Memorial created 05-13-2008 by
February 14 1993 - April 7 2008
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03-26-2013 11:53 PM -- By: Mona, From: Illinois
Charles, I just spent some time getting to know your wonderful Sammy, and reading some of your tributes to him, Gabby and little Bob M ... and want to thank you for your kind words in my Ricki Roo's guest book. For the longest time I couldn't even bring myself to come back to his memorial page, but now a little over a month since he had to leave us for a while, I find myself here among friends I've never met ... but yet we all understand the pain of this particular kind of separation, and that it's not something one ever "gets over". I'm not even sure I'd want to, you know? The loss of a loved one leaves a wound on the heart, but that wound means we've loved and been loved ... you by your Sammy, me by my Ricki ... I wouldn't have given that up for anything. Not even the pain. I would have loved to know your Sammy, and given him a big hug. Rest easy, Charles, knowing that his valiant soul is always at your side. And thank you again for helping me through my sharpest grief at having to say goodbye to my boy.
03-26-2013 11:06 PM -- By: TJ, From: Calif
Charles, thank you so much for your kind words on Matty's memorial. Your writings on Sammy are so touching and my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and all your doggy children.
03-25-2013 9:03 PM -- By: LAURAIE..... BLACKIE'S MOMMIE, From: BRIDGEVILLE DELAWARE
THANK YOU CHARLES FOR THE NICE THINGS YOU SAID IN BLACKIE'S MEMORIAL.. SO SORRY ALSO FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR PRECIOUS SAMMY, GABBY & BOB M. THEY BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY INTO OUR LIVES . HAVING TO MAKE THE DECISION TO LET THEM GO & DIE W/ DIGNITY IS THE HARDEST DECISION TO EVER HAVE TO MAKE. I HAD TO MAKE THAT DECISION W / BLACKIE. MAY YOUR MEMORIES GIVE YOU PEACE & JOY ALSO...
03-25-2013 9:20 AM -- By: Randy Hamel, From: Upham,ND
Charles,Sammy and All just stopped by to say hi.Hope you and all are fine.The weather isnt cooperating i guess for most of us but we need the moisture and they are talking some flooding now again because of the snow up north now well take care and GOD BLESS YOU AND CRITTERS
Love Rowdy and Me
03-22-2013 8:57 PM -- By: tina, From: Illinois
Thank you.......I hope Sammy and Bean can share a dance in th sunshine at Rainbow Bridge.
03-20-2013 10:09 PM -- By: pat, From: oklahoma
Charles! I looked at your tattoo again. I love it. What an artist. It looks like a color photograph. xoxox Pat
03-20-2013 10:07 PM -- By: pat and crew, From: oklahoma
Dearest Charles and family: I am so sorry you've been ill.I hope you feel better tomorrow. I also had the ailment you describe. I threw up a lot and would rather crawl over broken beer bottles. I went to visit my neighbors yesterday and J opened the door a crack and said "I have it, don't come in". She was gray as could be. So I visited Pluto, your breed and Yeller. Yeller has bone cancer and I took him more pain meds. Pluto did his little dance for me. :)
My SIL gave me DishNetwork! I haven't seen television since June of 2011. I have one in the LR and one in the kitchen near the computer. I will get to watch the basketball championship games! I have missed my basketball.
It was pretty today but windy. I have most of the yard cleaned up and I turned a flower bed. Today the hens took dust baths in it. So.......another location, I guess.
Kiss Cupcake, Xander and Bentley for me. xoxoxo Pat
03-17-2013 3:53 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess, From:
Dear Charles and family,
It is a beautiful sunny day though there is still a chill in the air. Just finished our 4 mile hike for the day and now must settle down to the fun job of working on taxes. Hope you are all well and that spring is showing it's face to you. Hugs.
