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On behalf of the staff at Our Pets Our Family,
We are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal companions who have shared our lives, loved us unconditionally, and have now transitioned on. We welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet on our website's Pet Memorial page. Please feel free to complete the following Pet Memorial Form in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Lord thank you for the family you gave me
I hope I brought joy to their hearts and many smiles on their faces
They loved me the moment I came home until I took my last breath
I may have left a few paw prints and hair around the house so they will remember me.
Let them not be sad too long but let them know that they are the BEST FAMILY ever
Dr Inniss (2015)
Dr. Inniss - Duke & Chico
I'm so glad to have had you in my life, Duke; You taught me patience, fearlessness and how to be persistent.
Chico you have shared many highs and lows in my life and will always be close to my heart
Ginger came into our lives almost 14 years ago when we adopted her from the Illinois Doberman Rescue. The breeder could not sell her because of her unique coloring.That is when our unique journey with Ginger began. She progressed quickly through her training classes. We were encouraged to enter Ginger into Obedience training. She took 1st place in all the Obedience trials she entered. Ginger was introduced to a therapy Organization, Healthy Healers through her Obedience trials.She went through more training and became a Certified therapy dog.
As a therapy dog, Ginger visited elder care facilities such as Luther Manor & St Camillus. She won over the hearts of many residents, bringing smiles to their faces. Faces lit up when she came to visit and many even remembered her name. As a therapy dog, Ginger also participated in the After School and the Reading to Rover programs.
Ginger eventually retired to live out the rest of her life as the faithful companion she was when she first came home. She brought much joy to us and everyone else. She will always be loved and is sadly missed.
We thank Dr Inniss for her kindness and compassion she showed toward Ginger and us during this difficult time. We were blessed to have her with us when Ginger crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU GINGER, Scott & Cheryl
Neeko Z (2010-2018)
Mama's boy, handsome Neeko. Strong, stoic and will be forever young. Love you, Neeko!!
Alice L (2002-2018)
We will always remember our silly, precious, beautiful girl who brought so much love and laughter to us for 15 years. She was truly one of a kind and will be terribly missed by all who knew her. Thank you for everything, sweet Alice!
Diane, David, Katie and Amanda
Boomer S (2001-Dec 2017)
Over the years this handsome, young man has had his share of ups and downs. He was a member of a loving home. He lost his long time companion, Bridgette about 1 year ago, lost his master John early 2017; He was close to his mom Judy and share his home with another Basenji. Boomer was always surrounded by family who adored him. Boomer you were/ are a true companion
A faithful companion, beloved Mickey ' was with me through the loss of my husband and my move to a new home. He was, as our pets are, always close by ready to give affection and love. Our pets ask for little and they give us so much', his mom writes. The ability to have him at home when he transitioned made a difficult day a bit more bearable.
Beautiful, loyal, happy are a few words to describe Chloe. She was a member of a loving family; everyone was heartbroken to say goodbye to their loving companion. The memories they made over the years will be forever treasured by everyone in the family. Chloe you are truly missed.
Yoda became part of his family as a senior; even though he was not with the family in his puppy or adulthood he bonded so well that you would think he was always there. His size, nor health did not hinder him in any way, he did everything that he could with gusto. Yoda passed on in July, 2017. The memories he left will be treasured by his family.
Brutus's family will treasure the wonderful, times they shared with their faithful companion. Loving, loyal, friendly are a few words to describe him. He will forever be part of the family.
Her name says it all, she was the 'Princess' of her home. She was part of a family who loved her as much as she did them; They could not bear to see their beloved Princess in constant pain, they loved her enough to let her go in peace and comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. The times shared and memories made will always be close to their hearts.
In these two photos, Frodo shows sheer pleasure enjoying quality time with his mom. They spent time visiting his favorite park, hiking, taking time to enjoy the view of Lake Michigan; when he could not do it on his own he got his 'wheels'; his big smile shows pure pleasure and contentment. Frodo maybe gone physically but the memories will last forever.
Gideon's family said their farewell to their beloved boy 0n 9/12/17. He had many favorite spots however this spot under the table was by far his favorite.
Beloved KC, fearless and headstrong will always have a special place in his family's heart. Miss you KC
Maxie was by his family side when they all said goodbye to their beloved Katey. He may have been heartbroken, just like the rest of the family. His mom & dad had to say goodbye to Maxie a few months later. You've been a faithful and loving companion Maxie and we will always love you.
