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8/25/2000 - 1/20/2021Miranda - our sweet fur babe of 20+ years. You were a lover from the day we brought you home. Always looking for a lap with a cozy blanket to snuggle. You were the most kind, loving, and gentle creature. If we all can live and love like you did - the world would be a better place - I know our lives were greatly touched by you. Also thank you for being a wonderful big sis to our human kiddo. The day we brought her home you showered her with kisses (and cat fur). And have been her best friend ever since. I am comforted that we could all be by your side til the very end. Enjoy all the water fountains, tuna juice, treats, and cozy spots to lay. We miss your squeaking, your kind eyes, cleaning up after the mess you made every time you ate kibble, and the need to have the door open despite it being 90+ degrees out in the summer. We miss you but know you are in a happy place!Katie O'ConnorChicago, IllinoisJanuary 21, 2021
9/23/2008 - 1/20/2021It was the hardest choice to bid the hardest of all farewells to my loyal companion of over 11 years. BB was truly a gem and loved by anyone who took the time to know her funny, quirky personality. She quickly morphed from a cute little Frenchie to my consistent source of joy and other-worldly emotional and psychic connection. It was love at first sight with the two of us and we were bonded immediately. She never shed her New Yorker sassy attitude. But she was so gentle and sweet to literally any living being that came into contact with her. I was beyond lucky to have her in my life. She deserved the beautiful last day she had with her family and our goodbye embrace was bathed in the warmth of the sun, magically bidding its own farewell. My heart breaks to lose this pure, unconditional love and the silence without her is deafening. But I embrace the light that comes through the cracks. My only consolation is that we spent a lot of quality time together, she didn’t suffer and was loyal and happy to the very end. She will be very missed by those who knew and loved her. I’ll always love you, my dear little angel.Saloumeh HamidiWashington, DC, District of ColumbiaJanuary 21, 2021
11/5/2005 - 1/18/2021Eventually you will just be a story in my head, we’re all just stories in the end. Just make it a good one eh? Because it was, you know? It was the best story of all time. Me and you Peter.Abby ClineTampa, FloridaJanuary 21, 2021
6/12/2010 - 1/18/2021Tiger was my best friend. He was the most wonderful furry companion anyone could ask for. He was always playful, caring and attentive. Tiger was a very special spirit. He battled his terminal diagnosis to the very end. He is at peace now, no more pain. The house is so empty without him. Elizabeth and I miss him so much. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives. I miss you Bubba.Barry RichardLodi, CaliforniaJanuary 21, 2021
11/24/2007 - 1/18/2021Tobyyyyy,

From your handsome coat, super gravity cuddles in bed, and your love of our pets, we cherish these and so many more memories with you. The house isn't the same without your greeting us at the top of the stairs. We miss you, as do your brother and sister. Thank you for being the best cat ever. We will never forget you!

Chris, Monica, Tyler, and Lola
Chris and Monica YopePittsburgh, PennsylvaniaJanuary 21, 2021
5/27/2002 - 1/19/2021My heart is broken over the passing of my best friend Patrick on January 19, 2021. You were just a little kitten when you introduced yourself to me while I was out for a walk. I couldn’t leave you on the streets so I brought you home. I became so attached to you. I never had a cat before so I did all the wrong things at first. I soon learned the way of the cat.
Many years and over many miles we have been together that neither of us would have had if not for you rescuing me all those years ago. Along our journey you gained two sisters and a mom who miss you as much as I do.
I miss you so so much my dearest Patrick. I look forward to seeing you again. Visit us as much as you like and I will keep your food bowl full. I love you my friend, my son. You will always be remembered, Dad

