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09-15-2009 10:38 AM -- By: Denise Keaveny,    Critters.com memorial:   Caliya Keaveny Memorial
Dear Teresa, (from Oxford N.Y.)

Thank you very much for the prayer for Caliya & I. We are very thankful for your warm thought. Hope you see this Message. :)

Denise & Caliya


09-14-2009 10:32 PM -- By: brenda,    Critters.com memorial:   BUSTER Memorial
Thank you  to all who left lovely messages on Buster's birthday it was so nice reading them all it means so much to me and having so many friends from a far who really care, i will  send you all a peronal message back to thank you all when i return back home the begining of Oct as i have a problem getting to a laptop till i get home, even though i dont get on Critters has much as i use to due to a family problem, you are all very special to me and i thank you all for always been there for me THANK YOU, much love and hugs to you all,


09-14-2009 8:06 AM -- By: Stacy, Minnie's Mommy,    Critters.com memorial:   Minnie Memorial

I am heartbroken. A friend of mine died last night. I can't make any sense out of it. He choked on food that both he and the nursing home knew he wasn't supposed to eat. He called me on Friday, begging me to come get him and I told him he was safer there than "basically" living on the streets. RIP Anthony--I will love and miss you forever!
 
I have asked my Minnie to watch over all of my loved ones, both furry and human, and to PLEASE keep them safe. It is on days like this that I can truly feel how short and precious life really is!


09-13-2009 12:59 PM -- By: Deb and Kia,    Critters.com memorial:    ~ Kia~ Kuvasz ~Murphy Memorial
Thought I would share this with every  one  that we did not leave it for..........

When a dog offers you his heart
Accept it with a smile
For his love will last a lifetime -
Which is such a little while.

When a dog offers you his heart
Take it gladly and with pride
For he will be a faithful friend
Ever by your side.

A dog loves you because you're you -
Not for how you speak or what job you do
You could be short, tall, thin or fat
Or ugly as sin, he doesn't care about that.

A dog knows if you're good or bad
He can see inside your soul
When he decides you're okay
To earn your love is his main goal.

When you're sad, he'll comfort you
And kiss away each tear
You may even wake up in the morning
With a cold nose in your ear.

When eventually the time comes
And the lights in his eyes dim
A new star will shine in Heaven
In remembrance of him.

You'll gaze up at the midnight sky
And you will hear him say -
"I'm so glad you were my human
We'll meet again some day!"

So, if this poem has caused a tear to fall
That's because you love the dog who's giving you his all
Go travel on together, happily paw in glove
He's the only one who'll ever give you unconditional love.

When a dog offers you his heart
Accept it with a smile
For his love will last a lifetime -
Which is such a little while.


 


09-13-2009 11:03 AM -- By: Carole and Maggie Mae,    Critters.com memorial:   Maggie Mae Memorial
I just wanted to share this with my Critters friends. It was one of the first sayings I posted on Maggie Mae's tribute when we said goodbye on August 11th. I've seen it being posted on several tributes in their guestbooks. I wanted to share it with you all. I loved it the moment I read it when I found it in a person's tribute on VM. Hugs!

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~ KahlilGibran


09-12-2009 11:59 PM -- By: Janice, Duke & our furbabies family,    Critters.com memorial:   Duke Memorial
To all those at Rainbow Bridge that I do not get a chance to visit, I send you my love, hugs and kisses.  Bless all of you forever!

 


09-11-2009 5:28 PM -- By: paula,    Critters.com memorial:   KARLEY Memorial
Some GOOD, no GREAT new for our precious Karley:

 

To All of Karley's Supporters:


Update from the Change of Venue Motion Hearing on September 11th.  The Judge heard the motion today and the change of venue was denied without prejudice.  Also, a trial date was set for November 10th.

We sincerely appreciate everyone's continued support.

Thank you so much.

The Toole Family


09-11-2009 11:07 AM -- By: lisa ,    Critters.com memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
as i sit here today watching once again the events of 2001 unfold...i cant help but be saddened in more ways than what took place on this day 8 years ago.   i was getting ready for my wedding.   the last 5 things to go in my truck was my wedding dress, pucks tuxedo, myself and my little man puck with his man bags...(suitcases)

in a way we are all connected by this day 8 years ago...as i type thru tears we all remember where we were , what we were doing....

i cant help but think of puck...when i think of puck i think of his friends

i cant help but think of all of you on this day...for thru him....i have a family that i never thought i would have...

