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09-24-2007 9:58 PM -- By: Melissa, Critters.com memorial: Nicky Memorial Sorry to everyone that has lost a friend. I cant live without mine :'(
09-24-2007 12:00 AM -- By: , Pet's name: There is an almost generic quality to grief. I try not to judge it. Spouse/parent/pet. The heart has no hierarchy. It feels what it feels - knows what it knows. The loss of a loved one and/or family member si the same.
09-23-2007 10:03 PM -- By: Tracie, Critters.com memorial: Lil Joe Memorial My Lil Joey, how I miss you so much to this day. Your Daddy and I are building a shop and I can't stop thinking how you would have enjoyed being out there with us, unlike your siblings all they want to do is be in the house, but I still Love them just the same. I just miss my little huckleberry following me everywhere I go, I miss your beautiful face looking up at me, with those pretty eyes, and your soft fur to snuggle up to. I miss you sweetie, I will be looking for your Star tonight. Love you Always.. XOXOXOXOXO Mommy
09-21-2007 1:10 PM -- By: daisy's mommy, Critters.com memorial: daisy Memorial oh my sweet girl.. boy do i miss you so.. i cant believe that tommorrow will be two months since i had to let you go with god.. i miss you so so much.. i would do anything just to hold you again..your are so beautiful daisy.. i still cry every day.. if only there was someone or something to bring you back i would.. i miss and love you so so much.. i love you girl.. xoxoxox
09-21-2007 4:43 AM -- By: buster mommy, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Good morning my little Busterbaby,
It's been 5 weeks today since we let you go and looking through all your things we have kept, i found a monologue, that was specially for you so, im sending that to you today to let you know how much we loved you and miss you,
TO MY DOG,
You are one in a million,And special to me;
Affectionate, loyal such good company,
You're there when i'm lonely, and life seems a bore,
You cheer me and offer a comforting paw.
The look in your eyes say you understand
As you thrust a bewhiskered wet nose in my hand,
You never desert me wherever i go,
Your a far better friend than some people i kmow,
To thank you, I give you
This short monoloque,
My faithful devoted companion
I just wish i could be holding you and reading this to you, in stead of writing this down for you,
I will be thinking of you all day today specially around 3 PM, special when we sayed good bye for the very last time,
Buster i miss you so much, and we will never ever forget you \WHO COULD/,
Always in our hearts forever mommy and daddy x x x
09-21-2007 12:47 AM -- By: Joanne, Critters.com memorial: Nikita Memorial Kita, I need you to watch over your brother, Clyde here on earth. His eyesight is getting worse and he took a wrong turn and fell down the stairs to the basement last night. Luckily he was not injured but I worry about him constantly. I'm probably going to have to buy a baby gate to prevent another fall downstairs but he's getting even worse, bumping into things and has almost gotten stepped on because he walks right into people. I baby him as much as possible as I know that any day could be the last day, the kids have even started coddling him because I constantly remind them that we may not have him much longer. Much to his dislike, I made plaster paw prints and have taken photos of him on his good days, Alyssa has even video taped him just sitting on the couch for almost an hour. This summer he got to go on vacation with us because I was afraid to leave him alone since you weren't there to keep him company. Despite the 17 hour drive, he seemed to enjoy it and loved going on pontoon boat rides...even walking off the dock into the lake didn't seem too awful even though he hates the water, you would've jumped in and swam across the lake like you did at the Bottomless Lake in NM. I'm sad to think his days are getting closer but I feel at peace knowing you are watching over us and will guide me to make the right decision when the time is necessary and you'll be waiting to greet him when that time comes. I know he misses you as do we all but his deep sighs are getting longer and come more often and though you didn't seem as close as when you were younger, he depended on you for your sight, your security and just a sniff to know you were there. Please continue to be there for him if not in body but in spirit to make his last time here on earth as peaceful as possible. We still love and miss you.
09-20-2007 9:37 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial Tomorrow makes 2 long months without my Holly. I miss her sooooo much! God Bless everyone on here that lost there babies!
