Memorial created 12-28-2006 by
|Bailey and Gretchen Bleichert |
November 13 1994 - May 10 2007
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12-14-2009 3:30 AM -- By: Corrie and Max, From: Canada and Rainbow Bridge
Dear Henry and Sweet Adorable Gretchen & Bailey,
Just stopping by to say hi and to thank you so much for visiting Max while I was ill, also for your "Get Well Wishes" to me. I am doing better now and the double pneumonia is finally out of my lungs. I hope all is well with you and yours and May you have a Very Merry Christmas and all the Best in the New Year. Hugs from Corrie and Max.
12-13-2009 12:16 PM -- By: , From:
CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN
We're wondering what Christmas in Heaven is like
As we grieve alone and pray,
longing for one who has gone before
To spend Christmas in Heaven today..
And so in our dreams we wander far
From the scenes and sounds of earth
‘Til we catch the strains of the Heavenly choir
As they sing of the Christ Child's birth. .
The Angels we envision there
As they join in the festive play
And there amid the throng is our Loved One
Spending Christmas in Heaven today..
There's joy in the faith that teaches
When our life's work is done
Of a place in Heaven awaiting
And the crown we worked for is won..
In our grief may we learn well the lesson
So to work and suffer and pray
As to merit the joys of our loved one
And to spend Christmas together some day.
~~ Author Unknown ,,,,,,, all the fur babies will be looking down on this day so as you start out your day look to the heavens and smile remembering the beautiful times not only at this season but all the years you all ahve been blessed by such beautiful souls
12-12-2009 8:43 AM -- By: Sherri&maddie, From:
Henry, Thank you for the lovely thoughts of my Maddie on this sad day. It means so much.
Oh, the pic. you did,(for Maddie) that was on Baileys&gretchens pages for so long, is on Maddies ONE year page. Thank you, once again for that sweet angel pic.
12-10-2009 1:32 PM -- By: , From:
I see the countless Christmas trees
around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious
than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other,
as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love
He has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and
wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.
12-09-2009 11:04 PM -- By: Vicki, From:
Hi Henry: You are surely welcome. I love doing these pictures. I'm not a professional but do the best I can with what I have to work with.
Big hugs to the you.
12-09-2009 8:41 PM -- By: , From:
When snowflakes dance on winter winds
And colored lights shine Christmas cheer,
When children's laughter fills the air
And family gathers from far and near,
I try to celebrate with them
And not let my hurting show,
But the empty spaces within my heart,
At this season, seems to grow
'Till oftentimes it fills the days
And many nighttimes too,
With aching thoughts and memories
Of Christmases I spent with you.
Yes, memories do hurt, it's true
But I have this feeling too.
I'm so glad I hold these memories,
For with them I hold part of you.
So for now I'll wipe away the tears
And join with loved ones dear
To celebrate this Christmas time,
For I know that, in my heart, you're here.
12-09-2009 2:31 PM -- By: Vicki, From:
Hi Henry: Hope everything is okay with you. I made a picture of Bailey and Gretchen. You may copy them if you want. Lots and lots of love to you and Bailey and Gretchen.
12-08-2009 10:50 PM -- By: , From:
I still hear the songs I still see the lights I still feel your love on cold wintery nights
~I still share your hopes & all of your cares I'll even remind you to please say your prayers
~I just want to tell you you still make me proud You stand head & shoulders above all the crowd
~Keep trying each moment to stay in His grace I came here before you to help set your place
~You don't have to be perfect all of the time he forgices you the slip If you continue the climb
~To my family & friends please be thankful today I'm still close beside you In a new special way
~I love you all dearly now don't shed a tear Cause I'm spending my Christmas with Jesus this year
12-08-2009 9:25 PM -- By: , From:
We've shared our hearts, full of Holiday Cheer
and shopped for presents for loved ones this year
The house is dressed up with garland and lights
That sparkle and shine through the Holiday nights
But even with all of this Holiday bliss
There's someone we lost that we terribly miss
And as this Christmas Day draws near
We wish with all of our hearts she was here.
