Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Mortimer
1/31/2002 - 2/12/2016Things we’ll miss:

1. When he would quack like a duck (he never quite figured out the whole meowing thing, he always sounded like a duck or doorhinge)

2. When he would chase his brother-cat Pixel off the top of the chair or cat tree just for funsies (he didn’t want the spot, just liked making Pixel run)

3. When you would pet him and he would immediately have to clean himself because ugh human stink, amirite?

4. When he would have makeout grooming sessions with his brother which often ended in spats because I’m licking you no I’M licking YOU

5. When he was chubby and we called him the Morca

6. When he and Pixel would sleep around each other and look like a yin yang

7. When he was 12 years old and still could chase the red dot for like, ages, because he was a Permakitten

8. When you would call him, but because he had hearing loss would have no idea where the voice was coming from so he’d look at the ceiling, because yeah, naturally people are up there all the time

9. When I taught him several tricks using hand gestures, like sit, stand up (like on his back paws) and jump up (as in onto a chair)

10. When you would start petting him and he would get so into it it was almost obscene (We called this a Mortgasm)

11. When you would play him videos on the iPad and he would try to get behind or underneath to get at the birds and squirrels

12. When he’d get really excited and start spinning in a circle due to his inner ear damage from his rough kittenhood (see also the partial deafness)

13. When he learned in my second apartment that he could open the doors that wouldn’t latch by leaning on them, which led to him for the REST OF HIS LIFE trying to open all doors by rolling on his back, even though it didn't work anywhere else

14. His awesome old man whiskers

15. His kneading of anything fuzzy, bonus if it smelled like Mom

16. When sometimes I’d wake up at night and he’d be on the pillow above my head, which I called Wearing Mort As Hat

17. When he'd fall asleep in these ridiculous positions with his belly showing and his feet in the air in the most bizarre configurations

18. The way he’d look at me, which I can’t put into words but was this combination of crazy love, trust, and admiration

19. Everything, everything.

Goodbye, my sweet boy.
Gillian NBryn Mawr, PennsylvaniaFebruary 14, 2016
Bea
2/10/2016Bea, I miss you so much. You were my shadow, my constant companion. Always waiting by the door for me to get home, always up for a snuggle. Your favorite thing was to lay on my chest and stick your little face and kneading paws into my hair. It was my favorite thing, too. I'll miss laying around taking Sunday morning photos of you, your Frito head, you begging for drinks from the faucet, your half-purr/half-meow whenever you were touched unexpectedly, singing dinnertime jingles to you, your trusting heart even after you became ill and we started having to take you to the vet every week for pokes and prods. I'm heartbroken right now, but I'm relieved that you're not suffering anymore. And I'm so glad you got to go to sleep in your favorite place, surrounded by your favorite people. I'll love you forever, my precious little Bea.Emily JewellAtlanta, GeorgiaFebruary 14, 2016
Lady
7/3/2001 - 2/9/2016Lady, you gave our family 14 years of unconditional love. You had a sweet and gentle nature and were happy as long as you were by my side. The house feels empty without you in it, but we have many wonderful memories to hold onto. I miss you very much my little Ladybug.Kathy WillmontNewbury Park, CaliforniaFebruary 13, 2016
Ralphie
10/19/2008 - 2/12/2016Today is the day that St Frances and The Lord take over your charge. You are the sweetest and most gentle Scottish Terrier I ever met. You were "my boy". You were daddy's heart. You dug deep and laid down in our hearts. You will always be remembered with love. You were regal and distinguished. You always told us how much you loved us and we pray that you knew how much we loved you. In our hearts you will stay.Karen WilliamsTampa, FloridaFebruary 13, 2016
Ralphie
10/19/2008 - 2/12/2016Today is the day that St Frances and The Lord take over your charge. You are the sweetest and most gentle Scottish Terrier I ever met. You were "my boy". You were daddy's heart. You dug deep and laid down in our hearts. You will always be remembered with love. You were regal and distinguished. You always told us how much you loved us and we pray that you knew how much we loved you. In our hearts you will stay.Karen WilliamsTampa, FloridaFebruary 13, 2016
Shadow
2/13/2016"My dog does this amazing thing where he just exists and makes my whole life better because of it."
"The bond shared between dog and human is the most true and powerful of friendships."
"The only thing wrong with dogs is that they can't live forever."
"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul."
~ Anthony Douglas Williams, from "Inside the Divine Pattern"

Time to Say Good-bye

As we lay our hands upon you,
Before your final rest,
Our hearts surround to love you,
And thank you for your best.
Our home you watched and treasured,
Our lives you truly blessed.

Lessening now your burdens,
We tend your tired bones.
Let us be your pillow,
Then wings to take you home.
Listen for God's calling,
Sweet promises of peace.
Old friend, leap to Heaven,
Suffering released!

~ Annie Dougherty, in "Animal Blessings" by June Cotner

Dear, sweet Shadow, words cannot describe how much we love and miss you! You were an amazing dog... an incredible gift to us. We tried never to miss an opportunity to tell you, every day.... MANY times a day!.... that you were "the best dog in the whole world". Because you were. Because you ARE. We can no longer look into your beautiful brown eyes or caress your silky soft fur, but we still feel your devoted presence... your loving spirit will forever fill our home and hearts. Thank you for being such a wonderful blessing in our lives. We will never forget the joy, delight and warmth you brought into our home, precious companion!

Please see Dr. Dawnetta's memorial for Shadow here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=715035971964881&set=o.192474531449&type=3&theater
Lynn BeckmanSt. Louis, MissouriFebruary 13, 2016
Paulie Walnuts
2/8/2006 - 2/11/2016Paulie Walnuts passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home.Nancy PapineauFederal Way, WashingtonFebruary 12, 2016
Mackenzie
3/31/2016 - 2/7/2016Dr Melissa was amazing. She was kind and caring to us but even more importantly to Mackenzie. She also took great care in assisting my other dog and one of the cats with her curiosity. This was an extremely difficult time for everyone of course but it was, as hard as this is to say a beautiful and dignified as well as painless death. We miss Kenzie everyday, but can take comfort from the care and kindness that was shown to us and most importantly to my love MacKenzie.Mindy HaskillMission Viejo, CaliforniaFebruary 12, 2016
Molly
1/27/2000 - 2/10/2016Molly. Our love for you will never die. We are so lucky to have had you in our lives, you are truly what a family member is," LOVE". We will wrap our treasured memories and keep them till we meet again. You made a difference in this world. You and I stood up to people who tried to tear us apart. But together we WON. Be Proud that we have made a difference for other dogs and their owners. You left many paw prints on many hearts. Rest in peace now baby. Till we meet again.......Dottie RybickiRichmond, MichiganFebruary 12, 2016
Tulip
2/14/2000 - 2/10/2016Tulip is proof that "love transforms anything."Jamie LeeLas Vegas, NevadaFebruary 11, 2016