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
My sweet boy was awesome. He got me through so many troubles in my life so many losses and I will miss him so much I can't even put it into words. He was so loved by so many people and they all lost him too. At 13yrs seems so young to lose him and I'm devastated but he had a great life and was super loved. He's no longer in pain and has my heart forever. RIP MY LOVING CEASAR BABY!!!
Natalie Ryan - Omaha, NE
We adopted Punkin at the age of ten from our local shelter where we volunteered. She came in when her owner died, with two other dogs. They had cancer and passed on. Punkin was scruffy and had warts all over. Who was going to adopt her? US! She was a stubborn border terrior who loved to lay in the front yard and survey her neighborhood. She had a dog sister and four cats siblings. We miss you Punkin!
darla zinn - decatur, IL
RIP Finn 5/15/08 - 2/19/18 I’ve cherished every moment we were together and will miss you every moment we’re apart. I’ll love you always, Finnie Binnie.
Michele Taylor - Springfield,
My mom and i got Buster when he was 8 weeks old. He chose us. We were so excited when we brought him home. I immediately started training him. When he was around 11 months old we noticed one ear would be on top of his head lol. When Buster was 7 years old we noticed a small lump by his private area. We didn't have the money to take him to the vet so sadly we let it go. The lump got so bad we took him to the vet hospital where we got bad news. Buster passed away September 8, 2015. In Loving Memory Buster Birth: 9-23-07 Death: 9-8-15 Mommy and Lydia love and miss you baby boy ???
Lydia Springer - Hicksville, OH
My beautiful baby girl we found her abandoned at 4 weeks old she was so full of energy, so full of love and cuddles. Princess definitely took a piece of my heart with her love and miss you so much it hurts so bad RIP BABY GIRL MOMMY LOVES YOU
Michelle Mcallister - Cleveland , OH
He was the sweetest cat known to man. He actually reminded us more of a dog than a cat. He loved water, loved to play with his big brother (dog) and big sister (human). He really loved to cuddle and helped me workout by sitting on my shoulder. He was part parrot part scarf. His favorite place to sit was around your neck. He only was alive for 6 months unfortunately but he changed our lives for the better. We miss him so much.
Anna Zblewski - Kalamazoo, MI
Phog (November 26, 2003 - January 31, 2018) How did I get so lucky in this life to be graced by your presence for 6 years, 6 months and 9 days? It is hard to put into words the impact Phog had on me and everyone around him. He made me a better version of myself and also opened my world to rescue. Phog had it made and was one of the luckiest dogs I have ever known. Before he was the love of my life he was so very loved by his original owner Ashley. She told me a story of how she picked him out because he had peed on her best friend. When she found out she was going to have her first child she tried to do everything she could to keep Phog but it didn't work out. His foster mom told me Ashley cried every time she would talk about Phog when she called. Barb (his foster mama) told me she has him for 3 months and he was the longest foster she ever had. When I first saw Phog I knew he had to be mine. His unique fawn coloring and personality description drew us to him. A lovely couple named Leatha and Jerry transported him from Colorado to Omaha. Phog was there with me through so many major moments in my late 20s – the passing of my father a few years ago to my mom suffering a stroke leaving her unable to swallow/eat and having to now live in a nursing home. He loved his blankets, bacon, puppacinos from Starbucks and his favorite log toy – he disliked other animals, kids and the snow. I have made so many wonderful friends who have become forever friends because of him. He is a legend and he will live forever through the memories, photos, videos and stories. I love you Phoggy, you are my soulmate.
Kimmy Laposky - Omaha, NE
I just lost her out of no where. She had a stroke on the way to the vet and died right in front of me. The only good thing is atleast she wasn't alone. Im an animal lover but more a dog person for pets.My son saw a cat 1 day on our way out, he said hello and in his way. Months or years later, the same stray that had a neighborhood name of Mama because she was pregnant, kept coming to my porch to eat. Eat and run! She disappeared for a week and came back skinny. I fed her and she would not leave my porch. I told her she had babies to care for. I had no clue where they were. A friend left my door open and the cat walked right in. Put her back out.Still not leaving my porch, I stopped feeding her. She still did not leave my porch. I couldn't take it anymore. I finally took her in thank god cause I noticed she had no front claws to protect herself out there. There was alot of strays and family owned cats and lots of other wild animals around that wooded area. This cat refused to leave my house the year I lost my entire life in the blink of an eye. I lost my son, my mom, totaled my brand new truck, was robbed for everything , identity theft and so much more. I'm supposed to be with the rest of my family right now in the warmer weather if alot of that stuff didn't happen. My friends cat ran away months before and looked like Mama. She was no longer a neighborhood cat.She had a loving home with me so my friend and I came to an agreement to call her Molly which was her cats name cause she missed her cat so much. I love that name and her. She saved my life that year when she came to me. My other friend who left my door open also know her kittens found homes. They were found near her house.Molly, I love you so much. No! I don't ever want another cat. It's you that's special and made me love you.Everything about your personality to your beauty. I still think I see and hear you sometimes. How you sounded like a cow trampling up & down the stairs. I still hear the trampling on the bottom stairs and the scratching at the floor. I see shadows walk by, shadows at my feet, I feel your fur tickling my legs & feet. Molly passed away on Jan.17th 2017 and I still feel her presence. I don't feel like she's really gone until I go to really look at the shadow or what I feel like is her presence and she's not there, I can not see her, I can't pick her up. She deserves the best.Please take care of my baby.
