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08-09-2008 4:51 PM -- By: Jenny Robinson, Critters.com memorial: Toby Robinson Memorial Hello, everyone,
Two weeks ago, my mom's dog, Toby passed away. The following day, I created Toby's memorial page on this website, which I am so grateful to have found. My mom has been having a hard time coping with the loss of her dear companion, who was always at her side for the ten years that he lived on earth. She has been comforted by the many kind words and messages left by people on this website who visited Toby's memorial, and signed the guestbook.
In the past week, we have not had many new people stop by Toby's site. I just wanted to let you know, if you have a moment to stop by and leave a message, we would greatly appreciate your words.
Also, I wanted to say, to all of you who have lost pets either recently or some time ago, they are obviously still with you in spirit, and I hope that you can find peace and comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone in your sadness or heartache. Grief is a process that can take time, and hopefully, for everyone here, the passing of time will make the loss somewhat less painful than it is in the beginning. I hope that it works that way for my mother as well. Best wishes to all of you and your families and pets! Take care, Jenny Robinson
08-07-2008 11:00 PM -- By: Christy Gretas Mom, Critters.com memorial: Greta Abigail Memorial Another terrible loss is soon on the horizon, My dad has been in the hospital since February 9th of this year and he has been suffering tremendously. I got a phone call tonight from his doctors in Chicago that it is not likely that he will make it through the night as his heart rate is 300 to 400 beats per minute at times and this is with a pacemaker. My father suffered a terrible stroke on September11th 2001 and has not been well since but has been doing very poorly since this last hospitalization. I pray that he goes quickly and does not suffer anymore and that greta is there with tail wagging to greet him. Please pray for me, both of these losses are taking there toll on me, Christy.
08-07-2008 9:59 PM -- By: Charles, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial Dear Friends of Critters.com: I just found out today that my co-worker and very good friend, Pauline, had to put her beloved girl Osa to sleep. Please stop by Osa's memorial and post a message for Pauline. Pauline is the best lady friend anyone could possibly have. She is very generous and kind-hearted and loves her animals with all her heart and soul. Thank you for visiting Osa's ... and my son Sammy's memorial.
08-06-2008 11:38 PM -- By: Kim, Critters.com memorial: Rusty Memorial
I just wanted to thank everyone who stopped by Rusty's memorial today and left very touching messages. This is his second anniversary at the bridge and he is still so missed. What a wonderful angel he has been. Thanks to all God Bless! Love, Kim & Rusty.
08-06-2008 6:43 PM -- By: Roberta, Critters.com memorial: Tessa Memorial I cannot express how much your comments and kindness have affected me.You are all such a comfort to each other,just an incredible out pouring of love for our little ones and us, who must learn to go on without them.I was feeling I must be losing my mind,as I cannot seem to get past my grief.But you have all shown me that how I'm feeling is OK,and that we are all going through the same emotions,sadness,and hope for more peaceful days ahead.I don't share my grief with most of those around me,as many seem to feel "it was just your dog and cat".The day I stumbled upon your wonderful place,I realized there are people who understand,and loved their little ones as deeply as I do;you have all been such a comfort and I could never thank you all enough for being right there.You are truely amazing,and I am so proud my little Tessa and Butterscotch have been fortunate enough to become a part of everything you represent,kind souls who are reaching out to people thousands of miles away,and sharing your memorials and grief with us all.I am so grateful to you all,it makes me cry.But I don't feel alone any more,since my girls and I found you.I'm saying a prayer each nite for all of us and our little babies,that God give us strength and courage to face the days ahead.God Bless each and every one of you for being who you are,a miracle in human kindness.Here's a huge hug for everyone who needs it,you are all in my thoughts tonite.
08-06-2008 3:50 PM -- By: Stacy Allen, Critters.com memorial: Minnie Memorial Boy, this is really a hard day to get through. I can't get Minnie off of my mind. I have felt like I was going to throw up all day today. I can't stop crying. I can't believe she is gone! Why did she have to leave me? I don't understand why God takes our babies from us. Doesn't he know that we need them with us forever?
I thought I would share the words I was finally able to put together to be placed on Minnie's picture when I release it to Heaven tonight.
