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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
03-19-2009 8:49 AM -- By: pat, Critters.com memorial: fayeroe Memorial Thanks to the posters who helped me through Fayeroe's one month yesterday. It means so much to have the support. I miss her so much. I can't begin to tell you how much I miss the security of her big heart. I never worried about being alone while Fayedy was here. I've never, ever been scared to live alone. I got used to having her guard her family......Pat
03-19-2009 1:39 AM -- By: Paula, Critters.com memorial: KARLEY Memorial NOW, for a happier note. We had the walks for Karley. The last one was this past Sunday. It was held at Huntington Beach. We held the fundraiser...we had raffle items, the pins, bandanas, etc. It was a good fundraiser. At the end of our day, we all held beautiful purple balloons with Karley's name on them. We played her song & then we released the balloons. I know that Karley reached out & grabbed the balloon that her mommie released & held on tightly.
Our next walk will be on Karley's 6 month marker...MAY 3rd. This one will be held in Riverside.
The next Court dates will be April 13th, 14th, & 15th. On these days, the Judge will listen to ALL the evidence & decide if there's enough evidence to warrant a trial. We are NOT worried about this at all. There's so much evidence against Johnson at this point. We are guessing that this won't go to trial until the end of the year.
I want to THANK ALL of you for the support that you have shown the Toole family & Karley. I know that everytime they go to Court, Karley is there by their side. And she's growling at Johnson the whole time.
I will NEVER let Karley's story fade. She will ALWAYS be in my heart.
KARLEY...we love you to the moon & back.!!!...xoxoxo
03-19-2009 1:31 AM -- By: Paula, Critters.com memorial: KARLEY Memorial Hello everyone...I am asking a favor of everyone here. In memory of Karley, I am asking for your help with another very sad story. A family in Alabama has contacted me seeking my help. This family lost their dog...their neighbor shot their fur baby. He then lied to police & said that he didn't do it. The DA has refused to charge this person with a felony. They said there had to be a witness.
I am asking everyone to go to...care2...then go to ANIMAL WELFARE & type in the following...justice4babyboy. I don't have the link or I would place it here. This family really needs all the signatures they can get. We need to get this guy behind bars. Like the Karley story, the neighbor has had issues with other neighborhood pets.
I have asked the Toole family to sign this petition & to pass it along to all of their supporters.
Please help this family.
Thank you very much,
03-18-2009 9:06 PM -- By: pat, Critters.com memorial: fayeroe Memorial Today marks a month since Fayeroe left me. I miss her so much.
I want to thank each and every one of you for carrying me through this month and I'm sure I'll need it again and again. I am here to support you.
Please look at Fayeroe's star (closest to the moon) tonight and tell her goodnight.
03-18-2009 3:20 PM -- By: Christy, Critters.com memorial: Greta Abigail Memorial Maria, I am so sorry you are having such a hard time right now with Gracies loss. All the first are difficult to overcome aren't they? It does get easier in time I promise! For me the hardest itme is the changing of the seasons as it signals the time passing that I am without Greta. For everyone else I hope you all have a safe and wonderful St. Patricks Day!!! Lauvern, Glad to hear that the Shelter is doing so well as you are getting to live the dream that I always wanted to. Good luck with your 2 special babies. Hugs, Christy
03-18-2009 10:48 AM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's Dad, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
Dear Critters Family ... as you all can see from Lauvern's posting below ... she is pretty busy with her beautiful shelter and finding forever homes for all those unwanted and abused babies .. not to mention her "special needs" babies.
I would ask each of you to write or post to Lauvern's boy's (Luke) memorial and tell her how much she is appreciated. I know I appreciate Lauvern so very much. She always tries to make time to visit and lately she has been extremely busy as you have read. So .. let us all gather around and wish Lauvern continued health, support for that beautiful shelter and most of all ... her friendship.
