Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Daisy
5/3/2007 - 2/8/2021It seems an injustice to call her a dog. She was part of our family that loved absolutely and unconditionally. Her passing has left a hole in our hearts in the present, but her love for us has left us with priceless memories. Rest easy. sweet girl - you are in a better place. Gone, but never forgotten.Kevin LewisFranklin, TennesseeFebruary 12, 2021
Gigi
6/12/2006 - 2/9/2021This is our mischievous whimsical fur ball bandit with a playful personality. Always active, alert, and tough little girl, ready to win an argument. She won our hearts with her little wrinkly face, under bite, crooked teeth, curly tale, big long ears, and loud snore. GiGi gave her fullest attention to family and friends especially if there was food around. Grandma Elizabeth greeted her by singing the "GiGina Gigetta" Italian Song, as she did with all of her own children, grandchildren, and to our rambunctious little wrinkly fur ball. The house is not the same without you. We remember you with lots of love and laughter though our hearts are broken. Thank you GiGi Girl for being part of our family. You will furever be in our hearts.Donna Cimino-PineiroEdison, New JerseyFebruary 11, 2021
Mr. Ivan
12/12/2005 - 2/10/2021Mr. Ivan was the most loving companion we could have ever hoped for. He loved us as we loved him, unconditionally. Even in his last hours, he was still concerned with comforting us. He was a huge part of our lives and our home doesn't feel like a home without him. He was ready to go, but we weren't ready to say goodbye. We will love him forever and we will miss him for the rest of our lives.Kelly WilliamsWEST PARK, FloridaFebruary 11, 2021
Murphy
1/1/2004 - 2/1/2021We were so fortunate that Murphy had such a long life and was amazingly resilient with each challenge he faced in his life. He had a strong and wise presence. We will always love and remember you.Anjali DDenver, ColoradoFebruary 11, 2021
Boyd Bear
2/9/2021My Baby Schnoodle
Almost made 16 years. The last few were challenging for him, but he was a trooper and kept pushing on. He loved everyone he met and they loved him back even more. He really enjoyed baking in the sun in the Summer and running thru the snow during the Winter. I have always worked from home so he was loved 24/7. He left behind a Human Brother, Andrew, who is heartbroken. And also a Fur Brother Cosmo, who is watching for Bear to come home. He is physically gone now but will Away be in our thoughts and hearts. There will never be another like Him ♥
Cheryl McDonaldRoyal Oak, MichiganFebruary 10, 2021
Ella
2/9/2021Ella, you blessed us with sixteen years of such unconditional love! You were loved beyond belief and are missed beyond measure.Kim MoretzJupiter, FloridaFebruary 10, 2021
Brandi Smith
8/22/2009 - 2/9/2021An Open Letter to the Best Friend I Lost Today:

My Brandi girl,

You haven't even been gone a day and the hole I feel within my heart is unimaginable. I knew my pain would wash over me like a river, but tonight, I feel as if all the oceans have crashed upon my chest. Writing to you was something I've envisioned these last few months as I knew your clock was ticking short, but I didn't ever think I would be able to do it on the day you left us.

To be honest, I'm not quite sure I can. I feel like I can't conjure the strength or willpower to do anything. Still though, my heart bursts with a thousand words I wish I could have told you in a language you'd understand. Maybe getting them off my chest will allow me to sleep, if only for a night.

We got you as an addition to our family in 2009. Little did I know how that September day when we received you would be the day my life would be forever touched and altered by the purest form of love within you. That year was crushing to us as a family. We had lost our dad and our sweet childhood puppy, Muffin. Being 17, I barely knew how to process the whirlwind of emotions I was supposed to feel. However, when I saw you amongst your litter, I knew you were the one for us. I was brought in by the allure of these giant fuzzy paws attached to this little puppy before me. Who would have known that the proportion of your paws would be miniscule compared to the massiveness of your heart.

You immediately became my best friend and I gave you all the love a teenager knew how to give. Being a teenager wasn't the easiest trip for me, and my struggles with finding my place in this world away from all of my pain brought me to joining the Marines. In retrospect, as much as I grew and became who I am today because of that, I so long for the years spent apart.

I remember getting a picture from our mom of you sleeping on my now then deserted bed. You didn't get to understand where I went, just that you certainly missed the human who was once there. My memories and thoughts of you were a great aid in getting me through the challenges of boot camp and my other training schools. I would talk about you almost daily with my rack mate as we swapped stories of our incredible fur babies. The thought of once again feeling your face between my hands empowered me to press forward until the day I could.

Of course, my obligations didn't just stop there. As much as I would love to have filled my years with even more stories of you, I found myself instead stationed half way across the world. I don't believe there was one night where I didn't long to have you there with me. At the time, that place wore my soul until it was hanging on by a thread. Luckily, our mom is a saint of a woman and would always make sure you were near whenever we would Skype. It wasn't the same, but seeing your eyes light up as you heard my voice and knowing I was not forgotten soothed even my deepest sorrows.

As time went on, I finally got to come home and see you and the rest of the family. I remember continuingly telling myself that our mom should get the first hug as I walked in, but as I opened the door and saw you there, all elated, I couldn't help but embrace you. All the missed time just faded away as you collided into my arms in your happy yelps. This was the year we all got to go camping together. As sweet of a girl as you were, you did love to test the boundaries of your rules. Whenever you saw the front door open even a crack, it was your life mission to get out there and see how far we would chase you. Because of this, you had to be leashed everywhere we went.

