Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Chloe
10/22/2011 - 11/13/2020“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -A.A. Milne

We said goodbye to our sweet wonder-pup Chloe, as her degenerative myelopathy caused her body to begin giving up on her. She was a gentle, caring dog who loved everyone she met and was always by our son’s side from the time we brought him home from the hospital. She loved giving kisses and cuddles, putting her paw up on the sofa for one more pet, singing along with the guitar or piano, destroying soccer and basketballs in the backyard, and stalking, wrestling and racing around the yard with her sister, Nala.

We will miss her begging for scraps at the table. We will miss her putting her bone up to us by the couch, so we could hold it for her while she chewed on it sitting up. We will miss her barking at absolutely nothing at all hours of the day. We will miss every other memory of her because there’s just too many to write down. We will miss her with every ounce of our beings.

Rest In Peace, Chloe. We love you.
Lyndsey EgelhoffWest Jefferson, OhioNovember 21, 2020
Bella
10/31/2010 - 11/19/2020You came into my life when I needed you the most. All the way from TX you followed... and forever you will be in my heartLluvia AragonAurora, ColoradoNovember 20, 2020
Virginia
5/9/2005 - 11/17/2020Virginia, aka “Good Girl”, “Puppy”, “Pooper”, "Thumper", and "Gray Lady", left us on 11/17/2020 at the ripe old age of 15-1/2 years. She was a survivor. Having started life on the streets of downtown KC, I found her and her labrador brothers late one workday in an empty lot. She was the only black one and the only female, and she first endeared herself to us when, trailing her brothers down an alley, she managed to knock them all over like a bowling ball when all except her stopped at our beckoning. We found homes for the brothers, but Virginia was to be ours.

Nothing would keep her down. She had so much energy that my wife started running again to tire her out each day. She was the perfect running companion for hundreds of miles, and it always made me feel better knowing how she would put herself between my wife and danger.

In the early years, she chewed everything, from the vintage heirloom sofa to the baseboard on the wall. When I had foot surgery, she napped with me, resting her head on my belly. Then came our children, and she graciously accepted them one by one into our ‘pack’. In fact, I’m pretty sure that is when she made my wife her fave.

Each day she was unsatisfied until the last of us was back in the house safely. And this was tough, because we travelled a lot. Whether we were gone 5 weeks or 5 minutes, she always welcomed us home with a smile.

In her prime, she was svelte. An athlete, just like my wife. Everyone commented on how beautiful she was, even after she “retired" from running. She and I grew old and gray and arthritic together.

In 15-1/2 years, she never ever left a morsel of food in her bowl. Not even on her last day. She did leave plenty drips of water all over the kitchen floor.

Virginia, you reflected more perfectly than any broken human the attributes of God—unconditional love, loyalty, faithfulness and joy. You were His gift to us. I wish we could know what God’s eternal plan is for pets, but if you are with Him, I am confident he greeted your arrival with “Well done, Good Girl. Well done."
MARSHALL MINNICHLENEXA, KansasNovember 20, 2020
Skittles
11/4/2005 - 11/11/2020Skittles, we miss you so terribly much! Not seeing you in one of your many beds throughout the house is the hardest thing. We hope that we gave you the best life a mini dachshund could possibly have, and that it was a life filled with love, cuddling, burrowing, snacking, tugging, and petting. Your human family will never forget you, we have about a millions pictures and videos to prove it. We love you, buddy!Valerie GrossVienna, VirginiaNovember 20, 2020
Poosha
5/17/2004 - 11/15/2020I didn’t think I would post this, but after telling individuals over the past few days, it is too hard to repeat that I had to say goodbye to Poosha – although she will be forever in my heart. I miss her terribly but I am so grateful to my girl for letting me love her immensely and providing me with so much comfort and pure joy over the years.