03-17-2013 11:52 AM -- By: pat, From:
03-17-2013 11:52 AM -- By: pat, From: oklahoma
Dearest Charles and babies: I lived. There were a couple of times when I wished someone would s.h/oo,t me and get me out of my misery. All the animals were great. Even if I didn't get up until 10. Lacy didn't gripe too much that she had not been let out. So I fixed her door so she could nudge it and get out to get the "early worm". Louise can get out of the chicken house by herself. I guess you have gathered that Lacy has special accomodations. She took up residence in a teensy dog crate on the front porch. I cleaned them and they were drying so she took the smallest one for her own. My front porch is a homeless shelter for animals and feathers.
The temperature yesterday was 75. Today it is going to be 65 with rain. I hate that because I got so much done yesterday. Cloudy weather depresses me.
I must close and drink some coffee. I finally have my "taste" back. Oh! I find a new doctor out of all this and love him. He has only been out of medical school 2 years so he isn't sick of people yet.
xoxoxo to Cupcake, Xander & Bentley and you!
03-16-2013 10:28 PM -- By: Caroel and Maggie Mae, From:
Hi Charles and precious kids, thank you so much for stopping by my “Sugar-bunny’s” memorial. It means so much to me. I have been scarce on Critter for the past few months because of several physical challenges I am going through. I want you and my entire Critter’s family to know that my heart IS HERE with you and all our angels. The only way I made it through the pain of all my losses this past six years is from the love and support of all the pet-parents that understand the bond we share with our pets, and the heart-wrenching grief we experience when they leave. I have tried to…but still cannot begin to understand how we make it through such intense pain when they end their journey here. The short span of time we share with them sometimes just does not seem fair. How privileged we are, to enjoy a life that includes our pet-kids.
It’s such a slow journey; moving through the grief, and then into that space where we hold the love, joy and precious memories shared that they left behind. The pain I have suffered through the losses I’ve experienced since 2007, has been over whelming. It was especially difficult while I was also honoring birthdays and angel-days for my loved ones that went away and were/are still here with me. Sometimes I break down and let it all go, then come up for air and hold on ‘til the next storm sweeps through. “Keep on trying – one day at a time” is all I can do. Thank God I’ve had this wonderful group of people to lean on. Thank you so much for always being present!
My precious little old granny-pup Princess will be 19 on July 27, 2013. I am “extra focused” on her health, and making sure that she is okay. Along with my own health issues and working overtime, it seems like life runs away faster than I can catch it, I have my two other gorgeous girls Tina Turner (almost 12) and Dezzy Dee (around 13) who need equal attention and love too.
I have to keep on believing that our sweethearts are waiting anxiously for us. On the bright side, we receive so much love over the course of the years our lives are enhanced, and we have so much love and so many memories that we can journey with, to our end. I’ve babbled on way too long. I guess this is what happens when emotions are all held-up inside. One thing we will always be is; united forever by both the lives and losses of our precious angels. Their love is so powerful!
Again, thank you for visiting us, and may you be blessed with peace and joy. Hugs to you Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M, Cupcake, Xander and Bentley from Maggie Mae, all my pet-kids and I. I’ve been away so long. I see you have another loved one Bentley. I tried to find a picture while I was reading Sammy’s beautiful memorial, but wasn’t able to locate one. I’d love to see a pic.
