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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
03-02-2009 12:36 PM -- By: Dusty, NEVER FORGOTTEN, Critters.com memorial: Dusty Memorial THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU FOR NOT FORGETTING ABOUT ME HAPPY TEARS FOR ALL THE LOVE I NEVER, EVER RECEIVED FROM MY ADOPTIVE FAMILY ON EARTH. I LOVE MY FAMILY AT RAINBOW BRIDGE AND MY FRIENDS DALE, DUKE, HUSH PUCKIE, MINN, WILLOW, INKY, DOLLIE, MY GIRL LUNA, BLOSSOM, PATCH, NOOPS (MY STEPDAD), SAMMY, LUKE, GRACIE, CHRISSY, SPECIAL, ANGEL, TAFFY, AND THE OTHER ONE i FORGOT HER NAME OOPS!!, ODIE, SCOOBY DOO, CHRISTIAN, AND EVERYONE ELSE I FORGOT....LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!
03-02-2009 10:00 AM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Gracie Memorial Please Visit Gracie's Memorial. Today is 4 months without her. It is just so hard to belive. I want her back so badly. In two weeks will be a first time going to my dad's without her there. Its going to be so hard.
03-02-2009 8:16 AM -- By: Laura, Critters.com memorial: Dale Memorial Friendly reminder to please visit the Pet Loss Candle Ceremony this evening, a wonderful tribute to all the furbabies at the Rainbow Bridge! 10:00 p.m. E.T. www.mondaycandleceremony.com HUGS TO ALL!!
03-02-2009 2:49 AM -- By: Joy, Critters.com memorial: Angel Memorial Just stopping by to say HI to my Critters family. Several unexpected things have come up lately and I'm juggling so much I haven't had computer time. To all my dear friends, please know I've been thinking of you and have been keeping an eye on you even when I can't post . To all "newbies"...my thoughts and prayers are with you, this is a wonderful site where people understand and care and I hope I can meet you all soon. To all with anniversary dates and birthdays coming up...I know those days are rough, know others care and keep the happy memories in your heart . Hugs and to all...I hope to catch up soon, you are always in my heart. xoxo Joy
P.S. ~ Janice & Christy !!!
03-01-2009 4:37 PM -- By: Christy, forever Dustys advocate, Critters.com memorial: Dusty Memorial Yep, I just did a little bit of my own research and he does still live at the same address he previously did when he killed Dusty. Looks like I need to let to hand out some flyers or some pics of Beautiful Dusty in the neighborhood mailboxes so he will know that Dusty will NEVER, EVER be forgotten!!! Sorry if I am offending anyone but I find this kind of thing totally intolerable as people think time will make injustice just go away because it simply does not...Love to all.
03-01-2009 4:15 PM -- By: Christy, Critters.com memorial: Dusty Memorial Bless you for remembering our Beautiful Dusty Janice!!!!! That is the South County region of St. Louis and I could not find anything listed on the internet when I originally looked and was told that this you know what had up and moved. I also will continue my research and let the APA know as well because they also had been told he had moved out of state. I hope Karma follows him the rest of his days on earth and then he will get proper Judgement finally when he dies!! THANK-YOU SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART !!! Hugs, Christy, and Dusty
03-01-2009 4:09 PM -- By: Christy, Critters.com memorial: Dusty Memorial Bless you Janice for finding this info...the last I had heard he had moved out of state. I could not find any info and I live in the St. Louis area, I will continue the search as well and inform the apa that he does still live in the are as they are the agency that cared so much for Dusty and wanted to know where he was. He will burn in hell for what he did to Dusty but I hope Karma follows him the rest of his days on earth!! I will do some research as well on the internet...Bless you for caring for our beautiful Dusty. By the way, that is the South County are of Saint Louis
03-01-2009 12:15 PM -- By: Janice & Duke, Critters.com memorial: Duke Memorial Hi Everyone, Just stopping by to ask if you could please visit Duke's site (memorial ID: 5900). He has had very few visitors, and nothing has been done on his site to honor him. Just stop by to give him your love please. Thank you my critters.com family.
03-01-2009 9:26 AM -- By: Maria , Critters.com memorial: Gracie Memorial Tommarow is 4 months since Gracie was put to sleep. It is just so hard to belive. Time goes by so fast. in two weeks will be the first time going to my dad's house without Gracie being there. I am not looiking forward to it. When i would get out of the car she would jump all over me and lick my face. She was my best friend.