I want to thank Patrick for coming into Steve’s life. He has been with Steve through the good times and the bad. Patrick has been a constant companion and forever friend. I will miss and always remember Patrick sitting on Steve’s lap every night. Sharing their love for each other. I will always remember the precious moments we shared on the couch giving you brushing. Patrick was an Angel cat to my husband Steve. Patrick will always be remembered and we will both live honorable and Godly lives so we can see Patrick in Heaven. Forever Loved, Mom
Steve PrestonHigh Point, North CarolinaJanuary 20, 2021
Miss Bella Louise Hughes
2/1/2009 - 1/18/2021On January 18, 2021, I said goodbye to my best friend, Miss Bella Louise.
It was the worst, hardest, most painful thing I’ve ever had to do. I am heartbroken and devastated.
Bella was by my side nearly every day for the last eleven years. She was my world. My angel. My everything.
I miss her so much.
We were meant to find each other, and we had a wonderful life together. I’ll forever be grateful to Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue for facilitating that “chance” meeting at Petco one cold Saturday in February—February 27, 2010. Seven months after I moved to Nashville, knowing barely a soul. And I’m grateful to Nashville Veterinary Specialists and Lap of Love and Dr. Emily for their kindness and patience these last few days.
Despite her 12-ish years, the diagnosis was sudden, unexpected.
Cardiac hemangiosarcoma.
Heart cancer. No cure. No viable treatment. Wednesday night we were snuggling on the couch watching Netflix; Thursday evening, I sat alone in my car while doctors removed fluid from her pericardial sac. Friday afternoon I took her home after an echocardiogram confirmed a mass on her heart. I did nothing for the next 60 hours but lie on the floor beside her bed, offer her food and water, take her out to potty, and sleep a little on the couch a few feet away from her. I researched the diagnosis and spoke to representatives from Lap of Love. And I finally scheduled a vet to come to the house.
Making that decision was awful. Two people’s words helped me: a vet tech at NVS and someone from Lap of Love. The first said to choose one of her good days and remember her like that; don’t wait until she’s suffering and miserable or becomes critical. The second shared a quote: “It’s better to help a friend a week too soon than a day too late.”
Dr. Emily’s presence, kind words, and assurance that I was doing the right thing helped me through those most awful moments.
I wept.
I’ll miss my Bella every single day for the rest of my life.
I hope she’s found her friends in heaven—Townes, Clyde, Tanner, Spencer—and is speed running through the clouds. She loved to run and was so fast.
Words don’t exist to honor her sufficiently. For her goodness. Her sweetness. Her gentleness. Her happiness. Her companionship. For all she has meant to me. My precious, precious girl.
Jodi HughesHermitage, TennesseeJanuary 20, 2021
1/22/2005 - 1/8/2021Ohh, My Adorable Maizy, who brought SO much love and laughter in OUR times of need. You stole my heart the moment I met you. I knew God sent you for a purpose, and you served me well. You lost your owner after 15 years, and I lost my pet after 12. While in mourning, we found each other, and then the pandemic hit, and we had one another to comfort in a time of isolation and quarantine. In such a short amount of time, you made a significant impact on my life. You loved HARD! I never felt a love like that from any animal I had rescued or adopted. You gave me exactly what I needed in the season I was in, and I know it was divinely orchestrated. You were a cuddle snuggle bug and always had to be touching me, laying across my chest, legs, head on my pillow, and drool across my face. You licked me to death daily and also made me laugh when you do those yoga poses-split legs on the bare floors, face smooshed into the carpet, yodeling for food, and bossing the bigger dogs in the house. You kept everything in order, structure, and in-check. You were also needy, but I didn't mind one bit. You made me busy but in a nurturing care-giving way, and I enjoyed the compassion I felt for you. I was delivering you your water bowls, carrying you to bed, waking up three times a night so you can potty, and cooking you holistic meals. I am beyond grateful for the year the Lord granted us. We got to spend every single holiday together and celebrate your golden year of 16 with mutual respect, a deep understanding of our borrowed time together, honor, and a peaceful end. Maizy, you brought greater meaning into my life, gratitude, and tenderness that will be hard ever to replace. Thank you, my friend, until your 2nd mommy sees you again-cross Rainbow Bridge with joyful peace.Melissa SantaellaLas Vegas, NevadaJanuary 20, 2021
12/15/2021Beautiful girl... you are our one and only❤️Sherry SuttonSarasota/buffalo, FloridaJanuary 20, 2021
1/3/2010 - 1/19/2021Our chunky monkey, Bud, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. We miss him dearly - he was our kissey boy, mouse/rat catcher, love bunny. He loved everything and everyone, especially little children and babies - couldn't get enough of 'em!
He'll meet his big sister Samantha when he goes over the Bridge - I know she'll show him the ropes.
He's no longer suffering or in pain. Every day we had with Bud we were blessed.
We love you boy!
Mercedes PickrellPortland, OregonJanuary 20, 2021
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