Also, please mention Doris (Granny) who watches the shelter and takes care of all those babies while Lauvern is home getting much needed rest .. which is very rare.!!. Thank You .. Granny ... and most of all, from me, Thank You for loving Samantha as you do ... because ... if I could have ... I would have had her flown to Santa Fe to be with me ......
Thank you ... Charles
03-18-2009 9:54 AM -- By: Lauvern, Critters.com memorial: Luke Memorial Hi to all my Critters friends. First of all i want to thank all of you who have visited and continue to visit Luke's memorial. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart. I am so sorry i have not been making my rounds and revisiting all memorials but i promise i will do so as soon as time allows. Thankyou all for the Email as well and i will answer all just as soon as time allows. Always know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
To those of you who have asked about the shelter. It is doing great and i am able to place many fur babies and I WILL place them all into loving forever homes. I now have 2 special needs dogs that require alot of my time as they have been shown or taught nothing but a-b-u-s-e. I have been working with a professional trainer and i am happy to say they are starting to trust humans again. We hold seminars three times a week as well as pet fares on the weekends. All is working out great. Take care all and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
03-17-2009 10:34 PM -- By: Karen, Critters.com memorial: Simon Bagley Memorial Hi all, Happy St Patty's Day. Today was also 6 mths since my precious Simon left for Rainbow Bridge. I still miss him every minute of everyday. Thanks so much to all of you who stopped by and to all of you on the humor forum for the fun stories.
Love you all,
03-17-2009 10:16 PM -- By: dawnmarie, Critters.com memorial: Suzie Wong Memorial Happy St. Patrick's day to everyone! and to all our furbabies!! Happy St. Patrick's day my little Suzie!! Mommy misses you!!
Dawn-Marie (Suzie's mommy)
03-17-2009 5:41 PM -- By: Marlene, Critters.com memorial: Sammie Patterson Memorial Are ya wearin the green!!!! Happy St Patrick's day to all of you. Sammie's heritage on her Daddy's side is part Irish, so she's lapping you plenty of 'green' cream.
03-17-2009 4:03 PM -- By: Charles, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL the Critters Family .. and to our beloved babies who are watching and blowing kisses to all of us through the breeze ......
You all are the best .....
03-17-2009 2:37 PM -- By: karen tomzcak, Critters.com memorial: Rameses Memorial HELLO EVERYONE WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OF YOU A HAPPY ST PATRICK;S DAY.
WE LOVE ALL OF YOU BIGS HUGS KAREN , RAMESES, BRANDY , AND LITTLE Gar
03-17-2009 2:31 PM -- By: janice & duke, Critters.com memorial: Duke Memorial A Happy St. Patrick's Day to all the beautiful critters fur children. We love you all so very much!
03-17-2009 3:23 AM -- By: Maria, Critters.com memorial: Gracie Memorial Please visit Gracies memorial.... I have added a page called Gracies things it has somthings that belonged to her or reminds us of her. She was a great dog and always will be remembered and no other dog can replace her.
03-16-2009 5:27 PM -- By: Marlene, Critters.com memorial: Sammie Patterson Memorial HI everyone,
I've been remiss in coming to the site and sending my condolences for the loss of so many fur babies as well as the joy in celebrating their birthdays. Like a few others, it had gotten just too painful for me to keep coming each day. It just made missing Sammie that much more intense. It got to the point that I spent so much time crying for both my loss as well as everyone else's that I became very depressed.
Know that I am thinking of all of you and wishing you lighter hearts and joy in the fond memories of each of our dear fur babies.
Love, much care and tenderness and many, many blessings to all of you.
03-16-2009 1:05 PM -- By: Charles, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
My Dearest Critters Family .... I am VERY HAPPY to report that the "Pit Bull" and "Rottweiler" bill has FAILED the House ... so as far as I know .. this bill is DEAD ... DEAD ... DEAD ... unless someone "re-kindles" a similar bill in the Senate.
