Jojo
10/5/2008 - 1/26/2021It's been 3 weeks since we lost our best friend. We miss, love, and think about you everyday, Jojo. You lived 12 years by our side, literally. You were attached at the hip with us, but we were just as attached to you. You lived through the best days and worst days with us, always keeping us company and helping us push through the hard times. You were so spoiled and everyone knew it. You would get the whole couch to yourself, and the whole bed while leaving us with a tiny corner to curl up in. You got your own plate during dinners and your own blanket and pillows so you could rest afterwards. You were the king of every house you entered. You had such a personality that shone through the way you loved to cuddle, get kisses and hugs, the way you loved to be tucked in, and how you gave kisses and licked away tears. You had the funniest underbite and cutest front teeth that always made us laugh and reminded us how cute you are. You had extremely long eyelashes and popcorn feets and the cutest little ears that reminded us of batman. You were and are a beautiful soul inside and out. You could turn our bad days completely around as soon as we came home to you wagging your tail, bring us toys, constantly pawing at us until we petted you. You made us feel so needed during thunderstorms when we would build you forts in the closet and hold you close to remind you you would always be safe with us.

It will take time for us to adjust to life here without you. We keep looking for you everywhere and not a day goes by that we don't talk about you and how different home feels without you. We look for you on the couch, our beds, the car, we wait to hear the sound of your little claws tapping around the floor, to hear you howl at the passing ambulances, to hear you bark when the doorbell rings...everything here will always remind us of you. But we know that though you are no longer here physically, you live in our hearts.

It is crazy that since you've been gone, it has not stopped snowing. You spent your last day playing in the snow and got to say goodbye in the comfort of your own bed and your home, surrounded by people you loved and who loved you immensely. To know you went peacefully is all we could ask for. You were tucked into a purple blanket and Dr. Tyler told us that purple was the color of royalty, which was so fitting for you. You were our king. You were treated like royalty from the beginning until the very end. The following day, the sky and the sunset were purple and we felt peace knowing that you were now resting. We know that wherever you are, you are chasing pigeons, squirrels, and bunnies, getting cuddles, and continuing to protect and watch over your family who misses you so much. We will always think of you a little extra and miss you even more on snowy days and when we see purple skies.

Thank you for teaching us what true unconditional love is. When the time comes that we meet again, we know that you will be there to greet us with a wagging tail and all the hugs and kisses. We love you more than words can explain and we will miss you for the rest of our lives. Thank you for the wonderful memories and for being the most perfect handsome boy you could be. You will forever be our king, Joe. <3
Mariana FloresChicago, IllinoisFebruary 17, 2021
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Knowing you for the last 9 years was the greatest pleasure of my life. Thank you for all the laughs, cuddles, and kisses. Thank you for loving me as much as I loved you. I wouldn’t trade our memories for anything in the world. You were the best dog anyone could ask for. I still think about you and miss you everyday but I am so glad you no longer have to suffer or step foot in a doctor’s office and ever again.

RIP bubby, till we meet again.
Bart Misiaszek - February 21, 2021
Dear Jojo,
I remember the first time I met you all you wanted to do was give hugs. You're the only dog I've ever met who did that and I thought it was so cute. I will always be jealous of your super long lashes. You were so loved by everyone in your life and your presence will be missed. Rest in peace <3.
Maria Diaz - February 21, 2021
Jojo. Sweet little baby jo. when I met jojo, I could instantly tell he was the most special king I have ever met. He was so sweet, talented ( I was amazed at all his tricks), even his personality was one of a kind, just like his momma. Every sleepover we had he'd come in, in the morning and lay in bed with us. He even made me feel loved by him. He will forever be a bright light for anyone who ever was lucky enough to meet him. You’ll forever be missed king. Your impact and light will live on forever.

With love
Gabriella Rizza - February 20, 2021
Although I only knew Jojo for a short time, I could tell immediately that he was loved by so many people. Jojo will be in the hearts of all of us who had the pleasure of meeting this handsome, sweet boy.Tyler Johnston - February 18, 2021
Kiran Rafi - February 18, 2021
oh jojo what a stud you are !!! whenever i came to chicago to see your mommy i knew i was going to see your handsome self. i looked forward to see you on my snap everyday. my favorite is when you would get to sit at the counter while your mom cooks you pancakes with your blanket covering you like a old little man. you had so much personality i swear you were human. your eye lashes made you look even more human. when your mom told me you were sick i cried i felt like life wasn’t fair. i thought to self this isn’t true and i know you can pull out. but then i came to chicago and i had to say goodbye and i felt mad i felt like how could this be happing to you such a happy and innocent boy. i kept saying but he’s only 12 as if you were a teenager. jojo you were apart of my doggy family. i will forever keep talking about you and how amazing you are. until we meet again xoxo courage

i love you mariana! thank you for having such an amazing jojo to share with us. it’s been a honor to be apart of his life and get to watch him sleep, cuddle, eat, play and walk. i’m sorry you had to see your baby in pain but know he’s thanking you and telling you he’s okay.
courage kazior - February 18, 2021
Lo siento mucho Marianita ya estará en el paraíso de los
Perritos buenos , espero pronto sane tu corazón ♥️ un abrazo para todos
Melina Reyes - February 18, 2021
This candle represents the light that Jojo brought to our lives, the warmth of his never ending love, and the fire that could never be extinguished, just like the memories we have lived through these past 12 years. He will live forever in our hearts. 💜Mario Flores - February 18, 2021
Bryan Rodas - February 17, 2021
Gone but the love continuesDianely Chacon - February 17, 2021
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I will always remember Jojo as a bouncy, cheerful sweetheart who was always so loyal and ready to cuddle! I know he had the best life with you guys and you all made him the happiest dog on the planet. Such a beautiful puppy who will be missed and remembered forever.Diana Burton - February 17, 2021
Mariana, there are no words to express how deeply sorry I am that you lost Jojo. He lived a long life where he was loved, adored and cared for. Jojo, provided a companionship that was selfless, genuine and of the purest kind. I remember spending time with Jojo on our way to a concert and he just was the friendliest and spoiled dog lol, he stood on me looking out the window as if to say “this is my spot” lol. I hope that you come to find comfort in knowing he is now in doggy paradise for all his long years as a good companion to you and your family. Jojo suffered no pain and went peacefully with those he loved near him just as he entered this world. I love you.Theresa Silva - February 17, 2021
Jojo, I didn’t know you for very long. But it didn’t even take a minute of meeting you to realize and understand just how much your family cared about you.
and how you felt about them.

This was your family.
They were your whole life
And anyone who met you understand that you were very important the Flores family
That losing you will forever be painful for them but it’s beautiful that although your body is gone, Your soul is permanently etched into our hearts.
Rest In Peace JoJo Lovely doggie soul
Aleczander Vasquez - February 17, 2021
Isabella Fuentes - February 17, 2021
Mariana,
I am so very sorry for your loss of sweet Jojo. A lot of the memories you share of Jojo I too have in my heart of Kona Bear I just couldn't get them out as I was writing my memorial yesterday. It took me a couple of weeks to even begin to think to write a memorial and then to actually do it was still very painful so I thank you for sharing Jojo's life with us. So many things you speak about Jojo doing Kona also did and some of the things you are missing like looking for him, etc. I too am experiencing.

Jojo will always be a part of you and your family. Many blessings to you as you begin to heal the loss of king Jojo.

Kind Regards,
Jennifer
Jennifer Anthony - February 17, 2021

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