Even with this though, I had a compelling nature within me to let you off leash on one of our walks at the campground. Half expecting you to run off as soon as it unlatched, I was taken aback by your response when I did. You looked beyond my eyes and into the inner recess of my mind as if to tell me you understood. It was in this moment that I knew our bond was special. I wouldn't ever discredit the love and affection given to you by the rest of our family, but from this moment, we were forever entwined in a deeper adoration of one and another. You were mine and I was yours, in every nature a man and his pet may be.

Despite sharing this bond with you, I had a contract to fulfil and the Marines once again took me away. It was even harder to leave you this time, but we kept doing our Skype calls and mom would always keep me posted. I remember even one year we got to do Christmas with you trampling over everyone's gifts and taking up the whole camera.

As it always does, time stopped for nothing and eventually I was back home in Michigan for good. The bond shared between us knew no failure to distance or time passed. When you saw me set up camp back in my old room, you did everything you could to never leave my side. We slept together, we ate together, we relaxed together. It was here that your habits with me would form and never end. No matter how much you saw me, how much I pet you, how much I adored you, more was always what you sought, and more was what I would always happily give. It was as if you knew time here is finite and you wanted to make up for all the years missed between us. And this is what we did.

You were like another body part of mine. Attached at the hip and totally in tune with one another. To say you were an empath is an understatement. As I often did in my early twenties, I was having a relationship heartbreak. I was doing my best to not let my family in on this, so I was kept away in my side room and slowly allowing my emotional waves to pour over me. As if tethered to me, I heard the familiar charm of your collar as you rose from the other room, walked into mine, and placed your forehead directly against my own. In that moment, it was as if all of my pain and fear flowed into you and was devoured by a boundless love from within. This here was my favorite memory we ever shared, and it's where my love for you grew to a bond of you being my pet to a bond of you being my blood. Proverbs 12:10 teaches us that whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his animals. Here, in this time, your life was among the highest of my regards.

Time passed on and age slowly began to turn you older. As it did, your peculiarity of those unfamiliar to you wained as you clung to those who you already shared a bond with. This, however, had some exceptions. Leaning back on your gift of empathy, it's as if you knew my how my heart felt for Merysta when you met her. From the moment she came into your life, you shared such a deep and vast love for her that you never afforded to many. In fact, there were sometimes I swore you loved her more than me (not that I would blame you). This didn't come from some richly shared memory, nor from a bond tested through time. It was as if you just inherently knew that she was my person, and so, she was yours as well. I couldn't have asked for a better bond between the animal I loved the most and the human I love the most.

Of course, Merysta wasn't the only addition into my life. With her, also came our sweet Melodi. I can't say the implication of another kid being around you was the favorite thing on your mind. However, I found as time grew my heart fond of Melodi, so did it to yours. She, naturally, was totally enamored by you from the start. Though you were weary, I watched as you understood her role in my life and dropped down your walls around her. She wasn't just another nuisance that you tolerated, no, she grew to be so much more. She was a source of your comfort, a pillow for your tired head, and a fountain of love from which you drank daily. The greatest gift you gave me was allowing my daughter to know what it is like to be unconditionally loved. You awoke in her soul the part of you that can only be made alive by knowing the bond between man and their best four legged friend. For this, I will be forever grateful.

This bond between us four wasn't just superficial. We all loved you dearly, and that is what found you as our ring keeper in mine and Merysta's most important day. I am so glad you were there to share in the best day of our life. I am so glad we got to share in all of your life with you
Ethan SmithYpsilanti, MichiganFebruary 10, 2021
Josie
5/1/2004 - 2/8/2021My sweet, beautiful Josie Girl. I knew your time was coming close. You gave me 8 years of pure, unconditional love. You were and still are my heart. I love you so deeply that the pain in my heart of missing you, of having to say goodbye, is more than I can bear. You touched the lives of everyone who knew you. The world loved you. They are all missing you.

You were always there with me, watching me get ready for work, standing underfoot as I cooked and washed dishes, my snuggler on the couch, and my study buddy. I so hoped you would be here next year so you could wear yet another ASU cap and gown to get your masters. You were just always there. Now you are gone. But little girl, my Josie Posie, know that you are with me ALWAYS. I see you and feel you everywhere. I will never get over your loss. But I know Mr. Bill, Harley, Teddy, and all of our family and friends up in Heaven are with you. And one day, I will join you.

My perfect little girl, you are always in my thoughts and forever in my heart.
I love you,
Mommy
Cathy GrecoScottsdle, ArizonaFebruary 10, 2021
Cooper
11/15/2007 - 2/7/2021Our sweet sweet Cooper went to puppy heaven. We are so grateful for the 13 years of laughter, play, adventure and sometimes mischief that he brought to our lives. The only blessing about having such a broken heart is that it means we loved him so much. RIP (rest in play and peace) Coopie ❤️Amy Jacobs and Nancy EckertSanta Barbara, CaliforniaFebruary 10, 2021
Chewy
5/6/2006 - 2/7/2021Goodbye for now Chewy, our angel, companion and best friend. You came in our lives when our family needed you most.
You open our hearts and eyes to something beautiful and meaningful, your unconditional love.
Thank you for loving us and teaching our family to love like you do.
Thank you for being a part of our family and the opportunity to love you back.
When you went home , part of our hearts went with you.
We missed you so much, specially your sweet and wonderful smile.
Ti’ll we meet again.... Our precious little angel
James and Imelda De AustriaSan Jose, CaliforniaFebruary 10, 2021