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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
-Immanual Kant.


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01-24-2009 2:29 AM -- By: Maria , memorial:   Gracie Memorial
Well my mouse FedEx died today...I am going to create a memorail for her....then when the 14 days comes i am going to switch her to Gracies page.....

01-23-2009 10:14 PM -- By: Paula, memorial:   KARLEY Memorial
To Christy...I want to thank you for visiting Karley & signing her petition. We are hoping to get many things changed with this petition.  We really want to get the word PROPERTY changed to COMPANION. We just don't feel that our animals are property.

To Stacy...I am sorry for your loss.  I know how you feel when you read stories like Karley's. These stories are very hard on the heart. And I will never understand how anyone could ever abuse an animal. Don't feel badly that you can't sign her guest book.  She do I.

To everyone at this forum & this site...I can't thank you enough for visiting Karley & showing her how much she is loved. And I want to thank each & every person here who took the time to sign her petition.

To Puck Llewis...I know you are having so much fun with all of your friends. Make sure you send your mommie lots of smooches so she knows you are doing OK. She misses you so very much but she's holding all of her memories close to her heart until she sees you again.

To everyone here...I am sorry for your loss. It's just so hard letting our babies leave us but we do because we love them so very much.  Their body may be at the bridge, but their spirit will ALWAYS be with you.

01-23-2009 2:19 PM -- By: pucks mom , memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
Its Pucks 5 month Angel Day today...or rather 150 days. I thank God everyday I found you all here. I really dont know how I would have managed the last 150 days with out some therapy. Thank you for making my days a bit brighter and my nights not so long. I am so glad I met all of you even though we have not YET 'met'. Thank you for making Puck Llewis feel welcome and not alone. THANK YOU

01-23-2009 12:42 AM -- By: Paula, memorial:   KARLEY Memorial
To Stacy...I know how hard it is to read about Karley. It was hard for me to write her story. There is a petition link on her page. You don't have to write anything in her guestbook but if you would sign the petition, that would be great.  Karley is in a wonderful place now...the Rainbow Bridge, where she is playing with all of her new friends. She's looking down on us right now. She is the one giving her humans the strength to carry on with this fight.  She's loved by so many.

To Christy...thank you so very much for signing her petition & passing it along. With this petition, if we can get ONE thing changed, I will be happy. We DO want Johnson charged & prosecuted for what he did to Karley. We won't back down on that one.


Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read Karley's story & sign her petition. It shows me that people out there DO care & want to see abuse STOPPED.

01-22-2009 12:33 AM -- By: Debbie, memorial:   Miss Zoe Ann Memorial
Soon, it will be one year since my  baby,  Zoe  has left this earth.  I have tried to remember the good times, I've talked about her, told stories, even laughed some, but mostly I've cried deep in my heart. I still miss her and think about her everyday. Thankfully, the people on this site have made the hurt a little more barable. You people are the best. We meet in times of sorrow, and collectively raise each other up. I can honestly say that without Critters, I would not have made it to the place I am today. Thank you to each one of you brave, loving and careing animal loving wonderful people. I hope you join me on Zoe's first year angel day. Humbly and with deep gratitude, Debbie

01-21-2009 7:45 AM -- By: dawnmarie, memorial:   Suzie Wong Memorial
Well, today is Suzie's 3 month angel day. Yesterday was a bad night for me, I just miss her so much! Happy Angel day my little Suzie Wong!  I love you so much and I just miss you every second of every day. Love, mommy

01-18-2009 5:32 PM -- By: Samantha, memorial:   Bingi Memorial
My pet is visting her parents in the Rainbow Bridge right now!

01-18-2009 3:21 PM -- By: Little Bit, memorial:   Little Bit Memorial
Little Bit's Angel Day was 1/14/09 and although she is watching her mommy and daddy and  having fun with all her friends, please stop by and give Leigh your support, you know how we will always  miss them. Hugs 

01-18-2009 2:18 PM -- By: Maria, memorial:   Gracie Memorial
If you go to Gracies page there is a Page called Aspens Memorial Page. it is dedecated to our poddle Aspen who passed away a year ago today.

01-17-2009 7:38 PM -- By: Marlene, memorial:   Sammie Patterson Memorial
We picked up our little girl's ashes this morning. I'm so glad to have her back home with us. I miss you every day my sweet Sammie.

