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10-23-2007 11:10 PM -- By: Dena,    Critters.com memorial:   Prissy Memorial
It has been two weeks since I lost my baby. It seems like so long ago that I held her in my arms. Yet it seems like just yesterday that I brought her home. She only weighed 480 grams. What a doll she was. And she just got prettier with each passing day.

You are welcome to visit my little Prissy . She is the most precious rabbit ever (well, in my opinion anyway). Take a look and you'll agree.

For those of you that are less familiar with rabbits, they make wonderful pets if you spend time with them. Prissy was litter box trained. She had the run of the house. She loved playing upstairs and downstairs. She would go with me to the store and sit in the front of the cart where kids usually sit. She was always a sight to behold - all dressed up in her hair bow. People were just amazed. She followed commands and came when her name was called. She was the absolute perfect pet for me! And I will always hope that was the absolute perfect mommy for her! I miss her so much! There is nothing as sweet as getting bunny kisses on your nose! Prissy was a real licky bunny. She was such a precious little girl!

10-23-2007 10:53 PM -- By: kimm,    Critters.com memorial:   Boedy Memorial
Thank you all so very much for visiting Boedy's memorial. It has been a little over a week and I have gained so much strength through all of your stories, support and compassion. You have helped me in a way that I could never explain. The pain is so real and so hard for some to understand and you all have been there without even knowing me or my family. Thank you all. Take care. Kimm

10-23-2007 6:31 PM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
Well Yukon is arriving early tomorrow morning. I am hoping that this is what Mkwaa needs. She was out on the balcony earlier so I took that time to listen to Nvwati's singing video but she heard him and unknown to me had snuck back into our home and lay next to me. I only knew she was there when I heard her whimpering. Yukon will be here tomorrow for the day to see how it goes. I had to check myself over to make sure I was ready for this, to make sure that I won't expect him to be my beloved Nvwati, but special in his own way. I'm ok with this. I just hope Mkwaa is. They will be meeting at doggy park and we will see how it goes. Wish us luck!

10-23-2007 2:18 PM -- By: wicki,    Critters.com memorial:   Sheba Memorial
When I first started to look at the memorials, I wished there was some way I could bookmark my favorites, but then realized that they are all favorites. The babies were each special in their own way, and so cute. They were so loved by their humans, and rightly so. Every one of them was so precious, and my heart goes out to their human families who miss them so much.

10-22-2007 6:33 PM -- By: Ann,    Critters.com memorial:   Wor Noops(Snoopy) Memorial
Thankyou to the person who posted the message below about Wor Noops birthday. I could never have imagined the impact on my life this little pup born all those years ago would have on me.

10-22-2007 5:18 PM -- By: Steve,    Critters.com memorial:   Jayde Cheree Snow Princess Memorial
Thanks to all who signed Jayde's guestbook. I plan to add video to my site soon. I hope you will look at it again soon

Thanks again

Steve

10-22-2007 8:35 AM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   
please every one go on wor noops sight on the 23rd to wish him a happy birthday thank you

10-21-2007 3:31 PM -- By: Lauvern Pawlett,    Critters.com memorial:   Luke Memorial
Hello to all who are mourning the loss of their pets as I am.It is almost 5 months since I lost my Luke and the pain is still there.I miss him more then words can say.The only comfort I can take is knowing he is in no pain now as I never wanted him to feel pain.I saw pain in him on his last night with me.That was the only time and it broke my heart but I know he wanted me to let him go.I will never forget and will love him forever. Take care all.I hope the pain eases in time.

10-21-2007 12:04 PM -- By: kimm,    Pet's name:   
Amber, Yesterday and today is tough for me also because it was this time last weekend that we lost our Boedy. We have Payton and Luke still who are still looking for Boedy and last night I was talkig about him and everytime I said his name they would look around. since Boedy's passing a week ago today we have doubled our walks and do lots of car rides. On Mkwaa food try boiled eggs, boiled turkey or boiled hamburger also you can try some broth of some sort that is what is working for our other 2 that were left behind. It is hard I know just try to keep your spirit alive aroudn Mkwaa, a family friend who is a vet told us that the dogs can sense sadness and they play on our emotions. Try to food and maybe soon your heart will open just a bit to where you and Mkwaa could possilby go looking for companion. My thoughts are with you and will pray for you. If only they could really talk to us and say something.

10-21-2007 9:01 AM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
Well yesterday was a tear jerker. I couldn't bear to see Mkwaa so sad missing her brother Nvwati. Over the past three weeks I have seen her go from a care free love everybody just wanna be a cutie dog to a severely depressed, I am not interested in food, dont want to play with my doggie friends at doggie park, I think I will just sit here and mope because I have looked everywhere for my brother and hes not here - kind of dog. I spent most of the day in tears. Today is better.

