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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
03-23-2008 9:46 AM -- By: Alyce, Critters.com memorial: Bobo Memorial Wishing all the wonderful people here a Happy Easter. This site has brought together the most wonderful, caring, loving, thoughtful,and comforting people that anyone could imagine, and it's all due to our beloved pets that have past over the Bridge. It is so comforting to know that there's always someone here that feels the same sadness that we all feel and that within minutes of a posting you've got a friend that reaches out to you with a kind word, kind of like a soothing hand patting you on the back saying "It's okay, I know exactly how you feel, it's going to be alright, we'll get through this together." I am so proud and happy to call each and everyone of you my friends. I also want to thank everyone here for the smiles they have given me when I needed it the most, Richard,Wicki,Kathy,Judy,Fergi's mom,Boedy's Mom,Klaus's mom,Lil Joe's Mom,Spenser's Mom,Noops's mom, you are all part of the joy you bring to my life. God bless you all and have a wonderful Easter. Know that all are pets are in the best place they could possibly be with all the love they deserve. Love and comforting thoughts to each and everyone of you. Alyce
03-22-2008 6:39 PM -- By: Dollie & Daddy, Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial Dollie and I would like to wish everyone a happy Easter. We'd also like to thank everyone that has visited Dollie's site and/or signed her guestbook. My little gurl left my side nine months ago today and since that time I've tried to sign every tribute on Critters. I know that there's many that I've missed but I've tried. Here lately I've fallen behind. For that I'd like to say that I'm sorry. I feel a kinship with each and every one of you here, sorta like a family thing. I sit here and actually weep for you and your babies. My heart just breaks because I know that yours is broken. The last week or so I've mostly stayed away thinking that maybe that's what I should do. I just don't know. I want every one that reads this to know that I love you in Jesus Christ and because of Him. Once again, happy Easter. richard..;)
03-22-2008 4:48 PM -- By: Linda, Critters.com memorial: Bailey Memorial I just want to wish everyone on Critters a very Happy Easter. I hope that with each day, every one of us acquires more hope and strength to carry on without our beloved "furbabies". A big hug to those who have recently lost a beloved pet. Hang in there, I promise the pain does lessen. Anyway, have a great day tomorrow.
03-22-2008 2:38 PM -- By: Blossom, Critters.com memorial: Blossom Green Memorial Boy i can tell that Daisy, Dollie and mr will be busy the rest of the Month in the Barkery..I'm sure glad Dollie Makes the Icing...
03-22-2008 1:25 PM -- By: Diane, Critters.com memorial: Spencer Memorial I would like to thank all the kind individuals who have stopped by to wish me and my Spencer well. It has been so hard without him - yet I know it's for the best. It's been 5 months and I still miss him each and every day. All of your words of comfort have helped me immensely - it's nice to know that kindness and compassion still exist. I pray for all of us that we can come to terms with our grief and rejoice in our memories - we were so lucky to have such great love in our lives and it's just the beginning - we will be reunited in eternity.
03-22-2008 11:25 AM -- By: jean ted's mom, Critters.com memorial: TED Memorial HELLO EVERYONE!
i just wanted to say that i wish everyone a happy easter and that no matter what all of us will have thoughts of each other on sunday and we will never be alone in our grief because we all have each other! and that our babies are all together and our thoughts are always with them!!
03-22-2008 9:19 AM -- By: Joyce, Pet's name: For some of us, this will be our first holiday without our pets. How different it will be, not having that furry body around to celebrate with. Houses will be a little less joyful and tears will be shed. Let us pause for a moment and remember, as Christ is Risen, so too are the loved pets who have gone before us and rejoice in the promise that we will be together again someday. And to everyone on this site, I extend warm wishes for a Happy Easter.
03-22-2008 12:08 AM -- By: Mary, Critters.com memorial: Sparky Memorial Thank you so much for the encouraging words. This is the second Golden that I have lost in the last 10 years....but I would do it all again just to have them in my life.
I consider it to be a good day if I don't cry for an hour....when I am home....at work it is easier because there is so much else going on...I still cry....but I push it back better so I can function...but here....well...I am just getting to the point where I can start to vacuum up hair he left me....his legacy. I still put fresh water in his bowl....and I expect to see him on the bed we shared...or in one of his boxes....on his couch...I still trip over his toys....hearing the hedgehogs grunt at me....well...I miss that sound...I guess I am like the mourning pet...who needs to ease out of the companionship in order to move forward.
Hard as it always is to lose them, I wil become a forever dogmom again soon. I am at my best when I have a dog to remind me that it's not all about me.....got to.
03-21-2008 11:00 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mom), Critters.com memorial: Coco Memorial Wishing everyone a beautiful Easter and my prayers for those who are suffering......that they may find peace and comfort in the promise of God's love.
03-21-2008 3:33 PM -- By: Tracie Lil Joe's Mommy, Critters.com memorial: Lil Joe Memorial To All My Amazing Friends:
I want to send out a Special Easter Wish to all of you.. Since I will be gone on Easter Day...
