Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
1/1/2011 - 1/26/2014Goodnight my beautiful Bozley boy! I loved you so much and just regret we did not have nearly enough time to spend together. Mommy misses you lots and lots and cannot wait to reunited with you in Heaven.Lisa FestaPalm Harbor, FloridaJanuary 27, 2014
8/23/2009 - 1/25/2014Bear. Oh Bear! He was our big, sweet, handsome, wonderful, floppy, squishy, goofy, fussy Mama's Boy. Although his daddy and I both grew up with animals, he was the first puppy that we had ever truly raised. He was our world. We got him while stationed down in GA, right before we moved into our first home. He was such a silly boy! My family had a Great Dane throughout my childhood, but I never got to see her as a puppy (she had been inherited from family friends)...and oh what a puppy Bear was! He was attached to us - never left our side (or lap!) if he could help it. He loved snuggling, stomping around in crunchy leaves, barking at birds, jumping through the sprinkler, stealing his mom's socks, sitting on top of his mom whenever he got nervous and nibbling our noses, ears, fingers and his own leash. And OH how he loved his toys! He carried them around with him everywhere...he had a special connection with his Bear toy when he was young, and his Pig toy (especially its curly tail, which he loved to 'boing') in this past year. He did NOT love baths, being told 'No!' to anything, not being allowed to follow us into the bathroom, or getting his nails clipped. When we adopted and brought home his little chubby mutt sister as a puppy, we were nervous about how he would he responded is one of our most warm and fond memories: He LOVED her from the first second she marched up to him (fearlessly!) and kissed him. He would lay and watch her play...he was so unbelievably gentle...he'd let her climb all over him, nibble on his face, bite his tail, steal his toys and commandeer his Great Dane-sized beds. The growth and closeness of their relationship was, and remains so precious and wonderful to us. He let her rule the roost - he was such a sweet, gentle giant with her. Always was. Their snuggles were so beyond cute, there really are no words. They were quite the pair. Watching him go from a healthy, bouncy, shiny, happy, energetic 3 year old, to a struggling, weak often frustrated 4 year old was very difficult. Neurological problems struck in Dec. 2012. Epilepsy, Laryngeal Paralysis, Ataxia and finally Degenerative Myelopathy. His leg and facial muscles wasted, his fur dulled, his booming voice was lost completely and replaced with a raspy shadow of itself...but he never stopped being the most handsome man in the world to us. Never for a second. We still looked at him and saw our itty-bitty baby boy. Still kissed his big old nose, and his big, graying toes. A cocktail of drugs, treatments for his 5 bouts with aspiration pneumonia (including a couple of overnight stints at the hospital) and acupuncture (with his acupuncturist Barbara, whom he ADORED!) helped give us an extra year with him. His sister Honey Bee changed her 'playing style' with him from the somewhat 'violent' and very physical tugging and jumping show she usually put on, to a much more subdued and gentle approach. She would lay on the couch and let him tug with her while still laying down when he couldn't stand or didn't have the energy. This past week hit him hard. He could no longer stand up without assistance initially...and rapidly degenerated from there. All of the sudden, his legs were too weak to support his weight at all. He began soiling himself while laying down in his bed. His body temperature dropped to 99.5 degrees. He refused all food and water. Each breath became a struggle. His feet were ice cold. His heart could no longer get blood to them. His heart and lungs were now weakening and succumbing to the same fate as his facial and leg muscles. He no longer moved anything but his eyes and sometimes his head to follow my movement around the room. It was time. Nothing could be done. Although we are heartbroken and feel so empty - we are trying to remind ourselves that we should be happy for him...he is at peace now, running free - which he hasn't been able to do in over a year. He had 3 WONDERFUL years...he gave and received enough kisses and love to last ten-thousand lifetimes. Holding him as he passed, laying in his own bed at home, surrounded by his favorite toys, with his wonderful, beloved Daddy watching via Skype on the computer, was absolutely heart-wrenching. He went so very peacefully. So, so, so very peacefully. The last thing he ever heard was his mama telling him how much she loved him and the last thing he ever smelled were her arms, the T-shirt of his deployed daddy, and his sister Honey Bee, and that truly is a gift. He no longer has to struggle, or feel pain or frustration. Although he has left a big, Bear-sized Great Dane hole in our hearts, and was stricken with illness far too young, our pain and sadness and heartbroken tears are just a testament to how much he meant to us and how very much he will be missed. He was, is, and will always be our first baby boy. He will always be Honey Bee's big brother.

Dear Bear...aka...Big Handsome, Bear Boy, Bear Bug, Bear Man, Big Fish, Big Squish, Big Pickle, Buster Bear, Big Buster Fusser, Big Fussin' Buster, Squisheroni:

We love you. We always will. Run free handsome man, jump through the sprinkler.

