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4/11/2007 - 10/14/2020This Wednesday I said goodbye to my handsome old man. I wanted to talk about Buddy for a moment. See we had routine with Buddy every day starting in the morning and ending at bed time. I always did special things with him because I knew he had a rough beginning and I wanted to give him the best life with what time he had left. When we got up in the morning buddy and I would go out in the front yard so he could use the bathroom and just easier for him cause with my other babies they would knock into him and he would fall so the front yard was always better. I always looked forward to coming home cause he would get so excited and his little nub just wiggled like crazy and we would go out front and we would play. I would crouch down and he would too and we acted silly. But dinner was always special mom always made sure he had soft food with hard food and it would range from boiled chicken, steak, turkey ham any meat you can think of that wasn't spicy and eggs, rice, noodles. Thanksgiving however they all got a full plate of thanksgiving dinner, turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, etc...... I think you get the idea but not having that routine with my handsome old man has been so very hard. I am extremely grateful for Lap of Love for helping my baby cross the rainbow bridge peacefully at home. I know our house will never be the same without my old man. I miss him so much and my heart is broken.Kelly GarciaKenneth City, FloridaOctober 16, 2020
Banjo Mashington
8/6/2005 - 5/17/2019Friends,
Over the course of our lives, we are sometimes fortunate enough to meet another living being that gives us unconditional love and affection: our animal partner. When you have a bad day, our animal partners don’t care. All of that is all washed away when you cross the threshold to your home where your best bud is waiting for you with open arms (or paws I guess), no matter what. There is nothing like the look on a dog’s face when you walk through that door - no matter what happened moments before or throughout the day, it’s like seeing you come home is the best thing that ever happened to them. It’s truly priceless.
I was fortunate enough to happen across my perfect companion 14 years ago. When Banjo was dropped into my life, I was wholly unprepared to raise a dog. We somehow figured it out and now a decade and a half later, I have to say goodbye to him. I’m not ready….we never are. But life and death are inextricably tied together in a manner that simple words will never do justice.
As I’ve wandered around the last 14 years, I’ve been incredibly lucky to have my best friend at my side throughout this journey. He’s been with me for all the ups, the downs, the in-betweens and the great adventures. From hanging out behind the booth at a beer festival when he was 8 weeks old to being named Ambassador of the Rogue Nation, he’s lived a full and rewarding life. He’s been to national parks (Crater Lake, Badlands) and countless state parks. He swam in the Atlantic and the Pacific and countless rivers and streams in between. He’s stayed up all night at parties and met more friends than I can even think of along our journey together.
He’s been in quarrels with raccoons, possums, dogs, and cats. He’s stared down goats, horses and cows. Banjo has played more fetch than anyone thought was possible, and he has plunged headfirst into huge waves just to get the ball. He’s been an absolute mad lad and I’ve loved every second of it. His boundless energy was unmatched, and his enthusiasm for life will always be a source of inspiration.
Throughout his life, Banjo was also fortunate enough to spend time with his dog family-- Mojo (his dad) and Trinity (his mom) and Hildegard (his sister). He’s outlived all of them.
Banjo grew up in an era where social media was just becoming popular, and a lot of people have followed us on our adventures together through that lense. We thank everyone for keeping tabs on us and for making sure we’re up to no good (mischief managed!).
Several years ago, after a day at the beach, I noticed that he was struggling to walk on the way home. That moment made me realize that we were entering the endgame. Throughout that time, I’ve tried to make sure that he could enjoy all that he could.
We’ve shared a roof with several dogs, cats and humans. But at the end of the day, it was always the two of us. At the end of the day on Friday April 17, 2019 it will only be me (his watch has ended).
While this is the saddest moment of my life to date, I’m incredibly happy that I’m with close friends and family. I’m overjoyed that Banjo and I have been able to provide positive experiences for people. I’ll end with two quick quotes that I hope encapsulate our time together:
“Goodbyes are not forever,
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you,
Until we meet again.”
"You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over.”
― Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows
Steve MashingtonPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaOctober 16, 2020
Chelsea Ann Sweetheart
10/14/2020My darling Chelsea Ann Sweetheart passed away yesterday. She was 15 and went peacefully in our home surrounded by my daughter Sonia and me. Rescued in Boone, NC, she was a perfect companion in our family in NC and here, and lived happily surrounded by her 3 feline housemates.

