Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Casey Roth
10/10/2002 - 7/12/2015RIP
Casey Petunia Doodlebugs Roth
Lorna RothAiken, South CarolinaJuly 18, 2015
Misty(baby)
7/9/1996 - 7/17/2015We first met at the Menagerie in October of 1996, you were 3 months old I was 23 yrs old. 18 plus years later it seems like we have spent a lifetime together. You loved your toys, your cat beds, sitting on my shoulder, and spending warm nights on the deck. 19 years is way too short for such a wonderful companion. We are going to miss you very much.Mike BialasikAmherst, New YorkJuly 18, 2015
Bluebell
3/10/2001 - 6/15/2015Dear Bluebell, I’m so grateful that I was able to give you love, safety, and health for 7 of your 14 years. You were an amazing gift; thank you for finding your way to me. Thank you for filling my heart with love, comfort and joy every day. You were an angel on earth as I watched you seek out every stranger to give unconditional love and calm healing energy, even when you were sick. You were a super model and an amazing ambassador for pit bull breeds. I miss seeing your face and kissing your forehead a million times a day. Life will never feel complete without you, but you will remain in my heart and I hope you can still hear me send you this message every day: I love you so much!!!Jacinda KayeRenton, WashingtonJuly 18, 2015
Tyson
11/11/2001 - 7/13/2015I sent my husband to get cat food for our cat Mr. Meow and my husband comes back with another cat. Tyson was kicked out of 4 homes before he met us. He was a 3 year old black cat who loved to box standing on his hind legs and terrorize my other cat. It took awhile to get used to him because of his anxiety. I did everything to try to understand him and knew he was like this because of the way people had treated him and told him that I would never kick him out and he was going to trust us one day allow the love to come in. We had him for 11 years and he had become the most loving, sweet, crazy, funny cat you can imagine. He would wait for my husband everyday after work so he could hang with him. In the morning when I woke up, I would always find him tucked in my arms. He was a beautiful, shiny, small, muscular gorgeous cat whose life got cut down by cancer. He fought, true to his name Tyson, a big fight and beat the odds the Vet gave him. He told me he would be gone in 3/5 months. He lasted 8 months. He lost the use of his back legs on Saturday and just before he died, he got up and walked. Thank you Dr. Cindi for the kind way he transitioned to the Rainbow Bridge and thank for your kind words, and understanding. You made this a lot easier than I would ever have imagined. Rest in Peace Tyson, till we meet again, mommy, daddy and Josh <3 <3 <3Heidi LadowitzCollegeville, PennsylvaniaJuly 17, 2015
Sugar
2/22/2002 - 7/15/2015My outgoing and fun loving golden retriever Sugar. She lived to be 13 1/2 years old. Taken from my family by cancer, same as her sister Spice 3 years ago. No matter the time long or short that we had her, it was never enough. Sugar was a tough girl. Never showed us any sign of pain or weakness. She stayed strong for her family no matter how much we knew she was slowly getting sicker. There's was nothing we wouldn't do for Sugs. She survived surgery of removing a tumor last year which she came back from so strong, acting like a young pup once again! But the cancer came back. The house feels lonely already. I always looked forward to coming home from work everyday just to see her beautiful smiling face greeting me with a wag of her tail. My family is sadden by the loss of Sugar but we know she is no longer hurting and she is with her sister Spice now at the rainbow bridge. She was my dads best friend, my moms companion, and both companion and best friend to me. We love you always Sugar and Spice. Loosing you hurts so bad and we believe it's because the reality of not having the two of them is here. May you find one another and RIP. Love you always xoxoMallory ClarkRoyal Palm Beach, FloridaJuly 16, 2015
Ember
10/31/2000 - 6/27/2015When we first met you at the Humane Society of Parkersburg in April 2001, your name was Oso and you were the quietest dog in the cell block. We knew you were our perfect match when we took you out for a trial walk and you immediately tripped and fell face first in your water bowl. Since that moment, you forever changed our lives.

