Pet Grief & Honor Corner
Jemo was one in a million. I got Jemo when he was barely two weeks old. He was found abandoned under a bush. I bottle-fed him gave him and gave him a happy home. He became a cherished member of my family. He was one of kind...He was my baby and I am going to miss him so much. R.I.P Jemo.
Mary Ellen H. - Emmaus, PA
On Jan 9th 2002, Apollo our Bichon Frise was bought for our son soon to be 9 on the 13th of January. For health reasons on Jan 10th 2014 I had to put Apollo asleep :'(. He was an puppy when we first picked him born on Halloween 2001 lots of energy very similiar to our son's energy a perfect match! But we soon learn that this tiny dog meant for our son would become my dog loving me unconditionally being at my side during many different surgeries. Apollo was a great Dog, loved my many had a sweet disposition loved to horse play, loved my son and even my tough serviceman husband had a soft spot for Apollo although he doesnt readily admit. Apollo will be missed a lot his daily presence his warmth body his funny positions following me everywhere!!! But I will walk again with you my friend Apollo but till then i will cherish all your good memories. You have touched my heart and it is cracked now but I know you are no longer suffering & I'm thankful that you are at peace.
Michele J. - Iarwill - IN
I bought her for my Dad, who was in a coma. I layed this tiny dog on his chest and his arms immediately went up to her and held her in place. I took her everyday to visit him in the long term care facility. He responded to this little dog. One day a Dr was in while he was holding her, and the Dr, asked Dad what his dog's name was. Dad slurred the word Peanut. We all laughed because this name fit her well. Dad loved her, and she loved him. She became sick, with a heart based tumor, and we kept her comfortable, until her cough and fainting spells forced me to make one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. Peanut and I went to McDonalds, and shared a hamburger, visited Dad and Mom at the cemetery, and went for a long ride. Her little head out the window smelling all the smells of this world. I held her in my arms and in seconds she was gone. A part of me went with her. A few days later a call from our vet came and, Peanuts ashes were there. Bob picked them up, and when I saw the beautiful bag, and box, I broke down again. There was a piece of her fur, and a beautiful card. What caring people to handle her with such dignity. The picture of Peanut is taken of her sitting in my Dad's chair, wrapped in an afgan that my Mom was making for me, and did not get done before she passed. You are missed Peanut, but not forgotten, thanks to Paws and Remember.
Shirley S - Marion, IN
We adopted Rani (pronounced like "Ronnie", and is Sanskrit for "queen") from the Michiana Humane Society in October of 2000. She had health issues much of her life, but it did not keep her from enjoying her hikes in the Indiana Dunes daily, up until the end. She had a wonderful, gentle disposition. If one of our cats wanted to check out what she was eating, she would back up and let the cat go up to her dinner bowl! She helped sustain me when we lost one of our other rescued dogs in a horrible accident. I miss her so much. I want to thank Paws and Remember for their services yesterday (January 10, 2013) in Fort Wayne.
Jim S - Ft Wayne, IN
This pic was when he was only 13 years old. Sadly he had passed away November 14 2013 and is 16 years old now. I got him when he was six months old. My step mom couldn't handle him pooping in the house and when the neighbors didn't want to deal with him anymore she was going end up having to take him to the pound. I saved him that day 16 years ago. I still remember what my mom said to him when we went to pick him up. "I want you to know dog that I don't like you but I don't want you to go to the pound either." He gave her a look that said "Oh you may not like me right now but you will come to love me as much as my new owner, your daughter does now." He turned out to be right. My whole family and even my online friends who never met him fell in love with him. He had a few problems. Allergies to weeds, smoke, and dust was the biggest. And we took him to the vets a number of times for any injuries he had gotten. He never played with toys but he enjoyed life. He loved to sunbathe in the backyard. And even though he would get my mom mad by sleeping on her glider out back he really showed how much we loved him. And today he passed doing the one thing he loved. Sunbathing in the backyard. I miss you so much my Guinea. Oh and he was named Guinea because when he was born he looked like a guinea pig.
