Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pet Memorial Day

Did you know that today is Pet Memorial Day? It's a chance for pet parents to think back on the pets that are waiting for them at the Rainbow Bridge. So today is dedicated to my sweet angel aunts, Kaitlin and Nina.

This is my aunt Kaitlin. She was Momma's last dog while she lived with Grandma and Grandpa. They got her when she was just 3 months old, when Momma was in high school, and she went to the Rainbow Bridge when she was almost 14 years old. She was a very sweet and smart girl. Momma likes to talk about how she was housebroken in less than a week. She was also very dainty. She always walked on pavement if she could manage, or on nice trimmed lawns. She'd go out of her way not to walk on regular ground. If Momma wanted to keep her off the couch or an area, she'd just put up a single strip of Scotch tape, and Aunt Kaitlin wouldn't disturb it!

Aunt Kaitlin loved her tennis balls more than anything else. She would chase and chase and chase it as long as anyone would throw it for her. Momma used to take her to the park they lived by and throw the ball from the top of a huuuuuuge hill. Kaitlin would go running down it full speed and then charging back up with her ball held proudly. She also loved to swim, whether it was in a pool or a lake or the ocean. Momma said Aunt Kaitlin always snuggled with her whenever she'd go back for a visit. She was a wonderful dog, and Momma loved her very much.

This is Aunt Nina. And guess what?? She's not just my aunt, she's my cousin too 'cause she's a Legacy boxer! After Grandma and Grandpa mourned Aunt Kaitlin, they decided they wanted to meet a white boxer from LBR. Nina won my grandma's heart in a second, and she was a very spoiled little girl. She loved Momma the best, even though Momma didn't live there at all, and snuggled with Momma whenever we came to visit. She liked me a whole lot too! We played and played and played. Sadly, Grandma and Grandpa had her for less than a year when she suddenly developed leukemia and went to the Rainbow Bridge. Momma still misses her a lot.

I couldn't let a Pet Memorial Day go by without mentioning Pumba. He's the only one of our foster dogs who's gone to the Bridge so far. He was a huge guy but thought he was a lap dog and loved to snuggle with Momma as much as he could. He didn't like other dogs very much, though, and we had our disagreements. He had a lovely forever home that loved him very much, but sadly we had to help him to the Bridge when he started getting aggressive towards humans as well as pups. Momma held him the whole time until he was gone. We miss him a lot.

I know that you're all having so much fun up at the Rainbow Bridge, but I hope you know how much we miss you down here! We love you!


  1. What a beautiful tribute to the special ones in your life!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Such a beautiful tribute to all your furbabies at the Bridge.

  3. Kaitlin sounds like she was so smart and she had such a happy face. We just know shes gotta be up there in rainbow bridge so happy with all the other doggies. Thanks for sharing your memories.

  4. thank you for sharing your pictures and memories with us. Hugs a bunch.
    stella rose

  5. Sweet memories!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  6. Oh! What a lovely tribute. It made me cry. I am still sensitive when it comes to pets who have passed away. My dog has been dead for 244 days but i'm still sad about it. I still miss him. You have lovely aunts. I'm sure they have been happy with you when they were still around. We should really not forget about them.

  7. You really can't move on so fast specially there's a lot of sweet memories and no one can replace it. Like what happen to us, her name is Shimmy after her pet cremation we can't go back our normal life now, our house now is very lonely, he died 2 weeks ago only, still fresh and very painful.