You would eagerly chase us through the house, occasionally jumping through windows in games of "go get mommy/daddy!" You were never quite the fastest dog, but quickly learned to head the speedier hounds off at the pass to steal their toys. You loved all people, even (mostly) overcoming your fear of little ones to become a certified therapy dog. You loved to dress up with pretty bandanas, and were gorgeous as the flower girl at our wedding.

You lived with us in Morgantown, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Seattle, and Marietta, tolerating multiple moves and making an excellent travel companion. You were with us through all the good times and bad, even tolerating the introduction of your brother, Loki, and were the glue that held us all together. You went through a lot in your 14 years, overcoming 5 knee surgeries and the resection of part of your liver for cancer. Sadly you couldn't beat the tumor around your heart.

We will miss the smell of your fur and the Fritos aroma of your paws. We will miss the surprisingly loud "Fwump!" every time you chose a place to lie down, and the constant thwack of your tail every time we came into view. We will miss the ferocity with which you tore into presents at Christmastime and birthdays, surpassed perhaps only by your all-out attack on cheeseburgers, pizza, and occasionally our fingers.

Most of all we will miss the unconditional love and joy you showed us, and your amazing ability to comfort us when we needed you. We will be forever grateful for the memories you have given us, and we hope that we have provided you with as many wonderful experiences. May the sun shine forever warmly on your coat, and may the yards of heaven be populated with an infinity of squirrels.

We love you,
Mom and Dad
Tiffany Wince & Patrick HurleySeattle, WashingtonJuly 15, 2015
Miss Kitty
4/2/1994 - 7/8/2015We first met Miss Kitty more than twenty years ago when she was abandoned near my mother’s home in west Tennessee. She was my mother’s constant companion and lived with her till 2007 when we inherited Miss Kitty.

Miss Kitty has faced many challenges. She lost part of an ear to a tumor, has lost her hearing, and had a mass in her chest. Still, as many at Calusa Veterinary Center may tell you, she has never met a person she did not want to be near. Calusa Veterinary Center named her “Pet of the Month” for June 2015.

She loved to lie in the summer sun and near a warm heater during the winter. Though she needed a special “pet stairs” to climb up, she still slept with us every night. She would lie on her side, face to face, and reach out a paw showing she wanted to be petted, she then kept that same paw touching us as we all slept for the night.

One of Miss Kitty’s many endearing qualities was the way she would enter a room. She would first stick her head around the corner, as if to see if we were there. Due to her hearing problem, we would make an exaggerated hand clapping motion to welcome her. When she saw that, she would happily join us in a chair or bed, depending on the room. That cute, petite, sweet face looking around the corner is a vision we will never forget.

Although we did all we could with medications, hydration and love, we could not keep Miss Kitty forever. Sadly in July she had a major setback. Doctor Tiffany, from Lap of Love, thought she may have had a stroke. So in her favorite room to nap in, with the help of Lap of Love, our precious Miss Kitty passed peacefully at home, July 8, 2015.