God bless our furry friends who bring unconditional love and joy.
Nancy WienstrothEdmonds, WashingtonOctober 16, 2020
2/9/2004 - 10/13/2020ARJHAY.....later known as “ARRRRjhay”
Also known as: Peanut, my little sweetie, my luv bug, my girl.

It’s been a long and adventurous road we’ve shared. Finding you and following my heart to take you home with me (when I literally couldn’t have a dog at my apt) was the BEST decision of my life!!

You have been the ULTIMATE COMPANION. There is no doubt you are the queen of Doggie Heaven. I hope there are a billion dog-loving humans there too, because we all know how you love your people!

I want to go on and on and on about how amazing of a dog you are, how much love you have to give, how much I miss you, how you are the best sister to Micah (and Addie), and how strong of a dog you’ve been (especially after you became a 3 legged pirate). I’ll just replay all these memories over and over and over - wishing you were with us.

There will never be another you! My sweet Arjhay💗

Please meet me and Micah on the other side some day, because there is NO way we would want to be there without you.

WE MISS YOU FOREVER, my heart hurts, and I hope you know how much I love you! Run like a cheetah, my girl! RIP 10/13/20
Heather WachenheimerAlexandria, VirginiaOctober 16, 2020
5/9/2008 - 10/14/2020Kurt and I our hearts are completely broken today.. we had to let our sweet loving Buffy of 12 amazing years go up to heaven and be an angel.. it broke our hearts but it was her time.. over the 12 years she definitely was the best dog anyone could asked for. she sure spoiled us and we gave her the best life we could.. she was so energetic and loving and she really enjoyed her butt being scratched. She was truly the best..she was our baby and now our hearts are empty without her.. 💔💔😭😭
We wanna thank Lap of Love Dr. Sara for coming into our home and letting Buffy be with us in her final hours..
she will be truly missed 💔💔 We love you Buffy 💕😘
Trisha ElinskiLa salle, MichiganOctober 16, 2020
7/31/2009 - 10/13/2020Jack (the bubs) was the best companion anyone could ever ask for. The house will just never be the same without him. We love you so much Jack and you will never be forgotten.Charlene CesenaLakeside, CaliforniaOctober 15, 2020
1/1/2008 - 10/14/2020Yesterday, we said goodbye to our most beloved Walter. The sweetest boy who never barked or patrolled the yard, but guarded my heart every day. I don't use the word perfect often, but Walter, you were PERFECT. I'm beyond grateful that our lives were graced with this fluffy ray of light. We will love you forever and a day.Stacey BodeAtlanta, GeorgiaOctober 15, 2020
8/1/2008 - 10/14/2020Lucy was a golden retriever and chow mix and had the softest fur I have ever felt. It wasn't uncommon for strangers of all ages to stop us on the street for pets. She was so chill you often forgot she was there, and loved cuddling up on her people (and any random stranger that happened to be within reach). Her trademark was her "one up, one down" ears, that made her look like a puppy even when her muzzle got white.Rochester, MichiganOctober 15, 2020
Optimus Prime
9/9/2007 - 10/14/2020Optimus my dear boy, we loved your high energy even until your last moments, you remained faithful and such a loving boy. Since the very beginning you had it hard, but you defined those odds and pushed through and came out a champion. You understood me like no other and stood by my side always. You probably knew when I was frustrated of you following me everywhere but you didn’t care and at the end you got your way. I’m going to miss our alone times at night when the kids where off to bed, you my dear where my partner and I will never be able to thank you enough for putting up with me. God gave us 13 yrs. together and I know he did it because we where meant for each other you where there through my highs and lows, the kids loved you endlessly, I just hope that you felt every single feeling we had for you and you knew how important you where for us. Our house feels so empty because you my friend are not there physically, but I feel you so close to my heart. I miss you to the point where my heart aches , but I know soon we will meet again. Until that day comes, I love you.Stephanie BarenosLong Beach, CaliforniaOctober 15, 2020
1/8/2012 - 10/13/2020Beautiful Egypt Ramsey was an amazing fur baby. She was the best companion ever. She was the only dog that listened to me lol. Your pack members will miss you. She is survived by her fur mother Tifffany and dad Anthony, her older siblings Pepper and Oreo, also her younger siblings Ayla and Boome, and gamma Dana. She will furever be missed and never forgotten. I miss you so much and I will see you again. I love you.Tiffany pack leaderPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaOctober 15, 2020