Our cat died unexpectedly on a Sunday and we were unsure as to what we needed to do. After quickly researching a few places online and calling the vet, we decided on Cape Crematory due to their being able to meet with us that same afternoon. We are glad we chose them as Peaches was very comforting and didn't try to sell us unnecessary services or products, especially given it was such a difficult time. We were impressed with their professionalism and their willingness to take time out of their weekend to meet with us. We would highly recommend them to anyone that finds themselves unfortunately needing this service. It was an extremely hard time but definitely made easier with the people at CC.
My Little China Girl
I want to thank you for all of the help and consideration you extended. It means so much to have human compassion during an emotional time. To be treated as I was, let me know that my beloved China was being handled with respect and care. You went beyond that though. I needed an urn that not only was perfect for China, but another one for her companion Lobo who had passed before her. While Lobo was not initially handled by you, thanks to my experience with you, I am more at peace with his state. I found the perfect ones-China's matches her fur color, and Lobo's matches his eyes. The choices are befitting of them both. It was hard for me to express at the time, and to be honest it still is, but thank you again.
On August 23rd, I had to make the hardest decision I have faced so far. People talk about how their pets are their furry children, and China was no different for me. She was my “Baby Girl,” “My Little China Girl,” and my “Ghost Face.” She was my replacement child and I only hope the love I gave her came close to the amount she showed me.
When people think of Chows, they too often think about negatives. She was an ambassador to how sweet they can truly be. She wasn't the type of dog who craved constant attention, but she asked for it and when she was content, she would continue on her way to explore or to nap. When I came home, I was always greeted with her hopping to say, “Hello.” She danced around in front of me with her “wiggle butt” dance (her excitement could not be contained with just wagging her tail.) Once she had vetted you, any future visits were surely to see her. Even the Vet commented that either she had mellowed with age or she was an exceptionally sweet dog. That was just her.
When I brought her home, she was a fluffy ball of blue fur that people often thought was a stuffed animal until she moved. She loved to be carried like a baby, with her puppy belly exposed for belly rubs. (The love of belly rubs continued, being carried did not.) Spoiled? Of course, but how could I not with a face that cute-especially when her favorite way to wake me up as a puppy was to nibble my ear? At first Lobo, my other dog, wanted nothing to do with her. She was tenacious in her determination to win him over and before long they were inseparable. When we lost him, her mourning was heartbreaking. I was devastated, and she helped me through that time.
For 16 years, I shared my life with this wonderful creature. She was stubborn, a bit of a diva, loving, one of the most maternal animals I have ever seen (even small dogs were puppies in her eyes.) To have to say the inevitable goodbye to her was hard. I can only console myself with knowing that I did the right thing for her, even if it was the hardest thing for me.
Lobo was the first dog I had as an adult. He was meant to be mine, as his previous homes didn't work out for him. It was love at first sight for us. He will always hold a special place in my heart as my first dog and because he was an exceptional companion. He was in my life for 14 years and in China's for nine. He's not alone now. I'm so grateful that he is no longer as he was returned to me from the other place. I can finally stop avoiding looking in his direction and instead concentrate on the good things.
Thank you again. You are giving much needed comfort at one of the worst times.
“...You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.”
Our Beagle Boys are home!
We could not be happier with the services received from Cape Coral Pet Crematory. They were fantastic! Received a beautiful wood carved urn and Rainbow Bridge sympathy card! Thank you so much!!!