Pet Memorials
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Louie
7/8/2011Tribute to Louie

January 10, 2021 came too soon for our beloved Louie. I thought we’d have more time; I dreamed of forever with him. I’ve dreaded this since the day he joined our family, 9 1/2 years ago. My shadow, walking partner, emotional comfort, and cuddle bug, Louie will be forever in my heart.

I’m going to miss him more than I can even imagine...
His welcome-home greetings with his tail wagging so exuberantly that his bootie shook from side to side - whether I had been gone for 10 minutes or 10 days.
The way he’d jump up on the couch before I could even get into “napping position” to assume his spot in the crook of my legs.
His acute sense of smell searching for the hidden ball and the joy he got playing fetch in the backyard.
His roll on his back to surrender for a satisfying belly rub.
His fur everywhere - on my pants, in my mouth, on my food.
His on-the-minute 7am feed-me alarm clock every morning (well, maybe I won’t miss that).
The “what a beautiful dog” comments we’d get with each Iron Horse Trail walk - he’d strut his stuff with his “blond blockhead”, lustrous coat, and irresistible eyes.
The way he’d pose for the camera and then muzzle-shove the phone out of my hand when he wanted the attention.
His dives into the pool to play with the kids or catch a sinking ball, then traipsing in the house dripping wet and shake all over the freshly mopped and dried floors.
Our car rides and his demands to open the back window so he could take in all the smells.
His jumping up on the couch to squeeze himself into the 3-inch gap between Joe and me.
The instant response to hearing an apple getting sliced, knowing that the center core was reserved for him.
His paw nudge when I’d pause from petting him, up until his last moments with us.
The way he would surrender to his golden-sister Rosie’s playful antics and then allow her to cozy right up to lay like spoons.
His constantly wagging tail, until that fateful day in November, when it all changed.

Two months of watching him struggle day after day - the pain from the glaucoma, total vision loss, removal of his eye and an aggressive nasty cancer diagnosis - a heartbreaking last chapter. But he’s free now. Free to counter-surf and feast on all the chocolate candy, butter, corn on the cob, chicken bones, sugo, and Nothing Bundt Cakes that his heart desires. Free to chase balls again and swim with delight. Free to be Louie again. My love for him is eternal, even without him by my side. Thank you, God, for this gift of Louie. He has blessed our family and we will hold him in our hearts forever.
Dianna GallagherAlamo, CaliforniaJanuary 12, 2021
Harley
10/29/2006You will Always be in my heart, lived and missed dearly💔Dee Dee HoffmanMaryville, TennesseeJanuary 12, 2021
Ginger
7/31/2009 - 1/5/2021We miss Ginger very much- we are so grateful for 8 years with her. Although they weren't enough, they were filled with a lot of love and joy. We are forever grateful that we got to spend so much extra time with her the last several months of her life in 2020- a weird silver lining to the pandemic.Sarah FrazellWashington, District of ColumbiaJanuary 12, 2021
Snicket
11/5/2004 - 11/17/2020What can I say about my sweet Snicket (a yorkipoo) ... She decorated my life! She was my baby girl. She had been struggling with kidney disease over this past year but she stayed strong up until her last birthday, her little body had grown tired of the fight. She was a Christmas present in 2004 from "Santa" which I had gotten for my little boy when he was 4 years old. They were best friends and she loved swimming in the pool with him when they were younger. She loved ice cream and cheesecake which she would get on special occasions. She was incredibly smart and very loving. She and I became very close as my son grew up and left for college ... She saved me from loneliness during that time and became my whole world, more so after she was diagnosed with kidney disease. I miss her sweet little face terribly and my life will never be the same. She was a truly a gift! I will forever be changed by her presence in my life, she brought color into this world. I am looking forward to the day I can reunite with her at rainbow bridge, but until then I will hold tightly to her memory.Tricia MSpringfield, OhioJanuary 12, 2021
Wally
1/10/2021My sweet Wally. I already miss him so much. I am in a bit of denial that he is no longer with me. Dr. Gordon was wonderful and helped us know that this is the right thing to do. He was suffering. He has been part of the family for 16 years. I won't ever have another dog quite like him. I am so grateful that I had him.Diane SternCamas, WashingtonJanuary 12, 2021
Chip
6/21/2015 - 11/27/2020Goodbye my love, my sweet dearest Angel. There was no mistaking, from the moment we met in the shelter we chose each other. You were taken from us all here on earth much too soon. You fought so hard to stay here with us, so happy and cuddling, mushy kitty paws till the end, all through the course of your horrible disease. You had not one bad bone in your furry body, always full of love to give. You never stopped fighting bravely for Mommy and for all who loved and still love you deeply forever, noble till the end. You knew how special you were, and you knew you were needed here on earth for us humans. You are still here with me, you are my soul mate and soul mates never part. Till we find each other again my sweet love. You were and still are my everything, and I will never get back the huge piece of my heart you have taken with you. But you deserve it, keep it forever my little one ❤️Angela MagallanesNorristown, PennsylvaniaJanuary 12, 2021
Willow
4/13/2013 - 1/8/2021Sweetest most loving goof ball in the world. Our pure sunshine doggie, we will miss her alwaysMarci RosenthalCANTON, MassachusettsJanuary 11, 2021
Otis
3/4/2010 - 1/10/2021I never realized how bad this would hurt. You brought me so much love and happiness. My soul hurts. I just want to touch you one more time. You were my boy from 5 weeks old. I got you baby sitters so you wouldn’t be alone. You brought me a love and happiness I will never forget. I couldn’t wait to get home to see you. Now a big part of me is gone. I swear I heard your footsteps yesterday after you were gone. It’s so quiet in here. No one needed his butt rubbed or food or outside or just attention. I miss you so much and I pray it’s true time heals cuz I feel so empty right now. I will miss you until I see you again Otis, my honey. My boy!!! Love your mommaKimberly GeneretteMiddletown, PennsylvaniaJanuary 11, 2021
Tigger
With a very heavy heart, my sweet boy Tigger took his last breath in my arms this evening, January 8, 2021. Thanks to the compassion and care by Dr. Chelsea with Lap of Love, Tigger was surrounded by those that loved him, in the comfort of his safe home as he painlessly drifted over the rainbow bridge to kitty heaven.

