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Charles - loving dad of Sammy

Memorial created 05-13-2008 by
Charles Padilla
February 14 1993 - April 7 2008

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04-07-2013 5:54 PM -- By: Skye,  From:  

Dear Charles:

I wanted to stop by to honor and remember your precious Sammy on his 5th Angel Day.  Somehow I just remembered today was his special day.  I know how much you miss your sweet boy, but I also know how very blessed Sammy was to have found you on that fateful day so many years ago and to have had you as his loving Dad.  I send you both a big hug and my warmest wishes.


04-07-2013 3:20 PM -- By: Henry,  From:  

Sammy may your day be fun and full of many friends to keep you happy. I know your Dad misses you so and some day you will be with him again as I will be with my Angels.

04-07-2013 2:59 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

dearest sammy we know how much you are loved and missed. your dad is missing you so very much so if you could send hime a sign....we know he would smile so large. you have changed us in so many good ways just meeting you, your brothers, sisters and especially your dad. please always watch over him for us. in your honor we say we love you, we miss you...never will we forget you.       

love and hugs

jules and butler

04-07-2013 1:52 PM -- By: Kim & Taz,  From: Bird's Hill  

Hello Charles~ Thinking of you today and hopeing that you have the strenght to remember and cherish all the sweet memories of Sammy~.Today is a special day for your son and even though he has left his earthly body and your side,he has now been restored to youth and health~ his spirit. His spirit will be with you as long as you remember him and believe that one day you will see him again~.Xo

Thinking of you on your fifth Angel Day Sammy



04-07-2013 1:08 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

 My Dear friend Charles,

Having Princess's Angles Day less than a week ago I can truly say I empathize with your feeling for this day. These difficult days would be almost impossible to deal with without you and my others critters friends. 


I am sure Sammy and Princess have crossed paths and are exchanging stories of their time with us here on earth. Perhaps in doing so they will bark or jump with joy and stir up a bit of angel dust that will fall your way. Should you feel that whisper of a touch know it is your son Sammy sending love your way as you think of him as he does you. Hugs to you by dear friend.

04-07-2013 9:59 AM -- By: Laura & Dale,  From:  

Remembering your handsome angel, Sammy, on this Angel Day -

Charles, there are no words to tell you how much you and your angels mean to me.  Thank you for your friendship and Dale thanks Sammy also, I know -

04-07-2013 9:59 AM -- By: denise and morgan,  From: midrand, south africa  

Happy Angel Day to you Sammy and loving wishes to your wonderful supportive Dad, Charles. Sammy -  I hope this day is spent with you running around the RB in happiness and joy - party up a storm today - you deserve all the honour on your special Day!  Lots of  

04-07-2013 9:53 AM -- By: ♥Maddie/Sherri,  From:  


Here to honor the Angelversary of your Sammy.

Not  at critters or even on the computer very much lately. Bad winter---everyone sick(me included) and tons of the dreaded "white stuff"(snow!)

Also lots of things happening in the family--some good, some not.......

**I think of you and your boy often and I KNOW that you are happy because you KNOW that Sammy IS.

Take care-Charles.

♥Maddies mom,Sherri


04-07-2013 9:52 AM -- By: Lauvern and all at Lukes shelter.,  From:  

Dear Charles.

Stopping by to remember and honor your handsome son, Sammy on his 5TH. Angelversary and wishing you a day filled with all the happy memories that I know you have of him.

I am sure there will be many celebrations at Rainbow Bridge in honor of your son.


Happy 5TH. Angelversary Sammy.. You are loved and missed so much by your Dad. Keep sending him signs that you are and will always be watching over him.


04-07-2013 8:28 AM -- By: Brenda,  From: Miami, FL  


Sending love, hugs, comfort and support as you remember your son, Sammy on his special day. ( As you do every day, I am sure). Please take today to reflect on all of the wonderful memories those 15 years afforded you. I am sure he is doing the same. Praying for the Lord to give you strength on this difficult day. <3  <3  <3

04-07-2013 7:42 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Upham,ND  

Hi Charles hope you are doing well.Came by on this sad day in April to pay tribute to your sweetheart SAMMY on his 5th Angelversary at that beautiful place in the sky Rainbow Bridge

God Bless YOU today and Everyday Love Rowdy and Me


04-07-2013 2:12 AM -- By: Marcia & Kelly-girls,  From:  

 Stopping by to wish Sammy a great 5th Angel Day!  Celebrate with all the other fur-babies, & have a blast!!  Don't forget to throw your Daddy some great big SMOOCHES!!  And tell your Daddy, I live the song on your main Critter's page!  xo 

04-07-2013 2:03 AM -- By: Misty and Cuddles,  From:  


We just wanted to stop and wish our good friend Sammy a really happy and fun Angelversary.   Lots of food, drink (pop of course) and laughter.  And then we'll go to the party.  LOL See ya there Sammy.

