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Emme krienke - mcgovern
5/1/1999 - 6/2/2017Everyone’s testimonies to their beloved pets are so beautiful, and we send each and every one of you our heartfelt condolences.

We’d like to pay tribute to our beloved little Emme who passed away on June 2, 2017 at 1:04 PM.

On July 4, 1999, my friend Megan found a little kitten sitting under a car. Megan asked neighbors about the little kitten and she was told the little one was a stray, the last of the litter and if possible to please give her a good home. Thankfully, this little one truly was blessed with the most wonderful of homes when she was adopted by my friend’s Aunt Jan who named her Emme in honor of her beautiful green eyes.

For 11 ½ years Aunt Jan and Emme shared the most wonderful, loving and very full life together. Emme loved to go for rides in Aunt Jan’s car, sit on Aunt Jan’s lap, look out the windows, sleep under blankets and explore every inch and nook and cranny of the Victorian home where she was raised. When Aunt Jan became ill and knew that her time here on earth was ending, she and Megan made sure Emme was placed with a loving family. My mother and I were blessed when Emme was placed in our care to she spend the rest of her life with us.

On January 4, 2011, Emme entered our lives when she was 11 ½ years young with boundless energy, wit and charm. We were blessed with Emme for the last 6 ½ of her 18 years. Emme was very loving. She loved being held and she loved being cuddled, and she loved to snuggle under blankets. She loved being groomed, and she didn’t even mind the occasional bath. Her favorite food was lamb chops. She was also easy to medicate; from pills to subcutaneous fluids, Emme took everything in stride. Emme was whip smart, sweetly bossy, very comical and very determined. When her back legs began to fail her from arthritis, she persevered. When little by little her limbs began to weaken due to kidney disease, she still persevered. On May 25th, we had to start feeding Emme her food and water through a syringe because she was too weak to eat or drink on her own, but Emme eagerly took to the syringe as if it were a bottle, and she enjoyed her food, water and bone broth. On May 27th, Emme even enjoyed some vanilla ice cream.

6 ½ years was not enough time with our little one. The time passed too quickly. Emme was so very, very special and she is so very, very, much missed. With each passing day, she is missed more and more. We wish we could go back in time to the day she was first placed in our arms. We wish we could relive ever single minute with her. It was so difficult to say good bye to our little one. Our hearts are broken and our home and our lives are so empty without our little Emmelina. But we believe Emme is at peace and we believe she has been reunited with her Momma Jan, and I can picture their happy reunion. My mom and I look forward to being reunited with our Emme again someday, someday and forever.

We thank you our dearest Emme. You are our very special, courageous little kitty. Thank you for all the love and the laughter that you brought into our lives. God bless you little one. I love you Emme. Momma Rose loves you. Cousin Megan loves you. We love you, we miss you and we mourn your passing. Rest in peace our sweet baby girl. Rest peacefully with your Momma Jan. We look forward to holding you in our arms again someday forever. We send you all our love and our hugs and kisses now and always. We miss you so much, and we are so very, very thankful for your wonderful life. We are so very thankful that you are a very special member of our family forever. XOXOXOXOXO
Karen McGovernBloomfield, New JerseyJune 5, 2017
Kitty
1/1/2001 - 6/4/2017I keep seeing you out of the corner of my eye. I forget for a moment that you're gone and expect you to show up for one of our daily routines. The demand to be picked up after I get out of the warm shower. The greeting when I walk through the door. You would always come running. I will miss you Kitty. I love you and hope you're at peace.Annapolis, MarylandJune 5, 2017
Kodie
6/12/2006 - 5/24/2017The most amazing dog I have ever known, whether it being my best friend and going everywhere I went, or to be an amazing family pet to Annabelle, Hunter and Hailey. Those three kids could do nothing wrong to you, whether it be sitting on your back, pulling your hair, or straight up slapping you in the head because they didn't know the meaning of petting you nice yet. I will certainly miss seeing every morning before I leave to go to work, and always being the first one to greet me when I came home. Rest In Peace Kodie, I miss you more as everyday passes.Matt DeyoCoxsackie, New YorkJune 5, 2017
Piewhacker
2/19/1998 - 6/3/2017Yesterday at 2:23 I let my epic companion go on his way, free from pain. Today is my first day in 19 years that I'm waking up without his sweet soul in my home. My heart is breaking over and over every minute. I can't even explain my grief, but I wouldn't take back all the years of joy and beauty he gave to me. My little man, please hold a place for me in the light. Someday I will hold you again and forever.Jennifer Janeskokansas city, KansasJune 5, 2017
Polka Dot
3/18/2003 - 5/25/2017Polka Dot. Sweet kitty. Gone too soon.Cyndie HouseWheat Ridge, ColoradoJune 5, 2017
Helo
1/1/2003 - 6/3/2017Goodbye, Helo. You will be missed. You were a sweet, gentle good boy. The house is quieter without you. We miss the sound of your toenails tap-dancing on the hard wood floor in the kitchen in search of crumbs. Thank you for being everything we wanted in a dog. Wherever you are we hope there are rabbits to chase, bacon to eat, and blankets to snuggle under.Jeremy and Kelly HartzellRaleigh, North CarolinaJune 4, 2017
Dewey
4/26/1998 - 6/2/2017My Little Guy
Dedicated to my Dewey
April 26, 1998 – June 2, 2017