She's living her life way up past the stars
Somewhere past Jupiter, Saturn and Mars
She's spending her Christmas in Heaven, you see
And last night as I slept, a dream came to me
She was standing before me, happy and well
She said to me "I have something to tell…
Heaven's more wonderous than you would believe
It's the greatest of gifts I could ever receive.
I'd like for you all to remember the good…
You know that I'd be there if only I could.
So don't feel so bad that I'm not there
There are so many memories you can share
As you gather together, I'm sure you'll find
The gifts deep within you that I left behind.
Each one is unique and wrapped brightly in love
They shine from your hearts as I shine from above
12-07-2009 7:46 PM -- By: Kia and Deb, From:
Thank you so very much Henry, For thinking of Kia and I on her angel day, its been a long day in more ways than one, I still have angel day page for her to do and will be adding your beautiful picture to her page Thank you again so much.......
I always knew this time would come
From the very first time our eyes first met
How I loved you then! How I love you now!
I made a promise then and I keep that promise now.
You will not suffer from a pain that will not heal,
You will not know the loss of a life remembered, now gone.
It is for me alone to make this decision.
The price for the bright joy and pure laughter.
You brought me during the time we shared.
I am the only one who can decide when it is time
Just when I need you most, I must let you go.
It is for you alone to tell me when you are ready,
For without your guidance, I will not know
When to lay my grief, my guilt, my anger,
My sorrow and my selfish heart aside
And give you the last gift, the greatest gift.
Your eyes will speak to mine, and I will know.
The pain of this moment is excruciating,
Tears stream down my face in a river of sorrow,
And my heart drowns in a pool of grief.
For you have spoken and I have listened
And unlike other decisions I have made,
This one brings no relief...no comfort...no peace
For if there's one thing I have learned...
Unconditional love has a condition after all.
I must be willing to let you go when you speak to me,
I must accept my pain so you can be free of yours.
Go easily now, go quickly now,
Do not linger here, it is time for you to leave.
Go find the ones who have gone before you.
You are free to leave me now, free to let your spirit soar.
I pray I will find comfort in my memories...
In the dark and lonely days ahead
I cannot say I will not miss you,
I cannot say I will not cry,
For only my tears can heal my broken heart.
But I promise you this...
as long as I live...You will live
Alive in my mind, forever in my heart
And this will be my greatest gift...
Sending you away
It is the measure of my unconditional love...
For only the greatest love can say
“Goodbye, go find the Rainbow Bridge
and yes, we'll meet again.
Loving you has been the greatest gift of all.”
12-07-2009 3:46 PM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and Bob M's Dad, From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dearest Henry and Gretchen and Bailey ... just stopping by to say "HI" and to let you know you were thought of today. Been snowing here in Santa Fe .. so cold and windy ...
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Sending Hugs to You ..all the way from Santa Fe .....
12-06-2009 6:11 PM -- By: pat, fayeroe and tippy, From: the wild, wild west
Henry, I am bawling. Thank you so much for including Faye and Tip in Bailey's memorial. I don't know how you knew but the background is exactly like where Tippy and I spent so many years camping out and travelling through. Thank you, Henry, you are a blessed soul. Pat
12-06-2009 1:42 PM -- By: , From:
It's hard for some to understand,
the bond between a dog and a man.
Yet others relate to what you feel,
because they too, have felt, the love so real.
If only they knew the warmth in the eyes,
of our tail wagging friends, that stand by our sides.
They stay beside us in protection and in strength,
yet still can lay in our arms the times they are weak.
Regardless of our mood, appearance or wealth,
they stay even more loyal in sickness and in health.
There's no judgement or criticism, no lies or deceit,
their love is unconditional as they lay by our feet.
If they fall ill, we hold on so tight,
with medications and love we put up a fight.
It is our time to return their years of loyalty and love,
unless another decision is made by God up above.
When they lay down their heads and raise their weak paw,
they let us know, we've both given it our all.
Their life here on earth was the fullest we could give,
as they rise in puppy spirit and cross the Rainbow Bridge.
