Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
11/15/2020#nationalpetday Enjoy the rainbow bridge Carmen-Cashew Peterson. Missing those hazel eyes today. This isn’t easy and I truly don’t care what anyone thinks!! Carmalita, you almost made it to my birthday. I just couldn’t allow you to be in pain anymore. The plus side you went to the Rainbow Bridge on Rihanna’s Bday, we played our favorite Rhi Rhi song (Diamonds) as I kissed you goodbye!! I’ve found myself not able to process this or speak about you much to someone’s face as I would burst into tears. Carmen, Fernando Sr. and my mom finally had something in common after the love hate-relationship. Which would be cancer and bad hearts. It’s ironic the thing that made me the strongest with my mom, made me the weakest and paralyzed me recently. I let my guard down and finally listened to you and the realization occurred to me, my shadow (you’ve always been called) was in utter pain and having trouble breathing. She was in so much pain and she was counting on me to make it stop! She let it be known enough was enough! She knew I was honest when I told her as I left for work, take a nap we got one last bravo show and a crime documentary to watch. We spent every waking/ sleepless moment with her and giving her the best last days on the planet with everyone that loved and adored her. People that never met her have reached out sent precious words, flowers, gifts and things to look at when we miss her.

Our sincere and upmost respect and appreciation for the amazing staff at Tampa Veterinary Hospital (Dr. Webster) Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Inc. for the home farewell with our other two boys. Which, they got the chance to have closure. Thank you for allowing Peanut to jump in the basket and sniff her and lick her goodbye! We couldn’t have ever imagined possible, Thank you for making this hard situation as comfortable as possible. Thank you for allowing us to insure she was okay crossing over to the rainbow bridge to meet up with Kali my other fur-daughter, my fur-sister Coco Chanel, cousin Bella, cousin Odie and her other big brother and best Corgi bud Olly. I haven’t been able to function in social settings in a while. It was hard to sleep at night knowing she wasn’t talking to us and friends with what we call “Rooing” it’s Carmen language for anyone that she has fallen in love with conversations she will have with you. She especially loved one guy in particular she would always pee on or near since we brought her home as a puppy( Eckhardt daddy for the win). 😂

It’s hard knowing she wasn’t right behind me ready to jump in bed or outside and not have her waiting for me. Watching her tail wagging and her butt shaking telling me to open the backdoor. I’m thinking how sitting on my couch alone, checking the mail will be as she isn’t following behind me like she is on a mission. I’m not sure who will dance with me and sing with me every single morning getting ready for work or going out. Carmen has always been on my side calming my panic attacks/anxiety and depression making me smile again. Every time I turned a corner or rolled over, a part of me longed for her to be sitting there, tilting her head at me wondering what we’re about to do next. 😭

I haven’t fully understood why the universe has been against me since the moment I was born. My grandma agreed but promised me on our call, after this’s my turn for he most amazing things to happen to me. I truly hope she is right because I can’t handle anything else. Why has my life been filled with so much tragedy, hurt, sadness, difficulties and longing for things I honestly deserve but get passed on? I will never understand why this sort of stuff keeps happening when I do good and give back constantly. To my friends and family that grew with this fur-daughter since 8 weeks old and to your fur-kids that will now be confused. I want to thank each and every single one of you from the bottom of our shattered heart. Your love, compassion, support and words mean so much. Thank you for the wonderful gifts, the pictures the memories you shared with her. I can’t believe the human lives and dog lives she touched being in this crazy world. We can’t wait to receive her ashes to go along with her clay paw print, that’s when we know reality will set in and our heart will be completely shattered and the moment we will feel complete sadness. Love your fur-babies like you love your human kids. Give us a little time to get back to some form of normalcy as we need to focus on our old dude Peanut-Butter and Norman-Bates.
Kisha PetersonTampa, FloridaFebruary 21, 2020
Micah Nadora
12/2/2007 - 2/1/2020To my faithful, sweet, baby boy, your paw prints will always be etched in my heart. Miss you every day, Monkey! <3Michelle NadoraWashington, District of ColumbiaFebruary 21, 2020
12/13/2007 - 2/17/2020Stickley, if sunshine was furry, you would be it. We love and miss you every day. We’re just happy that you chose us to be your family. We will always treasure our time with you, your cuddles, and your kisses. You are a sweet, beautiful soul. Until we meet again, you will always be our furry sunshine.Matthew FunkNew Brunswick, New JerseyFebruary 21, 2020
6/22/2009 - 2/5/2020Till the day we can see you, hold you and love you, you will be forever in our hearts.Sharon SabooCHESAPEAKE, VirginiaFebruary 20, 2020
2/19/2020Our dear Sheba passed quietly and peacefully yesterday with the kind and gentle help from Dr. Sunday Cozzie. We knew she was ready to leave us and were so blessed to hold her and comfort her as she passed on. We will miss her terribly.Ellie JoosAiken, South CarolinaFebruary 20, 2020
4/1/2005 - 2/17/2020From “The Power of the Dog” by Rudyard Kipling