You left us too soon. The girls will always love you. We miss you.
Roberto T. (1999-7/21/2017)
This handsome fellow was his mom's constant companion. There was no doubt that he loved his mom. When his health began and continued to fail, she made the painful decision to let him go peacefully at home. Roberto rested comfortably in his mom's arms as she lovingly said her last goodbye.
Lady Latte' G
Poised and sitting like a lady, beautiful Lady Latte' was an integral part of her family. With a heavy heart her mom said her her goodbyes in the comfort of her home on 6/15/2017. Beloved Lady Latte' will always have a special place in mom's heart
Zena A. was adopted into her family from the Humane Society as a youngster and spent the rest of her life loved and pampered by her family. She did not hesitate in letting you know that she disliked having her nails trimmed. When her health started to fail, she was very cooperative in taking her medications; in spite of her mom's diligent efforts her health continued to decline. Her family sadly said their goodbye to their beautiful Zena on the evening of 5/27/2017.
Axel M (2011-2017)
Axel enjoyed going on hikes in spite of the weather conditions. The beach, the woods, hiking trails were places where you could find him in company with his sister Stella & mom. Loyal, loving and engaging he will always have a place in his mom's heart. Axel you are truly missed.
Harley J (2004-2/26/2017)
'My handsome boy', his mom calls him; Harley looked forward to his daily walks, his trip to the groomer, getting a new squeaky toy, ice cream treats and most of all the company of his mom. He adored her. His kitty companion, Rosabell cuddled next to him on many occasions. Losing him has left a huge void in his home. Harley left many fond memories for the family to always cherish. We love you 'handsome boy'
These photos captured Marley doing some of the things he enjoyed, sleeping under the covers, ( blanket on his head), spending time with his sister Mckenzie and dressed up in his Halloween costume. Marley was with his family for a short while and together they made many wonderful memories. These memories will be held close to their hearts and will be treasured forever. We love and miss you Marley.
Dudley R (2002-2017)
Dudley was small in stature but filled his home with lots of love. As his health declined, his family noticed that he could not enjoy the many pleasures he once did. With heavy hearts, they held him close and said their goodbyes to their beloved boy. You are a special boy and will be forever in our hearts.
I always loved this picture of Rocco. He was just starting to lose the feeling in his back legs. This is one of the last pictures I took while he was still capable of standing. He really was such a sweet, amazing, smart and loving boy. He couldn't hear but listened better than any dog I ever had. I'm so grateful he was brought into my life. I have many wonderful memories with him. I miss him dearly.
Thank you for being so kind and gentle with him in our home and also with me. Thank you for helping me get through saying goodbye to him, for understanding how much a dog can mean to someone and they are truly a family member. It was so nice to be able to have him go in peace in his own home, where he felt safe, comfortable and loved. Thank you for providing this service in our home. I've had to go through this with several other dogs and they were not as peaceful, comfortable or calm.
Young, strong Chester's life was short however he was loved by his entire family. Chester will always be close because the memories he made will be there forever.
Baxter's family said goodbye to their handsome boy a few years ago. 'I still miss him everyday" writes his mom. Memories of their beloved boy will forever be in their hearts
Schatzie W. has been a loving companion from the moment she came home as a young beautiful fawn colored pup. As the years went by, she faced a few medical problems that her mom diligently handled and Schatzie was so energised that you would hardly believe she was up in years. At 15 years old she had outlived many of her breed. Having to say goodbye to her beloved Schatzie who was her constant companion, was one of the most difficult decisions her mom had to make. On 12/3/2016, she passed away quietly at home. Miss you Schatzie !!
Zack came to his family as a little bundle of joy. He grew acquiring the magnificent coat that was something to see. Zack was part of a loving home and family. With heavy hearts and deep sadness his family said their goodbyes early evening of 1/1/2017; they could not allow their beloved Zack to suffer. Memories of Zack will always be close by. We miss you Zack !!
