Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Ralphie
6/1/2004 - 2/21/2020The last 17 years of my life has been an amazing journey! Having lived alone for so many years, I was never truly alone, all because of a little cat that found me and needed me as much as I needed him. It was time spent in silent companionship, the best confidante and friend that anyone could ask for. One that never answered you back unless he was hungry lol, but understands you in a way most people probably never will. The one who knows all your secrets and keeps it secret. Imagine that! LOL

It is with such sadness that I write to you today to tell you that Ralphie passed away thanks to a kind vet from the Lap of Love Animal Hospice. The experience was so amazing, one that I would do again and again if I had to.

"I was so grateful the day you found me and chose me to be your mommy and changed my life for the better. Love you always and miss you forever! Sleep well my little son!"
Deborah CBay Shore, New YorkFebruary 22, 2020
Frankie
10/15/2009 - 2/17/2020My best friend, my complete heart and the sweetest soul every created is gone. I'm devastated by your passing, but am grateful I had these years to love you. I will carry the memories of our time together with me forever. You were able to touch so many lives and are missed by so many. I miss your howl and your wet nose. I miss that wagging tail that could clear the top of a coffee table. You were the handsomest big guy. People would stop their cars to come pet you. And you loved every minute. I'm grief stricken.Chris HarveyDelray Beach, FloridaFebruary 22, 2020
Balin
6/20/2013 - 2/19/2020Balin was an extremely loyal companion. He had little patience for strangers, but he sure loved and protected his people. Few got to see what an absolute sweetheart he actually was. I'm going to miss those ear nibbles upon arriving home, and the lazy mornings on the bed when he would accept endless belly rubs. He has had a lasting impact on who I am today because of what the experience taught me of patience, trust, and acceptance. He had a tragically painful last month with me, but there were glimpses of hope, of the old Balin I used to know. Making the decision to end his suffering was one of the most difficult I've had to make in my life. He was happy to have his friends visit until the very end, and I am glad he got to see many who loved him before he passed. I'm honored to have had the opportunity to share his life with him and am devastated I had to say goodbye. I love you and miss you, buddy <3Ian JoslinSeattle, WashingtonFebruary 21, 2020
Wilson
2/19/2010 - 2/14/2020My angel Wilson was the best companion anyone could ask for. Warm, gentle and friendly. He was a sweetheart. Always happy to greet you. It didn’t matter whether you were a family member or a stranger coming in the door. Wilson greeted you with the same tail wagging enthusiasm flashing that Golden Retriever smile. Wilson was the greatest companion, always in the middle of things, always ready to go for a walk or just to play in the yard, a main attraction of the house. He always kept me in sight like a needy toddler. At the end of the day he would curl up next to me while I relaxed in my easy chair. He made my home feel alive, warm and inviting. I miss him tremendously.
Wilson loved people and other dogs as well. If I used the phrase “go see” Wilson would run to the front door and look out. If someone was coming up the driveway he would run out to meet them and accompany them up to the front door. If a car pulled up he would be at the driver’s side door to greet the visitor. Wilson loved going for long slow walks in the neighborhood. He was so easy to handle that he didn’t need a leash although I kept him on one most of the time. While we walked Wilson almost never wandered away and the few time he did it was only to greet someone standing nearby. It only took a clap of the hands or call his name and he would immediately come back to my side. Wilson was probably the most well known dog in the neighborhood. I think more people knew my dogs name than knew my name.
Arlington Heights, IllinoisFebruary 21, 2020
Guinness ❤️ganja
My babies. Thank you for always get each and every one of through our hard times and being there unconditionally loving us. We miss you both Guinness and Ganja. Now go get those squirrels 🌈💕💙Ramona VellucciPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaFebruary 21, 2020
Cinnamon Bear
10/30/2007 - 2/16/2020Our baby girl, our best friend, our dog soul mate, Cinnamon Bear is so deeply missed but we are comforted in knowing she is in loving care of her human grandma who just couldn't wait to have her to love on again. We will be with you again Cinnamon Bear and we look forward to continuing to have you by our sides here on earth in spirit. Love you unconditionally beautiful baby girl!Meg and Richard LarsonAmity, OregonFebruary 21, 2020
Luna Jean
3/1/2003 - 2/10/2020Yesterday we decided that our Luna Jean had fought her liver cancer long enough. It was one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make, but we are very thankful to be able to do it on our terms, at our home, surrounded by love and comfort. Our little mama was 17, and was still as fiesty, sassy, and loving as always. Our hearts and home are empty without Tucker and now 2 months later, the passing of Luna. I take comfort in knowing that we did all we could for her and that she had a long and happy life. Thank you so much to Dr. Nil and Lap of Love for the work they do.Amanda RaffenelloClearwater, FloridaFebruary 21, 2020
Ickis
1/1/2020 - 2/20/2020Thanks for 19 year of your love (and cat-atude)! We will always remember you and miss you!Patty StantonFort Myers, FloridaFebruary 21, 2020
Carmen-cashew
11/15/2020#nationalpetday Enjoy the rainbow bridge Carmen-Cashew Peterson. Missing those hazel eyes today. This isn’t easy and I truly don’t care what anyone thinks!! Carmalita, you almost made it to my birthday. I just couldn’t allow you to be in pain anymore. The plus side you went to the Rainbow Bridge on Rihanna’s Bday, we played our favorite Rhi Rhi song (Diamonds) as I kissed you goodbye!! I’ve found myself not able to process this or speak about you much to someone’s face as I would burst into tears. Carmen, Fernando Sr. and my mom finally had something in common after the love hate-relationship. Which would be cancer and bad hearts. It’s ironic the thing that made me the strongest with my mom, made me the weakest and paralyzed me recently. I let my guard down and finally listened to you and the realization occurred to me, my shadow (you’ve always been called) was in utter pain and having trouble breathing. She was in so much pain and she was counting on me to make it stop! She let it be known enough was enough! She knew I was honest when I told her as I left for work, take a nap we got one last bravo show and a crime documentary to watch. We spent every waking/ sleepless moment with her and giving her the best last days on the planet with everyone that loved and adored her. People that never met her have reached out sent precious words, flowers, gifts and things to look at when we miss her.

