Pet Tributes

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Tom Hall, aka Thomas, Tom a lom, Tommy, TT, Big Guy, Thomas O’Malley

19/05/2008 - 29/08/2022

Sharing sad news with you all. I made the heart breaking decision to help Tom across the rainbow bridge this morning. His quality of life had taken a turn for the worse in the last year with his limited mobility in his back legs. During the last week, things had taken a downturn. With my daughters by my side, we took our last walk with Tom this morning. We had a beautiful at home goodbye with Tom in his favorite place, the deck. It was a gorgeous deck day and he went very quickly and peacefully with the three of us by his side. I’m thankful for the 8 years that I had with him, though it still wasn’t long enough in my opinion. We rescued each other shortly after my Mom passed away 8 years ago. He had been a community dog at the Siksika Reserve. He’s been my best friend fur baby through my husband Mike Hall’s passing. I’m thankful for every single day that I was fortunate to share with him. Mike and Bella will be at the pearly gates ready to welcome him with open arms. Run free my boy, Ma loves you and always remember, You Are My Sunshine.

Love: Ma, Courtney & Kaylee

Pickle

01/05/2017 - 18/08/2022

Her name was Pickle. She was shaped like an avocado. Pickle is survived by her human family and furry siblings, Missy and Binoo. She is predeceased by Baby Guinea Pig, Willis, Elmo, Curious and Fuzzy. Pickle loved eating. She squealed every morning for her food. She was a cute, chubby guinea pig. She will be missed.

- Teresa

Milo

Passed 31/05/2022

Rest easy Milo man. Pet heaven helped with Tiger, they have her picture above the printer, Milo is her son. May you meet again in the sky's above us.

Miss you both.

Mike

Diya

24/06/2005 - 31/05/2022

There is so much to say about our beautiful dog named Diya, This cuddly fur ball was to brought to our attention by my sister, Holly. One day, Holly was browsing intently through ads in the newspaper determined to find us a dog. All credit goes to her for finding one particular ad which stated "cute, cuddly Bichon Shih tzu, female". Without a moment's hesitation, Holly scheduled an appointment with the breeder. On September 10, 2005, Holly, my mom, Sarita; dad, Bansi; and I (Kunal) arrived at the breeder's home. We learned that this pup was the last in a litter of eight. When we saw this pup and interacted with her, we instantly loved her. She was a multicolor pup; white and grey, with hints of black and even gold! We made a decision that would alter our lives in the best way possible; this cute pup was ours and coming home with us. While on the way home, we all decided what we would call this precious pup; Diya it was. In Hinduism, the name Diya means "light" or "lamp". Diya's are used in the Hindu celebration known as Diwali. Our dog was the much needed light in our lives and the name was a perfect fit.

Throughout her younger years, Diya was mischievous and playful. She loved playing with all her toys and running around the house Like a hurricane (she was known as Hurricane Diya). Her energy was exhilarating and there was never a dull moment. I will never forget how she loved to chew on my mom's shoe. There was something about that shoe that intrigued her and it was only that shoe. One day, Diya was seen jumping over the gate installed in front of her room. When she saw my mom climbing the stairs, she quickly jumped over the gate and back into her room. I couldn't contain my laughter at that moment. Diya allowed me to express myself and I often became mischievous with her.

Apart from this, Diya was known for her many "quirks" , such as jumping on the sofa and cuddling behind our necks (I called her a neck warmer), and chewing on my fingers for which I nicknamed her portable shark". In fact, Diya had a myriad of nicknames; some were cute, some strange, and some even ridiculous. Holly fondly called her "Diya dog". When Diya slept in my room, she often chewed on my blanket until she fell asleep. In addition, Diya enjoyed rummaging through shopping bags after we came home with groceries. She knew which items were hers and often removed them from the bags without our knowledge. This resulted in phone calls to the stores to locate the missing items.

Diya was a people lover. She would perform a "dance" on her hind legs when guests visited and she greeted everyone lovingly. Some of our guests even wanted to keep her! Diya often comforted our visitors by sitting next to them. This effort of hers was always appreciated and admired. It's no wonder why everyone loved Diya.

