Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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
Hurley
7/3/2006 - 6/2/2017I hope you know that you are and will always be loved. You are my best friend.Amanda EvansFredericksburg, VirginiaJune 3, 2017
Betty
10/1/2001 - 6/2/2017We brought Betty home after my 11 year old daughter spent 4 Saturdays at the Pet Smart helping with adoptions, and Betty was there every time. I told my husband that if she was there on the 4th time, we were bringing her home. She was a fierce combatant against rodents, reptiles and birds. She was a loving partner to her doggie brothers Rascal and Chipper, who were a lot bigger than her. She showed the ropes to an assortment of foster dogs that rotated through our home. She was a constant and loyal presence as my children navigated their teenage and young adult years. She defied the odds with her longevity and I have no doubt she would still be here if we hadn't decided she was ready for her final rest. Well done, Betty-girl.Laurie McDowellRaleigh, North CarolinaJune 3, 2017
Casey
2/1/2002 - 5/23/2017Casey was truly the very sweetest dog you could wish for and we miss her tremendously every minute of every day. RIP sweet girl!Lisa LambertLake Stevens, WashingtonJune 1, 2017
Buddy
6/1/2017 - 5/24/2017Buddy was a awesome dog,pet,friend and family member he was with us for over 10 years
And brought alot of love to our family! He will be sorely missed but will always be in our hearts!!
We miss you good boy!!
Tom MurphyPatchogue, New YorkJune 1, 2017
Bo
8/15/2007 - 5/21/2017Our dear sweet Bo, our hearts are heavy and we miss you so very much.Connie MishoeFloral City, FloridaJune 1, 2017
Xena
12/22/2009 - 5/29/2017My beloved Xena went to join the angels in doggie heaven. I loved my beautiful girl so very much and I am having a hard time knowing that you are no longer here with me. You were so young and I wanted you around longer. You were always there for me and you were always full of love. You never complained and never gave up. I can't wait until we meet again and you are by my side. I love you so very much and mama misses you like crazy. Rest in peace my sweet baby girl.Wanda CortezMascoutah, IllinoisJune 1, 2017