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09-22-2008 9:35 PM -- By: Val, Critters.com memorial: Storm Memorial I just wanted to thank the people who left kind words and warm wishes on Stormie's guestbook. It's nice, if not unfortunate to know that other people understand the pain we felt from losing our beloved Storm. It hurt like hell dealing with the loss of this guy, he was like the little brother I never had. But, I must say, I am a better person for loving him. Thanks again to the folks who stopped in (and may stop in, in the future.) Storm must be happy to have so many of your wonderful companions to play with while they wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge. God bless you all.
09-22-2008 6:43 PM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial It's so hard for me to believe that it was fifteen months ago today, at 8:06 am, my little Dollie Gurl left my side and entered into Glory. I miss the "little rascal" not one bit less today than that day, when I returned her little body to the earth. They say that time heals all wounds. Well, I'm just not very sure about that. To all of our many wonderful friends that have supported us through Critters, we thank you and love you all with all of our hearts. And to all of the creators of the memorials that we haven't visited yet, please know that you're all prayed for each and every day by someone who feels your pain, your emptyness, your lonliness, your despair. May God bless you all with His very best. Sincerely, richard (and Dollie Bug..;)
09-22-2008 3:35 PM -- By: Cindy, Critters.com memorial: Patch Memorial This may help someone else
Last night as I was going to bed and saying good night to Patch, as I always do, I asked to to find a way to let me know that she is ok and doing well. Then I turned on the radio and believe it or not the very next song played was "Tears in Heaven" followed by the Richard Marx song About "where evr you are, what ever you do, I will be right here waiting for you" and then " Pretty Woman". There was absolutely NO doubt in my mind that she is doing fine at Rainbow Bridge. None at all. So just talk to your angels as they hear you and they know what you need.
09-22-2008 2:19 PM -- By: Jeff, Critters.com memorial: Christian Memorial No two individual grieve exactly alike. You may want to try reading, your husband also, When People Grieve by Paula D'Arcy. It is written for the loss of a person instead of a pet but I have found it to be very usefull. I also found that Saying Good Bye to Your Angel Animals by Allen and Linda Anderson which uses Rainbow Bridge to help work through the grieving process helpful. I never expect to stop grieving the loss of Mr Christian. The old saying that you never know what you have until you lose it is so very true. I also know that my guy needs me to go on and live the life that our Lord has planned for me. There is no way I will do anything that could cause me to miss the trip across the bridge.
09-22-2008 12:37 PM -- By: lisa - pucks mom, Critters.com memorial: Puck Llewis Memorial i am having a ruff time of it. Thank you richard for your entry..made me smile...but i am so very sad..i am so glad i am not alone..sometimes i think i am alone....as my husband i dont think understands how devestating this is. or what a loss like this can do...thanx for being here for me...i miss my little guy so much. lisa - pucks mom
09-22-2008 11:16 AM -- By: , Pet's name: Hi to all concerned furbaby owner,Please make sure you have lots of picture of them.I did not take many photos and now miss my baby even more and have only some pictures.Please make sure you take some before it is too late,as it is for me and my baby.
09-21-2008 10:16 PM -- By: Joe, Critters.com memorial: Rocco Diamond Phillips Memorial Well I would like to have my friends here at Critters.com please pray for my Rocky he is sick again and well I have to take him in to see his vet tomarrow morning to have him checked out he seemed to start having breathing problems this evening the vet told me it does not seem bad, but still it scares me everytime this happens. I just get to the point that I start feeling good and seems ike something happens. This is my baby right now and I do love him more then you can say, my plan is to stay up with him and watch over him just in case he gets worse he seems to be resting comfortable now. But please pray for him I know there are a lot of pet lovers here and prayers do help heal. To all of you thank you so much for being there for me and all the other people here.
09-21-2008 3:03 PM -- By: Pet Lover, Pet's name: Please read...........POISONOUS FOODS FOR DOGS on the "Welcome to Critters Forums page). It may save the life of a precious pet. I hope it helps.
