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08-22-2009 9:22 AM -- By: Linda,    Critters.com memorial:   Bailey Memorial
To: Everyone who remembered Bailey on his second Angelversary date and posted on his guestbook.

A very heartfelt Thank you! It did make the day a little easier knowing that he was thought of not only by his family but from the wonderful and caring people on critters.

Unfortunately I do not have the time I once did to come on here alot, but I do wish all of you well and I will keep you and your furbabies in my thoughts.

Thanks again!

Love, Linda and Bailey

 


08-21-2009 11:04 AM -- By: Carole Turner,    Critters.com memorial:   Maggie Mae Turner Memorial
Thank you so much Critters family. I am in such deep grief. I feel like I've been swept up by a big tidal wave...and it's not giveng in. My heart aches so deeply. After losing Ebony, Shabba Lou and now Maggie Mae...I am having such a difficult time. Tears...oh so many tears. This is awful! I cannot believe she's gone. All the why's, maybe someday we will know.

I am thankful I shared what time I had with my babies, and I'd do it all over again...a thousand times, but nothing can take away the heartache. I will visit each one of you, I promise. I have barely begun on Maggie's memorial...I feel lost...stuck, and just don't have the emotional strength right now.

I am picking up Maggie's urn today....she'll be home again. Please say a prayer for me. I love all of you. A very proud mom, Carole


08-21-2009 10:51 AM -- By: lisa ,    Critters.com memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
well...1 year ago today puck and i had a good day.....was thursday 08/21/08.  was a good day....2 days later 082309 puck made his journey to rainbow bridge...the emotions, there are no words...we had a good day that day.....will my broken heart heal?  


08-21-2009 8:49 AM -- By: dawnmarie,    Critters.com memorial:   Suzie Wong Memorial
Hello everyone, today is my litlle Suzie's 10 month angelversary!  I feel so lost without her. I can't beleive it has been 10 long months without her already  :(    I miss her so much everyday I feel her not there with me.  A big piece of me is missing without my little girl.  RIP Suzie and remember we all love and miss you so much!! Love, Mommy, daddy, and christina


08-19-2009 8:39 AM -- By: Cheryl Bradley,    Critters.com memorial:   Chloe Clover Memorial
Hello, this is a very late thank you to everyone who stopped by on Chloe's birthday, June 30th.  I thanked people there on my own guestbook page, and forgot that I could use this forum.  Too sad sometimes to think clearly. 

Thanks to  Laurie (lvingmemoryofallpigs) and Tani (with her sweet Mena Mae) for the lovely poems.  I have not been back to the sight until today, I apologize to you both for not thanking you, you had both left the poems after I had been to the sight that day.  I had some grieving time with Chloe and I left.  I have to do that sometimes, just too painful. Chloe's birthday was a hard day, and I had not cried so hard in so long.  The poems are beautiful, and again, thank you to all who came to say hi.  It meant so much.  Cheryl


08-18-2009 10:46 PM -- By: Lisa,    Critters.com memorial:   Norman Memorial
Just touching base.  Things are going okay although some days worse than others.  My husband told me that today our 6 y/o daughter asked him when we are getting Sheeba back!  That broke my heart because I really thought she understood exactly went on because she was at the vet with us when we put her to sleep.  Life seems a bit different It's missing one thing and that is my first daughter (Sheeba).  As much as she has left many memories that formed in the nearly 15 years it feels like alot more than 3 weeks since I've held her tight.

Our other dog who is almost 14, Coqui is doing okay I'm not really sure what he makes of this.  People ask me if he notices and my response is probably but he cannot verbalize his feelings but I know he's gotta miss her!!

Well gotta go I will visit again soon but I will be in and out over the next two weeks.

Thanks,

Lisa

 


08-18-2009 12:33 PM -- By: pat and fayeroe,    Critters.com memorial:   fayeroe Memorial
I've tried, unsuccessfully, lately to post on the forum. I hope this one gets through.

Today is Fayeroe's 6 month anniversary and all I can think about is not knowing what killed her.....I keep seeing the picture of how she looked when I found her...she was lying there as if she were sleeping. I have no clues whatsoever.......Just a lonely day for us.

Pat


08-15-2009 6:54 PM -- By: Lauvern,    Critters.com memorial:   Luke Memorial
Hi Everyone. I want to thank all who have visited Luke's memorial as well as all who have emailed me. I will be going away for a few days but will get caught up with Luke's visitors and my mail when i get back. Thanks again all. Hugs.

