Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sharmie
9/5/2005 - 1/1/2020Hi I sure miss my Sharmie over 14 yrs of life , hers and mine we went thru alot together. We had some great times .We went to the Carolinas every summer . Sharmie loved the mountains , woods also she was quite a great swimmer , I went thru some difficult times , my moms illness and passing was one of the hardest things Ive been thru and sharmie was right with me my mom loved her too . really everyone loved her . she was completely blind the last four years of her life but she was happy just to be with us and be loved .kimberly ransomlargo, FloridaJanuary 3, 2020
Nick
2/5/2010 - 12/27/2019Our dearest Nick,

I cannot believe you are truly gone. It has been almost a full week...I wrote this in your memory the day after you gracefully crossed the rainbow bridge with the compassionate care of Dr. Karen Brockman. But posting it terrified me because it made it all so final and solidifies the reality I have to face — entering 2020, a new decade, without you.

Seeing you leave us was one of the biggest losses I have endured. I could see that as you sensed our pain and sadness, you were struggling with all of your might to hold onto life for us because you would do anything to make your momma and daddy happy. In our sorrow, we seek comfort in knowing that you are somewhere with a bottomless supply of treats (your VERY favorite thing in life!!), long hikes in the woods, and endless belly rubs. I know you are now pain free with bountiful energy again to chase squirrels and play with your brother Supa (who has been our angel watching over us this most challenging decade). Yes, I feel the warmth of your sweet soul peering down and wishing you could soothe my aching heart with your kisses and perfectly soft cuddles—know that they will be irreplaceable. The house feels profoundly empty, and we are left with a gaping hole in our lives for this shocking close to what was otherwise a very good year.

As I pore over the near decade of memories with you in our lives by going over (...and over again...) the hundreds and hundreds of pictures of you nestled and woven so comfortably and completely into the fabric of our lives, I remember back to October 9, 2010—the day we met. We picked you up from your foster home in Whitehall, PA, and the moment we laid eyes on you, we were an instant family. We took a walk with your faster parents and siblings in the park and you threw yourself into the foulest smelling animal poop you could find! You were so adorable though, even amidst all that gross stink, we could not help but open our hearts to your sweetness as you raced around the yard with your brothers and sisters and then eagerly jumped into the back of our car as soon as we said “It is time to go home now Nick!” You knew right away we were your fur-ever family.

That night when we allowed you to jump onto the bed with us as we went to sleep, your eyes got unforgettably wide and excited as you couldn’t believe you actually found a family who was willing to snuggle with you ALL night long! You hated being alone and not being touched, and a ‘Velcro’ dog was just what we had ordered. We were the perfect match!

Indeed, unbeknownst to us all, you came into our lives at a time when we needed you most, bringing a beautiful furry ball of love, energy, and life into our home. You gave us 9 years of joy through arguably the most challenging and stressful decade of our lives. You easily adapted to whatever was happening, and you faithfully and loyally saw us through illness, loss, and everything life threw our way with your steadfast and unconditional love, companionship, and ability to soothe pain and heartache. You were our sweet baby boy and living without you this week has reinforced the enormous and central role you held in our lives as a true member of our little family.

May your gentle soul Rest In Peace as we mourn your passing sweet Nicky.

Love always and fur-ever,
Your momma and daddy
Janell MensingerPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJanuary 2, 2020
Mini
6/1/2004 - 12/25/2019Mini was an endearing, engaging, exasperating and irrepressible character. A terrier-dachsund mix, she was a little minx and my creative muse. I will always have a hole in my heart that cannot be filled. Her rough coat covered a warm heart, and her warrior spirit lives on in our memories. I will miss our daily walks where she had to stop and smell everything. She always took time to smell the moldy leaves (so much better than roses) and anything dead!suzanne bracharlington, VirginiaJanuary 2, 2020
Duke
10/1/2005 - 12/23/2019Duke was a big sweet, silly, furry boy, He rescued us just as much as we rescued him. He came into our lives shortly after we lost another beloved Golden named Soldier. Duke had big shoes to fill and he more than did so in his own wonderful way. When we first adopted him he was wild, un-neutered, flea-infested and pretty sick overall. He came through that like a champ. And we should have known then that he had the heart and perseverance of a champion. He lost a leg around the age of 10 from a freak accident. We knew he would never give up on us, so, we never gave up on him. He survived and continued to do things that amazed even us!...like tackling flights of stairs and chasing the other dogs. When we welcomed other dogs into our home, he would patiently teach them manners and who was boss! He loved treats and belly rubs and being loved. Duke filled our home with a love and presence that will never be replaced. As difficult as it was, we knew his body was failing him and it was time for him to go. We wanted to grace his passing with the love and dignity that he deserved. We are forever grateful to Dr. Chris for helping us give Duke a peaceful and loving transition. His presence is missed, but, we are so grateful that he is free.Candace FlynnKirkwood, MissouriJanuary 2, 2020
Jane
5/2/2006 - 1/1/2020Jane found us at 6 weeks old and merged into our family instantly. She had a huge following and a tremendous fan club. She loved convertible rides, cook outs on the grill, weekend trips to Islamorada Keys and patrolling her backyard. She cheered on FSU football as we watched on tv. She even got to see the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. Most importantly she loved her mommy and daddy every minute of her life. As Jane crossed over The Rainbow Bridge we assured her that she will have her eyesight back. Jane taught us all unconditional adoration.Leslie CurtsCoconut Creek, FloridaJanuary 2, 2020
Buster
1/9/2008 - 11/8/2019Buster, it is hard to remember a time before you were in my life, and after two months, I still can't believe you are gone. You were never a regular dog. You had more personality than many people I know; you were truly the best companion no matter what we were doing, from napping to car rides to the beach to Civil War battlefields to visiting kids in the hospital. We were truly a perfect match, and your absence is breaking my heart more than I could have imagined. Looking back through pictures, I can see how you weren't yourself the last few years, but you hung on for 18 months in the face of brain cancer because you knew we needed you. Thank you for picking me, thank you for staying with us even when you couldn't do all the things you loved, thank you for taking care of us and being my best friend. I hope I made you as happy as you made me.Alexis KBPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJanuary 2, 2020
Apple
6/5/2007 - 12/26/2019My sweet Apple will forever be missed. She was one of the biggest blessings ever in my life and gave me more than I could have ever imagined. God brought her to me at just the right time and for the exact right season.