10-19-2007 8:21 PM -- By: Ann Earnshaw,    Critters.com memorial:   Wor Noops(Snoopy) Memorial
I've only been on this site a few days and its the best thing i've discovered in a long while. Im making my way around the site reading all your stories and what is apparent is that you all look out for each other.Once again can i thank all the people who have stopped by my boys site.The messages left have meant so much.A few short words from a stranger can make the difference between a good day and a bad one! Thinking of you all and though you are all hurting and missing like myself......Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost,Than to Never Have Loved at all.x

10-19-2007 3:25 PM -- By: brenda turner,    Critters.com memorial:   BUSTER Memorial
Hi Kathy, Did you get the music from the critters web site or have you down loaded it from else where? MP4 Files may not work for other peaople but you can hear it your self, MP3 Files should work ok, I had the same problem when i first set Buster memorial, some computer can receive MP3 and some can MP4 but most can do MP3, Hope this makes sence, any problems you can e mail at solo19892000@yahoo.co.uk and my husband Michael will help you, as im not to hot on technical things, So just get back to me, Take care Brenda

10-19-2007 2:06 PM -- By: Kimm,    Critters.com memorial:   Boedy Memorial
I am so thankful I found this site. All of you that have visited Boedy's site and signed the guestbook are helping me more than words can say. Bless you all

10-19-2007 12:22 PM -- By: kathy,    Critters.com memorial:   daisy Memorial
i have a problem can any one help me out.. i hear the music on my computer but i hear it on no one eles.. what did i do wrong??? if any input on it please feel free to email at firefly06@comcast.net thank you so much....

10-19-2007 11:33 AM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
Wicki I just visited Sheba's Memorial. She was so precious! It just goes to show that regardless of how long they have been gone, our precious furbabies remain close to our hearts.

10-19-2007 11:28 AM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
Lee and Kimm I just visited Boedy's Memorial and signed his guestbook. He was a sweet sweet guy and I know he will be greatly missed. Take care.

10-18-2007 10:48 PM -- By: Lee & Kimm,    Critters.com memorial:   Boedy Memorial
We lost Boedy on October 14th and I have een online ever since trying to find anything that would ease the pain in my heart. I found this site on October 17th and sat for hours working on our tribute. The hurt is not going away but the site has helped me express what I feel. My parents never told me that loosing a pet would hurt this deeply.

10-18-2007 2:40 PM -- By: wicki,    Critters.com memorial:   Sheba Memorial
I came across this site a few months ago and left a few messages for some of the precious pets/humans who loved them. I didn't get around to putting my pretty girl Sheba on here til a few days ago. She's been gone for 19 years now (the length of her life) and I still miss her all the time. My heart goes out to the human families of all these precious, sweet babies. I certainly sympathize and share in your sorrow. I only have computer access at work, and there were times I would read a memorial, then get myself together before I could go back and leave a message; all their stories of loss are so heart-rending. It's easy to see why all these babies were so loved.

10-18-2007 11:09 AM -- By: Ann Earnshaw,    Critters.com memorial:   Wor Noops(Snoopy) Memorial
I would like to thankyou all from the bottom of my heart who have left kind messages on my boys site.It means so much to me.I only wish i'd found this site sooner to help in my grief.I often felt i grieved alone for Noops.Im now divorced and kids bounce back so quick(A Good Thing)! I don't really have many doggy owner friends so people don't understand. Christmas last year lost a lot of sparkle because i lost Noops. Thankyou all once again.No one can take away the pain but knowing your not alone goes a long way. Im making my way around the site reading all your stories x

10-17-2007 10:21 AM -- By: Richard Cothran,    Critters.com memorial:   Dollie Memorial
We'd like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone that visited little Dollie's memorial page yesterday on Her 13th birthday. We were completely overwhelmed by your most generous (and humorous) outpouring of support, care, and love. On a day that would have been, otherwise, sad and lonely, we were instead able to focus on our blessing, rather than our loss. Everyone of you that left a footprint on Dot's page began your day today with a prayer from us. A prayer that your needs will be met, your desires realized, and your hopes fulfilled.

Again, thank you for the bottom of our hearts. May God bless you all with His very best. Richard and Dollie..;)

10-17-2007 10:08 AM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
RIchard Bless you!! for bringing some much needed laughter to us with Dollie's Party. I have a little something for you. Please go to www.rhapsody.com/almartino . I tried to copy the song onto this post but I dont live in USA so I was unable to upload it they said. Take care

10-16-2007 8:35 PM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   
If you want to read some funny stuff and have a big laugh, go to Dollie's guestbook and read all the entries about her birthday party. OMG!!! :)

10-16-2007 3:22 PM -- By: brenda turner,    Critters.com memorial:   BUSTER Memorial
Hi to all, Let me just say i am so please i found this memorial\\ and it was only by chance/// when we had to let Buster go i was looking for a urn for my little boys ashes, i just wanted some thing a little diffrent something that would not make me cry every night when i looked at it to say good night,I came across critters.com,and it as been the best thing ever, and even though we live diffrent parts of the world we all feel the same pain and love our fur friends the same,and to all of you thank you so much for helping me through the loss of my Buster with your encouragement and kind words,and specially when you are all going through the same pain, Richard, Carol, you two have brough me back from the brink of giving up, God bless you both, and God bless you all on Critters you have give me hope, love and hugs to all of you, THANK YOU CRITTERS MEMORIAL WEB SITE,

10-16-2007 12:21 PM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
Oh Dollie what a lovely poem for your daddy! I'm sure it will bring him comfort. Today might be a hard day for him eh? but give him time. He will soon realize you are with him!

