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11-28-2014 3:46 AM -- By: Kassandra,    Critters.com memorial:   Lucky Memorial
My Lucky passed away this summer. Holidays are so hard especially when your baby loved to eat people food. I remember my Lucky loved eating turkey on Thanksgiving And putting those cute Christmas sweaters. I miss him so much. 


11-03-2010 8:54 PM -- By: Nancy,    Critters.com memorial:   Picky Memorial
My precious Picky passed away in September. I have been in agony ever since. I've noticed that as the holidays approach, my grief opens into a deeper hole and I just want to shrivel up and just not face anyone. Every Christmas for all of his years, Picky would accompany me to my Dad's for a couple of days. This year I face seeing the holidays without my Picky. I am in agony.

I dont have children. I am too ill and have been for a long time. My preciouso Picky was my soulmate and with me every second of every day. If anyone out there could give me some coping mechanisms, I would really appreciate it. I try ot remember the fun times with Picky, but when I think of him in anything, I always break down in sobs. I miss him. So much

Pickys Momma


12-09-2009 3:49 PM -- By: caren,    Critters.com memorial:   Gypsy Rose Memorial
My little girl passed away on 11/16/09. It will be a very sad christmas without her, course anytime is sad without her following me around.I don't have children so my gypsy rose was like having a daughter. When someone ask how am i feeling, alot of times i say, thats a loaded question-if i talk i cry. People are very understanding, especially those that are pet lovers. CC


11-26-2009 4:16 AM -- By: yolanda,    Critters.com memorial:   Samantha Beauty Memorial
I wanna wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving..May u find the strength to get thru this holiday season...may all our beautiful fur babies celebrate together on this blessed day up in Rainbow Bridge.


11-23-2009 11:10 PM -- By: Bernice ,    Critters.com memorial:   Lassie Memorial
Anyone who has ever owned a pet has much to give thanks for as that Day comes upon us.  They were such a gift in our lives - gave more than we ever realized until they were gone.  For all the pets of the world we thank you Lord.  For my dear Lassie, I thank you Lord. and for Penny, Sparky, Blackie, Peanuts and Pavorotti (my canary) , all enjoying the Rainbow Bridge, and for this family of pet lovers I thank you!!


11-16-2009 11:04 AM -- By: Stacy,    Critters.com memorial:   Minnie Memorial
The holidays are creeping up on us again and each year at this time, I feel dreadful.  With the weather cold and dreary, it is difficult to be in an upbeat mood.  I miss my Minnie terribly with each passing day, as well as the family members that I have lost throughout the years.  My furbabies that are still with me are Shyanne (8 year old rottweiler), Mickey (11 year old kitty) and Stimpy (1 year old kitty).  They sense things are wrong with Mommy and try to comfort me the best they can.  I worry for them as well.  You never know how long they will be with you.  To combat my dreariness, my boyfriend has hung our Christmas lights so I can light them whenever I want and I am trying to remain as active as I can.  My family here at critters, as always, is just what the doctor ordered.  I treasure you all very much!  Thanks for listening!


06-04-2009 2:27 PM -- By: MaryKay Hurley,    Critters.com memorial:   Jake Memorial
Dealing with the Holidays without my baby boy Jake have been really hard. Jake was diagnosed with Canine Lymphoma before Christmas 2008. He lived to see his 9Th birthday in April, then was taken from me four days later. The Holidays are very lonely without my sweet boy here with me. I went through my first Mother's Day without him by my side. A friend who was not thinking at the time wished me a happy Mother's Day, and then apologized when she realized Jake was gone. I did good till I got home then I cried. Right now I don't like Holidays much.


05-09-2009 4:30 PM -- By: Henry,    Critters.com memorial:   Gretchen and Bailey Bleichert Memorial
I would like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day. I know for some it may be very hard but the pain and heartache will get less in time.  Henry,Bailey and Gretchen.


02-14-2009 4:33 PM -- By: Suzie,    Critters.com memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
Today I replaced your white candle with a red one to celebrate valentines day. Your candle has been lit every night by Daddy and me. My heart breaks and my soul yearns to hold you again. Please stay warm and know that Mommie loves you so much.

Happy Valentines Day to all my critters friends. May God bring you comfort in the knowledge that one day we will all be together with our precious babies.

Love in Christ.


