Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Amazing Grace (gracie)
10/6/2000 - 1/4/2015Even when you know it's the right thing to do, it's very hard to say "goodbye" to a wonderful companion.
Last night Jessica and I said goodbye to Amazing Grace ("Gracie") Haverstick, our 14 year old Old English Sheepdog who had been with us since the fall of 2000 when she became a member of our family. She was so tiny and scared when we brought her home to meet Clemmie (Darling Clementine), our two year old chocolate lab, that she ran to a rug by the kitchen sink and sat on it shivering until we got down next to her and made her feel safe.
For the next 12 years, Clemmie became the object of Gracie's unwavering devotion and the old ratty rug became her "magic carpet" because whenever she sat on it she expected love and, of course, food. "Look," she'd say, "I'm on my magic carpet. Love me and feed me." And, of course, we did.
Gracie was never an alpha dog. She was Clemmie's follower and wingman and would do anything for her big sister. We referred to the two of them as "the girls" and that's who they were.
After Clemmie left us in the summer of 2012, Gracie had to learn how to be on her own. She never really did. But she soldiered on and gave us so much happiness.
Last night, in our family room, we returned Gracie to Clemmie. Dr. Sandra from Lap of Love came to our home and sent Gracie on her next great journey. Jessica and I held her on our laps as she left us and wept for our loss though we sent Gracie on her way with smiles, kisses and thanks for a life of unconditional love.
We remain numb today but we know we did the right thing. Dr. Sandra was great and has already posted a memorial on the Facebook page for Lap of Love. Gracie we will love you forever. Mommy and Daddy.
Alec&Jessica HaverstickShort Hills, New JerseyJanuary 5, 2015
Haven
We miss our Haven dearly. Your Danny is lost without you and your fur siblings are wondering where their sister is. You were Danny's best friend, and you found each other at a time when you both really needed one another. Our family is not the same without you, sweet girl. We've all been together for three short years and wish our time as a family could have been longer. We will miss seeing your face when pulling up to the house, always perched at your favorite spot in the front window, waiting for us to come home. We will miss how the three dogs curled up with each other for a "tripod" snuggle and our family cuddles with all five of us. Those were some of our most treasured moments! You were so loving and loyal, especially to your Danny. And that's how we will always remember you. We will see you someday, Haven! XOXOAshley ElchertSaint Louis, MissouriJanuary 5, 2015
Mario
3/17/1997 - 1/1/2015My dearest Mario,
We saw that you were sick , and hoping you would get better...we saw you becoming weak and not being able to eat and suffering with pain..My sweet boy i hope you are resting in peace, we miss you very much..You brought us such joy and happiness..The house feels very empty without you...I could tell you enjoyed life ..you had such a sweet personality and i miss our conversations very much..You were the king of the castle..I hope we meet again someday at the rainbow bridge :) This poem sums up how we feel now

In Our Heart, Mario.

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
We think of you in silence. We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part.
Always, and forever.
We have you in our heart. Love you forever Johnny, Amanda ,Tommy and me ( your mommy)
Sue MartinBensalem, PennsylvaniaJanuary 5, 2015
Lucky Laczo
10/1/1999 - 12/31/2014We will always miss our Lucky. He was a kind, gentle soul who chose us to share his love with. Lucky was our companion for over 15 years. Our lives were touched by our sweet boy. He brought us so much joy and his absence has left a hole in our hearts and our home.Lou LaczoIndian Trail, North CarolinaJanuary 4, 2015
Nala
10/12/2002 - 1/1/2015Nala was bred and born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We will never forget the day we picked her up at the airport and took her home to meet our two children who were very young at the time. Through the years, Nala helped us raise our children as she grew up with them. She was fiercely loyal and protective of our family. She was wary of strangers but was a sweet and gentle soul to those people she came to know and trust.
In addition to being a world-class watch dog, Nala loved “helping” us with house and yard work. She enjoyed watching sports and playing football with our son and also enjoyed sharing late night snacks and mischief with our daughter. In the winter time, she loved to play in the snow. In the summer she enjoyed hanging out with us by the pool while taking periodic dips in her own kiddie pool. Sunday morning breakfast is a tradition in our home, but will never be same without Nala patiently waiting to indulge in the leftovers.
We feel blessed and privileged that Nala became a part of our lives. We will miss her dearly, but will never forget the sight of her loving face or the feeling of petting her beautiful coat and all of the wonderful memories of our 13 years with her. She will live on, in our hearts, for the rest of our lives, until we meet her again at the foot of The Rainbow Bridge.
Rest in Peace our beautiful and sweet good girl. We love you so much!
Chip & Rachel ConyersDelran, New JerseyJanuary 3, 2015
Chanel (nellie)
12/7/2005 - 12/30/2015Dearest Nell,
During your incredible earth stay, you traveled by boat, wagon, automobile, and (nearly successfully) Vespa scooter sidecar. You explored mountains, lakes, and possibly most happily, the tides of the open ocean. You ran a small business and became a town mascot in your own right. You adored peanut butter, tolerated cats, and chased after the beam of a flashlight until your little legs could hold you no longer.
You were revered for your gentleness as much as your spunky quick wit, always responding to critics of your husky size by commenting that you were merely “big boned” and to lay off. And thus, infinite respect ensued wherever your curvy body took you.
As sure as anything, the warm summer grasses here will miss your paws, and the spring citrus trees with miss your nose. This world might spin on just a little more slowly in the coming weeks, paying a quiet homage to the empty space you are leaving behind. But as there are days that live on in infamy, we are confident there are also dogs. And you, without doubt or reservation, are an Unforgettable.

We adore you,
Your beloved family
Christy BianculloRedlands, CaliforniaJanuary 2, 2015
Sophie
5/20/2001 - 11/28/2014Sophie, I will always love you with everything in me. You will forever be missed and wished for every day of my life. Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge, you will never be far from my thoughts.Jennifer LamberthPulaski, TennesseeJanuary 2, 2015
Louis
12/29/2014In memory of Louis, a.k.a. Czarnuszek. RIP, Louis, you came into our lives and enriched our world immensely.Los Angeles, CaliforniaJanuary 2, 2015
Lily
3/1/2015 - 11/28/2015Lily, I am missing you sorely and life is not the same without you in it. Thank you for the love, joy and amusement you brought to my life for eight years. I was blessed to have you in my life. I know you are with Simon and Daisy and Fretzel and I know we will be reunited one day.Elaine PuypeHouston, TexasJanuary 2, 2015
Vader
5/1/2003 - 10/6/2014I came across this passage tonight and it sums up how I felt about my Vader. Even though it has been a few months since he has been gone, I still remember him every day and will continue to remember him forever. He was a treasured companion and a special part of my family.

Vader,
"You no longer greet me, as I walk through the door.
You're not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore.
Life seems quiet without you, you were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend, a loving soul I'll never forget.
It will take time to heal--for the silence to go away.
I still listen for you, and miss you every day.
You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true.
My heart will always wear, the pawprints left by you."

Rest in Peace my Puppy.

Love,

Mommy, Daddy, LT and Wyatt
Anne GerischerWindermere, FloridaJanuary 2, 2015