Alice V - Toledo, OH
While living in COSBY, TN (BASE OF the SMOKY MOUNTAINS), a neighbor that live 3 trailers over was a fencing contractor. While creating one for a customer, this little PUPPY came up and stayed by him, he came home "WITH" the puppy and for 3-4 days this little PUPPY would stand outside the "small" trailer I was renting with my cousin and her 20 something daughter . When my neighbor was finished his contract, he was about to move and he asked if "I WANT TO KEEP HIM".... I asked since my cousin had a OLDER dog and had RECENTLY purchased another one.."LUCY" which would, as time progressed.. become "PETEY'S'" mate! So in ESSENCE..."PETEY CAME TO ME OUT FROM THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS... that was 2004, "PETEY" WAS APPROXIMATELY 3-4 months at the time (MARCH 2004).... SO 17 YEARS OLD, WITH..."ME"....MY BUDDY. HE has been weak, I HAVE TRIED to use a medicine plastic -type syringe liquid CREAM OF CHICKEN, BROTH... MINCED DOG FOOD , he ate up to 20 teaspoons 3 days prior - but in the end, I RELUCTANTLY had to let PETEY GO,,,"FOR NOW". ...SO "FOR THE MOST INTENSE LOVE.... I LET HIM GO. Till WE are joined I LOVE YOU PETEY!
Tim "OZZY" Czernik - GADSDEN, TN
Tusker & Tussue
Tusker and Tussue were sisters a year apart (same mother, different litters), they passed within three days of one another. Tussue had cancer and was the first to go. Tusker had a variety of health issues and seemed to be on the mend, but I feel watching her sister die in front of her was to much and she had a stroke and had to be let go. They were with me for over half my life and are a very big reason I am still here today. They've been gone for a couple of weeks now and I still find it hard to believe they are gone. I keep expecting to find Tusker on the bed or couch and Tussue in her bed or under the desk. They were both such wonderful cats, ones that can never be replaced. Tusker had this weird habit of mewing with her mouth closed, she rarely ever did open mouthed meows. She also ALWAYS responded to me when I said her name out loud. The now silence I receive when I say her name out loud just seems oppressive and is heart breaking... Tussue loved to be pet with feet. She didn't trust hands and just loved to be scritched with toes no matter how stinky they were. (I swear the smellier the feet the loud she purred). She was also my gaming buddy, show loved laying under my desk while I gamed or worked on the computer. To lose one was painful enough, but two so close together... There are large parts of my day that now feel empty no longer being filled with their special meals, medications, and lovings. My toes are cold at my computer desk and the bed just seems too big. I still have three other kitties with me, all much younger, and I give them love and attention and cuddles and treats, but I don't think there will ever be any cats out there that were like my old biddy kitties..
Natasha Stone - Urbana, IL
I first got preacious when he was about 3-4 yrs old. Over then next 15 yrs he became my one and only love and his health took a bad turn when he passed this past saterday night he to my heart with him. I hear time heals but i cant see it healing anytime soon..
Glendalee Gibbons - Aurora, CO
Peyton was a birthday present from my husband in 2004. He was a Norwegian Forest cat. He was one of a kind my little side kick. When my husband passed away in 2007 Peyton and his kitty brothers and sisters were my rocks. In May of 2008 we move by my Mom. Peyton loved Grandma. In Oct of the same year, druggies broke into my apartment and let out. He was missing for a month,when a woman saw the photo i had in the newspaper window. Exactly one month later we brought home. I had Peyton for 15 1\2 years. Aug. 19 2019 we found out he had cancer. We let him go to his heavenly home, a year after Grandma passed away. He will always be my forever baby. Bobbie Hixson
Bobbie Hixson - Bristol, FL
Zeus was so very special to me and I had only rescued him a month ago at animal care and control. He was diagnosed with pneumonia 4 weeks after getting him...he couldn't recover i did everything...on the way to put him down he used all his strength he had left got in the car and fell down and died within seconds. So sad and tragic...he was a one in a million kind of soul he just wanted to love me and be loved in return. I just wish I had more time with him, but I cherish the time I did.
Shandy Cherneski - Columbia City, IN
My best friend. I miss you every day my baby, Harley, Toms lost in this house with without his bed partner. and i know you miss mom and dad, tell we meet again you will forever be in my heart,
Karin Thomas - Paulding, OH
Junior was rescued from my stepdad’s engine after hearing meows coming from the front of his car. From that day on he was a member of our family for 14 years. He was with me through everything and slept with me every single night for 12 years until I moved out. We are heartbroken and there’s a constant ache because we miss him so much. He was the most adventurous and loving boy. He will live on forever in our hearts. We love you sweet boy.
Cara Sanders - Marion, IN
We rescued Bella from a shelter when she was 2. We didn’t pick her, she picked us. We had her for 2 and 1/2 years. She was hit by a car going way too fast. She was my baby! She loved to go for car rides (especially with the window down), be outside, run from our other dog, sleep under the blankets, cuddle and go for boat rides (but hated the water). She also loved to dance with me! She helped me in more ways than she knows! She was my protector and best friend! She was my baby and taken way too early! I am not sure what I will do without her! I will miss her deeply!! Rip Bella
Sarah Kalp - Cromwell, IN
Best companion ever. May have been a Chihuahua but carried himself like a Pit...
