Miami Vice

Born: April 20, 1986 (NY) - Died: June 8, 2001 (VA) 

You had been brought back to the North Shore Animal League on LI, NY three times because you were so vocal. We didn't care about that and we  immediately fell in love with you and adopted you on the spot. You were the sweetest cat. You slept with the kids and never, ever scratched them even when they played rough with you. You were a tough alpha male and you survived many ordeals. Guess you used up your 9 lives. We miss you so much, Miami. Hope and pray we will see you in heaven. 

Silkpaws Sunspot Carriacou

Born: June 10, 1994 (NJ) - Died: December 6, 2010 (FL) 

The only cat we purchased - on purpose. You were a beautiful, ruddy colored Somali. You had such big ears and the kindest disposition. Even when you were old you still acted like a kitten until the bone cancer got you. You were friends with the other animals in our family, family, friends and strangers alike. You died too soon and so unexpectedly. I  want to see you again when I, too, cross over the Rainbow Bridge. I love you, Sunspot.


 Born: Unknown - Died: 2009 (TX)

  You were the best dog companion anyone could ever hope for. I miss you, Katie.


Born: Unknown (TX?) - Died: December 10, 2008 (TX)

We  rescued you from an animal shelter that wanted to euthanize you because  you were vomiting and had diarrhea. When we brought you to our vet she  said you were old, weak, very sick, and on top of all of this you also had uncontrolled diabetes. It was obvious that your prior owners had abandoned you when you became old and sick - when you needed them the most. Shame on them! We had to euthanize you anyway, but at least you didn't die alone and unloved. I'm so very sorry you had to go like this.  I cried so much for you. You were such a handsome Burmese cat. Have the happiness you so deserved now that you are over the Rainbow Bridge.  xxooxx

Onyx a.k.a. "Black Kitty"

Born: Unknown (TX) - Died: 2008 (TX)

You walked into my life and became my best friend. At first you were scared, but after a while you relaxed and you would even sleep in my bed with me. I would always look forward to seeing you when I returned home from work. Then one day when I was away at work, my neighbor kidnapped you and brought you to the shelter. She told them you belonged to her and she wanted you killed. She had no right to do that. When I finally found out where you were it was too late. They had killed you right away per the neighbors request. I am so angry and heartbroken. I miss cuddling with you at night. I miss you so much. Is there no justice?

Little Monk

Born: Unknown (TX) - Died: 2008 (TX)

One day you came out of no where to our back door and just sat there quietly and politely until I noticed you. Twice a day from then on you would come for food. I named you "Little Monk" because you reminded me of Buddhist monks who would make their rounds daily with a begging bowl from house to house to collect food. You would never let me get close to you, but would wait calmly (like the picture) until I placed a bowl of food and water down for you. You would wait until I went back indoors and then would go eat and drink. I knew you appreciated the food. Then one day you disappeared. The following Summer we found some bones in our back garden. Someone said they were cat bones. I knew it was you. I miss your twice daily visits. Be at peace, little guy.

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Born: Unknown (TX) - Died: December 4, 2005 (TX)
  Such a cute little girl cat. We miss you.


Born: 1983 (CA) - Died: 1985 (MA)

Poor little kitty had been severely abused and was so terrified that she stayed curled in a ball in the corner of her cage at the shelter. My daughter insisted on adopting her and then she spent weeks trying to gain her trust. Eventually, Buttercup would slowly come out of hiding and came out of her shell. She even learned to play "fetch" with our daughter. Never saw a cat do that. Then we had to leave Buttercup with our daughter's grandmother when we had to move to Japan for 2 years. We couldn't bring Buttercup with us. While living in Japan we found out that Buttercup was cancer ridden and she died before we could see her again. She had a complete vet exam before we left for Japan and we were never told she was ill. We were so heartbroken. Especially our daughter. We know you are no longer in pain now that you have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. We miss and love you.


Born: November 1992 - Died: July 2010 (FL)

My Nick.