I want to THANK each and every one of you who wrote or called or just kept up good thoughts for me and all the other Pit Bull and Rottweiler owners here in New Mexico. Thank You ... Thank You .. from the bottom of my heart ... I appreciate each and every one of you. Now our beloved Pit Bulls and Rottweilers can live peacefully the rest of this legislative session .. or until someone "ignorant" peson brings up a similar bill.
With heart-felt thanks
Charles and Cupcake (my baby girl Pit Bull)
03-15-2009 7:44 PM -- By: Maria, Critters.com memorial: Gracie Memorial I am here at my dad's house. ItIs so weird without Gracie. I already had a small break down. I feel her in the wind that is blowing. She was my best friend. I spent a little while looking for her. I learned that the day that she was going to be put to sleep she ran off and laid down under a tree. She knew it was time. She was a good dog and will never be forgoten.
03-15-2009 2:26 AM -- By: karen tomzcak, Critters.com memorial: Rameses Memorial Hi everyone
Thank you to all of you for stopping and writing on Rameses Memorial and wishing him a happy angel day . It realy make me feel good to no so meny great people are out there and feel the same way that I do about our fur babies.. THANK YOU ALL AGAIN WE LOVE YOU Karen Rameses Mom
03-13-2009 10:24 AM -- By: Annette (Stimpy, Critters.com memorial: Stimpy Memorial Cheri, you some how managed to take the exact emotions I've been feeling for many months now and laid them out beautifully here on the forum. I also haven't been on Critters much because of the painful memories I carry with me. However, I also feel ashamed for not being there for so many who may need the extra comfort I could possibly give to them when they need it most. Although I have continued to pray for all my friends and the new members of Critters, I know the power of comforting words and support are greatly appreciated and much needed. I hope everyone will understand and forgive my absence. Please know you and your precious babies are never forgotten, I do think and pray for them daily. God Bless You All.
03-13-2009 10:22 AM -- By: kathy daisy's mommy, Critters.com memorial: daisy Memorial we just wanted to say that its so amazing how many wonderful people there are in this world.. my family and i would love to thank everyone for taking the time out of there busy day to wish our sweet daisy a happy birthday.. it really meant alot to us that daisy was not forgotten.. our daisy will always be a part of out lifes no matter how far away she is from us she will always be in our hearts... we love you thank you again.. xoxo
03-12-2009 8:25 PM -- By: Suzie, Critters.com memorial: KETO BOY Memorial Thank you to all of my critters family for remembering Ketos 3 month angel day. I can't believe its been 3 months it sems like yesterday. My dreams are getting worse. Last night I dreamed I was at a vets office and helping someone euthanize their baby and he looked just like my Keto. I was so surprised and hurt that the woman (i guess the owner) was not sad or crying. I felt I had to hold her baby while the doctor took care of the "end process". I was sobbing so hard I woke up thinking it was still happening. I don't know what this meant but it is heavy on my heart. Perhaps Keto was trying to tell me something. I dont know but it hurts still. People tell me I should get another shitzu but I adopted Keto when he was 6 wks old and I would never buy an animal (just my conviction). Also I have 2 dogs that need me. Still, I want another Keto who needs me for I need him so bad. No one has ever needed me as much as I needed them like my baby. There will never be another Keto Boy. He was and is my heart. The best of me. Sometimes I think the only good that was me.
Lovern, you have a shelter? I did not know. Love in christ to all and keep us in your prayers.
03-12-2009 6:28 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mommy), Critters.com memorial: Coco Memorial I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten you or your little ones. I haven't been visiting much and I'm sure I've missed special birthdays and occasions. I just had to take a break. Visiting the site always takes me back to that awful pain and I start missing my girl so much that I can barely stand it. I hope you understand. I want to be there for those who need comfort and support. That kindness from others is what got me through the hardest part of my grief. I feel so ashamed that I haven't been there for you lately. Please know that all of you are always in my heart and thoughts because I do understand what you are going through. I pray for you even though we have never met. I consider you my friends because we all share in the same pain. My love, my thoughts, my prayers are with all of you who are suffering a loss. You are not alone in your grief. I understand, and I hope that I can eventually return to leaving words of encouragement and support for those in need. Even though you may not see my words, please know that my heart is always sharing in your pain. My love to all of you.