 

 


09-09-2009 11:25 PM -- By: Joy,    Critters.com memorial:   Angel Memorial
 

Dear Critters Family ~

Our beautiful boy, Pumpkin, lost his battle with Chronic Renal Failure today.  We assisted him to The Rainbow Bridge at 3:40 PM and already miss "our little lion" so much.  We know he met up with his beloved Taffy, Patches and Angel...and we know he already has so many wonderful Critters friends to surround him with love.  Although we knew this day was coming, Heaven knows it is devastating.  RIP sweet boy. 

xoxo Joy

 

 

 


09-09-2009 8:51 PM -- By: Suzie,    Critters.com memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
Thanks to all my critters family for remembering Keto Boy's angel day. Your words touch my heart and help my pain. I wish I  would stop dreaming. The nights are so long and my sleep so short. I tell myself all the positive things but my heart just can't heal yet. I am so sorry I had to make that decision that day. I can't forgive myself or tell him Im sorry enough. My life is forever changed because Keto was a part of it and it is forever empty without him. Keto was the best  of me. He was with me through s many bad times and with him I could face anything. He was my best friend and I am lost without him. I pray my heart heals soon.


09-09-2009 5:53 PM -- By: Jeff and Joe Ann,    Critters.com memorial:   Christian Memorial
We would like to thank everyone who visited Christian's memorial.  Today makes 1 year and it is still so very hard.  We miss him so very much, but we know that one day we will all be together and until then we know that he is taken care of by his friends at Rainbow Bridge on his Angel Day.  Thanks again to all.


09-09-2009 5:08 PM -- By: Michele - Ginger's Mommy,    Critters.com memorial:   Ginger Memorial
Thanks to everyone who visited Ginger on her Birthday.  Bless all of you for the courage and strength that you have given me through these tough times.
 

I know that I have missed many birthdays and angelversaries, and I apologize for that.  My computer at home is broken, so I am not able to visit like I used to.  I keep everyone of you in my thoughts and prayers daily, and hope that you all are doing ok.

Love, Michele - Ginger's Mommy


09-05-2009 3:50 PM -- By: Suzie,    Critters.com memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
I hope my critters family are doing well. It has been a hard week. I have fallen back in my depression and find it hard to laugh again. Its been so many months since my angel left me and I thought I was getting better. But, a cloud has been over me and I can't seem to let it go. I adopted another baby name Sybil. She looks nothing like my Keto. I thought because she is so loving and has many of his charectoristics that it would help. I already love her, but, everytime I look at her all I can think is she looks nothing like my baby. She follows me around and never leaves my side. She give me kisses and cuddles with me at night. And yet, I am still left so sad and empty. So many regrets of my decision. So many thoughts of what I should have done. My heart is so broken. I need him so much. I miss him so much I could die to be with him again. I haven't come very far have I?


09-05-2009 1:01 PM -- By: Elizabeth,    Critters.com memorial:   Roo Memorial
 I just want to thank everyone that has commented on the loss of my baby yesterday. It was the hardest day of my life to date to go through that with her and say goodbye for the final time. It really helps to see your kind words and support of understanding what I went through.... and continue to go through. I looked at your memorials and my heart goes out to everyone on this site who has lost their loved one. Thank you all so much again, it meant a lot to me... and Roo... 


09-04-2009 9:24 PM -- By: lisa ,    Critters.com memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
i want to say thank you to my extended family here at critters for helping me get thru a ruff year...the days go by but not one day has gone by that i have not thought of puck llewis...its hard to not think of his friends to.  

for thru him i have met a family i never ever thought i would have. 

thank you all for keeping puck and his mom company ... for we all know and understand the pain.   i am not grieving alone...i grieve with company of family

 


09-04-2009 7:09 PM -- By: Elizabeth,    Critters.com memorial:   Roo Memorial
 I just created Roo's memorial today... she was laid to rest around noon today. I lost my baby to Lymphoma cancer - she was only 6 1/2. Very tough day for me... my life will never be the same without my Roo. I'm waiting on her ashes to place in a special Urn for her. I love and miss you dearly Roo!!!! <3


09-04-2009 5:37 PM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   
Dear Deb & Kia,

Caliya's best friend Brandi (Mom Dori) is here at critters. Caliya is at immortal pets. Brandi also has a memorial at immortal pets (from Caliya). My husband recently made me a slide show and i will put Caliya here at Critters because i think you can pick your own music. My heart is with you Deb and losing your baby girl Kia is such a terrible loss. I just wanted you to know message received.