09-20-2007 4:14 AM -- By: buster mommy, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Another day my little boy,another day with out you, and it still gets no better,
i added to your memorial yesterday so other people could read what a great boy you where,and as i was doing it i felt proud that you were ours and gave us 13 years of pure happiness and love, and i thank you from the bottom of my heart for that, even to wards the end you never gave up tring,And reading Gypsy Rose's story its so close to yours, so i have to stop been selfish and realise other mommy's and daddy's are going through the same pain, and just to let you know my little boy iv put down all your little habits and all the lovely things you meant to us and always will, so please lord while he's in your special care look after him, he was special to us and always will be, x x
09-19-2007 2:10 AM -- By: Jeannie, Critters.com memorial: Gypsy Rose Memorial We lost Gypsy Rose on 8/30/07 to pulmonary edema and heart problems. Our Gypsy was a beautiful dalmation with many health problems. She was in the vet at least every month if not more often. She loved the staff at Companion Pet Clinic. I became the most obsessive parent. Always checking you for lumps and bumps, making sure your health was good. With all your medical problems, I didn't want to miss something. I wanted you to be well all the time, so you could be at my side always. Some how I failed with the medical checks. How could I not see something was wrong, until it was too late? I seems things had been going downhill for over 6 months. I thought you were getting older and changing. You still played, and ate well. But you were slowing down. Then, you didn't want to be chased to bed at night. Then, you didn't get up as early in the morning to ask daddy for your breakfast, your breathing at night became harder. But, you still ate well, and played although less frequently. I knew your heart had problems, but the murmur was under control. Your panting increased during the summer, I thought it was because it was hot, I even asked the emergency vet if this was normal. Then we went on vacation to your most favorite place-Lapine. You just didn't seem like yourself, now not eating as well, but you sure loved your "people" food. Your arthritis was acting up and had more struggle to get up and do things. I should have known, I should have watched you more closely, I should have seen the signs-maybe in my heart, I knew. I would have tried harder to get the medicines you needed to help with your breathing. Your heart murmur became worse and in the last 4 days before we had to let you go, was a blur to keep you comfortable, I thought "this is too fast, and I'm not ready for you to leave me". I knew this day would come, I was hoping for something unrealistic like 10 more years or forever. I had an overwhelming feeling on our vacation that something was going to happen to me-but it was actually you that was dying. I feel so guilty about not helping you sooner. I wish I could have had more time and quality of time with you. I spent so much time worrying about you and not finding time to enjoy you to the fullest-for that I am soooo sorry. The last day was the hardest, I knew we made the right choice, as I could not see you suffer with your breathing any longer-I wish I could have made things better for you, so we could have more time together. How I miss your touch, your smell, your beautiful eyes, your drool, your comfort, your breathing, your unconditional love. I miss the way you jumped on the bed like a rabbit, how you ran down the hall like a horse. I miss the "biscuit game". I miss your noises, your "back talk". I miss how you took momies side of the bed at night, I miss how you came out at night to see when I could come to bed. I miss how you ran around the house, after going for car rides. I miss the car rides, and your head hanging out the window, with ears flapping in the wind. I miss your beautiful ears, the pinkness of your belly when you were happy. I miss the black spot on your front paw and your "blue-eye". I miss your olive nose, your dimples in "back". I miss your special walk, your food begging, the sound of the back door opening, the sound of the food in your dish, the sound of your leash, the sound of your dreams, your groaning. I miss you getting excited when daddy came home. I miss you greeting me at the door. I miss you digging in the bark dust, I miss you playing in the snow. I miss you laying on the couch, by the fireplace and your warmth. I MISS YOU SO. I LOVE YOU, my precious "bubbas", "boo-boo" I LOVE YOU GYPSY ROSE. Please visit me in my dreams, and let me know you are okay, so I can have peace in my heart. I know you are in a better place, but I want that place to be with me. I am having a very hard time, with you not being here, I don't know what to do anymore. I LOVE YOU, my most beautiful baby girl, I will meet you on the rainbow bridge with Pandy and Brandy. Love mommy.
09-18-2007 5:39 PM -- By: Linda, Critters.com memorial: Bailey Memorial Just want to share a dream I had on Saturday night. I was having kind of a rough day and cried to my boyfriend about missing my dog. That night I dreamt that my daughters, boyfriend and ex-husband went up to a town in Massachusetts. On one side of the road there were Halloween items (perhaps gift shops) and lots of people walking around, in the middle there was a very large field with trees and the other side of the field were many beautiful houses. It was a gorgeous day out and the sun was shining, all of a sudden across the field toward the houses I see an enormous rainbow, the clouds part and the rainbow gets brighter, that is the colors get very intense, I looked at it and my eyes got all teary and a big smile came across my face, at this time I hear a girls voice in back of me say "Look, its Rainbow Bridge!!" and then I woke up. I felt very comforted after waking up that morning, maybe it was God telling me that my Bailey was ok. Hopes this comforts someone as it did me.
