your kind words in their floppy ears.

For those of you that knew him, thank you for letting him steal your food or ram his big head into your pockets looking for treats. Or for letting him play with your dog: he loved all of his special girlfriends in the neighborhood. Especially Darby.
We thank GRROM for letting Max be a part of our family; the veterinarian staff at Animal Medical Clinic of Saline for helping extend Max's good days; the Jackson Road Emergency Animal Hospital for their care and concern during the last week; and the wonderful staff at Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice for their home euthanasia service.

Max will be terribly missed but loved forever, and in closing I need to paraphrase a quote from A.A. Milne, as provided to us by Lap of Love in their care packet:

“How lucky we are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Peace. Love. Rescue.
Kristian FoondleSaline, MichiganDecember 7, 2019
Izzy
12/1/2007 - 12/3/2019Izzy was the sweetest and chillest boy, an avid food "enthusiast" and loyal couch snuggler. He'll always have a special place in my heart and to all those who lives he's touched.Theresa PettingillMarietta, GeorgiaDecember 7, 2019
Tank
10/31/2008 - 12/6/2019Tank was truly an amazing dog from the first day i layed eyes on him he had the most piercing blue eyes he was a great protester he had this unique bark that people love to walk past house to hear him my brother in law and tank would of loud talks it be so funny howd he answer him back tank u r truly missed and deeply love so happy u where a part of our family rest easy whooodee whoDawn LorentzCape coral, FloridaDecember 7, 2019