Gyen Ruiz - Toledo, OH
We walked into this sweet boy's life 14 1/2 years ago at the animal shelter. Me, my son and my daughter fell in love with him immediately and I think him with us. He had the most loving personality and always wanted to be where we were. It’s like he had a special moment with each of us every day. Rest well sweet Maximus. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We all miss you so much!
The Fisette Family Fisette - Trenton , OH
Yesterday I did what without a doubt is the most difficult thing I have ever had to do in my entire life. Luna saved me in so many ways, she was with me through some of the most difficult moments of my life and helped me overcome my anxiety. Yesterday she passed away in my arms, surrounded by all of my love and warmth. I had to put her down. She came to me when I least expected it, I never even thought I liked cats.. she was running around campus and my roommate found her, she couldn't keep Luna, I didn’t want her (and ironically now I feel like I can’t breath without her) so we looked for her owners, no one, we took her to the vet, no microchip, we look in shelters, no availability. She would knock on my door, not my roommate’s, I would get annoyed and ask why do you want to come in here!? I didn’t know she chose me. And so I decided I’d respond and would keep her. Since then getting home from school and later in life from work would be amazing because I knew she was there. I am alone in this country, so she was my family here. I hope I made her happy and I hope I gave her a good life, at least I always tried. She was diagnosed with Feline Leukemia Virus and her pcv was 8 when the normal is above 50. The doctors convinced me it was the best. I told her yesterday we were going to get through this and that I wasn’t going to give up on her. I hope she knows this doesn’t mean that I did, because I am still not sure. I love her with my entire life and wish she is always with me and I hope I get to see her again because she wasn’t just my cat, she was my best friend, my family during christmas, my cuddle bug at night, my happiness getting home from work. I love you Luna and even though I know this pain is never going to go away, I hope I get to understand that it was the best for you.
Dafnne Wejebe Iberri - New York, NY
Lost my sweet boy Oct 23, 2019. He was my heart dog, my best friend. ???
Michelle Krimm - Troy, OH
Bentley, You spent your whole life loving us, and we will spend the rest of ours missing you.... You may not be with us anymore on this earth, but we know we will see you again someday, for when we are called home, we will meet you at the rainbow bridge , and we will walk through the gates of heaven together , until then have fun running and playing in the beautiful sunshine of such a perfect place. Love your Family
Jason and Shannon Van Buskirk - Fort Wayne , IN
Sophie Cotton Palmer
Sophie was a DADDY"S GIRL. Always right behind me. Sophie was 6 lb. 2 oz. When she passed she was 17 years old. 9-29-2019 at 8:30 pm. Sophie went to sleep in her basket. I miss her very much.......................................Rusty Palmer
Rusty Palmer - Fort Wayne, IN
Baithoven “Bai “
Baithoven was the runt of 2. I didn’t want another after losing one but he stole my heart 13 years ago. He is so missed. He got sick 3 years ago with congestive heart failure and fluid in lungs that medicine kept him with me longer than I expected. I want to thank you for the special way you sent him back to me. He is home now and hopefully I can start the healing process. Thank you so much
Deanna Hatter - Grottoes , VA
Farewell, Sidney. You came to me so you could go. While our time together was brief, I will never forget you and you will always be forever in my heart. Rest In Peace.
Michele Taylor - Sidney, MA
Elmo Fud Baumgart
We adopted Elmo when he was just a year old. He was a stray that was never claimed by his original owner. Elmo was the best dog! He was one in a million and had quite the personality. We do a lot of camping so he had to adapt to that which didn't take him very long at all. He had his own camping chair that he sat in around the campfire because he refused to sit on the ground and I had a basket on the front of my bike that he would ride in when we went bike riding. Elmo loved his bike rides and would be mad if I got on my bike without him. Elmo starting haivng seizures and they just kept getting worse which me brought me to one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. We had him put to sleep on September 6, 2019. A part of me went with him and I will never forget him. I miss him dearly! I got the call from my vet that his ashes were back and my husband went and picked them up for me. When I saw the little black bag, the box with his name on it and the beautiful card with his hair I broke down again. What caring people at Paws and Remember and I want to thank them for handling Elmo with such dignity. The picture was taken of Elmo in his camping chair. He was my buddy and I will miss him dearly but he will never be forgotten. Thank you Paws and Remember!
