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We understand the bond between a person and thier pet. Please take a moment to submit a tribute or memorial that you might share with others about your pet.

Molly Ann Martinez

1992 - August 2010

It was fate that brought Molly to us in 1992. She was already 2 years old and skiddish because she came from an abusive home. Yet once she settled in and realized we were cat lovers, Molly began to trust us and showed us her intelligence and cleverness. Molly had a total "cat"itude, she was not a fan of kids or other cats. When it was bedtime, she would come into my room and put me to sleep by making biscuits on my shoulder. We all have so many fond memories of Molly over the 18 years that we had her. She was the most loved cat in the world and loved us in return. We know that she lived a fulfilled happy life. The decision to let her go was not a decision we made lightly. It was the most agonizing decision an animal lover can ever make but we made it out of love and mercy. She suffered from arthritis, was losing her hearing, and her body was wearing down from age. On August 17, 2010; I took Molly to the vet and was with her, petting her and talking to her as she slipped away. I know she is in a better place and we will all get to see her beautiful face again.

Molly was not just a pet she was a sister, a daughter and a best friend. She was a part of our family and was treated with respect and love. We treated her more like a person then a cat. We will forever miss her and always have her in our hearts. We can never replace her nor would we ever try.

Our family would sincerely like to thank Cay and Claudia for making this difficult time easier. Before finding Paws Memorial we had no idea what we were going to do with Molly's remains. With their help and professionalism, we have Molly in a beautiful urn at home where she belongs.

The Martinez Family

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SADI My Lady Pringle

May 2001 - June 2010

SADI My Lady came into my life in May of 2001 and crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 26, 2010, of complications from a cancerous tumor after having beaten lymphoma and hypercalcemia. Sadi became my baby when I gave $50 to someone who had her chained. She was a faithful, loving, beautiful companion, and will be dearly missed. In Sadi’s leisure time, she enjoyed treats, especially boiled chicken, cheese and peanutbutter, sleeping in her recliner, lying in my arms like a baby, getting her tummy rubbed, barking at the mailman and chasing birds and “killer” squirrels in the yard. Sadi is survived by her mom, Marcella Pringle, siblings, Monti, Trixi, Grayci, Shatzi and Selonge. Sadi was cremated and ashes placed, in a place of honor in the living room so she will continue to be with her loving family. A memorial service will not be held but donations in Sadi’s memory may be made to Piggers’ Pals, Scout’s Honor or Friends for Life.

Goodnight my sweet, sweet Sady My Lady. I love you!

Macella Pringle

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see;
The sun will rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me, too.

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name
And petted me with her hand.
She said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But when I walked through Heaven’s gate,
And felt so much at home;
As God looked down and smiled at me,
From His beautiful golden throne,

He said, “This is eternity,
And now we welcome you,
Today your life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
For you see, each day’s the same day,
There’s no longing for the past.
Now you have been so faithful,
So trusting, loyal and true;
Though there were times you did things,
You knew you shouldn’t do.
But good dogs are forgiven,
And now at last you’re free;
So won’t you sit here by my side
And wait right here with me?”

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I’m right there in your heart.

Author Unknown

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September 1995-February 2010

Puchito came into our lives on September of 1995 and from that day he was like our best friend and almost like a son. He lived with us 15 years and 5 months and each of those days we received from him lots of love and loyalty. He lived each moment of his life with ours, and represented for us not only a pet but a member of our family. I would even say that he became a part of our conversations, because his expressions were almost human like on his tiny face, no matter the situation, be it happy or sad. He was small in size but with a big heart! For all occasions Puchito was always obedient and had plenty of discipline, weather it was for his own necessities or when we would take him to a park.

When he turned 13 years old, his health started to deteriorate and he started to have signs of Diabetes. He started to receive specific treatment for Diabetes and for urinary complications. He responded to each moment of his treatments of insulin shots, with discomfort but, with the same loyalty and humbleness of always.