09-17-2007 11:22 PM -- By: Carole Turner, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial This is my life...my passion for God's special gifts. I dedicate my life and promise to love all the animals I can. The woman who wrote this, Annette King-Tucker, is to be honored. Carole
I AM AN ANIMAL RESCUER
I Am an Animal Rescuer.
My job is to assist God's creatures.
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs.
I take in new family members without plan, thought, or selection.
I have bought dog food with my last dime.
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand.
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid.
I have fallen in love a thousand times,
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body.
I have Animal Friends and friends who have animal friends.
I don't often use the word "pet".
I notice those lost at the road side,
and my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse,
and make friends with a vulture.
I know of no creature unworthy of my time.
I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven,
...but I believe there are
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind,
We may be master of the animals,
...but the animals have mastered themselves,
Something people still haven't learned.
War and abuse makes me hurt for the world,
but a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind,
We are a quiet but determined army,
and making a difference ever day is my journey.
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan,
nothing more rewarding than saving a life.
No higher recognition than watching them thrive,
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play,
who only days ago, was too weak to eat
I am an Animal Rescuer,
My work is never done,
My home is never quiet,
My wallet is always empty,
But my heart is always full,
In the game of life, we have already won
~ Written from the heart by:
Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue
09-17-2007 11:13 PM -- By: Carole Turner, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial Ebony, I miss you more than I could ever say. Every day without you is is not one day further away...it is one day closer to you. All your brothers and sisters are doing fine. We miss you honey.
I just had to share this with everyone at Critters because this is exactly what my life has been, and I will continue to be like until the day my life is over. This is my passion for God's special gifts.
09-15-2007 10:36 AM -- By: brenda turner, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hi my little busterbaby,
We will be going home to day to our very empty house,which im not looking forward to,but so many people on this forum are feeling the way i am and have help me so much,i shall miss you not running down the stairs to jump all over us so pleased to see us, then give us a hard time for the rest of the day, which used to be so funny you would them sulk just to let us now we had been away and made us feel so guity even thoe you,d had a wale of a time with our friends moving in to look after you and got your own way with every thing, you where so funny and everybody loved you, and they how much they are mising you you were our little attitude dog, and we loved it, you brought us so much happiness and love and i will never forget you for that, no one could ever replace you,and i know you are looking down on us and smileing, and letting us know you are free of pain know and happy, love and miss you for are in our hearts for ever,
And to all the other people who have loved ones i wish you love and hugs to get you through this x and a special hug for Dollies daddy who i can read is suffering so bad i just pray it will get better for you x x
09-14-2007 6:52 PM -- By: Tracie, Critters.com memorial: Lil Joe Memorial My Sweet Lil Joe, My Huckleberry How I Miss Your Pretty Eyes Looking Up at Me and the Cheap shots you use to take with your paws on the back of my legs, I know you were just saying "HI" Your Mommy has been having a tough time lately, but I'm baby sitting your brother BJ and Sister Heidi this weekend which Kooter and Sassie aren't to happy. But Your Brother BJ did what you did today, and It reminded me so much of you, I heard your daddy's truck coming down the road and I told them hears comes uncle colin and BJ Perked up and ran to the window to look, just like you did, and then about 2 hours later, I could here him coming again, I didn't say anything and your Brother's ears perked up and he went to the window to see just like you use to, You taught your brother so well Sweetie. Well Honey, I will be looking for you tonight. XOXOXO Mommy
09-14-2007 6:19 PM -- By: Raelynn, Critters.com memorial: Bruiser Lee Albright Memorial In memory of Bruiser Lee Albright...A Loved Companion!
You no longer greet me, as I walk through the door.
You're not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore.
Life seems quiet without you, you were far more than a pet.
You were a family memeber, a friend, a loving soul I'll never forget.
It will take time to heal- for the silence to go away.
I still listen for you and miss you every day.
You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true.
My life has been much richer, because I loved a pet like you.
Always in my heart. I love you Boo Boo
09-14-2007 5:17 PM -- By: Richard, Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial I'll tell you people, today has been Rough, Rough for me. I miss my little gurl Dollie So Bad and I just can't seem to get it together. I just sit here and stare at Her little face on her Critters site. I smile. I remember. I think. I study. I laugh. I pray. I love. Mostly, I cry. I suppose that if I worked and didn't have as much free time... I don't know. I'm here. Then I go to Her little place where Her little body lays. Then, I go riding in "our big ol' truck," as Dot called it. She went practically everywhere with me so I see Her there in Her little seat. I pass all the usual places that we walked daily, or more. She's everywhere. Only not where She should be. With me.
