The Loss Of A Beloved Pet
We are here to help you honor the loss of your best friend.
Here is a complete listing of Local Veterinarians who can be of assistance with your ailing pet.
Transportation service is available from your vet or your home if you wish.
There are many options available for Burial or Cremation and of course you are welcome to call us 740-886-9888 if you have any questions or need assistance.
The Rainbow Bridge by Author Unknown:
Doctor Shepherd was a 1 year 9 month old domestic short hair feline.
His favorite toys were Boxes and fish on a string.
His favorite treat was chicken.
Favorite thing to do was socialize, be outside, cuddle with mom and dad, harass his fur sisters and brothers, play with water out of the faucet.
Favorite memory his first experience with the snow and seeing him lie in the bird bath in the backyard.
Rest in Peace Doctor Shepherd
Mozzarella “Pusser” Ackerman“Le pussier, le French kitty, kitty, kitty”Born Sunday August 24th 1997
Died Saturday January 21st 2017, 5:37am
She is and was the eldest member of our Kitty Cats for Jesus Club. She was our oldest and wisest woobie. Mozzarella gave us consistent love, loyalty, dedication, understanding, friendship, and did I say love? She loved us like a small child loves their parent. Every day, for nineteen years, four months, and twenty eight days, she was consistent in her genuineness, her trust of us, and her determination.
And in turn, we feel that our small “perpetual child” has fought a hard battle and is resting peacefully in the lap of the Father God Almighty.
She was our official escort, she knew the sound of our car and would greet us every time we pulled in and walk us from the car to the front door, talking and meowing all the way. During trick-or-treat, she would wear her costume and walk the kids up and down the sidewalk making sure all were welcomed properly. When she was younger, she loved lounging on the top of a gas heater that was in our living room. At times she would singe her tail fur just a smidge due to falling asleep on it and sliding slowly over to the edge. After we moved to our new house, she became a sun goddess. With her fenced in yard, basking in the warm sunshine, climbing the tree in the front yard, and adventures under the deck were just part of her daily routine. To be petted and scratched with your hands, a corn broom, or the bottom of your shoe or boot was reason for her to dance around like she was a little ballerina.
She talked a lot and always had something to say. She would come to our cries, either real or fake, hop up on your lap and put her paws on you, talk to you, snuzzle you, and give you comfort for as long as the cries lasted. She has played so many games with her best friend Kris. They would play doctor patient, so Mozzarella has literally had every part of her body at one time or another in a toilet paper bandage. She has been given treats as her “medicine” and once she even had her temperature taken (one of our family’s fondest memories). She has played dress up, worn so many different outfits, she’s even worn the My Girl doll dresses to match the dress worn by her best friend Kris.
Mozzarella was a birthday present we picked out for Kris for her sixth birthday. She loved to eat mozzarella cheese, soft Whisker Lickins, and enjoyed catnip pillows. One evening, there came an awful thunderstorm. We somehow became convinced that she was out in this terrible rain. All three of us went searching for her up and down hills, down the creek bank, under bushes, and trees. We saw a pair of eyes we thought were hers and tracked them for more than three hours. In the end he got away.
Sad and defeated, we went home to get out of our soaking wet clothes. And don’t you know she was in our bedroom closet, on top of a stack of blankets, sleeping like an angel. She had been there the whole time. We still laugh about that and wonder from time to time who and what we were chasing, and if she was laughing at us for looking for her in the pouring down rain.
Pusser was met by her bestest and most loyal bubby, Anzu, to escort her through heaven. She is now running and playing with him and they are both climbing the curtains. Right beside them, is Pickle, with Nugget riding him bareback.
“You are worthy O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things. And by Your will, they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11
“One day we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” Pope Francis
Pusser may not be able to praise God like we humans can. However, she does praise God by shining. By carrying out the role God planned for her, she glorifies her Creator. Animals were made from the same dust as humans, and have the breath of life in them the same as we do. Just as animals were a part of God’s untainted original creation, so will they be a part of the world and life when He restores everything new without the corruption of sin and death.
We are now faced with learning how to live with only memories of your beautiful spirit. Mozzarella leaves behind her best friend forever, Kris, her mommy, Anita, her daddy whom she’s always had such a crush on, Michael, and her four brothers, Aaden, Maru, Leopold, and Linus.
