Pet Memorials
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11/4/2020 - 9/7/2020My tender soul. My friend, my son, my love, my baby my immense joy, and my first doggy in my entire life. I am thrust on God that He will reunite us again. You are taking away part of my happiness and the joy of this home. I LOVE YOU MILOFt. Lauderdale, FloridaSeptember 9, 2020
4/1/2006 - 8/31/2020It was one of those days when it’s hard to breathe. I said goodbye to Bruno on August 31, 2020. The quality of his life was deteriorating quickly and his back legs were giving out. Dr. Sean came to the house, and the transition couldn’t have been more peaceful. Those closest to me know what an excruciating decision this was for me, but it had to be done for the both of us. While it hurts my heart not having him here, I’m comforted to know he won’t be in pain anymore.

Thank you, Bruno, for 13 years of unconditional love. You didn’t have a bad bone in your body and I couldn’t be more grateful our 4895 days together. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten... Until we meet again. 🐶 ❤️ 😢
Damon WallaceSan Diego, CaliforniaSeptember 8, 2020
11/13/2005 - 9/6/2020Pierre, you are loved so much. Everyone who met you fell in love with you. Such a sweet boy with a huge personality. I will always miss my constant companion.Kelley VoyTarzana, CaliforniaSeptember 8, 2020
4/23/2007 - 8/8/2020Our dog Journey was a beauty! She had a slim face; expressive, almond-shaped eyes; and perky, pointy ears. Her soft, plush fur was jet black with distinctive white markings. She had an aristocratic bloodline and acted the part. Journey was stately and majestic.

Unlike many pups, who are separated from their mothers very young, Journey spent two full years with her real mom and grandma, learning how to be a proper Belgian sheepdog. She had a human family, also, who took excellent care of her. But at the age of two, she was ready for adoption, and that’s when my life changed for the better.

Everything I learned about Journey convinced me that she was perfect for our family. I drove from Illinois to Ohio to get her. But when she arrived home, there was a little hitch. She had not lived with any men, so she didn’t know what to make of her new, burly, 6’ 4” dad. She barked at him for two weeks straight, all day long, and she thoroughly enjoyed doing it! She would stand beside the bed in the morning, panting with anticipation, just waiting for Dad to get up so she could resume barking at him. Something had to be done, so finally, my husband gathered her in his arms, held her in a bear hug, and did not let go until she stopped bucking and squirming several minutes later. It worked like a charm! She loved him from that moment on and claimed him as her favorite cuddle partner.

Although Journey was aloof to strangers, she was exceptionally affectionate to us. She stuck to us like Velcro, always following us or lying right beside, making frequent eye contact. She gave us long sponge baths every day with her warm, pink tongue. We teased her that she couldn’t hold her “licker.” But she expected rubs in return and would twist and contort herself to show us each part she wanted scratched or petted, whether her belly or her armpit.

I guess we all acknowledged Journey as the boss of the house. When the kids were little, she used her shepherding instincts to herd them in the back yard, tripping them or nipping their ankles if necessary. They accepted it cheerfully. To me, she was a personal trainer, pulling me through long walks (4 ½ miles a day, in her prime). People would often laugh that she was taking ME for a walk, but I didn’t care—the walks were for her enjoyment, not mine. We went to great lengths to keep Journey happy. When she developed an appetite for socks and underwear, we didn’t scold her much but just made sure to “Journey-proof” the house and keep the doors and hampers closed.

Journey had her quirks, for sure. She was terrified of our waffle iron, which was especially strange, since she was Belgian. She disapproved of dancing and the kids’ piano practice. She hated car rides and wearing sweaters. Unlike most dogs, she had no interest in squirrels. She chased skunks exclusively—and endured several baking-soda-and-peroxide baths as a result.

Journey had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed sneaking up and flipping our forearms with her nose. (It wasn’t so funny when I was holding a cup of tea!) She got very excited opening presents, sticking her whole head in the gift bag and rooting around under the tissue paper to find her treasure. She loved crunching apple slices and licking ice cream. Journey was a character, through and through.

Unfortunately, at age 13, lymphoma got the better of her. On August 8, 2020, Journey left behind a grieving family, a still-beloved early-puppyhood family, several caring veterinarians, a devoted dogsitter, a fond groomer, and a neighborhood of people who still ask where she is. That girl was truly unforgettable. She lives forever in our hearts.
Mary BonatzSchaumburg, IllinoisSeptember 8, 2020
8/1/1999 - 9/3/2020Rocky,

I will cherish all of the years I had with you. You were truly one of a kind and there will never be another cat like you. You were such an important part of the family and filled my home with your unconditional love. I miss your calm, sweet personality and your soft fur that always brought comfort to me and everyone who knew you. We had such a unique bond that I will always cherish. I will always remember the last cuddle that you initiated. I think you purred louder than any time I can remember. A rainbow was present, shortly after you passed that gave me comfort to know you are in peace. Goodbye, my precious friend. Your memory will live on in my heart.
Julia KraftChesterfield, MichiganSeptember 8, 2020
3/26/2010 - 9/1/2020Toby made our lives richer for the 3 years he lived with us. We will miss him dearly.Werner BrandtSalem, OregonSeptember 8, 2020
8/8/2005 - 9/4/2020Lucky was my best friend for 15 years. He was also best friends to his kitty, Toby, whom he slept next to for 14 years. He traveled with me from his home in Texas to DC where he loved the people on the streets, then Kentucky where there was horses and snow and kids to play with. Florida was next..20,000 balls were chased. We swam in the ocean, the bay. We camped on our secret beach and saw sunsets like we never saw before. We met his other mama there when he was 4, and he loved her for his next 11 years. We all came back to Texas for his last years. They were rough because he was already old and tired..but his spirit was still with us. I couldn’t give up on him.

In 2017 he got a new lease in life when we brought us brother Chase, a Catahoula pup, home. He had never liked dogs much but this one was different. They played and loved each other until literally minutes before he was gone. He taught Chase how to be a good boy. How to fetch and play and love. Thank you good boy..for helping us with our next good boy.

Lucky had hip issues from all those runs on the beach. I couldn’t watch him struggle anymore. He was ready but we weren’t.

He fought so hard until his last breath, with me and his mama telling him over and over how much we loved him.

He passed peacefully in our living room, surrounded by calm and love.

Thank you Lap of Love.
Kelly RameyPflugerville, TexasSeptember 8, 2020
1/21/2007 - 9/7/2020Oreo will forever be missed but never forgotten!Brandi ReinertLas Vegas, NevadaSeptember 8, 2020
11/11/2003 - 9/3/2020My dear, sweet Anne, I miss you so much. "My mind still talks to you and my heart still looks for you. But my Soul knows you're at peace." I found this quote on Pinterest, and posted it on the fridge. It reminds me that no matter how much pain I feel from your loss, you are in a better place. Rest in peace, Sweetie. I'll love and remember you always.Jane JohnsPrairie Village, KansasSeptember 8, 2020
7/23/2008To our beautiful Sam, you are deeply missed and we think about you all the time. Thank you for being such a great family member. Rest In Peace sweet girl. We Love you

-mom and dad.
Tally RamosMoreno Valley, CaliforniaSeptember 8, 2020