Lauvern

 


08-14-2009 5:54 PM -- By: Linda,    Critters.com memorial:   Bailey Memorial
Hello everyone,

I just want to say that I am thinking of all of you who have lost a furbaby either in the past or recently. I am feeling the pain somewhat again, Bailey's angelversary is coming up on the 20th. It is hard to believe that it is already two years!! Where has the time gone? I still haven't bought a nice urn for him, I still can't bring myself to do it and I feel horribly guilty. I promised myself I would do it before the holidays. Anyway, I know how difficult loss is, for those of you who have been on here for a while, thank you for giving me support from the beginning, it helped to know that people cared. For those of you who are new to this site, a BIG hug to all, you will get through this, no matter how hard it is at first. I took it one day at a time and just looked at his pictures over and over again. I smiled and laughed at the memories, and I cried alot. Time takes away most of the pain, but of course they will always be a part of your soul and your heart. I am just waiting patiently when it is my turn and I know that I will see Bailey again. Take care and hope that with each day that goes by brings all of you comfort and peace.

 


08-13-2009 9:21 PM -- By: Dori & Anthony,    Critters.com memorial:   Brandi Memorial
I want to thank ALL my Critters friends who were so kind to visit my Brandi on her Angelversary.  It has been very tough for me - even two years later.  My heart goes out to all of you and your precious furbabies.  xoxoxo


08-13-2009 6:48 PM -- By: ,    Critters.com memorial:   Gracie Memorial
 I just lost my dog Ewaday, he had sezuires this morning and he didn't come out of them, i miss him so much


08-13-2009 1:50 PM -- By: jean teds mom!,    Critters.com memorial:   TED Memorial
ii just want to say thank you to all who came by on teds bday! its been a long road without him.. i cant even tell you how much he is still with me! anyways a huge heartfelt thank you to all of you! come by anytime you want!

love to all! jeannie


08-11-2009 5:24 PM -- By: Carole Turner,    Critters.com memorial:   Maggie Mae Turner Memorial
I am broken...my heart is shattered. Another angel...another goodbye. Ebony died April 21, 2007, Shabba Lou died one year and 70 days later, now another year and 42 days later...my dear Maggie Mae. There are few words.......just tears and a broken heart. It happens so quickly. Maggie's story will be told...in time.


08-11-2009 2:38 PM -- By: Ebony & Shabba,    Pet's name:   for their new RB angel Maggie Mae
Hello everyone, as some of you may know our beloved MIss Carole lost another of her fur babies today Miss Maggie Mae. Although I know Miss Carole will be working on a  new page for her little angel, please send your thoughts and messages to her sister Ebony Turner and/or brother Sbabba Lou Turner, as this came as a quite a shock  and she is still in tears ... remebering the life they shaerd together. Please stop by and let her know we're here for her, and we understand. Love Luna


08-11-2009 1:44 PM -- By: Joe,    Critters.com memorial:   Rocco Diamond Phillips Memorial
Please say a prayer for my Rocky today he is having surgery on his teeth and I am so scared. Because he is old 14 yrs old and well I just need support. Thank you all


08-11-2009 11:10 AM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   
I ask everyone to remember Ebony and Shabba Lou Turner's mommy, Carole, in your prayers today. She had to say goodbye to her precious Maggie girl less than an hour ago. She's devastated, to say the least. May God bless you all. Thank you, Richard and Dollie.

08-10-2009 9:51 PM -- By: Leigh,    Critters.com memorial:   Little Bit Memorial
Hello all my freinds!  An update.  Miss Lizzies new higher dose of medicine seems so far to be working for her  but I dont want to get my hopes up too high as it takes time to see if this is going to last or not.  The seizures have quieted down to just some small peti mals right now and that  is a huge improvement over the grandmal cluster seizures.  I am worn out with stress and worry and of course my heart is torn again.  I dont think I will ever recover from the loss of Little  Bit  and now on top of this we have to worry about a young German Shepherd puppy who was   born of apparently  bad breeding and she will never know a life of no pain and now the seizures.  I wonder what next.  Its too   bad as she is such a   beautiful girl too.   Its not fair for her.  She was of a litter of 9 and I wish I could contact the other  buyers to see if they any of them have problems.  Although my vet told me that with the severity of her hips and the seizures and who knows what,  he would expect most of the litter to have issues.  He had never seen such  degree of  bad hips in his years of practice as Lizzie has.   We on the other hand will do what ever needs to  be done to help Lizzie have as much a normal life , painfree and all as humanly possible and she will stay loved!  She knows we love her too and she is always ready to kiss me to pieces!   Thank you all for your support and checking in and visiting with Little  Bits for me as I have not been able to for some time.  God  Bless all of you and your sweet little angel furbabies!