Thank you Pusser for all of the lessons you have taught us over the years, for spending time with Anzu when he was dying, and loyally sitting there as we dug his grave. Thank you for giving the best of yourself for 7,092 days, 178,208 hours. How many steps is that, anyway? Or how many meows were spoken? Our hearts are broken and we will see you again one day, our sweet, sweet, sweetest, baby girl woobie.
Rest In Peace Mozzarella
Boozer was a 13 year old Jack Russell Rat Terrier.
He loved to chew on bones and chase balls.
His favorite treats were Snausages and Pepperoni.
His favorite thing to do was dive into snow. He loved his sisters and brother. He loved to be in Hanna’s room barking at the window, he loved getting his butt scratched and bullying Sambo.
My favorite memory~Ever since my daughter (Hanna) brought him home, he was always there to comfort me. He always greeted me at the door, happy to see me.
Rest in Peace Boozer
Cat was 14 1/2 year old Domestic short hair cat.
Her favorite toy was Milk Rings.
Her favorite treat was temptations chicken flavor.
Favorite thing to do was Cat loved to lay on the couch and snuggle underneath a blanket with me. She also loved sleeping underneath the Christmas Tree.
A favorite memory was when she was a kitten she would pounce my feet if they were covered up. She would also jump in circles trying to attack any type of string.
Rest In Peace Cat
Pet’s Name: Sandy
Breed: Lab Mix
Favorite Toy: Tennis Ball
Favorite Treat: Any kind of bone
Favorite Thing to Do: play fetch, watch TV and nap in the sunlight.
Favorite Memory: Too many to pick just one
Rest in Peace Sandy
Bailey was a 10 year old Chihuahua.
His favorite toy was socks and Girl frog stuffed animal.
His favorite thing to do was go to the Post Office and fuss at the UPS guy. He loved to visit his friend Lola.
Favorite memory Bailey loved to hold your foot down with his if he didn’t want you to go somewhere. He traveled everywhere with us and was never alone 24/7. He loved his jackets an would pick out the one he wanted each day.
Rest in Peace Bailey
Jack was a 9 1/2 year old Fawn Boxer.
His favorite toy was dog hand puppets.
His favorite treats were cookies and peanut butter M+M’s.
His favorite thing to do was go for walks and take rides.
My favorite memory Jack was always excited to see my sons or daughter in-laws and anyone else come to the door. He would just wiggle his behind so fast. Then he would bring them a toy.
Rest in Peace Jack “Whitey” Blank
Clyde was a 15 year 6 month old West Highland White Terrier.
Born 05-17-2001 Passed 10-06-2016.
His favorite toy was a skunk.
His favorite treats were Carry out strips Bacon.
His favorite thing to do was follow me, he was my shadow.
My favorite memory was the first day I got him, he slept on my lap.
Rest in Peace Clyde
Tucker was a 13 year 5 month old West Highland Terrier.
His favorite toy was an alligator and a woodchuck.
His favorite treat was Beggin Strips.
Favorite thing to do was fetch his toys, bark at the train, and play with other dogs.
My favorite memory was If I told him we were going bye-bye, He would follow me and bark until I packed the car and put his leash on which meant “It was time to get in the car and go” He loved traveling.
Rest in Peace Tucker
Buster was a 11 1/2 year old Toy Poodle.
His favorite toys were bones and an alligator.
His favorite treats were bones.
Favorite thing to do was follow his mom and dad around the house, lay on his dads lap, and take naps.
Our favorite memory was when we would go camping, boating, and when he go outside to play.
Rest in Peace Buster
Missy was a 10 year old Pomeranian.
Her favorite toy was her Mommy. She really liked pet toys.
Her favorite treat was Nudges chicken jerky.
Missy loved going bye-bye. Her ears would perk up and she would get so excited. She didn’t care where we went as long as I was with her.
Favorite memory was waking me up every morning with her sweet love filled kisses. I actually find it hard to pick a favorite memory because every day I had with her is my favorite memory. My days revolved around her and that’s how she and I both loved it.
Rest in Peace Missy
Cash was 8 1/2 year old Boxer.
His favorite toy was squeaky toys.
His favorite treat was Raw hides.
He loved to cuddle and wrestle with his adopted brother.
