Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Laverne
2/1/2003 - 2/10/2021Oh Laverne, I don’t even know where to begin. It has taken me nearly a week to even open up this memorial info and entertain sharing our story.

I can say without a doubt that you were the greatest companion a girl could have ever asked for. I was so incredibly blessed to have found you and honored to have been your mom. The past almost 7 years have been incredible. I only wish I had known you for your full almost 18 years on this earth. Regardless of the time, it’s never enough and I will rely on our beautiful memories, numerous photos and videos and feel your love every time the sun is shining.

You were such a sweet and easy cat! You had the softest fur and beautiful green eyes. You liked Fancy Feast pate, Temptations chicken treats, your pet water fountain, laser and catnip filled toys. You loved warm spaces, the neighborhood squirrels (notably Squiggy), Burts Bees chapstick, moved mountains to find a place in the sun, enjoyed sleepovers at grandma’s and never turned down an opportunity for lap time and naps with mom. You disliked the vacuum cleaner, taking pills and visitors in our home.

My absolute favorite part of the day was coming home to you. Oh how I miss our routines. The house is incredibly quiet, extremely lonely and will never be quite the same. Your HCM diagnosis one year ago was certainly a blow. I told your cardiologist that my #1 goal was to give us quality time together and I pray that the year we had together, despite your medication regimen, was exactly that, a life filled with love and compassion.

I will move through these next days, weeks and months hoping that I made good decisions. I promise you every decision was made with an abundance of love.

Laverne/LuLu/Chicken Little, I miss you so much! I hope you are resting easy, surrounded by warmth, treats and my pets of past.

We would like to thank everyone for the ongoing love and support over the years: Grandma, Sophia and her parents, Dr. Montgomery & the wonderful staff at Levan Rd Vet, Dr. DeSana of Vet Cardiology Consultants, AEC Novi for her emergency care, Dr. Katie W. for helping guide her care those final days, my amazingly supportive friends and colleagues at MM for covering my shifts so that we could spend some amazing days together, our family, friends and a special thanks to Kate, who helped care for Laverne through the years so that her mom could travel.
And lastly, to Lap of Love and Faithful Companion for providing these amazing services that make such difficult decisions a little easier and who recognize that our furry companions are family.
Livonia, MichiganFebruary 17, 2021
Ice
7/16/2008 - 2/15/2021Ice was the most special special sweet little girl you could have ever met. EVERYONE who ever met her recognized this. We are devastated, heartbroken and so very very lost. My little hero put up a valiant fight against cancer. God took her battle gear from her and replaced it with a beautiful shiny pair of Angel wings. She will wear them well.... I know this because she was already an Angel on earth :). The pain is unbearable but knowing that we WILL see her again brings us peace. Shine bright my sweet Angel and we look forward to you running to us when we are reunited! We love you forever and miss you every second of every day. XOXO my sweet girl.Lynne RodinoChino Hills, CaliforniaFebruary 17, 2021
Lomas ‘lomey’
11/11/2008 - 2/15/2021Lomey is my soul mate. He made my life worth living. We spent every moment together and I shared all my deepest thoughts and feeling with him. We had a special bond that nobody but us would ever understand. We had our own way of communicating with each other, our own language. I understood all his needs and everything he said, and same went for him with me. We had such a special bond that I’ve never experienced with anyone or any dog before. It’s almost like we were destined to be together on this planet and it was planned in the stars. We knew each other on a deep level like from another lifetime. I can’t explain it. Only we understand. Lomey was not a dog to me. We shared a deep connect and bond and I still feel like our souls are connected.

