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Remembering Mystic: Mystic, you were the best dog we could have asked for; full of energy, playfulness, and occasional mischief. Thank you for keeping Dylan warm at night in high school; for getting Cassie out to exercise every day after school, and for keeping Brad such great company when he was the only child left at home. Your Mom appreciates all the runs you went on with her, and your Dad can’t thank you enough for how well behaved you were. You were a beautiful dog who stopped drivers, walkers, and runners in their tracks when they saw you. You kept us all entertained with your toys, sparkle, and peaceful presence. We miss you!!

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Our family lost yet another furry family member this week, truly the best dog we’ve ever had. Our Fatty, lil Fat Man, brought us so much happiness and laughter over these 11 years. He had tons of character and personality, and he was truly the boss in this family. His favorite things were cuddling for hours if you’d let him, and he’d spend all day and night outside hunting and eating bugs, worms, praying mantises and even frogs. He was plagued with problems from the start, but he never that stop him. I hope Sammy was waiting for him in heaven, as they were best buds.
Ricky, my son, said it best yesterday: Even though it hurts so much to say goodbye, it’s worth it because of all the happy memories and laughter he brought to our family.
We love you Fat Fat!! We’ll see you in heaven! ❤️ 😢😢

 

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Lulu, 2008-2018. Awesome companion, snuggle bear, clown, co-founder Team Zoomie. Cheers to a great life and wonderful memories!

 

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Quoting Jake’s human sister:  Jake, you came into our lives and family at a time we didn’t even know how much we needed you!  You were such a joyful pup and brought so much happiness to our family.  You could run like the wind, swim like a duck, eat like you were always starving, drool like an open faucet, play hide and seek like a real pro and love so unconditionally no matter the circumstances.  We will miss so many things about you.  We are all so grateful that thunder won’t cause you to shake and pant anymore and that a doorbell ringing or a siren coming down the road won’t cause you such distress. May you find all the orange squishy balls and play endlessly with great abandon.  We will miss you dear boy…always and forever.  Love, Your Family

Janet Centini

 

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Griff (aka Griffers, Griffie, Mr. G, G-man, G$)

Words cannot even begin to describe my love for you and the gratitude that i have for you. Loving you was the best thing that I’ve done. In doing so, you returned that love exponentially and unconditionally. When I’ve seen my darkest days, you were there to remind me of the light. It is no coincidence that you came into my life the day that I returned from eating disorder treatment. When we met, we chose each other. For me, it was love at first sight. You, on the other hand, enjoyed the chase! I’ll never forget the first time that you comforted me with your head on my lap, You were a constant source of love and laughter. You protected me with a fierce loyalty. You reminded me to play, explore, and go on adventures.

The bond we shared was unequivocal to any that I’ve had or will have. Before my soulmat came, it was you – my soul dog. I may have been your third home, but with me is where you were meant to be. You lived such an amazing life and touched so many people along the day. You wore your therapy dog vest with pride as well as all of the silly costumes…just to make me happy. I will never forget the feel of your fur, the velvet of your ears, your listening ear, the feel of your wet kisses, or the wag of your tail. I’d give anything to hear it thumping as I enter the house.

You spent most of your life sleeping in my bed, curled up behind my bent knees, protecting me. And when it came time for our family to grow, you loved each and every addition. There were many times when you were my reason for living. Thank you for giving me fore months to heal myself and prepare for your passing. I would’ve never felt fully prepared, but you waited until you knew that I wasn’t too broken. I will never have a bond with a dog the way that I had with you.

Thank you for licking my tears, being silly, always obeying, hiking, swimming, traveling, cuddling, drooling, fetching, loving – for being with me and sharing this life.

You are my Griffers, my only Griffers
You make me happy ’cause Griff is grey
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my Griffers away

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My sweet, loving little boy

My little white shadow

My kitty soul mate

I will miss:

having to re-clip the blinds every night after you jump into the window and knock them out

the “ticka-ticka-tick” of your claws across the floor when I call you for cuddles

your sweet “meow” when you roll onto your back asking me for belly rubs

burying my face in your soft little kitty belly

your gentle little love bites

kissing your puffy white cheeks

rearranging the kitchen rug several times a day because you tried to wrap yourself up in it

seeing you sleeping peacefully on the bed

your little kitty body in the window staring intently at things I can never see

how excited and noisy you get at mealtimes

the way you dig around in the toybox looking for the exact toy you want

your amazing soccer goalie skills

you greeting me noisily at the door when I come home

the way you love with complete abandon, turning into a sweet little bundle of head bumps, purrs and drool

your gentle, loving presence
For such a little man, you take up so much space in my heart. I am so, so thankful for the time we had together. I only wish it could have been longer.

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“Decker came to us from a family who could no longer care for him as they felt they should. Decker jumped right in our car the first time my husband met him and perhaps the dog knew that we would need him so much over the years. He was a companion for our first dog, a therapist for me, a buddy to my husband, and the first dog my son ever walked. Decker was the reason we bought a king-sized bed as he grew accustomed to (read: refused to leave) sleeping in between us. He loved food and walks and accompanied us on many hikes. When our first son passed away at home with us 10 days after birth, Decker – who normally could be found sleeping the day away on the loveseat – followed me from room to room until he felt I would recover and be all right. He was a special soul who understand life better than perhaps any of us ever will. We loved him, were grateful for him, and will always remember our Decker Dog.”

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Daisy was more than ‘just a dog’ she was our baby, our family, our best friend and one of the great loves of our lives. She was always there with her calm loving presence, through losses, surgeries, triumphs and failures. She always seemed to know exactly what we needed; a lick on the hand, a golden smile or just letting us know she was there- just loving us through it all.

She was the ‘mother hen’ of our little family; the cats treated her as their mother, snuggling and sleeping alongside her. The other dogs looked to her for guidance and leadership, she was their role model and set the tone for best behavior. She loved her walks because she adored meeting people, particularly children. She loved her treats, her ball and getting pet by humans. She was always sweet and kind to everyone and every creature.

Our house is not the same without her loving, pure and genuine presence. My hope is when it is my time, I will be met by love Daisy and her sister Sugar, she was quite simply one of the sweetest souls I have ever know and I will miss her always. Goodbye my sweet girl, until we meet again.

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Our family is devastated by the loss of our sweet, Callie girl. She was loved beyond words as a member of our family. Her life hasn’t always been a good one. Her first two years, she found herself chained to a tree, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with little shelter, food and water. Thankfully, with help from my Mother-in-law, she was able to escape those conditions and live the rest of her life with us. Callie has been a part of our family for 11 years and even after the neglect and mistreatment of humans she has always shown nothing but love, kindness and loyalty. In our home she was known as the “Best girl dog in the world” and was told regularly. Saying goodbye to her was one of the hardest things we’ve ever done but we knew it was her time to cross over. We take comfort in knowing that many will welcome her upon her arrival at the Rainbow Bridge and that her pain is gone.

We love you so much, sweet girl. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. You are etched in our hearts and souls and we can never thank you enough for the love that you provided our family.

All our love,

Kara, Jay, Ethan and Jake

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We are so lucky to have known and loved Ted. He liked scratching his chin on a hardcover book, sneaking onto the kitchen counter, sunbathing, and curling up in his bed like a cinnamon roll. At night, he enjoyed reading with Mom and watching TV with Dad. We miss his loud Insta-purr, the sound of his pads on our hardwood floors, and his evening snuggles.

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