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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
03-12-2008 2:51 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mom), Critters.com memorial: Coco Memorial Thank you, Carole, for another comforting poem. These really do help us get through our pain. There are new pictures on Coco's page. Hope everyone will take a look.
03-12-2008 7:47 AM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: daisy Memorial to all my friends here at critters and far away.. i really would like to thank each and everyone of you helping me and my mommy get through today.. i know my mommy heart is still broken because i'm away from her but i just know that today and everyday she has so many wonderful friends that have helped her with her pain.. thank you each and everyone one of you.. now it time to eat some of my birthday cake so gotta run.. and thankyou again... lots of love daisy xoxo
03-12-2008 1:24 AM -- By: Carole, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial This is beautiful!
I will lend to you for awhile,
a pup, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and mourn for him when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe two or three
But will you, 'till I call him back,
take care of him for me.
He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you'll always have his memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd's life's land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Pup back again.
I fancied that I heard them say
"Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
For all the joys this Pup will bring,
the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness
we'll love him while we may
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay
But should you call him back
much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
and try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed,
your wishes to achieve
In memory of him we loved,
to help us while we grieve,
When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another Pup and love him all his life.
03-11-2008 11:22 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial Oh Lord, sorry for that v (down there) I didn't mean to write a book!
03-11-2008 11:19 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial I was driving to work today, and along the way I passed a horrible sight in the road. A animal had been hit by a car. I passed it the morning before as well. It had been ran over more than once. So I could barely tell what kind of animal it was. I got out, yesterday morning to make sure there was nothing I could do, though just from the window I pretty much knew it was not alive. There were several houses around, and I scanned them briefly wondering which one was going to wake up to a broken heart. I managed to move the sweet baby out of the road over to a grassy area. I wondered how long he had laid there suffering before he went to meet God.Though not to be to graphic, it was still apparent something had been killed there. I went to the door of the house directly in front of where he had been hit and they didn't know the dog. So I said a prayer for him and went to work. So this morning I passed him again. Noone had claimed him. Or buried him. Or apparently loved him. He was young, maybe abandoned. I made up my mind if he was there in the evening I was going to get him and bury him. I have a truck and with my heart so heavy from the loss of Otis, I'm more willing to get involved I guess than before. I usually hide my eyes at such sights because it hurts so to see our creatures so mutilated. So I was preparing myself all day for the task. Noone from work seemed willing to help. So I was on my own. So driving home I neared the place I'll never again pass without thinking of this sweet critter, and the city was driving off with a dump truck from where they just finished cleaning up the remains. I mentally named him "sweet boy" and cried as I drove on home.
The point I guess in writing this in the forum, is that..well, how lucky our beautiful critters are here. You can read the love pouring out of peoples souls on these pages for their beloved lost friends. And so many critters will never know even the kindness of anyone or anything in this world much less, the love. Or the home. Or the warmth of a fireplace. Or just the simple caress of their head. Just like the sweet Angel Puppy who we've all been touched by.
Thats just one example. How many times a day do you pass little critters who've been hit by cars or open the paper to mistreatment of animals? Be it squirrels, rabbits, cats, dogs, even opossums. A life is a life. Though I'm not angry at the driver, though he/she couldv'e gotten him out of the road, accidents do happen, animals don't know any better than to run into the streets. There has to be an owner of this sweet boy. There are no signs anywhere saying "missing dog", noone came and got him. It just irritates me that people don't realize how much these little dogs or cats are depending on us to keep them safe. I've had a puppy killed in the road many years ago. It was my fault. I left the door cracked when I was bringing in groceries and before I knew it, I heard the brakes screeching. I've never gotten over the guilt of that, though I know I didn't do it maliciously, guilt even so, is guilt. I made a mistake and it cost my puppy his life. I never got a second chance to right it. To make sure the door was shut. But I did learn from it.
