Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Brad
1/19/2002 - 1/19/2016We loved you from the moment we saw you! The vet didn't think you'd make it through the weekend after we rescued you, but we proved him wrong. You were a strong and devoted dog; more of a one family dog. You'd do anything to please and protect your family. You were your "master's" dog more than mom's baby. Our house is so empty without you! We miss you!! Our hearts will be forever entwined with yours . . . R.I.P. our precious boy!Harlen BradleyWinchester, KentuckyJanuary 25, 2016
Barney
3/26/2003 - 1/10/2016Barney will be greatly missed. He was a member of our family. It was a tough decision that we had to make but we knew "it was time" and we did not want him to suffer or to have a poor quality of life. Barney started developing tumors and they had gotten larger and larger over the last year. He had one come up on his nose that had grown to the size of a golf ball. I always told him "you will let me know when its "time" buddy" ..He started having some bad days and I believe he was telling me it was time..Even if I didn't want to believe it. We made the decision to call LAP OF LOVE and Dr. Suzanne was wonderful and caring.. Barney was a "cranky old man" and he smelled really bad... but we sure miss his smelly old cranky self. The house just isnt the same without him.KIm DrummondMurfreesboro, TennesseeJanuary 25, 2016
Jax
4/30/2006 - 1/24/2016I Loved You Best

So this is where we part, My Friend,
And you'll run on, around the bend.
Gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on; I'll find the strength,
Life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
Share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
But they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
Will remember well all you've taught.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
Take with you this...I loved you best.

-Jim Willis
Sarah BeckerBensalem, PennsylvaniaJanuary 25, 2016
Lily
11/30/1997 - 1/22/2016Sweet Lily, I will miss your constant presence in my life so much. Our 16 years together filled me with such joy, and your love and purrs helped me get through many a tough day. Although I will love other animals in the future, our attachment to each other was truly special. I know you're now in peace but I love and miss you terribly.Wendy PrinsVienna, VirginiaJanuary 24, 2016
Zoe
6/25/2004 - 1/17/2016Our precious angel, Zoe, went to the Rainbow Bridge to run and play and wait for our arrival. Zoe was the most loving little girl from the day we picked her out. She had bad knees, kidney and liver disease, but we helped her through each of her illnesses. We believe Zoe suffered a stroke and at that time we knew that it was Zoe's time to leave us here and wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge.Debbie VannessMt Gilead, North CarolinaJanuary 24, 2016
Zoe
7/8/2001 - 1/18/2016Zoe was our everything!! Our sweet lil baby girl!! We love her so much. She is a lil over 14 years old and became very I'll with what is believed to be cancer. We couldnt put her thru the pain and discomfort of chemo and radiation. Her lil body was just to weak. She went to wait for us by the rainbow bridge. We love you Zoe see you again one day soon.Nishanthi @ tammy Savanh & spragueTemecula, CaliforniaJanuary 23, 2016
Bailey
9/1/2000 - 1/19/2016Today we say goodbye to our beloved best friend Bailey. Bailey was a 15 year old Golden Retriever that we rescued 13-1/2 years ago. He added so much to our lives. Bailey loved walks at Lake Crabtree Park, chasing birds at the beach, burgers from the drive-thru and ice cream cones. The memories are plentiful and wonderful. Bailey was our household fitness director and continued his daily walks through all kinds of weather and two cancers. From those big paws and handsome face to his never ending quest for fun......we will miss you Boo.Karen and Mark LivingstonRaleigh, North CarolinaJanuary 22, 2016
Simba
9/1/2004 - 1/21/2016Simba was a 12 year old soul who brought my husband and I the greatest pleasures one could bring. Simba was and is my best friend and my soulmate. He always listened when I was feeling sad or happy and never judged! He would wake me up in the middle of the night, with his whiskers, so he could snuggle under the covers with me. When I came home he would greet me by stepping on his back legs, to stand up, so I could pick him up and again cuddle. He was my baby boy.

My poor Simba was diagnosed with "large cell lymphoma cancer" on 8Dec2015. My husband and I decided to have the large masses removed from his intestines, 8", and miraculously he recovered and began chemo treatments on 18Dec2015. Simba may have not been the same whole acrobatic kitty but he was happy and comfortable. Since Simbas body was already fighting his cancer, along with chemo, the poor thing developed a bad UTI on 18Jan2016, the next day he also had another chemo treatment where we found out his cancer had spread to his bladder as well as his intestines once again. The overall goal with Simba was not necessarily to "cure" his cancer, as we already knew he had an aggressive kind, but more so to give him the best life he had remaining. The next day 19Jan2016 his breathing was extreamly abnormal, so off to the ER Vet. There came more bad news - Simba's heart was 3/4 the size it should be for a kitty; no wonder he couldn't breath! so I knew then he was, not giving up, but his body was saying "no more".

I had called Lap of Love once before, Simba was in recovery from his surgery but he had a bad day/night and we thought he was going to receive his wings the following day, gratefully he fought that battle and won. so on 19Jan2016 I called Lap of Love to request wings for Simba the next day, if he survived the night. I stayed up all night with my best friend to let him know he did a hell of a job fighting and it was ok for him to fly.

I honestly feel Simba held on as long as he could just so we could say our good byes.

Although, we can all relate in this same feeling: I hate that I had to call Lap of Love because who wants to let their best friend go?! but I am GRATEFUL that Lap of Love was there for me to call as I wouldn't have it any other way. They allowed Simba to pass peacefully in his home around family. I laid a bed next to the sliding glass door so he could stare outside where he once played, so he may dream and play forever.

Simba is now with family in heaven where he is happy and healthy - waiting for his mom and dad to join him.

We Love You, Simba
Laura HaydenRaeford, North CarolinaJanuary 22, 2016
Bullet
2/6/2002 - 1/19/2016Today was a sad day. Our dog, Bullet, is 14 years old and he has been struggling with his back legs -- basically they were giving out. It has been an on-going problem and this morning he collapsed. We had the vet come to the house and we put him to sleep, it was very peaceful and the best thing to do in the situation. He was the world's sweetest dog and he had a wonderful life. Dawnetta from Lap of Love was a tremendous comfort to us at this time.

He was rescued by me when he was a puppy from some unkind people and then about six years ago he fell through the ice at the farm and I had to get him out of deep end of the lake.

BeeCee, our oldest cat, sits in the window and always cries when Bullet goes for a walk, so today has been hard on her, she has been crying more than us. Every dog should have had the life he had and we are grateful for the time we had to love him.
Beverly Cochran WhiteheadSt. Louis, MissouriJanuary 22, 2016
Carter
7/1/2016 - 1/20/2016So hard to say goodbye to my sweet boy Carter yesterday. You brought so much joy and love into our house for so many years. You will forever be missed and we feel fortunate to have been given as many years as we had with you. Love you boy.Joyce CollinsReston, VirginiaJanuary 22, 2016