Melinda Baumgart - Plattsmouth, NE
Ramsey was one of my fur babies. I suffer from PTSD and he would calm me down without any training he just knew. He was a big Labradoodle 135lbs of Black curly hair and teeth. Had him for 13 years. He was just part of my family.
Tim Helmke - Grabill, IN
We rescued Rosie as a kitten in Tacoma, Wa. 18 years ago. She was a shorthair domestic tabby. A sweet girl. She got pretty hefty and she didn't like to be picked up. She wasn't a lap cat, but did love pets, chin scratches and being pampered. Several years later we adopted another girl named Tess. We called her Tessa. They weren't buddies but tolerated each others space. I will get into Tessa's story in a bit because, we lost Rosie and Tessa 2 months apart. At the beginning of the year Rosie was diagnosed with liver failure. There was nothing the vet could do but he suggested giving her sub Q fluids. We did that for a while but Rosie was beginning to dislike it more and we quit because we didn't like putting her through the needle thing. By June she had lost a lot of weight and could barely walk. We made the sad decision to let her go. We are devastated that she is gone. We loved her so much and it hurts to see places she slept and her toys. But we know she is across the RAINBOW BRIDGE and we will be together again someday. This picture shows Tess in the background.
Corey Sessler - Port Charlotte, FL
Coco came into our lives as a playful puppy in 2005. I remember when our parents had brought her from from the animal shelter. She had brought us joy over the years that she was with us. There are so many memories that we have of Coco. Her favorite season had to be winter. At our old house we had a large backyard where coco would jump into the snow and run like the wind. We always had a hard time to get her back into the house. Coco always a protector, watch dog and the best cuddle partner you could ask for. Coco's favorite thing to wear was a bandana or necklaces. She would always get excited when she got a new one and did not want to take it off until she needed a new one. When it was time for bed she would always wait for my dad until he got up and went to bed. When you were not feeling good she would always be by your side. When I went to go see my parents coco would always get excited to see me and would knock you down. I remember calling my parents just to talk to Coco and she always run to the front door to see if I was there and then just wag her tail. Coco was loved by our family ever since the day she came home. Coco we love you so much and we will always miss you. You will always be my coco bean. So rest in peace our sweet girl. January 28th 2005 to August 16th 2019.
Amy Fippinger - Carol Stream ,
Muffy pronounced ( Moo-fi) was my baby boy. I got him in Sept 2007 he was just 3 months old. He was the cutest and sweetest puppy ever my family admittedly feel inlove with him as I did. He was be my side during the toughest times in my life and also the good ones he even took a road trip with me to Las Vegas and California. His last day with me will always be my favorite day he knew I needed him so I brought him with me to my powerlifting meet he made it through the whole event but right as I finished he wasn't feeling so well I took to the vet and got the news I didn't want although I know it was the right choice it breaks my heart I had to let you go R.I.P Muffy 8/11/19 you will forever be in my heart
Dolores Estrada - Omaha, NE
Thor had been my best friend for 15 love-filled years. He was such an intelligent, loyal, and radiant little soul. Curious and energetic, yet exceptional at snuggling and smothering us with kisses. He was my best friend, my baby, my emotional support, and now he’s the best guardian angel I could have asked for. While my loss is great and my heart is broken, I will gain peace each day knowing that my best friend is still beside me in spirit...watching over me and waiting patiently for us to be snuggled up in a blanket together again.
Allyson Barrale - Charlottesville , VA
Kaylee was a wonderful companion who always stood by her owners side to comfort and support her when she was upset. Kaylee passed away on 8/10/2019 of old age, after 4 years of companionship to her owner. You will always be loved, appreciated, and remembered Kaylee. Thank you.
Summer Cayton - Piqua, OH
We lost our beloved family member Bizzel last evening. He was a loving, talkative, playful, companion. He was an indoor boy but, when we sat out on the porch he loved to just lay in the sun and enjoy the weather. You will be missed my love and we never be forgotten. Sleep well my Boy. 28 years old
Judy Svienty - North royalton, OH
There's so much I can say about our baby. Our Tao had just so much love , much more than I have ever seen. He didn't have a mean bone in his body, he was afraid of almost everything except when he thought we needed protecting. He had the biggest heart...and a big waist haha. He was my mommas boy we had an unbreakable bond , my pillow pet I would call him. We found him when he was just a baby in our barn, he was very special. He had an extra toe on each paw, it was like he had little mittens he would just hold our hands and hug them it was the sweetest thing. He was a child to us and when we lost him it broke a part of us that can never be healed. I miss him everyday, I just wish he was back in my arms again, he was only 4 years old when he passed would was the shortest 4 years I have ever had.
Jamie Lingus - Woodford, VA
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