09-20-2008 12:26 PM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial My dearest daddy: I want to leave you something, something much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people or animals that I've known or loved or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart as well as your mind. You can love me most by letting your love reach out to our loved ones, by embracing them and living in their love. Love does not die, people and animals do. So daddy, when all that's left of me is love, give me away, as best you can. With love everlasting, Dollie Marie Cothran 10.16.94 - 6.22.07
09-20-2008 9:35 AM -- By: Martha Jones, Critters.com memorial: Max and Moca Memorial Please visit my memorial for Max and Moca
09-19-2008 11:51 PM -- By: Martha Jones, Critters.com memorial: Max and Moca Memorial Well, I am not sure if you all knew but my friend had given me a dog in June. Well he was on his last leg. i knew him since he was a puppy. This morning he passed away.
09-19-2008 2:20 PM -- By: Nadine & Luna, Critters.com memorial: Buddy Memorial Hello everyone, this is my special friend Buddy. Although he is not new to the rainbow bridge, his mommy Polly just posted him to our critters family and I would like everyone to take a moment to let her know he's arrived safely. We love you Buddy, you too Polly. I can't tell you how tickled I am to get to look at your smiling face ... now I can wake you up early like everyone else. hahaha. Love always, Luna & her mom
09-19-2008 11:49 AM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mommy), Critters.com memorial: Coco Memorial For my friends at Critters.....we survived hurricane Ike. Had a little damage to the home and lots of damage to the trees. There is much work to do before we can get back to normal so please bear with me if I do not visit your babies during this difficult time. My heart is still with you. My body is going to be very busy cleaning up debris for a while. I have lived here all my life and this was the worst storm I have ever experienced.......terrifying and relentless, but I am blessed. I still have my home. There are no words to describe the power of nature during these hurricanes and it lasts for hours. After experiencing the evacuation fiasco during hurricane Rita, I swore I would never do that again. After experiencing the indescribable winds during this storm while staying in my home, I will have to rethink my position on evacuating. This was a bad one. So much damage and devastation. I'm a pretty strong person, but I have never been that afraid in my life. I NEVER want to go through that again. And yet again, I am blessed. So many others have it so much worse than me. They've lost their homes. They've lost loved ones. Many lost everything, but Texans are a tough breed. We will overcome. We will help each other. I've seen so many examples of people helping people. Please contribute, if you can, to hurricane relief organizations and please keep us in your prayers. I will visit your babies when things are a little more normal here. I love all of you.
09-18-2008 12:25 AM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond's gift of snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am th eatumn's gentle rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I an not there I did not die
09-17-2008 9:30 PM -- By: Lisa- Pucks Mom, Critters.com memorial: Puck Llewis Memorial Thank you for having Puck at the pool party...I actually smiled today knowing he is having fun. I can't ty[pe thru my tears tonight and i just wanted all of you to know THANKYOU. I miss my little man so much! Thank you Luna, Blossom, and Chritian and Toby and of course little Dollie...... Puck just loves to swim. I should have named him FISH...( i am actually laughing now). When he would go by the lake it was a 3 hour struggle to get him out. That made me smile so much! it was very ironic. His 1st party at RB was a pool party! I love you guys. I love Puck. Thank you so much!!!!!!!! pucks mom Lisa...
09-17-2008 3:37 PM -- By: Lauvern, Critters.com memorial: Luke Memorial Hello Everyone. I just wanted you to know after almost sixteen months of sadness and crying almost daily I have decided to let Luke go and fly with the Angels.I have finally visited all his favorite camping resorts,parks and pet stores this summer which i was not able to do last year. I feel as though he wants to be set free as he has alot to see and do since he has earned his angel wings..Although i will never,ever forget him and he will always have his own special place in my heart I know it is time to set him free. I have to move on as i am making new memories with my precious Toby,Tyson,Kc and JoJo..Luke is now with the angels.I can only hope to see him again one day if that is God's will.For now i must let him go and try out his wings..I feel his presence everywhere and have had many signs from him letting me know he is ok.I believe he couldn't be happy until i was happy and had enough courage to set him free..I know he helped me get that courage..I want to thank Critters.com for giving us grieving parents a place to come where we know most understand the pain..I have met some very special friends here. friends who were here for me,who revisited Luke's tribute numerous amount of times and left heartfelt comments.Friends who emailed me and phoned me in my most darkest hours..Thankyou from the bottom of my heart Donna,Melissa,Jeanne,Corinda,Bud,Trina,Kim,Anne,Brenda,Cheryl,Charles,Laurie and most recently,Joy,Christy,Nadine and Vicky.I know i am starting to draw a blank but i will mention others on Luke's tribute. Thank you all who have visited and revisited Luke's tribute..Thank you especially for those of you that have left a note. To the ones that visited and didn't let me know who you were,i am sorry i could not thankyou for visiting as i don't know who you are..I want to also Thank all who have acknowledged my visit to your precious babie's tribute.. I have made 2 new pages on Luke's tribute and am working on a third one as time permits. For now i am going to pour all the love i have for Luke out on my present fur babies as well as all the ones at the shelter needing loving homes..The 2 new pages are titled, "Letting go" and "The keeper of my heart'. Take a look if you like. Sending butterfly hugs to you all. Lauvern.