Soulful eyes of deepest hue
Stares unlike a puppy’s glance
This one searches through my face
Sending me himself all through

When I reach down
His head bows low
Making room to rub his neck
And then his back and rounded belly
I watch his chest release it’s sigh
He’s totally mine
My little guy

If I pull back
Or change my gaze
That little paw is quick to grasp
To find my hand and pull it back
To where it goes
Upon his belly…or his chest…
Or head or anywhere
That he deems best

When I come home
I reach for him
He’s climbing halfway up my leg
Reaching for my reach—we’re both
Of equal mind and heart
I scoop him up
And hold him squished
He puts is face into my neck
And snorgles me with doggy mumblings

Warrior from the backdoor screen
Hackles raised in threatening stance
Rumbling from the growly throat
To invaders of the domicile
And yet the sound of nails being clipped
Or wash machine in cycled spin
Sends my warrior ‘neath the bed
‘til all the world is quiet again

A gentleman, he will not eat
If Suki’s ears are lowered glare
Guards the dinner plates from him
He puts up with her strongest dare
Until I pick her up restrained
Then he’ll venture forth a bite
To see if dinner’s up to par
It’s like this every night

I never taught him how to play
So toys are things of dusty naught
I’M the one to entertain
Upon command when Dewey tires
Of licking paws or taking naps
Regardless that it’s 4 a.m.
I’m always happy to comply
With willing yawning happy sigh

He tells me he feels frisky
When he bites the quilt in smidgeon bits
As if it has a flea somewhere
That he must rid of it
That one I can’t figure out
But I still laugh to see him start
That bite bite bite ferociously
That’s how he plays my heart

When I want to soothe him
To a calm and crumpled mass
I show him his most favorite brush
And he slips beneath my grasp
I brush him with such loving strokes
His eyes grow sleepy, breathing deep
Until he wants his other side
Exposed to brush that equally

Today, his last, I’m shredded core
A ragged breathing painful cry
Anticipating Dr. Death
Who’ll come and send my boy goodbye
An endless sleep with no awake
My soul erupts it’s meanest quake

We walked the path we always do
This time he watched within my arms
Then rode the car the way he loves
A wooded road with doggy charm
A final stop at KFC to buy him
Golden tasty treats

Goodbye my soul, my fragile boy
Don’t be afraid, we do not part
Our love will last, it’s guaranteed
The price was paid to meet our need
Return to Life. I’ll meet you there.
With lush green lawns and billowed air
I’ll search undaunted ‘til I peek
Your furry warming Savior’s feet
Kim PageMission Viejo, CaliforniaJune 4, 2017
Max
9/3/2013 - 5/25/2017Max was fiercely loyal, loving, protective and wholly dedicated to his humans. His intelligence too was impressive. I remember while on a walk with him he had gone off to poop but I could not find it for the grass was tall, so I eventually walked away. The next loop we took around that park, Max dropped the ball we had been playing with right by the spot so I could walk over and find it. He knew our every move, every emotion, every signal. He learned how to sing-bark-hawl a couple of songs that were our trademark. He loved playing catch, loved rolling on his back and getting stomach scratches, and licking our faces. He'd smile at the mention of the word "bone", with his lips sort of lopsided and complete with a head tilt. Before he got sick he could jump almost 6 feet to catch a ball in midair. He'd play dribble with the ball in the house and beg for you to play with him. He cuddled at night, knowing my routine, soaking in the love that was between us, and I called him my love bug.Agnes Rey-TinatDeerfield Beach, FloridaJune 4, 2017
Pomuk
7/7/2017 - 6/1/2017Baby mommy will miss you so badly you were my best friend you cute smart funny and we all loved you even gokce lolDawn Altieri-kabadayiLevittown, PennsylvaniaJune 4, 2017
Noel
10/22/2005 - 5/26/2017Noel was such a good dog and an absolute Sweetheart. Unfortunately our dear, sweet baby developed Lymphoma and did not last long after her diagnosis. However right up to the end she was willing to stand guard and (Her favorite activity) steal food. She was a foodie and nothing was sacred if left unattended. When being scolded for her thievery she would give a look like, Yeah whatever and walk away. The house seems so empty and quiet with her being gone. She became a member of the family when she was just 6 weeks old. She was always our Baby Girl and words could never express how much she will be missed..Stanley MoleskiPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJune 3, 2017