It is already hard without her here as my daily alarm clock, my partner in cheering on the Cubs and hoping for more from the Bears, helping me with online shopping and gift wrapping, repurposing boxes and bags, and alerting me of (but not killing) any bugs in the house. Most of all, I’ll be missing her gorgeous face, always ready for a chin scratch and her tiny body cuddling up on my shoulder, lap or butt and just loving me for whatever I could offer her. She was a resilient little girl through the end and should now be at peace knowing she filled my heart with love every day I was blessed with her in my life.
Rolling Meadows, IllinoisNovember 19, 2020
Moxie
1/1/2010 - 9/15/2020Miss Moxie Jennifer. My Little Shadow.Leisa AlbrittonJacksonville, FloridaNovember 19, 2020
Bandit
9/9/2008 - 11/14/2020Words can't express how much you are missed. There is a hole in my heart and a hurt in my stomach. We enjoyed everything about you. Your personality was the perfect compliment to our family and you took great care of us. We enjoyed taking care of you too - through health and through sickness. I have journaled pages of what we miss about you. After your diagnosis, those last 6 weeks slowed down as we spent precious time making different memories that we cherish. We are grateful for the 12 years you were in our lives. Although the pain is too great right now, I hope in the future as I remember all that made you special, I'll be able to smile and remember what I was given and not what I lost. You taught us as much as you learned from us. Until we meet again.Paula HutchensNicholasville, KentuckyNovember 18, 2020
Tommy
1/15/2005 - 11/17/2020Tommy was a lover. He would do his beagle bark whenever a stranger approached but he just wanted to make friends. His warm and sweet nature made you want to love him. The only animals he didn’t seem to like too much were squirrels. He’d tried his best to make friends with our daughter’s cat to no avail. His favorite toys were in a big basket and he knew every one of them by name. People were amazed when we would say “Tommy get your bunny rabbit” and he would dig down into his basket until he found the right toy. I think Tommy must have been the smartest beagle on earth. Tommy enjoyed long walks with his dad and curling up next us on the couch. When he wanted some love he would come and put his paw on one of our legs or our arms. Sometimes he would rub his head like a cat on us to get our attention. He was healthy and happy for almost all his 15 years. He was a much loved member of our family and he is greatly missed.Diane StollgerCenterville, OhioNovember 18, 2020
Gus
7/25/2003Gus was my best friend, my everything, for 15+ years. He was my loyal companion, my shadow, and my adventure partner for so long that it is a struggle to learn how to deal with this new life without him. There is simply a hole in my heart that may get smaller as time goes on, but will never fully heal.

While the sadness of the current moment is crushing, it can not come even close to outweighing all the wonderful, happy memories I have of Gus. I wanted a dog for so, so long that the life pictured in my head seemed unattainable - but Gus surpassed every expectation. We did everything together. And I am so, so proud of the life I gave this little shelter dog from New Orleans. He truly made me a better human being, and I hope he understood what an impact he had on my life and how much I loved him.

Gus was so much more than a dog, he was my family. Kenny, Cannon, Tilly, Izzy and I will miss his physical form immensely, but his memories and spirit will absolutely live on forever.

Gus - I hope you’re running around and tearing apart a million stuffed animals and eating all the ice cream cones up there - and remember that I love you more than you could ever imagine, my little legend 🐕 ❤️
Jen, Ken, Cannon, Tilly, and Izzy penswickBoston, MA, MassachusettsNovember 18, 2020
Maggie
12/12/2005 - 11/11/2020A free spirit, a pusher, a non-stopper, an independent mind, the "impossible" to train royal lady but smart enough to know how to get things done...that was our Maggie. During her life she earned several nicknames, she was our Poopie Head, Purple Brain, Maggie The Queen, Stinky Paws, Poopie, Your Majesty, Poop, Your Highness; she was simply the boss, our boss; she ruled our lives. We looked for and bought a house based on her needs. We did things for you Maggie, but you do not have an idea how much you have done for us.
She had a special way to bond with every member of our family. Waiting for Daddy ten minutes before his arrival and if he was late, she just simply sat in front of the door, patiently waiting. When Mom was glued to the computer working on a college assignment, Maggie ferociously pushed the office chair to remind her that she was late for lunch "you did not feed me". She felt like a Mom when it came to our son "you need a bath, let me lick your whole arm...now you are ready". The "how dare you" lady knew how to ask for a walk, which was usually based on "her wishes", she usually put her head under Daddy's knee and pushed up "I want to walk now".
When we say your decline in health, we understood we needed to prepare the house for you to have a comfortable senior life. We tried to make things easy for you, and when you just simply could not handle the walking by yourself, we took turns to assist you. The decision to help you cross the bridge was not easy. We knew that you were in deep pain and you let us know that you were tired..."it is time to let me go". We prepared ourselves to properly help you go. It was important for us to let you know that we were there for you, surrounding you, telling you thank you for improving our lives and turning them into an amazing experience.
You are not with us anymore, the house feels empty, but your legacy filled our hearts with love and the memories we all built together will help us remember you with happiness. We came to the conclusion that you were sent into our lives to make us happy and to heal us. We are sure, when the proper time comes, we will see you again and you will hear from us "Hello Poopie Head, let me give you a kiss".
Ed McGarveyHorsham, PennsylvaniaNovember 18, 2020