Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
3/5/2011 - 5/27/2017Hollie was diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma February 24, 2017 after discovering a mass in her abdomen. The option was given for chemotherapy requiring weekly, sometimes more frequently, sometimes less, visits to Bay Area Veterinary Specialist office. This treatment would have offered one to two years more of life. Hollie hated her trips to the vet and loved her time at home in the woods doing what she did best, hunting and bringing mom many gifts. This several month long treatment plan may have prolonged her life by one to two years. After much prayer and thought we decided to allow Hollie to live a higher quality life at home for however long she could. Her oncologist gave her one to two months with no treatment other than prednisolone. Hollie did fine for about 10 weeks but it was evident her health was worsening. On Saturday morning, May 27, the look in Hollie's eyes told me she was tired. I called my friend over and he, too, could see the change. Rather than take her to our vet's office to be fit in, stressing the last hours of my sweet Hollie's life, I found Lap of Love and made an appointment for Dr. Christina Fenton to come to the house. I am so grateful Hollie was given the gift to cross Rainbow Bridge in her own home. My sweet girl was laid to rest late that afternoon in the beautiful yard of my parents' house next to three of their fur babies, Bunny, Tillie, and Lady. Rest in peace sweet Hollie. May you find many lizards, butterflies, grasshoppers, grass snakes, frogs, and hummingbirds to chase. You will be missed.Gay WeigeltSeabrook, TexasMay 30, 2017
2/13/2003 - 5/22/2017We are eternally grateful for finding Dr. Steven Schultz and the Lap of Love Organization. Dr. Schultz was wonderful with his compassion and patience in letting us take our time with Laci having her on our laps whispering love words, kissing and hugging her and saying goodbye to our baby in the comfort of our home. She passed in such a calm and peaceful way, we thank you so much Dr. Schultz for all your help.

Last week we thought she would get better, then she went downhill so quickly we had to make the most emotionally and heartbreaking decision we have ever made in contacting Dr. Schultz for Laci. We will always use Lap of Love and Dr. Schultz for our pets in the future. We have relief now only that Laci is no longer suffering or in any pain.

Laci girl, you left us too soon, our hearts are broken, but you are and will forever be in our thoughts daily and you will never ever leave that special place you drilled into our hearts. From that very first day we met you, you took over our lives with your unconditional love for us and we will never ever forget you and will always, always love you too.

I miss you following me everywhere, I could turn around and there you were (Peanut, you were my shadow). When I'm walking thru the house now or in the kitchen making dinner I look to where you should be, but I no longer have my shadow.

We miss you so much Laci girl, we miss your bark, squeals and your total body wiggles when you greeted us, even if we were only out of your sight for 5 minutes. We can't sleep since you left, our bed is so lonely, we miss you not being there by our legs or between us.

Laci, walk across the Rainbow Bridge and be happy and free and play with all the squeaky toys you can find and you will meet a lot of new friends. You will no longer suffer or be in any more pain baby. We will be together again soon, we promise.
Cindy and Art YoungAkron, New YorkMay 30, 2017
4/21/2000 - 5/22/2017It’s been a week now since I lost my little girl. There have been lots of moments when I will look around for her in her favorite spot just hoping to see her there. I miss that all familiar little body curled up next to mine at night making it almost impossible to turn over in bed and then in the morning climbing on my chest telling me it is time to get up. I also miss her pleading and determined eyes and her passionate meow, as she would pine for food in the morning.

Seventeen years ago at a little North Georgia fair I decided to adopt a little Maine Coon cat named Alvin in October of 2000. I went to the shelter and had Alvin in my arms when I walked by the other cages on the way out. A little tabby cat named Molly jumped from an open cage onto my shoulder as if to seize the moment and make an escape. I couldn’t resist taking her too. So you could say that she picked me out and not the other way around. Maybe that is what made her so special…I was her human.

Molly and Alvin were the same age. They grew up together and became tight siblings. Together, they would be joined by Oliver in 2001 and then my mother’s cat, Chessie in 2016. She was the matriarch of our little family of five. She was always the “brains” behind any operation. In the last five years, she warmed up to become a “lap cat” too and stole everyone’s heart this past year as she took on the challenge to overcome her challenge. Everyone called her “Sweet Molly.” This past year I think giving her the care she desperately needed seemed to make the loss of my mom earlier that same year a little easier. They shared the struggle with cancer together and my mom would routinely give Molly pep talks.