Born: Rescued from the Highway on September 1997 - Died: Sunday, January 7, 2012

Toto came into my life when I was experiencing a divorce. . .the shocking and sudden death of my dear mother in 1999, my stepdaughter and . . . my ex-husband whom I had become a caregiver for. This little pint-size Schnauzer had more love to give than any can imagine. I now realize that I focused all my love and attention on him - in turn, this little guy made my home a safe haven filled with love and warmth. Now, the silence is deafening. I cry in the mornings . . . I cry at night . . .Will I ever be able to go on and focus? Will time heal me? If not for Toto, I surely feel life would have been empty and unfulfilled, devoid of happiness. God bless you, my son.
T - tolerant; O - obedient; T - trusting ; O - one and only


Born 1997 - Died December 22, 2012

A  neighbor found you having your five kittens in the Baylor Hospital  parking lot and brought you to me. I kept you and your babies until they were old enough to be fostered and adopted out, and I kept you because  you were such a nervous little thing I didn't think you needed any more stress in your life. This Christmas I was so preoccupied and consumed  with getting "stuff" done, and so tired by 1:30 in the morning , I didn't remember you had been waiting outside for hours to come back into the house. Because of my distractions and misplaced priorities, I left you outside all night for the first time - and the last time. You fell prey, I am sure, to wildlife occasionally spotted in our area over the years. If tears could bring you back, you would be on my bed almost  immediately after "lights out," purring so loudly I would wonder if I  would get to sleep. If begging forgiveness could bring you back, I would see your face at the front window as I pull up into the driveway and then disappear because you are waiting to greet me at the door. If the deepest sorrow could bring you back, you would be sitting on the right  arm of my chair, frequently looking at the net-book in my lap -  patiently waiting for "Your turn!" But that is not to be. All you ever wanted to do was be as close to me as you could, whenever you could. I  will always be grateful for the true joy you brought into my life with your endless love and affection. I will always cherish and honor your  memory, and I promise I will find some way for this heartbreaking and  senseless loss of your life to benefit other beloved pets and/or their  "humans." Peace and love be with you, "Little Girl."


My beloved "Muffin," angel from God.
Be mindful of your creatures, O Lord, whom you have redeemed by your precious blood.

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Remy Martin Giuliano

Born: April 6, 2004 - Transitioned: January 7, 2013 (NJ)

Founding Father of Conquer Canine Cancer . . . Remission Is Our Mission!

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is dying that we are born to eternal life.


Born: August 1, 1996 (MD) - Died: December 30, 2015 (FL)

Gray female, short hair cat with a little white locket on her chest. She was rescued at only 4 weeks of age from a Chevy Caprice car engine. When 6  years old she suffered from renal (kidney) failure and had only 1/3 of one of her kidneys working. I prayed for her to remain with us many more years and to live pain free. In the Fall of 2015, at the age of 19, she started to decline rapidly and was put on hospice care. The morning she had difficulty breathing is the day I had her euthanized. Caprice went peacefully while lying on my lap. She was a very strong little girl and I miss her very much. It is my hope that she is now playing with her previously departed best friend, Sunspot.

Scout a.k.a. "Mimi"

Born: Spring 2002 (MA) - Died: July 4th, 2016

 "A Poem for Scout a.k.a. "Mimi"
Mimi will never leave our memories, the cat who shared or lives.
In subtle ways Mimi let us know his spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think we hear a meow at the door.
Or step back when we drop a tasty treat on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night, we miss you terribly.
And although times may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill,
that one place in our hearts belongs to him . . . and always will . . . forever.

Crabcake a.k.a. "Crabbles" a.k.a. "Crabby"

Born: May 17, 2001 (MD) - Died: March 9, 2017 (FL)

You were "dumped" at the Maryland House Rest Stop on I-95. When we drove up to park and opened the car door you immediately came right up to our young son. When asked, a worker told us that someone had abandoned you there about a week prior. You were a skinny little thing. The vet said you were about 4 months old. We made you a part of our family and loved you so very much. You traveled all over with us and you were the alpha female until you grew old. You died so suddenly and unexpectedly. You had been your normal self all day. When you didn't come for a snack we looked all over for you. We found you lying near the side chair in the den. You had died while we were watching TV with the other pets. We miss you so. We are thankful that you didn't appear to have suffered. You  made no noise. You died in your own home, in your comfortable spot,  surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells you loved. May we meet again  over the Rainbow Bridge when our time comes.




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