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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
09-06-2007 8:58 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial Mommy misses you and loves you sooooooo much Holly!!!!
09-06-2007 12:24 PM -- By: jorge, Pet's name: NINJA JUST LIKE YO SAY HELLO TO EVEYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS LOSS A PET (FAMILY MEMBER),WE JUST LOST OUR NINJA ON SATURDAY SHE WAS WITH US FOR ALMOST 13 YRS SHE LIVED A GOOD LIFE. SPOILED ROTTEN,BUT THERE WOULD BE NO OTHER WAY.WE WILL MISS HER, HER MEMORY WILL LIVE ON , AND LUCAS HER LIL BROTHER WILL MIS HER VERY MUCH. WE LOVE YOU, GIRL.
09-04-2007 7:48 PM -- By: Bev B., Critters.com memorial: Klaus Memorial This past weekend was my first time back at the boat without Klaus. It was a bit lonely without him by my side. He would always sit up against me as my husband drove us fast across the ocean - somehow he'd always manage to fall asleep thru all of the bouncing around (ha ha). It was also a bit strange not having him crowd me in the V-berth section of the boat during the nite while trying to sleep! Even without him there, I tossed and turned all nite anyway just thinking about how much I missed his presence. The worse part though was seeing his doggy life jacket knowing that we'll never see Klaus in it again. When we returned home, I made sure to sit with Klaus' ashes to let him know how much I missed him. Maybe next time I will bring his ashes along for the ride. I think he'd like that...
09-03-2007 8:36 PM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Its just been over 2 weeks since we lost Busterbaby and i feel as if iv died inside the pain is so strong, when i read Richards story about Dolly i cried all the way through it,and the pain he is feeling so i know im not the only one who feels like this, My hubby Michael as taken me away on hol for 2 weeks we have not been on hol together since Buster became ill, it was just so sudden at Xmas 2006 he went totally blind and all his organs started to shut down, we took him every where to find out what had happened no vet could give us a answer he became so ill we though we was losing him, but thank God he gave us some time to just love him and take care of him he deserved that he was my life and i miss him so much, he was loved by all our friends he was such a charector with a attuide, i keep asking myself was it right to let him go i will never for get that day and was we been shelfish to try to keep him so long, i just did not wont to let you go,i know your pain is gone now and im happy for that,but i miss you so much you will always be in my heart and no one will ever take your place i will love you for ever,To all other pet owners who have lost a pet God bless you love and hugs to you all, Brenda x
09-03-2007 10:57 AM -- By: Brenda Turner, Critters.com memorial: Romeo Memorial Hi Richard reading your story about Dolly made me realise im not the only one with a broken heart and the pain unbearable, i cried all through your story,We have come away on hol me and my hubby Michael we just cant come to terms with Buster not being there any more, even though we have not had a hol together for 12 months because of looking after Buster, he suddenly went totally blind and all his organs started to shut down we went ever where to get a answer to what was wrong, Each vet had no idear what had happened, He became so ill just after Xmas we raelly though we would loss him, My little boy fought back and in April/May he had come to terms with is blindness we carried him every where he relied on us totally we loved him so much and we should of let him go but we could not give up on him,maybe selfise of us but we fought to keep him going, for 12 years our Buster was such a charactor with a attude, everybody loved him,he would look at us with those cute eyes and get anything he wonted,he was our life and gave us so much love and fun,Then Xmas 2006 just out the blue came this illness with total blindness which as changed our lives for ever because we will never have another Buster no one could ever replace him, i feel as if iv been torn apart and hate going home that little tail does not wag and that bark of happiness is not there anymore, please tell mne how you get over this and does it get easier, Buster would of been 13 years 9th of this month Sept,We you end your pets life how do you know you made the right discision i keep asking my self this, To all of you who are going through the same love and hugs to you x
09-03-2007 10:13 AM -- By: ryan, Critters.com memorial: Izzy Memorial Its only been 12 hours since he left us, and I'm beside myself with grief. I promised him I'd always take care of him, but there was nothing I could do. I feel so guilty, Izzy. I'm sorry. My only hope is that you're free of your pain, and that you forgive me. I miss you so much. I'd give anything to get you back and to hold you one more time.
09-02-2007 5:08 PM -- By: jean, Critters.com memorial: TED Memorial today is the 2nd of sept and its 9 months for my boy and i miss him so very much! my Ted was and still is my heart!!! love you always and forver plus a day cuz forever is not long enough
09-02-2007 3:41 PM -- By: Heaven, Critters.com memorial: Lucy Goosey Memorial I just want to thank all of you who've visited Lucy's memorial. Thank you especially for your kind words, as they have been about the only thing keeping me going. I can't tell you enough how many times during a day I check my mail to see if a new comment has been posted. I am so sorry for all of your losses and know your hearts ache. I feel confident that all of our babies are there for each other and send love our way. Hugs and prayers to you all. Heaven
09-01-2007 1:51 PM -- By: lori, Critters.com memorial: Missy Memorial I haven't been here for a while but I still love you and miss you so much. I will nver forget you. I love you forever....
09-01-2007 12:50 AM -- By: lisa, Pet's name: Samantha-Melissa Memorial One more time.. hope it works this time...
09-01-2007 12:48 AM -- By: lisa, Pet's name: samantha-melissa memorial Sams site....
09-01-2007 12:44 AM -- By: Lisa, Pet's name: Samantha -melissa memorial Sam...
Yesterday I received your urn,,,the remains of you,,of every bark, every whine, every happpy yelp. every wagging of your tail, the playful, craziness in your eyes,the softness of your hair, the little feet, those sweet eyes, your gummybear lips,, That subborn little cutie that made me laugh so hearty and often..