My favorite memory~ I loved watching him play in the snow. My daughter loved running with him in it and throwing snowballs at him. He would try to catch them.
Rest in Peace Cash
Murphy Doodle would have been 3 in November. He was a Black Lab Mix rescued from Pitiful Paws Rescue. He loved to play with tennis balls, but any ball would do. He loved rawhide bones and had an ornery habit of stealing them from his brother Buster! His favorite thing to do was go camping with his family. His favorite memories were visiting his dad at work at the Fire Station and getting in the firetruck, wrestling with his brother Buster, and cuddling with his family since he thought he was a giant lap dog. Murphy was the sweetest, most docile animal in the world with such a gentle, loving spirit. He brought us so much joy in his short life and we will miss him every day. He is in doggie heaven with his cousin Sam, wonder what they’re doing…
Rest in Peace Murphy
Sugar may have been about 6 years old when she came to us, in January of 2013, but she quickly became part of our family. It’s hard to imagine how she may have suffered before that time. She was skinny, had a tear in her ear and had obviously been bred, a lot. She loved to run off, chasing a scent, as she was a Treeing Walker Coon Hound. We worried sick about her every time she managed to get away, but she always returned. Sugar was an extreme dog. She was either extremely running or extremely sleeping. She went from never barking to always barking. She went from 15 pounds under to 15 pounds over weight. She was horribly afraid of any sound that resembled thunder or gun shots. If outside enjoying a walk and heard those sounds, her tail immediately went between her legs and would go nowhere but back to the house. In late May 2016, she began laying more and eating less. Tests and exams indicated a very enlarged spleen, so anemic, she’d need a blood transfusion to survive surgery. The splenectomy did confirm cancer but it also afforded 2 months of living and loving together. She recovered quickly from the surgery, enjoyed many hiking trails, dipping her paws in a cold stream, and being annoyed by her little brother, Jax. It felt like she just as quickly fell weak again and joined her sisters, Cookie and Sophie to romp across The Rainbow Bridge. Forever in our hearts, Sugar!!
Rest in Peace Sugar
Tank was a 8 year 8 month old English Black Lab.
His favorite toy was squeaky toys- always tore them out.
He loved raw hide.
His favorite thing to do was play tug of war with socks and gloves.
Favorite memories was him barking at his first cow, getting treats out of your pocket, setting on the front porch, He loved his ears being rubbed, running in the snow, and lying out under the big apple tree in summer time.
Rest in Peace Tank
Maggie Too was a 12 1/2 year old Mixed breed.
Her favorite toy was a stuffed mailman.
Favorite treat was Beggin Strips.
Her favorite thing to do was lie in the front yard watching traffic and walkers pass by and greeting those who would stop and speak to her.
Favorite memory~The years that we spent together on our boats at Adams Landing Marina. Here you can see her taking a nap. 2 different owners of the marina referred to her as The “Marina Mascot”.
Rest in Peace Maggie Too
Fuzzy was a 12 year, 5 month, and 6 day old Beagle Chow mix.
Her favorite treat was swaps of chicken jerky, duck jerky, Reese cups, cadbury candy , cookies, ice cream, and rawhide sticks.
Her favorite thing to do go in the yard with daddy, and make daddy come closer to her.
Favorite memory Woo-Wooing for Daddy or Mommy when she wanted something, treats or food. Like to watch birds with Daddy every morning.
Rest in Peace Fuzzy
Odie was a 9 year old Chihuahua.
She preferred playing with her sister.
Her favorite treat was any and everything.
Her favorite thing to do was bite her puppy sister’s leg as she tried to chase a ball.
Favorite memory: Odie moved all over with me. My favorite memory is putting her in my bike basket and riding around Brooklyn when I was in NYC for grad school.
Rest in Peace Odie
Rocky was a 16 1/2 year old Domestic short hair.
He loved to chase string yarn.
His favorite treats were Whiskas Temptations.
His favorite thing to do was sleep lol.
Max was a 10 year old miniature Schnauzer.
Max would never play with toys.
He had many treats-meatballs, steak, and frosty paws were a few.
Max loved to go on rides in the golf cart.
