We encourage you to submit stories of your departed pets. We’ll review and post some of these Remembrances in the future.
On the morning of the 4th of July I had to say good bye to the sweetest, most loving friend, and companion I have ever had the pleasure to know. She helped me through some really tough times in my life and always sat near me with a look of compassion and soft nuzzle which told me she understood me. Lacey was my fur baby and I loved her just like one of my kids. She always greeted me with so much love and enthusiasm each day it made coming home a pleasure. Coming home these days is not the same for sure –how I miss those greetings! I was so lucky to have her in my life and I miss her terribly. Letting her go was the hardest act of kindness I have ever had to do.
Lacey, I will always miss you sitting by my feet whether I was watching TV or at the computer. I will miss our car rides together even though sometimes I was freezing cause you like the window open so you could see and smell out the window. You were so worth it. I will miss you snuggling close to me in bed, and I will even miss how you were under the pillow in a thunder storm. Rest in peace Lacey girl and always know I love you! You will forever be in our hearts. ♥♥♥
To Arthur, you were the best kitty I’ll ever have <3 I love you still so much its not even like your gone. I still feel like I’ll come home and see you sleeping under the porch or waiting at the door for me. I loved your meow and the way you loved to talk to me. Saying goodbye to you was the hardest thing to do. laying you down on my soft pillow in the a/c room with kisses and love you couldn't meow or even lift your head but as I sat with you I could hear you purring. softer and softer till your tummy no longer rose. I kissed your nose and covered you in my blanket. June 3rd is now the saddest day.. I love you till forever baby <3
Georgie was rescued after spending the first four years of her life in a terrible puppy mill. She was frail but stoic and wasn’t sure how to be a dog. Watching her transformation was a joy. Through the nine years as part of the family we can’t believe we have to say goodbye now. There have been many battles for her health and we accomplished a happy life for her. Georgie’s affection was boundless and her spirit full of humor and wisdom, loved by all who crossed her path, but especially by her Mom & Pops, her little brother Teddy and bird-buddy Paolo. Georgie wolfie, we’ll always miss you sweetheart, thank you for letting us be your family.
Elvis is somewhat of a legend at the vet’s office. From his first kitten visits, until his last hiss today, you would know when Elvis was in the building. It breaks my heart that his era ends today, but I could not bear to see him suffer and I know I made the right decision. He will always be “mama’s baby”. I don’t know how I will sleep tonight after 15 1/2 years of you on my feet and feeling that emptiness. I pray that you will come to me in my dreams, and try not to bite anyone in heaven. Be a good boy as you always were only for your mama. I love you. (Elvis is on the left in the photo, with his bother Presley.
My sweet little girl, Penny. You were such a wonderful kitty, and I miss you terribly. I adopted you at 11 wks old and you lived a full 17 years. Seeing you get sick was just heartbreaking, but now you’re in a better place. I will always keep you in my heart. So long my little girl. Mama loves you.
Toby was in our family for over 15 years and was always there to brighten our day whenever we came home. You were my best friend and you were always there to comfort and protect me whenever I needed you. The house isn’t the same without you there, it’s empty and lonely. We will never forget you and no other pet could ever take your place. You were my first dog and I shared so many wonderful memories with you and you truly made my childhood so much more happier. I wish I could give your little wet nose one more kiss, or take you on just one more walk but you are safe now and in a better place, no more suffering. You were such a smart dog, it was so easy to teach you tricks. You loved running around the yard and chasing dogs twice the size of you!! You were so brave and I adore you for that. Your loss has devestated the family and I honestly don’t know what we are going to do without you. We love you toby always & forever. Never forget. Nopey<3
On Friday, March 7th, 2014, our dog Jack ended his battle with his dilated cardiomyapathy (heart enlargement and fluid build up). He was diagnosed 8 months ago and we helped him fight hard. Jack was our furry son, car ride companion, and cuddle buddy. We’ll always miss and love you son.
Zoe- You were the sweetest, kindest kitty ever. Today is your Birthday and I could not fathom the fact that I had to make a decision like this so sudden the day before. You would have been 12 today, happy birthday my sweet kitty. The sun is shining today and I know that means you are in a happier better place. You will forever be loved and missed by all of us. I hope you are running around wherever you are now. I love you! <3
To Jordan I can’t believe you are gone. You were a loving and loyal dog. You waited for me to walk through the door everyday, tail wagging and always happy to see me. I can’t believe you’ve been with us for 12 years, it’s not enough time. I miss you terribly. The pain and the void I feel is unbearable. I don’t know exactly when it was that you went from being a beloved pet to a member of the family who was loved very much. You never had any restrictions in the house, when Santa came for my kids he came for you too. I don’t know how to go on without you here. I miss you Jordan and I”ll always love you. You are truly going to be missed R.I.P.
