I Only Wanted You

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as we are called one by one,
the chain will link again.

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Losing a pet is a devastating experience. We'd like to commemorate your pet's life by sharing a story about your pet.

If you are interested in participating, please send a photo and a story to
You may also donate in memory of a pet.

Checks are also accepted.
Please send to:

Therapy Pets Unlimited, Inc
PO Box 553
Belmont, MI 49306


Maisie Therapy Dog

Maisie loved volunteering. Although she only was certified for two months and we only had the chance to visit a handful of times, Maisie loved visiting the retirement home. Not only did the people love her, but she loved them. One day, she found a woman she really loved and just laid with her. She could have stayed there all day, uninterrupted. Each time we visited, she would get so excited to see this woman again, and would always lay with her. Maisie could always make a dark day bright, especially for those we visited.

Sydney Shadrick (owner)

Prince Golden Retreiver

Prince was owned by Joyce Hamlyn of Tewksbury, Maine. He loved being a therapy dog. There was never a person that Prince didn't like! He brought so much joy into this world with his visits, and will be deeply missed.

Joyce Hamlyn (owner)

Cassie Highlands Cast of Fire, Australian Shepherd

My Cassie and I were a part of TPU as a volunteer for a while. I am also an evaluator for TPU. Cassie crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 12 January 2017. I retired her before her year with TPU was up, feeling she was not being herself. I was right to do so.

Cassie was a Therapy Dog for 10 years of her life. She crossed many peoples path and left sweet memories. Her presence was appreciated in many venues that needed a reason to smile or to read a little better.

Cassie is missed everyday, especially by the puppies she helped teach basic commands to by being at my side (dogs learn from dogs too).

Lorraine Clark (owner)
Kay Walker

Kay Walker 1945-2015

Kay and her beloved Sheltie, Ty, were loyal Therapy Pets Unlimited volunteers since TPU's inception, and dear friends of many TPU volunteers. They were always found at TPU events, Lorien Mays Chapel, and the Govan library, spending over 125 hours visiting those less fortunate.

Kay and Ty logged their last visit just six weeks before Kay passed.

Kay and Ty touched so many lives together, and Kay will be dearly missed.

Ty is being well cared for and loved by friends of Kay.