MY PET MEMORIAL
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The best dog anyone could have… a true gentle giant, protector and best friend.
After I lost my cat Cheeseburger in 2008, I was devastated and vowed I would never have another cat. A few months later my son wanted to look at fish in a pet store. They also had cat adoptions there and he convinced me to just look. As we passed the rows of cages, Jingles reached out his paw and touched my arm…of course I took that as a sign. We adopted Mr. Jingles from START II (Save the Animals Rescue Team II).
I learned Mr. Jingles was pulled from a kill list at a shelter. He was about 3-4 years old and had been in other homes, but returned. He was a big boy, about 18 pounds, white and grey with a black nose. I noticed a big bald spot on his back. I was told he was pulling out his fur, a sign of stress. He was a quirky, funny cat who picked his person right away – my son. They were best buddies. We also adopted two more cats, Tony Cat and Cheezeburger (yes another Cheezeburger, already named by the group who found him. My daughter found his picture in the newspaper and of course we had to adopt him.)
When my children moved out, it was just me and My Boys. At bedtime we all went into “our bedroom” – all of the boys had their spots on the bed. Mr. Jingles had his pillow next to me. One night he got up and came over to me and lay down across my chest – I was shocked but so happy. This became a nightly ritual – depending on my sleep position, sometimes JJ would make himself comfy on my back (picture).
Mr. Jingles would be sitting on the end table, waiting for me when I came home from work. He liked people, and I would take him to visit my Mom. He drank spring water from a paper cup on the bathroom counter; JJ loved watching the birds and “talked” to them; we’d watch Star Trek TOS together. We’d review my bird pictures and I’d ask Mr. J what kind of birds he thought they were. JJ liked music and when I would be on my computer, all of the boys would camp out on the kitchen table, Mr. J in front of the boom box. We’d share an occasional potato chip, and he tolerated kisses on his head.
I can’t believe JJ is gone. I had a dream about him the day after he passed. I was outside and I saw Mr. J in the grass. I called to him and he came to me. I picked him up…he was weightless. I held him in my arms and could feel his fur. I kissed his head like I always did. Then he was gone from my arms and I saw him back in the grass.
When I would leave for work I would always tell JJ, “Mr. Jingles, you have the bridge.” JJ is probably commanding his own starship at the Rainbow Bridge.
Mr. Jingles was an awesome cat. I miss him so much.
Mama loves you JJ. I will never forget you. I need to believe Cheeseburger was there to meet you at the bridge. Take care of each other. I love you JJ. I’m sorry.
HAPPY EASTER MEZZIMO
I LOVE YOU FROM MOMMY
I rescued you on June 19th 2011 at SPCA Tampa Bay. You were a bundle of crazy joy and enriched the family dynamic with plenty of excitement. I knew we were both old souls right away. It took me a while but I fought to make room for you, I knew I had to bring you home because it broke my heart that you were thrown around in the shelter for most of your life. Although it took a few months for you to warm up to me, it was totally worth it! This I learned after I realized you grew to trust me more and more as time went by. That is when I noticed your true loyalty towards me. I thank you for making me a better person and teaching me so much. I wish I could take back the chaos caused by relationship turmoils and having to move across country, and that difficult time I took you for granted. But I’m so glad I had you by my side. I hope you knew that I would do anything for you. It breaks my heart when I think of our last night together. You were just holding onto me, and I felt all your love but I also saw your pain. When I think of how you would sacrifice everything including your dignity just so you could be with me, to know that I’m ok, it breaks me. You literally were the toughest little man I will ever know.
You were a survivor. You were my protector, my bodyguard, my spirit animal, my crazy baby, a true charmer. Diesel really misses you. Keep Coco entertained until we all meet again. My beloved T-Bone.
Our dearest Buddy…not only were you the best dog a family could ever ask for but you were our best friend and was loved so much! Watching you struggle these past few months just broke our hearts and we had to put our selfishness aside of wanting you with us and love you enough to let you go! The pain has been unbearable but we know in our hearts you are no longer in pain and running around again in Heaven like a dog is supposed to do! Thank you for returning all that love back to us and more and know that you are forever in our hearts! Love and miss you more than you could ever imagine! Rest In Peace handsome! You were simply amazing! 💙🐶🙏🏻💙
We gave you our version of a forever home and all the love we had to offer for 10 years. You were the Queen, and Gemma and CC miss you very much. Rescuing you from the shelter that day was one of the best days of our lives and Mom and Dad miss you dearly. You impacted us more than you will ever know. We hope you are not suffering anymore and that you found your kittens that you lost when you were younger. We know we will see you again one day sweet Ruby Boo, but life won’t be the same without you. We love you.
Rest In Peace Bella. My goofy little squiddlypoof who saved me, and for that I could never repay you. You no longer have to fight, although you were such a tough cookie and fought a tougher battle than I ever could have, and through it all your main concern wasn’t being by my side and making me smile. You were so loved, and you will forever be in mommy’s and my heart. I love you, Bella.
Rest In Peace my little friend, thank you for allowing us to be in your life for 12 years. For a little dog you had a big heart. You will be greatly missed. We will love you always Lady Dog.
We miss you so much Rainbow. Words cannot begin to explain how empty our home and hearts are without you. But we will always have you right in our hearts, forever. May you rest so peacefully, our bow bow. -Mom and Dad xoxo
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
My sweet angel, forever in our hearts never forgotten. You left paw prints in our hearts for eternity.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU
CRISTO, WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH, EVEN YOUR LITTLE BROTHER CAMERON. I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE YOUR GONE. BUT I DO KNOW THAT YOU’RE IN GOD’S BEAUTIFUL HEAVENLY KINGDOM, HEALTHY, HAPPY AND STRONG. WATCHING US ALL FROM ABOVE, SENDING US YOUR LOVE. I MISS YOU MY CRISTO WHIST. HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN CRISTO, MOMMY AND EVERYONE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.
My dear sweet baby. You and your sister Shadow are both missed dearly. How I miss my mush baby. I miss how you would bark at me when you wanted something. I miss laughing at the crazy way you would steal Shadows toys. I still have your collar and leash and your tags. In my treasure box is your first puppy tooth that you lost. If I could have a wish, it would be to have you both back. You were my girls and you still are. Run gently at the Rainbow Bridge, enjoy the sun and the milkbones and the pigs ears. Till we meet again, my sweet baby. I love you.
How I miss you. As I turn the page on the calendar I wonder how you and Panda are doing at Rainbow Bridge. Knowing or hoping that you two are there gives me great comfort. I talk to you both daily, praying you can hear me. You know how much I love you. I miss your kisses and the way you rested your head next to mine at bedtime. You are my angel and I feel your presence all the time. Run gently, enjoy the sunshine, till me meet again. Much love to you
Our dearest sweet Cristo, you’ve given our family so many sweet and loving memories throughout the years. From your humorous unpredictable personality down to your warm presence, you are truly one of a kind. You will be missed so much and know that you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Our friend, our love, our family is what you will always be. May you rest in sweet paradise and continue to watch over us all. WE LOVE YOU CRISTO!! ❤️❤️❤️😘
I LOVE YOU FROM MOMMY
HAPPY VETERANS DAY
I LOVE YOU