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01-08-2010 10:58 AM -- By: marlene, memorial:   Sammie Patterson Memorial
A very heartfelt and huge THANK YOU to all who have left messages over the holiday season and on Sammie's 1st Angelversary.  Sadly, I have not been a regular vsiitor in many, many months.  It's not that I don't care. It is too heart wrenching and overwhelming.  Please know that I keep all of the critters family in my prayers and am forever thankful for all of you for helping me through some of the darkest days of my life.  Know that you and your fur babies are much loved.

01-07-2010 9:58 PM -- By: Carole and Buster, memorial:   Maggie Mae Memorial
First, thank you all again so much for keeping Buster in your prayers.

He is not doing as well as I'd hoped after his "third hydrate/med combo boost" on Tuesday. He has not vomited and is still knibbling on food and drinking water. He has extremely strong sulfur smelling breath, which the doctor said is associated with his kidney issues. He is not at the stage "today" where I am ready to make a decision. I will not allow him to sufer so I am still taking it day by day.

I asked the doctor if he thought Buster is suffering. He stated that if he is not vomiting and is still eating he is probably not suffering at all. Accute kidney problems cause a low red blood count, which in turn causes anemia. Anemia causes him to be lethargic so he sleeps quite a bit. In my heart, I know I do not have long.

I take him back to the doctor again this Saturday the 9th. He will be hydrated under the skin, which only takes about 20 minutes rather than an IV where he would have to be kept at the clinic all day. The doctor and I both agreed that his quality of life is best at home.

Your prayers are appreciated! I have to close now so I can get back to cuddling with my dear little son. Love to all, Carole

01-05-2010 9:13 PM -- By: Laura, memorial:   Dale Memorial
Today I took Carley to the vet after getting up every hour on the hour to let her out last night . . . not much sleep.  Dr. Heinen and I were talking about Dale and he told me that Dale was the main topic of conversation at a recent conference in Houston, I think, for veterinarians regarding prostate cancer.  Prostate cancer is very, very rare in neutered dogs so Dale's case was reviewed at the conference - it brought a smile to my face because my first thought was maybe Dale helped in his own way . . . even if in just a very small way!  And btw, as it turns out, Carley had a bladder infection.

Please continue to keep our friend, Carole, and her little guy in your prayers . . .

01-05-2010 8:58 PM -- By: Dorothy, memorial:   Baci Memorial
I wanted to thank all the wonderful people I've had the pleasure of meeting on this wonderful site by their messages on Baci's page.  It's amazing how you can become friends with people you've never met.  Thank you for your support on days when I was feeling down.  Thank you for being thoughtful,compassionate kind and wonderful friends this past year.  Baci will be having his 10th month angel day on the 20th, God knows where all these months went.   May you all have a Happy Healthy New Year.  Dorothy, Baci's Mom.......

01-05-2010 2:48 PM -- By: Bev B, memorial:   Klaus Memorial
I would like to thank everyone who left birthday wishes for my Klaus. I can't tell you how thoughtful and sweet everyone is here. was a life saver for me when Klaus passed away 2.5 years ago and I still miss him as much as ever. 

Also, I want to extend my prayers to Carole and Buster.  I know how difficult this is for you Carole, but just know that I am praying that God gives you the strength and courage that is needed to get through this tough time.  I wish I could give you a hug right now.  Peace be with you my friend....

01-04-2010 10:55 PM -- By: Sandi, memorial:   Dawson Memorial
Many many many thanx to all of you who have spoken such kind & supportive words.  It has meant so very much.  As pain slowly fades we replace those tears with joys we all shared with our furry children.  May they truely rest in God's arms until we meet again.  For all of you who hear my pain, I know too you have felt much the same and we are far better people for having their precious love as part of our lives.  God bless you all & thank you again.          SANDI C FROM PA


01-04-2010 9:51 PM -- By: Carole Turner, memorial:   Shabba Lou Turner Memorial
You are some AMAZING people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are really not enough words to describe just how amazing. Sharon and Marc, thank you again for providing this place for us where we gather with some of the most wonderful people in the world and walk through our grief together.

After losing my third angel Maggie Mae this past August, I was thinking I could "begin" to repair my broken heart before I had to think about saying goodbye to another one of my angels. Well, Doctor Guajardo called me at work today about Buster...not good news. He was at the clinic on IV's all day again and is not doing any better. I pick him up tonight at 7:15 to come home and rest with us.

I will take him back tomorrow morning for one more "boost" and, if he does not improve by tomorrow night I will have  my answer. I need to know in my heart that I did every single thing I could do for my precious little boy.

Dear God in heaven, please carry me. I am weak.