02-12-2009 6:55 PM -- By: Suzie,    Critters.com memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
Valentines day is coming up and I feel there is nothing to celebrate. Keto you are my heart and always will be. I love you so much.


02-03-2009 8:34 PM -- By: Samantha,    Critters.com memorial:   Bingi Memorial
On Christmas Eve I looked at the Candles and thought about the song "Amazing Grace". I thinked of all times with Bingi


12-25-2008 10:12 PM -- By: Moll-Yukon,    Critters.com memorial:   Yukon Memorial
I miss my Yukon terribly...this is my 2nd Christmas without him...every quiet moment I get all I do is think of him. Honestly..I am beginning to hate Christmas...all the emotional blackmail..all the loss heightened....meds, therepy...what else can work to help you cope when nothing else does?


12-25-2008 3:36 PM -- By: puck llewis ,    Critters.com memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
meryy christmas...its so very hard..typing again thru tears.  thank you all for being here!


12-25-2008 5:35 AM -- By: suzie bragan,    Critters.com memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
Its 4 am on Christmas morning and I awoke again crying. In past years I awaken to the sounds of my 3 babies barking "its time to get up". This year no one barked and all is quiet. Later I would let the babies Keto, Candy and Yogi Bear open thier Christmas stockings to receive their toys and new blankets. Keto love most of all the bows. He would grab the biggest bow and play with it for a long time. This year Candy and Yogi seem to know it is different. It has only been two weeks since Keto went to Heaven. I have no stockings hung. I will simple give the babies their toys. I put Keto's present in his coffin with him to keep him warm. I also placed a bow beside him. I pray God is keeping him warm and I wll see him again soon as my life is so empty without him.  Merry Christmas to you all and love in Christ. I pray that God wll bring you all comfort at this time.


12-24-2008 6:31 PM -- By: Gator and Blade's Mom,    Pet's name:   Gator and Blade
Merry Christmas everyone.  I'm dying inside this first Christmas without my Blade boy.  The pain is incredible.  I hope you all find a little peace this season without your loved furbaby.  This is the worse thing I have ever had to live through.  God Bless you all.


12-22-2008 7:34 PM -- By: suzie bragan,    Critters.com memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
I have always loved Christmas but this  year it brings sadness as I have lost my best friend, my shadow and my heart. It is all i can do to smile for my grandbabies. My heart is broken and I just miss him so much. I don't think I will ever be the same again.


12-22-2008 2:41 PM -- By: Phatgirls Mom,    Critters.com memorial:   Phatgirl Memorial
When i drive i avoid the area where Phatgirls vet was. My husband was driving and i looked up and there it was. The last place i saw her alive.  I lost it.  I miss her so much.  Merry Christmas to everyone. My thoughts are with you.


12-13-2008 12:36 PM -- By: June,    Critters.com memorial:   Obsidian Memorial
I am really having a hard time dealing with the Holidays this year. Spending 21 Christmases with Obsidian and this being the first without her is really tough. I have no spirit, no money, and no motivation. Thank God I still have my other Fur-Babies to pull me through the season.


12-07-2008 7:44 AM -- By: Henry,    Critters.com memorial:   Gretchen and Bailey Bleichert Memorial
I also found a couple of very short videos of my two I had that I did not know I about and it did the same thing to me. It was nice to just hear and see them again though even if I could no longer touch them. I just wished now that I made more of them.


12-06-2008 5:11 PM -- By: Debbie,    Critters.com memorial:   Miss Zoe Ann Memorial
Yesterday, I saw a video of last Christmas. Zoe was in it and  I flipped out.  Who ever said it would get easier with time has no idea what they are talking about. Watching that short video brought back all the pain like it was the hour Zoe was killed.  I'm finding it very difficult to be in the holiday spirit.


12-05-2008 10:18 PM -- By: pucks mom lisa,    Critters.com memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
oh...man....how do you get thru this time of year.   too many first things at one time.   

i got my cards together had to do something for puck - for 15 years i sent his pic in a card. 

now its lucie-llew but had to do something for puck.   and brandi to. 

THANX POLLY FOR THE IDEA...

how am i going to send them out.  it took me 9 hours to do the card.  letting kodak to the rest.  is everyone feeling loss - no matter how long our kids have been physically gone....its just .. there are no  words.  