10-16-2007 12:20 PM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
dear lori I am so sorry for your loss. Your Missy was sooooo sweet. Know she is ok where she is now. They are having another party up there today I hear! I recently lost my beloved Nvwati and the pain is still great but one day at a time I am learning to accept, to cope. It helps to have my Nvwati's ashes and memorial paw print here. Take care.

10-16-2007 12:20 AM -- By: Jeannie,    Critters.com memorial:   Gypsy Rose Memorial
I just wanted to thank everyone of you on this beautiful website for all of your kind and beautiful words. I miss my Gypsy Rose more than anything. My Mollie is a God send, just when I thought things wouldn't get any better, she came into my life. Things are starting to look up, and pain is somewhat bearable now. I can now talk about my Gypsy Rose and our beautiful memories, instead of dwelling on the last 4 days of her life. Mollie has let this happen with her beautiful spirit and silly antics. I think about Gypsy Rose everyday, some days are worse than others. When I'm feeling my worst, Mollie comes to the rescue. She has now gained 5 pounds and her respiratory infection is getting better, it is slow and even scary-as I am fearful something may happen to her. Even Gypsy Roses' daddy thinks our Mollie is truly something special, and is very thankful that she came into our lives. Mollies picture is on Gypsy Rose memorial-please take a look at the wonderful creature that came into my life when I needed something the most. I love you my precious Gypsy Rose, I will think of you always-thank you for bringing Mollie into our lives and thank you for being the most wonderful companion and for providing unconditional love and for making me a better person. I LOVE YOU GYPSY ROSE.

10-16-2007 12:18 AM -- By: Dollie Cothran,    Pet's name:   Daddy
Hi Daddy,

I just stopped by to post a poem I wrote especially:

I want everyone to see, How grateful I am, That you belong to me. ;)

MY DADDY'S HANDS

I'm watching over Daddy, From glorious heaven's gate, Our love will last forever, 'Cause for Daddy I will wait.

I can see Daddy's hands. Folded silently in prayer, And reaching out to hold me, When he is in despair.

Years of work and worry, Have left their mark behind. But my Daddy's hands are softer, Than the finest silk you'll find.

I remember Daddy's hands, How they held me oh so tight, He stroked my little back, And rubbed my tummy every night.

When I was hurting Dad would hold me, Embrased in his loving arms, He was always oh so gentle, I was protected from all harms.

I will never forget the things, That I learned about that man, And I will always remember, The love in daddy's hands.

He sacrificed unselfishly, Just to keep me fed, If I could do things over, I would not have gone ahead.

I'd live my life forever, On earth or heaven's lands. Just to feel his love surround me, There was love in Daddy's hands.

10-15-2007 5:03 PM -- By: lorihughart,    Critters.com memorial:   Missy Memorial
Today its been 4 months. We went to your resting place yesterday. We miss you so much. You are always in my heart and I think of you a hundred times a day because you were such a part of my life. No one could ever replace you. I love you forever.....

10-15-2007 8:28 AM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
Ohoh Dollie a teenager! now that IS scary! LOL........ Dollies' going to have a blast on Tuesday! I can't wait to hear all about it!Oh my goodness your birthday picture is ..... well........ er..........um............ priceless! And I promised I didnt laugh!

10-15-2007 8:25 AM -- By: Amber,    Critters.com memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
Kelly, I too spent days crying til I thought my heart would explode. When we truly love our animals and they are like family to me it hurts in ways only those of who experience this can imagine. I think when its unexpected, as it was in Cal and Nvwati's cases its the SHOCK that is worse. Although shock helps "pad" us for a few days we still feel such sorrow. I have NO doubt that your little guy is with your hamsters and hermit crabs! And I know Nvwati would appreciate the sweet sounds of a bird in his choir up there! I had to laugh at your goofball dimwit dog because Mkwaa bless her little heart is much like that too! Listen, I know you feel guilty but please don't. Why Cal chose that moment to hang himself with his toy is beyond me, but it was obviously his time to go. Let me tell you a true story. I was outside in late May when one of my neighbours came out and started to cry. I of course put my arms around her and asked her why she was so upset. She told me she was visiting her mom with her bird, and as always, her bird was flying around. Her mom got up and made some tea then returned to the couch to sit down.A bit later they couldnt find the bird.. they looked EVERYWHERE. Finally they looked on the couch and saw that her mom had sat on the bird killing it and didn't even know! Too weird! Kelly know that your grief WILL change. You will always love and miss your little Cal but in time the pain will not hurt as much.

 

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