Kandy Ashton - Waterbury,
Grayson Pierce Sanchez
Grayson Sanchez was born April 6th,2016 in Napoleon,Ohio. He then was adopted into the Sanchez family where he lived in Fort Wayne,Indiana in a happy home and had a older brother Sage and Two dads Aaryon and Luis Sanchez. He was loved so very much by everyone who came in contact with him. He died from a heart attack in his cage on January 30,2018 . Rest his soul love his family and paw friends
Aaryon Sanchez - Fort Wayne , IN
Scooter – 8/15/2003 to 1/02/2018 - Scooter came into my life at the same time as my former wife, he was still a puppy. Scooter was a very playful dog, he loved eating the kid’s cell phones, remote controls and dragging liter bottles of pop under the bed and biting the top off. He liked biting the tops off of plastic bottles his entire life. Once we got on a training regimen Scooter learned fast and was eager to please. He learned to sit, and roll over and shake hands. He played fetch, tug of war, and liked the water. He loved to play tug with Rocky and Fritz as well, it was probably his favorite game. He was the cutest dog, a very happy gentle boy, the first male dog I had that I can remember. Scooter was so excited to move into the new house in July of 2005 and loved the neighborhood so full of kids. He liked to play with the neighbor kids a few houses down and their daughter would let him out and play with him when I was at work. Scooter loved people and it was easy to fall in love with him and his cuteness. He would great me with a smart prance and his favorite toy when I would come home. When he was happy he would have a big smile. When I would get a treat he would do his prance and then roll over, mostly before I gave the command. Scooter was like no dog I had ever owned as he had a way of knowing how I was feeling and would react to improve my day. As Scooter got older he had trouble jumping onto the bed at night and would come in the room and turn over for me to rub his belly and pick him up to put him to bed. This is probably what I will miss the most about Scooter. I would rub his ears and his belly and pull on his feet to stretch him out and then hold his head and he would stare into my eyes with a big smile on his face. I would kiss him on the nose and tuck him in bed and tell him I loved him. You could see the love in his eyes every night; it literally filled your soul. Scooter had lupus that was controlled with medication for many years, though you would never know it as playful as he was. He later got osteoporosis in his hips that slowed him down a lot, but his kidney’s failed and that is what took him from me. My beloved Scooter lives in my memory and in my heart and I know he waits for me at the Rainbow Bridge. Scooter and I loved each other and he was a blessing to our family and everyone he met. RIP my sweet, silly, loyal Scooter also known as my Scoot-a-bug.
Sam Person - Papillion, NE
We brought Bette home when she was just 6weeks old. We had her for nearly fifteen years. She was one of a kind and a little ball of energy and fun! She saw us through good times and bad. She will always be in our hearts. We miss you Baby Girl!
Patti and Walt Mangas - Ney, OH
Cooper has been a member of our family for 14 years. We lost him December 13, 2017 to a pulmonary embolism. I miss my gray old boy so much. We’re thankful to have back what we can have of him. I miss that sweet face.
Deanna Moles - Eaton , OH
Shirley was a puppy mill mom for 7 years. Others weren't up to the challenge to rehab her but we fostered then adopted her. We gave her the life she always deserved the short time we had her and she stole my heart.
Meri Hemperly Muniz - Frackville, PA
Hi yesterday i had to put my dog down because he kidney Faule . The Vet call me yesterday morning saying that my dog was in kidney Faule so I took him in the vet hospital to put him to sleep. My heart was broken i hole his little paw I give him a last kiss in I took him back home we're I buried him outside and the yard I cry so much it hurts me Still today I can't forget about him all I remember when he was a puppy holding him in years past I remember him playing went his toys in when I come home from work he will give me a doggie kisses in jump in my arms
Jesse Martinez - Fort Wayne, IN
Onyx was a Great Dog, she was Very Smart & quick with her reflexes, she Loved People, Company, & Cuddling. Fetch, going to the Woods, & getting Treats was her favorite things. if her food or water bowls were empty she would pick them up and bang them on the floor or drop them in walk ways where she knew we walked :) She also Loved swinging with me in the Glider swing on the back patio when it wasn't raining or cold. :) We are going to Miss you So Much Onyx
Susan Glasgow - Bryan, OH
I rescued my Petey when he was 3 years old. He was my entire life. Many moves, many heartbreaks and many happy days, he was by my side. He was a loving member of my family. I had him for 11 years before he suddenly passed.