09-17-2008 2:46 PM -- By: Martha, Critters.com memorial: Salem Bowen Memorial How to get thru a day and nite without my sweet kitty Salem, he woke me in the am, now I sleep too late and miss his large warm body. Time goes by and just miss him more, I hold his bed when I need some company and think of our times together. This website is a great thing. LOVE U SALEM Martha
09-17-2008 11:50 AM -- By: Nadine & Luna, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Christians Daddy, I know you have a big heart and lots of love to give, but the decision to open your heart and life, the only one that can answer that is you.
I believe deep down you know if you are ready, it has to feel right in your heart, always trust your heart! All animals are special and each have their own unique abilities...but remember, they will not be your precious Christian...they will be who they are with their own personalities and habits, so if you are ready to let another dog into your life, I think it's wonderful that you want to rescue these dogs. (Can you meet them and see how they respond to you?) If so, great! But I caution you, make sure you are not looking for a patch to fix a hurt, if your heart is ready then I would jump right in and get busy, but if your hesitant or not sure, then I would take a quiet moment and look within yourself (to thy own self be true)... and when you meet the dogs if you want them right away, then I believe you will know the answer. Nothing happens over night, think, dream and believe...it will happen for you, but in God's time. All the Best, please let us know how it works out for you.Nadine & Luna
09-17-2008 10:36 AM -- By: Jeff, Critters.com memorial: Christian Memorial Hello everyone, this is Christians dad. I feel that I can ask advice from here and may get a non-judgemental answer. The day after I had to let Christian go I decided to do a google search for Pomeranian rescue. I had never thought of it before and it just seemed like the right thing to do. The very first web page was for a breeder who was looking for a home for one of her guys. I sent her a message asking if he was still availalble. The next day she repliled that he was and so was an older brother.
Here is the question. This feels right to me. I also want to train these two guys to be therapy dogs so I can pass on the gift that Christian gave to me to others. What does everyone think.
09-17-2008 9:33 AM -- By: Charles, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial Dearest Friends .... I just wanted to give you all an update on Sammy's baby sister Cupcake. She is progressing well with the pneumonia. She is feeling better each day ... as she is starting to run after her "side-kick" Bob Macaroni (Manx Kitty) and Bob runs after Cupcake ... so I know she's getting better. She still coughs up "gunk" from her lungs ... but not as much.
I want to Thank all of You who have sent prayers and well wishes ... and from each of your babies up at Rainbow Bridge for sending those doggy-,kitty-, and all the animal-prayers for my baby girl Cupcake. I will take some pictures of Cupcake soon .. and will post them on my son Sammy's memorial so you all can see my beautiful baby girl Cupcake. She loves her daddy for sure. Thanks again to all of you ... everyone of you is a special person to me ... and taking time from your busy day means the world to me.
09-17-2008 5:47 AM -- By: Grethe, Pet's name: Felix Dear Nadine, Thank you so much for your lovely message. You are right, it is a case of trying to cherish the memories and there are so many. Your suggestion of a diary sounds like something I would like to give a go, but I think I will leave it for a few days, everything seems to hurt too much right now. What made it even worse yesterday was an old colleague rang me to tell me that a dear, retired colleague of ours had passed away. It was just all too much in one day...
