Memorial created 02-17-2007 by
Joe & Diana McPhee
November 0 1995 - February 17 2007
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03-18-2007 8:36 AM -- By: Diana, From:
Well CoCo, it was one month ago yesterday you left us. It was also St. Patrick's Day and a 1st holiday without you. We think about you everyday and miss you to pieces! For awhile the evenings would be rough. I used to be sad about coming home, knowing you would not be at the door to greet me when I came home from work. Time is healing our pain little by little. The kids miss you and your Dad, Joe. I know we made the right decision to end yor suffering, but it was a very tough decision. I think about your final moments, how you lifted your head and looked up at me eye-to-eye and a sense of you telling me "I am okay now, see you later" and you went to sleep is the only thing that is giving me comfort. - miss you
03-16-2007 6:04 PM -- By: Terri Downing, From: Iowa
Just a note to let you know that I am thinking about Coco and your family as the one month anniversary of her crossing to the bridge is March 17. I re-read your tribute and looked at all the adorable pictures and yes, you did give her a great life. Your Coco and my Boomer taught us so much about life, and I know they are having so much fun at the bridge. I hope that time is healing your pain and that the happy memories fill your day.
03-03-2007 7:59 PM -- By: Marc Mnich, From: Atlanta, GA
These are wonderful photos of CoCo -- espcially with the children. CoCo must be greatly missed and must miss her happy family.
02-22-2007 2:28 PM -- By: jean, From: braintree,ma
your tribute to coco is beautiful, i can feel the love you have for her and i know the love she had for all of you because we felt that same love from my boy Ted! i can tell you that everyday that has gone by that my crying eases up but then rears itself at different times! we are very lucky to have been loved by them! i am sure that i will see my teddyboy again at least i pray to see him! i am soo sorry you lost your girl!
02-22-2007 11:42 AM -- By: Joe Altieri, From: San Diego, Ca
By the way...your tribute to Coco was great. Very moving. I think you hit it on the head...we give them the best we can for as long as we have them...but they ultimately give us Much, Much More!
God (Dog backwards!) Bless
02-22-2007 11:39 AM -- By: Joe Altieri, From: San Diego, Ca
Thanks for stopping by River's tribute page. Your words were kind, and very helpful. I am very sorry about the loss of your beloved CoCo. She looks like a wonderful creature who was obviously incredibly loved. Just know that everyone here is in this together. We bear the weight of our loss side by side, form bonds with total strangers, and draw support from one another. Isn't it amazing how our incredible "furry children" continue to enrich our lives even after they have left this plain of existence? All the best...and yes, Coco, River, Copper, Boomer, and all the rest are happily chasin rabbits, and waiting for us to join them. (I, for one, can't wait to see my big boy River again!!!!)
02-21-2007 6:23 PM -- By: Nancy Stephens, From: NJ/FL
Dear Diana and Joe,
I know exactly how you feel. April 9th will be 2 years that we had to put down our beloved Timber after 12 years. He ended up with Lymphnoma. I know this was one of the saddest days of our lives. Eddie and I were with him to the end and we bought him home and he's resting forever under our oak tree in our front yard. He loved to lay out there and watch everyone walk by. There is not a day that goes by that we don't miss him and think of him, but we know that Coco is with Timber right now!!! Love Nancy
02-21-2007 9:47 AM -- By: Terri, From: Iowa
I write with tears streaming down my face as I see how much CoCo was loved just like like precious Boomer who we let go on February 19, 2007. (I put a page on yesterday. Very hard, but also comforting) I am so empty and lost without him as I know you understand. May Boomer and CoCo run and play until we meet again.
02-20-2007 9:09 PM -- By: Carol A, From: ND
What a beautiful girl...They are not "Just dogs" you know...I lost my Copper Dec 11th to Bone Cancer and she was truly a kid with fur
(She has a page here too) I hope she has met your CoCo...She loved other dogs and I can imagine she is haveing a wonderful time up there with all the furry kids.
I believe that God did not intend for them to be here just for our entertainment...They were put on this earth to teach us things about love and life we can't learn anywhere else. The majority of humans just "don't get it" I am so very thankful that I "Got it" It sounds like you did too. The hard part of getting it is that our heart is broken when we must say good bye...even tho it will not be forever. I would not have it any other way. I was blessed for 13 years and she was my soul mate.
A very good friend told me when she died that "We will love lots of different pets in our lifetime, but we are truly blessed if we happen to connect with the one that is truly our soul mate" I was Blessed and I will be forever thankful, as I'm sure you will from the way your wonderful Tribute sounded.
02-20-2007 7:49 PM -- By: CAROL GRYS, From: NUTLEY
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. I KNOW OUR PETS BECOME FAMILY AND THEY ARE MISSED TERRIBLY. WE HAD MANY PETS THAT HAD TO BE PUT TO SLEEP SO THEY COULD GO TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, A BETTER PLACE AND NOT HAVE ANY MORE PAIN..PLEASE REALIZE THAT CO CO IS OUT OF PAIN AND SHE IS WITH HER FRIENDS ONCE AGAIN..REMEMBER THE FUN TIMES YOU HAD WITH HER AND ALL THE JOY SHE GAVE YOUR FAMILY.