Sincerly,

Denise Caliya's Mom


09-04-2009 5:09 PM -- By: Charles,    Critters.com memorial:   Sammy Memorial

To All My Dearest Critters Family ... just stopping by to wish each of you and your family a HAPPY and SAFE Labor Day weekend.  Be careful and have a great weekend .. and Thank You for being there for me ... in my darkest days ...

Hugs to all ... all the way from Santa Fe ..... Charles


09-03-2009 2:11 PM -- By: DEB AND KIA,    Critters.com memorial:    ~ Kia~ Kuvasz ~Murphy Memorial
To Denise    Cailya 's  Mom   , I could not find your tribute  and no results in the search,  so I want to say  Thank you so much from my heart for your beautiful guest book entry on Kia's memorial  , she was a true beauty and you are so right   she is misses so very much   god bless you and Thank you for taking the time to leave us a message


09-02-2009 12:06 AM -- By: pat,    Critters.com memorial:   fayeroe Memorial
I haven't been here as much as I'd like to be in the last few days. I was assaulted in January and Fayeroe died in February. I'm having some PTSD issues right now and don't feel that I can post very much as it brings both things back up. The police definitely think that my assaulter killed Fayeroe because I filed charges against him. Please keep us in your thoughts. Pat


09-01-2009 7:26 PM -- By: Kari,    Critters.com memorial:   Chloeanne Memorial
I just wanted to Thank everyone for sending such lovely Birthday wishes for Chloeanne.  We miss her so much and this had made the day a bit easier knowing how many people care.  Thanks again and healing thoughts to everyone..  Kari


08-31-2009 5:49 PM -- By: Charles,    Critters.com memorial:   Sammy Memorial

Dear Critters Family .. I wanted to ask each of you to keep one of my local best friends, Christina and her husband George, in your thoughts and prayers as their beloved kitty Herman passed away last week and they miss Herman very much.  Herman gave them 17 wonderful years and it was his time to head off to Rainbow Bridge to be with my kids and all of your's.

I appreciate each of your thoughtfulness as Christina and George travel this journey that all of us have gone through.

Thank You so much ....  Charles


08-30-2009 11:21 PM -- By: AunteeMz,    Critters.com memorial:   Cinderella and ToTo Memorial

Can’t believe it is August 2009!!! A day does not go by that I don’t think of The Girls and the INCREDIBLEY thoughtful and kind words and gestures from my Critters Family.

I know I’m late in responding, but I’m a Libra and procrastination is one of my challenges. Especially, when I’d prefer not to have to deal with something as painful as the loss of My Girls. Trying to describe my feelings to people I’ve never met, which includes two years of still grieving my loss, is huge. I trust my fur babies and critter families, all else … ?

To each and every one of you, that have read The Girls memorial, whether you posted or not, you still are part of my getting the hole in my heart healed. For those having been so generous to the point of sharing not only your loss and losses, but reaching out to me when I have been unable to do the same for you - A special, special thank you and blessing!!! Your kindness has not gone unnoticed. I so much inspire to be more like you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!. Your warm best wishes and regards mean so such to me and I will be posting this message on each and every one of your guest book entries to let your fur baby know just how much they are missed and loved too by their families.

P.S. would be The Girls sent me Wiley Dog and I am so grateful. Can’t believe the solace and comfort his being here has made. He is growing up with stories about The Girls. In addition, a feral- BIG female black cat has taken a liking to him and besides “talking” all the time, eats and sleeps here day time and is out hunting at night. Gifts! - rabbit, birds or rodents anyone???