The countless before and after work walks all over DC, the thousands of nights keeping me warm under my blanket or watching tv with me; Apple made me a better person and was a dream come true for me. There were so many years without family near by and it was just me and Apple. I am so glad she was able to end her life surrounded by a new dad and her devoted grandpa.

A day will not go by that I won't miss her terribly.
Wanda Perez-BrundageRochester, New YorkJanuary 2, 2020
Sobe
2/14/2010 - 12/31/2020I loved you Sobe more than anything in this world... I knew the best thing to do was to let you go because of all the pain the cancer was causing you. It was the hardest choice I ever had to make. I hope you are playing with other dogs and still chasing cats. I look for you in your favorite spots but you are not there. I wish I had another choice, I would do anything to bring you back! I loved you so very much! I miss you!Sobe FioreSt.Augustine, FloridaJanuary 2, 2020
April
11/24/2003 - 12/23/2019When i rescued April she was approximately 1 1/2 years old. She was scared and it seemed that she may have been abused by the way she acted. After she warmed up to our family, (humans and other fur babies) she was very happy. She could climb and jump things that you wouldn't believe she would be able to do. She was a hunter, always bringing critters in through the doggie door. She brought in at least a dozen possums, birds, bunnies, voles and a neighbors homing pigeon. She didn't kill or hurt them, she just wanted to play with them. She loved to sleep under the blankets with us. She was extremely sweet and sassy at the same time. She loved to have as much attention as she could get. Loved belly rubs and if you stopped she would let you know that you weren't done yet. She loved playing with her toys and her brother. She followed me around and always wanted to be near me. Throughout her life she had several medical issues. She had an anal gland removed, a toe amputated due to cancer. She was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer at age 11. She had too much life in her for me to let her go, so we did the chemotherapy rounds which she handled like a champ. It didn't slow her down at all. This past January at the age of 15 she was again diagnosed with cancer. 1/2 of her bladder was removed and her spleen was removed. They wanted to do chemo again, but at her age i did not want to put her through that. She was getting along fine, still having small spurts of running energy. Jumping up was getting hard and she was no longer able to do it. In November she turned 16 and was doing ok. Then the 2nd week of December she couldn't get up on her feet from a laying position and when she would lay down she would whimper. I knew now that after so many years of her being the daughter i never had and comforting me with snuggles and kisses that it was my turn to put her at ease and out of pain. This is a pain that i will never forget and will miss her each day. April you provided me with so many years of unconditional love and still gave me kisses when we said goodbye. I will always love you and will see you again. Rest peacefully my sweet sweet girl. I love you, mommyMichelle ThurmanSt Louis, MissouriJanuary 2, 2020
Holly
3/22/2006 - 12/29/2019Holly, our protector, our constant presence, the one who loved without condition. It was an honor that you picked us to be your companion. Your daily presence made life that much more worth living. You greeted us when we came home from work every day and made us happy no matter how badly things had gone. Your walks made us healthier and always kept us on our toes as we walked through the woods. Every evening, you watched TV with us, even though you might have not liked the show, you laid by the fire on cold nights, rolling over on your back, expecting belly rubs. You obediently went outside before bed and “did your thing” knowing that you wouldn’t go out before morning. You always slept in on our days off, being considerate of our sleep, always between us, snoring. You were a happy soul and changed the way all of our friends thought of pit bulls by being as loving to adults and children alike. We love you sweet pea and you have left a hole in our hearts but we have memories of your kind, brave heart. Be at peace over the rainbow and know that we will forever love you.Jeff and Sharon AllinsonVienna, VirginiaJanuary 1, 2020