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!);
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart for a dog to tear
Melaney MoisanSalem, OregonFebruary 20, 2020
4/14/2004 - 2/18/2020Prince was the sweetest angel his whole life.
I will always miss playing fetch with him and taking him for long walks on nature trails.
He was my companion for 16 years, his entire life and more than half of mine.
I did not want to make this decision and hoped he would pass away before I had to. That didn’t happen, but we were able to spoil him as much as we could in the days leading up to our appointment.
He got all the pureed food, soft treats, ice cream, cuddles and pets he wanted.
I explained everything to him. He took a deep breath and laid his head down. I think he understood.
When the day came, he knew. He was ready.
He was a beautiful, fluffy dog with soulful eyes. I always believed an angel was looking at me through them. And now he truly is an angel. There is now an angel puppy statue watching over his grave. I have ordered a custom plush to look just like him so I can still hug him. We will always love you, Prince.
Krista MorganKnoxville, TennesseeFebruary 20, 2020
2/4/2006 - 2/13/2020After 14+ years of pure love, today we said goodbye to our Sophia. I always knew she’d be with us for a long time. She was the strongest, toughest, sweetest most gentle dog I have ever met. This photo was taken on Oct. 30., a few hours after the vet told us she only had 24/48 hours to live. We cried, we held her, we fed her the most expensive steak we could find, but she continued to live. Another day, another week, three other months until finally we felt her time had run out.

Lap of Love came to our home. From the initial call we made in October trough today they were beyond compassionate. I have recommended them to everyone with a pet they love.

Sophia had a steak for breakfast and lots of hugs all morning long. We gave her the bone as Dr. Kim administered the first injection. She passed peacefully at home, with my husband and I loving on her, a steak bone in her mouth.

Seems like a nice way to go. She’ll be forever in our hearts. ❤️🐾
2006 - 2.13.20
Jessica L.Madison, New JerseyFebruary 20, 2020
1/22/2004 - 2/17/2020Dear Spike,
You were my closest friend. You were always there for me. You were always there for your brother, Rocky, especially when he was ill and had surgeries. You helped me to get through the loss of Rocky last year.
When I got you, you had separation anxiety. You never wanted me to be out of your sight. You followed me everywhere. I made a promise to you that I would be with you for your entire life and that you would never have to be scared. Thankfully, I was able to keep my promise to you. You were the mildest dog I ever met. Sweet and kind and loving to me and to Rocky. You were always ready for everyone that came up to us to pet you. You went with me to the Veterans Home many times to let the Veterans pet you. They loved when you came.
I loved spending everyday with you for 16 years. It was just he two of us for this past year. We spent practically 24 hours a day together, since I retired. We went everywhere together and I will miss you terribly. I know that you became very old and tired out. I know this past year was very hard for you, that you had many afflictions. I pray that you are now pain free and at peace and can walk and run again. I pray that you are now with Rocky in heaven and the two of you can sleep together forever.
I will always miss you and love you,
Patricia GartlandPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaFebruary 20, 2020
Lizzie And Jonah
2/6/2006 - 2/17/2020These two were mutt and jeff. They were absolutely inseparable. Lizzie was my camping girl. She understood the responsibility of camping and being on guard. Jonah failed the test, first time out he chased a deer. Oh Well! Jonah always getting into the dishwasher. Lizzie not liking when other dogs were running around. Lizzie's attempts at licking were tempered through time.
Lizzie and Jonah would often wait for us, looking through the window. Lizzie on her perch - a bench with a pillow and Jonah with his front feet on the window sill. If I did not get up in the morning, by 6 a.m. they would start pacing waiting for me to get up to feed them. These two were my anchor and rudder through a difficult time of couch surfing when our home was up for sale. I could not wait until the time we could cuddle together in "our home". When our home did not sell, the first week after we moved back in I slept with the dogs and we relished being home again. Our couch, our yard, our squirrels.
Lisa FerreiraDenver, ColoradoFebruary 20, 2020