Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Tinker Bell
2/10/2009 - 2/24/2021The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this — the last battle — can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
Jacksonville, FloridaFebruary 28, 2021
Sadie
11/15/2009 - 2/27/2021Sadie got her angel wings after 11 beautiful years on this earth. She was a sweet dog that loved everyone she met. Every time someone came to the house, she would greet them at the door with her latest favorite toy. She saw her mother, Vickie, through every single deployment her father, Russ, had to go on. She was a great companion during long deployments and made Vickie feel protected. When Russ had health issues two years ago, Sadie would sit up with him on the couch all night long when he was in too much pain to sleep. She cared a great deal for her family and was the most precious girl we could have ever hoped for. Her passing has left a void in our home, but we keep fond memories of her in our hearts that we will carry forever.Vickie and Russ GreatwoodSuffolk, VirginiaFebruary 28, 2021
Vara Vom Heidleberg Schloss
11/4/2004 - 2/27/2021Vara Vom Heidleberg Schloss
11/4/2004- 2/27/2021

I got Vara when she was 18 months old. She was trained schutzhund and certified in tracking and trailing. When I first brought Vara home, she had major slick floor issues, and hated anyone who was a man🤣. I initially thought she was sick, and brought her to the vet. Turns out, Vara was pregnant and expecting 11 puppies within 2 weeks. The kennel I got her from was trying to breed her and didn't know she was pregnant. I thought Vara was WAY too young, but here we were..... Talk about panic. I had zero experience with dog birth and thought that I just dropped her off at the vet when she was in labor...... boy was I wrong. Needless to say, you tube and Google were my best friends. Vara birthed 11 puppies, two didn't make it. She was so young and didn't want anything to do with her puppies, luckily my Police K9 Udin helped her out and showed her how to feed all of those hungry pups. The pups all went to really awesome homes (I screened all of the potential doggy families and didn't release pups until 10-12 weeks....I was a bit paranoid and wanted them all to have their shots)

Vara went on to have a great life. I even got her a puppy of her own, Anja about 5 years after her having puppies. Anja is her best friend and cohort in crime. They steal food together, bark together and sometimes even poop inside together..... Anja will miss her "mamma"

In 2013 Vara decided to take my daughter Allisun on a 10k run around Brentwood. She ended up being hit by a car on a very busy road. When Alli tried to help her out of the road, she bit her pretty good. Vara was hit on her left side hind quarter. Her left leg was pretty shattered and we didn't know what her fate was. Dr Scott at Brentwood Family Pet Care was fantastic in putting her back together and keeping her leg.

Unfortunately, that accident didn't bode well for her hips. Over time her left leg began to fail and Vara could not longer jump, although she sure did try. That was ok with us. She was still our mamma dog. Over the last year she has rapidly declined. Her hip had failed and she has fallen quite a few times. First it started on the two stairs of our deck that she had to scale when going out to potty. She was on and off meds, CBD, anti inflammatory meds, pain meds...you name it. Facing reality I knew none of the drugs were going to help the problems of her leg and hip dysplasia she was facing. The meds masked her pain at best, but really didn't help her mobility. Lots if advice from well meaning fellow fur families, but nothing really helped.

This last week had been extremely rough. Vara's hips and leg started failing even more than before. She took a very hard fall on Wednesday and never recovered. She has been scooting in a circle on her bottom, attempting to stand but falling every time. She got up this morning and was walking with a huge limp but had to stop and sit, and resorted to scooting again. She looked at me with the saddest of eyes, telling me she was just done.

I made her a breakfast of eggs, sausage and potatoes. We hugged and loved her all day, washed her special blankey and she had a 5 star dinner at 3pm. The doctor came to our home at 5pm to assist her in crossing over the rainbow bridge. I'm glad she's not in pain anymore. I hope she is running and getting treats from my dad up there. Selfishly I wish I could have kept her longer. She was my girl, been through so so much and always by my side.

