Member of: 
The Cwirko Family
Date of Death: 
Monday, May 4, 2020

Romie June 2006 – May 2020

Your daddy fell in love with you immediately and was very persistent to bring you home. I, on the other hand was more reluctant, because I knew this huge responsibility would fall to me. I eventually agreed, and let me tell you, you were the cutest thing I had ever seen and I too immediately fell in love with you. 

We named him Romie because he was the first in the litter to start roaming around. 

Romie lived his best life – to the fullest extent. Whatever Romie wanted to do – he did. He didn’t care if he shouldn’t or if someone (me) told him not to but because it made him happy – even eating and rolling in rabbit crap that he found! We could have never imagined the impact he would have on our life. We are so blessed to have had the honor of sharing this life with him these last 14 years. He gave us many years of happiness, unconditional love and such great memories. He will always be a big part of our family.

The wonderful doctors treating him went above and beyond to let us all say goodbye to him before he crossed over the rainbow bridge. We were glad to be able to hold him in his final moments, but it’s an image we will never be able to erase. Our hearts are breaking but we take comfort knowing that he is no longer in pain or discomfort. 

We miss every pain in-the-ass thing he used to do. There’s no one getting in my way getting ready in the morning, talking back if you told him no, fighting with his brother over toys and both needing a time out or whining to go outside even though I just had him outside a minute  ago. Apparently, he didn’t have to pee in that moment.  

We would like to thank Dr. Anne Cohen, Alina Teslenko, Emma Leigh Pearson, staff at Medvet Chicago and Cherished Pets Remembered Crematorium for their kindness, compassion and care at this difficult time.

Romie, irreplaceable and unforgettable, that’s what you are! 

We love and miss you so very much. You’re forever in our hearts until we meet again.

Mommy, Daddy and Scrappy


So sorry for your lose. I’m sure your little Romie is in doggy heaven with his mama Cha Cha. Run free and be happy little guy. I will miss you barking at me and being just to cute. Love you, Your Grandma

May you find comfort in recalling the special times you shared with Romie. Sending many hugs....

So sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs.

Rest In Peace Romie. Will be missed and not forgotten

Even tho you were much smaller than me, you always scared me with that little annoying bark. I remember babysitting you while your mommy & daddy were away.... I still thought you’d bite me, but you were a good boy. No more suffering, run free and bark away little Romie! ❤️

We are Sorry for your loss, we know it’s sad to say goodbye, and condolences don’t make us feel better... but trust he’s happy and enjoying himself pain free and take comfort in that. Rest easy Romie

Sherry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your love and care for Romie and your wonderful memories will be with you always and I hope bring you peace and joy always. Katharine F. and family

I am heartbroken for your loss. I know they bring such happiness to our lives and losing them is so painful. But remembering the good times does bring lightness to our hearts. my heartfelt condolences. Agnes

We are SO sorry for your loss and the pain your hearts are in at this time. What a beautiful tribute to Sweet Romie, may he Rest In Peace and be frolicking in greener pastures. We know how much love and happiness he brought to your lives and how it was equally returned. May memories of those beautiful moments get your through the toughest of days. Big hugs filled with love are being sent your way from The Milazzo’s. XXOO

I'm so so sorry Sherry! My heart felt condolences are with you at this difficult time. :(

So sorry to hear of your loss Romie was Quit a character! And you both love your babies so much! I know you are a great Mommy and Richie is a good Daddy!