As Diya became older, she suffered from health conditions, such as kidney disease, cataracts and a pronounced heart murmur. After Holly's sudden passing in 2020, Diya began to deteriorate both cognitively and physically. She was believed to have Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) in early 2021, and lost significant weight later that same year. At this point, we were determined to help Diya strive.

In May 2022, Diya's health further declined. She suddenly developed a nasal infection and lost interest in eating, presumably due to extreme discomfort. On May 31, Diya's condition took a turn for the worse. We knew time was not on our side after realizing how weak she had become. We made the most painful decision in our lives; euthanasia. On the way to the vet, Diya was completely silent; there was no anxiety, no screaming and no barking. It was as though she was slipping away. With Diya on my lap, and her head facing my mom, the veterinarian administered the euthanasia drug. My heart sank at that moment and I was in disbelief. When it was all over, I cradled my dog in my arms and wept. This light in our life was extinguished.

On June 1, we arrived at Pet Heaven for a witnessed cremation. Diya was dressed in a pink hoodie engraved with her name and she was wrapped in a pink blanket. We were given the opportunity to spend time with her prior to the cremation. We played Hindu devotional music and my mom placed a few drops of water from the Ganges on the side of Diya's mouth. We spoke to her while caressing her head, and I snuggled my face in hers. We knew she was now with Holly and that was the greatest consolation. With one last kiss, we were ready to continue. Diya was laid to rest on her dog bed, surrounded by her favorite toys, flowers and a birthday cupcake I bought for her that she never ate. Pushing that button on the cremation machine was not easy and reminded us of losing Holly all over again. I wished this precious gift in my life the very best and said I will see her at the Rainbow Bridge when my time comes. That evening, we collected the cremated remains of our beloved Diya dog.

We thank the staff at Pet Heaven from the bottom of our hearts for their kindness, sensitivity and compassion during this painful ordeal. You made our pet's final journey memorable and offered us the opportunity to be with her until the very end.

Regards,

Kunal, Sarita & Bansi

Loops

15/07/2014 - 26/05/2022

Loops was the most caring, sweet, best dog one could ever own. Never did she bark, but was taught to say "I love you" which would come out of her mouth like "Err Wuv You". She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She became a real therapy dog for me after the passing of my daughter (her mom), would always lay with you, under the sheets, skin to skin contact as she was a Chinese Crested and would roll over some day and see her right next to you face to face with her funny looking hairdoo. She always made me laugh and smile. She loved the sunshine. this photo show that and almost looks like there is a halo over her head. Loops is now at Rainbow Bridge with her mom, Kylie. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered every day.

Love Gramma Ronaye

Dexter

21/04/2009 - 14/05/2022

On Saturday, May 14th, our beautiful little Dexter crossed the rainbow bridge. While his passing has left a hole in our lives, we are eternally grateful for the 13 years that we spent together.

Dexter was born the runt of his litter. The veterinarians didn't believe that Dexter would live very long, and begged the family to pick another pet. His alien eyes and tiny face melted hearts, and there would be no other kitten. With time, Dexter learned to love and trust his new chosen family, and his big personality began to shine through. Dexter was very intentional with his cuddles, and only handed them out occasionally during his early years. After a few months, the family decided that Dexter needed a brother, and welcomed to the family, Bruno. For a very short period of time, Dexter was bigger than Bruno, but even with that he never picked on Bruno. They had an incredible bond that continues even beyond Dexters passing. Dexter was an anxious kitty who took time to trust. When Emma came into his life, he wasn't quick to provide the cuddles that she longed for. Emma always said "he will be a cuddly kitty, just give it time." Dexter eventually became Emma's constant companion. He would spend most nights snuggled in as close as possible, and somehow close never seemed close enough. He would give sand paper kisses, and purr with his rusty lawn mower purr. He was never too far from his family, and would never miss an opportunity to scream for some treats.

When Dexters health began to deteriorate, we made the decision to provide him a comfortable place for him to spend his final months, free from the poking, tests and procedures that always made him so scared. We would never be ready, but we knew in our hearts that his time was nearing its end. Dexter slipped peacefully away in the night in the home that he loved with Bruno by his side. Dexter, we are certain that you are restored to the healthy kitty that you were, eating endless treats, and resting in a sun spot. When our time comes, we will all lay beside each other once again, and it will be as if no time has passed. We love you beyond words, and we will miss you until we meet again, our sweet Dexy.

