Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Bella Boo
1/8/2005 - 3/28/2020I adopted you when you were around 3 years old. I always thought you were younger because you were so youthful and I wanted to believe I had more time with you. Highlights from your adoption profile included “the comfier your lifestyle, the more I like it”, “do your best to ignore the whining she exhibits; otherwise, she’ll quickly learn that whining gets her plenty of attention”, and “you’ll probably want to buy her a doggie carrier so that she can travel with you everywhere”. They certainly pegged you from day 1. Small dog, big personality.

Contrary to their advice, I never ignored your whining, I always coddled you, and I never took you to training. We did try once, and I got so mad that they tried to make me reprimand you, I never went back. You always were mom's perfect angel who could do no wrong. And yet, despite my suspect parenting, you still turned out to be the best dog there ever was. I did buy you that carrying case and indeed took you everywhere - first class only, of course. You traveled all over, from Seattle to Portland to Yosemite to San Diego, and more. You lived a life more adventurous that most humans (and you were part "hooman").

Bella, you were a sassy girl from the start. You hated being away from mom and were very vocal about that fact. You didn't like many people, but you accepted Alex as your dad from day 1. After that, you made it very clear that you were happiest when both of us were there, and you insisted we spend lots of time "as a family". We took you to more beaches than most people have been to, and you loved every single one.

You were a fighter always, and you made sure you were part of our wedding, even after your big surgery at UC Davis. When folks poopooed your ability to perform as our ring bearer during the rehearsal, you showed them up by absolutely stealing the show with your stellar performance on the big day. You were the only one who got her own song walking down the aisle (besides the bride), much to the chagrin of the quartet and the wedding party. We never saw you happier than on that day and on our Bellamoon the week after.

We were so lucky we got to give you an amazing last week. We'll always remember your last beach day, how big your eyes got when we gave you all those treats you always wanted, and how you were so full of energy seeing your cousins and grandparents in Marin. On your last day, you let me hug her for 5 whole minutes. I know you knew, and it was your way of telling me it was time and it was going to be OK.

Thank you for 13 amazing years, baby girl. We'll never forget you, and you’ll always take up the most real estate in our hearts. I hope heaven is one big sunny beach nap. Ciao, Bella. ❤️
Malley and Alex OberleSan Jose, CaliforniaMarch 31, 2020
Bailey Nutt
1/1/2005 - 3/29/2020Today my best friend went to doggie heaven. When I walked in the house last night she was tired and weak but still stood up and even wagged her tail. I cuddled her all last night in the “big bed” and this morning she had steak and a Bud Light for breakfast.

I’ve had her since I was in college at a time that I definitely shouldn’t have been trusted to keep another life alive. As many of my college friends remember the girl used to love a good poolside beer. She was the life of the party.

She’s had a great life. She’s lived in multiple states and traveled the country more than some people ever will. From hiking in Yosemite to playing in the snow in Vermont to tubing on Lake Murray, I’ve always tired to keep her active, happy, and show her unconditional love.