Miss Kitty’s courageous spirit and gentle demeanor has greatly enriched our lives. She will be greatly missed in ways we can’t express.
Barbara BryantBoca Raton, FloridaJuly 15, 2015
Sally Girl
1/1/2001 - 7/12/2015When I relocated to Port Saint Lucie to be with Rocky I not only moved into Rocky's house it was also Sally's. I remember thinking well I know Rocky loves me, let's hope Sally loves me too. The first week I moved in she would follow me around and just kinda stare at me. I think she was sort of evaluating me, seeing if I fit the bill to take care of her boy Rocky.
Rocky's family adopted Sally when she was just a puppy. The day of the adoption Sally walked on over and sat right at his Dad's feet. Sally chose them to love and this was the start of her amazing life. Sally and Rocky grew up together and were always the best of friends.
After I moved in I was so elated and super excited to establish a friendship with Sally. So I took her for walks and I gave her treats and we got to know each other. As we got closer we would have puppy dance parties , princess puppy blanket wraps, photo sessions, she would always help me cook, take sneaky naps on the bed and she would even sit in a chair next to me at the computer. I think Sally was like this girl is crazy, I love her, can we keep her ? Yes.. I know I am an insane "dog person"and I happily own that title :)
Sally , Rocky and I started our own little family of three. We showered her with love, praise , hugs , kisses and laughter everyday ! Oh my goodness all the fun we had with our girl! We came to the conclusion we both were guilty of being obsessed with our perfect girl. Sally was so much a part of us and every inch of our home that she made so warm.
I'd never had the privilege to witness a dog into their senior years. It truly is a privilege to see life and the wisdom in an old pups eyes.
As Sally aged she had more and more challenges that arose and we took them on as a family. As she got weaker we decided to put up a permanent gate to secure our stairs. We just couldn't trust her going up and down independently any longer. Sky was the limit, we would do anything to accommodate our Sally to make her happy and safe. We would do it all over , 20 times over!
The pain and void we feel that she is no longer here is overwhelming at times. As I write these words I'm not going to lie I have her favorite toy sitting in my lap. Having this small piece of her here brings me comfort. I know in time we will begin to heal but right now the reality is too harsh. This question has been on my mind , how can we ever adequately thank a dog for their love ? The loyalty and mercy they show us is more then we deserve. I know even on her bad days when she was uncomfortable she would try to hide that from us just to spare our feelings. Dogs have an innate ability to want to please us and they will go to the ends of the earth for their family. I believe they are one of the most selfless creatures that God has ever created and because of this I will forever be grateful.
We will love you and miss you forever our best friend , our pup ❤️
Roque & Deanna McMaughPort Saint Lucie, FloridaJuly 15, 2015
Valerie Rose
1/3/2007 - 6/19/2015Our Valerie Rose will forever be missed by our family and friends. She was loving, sweet and a fun-filled girl. She kept us smiling, laughing and safe. When she met a new person, she greeted them with open paws. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. We miss you Valerie to the moon and back! You are forever in our hearts.Murlyn BurkesLong Beach, CaliforniaJuly 15, 2015
Six
4/9/2004 - 7/10/2015Six was more than just the "man" of our family. He was the sweetest, most loving pet you could ever ask for. He sensed when someone did not feel well in the house and he was right there to let you know he was there. He would softly approach you and put his little wet nose on your leg to let you know he wanted your attention about something. Even when his heart became broken, this "little man's" appetite was always GOOD. He enjoyed eating and loved his cooked vegetables. Six considered fresh garden cooked green beans a TREAT. Even though fresh vegetables have always been a part of his and this brothers diet. Six's life pretty much consisted of playing with his frisbee, ball and he loved to chase his "donut shaped ring" through the yard or the house. His brother Buckeye has taken the donut and the red shaped ring and has put both of those specific toys behind the couch where Buckeye likes to go and hide for solice.

Six may appear to be a BIG BOY in the picture, but he only weighed 35 lbs max ever. Six just like his brothers, truly are a part of our family. As having no human children, these "boys" are our "fur babies". We celebrated birthdays by cooking STEAK and CAKE for them. The cupcakes had candles, lit and we sang to them just like we celebrate human birthdays. They even did their howling barks on New Year's Eve celebrations when we break out the tamborine, horns, pot/pans or any other noise making thing. Six enjoyed even the Christmas Tree and all the ornaments & gifts were fully inspected and had his wet nose approval sealed on it. Six knew which gifts were his and his brothers.

Six is LOVED without LIMITS and the EMPTINESS in our HOME without his presence is so HUGE. Yet in our hearts the LOVE and LOYALTY this boy has given us all is beyond what words could ever express.
Wheeling, IllinoisJuly 15, 2015