- Emma and Marshall

Ginger

24/03/2021 - 07/02/2022

Ginger was a special kitty who loved the farm life and attention. Rest easy Ginger till see u again

- Cody

Bella

01/06/2007 - 24/01/2022

Bella was found one night wondering around my Dad's condo. She sat outside my window and didn't stop meowing until I let her in. Who's kidding, she didn't stop meowing for 15 years. Bella was a sassy and fierce cat who loved being around anyone. She loved to snuggle on my chest as I watched tv and slept next to me at night.

Bella lost her sister Daisy Mae 6 months ago and she took it hard. Her poor body gave out when her soul decided it was time to go to the other side. 15 years with her went by far to fast and I feel that loss every moment she is gone.

Thank you Bella for your fiercely loyal companionship, your love, sass and for saving my life. I hope you and Daisy Mae are enjoying the Rainbow Bridge together and watching over me on this new chapter.

- Amy

Jax

08/05/2013 - 31/12/2021

Jax was a loving, protector, always full of hugs and kisses. He was abandoned early in life and spent his last 3 years with us, being our big teddy bear. We will miss you. Jax was very loved by his Grandma and Grandpa.

Sophia

08/07/2000 - 18/08/2021

My sweet, sweet Sophia. As difficult as this is, the time has come to let you go, to free you from your pain. You are free, to poop in all the flower beds you want. To eat tuna, cheese and kitty treats and not worry about your weight. To lay in the sun and not worry about it getting dark. You are Free! For 21 years, you blessed our home with continuous conversation (you always knew what to say!), your laid back attitude (unless you were forgotten outside) and your attitude for just enjoying the moment. Your love and affection was reserved for those who took the time to get to know you and give you the respect you deserved. For those lucky few, you blessed them with so very much. Thank you Sophia Bean for being you and allowing us to be part of your life.

We will Truly Miss You so very much. Love Mom and Dad, Thelma, Lola and Marija

To make Heaven the perfect rest place for loved ones we adore God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a Kitty Door!

Akasha

14/07/2004 - 09/08/2021

Our sweet baby Akasha crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully in her sleep. She was the sweetest, funniest and most awesome cat in the world. She lived a long life at age 17. She had the best life doing what she loved, surrounding by the people that she loved and loved her. Our heartaches so bad but we know she in a better place playing like a kitten again. She will always be loved and forever missed. Rest easy our sweet girl. You will always be our angel.

We love you forever baby.

Goodbye my sweet girl.

- The Budd Family

Daisy Mae

24/06/2007 - 22/07/2021

My Daisy Mae, You went to the Rainbow Bridge one week ago today and the loss of your presence pains me.

For 14 years your little body held the strongest and brightest soul. Your early life was challenging but after your 6th birthday your blossomed. I loved your high pitched meow and how happy you were to see me when I got home. You comforted me when I cried and were my biggest fan when I sang around the house. You stood up to your big sister on your first day and she loved you everyday after that. I am blessed that you helped me through my mental illness and subsequent therapy and were always a source of light and love.

"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever"

Goodbye my sweet girl.

- Amy

Apollo

Apollo

Apollo was a happy and very much loved crested gecko by both the Flanagan/Rumpel and Gibson families. He was shared between two households and had many critter siblings and one human one (Tristan). Apollo was at least 3 or 4 years old when he passed. He was happy, funny, and had a spunky personality. He was our first crested gecko and we fell in love with him immediately. He liked pangea, bananas and jumping and climbing his two moms. He was a diehard romantic and loved life.

Apollo we miss you and love you always
-Cas & Anna

Keno

Keno

Keno (Brown Dog) was a majestic Chocolate Labrador who was full of life and energy and everyone who ever met Keno loved his disposition and admired his affection and beauty. A loving companion who will be missed everyone. Keno is now running with his ears flapping in the wind and chasing every ball he can find. RIP Brown Dog.