There are many things in my life I’ve done wrong, but Bailey is one thing I did right. I can say without hesitation that she’s my best friend. Until we meet again, my girl!
Danielle SwindallColumbia, South CarolinaMarch 31, 2020
Pepper
10/1/2008You will forever be my greatest and most loyal friend. I will miss you everyday.Ari BlantonZephyrhills, FloridaMarch 31, 2020
Maya (baby Cakes)
6/6/2020 - 3/13/2020I'm a little late in putting this tribute to you together. Every time I started, I started crying and then I just finally realized, right now I cry every time I begin doing anything where you were once by my side. The first week,coming home from work and you weren't there to greet me was almost unbearable. I was so used to petting your sweet head before I even got out of the car. The little lamp that has been on above your doggie bed for years is still on. I haven't been able to put you in the dark yet. And your doggie bed is still there too. It won't belong to another but just can't get rid of it yet, either. I started weeding the other day and started crying. You always faithfully laid right by me, protecting me from who knows what but that didn't matter to you. You loved sitting on the front porch with me and daddy. I even mentioned porch and you were ready to go...well that's hard to do, too. I'm sitting in a totally different place in the back yard but that still doesn't make it any easier. My sweet, loyal Maya. I couldn't have asked for a better fur baby companion and up until the end, you insisted on being by my side. I love you, my girl, and always will. You left taking a piece of me with you.Cindy RitterKnoxville, TennesseeMarch 31, 2020
Bella
9/11/2020 - 3/21/2020Bella was a beautiful brindle English Mastiff. She was sweet, and excitable and would howl her excitement when we came home. Especially for dad, he was her favorite. Bella’s internal food clock, for breakfast and dinner, was more accurate than our alarm clocks. She could always be counted on to nudge us ( usually in the face) at 5:30am to let us know it was time to eat and and bark at us for dinner at 6:30pm. Bella was always a little frightened when newcomers came into the house but always warmed up after a few minutes of seeing that Petey approves of them. Everyone always commented at how beautiful she was. She was sweet, and dopey ( she was a tail chaser) and loving .. often putting her head down on our lap for pets. She loved to play ball and frisbee and was always proud to return the ball/frisbee right to our feet. She loved her treats ... in the end, she passed peacefully enjoying her last treat.Lynn BaasShirley, New YorkMarch 31, 2020
Lindy
3/29/2020Lindy - I can't even begin to tell you how much you will be missed. You brought so much joy to my life and our whole family. From the moment you rescued us in July 2012 to when you went to be with Papa, you were the center of my universe. I know you are happy and healthy in heaven sitting with Papa and watching over all of us here! I love you Lindy!Lisa TuckerElma, New YorkMarch 31, 2020
Lili
10/4/2006 - 3/23/2020Well-loved by all totally spoiled and indulged younger sister of our fabulous GSD Zena who passed in June 2019.
Always served organic raw food and spring water (but liked to sneak in to sip toilet water). Goofy, interior decorator (moved our throw rugs around constantly), demanded her after dinner licks and Vitamin B infused ice cream, gave unconditional love and wagged her "stub" at every guest. We will always remember and love her with a special place in our home and hearts.
Karen WagnerMarietta, GeorgiaMarch 31, 2020
Maggie
1/29/2009 - 3/26/2020Maggie, you were my joy, my companion, my confidant, my savior - sleep well.Kevin ConboyAurora, ColoradoMarch 31, 2020
Lille
4/20/2006 - 3/28/2020To My Precious, Sweet Lille:

Lille, you most certainly have brought so much joy and fulfillment to my heart. You were with me 24/7, and I was so lucky to be able to have you 24/7. You loved me unconditionally, you watched my every move, you were always by my side, and you needed me. Something you may not have known, Lils, was that I needed you too!

Lille, you were most definitely a precious member of our family, bringing sheer happiness to all. Everyone who met you loved you. You were always referred to as "that's the type of dog that I need/want." My customers at the store adored you and lovingly referred to you as the "Walmart greeter" at Underwater Adventures. Customers greeted and talked and petted you first. Some even got down on their hands and knees to spend time with you. The purpose of their visit (or seeing me) was always second. Seeing you was first. Some customers came to the store just to see you and for no other reason. You were my forever friend., my very best friend! Most of all, Lils, you were a precious and loving soul that I will never forget. My heart will always wear the pawprints left by you!

There is so much that I will miss about you. I will miss you greeting me at the front door when I returned home. I will miss your precious little kisses when I picked you up. I will miss your shoulder cuddles when I held you, and I always held you. (Someone once wondered whether you ever walked or could walk!) I will miss you lifting your precious little head from your bed, as I ventured around the house, always wondering where I was and what I was doing. I will miss your figure eight jack rabbit runs around the house and the store. I will miss you running circles around my daughter's house and letting my grandsons chase you. And then you would reverse your run and chase the boys, barking all the way. The boys loved you so much. I will miss always having to look for you when it was time to leave the house for work. I will miss you scratching at my leg when it was time to go outside or when you wanted to be picked up. Lillekins, I will even miss your now and again accidents!!

Lille, your life is not over, it has only just begun!! Now go and run and play with your sister, Madison!! Maddy has been patiently waiting for you!!

Love you girl!
My precious Lillekins! My Lils!! My Lille!!
Christine ShourotCarrollton, VirginiaMarch 31, 2020
Sophia Serenity
12/7/2009 - 3/23/2020My sweet Sophia,
It has been one week since we had to let you go. I can't even explain the heartache that I am feeling. I miss you so much my sweet little girl.!! There is a huge void in our family. I am grateful that you are no longer struggling to breathe and you have been reunited with Papa and your big brother Olly, but it is going to take Mama awhile to heal through this one. When I have had to grieve in the past you have always been here to lick my tears and give me your special hugs. Mama is having a really hard time without her best friend by her side right now. I am so grateful for the years we had together and all the memories that we made over the years. We were so Blessed to have you in our lives!! I will Love you Forever and Ever and Always my favorite little girl!! You will remain in my heart forever. I will not say goodbye only until we meet again. Eventually I will let another dog in to my heart to honor our love Sophie, but no one will ever replace you in my heart. Please meet me in the light when I get there my girl and I will give you the biggest hug ever!! XOXO
Christine MurrayWeymouth, MassachusettsMarch 31, 2020