Erin Graham - Pittsburgh, PA
I feel in love at first sight with my Gertie, our Miniature Schnauzer, when she was 11 weeks old. When I woke up that morning on 12/29/2006, I had no idea I was going to be adding a member to our family that day. We were driving and saw a Pet Store and decided to take our little children inside. I saw her and asked if I could have some time with her. It was an instant connection. She has been my sweet baby and friend for 11 years. She was born 10/18/2006. She learned many tricks and was convinced she was human, too. She was friendly and social to all. She was a good friend to Pup, another pal that came along in 2010. She became his guide as he lost his sight. When we had treats for them, Gertie would wait her turn when we told her it was Pup's turn. She loved her walks and traveled well in the car and got to go on vacations and camping. She loved to cuddle with me and was my best study buddy as I finished my college degree. It was difficult to see her age and get sick. Before we had to let her go, she got a nice comfortable bath and I clipped her fur where it was a little shaggy so she would feel pretty. (she always liked that) When it was time to let her go, we took her bed and all her favorite toys so she could pass peacefully in the comfort she had known for so many years. There is a heaviness in our hearts that will eventually transition to loving memories. Sleep well my baby until we can play again.
Jodi Infante - Omaha, NE
“We sent our sweet Butters to Rainbow Bridge on October 24. He went peacefully and with dignity. He is now free to “go astray” as he loved to do – oh how he loved his walks. We will always be grateful for his devotion – we will miss our good boy.”
Phyllis Savides - Afton, VA
Two-Face or known as Chunky (When he wanted food or when my grandmother came over) was a dog everyone loved. He was so sweet and loved to give hugs and was always fun of energy, age never slowed him down. Playing ball or chewing on a bone was his favorite. He was my tv dog lol he would lay on the couch and watch movies or watch my husband play video games, during the day he would lay on the back of my couch like his was tiny, I wish I would still come home to seeing his big head in the window barking at me because I pulled into the drive R.I.P Two-Face (Chunky)
Katie Warren - Decatur , IL
my max passed away on the 22nd of august that was the worst day of my life had to put him to sleep he had intarnel bleedng when i first got him my husband and i went to jacks pet place and there was 2 huskys i want the brown one but my husband say for me to hold the black and white one so i did and when i picked him up he put he head down my shirt and i knew he was mine he picked me and i had him for 8 an a half years i was so blessed to have him he was my baby he was by my side all the time i miss him every day
jennifer roberts - cincinnati, OH
I was blessed to have Sojo for 16 years. She was the sweetest girl who I watched grow from a tiny rescue kitten to a mature cat. She was a comfort to me through many ordeals did I,g that 16 years . I miss her. RIP my sweet face girl. I will never forget you!
Margo Burkhalter - Henrico, VA
Minnie was an absolute blessing to my family. She was my best friend for 15 years and was always by my side, protecting and loving me. When my son died a year ago, it was her sweet face and warm snuggles that brought me comfort and I will miss her every day for the rest of my life. She'll be waiting for me at the rainbow bridge.
jennifer everhart - Omaha, NE
My sweet boy went to Rainbow Bridge to wait for me on September 14th. He was 13.5 years old. I remember bringing him home like it was yesterday. We miss him so much it hurts
Amanda Clark - Hot Springs, VA
Amy was one of a kind! We got her when she was 3 months old. She was a true blessing in our lives. She loved her family deeply, as we loved her deeply... She was always there to greet you at the door, would tell you when she wanted a biscuit, which was at the top of the refrigerator. She would look up signaling me to give her one and then look at me and then bark, lol... She loved to chase the squirrels, but could never catch one! She almost caught one one day, she cornered it between two trees, but it got away! Bought her a stuffed squirrel for Christmas one year and she nearly ripped it apart! lol She was stubborn, hard headed, but lovable....I knew it was her time, and didn't want her to suffer....she will be missed terribly... RIP Amygirl... Mommy and Daddy miss you,and love you very much!!! Thank you to the staff of Paws & Remember, as well as Genito Animal Hospital for the care of my baby girl. It means alot to us the compassion and care you all gave to her...
Joyce and James Brusca - N. Chesterfield, VA
A year, or so ago, I stumbled onto your film "If I could Talk". It was late on a Saturday night, and it was just me and my little Jack Russell Terrier Diamonds. She would sit on my lap while I would surf the web looking for interesting things. Sometimes she would alert to certain sounds or videos, but this time she was asleep and yes this video made me cry. Diamonds woke up and calmed me with her kisses. The video made me start to think what if...no I just could not bring myself to think of such a thing...but then I did have to realize the inevitable could and would happen, and then what would I could do.So Diamonds and I began living life as though today would be her last, we had so much fun and like the dog in video her ball was her favorite toy .I learned to revel in her company.Then tragedy struck,on July 4th 2017 Diamonds was having trouble breathing while playing and she had refused her favorite snack (Dingo Bone) this was unusual enough that I called the Vet and we took her in, only to find out she had an aggressive cancer and she only had hours to live. She died in my arms, while I sang Three Times a Lady to her, at 8:27 pm that night, amidst fireworks and celebrations all around. Thanks to that video I was, and, am able to know that I was able to do all, and say all, to my little Diamonds long before, and, even during her last days with me,that I wanted to do,and I know that she was happy and content right up to her last breath.I will never forget her.
Jack Billger - NEW PARIS, IN
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