My point, (then I'll stop this long 18 trillion page rant.).=), is that anyone on this page who feels guilty over not giving their sweet friend who as left to meet God , one more doggie biscuit, or not being there as much, or for not going to the vet sooner, or for having to put your sweet one out of his/her suffering. STOP! Because your best friend I guarantee had 1 million times more hugs than Angel puppy or Sweet boy. Or 5000 more treats, 15,000 more nights in your bed snuggled close,3000 more lap naps, (Otis was to big for those =) though he did keep my feet warm.), or 500 more nights in front of the fireplace. And Lord knows how many more balls thrown for them. All of our babies couldv'e wound up in either of these situations. But instead, you used your wonderful hearts and souls to devote your love to these babies. I've witnessed so many people who have gotten pets only to change their minds a month down the road, or a year even. And just throw them away. I can't help but think if only they'd had the patience, years down the road they would not imagine how that animal would touch their very core. And 10 years down the road they wouldn't want them out of their sight. And 15 years down, they can't imagine how they'll live without them. God, the LOVE they miss out on!! Both of thehuman and the animal unfortunately.
Anyway, I'm done. I guess that was letting off some steam to the heartless and irresponsible people of this world. I know God will show them their mistakes one day. I mean look at that Vick character. And God is letting us witness that! His wrath I mean. Can you imagine what Vick is thinking??!! I mean as little as he thought of animals, how he put himself so above them, he has to live with the fact that he is in Jail because of them!! He is in jail for the very creature he could care less if it lived or died! Thank you God! For letting the world witness his fall. Goodnight everyone , sweet dreams of meadows of critters running everywhere, giving kisses, licking your hand, and feeling the love of Heaven we Can only dream of. (Our babies are actually living it!)
03-11-2008 12:23 PM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Angel Puppy Memorial i emailed Nancy Grace to find out why you don't hear anythint more about the Puppy the so called Marine Killed...But aas Usuall, Women ,Children and Animals have no rights.
03-11-2008 10:08 AM -- By: Joyce, Pet's name: Six weeks later and I still cry every day for my beloved kitty. As I read the memorials I know the pain and grief losing a pet brings into your life. March is known as Tabby Cat Month. Kisses and hugs to all the tabbies who are no longer with us. And if you have one, give him/her a special hug and say how much they are loved.
03-10-2008 5:12 PM -- By: Linda (Ceeses's mom), Critters.com memorial: Ceese Memorial Carolyn, what you are experiencing is something most of us go through. I've questioned and blamed myself with every animal. I have no doubt that you gave your precious baby a good life. Time does help you heal, but those first months are agony. I'd tell you not to beat up on yourself, but I think most of do. It will get better. Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs your way. Linda
03-10-2008 4:57 PM -- By: Linda (Ceese's mom), Critters.com memorial: Ceese Memorial I still really miss Ceese and Mo is on another downward spiral. The rollercoaster ride isn't much fun. However, today I feel blessed. My life has been filled with wonderful critters who have brought me so much joy. I am lucky to have had a life filled with the love that only a pet can give. When Mo is gone, I will rescue more kitties. They deserve the love I have to give them and they give me far more than I give to them. It isn't about replacing them, they can't be replaced. It is about knowing that I can give them love and they need a home. I feel sorry for those who don't like pets. They are missing out big time!
03-09-2008 9:53 AM -- By: Annie, Critters.com memorial: Haley Angelic Von Miller Memorial HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEET HALEY ANGEL. TODAY IS YOUR SPECIAL DAY. WE ARE SO SAD WITHOUT YOU. YOU WERE OUR PRECIOUS BABY GIRL. DADDY AND MOMMY WILL FOREVER PRAISE GOD THAT YOU WERE A PART OF OUR LIVES.
OUR HEARTS ARE SO LONELY WITHOUT YOU. WE KNOW THAT GOD WILL BRING US TOGETHER ONE DAY. PLAY AND HAVE FUN TILL WE MEET AGAIN. HANNAH MISS YOU TOO. SHE HAS BEEN SAD SINCE YOU LEFT US.
REST IN PEACE LITTLE BABY GIRL.
LOVE MOMMY AND DADDY
03-08-2008 7:53 PM -- By: LIZ MALEC, Pet's name: SUSU Susu, you were a gift from God. It's been only 4 days since you've been gone and my heart is very heavy.
We miss you terribly but we know you are not suffering anymore. We love you so much and you will
always be in our hearts.
03-08-2008 6:26 PM -- By: Chantelle, Critters.com memorial: Kenya Memorial Monday will be two months since you left us. We still miss you terribly. Tahoe wasn't the same without you. Oh how you would have loved the snow and warm spring like weather. We love you little woofs.