Tigger will be greatly missed by all who loved him, even by his kitty sister Mitzy. While Tigger and Mitzy were not very close, she’s always been very in tune with my emotions and I believe she sensed Tigger was departing. I found them snuggling together many times this week ❤️

Under the circumstances of the last year working from home, I was fortunate to spend so much more time with him, spoiling him with love and he equally showed me extra affection just as I needed it, too. Just days ago he woke me up as he did every morning playing with my hair and gently petting my face with his soft paws. No matter how early it was, who could deny such a sweet kitty when he looked at me with such adoring eyes? I worked from the sofa the last few days to be closer to him and like clockwork, he’d snuggle up against me, purring himself to sleep.

For those that don’t know, the Passeto’s had dogs growing up, never cats. Dannyel surprised us all when he adopted a cat and named her Krypto. After Dannyel’s tragedy, Dennys adopted Krypto as her guardian. Mourning Dannyel’s loss, I visited a pet store and put my name on the waiting list for an orange tabby. Who knew they were in such demand! A couple short weeks later, I was notified that a litter was found with kittens just days old in a trash can and they were nurturing them to health before adoption. That’s how Tigger came into my life, and owning him - to this day, made me feel closer to Dannyel.

Tigger’s last days were spent eating all the treats he received as a Christmas gift, fresh tuna and chicken, catnip, visits from family and friends, endless amount of running tub faucet water, kisses, snuggles with momma and lots of conversations recalling memories of him and letting him know how loved he is. Thursday night, he fell asleep on my chest and I whispered to him that I know he’s tired and it’s ok if he needs to go - that I’ll be okay. Tigger has been my companion for nearly half of my life, and at 18 years old, may he Rest In Peace.

Tigger, I love you so much. Your paw prints 🐾 will forever be in my heart. I know Uncle Danny and cousin Krypto can’t wait to play with you ♥️
Gabryela PassetoBethesda, MarylandJanuary 11, 2021
Lady
1/18/2011 - 1/10/2021It's difficult to write this as my heart hurts so badly not seeing her twirls and happy shakes anymore. Lady was so full of life and would look into your soul with her piercing eyes. She loved people so much. I would take her to the dog park and she would run up and visit all the people. I'm going to miss that about her but It's only goodbye for a little while and hopefully we will see her again in heaven. We love you so very much Lady! You touched the hearts of everyone who met you and they miss you so very much. It's never going to be the same without you. Rest in peace now baby girl. Until we meet again! 💔Crystal ObesloHenderson, NevadaJanuary 11, 2021