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Loving Memories: The Grieving Process forum is a place to share thoughts and feelings and support each other during such difficult times.

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04-07-2008 11:28 AM -- By: , memorial:   daisy Memorial

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog."

They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog,"
and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust,
and pure unbridled joy.

"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away
from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog",
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man or woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog"
just smile...
because they "just don't understand."

04-07-2008 12:42 AM -- By: Donna, memorial:   Buddy Memorial
To everyone who reached out to me during your own time of distress, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was so kind and thoughtful of each of you to take the time to comfort me and it means the world to me. I was so lost in my grief that I was unable to respond in kind, but I promise I will visit each memorial and thank you personally.

04-06-2008 10:05 AM -- By: Lisa, memorial:   Amber Memorial
I never knew I could feel pain like this.  I know I am so lucky to have known my sweet Amber.....and so lucky that I had her by my side for 10 years, but the selfish "Mommy" in me just wants her to still be here with me.  Her & I were definitely meant to find eachother, and I will forever consider those 10 years the best years of my life. 

04-06-2008 12:47 AM -- By: Dana, memorial:   Sadie Lynn White Memorial
Dear Jeff - I cannot express to you the deep sadness this story of losing Dave brings.  I can only say that I am confident that he has been united with all his companions he loved so much.  And with all of them and Dave's family - wow! - there must have been a huge celebration.  Prayers to you as this must be a very, very tough time for you.  May you find some peace in the wonderful memories of your friend.

04-05-2008 1:59 PM -- By: cherie, memorial:   Sadie Memorial

04-05-2008 1:00 PM -- By: Ebony's mom, memorial:   Ebony Turner Memorial
To all my Critter's friends and family. I am hurting so very bad today. Just a few moments ago...350 days, two thousand eight hundred hours, fourteen minutes and 57 seconds precious Ebony closed her eyes for the last time. Now, 365 days...a year is near...I am heart bleeds and I cry from a place I barely knew existed. Thank you all for your support this past year.  Thank you for being there when I need you most, and keeping Ebony and I in your thoughts and prayers. I would like to thank you most of all for helping me keep my "Labrador Angel's" memories alive, and honoring her...we will forever be grateful.

I read this poem and thought of all of us who have said good-bye to our precious ones.

Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow such as yours, can understand.
Let me come in--I would be very still beside you in your grief;
I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in--and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow such as yours, And I do understand.
Author - Grace Noll Crowell

04-05-2008 11:58 AM -- By: Jeanne, memorial:   Holly Memorial
I appologize to the family of Puss the kitty. My memorial id must be one number off from yours. It was a typo on my part I think. Sorry your babies picture and memorial is next to my name and message. Holly's Mommy Jeanne

04-05-2008 11:52 AM -- By: Jeanne, memorial:   Puss Memorial
Oh Jeff, I'm very sorry for your loss of Dave. This is just heartwrenching! I'm at a loss for words. All I can say is, Dave is with his babies that he missed so much Angel, lumber, and Sammy. God Bless You! Again, I'm very sorry!!! Jeanne 

04-05-2008 9:35 AM -- By: Jeff, memorial:   Lumber and Angel Memorial
Im Dave's Best Friend. And Dave was in a serious car accident the other night. And I am sad to say he had passed away early this morning. Dave is the owner of Angel and Lumber.

04-03-2008 7:16 PM -- By: claudia, memorial:   Otis Memorial
Hey Rhonda, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. visit this site often, it helps so much through the grief. There are so many kind and loving people here that helps our hearts through the pain. One day at a time. Thats all any of us can do..until we meet our sweet babies again. Take care and God bless you through this.

04-03-2008 2:54 PM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   
Rhonda, I'm so sorry for the loss of precious Shiloh. She was blessed to have a loving mom like you. I'm glad you know that you'll see her again, but the wait is so hard, isn't it?

04-03-2008 12:21 PM -- By: Rhonda,    Pet's name:   Shiloh
Today is April 3rd. I lost my Golden only 4 days ago. She was only 3 years old and passed away from a terrible disease. The heartache I feel is overwhelming. The spot on my bed where she used to sleep next to me is now cold and empty. We used to play a special ball game every night before going to bed. Now the nights seem to be without life in them. She was my angel that filled my life with joy. I know she's in heaven now and we will meet again but I am struggling to make it through each day and feel so much lonliness without her. I love and miss  you baby.

