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Dori

Dori had been a wonderful member of our family for 10 years and we wanted to give her the best. We did. We gave her care at Sunset and special care at Gulf Coast and a very special ending with Last Wishes.

Slim

Just today I was remembering my sweet Slim kitty. Dr. Cornelius eased his transition from this world with kindness and compassion this past April. I agonized over the decision even though it was the right one and Dr. Cornelius gave us that confidence. I still miss him. This was his eulogy- Today I said the long goodbye to my beloved Slim Kitty Opossum. He was 18 years old, he came to me in his autumn years and spent his winter by my side as I navigated my way into adulthood--we lived in six homes together and I lived with him longer than I've lived with anyone else as an adult. In his early years he experienced horrific neglect, but never lost his kind heart and welcomed many a furbaby into his home. Among his best friends he counted two rescued pit bulls and a cat with crooked paws he played Mr.Mom to when he was a small kitten with two broken paws. Sweet Slim, grief is the wage paid for the gift of your years and friendship; it is well worth the cost. Rest well and play in the sun with your body and mind restored. Thank you, I love you always and forever." - Maureen H

Nidawi

Christie, I cannot thank you enough for coming to our home last night to assist “Nidawi” through her final hour. Working in the vet field for 10 years myself, seeing everything and assisting owners in their own time of grief never prepared me for my own. I felt pretty “strong” through the day and thought I could be remain so through the process, but really how do you really prepare for something like this? “Nidawi” was my first “baby”, my first responsibility outside of myself. She taught me a lot about joy, unconditional love, and companionship. If I could have had her forever, I would have without a doubt. Her last few years were hard on her between increasing anxiety, health issues, and blindness. She was such a great friend to me, it was only fair that I be a friend in return and give her give her peace from her discomfort. Having you here at our home with other family members made saying good bye much more manageable. Seeing the process from the beginning to the end helped a great deal as well as twirling her overgrown hair through my fingers while she took her last breath was an experience that I would not have been blessed with otherwise. We thank you so much for being available and providing a gentle and loving way to say good bye to “Nidawi”, she deserved it. BettyRose

Nemo

Dr. Cornelius, Thank you for everything and service that you provide. Nemo was such a sweet boy and I miss him everyday. He brought so much love and joy into my life. I was his owner but really, he owned me. He had the kindness eyes and the most gentle soul. Even though it wasn't an easy decision to make, I am so grateful that he was at home. I am so appreciative of your kindness and understanding. It takes a very special person to do what you do. Christa

Sadie

Dear Dr. Cornelius I went to get Sadie's ashes I could not wait to have her home again. What a lovely box and Certificate they were so nice to me. Even carried her to the car for me it was so hot. God Bless you and all you do for our wonderful family members in our times of need. Sincerely ... Francine S. & Sadie

Patches

Nidia shared with me her heartfelt letter to her dog Patches Patches, My sweet baby girl, today i make the hardest decision I've ever had to make. My heart hurts at the thought of having to let you go but i don't want you to be in pain and suffer because I couldn't let you go. I want you to know that you made me the best mom I could be. You were my first. You taught me so much. There will never be another girl like you. You gave me unconditional love always, you were my best friend. I'll miss you so much!! Go to your resting place where you will feel no pain, where you will be able to run free with all the other animals who had to go before their time. Wait for me sweet girl until its time for me to cross over and be with you. Watch over us from above. Your brother and sister will miss you, you were their older, wiser, beautiful sister. Always know my baby that mommy loves you. I will always carry your love and your memory inside my heart. I will never forget you. Grandma will miss you sooo much, but i will take good care of her - I promise. Go now sweet angel to the rainbow bridge. God is welcoming you with open arms. I'll love you forever and always Patchy.

Slink

Hi Dr Christie, Thanks for helping me so thoughtfully and compassionately with my Slink cat. You gave me the other options and I was able to make the right decision. His whole life had a been a painful life, I feel, and he finally looked so peaceful and free of pain as he laid in the rocking chair. That's how I will remember him. Thank You again. We really enjoyed the card you sent. Nancy K., Joe and Danielle D.

Scarlett

Dr. Cornelius, I really don't have the words with which to thank you for everything you did for us and Scarlett. Thanks to your hospice care, we had an extra week with her. You truly made an almost impossible situation bearable. It was wonderful that Scarlett's last moments were spent in her beloved back yard and not at a Vet's office. I am attaching a picture of a healthy Scarlett so you can see how beautiful she was before she got sick... Carol M

Sam

Thank you again for all you did for Sam

Rooke

Our sincerest appreciation of everything you did to our Rooke.  His ashes are with us now; the process from beginning to end, made it a little tolerable for me.

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