11-30-2008 6:30 PM -- By: lisa,    Critters.com memorial:   Puck Llewis Memorial
trying to get ideas for cards....some with puck and brandi and to introduce lucie-llew.  any ideas


11-27-2008 11:33 PM -- By: Glenn Gower,    Critters.com memorial:   KATIE Memorial
Katie,  I miss you so very much and love you more than words can express.  Happy Thanksgiving sweety.                                                       


11-27-2008 1:17 PM -- By: Kathy,    Critters.com memorial:   Spottdog Memorial
Spottie,

Missing you so very much this Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Evansville, IN.

11/27/08


11-13-2008 2:46 PM -- By: Christy always Gretas mom,    Pet's name:   
The upcoming holidays have stirred many emotions within me and none of them seem to be positive. Thansgiving is only 2 weeks away and I brought my baby home the day before from her surgery and spent the holidays nursing her back to health. I would give anything to have one more holiday with her, but realize that as much pain she was in it certainly wouldn't be fair to her. As the holidays approach these memories of her days filled with pain come back to haunt me daily. I can only be thankful that she is no longer in pain but its hard to live my life without her by my side. I know its going to be hard for all of us and I can only hope that the holidays go smoothly for everyone. Peace and love, Christy


09-26-2008 1:36 PM -- By: Phatgirls Mom,    Critters.com memorial:   Phatgirl Memorial
Happy Fall Everyone!

Phatgirl used to walk through the turned leaves and the crunch was so comforting.  I miss her so much. This time of year is the hardest. My thoughts are with all of you and Hope that this Fall will bring what joy it can.


07-20-2008 7:23 PM -- By: Robin,    Critters.com memorial:   PACOS Memorial
         what i done is find  an angle and put pacos pace on it, then ran it through my printer and it turned out so great.  i made a scrap book of all his pictures,,,i could not do this right away.  but later it gave me such comfort, in creating it.  I just let myself take it day by day, there is no other way. finally the pain of him gone, turned into soft sweet memories,,,,,,which i hold dear to my heart.

At times i do hear him bark, and in my dreams he is very much with me..and i do know God created every thing, and know he will be waiting, alone side of eisabow to usser me into heaven...when it is my time..  what a wonderful sight that will be.....

Being a pastor, has helped me to help others that are going through the grieving of a lost pet( familey member  )   here there is a day that a preist  blesses all animals, on the saints birthday.  It is SAINT FRANCES OF ASSISI   ( CHURCH  IS A CHTHOLIC CHURCH )

IT IS A WONDERFUL STORY , HE IS KNOWN AS THE PATRON SAINT OF ANIMALS....AND IS A WONDERFUL STORY.

EACH YEAR IN THE THE SPRING, ALL ARE INVITED TO BRING THEIR ANIMALS TO THE CHURCH.  OUT SIDE EVERY ONE LINES UP, ALOT WITH   ANIMAL TRAILORS, EVERY ONE IS FILLED WITH WITH DIFFERENT LIVESTOCK..... AND PEOPLE WITH PETS OF ALL KIND LINE UP ALSO....IT IS JUST THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING TO SEE.   i WAS SO BLESSED WHEN I TOOK MY LITTLE PACOS THERE. AFTER I FOUND OUT ABOUT IT.

THE MAIN THING  I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL THAT THERE IS A   PATRON      SAINT FOR ANIMALS.                  I HOPE THIS BLESSES YOUR HEART, AS YOU GO THROUGH DEALING WITH A DEAR

DEPARTED PET,, IT HELPED ME.


06-14-2008 12:23 AM -- By: Joe/Efren and Rocky,    Critters.com memorial:   Rocco Diamond Phillips Memorial
Well mijo Rocco fathers day is this coming Sunday the first one with out you. We always had a nice BBQ and you always got a nice big rib to munch on. This year we dont know what to really do? But I wanted to tell you Happy Fathers day and your son Rocky wanted to send you a message also to tell you Happy Fathers Day and that he loves you and misses you alot, he has come out of his depression with the Help of Ricky. Love you lots and we miss you so very much.

To all the Fathers 2 leg and 4 leg happy Fathers Day all.


02-14-2008 9:27 PM -- By: Kendra ( twisters best pal),    Critters.com memorial:   Twister Memorial
Happy Valentines  day everyone! Kendra and Twister

A piece of advice: Just say their name and they wont EVER be furgotten


02-14-2008 8:39 AM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO


 

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