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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
04-25-2008 7:00 AM -- By: Hawkeye's Family , Critters.com memorial: Hawkeye Memorial We lost our sweet boy Hawkeye yesterday
04-25-2008 12:16 AM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: felix Memorial Goodnight my babies. Its been 6 days since I said goodbye to you my baby felix. It gets a little easier everyday. The girls miss you greatly. The babies look for you and say kitty kitty. I still look over at your spot on the couch and miss you. My noi noi I remember your new spot behind the tv in the babies room, i think it was your way of hiding from the boys. You were such a beautiful girl. I know you are together and well loved. Daddy and I would have done whatever it took to make you well my felix.. I am sorry you got sick and were in pain. I love and miss you both. Take care of eachother. Love mommy
04-24-2008 6:41 PM -- By: June, Critters.com memorial: Obsidian Memorial I can't believe the responses that I have gotten so far, I'm overwhelmed. I just want to thank everyone for signing my guest book, it's so heart warming to know that there are people out there who loved their pets as much as I loved Obsidian. I can't thank you personally because I don't have your e-mails but I will through your guest books.
04-24-2008 6:44 AM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Shadow Memorial We lite a candle for you last night. We have your ashes sitting on top of the firepalce so we can always see you. We miss playing you. you where a great lap do you would sit on top of us all the time. we miss you Shadow.
04-23-2008 1:53 AM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: felix Memorial day 4 without my little adorable felix. I had to remind myself he is no longer in pain and know that he would not want me to cry and be sad because if he he were here he wouldnt like that. I mis both felix and my noi noi but I know they are in a better place and are together. to my adorable litle felix my nights are lonely without you to snuggle and to feel you purring under my covers. i miss you and love you. Ny beautiful noi ni take good care of baby felix you were such a good girl and I miss you terribly. Take care of each other and know that your mommy misses and loves you and thinks of you often with happy memories. you were both wonderful friend and i miss the funny things you used to do. but most of all i miss your company. I love you both goodnight. Mom
04-22-2008 8:25 PM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Shadow Memorial if you can take a second to visit my beloved shadows page that would be great
04-22-2008 1:25 AM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: felix Memorial Goodnight my furbaby angels. My adorable baby felix and my beautiful precious ni ni I love and iss you both so much.take care of ech other you are both in my heart forerver. I am heartbroken without you but know that you are not in pain and i will get better and remember the happiness you both brought me. I know that is what you would want. Love you mom
04-21-2008 7:56 PM -- By: Kim, Critters.com memorial: Rusty Memorial
I just want to thank Judy Green for the wonderful job she did recreating my baby's pictures at the bridge. I cried when I saw them they are gorgeous. Thank you so much for taking the time to remember my babies Rusty & Cezar. I have uploaded the new photos on a new page with new music on both Rusty and Cezar's page.
Thanks Judy, You're AWESOME!
04-21-2008 3:04 PM -- By: Linda (Ceese's mom), Critters.com memorial: Ceese Memorial I have scheduled a date to end Mo's suffering. Watching him have so little quality of life is painful. I am hoping he makes it until his appt. as I am wanting my husband will be home before he goes on his own. It is so sad to have had to watch the last 9 days. He really rallied for me a month ago and it was so uplifting. Now each day he seems a little worse. It's odd all my pets have always pulled away from me at the end of their life, Mo is clinging to me every minute. I feel sad knowing that soon I will have lost both my best friends and now of course I worry every day that my dogs are beginning to look old--kinda like their mom. Where did all the time go? It seems like just a couple years ago that I brought Mo and Ceese home, yet 18 yrs have passed. Linda
04-21-2008 12:54 PM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: felix Memorial It is only day #2 without my little felix and 4 months since I lost my precious noi noi. I cant believe you are gone. I am so heartbroken. I miss you so much. You both brought so much joy and happiness to me and the girls. I just want you both to know how much I love and miss you. You will be in my heart forever. I will never forget you. ILove Mom know it will get easier with each day that passes but the grief is so great and the sadness takes over. I find it hard not questions Gods plan, there are so many people who have pets that sont think of or treat them like a part of the family. Why my babies? I loved them like my children they were a part of the family not just cats. I cared about them and loved them. Why my babies?