To my bestfriend Jordan, you were like a brother to me. I love you so much you were always here to put a smile on my face. Coming home to you was always the best thing ever. Even on the hardest and roughest times you put a smile on my face. We all miss you very much and can’t believe you’re gone but it was a wonderful 13 years with you and I wish it could’ve been longer but I know you are happy in heaven and even though we can’t see you, you will never be forgotten or replaced. I know you’re still here in spirt with all of us watching over the house you were the best thing that ever happened to us, even though you see us sad right now please be happy and enjoy your life up there, running and having fun chasing squirrels and being a good boy. We will always love you and always be in our hearts. You were a big part of us, I love you jordan! We will see eachother soon, R.I.P Jordan.
I will miss my Pancho so much. He has been here with me from age 22 to a month before I turned 38. My entire adult life Pancho has been my constant companion. We lived in 9 places together. Pancho has been through every major life event with me. I often used him as my sixth sense when dating in my 20’s: if Pancho’s hairs go up, then it’s not going to work; he used to be my running and hiking partner; he stayed home with me and went for long walks after I lost my job; he loved me no matter what size I happened to be wearing that year; he didn’t care that I changed careers 3 times; he stayed under my feet when I tried starting my own business from the house; he cuddled me after I had a miscarriage; he was jealous when I got married; he was more than happy to be my baby when I found out I couldn’t have one; we made sure to have a fenced in yard for him when we bought a new house; and he accepted our little girl when we decided to adopt. Pancho, always with one ear up and one ear down. He loved to prance through the woods, chase leaves, and eat deli meat. He was definitely part snow-dog and part herder, always making sure his pack was nearby. He was my travel companion on countless weekend getaways. In the end, his legs got too tired to hold him up any more. He eventually told me in his own way that he was ready to go. Saying good bye to my baby after 15 years, 7mos, and 10 days was the hardest thing I have ever done. I love you Pancho. I can’t wait until we meet again…
Today we said farewell to our beloved Nelson. 2 1/2 years ago, Nelson choose us to go home with. You see we volunteer for a rescue group and we went to check out another dog, but Nelson instead came home with us. From the first day he made himself at home and even though our purpose was to find him another home, he had already chosen us. So after a month of searching, we decided to keep him, especially since him and our other dog Sammy seemed to have boned quickly in that time.
We knew going in that Nelson would not be with us long. Everyone expected him to last a year, but we had him for 2 1/2 amazing years. It was like he was with us all along.
Though we will miss him deeply, we know that he is playing in the sunshine, a place he loved to be.
To forget me not,
Thank you. You all do a awesome job.
Just yesterday I lost my cat chip to cancer. He is in that better place now.
My handsome Ollie crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 1/19/14. I’ve never had a cat who had more personality than Ollie. And he was a big one! 21 pounds! Very vocal, too. His date of birth is unknown, but I’d had him since 2009. I got him from a friend who had found him in 2001 and he was fully grown then. I’m assuming he was around 16. He was diagnosed with diabetes in October and had been getting 2 insulin shots per day. His energy began to rapidly decline and his hind legs grew very weak, and he was put down after having 2 diabetic related seizures last weekend. I received his cremains today and I’m very glad to have him home again tonight. The cedar box is beautiful, too. Run, my Ollie and I will see you someday.
After almost 13 loving years, Jake passed away after his caretaker Lucille went in for hip surgery. Jake, waited to die until he had his last visit with Lucille at the rehab center and died in the car after leaving her. Jake was loved by everyone that knew him. He will be greatly missed!
Spice was rescued from a high-kill shelter when she was just a pup. Six months and a few lucky twists of fate later, I met her and immediately fell in love. Everyone that knew her in the seven years that I had her loved her as well. She was such a soulful dog and completely unselfish. I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter dog that was so caring and eager to be loved even though she wasn’t treated well in the first year of her life. She’d been through five moves in two cities/states with me and was my main confidante during my single twenties. She was there when I met my current boyfriend and we when we got an apartment together and started building a home for the three of us. My boyfriend only knew her for a year and a half, but he is just as devastated as I am that she left us at a relatively young age. That is how much of an impression she left on people that took the time to get to know her. She was my soul pet and I will always love her, never forget her no matter how many other dogs I have throughout my life. As a dog who knew how to stop and smell the flowers (and trees, grass, bushes…), I know she that is what she is doing now. I hope she has an eternity to smell whatever she wants in a place with an abundance of bread, carrots and french fries. I love you Spice!!
Lola you were my baby and my kids best friend we loved you more than anything and we hurt more than we thought possible. I will forever miss you and cherish you, you were the best dog I ever had! I’m sorry that coyote took you from us and I will think of you everyday I love you baby girl
Tony was with us for 12 wonderful years.
Every second I had with him was worth more
than I could ever put into words. Both Joyce
and I adored and loved him so much and words
cannot even began to explain how much we
miss him and he will surely be remembered for
the rest of our lives. Bill & Joyce sheehan
Our boy, our sweet handsome, left for heaven on Sunday. He had a stroke in March, and the doctors did wonders with him, giving us three beautiful months together. The second stroke left him paralyzed and helpless and we knew we had to give him relief from suffering and place him in the arms of God with all the beautiful little souls that went before him.