CAROL / WALTER
02-20-2007 5:44 PM -- By: Aunt Alice, From: INDIANA
Some people just don't understand the pain of losing a pet.These such people were never pet owners. Find comfort in knowing the wonderful fun times that Coco experience were all because of you and the family. We will all miss Coco...she was great! Doggie Heaven is welcoming her with open arms. Love, Aunt Alice
02-19-2007 8:04 PM -- By: Stephen & Brianna, From: Toms River, NJ
We love and miss you. We miss hiding your milkbones in our pockets and you chasing us around the house. How we played cops and you being a police dog.
02-19-2007 9:27 AM -- By: John Houlihan, From: Montrose New York.
Joey and family, I'm so sorry for your lost. I know in my heart that you gave 12 great years to your dog and that she was so happy to be part of your family. I have lost four dogs in my life Shamrock, Tipper, Daisy and Negri. It is a hard thing to get over, like you say she was like a child not a dog. CoCo is now in heaven looking down upon you and your family, she will always guide you,and your family and protect all of you. Love Uncle John.
02-19-2007 8:17 AM -- By: Kathy Enderel, From: florida
Joey and Famil
As I emailed you before Coco is in a better place now and she is thanking you for not making her suffer anymore. Take Care and Love to all
02-18-2007 11:36 PM -- By: Pat Neri, From: south Jersey
She was a very special dog. She had a real winning personality. God Bles her always for her love to you all.
02-18-2007 9:07 PM -- By: Joe McPhee, From: N.J.
I truely believe all Doggies go to Dog Heaven and play and make new friends until their owners comes and join in the fun...
CoCo will be missed but I find joy in thinking my own doggy Champ will have a girlfriend to hang out with until we all come and join them!
God Bless Everyone.
02-18-2007 4:41 PM -- By: Donna, From: Manchester
I am so sorry for your lost. When you feel sad just think how bless you were to have such a wonderful doggie to love. CoCo is at rest now and not suffering. She is in doggie heaven with all her friends.
Love, Aunt Donna
02-18-2007 4:23 PM -- By: Ronnie & Marilyn Y, From: Randolph,NJ
We know how tough it is to loose a loved one like CoCo. A least CoCo is at rest and not suffering. You are right saying you will see CoCo again. As we will see our beloved Rocky & Heidi.
02-18-2007 3:49 PM -- By: emily blakeslee, From: Hamden, CT
We are sorry for you lost. She looks like a beautiful pet and I am sure a true blue companion. You are all in our thoughts at this sad time in your family's life. We are sorry once again.
02-18-2007 3:47 PM -- By: Dottie Sohlgren, From: Toms River(Berkeley Twp),NJ
CoCo, please excuse me for referring to you as granddoggie in our human grandpa's and grandma's previous message to you. I thought I heard barking coming from somewhere. I bet you were telling me that I had made a mistake and a big mistake at that. You were a beautiful lady here and I know you will continue to shine as a radiant lady in heaven. So please accept my apology my "GIRL" granddoggie. I feel a breeze and I think that itis you,CoCo, wagging your tail and saying, "don't fret",it is quite o.k.
02-18-2007 1:57 PM -- By: Russ and Dottie Sohlgren, From: Toms River (Berkeley Twp.)
CoCo ,it was not only a pleasure but also an honor for us to be your human grandparents.Your were a sweetheart of a granddoggie. I know St.Francis was there waiting for you on that Rainbow Bridge along with all your friends:Dottie,Champs 1 and 2,Susie,Tyson,Trixie and your feline friend,Fleurrie, to give you a grand welcome to your heavenly home. we will never forget how your were from day #1 always loving and devotely caring,and watching over Stephen and Brianna since they were tiny babies. We thank the Lord for His gift of You to us.And,now precious,CoCo, you now are enjoying a brand new life,now young again and healthy playing in the sight of God and definitely enjoying all the rubs now given by the angels.You were and continue to be in the hearts of your entire family a real treasure.What a joyful reunion that will be when we will see you wagging your tail as you see us approaching that Rainbow Bridge. You were blessed with a wonderful home when all seemed hopeless and you have repaid that kindness endless times over.We will not say goodbye but will say ,"we'll see you again." With Love,your human grandparents,Dottie and Russ S.
02-17-2007 9:09 PM -- By: Joe McPhee, From: Toms River
Coco is not just a dog to me she is one of my childern. we (Diana, Stephen, Brianna, and my self) will love and miss you always and for ever.
Thanks you for the last few sec. of your life you gave me a look that made me know in my heart that you where going to be just fine. You have not looked like that for a few months but at that moment you where just fine. Please don't forget me I love you. be good love your Father. see you soon sweet heart.
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