Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple. The more you take time to notice, joyfully react, remember, and reminisce about your precious pet's adorable moments…the happier you, those around you, and even your pet will be! 

(The video features our "Parent Historian" service...yet the same holds true for your pets, as well as other family members and loved ones!) 

Most pet owners will agree - their pet does hysterical, cute, loving things every day…and, these are the kinds of adorable moments you probably wish you could remember and retell tomorrow and forever.


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My Memory Catcher
Our passion is to help pet owners capture these adorable moments
in a written collection of stories, thereby generating even more happiness
for individuals and within families.


About Us

Keri Gee Semmelman, My Memory Catcher™
Passionate Owner

 I grew up in a storytelling family. Hearing my parents retell stories over the years has brought so much laughter and happiness to my entire family. Some of my fondest memories are the stories my parents relayed about our dogs - Teddy and Nugget. They are the same stories I draw great comfort and joy from all these years later...and love retelling, as well!  

This experience of seeing the powerful impact of storytelling, coupled with my professional journalism/PR background and love of animals inspired me to innovate the Pet Historian concept as a way to help pet owners capture in writing the adorable moments of their pet's lives. I also love children and seeing happy relationships between spouses, friends, and famlies endure-- so I am also a parent historian and happiness historian!

Storytelling brings  the teller and the listener a wealth of joy.  That’s why I have always delighted in asking  friends and colleagues the question, "What's the cutest or most precious thing your pet, child, husband/wife, friend has done lately?" The stories each time are beautifully different, yet the result of sharing the answer is always the same – the friend or colleague is so happy to relive the moment and  says..."I wish I would take the time to write all of these down so that I could remember them forever!"

After hearing so many people say this, I knew the time had come to create My Memory Catcher™. This exciting venture is my  solution for generating good news within people's homes to counteract all the bad news that seems to capture the headlines and often brings down the human spirit.

I have combined several of my passions -- journalism, celebrating children, creating happiness, and my love of animals -- to bring you My Memory Catcher™. As an award-winning public relations go-getter, sought after dynamic speaker, passionate educator, youth leader, and owner of many adorable pets for the past three decades, I know first-hand how to capture special stories that make your heart smile!

With the help of my team of historians,  you’ll see first-hand the positive power of memories and  will be even more in the habit of looking for and recognizing the “good”  your pets are doing. The collection of happy memories will help cheer you up and create a less stressful and more fun environment for you and your pet, with lots more giggles to go around. And you will have a library of memories to refer to for a lifetime and a legacy to give to future generations.  Since your pets are a very special part of your family...they become an important part of your family history to embrace, share, and pass to future generations!

In case you are wondering, that’s me in the photo  cheering, and I haven’t stopped since.

I proudly dedicate My Memory Catcher™ in honor of my master storytelling father, in memory of my precious mother, in appreciation of my four siblings, in honor of my cats Fricky and Sabre and turtle Mr. Stripes, and in memory of many beloved childhood pets.



Keri Gee Semmelman
OC Business Journal "Women in Business Award Nominee" 2010


Cindy Spinosa, Master Parent Historian™

We're pleased to introduce Cindy Spinosa, a warm and caring business consultant, who is our Master Historian. Cindy is the mother of three children; two adult boys and one elementary school age girl. She has spent the past 8 ½ years in the healthcare industry  caring for children and families. She's taught elementary age children in Sunday school and enjoyed helping gather and display children's artwork for the City of Downey’s Art Fair.

Cindy will work closely with you and our Historians to ensure every step of the memory catching process is joyful and memorable for you and your family.

Cindy believes it’s so important to slow down and enjoy the little things in life, especially the ones that our pets and children bring to us each and every day. Their purity and innocence in how they see the world in such a wonderful way reminds us how simple things can be. Cindy is excited to share this journey with My Memory Catcher and with all of you. She especially welcomes making a difference in the world…one precious memory at a time.

My Memory Catcher™ is located in Southern California and is honored to help capture precious stories that will bring more happiness to individuals, families, and the world.

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Cindy S., Baby photo