08-29-2009 10:18 PM -- By: Lisa,    Critters.com memorial:   Sheeba Memorial
Hello to all my friends at Critters,

Just wanted to stop by on my Sheeba's one month angelversary.  Things have been pretty good with some bad days in between.  The days that I think of her bring me happy memories and then tears knowing that I will not see her.  I must think of her often subconciously.  Earlier this week I had a dream that I had one day left with Sheeba and I could spend quality time with her doing whatever I chose.  Well I decided that Sheeba and I were going to spend a special day in New York City taking pictures and making just a few more special memories!! In the dream we boarded a train together heading for the city.   The strange part was that when the train stopped in the City and I went to get off there was no Sheeba!!!  I looked everywhere and never found her!  This was rough because I got so many messages out of this dream the biggest is that the reality of it is Sheeba is over at the Rainbow Bridge with all of her new found friends, she is in my memories but she is no longer able to be in my presence physically. 

The tears are flowing as I write this because I would love another day with my Sheebs!

Lisa

 

 


08-29-2009 12:03 AM -- By: paula,    Critters.com memorial:   KARLEY Memorial
Hello everyone...if you visit Karley's UPDATE page, you can see the results from todays Court appearance.

We want to thank everyone for your continued support. 

WILL THERE EVER BE JUSTICE FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL???


08-28-2009 5:04 PM -- By: Lynn,    Critters.com memorial:   Bubbles Memorial
I would like to thank everyone who visited Bubble's page yesterday to wish her a Happy Birthday. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to know that you all cared enough to visit her. Thank you again.

xoxo Lynn


08-27-2009 10:40 AM -- By: Jeannine,    Critters.com memorial:   Snoopy Memorial
I got the call yesterday.  Snoopy's ashes were in, and I could go pick them up anytime.  The kids and I went about 2pm to get "him".  I didn't know what to expect.  The receptionist went in the back and came out a few minutes later with a brown paper bag with handles.  Inside was a green and gold tin with Snoopy's remains.  I pulled out the first envelope.  It was a sympathy card from the owners of the pet cemetary in Long Island where he was taken and cremated.  They have a Rainbow Bridge poem on the inside left page.  On the right, was their condolences and wishes of sympathy and healing.   I pulled out the next envelope, which was a certificate of cremation.  It was done on August. 17, 2009, 10 days after he passed.  I thought about going out there where he was to see him again and be there while his cremation was taking place.  After looking at the brochure, I saw that they actually have a little funeral home for animals where you may view them or have a little service.  If I'd known about this, I probably would've gone out there with my kids.  Maybe it sounds crazy (to non pet lovers and owners), but I felt and still feel like having some kind of memorial service for Snoopy because he was so special.  My family for sure would say -"She's nuts", if I'd done this.  Sorry Snoopy we didn't have a service for you, but now that I have your ashes, I will do something with the Louie's (our neighbors and Snoopy's friends) in the near future.  Sue and Ivy really miss you.  They still can't get used to the idea of coming out the side door and not seeing you there anymore. You'd start wagging your tail or let out one of your cute little howls to say "Hi!", and "I'm ready for some goodies!".  I LOVE YOU FOREVER SNOOPY. Till' we meet again.  Love, Mommy.


08-26-2009 9:04 PM -- By: debi,    Critters.com memorial:   Murphy Memorial
Well tomorrow it will be 3 months since my murphy passed. Everyday is a struggle to just make it thru the day without breaking down. I try so hard but i always do. I want to thank everyone here who has taken the time to visit my murphy. He was such a special dog and  i just want to thank everyone for caring. Its very conforting to know that others love as strong as i do to there fur babies. These pets that we take care of for the time we have then is a gift. My life wouldnt be life without having my murphy in it. He will never be forgotten and because of this site i have met many people who feel the same.. ThankYou ThankYou Thank You for caring..


08-25-2009 10:27 PM -- By: Maria,    Critters.com memorial:   Gracie Memorial
 Thursday August 27th, 2009 Will be 1 year since i last saw my sweet girl Gracie alive. it has been a very hard week. She passed in November. But i had to head back east for a few months. i knew that it would be the last time. So in away she has to Anny's. One for the last time i saw her. and the other When she made her joruny. 


08-25-2009 12:20 PM -- By: lisa pucks mom ,    Critters.com memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
thank you all for visiting puck on his 1st Angelversary....your comments and notes made a very difficult and hard day a bit more bearable...

from my bottom of my fractured heart...thank you all so much...


 

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