03-14-2013 12:36 PM -- By: christy, From:
oh, charles....the only thing i know for sure in this world is that BJ would want nothing more that for all pibbles to be loved. that's what makes animals so special...not a selfish bone in their body. i am currently staying with my parents and though they loved BJ like crazy, they are not down with the idea of another pibble coming in and i understand BUT i believe i am alive today to love pibbles. my heart beats for these dogs but i am like you, i love all animals. right now i've got a senior bunny, mocha...he's 15!!! and a senior kitty, miller...he's 17! and bodhi, a little terrier that was "living" in a kroger parking lot and i'm thinking he didn't have the best time before the parking lot and he needs lots of love and if i'm being honest, he was number 2 while BJ was alive so he's getting to be number 1 for a while and man does he deserve it. so, i'm okay with what i've got and i have lots of rescues i work with that rescue pibbles so i get to get lots of love and satisfaction helping them any way i can. and what is it about the breed???? they are the light of this earth!!!! love them so!! take care and i'll talk to you soon. do me a favor, kiss those sweet smilin' pibble mouths for me! :)
03-14-2013 12:02 PM -- By: christy, From:
charles and sweet baby sammy - hello friends! i'm a very lucky girl - i got to spend most of the night last night with a very special pibble named Sacha. it was so good for my soul and made me think of you guys! there was pibble kisses, tug-a-war completed with crazy growling (something i miss more than i could ever explain)....i am not in a place to get another pibble right now so i feel so blessed to have had the chance to spend some time with this baby. she reminded me so much of BJ. so bittersweet. anyway - much love and light to you, charles and sammy and all the bullies in the world. hugs!!! :)
03-13-2013 3:59 PM -- By: karen tomczak, From: delaware
Hi Charles Sammy . Gabby . and Bob m
Well look at you with your cool Tattoo I LOVE IT .i WANT ONE OF Rameses lol Thank you for Remembering my baby . I don;t come here much becausie its breaks my heart .big time .and i can not see to good . thanks again hugs Karen Rameses Mom
03-12-2013 10:32 AM -- By: michelle & Princess, From:
Dearest Charles, Smammy, Gabby, Bob M, Cupcake, Xander and Bentley,
After a wonderful vacation I came home and promptly came down with some sort of bug which paraded through my body. I am on the mend now and hope to get back to being a good critters buddy soon. You know that even when I am absent you are close in thought and heart.
We had a few very spring like days here though the temps are still cool. Now the damp and gray weather has returned and it looks more like the NW (LOL.) I hope you are enjoying good weather and are all ready to get our for days of fun in the sun. Hugs to you all.
03-12-2013 7:19 AM -- By: Kym & Scott Sampson, From: Los Lunas, NM
Bless you or your love & devotion to your boy, Sammy. 15 is heck of a old age for a Pit/Staffordshire to reach. Our 'old gal' Cha-Taa is nearly 15 her self, & needs more of our patience & energy as her needs increase & her body wears out. Yet she still manages to show that 'stubborn streak' when company comes & she greets them by mistaking our carpet for grass...... As prepared as we are, when the 'end' comes, it's still going to be hard. I'm going to make myself think back to the Spring Saturday morning when I looked out back & saw the 'neighbors scrawny, dirty, puppy' in our yard.. rolling on my freshly washed sheets! Only to learn that telling my husband 'no' to another dog is priceless!
03-08-2013 12:48 PM -- By: Carol Palmer, From: Socorro, New Mexico
Hi, Charles and Precious Angels up North, Thanks so much for the delicious Starbucks coffee to start the day. I'm sending you some delicious swiss cheese enchiladas from La Salita in Albuquerque for lunch. Enjoy!!!!!
We're still in a state of shock here that Connie Riddell, the founder of the Colorado Pekes and Poms where we adopted our dogs, passed away less than a month ago. She was our age, had been battling cancer a long time, and I guess the cancer had returned. She founded that group that placed over 800 dogs in the few years it had been in operation. It was her legacy. I know that, even up to the minute she drew her last breath, that she was working to find homes for the dogs in foster. We will all miss her so much, and the rescue group is trying to reorganize after losing their leader. If you know of anyone who wants a small pom, chihuahua, or Peke, please refer them to that group, if they're willing to travel to Raton to meet the volunteer who will offer to go halfway with a dog if it means getting a forever home for it. We have been really stunned to lose Connie, to know that we will never again hear her voice in our lifetime.
I've been thinking so much about Missy lately, remembering how she was the other half of me. I miss her so much. All the doggies here are doing great, and we love them so much, and are so grateful to have them, to be able to give them a home. I know you feel the same way about your little ones at home.