09-14-2007 1:59 AM -- By: divya jadeja, Critters.com memorial: Junior Jadeja Memorial first and foremost thank you to the creators of this site- it is a wonderful way to share with other animal lovers the love we have for our kids... our pets.
i miss you junior. every second of every day. the mornings and evenings are the most difficult. i am so thankful to have had you in my life- i dont focus on our 2.5 years together... i think about the seconds and minutes of the 2.5 years... and it seems like we've been together forever. im moving soon because our little apartment just isnt the same without you. everyone misses you june- all of your doggy and people friends. everybody loves you june.
Til the very end you took care of me- you went on your own and spared me the difficult decision of having to let you go myself.... which could have been 3 hours after you passed to the hands of God. i know we will meet again ... mommy loves you so much junior. and i promise we'll be together.. but until then mommy needs you to watch over me. ok june? youre mommys soul mate junior. and i love you.
09-13-2007 7:50 PM -- By: Brittany, Critters.com memorial: Nascar Memorial I lost Nascar my dog this year it was very hard for me because we were so close. He died of injuries from a deer. When I heard bout it I was mad because of what happened to him. He was 1 years old and very cute to and funny. When I would get through giving him a bath and dry him off he would run down the steps and roll around in the dirt. After he died a few days later I thought I would hear him bark then I realized that it wasn`t him. I miss Nascar so much . i loved him and so did my family and we miis him.
09-12-2007 10:59 PM -- By: Susan Roberts, Critters.com memorial: Hobie Memorial We lost Hobie after a very brief but difficult struggle with cancer. Hobie was a "drop-off" at only 6 months at our 36 acre nursery and would not come near any human. He slept under a car trailer we had at the farm. After a few weeks, he acepted my husband and me but was still very shy. We brought him home to our home with 6 children a doberman, a dachsund and 2 crazy cats and he fit like a glove. Hobie gave hugs like a human, standing up, putting his paws around you and resting his head on your chest. Hobie was such a happy and special dog, so full of love and energy. We were so lucky and blessed to have him for the 7 years that we did and definitely were not ready to let him go. We are comforted by the fact that he chose us and blessed us.
09-12-2007 9:08 PM -- By: Kathleen, Critters.com memorial: Amigo Memorial This is such a good site. I still miss Amigo, but the pain is now less. I will always love you Amigo.
09-11-2007 3:53 PM -- By: Linda, Pet's name: Bailey Lets not forget all the people who died on this day.
The families who are still suffering and in grief.
Also the pets who loved them and are sensing the loss.
Loss and grief go hand-in-hand whether for a human or pet.
Thousands of people went up to heaven on that day just like they are waiting for their loved ones our beloved pets are waiting for us.
God Bless us all.
09-11-2007 10:15 AM -- By: brenda tuner, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Another day passes busterbaby, and the pain still hurts,it was you birthday on sun9/9, and just over 3 weeks since we let you go,i miss you so much, the gap you have left in our hearts is so hugh,i hope up there in that tresured land where you have no more pain, you had your usual birthday treats, little birthday cake you used to love. cadburys choc buttons and marshmellows, i always remerbered our friends popping in and taking your jar of choc buttons out the fridge and sitting there eating your buttons,and you was not impressed you would look at them with those beautifull eyes and bark,you were the boss of the house and everybody loved you for the funny thing you did, buster i do hope you have meet up with dollie, bailey and ebony,and you are all looking out for each other, as there mommy's and daddy's have help me to understand im not alone with this pain,
For you Buster, we thank you for nearly 13 years of true joy and happiness you brought in to our lives, we will never ever forget you, we had never had a dog before and to be bless with you for our first dog was truely wonderfull, you where such a special charactor with a attiude, you have left a hug gap in our lives,the house is not a home anymore its so quite,even when our friends pop round know the say its not the same any more that little guy who thought he was the boss as gone and they hug me and cry, you had so much impact on our lives we truely thank you for that,you could never ever be replaced, you where just our Busterbaby and we love you so,please lord look after him, and Dollie bailey, and ebony, love you always Buster x x x
09-10-2007 1:05 AM -- By: Carole Turner, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial Ebony, I love you and miss you more each day.