MY PRECIOUS GIRL
Happy Six Month Anniversary of your Angel Day! You mean the world to me. You will always occupy a special place in my heart that no one else will ever touch. We will continue to share a unique bond that nothing can ever break. I will never forget you and I will love you forever. Until we see each other again, lots of hugs, kisses, and head scratches! Mommy
I hope to take photos of my ceremony. Please stop by Minnie's memorial in a few days to take a look. Thank you all so much for being here. I am so glad I found this site, it has been really helpful to me as I grieve my precious Minnie Cat!
08-06-2008 12:23 PM -- By: Phatgirls Mom, Critters.com memorial: Phatgirl Memorial My heart aches every day. I miss my sweet Girl so much. My heart also aches for each of you. My prayers and thoughts are with you always, until that wonderous day when we all meet again.
08-06-2008 10:23 AM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Rusty Memorial Hey ya'll. Could you maybe drop by and visit my good friend Rusty today? This is his second anniversary in heaven and I'm sure it would mean a lot to him and his mommy Kim.
Well, have a good day all. Toot-A-Loo, dollie bug..;) (^.^)
08-06-2008 8:29 AM -- By: Amber, Critters.com memorial: Nvwati and Yukon Jack Memorial I am so filled with a tremdous amount of grief these past several weeks. I miss my two sweet boys so very much it hurts to breathe at times. I try to stay strong and appear happy for Mkwaa's sake but she sees through me.
We will be moving soon and yesterday at the doggie park as she led me to her puppy's resting place I realized that she won't be able to visit her baby very often after we move, as we are moving across town. I am sorry now that we didn't have her cremated as well, and gently and lovingly placed on the fireplace with Nvwati and Yukon Jack's urns.
My cousin died this past weekend. She was brutally murdered here in Toronto and I know that Nvwati ran to meet her as she crossed over. She loved him so much! And he her. When will this pain go away? When will enough be enough? A very tired Amber.
08-05-2008 4:58 PM -- By: Richard, Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial I have heard of men that have walked the face of this earth who possesed great wealth; men of vast knowledge of things that are way too complex for me to even try to understand. I've heard of those that have aquired a social status that is beyond my comprehension. But I thank God that He chose to bless me and my life with something far, far more important than any of these men could ever envision; He blessed me and my life with the love and companionship of a three and a half pound baby gurl named Dollie. And because He chose to do so, I consider myself to the richest, most blessed human being that has ever lived. I am Dollie's daddy..;)
08-05-2008 9:07 AM -- By: Stacy Allen, Critters.com memorial: Minnie Memorial Hi everybody, I just wanted to let you know that my Minnie's six month anniversary is tomorrow, so if anyone could stop by her memorial I would really appreciate it. I was going to write a poem about how these months have been without her, but the words just won't come. Instead, I am going to try to write a message to her on a photo and send it to Heaven on a balloon. I will take pictures of my little ceremony and post them when I can. You know, I have been doing pretty good, but now as the day approaches, my eyes fill with tears as I remember her. Boy, does it get any easier? Thanks for being such great friends to me. I love you all. Hugs--STACY
08-04-2008 6:55 PM -- By: Lauvern, Critters.com memorial: Luke Memorial Hello Everyone at Critters. I just wanted you all to know i have not forgotten any of you or your precious babies.I have been working at the Humane society,helping place abused and unwanted fur babies.I really love the job and know i am making a bit of difference.I love to see the precious babies faces when they get to go to their new loving homes.I hope my boy ,Luke is proud of me as i am doing this in rememberence of him as he was abused for the first year of his life till he came to live with me.I am trying to visit all the precious babies on here tributes and i will do it as time allows me.Thankyou all who have continued to visit Luke's tribute.It means the world to me,and i will get back to your babie's tributes. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart. Take care all and stay strong.We will get through this loss together.Thankyou all for your support. Hugs to you all............Luke i hope i am making you proud of what i am doing in my spare time sweety. I will always love you.Hugs and.I will always miss you sweety.
