Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Monster
5/29/2010 - 3/5/2021To the most handsome real life stuffed animal. We will always love you.Amy GalmMassapequa, New YorkMarch 7, 2021
Timmie
9/20/2009 - 2/19/2021When Lap of Love provided the opportunity to share a memory or story about my Lassie and Timmie, I thought that should be easy as there are so many fond memories I could relate. Additionally. I thought spending some time writing might just be the cathartic exercise I needed to help me break free from the black hole of loss that had engulfed me. But I was wrong. Nothing about this has been easy. There simply are no words that can express the profound despair or inexpressible loss I feel. Losing both Lassie and Timmie at the same time for totally different medical issues seemed like a cruel twist of fate no one should experience, and I certainly could not grasp. On February 19, 2021 we said goodbye to them. As they had been for the last 11 years, so too were they in the end – together.

I know that those on this site are likely experiencing the same loss or, at the very least, are fellow dog lovers, who will understand and share my loss as I would share theirs. And the judgments of those who can’t understand such feelings for “just dogs” would be far less likely. As I read many of the posted tributes I found, not surprisingly, that every owner felt their dog was the most special and unique ever - the same way I felt about Lass and Timmie. And for that I am grateful. It simply means their companions brought them the same love and joy that my Lassie and Timmie brought us and their owners loved them deeply. I believe every dog should be loved just that way.

My Lassie and Timmie were anything but “just dogs.” The were the very essence of unconditional love and devotion. Both battled a myriad of medical issues, but they never gave in to them. Beautiful Lassie with her permanent, perfect eyeliner and big brown eyes was loyal, protective and craved attention. Precious little Timmie with her fluffy, soft white fur was so sweet, cuddly and just loved life (provided that included lots of food and treats!) All my life I have had dogs and I have loved them all. But occasionally there is something intangible that sets something or someone apart from all the rest; something that makes them special. That is just how it was with Lassie and Timmie. They were just that special. So special, that the gaping hole in my heart feels like it will never be filled again. So special, that I feel like there will always be another teardrop to fall. But I believe that eventually the broken heart will mend, and the teardrops will dry. It will be then that I will remember only the joy and happiness they brought into our lives and be grateful for the far too little time we shared. Thankfully, God blessed us with memories so our broken hearts could heal.
Janet RamseyYorba Linda, CaliforniaMarch 7, 2021
Lassie
4/15/2008 - 2/19/2021When Lap of Love provided the opportunity to share a memory or story about my Lassie and Timmie, I thought that should be easy as there are so many fond memories I could relate. Additionally. I thought spending some time writing might just be the cathartic exercise I needed to help me break free from the black hole of loss that had engulfed me. But I was wrong. Nothing about this has been easy. There simply are no words that can express the profound despair or inexpressible loss I feel. Losing both Lassie and Timmie at the same time for totally different medical issues seemed like a cruel twist of fate no one should experience, and I certainly could not grasp. On February 19, 2021 we said goodbye to them. As they had been for the last 11 years, so, too, were they in the end – together.

I know that those on this site are likely experiencing the same loss or, at the very least, are fellow dog lovers, who will understand and share my loss as I would share theirs. And the judgments of those who can’t understand such feelings for “just dogs” would be far less likely. As I read many of the posted tributes I found, not surprisingly, that every owner felt their dog was the most special and unique ever - the same way I felt about Lass and Timmie. And for that I am grateful. It simply means their companions brought them the same love and joy that my Lassie and Timmie brought us and their owners loved them deeply. I believe every dog should be loved just that way.

My Lassie and Timmie were anything but “just dogs.” The were the very essence of unconditional love and devotion. Both battled a myriad of medical issues, but they never gave in to them. Beautiful Lassie with her permanent, perfect eyeliner and big brown eyes was loyal, protective and craved attention. Precious little Timmie with her fluffy, soft white fur was so sweet, cuddly and just loved life (provided that included lots of food and treats!) All my life I have had dogs and I have loved them all. But occasionally there is something intangible that sets something or someone apart from all the rest; something that makes them special. That is just how it was with Lassie and Timmie. They were just that special. So special, that the gaping hole in my heart feels like it will never be filled again. So special, that I feel like there will always be another teardrop to fall. But I believe that eventually the broken heart will mend, and the teardrops will dry. It will be then that I will remember only the joy and happiness they brought into our lives and be grateful for the far too little time we shared. Thankfully, God blessed us with memories so our broken hearts could heal.
Janet RamseyYorba Linda, CaliforniaMarch 7, 2021
Bubba Duke
6/11/2005 - 2/27/2021Bubba was my best friend and my service dog and you could say we were inseparable. It was the hardest time of my life watching him fade away but laps of love made it the most peaceful process it could be. He was a fighter up until the very end and I know he's resting in peace. And there's never a price tag on peace. Bubba has been everywhere from the top of stony man mountain in Shenandoah to the coasts of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. He loved long car rides with me and my wife and those will always be our best memories.Levi HammHerndon, VirginiaMarch 7, 2021
Summit
10/1/2007 - 3/5/2021We said goodbye to you yesterday, sweet and gentle Summit. Never before was there a kinder soul. Thank you for all the joy and happiness you brought to the family - your family. We will miss you forever...James VerbonitzBradenton, FloridaMarch 7, 2021
Koda
2/10/2008 - 3/5/2021Koda, you were the greatest dog and our best bud! Thank you for getting me through some tough times. You were always by my side. You were a gentle giant and the biggest lap dog ever even though you were a hundred pounds. We will miss you and always cherish the wonderful memories we have. You lived a good long life and brought us so much happiness. Thank you for your unconditional love and for always protecting us!Lisa SwearingenJamison, PennsylvaniaMarch 6, 2021
Brandi
8/13/2010 - 10/17/2020You were the best dog a family could have. Even when you were in so much pain and could barely get up, you barked at anyone coming near us, you were such a protector of your family. You always showed us you were so happy to see us, again, even when you were in so much pain and could barely get up or walk. You were the sweetest girl!!! I miss you so much!!!! Im so honored to have been a part of your life and to have had you by our side for 10 years, wish it could have been longer. You will always be in our hearts forever and ever!!!! Can't wait to see you again!!!!!Dawn GriffinHerculaneum, MissouriMarch 6, 2021
Sheira
1/13/2009 - 3/5/2021Our sweet Sheira, we love you!Katie LockamyYork, PennsylvaniaMarch 6, 2021
Chloe
8/21/2008 - 3/5/2021I am thankful to have had 12 years with my baby Chloe. Chloe ( Chihuahua/Toy Fox Terrier mix) passed peacefully, quietly and pain free with the help of Dr. Kari from Lap of Love. Chloe developed heart failure and even with all the medical care we could provide she continued to have painful fainting episodes and fainting seizures. Chloe loved cheese and due to her heart condition was denied her favorite treat. Upon her last moments on this side we were able to feed her cheese until she fell a sleep. We are so thankful that Lap of Love was able to come to Chloe in the comforts of her own home and peacefully pass onto the other side. Thank you Lap of Love.
Dawn
Dawn ReederHowell, MichiganMarch 6, 2021
Dozer
6/22/2008 - 3/5/2021Dozer was the best boy we could have ever asked for. He was always so loving and playful, and always made sure he took up at least half of the bed at night! The love we have for him is and always will be immense and unbreakable. Until we meet again, our Dozebaby 💙Karlee BryanMorton, PennsylvaniaMarch 6, 2021