S A T U R D A Y S...
...are no longer my favorite days. You know Saturdays are always extra tough for me at 9:32am. Since April when you slipped away from me, I've continued to feel the emptiness around the house, and in my heart. Weekends and nights are difficult. Sometimes it seems like you left just yesterday...and other times it seems like I've been without you a lifetime. I've kept my emotions together the best I can, but as soon as the time rolls around when you slipped away from me, I find myself getting that same sickening feeling in my tummy. Sure, I laugh...sure I cry...but crying seems so much more natural than laughing these days -the slightest of memories, a photo, a song, a sunset, whatever - thoughts come back to the fact you are NOT here with us any longer..."sigh"...
Ebony, I bet you are seeing lots of gardens in Heaven. I picture gold lined shores, soft warm lights, fields of fresh flowers and nothing but pristine blue skies, and the most vivid colors all around you...am I right?
Every single one of my tears is a prism through which I see - A rainbow of emotions and memories - Though fate has led you to another place - True moments hold meaning that time will never erase. To the world you were one, but to me you were the world. One day my heart will mend its broken pieces.
The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, the ache in my heart will always stay until my end has come. I love, honor and cherish you more than I could ever express in words. My pretty girl,...on the wings of love I once again bid you farewell my precious Angel. I miss you more than ever...Adoringly yours...Mommy.
09-09-2007 4:30 AM -- By: Joanne, Critters.com memorial: Nikita Memorial Having a difficult time going to bed, I had a strange dream the other night that my girl fell from a helicopter into 10 ft of water. She was rescued but the vet said she had severe internal damage though she acted fine, I awoke thinking she was home again and it was all a bad dream that day we let her go. It's been a while since I've had "Kita" dreams, heard her bark or smelled her so I'm not sure if I'm just going through one of those "waves of emotions" or what but I miss her today almost as if it were December 25, 2006...maybe it's because I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year as it will be the 1st anniversary of her death. My heart goes out to all those who are also dealing with this pain and loss. There are good days and not so good days, this just happens to be one of those not so good days for me. Thanks for sharing your grief and understanding of the love we have for our pets (furry or feathered family members). Good night I hope, Joanne
09-08-2007 10:15 PM -- By: AunteeMz, Critters.com memorial: Cinderella and ToTo Memorial Went "yarding" with a friend today. She didn't know it, but we passed the park where I parked for the last time with the Girls so they could see the trees, grass and squirrels before we went to the vet and I put them down. I miss you two so much. And like many of the postings here question my decision to put them down - have the if only's.... I've stopped by this site several times, just haven't been able to post my thoughts.
09-08-2007 7:17 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial Sorry the message before this one is mine. I forgot to fill out my name and Holly.
09-08-2007 7:14 PM -- By: , Pet's name: Linda, I understand what you mean about reliving the last day with Holly. It replays in my mind. After she was gone, I ran out of the office as fast as I could. Just the thought of me ending her life because she had that stupid disease. It drives me nuts. She didn't deserve to get sick. I also walk around with a mask on brcause most of my family and friends can't understand why I'm still sad! She was my baby. I have no children. So, she was it! Momma loves you sweet baby girl!
09-07-2007 5:17 PM -- By: Dollie, Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial Hiya everyone! I just wanted to wish everybody a great and happy weekend. To all of you mommies and daddys that have babies here with me in Heaven, well, we're doing just fine. Please be comforted in that fact and enjoy all the rest that you have been blessed with. We're gonna be right here waiting and when the time is right, we'll welcome you all home. Take care, people. And may God bless you All... Dot
09-07-2007 4:55 PM -- By: Linda, Critters.com memorial: Bailey Memorial Its been almost three weeks since my Bailey left this earth. At times I feel such a strong sense of sadness and loss that is relieved by breaking down. It is so easy for people to say, get on with your life, I have no choice but to do so, but I can't stop reliving that dreadful day especially at bedtime. I go out in public with a mask on, I laugh and smile but inside I feel like I'm slowly falling apart. I think about him all the time, I miss giving him hugs and kisses. I just miss him being here with us. I hope in time this sadness passes and I can return to a normal state, whatever that means. God help us all with our grief.
09-07-2007 10:01 AM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial I can't believe that it's 6 weeks today since I lost my girl. Time hasn't eased my heart at all! Praying for everyone that lost their beautiful babies. God Bless You!!! Thank you to the people that created critters.com
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