04-21-2008 9:22 AM -- By: Amber, Critters.com memorial: Nvwati Memorial A warm welcome and condolences to all who have recently joined us here at critters.com.
I apologize for not posting much lately. I have been super busy but thinking of you daily.
I had surgery last week and am recuperating, and healing well.
Its been almost 7 months since my beloved boy passed away and at times it is as though it were yesterday.
The hurting never stops and the forgetting never starts.
04-21-2008 12:59 AM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: felix Memorial I am back again because I am so sad and miss my felix do much It was just yesterday that I held him for the last time and i am missing him so much it is bedtime and he is not here to curl up under the covers. Felix I know you are in a better place and not in pain but the selfish part of me wants you here. I miss you and even thought our time was so very short you were my baby and I loved you. I miss you and love you love mom. My noi noi It has only been 4 months since I lost you and even thought I had Felix to love I never stopped thinking of you and missing and loveing you you were such a sweet girl and I miss you so much too. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you and miss you. My preciaous noi noi and my adorable Felix I miss you and love you for ever. Mom
04-20-2008 10:49 PM -- By: Kathy, Critters.com memorial: Murphy Memorial Hi All,
I can't believe it's been 3 months since we lost our Murphy. In some ways it seems like just yesterday, he was here with us, and in others it seems like years since I saw his sweet face, and his eyes looking up at me with such love. Tomorrow would have been Murphy's 9th birthday, how I wish he were here to celebrate.
I must say that this site has been a God send. I click on it every morning to look in my Murphy's eyes, and then to look at all the new babies who have joined him up in heaven. We have been very busy with our new golden baby Jenny, but there is not a day that goes by when I don't think of Murph, and wish he was here with us. Jenny weighs 36 lbs. now, she was only 8 lbs. when we got her. I have taken lots of pictures, as they grow so fast it's hard to remember what they looked like when they were so little. Wish I had more of Murphy.
Thanks to everybody who has visited Murphy's memorial! It really means alot!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MURPH!! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH!!!
04-20-2008 10:40 PM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: felix Memorial I miss my baby so much. I look around the house and remember where he used to sit. My heart is broken with grief. He was just a baby. A sweet loveable beautiful. I will love him forever. baby
04-20-2008 10:34 PM -- By: Carole, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial I just need to reach out...my heart is aching so badly...it’s like my angel Ebony and I said good-bye just yesterday, and now it's a year. This is devastating!! I keep trying to grasp how to celebrate Ebony's life, but it's just so hard to celebrate when she's gone. It’s difficult to mix grief with celebration. Ebony and I did all the celebrating when she was alive. I thought I would “master” this grief by now, but I‘m still not to that point. I've only “managed” it, not “mastered” it. What an extremely powerful emotion it is. I've tried to take control of it now for 364 days, but I've learned that it actually still has control of me. “It” decides when it hits and how hard...and often times it hits by surprise when I least expect it. How can it be that 364 days ago Ebony and I said good-bye...a year...such a long time ago...such a short time ago...or is it the other way around? Time...it seems to fly by at the same time it is standing still.
Ebony was my angel...my "adopted daughter". She was that “special one” that came into my life at a time when I was lost, and at one of my lowest points. That made our time together even more significant. I was truly in a very bad place in my life. She helped turn my life around...she was the reason I changed. What a void losing her has left behind. My heart is swelled with grief right now, and I can't hold back my tears. I hurt so bad...a year has not healed the pain of losing her. I sat on the edge of “her” tub for a few minutes last night, closed my eyes, and imagined her being back here with me again...it felt so good...I held on tight to her ashes her collar and her leash...it is such a devastating feeling when I have to repeat, “this all I have left.” Our memories are wonderful, but that's all they are...she’s gone. The pain I feel right now is so heavy I can feel the weight in my heart. My sleep pattern and mood has changed drastically these past few weeks, as the year mark bears down. Yes, we all get through this somehow, but what a process it is.