Hugs to you All...
03-21-2008 10:18 AM -- By: , Pet's name: Depression is a terrible thing..;(
03-21-2008 9:12 AM -- By: wicki, Sheba's mom, Critters.com memorial: Sheba Memorial Sheba and I would like to wish all the babies and their loving families a happy and blessed Easter. We love you all!
03-20-2008 11:22 PM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial
Who among us here has the power to say that the spark of a soul is any less significant because it resides in the body of a pet? - Author Unknown.
Just wanted to share this....
03-20-2008 11:19 PM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Wishing everyone here and their beloved pets - both still with us and those waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge - a beautiful, peaceful and joyful Easter. Thank you to everyone here at Critters. This site has been such a blessing to me. Love and peace to all of you.
03-20-2008 4:20 PM -- By: April, Critters.com memorial: Dallas Memorial I found Dallas memorial ID!!! I am so proud!!
03-20-2008 4:18 PM -- By: April, Pet's name: Dallas Happy Easter to all that have lost their fur babies. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories. There is not a day does by that I do not think of my Dallas (and cry) but I know she is thinking of all the love and the wonderful life I gave her and I am sure your pets are doing the same. May you all find peace in your memories.
03-20-2008 12:47 PM -- By: buster mommy, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hello to all on Critters ,
Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Easter and to thank you all for being there for us all,and to wish all our babies up over rainbow bridge a Happy Easter with a lot of fun on the Easter Egg Hunt, and a Happy Easter to all there mommies and Daddies down here on Critters,
LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU ALL X X
And a special candle for Easter Sunday in memoryof all loved ones, .
03-20-2008 11:12 AM -- By: Lauvern, Critters.com memorial: Luke Memorial I want to wish all the babies at the Rainbow Bridge a Happy Easter...Happy Easter to all their human Mommys and Daddys.This is my first Easter without my Luke,i will miss him as i always hide treats around the house for my babies and have a "Easter egg hunt"...Luke was very good at finding them.I am sure he watched me hide them.ha-ha...HAPPY EASTER TO ALL... HUGS.
03-19-2008 2:02 PM -- By: Joyce, Pet's name: Vikki---Thank you so much for letting us know about the Light A Candle website. I have lit a candle already and today sent out Easter cards from it. I'm so happy to have found this much needed spiritual website at this time in my life. May our hearts be uplifted as Spring is ushered in and Easter Blessings to all. Joyce
03-19-2008 2:44 AM -- By: Carolyn Davidson, Critters.com memorial: Panda Bear Memorial It seems like such a short time ago that we lost Panda and just when I thought that my heart could take no more hurt. While I was still reeling from losing her everything came crashing down on me. My world fell apart again. Saint Patricks Day will never be the same for my family as my beloved mother passed away. I know that Panda was there to escort mom to the rainbow bridge where mom was met by her family that has passed on before her. I wonder and wish I knew if the hurting ever stops if the pain of loss ever goes away. Will my heart ever heal after losing my fur "kids" and then losing my mom on top of it. Granted I have not yet shed a tear that anyone can really see but inside my heart is screaming tell me this is all just some bad dream that I am dreaming.
03-18-2008 11:48 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial Dana, thanks and I think we all feel here that we wish we could do more for animals. If each person on this earth had the kind of sweet heart that you and so many others have, and could just love and cherish maybe 1 dog and 1 cat each, think of all the suffering of these animals that would come to an end! Theres a whole bunch of people on this earth! Unfortunately only so many of them care about animals. So we sometimes feel like we have to take up the slack of everyone. Hence more guiilty feelings! Because theres no way that we can do it, as good as our intentions might be. I once had 5 dogs and 2 cats, a ferret, and 2 birds living in my house! I had just got my own place with a fenced yard, and went and rescued a bunch! Something as a kid I'd swore I would do if I got on my own. I guess you can imagine how it turned out. =\
It was hectic, thats for sure. No, it was a nightmare!! I couldn't possibly give them all the love and attention they needed. Not and work and pay for their food!! And housing. ha..I had to give a few away to family and friends after about 1 month. They got out of the fence, they chewed up EVERYTHING! Including the walls. (and I was renting)!! I loved them dearly, but some of them HAD to go. They needed individual attention! Anyway, once I get to talking(typing) it seems I just go on and on. So I was off to bed when I stopped in here. Thanks for the sweet note Dana. ~rubs Sadies sweet head
Goodnight everyone! May we all sleep with our sweet peas dancing in our heads!
03-18-2008 11:32 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial April, I admire you for volunteering at the shelter. It's so horrible for me to even visit one. I want to bring them all home with me too. Or set them free, or something! But free in this world today, as a dog,is really no place to be anymore. I'm sure it does comfort you alot to be near all those sweet animals. You have a lot of courage and compassion for doing so. I hope your days are getting better, and you are finding peace. I find when I keep busy I am better. But give me a day off! =( I cry all day. So I have to stay busy on my day off too! Or give into depression, and I know I can't afford to do that. This site is great to help give me an hour or so on those off days to read, and correspond with others.It really does relieve alot of anxiety for me. I'm so glad there are people like you on this earth April! I pray God surrounds you with the love and happiness you deserve. Take care..
