Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sierra
11/23/2014Sierra was a beautiful 13 ½ year old pitbull mix. I had the pleasure of becoming Sierra’s mom 2 ½ years ago when she was 11. She came from Colorado. Everyone joked that she was living out her retirement in South Florida. Sierra brought such joy to my life. I treated her like the princess she deserved to be. She was such a happy dog and such a good girl. She loved to play with toys, sit outside & relax in the sun, roll around in the grass, or take very leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. She loved people and would pretty much go up to anyone to say hello and receive some petting during her walks. She was a great guard dog at the front door and barked at any dog passing by outside, then quickly resumed relaxing. Sierra loved going to my parent’s house for play dates to play with their big dogs and run around and have fun. She was such a blessing to have for the 2 ½ years I did. She had regular vet visits and was in great health for the most part. Then she was unexpectedly/shockingly diagnosed with cancer on a Tuesday morning but it was already too late and she passed on Sunday at 4:40pm. She wasn’t in pain thankfully. I know she received her angel wings and is in doggy heaven now. Someone that knew her well said that she’s in heaven with her belly up, snoring away, and surrounded by all her toys and memories of me. Sierra will be sorely missed.Jennifer WhittingtonFort Lauderdale, FloridaDecember 1, 2014
Jake
10/16/2014 - 11/29/2014Jake was our dog. We were his pack. He was one of the members of our family...like a son, a daughter, he was our dog. He came to us in North Carolina and the owner said the first people that he falls for, he will be their dog. He was our dog. He moved with us to Pennsylvania and loved to run around his big back yard. He would play with his cousin, Max the Boston Terrier and they would run and run and run. Jake was able to spend the last few months of his life with Max, and with Quinn, his new Boston cousin. Jake was there to help us, his family, grieve when his "Mom" passed away. He would lay by her side of the bed for months afterwards and search for her in the house. Whenever one of his "brothers or sisters" came home, he would get all excited and follow them around the house, just wanting to be near them.
His favorite trick was to have a piece of cheese placed on his nose (he loved cheese!) and the wait patiently until his "Dad" told him "Okay!" He would wait for minutes until the order came. Then he would flip the cheese up and over and snatch it out of the air as a treat. As he got older, he would still wait patiently with the cheese on his nose, but he could no longer flip it in the air and catch it. At that point, because he was such a good boy, we would just have him catch the cheese when we tossed it to him. At the end, his "Dad" would have to place the cheese in his mouth, as he couldn't see that well any more.
He was such a good dog and the pain of knowing he will not be at home to greet us and follow us around is a lot to bear.
His family is grateful for having such a good dog for every second of his 15 years with us.
Bill FrostManassas, VirginiaDecember 1, 2014
Stoli
4/1/2014 - 11/26/2014Thank you to Dr. Shibley and Lap of Love for helping us say goodby to our beloved Stoli. Your services are outstanding and you provided a lot of comfort to us during a very sad time.Angela DeavenArlington, VirginiaDecember 1, 2014
Scruffy
5/15/2002 - 11/29/2014After dealing with many health issues over these past several months which recently worsened to include hypothyroidism, cancer and extreme pain. Scruffy was laid to rest at home surrounded by love with Robert and I at his side comforted peacefully in his bed. Scruffy was truly the best dog ever. He was like a small boy in a dog suit. He was so smart, playful, even sneaky at times but most of all so full of love. He brought so much joy to our lives and everyone that ever met him always fell in love at first sight. He will be missed so much.
We know he is with our other dogs Annie and Scooter happy and out of pain over the rainbow bridge. I know his Grandma who we recently lost will look after them all till we meet again.
Sara HedgesGainesville, FloridaNovember 30, 2014
Miley
11/22/2014On Saturday November 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm Miley the princess of Yadkin manor crossed over the rainbow bridge,we had the pleasure of being her companions for 5 and 1/2 years. Miley came to us as a rescue and fit into our lives so easily. She had the most beautiful brown eyes that said I love you and life is good. We can only hope that we gave her as much joy as she gave us. Miley loved everyone in her own way, even though she had a rough start she was full of love for her people and other friends including her best friends Nelson, Tezzie, Spot Kitty and Walter. Rest in peace sweet baby.John CraftChespeake, VirginiaNovember 30, 2014
Tom Petty
5/24/2014 - 11/26/2014Tom, although we hoped for more, we are grateful for the 5 years we had together. We so enjoyed introducing you to a way of life you probably did not experience as a hunting dog or as a rescue. It was so much fun to watch you do a Benjamin Button, seemingly aging backwards as the effects of good food, soft beds and a whole lot of love transformed your body and mind. We loved the way you became more and more puppy-like as you learned you could come to us for whatever you needed. Your delight as you anticipated a walk, a road trip or a visit from grandma and grandpa always brightened our day. We miss the day to day details so much, sweet boy, but the gifts of your spirit-your kindness, gratitude and zen-like acceptance of whatever life offers will remain with us forever.Robin and Brian SponaugleArlington, VirginiaNovember 30, 2014
Winston
3/23/2014 - 11/27/2014Dear Winston, you came and went too fast. I only knew you for 4 years, but they were the best 4 years I could ask for. You were always there for me, to listen to me, to love me, to give me fashion advice and to wake me up in the middle of the night so you could have attention. Going to sleep without hearing your snoring and other noises is difficult but I know you are in doggie heaven now. Thank you for being a great friend and companion. Rest in peace Big Beefy.Ashley BlessumArlington, VirginiaNovember 30, 2014
Xena
10/31/2002 - 11/28/2014We will carry all of our memories in our hearts forever and always...Christina CabreraRiverside, CaliforniaNovember 29, 2014
Shaka
6/16/2014 - 11/25/2014Oh Big Boy, we miss you so much. It is the little things you did that twist my heart and cause me to cry. Yesterday I cleaned up the yard and scooped your last poop and I cried. Isn't that crazy?! The impact you had on us is tremendous. You will always have a special place in our hearts.Yvonne AlaibillaRenton, WashingtonNovember 29, 2014
Callie
10/31/2014 - 11/9/2014It has been a hard few weeks on the farm with recent losses. My sweet sweet Callie lost her fight with cancer. We only had a little over a year with this special rescue dog. It was not long enough. I will be forever grateful for my friend who saw Callie at the animal hospital and knew I would want her since we are huge cattle dog fans. She sat there for 3 mos with no other takers after months on the streets. I picked her up the same day I saw her. She cared little for others although she was friendly. She would say a quick hello to visitors then promptly resume her spot on my side and often I felt her teeth on my right calf just to let me know she was there in her friendly way. She was recently put to sleep in our home with her buddies close by. Dusty, her best friend stood by her the entire time. I will miss watching these 2 play. We have had many cattle dogs over the years. She was the most devoted loyal dog I could have asked for. Glad she came into our lives. Wish she could have stayed longer. Loved this pooch.Julie WinthropTrenton, FloridaNovember 25, 2014