Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Derby
8/1/2004 - 1/28/2020When I think of my sweet Derby, a huge smile comes to my face, and that is the best way to describe the essence of my Derby. All smiles. Never have I known such a playful, sweet, and genuinely happy soul. Derby entering my life was very serendipitous - I had no plans of having a dog and he was in need of rescuing. Our coming together was unexpected but it is the unexpected things sometimes that change your life in the best way possible. Derby added so much love to my life and gave me a reason to get up when I felt down and keep moving when all I wanted to do was stop. I could not be more thankful to have had Derby in my life. He will be immeasurably missed.Adrienne RomanNashville, TennesseeFebruary 1, 2020
Tobey
8/1/2020 - 1/25/2020Tobey was our sweet Love Bug for almost 16 years. He was a gentle giant who loved everyone he met, and greeted any new friend with a liberal amount of kisses and many loud purrs. In our almost 20 years of marriage, my husband and I have had eight kitties, including Tobey, and he was around to meet all but one of them. He outlived four of them. To our buddy, fuzzy friend and kissy companion, our fur baby, Tobey: our home will never be the same without you. We will love and miss you forever.Sarah BilbyPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaFebruary 1, 2020
Nala
3/13/2007 - 1/24/2020Nala was the sweetest, most humble black lab; her nickname was Eeyore. When she wanted you to rub her head, she'd bend her head almost until her nose touched the ground and stand perfectly still. She was our 3rd lab; we loved them all dearly, but her disposition was incredible. She had very serious hip dysplasia and lost her mobility. We were so sad seeing her try so hard to get around. After trying everything to help her, we finally let her. I still expect to see her everywhere I look and miss her terribly, but I do believe she's off and running again.

"Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things. Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence. They wake us, greet us, protect us, and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history. On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs." Paul Fersen
Sallie DreyerWinter Springs, FloridaFebruary 1, 2020
Theo
1/1/2002 - 1/25/2020January 26, 2020

Theo, a vocal fixture of the living room scene, who doggedly sought fur to skin contact, died yesterday at his home in Wesley Chapel, Florida. He was 18.

He suffered from a host of ailments that progressively wore on his health.

Theo refused to take “no” for an answer. His top goal was to nudge himself onto laps whenever laps were present, particularly on sofas. Rejection was inconsequential; he tried and tried again, running on a loop, until his mission was complete. He cherished human touch while being unconcerned with shifting cultural sensibilities around consent.

Theo was discovered as a young kitten along the walking route of a yellow labrador retriever. Day after day, Oliver, the dog, did not object as the wiry, black feline followed him and his handlers around a Temple Terrace neighborhood. Sometimes Theo veered from the back of the pack to the front, then changed position from side to side, before finally zigzagging around and underneath Oliver, all while the group pressed forward. Oliver’s handlers were amused by Theo’s unusually playful personality for a cat who was, to some extent, stray.

Theo was taken inside as a foster. But his foster status was short-lived; he blended well with Oliver and the rest of the gang, which included cats Sammy and Delilah. His adoption into the family was sealed just weeks following their first encounter.

Theo and Sammy were especially familiar with one another. They initially bonded over fur identity, as Sammy was black too. The two groomed each other often, staying close until Sammy’s death in 2014.

Theo's reputation as a relentless go-getter was fully formed in his later years. With declining sight and hearing, he sniffed his way onto sofas in search of companionship. If he found himself blocked by an unwelcoming foot, he devised a detour. If he couldn't locate a clear path from one side, he approached from the other end, or up top and then around. He was undeterred by obstacles. Brian Cohen, his longtime caretaker, once remarked, "he was a salesman in a previous life."

Lucy and Chelsie, orange and gray-colored cats, respectively, were often troubled by Theo's demeanor. Theo meowed loud and often. They regarded his incessant drive for human touch as revolting, beneath the dignity of a feline. But Theo paid them no mind, calmly brushing off hisses and slaps to the face. He stood firm for his wishes.

In addition to Lucy, Chelsie, and Mr. Cohen, Theo is survived by Jessica Hutchinson, adoring caretaker of many years, and Louis Cohen, loving companion.