Buddy Schmidt-Strand

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Me and Tracey lost Buddy in January of 2020. (the boy with the softest ears ever on the right ;-) ) He was our best friend, our loyal companion and a very sweet little puppy. He was kind and loving and didn’t like anybody fighting. He loved everybody - kids, Ruth & Dad...and what was amazing is he was abused but still had the capacity to love everybody. Me and Tracey and a lot of people will miss Buddy forever. Rest in peace, little boy. I love you and we miss you. Daddy & Mom

Tiggy Watters

Tiggy

21/03/1998 - 27/04/2020

Some may say he was just a cat, but not to me. To me he was my constant companion & my confidante, he shared my sorrows and my joys. He saw me at my worst and loved me, he saw me best and loved me still. His eyes looked deep into my soul and I always felt understood. Each morning he would rub my legs while waiting for his meal, afternoons he’d come for pets and maybe play a bit and he lay beside me every night and I never felt alone. He loved to jump, he liked to play, and he loved his kitty siblings. They would come to him for comfort and then he’d come to me, full of love and full of trust. He loved a little people food, but only certain things, like French fries. His favourite food was Turkey & Giblets Fancy Feast. He wasn’t particularly interested in birds, but he loved sitting in sunbeams. He didn’t talk a lot, he was the strong, silent type. My old landlord used to call him Moustache Pete, my ex named him Mutig, which is German for brave. I called him Tiggy, Tigs, Mr T, Mr Tiggy, Tiggy Bear, Moozey, Mooze or sometimes Mooty. He came to me on a winter morning in 2004, it took me weeks to get him inside and once he came in he never left. We tried to find the owner, but never had any luck, probably because he needed an expensive operation, which I gladly paid for. I often used to tell him that he could never die, and I would’ve traded years off my life if only he could stay the loving, healthy sweet big cat for just a little longer. When I told my ex about his death, he said the perfect thing “He Was the Best Cat”. He was indeed. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Boy.

Panda Bear Lohse

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25/03/2011 - 29/04/2020

Panda came into my life in May 2011, he was born March 25th 2011 and has crossed the rainbow bridge on April 29th 2020 at 3:30pm in my arms at Alpine Pet Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. He was a present I got for myself when I was told I'd never be a Mom. My plan was to get a rescue cat but something told me to look on Kijiji one night on an Audit shift and there he was. My heart, it had to be him. I was so desperate to get him I even asked an ex to drive me. From the second I looked into his eyes, I knew how important he'd be to me, and I was right. For the past 9 years he was by my side through everything. He's flown across the country and driven across the country. He has touched so many hearts throughout his too short life. Everyone he met loved him. He never bit or scratched or fought. He was so sweet and gentle with everyone, even my rambunctious kids. People would come to my house just to visit him, in his eyes, there was no such thing as too much love or too much affection from anyone. When Panda came into my life, things just fell together. They were just better. His passing has left an empty space in my heart. Thinking of never looking into those big round blue eyes full of love, never feeling him snuggle in next to me in bed again, never feeling him purr as he sleeps behind my head on the couch like my personal heated pillow or his headbutts again… it's an awful feeling. However, his pain is over and I am so grateful for that. Rest peacefully Panda Bear, keep with you the memory of how much Mommy, Daddy, David, Emery, Tefiti, and Hugo (yes the meathead too) love you and miss you. You were sooo special to us.

Gracie

17/01/2006 - 08/02/2019

Little Gracie went to play with Rugger and Echo on February 8, 2019.

Everyone loved Gracie, she was a smart, strong little pup and at times thought she was bigger than all the other dogs, (all 7lbs of her).

She is survived by her Mom and Dad (Tracey & Denny), her brother Nathan, Sister Rachel and Niece Emma.

Gracie loved her easy button and door stop (boing), as well as pretending she was a bull or rolling over (AKA; playing turtle), and all for a treat or two or three. Her life revolved around food and chewies and she knew how to get what she wanted. We will miss her ringing her bell on the door when she wanted to go outside 200 times a day. She never missed the opportunity to say good morning to ALL the kids walking down the laneway on their way to school.