We are grieving terribly, but are trying to focus on the pure love we gave to one another. Thank you Forget-Me-Not for your great compassion and understanding.
Brohdi, you were a fantastic friend. Even though we started our relationship with you eating my couch I don’t regret a single moment with you. Seven years is not enough time to share with such a bright and happy soul like you. You were my hiking partner, work assistant, companion and friend. I’ll remember and miss you forever you dirty dingo. Requiem en Pacem
My beloved Shenzi
I miss you terribly. Karma cries for you everyday…as do I. I cant believe you’re gone. I can still hear you walking around and meowing and I can still see you sleeping on the bed. I wonder if this sad empty feeling will ever go away. You brought me so much joy and I miss you more and more each day.
I love you my baby boy
This is Lucy born July 28th 2002 , I bought her as a baby and she came home with me on October 12th 2002 . Weighing in at 1lb 8oz we had her for a lil over 11 years . Unexpectedly Monday April 22nd at 3:33pm I had to hold her in my arms well the dr at Mass Vet Refferal hospital gave her Medicine to put her to sleep . She had heart disease and passed from Cardiac Hypertension. She was not your typical Chihuahua she was very loving and lived to give kisses and very rarely Barked . She left behind a brother named Maxwell a Grampy named Steven , my Daughter & Me (mother) I will forever & a day miss her . But she is no longer suffering . She’s in Heaven now with my Mother (her Grammy)
God bless you Lucy <3 RIP you will always be my
Lil Peanut Girl <3 XO
Lucky was a homeless stray when my aunt’s boyfriend found her wandering the streets of Los Angeles, CA. That April was the first time that we decided we wanted to have a dog since we were planning on moving from our then current home. Our landlord didn’t like pets and we were fed up with him. It was like love at first sight, she was playful and very energetic. Our trip back to Boston was pretty scary for her since she had never traveled before. Lucky left a deep impression on all of us for the past 11 years. She was a part of the family. She would always come up to offer us to pet her back and behind whenever we cry or was feeling down. To lose her on April 1, 2013 was like losing a family member. She had been really sick for the past week and we tried our best to ease her and comfort her. I really wish she had stayed with us longer…
We just lost our little cat cammy,she died today 03/03/13 she was nearly 17.we brought her back from France 10 tears ago and we are grateful she did not have to go back to the vet and died at home,these animals tear at our heartstrings when they go after having them so long. RIP little cat x
Our Sweet and Happy Gracie,
You have touched the lives of so many. 9 years ago in August you came into our lives, sweet puppy you were. You gave us such joy everyday, and loved us and protected us. We know you tried to hang on for us and we thank you for that. Now you are pain free and happy, dancing and jumping in heaven. You were and always will be my best friend, companion, and protector. Rest in Peace my Gracie Banana Nose, I will see you someday on the other side, my friend. I hope they have a Dunkin Donuts there so you can get your munchkin everyday.
Love your mom!
Rest in peace, gentle soul. We miss you, Maggie-dog, thank you for all you’ve given us.
April 21, 1997- December 3, 2012
I know you are at peace now. Running and having fun. You are missed so much. You were by my side at lonely times, sad times and when I was sick you laid next to me in the bed. You were always there. I miss you with me walking every day. It’s hard not having you with me but you needed to rest. Your #1 Dog, the best chocolate Lab ever. I’m glad you were mine. You made me feel so safe at night. I’m trying to get use to you not meeting me at the door. You were the best. You please me all the time. My heart aches with out you. You gave me the best love ever. I’ll meet you at the Rainbow Bridge, till then love and miss you. Love Mommy
Cocoa was the best man’s best friend ever! She was so loyal to Connie… She did everything to make her happy right till the end no matter how she felt she was a great dog and she will be missed very much,things will not be the same around here for awhile she was everywhere around us even the holidays will be hard.
Love and miss you girl
04/23/2003 – 11/17/2012
It’s been 11 great years with you. I know that it wasn’t your time, but all good things must come to an end. I know that you are up in Heaven with Great Gram, on her lap, like you always were when i would come home to her house after school. When she passed, it was an honor to have you live with me for the last 5 years. No one has ever loved me the way you loved me, no one has ever comforted me the way you comforted me. You were the only reason to come home to, I always looked forward to you jumping on me and cuddling me, even though some people didn’t like it. You were the best thing that had ever happened to me, and I know that I will see you soon, I think about you every second of everyday, wishing you were following me around the house begging for a “kitty treat”. I remember when i was 8 and we tried to marry you and jimmy. Just to make great gram laugh.
Kansas Allard, you will be forever missed. I love you more than i’ve ever loved anything.