Both of us each suffered trauma in our lives and found each other at the right time. He was my support and I was his. We spent every minute together. I didn’t want to be with anyone else and neither did he. We lived in our own little Lomey and Tanya world. He went everywhere with me. He was my best friend, my other half, my soul mate, and the love of my life. Since I’m unable to have children of my own and decided not to get married. Lomey was like my common law husband. We created our own little unconventional family with dogs. I’m so grateful and honored he was in my life. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Lomey is a big loss and I have giant hole in my heart. A piece of me is missing. We were meant to be in this life together for a reason. I can’t explain this bond we had. It’s rare. I have and had other dogs and in the past, but never this type of connection. I have a hole in my heart and lost a piece of my soul that day he left. He truly was/is my soul mate.
Tanya CioffariEASTVALE, CaliforniaFebruary 17, 2021
Pippin
1/12/2003 - 2/15/2021Pippin (also known as Togo after the Disney movie) was 18 years old when he passed. He was part of our family since he was 3 months old. In his younger years he was truly a "holy terrier!" When I adopted him I ran a 501(c)3 cat rescue and I also had four other (very large) dogs...so Pippin was the little man on the block. He always acted like a big dog. One of my favorite memories of him is his desire to be one of the "big dogs" and he would jump up on the coffee table just to be at their height. Too funny! He was a typical fearless terrier. He a mutt...a terrier mutt.
Over the years, the other, larger dogs, crossed the Rainbow Bridge and then there was just Pippin left. He mellowed and greyed in his older years. He lost his hearing. But he didn't lose his love of life. He was always eager to go for many walks, play chase around the island, or just randomly do zoomies around the living room.
In the end, he had many health issues that we struggled to treat. We truly believe we gave him the best life but as good pet stewards, our job is to ensure that he is happy and healthy. We struggled with making that most difficult decision. At the time, we were unaware of Lap of Love; a friend recommended that we call them. I am so glad I did.
Dr. Amanda was amazing! I can say without hesitation that Pippin's last moments were free of stress and free of fear. He was surrounded by his mom and dad and by an angel who helped make sure that his last moments were full of love and tenderness.
Michele YeargainOrlando, FloridaFebruary 17, 2021
Buckshot
11/20/2005 - 2/15/2021I have loved you every day of your life, and I will miss you every single day for the rest of mine.Monique GalloEl Cajon, CaliforniaFebruary 16, 2021
Goose
8/7/2021 - 2/15/2021Goose you were a wonderful part of our family for almost 17 yrs, you will be greatly missed, especially by our youngest Ryan, he loved you very much. You two formed a very special bond and I think you were a very calming force for him ❤️Lisa NewberryChicago, IllinoisFebruary 16, 2021
Simba
12/29/2004 - 2/16/2021To the best companion and friend for the last 16 years... you were there for some really tough times and always knew when I needed a bit of extra love. I will miss you everyday and I hope you are now eating all your favorite snacks and all you can eat bacon!!Michelle CasanovaOrlando, FloridaFebruary 16, 2021
Georgie
7/9/2005 - 2/15/2021Georgie was such a great girl the best lab in the world so sweet compassionate playful she was the light of my life and she will be so missed. The loss is so hard but I truly believe God has a special place for her.Donna DostalikFULLERTON, CaliforniaFebruary 16, 2021
Kona Bear
2/4/2009 - 1/29/2021Kona was everything to us. He was the sweetest boy, always smiling, always by your side and had such a free-spirit. He filled our hearts with so many memories together like hiking, boating, taking long sniffs on walks, begging for peanut butter and enjoying lazy days on his cot or the couch. We hope we were good puppy parents to you Kona and gave you a loving home. You almost made it to 12 and we are so blessed you touched our lives for as long as you did. You will be forever in our hearts as we deal with your loss. May we be reunited again in hugs and wet kisses on the rainbow bridge. We love you Kona and you'll always be our sweet boy.Jennifer and Chris AnthonyLivermore, CaliforniaFebruary 16, 2021
Maddie
3/6/2015 - 2/15/2021Maddie- You always wanted to be close and were interested in what we were doing. You had a personality ten times the size of your little dachshund body. We remember how you used to chase the kids down the sled run and boss around the big dogs in Paris. And how you took such good care of your fur sister, Brindie. We will miss your companionship, your distinctive footfalls, and all your snuggles- especially during virtual school and work when you would lay next to us or behind us on the couch like a dog scarf. We wish your body hadn't failed you earlier than it should have. But better six years than to have never loved you.Elizabeth HFalls Church, VirginiaFebruary 16, 2021