Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
2/20/2014In loving memory of Fiona:
I long to touch your golden head,
sleeping gently on my bed
You are no longer earthly bound,
Heavenly peace you now have found
There is a crown upon your head,
From this earth you were lovingly led
Loyal companion, faithful friend,
You knew I'd love you to the end
You were my beautiful lioness,
The joy you brought, I can't truly express
Twelve years ago you came to play,
Our souls were entwined that fateful day
We knew you'd found your forever home,
Never again alone to roam
My best friend through the hardest times,
Your presence gave me peace of mind
The smile you wore on your sweet face,
From my heart can never be erased
You gifted me with your sweet love,
Which now rains down from Heaven above
You are in your eternal home,
Chewing on a celestial bone
It was my turn to pay you back,
Though the courage I thought I'd surely lack
I looked upon your weary face,
And knew you'd earned God's eternal grace
You were guided by a gently hand,
Across the bridge to another land
My final gift, it broke my heart,
From there you never will depart
Darling Fiona, please remember to be,
At the bridge waiting for me.
Cheryl WyattOldsmar, FloridaMarch 3, 2014
5/18/2003 - 2/16/2014The first day my eyes met yours I fell in love with you for ever, you have brought such
joy to our family, you will never be forgotten or replaced. One day in Heaven a beautiful place I will be looking for you, for without animals Heaven could not be Heaven.
Beth BraffordSanford, North CarolinaMarch 2, 2014
2/18/1997 - 2/26/2014I wanted a cat for as long as I can remember, but my mom was not having it. In lieu of getting a cat, I was given a cat figurine, cat picture, or cat stuffed animal for every special occasion. On my 8th birthday, my dad was assigned with the task of distracting me while my mom set up a surprise birthday party. My dad took me to PetSmart to look at the kitties available for adoption as my "distraction." The woman hosting the adoption event at PetSmart had me sit down, cross-legged on the floor, and handed me an itty-bitty black and white kitty. My dad said the moment he saw my eyes light up when I held that itty-bitty kitty, he didn't have the heart to say no. I will never forget the state of ecstasy I felt when I became the owner of my very first kitty. I named the kitty Sox because I was obsessed with Socks Clinton, the First Cat of the time, and my kitty had the same white paws.