03-12-2009 5:47 PM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's Dad, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
Stacy .. I, too, am sad and sickened by the ignorance of our politicans, law enforcement and whomever feels the need to attack and always badger Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. I have fought locally with our New Mexico Legislature and the bill has been amended to "not" specify specific breeds .. a Great Hurdle .. in this state.
The bill is still not a good bill ... but at least they removed the language specifying Pit Bulls and Rottweilers or any "specific" dog.
I feel that people NEED TO BE EDUCATED .. and the way Lauvern is teaching children at her beautiful shelter is the way that people will get educated. Perhaps if everyone who owns a shelter would teach children and individuals (before adopting a Pit Bull or Rottweiler) .. that they are not vicious ... it is in the WAY YOU RAISE THEM AND TRAIN THEM. As we all know, any dog could be "vicious" or "dangerous" ... people just need to be educated.
Perhaps if we write to each of our local newspapers, local legislators and politicians all around the Great United States of America ... expressing our feelings about Pit Bulls and Rottweilers and any animal in general, perhaps they will "open" their eyes.
This is my feeling .. but would love to hear from others and their suggestions. We just have to standup for ALL Pit Bull owners and Rotweiler owners ... as they know their babies are not vicious or dangerous.
03-12-2009 1:54 PM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: daisy Memorial Please stop by and visit our terrific friend, I know her mommy misses her ... let our love shine so that she will know we will never be forgotten, always in our hearts! Happy Birthday Daisy!!! Love Luna
03-12-2009 11:56 AM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's Dad, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
Everyone ... just wanted to let you all know to go visit Copper's memorial. Travis, Copper's daddy has adopted a new Pit Bull .. and I believe her name is Angel. He rescued her from a local shelter and Angel was in line to be sent to be euthanized (I believe that is what Travis said) .. so he could not think of it .. so he adopted her.
Please stop by and wish Travis well with his new baby. As I told Travis ... Angel is NOT Copper's replacement as Copper and Angel are two different "individuals" .. with their own personalities .. and to Love Them Always ..... and separately ....
03-11-2009 8:18 PM -- By: Maria, Critters.com memorial: Gracie Memorial Saturday will be the first time going to my dad's house without Gracie being there. I am not looking forward to it. I already had a few breakdowns.
03-11-2009 8:15 PM -- By: Laura, Critters.com memorial: Dale Memorial Just a HUGE HUGE thank you to everyone for your prayers, thoughts and well wishes for my daughter! Her surgery went well and post-op pathology report revealed complete response, meaning NO cancer in the removed tissue! She is now looking forward to a very bright future as a breast cancer survivor!!!
We are so grateful and thankful - and I'm pretty sure my Dale is doing a HAPPY DANCE tonight at the Rainbow Bridge with all his wonderful friends!!
Thank you again and many hugs to ALL from the very bottom of my heart!!!
03-11-2009 11:52 AM -- By: Janice & Duke, Critters.com memorial: Duke Memorial FYI: The information about the two labs that I posted earlier as Urgent is resolved. It turned out to be an old message. The woman who lost her home loved her dogs very very much. She got them a wonderful home close by to where she lives. Actually, this all took place in CA. The two labs are fine!
03-11-2009 10:03 AM -- By: Maria , Critters.com memorial: Gracie Memorial Can you stop by Gracie's page. I have been having a hard time. For the past few days I have been crying myself to sleep. This Saturday is going to be the first time going to my dad's house without Gracie being there...I am not ready to do this. Its going to be weird. I hate the first times.
03-11-2009 12:40 AM -- By: Henry, Critters.com memorial: Gretchen and Bailey Bleichert Memorial I would like to thank everyone that sent get well wishes to me. I will reply to you all individually also but right now it hurts to much to type. You have all been so nice. I have met many wonderful people here. Henry, Bailey and Gretchens Dad.
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