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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
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
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
Sally Noel
10/30/2005 - 2/19/2021Sally Noel went to heaven, but will remain in our hearts.
She is missed dearly by all who knew her.
She could never be replaced.
Rest our sweet one...till we meet again.
Bobby and Doreena TompkinsEast Tennessee, TennesseeFebruary 26, 2021
Teeny Hotrod
10/15/2002 - 2/21/2021Teeny Hotrod was one of the most beautiful, gentle, sensitive, and emotionally intelligent kitties I've ever had. Our connection felt otherworldly. He brought me the most wonderful unconditional love, joy, happiness, and companionship. And in turn I feel honored that I was able to give him the best life possible. My heart is broken and he will be greatly missed.Elena ScalisePittsburgh, PennsylvaniaFebruary 26, 2021
5/29/2007For almost 14 years, she was my best friend, my confidant, my protector, my snuggle-bug, and my baby. For almost 10 years, she’s occupied Kevin’s heart in just as many ways. It was impossible not to adore her. Not a day has gone by that she hasn’t made us smile or that I haven’t felt blessed to have her in our life. She was well loved by her human sister Ashley and furry cat sister Tiger as well as everyone else (furry and human) who knew her. She passed away today at home in our arms. Thank you to Lap Of Love for helping us through the process, for helping Coco pass peacefully and painlessly and at home where she was comfortable.

I’m having a hard time with words so I hope these photos capture what my sweet dog Coco “Pookie Bear” meant to all of us .

Until we meet again. 🌈
Megan WittJackson, WisconsinFebruary 25, 2021
Macy Kay
9/11/2021 - 2/25/2021Our Macy Kay
It’s impossible to forget the dog that gave us so much to remember. She had the softest ears ever, a love of belly rubs, gave the best hugs and always left some fur behind for us to remember her later too.
It brings us peace to know her spirit is free and she is running over the bridge with her frisbee, but If love alone could have kept her going we for sure would have loved her long enough to live forever.
She will be missed more than words can express. We love our Macy Kay. She will be in our hearts each and every day.
Elizabeth WebbinkForistell, MissouriFebruary 25, 2021
Kimberly Bombeck
10/20/2004 - 2/23/2021My dearest Maggie Mae
I know you couldn’t see or hear me but I hope the angels that guide you home can share this letter with you. And that you get to see the most beautiful sunset that we shared when you passed tonight.
You came into this world so sick and those first few months no one thought you would survive. I was so afraid to give you a name and get so attached but from that day forward you put up a good fight.
My most memorable New Years Eve was just a week after getting you and sitting at the stroke of midnight in a steamy bathroom trying to get you able to breath since you had double pneumonia. I could feel with each “Huffa Huffa Huffa Kack” you had such a will to live. Your grandpop named you and you lit up when you heard your name.
You were such a sassy pup and had the courage of a dog 20 times your size. You amazed me with your fierce determination in a fluffy little package. Every day for the past five years you navigated your way without being able to hear me call your name or see me and often got startled by my touch when I tried to rescue you from the maze of furniture legs.
I want you to know little dog that you have such a large piece of my heart. You came into my life and I needed you more that you needed me. You gave such great kisses and little bubbly snorts when you snuggled. You even had a little pink heart on the tip of your nose, that has faded over the years but that pure love certainly remained.
This past year I have been with you 24/7 and I saw your fear and anxiety during your waking moments and how peaceful you were in your doggie dreams. Your tail only wagged in your sleep my Waggie Maggie and then only occasionally. I wanted you to be free of this body that was failing you even though until your last breath I wanted you to stay and held you in my arms until you were free.
We wanted you to be surrounded by love with familiar smells and to be with your family both human and K9 at home and Dr. Brad from Lap of Love came to our home to help you pass in comfort.
I am hoping there is a doggie heaven and that you get to see Kody dog and Zoey girl and get to play, see, hear and smell all the good smells and that you feel the loving touch of your Aunt Mary and PopPop Bill. At the end of a full day of play I hope that there is a comfy bed in the sun where you can curl up and sleep a great sleep. Have wonderful dreams Maggie Mae. Until we meet again
Kimberly BombeckHolmes, PennsylvaniaFebruary 25, 2021
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