I love you all! A very proud mom, Carole

01-04-2010 2:34 PM -- By: Maureen, memorial:   sweep Memorial

I wanted to share this Native American prayer: I give you this one thought to keep--
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone-- I am with you still, in each new dawn


01-04-2010 2:29 PM -- By: Maureen, memorial:   sweep Memorial
Dearest {{{{{{{{{{{{ Carole and Buster }}}}}}}}}}}} i am praying for you. I read your post with tears in my eyes. What can i say, only i am thinking of you and i am praying. God Bless you  Maureen xxxx

01-03-2010 11:03 PM -- By: pat,    Pet's name:   fayeroe and tippy
This note is to the person who left me the poem today on Fayeroe's page. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You've helped me and Fayeroe's spirit far more than you will ever know. Thank you so much, Pat

01-03-2010 9:49 PM -- By: Lauvern, memorial:   Luke Memorial
Hi again Critters family. I forgot to add in my post below. Buster is Maggie Mae's little brother.He is also a brother to Ebony and Shabba Lou.

We love you little Buster.


01-03-2010 9:18 PM -- By: Lauvern and Luke, memorial:   Maggie Mae Memorial
Hi Critters Family. I would like to ask you all to please keep Carole's little boy, Buster in your thoughts and prayers as he is not doing too well. Carole has lost three of her babies in just over 2 years.  I know she would appreciate all of our support and prayers. Please join me in keeping Carole and precious Buster in our prayers.......Thankyou so much..........Hugs


01-03-2010 1:54 PM -- By: Maureen, memorial:   sweep Memorial
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Rocky and Heidi}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} sending prayers and love xx

01-03-2010 1:00 PM -- By: Maureen, memorial:   sweep Memorial
Dare i ask if anybody knows how Caroles dear Buster is? Love Maureen and Sweep xxxx I am praying xxxx

01-03-2010 12:56 PM -- By: Carole Turner, memorial:   Maggie Mae Memorial
I am writing this on Sunday, January 3rd at 9:28am.  Since it can take sometimes days until these entries are posted I wanted to provide real-time date.

Richard, thank you for taking the time to post this for our Critter's family “yesterday morning”. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support and prayers.
Buster came home last night because I didn't want him to stay in the cage at the vets alone until Monday. They send a technician in to check on the pets frequently, but I don't want him afraid or traumatized right now.
The prognoses are not good, unless a miracle happens.
I am an emotional mess my friends. My little boy Buster was at the vet all day Saturday, January 2nd, on IV's. They gave him fluids containing electrolytes, vitamin B12 and antibiotics. He's also taking Ampho-Gel, Azodyl, Epakitin, Metoclopramide and a special diet. I have to take him back again Monday morning before work and they are going do it all over again all day. He is comfortable right now and sleeping in his bed right here beside me.
Doctor Guajardo told me last night that he doesn't think we have much longer. It is now pretty much day by day. He said that if Buster goes back downhill next week, after his 'second boost" Monday, we will have to discuss what our next step will be. I know what that discussion will be about, and I am sick over it. All I can do is pray for a miracle. I know you all understand, I cried all the way home from the vets, and then broke down again after I got home. I woke up crying in the middle of the night, and woke up and cried again this morning....I am crying now as I write this.
My heart is weak and broken...I am broken. I can't eat...can't sleep...I just don't know sometimes how we make it through this gut-wrenching grief. It amazes me...the power we have within us! Like many other people, I chose to live my life and be dedicated to rescuing and loving neglected, unwanted and abused pets. I've been blessed with so many pets in my life, and for that I will be thankful forever. My grief is insignificant compared to the love I’ve receive from all of them.
The grief we's worth every ache, every tear for the joy our angels give us while they are here. I am still not over my recent loss of MaggieMae in August, so this is a very challenging.

I love you all, and thank you for understanding and still visiting my angels and me while I haven't been able to be on critters like I want to. Bless you all! I could not do this without you. With much gratitude, Carole.

01-03-2010 12:47 PM -- By: Maureen, memorial:   sweep Memorial
Dearest Critters Family  I was just reflecting on our friendship and wanted to let you know how much it means to me. Your thoughtfulness always makes my days a little brighter, and problems seem a whole lot smaller. You have a knack for always saying the right things. I'm so lucky to have found all of you. What would I ever do without you?God Bless you all each and every one of you for being my Rock.                              Praying that the New Year brings you Health and Happiness. Love always Maureen aka Sweepsmamma

I only hope I can be half as good a friend to you. It's people like you who make a difference in this world!

Much love,

01-02-2010 12:46 PM -- By: Ricky , memorial:   Dollie Memorial
I once again ask for the prayers of the Critters Family for our dear friend, Carole Turner, and her precious little boy, Buster. They're on their way to the vet right now and things look dim. Thank you in advance. Love, ricky and Dollie.