01-16-2009 11:16 PM -- By: Maria, memorial:   Gracie Memorial
If you go on Gracies page to the journal you can see my new little pet mouse named Fedex......he is really cute.

01-16-2009 7:57 PM -- By: Suzie, memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
I sit at the computer crying as I look at your beautiful face. I hurt to hold you in my arms and tell you how much I miss you and need you. The children are coming over tomorrow to celebrate my birthday. I will put on a smile but my heart will be with you. Every morning and every evening as I drive to work I see you at every redlight sitting on the curb waiting for me. I hang my arm over the bed at night in case you walk by and need to feel my touch. I sleep with the pillow that you last layed on when I had to look into your eyes telling you how much I love you and saying goodby. I know you are gone but in my heart you will forever be with me. No one understands why I hurt so deeply and cannot accept your absence. But then,no one loved you like I do. I miss you so terribly and fear I will never be the same again. I laugh at work and take care of my patients but the moment I get into my car to come home the emptiness is there. The fear of never having you by my side, never kissing your little face. Never thanking you enough for always being there for me. I love you Keto Boy, my pride and joy. I will see you again soon. I pray this pain will go away and I can remember our happy times.

01-15-2009 7:08 PM -- By: The Rogers-Lent Family, memorial:   Guido Memorial
Dear Friends, Thank you, everyone, for your kindness! Guido's urn now has a jester's cap all its own, and is in the beautiful wooden display box the family made. It's only been a little over a week, and our hearts are still raw, but we have been so touched by how many people have loved and cared for our sisters and brothers, sons and daughters who just happen to be animals, Bless you all, and know that now you are family. Love, The R-Ls

01-15-2009 10:13 AM -- By: Maria , memorial:   Gracie Memorial
I am missing my Gracie alot today. I got her callor back the other day. Yesterday I carried it in my hand and in my packet during school yesterday. Right now its up at the dorm, at my school, sitting on my desk. I am going to be keeping it there for now once because i am scared i am going to lose it. I want my Gracie back but now i know that she is in a better place and is now pain free. She was a good dog. I miss her i want to back so badly

01-15-2009 12:42 AM -- By: Christy always Gretas mom, memorial:   Greta Abigail Memorial
Stacy, that was a wonderful message that you posted below! Although it is extremely concerning and depressing to read of the stories of horrendous abuse of these beautiful angels, it also renews in me the strength and perseverance to continue working towards changing what I can even if it is just for one animal. Change can not only be through adoption or volunteer work but also in educating communities or just feeding strays, fortunately through Karleys website there is a petition that can be signed to help change the laws and try and help convict " humans" who do these terrible cowardful acts. I know that Many parents from this site came together and signed this to try and convict this monster, hopefully for Karleys sake and the sake of others things will chage in the future..Much Love, Christy

01-14-2009 5:26 PM -- By: Jennifer, memorial:   Spawn Memorial
I just wanted to stop by and say Hello to everyone & thank Gavin for stopping by Spawn's page, I was suprised someone came by to leave a message. Our cat Spawn passed away two days ago in my arms from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy & cancer after a months worth of fighting. I will miss him so much and the pain I am feeling is still so fresh. He was by far my bestfriend.

01-14-2009 2:48 PM -- By: Stacy Allen, memorial:   Minnie Memorial
I am so very sad today. I usually try to visit all of the new arrivals to  Lately, the very first thing that I read is how long the precious furbaby lived before going to Heaven.  Although all of the stories are sad, the ones of abuse, torture, etc. are so much more heartwrenching!  How can any human do such unspeakable things to helpless, defenseless, lovable creatures?  As I am typing this now, the tears are just streaming down my face as I imagine what it was like for doggies such as Dusty, Lonely Angel, and Karley.  I have wanted to write in Karley's Guestbook for some time now, but I can't read past the first few sentences of this beautiful girl's tragic story. I am so very sorry, Karley, for not giving you my condolences! Your story (what I read of it) just breaks my heart! I work in the legal community and know how bad the system fails the victims, more often than not.  I truly wish the laws were stronger to protect the innocent babies like you! I can't make sense of the things some people do. What possesses them to do such horrible things? I wish I could take in every stray animal that I come across, to ensure they live a healthy, happy, and safe life. I often joke with my boyfriend that I am going to grow old being one of those ladies who live with 100 animals in my house, and no humans in sight! For anyone who still has furbabies with them, please hug and kiss them for me! I love and care about each and every one of them! I also want to apologize to everyone whose memorial I have visited and not left a note. I am thinking of you at your time of grief, even if you don't know that I was there. I truly wish that all humans were as kind as the ones I have met here at critters! Take care! Stacy, Minnie, Willow, and Sunshine (as well as all of my furbabies that are still with me)!

