The grief associated with the loss of a pet can be as severe, if not worse, than the grief we experience with the loss of a human. Our pets come to symbolize many things to each of us. They can represent a child, an ideal mate, a parent, a playmate, a sibling and can even be a reflection of ourselves.
They are often the most faithful, patient and loving companions in our lives. Studies have shown that pets reduce our stress, help the sick heal faster, give the elderly and handicapped new purpose in life and teach us to relate more fully to the world around us. It is no wonder that they seem to work miracles in our lives, and that we would miss them so much when they are gone.
If you would like all of us to join you in remembering your pet, we can post a picture and a short written memorial about your lost loved one. Just contact our receptionist, who would be pleased to help you, or use the form below to post it on this web page.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…
Dec 1994 – May 2008
With great sadness our loving pet “Mickey” has passed on. Throughout his life Mickey filled our hearts with happiness and joy. He will be missed by a family that loved him very much.
“If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”
Special thanks to Dr. Ewing and the staff at Mountainview Animal Hospital for their loving care.
“Baylor Kramer Hoare”
May 2003 – June 2008
It is with great sadness that our sweet adorable Baylor has passed on. He brought so much joy to our lives, and happiness each and every day we got to spend with him. Thank you to Dr. Ewing for all the support you gave us.
We love you “Pooks”.
October 27, 2004 – June 16,2009
“She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.”
We love you and miss you Sadie!
February 1, 1997 – June 18, 2010
He was our sweet “Little Dude” “Pouty Face” “The Orange and White Naughty One”,“Baby of the Family” some of the many little names we gave you. We still miss you very very much. Till we are together again.
September 4, 2002 – July 9, 2014
With great sadness our beautiful little Zoe has passed on. She brought our family so much joy and happiness. She was the most loving little girl and has left a big hole in our hearts. She will be missed by everyone’s life she touched.
Love Mommy, Daddy, Chad and Todd.
Also, a special thanks to Dr. Ewing and the staff at Mountainview Animal Hospital for their loving care.
Smokey (Boo) Hayes
August 4, 1996 – September 2, 2014
Today I have lost my beloved Boo as I always called him though he was named Smokey.
He was our sweet gentle Boo, who will always be in our hearts. He is now again with his best buddy Riley.
Love you forever my Smokey-Boo, our dance will go on and on and never end. You are and always will be the handsomest Boo in the world to me. Oakley and Jake will miss their big Brofur.
To Dr. Ewing and your amazingly staff thank you for your years of caring for my Boo, both of us appreciated your care and compassion for your patients.
May 1, 2012 – March 30, 2015
Our sweet Jake was not with us very long. He would have turned three this May and we adopted him last April. He was the foofy one leaving little “foofpoops” of hair all over the house. His nickname was Fuzzybutt for his fury tushie. He was the most beautiful kitty in the world. He was a good kitty using the scratching post and never was very naughty. He provided much love to Oakley and taught him to play. We thought we would have many more years together and his passing is hurting more than I would have thought. To Dr Ewing and her wonderful compassionate staff thank you for taking care of him and for being there to help when it came time to let him go. Always grateful to you all.
November 13, 2005 – February 17, 2016
To our sweet and beautiful girl.
Thank you for being such a special and loving part of our life for the amazing ten years we had you.
We will love and miss you always Sarah.
Purring is part of every cat’s repertoire of social communication, apparently created by the movement of air in spasms through contractions of the diaphragm. Interestingly, purring is sometimes heard in cats that are severely ill or anxious, perhaps as a self-comforting vocalization. But, more typically, it is a sign of contentment, first heard in kittens as they suckle milk from their mother.