To all of you at Critters that read this...my heart has been shattered a thousand times or more for each an every one of us that have gone through this. Death is inevitable, but that doesn't mean it hurts any less when it happens or that we can ever prepare our hearts for the loss. I feel such deep pain each time I see another beautiful new face appear on Critters. I think about all the pain behind that beautiful face, and each time a new baby is added, the hurt I felt when Ebony and I said good-bye surfaces all over again. I feel a jolt...a tug at my heart...just knowing someone else has begun their own journey through grief. What a tragedy it is to lose our loved ones. We can never prepare ourselves for their leaving us whether or not we know in advance or they leave suddenly.
I will add Ebony’s new memorial page tomorrow...there are a couple things I must do for her before her page is completed and ready to post. I want to thank you all so much for helping me keep my mind together, assist me in healing my broken heart, and keeping my feet planted solid while I mend. I have not been very active on Critters this past couple months...my emotions have been too raw. All I do sometimes when I log in is stare at all those beautiful faces and cry...the words just won’t come...it hurts too bad. I am so sorry. Please know that I give you, your families and your baby’s virtual hugs, and that my heart is broken for you.
Thank you again so much Sharon and Marc for giving us a place where we can gather together to heal and memorialize our precious loved ones. I will “forever” be grateful. I know I will continue to get stronger...(we all do), as time moves on. Thank you Ann (Wor Noops mom) for remembering Ebony's first anniversary of being gone. I hear this will be another milestone that will assist me in continuing to move forward with my healing. I guess I’ve rambled on...I cannot write anymore...my heart hurts and the tears are here again. I am sending lots of hugs, much love and many prayers to you all. Thank you all for your support!!!! On the 366th day I will take another deep breath.
Most of all, thank you Ebony...thank you for being my girl, and showing me what true unconditional love is all about. Thank you for touching a place in my heart that had hardened. You will forever be my treasured gift. Oh how I miss you...I love you girl...I love you so very much. Now that you’re gone, I don’t feel like I told you enough times what you really meant to me. You taught me to live today like I am going to die tomorrow. You are truly amazing! What a blessing God gave me when he sent you. Love (more than words can say), mommy. XOXOXOX
04-20-2008 7:39 AM -- By: Ann, Critters.com memorial: Wor Noops(Snoopy) Memorial Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Ebony Turner recieving her angel wings. Please visit her memorial and let her mom Carole know you are thinking of her as it will be a difficult day for her. Carole has been a good friend to me here at critters. Im jealous of her talents on a computer. She has created some lovely pictures of my boy at Rainbow Bridge.
Im proud to call her a friend. Ebony you are one of heavens most beautiful angels X
04-20-2008 2:18 AM -- By: Judy Green, Critters.com memorial: Blossom Green Memorial Keep Me in your Prayers..Its that time of Year that Blossom will be gone a Year...I am feeling so bad and cry east..Its so hard//
04-20-2008 12:37 AM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: felix Memorial I cant believe my felix is gone. He was just a baby only 4 months old. We only lost our noi noi in Jan now our baby felix. SHe had fip and was hurting so the vet said there was nothing we could do. He brought me so much joy for the short time I was able to love him. He will always hold a special place in heart. He was a loveable kitten who brought a smile to my face when I walked in the room. He was so good to the babies never once scratched them even when they pulled is tail or picked them up by their neck. He was so sweet. I cant believe he is gone. I miss him so much, my heart aches for him. I long to pet him and hear his motor running. My precious felix I love you and will miss you.
04-19-2008 11:03 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mom), Critters.com memorial: Coco Memorial I've added more to Coco's site. Everyone's invited to stop by and visit.