Theo is also survived by Rene' Harris Cohen. Mrs. Harris Cohen's devotion to Theo's wellbeing as a senior cat opened a new act in his life. She designed countless accommodations for him, countering each new health challenge. Some of her attempts were effective, many were not. But she pressed on nevertheless, inspired by Theo himself.
Brian CohenWesley Chapel, FloridaJanuary 31, 2020
Riley
6/1/2012 - 1/30/2020Riley, saying goodbye to you has by far been the most difficult moment of my life. You and I had a special bond and you loved me unconditionally. Right now there’s a gap in hole in my heart, and the house just feels empty when I look around. I miss your kisses and how excited you would get every time we came home. Over the years you had to deal with such anxiety from your past, and I’ll never forget how you put all your trust and love into me. I felt like when I looked in your eyes, we had this connection to one another. Your last day was as peaceful as I could ask for, you enjoyed a delicious bacon breakfast, we played and snuggled all morning. And when it was time, you drifted off in my lap as I hugged you telling you what a good boy you are. I’d like to think you were totally unaware of what was happening, and just enjoying laying with me as you closed your eyes. I love you sweet boy, I have cried nonstop these past 24 hours thinking about you and wishing I could just have one more moment together. But I know you’re at peace and running around happy over the rainbow bridge 🌈Jenna ThomasOrlando, FloridaJanuary 31, 2020
Houdini
12/12/2000 - 1/30/2020Houdini, I just want to thank you for being the best companion, pal, confidant, and friend that I could ever have asked for. You were everything to me, and I will remember you and tell “Houdini” stories for as long as I walk this earth, and then someday I will see you again and we will walk and play, and have a few greenies. Please remember that you are loved.Jeff Bittnerdavenport, FloridaJanuary 31, 2020
Kacie (kk) (rooney)
1/1/2005 - 1/28/2020Kacie left paw prints on our hearts on January 28th, 2020. She is and will be forever missed. She is survived by a human brother and sister and two fur brothers. It has been very difficult for us. We miss everything about her, her smell, he night night dance and her twirls for breakfast and dinner. We know that she is at peace now and running and playing with all the others who have crossed the rainbow bridge. Monkey hugs and kisses all over little girl. We love you bigger than the world.Stacey HillenDavidson, North CarolinaJanuary 31, 2020
Cocoa
7/7/2003 - 1/30/2020My sweet angel bear! You are so loved!! I miss you so much and wish that you were with me right now. You will forever be my sweet baby and be in my heart always. Oh how I miss your sweet face and your snuggles. You were the best boy ever! You were with me through so many hard times and so many good times. I hope you are having Lots of fun playing with Oscar. Please give Collin extra loving from us and Nana too! They will take great care of you until I get to see you again! I love you always!! Thanks for being mine!!Stacy ClaytonKnoxville, TennesseeJanuary 31, 2020
Roxie
1/31/2010 - 1/25/2020Dear Roxie,

You went to sleep for the last time on this earth on Saturday January 25’th 2020. it was a most peaceful sleep from the very beginning thanks to the kindness and compassion of Dr Sally Lynch, the most wonderful vet I have ever known.

Not much was known about you at the shelter where we adopted you as a rescue, except that they had taken you in from another shelter. When the shelter director, referring to the week trial period , said “it will do her good to get out of here for a week” I felt she had had at least 1 unsuccessful placement. When the shelter informed us that we were chosen, to be your adoptive parents, I felt that you were meant to be with us

After your passing, I found your collar you wore at the shelter which read foster dog. I took that to mean that you had at least 1 unsuccessful foster placement. At that point, I began to cry, thinking of all the places you must have been. Then I remembered what your primary care care vet said after you were diagnosed with cancer, “the 2 years she’s spent with you have probably been the best 2 years of her life” As it turned out you had had another 6 months of a quality life until the time came when we knew it was time for you to leave us and we made the decision , with heavy hearts, to help you leave this earth. Knowing we understood you, and in the end you connected with us is also a great comfort.

Goodbye and happy trails dear friend. You’ll always live in our hearts. Hope to see you on the other side.

The Koury's
Diane and Phil KouryNorwell, MassachusettsJanuary 31, 2020
Zoey
11/18/2011 - 1/29/2020My sweet Zoey girl, I am absolutely devastated that we had to say goodbye. It was the hardest goodbye. I’m so sorry that after all the things we went through together that we couldn’t fix this problem. It breaks my heart more then you can imagine that you’re not by my side. The only thing that brings me some peace is that you can run free now and that you’re with Bruno. You always needed him and now you can be with him. I will miss everything about you my sweet girl... your running away from me and getting us all in trouble chasing people and dogs, your excitable barking when it was time for a walk or ride, your protective barking when anyone would hug or touch me, the fact that you had to have a toy with you everywhere we went, the way you went through my legs to be pet and get some lovin, they way you needed me. I will miss this the most. I have literally taken care of you everyday for the last 8 years. And some days were definitely a challenge but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I don’t know what to do without you. I hope all your legs are like brand new and you can run until your heart is content. I love you my sweet sweet girl. Can’t wait to be with you again, but until then, hav fun with Bruno and all your friends. Momma loves you Zoe ❤️❤️ So so very much. You left a hole in my heart but will be with me always ❤️Tricia SotoEllisville, MissouriJanuary 31, 2020