In loving memory of Rangeley. Through the lonely times and the busiest of times, you were always there. As I became a wife, a mother – twice, and being by my side through two deployments. I will miss your companionship and the feeling of safety you brought to our family. We love you and miss you already. I hope you’re running like the wind up there! You will always be the fastest dog I have ever met. We love you.
Tigger showed up at our house about 4 years ago, he was about 6 months old. He had a bad injury to his hind leg, we took him to the vet, got him healthy & he decided that we were going to be his new owners.
Tigger, was a unique cat he was my best bud. Since I already have 4 cats in my house we fixed the garage up to be for Tigger. My husband made screens for the windows, built a cat house for the Winter. He had his own cat door with a magnet lock so only he could access the door.
Tigger was a unique cat he was my best bud. When I would be working outside on my flowers he would just sit & watch me always there. He loved to go for rides so when I would get home from work I would take him for a ride around the block, he had even went to work with me when the window was down on my Journey. If you parked your vehicle too close to the house he would jump from the roof of the vehicle to the house, so I would have to get the ladder & coax him down. The neighbors all knew who Tigger was. He taught us all not to leave ladders up because he would climb them, not to leave our windows down on our vehicles because he would mysteriously get in & go with you. He also was the kind of cat that didn’t like confrontation with other stray cats.
Tigger I wish you could have talked so we would have know what was wrong with you. We could have prolonged your life but it would not have been the life that you were used too & it wouldn’t be fair to you. Everyday I go out in the garage to leave for work and you are not there I just start crying. Bourbon, Pierre, Baby & Frisky all miss you too. I want you to know that all of you blankets, beds, bowls all went to Pet Haven & Animal Control for cats that are less fortunate. The Vet gave me some Forget-Me-Not seeds to plant in the Spring so you will always be there when I am out working on my flowers. I love you and will miss you always. Dad and Andrew miss you too. Andrew posted a picture on facebook with you sitting in the back window of his car waiting for a ride.
Love you always……………….Mom
In loving memory of Fufu Fiorvanti
Dear forgetme not :
Thanks for taking care of my cat Fufu, and doing and excellent job,
I wrote this for her and would like to share it with you.
I miss you my little friend:
Nothing would be the same with out you,the house looks empty and my heart aches every single time I look at your favorite spot, every time I open your favorite drawer in the kitchen, remember?
the one with your favorite treats, I can still see you sitting in the ground begging for them.you gave me so many years of love and joy and from the bottom of my heart I thank you,
for them,and I pray that God has you by his side and takes good care of you until we reunite again, then we would be running together from cloud to cloud and cuddling in the sunset of each day, looking out for those we left behind and waiting fro them to come so we can reunite, until then I will be missing you my beloved little friend.
My cat Avalon was more than a pet. She was a true companion, a best friend in some of my darkest times, and as much my baby as I was hers. For 11 years we took on the world, and when we were victorious, we celebrated with catnip and chewy treats. When we were broken, cold and sleeping on the floor, she never left my side. She had a hundred way of making me smile, even when my soul was at it’s lowest depths, and she soared with me when things got better.
I promised her I would do everything I could to keep her with me. There’s no way I could have known that while her spirit was strong, her heart was already failing. She was so strong and so brave, that she never let me know until it was too late.
She was loved by so many. Even those who didn’t like cats decided she was a dog in cat fur, her laid back charm making her impossible to resist. I will always leave a little milk in my cereal bowl just for her, and miss her every day.
Mumma loves you, sunshine. And we’ll be together again soon.
To Ma–Ma’s beautiful boy, Bandit:
Never before have I loved like I loved you and love you still. It broke my heart to lose you, especially so soon. You were the bright spot in EVERY one of my days and I miss you so much……I will always remember you, love you and miss you….and you will ALWAYS be Ma-Ma’s one and only beautiful boy!! There is no other like you, nor will there ever be. You were Ma-Ma’s heart in life–and in death, you still are. Ma-Ma’s heart is just no longer beating since yours is still. Rest Well, my Angel! I’ll see you soon!!
I never really wanted a puppy but I knew my kids would never forgive me if we left Jackson at the shelter so I gave in and instantly fell in love. The unconditional love we received from Jackson does not compare to any other. He was an important and special part of our family from the moment he joined us. He had always been there for every moment, through joys, sorrows, holidays, birthdays, – whatever the occasion he was always there and happy to greet all who came to our home. July 25, 2012 was one of the saddest days of my life. Never having any other pet, I never realized the loss I would feel after losing Jackson. He will forever live in my heart – and all my memories of him will bring a smile to my face. You are missed and loved forever Jackson Michael Haley.
So much to say about my Missy. From a little pup, she already had the chips stacked against her with health issues, but we managed to work through them and maintain her for a much-longer-than expected (although not long enough for me).