February 26, 2010 was a heartbreaking and unforgettable day for all of us. Puchito physically left this earth. The pain and nostalgia overcame our lives and of those who also loved and cared for him. But, he is always in our hearts and now he is an angel that cares for us from above.

In our most grieving time, we put our trust in a cremation company, hoping that in return we would receive peace and comfort with Puchito’s remains and that he would be once again close to our hearts for always. Unfortunately, we had the most disheartened news. Those remains that were with us, in our home, that we gave care to, we found were not our beloved Puchito. They were in fact some one else’s pet. This was a devastating moment for us. The news caused us to have a lot of sorrow and disillusion. We are grateful to our vet and his assistant for their honesty. Without them we would have not known the truth.

Four months had passed since Puchito’s died and he had still not been cremated. At the same veterinarian clinic we were then recommended to go to Paws Memorial Service. Paws Memorial contacted us and explained their services and how their policy worked. They even invited us to come and observe in the moment of Puchito’s cremation. We appreciate how we received Puchito’s remains and we were impressed with the professionalism and the details of how the process was handled, which can only be done when there is love and respect.

Thank you to Paws Memorial Service for returning to us our Puchito!

The Stanfield Family

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Marley came into my life 18 years ago when I saw an ad in the paper for 8-week-old Miniature Schnauzers for only $100!! He began life with coarse black hair that turned into soft blonde hair. He really wasn’t a schnauzer but more likely a schnoodle, but I loved him nonetheless.

As a pup, Marley was a little troublemaker and he never wanted to leave my side. Everyone who met him loved his personality. He got along with all people, dogs, and even cats. He would love you more if you gave him food. Oh, how he loved food! There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t eat, except maybe lettuce. But because of his love for food, he suffered from pancreatitis attacks at least 4 times (a couple of times, it was my fault for feeding him the wrong food) resulting in cutting out all fatty foods from his diet forever! At our doggie-parties I made him wear a t-shirt with “Do Not Feed Me” warnings all over it.

One of Marley’s endearing traits was his loyalty to me and how he would try to protect me from anyone. My mom and sister would act like they were hitting me and Marley would come running from where ever he was and “bite” their hand in order to protect me. Marley’s favorite game to play was “Toss-Across.” My husband, Ronnie and I would sit several feet apart and toss a ball or a plush toy to each other while Marley would try to catch it in mid air. Marley could play the game for a long time. He was active until a couple of years ago. At which point, he began losing his eyesight (his doctor said Marley had a little “fog on the windshield”) and his hearing, but he remained in good health.

On Friday, June 4, 2010, Marley didn’t want to eat. We thought it was due to the medicine he was recently given for a cough he had developed. I made him some chicken and rice to eat throughout the weekend until he felt better but he never regained his usual appetite. By Tuesday, he stopped eating. His vet said that Marley was shutting down and to make him as comfortable as possible. By Thursday, we finally admitted to ourselves that we had to do what we dreaded the most - to allow Marley to make the journey to the Rainbow Bridge. We said our goodbyes and reminded Marley how he had always been the best dog and that we loved him very much - not a day would go by when we didn’t tell him we loved him. I tried giving him a bit of yogurt so he wouldn’t go on an empty stomach, but he didn’t want it. For someone who always had a healthy appetite to refuse even a tiny morsel of food, we knew it was the right time and shouldn’t put it off any longer. On June 10, Ronnie and I drove Marley one final time to the vet’s office. We placed Ronnie’s necklace and cross, which was blessed by a priest, around Marley. Together, while holding Marley in my arms, we said goodbye to our boy. I reminded Marley of the Rainbow Bridge and told him that soon he will be full of health and will be running & playing and will be able to eat to his heart’s content and not get sick. And one day, we’ll be together again. At the age of 17 years, 3 months and 21 days, Marley took his last breath.