She will be greatly missed by everyone on the street and around the block. Her Uncle Vic & Auntie Jen will miss her dearly and her daily visits looking for any morsel of food they’d give her. Neighbours, Uncle Cory & Aunt Christine will miss her squeaky little barks as she had many conversations with Echo, (or just the midnight air), and I’m sure they’ll miss coming over and letting her out when we were in the city too long.

Thank you Vic & Jen and Cory & Christine for everything you did for her.

Special thanks to Dr. Miguel and Linda from the Strathmore Vet Clinic for their tender care. Remarkable. Thank you to Greta for grooming me and always making me look so pretty.

Rest peacefully our Amazing Gracie, we’ll miss you.

Tracey

Slyy Felix

22/11/2015 - 06/10/2019

To our beloved Slyy Guy... You were too young to leave this earth. We miss you terribly already. There will never be another cat like you. You were Chonky and cuddly but vocal and persistent. Your little shinanigans will be missed. We will miss your greeting at the door and window whenever we come home. We will miss you.

Love always,
Dad and Mom

Rolo

11/02/2005 - 03/02/2019

Well baba ro ro, as we called u, he a tute puuppy dawg , my wifes favorite saying.lol. Got a fatty little butt was my husband saying. really could not give a crap if u were vacuuming or mopping, didnt seem to want to move for anyone lol. U were the dog that had to approve of my husband when we first met! Later in the day u peed on his pillow while growling at him. Then licked him, as to say if u hurt her i will pee on your stuff but you will do i guess lol. We had Lot of memories in the past years rolo and they will never be forgotten bud.......never, the past little while u were in a bad place with your health, but we still carried u to pee and cleaned up and hand fed ya , used water to bath ya for 2 extra ppl a month. Lol. U will be terribly missed buddy.

Jenn & Brad

Spike

12/08/2001 - 24/12/2018

“Bubsy” loved the water and fetching any and all types of balls. Was a protector for our family since day 1 with his massive head and paws; looked like a scary guy but the most affectionate, loving, cuddly little baby. Lol u will always be in our hearts spike, we will forever miss the times we had camping and playing fetch in the pool and at the park. We love u buddy!!

Jenn & Brad

Tucker

Tucker

Just a short note to mark the year anniversary of both Tucker and Tanks passing.

We still miss you everyday boys - so many memories and stories!!

Tucker - our beautiful old soul and Tank our perpetual puppy.

Love you guys.

Jamie & Guy

Tank

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Just a short note to mark the year anniversary of both Tucker and Tanks passing.

We still miss you everyday boys - so many memories and stories!!

Tucker - our beautiful old soul and Tank our perpetual puppy.

Love you guys.

Jamie & Guy

Ashley

February 15, 2005 - August 16, 2017

Forever in our Hearts ♥️

Mocha

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September 23, 2017- January 28, 2018

Mocha, I love you so much. I know you were struggling and I hope you are resting in peace. Everyday you were with me was a gift. I will always remember you and forever love you. You will always be in my heart. I hope there are bananas in hamster heaven. I will miss you. -Geneva

Jet Queen

February 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018

Jet Queen,

You were such a beautiful and intelligent bunny. You were always full of energy. Everyday you made mommy and daddy laugh and smile at the little silly and cute things you would do, from jumping out of your pen to munching on you favorite treats. You will forever be missed, but we will one day see each other again. Rest In Peace my little baby Jet Queen. We love you so much. -Mommy & Daddy

Roger

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September 9, 2004 - November 30, 2017

Our sweet Beagle Roger passed away peacefully at home from cancer at the age of 13 on November 30, 2017. We were with him at the end and we know he was comforted by our presence. We adopted Roger when he was 2 years old and he immediately became part of our family.

He quickly became best buddies with our cat. They often sat beside each other in front of the fireplace and at the front window watching the world go by.

Roger was very friendly, smart, loyal, loving, ‘goofy’ and sometimes stubborn. He loved going for long walks at Carburn Park . He never wanted to chase the deer or rabbits – he just wanted to ‘sniff’ the next tree to see who had been there. He knew lots of tricks like ‘high five’ and always got his favorite treats afterwards. Saying goodbye to him was the hardest decision for us and we will never forget our ‘handsome boy’.

We loved him with all our hearts.

Randy & Vicky