Mama, Dada & Honey Bee
Columbia, MarylandJanuary 27, 2014
3/8/1994 - 1/27/2014We love you & miss you. A piece of Mommy & Daddy's hearts went with you. You were the greatest cat ever... So smart, so intuitive. It's only been 9 hours, but we feel vacant without you.... 20 years is a long time to love. I cried in your bed tonight. But we know you are across The Rainbow Bridge & are a kitten again & the pain is gone.Debbie DawsonFolsom, PennsylvaniaJanuary 27, 2014
4/1/1998 - 1/25/2014run free and without pain - we love you and miss you so very muchRick and Tammi ScherAuburn, WashingtonJanuary 26, 2014
1/5/1999 - 1/17/2014When my Gypsy was put to rest a part of me went with her and even though she is gone she will live forever in our hearts. She was the best pet anyone could ever ask for. She loved everyone and everything. For a breed so often misunderstood she was a cut above the rest. Rest in peace Gypsy and never forget how much we loved you!Laurine HartPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJanuary 26, 2014
1/16/2000 - 1/25/2014There was never and will never be another Colette. She was one of a kind and I am blessed to have been chosen to be her partner for her time here on earth. Tears will dry - memories will never fade. I love and miss you, my good girl Little. Treat?Kathy BellClearwater, FloridaJanuary 26, 2014
8/12/1999 - 1/22/2014Our dearest and most precious Shadow...there are no words to describe how much we love you and miss you. Life will just not be the same here without you. There is such an emptiness in our hearts and in the house without you. There will never be another dog like you. You have brought me 14 1/2 years of utter joy and happiness. You were so well behaved from the very first day I got you. You were always by my side no matter what I was going through and were always so protective and trusting of me. When Daddy came along, you accepted him and learned to trust him as much as you trusted Mommy. You were such a strong boy, even to the end, never giving up. But, we knew we needed to give you back your life so you could run and play once again in the presence of Jesus. It is so difficult to get through the day without you by my side, but I know you are now whole again doing all the things you once used to do. We love you with all our hearts and will miss you more than words can ever speak. Grandpa will never forget all those days you two went for those long walks in NY. From that very first day he saw you at Aunt "Tesa's" house and had to promise to keep you a secret from Grandma until Mommy came to get you, he loved you with all his heart. Grandma misses how you always stared at her and misses those beautiful eyes of yours that grabbed her heart when she first met you. I am ever so thankful to your Aunt "Tesa" and cousin Stephanie for finding you for me on that special day in October, 1999. That day was the beginning of the greatest relationship ever started. I will always remember so much about you my precious you used to place your paw on my arm to hold it there when I came in to say good morning to you every day as you lay on your sofa in my you used to sit at your favorite spot upstairs and look out the big window watching everyone walk by or come to the you used to run down the stairs, sometimes 2 at a time, to meet me every time I walked in the you used to play with your toys all alone and play tug of war with me and you used to run back and forth in the galley upstairs to play with even in the saddest moments when Sundancer was laid to rest, you came to me and Daddy to comfort us and kissed Sundancer you loved us unconditionally and so much more. You were regal and playful, loyal and protective, but most of all, just loving and sweet. You taught me much about unconditional love and I will always be thankful for that. So much more could be written of you, but there isn't enough space to share it all. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to you for now my sweet, precious boy. I know that we will be together again one day! We love you always and forever and will miss you beyond words! Thank you for being our baby!Rose and Joseph OjedaLake Mary, FloridaJanuary 25, 2014
12/8/1998 - 1/23/2014Goodbye to my sweet loyal Annie. God so blessed me with her for 15 years. Nobody could ask for a better loving companion. I miss her so much. Thanks to Dr. Smith for helping Annie to pass peacefully on to her next journey where she will meet her pals Mackie, Sophie and Kios. Godspeed my little girl.Signe BuckOakland, CaliforniaJanuary 24, 2014
1/7/2014 - 1/17/2014Bailey we will miss you and love you forever. You will always be in our hearts. You were our "Rock Star".πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ’”Donna NelsonGlenolden, PennsylvaniaJanuary 24, 2014
Jaba, A.k.a. Buddy
3/23/2001 - 1/22/2014Thank you for all the joy you gave us, sweet Jaba. From the first day we brought you home almost 13 years ago you were never anything but sweet and loyal. I'm sure it was not easy being the baby of four pugs in this family during our early days together. We hope you felt the spotlight that was all yours this last 18 months, because you so deserved it. We all love you and our home will never be same without you, OUR BUDDY. Now go be the puppy you have always been with a body that does not fail you... RIP, Jaba Jo Moritmer, a.k.a., BuddySusan MortimerWaleska, GeorgiaJanuary 23, 2014