03-08-2008 5:55 PM -- By: Maria , Critters.com memorial: Stacey Memorial Stacey tomorrow is going to be 3 months without you. My heart is without you. Even though it has been three months. I still feel like it is my fault that you are gone. Only if I payed attention to you Stacey you would still be here with me today. Every day seams to drag on without you. There still hasn't been a day that I haven't for you to come back home. You where my buddy. you protected me from other dogs. I wish that I could give you one last hug and on last kiss on the head.
hope that you are having a good time over at Rainbow Bridge. Here is a for you Stacey.
03-08-2008 3:13 PM -- By: Kelly, Critters.com memorial: SOCKS Memorial If any would like to see my new portrait of my baby please check out her "SOCKS NEW PORTRAIT PAGE"
Let me know what you think
03-08-2008 11:03 AM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Angel Puppy Memorial Please Remember Angel Baby.
Its so hard to believe that a US Marine could harm a Little 4 or 5 week Puppy.
03-07-2008 7:02 PM -- By: Tracie, Critters.com memorial: Lil Joe Memorial Dana Thank you for sharing the Poem with us.. I hope that you are doing as well as you can always remember that your Sadie Lynn is watching over you..
Claudia I LOVE what you wrote, if only we could do that. but I to look so forward to the amazing day we all rejoin our babies.. What a amazing day that is going to be to feel so much Joy..
To all my WONDERFUL FRIENDS here on critters, I want to Thank you all for CARING you get me through... I Pray everyday that we each find comfort for that day in someway to make it through another day... Sending each and everyone of you Hugs...
03-07-2008 6:47 PM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Leigh - you are very welcome. It made me cry rivers too, but it does make a lot of sense. (I noticed last night that somebody had already posted it in the Poems forum, so it's there too.) Many blessings to you.
Claudia - AMEN, AMEN to what you said. Until then, we will all have to keep our faith, believe, and trust that God will take care of ALL of us someday.
03-07-2008 6:00 PM -- By: Bug..;), Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial Amen, Miss Claudia. Amen. Bug..;)
03-07-2008 2:21 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial I think what we should all do, is gather all the wonderful critters on earth, pack them into another ARk, put all the sweet loving caring people(that would be you folks here) into that ark as well, and go to a HUGE island with plenty of lakes, streams and rivers, and leave the evil doers here. We can start over, grow our own crops, tend to all the critters, everyone would love everyone and every critter. Well, I guess we can't do that, because it would be like creating our own heaven. Then you have to think about..we don't have the power God has to make sure all the critters and people have total love for one another. You'd have lions chasing deer, and so on, so that wouldn't quite work. YET. But won't it be a lovely day when we do all enter the Kingdom of Heaven with our sweet babies, AND each other, and we feel total love. No more abuse, of animals or children, or even humanity. No more grief, no more pain. EVER. But until then, we do have each other. and this site is amazing. We can all hold hands, even virtually and help one another through the sorrow of death, abuse of sweet puppies, and life in general. I love you all. Though it's sad to say, I have family and friends who have done less to help me through my loss, as much as so many of you have.When I started Otis' memorial, I did it, thinking I could just visit the page every now and again and write to him and think of him. Instead, I woke up the next morning after opening his page here, and found all these guest book entries from people I didn't know. And the healing process began. And everyday there are more entries. And everyday my heart feels more love and less grief. More love for Otis, and more love for all of you and your sweet precious little babies. Thank you.
03-06-2008 11:57 PM -- By: Leigh and Little Bit, Critters.com memorial: Little Bit Memorial Oh Dana, thank you for putting that down here. I must tell you I cried through the entire reading. How much that is so true. I need to add that onto Little Bits memorial site. Wow, It reached right into my soul. as if Little Bit was saying this to me directly. I thank you for that also.