Please tell Lauvern that I am thinking of her, as well, and that I send love and hugs her way. Thank you for continuing to reach out to everyone in their grief. Hugs from the South, Carol
03-08-2013 10:05 AM -- By: christy, From:
:) it's really just too much to come here everyday. i thought i was really doing okay but i thought about BJ all night and woke up so sad. oh well...part of it i can. i just want to kiss sammy's face everytime i look at his memorial. i'm having pibble withdrawals. :) love and light, friend!
03-07-2013 6:12 PM -- By: christy, From: little rock, ar
charles and sammy - my dear friends :) hello! sending you lots of love and light!
03-07-2013 6:03 PM -- By: Randy Hamel, From: Upham,ND
HI again charles and sammy and ALL.Im still in north dakota (FARGO NORTH DAKOTA) so not where the warm weather is but maybe someday soon i will get out of north dakota for good not sure where im head en just yet bye now take care
Love Rowdy and Me
03-07-2013 5:37 PM -- By: Randy Hamel, From: Upham,ND
Hi Charles,Sammy and All hope everything is fine your way.Just stopping by to say Hi.I went south to my oldest brothers place now and been busy helping him with a few things and trying to keep busy well take care bud talk again soon
Love Rowdy and Me
03-07-2013 12:36 PM -- By: Maryann, From: NJ
Your story of finding Sammy is so nice. He's a gorgeous boy. Thank you for thinking of my Sadie. Rescuing an animal is such a joy. My little kooky monster, Sadie, and my two other dogs (living) are rescues. They are precious, and they give us SO much!
03-06-2013 3:35 PM -- By: Denise, From: Midrand, South Africa
Thank you so much Charles -- for stopping by on Morgan's birthday. It means so much to me.X
03-06-2013 12:54 PM -- By: Luna, From:
Hi Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M, plus Cupcake, Xander and Bentley ... lol, I see we're growing.
Luna smiles at Sammy, then they look upon you, as they lift their paws and blow a kiss filled with all their love your way ... never far from our thoughts, alive in our hearts!
Luna sniff the clean crisp air, yes some nice blooms will do nicely. ((hugs)) and ourLuna, her mom Nadine, Lily and Opal
03-06-2013 8:13 AM -- By: Lauvern, From:
Dear Charles, handsome Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M.......Cupcake,Xander and Bentley.
Thank you so much for visiting my kids memorial and your kind posts as always. I have been busy as normal as well as a friend of ours is opening up a shelter about 30 miles away from us. YESSSSSSS! "HUGE SMILE" as we certainly need more shelters.We have all been going there whenever possible to help paint,setup kennels,etc. Needless to say I have not been here. Byron had taken a week off work to help with remodeling the building,etc. We are now finished painting "indoors' and will have to fix up the outside when the weather gets warmer.
We have had nice weather here,lots of water around as the snow is melting fast. Lots of paws to clean as well.HaHa.
I hope all is well out your way and that the kids are doing great as I am sure they are.
Sending hugs across the miles.
Lauvern and all at Luke's Shelter.
03-05-2013 6:54 PM -- By: pat, From:
Charles, I have the flu. Down for now.
03-04-2013 9:32 PM -- By: Gina, From:
Hi Charles and precious Sammy, thank you so much for stopping by on Saada's birthday! I really appreciate your kind thoughts, it means so much to me. Hope you are doing well and the fur kids are great! Take care. ((Hugs))
03-02-2013 7:42 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess, From:
TWO POSTS TO REVIEW
03-02-2013 7:41 PM -- By: michelle & Princess, From:
My nice post went to review so I will send an email.
03-02-2013 7:40 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess, From:
Dearest Charles, Sammy, Gabby, Bob M, Xander, Cupcake and Bentley,
It was wonderful to come home to not one but TWO guest book entries from one of my favorite critters friends. We had a nice time and the kids enjoyed dailye 2-4 mile hikes in the mountains and around the lakes. The weather was pretty good until the last few days. We even got in two days at a lovely little beach cove where Kit and Bailey enjoyed two nice swims. Bit too chilly for us though. Lots of work now to play catch up but it was terrific while it lasted. You off to any place fun anytime soon? Thanks again for checking in on us. Hugs to you all.
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