Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lexi
8/8/2003 - 1/17/2014Our sweet, sweet Lexi. We loved you from the day we brought you home and you loved us back with all your heart. You overcame so much in your life but now it’s time for you to rest. We miss you dearly but we will always treasure our time together. You were our spoiled little princess we called “Puppy” and there could never be another as wonderful as you. Sleep well Puppy, we love you.Ron and Linda NoelkeSt. Louis, MissouriJanuary 31, 2014
Cheyenne
1/27/2014Cheyenne, a true friend and companion. She was my shadow, everywhere I went She was right behind me. You will be missed.Plant City, FloridaJanuary 30, 2014
Magnum
7/14/2004 - 1/27/2014Dear Magnum,
You were such a sweetheart. They call the Briard a "Heart wrapped in Fur" and nothing could be more true. We hope you had a happy life with us. It just seems like yesterday that you were that shy pup that came into our family and now you are gone. Such a sad loss for us left behind. We know you are somewhere wonderful, sitting in a field with the wind in your face just looking out at the world.
May you have many squirrels to chase and places to swim.
We will miss you old friend.
Andrea ChisholmNewton, MassachusettsJanuary 30, 2014
Henry Longfellow
9/7/2005 - 1/23/2014Henry Longfellow... a person couldn’t meet you without smiling... as Shakespeare wrote, “a gentle giant with ears which sweep away the morning dew.” Ironically, we adopted you after losing our 5 year old Basset to cancer. We were afraid to love again, but so we did, and you gave us SO much joy. Now, only to lose you after 1 short year to cancer. Our hearts are broken, but we know you are no longer in pain. I will meet you again, my friend.Debbie MoranLighthouse Point, FloridaJanuary 29, 2014
Effie
9/1/2003 - 1/27/2014Effie was my bright light, always making sure she was at my side, and touching me, hand to paw, as we laid down together. We had a way of communicating with our eyes, her slow blinks of understanding let me know she connected and felt my love. I was the lucky one to have chosen her 10 years ago. I miss her so much.Karen FalkWashington, District of ColumbiaJanuary 28, 2014
Rocky carter
1/25/2014Rocky was an amazing guy! So much fun and love! He ran the woods, the fields and loved to jump! He traveled a lot with his dad (Casey) from Florida to Tennessee and back. We will always remember him with a smile! He loved us so much and is soooooo loved by all. We will never forget you buddy!!!Lynette DeGouwLantana, FloridaJanuary 28, 2014
Apollo
2/14/2014 - 1/28/2014Apollo you will always be in our hearts.Tammy KolaczDepew, New YorkJanuary 28, 2014
Bozley
1/1/2011 - 1/26/2014Goodnight my beautiful Bozley boy! I loved you so much and just regret we did not have nearly enough time to spend together. Mommy misses you lots and lots and cannot wait to reunited with you in Heaven.Lisa FestaPalm Harbor, FloridaJanuary 27, 2014
Bear
8/23/2009 - 1/25/2014Bear. Oh Bear! He was our big, sweet, handsome, wonderful, floppy, squishy, goofy, fussy Mama's Boy. Although his daddy and I both grew up with animals, he was the first puppy that we had ever truly raised. He was our world. We got him while stationed down in GA, right before we moved into our first home. He was such a silly boy! My family had a Great Dane throughout my childhood, but I never got to see her as a puppy (she had been inherited from family friends)...and oh what a puppy Bear was! He was attached to us - never left our side (or lap!) if he could help it. He loved snuggling, stomping around in crunchy leaves, barking at birds, jumping through the sprinkler, stealing his mom's socks, sitting on top of his mom whenever he got nervous and nibbling our noses, ears, fingers and his own leash. And OH how he loved his toys! He carried them around with him everywhere...he had a special connection with his Bear toy when he was young, and his Pig toy (especially its curly tail, which he loved to 'boing') in this past year. He did NOT love baths, being told 'No!' to anything, not being allowed to follow us into the bathroom, or getting his nails clipped. When we adopted and brought home his little chubby mutt sister as a puppy, we were nervous about how he would react...how he responded is