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03-03-2012 7:05 PM -- By: Scott, memorial:   Shepherd Jones Memorial
Shepherd I miss you so much!!


01-11-2011 6:45 AM -- By: BILLYtheKidster,    Pet's name:   All Creatures Great & Small


A Simple Rule of Thumb

A simple rule of thumb
that can be applied to everyone
who may happen to mingle among us;
"Show me an individual
who loves animals
and I'll show you someone who you can trust."
- I said that.
My Very Best Wishes Always

07-28-2010 7:34 AM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   Daisy Mae Mooers
I lost my most faithful and loyal companion yesterday, Daisy.  She was with me through thick & thin.  Always a comfort and a blessing.  A heart of gold.  I just can't believe she's gone.

07-02-2010 3:02 PM -- By: Michelle, memorial:   Princess Baby Girl Memorial
 A cancelled appointment allowed me to get Bailey in yesterday but the news is not too good. She goes for a CT scan next week, surgery the 19th. Tthe doctor feel she will be losing 3 teeth and part of the roof of her mouth. The hope is the tumor is malignant but changes in it indicate it may be malignant. 

06-30-2010 3:55 PM -- By: Michelle , memorial:   Princess Baby Girl Memorial
 I urgently reuest that you open your hearts to my golden girl Bailey and send good thoughts, positive energy or prayer her way. After battling mast cell cancer less than two years ago she has now developed an oral tumor. Initial consult with the specialist will be the 8th, surgery a week or two later. I am really not ready for this again 

06-30-2010 3:40 PM -- By: Michelle , memorial:   Princess Baby Girl Memorial
 Hello critters friends,

I am sad to say that my golden girl Bailey has developed an oral tumor. After having surgery for mast cell cancer less than two years ago I am feeling the strain of having to wait for the results of this operation. I am unhappy that my own vet took way too long to get back to me regarding a diagnosis and referral to a specialist. The delay means I cannot get her to the oral vet for an initial consult until next week. Surgery will be another week or two out after that.  I have my own surgery scheduled for the 15th but will delay it if I can get my girl in for her surgery quickly. 

Your thought, good wishes, prayers and positive energy would be greatly appreciated. You all all so wonderful and supportive and I hope for the best. Thank you all.


06-18-2010 6:53 PM -- By: Suzie, memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
I am so proud to say that I can now hold and love on every kitten. They are beautiful & need a good home.

06-01-2010 11:11 AM -- By: Suzie in Jacksonville,fl, memorial:   KETO BOY Memorial
I have rescued 4 abandoned feral kittens and Im lost. I have called everyone and no one will accept feral kittens. They are beautiful about 7-8 wks old. If anyone can help me, ideas,suggestions or places to call please let me know asap. Im amazed no one i call will help. I wont call animal control as they euthanize. Help please save these precious lives. I am in Mandarin area of Jacksonville,fl.

01-25-2010 6:10 PM -- By: Bill, memorial:   Lucy Memorial
Just wanted to thank everyone for visiting Lucy on her birthday. Tommorrow is her 1 year anniversary and it's a very tough time for me. I still have a hard time visiting her memorial. My rescue boxer Baby is doing better. I put a new page with Lucy's last pic and some new ones of Baby. As hard as it is for me... this place and you folks bring great comfort. Thank you  

01-25-2010 3:50 PM -- By: Beverly, Eva, Luis, memorial:   Rhino Memorial
Thanks to everyone for remembering out little one birthday.  He would have been 16.  This was his first birthday with out being here and it was a very sad day. 

01-03-2010 5:52 PM -- By: Joyce, memorial:   Red Memorial
Thanks to all of you who remembered my boy, Red, on the angelversary of his passing to Rainbow Bridge.  He is missed so very much and it helps to know others care.

12-27-2009 2:27 PM -- By: caren, memorial:   Gypsy Rose Memorial
Just wanted to wish everyone a heppy new year to you and all your loved ones that are missed so much.

12-09-2009 8:47 PM -- By: Pat Gotti's Mom, memorial:   GOTTI Memorial
Thank you to all that left such wonderful messages for my Gotti on his third Angelversary at the Bridge.It is so appreciated.

12-08-2009 12:47 AM -- By: Michelle, memorial:   Gizmo "Mosey" Jarels Memorial
Wishing all the critter families & furbabies a peaceful holiday season~


12-06-2009 12:16 PM -- By: Kim, memorial:   Dozer Memorial
To all the new people and Angels on here, I'm sorry for your loss. I always tried to visit and read about your little Angels that went to rainbow bridge. I haven't had access to a computer for the last few months but I'm back now. The people on here have such big hearts and will help you. I can't express how much help our Critters family has been to me.