01-01-2010 11:39 PM -- By: Heidi,    Pet's name:   Rocky
Rocky passed on over the rainbow bridge last night.  I held him in my arms as he moved on - I knew from his eyes that he was ready to go but it is still so hard for me to comprehend.

01-01-2010 12:04 AM -- By: Janice, Duke & our furbabies family, memorial:   Duke Memorial


12-31-2009 10:50 PM -- By: Janice, Duke & our furbabies family, memorial:   Duke Memorial


12-31-2009 9:52 PM -- By: dawnmarie, memorial:   Suzie Wong Memorial
To all my Critters Family and their furbabies

Wanting to wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours, may this new year bring you all joy, happiness, health and filled with peace.  I love you all and thank you so much for always being there for me and visitng my little Suzie's menorial with your beautiful words, poems and thoughts.

Happy New Year!!

Dawn-Marie (Suzie's mommy)

12-31-2009 7:36 PM -- By: Laura, memorial:   Dale Memorial
Gosh, I thought I knew how to say thank you - - - turns out, I really don't!  How can you say thank you to people who have hearts that are bigger than the ocean???  I hope each and every one of you has a safe and happy New Year filled with hope for good things to come!  Always remembering our guardian angels are watching over us, and with them and the help of the Good Lord, I do believe we will make 2010 a year to remember!


12-31-2009 7:17 PM -- By: Suzie, memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
May our angels be dancing on the clouds as the New Year arrives. They will be singing and hugging each other as they know the mommies & daddies will be with them one day. Peace be with all my critters families. Know that our wonderful Father is taking care of our babies and prepares a place for us. Love in Christ.

12-31-2009 7:45 AM -- By: Lauvern, memorial:   Luke Memorial
To my Critters Family.

As the New Year approaches, may we remember and honor our fur babies who are no longer with us  and cherish those who are.

Wishing you all Peace ,Health and Joy in 2010.



12-30-2009 11:46 AM -- By: Charles, memorial:   Sammy Memorial

To ALL My Dearest Critters Family ... I take this time to wish each of you and your families a wonderful New Year.  May you all be blessed with good health and prosperity. 

Each of you have given me friendship and I will always cherish that friendship ... for if it was not for all of you who visited my babies' memorial and always your kind words .. I don't know if I would be here today.  As most know, my babies are "my everything" and when Sammy headed to Rainbow Bridge ... I thought I would go with him because we shared a love that I have NEVER shared with another human ....  He loved me unconditionally and I loved him to the very end and will continue to love him, Gabby and Bob M a/k/a Macaroni.  Each of them gave me their own "special" love.

Thank You again for being my Critters Family ... and I hope you know that I appreciate each of youl.

Charles, Cupcake and Xander  .... sending HAPPY NEW YEAR'S wishes to all.

12-29-2009 11:30 PM -- By: Fran, memorial:   Sydney Justine Memorial
I am very thankful that my friend Christine told me of this site. She is the mom of Missy Bear. You have all helped to ease my pain and my loss by your kind words. Thank you for the poem as well. I am sure you know that I cry when I read your comments and your poem, but it a good cry. A cry that hopefully sends my teardrops to kiss my sweet Sydney's face and let her know that her mommy thought and thinks of her every day......and she knows, my mom kissed me today, and sends her love and hugs my way, and then she runs and plays with her friends in heaven, and knows that one day I will walk across the bridge to hold her once again.......and our love will be as before--- total and complete.  With much love to all of you, and my prayers and thanks

Fran/ Sydney's mommy forever

12-29-2009 7:24 PM -- By: puck llewis and mom lisa , memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
thank you - thank you - for all the poems and visiting lil man puck.   oh how it makes a fractured heart a little less painful to read poems and stories and visitors.  

thank you.....

you all are wonderful...or as puck would say...woof-erful...what would we do with out each other...

we all know.....



12-29-2009 2:34 AM -- By: caren, memorial:   Gypsy Rose Memorial
This was my lst christmas without gypsy rose. It just did not feel the same at all. Some days are easier than others-I try to stay busy and then little things all around me make me think of so many memories. It is so hard because i do not have children and her and tinker are like my kids. I will always love her so much, and tinker is helping me thru this, but it's just not the same. CC

12-25-2009 11:38 PM -- By: Joy, memorial:   Angel Memorial
A big "thank you" to all who stopped by on Taffy's 4th Angel was a rough day but knowing so many remembered and cared did make me smile.

Wishing my Critters family  a holiday season filled with peace, love and joy :) Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2010!!

xoxo Joy :)


12-25-2009 9:11 PM -- By: Rob, memorial:   Benny Memorial
Merry Christmas to all of the friends made here at Critters.  Your support and kindness mean so much.  God bless you all during this holiday season.


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