04-19-2008 5:33 PM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial We just want to send everyone of you that's hurting a bunch of loving hugs. We love you all in Jesus Christ and because of Him. Dollie & daddy..;)
04-19-2008 2:52 PM -- By: Linda (Ceese's mom), Critters.com memorial: Ceese Memorial Mo has not had a good day all week. I think he is beginning to let me know that he has reached the end. I can't quite let go yet so I am going to see how he does for another week. Life will feel very strange without either of my babies around. Linda
04-18-2008 7:51 PM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: noi noi Memorial Oh my gosh, we lost our noi noi on jan 1, My wonderful husband surprised me with a new baby Felixthe cutest gray kitten, I am so heartbroken Felix is only 4 months old and probably has feline lukemia. I just got home from the vet and it doesnt look good.Chances are we will have to put him to sleep we will find out tomorrow morning what is wrong. Please keep my family( three daughters whe fell in love with our little felix) in your thoughts and prayers, please pray for my felix that he will be O.K. Felix and noi nois mom Dawn
04-18-2008 12:12 AM -- By: Annette (Stimpy's Mama), Critters.com memorial: Stimpy Memorial Claudia,
That's a heartbreaking story. I'm sorry you carried that heavy weight of guilt all these years. Try not to beat yourself up over it. Please understand, your dog is in a far better and safer place where no harm can come to him. I'm sure he still feels your love, and forgiveness is in his heart. I hope you find it comforting to know all the peace, love and happiness he feels in Heaven. Stay Strong!
04-17-2008 11:04 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial Jeanne, It is so hard when people ask about our pets we've lost. I doubt time has anything to do with our healing. I used to think it did. I still remember my very first dog as a child, and have guilt still for his loss. My brother and I sicked him on a little boy we were playing with, and he nipped his knee. I'll never forget it! That evening the dog pound came and took him. I was about 5 yrs old. My father told me they were taking him to live at a big ranch to roam anywhere he wanted. The truth I learned as I got older was they had to test him for rabies back then. There was no quaranteen,mandantory rabies shots or any of that. If a dog bit someone, that was it. I cry as I write this just thinking about how one little mistake we as kids made, and it cost him his life. I loved that dog dearly and everyone there after. I think our true healing will come when we reunite with all of them one day. I know I have forgiveness for that silly crime, from him and from God, I just can't wait to tell him in person how I've missed him!
04-17-2008 10:33 AM -- By: Henry, Critters.com memorial: Gretchen and Bailey Bleichert Memorial I know how that is I have had the same thing happen and even after all the time that has passed I find myself trying to talk to freinds without talking about it too much as it still hurts to think about them. I do not think I will ever be able to talk about them without getting emotional.
04-16-2008 8:46 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial On my way to work yesterday. I ran into a lady that I use to see almost every morning, when I would be walking Holly. We exchanged a nice greeting, then she asked, where is your dog? I felt my heart go up in my throat when I told her Holly passed. It touched my heart and made me sad all at the same time. I thanked her for asking and remembering my precious girl! It will be 9 months. It's amazing how my pain is still so close to the surface. Time hasn't healed me much. I'm sure you all understand what I mean.
04-16-2008 7:13 PM -- By: , Pet's name: Hello Everyone,
Just wanted to stop by and let you know I am thinking of you all.
Gator and Blade's Mommy.
04-15-2008 12:37 AM -- By: Becky Whipple, Critters.com memorial: Tobie Memorial Hi - I lost my BFF Tobie the day after Xmas 2007. She was so sweet and adorable. Such a comfort to me. I was going through some major depression when I first got her 12 years ago, and I can honestly say that she has saved my life many times over. She was given me something to live for. Someone to take care of and love as unconditionally as she loved me. My depression is pretty much under control by my meds now, but I still miss her so very much. So many daily reminders of her. Please visit Tobie's memorial. I have been working on it for the last couple of months. Leave a msg and let me meet your Angels.
Hugs, Becky - Mommy to Tobie, and also Brian DeAngelis in Virtual Memorial
04-14-2008 6:04 PM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hi,
Please dont think im ignoreing your loved ones sites, im not doing to well at the moment and getting some help so im taking a little break from critters at the moment, hope it will not be for long, Thank you all, so take care love and hugs to you all,
04-13-2008 9:43 PM -- By: Carol (Copper's Mom), Critters.com memorial: My Copper Girl Memorial I have added afew new Scrapbook pages to Coppers Memorial on page 6.....I hope everyone is doing well one day at a time....Hugs to all Carol
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