04-02-2008 7:41 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mom), memorial:   Coco Memorial
Just to let everyone know, I've added a few things to Coco's site. I'm not very good at graphics and editing yet. I have a long way to go to get as good at this as Dollie's Daddy, Copper's Mommy, Blossom's Mommy, Nvwati's Mommy, and so many others. Hopefully, I will eventually get her memorial looking really pretty as I learn. I have some really great videos of her when she was a puppy and a video of her and my father that will make you laugh so hard. I still need to get them transferred to CD so I can download them on her site. I really want everyone to see these. They are great and they will bring a smile (or maybe a laugh) to those who are hurting.

04-02-2008 6:19 AM -- By: Maria, memorial:   Morgan Memorial
Well Morgan I miss you a lot. But Mom says i need to just get over it and that i need to move on in life.  Maybe she is right maybe i should already get over it. But I just started to understand what happned to you.

04-01-2008 6:34 PM -- By: Kendra, memorial:   Twister Memorial
hello friends,


please visit sissy bears memorial. she was twister and spwan's older sister. she just died early  this morning/yesterday night. there isnt a lot of writing about her but please sign her guest book. it would mean a lot to me and my parents.



04-01-2008 7:55 AM -- By: Lauvern, memorial:   Luke Memorial
Hi Everyone..I would like you all to please visit Butler's tribute and give Jules the support she so desperately needs right now...Butler was all to her..Lets show her what Critters is all about.{People helping people}.with the loss of their beloved pets...Thankyou in advance.... Hugs.

03-31-2008 11:00 AM -- By: Joe, memorial:   butler Memorial
We all would like to thank you for signing at Butler's Memorial. Jules loss of Butler was too much on her she suffered a stroke. I am sure once she is stronger she will be in contact. We assure you all we have read each message to her. Again from Butler's friends thank you. Pray for Jules and Butler if you would please.


03-31-2008 6:14 AM -- By: Maria , memorial:   Morgan Memorial
I know that is has been 6 years since Morgan died. She was really sick and lost lots of weight so she had to be put to sleep. I was in 2nd grade at the time.  really never knew what was happning. or what was going on.  But now I am 14 going to be 15 in may. Know I understand I undsertand everything that happned. It hurts so much. The pain is unbeliveable. I feels like it happned yesterday. But it wasent yesterday it was 6 years ago. Morgan was really freidly. She loved people and she loved giving them kisses. She just wasent a cat. She was like a person. Even though it I have another cat the love is not the same.


03-30-2008 8:28 PM -- By: Martha Rubi, memorial:   Gizmo Memorial

sorry that I took so long to respond your E-mails but I was in the hospital since last thrusday until today , I dont' feel good.
Evan thoug I have an Excellente husband my life in empty with out my dogs , when Gigi passed away I had Gizmo but now I miss him so much that Im very depressed .
Thanks again for your beautifull words I hope some day I can have a life again.

03-30-2008 9:57 AM -- By: Jeanne, memorial:   Holly Memorial
I got this post from a friend today.  What a wonderful idea.  Jeanne

Starting early to remind people that I've been trying to promote the Saturday of the U.S. Memorial Day weekend (that would be May 24 this year) as a memorial day for our departed pets.  For the past couple of years I have put together a small gathering to honor my own departed pets as well as those of anyone who wanted me to include their pets.  I have my own little ceremony, but it's certainly not the only way to remember our pets.  I would encourage one and all to set up your own ceremony.  Invite your friends, your neighbors, have a get-together, or just do a small private ceremony.   I would appreciate it if you would all spread the idea.  Pass it along to anyone.  Cross post the idea.  Tell the world.

Meanwhile, if you would like me to include any of your departed pets in my ceremony, please send them to me privately with the subject line of "Memorial Day for Pets".  If you want details on how I do our ceremony, contact me privately with the same subject line, please.

Please send privately to either   OR
I did not keep names from previous years, so you will need to send them to me again even if you've given me the names in past years.


Tawni McBee

03-29-2008 5:34 PM -- By: Jeanne, memorial:   Holly Memorial
If anyone here has ever seen the newest Boniva commercial with Sally Field. The dog in it looks ALOT like my Holly. Even the way it runs. When Holly would got excited to see one of her special friends. She'd wag her tail in a circle, just like the dog in the commercial. I cry everytime I see it and want to reach through the tv screen and keep the pup!