Years before Marley’s passing, just the thought of it would easily bring me to tears. During a session with two pet communicators last year, Marley expressed to them that I worried and cried a lot for him. Marley also told them that he wouldn’t leave me until I was ready. Even though I did shed a lot of tears in the days before his passing, I told Marley many times to not worry about me and that it was ok for him to go. Although I miss Marley’s physical presence, I did not fall to pieces like I thought I would. I know that Marley had a wonderful life and was with me for a long time and I will forever cherish the memories I have of my first fur-baby. He will remain in my heart forever. Wouldn’t you know, to the very end, my best friend was still looking out for me and for that I am forever grateful to Marley.

We love you Pop and miss you dearly but we know you’re having a ball at the Rainbow Bridge!

Veronica & Ronnie Paiyou

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January 2001-June 2010

I would like to thank you for helping us in our time of grief. Beau adopted me as his parent in January of 2001, and it was love at first site. From the first time I held him in my arms, I swore to love and protect him. So, it was with a heavy heart and sadness that we sent Beau to Heaven on June 14, 2010. Beau has left behind two parents that adored him, and many friends and family that sorely miss him. We know that Beau is watching over us, but that knowledge does not always take away the sorrow. We miss him dearly and know that one day we will be together as a family once again.

Gary D. Weaver

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January 1996-May 2010

On May 20, 2010 we lost our beloved dog Ginger. She lived a good long life and we loved having her for 14 1/2 years. The backyard was one of her favorite places to be especially when it was time for a barbecue cookout. Once she saw the pit, it was an outdoor event till the cooking was done. Eddie and I have had just a few dogs in our lifetime, but Ginger has left us with such holes in our hearts. She was just the perfect dog and we loved her so much. We are left with many fond memories and beautiful pictures of her to cherish. The day we lost her was terribly sad but strangely as beautiful as it could have been. From everything to my vets office to the paws memorial where she was cremated. I could not have asked for anything to be any more perfect than it was. From the love I felt from my vet to the love and compassion I felt from Cay & Claudia. Those 3 people made the saddest day in our lives just about as beautiful as it could be. I know it was Gingers time to go and feel so blessed to have had the love and care we received.

Ed and Cathy Ramsey

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Katy Gunn

October 12, 1996 – March 27, 2010

Katy moved to the Woodway in 1997 when she was 1 year old and immediately loved her new home. She enjoyed high-rise living and befriended just about everyone she met in the elevator and hallways. The floor to ceiling windows provided a perfect place to stretch out and watch the happenings in the neighborhood along Riverway. Great walking paths were nearby along the streets in Tanglewood, the park across from Saint Martin’s and the lake by the Omni, where we took care not to get too close to the swans when they had young offspring. One of Katy’s favorite activities was to fetch toys and she would eagerly retrieve them over and over. She learned to do ‘tricks for treats’ and could ‘sit’, ‘lay down’, ‘sneeze’ and ‘gimme 5’.

Katy went just about everywhere with Mary, including Home Depot, Farmer’s Market (two of her favorite outings), on airline trips and anywhere else that allowed dogs. She was the only dog Grandma and Grandpa Gunn allowed to come visit them and stay in their home. She went to the office every day, where she had much fun playing with everyone there. When Mary moved her office into their home at the Woodway, Katy missed her office buddies; she loved to be with people. She also loved to have birthday parties and invited her ‘people’ friends, who always had a great time! She delighted in greeting children and wherever she went, kids always came up to Katy and wanted to pet her.

Although she wasn’t fond of baths, she patiently sat thru the process because she loved to be clean and fluffy and look beautiful. She was a happy little dog with a big spirit. When she lost her eyesight due to macular degeneration she got to go for walks in her pink doggy stroller. As she got older, one of her favorite pastimes was laying on a lounge chair by Mary on the balcony, and enjoying the sun and fresh air.

Katy had a great life, and made my life much richer. For me, she was – as I often told her – ‘The Best Puppy in the World’. I feel truly blessed and grateful to have had her for my constant companion and Best Friend for 13 1⁄2 years.

Katy was a little sweetheart and will be dearly missed by all of her friends, and especially by me.

Mary Gunn

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