All that remains,,ashes to ashes ,,dust to dust... is tucked nestly into this Black shiny vase.
Your name in gold ..Samantha on the top..What a small and insignificant ending to such a full and wonderful, warm heart and life.How does one fit all that into a jar.........
And to make this all the harder,the top of the urn is sealed, unable to be opened,, we long to scatter some of your ashes in the places you adored most,, and keep some as well.
So i had to go back to the animal hospital where i last saw you alive, the last place your heart was beating, struggling just to breathe,,,
I asked them if they could please ,place your ashes in another urn with a removable top...
They were compliant,and said it will be able two more weeks,But at that point , you were just another vase , a number on a page, and item to be returned..,so ill need to thru this again..Oh joy...Smile..
Oh my Sam,, how i miss you, knowing that you were ok, alive, sniffing, mooching, playing, curious about everything, my little girl.
I got some new pictures today from Jacquie she just found.., you were at the first outing,of your little puppy life,Your little face oh my god,,so tiny , precious, innocent,,before you came into your own,, the sassy girl you"d grow up to be
The one who so captured my heart and everyone who knew you....little white tummy, baby face,, still with puppy breath...
And the picture that said it all.
You and Jacquie at the parade many years ago ,the one she kept on her desk..The twins,, hair abundant, eyes bright and filled with life and promise,,both of you,,Young and crazy...
Oh how the years go by....Oh how the joy brings tears to my eyes,
all thru the changes the soul never dies,,we fight ,we laugh,,we cry,,as the years go by...
And a letter from Daniel and Isabelle from Fancy Paws, expressing their pain and sorrow of your death..A very sweet and intimate letter, i was very touched.They sent it just days after Sams death.
Beside us your family , they probably knew you best, 14 years of shaves and cuts , teeth and nail clipping, bows and bones...they were crushed and so sad to have lost you , they offered prayers of thanks for you..It truly warmed my heart and made me incredably sad at the same time...
So now i have more pictures to download of you, amazing that thru 14 years of life ive only about 40 picture to show for the millions of moments we spent, and you graced with your special light...
I miss you no less, then those first days of your loss,perhaps even more ,,for as the truth of your passing has set in , i do still wish for just abit more time to have spent with you.And as the stages of grief has seen me ,,numerous time around.. i am but left with acceptance ,, unable to change the stark truth that your gone...
My Sam, know that you are so dearly and deeply missed, know that the ache never leaves me...But that my comfort is only in the rememberance and knowledge that i was sooo blessed with the most wonderful dog, You...
I smelled your Booda bear today,and i could still smell you,, the scent your hair,the shampoo the groomers always used...Amazing how just a scent transports me to you..I cryed, sobbing and catching my breath ,,trying to contain myself....In time the smell of you, will fade, i know...
Boodas nose is still darkened with dirt...
Well just wanted to say, i miss you my dear friend,and that are always near to me , in my heart, and tender in my memory...Rest in sweet peace .
Always, my poochie .....always..Lisa
Always welcoming new hearts, and those who love deeply,and understand the loss of the precious pets youve lost
08-31-2007 5:09 PM -- By: Richard Cothran, Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial My little gurl Dollie left me for Heaven ten weeks ago today. I wish that everyone that reads this could have had the privilege to have know Her. Or at least, to have met Her. I'm sure that your lives would have been richer just to have done so. Dollie was my little angel. She was my daughter. She was my best friend. She was my life. And I miss Her so, so much... :(
08-31-2007 3:15 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial It's 5 weeks today and the pain is still so strong!!!!!!!!
08-31-2007 2:16 PM -- By: Michelle Elaine Shelton, Critters.com memorial: Phatgirl Memorial Today it has been 3 months. I am so sad and lonley. I miss my Phatgirl so bad! I am lost without her. I broke down because I can't find her hair anywhere. She used to shed so bad and its all gone. I wish I hadn't vacumed now!
08-31-2007 1:20 AM -- By: cinda, Critters.com memorial: Buck and Zhanje Memorial Yesterday the vet's office called to say that the ashes are back. I said I couldn't come to pick them up for a while, and who knows when I will be able to bring myself to do that. The wound is still so fresh, the pain so deep, I just don't know if I'll be able to go on. I miss my boys so much and I feel so guilty. It is so hard to come home to an empty house. I've thought of getting a new dog, but I'm still in so much pain for my two lost boys that I couldn't be a good mom to another dog. This site has helped, and I thank everyone who has visited my boys' site. They were such beautiful dogs and I will never forget them.
08-30-2007 10:39 PM -- By: Kim, Critters.com memorial: Cezar Memorial I can't believe that it has been a year today that my baby has been gone. I still miss him so much. 15 years just wasn't long enough. He was such a wonderful cat, he had so much love to give. He was the type of cat that was very appreciative of everything that you did for him. He was so loved. We miss you. Keep flying on heavens wings and look in on us once in a while, ok. Love, Mommy
08-30-2007 11:58 AM -- By: Cindy, Pet's name: Daisy Linda,
I lost Daisy July 3. It does get better; but some days are better than others. I still cry. I even got a new puppy...but its not her. I have been told that soon smiles will replace the tears; but its hard.
Reading this website helps alot.
08-30-2007 11:54 AM -- By: Linda, Critters.com memorial: Bailey Memorial I picked up my sweet dog's ashes today. I started crying again and feel very down. I still cannot believe it, I guess I'm still in a state of shock. My house is too quiet now, I guess I need to get used to it. I miss him so much, does this ever get better??
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