Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sierra Sans Payne
2/27/1999 - 12/7/2014Sierra Sans Payne, also known as “Sie-girl,” entered my life on May 25, 1999. She was two days away from being 3 months old. The night she died, she was 2 months from being 16 years old. I had always heard dog owners talk about the pain of losing their precious baby. I always knew that it would hurt to lose Sierra, but nothing could have prepared me for her death.

Kidney disease took Sierra’s life. She had fought so incredibly long and hard. She was very strong-willed. She gave everyone the best she had right up to the end. She was playful, prissy, graceful and more intelligent that most humans. There was no one who met her who didn’t fall in love with her. Sierra had been my best friend, my closest family and my heart string longer than any other thing I had known in my life.
During the last couple months of her life, it’s as though I subconsciously knew in my mind that she was dying. In September 2014, we took her to Hilton Head Island to let her take her last walk on the beach. We took tons of pictures of her as though she was a supermodel. To us, she was.

About one week before Thanksgiving, Sierra suffered a seizure. She was immediately rushed to the Animal Emergency Hospital. She was later released, but within a matter of days, she was dehydrated and needed fluids again. After being readmitted, I wanted to talk to the vet about medical treatment options and they were talking with me about making her last days as peaceful as possible. It’s as though my mind would not accept that she was dying. I looked at Sierra that night and promised her I wouldn’t bring her back to the hospital if she would get well enough to come home one last time. She did. At that point, there was no stone I left unturned in an attempt to save her life. But again, she was dehydrated, had started refusing to eat and was having labored breathing. I knew in my heart I had to finally let her go. I had made her a promise and I knew I had to keep my end of the deal. We had been the best partners in life and now she needed me to help her let-go. Sierra had been so amazingly graceful her entire life and I wanted her to pass in grace to her death.

On December 7, 2015, I gave my precious baby to Heaven where I know she is now running, playing, eating and free of pain. I now know the gut-wrenching pain of losing that special pup baby. My life was forever changed the day we first met and the night we said goodbye.
In the comfort of her home, Sierra was cradled and kissed by all of those who she had shared her life and her love. In her pink-and-white dress, she laid on my lap on the pink blanket that I had brought her home in as a puppy. After the medicine was given, at 12:09am, she yawned as if to say, “Ah, rest, finally…”

"Well the sun is surely sinking down
But the moon is slowly rising
So this old world must still be spinning 'round
And I still love you

So close your eyes
You can close your eyes, it's all right
I don't know no love songs
And I can't sing the blues anymore
But I can sing this song
And you can sing this song
When I'm gone

It won't be long before another day
We gonna have a good time
And no one's gonna take that time away
You can stay as long as you like"

Songwriters: TAYLOR, JAMES
You Can Close Your Eyes lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Amy PayneLexington, KentuckyJuly 2, 2015
11/10/2001 - 6/27/2015In loving memory of our Buddy. Although this was tough, we know you're in a better place now free from your pain. Your greeting us at the door, "human" sits, necklace playing, back yard fun, jumping on our heads while we sleeping, in our faces while we're eating, sleeping on our backs, throne sitting, "helping" us with everything, and love, will all be missed. You gave us 13 1/2 great years and wish it was a lifetime. You were a very special cat and companion to us and we will never forget you. "My Buddy, my Buddy and me!". Love you Buddy!Chris & Colleen McGeehan/EvesPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJuly 2, 2015
3/13/2003 - 6/30/2015We were so blessed to have the most loving and loyal dog. He loved everyone. Never met a stranger. When we brought a new dog, Jenny, who had been abused, into our family, he immediately welcomed her as a family member. Throughout the past 2 years that he had diabetes and Addison disease, he was such a trooper in taking shots twice a day and 2 types of eye drops twice a day. Even beginning to loose his eye sight never slowed him down. Our hearts are breaking and we miss him more than words can say. God bless you Nelson boy, Mom and Dad love you!

Laura (Mom) and Randy (Dad))
Laura NicholsKnoxville, TennesseeJuly 1, 2015
4/4/2015 - 6/8/2015Sparkey was more than just a dog he was family! As all animals should be he loved everyone and loved to play soccer! You may question that but he really did. Tossed the ball around with his mom while she played soccer, and would pop them with his teeth having a blast! He loved to cuddle and walk with his family. No dog will ever replace the way he cared, and loved for everyone. If you were crying or upset he would always come up to you and lick your tears away all up till the day he passed on! He was a best friend,a lover and family. He is truley missed and will forever be in the Miller and Gomes's family <3Charlene GomesAuburn, WashingtonJuly 1, 2015
10/10/2006 - 6/29/2015In loving memory of our dear boy Diesel... you bought much joy and laughter to our heart and we are blessed you chose us as your keepers. We miss your goofy corks, snoring, puppy loves including the wet kisses. You were there through thick and thin with us and even tested your boundaries, you silly kid. We miss your sounds and noises but know your in a better place. Until we meet again Bubba. Kisses...Coby & Heidi BaileyFederal Way, WashingtonJune 30, 2015
6/2/2002 - 6/2/2015Today marks 4 weeks since I had to let my Daisy go. I really have not had the emotional strength to write this and tell her story until today. I miss her and still cry for her everyday. She will always be in my heart.Robin RuckerWest Hills, CaliforniaJune 30, 2015
3/1/2015 - 6/27/2015Dodger is now a lion dog in the Animal Kingdom. We miss your steadfast love. You were a part of our family for half of Lily's life, and most of Sam's life. You loved to have your head and face pet with vigor, and you growled in a silly way when we rubbed your belly. Your warm welcomes after a trip away were the best part about coming home! You'd play with the leash whenever we began a walk, and you were busy exploring along the way. Even though you didn't know how to play with other dogs, you could round them up, as a good collie should. You taught your brother Buckley how to bark, but he never caught on to your trick of pulling almost-ripe, heirloom tomatoes from the vines and relishing them in the back yard. To your credit, you never destroyed the plants.

Thanks for everything; sweet, loyal friend. You'll be missed forever.
Karin AdlerOak Ridge, TennesseeJune 30, 2015
Twinkle Toes
6/27/2015Twinkle Toes, you will always be missed by many. Cat heaven gained another angel and a very good one. We will always remember how you were such a great cat and always there for us. Always wanted to be on someone's lap and if not you were wanting someone to always pet you. No matter what, no other cat will be able to replace you! REST IN PEACE BABY GIRL. very sad. <3Brooke EnglertClearwater, FloridaJune 29, 2015
Jake Woodrow Rowland
10/15/2002 - 6/26/2015Our dearest Jake, words cannot adequately express what you have meant to us. Your sweet smile, your soft silky fur, your gentle manner as well as your bossy mouth, your serious nature and your incredible sense of time. We'll miss your beautiful singing with Duke and Waldo, your leadership skills during our pack walks, and your superb shepherding skills. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts, but we know you are now free of pain and are running with Duke, Lynard, Blue, Pepino, Sierra and Roachie. Have fun big man, we love you !! We will meet you all some day and what a great time that will be!

P.S Waldo and the rest of the crew miss and you and love you too!!!!!
Patrick & Valerie RowlandWeston, FloridaJune 28, 2015
11/3/2005 - 6/25/2015Latte our beautiful lab received her angel wings on June 26th 2015 surrounded by her family and pet brother and sisters. She was a gentle and loving lab who love life to the fullest.. She will be forever imprinted in our hearts.Michelle CaronCHelmsford, MassachusettsJune 28, 2015