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April 4, 2016



Pancake AKA Frecklepuss, Panny, Kitty Koo, Little Kitty Witty….you shredded our furniture, you left your fur everywhere. Two of the four of us were allergic to you. You ate and ate and ate. Everything. Like a dog, you lurked under the table. Once, we even saw you eat a pea. And a piece of broccoli.

But we loved you. Your spirit, your attitude.  Your kittyness.  Your willingness to let us dress you in all sorts of costumes.  Your interest in chess, go fish, and monopoly. You endeared yourself to everyone you met-friends, strangers, even the mailman.  We miss you but we know you lived a good life, and wherever you are now, you are probably still raising heck.  Shine on, Pancake!

Gratitude to Dr. Pixton, Dr. DeAngelo and Linda Abrams at Guilford Vet.

The Borden-Szekeres family and your fur sister Shannon


October 26, 2015

Torre green grass

July 9, 2004 – October 15, 2015

Our  beautiful, sweet , loving, smart, funny, playful, thoughtful Portuguese Water Dog is now romping in a field of berries.  Her rainbow appeared the morning after she passed; she is pain-free and happy now.


What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller

We miss you every moment of every day.  You were the best.


October 23, 2015

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 LB was a wonderful little cat who lived a great, long life.  He loved lying in the sun, much like his mother, and would curl up next to me on the floor to soak up the rays.  No glass of water was safe in my place.  If left unattended, he would make your glass his glass and stick his face right in there.  Every night when I went to bed, LB was there.  We had a routine, he’d come and curl up right next to me and put his head and his paws right on my face.  It was a bit hard to breathe, but worth having my cute little man snuggled up with me.  I’m going to miss my little guy more than anything.  I know his little sister, Tibbles, was there to greet him upon his arrival.  I’m sure LB is chasing Tibbles around and driving her crazy right now, like he always used to.  Love you little Bum Bums!

Thank you to the wonderful staff at GVH and to my most amazing doctor, Dr. Nordt, for everything!  I’ll miss seeing you guys every week.



August 28, 2015


d.o.b 12-1-2004
d.o.d 8-21-2015
Rice was a loyal, lovable sweet boy that wouldn’t hurt a fly.
He was my best buddy for 10 years. No one was happier when I
came home than Rice was. He would bark then lay on his back to
receive belly rubs.  Rice would beg for cucumbers as I made salad.
Rice and I lived a lot of life together and he will be very missed.
I’m sure he’s frolicking happily getting all the belly rubs & cucumbers he could ever want… Mama loves you Ricey.


August 17, 2015



Toby Maiorino

May 1, 1999- July 7, 2015

Toby Maiorino, 16, passed away surrounded by his loving family. Toby was the son of Al and Ana Maiorino. Toby was a brother-like companion to Nicole, Andrew, Chris and Stephanie. Toby was born and raised in CT. He enjoyed sledding with his dad, swimming at Chaffinch Island in his young days, going on car rides and laying by the fire in the winter. In his later days he enjoyed spending his days at Kathi Forcello’s house playing tricks like tripping her and making messes. Toby served as a great first dog for Jill and Jess Forcello. Toby’s most memorable achievement was being awarded Pet of the Day at Guilford Vet in 2014. Toby is predeceased by his brother Henry, sister Lucy and bunny friend Sadie. Toby was a great role model to his younger sisters Lily and Sophie, teaching them to live life to the fullest.

Toby we will miss your company every night by the winter fire, every hike in the trails and every car ride to Chaffinch. We love you.

Mongo Jerry

August 17, 2015



Mongo Jerry, our beloved Mainecoon of 17 years is now with St. Francis of Assisi.  Mongo, our brave warrior, gave us unconditional love for 17 years, will be missed deeply.  Thanks to Tony DellaMonica, Linda and the GVH staff  for helping Mongo through the last 2 years.

Bernadette & Dan Hackett


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