This week has been tough because I sense a feeling of closure. It’s a sense of closing something I’m not sure I’m ready to close yet…a deep loneliness in losing this connection. I know it is the right timing. She has made that clear to me. I think this gift I was given for an extra year in both companionship and care taking has come to an end and I am very sad but also grateful.
Steve PuckettOrlando, FloridaMay 30, 2017
12/12/2007 - 4/20/2017Our beautiful, regal, elegant lady…..Sweet Daisy’s Story….Michelle De BenedictisDeerfield Beach, FloridaMay 29, 2017
3/25/2007 - 5/22/2017Mickey, we all loved you so much and you left us much too soon. You were one of the best and we miss your happy bark to greet us when we came home. Make sure to bark for us to greet us when we meet again.Chris and Lisa BieleckiWernersville, PennsylvaniaMay 29, 2017
1/1/2006 - 5/27/2017Chuckie was a gentle presence in our household. Kind and loving, even-tempered and easy going. He never growled or showed aggression. "A lover, not a fighter." He was very laid back except in pursuit of forbidden food or pilfered playthings. Then he could become a stealth ninja, quietly swooping in to take the sandwich off of the counter or the soft plush toy or action figure out of my son's room. Walks together were our daily adventure; naps together or having him hog a spot on the couch while trying to watch a movie. Favorite memories: watching him running with abandon through the unexpected NC snow; getting his head stuck inside an empty Goldfish cracker container, stealing the rainbow Afro wig and the "just desserts" that resulted; chasing a ball inside or outside the house in a frenzy of energy; getting "beaten" with socks by my son (a favorite game); his happy twirl when it was dinner time. Chuckie was a gift from God, provided at just the right time for our family. We are grateful for his love and while we grieve his passing, we console ourselves with the belief that he is with God and whole and well and that we will see him again.Diane KnaufRaleigh, North CarolinaMay 29, 2017
Baby Girl
5/11/2003 - 5/23/2017Baby Girl the house is empty without you. We miss you so much. We miss the way you would sit in dad's lap and the minute I sat down you would move to mine. Your dad would call you a traitor. We miss having you here to come home to and the happy greeting we would get from you. I can see you turning round and round because you were so excited. Our hearts are so broken but we know that you are no longer suffering. Instead you are running around pain free like a young puppy again. You were a part of our family and will always hold a special place in our hearts. I thank you for giving us years and years of unconditional love and happiness. Love you Baby Girl!Eddy & Terry CannadyOxford, North CarolinaMay 29, 2017
10/11/2006 - 5/22/2017It's been nearly a week - but it already feels like years. We lost Piper last Tuesday to cancer, even after surgery to remove the one primary lung tumor - it reared it's awful head just a few days later and only gave us about 2 more weeks with this sweet girl. And through ALL of it Piper fought, played, ate (like a horse), welcomed us home every single day just like always, and of course carried her tennis ball or favorite toy around in her mouth - still wanting to follow us wherever we went. THAT was our Piper we came to know and love for almost 11 years. She was definitely your typical schnauzer - fierce, playful, loud, vocal, and attached. She was always ready for you to THROW THE BALL and would bring it right back to do all over again. We are so sad and completely heartbroken at the suddenness, the unfairness, and the outcome - but I pray that one day our sadness will turn to the joy and love and happiness of all those memories, for that's what sweet Piper brought to so many.

Oh Pipe Pipe, wait right there for me - for I'll see you again!
Heidi NewtonKannapolis, North CarolinaMay 29, 2017
7/1/2003 - 5/26/2017These past couple of days have been difficult without our boy Beavis. We miss him dearly. He is in a better place now with no pain or suffering. He was such a great cat and a member of our family. Most of all we miss hearing his meows and his purring. Seeing his beautiful green eyes. Petting his soft coat. Watching him play with his tail. Having him curl up in our lap. His long tail seemed to never stop moving unless he was sleeping! We are so grateful for all of the joy he brought to us. We love him so much.Becky WooldridgeKansas City, MissouriMay 29, 2017
10/1/2002 - 5/23/2017My darling Chemo you made our world a more beautiful place. You gave us strength and peace when needed. You gave us comfort and joy always. Your constant purr was larger than life as was your unconditional love. Every day we will miss your sweet face, your loving kisses, and your big snuggles. You know that loving everything about you was one of my most favorite things to do ever and I will love you always. Rest peacefully on the rainbow bridge my heart.Colleen StiritzLas Vegas, NevadaMay 29, 2017