Our favorite memories of Max was riding with him on the four wheeler. he sat upon the seat like a little man. I remember his was the first face I saw every morning he woke up and the last face I saw as he lie down beside me at night. Max was with me all through the day. I’ll miss him dearly and he’ll be forever in my heart.
Rest in Peace
Tubby was a 16 year old Tabby.
His favorite toy was a string.
His favorite treat was Graham crackers.
He loved to sleep, play, talk loudly, lay on laps, and sprint around the house.
Favorite memory Tubby was missing for 1 week, put up flyers and went door to door. When we assumed he was dead he scratched at the door 1 week to the day very happy.
Rest in Peace Tubby
Marco-Man was 18 year Spaniel.
He loved all stuffed animals in the world.
He loved Home cooked meals.
His favorite things to do was gut and remove all stuffing from ALL STUFFED ITEMS.
Favorite memory: December 1, 2001 After being with me for about a month I decided to let Marco join me and my dog Yellar in the bed. When I awoke the following morning Marco had lick a 1/2 Foot circle -hole in my $300. comforter and from then on he continue his quest of destruction!!
Rest in Peace Marco-Man
Cissi was a 14 year old toy poodle.
She didn’t play with toys.
Her favorite treat was bacon beggin strips.
Her favorite thing to do was take walks, ride in the car and look out the window, get treats for asking to go potty, go to bed and lay on big fluffy pillows.
Favorite memory when she was happy or excited her little tongue would hang out past her lips as if she were smiling. Whenever I would come home she would always come find me no matter who else was in the house and wave her little paws for me to pick her up, hug her, and make over her.
Rest in Peace Cissi
Dolph was a 7 year old AMERICAN BLACK & TAN COONHOUND.
His favorite toy was a Raccoon.
His favorite treat was chicken.
His favorite thing to do was ride in the truck.
My favorite memory was our trip to Stockport.
Rest in Peace Dolph
Dudley was a 13 year old miniature Schnauzer.
His favorite toys were chewy bones and tennis balls.
His favorite treats were Greenies .
Favorite thing to do was sit on his Poppy’s lap.
A favorite memory was when he got stung in the Backside by a Bee.
Rest in Peace Dudley
Zakk was a 9 year old Boston Terrier.
His favorite toy was his tennis ball.
He Loved peanut butter.
His favorite thing to do was chase his tennis ball, bring it back and not share. (haha!) He was a “water dog.” He loved to jump in the creek and drag out rocks half his size.
Our favorite memory. When his favorite human was born. For 6 years of his life, he never left her side. They were best friends. Zakk is missed dearly by his family, his special friend Michael, furry pal Sophie and most importantly HIS human…..Julia <3
Rest in Peace Zakk
Caesar was a 3 1/2 year old American Short hair.
His favorite toy was Milk Jug Lid Rings.
Favorite treat was Temptations.
Favorite thing to do was chasing the red dot, playing with his little brother Ollie, getting his toys our and not putting them back, and getting belly rubs.
Favorite memory was when he was rescued, he really turned on the cuteness. He jumped from the back of the litter and started head- butting and licking our fingers. We knew he was the one at that moment.
Rest in Peace Caesar
Harley was a 15 year old Papillion.
His favorite thing to do was sleep and greet you at the door.
My favorite memory was bringing Harley home!
Rest in Peace Harley
Lincoln was a 14 year old Golden Retriever.
Lincoln loved cuddling with his toys. His favorites were a pumpkin and a stuffed giraffe and hippopotamus.
Lincoln’s favorite treat was whatever I was having.
Lincoln loved going for walks and runs. He loved riding in the car. He loved his yard and his screened in porch. There wasn’t much he didn’t like to do, but being with me was his favorite thing to do.
It’s difficult to put memories of Lincoln into a few words. Lincoln and I were a family. Lincoln was a special dog, a wonderful pet, and a beautiful soul. The unconditional love he gave me will never be forgotten. Lincoln may be absent form my life, but he will never be absent from my heart.
Rest in Peace Lincoln
I believe strongly that God knew what he was doing when he sent us Rocky. He could not have sent a kinder soul to help us through the path of the next ten years. I believe my Smokey prepared Rocky to take over the role of caretaker.
Rocky was always a love bug, extremely loyal and always a rock star in our home.
Due to what happened to him when he was young all of his major systems were affected—especially his heart. We were told many times that he might not be with us long but he was with us for 10.5 years. In the end it was his heart that gave out.