My husband and I made a little coffin for Felix and buried him in his favourite spot i the garden. I then went and bought a rose bush and some other lovely little plants so we now have a corner of the garden which will for ever be Felix's. I am also going to do a memorial page for him here but I can't bare to look at pictures of him yet. Again, Thank you Nadine for your support. God bless you and Luna xxxxx
09-17-2008 1:12 AM -- By: Janie O Garcia, Critters.com memorial: Killer Garcia Memorial TO EVERYONE AT CRITTERS AND ALL WHOM SENT ME YOUR PRAYERS FOR MY TEDDY!
I want to thank each of you for all your prayers and responses to let me know you were thinking of me & my Teddy. It was a scare and brought me back all the memories of when I had taken Killer to the vet, same room, same hospital. It was hard & all I could think is that I was going to get the same news again. I just left it in God's hands and it worked out good. Teddy is on medication and seems to be doing well and so am I. I am busy working 12 hrs a day, 7 days a wk due to the hurricane so I don't have much time to think of anything but claims. Well, to all the great friends that I have met on critters, you all have a special place in my heart.
To you, BEV, (Klaus's MOM), YOU HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL FRIEND. God brought us together thru this site and thru Killer & Klaus. You mean so much to me and hope we will be able to get together soon. Thanks for being an angel friend. May God Bless you always. I SEND ALL OF YOU A HUG AND KEEP ALL OF YOU ON MY MIND EVERYDAY WHEN I VISIT THIS SITE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES AND HOPE THAT WE WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO KEEP IN TOUCH. TAKE CARE.
09-16-2008 10:08 PM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Puck & Lisa, I know it hurts, I would do anything to bring my little girl back, she had an accident 2 weeks before her first birthday and I was crushed I was unable to save her ... I know how you feel, we all do. and no, the longing and the pain is ours, the price we pay for all the joy they brought us, but I wouldn't trade one moment for a lifetime without them ... Stay strong, we all feel as you do, and some days are better than others. It took me 3 months to wake up, and now at 5 months a little better, but again, I miss her terribly. Some days I visit the humor page and make her come to live in my mind and my heart ... and it helps. ONE DAY WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN but we have to wait. My prayers are with you, may you wind the comfort on the pages of critters with people who understand your pain. Nadine
09-16-2008 9:50 PM -- By: LISA, Critters.com memorial: Puck Llewis Memorial THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR NICE WORDS ON PUCKS GUESTBOOK. I BUILT A 2ND PAGE WITH THE POEMS YOU HAVE LEFT. I AM SO SAD....I MISS HIM SO MUCH. MY HEART IS SO BROKE. I KNOW HE IS BETTER AND HAVING FUN. I DONT KNOW. THANX AGAIN ..PUCKS MOM, LISA. YOU ARE SO KIND. IT HELPS. IT HURTS BUT HELPS
09-16-2008 9:17 PM -- By: Nadine , Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Grethe, I feel your pain and I'm so sorry for your lose but I do understand what you are saying ... you see when I had Luna she did lots of wonderful things (they are all now wonderful), wherever I was she was like a tail, and when I would take a shower I would look and see her little tongue licking under the glass trying to catch a water drop...sometime I would give her a few and her tongue would move faster, she also liked to lick my toes and wrestle me for my towel, she never gave in and most times I would dry off just enough and throw it over her head, I would always find her on top of the towel chewing it and I had some pretty big towels ... my point is this after she passed whenever I would take a shower I cried as I looked down realizing I would never see her tongue again, and drying off was not as much fun ... I miss her and all that she was ... now 5 months later I talk to her in the shower, sometimes I just look up and call her name (the pain of not seeing her with me is not as painful as it once was, it's become different) ... cherish the memories you have of him, write them down, picture them in your mind, these will become your memories and you will have them always. I know we want them back and we will, some day. I used to write to her in a jourmal every time I felt bad, some days I wrote to her 3x a day and filled pages ... but I felt close to her doing it ... and then I found Critters and here I met people like me who knew that the pain was ok to feel, they felt the same pain. We all have different situations but the loss and the longing is the same for each of us. Tonight you are in my thoughts and prayers, may your heart find the comfort it seeks. Your new friend, Nadine & Luna
09-16-2008 6:02 PM -- By: Grethe, Pet's name: Felix 13 years ago my husband and I walked passed a pet shop and saw a sign in the window saying "Kittens for sale" and before we knew it, we were on our way home with a 6 weeks old little fur ball, black with with paws and nose, a real Felix, so obviously that had to be his name! He was the most adorable little kitten and he grew into a beautyful cat, a real sweet and loving cat and so much fun. We were not able to have children so naturally Felix and our dog, Mario who arrived 4 years ago became our "children".