I didn't deserve her. I hope I gave her the best life. She will be so missed.
Lisa and Brian CAPOCCILexington, South CarolinaFebruary 28, 2021
Bella Tahrir
2/12/2008 - 2/23/2021Thank you Bella
Thank you for being such a gentle friend to Lu.
Thank you for being such a kind friend to me.
Thank you for your big heart.
Thank you for your big appetite.
Thank you for modeling how to seriously rock white hairs.
Thank you for reacquainting me with what unabashed, rolling on your back, joy and delight looks like.
Thank you for your beautiful self and beautiful life.
I am a better human for having known you and loved you. You widened my mind and heart, and continue to live there. I am so grateful for you. So lucky to know you, to have been touched and shaped by your presence.

May Bella rest in peace and power, opening up the vault of mystery for you to take refuge. My love is with you in the journey through the valley/sea of grief.

Bella Tahrir! Bella Tahrir! Bella Tahrir!

What is remembered lives.

"There is nothing more whole than a broken heart.” --Jewish saying

(excerpt from our dear friend Zara's letter)
Charlotte and Beth Saenz and AhlstrandOakland, CaliforniaFebruary 28, 2021
Copper Crafton
11/1/2006 - 2/25/2021Our beloved "fur baby" Copper passed away peacefully on 02/25/2021 surrounded by his "pack". Our hearts are broken. He was definitely a blessing from God to both of our lives. He filled our everyday lives with unconditional love. Our home feels a little empty without him. We loved him to the fullest and we will miss him so much. We hope to see him again at the Rainbow Bridge. Till then, our memories and pictures will comfort us. Love you forever my sweetie .....Copper!!!!!Karyn CraftonDenham Springs, LouisianaFebruary 28, 2021
Curby
6/28/2005 - 2/24/2021We love you Curby! You will be forever in our hearts 💕. May your days be filled with wonderment, sunshine, chasing squirrels & steak dinners until we meet again. 😘🐕🐾Rochester, New YorkFebruary 28, 2021
Gracie
2/1/2005 - 2/20/2021Gracie was a rescue and she brought happiness into my life for the last 11 years. She was faithful, loving, and my constant companion. I will always miss and treasure her.Sheri FrancisSarasota, FloridaFebruary 28, 2021
Meeko
11/12/2006 - 2/26/2021Meeko will always and forever be in our hearts. He meant the world to us and our lives have forever been changed. What brings us peace is knowing that has crossed the bridge and we will see him again. Until that time, rest in peace, Meeko.Stacy CarlsonTuttle, OklahomaFebruary 28, 2021
Itsy Bitsy Freeman
5/4/2004Our hearts are shattered as we had to say goodbye to our beautiful sweet baby girl Itsy Bitsy last week. She brought us 14-3/4 years of joy and my boys grew up with her. Itsy Bitsy and I became old ladies together. She was such a beautiful, good girl and so loyal, and she appointed herself as the guard dog for my mom and then for my dad, who live next door. She was so faithful and loving. She was the best family dog and we will love her and miss her forever. I’m so sorry that you had to suffer baby girl 💔 I hope my Mom was waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow bridge 🌈 We will never forget you and the love that we shared.Terry FreemanFalls Church, VirginiaFebruary 28, 2021
Zazzie
6/1/2020 - 2/19/2021My sweet Zazzie girl! You have been by my side for the past 18 1/2 years. You had the kindest most gentle soul. Our lives were changed forever, the day you came home as a little baby kitten . We had so many wonderful adventures together in the many relocations our family went through. You and Zoe always adjusted so well because of all the love we shared. When we had to say goodbye to Zoe in August 2020, I knew your heart was sad and you missed him everyday. We all leaned on each other to get through the heartbreak of the loss of our handsome boy Zoe. You showed us how to be strong when it hurt so much . You and Zoe were my 6 am alarm clock for the past 18. 1/2 years. Each of you, on one side of me , when I opened my eyes, you gave me kisses and hugs to start my day. Me and your Dad were so very blessed to have had you both as our furry babies and now you are together at the rainbow bridge with Zoe. . Knowing that you are both together is the comfort and peace we are holding on to in this most difficult time. We are forever grateful to Dr. Elisabeth Gill and Lap Of Love for their gentle compassion and patience, the second time helping us through this heartbreaking experience. Fly high my sweet Zazzie girl, as I know you will be waiting for us with Zoe, at the Rainbow Bridge.Sheri CarastroWindermere, FloridaFebruary 27, 2021