Tiny toy poodle all-black Pearl came to us small enough to fit in one hand 16 years ago. Within 6 months she had achieved an exquisite silver coat- a specimen to behold and she remained beautiful, retaining her tiny perfect little physique of 3.5 # for her lifetime, despite a lifelong habit of scrounging for the tiniest fallen tit-bits on the kitchen floor, but she never let her size slow her down. She was a little lady through and through, tough and loyal to her family throughout her very long life. In recent months she became a very stooped arthritic little old lady, blind, toothless and increasingly disoriented, but her little heart just kept ticking beyond its prime. When she started loosing her balance more and more frequently a few weeks ago, we prayed she would simply go in her sleep, but she just kept plugging along. When we woke up one day a week ago we saw in a flash that it was time to make that hard call to Dr Inniss. Pearl died peacefully in our home through her care and compassion, 2 days after we called, two days before Christmas. Today Dr Inniss brought Pearl's ashes home to us and we together placed them in a beautiful antique gilded perfume bottle. Little Pearl has left a big hole in our family, but lady that she was led us (we know) to who could potentially be her legacy even before she left -tiny teacup Charlie. Charlie is due to arrive in 3 days. He will help to ease the pain, but our tears will not stop as there will never be another Pearl. Thank you with all our hearts Dr. Inniss
Eileen and John Jones
Tori was the first rescue cat I,(John) brought home. She was petite and feisty. Tory's health faded in 2015, when she was 18 years old; I felt the pain of saying goodbye to my beloved girl, I didn't think I had the courage but she was no longer the Tori I knew. I was comforted in my other kitties especially Rihanna, fondly known as ReRe, who was close to Tori. In 2016, ReRe started to favor her left front leg. I got the bad news that it was bone cancer; amputation was not an option because of the location. When her pain medication did not alleviate her pain any longer, I had to make the decision to let her go; On 12/13/2016 she passed away quietly in my arms. Needless to say I felt the pain of separation once again. Saying goodbye to the girls was one of the toughest decisions I ever made. My comfort is that they are together again.
Snowball's family said their goodbyes Sept./2015. Everyone in the family was devastated including his long time companion, Tigger. He left a void in the home.
Tigger, Snowball's companion left his family on 12/22/2016. The whole family is heartbroken; they are comforted in knowing that he is now reunited with his buddy, Snowball.
Snowball & Tigger you will be forever in our hearts.
Butch S was an integral part of his family. Over the last 12 months he faced a number of medical challenges however he remained stoic and responded to his dad's voice and touch. Butch you will always have a place in your dad's heart.
Lucky P was a special young man who had his favorite spots to lie, sit, relax. He was loved and will be sorely missed by his entire family especially his companion Eeeps, who has been looking for him. Lucky you will always be loved by all.
Beautiful beloved Shadow B enjoyed being with her family; she wore her Packer colors on game day. Her family said their goodbyes to her in the comfort of her home. She left an imprint on their hearts and will be loved forever.
Gorda B (2009-2016)
Gorda spent her 7 years loved by her entire family. She was truly a wonderful companion. Her family was by her side throughout her illness and at the very end of her life. Memories of her will always be foremost in their minds because she was a part of the family. Gorda you will be loved forever.
Beaumont doing what he loved -playing with his Kong and just hanging out in HIS backyard. We were lucky to have him in our lives, states Maureen & Bruce. We miss his enthusiasm. His strong personality was what made him so special, he will be sorely missed.
This gentle giant, Sammy, was loved beyond measure. He enjoyed being outdoors especially when the temperature dipped; his thick coat a perfect covering for the cold. His mom & dad had the difficult task of saying goodbye to their beloved Sammy on 9/30/2016. Memories of Sammy will be forever in their hearts.
This close knit family said their goodbyes to their beloved Noots on 9/25/2016.
'If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever' is inscribed on his memorial plaque; and certainly was meant by each family member. He is gone but the happy memories of him will be forever in their hearts.
Mandy Marie B (2003-2016)
Dear Dr Monica,
Thank you for your outstanding service with Mandy our beloved. From the first time you entered our home, you have been compassionate, caring and very understanding. You not only helped our 13 year old Mandy have peace on her last day but also extended that peace to the family that loved her so much.
We cannot thank you enough for making Mandy's last days peaceful ones. We miss her terribly, but, we feel that your humane process eased our grief considerably.
Debra & Randy
Tommy was injured when he came into his family's home from the outdoors. He was nursed back to health and took up permanent residence inside without the desire to go back outdoors. He loved his family and they adored him. With sadness and heavy hearts they said their goodbyes to this wonderful soul when he developed a medical condition that was untreatable. His time was short but the memories will last forever.
Love you Thomas
Geri and her family said goodbye to their beloved MayLea on 7/25/2016. She was such a gentle, lovable companion. She is greatly missed but has left many wonderful memories. You are missed MayLea..