03-18-2008 1:41 PM -- By: April, Pet's name: Dallas You know I volunteer now for Homeless Pets Foundation, it is a place that saves animals from high kill shelters or animals that are injured at shelters and to be honest it just warms my heart. I wish I could bring them all home but just knowing I bring them love the time I spend with them makes me feel better and I know in my heart Dallas is wagging her tail and is proud of me. She LOVED all creatures big and small. If you can not find it in your heart to get another pet yet, volunteer at a local rescue group, some of those animals have never known love. They need it so! Volunteering I have seen some horrid things but I have also seen some animals go to wonderful homes. Bless you all that are trying t o get over your loved ones, I KNOW how hard it is. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of my baby girl. There are many a day I still weep but I know in my heart she is no longer suffering. She was truly my angel and the love of my life. Thanks for always being here yall.
03-18-2008 1:41 AM -- By: Vikki Goedmakers, Pet's name: Shadow-Goedmakers I would like to let everyone know that I have found a wonderful website that is a very comforting way to remember our dear family members. It is called Light a Candle...You can post a messege and light a candle in rememberence of our dear loved ones.
Vikki-Shadow Goedmakers Mom
03-18-2008 1:33 AM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Claudia - I want to thank you for sharing your story of "Sweet Boy". I know that had to be a terrible thing for you to go through. I appreciate that you took the time to honor the sweet dog by telling us his story. And, I want to thank you for reminding us about feelings of guilt. We can so easily get wrapped in the what-if's and wishing and hoping we could have, or would have done more. But as you so sweetly reminded us, we have loved our animals with all our hearts and provided them a wonderful life. The thing that bothers me is wishing I could do more for more animals. Maybe some day my circumstances will change and I'll have the opportunity to do that.
Thank you for being so caring, so compassionate and for feeling secure enough to share with us here on critters. Take care, Dana
03-18-2008 1:27 AM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Carole - thank you for posting the poem "Lend Me a Pup" - it is so beautiful.
03-17-2008 11:49 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial Hi April, I think what your Father did for the baby opposum taught you so much and led you to love all creation. That is so important in lifes lessons. I've felt it since I was a young girl, a kinship you might say to all living things. If anyone thinks saving a baby possum is silly, they should hear my story about a big black ant I once ran over with my bike by accident when I was about 8. I couldn't stand the thought that I killed it. It was still moving! I put it in a matchbox, and tried for the whole day to doctor it up. (thats probably what actually killed it =\!) But I did try.
I admire peoples compassion for animals so much. I grew up in the country with so called cowboys( including my brothers) all around, it seemed like they had no compassion for critters. I actually thought there was something wrong with me because I couldn't think like they did! I feel priviledged to have found this site, and to have found so many who are so loving towards animals. I know their are many out there, I just never knew the depth of their hearts, as this site reveals. Like yours for instance. I love to hear stories like yours. It warms my heart so. And I can imagine how God smiles at every instance of human compassion towards his critters. I can almost bet you and your Father have been blessed many times over, without realizing why, for such loving actions. Thanks for sharing that story with me. It eases my soul to know there are people like you out there!
03-17-2008 8:21 PM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hi
Just popped in to wish you all a happy St Patricks Day and thank you all on critters for always being there for every body with warm words of comfort,
I will be putting some more photo,s of the new babies Ozzie and Gizzie on Busters site soon, I have to say they are a real hand full but so lovly
Love and big hugs to you all x brenda
03-17-2008 4:02 PM -- By: April , Pet's name: Dallas Claudia, I read what you said about the dog you found hit in the road. You are so right. I know that Dallas lived a wonderful, so much better than some, but I still miss my Dally girl. It is kind of funny you brought up oppossums. When I was younger my father passed a oppossum that had been hit in the road, he saw something move on the poor mutilated body and like you he had to stop, if to do nothing more than to move the poor critter off the road. Well once he stopped he realized what he saw was a very tiny baby trying to nurse from its dead mother. My father being the animal lover that he is picked it up and brought it home. We weighed it and took it to the vet and the poor baby weighed in at just shy of 4 ounces. She was tiny. We bottle fed her for severla months, and we got her up to 4 pounds and then we let her free on 400 acres. I will always feel great about that. We never once tried to make her a "pet" or socialize her b/c we knew that is NOT what she was put on this earth for. It was truly a wonderful experience. Oppossums do not carry rabies, they are only scavenger b/c that is what is there. They love raisins and all veggies. She also LOVED her bottle. I went to a local wildlife refuge and did lots of research. Also, we did bury its mother and siblings on the same property we let her go on.
03-17-2008 3:17 PM -- By: wicki, Sheba's mom, Critters.com memorial: Sheba Memorial Happy St. Patrick's Day to all the sweet babies and their loving moms and dads! God bless you all.
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