She wasn’t your typical dog. Missy was the biggest clown to always bring a smile to your face. Her kidney-beaning, her kisses, her stealing the girls’ toys and whipping them around the house, chasing the cats, saying “Mama” whenever she wanted me, tucking her head under my arm as I worked to get some love and attention, eating when we ate, her Chewbaka noise she would make when playing, and followed me around EVERYWHERE I would go, to somewhere as simple as the bathroom. She made her presence known and everyone loved her. She would never hesitate to jump up and give you a hug and kiss. She absolutely loved everybody.
Today, I get to see my Missy one last time before bringing her back home where she belongs. I don’t know how this experience will be, but I am forever grateful for being able to be there with her one last time.
We will always love you, Missy, and miss you dearly.
Mommy, Daddy, Lexi and Amaya (Sushi and Scooter)
Missy 6/21/2003 – 7/13/2012
Boo, you were the “Love of my Life”. I went to get you in PA. in 1998 and lived 13.5 wonderful years together. You were always there for me…. thru Dad’s death, my cancer and my divorce. You would always be by my side and knew exactly what I was feeling. You taught me about unconditional love. The day came last July 9th when I knew you were struggling and in pain. I had to say “Goodbye” to you for now. It was the hardest act of kindness I ever had to do. You will always be with me, in my heart forever, until I see you at the “Rainbow Bridge”. With all of my love, Mom
Marley you were my “girl” and my partners in arms for over 12 years – you knew every move, every schedule, and every mood I had. You taught me to love at an entirely different level, one I could have never imagined. You comforted me, made me laugh, and yes, made me cry. Having to make the decision to let you go was the hardest day of my life. I have to believe that you are chasing squirrels in heaven, looking down and watching over me.
I will miss you always.
I just lost my dog buddy. He was the best dog up until the end, 15 years old. Went down hill very quickly. Miss you big man. You will always be my BUBBA. I know your not in pain anymore. Love you lots and lots. Will always remember all our special times. Always in my heart, never forgotten.
You were my best boy, who taught me the meaning of devotion and love. Thank you for your presence, fortitude, and patience. And thank you, most of all, for your forgiveness. Now over the bridge, all the happiness in the world is yours. Wait for me, sweetheart. And please know that you were the light of my life and that my love for you is unfathomable and boundless, forever.
Ashley was a ferret and, quite frankly, my life. I could go home and tell her the deep thoughts I just couldn’t tell my family. Now I pray to her every day and will always remember her as the one and only pet who changed my life. I love you, baby, and always will.
Ava (your ma)
*RIP Ashley Rosemary Gruber 6~14~12*
Ollie was a member of our family. He was our little furry feline kid. Ollie was a very healthy, happy little four-year-old who loved to climb trees, play with his buddies and sit on neighbor’s porches. He truly was a really happy cat. He didn’t go far but he loved being in the sunshine and always wanted to enjoy the outdoors. I never knew that on April 23rd, it would be the last time I would see him. Ollie was hit by a vehicle and died on April 24th. I am devastated and am grieving for him so much. I had him since he was eight weeks old. He was very affectionate and so lovable.The other cats are not the same-we loved him so much-his cat buddies and us. Only time will heal this pain.
Ollie thanks for all the love, I will be grateful always for the happiness and smiles you brought to us. “No heaven will not ever Heaven be; unless my cats are there to welcome me.” Anonymous-Until we meet again,
Nikki, you were my blessing from God. I only had you a short 12 years in my life, but now I find that part of me is missing because you took it with you when you left this world just a week ago. You were my best friend and my confidant. Who am I going to tell all my secrets and fears to now? I only hope that you can hear me because I am counting on still talking to you.
I am grateful for the time I got to spend with you. You were so smart and inquisitive, and not at all what I expected in a Chihuahua. When you were a small puppy you were a little blur running around wherever you were. As an adult you matured, but that puppy still came out in you every now and again. You were so much fun!! Then we had to get your knee fixed. I still remember bringing you home in the pink cast. The doctors told me that had to stay on for 6 weeks. I think it lasted 3 days. Then, when you moved into your senior years you started to slow down. Your heart murmur was getting the best of you. Then you developed vestibular disorder, but you carried on like the graceful lady that you were. You didn’t let anything stand in your way. You had to be carried more often, but I never minded that because I got to have you closer to me. You always took your medicine like a good girl. You were the best!!!
Then, on your last day here, we went through our morning routine as usual and I got you cleaned up after breakfast, held you, kissed you, carried you back to bed telling you how much I love you. I put you back into bed, gave you one more kiss on your head, pulled the covered up, and told you that I love you as I left for work. I will forever cherish that last morning because when I got home, you were already gone.
I am pretty sure your little heart gave out because you had been slowing down even more lately.
There is a quote very fitting to describe how I feel at this moment… “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever!!”
In a way you will live forever because you are a part of my heart and soul. It is a lot quieter around the house now, but I know that you are in a better place and can run and jump and play free of your earthbound ailments. I will see you again my sweet baby girl, that is a promise.
Rest in peace my sweet baby girl, Nikki. June 5, 1999-April 16, 2012.