03-29-2008 5:08 AM -- By: Amber, memorial:   Nvwati Memorial
My deepest sympathies to all who have recently joined us here at   Ive been super busy lately and not as much time to visit the site as much as I would love to. I guess this is progress that I am super busy again.... for such a long time after my beloved Nvwati passed away so suddenly and unexpectedly in Sept. it felt that life was not worth living.

Nvwati's first birthday at Rainbow Bridge is fast approaching. He would have been 11 years old on April 1st. He and Mkwaa ( his dog sister) share the same birthday and we always had a double birthday party complete with hats, balloons, noise makers, cakes ( one for the dogs) and so many presents.

I can't pretend that day doesnt exist anymore. Mkwaa needs her party only it will be different in many ways. I owe it to her to have one and to carry on. We WILL sing happy birthday twice ( as usual )  and in the ways my people do ( Native Americans) we will put a dish of food as well as a piece of cake under a tree for the Spirits, hopefully Nvwati's spirit will come and eat it up!

Baby boy Mommy loves and misses you sooooooooo very much! 

03-29-2008 2:32 AM -- By: jules, memorial:   butler Memorial
i lost butler this friday march 28th. so i am new to all the pain. she was my world. i started chemo back up on wednesday. i feel lost afraid without her. somehow i hope she is still by my side. she always took care of me.  thank you for a site to help me, all us grieve.

03-29-2008 1:49 AM -- By: christine , memorial:   HOLLY BOO BOOS Memorial
 i am very sorry but i got  my holly,s  I,D  numbers, the wrong way round,  i only hope that mr teddy,s mum and dad dont get cross with me over it, i have to say he sure is a handsome fellow,i only hope my holly boo boos has met the splendid  guy, please accept my apologies for such a mistake, it was very late when i wrote it, but i am sure my boxer girl is having a good laugh at me, because of it, thank you  christine sznurfeil

03-29-2008 1:36 AM -- By: christine , memorial:   Teddy Memorial
 i want to thank the people for this  beautiful site,   its a wonderful place where i can come and add to my hollys memorial, but also to read all the lovely messages that other folk leave for  us on the  guest book and then  i read their pets memorial, this site has given me so much comfort,

i lost my beautiful boxer girl just over a month ago, the pain and sorrow are so raw at this moment in time, and i miss not hearing her very loud snores on the landing at night,,  i say good night to her and kiss her photograph i go  and look for the brightest star and blow her a thousand kisses, thank you for allowing me to  be able to  see my  baby every day,   it gives myself and other hope and peace of mind i am sure, christine sznurfeil

03-28-2008 7:33 PM -- By: christina, memorial:   callie Memorial
I lost my girl a few days ago and i find my self still trying to let her out.It brakes my heart when the other dogs I have go out and look for her. She was my first and helped raise the other two from pups.

03-27-2008 5:34 PM -- By: Jeanne, memorial:   Holly Memorial
It's 8 months today without my pretty girl. I find it amazing that time goes by so quickly. My heart still aches. 

03-27-2008 2:25 PM -- By: Jackie Spina, memorial:   Little Guy Memorial
I just want to let everyone  know who is responsible for putting this site together that I really really admire you for doing this. I lost my Little Guy two weeks ago and I am still numb and heartbroken, and the only thing that has helped is putting this site together.

In doing this, I am thinking about him constantly, remembering all his cute ways, looking at pictures and it is just keeping me going, I feel like he is still here, and I am sure most of the other people who have this feel the same way, it is wonderful.

Thank you so much,

Jackie Spina

03-25-2008 3:33 PM -- By: Dave,    Pet's name:   Angel,Lumber,Sammy
Angel,lumber,and Sammy

I want you to know that i love you and miss you all very much. There hasent been a day now since i haven't thought of you Sammy. I miss you Meow in the morning for food. You loved to play with Angel and Lumber.

Lumber Boy I miss you a lot to.I still cant get over how you left so suddenly. I wish we where able to spend easter together. I miss you so much. you always have made me laugh.

Angel girl. I miss you a lot to. I wish i didn't have to say goodbye to you. you where my baby girl. Same with lumber you always made me laugh. I could never get mad at you. you always had that way to look really cute so i wouldn't get mad.

Angel,Lumber and Sammy i miss you three very much. Look after for each other now for me.

03-25-2008 12:30 PM -- By: Lauvern, memorial:   Luke Memorial
Dave, I am so sorry for your loss of all 3 babies so close together...I no the pain of losing one baby,but 3 all so close together must be unbearable..Try and take comfort in knowing they are all together now and someday you all will be reunited ,never to be parted again. Try and stay strong. Butterfly hugs


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