Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Rocky De Oliveira
11/22/2006 - 2/20/2021Our ROCKY, or Bubu, as we kindly called him, left this earth on Feb 20th 2021. What a sad day for us to have to make the hardest decision for our beloved dog. He gifted us with his friendship, loyalty, kindness, and warmth for 14 years. We truly felt his unconditional love. He was an Olde English Bulldog, strong witted and strong build, muscular, husky, loved to go on long walks (2 hours sometimes) and loved to enjoy doggy ice cream, play at the dog park, and was present at every family gathering. He loved salmon, bread, barbeque, and treats!

Our sweet pup is gone but forever his memory will remain. We found encouragement in Scripture, since we are reminded that our dear pets are created by God, and that they hold a special place in creation. We truly believe that we will meet again, that today he is playing like the pup he was, somewhere over the rainbow. Until we meet again our sweet prince, the house is so empty without you, our tears wet our pillow case every night when we look and do not see you, and the scent of you is fading, we are trying to hold onto every memory, but your presence in our hearts will never fade. We love you ROCKY!

Job 12: 7-10, “But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
9 Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind."

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21
8 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”
Stephanie and Nathalie de OliveiraOrlando, FloridaFebruary 27, 2021
Mojo
2/1/2008 - 2/26/2021There is nothing else we can do for him. Take him home and love him all you can.

Words you never want to hear from your veterinarian.

Mojo. The first of his name. Chaser of chipmunks and guardian of the hill. The rock star of cats.

He was our bonus cat. He showed up and adopted us in 2009. A lap cat that just wanted to be loved. And the freedom to go out and kill. Squirrels, rabbits, birds, chipmunks – all fair game in Mojo’s mind. We could never quite tame him. Indoors or out, it was Mojo’s world. We were here to keep the chow bowl filled, rub his belly, and hide the bodies.

We saw the signs. Always a big, muscular boy, he was losing weight. He lost interest in the outdoors. The vet visits started. We tried steroids to stimulate his appetite. It worked for a while. Then he started to bring up his food. We tried medication to settle his stomach. It worked for a while. His fur – his thick, beautiful fur – started thinning out. He began crying out. At the last vet visit, we were told what we already knew but did not want to hear: I’m sorry. There is nothing else we can do for him…..

Rest easy Mojo. We will always love you all we can.
Tammy and Tim SmithCENTER VALLEY, PennsylvaniaFebruary 27, 2021
Khloe Mama Olan
11/14/2015Khloe was a little firecracker. We got her as a puppy from a family who realized that her and their “older” dog did not get along. We instantly fell in love with her. She was the third member of our fur babies and the youngest. My other Boston Terrier and my Lhasa Apso were a bit jealous at first but in no time they were quite the trio. They enjoyed snuggling together on Daddy’s favorite chair (my recliner) and they enjoyed chasing each other around the yard. Khloe had quite the appetite. There was nothing she wouldn’t eat (including her nail trimmings and had a liking for the other dogs poop 🙄) That required us to constantly be outside with the pooper scooper to make sure the yard was clean. She was a cuddler. Also enjoyed being snuggled up beside one of us and in no time snoring like a drunk old man. LoL. She also loved being under the covers at night in our bed with us (Boston Terriers always do this) She was our sweet little baby girl and unfortunately a disease which hindered her within a week gave us the most difficult decision of having to send her to Doggy Heaven way to early. She impacted our lives immensely , she will always be our baby girl. She will be missed dearly. I never realized how hard it would be to part with one of our dogs. My two others know she isn’t here. They sense her absence. That breaks my heart. She will make quite the impression on the other lovely animals in her new home over the rainbow.Edwin OlanLebanon, PennsylvaniaFebruary 27, 2021
Toby
4/1/2005 - 1/22/2021T he day I met you as a puppy, I saw my heart melt and a joy that could only be topped by the
16 years that followed

O ne dog, but ½ human at times when you seemed to understand my tribulations and we
went through life

B onded as buddies and I knew you could never be replaced; that’s why this hole in my heart
can never be repaired but I know you are not suffering anymore

Y ou were beyond “special” and everyone that met you loved you infinitely. I love you as
much & then some; and even though you are not here physically, I look forward to when
we can be together again at the “bridge”. Thank you for waiting for me….. again
Daniel PodolicCheektowaga, New YorkFebruary 27, 2021
Nala
9/15/2001 - 2/24/2021We lost our sweet Nala this week after almost 20 years of being with us. She was so sweet and loving and we will miss her cuddles. She brought such joy to our family and nearly ruled our house at times. She loved sitting by the window and chirping at the birds as they flew by. Her favorite place in the winter was sprawled out in front of the fire place. She knew how to make people smile when in a bad mood with her love. We miss your presence so much but know you are in a better place now. You will always be in our hearts and truly changed my life for the good.Jessica CatesGreenwood, IndianaFebruary 27, 2021
Buddy
12/3/2008 - 1/13/2021In loving memory of our Buddy, our baby, our best friend, and the best part of every day. Loving you brought us more joy than we could have ever deserved, and losing you has left a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. You taught us so much about life, love, and what really matters. Now, we are learning to lean on each other the way we always leaned on you. We feel you all around us and are trying to find comfort in the countless memories we have of our Mr. Butters, Stinky Butt, Mommy's Angel. If our love could have kept you healthy, you would have truly lived forever. In our hearts forever <3Chris and Katie HolderBridgeport, PennsylvaniaFebruary 27, 2021
Kingsway Hogdog Hurley
1/1/2005 - 2/23/2021Which is worse: being devastated or heartbroken? How about devastatingly heartbroken?