Sometimes I think I see him walking beside me from the corner of my eyes. Other times I feel him in some other way. My heart aches for my friend still.
It is hard to believe it has almost been 4 months since he left us.
I find comfort in knowing that he is with my other beloved pets waiting for me. All well…happy and playing until my time on earth is done.
Cody was 9 years old.
His favorite toy was nylabones.
His favorite treat was pizza crust.
His favorite thing to do was lay in the warm sun or in front of the gas logs. He liked to take walks, go on car rides, and play with his family.
Favorite memory was when he greeted us at the door with his special smile.
Rest in Peace Cody
Ananda-Miranda was 1 day short of being 15 years old. She was a West Highland Terrier. Her favorite toy was “Mot” a long green squeak toy , Kymodo dragon, and a salamander. Her favorite treats were chicken, beef, and lamb. Favorite thing to do was play, make up games to play, chase rabbits, and snug.
Ananda-Miranda, my West Highland terrier, came to me as 3 and 1/2 pounds of gleeful puppy playfulness–ready to climb on anything, including me, to play with everything (although a cardboard toilet paper roll was her favorite for a while), to love everyone, and to run madly and happily through life. She lived up to her double name, Ananda, “the love without which the universe will fall apart” and Miranda “a wise Black woman character from Gloria Naylor’s novel Mama Day with magical powers of healing, courage, and strength. She topped out at 11 pounds 12 ounces and snuggled, sniffed, played, ran, and walked with gaiety and wit and amazing amount of character for one so small in size. She made up games to play by herself when humans were not accommodating or when she just wanted to play by herself. She would take her toys and put them up on a chair or stool or her back rest arms, then attack them and growl at them until she knocked them off, ran and terror as they fell, came back and licked them fondly, put them back up and started all over again. She would stand on her head literally, to get all “scuffed up” and with her fur in her eyes and standing on end. She was fully present and loved, unconditionally every minute of her life. Her last day we played with the first toy she had ever had, a long green squeaky toy that looked like a salamander or a Kymodo dragon that she loved for her 14 years and 364 days, until he had lost his squeaky and was gray and dingy then dragged and licked. She showed him and me the same attention and pleasure she had shown on the first day she had had him. And so it was with us -everyday we spent together was a joy.
Rest in Peace
Rest in peace Missy Macey you were the love of our life for twelve years!! Hope your playing with tennis balls and laying on all the couches you want!! Your surely missed!!
Rest In Peace Missy Macey
Zoey was a 7 year old Austrian Shepherd Mix.
Zoey’s favorite toy was orange blue balls.
Favorite treat was brushing chews.
Zoey’s favorite things to do was chase her ball and going for car rides to the park or to visit her friends and family.
Favorite memory Zoey was the sweetest, kindest, and the most obedient doggie. She was loved by everyone that she met. if you had the pleasure of meeting her then you knew that she had a special spirit about her. She is so dearly missed.
Rest in Peace Zoey
Brownie was a 11 1/2 year old Chihuahua/Dachshund.
Brownie didn’t have a favorite toy.
His favorite treat was leftovers.
Brownie loved to go for car rides, walks, or just being held. He also liked to snuggle under the blankets.
Favorite memory every time we would ask if he wants to go bye bye he would wag his tail and jump around. Holding him like a baby and rubbing his stomach.
Rest in Peace Brownie
Harley was a 16year 6 month old Boston Terrier.
His favorite toy was tennis balls.
His favorite treat was frosty paws.
Harley’s favorite thing to do was chase a tennis ball.
Favorite memory he would chase a tennis ball as long as someone was willing to throw it, then he would lay down to take a nap. He would sleep with a tennis ball in his mouth.
Rest in Peace Harley
Lady was a 20 year old One of a kind Precious feline.
Her favorite toy was a Gray mouse.
She didn’t like treats.
Her favorite thing to do was lay on my lap or anyone else. She was a real lap cat.
We have so many favorite memories. Watching the birds, sleeping with me. Being there when I come home. I loved her deeply, Miss her so much.
Rest in Peace Lady
Buffy was a 16 1/2 year old Lasha.
Her favorite treat was Weiners and Pepperoni treats.
Rest in Peace Buffy