11-03-2009 8:27 PM -- By: Melissa, memorial:   Koochy Memorial
 Thank you for all the kind words and thoughts on my pretty girls second birthday without me.  It was a very hard day and the messages really seemed to help.  I am glad someone was thinking of me.  I CANNOT wait until our gathering in Colorado next Labor Day weekend.  

09-30-2009 10:36 PM -- By: Laura, memorial:   Toby Kline Memorial
Thanks to every one that sent a birthday wish for my Toby. This has been an especially hard day for me as Toby has only been gone almost 8 weeks. It's nice to know that other people care & understand what  we are all going through.

08-21-2009 6:38 PM -- By: Darlene, memorial:   Taz Memorial
Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes to my precious Angel, Tazzy! I was going through a very rough time & it made my day to see how many people cared enough to send a birthday wish! Thank you!!!

 Tazzy's Mom

08-11-2009 12:21 PM -- By: Cathy, memorial:   Smoky Memorial
Thank you for this wonderful site. Just being able to memorialize my furbaby seems to help cope with the loss. Plus being able to visit this site and maybe help someone else going through their loss reminds me that we are not alone.

05-09-2009 10:04 AM -- By: Henry, memorial:   Gretchen and Bailey Bleichert Memorial
I just want to wish all the Moms a happy Mothers Day.I know for some it is not a joyous day but I wish them the best and in time the pain will ease a little. It will be a long road.  Henry

04-24-2009 11:01 AM -- By: MaryKay Hurley,    Pet's name:   Jake
I lost my sweet Beagle boy Jake on April 8th, just four days after his 9th birthday. I am so lonely without my boy here with me. It seems I cry everyday just thinking about him. I never dreamed he would ever get Canine Lymphoma.

Jake's mom MK

03-31-2009 6:10 PM -- By: Dorothy, memorial:   Baci Memorial
This is a wonderful site for anyone's who's lost an animal.  Somehow I feel like I can still talk to our little Baci, and all the other wonderful animals on this site.  It somehow makes me feel closer to him even though he's gone.  I know all these wonderful loving unconditional animals are resting in a much better place and one day we will see them all again. May they all rest in peace.

03-19-2009 2:32 PM -- By: Kellie Barrow, memorial:   In Memory Of Toby Memorial
Hello, everyone...

I had to euthanize our family dog, Toby, two days ago because of inoperable cancer, and our family is devastated.

I'm hoping that this site will help me a little in coming to terms with Toby's death.

Thank you so much....


12-29-2008 9:30 AM -- By: Jennifer, memorial:   Buzzard Memorial
To every single person on this website, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR BABIES. You are all such wonderful people for giving these animals the life they deserved. If only there were more of you.

10-15-2008 9:13 PM -- By: Beth, memorial:   Buster Framson Memorial
First I wanted to say thank you to every one who has commented on my pets guest book and given me great comfort.  It's been six months since Buster had to be put to rest and it still hurts.  To those that have written how will they cope, you will, I swear you will.  I won't tell you that I don't still cry, I won't tell you that I sometimes just crave my dog in my arms, snorting away, happy.  I do.  But I also know it was something I had to do for him.  He was dying and he did not deserve to be in any more pain.   I suppose as a pet owner, it's the one truly unselfish thing we can do for the animal we love so much.  We can let them go when it's time.  When Buster had to be PTS, he had lost 10 pounds in two weeks, he had bloody noses, he could no longer see.  I simply could not let him suffer that way anymore.  He deserved so much better than that.  When the doctor put that second shot in and he was gone, my first thought was "Oh My God, what have I done".  But the second thought was I had no choice, I had to let him go and be free of the agony he was in.   I cannot begin to tell you how much I miss him every single day, but one of the things that keeps me going is that I knew there was no choice and it was something I had to do for him. has given me  so much comfort, it was the best thing I could have ever done.  Thank you to every one who posts - thank you to all of you who put your pet memorials on here, it's sweet to hear the stories and see the pictures and know that I am not alone. To those of you who are struggling, take heart, you will never forget your friend, but you will be able to keep going.  It's all a matter of time.  Visit here often, I can say it helps me greatly.  I feel connected to my sweet baby boy.  My heart goes out to everyone.  - Busters Mom

10-11-2008 5:48 PM -- By: Joy, memorial:   Angel Memorial
Misty, I'm sorry to be so late in responding to your post but this last month was crazy, not online alot and just saw your two posts. Please accept my condolences on the loss of Henesey, it is hard to say goodbye when they leave this earth and even harder when it happens so fast and we have to make the decision to PTS.  My memorial was started for my dog, Angel, but two of my kitties have passed and their are pages on it about them (Taffy & Patches).  Bot got sick suddenly and both had acute renal failure as your Henesey did.  At the time, we were betewen homes and they were with my Dad.  Taffy passed before we could get to the vet's office which really bothered me but they did say she was in the hands of a tech who was trying to help her until we got there. With Patches, we got there and with one look knew we could't let her suffer and in the last year she also had dementia.