Sox has been apart of my life, (and the life of my family), for over 17 years. Today was her last day. We were fortunate enough to give her the kind of good-bye she deserved. Dr. Christine came to our house to make Sox comfortable and help her on her journey to her final resting place. Sox left us while laying in her favorite chair with all the comforts of her home. I'm so thankful for those 17 years! We, my mom, dad, sister, grandmother, aunt and friends, loved you Sox. You will be missed immensely, and never forgotten! Thank you for being such an amazing part of our family!
Tracy TroyAlexandria, VirginiaMarch 2, 2014
3/15/2014 - 2/28/2014Yesterday my family and I said see you later to our ever so loyal, loving and giving girl, Nasiana as she gracefully and peacefully went to the Rainbow Bridge. We know you are free of all pain and are back to enjoying that frisbee you loved so much. Thank you for blessing us with your wonderful and always loving presence for over 16 yrs. Rest in Peace my NaniBooBoo.Mary AbregoZion, IllinoisMarch 2, 2014
10/1/1997 - 2/26/2014I will miss you more than I could ever express. Sleep well my handsome man thank you for the many years of love and laughter xoxoxLisa HaslamSeattle, WashingtonMarch 1, 2014
2/22/2014For my beautiful and faithful friend. You are loved and missed so much.
You were brave, loving, and a special part of our family. Rest in peace until we meet again.
Sandy ParsonsGreensboro, North CarolinaFebruary 27, 2014
4/9/2004 - 2/25/2014"At 4:58 p.m, my best friend passed away. Kenzzie brought joy to everyone she met, I grew up with her and now she's gone. She lost her battle to cancer, and I lost her. Rest in Peace my beautiful girl, I can't wait to see you again in a better place " Was written by my 14 year old about my beautiful furry baby-girl- you've been a best friend, sounding board and all around wonderful family member. I will miss you at my feet while I'm working at the desk and dancing circles when it was time for a car ride. Sleep peacefully baby-girl, mommy will see you at the rainbow bridgeKelly SattleyPalm Harbor, FloridaFebruary 27, 2014
Cali Elizabeth
3/15/1998 - 2/23/2014At 6:22 pm on Feb 23, Cali Elizabeth Thome while in my arms and with the assistance of Doctor Kiva of "Lap of Love" passed from this world to join her old sidekick CJ in Doggie Heaven aka Rainbow Bridge.
Cali had been ailing the past month or so and on Friday our local Vet told us she had renal failure [her kidneys were shutting down]. The last 96 hours have been very difficult as Pat & I had to watch our cherished member of the family stop eating & drinking. Cali went down hill faster than we expected and with DR. Kiva's help she left us in a most peaceful way.
Although avoiding grieving is near impossible – we are reflecting on the life we shared with her.
The near 16 years [15 years & 11 months = the equivalent of 87 years for her age & weight] we had with her make us grateful and thankful that our lives merged and we shared many memorable moments with her. We will always treasure those memories.
Clearly, our pets leave paw prints on our hearts & we are forever changed! [Anonymous].
James Thome SrClermont, FloridaFebruary 26, 2014
2/25/2014You crossed the Rainbow Bridge today... I know Simba was happy to see you. She always thought of you as her own puppy. Cleo was waiting too, your playmate, partner in crime. Thank You Taz for being such an incredible dog. You brought so much joy to your "Mom" and your family. I know you were always such a stoic boy and that you would have held on as long as possible. Your Mom's heart was breaking to see your body failing and slowly with the loss of more senses, your mind was losing it's clarity. I remember the day when we brought you home. Mom joked that you were a "replacement" for Jonny after he had "flew the coop". She named you Taz after one of his favorite Warner Bro's characters Tasmania Devil. You were an adorable little puppy and grew to be a gorgeous boy, always protective of your family and the kids. You traveled to the USA with us and back to South Africa again. Multiple homes, multiple countries... your love was always unconditional, you never judged, you were always thrilled to see us no matter how long we were gone. Today my heart is broken.... its not for you Taz, I know you are finally "free" of your disease and your failing body, i know you are chasing Cleo again and bugging Simba... my heart breaks for your Mom. Thank you Mom, for giving Taz such an incredible life, for showing him the love and patience and for putting your broken heart aside to help him pass in dignity in your arms. I am sending you a virtual candle today but have a real one lit too. I love you Taz, I love you Mom...Melanie CohenCape Town, Rhode IslandFebruary 25, 2014
Zoey Erdmann Hyams
10/4/2004 - 2/20/2014Zoey (Zo, Zoeymonger, Monger, Noodlemaker, Zoeymacaroni, Sweetness, Dearheart, Stinkerbocker, Cutie Pie, Little One, Fuzzy Face, Honey Pie, Baby-Bacon, Noodle, Snuggle-Puss, Crazyhead),

You gave us so much love and knew us so well. We loved playing ball with you, watching you try to catch squirrels, play with your “log” and other toys, and of course taking you for hikes and walks. You were silly and funny and brought so much joy to our house. Everywhere we went, from temporary to longer, was home as long as we were all together. You were the best daughter (that was shaped like a dog) we could have ever imagined.

All through your life you wanted a nice balance of together time and alone time. You wanted loving togetherness but also independence. You wanted a good snuggle with us in the mornings and at night, and even at nap time. But, you also liked a good alone snuggle. When you were resting and we bothered you, you let us know with your vocal displeasure and usually just put up with our neediness. It was the same with petting. You were the softest dog in the universe and often just didn’t feel like being pet. You again, put up with our tender caresses for long stretches of time, but when you were through, you’d relocate. You always knew what you wanted. We always knew what we wanted too: we wanted to love and take care of you forever.

Julia’s 3408 days and Mark’s 2342 days with you were nowhere near enough. We have so much more love to give you and our hearts are aching in your absence. The house is quiet, and without you it no longer feels like a home. We miss your neck hugs, “talking,” happy dances, your help in the kitchen, your junior gardening, night time tiptoes to be invited up on the people-bed, wiping off your feet, reminding you to chew your food, giving you treats, watching all your tricks, and reminding you to look both ways at street corners. We miss everything about you. We are so glad you are not suffering anymore. We hope you know that we had you sleep because we loved you so much and didn’t want you to have to hurt or be a trooper on our behalf.

You will be missed forever. We love you, Zoey.
Julia and Mark HyamsSt. Louis, MissouriFebruary 25, 2014