08-04-2008 1:13 PM -- By: Christy Gretas Mom, Pet's name:
Hello everyone!! I cannot thank-you enough for the absolutely beautiful messages I have recieved already today, I love each and every one of you so much!!! If you can please visit my site as I have added pics from today that are AMAZING!! I recieved some wonderful signs from my baby today and am so grateful. I also added anew page telling about them, thanks again, you all are like family. Christy
08-03-2008 2:35 PM -- By: Christy Gretas Mom, Critters.com memorial: Greta Abigail Memorial
I have always thought this but never knew exactly how to put it into words but just realized today what Greta meant to me.....They always say that we have a soulmate that we were destined to be with, I have come to realize that with the many pets that I have had their is the special "one" that I believe to be the same for lack of a better term destined to be your "soulpet", you know, the one that you have that connection with, the extreme bond, the one that really holds your heart, the one that when they pass it feels as though your soul is ripped in two. I have had other pets that I have loved, but this connection waas just so much deeper. It was meant to be and We really mirrored each other and needed each other. Maybe it sounds ridiculous, but I really believe that everyone is meant to find their soulpet, and I was lucky enough to have mine for almost 10 years. I Love you Greta, My little SoulPet, Mom
08-01-2008 4:32 PM -- By: Craig, Critters.com memorial: Zach Memorial I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone that has visited my son Zach's memorial, today makes just alittle over two weeks since he crossed Rainbow Bridges. The support from everyone who has been down this road before me, has helped ease some of the pain, knowing that I can come in here and read what wonderful things has been said about Zach. You see after having Zach in my life for 16 of his 18 years of life, he was more than just my best friend, I always refered to him as my son. I miss his smiling face when I would walk through the door. God bless us all, comfort us through this pain and emptiness in our hearts, and Lord...we can only wait till we with our kids again, for you created these special creatures to show us unconditional love. Amen
07-31-2008 10:20 AM -- By: Nadine, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Hello, my sister sent me this morning so I thought I would share it with all of you...
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'
The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'
07-30-2008 10:12 PM -- By: Ebony & Shabba, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial Hello again,
Love is a gift. One that we take with us for all eternity.
Time can wrap its arms around our "grief" so "it" becomes tender memories.
My heart is broken into so many pieces. I miss Ebony and Shabba s-o-o-o-o-o very much.
07-30-2008 10:08 PM -- By: Shabba & Ebony, Critters.com memorial: Shabba Lou Turner Memorial
I don't have a whole bunch of words right now...rough night emotionally. Thank you all for your support!!! I did want to share this though.
ODE TO SHABBA LOU
Close your eyes now...my long-time friend,
and let this time of suffereing come to a peaceful end.
We'll walk together soon, I'm sure, as winter turns to spring...
when snow gives way to budding leaves, and the birds begin to sing.
The gentle breeze shall call your name along the water's edge.
For what we shared and what you meant shall never be forgot.
Your friendship spans the years behind your memory ahead.
You'll always be kept here next to me, companion and good friend.
~ author ~ Tony D'Agnese
07-30-2008 8:48 PM -- By: Linda, Critters.com memorial: Bailey Memorial Just want to say hello to everyone here. I have not been on for a while, started a new job and I do not have that much time anymore. I am working on Bailey's site, his first anniversary is coming up, I cannot believe that it will soon be a year since he is gone. Where has the time gone? I still have to get him a nice urn, I feel a little guilty that I have not done this yet. If anyone knows of a good site to buy urns please let me know. Thanks. Anyway, I hope that everyone is doing ok and hanging in there. Keep taking it one day at a time. I am cherishing all the memories of Bailey and looking at all his pictures over the seven years that we had him. I still miss him alot, I really don't think this feeling will ever go away. Once we love, it stays with us for the rest of our lives. Someone recently told me this: LIFE IS A JOURNEY THAT WE ARE ALL ON, HANG ON TIGHT AND RIDE IT OUT THROUGH GOOD AND BAD TIMES. WE WILL BE REWARDED IN THE AFTERLIFE WHEN IT IS OUR TURN TO LEAVE THIS EARTH. I hope that this makes sense to some of you and perhaps brings some comfort. A hug to you all.
07-30-2008 6:14 PM -- By: Nadine, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight ...
07-30-2008 2:19 PM -- By: Tracie Lil Joe's Mommy, Critters.com memorial: Lil Joe Memorial To my many friends here on critters, and to all the new friends that have joined this site. I just want you all to know, that my heart is with you all and your all in my prayers.. I truly would have been lost with out all of the support I have received here, I want to Thank everyone, you are all my Friends Forever, just as my Lil Joe has many new friends in Heaven, I' m so blessed to have had my Lil boy in my Life, to help me when I just needed a special Joey hug hug or a Twinkle from his eyes, just to say it's going to be alright mommy, how I truly miss my Lil Huckleberry, but I will be with him again someday and just as we were never apart, so until that amazing day. Thank you all for being Our Friends... Hugs.. Tracie & Lil Joe
07-29-2008 5:53 PM -- By: wicki, Sheba's mom, Critters.com memorial: Sheba Memorial Hi, Brenda and precious Buster. Since you have his birthday listed under his name on the main page, he'll automatically be added to the birthdays.