Please realize the way you feel is normal, for the longest time my memories were of petting Patches as she left her body.  But try to also remember that what we both had to do was out of love...that moment was hard for us and stays with us for a while but in  the long run it is the most loving thing we can do for our fur babies.  When we love them so much, I'm not sure we ever get over the loss but learn to live with it.  With time, though, the bad/sad memories do fade and we are able to remember the happier times.  Grief is individual for each person and there are no "rules" take it one day at a time.  I hope one day you can look at the grave and not cry but it will take time.  Please post here any time you need to talk about it, we here at critters do understand even if we are all at different stages of our grieving process.  Hugs to you and your sweet Angel Henesey...Joy (Angel, Patches & Taffy's Mom)

09-19-2008 5:28 PM -- By: Misty,    Pet's name:   Henesey
Thank you for the words of encouragement. I still am having a really difficult time. My husband burried her for me on our property, but everytime I look at my window I can see her grave. He put rocks on the top of it so I would know where she is. It was a sweet thought, but I can't look out there without crying. The guilt is just eating away at me. I know it will get easier, but right now all I can remember is those final moments.Her meowing and purring at me while we were in the vets office and then when they gave her the shot she just snuggled her head into my arms and wouldn't look at anything until she started to relax and then she fell asleep. The first shot wasn't enough so the vet had to give her one more and then shortly after the second shot she was gone. I know she was scared because she was the type of cat who would hide once she seen the pet carrier. I wanted her to pass in her sleep peacefully so I would not have to traumatize her by taking her to the vet, but it did not work that way. I know she is better off, but 11 years is a long time to have a pet and then suddenly they're gone. Thank you again for the comforting words. I just have to take it one day at time and I know each day that passes will be a little easier than the last.

09-17-2008 4:54 PM -- By: Stacy Allen, memorial:   Minnie Memorial
Misty, I too had to put my cat down this past February. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done. Minnie started to look "off" on a Sunday and by that Wednesday, I had to take her to the vet. I felt guilty for a long time, but I learned through my new friends here at critters that it is part of our grieving process. How long we feel guilty is another thing. I know in my head it was the right thing to do, but somehow my heart couldn't believe I had to do it. I am sure it was the same for you with Henesey. You know deep down that she was in pain and now she is thankful to you for doing it. Up in Heaven, all of our babies are young and healthy and having a wonderful time together. It is those of us that they leave behind that suffer now.  We want our babies with us forever! I would do anything for just one more day or even just one more minute with my precious Minnie Cat. I hope that we can help you to get through the difficult days that you have in front of you. Please try to stay strong. Stacy, Minnie's Mom

09-17-2008 10:28 AM -- By: ,    Pet's name:   
I hope Heneseys mothercan forgive herself I too had to put my best friend, my cat SA:EM to sleep on the Sept 6th. I lef thim in the morn and went to work and when i came home he was so bad off. He had urinary probs before but this time he was too bad. I held him while they gave him the shot. It didn't work and they had to give him one more. I had him cremated and saved some whiskers and fur. I miss him every day and feel guilty to no avail, i know he is out of pain and hope to see him one day. Please try to feel better i know how hard it is.

09-16-2008 5:52 PM -- By: Misty,    Pet's name:   Henesey
Yesterday I had to put my 11 year old siamese cat down. She became ill last Thursday night and by Monday morning she did not even look like the same cat. I really need help coping with taking my cat to be put to sleep. I have done this once before with one of our dog and it was very difficult, but for some reason this has me so torn inside. I feel like it will never get any easier. My husband gave her to me when we first started dating and she has always been there with us through everything. I had the vet look her over and make sure I was doing the right thing and he said yes, it looks like her kidneys are failing and that she would just get worse over time. I stayed with her through the process and that is all I can think about are her final moments. It just kills me to think I am going to have to go through this again. I have 2 other cats and 3 dogs who I love so much that I can't stand the thought of going through this again. I feel so guilty for my decision. I know she was suffering, she got to the point where she was hiding and I would have to pick her up and put her on my bed just to try to feed her and give her water. She refused to eat anything and I could barely get her to drink water. She would growl at me and cry when I would pet her along her back, she was moving really slow and you could tell it hurt her. By yesterday morning she had went further under my bed where she had been hiding and when I pulled her out to take her to the vet, she had been under there messing all over herself. I know it wasn't fair to let her go on and maybe I hurt so much because it happened so fast and I had no time to come to terms with what needed to be done. Our dog had been sick for a year off and on and we knew that it was coming and he would be in a better place. I was hoping someone could give me so sort of hope.


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