Bobo you were my best friend for alnost 12 years. We did everything together. Walks in Newburyport, Skiing with patrollers @ Bradford to hanging around at home. I will miss you greatly. I know you are in a better place now free of pain. I love you very much. You will always be my baby.
It was so sad to hear that Debbie and Porkey lost Jingles. It was both heartbreaking and unexpected. I also know that no cat could be more loved. Debbie was so proud of him. He will not be forgotten.
JINGLES WAS A SIAMESE CAT WHO WAS A CHILD TO DEBBIE AND PORKY. ONLY 2 1/2 YEARS OLD AND GONE TO SOON. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO TAKE YOU FROM US, BUT WE COULD NOT SEE YOU SUFFER. WE LOVED YOU TO MUCH AND WE KNOW KNOW HOW MUCH YOU GAVE YOUR LOVE BACK TO ALL YOU CAME TO. OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN. WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND ALWAYS MISS YOU. WHAT A CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU WERE . YOU DID NOT GO ALONE, YOU WERE SURROUNDED BY YOUR FAMILY AND THE HARDEST GOODBYE WE EVER HAD TO SAY. REST IN PEACE, SWEET DREAMS. SEPT 21 2010 – FEB 16 2012
To our rescue, a beloved Penny, she chose her own name and would come to no other. We kept it because it suited this 5 pound teacup poodle that we welcomed to join our lives.
She watched and mothered the children in the home, she watched and mothered the cats who were in the home as they grew up to be twice her own size.
She loved going on adventures with us, she would ride atop each of our kayaks and swim to the other one when she got bored. Or cower in the cockpit as a large bird of prey flew over, we often joked she was so small she knew she was food.
Sleeping overnights with us in the overly cramped RV and only softly growling at the lions that were playing around outside.
Waking us with the smallest of calls so we could catch a passing bear or elk.
When we would foyer into the city, she would ride in a purse with only her nose and eyes sticking out never being noticed.
I know the scores of other adventures you took us on, often sitting up on the dash of the RV watching the world go by that you will be a permanent party of my life tale.
I thank you for the open trust and endless love and blind compassion you gave us despite the lunacy that must be happening around you. A seeming very stable rock in a very turbulent world.
But when you started to crumble, as the strokes came more frequent and worse, the pain and terror in your eyes was something I had no tool to fix and even knowing that the cure was worse than the disease did not help your agony. I thank you for surviving my wife the holidays, I know that all the kids took turn to dote upon you, I gave you every comfort that could be afforded till everyone had said their good byes.. But that one morning when the convulsions simply would not stop, we both agreed, asking you to suffer just so we would not want to lose a friend was wrong of us.
We lost Bailey unexpectedly on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Known affectionately as the “street sweeper,” we always had to watch the path in front of Bailey as he walked, because he loved to eat all kinds of things. Unfortunately at age 10 this habit caught up to him. He ate a stick in the yard and it punctured his abdomen. Saying goodbye to him has been such a shock to all of us; the house is so quiet without him. His brother dog, Rusty, aged 7, has not known life in our family without Bailey. Rusty is a rescue dog and he always drew strength and confidence from having Bailey by his side. Since Bailey has been gone Rusty is very quiet–it’s heartbreaking to imagine that he is grieving for his sidekick. On Thursday we will collect Bailey’s ashes and bring him home to rest with his family. Bailey, we love you, and we’d give anything to have you back with us. But we can only have the memories, and through those you will always live on. You’ll always be in our hearts. Please shine your light on Rusty for us. We love you. xoxox
We lost a good friend and his name was Benny cat. He died of old age and he is well missed. He didn’t mine being dressed up. Benny was like a human, but he wasn’t at all. He love to eat people food and cat treats. We love and miss you Benny. At least you are in a better place, running around and having fun…..
We lost our sweet Abby Cat 3 weeks ago and we still miss her. She followed me wherever I went almost like a dog. She craved attention and she loved to outside. She often went with me to the mail box. Often we would both sit outside for hours enjoying the sunshine. She often would catch chipmunks or mice and bring them to me. Most of the time the chipmunks would survive. When I came down the stairs in the morning she would rush ahead of me and wait by the door hoping I would let her outside. She loved water. We had three bowls for her one on either side of the kitchen and one upstairs in the bathroom. But she always thought my glass of water for her. I’d be sitting on in the family room with a glass of water on the table next to me and next thing I knew she had her head in my glass lapping up the water. She was very affectionate and everybody loved Abby.
I got Booch as a puppy shortly after I graduated from college. He was the best friend I could ever hope to have for 11 years. I expected to have a few more years with him, but he got sick with IMHA this year. Though he survived the initial scare, we only had 2 months of health with him before he took a serious turn for the worst and left us. We are devastated. He was so much fun, so gentle, so playful and friendly with people and animals. All he ever wanted was to play tennis ball with us. Our house feels so empty and lonely without him. I would give anything to have him back.