Our sincere and upmost respect and appreciation for the amazing staff at Tampa Veterinary Hospital (Dr. Webster) Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Inc. for the home farewell with our other two boys. Which, they got the chance to have closure. Thank you for allowing Peanut to jump in the basket and sniff her and lick her goodbye! We couldn’t have ever imagined possible, Thank you for making this hard situation as comfortable as possible. Thank you for allowing us to insure she was okay crossing over to the rainbow bridge to meet up with Kali my other fur-daughter, my fur-sister Coco Chanel, cousin Bella, cousin Odie and her other big brother and best Corgi bud Olly. I haven’t been able to function in social settings in a while. It was hard to sleep at night knowing she wasn’t talking to us and friends with what we call “Rooing” it’s Carmen language for anyone that she has fallen in love with conversations she will have with you. She especially loved one guy in particular she would always pee on or near since we brought her home as a puppy( Eckhardt daddy for the win). 😂

It’s hard knowing she wasn’t right behind me ready to jump in bed or outside and not have her waiting for me. Watching her tail wagging and her butt shaking telling me to open the backdoor. I’m thinking how sitting on my couch alone, checking the mail will be as she isn’t following behind me like she is on a mission. I’m not sure who will dance with me and sing with me every single morning getting ready for work or going out. Carmen has always been on my side calming my panic attacks/anxiety and depression making me smile again. Every time I turned a corner or rolled over, a part of me longed for her to be sitting there, tilting her head at me wondering what we’re about to do next. 😭

I haven’t fully understood why the universe has been against me since the moment I was born. My grandma agreed but promised me on our call, after this heartache....it’s my turn for he most amazing things to happen to me. I truly hope she is right because I can’t handle anything else. Why has my life been filled with so much tragedy, hurt, sadness, difficulties and longing for things I honestly deserve but get passed on? I will never understand why this sort of stuff keeps happening when I do good and give back constantly. To my friends and family that grew with this fur-daughter since 8 weeks old and to your fur-kids that will now be confused. I want to thank each and every single one of you from the bottom of our shattered heart. Your love, compassion, support and words mean so much. Thank you for the wonderful gifts, the pictures the memories you shared with her. I can’t believe the human lives and dog lives she touched being in this crazy world. We can’t wait to receive her ashes to go along with her clay paw print, that’s when we know reality will set in and our heart will be completely shattered and the moment we will feel complete sadness. Love your fur-babies like you love your human kids. Give us a little time to get back to some form of normalcy as we need to focus on our old dude Peanut-Butter and Norman-Bates.
Kisha PetersonTampa, FloridaFebruary 21, 2020
Micah Nadora
12/2/2007 - 2/1/2020To my faithful, sweet, baby boy, your paw prints will always be etched in my heart. Miss you every day, Monkey! <3Michelle NadoraWashington, District of ColumbiaFebruary 21, 2020