God Bless you Dana,
03-06-2008 11:37 PM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Carolyn - I understand so much how you're feeling. Sadie got so sick so quickly that it really took me off guard and I felt (and still do sometimes) like I should have known it, seen it, felt it - something. I mean, I did notice her getting around a little slower than normal, but dogs can do some silly little things to themselves to get a little injury. She seemed to bounce right back every other day or so, so I didn't think much of it. Then all of sudden, it's like she was very ill over night. Her kidneys had completely failed within the week or so that she was very ill. We suspect that she had kidney disease her whole life as there is no evidence of any poisoning. So, it just became that her little body couldn't fight the toxins any more. I hadn't ever been one to do the yearly blood tests but now, I wish maybe I would have done them so I would know for sure if it was chronic. But, then again, would I have treated her differently if I thought she was "sickly"? I don't know. I do know that I must keep telling myself that I took care of her as best I knew how and could, and that she blessed my life more than I ever could have blessed hers, and now, she is healthy, vibrant, and has no illness like your Panda Bear. I guess I just want you to know that I understand completely, I feel your pain, and I'm thinking of you. May you find some peace. Sincerely, Dana
03-06-2008 11:29 PM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Leigh - here's the poem/story.
03-06-2008 2:40 AM -- By: Carolyn Davidson, Critters.com memorial: Panda Bear Memorial Its been almost two weeks now since Panda Bear crossed the rainbow bridge and I cant believe how hard it has been on me. I was there to see her come into this world and I hand raised her so that she knew that people were good and loving. I have been watching over her two brothers to make sure that they arent losing alot of weight. I didnt think about it in all the madness of losing Panda but my son's 4 year old terrier mix was sick. I took the time to play with Angel tonight and she seems to be doing much better. Panda's brothers also are doing well. Ash isnt grieving as bad now and is gaining weight again. I still cant believe that Panda is gone and I find myself wondering what I could have done or what I didnt do that caused her death. I find myself thinking of the What Might Have Beens and wondering if when I get to where Panda is will she have forgiven me for all the mistakes I made with her, will she still love me even though I didnt see the signs that she was slipping away until it was too late? I know that in all truth it was not my fault that she passed away at such a young tender age but I still wonder what I could have done to save her life.
03-05-2008 7:51 PM -- By: Linda (Ceeses's mom), Pet's name: Thank you, thank you. thank you! You guys are wonderful! I think I hear Ceese saying thanks too. Linda
03-05-2008 4:08 PM -- By: Linda (Ceese's mom), Pet's name: Thanks so much to the two of you who remembered Ceese's birthday (you know who you are). It meant more than you know. It is Mo's BD today also and much to my surprise he is still doing okay. You guys are the greatest! Linda
03-04-2008 6:18 PM -- By: buster mommy, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hi to all the March Birthday babies,
Brenda and Buster want to wish all the March babies, \\ AND THERE IS A LOT OF YOU,// it must have a lot to do with it been spring and mothers day, it was the month for love, any way i just want to wish all you babies a great birthday and lots of goodies, and i now all your mommies and daddies will be missing you on your special day,
I will try and put birthday greeting on all the march birthday babies on the right day,
Iv put a photo of the new babies Gizzie and Ozzie on buster site i picked them up last saturday and they are addorable,
Love and hugs Brenda and Buster,
And a big thank you to you all on CRITTERS for all your comforting words and help x x
03-02-2008 10:50 PM -- By: Leigh and Little Bit, Critters.com memorial: Little Bit Memorial Dana, would you post it here so myself and others who may not know it , get a chance to read it also. I so much love reading them , it helps ease the pain of losing my baby as it must help others too. I would appreciate it. Thankyou in advance.
03-02-2008 3:56 PM -- By: Melinda, Critters.com memorial: Brandy Memorial I want thank everyone who visited Brandy's memorial. As with all of you - our animals were very special in there own individual ways. It is hard for me to come home and not find her at the door with a ball or toy in her mouth waiting for me to play with her. Since I live alone she was a very big part of my world and will continue to be for a long time. I just hope the pain gets easier. I also lost my Dad from cancer in August and Brandy helped me tremendouly. I feel her presence around me alot now with my Dad watching her but if I could bring her back and give her one more hag and kiss I would., Thanks all for your prayers and thoughts. Mine is also with you and yours.
03-02-2008 1:05 AM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Diane - I have the reading you're looking for. It's called "I Know What You're Thinking". Would you like me to email it to you, or post it here.
03-01-2008 9:53 PM -- By: Diane, Critters.com memorial: Spencer Memorial Everyone has created such beautiful tributes to their beloved pets. I read something on one of the sites that really made me think - it was written by (sp?) Terri Onorata. If anyone can tell me were to find it again I would greatly appreciate it - thank you!
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