02-28-2009 2:13 AM -- By: Rose, Critters.com memorial: Odie Memorial Hi everyone, I hope everyone is doing a little better and coping. I'm glad we can all understand what each of us is going through. I've been actually trying not to think of Odie so much just so I won't be crying all the time but sometimes I guess we all need a good cry. I wish everyone healing and love. Thank you to those who have visited Odie's memorial and thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot ! LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! Rose (Odie's mom)
02-27-2009 3:27 PM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: Scooby-Doo Memorial Hi everyone, when I was reviewing today's Birthday angels I noticed Scooby Doo was not listed??? Very Strange, anyway, please stop by and wish him a little hello. You can see his pictures on his greetings page. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOOBY-DOO!!! Luna loo
02-27-2009 2:08 PM -- By: sarah, Critters.com memorial: Jumpin Shady Memorial I think its a good thing we have this site its easier to mourn if your mourning with others out there like you who cannot talk to anyone about their feelings. I think Iam beginning to like it more and more. my heart breaks to all of ya'll out there and wishing you the best of prayers. things will get better soon i promise. my thoughts and prayers to all out there
02-27-2009 2:05 PM -- By: Sarah, Pet's name: Casey my heart breaks for all you mourning pet loss people it really does in my thoughts and prayers forlife
02-26-2009 10:34 PM -- By: Cinda, Pet's name: Zhanje and Buck Hello everyone,
I have been an infrequent visitor to Critters for the past year and a half. I believe this site is invaluable in helping people deal with the grief of losing a pet. I have been fortunate to have found my way out of grief and to have found another companion to fill the space loft by the loss of my two dogs. Although I will never get over the loss of my dear Buck and Zhanje, I have been able to offer a home to my new friends Cash and Sadie. I know the pain of loss, but I would also encourage those of you who have lost the loves of your lives to consider saving another life. There are so many wonderful pets out threre who need homes and those of us who have lost are the best ones to make a difference in the lives of those homeless pets. My best to all of you.
02-26-2009 6:02 PM -- By: Lynn, Critters.com memorial: Bubbles Memorial Bubbles 4 month angel day is approaching fast... I can't believe she has been away from me that long. I still miss her just as much as I did that day she left me... She was one of the most beautiful pit bulls I ever came to know... She forever changed the way I viewed them. There will be plenty more pits in my life, that I know and I have that wonderful dog to thank for opening up my eyes and taking on chance on pure, unconditional love...
02-26-2009 2:12 PM -- By: puck llewis, Critters.com memorial: Puck Llewis Memorial The following is from Pucks 6 month Angel Day page. His page includes a dream I had...and anyway...the candle ceremony that is on Monday nites...I logged on with Stacy; Minnies mom, Janice; Dukes mom; and Laura; Dales mom.....It was the 1st time I logged on for that...being I just had a dream about Puck, and I thought being its Pucks 6 Month Angel Day which fell on a Monday the 23rd, I would see what the ceremony and prayers were all about. this is part just part of what was said during the prayer service and candlelight ceremony. an excerpt from Beyond the Rainbow. As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played, I was knew my time on earth would fade. I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free. Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity. I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide! And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see were animals of every sort as healthy as could be! My own body is now fresh and healed and new and I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do. I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright. That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night. 'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong from below, And I knew then that it held a your love in its brilliant shades of gold. For although we may not be together in the way we used to be, We are still connected by a cord no eye can see. So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart. I am here. I just had a dream of puck…In my dream I saw a meadow and animals…oh the animals all playing and running. i thought i would share with everyone....my dream of puck and friends and what was said beyond the rainbow bridge...i miss puck so much it hurts...then i smile .. then i cry again. but for each of us..there is hope...that is what I saw.
02-25-2009 7:14 PM -- By: Suzie, Critters.com memorial: KETO BOY Memorial Today has been a bad day. I could not wait to get home to visit my baby's memorial. As I sat by his grave I remembered the poem that starts " do not cry over my grave for I am not there". I know Keto is in heaven but just to be able to sit at his memorial and let go the pain deep inside helps me. I feel no one understands me like he did so I have no one to share my secrets or my feelings that make no sense. I thank my critters family for listening and their well meant words of comfort, but, the pain is so great. My dreams are more frequent now. In them, I am trying to find Keto. He is alwyas near but I cannot reach him. I cannot find comfort in these dreams because I need to touch him, hold him and tell him how much I love and miss him. This has effected my every day life, my job, my marriage. I try to explain to my husband but I feel he doesn't get it. He says he mourns in his own way. I go on. I work, I visit, I talk and act as everything is fine. But, everything is not fine and it never will be again. For now, I have lost the most precious part of me, my little angel baby and my best friend. I love my other 2 dogs but we are not close like Keto and I were. Keto was the best of me. I miss him so much.