07-29-2008 5:35 PM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hi
Can you please let me know how the new birthdays section works, are they created automatically or do i have to creat it on the day, Buster will be 14 years old on 9th Sept and i would like to put him om the birthday list, Hope you are all keeping well,
big hugs to you all
07-29-2008 5:18 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mommy), Critters.com memorial: Coco Memorial To any of my Critters friends in California that were affected by the earthquake today, please know that you are in my prayers. Please stay safe.
07-29-2008 3:12 PM -- By: Christy Gretas Mom, Pet's name:
Hello to everyone, I hope everyone is doing as well as expected. It is especially difficult during the summer months for alot of families as there are camping trips and the children are out of school so the memories of our furbabies from the past seem to surface and create alot of pain. My baby girl will be gone 2 months on the second of August and her 10th birthday would have been on the 4th of August so i have found myself in tears alot as of lately, but I plan to celebrate her birthday and her angel day on the 4th by making it extra special for her new sister Sophia. I am going to purchase 10 balloons and tie milbones to the strings and release them to the heavens for my baby girl. Each and every year I bought a "baby" cake and Greta always got a small piece, this year Sophia will get a small piece of cake for Greta. I really wanted to make this birthday special just one last time for my girl. Anyways, I just wanted to share my plans of celebration with you all, I hope this finds everyone doing okay and having a safe summer. Hugs, Christy
07-28-2008 11:43 PM -- By: Jenny, Critters.com memorial: Toby Robinson Memorial Hello Everyone,
To all who have signed the guestbook on our memorial page for Toby, the Robinsons would like to say thank you! Everyone here has been so friendly, and welcoming, and supportive. I am glad I found this website the night that Toby passed away. He was my mom's dog, and I made the memorial mostly to help her, so that she could go to a spot to mourn him. It seemed like a logical thing to do, although I had never known before that such websites as this one existed.
Thank you to the people who keep this site online,and to the site's creators, as this is a great place, and the idea was excellent!
To everyone who has lost a pet, I wanted to send you comforting thoughts, and let you know that our hearts are with you and we understand what you are going through. Hopefully time will help to hear the pain, though it will not erase the sense of loss that we are all experiencing.
07-28-2008 4:07 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial Thank you to everyone that signed Holly's guestbook on her 1 year anniversary. It means a lot to me! Holly's Mommy Jeanne
07-28-2008 1:11 PM -- By: kathy, Critters.com memorial: daisy Memorial i just wanted to say thankyou to everyone and their kind words.. today has been one year without my daisy and i will always be forever thankful to everyone here helping me get through each day without her.. i will always love you daisy forever and always my beautiful girl... xoxoxo
07-27-2008 5:14 PM -- By: Lynn, Pet's name: Harry My 15 year old dog died today. He was deaf and arthritic but still happy. I walked him a half mile in the woods yesterday. This morning he was panting heavily and his legs were week. I tried to help him stad but his legs were too weak so I laid him on my bed. He used his shoulders to move himself close to where I was sitting on the bed.
I kept petting his head. It crossed my mind that he was dying. But when he had bloat he went and hid behind the Christmas decorations in the basement. So I kind of expected that when he was dying he would go off by himself. There was a moment that his body was shaking a little, like a seizure. The heavy panting stopped and there were shallow breaths that were too far apart. So I knew. But he had used his last bit of energy to cuddle up as close to me as he could.
I didn\'t want to have to put this dog down. I didn\'t want him to die alone. He died snuggled up to me, without a whimper. As deaths go, it was a good death. He was 2 and a half months short of 16, which is very old for a large breed dog (leonberger). He had a good, long life and cheated death many times. He came from the dog pound on the south side of Chicago.
It was just me and him. He was my famiy and I can\'t imagine my life without him.
07-27-2008 2:52 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial Today is the anniversary of my Holly's passing.
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