Felix has always been a very healthy, strong cat, never been ill so when he a couple of weeks ago started to loose weight we were a bit concerned but put it down to him being stressed since we had had builders in the house which had upset him. Then out of the blue, at the weekend he became very weak, but still eating and over the next couple of days it was up and down. Every time we decided to take him to the vet, he perked up, almost trying to tell us that he didn't want to go. However, last night I knew for certain something was not right and that we might have left it too late. To our horror and distress, I found him dead when I got up this morning.
I don't know what to write really, am just so sad and upset. I have lost people close to me but this is different. I can't explain. I know it is early days and emotions very raw, but it just hurt so much. I catch myself imagining that I can hear him meowing outside and when I go to the kitchen I expect to see him laying on the floor purring away, waiting to see if I will give him a treat. I can't believe I will never see his cheeky litle face again, bury my face in him lovely velvety fur and get a cheery miaw when returning home. But I am so grateful to have had him in my life for 13 years.
09-16-2008 3:31 PM -- By: Bev B, Critters.com memorial: Klaus Memorial Just want to let everyone know that I talked to Janie today and our prayers were answered! Her sweet Teddy boy is going to be alright!!!!!! It turns out that the mass that was discovered in his tummy is a cyst and is not a life threatening illness. Big Thanks to everyone here at critters!! You are all the persons your pets knew you to be!!!!
Also, I personally just want to add that I really appreciate the friendships I have formed here on critters. Although I come here almost daily, I don't always leave personal messages to those who have recently lost their little furry ones. Please know that my heart truly aches for all of you. Critters is a wonderful place to gather and share stories about our pets, as well as our sadness. I just feel so blessed to be able to chat with everyone here which helps keep my Klaus' memory alive. Even more so in those great stories that come from "Rainbow Bridge". It renews my faith that one day I will be reunited with my Klaus.
Take care everyone, and may God's blessings be upon you all.......
09-16-2008 12:04 PM -- By: Christy Gretas Mom, Critters.com memorial: Greta Abigail Memorial Hello everyone!! I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you thats taken the time to look in on me and my girl the last couple months as I have also had to deal with my dads failing health and also his death. I especially want to thank Lauvern and Nadine, Brenda, Carol, Carole Turner, Minnies mom (sorry as I am drawing a blank), Richard, Vickie, Bev, Tracey, and probably countless others I am not remembering at this time as you have taken the time to post on my page and make sure that I was looked after during this time and it meant so very much to me!!! Critters has truly been a God send and a life saver. I feel like I know so many of you so well. Nadine, I love going back and forth on the humor page with you and cannot wait to see what funny story you come up with next!!!! Peace and love to everyone at critters, Christy......
09-15-2008 9:49 PM -- By: Nadine, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Hi Brenda, It was almost a month after Luna's passing before I found this site, I was quite shaken with her unexpected passing and I was in bad shape, with little chance of survival until I found critters.
I realized no one wished any harm to my little girl, but as I look around I realize their lives remain unchanged, they eat, plan, smile, while I can not even complete the simplest of tasks without crying. The reality is that she was my little girl and no one could have loved her more than I did, I would have given my life to save her if I could have, and it pains me that I was unable to save her.
My life was blessed the day I found Luna, I was also blessed the day I found critters, but I was truly blessed when I met all of you.
09-15-2008 6:27 PM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hello Nadine Luna,s mommy
Nadine you make this site a pleasure to visit because you help to pick us all back up when we are felling sad and down, you are a true ANGEL, it takes a special person to do that and you do,
Thank you for looking in on Buster while i was on holiday it helped me a lot and Luna really took care of my Buster, what a real tropper she is, big kisses to Luna,
Over the past twelve months of lossing Buster iv made so many nice friends they have been there for me all the time, I specially remember the very first day s of letting Buster go i found this site Critters at that time i really did not imagine how this site would bring so many people together all suffering the same pain from our loved ones,i would like to say thank you to all of you for been so kind,and special thank you to some who have been with me from the begining, love and hugs to you all, and thank you for Critters,
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