01-14-2009 1:06 PM -- By: Paula, memorial:   KARLEY Memorial
I have placed an update on Karley's page about the day in Court on 1.13.2009.  If you are interested in seeing what took place, please pay her page a visit.

We are still working on getting her song up & running.  When it is, I hope you all enjoy it. Sincerely, Paula

01-13-2009 4:24 PM -- By: Michele, memorial:   Emmy Memorial
Well...we picked up Emmy's ashes last night.  I thought I would be balling but I wasn't.  I was just happy to have her back in my arms.  When Emmy was little she would sit in the crook of my arm next to the drivers door so that is how I drove home with her ashes last night.  We are designating a special place in our family room for her but it's not quite ready yet.  So last night we kept her in our bedroom on my nightstand next to the bed.  I still can't believe she is gone and I would give anything to have her back but I feel calm inside.  Everyone's comments on her memorial have been really helpful.  I especially appreciate the people who said their pet would look after Emmy.  I do have a funny story about a sign from Emmy.  On Saturday, my family was heading out on a road trip.  Before we got on the road, we stopped at McDonalds.  I noticed on the board that the Happy Meal toy was one of many little stuffed dogs from the new movie Hotel for Dogs.  My husband joked that we were going to get a white poodle with pink bows.  Keep in mind my husband hasn't even seen previews for this movie.  Neither of us had any idea what kinds of dogs were in the movie.  We paid and got our food.  I was curious as to which dog my son got and was I surprised.  In the plastic bag was a white poodle with a pink collar!  The actual picture of the poodle on the tag looks so much like her!  My husband and I just looked at each other and knew it was a way for her to tell us she is okay and waiting for us.  Again thanks to everyone who have given support and advise.  I'm glad to know there are still nice, caring people in this crazy world of ours.

God Bless everyone and our pets waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge. 

01-12-2009 11:08 AM -- By: Michele, memorial:   Emmy Memorial
It has been a week since we lost Emmy.  Tonight we are going to pick up her ashes.  I never dreamed I'd be saying that now as opposed to later.  I feel very alone today.  My husband has been off work for 8 months and started his new job today.  So there are several things changing at one time....Emmy is gone and I only see my hubby for a little while in the morning and a few hours in the evening.  We do have 3 kids...a 7 year old son and 8 month old twin daughters.  Sorry I'm just running at the mouth but it is so much to get used to all at once.  Thanks for "listening" to whoever is out there.

01-11-2009 8:42 PM -- By: Jeanne, memorial:   Holly Memorial
Hi Everyone, Not a day has gone by without my thoughts on my holly. It's been 18 months now. I still get teary eyed missing her. I did get another baby. Her name is Nora, she is a 2 year old Black Lab. Such a sweetie too. I put a couple of pictures on Holly's page. Check her out if you'd like! My love and prayers to you all. Love, Jeanne  

01-11-2009 5:11 PM -- By: Ebony & Shabba Lou, memorial:   UNA Memorial
I know several of us received this email from Dan. I believe that anyone who can stop by and visit beautiful Una (and her mom Diana who also had to leave us too soon) will give Dan so much support. For those of you aren't aware, Dan lost both his precious pup Una and his beautiful wife Diana just a few "short" months apart.

Below is the email received from Dan:

Date: Sunday, January 11, 2009, 12:18 PM

My dear friends, Thank you all for your kind words of compassion … Things are not good at all for me now, I 'm like under anesthesia, I can't figure that Diana is really gone, I just wait to see her one day, at the door. I try to go one, what else can I do …. I made a page in UNA Memorial, a surprise for all of you, my way to say "thank you". Please visit Una’s Memorial, that page is made for all of you, from the bottom of my heart. Gratefully, Dan

01-11-2009 1:41 PM -- By: Suzie, memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
I wrote on the forum "cancer: dogs" and no one has responded. My question is has anyone else had the diagnosis of multiple myeloma?  Im still not sure what happened and if I made the right decision in my babys care. Can anyone relate tho this diagnosis?

