Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Spike
In case you've ever wondered what the face of an angel and one of God's most perfect masterpieces looks like, this is it. We'll never know why these amazing children that God entrusted to us have to leave this life in such short time. And to have their lives cut even shorter by such dreaded human diseases as cancer is way beyond my comprehension. But I could have been no more blessed than to have had the honor and privilege of being Spike's Mom for 14 years. This was my boy and the love of my life. Spike taught me what it means to be gentle, stately, loving, trusting, courageous, patient, and most of all, loyal. For that I am so very thankful and will cherish his lessons all the days of my life. My heart is forever wounded and my soul is empty without him. The pain is not physical, but it's unconquerable and desperate. The loneliness and separation makes me wish I had the power to replay and rewrite time. Letting go just feels completely wrong, but in some small way, writing these words in his honor releases a tiny bit of the burden I carry on my heart. Everyone said it, Spike was so very "HANDSOME" and I loved showing him off. I will miss that most of all because it will be impossible to ever replace the pride I felt having this most unique and extraordinary being in my life. Spike and I had our own little verse "He loves his mother and his mother loves him" and I will never stop loving him or his kind spirit.carolyn russo-cozadchicago, IllinoisJuly 24, 2015
Emma
8/1/1997 - 7/23/2015I carry your heart with me
(I carry it in my heart),
I am never without it
Anywhere I go,
you go my dear.

-ee cummings
Whitney RobertsDurham, North CarolinaJuly 23, 2015
Buddy
4/8/2015 - 7/22/2015Buddy was an ex guard dog. We would get up in the middle of nights sometimes rainy, windy , cold nights and have to bring him in and close the door to keep him out of the weather. But you couldn't take that out of him. He was the best Gentle Giant we could have. He spoke his piece, when he saw anything you had and if he could get it , he wanted it! Of course that was quiet often! He would stay out and walk the perimeter of the place, all night and have his watchful eyes open for anything. Then come day break, he would meander in the house and sleep and eat and sleep some more. When we would get up, he would come in and push his rump against you to say HEY I"M HERE! NOW FEED ME! so we would scratch his belly and smooch on him, then give him his breakfast. He was and is our Gentle Giant and now is watching Gods gate for him, protecting all coming through as he did here. We love and will miss you terribly BOBO you were the funniest and goofiest pup ever!Jill CarpenterRriverside, CaliforniaJuly 23, 2015
Monica
3/3/2005 - 7/21/2015Monica you will never be alone you took a part of us with you , So loved as our great companion and very smart . So hard to make the decision if it was time but seeing the look on your face and the struggle you were having was getting unbearable. and knowing there is no cure for this devastating disease and would progress we owed you more than to have you go on with your Dignity being slowly robbed.. I thank Dr Rene for her total kindness and being there for me with my endless chatter which was the only way I could deal with this.Wendy MorawskiVallejo, CaliforniaJuly 23, 2015
Bambi
12/15/1998 - 6/17/2015Your mamas miss you so much.

Over a decade and a half ago we were ready for a puppy when we heard about how you had been rescued wandering collarless by the busy intersection of Thorndale and Broadway. We met you. Already full grown but scrawny-skinny and a wild girl, you eagerly pulled like a tugboat on the leash. You played too roughly as you grabbed and pinched hard our hands and arms with happy abandon. But we could tell you had a generous heart so we wanted you.

And what a Good Girl you became. We taught you to be gentle, to give nice kisses, to not gnaw on the wooden floor or the leather couch. You taught us to carry treats.

What a charmer you were! To your mamas, of course, but also to strangers on the street. Ever expectant of attention, you would stare at certain people passing, give them a tail invite, then should their faces come close enough, you were quick with the kisses. Until maybe age 12 this seemed to be your favorite hobby.

We adored you, marveled at your strength, energy, beauty, stubbornness, and love of laughter. You even invented new games for us to play! Bambi, you were such a fun girl to have around. Yet you knew when we needed you to come close and be a quiet comforter - and you were there.

Thank you for insisting we never stay angry at you for long. We were only angry because we were afraid for you whenever you sneakily snatched and swallowed garbage or chicken bones during our park walks. When we marched you home, however, and tried to ignore you, you knew what had to be done: you'd jump up to give us a poke from behind. And a shyly mischievous look. Then wait for our arms to open for you. Worked every time. Thank you, Bambi, for wanting us to be as happy as you.

Bambi, you weren't always the most obedient doggie, but that's OK, because you certainly were the Sweetest. WOW, what an abundance of love, laughter, and adventure you brought to us! Never ever were you mean to your mamas - even as we tried to pry open your mighty mouth to remove golf balls, steak bones, chocolate cookies, and assorted, often unsavory, mystery items.

Thank you, Bambi, for being such a joy to take care of. Despite those times when we had to chase you down - be it to clean your ears, file your nails, give you an icky pill or emergency bath when you rolled in goose poop - you never growled a complaint. How patiently you waited for your walks as we clumsily fumbled with buckles and snaps and velcro straps to secure your coats and harnesses. Even as your arthritis worsened, you never became cranky with your mamas. Instead you continued to reward us with those delicate Bambi kisses. Your mamas miss you so much.
Sue and Janet Mattes-StevensonChicago, IllinoisJuly 23, 2015
Stormy
9/1/2015 - 7/8/2015The best dog ever!!!! I miss how you would come get me and lead me to the treat cabinet. You were gentle, sweet, loving... a member of our family that we miss so much. You will always be here in my memories, in my heart....Leah ShroyerSaint Johns, FloridaJuly 23, 2015
Moonlight
7/20/2015MoonLight, my favorite memory of you is how you would greet me at the door. You would sit on your step and wait for a kiss on the head and a pat as you welcomed me home. Your sweet gentle nature is a memory to me which shall always be a reminder to treasure all the wonders which enter our lives. I miss you greatly!Crystal HodgkinsBoston, MassachusettsJuly 22, 2015
Jasper
7/1/2000 - 7/19/2015Jasper was a rescue dog, barely getting by when he came into our lives. All he really needed was people to love him and he blossomed into the best dog a girl could have. He loved the woods, being outdoors, chasing water from a hose, playing, and being with his mom. Wherever you were, he would be right there, ready to protect you and receive your love. Jasper will be missed beyond words.Emily Davisnashville, TennesseeJuly 22, 2015
Dovey
6/5/2015 - 7/20/2015Dovey's presence is gone, but her essence lives on. Her spirit, and ours together, will mingle forever.Lisa WhiteCary, North CarolinaJuly 21, 2015
Jimi
7/15/2015You came into our lives unexpectedly in our first year of marriage and subsequently changed it immensely and definitively. You were our first "baby" together. And when we went on to become pregnant and thus have two children after that, you became their "baby" as well. We all loved you so much and will never, ever forget you. We hope you are now running free without pain with your brothers, Elvis and Marley, and peeing on whatever you can find along your way!!! Marking your territory up in the heavens and going on many adventures! We love you our precious baby!Nancy Covello-FifeLos Angeles, CaliforniaJuly 21, 2015