Thanks for being there for me. Love in Christ. Special thatnks to Pucks Mom Lisa:)
02-25-2009 12:17 AM -- By: Paula, Critters.com memorial: KARLEY Memorial To those who are interested in the KARLEY pin...I will see what I can do. I will be attending the walk this Saturday.
I don't always check the forum here so if you are interested in the pin, please leave a msg. in Karleys guestbook...I know she won't mind.
Thank you ALL for opening your hearts to Karley. She is missed so very much. But we all know that she is NO longer in harms way & that she's having such a good time with everyone at the bridge. Sincerely, Paula
02-24-2009 1:35 PM -- By: Roberta, Critters.com memorial: Niles Memorial Niles died on February 22, 2009. He was runover by a speeding driver who didn't even stop to see what or who he hit. He died alone on that street. I didn't find out until the next morning. Niles liked to play outside and had several "girlfriends" in the neighborhood. It was while he was out on one of these dates that he was rundown and killed. My heart is broken. I loved him so much. I have had since he was six weeks old. He was my baby.
02-23-2009 3:49 PM -- By: pucks mom lisa, Critters.com memorial: Puck Llewis Memorial thank you for the info - pucks 180 day angel day or 6 month angel day. i think i will log on. thank you dale and laura to for the info
02-23-2009 1:22 PM -- By: Laura, Critters.com memorial: Dale Memorial Oops...........forgot my reminder to please visit the Pet Loss Candle Ceremony this evening. Such a wonderful, wonderful tribute to all the furbabies at the Rainbow Bridge! 10:00 p.m. E.T.
HUGS TO ALL!!
02-23-2009 12:59 PM -- By: Laura, Critters.com memorial: Dale Memorial Well said, Charles - and MANY MANY THANKS FROM ALL ANIMAL LOVERS, LAUVERN!!!!
02-23-2009 12:21 PM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's Dad, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
Hello Critters Family ... in my posting below .. I forgot to mention ... that I wanted to thank Lauvern from the bottom of my heart ... that she rescued a beautiful little girl Pit Bull .. and after seeing her ... she named her after my son Sammy .... and named her Samantha.
Please visit Lauvern's memorial for her beautiful son Luke .. and scroll to "page 35" and see Lauvern's gorgeous shelter being built .. and then towards the bottom of the page .... Meet Samantha ... that Beautiful Girl that I WILL LOVE from all the way from Santa Fe, New Mexico, who has now become the Mascot of that beautiful shelter.
THANK YOU .... Lauvern ...... your son Luke is so ever-proud of you for what you are doing.
02-23-2009 12:09 PM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's Dad, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
Hello My Critters Friends: From reading Lauvern (Luke's mom) posting below ... I think we all have to say "THANK YOU Lauvern" for all you are doing for all these abandoned and unwanted babies. Also for teaching elementary school children about pets .. and not wanting them .. then tossing them away like toys when they get tired of them.
To Lauvern ... I tip my hat for always being so thoughtful to all of us ... and now I want to wish her continued support from her locals on that beautiful shelter that was here "life-long-dream" and it has come to her fulfillment.
THANK YOU ... THANK YOU ... THANK YOU .... Lauvern. You truly deserve the praise.!!!.
Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Cupcake and Bob M.
02-23-2009 11:49 AM -- By: Lauvern, Critters.com memorial: Luke Memorial Hi to all my Critters family. I want to thankyou all for the postings in Luke's guestbook,emails and all the well wishes and support you have given me. I truely do appreciate that. I am so sorry i have not had the time to revisit all memorials as i like to do but please know you and your fur babies at Rainbow Bridge are always in my thoughts and prayers. For those that have asked,the shelter is doing great and i have been able to place many fur babies to loving homes.I am now holding pet seminars 3 times a week at the shelter and have the schools involved in sending elementary students to learn about caring for a pet and not to treat them as though they were toys and throw them away when they get tired of them. I am doing this in hope that one day there will not be as many unwanted fur babies. That is my goal. I have again been blessed with a over whelming response with veterinarians and officials from the humane society speaking at the seminars.As well as Mc Donalds supplying lunch and all the volunteers who have donated their time.I willbe forever grateful to all.....I also want to say to all the new comers to Critters. You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious fur babies... I am sure Luke has met all the new comers to Rainbow Bridge and welcomed them.. Hugs to all and Thankyou again from the bottom of my heart for all your support. Lauvern
02-23-2009 8:46 AM -- By: Stacy Allen, Critters.com memorial: Minnie Memorial I am beginning to wonder what I am doing wrong? Am I being punished for something? I was so devastated by Minnie passing away on February 6, 2008, that when I was given two kittens to care for a few months later, I had an extremely difficult time bonding and falling in love with them. Well, I love them both dearly now, however........