We lost our very loved dog Grizzly at the age of 3 due to seizures, the vet felt it was most likely from a brain tumor. He was our best friend and a smart dog. We are still stinging from the pain of losing him so traumatically. I just opened the box we recieved in which I thought would contain him in a plastic bag. How touched I was to find him in beautiful cedar along with a touching poem and seeds to grow. Thank you for providing such a lovely display for our buddy, Grizzly. He is so very missed.
My little guy Miles, 2 year old male cat was a very special cat to me. He was a stray and it will be almost 1 year in June that he had been living with me. I used to see him follow my outdoor cat Maxie (10 yr. old female cat). So I decided to start feeding the poor little guy. He was so skinny, his fur looked rough, and you could tell he got into cat fights a lot. After two weeks, I was able to get him to come close enough for me to pet him. So I spoke with some friends about him and we all thought that I should take him in.
I brought him in to get neutered. After dropping him off I went to work. I got a phone call from the vet saying he was positive for FeLV. At the time I didn’t understand much about FeLV but I knew it was serious when she asked if I’d put him down. I didn’t know what to say so I said can I bring him home first and decide. So I did bring him home and he recovered very well.
I am so happy I did bring him home, because he was such a lovable, friendly, and talkative cat. He was also obviously not ready to leave this world. He got the chance to be in a loving home where we spoiled him with hugs and kisses and lots of food. He gained weight and his fur coat became shiny. He became my little companion, he slept with me, he followed everywhere around the house. When I came home late, it was hard to sneak in so that my parents wouldn’t hear me because he would greet me so loudly, Meowing, probably asking me ‘Where have you been!?” LOL He was my little guy. The past couple of weeks he started to eat a lot less and his personality started to change. We brought him in to the vet last week but they weren’t sure what was going on, they gave him meds. Nothing helped, he got worse. I brought him to the vet yesterday and they did blood work on him and the results showed us that he was very sick and that this was it.
Miles taught me a lot, I have so much more love for animals and I want to help out other animals. I miss him so much. I don’t have my little guy anymore to go to bed with and wake up with and to greet me at the door. My parents, sister and other family members are all truly saddened by this, but he is in a better place having a good time, where he isn’t suffering or in pain. He will be very missed by all of us.
I will never forget you Miles. Mommy misses you so much! You will always be in my heart. I love you Miles and always will,
<3 RIP Miles ~05-15-2011~
Lucy, my blue cream tortoise shell lived for 19 years. She had a brother, Oscar who died 10 years ago. Then a couple years later she welcomed (well, not so nicely after having been the only master of the house for the years before!) another brother who just turned 8. We miss her terribly and will never forget her…
I found my Cali-butt when I was at a local animal store picking food for my rats. I noticed a large green cage with a tag the read: “Californian. Everything-$40″. Having never really had a rabbit before, I asked the owner about her. Apparently, her breed is sold for food and fur but there was something about her that made her special to me. The first night she was home, I stayed on the internet for hours researching everything I could find out about her. It was Cali who ultimately taught me the most important things in life. Anywhere I went, she was with me. She was great with all animals- big and small and never caused trouble. Everyone that met my little girl instantly loved her. No matter what happened in life, I had my best friend with me. Now my little girl has gone to join all my loved ones that have gone back to being part of the universe.
Cali, mommy misses you so much. I cannot believe you’re gone. You were so brave during those last moments and I felt honored to have been there with you. Baby bunny- I will always love you
I had Romeo from birth until he was 14 years old. If you got to know him while he was large in size, he was the most docile & friendly cat you could ever know. If love could have saved him; he would have been immortal. Romeo will be missed but while is gone he will never be forgotten.
Romeo you were the best friend I ever had and I will miss you so much but I know that someday we will meet again and when that day comes we will never be apart. I miss you and I will always love you.
Romeo will be missed beyond words can describe. I am thankful to Forget-Me-Not for the incredible ending he had with dignity, beauty, and grace.
Sweet dreams my beautiful Prince & Angel,
I Love You,
Gone but Never Forgotten
Romeo “Nene” Domenech
03/02/1997 – 03/20/2011
I had a ridgeback lab mix for almost 16 years. She was a loveabable great girl, almost human. All my family loved her very much, even my new nephew Tristian who is going on 6 months now. My dogs name was Cassie. She will be missed by all the Sherman and Cook families. But she will be rembered forever in our hearts. She will always be loved forever.
We miss you cassie but love you always.
Loved and rembered forever by Kimberly Sherman-Cook, Lee Cook, Tristian Cook, Donna Sherman, Daniel Sherman, and Kerri Sherman
Shellee was my best friend. She was always there with a smile. I love her still, and she will always be in my heart. She fought to live, but knew when it was time to say goodbye.
I miss you girl. I’ll love you always…
Shellee had a smile that would light a room. Knowing Shellee made you a better person and always made you smile in return. Some of my favorite memories of Shellee consist of her never ending smile, a tail that I swear would go threw a wall when she see you come into a room, the backing up the butt to make sure not only you see her but you scratch it as well. Even though Shellee is no longer with us in site, her spirit will alway live on.