They have no more pain and confusion, no worries, no fears,
just the memories that show deep in our tears.
The day will come, the bridge we will cross,
and at that moment, the time apart will be lost.
We will be reunited with tears of joy and laughter,
Never again a seperation, together, ever after.
12-06-2009 12:16 PM -- By: pat, fayeroe and tippy, From: the wild, wild west
For you, Henry
"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog." - Gene Hill
12-05-2009 10:36 PM -- By: Sherri&maddie, From: Ma, usa/heaven
Hope all is well. It is snowing here, however, on Thur. it hit 70! Go figure!!!! Shorts OR ski jackets? Heat or air?
Well, THATS New Eng. for you!!!
Everyone is ready for Christmas. I just have the candles up in the windows. Not even a wreath yet! Oh, yes, my Santa flag is out and there is one Christmas pillow on the sofa.
Take care, Sherri
12-04-2009 9:08 AM -- By: Lauvern, From:
Hi Henry. I just wanted to stop in and let you know you were being thought of . I know this is a busy time of year for all but i never will forget my friends here at Critters who have helped me so much . Thankyou for being one of them.
We have been full to capacity at the shelter. I don't know what is wrong with people as they drop off their fur babies during the holidays as it seems they don't want to take time for them. I guess it is better then dropping them off on the side of the road somewhere BUT how can people even enjoy the holidays after throwing away their babies??? It would not be Christmas for me without my babies.
Anyway just wanted you to know you were in my thoughts as i was visiting some memorials.
12-02-2009 10:46 PM -- By: Kia and Deb, From:
Henry Bailey, and Miss Gretchen, Thank you so much for stopping by, I some times wonder how fast the year has gone by, hope all is well, no snow here yet, ski- areas are not very happy. hope all is well tell Rose hello
11-28-2009 8:46 PM -- By: Bonny, From: rockford
heres a pic
11-28-2009 8:45 PM -- By: Bonny, From: rockford
thank you so much but i dont know how to deal with it.. its like theres a hole in my heart i miss him so much
11-28-2009 4:37 PM -- By: Misty Rose, From: Heaven
Thank you so much for the gift, Gretchen, Bailey and Henry. My mom loves it and will put it on my Birthday page. Hugs to you all
11-26-2009 10:38 PM -- By: puck llewis , From:
yappy thanksgiving gretchen and bailey....high paw up!
11-26-2009 4:40 PM -- By: Janice, Duke & our furbabies family, From:
Henry, Gretchen and Bailey,
A Very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Love and hugs.
11-26-2009 4:21 PM -- By: , From:
This Tender Path
(by Terri Onorato)
There was a time not long ago
I couldn't feel you near,
I'd cry myself to sleep at night
and watch dawn break through tears.
Encased in pain and sorrow
I couldn't plainly see
the essence of your precious soul
waiting for me so patiently.
I searched my heart with restless speed
but the desperate pace I'd set
caused a shroud to camouflage
the loving signs you sent.
In your own angelic way
you stilled my hurried quest
to reaffirm the love we shared
and put my fears to rest.
You let me know it mattered not
our length of time together,
for time can't measure what we had
nor can our bond it sever.
You showed me that the grief we feel
is a necessary challenge,
and support we give to grieving souls
should remain steadfast in balance.
Learning kindness and compassion
I walk this tender path with care
in the knowledge that your love lives on
through the common bond we share.
I won't take my purpose lightly
and your message is not lost…
Give back the love that's paved upon
this tender path I walk.
11-26-2009 9:55 AM -- By: kia and Deb, From:
Happy Thanks giving to all I am glad you enjoyed the card. The one I am sending for Christmas makes me cry, How Thankful we can be for having such special little souls in our life
11-26-2009 2:00 AM -- By: Michelle, From:
The friendship and support I have through my friends on critters has been such a blessing. At this special time of year I want to thank you and wish you and your family (two and four legged) all the best the season has to offer. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
11-25-2009 5:31 PM -- By: Bettyann, From:
Dear Henry, Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving. Love the new pictures of Calie n Bali....SO CUTE !!!!!!! Big Hugs .
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