01-11-2009 11:18 AM -- By: Michael, memorial:   Miss Mindy Memorial
I need help this morning. Yesterday was Miss Mindy's one year anniversary crossing the Rainbow Bridge. I struggled with it all day. I just went out to play with her brother Porter, and found him dead in his little house. I just dont understand. Am I doing something wrong? I live for my dogs. Someone please explain why this is happening to me....

01-10-2009 6:14 PM -- By: Kelly, memorial:   SOCKS Memorial
I am so sorry I have not signed so many pages, I have visited alot of new pages and most of all the people and fur babies I have met along the way.I just have a hard time reading all these stories it breaks my heart  for all of us to be going through this pain I cry the whole time I am on here. I can not listen to the music on the pages I sob so hard.There were so many people who stop and signed my SOCKS page for the holidays and I am truly sorry I have not had the chance to say Happy Holidays to all here.

I hope everyone had a nice Holiday. Although I might not sign  believe me I am always thinking of all the wonderful people I met along the way. GOD BLESS EVERYONE

01-10-2009 1:41 PM -- By: Maria, memorial:   Gracie Memorial
The past few days I have been having a hard time. I miss my Gracie girl very much. On Monday my dad is giving me Gracies collar it will be really cool having it. I want her back so badly but I know that i will never have her back. She was a good dog. She chased away the dog that was attacking me one time.

01-10-2009 8:33 AM -- By: , memorial:   Miss Mindy Memorial
It was one year ago today that my precious Miss Mindy decided she would be a brave little girl and cross the Rainbow Bridge by herself.  I cried as she left, but knew she knew best.  This year has gone by so fast and there is still so much that reminds me of her around the house.  I thought the hurt would go away.  She is in my heart and will always be.  Please stop by and let my baby girl know her Pawpaw is ok, and it will get better.

01-09-2009 10:10 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mommy), memorial:   Coco Memorial
I just want to tell my friends at Critters that you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I haven't been visiting lately. I'm just not in the right state of mind to visit all the babies right now. I'm trying to fight off some sadness and it becomes so difficult when I see the faces of all the babies and know what their families are going through. It was difficult during the holidays for many of us. I've tried to stay in touch with some of you by e-mail, but I haven't been visiting the Critters site much. I hope you will understand and please know that I haven't forgotten you or any of your little ones. And for those who are recently bereaved, please know that I am with you in spirit. I understand. You are not alone. We are in this together, and even though I may not be visiting the site much lately, you are always in my heart. It's a long, slow process. I'm sure many of you will understand. I've simply hit a bump in the road, and once I'm over it I will be back. My love and prayers to each of you.

01-09-2009 3:09 PM -- By: Tammy, memorial:   Peanut Memorial
I would love to invite everyone to visit my baby Peanut's page. She was the light of my life and I miss her so much. I can't believe that I have been without her for a year now. It seems like just yesterday that she left me for Rainbow Bridge.  Being Peanut's mom was the best job ever and God I wish she were still here. I love her so much and I miss her more than words can say. So come on by and see my beautiful baby. Thanks, Tammy

01-08-2009 7:29 PM -- By: Suzie, memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
It will be 1 month tomorrow. I cannot believe its been a month already since I had to say goodbye to my baby boy. I try to dwell on the good memories, but my heart is so broken that even a small moment of time unbusy brings me to tears. I feel as though I will never heal. I know all the right things to say and do and feel but I cannot get past this pain. I dreamed I was with him and we layed downed together and went to sleep. I  know God is taking care of my baby but I need him  so much in my life. He is the best of me. Keto came along after I had lost my Papa and filled a painful void. He gave me everything and I feel like I fell short of returning his attention. I love him very much and will always regret not staying home from work to spend more time with him. I will always question if I let go too soon. I tell him Im sorry every day. I wish for one more hug, one more kiss and most of all one more time to say how much I love him.


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