Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lucy
9/20/2004 - 7/29/2020She was a good girl.Linda WetzlerS CHEEK, New YorkJuly 31, 2020
Buddy T’ Rose
8/1/2015 - 7/28/2020❤️Ellen RoseBoynton Beach, FloridaJuly 31, 2020
Einstein
8/12/2008 - 7/24/2020In loving memory of EinsteinElizabeth TalbottBuena Park, CaliforniaJuly 31, 2020
Simba
5/5/2007 - 7/13/2020It is with a heavy heart that I let you all know that Simba has transitioned. (5/5/2007 – 7/13/2020). He transitioned peacefully and beautifully at home. Simba was a faithful friend and family member, and he accompanied me almost everywhere. He loved water. He loved snow. He loved the sun. And he came to work with me every day and was the best road dog. We drove as far north as Montreal, all the way down to Orlando, and as far west as Chicago. We hiked the Appalachian trail and he accompanied me on research trips. Simba made friends easily – including humans, other canines, felines, and equines. He just had an energy about him. And that energy will be missed by many.

There are so many stories I could share about this great hound, but the one I think encapsulates Simba best happened in my classroom about a year after I first adopted him. While sitting in a circle, I was facilitating a discussion on child abuse in a small seminar called Trauma, Culture, & Coping when a student sitting directly across from me started to tremble and began to cry. Simba, who was lying next me on the floor, got up on his own accord, walked over to the student, and nestled his head in her lap. She immediately calmed. He stayed there with his nestled head for the rest of the class.

It was after this that I realized Simba would make a good therapy dog and we started training. Although he briefly worked with autistic adults, hospice care is where he shined. He was patient and kind with those nearing the end of their lives and he always seemed to know when to be silly and when to be subdued.

And while he took great care of others, he took extraordinary care of me. He was an abundant, daily source of both joy and tranquility. And when I had cancer last year he was with me every step of the way, even though he was contending with his own health challenges. And I cannot even articulate how important he was to me during these past socially distant months, as the deadly COVID – 19 pandemic took an exceptional toll on my family.

Simba, I honestly believe you hung on as long as you did to not only ensure my survival, but to help usher me into a renewed state of healing and happiness.

But now it’s time for you to rest, sweet Simba. Thank you for everything. You were such a very good boy.
Shawn McGuffeyDorchester, MassachusettsJuly 31, 2020
Dicky
8/8/2006 - 7/28/2020To my precious DemoCAT Dicky, you were and always will be the light of my life. You smoothed all the rough edges and left peace and tranquility in your wake. I miss our “conversations” and your back talk always asking me “why” when I told you no. I miss you sitting in my lap every night watching the evening news and your purring reassurance that everything would be all right. You had a tough introduction to the cruelty that lurks in the real world when you were abandoned in a box with your 3 -week old siblings on a hot South Carolina August day. But you held no grudges and set about to squeeze every drop of living out of your next 14 years. The joy you brought into my life will live on in my memory. This past year was hard for you as you battled lymphoma but you stood up to the trials and discomforts like the Gentleman-cat that you were - always putting on a brave face and making the best out of every day. Your eyes always reminded me that “Today was a Gift”. You have gone on to another plane but you will always be here with me in my heart. I love and miss you so much. I just wish I could put my arms around you and bury my face in your soft sweet fur just one more time. Til we meet again.Rosemary CalhounChapin, South CarolinaJuly 31, 2020
Sadie
8/1/2010 - 7/26/2020Sadie was and will always be the best and sweetest cat in the world. After a long day at work she gave the best cuddles that cheered you right up, she’d lay on your chest for hours if you’d let her. I miss giving her treats and the occasional chicken filet which she ate up faster than our other babies who still had their teeth. There will never be another cat like Sadie❤️Meghan JamesHamilton, New JerseyJuly 31, 2020
Harley Girl
8/23/2012 - 4/13/2020Harley Girl you will always be the most amazing kiddo a mommy could have even in spirt. My heart and soul are incomplete since your crossing of the Rainbow Bridge. I miss you more than you will ever know and tears run down my face daily. I want you to know these tears today are not only for missing and loving you, but also knowing that you are running and playing with your big brother Colt up there all pain free with no worries in the world. One day we will be together again, then we will be together forever I promise. Till that day comes just know I love and miss you so much - that will never change. I know we only got 2.5 yrs together but they where the best 2.5 yrs I could ever ask for. R.I.P. my Harley Girl :)Brandi ThompsonAvondale, ArizonaJuly 31, 2020
Bruno
10/30/2005 - 7/26/2020Bruno you will be missed forever our sweet boy. This house is so empty without your little paws walking around from room to room. You were laid to rest in your most favorite spot , in front of the patio door. You loved to sit there for hours just gazing out. You were also one whom did not like the heat, you liked a cool atmosphere vs your Mama, Daddy n sister whom all loved to sun bath. You were the unique one. You were the best buddy ever! My heart is so broken, I am so lost without you! The tears just won’t stop falling. How we wish you were still here. Dr. Jennie was amazing!!! She handled our Bruno with most gentleness. This was the hardest thing ever letting you go our sweet sweet Bruno! You have crossed over the rainbow are now playing hard, no pain, enjoying all the treats your little heart desires. We will forever hold you in our hearts! We love you Brewster!Louise GuerreroLakewood, ColoradoJuly 31, 2020
Macx
10/24/2004 - 7/28/2020In late June our sweet Macx suffered a stroke. The month of July was tough for him as he worked to adapt to the changes and continued to decline more each week. On Tuesday evening we said our goodbyes and sent him on his way to heaven with tons of love and lots of tears. We miss his adventurous, watchful, spunky, loyal, Houdini like, guarding personality. Macx was a small dog with a big dog attitude. Most of his neighborhood dog friends were bigger dogs and he thought he fit right in.

Macx always made sure everyone was home and in bed at night. When a family member was gone he would sit at the steps and wait until you told him the missing person was not coming home tonight. When our grandchildren came to visit he would walk around and do bed checks with each of them. Then sleep so he could keep an eye on everyone. When anyone was sick Macx would be right by your side on nursing watch until you were better. Sometimes it felt like he knew when someone was going to be ill before they actually were. He had an amazing sense about him.

Macx was both an independent and stubborn soul and at the same time loving and loyal. When he was younger, he could escape from a fenced yard. We found out he could climb a chain link fence. His nickname became the Canine Cat. He could be aloof like a cat and then a loyal loving dog. He was one smart dog and we loved his unique personality.

Thank you to Laps of Love and Dr. Jessica Bollinger for turning a tough evening in to a loving memorable experience for our family. We know Macx now has his mind and strength back and is enjoying heaven with his many puppy friends and his favorite chicken dinner.
Liz NelsonSt. Paul, MinnesotaJuly 31, 2020
Mia Ramirez
2/7/2006 - 7/29/2020Mia, you are the sweetest little dog ever and I will forever miss you. You were always there for me through the good and bad. I miss you licking my tears when I was sad and really wish you were here to comfort me again. I will never forget how much of an impact you have made on my life. You were my protector and were always by side. I got you when you were just a puppy and was lucky enough to have you for 14 years. Although the time was short and I selfishly wanted to keep you longer, I know you are now at peace. I miss you so much and feel so empty without you. You were my world, heart and soul. I miss you so much and wish that I could keep you forever. Thank you for being my best friend honey bunny, my little bembem, my bug a boo. Love you to pieces and we will see each other again. I hope you are frolicking in heaven playing with unkies and grandpa. Your mommy loves you.Angela RamirezRiverside, CaliforniaJuly 30, 2020