Over the past six months, both kittens (Stimpy and Callisto) have had several medical problems. It seems as if I have been to or called the vet almost every week. Most recently, Callisto, was throwing up uncontrollably for several days before we were able to figure out what was wrong with her. She is now fine, on new food and drinks only spring water. The other kitten, Stimpy, has had crystals in his urine, among other things, and has been on medication on and off since early October. For the past month, he has been fine. However, last Friday night, he peed in my bed (this had happened when we initially found out about the crystals), peed on the carpet yesterday while I was changing his litter pan, and this morning peed in the hallway while I was taking a shower. Anyone with a cat will tell you that this is NOT normal behavior for a cat. I am waiting for the vet's office to open so I can call them, yet again, with Stimpy's issues. I don't know what to make of this! His crystals disappeared a few months ago with medication (that he came to hate me for giving him pills twice a day) and new food. What is wrong with him now? He is such a unique kitty and I feel horrible thinking that something else might be wrong with him! He is not really an affectionate cat, he terrorizes his older brother, Mickey (my 10+ year old cat that is also Minnie's brother) any chance he gets, and generally upsets the calm in the house, but I would be heartbroken if he were to leave me now.
Why would Minnie have sent me these kittens if only to have so many things happen to them? I could potentially lose one of them in a short period of time and would be devastated once again, like I was with Minnie! I am sick to my stomach just thinking about this! Depending on what is wrong, I have to seriously think about the money situation. The vet bills since last May when the kittens came into my life have been quite high, and although I don't even want to think about it now, I have to weigh that into my decision on how to handle this latest crisis. Thanks for listening.
02-21-2009 9:33 AM -- By: Marlene, Critters.com memorial: Sammie Patterson Memorial Is there any way that those of us who don't live in CA can get a Karley pin? We'd love to help Karley and her parents in any way to make sure that justice is served. Many, many, many kisses and hugs to dear, sweet Karley and her parents
02-21-2009 9:24 AM -- By: Marlene, Critters.com memorial: Sammie Patterson Memorial Just wanted to welcome Socks, the Clinton's kittie who passed yesterday at almost 20 years old. Sammie and all of the fur babies welcomed him. He had jaw cancer. He's now his happy, healthy and frisky self
02-20-2009 9:57 PM -- By: Paula, Critters.com memorial: KARLEY Memorial Hello everyone...there is an update on Karley's page regarding the Court appearance today. I want to thank everyone who has come to visit her & sign her petition. Without you, we would NOT have arrived at this point. I honestly think that everything would have been brushed under the carpet.
To all of the new losses...my heart & prayers go out to you. Today, we celebrated our Cole's 1yr. marker at the bridge. Tomorrow, we will celebrate our sweet Ursa's 7yr. marker at the bridge. We miss all of our fur babies so very much. Always hold your memories close to your heart. Sincerely, Paula
02-20-2009 6:27 PM -- By: dawnmarie, Critters.com memorial: Suzie Wong Memorial Hello everyone, tomorrow is my little Suzie's angel day. 4 months tomorrow she went to heaven and rainbow bridge. I feel like it was yesterday. I sometimes can't even breath when I think about how I found her dead next to me that morning. I miss her very much and I think sometimes it gets worse not better. Please visit us tomorrow and stop by to say hello. My life is just so different wihtout my little Suzie with me. This house just seems so empty and different without her around. I truly am just so sad by her death. I just keep replaying that night and morning when I found her dead in my bed with me. I just can' get that image out of my head. I am even sad when I see dogs that resemble Suzie or are the same breed as her lately. I just loved her so much. She is my little baby girl and she is missed very much. Dawn-Marie (Suzie's mommy)
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