Here we remember the animals. The ones we found, the ones who found us. The ones we’ve lost, the ones we shouldn’t leave behind. The big and tall and gentle ones; the teeny, hoppy, funny ones. The ones whose eyes revealed old souls. The ones who ran until their tongues flopped out like flags. The ones who lived long and the ones who left too soon. All who before they went helped us believe in things greater than ourselves.
My name is Chloe Shaw. I created this site for my own aging pup after a friend had to put her twelve-year-old dog to sleep. Her sadness reminded me what a deep, private sorrow it is to lose an animal – a sorrow that isn’t always understood by those who have never experienced it. Even among my own friends, there are those I talk to about my animals and those I don’t. Which is why it occurred to me to create a public space for people to honor their beloved animals – with a photograph, a poem, a memory, a good old proper obituary – and to share with all the others who’ve lost animals, too. I wanted to make a place where, in each other’s company, we could say goodbye.
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Thank you so much for visiting. And for remembering the animals.