Leigh


08-10-2009 8:13 PM -- By: Suzie,    Critters.com memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
Yesterday was my babys 8th angel day. It has been a long time since I held him in my arms. Not a day goes by that I don't remember how much he meant to me and how much I miss him. Keto is the best of me. He always knew my heart and will forever be with my soul. He completed my life and I await the day I see him again. I love you Keto, today and always.  Mmmie


08-08-2009 8:07 PM -- By: Deb,    Critters.com memorial:    ~ Kia~ Kuvasz ~Murphy Memorial
I would like to Thank each and every one of you for stopping by on Kia;s eight month angel day,  It was a hard day, seems like the months are getting harder, She was my world  and she was not my dog,  she was my little girl,as I never had children, We had over 15 years together and I cherished every minute ,To My Critter Family   you will never know how grate ful  I have been since that day I came to the Critters site  and decided to do a tribute for Kia, each one of you that have become my family  you are all pure gems ,,Thank you from the bottom of my heart.......


08-06-2009 9:20 AM -- By: Rain bow Angels,    Critters.com memorial:   Kelly Memorial
Hello Mom and Dads, we have a favor to ask, we know how hard it is for all of you with out us, we miss you too,  and each marker day is tough, Our friend Kelly' 6 month marker day is Tomorrow Aug 7 could you stop by and just say hi To her Mom and Dad for her and all of us,,,,,,,,,Thank you all ...........Keep my memory with you,
For memories never die;
I will be there with you,
When you look across the sky.
I will be there in the clouds,
In the birds that fill the air;
In the beauty of a fragrant rose,
You will find my memory there.

You will feel me in the tenderness,
Of a tiny baby's touch;
You will hear me if you listen,
In the twilight's gentle hush.
When your hearts are heavy,
And you feel that you are alone;
Just reach down deep inside of you,
For your heart is now my home.

I will always be with you,
I will never go away;
For I will live on in your hearts,
Forever and a day.
 


08-05-2009 11:17 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's mommy),    Critters.com memorial:   Coco Memorial
 I agree, Laura. Our little ones left quite a legacy behind. They gave us so many dear, lifelong friends. Such beautiful gifts they left us with. Their love lives on in our friendships. They live on in our friendships. And someday we'll all have a wonderful reunion, connected by the special love of our babies. And to those of you who are new to this painful experience, please know that you will meet some of the most important people in your lives that will comfort, encourage, understand and become some of your dearest friends forever. Let them give you strength to get through the pain. There is an understanding beyond description among those who have suffered the same kind of loss. Allow yourselves to grieve. You are most definitely not alone.


08-05-2009 6:17 PM -- By: Laura,    Critters.com memorial:   Dale Memorial
What can I say except thank you?  Thank you to my entire Critters family that has helped me make it thus far through the loss of my very special "Picnic Island stray" who came into my life 8+ years ago and left it 6 months ago - my heart remains broken and one day - and I have absolutely no doubt about this, none whatsoever - I will see my buddy again and we will have that same connection that we had here.  In the meantime, I see him twinkling in the stars and feel his love right through the sun's rays!  He has all of your precious angels as friends and, like Dawn tells me, he did give me one final gift as he left - and that was my new Critters family.  The most amazing, the most caring, the most loving group of people I have ever known!  If you are new here, please hang in there . . . if you are not new, thank you so very very much for sharing your life AND your angels with me and my Dale!  Hugs!!!


08-05-2009 8:55 AM -- By: Tracy White,    Critters.com memorial:   TUFFY BRAZUE Memorial
Our Tuffy was having strokes and after doing a sonogram we were told she had a mass on her liver.  We went holistic and gave her everything we thought would help her.  She was amazing and bounced back from every stroke and obstacle put in her way.  She was diagnosed in Feb. and she passed away on May 1st  after a horrible night of pain and suffering.