Our boy is gone. Our delightful boy who was so good all the time, is gone. I'm not sure how I'm going to function. He was not just a dog - he was a Force. Not in a Star Wars type of Force - or maybe he was exactly just that. Something not of this world.
I have no idea where he came from, but he found us on that day in 2007 when he was a "stray." I choose to believe that he was led to us. He was meant to be part of our family. And I can't believe he's gone.

From the instant I saw that dog, I had a connection. WE had a connection. It's much different from the other dogs that we've had. Yes, I loved all of them totally and completely, but Hurley was different. He was my protector, my confidant, my rock, my heart, my joy, my comedian, my teacher, my child. He was so much more than a dog. Everyone says that, whenever they lose their beloved pet, but Hurley somehow seemed so much more than a pet. He was truly a member of my family. He was so much more than I ever could have imagined. I never expected to learn so much from him. I learned about rescue, trust, misconceptions, advocacy, loyalty and more than anything, unconditional love.

Yes, I call him a Force. With a capital F. Never have I experienced a being so pure, so completely trusting, so completely dedicated, so completely loving and so completely loyal. He was more than 16 years old, we don't know his exact age. He was with us for almost 15 of those years, and every minute with him was a gift. Yes, his body was breaking down; he couldn't eat, he couldn't drink, he was weak. But his heart remained strong until the moment that beautiful creature left this world.

There will never be another like him, nor would I seek to find another like him. I've always believed that the best way to honor a pet who passed is to rescue another, and I will do that. However right now it's not possible. Maybe that's a good thing, because now it's Grace's turn to be the top dog. Now she's the only dog and we're not used to that - we usually have a whole crew. So to only have one is new territory for us. It will be okay because she's a sweet soul and she deserves her turn.

It's strange to not have him constantly following me. I miss my Great White shadow. May the Force be with me...Always.
Michele Ritter-EllwoodSan Antonio, FloridaFebruary 27, 2021
Denali
11/14/2015 - 2/17/2021When I saw Denali at Mary S Robert’s Pet Adoption, I was instantly in love. I already had a scared little rescue at home, and they warned me not to get my hopes up, as he might be dog aggressive, but this sweet boy proved everyone wrong. When I came into the room with Little, who was shaking and terrified, he got down on his belly and army crawled over to her, and licked her little nose. He won over Little - who I was sure would never get close to anyone, and immediately became her best friend. He was always ready for a snuggle, always happy and excited with all life’s adventures. And I feel an enormous hole in my life where he used to be. I can't begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Lorry for her compassion, kind words, and helping us through one of the most difficult times in our lives. She is a true blessing to this world, and I will be eternally grateful for her.Jocelyn PronovostRiverside, CaliforniaFebruary 27, 2021
Moxie
12/12/2008 - 2/25/2021Our beloved Moxie girl earned her wings on February 25, 2021. Ever the Diva, she undoubtedly pranced her way right in to heaven, much like she pranced her way around her home and yard.

Moxie joined our family on March 1, 2009. All 1.5 pounds of her utterly terrified our 100-pound lab, Sojo. He didn’t know what to do with that cotton ball’s youthful exuberance. It was funny to watch him pick his feet up really high as if he were trying not to step on her. She was so very tiny that we had to put a kitten collar on her with a bell so we always knew where she was.

Moxie grew into a well-mannered beautiful little peke, ahem, Diva, that commanded attention by all those who saw her. She was a very sweet Diva, though, and all seven pounds of her lived up to her name. She was also very smart and feared nothing. Fireworks? Meh. Big dog? Ooh a friend. Yep, Ms. Moxie never met a stranger—human or animal—she would attempt to befriend them ALL, even the wild bunnies in our yard. When she was a youngster, she would act all tough and growl whenever we would say, “is there a bunny rabbit out there?” But when she actually saw one, she just wanted to play with it.

Unfortunately, the last 1.5 years weren’t very kind to our dear Moxie. Kidney disease and a rare skin condition both took its toll, robbing her of that beautiful long white coat, and, well, her moxie. We knew it was time. And she knew it, too, because the last few days before we kindly let her go, she would deliberately pull us towards our gate during our backyard walks. This was something she NEVER did. It was as if she were signaling that it was time for her to go.

In those last few days, Moxie was cuddled, treated to a long warm bath to ease her skin condition, and fed steak—which she thought tasted MUCH better than her kidney kibble.

The kindest thing we could do for her was to enlist the help of Lap of Love to end her suffering. Moxie passed in the comfort of her own home—the place she had lived her entire life.

Dear Moxie: Our hearts are broken. You weren’t “just a dog,” you were a family member. We love you and you will ALWAYS be missed. Thank you for the past 12 years, and thank you for sending us a sign this morning that you are at peace. For the first time in many months, we actually saw a rabbit in our yard when we walked your sister, Brindy. And the weird thing is, we got six feet from it before it darted off. It didn’t go far, either, it just stayed and watched us. Even weirder, your sister didn’t try to chase it—and you know Brindy. Instead, she just looked at it, then went about her business. We know it was you, Moxie, because your Mom tried playing the bunny rabbit game with you on the morning before you passed, but you just weren’t up to it. Yes, sweet Moxie, there WAS a bunny rabbit out there this morning, and we can almost hear your pint-sized growl. Rest in Peace, Little One.
Kent, WashingtonFebruary 27, 2021
Ruby Tuesday
8/1/2008 - 2/23/2021Ruby was a very loved dog. She was perfect for our family and we included her in every adventure. She had such a big personality and loved spending time with us. We keep expecting to see her in the house and it hurts knowing she is gone. Until we meet again Ruby!Julie BibbColumbus, OhioFebruary 26, 2021