one of our most warm and fond memories: He LOVED her from the first second she marched up to him (fearlessly!) and kissed him. He would lay and watch her play...he was so unbelievably gentle...he'd let her climb all over him, nibble on his face, bite his tail, steal his toys and commandeer his Great Dane-sized beds. The growth and closeness of their relationship was, and remains so precious and wonderful to us. He let her rule the roost - he was such a sweet, gentle giant with her. Always was. Their snuggles were so beyond cute, there really are no words. They were quite the pair. Watching him go from a healthy, bouncy, shiny, happy, energetic 3 year old, to a struggling, weak often frustrated 4 year old was very difficult. Neurological problems struck in Dec. 2012. Epilepsy, Laryngeal Paralysis, Ataxia and finally Degenerative Myelopathy. His leg and facial muscles wasted, his fur dulled, his booming voice was lost completely and replaced with a raspy shadow of itself...but he never stopped being the most handsome man in the world to us. Never for a second. We still looked at him and saw our itty-bitty baby boy. Still kissed his big old nose, and his big, graying toes. A cocktail of drugs, treatments for his 5 bouts with aspiration pneumonia (including a couple of overnight stints at the hospital) and acupuncture (with his acupuncturist Barbara, whom he ADORED!) helped give us an extra year with him. His sister Honey Bee changed her 'playing style' with him from the somewhat 'violent' and very physical tugging and jumping show she usually put on, to a much more subdued and gentle approach. She would lay on the couch and let him tug with her while still laying down when he couldn't stand or didn't have the energy. This past week hit him hard. He could no longer stand up without assistance initially...and rapidly degenerated from there. All of the sudden, his legs were too weak to support his weight at all. He began soiling himself while laying down in his bed. His body temperature dropped to 99.5 degrees. He refused all food and water. Each breath became a struggle. His feet were ice cold. His heart could no longer get blood to them. His heart and lungs were now weakening and succumbing to the same fate as his facial and leg muscles. He no longer moved anything but his eyes and sometimes his head to follow my movement around the room. It was time. Nothing could be done. Although we are heartbroken and feel so empty - we are trying to remind ourselves that we should be happy for him...he is at peace now, running free - which he hasn't been able to do in over a year. He had 3 WONDERFUL years...he gave and received enough kisses and love to last ten-thousand lifetimes. Holding him as he passed, laying in his own bed at home, surrounded by his favorite toys, with his wonderful, beloved Daddy watching via Skype on the computer, was absolutely heart-wrenching. He went so very peacefully. So, so, so very peacefully. The last thing he ever heard was his mama telling him how much she loved him and the last thing he ever smelled were her arms, the T-shirt of his deployed daddy, and his sister Honey Bee, and that truly is a gift. He no longer has to struggle, or feel pain or frustration. Although he has left a big, Bear-sized Great Dane hole in our hearts, and was stricken with illness far too young, our pain and sadness and heartbroken tears are just a testament to how much he meant to us and how very much he will be missed. He was, is, and will always be our first baby boy. He will always be Honey Bee's big brother.

Dear Bear...aka...Big Handsome, Bear Boy, Bear Bug, Bear Man, Big Fish, Big Squish, Big Pickle, Buster Bear, Big Buster Fusser, Big Fussin' Buster, Squisheroni:

We love you. We always will. Run free handsome man, jump through the sprinkler.

Love,
Mama, Dada & Honey Bee
Columbia, MarylandJanuary 27, 2014
Jessicat
3/8/1994 - 1/27/2014We love you & miss you. A piece of Mommy & Daddy's hearts went with you. You were the greatest cat ever... So smart, so intuitive. It's only been 9 hours, but we feel vacant without you.... 20 years is a long time to love. I cried in your bed tonight. But we know you are across The Rainbow Bridge & are a kitten again & the pain is gone.Debbie DawsonFolsom, PennsylvaniaJanuary 27, 2014