She was brave to the end just like her sister Charly Bear who passed away March 25th the previous year.  I only hope when it is time for me to die I have the strength and fearlessness that my beautiful girls had.  The things they taught me when life was slowly fading will never be forgotten.  Our brave girls are missed, loved and NEVER forgotten.  


08-04-2009 11:12 PM -- By: Lisa,    Critters.com memorial:   Sheeba Memorial
I am back again as I am every night about this time to browse the site, read guestbook entries and to end my day looking at  pictures of my baby.  I don't always write often but I feel truly lucky to have found such great people to help me through this tough time.  People ask me why I come here "torture" myself and I try to explain that after I come here to read guestbook entries and spend five minutes here at critters ultimately I feel a little better.  I almost feel as if Sheeba is around me telling me it will be okay.

Thanks again for helping me to try and get through this very tough time.

Lisa

 

 


08-02-2009 11:59 PM -- By: Lisa,    Critters.com memorial:   Sheeba Memorial
I want my baby back so bad!  It's only 4 days since I last held her and thanked her for the almost 15 great years but I still hear her walking through the house and picture her at the foot of my bed.  I have never hurt so much before and wonder when I can think about her without sobbing uncontrollably. 

I constantly come to critters.com to see her pictures.  I know that everyone here is experiencing the same loss and I also feel a sense of comfort here because of that.  Life seems so different now, there is an overwhelming emptiness in my life.  I have a husband and two children that I love but none of them give me what Sheeba did and that is the unconditional love and happiness that She brought. 

Lisa-     Long Island, NY

 

 

 


07-31-2009 12:20 PM -- By: Sherri,    Critters.com memorial:   MADDIE Memorial
Hi to Deb & Kia,

Just TRYING to leave a thank you for noticing and visiting my little Maddie. I KNOW you said your site was torn up and gave me a set of#s to respond BUT it STILL rejected me saying I need a password! Just thought I would let you know the set of#s does NOT work. and thanks again beautiful Kia and her mom, Deb.               Sherri from Ma. and Maddie,  someplace up there.


07-30-2009 9:33 PM -- By: Deborah and Kia ,    Critters.com memorial:    ~ Kia~ Kuvasz ~Murphy Memorial
First Laura    Dale's  mom ..... Thank you for sending out all the angel  yearly dates   that took a lot of work, and for sending Sharon the suggestion  and Sharon Thanks to you   for the angel day page. now no ones    baby will be left out on that day


07-30-2009 4:00 PM -- By: Gina,    Critters.com memorial:   Saada Memorial
How wonderful to see an "ANGELVERSARY" page!

Thank you so much critters.com and Sharon, it is great!


07-30-2009 2:23 PM -- By: Jacqueline Daniels,    Critters.com memorial:   COSMO M. DANIELS Memorial
Dear critter family, today seems to be a very very bad day. I miss my baby so much and the pain is unbearable. He was the only family i had, and the guilt is killing me. I had to watch him take his last breath. I quess its been rough because his birthday is coming up, and its been on my mind. but i don't know how i'll make it throught this day and weeks to come with out him.


07-30-2009 10:21 AM -- By: Sherri,    Critters.com memorial:   MADDIE Memorial
Hi! and a BIG thank you to Sharon for all her help due to the crazy probs. of my pc. from Maddie and her mommy, Sherri.

Also thanks so much to everyone who visited last night and this morning. I THINK I have gotten back to everyone.

I did leave a message on the board yesterday but it came through as TILLY MEMORIAL instead of  Maddie. Dont know what happened.

I was hopeing to meet some of the Maltese babies and the moms and dads, but, just as Maddie would have it, most of her visits were made by the larger breeds and the moms and dads. Maddie was amazed by larger dogs, she thought she was big, and fell madly in love with a lab at the vets once!

I Love the Maltese breed, I have had two maltese babies, Maddie & baby scruffy,[in the christmas card photo] But I also love almost all other breeds,as well, as Maddie did.

I have been looking for another Maltese baby or MAYBE maltipoo, just dont know if I can do this . I still miss her, little Maddie, SOOO much. I have loved ALL my dogs, many diff. breeds , over the years BUT that little girl, Maddie took a  a chunk of my heart when she parted this life. I really doubt that she was canine, I think of her just as you would think of a human.

Anyone with opinions on getting the SAME breed of pup again? Would it be too painful? I am just drawn to the little white furballs with the BIG personality. Maddie, what do you think?

All the best,

Sherri, ALWAYS Maddies Mommy


 

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