One of my favorite qoutes I received was when my beloved Boo passed away. She too fought a good fight till the very end. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. -Samuel Butler
We miss and love you Shellee Belly!
Love Kim, Derek, Ginger, and Sassy XXXOOO
I saw Shellee only so often, but I loved seeing her when I visited Amy and Alan’s home. She always had a smile for me. Shellee, I will miss you so much. It hurts me that you are gone. I know Amy, Alan, and Mom took care of you the best they could. I have pictures of you and I’ll never forget you. I love you with all my heart. Hugs and kisses always Shellee.
It’s been a year and a half since we lost our beloved Siberian Husky Murphy…and we still miss him more than you can imagine. He came into our lives as a 2 yr. old rescue and became part of our family instantly. he had the most wonderful personality you could hope for and I always used to say we could never custon order a dog more special than him. He was so gentle and kind with our two little grandaughters and we could even put our cockatiel on his back for a ride. The neighbors all loved him as much as we did and mourned his passing along with us. We lost Murphy on Flag Day at 3:30 AM. he woke us up with one long cry…totally unexpected…and he was gone. It was Sunday morning and I called Forget-Me-Not and they responded within the hour and were so compassionate and really helped get me through this most difficult time. A friend just told me she will be losing her dog soon and I thought of how nice it was to have you folks help me through this, so I reccomended she call you.
Allie was our baby, a 15+ year old border collie mix who was the sweetest, smartest and most loving dog anyone could have. We are all heartbroken but comforted in knowing that forget-me-not will treat her with love and respect. Thanks in advance for helping us get through this most difficult time…..
Allie’s lifelong buddy, Maggie, is now playing with her in heaven. Our hearts are once again broken, but we are comforted in knowing that our two girls are playing together again.
I first met Mufasa nine years ago. He was sitting on the deck overlooking the world in such a way he reminded me of a proud lion.He was a stray that had adopted us. Unfortunately I had two indoor cats, that would not accept any other cats in the house. I remember the time I brought him in when we had a blizzard. He was so unhappy he climbed the walls, curtains …he really loved his freedom outside. Two years ago, I brought him in and he adjusted to being inside.He loved to sit in the windows looking at the world go by. What a sweet cat he was.We were devistated when we found out he had lymphoma. It was agressive and took him too soon. Losing a pet is never easy, but I want to thank Forget-Me-Not for the caring way they took care of our Mufasa.
I am writing this for my mom who just lost her beloved dog finchen,finchen was the most loyal dog she was allways there when i came home,wagging her tail.comfort me when i was down and never left my side,she was amazing allways full of life loved to play in the yard and loved to go for car rides and to go to the groomers.
she will be missed very much .
Jane and I had Nina for 5 way too short years. Nina was an Maltese with a heart as big as the sun and a tail that never stopped wagging. She was the brightest star in the sky for us and we could never ever wait to get home to Nina and Cody as soon as possible whenever they could not be with us. She had a really tough life and through the whole 5 years she never ever once did anything wrong, never chewed anything up, never growled or tried to bite anyone. And even when painful procedures were done, she wagged her tail right after and went to lick the doctors. She was a role model for dogs and owners alike. She will be missed beyond words and her loss has devastated us. We are thankful for the incredible beautiful ending she had with the diginity, beauty and elegance Forget-Me-Not gave her. Thanks to the vets, the crew here and all her friends and family for giving us the best gift God could ever give. Sweet dreams our beautiful Princess
Phoebe came into our lifes when we were looking for a golden retriever puppy. The breeder was looking to place her in a home and when we went to see her she plowed right into my daughter and knocked her on her butt. We knew then she was going to be with us. She was an extremely gentle dog, loved by us and our neighbors alike. She gave us a beautiful puppy which helps remind us of her every day. We will always remember her smiling face. She lives on forever in our hearts. My thanks to Forget Me Not for their wonderful handling and care of our baby.
Gus (Gussie) my Siamese/Tabby combination was an extaordinary feline. If ever an animal could be a soul mate,he was it. Being of the same temperament,communicating with Gussie was in itself a learning experience in animal language. The joy of his constant ability to amaze me over the years will stay with me forever.
i only knew shelby for a short time, i remember my friend,shelby’s owner called me from the pet store and said,i just bought a dog, she had been thinking about it for a while and finally they met and she feel in love with this little dog, she cared and loved her as if she was her baby.i was thankful that jen and shelby had each other now,in the short time i spent with her,she was ever so cute,fiesty,playful,bit of a trouble maker,always forgiven by jen almost instantly,it seems like it was always a new adventure and love of life for shelby, i wanted her owner jen to know,even though it might not help with shelby’s loss right now,i will always be thankful for knowing her. i tell my kids that shelby’s up in heaven and god will look after her with love as did jen her owner always,your in my thoughts/heart always love debbie and kids
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