04-07-2013 1:10 AM -- By: Linda & Milo,  From:  

Happy Angel Day Sammy!

Send some more love down to your beautiful Dad today young man.

I wrote you a poem ,went to review. Hope you get it!

Enjoy your day Sammy!

Bless you always!


Linda & Milo

04-07-2013 1:08 AM -- By: Linda,  From: NJ  

Hi Charles-

Stopping by to honor Sammy on his five years in the heavens. I'm sure there will be a grand celebration today for such a fine young man. And I am sure he wil be watching over his Dad filled with so much love.

Bless you always sweet Sammy


Linda & M

“There’s a man I know who lives below

With a heart so big and true,

His love remains in my heart within this sky so blue.

He has touched my life in many ways this man so big and strong,

The gift of laughter and friendship made has helped my heaven’s song.

He comforted my days with long winding walks then hugged me oh so tight,

This man I know who lives below still remains within my sight.

I guard him every single day wherever he may roam,

These angel wings are strong you know they help me carry me home.

For home is where the heart still lives for that is what they say,

For this friend I know, my Dad below I would have it no other way.

His smile can light up a mountain top if only he would know,

His smile lives within my heart and helps me just to grow.

For a man like this a very dear friend so faithful and so kind,

That I asked Jesus for just one wish that he could help me to find.

That my spirit lives within his smile and every good deed that’s done,

I still feel his kindness right here up above the heaven’s sweet sun.

So thank you Jesus for the golden gift that was given once to me,

A friendship blessed for 15 longs years that lasts until eternity.

So when you see this man with the big brown eyes and a smile so very wide

Tell him just once my head hangs high and my heart still filled with pride.

Ask him to look up at the sky whenever he is feeling down,

I’ll send him a hug along with some love to let him know I’m around.

I look at him still with so much love I bark they heavens so very loud,

Sending it down to my Dad below letting him know I am so proud.”

So if you happen to see such a man like this who’s heart is made of gold,

Tell him just this if you would I’ll be there as he grows old.

Then we’ll meet one day up above and I’ll join my very dear friend,

We’ll walk through the hill with the brightest sun that roams through heavens bend.”






04-06-2013 4:23 PM -- By: Bruce,  From: PA  

Bless amazing, giving, adorable, tender, caring, compassionate and brave Sammy, and Dad Charles, on beloved Sammy's 5yr Angel day.

In addition to the love and devoton evident in your memorial for Sammy, Charles, you have my ongoing appreciation for the genuine concern for others and their kids, that you demonstrate every day.

My little Cinnie thought she was a Pit Bull at times, at least what most people associate with Pits, but you know how Dachshunds are.  In the end devotion and unconditional love is the name of their game.

Bless you for sharing your home and life with with Sammy and his siblings, and for advocating on behalf of this terribly misunderstood breed.  Unfortunately my beloved Brutus lived in the pre-digital age, but I'm working on getting some photos from my ex-wife.  She was a great  mother to Brutus, so I'm hoping to get them soon.  When I do. the first place I'm sending a photo is to you.  As mentioned before, raised in an loving home there is no more devoted or faithful kid than souls like your Sammy and (most of) his siblings.

Bless gentle spirits and Angels Sammy, Gabby and Bob M, and your entire family of two and four legged souls.  You are a generous, caring and decent man, Charles, which I'm sure you babies knew right from the start.  They truly will be with you forever.  

04-05-2013 9:01 PM -- By: Nancy,  From:  

You are always here for everyone else and welcome them to critters with arms open wide and ready to wipe thier tears. I wanted you to know I thought of you today on his 5th year Angelversary. Please know my heart and prayers are with you. I am keeping you so close to my heart and thoughts. I know you miss Sammy so very much.

Bless you always

Nancy, PIcky and Snowys "Momma" :0(

04-04-2013 8:47 PM -- By: Bruce,  From: PA  

Sammy & Charles,  Just wanted to thank you guys for checking in on my beautiful Cinnamon.  Cinnie and I have, of course, will be leaving a tribute in the next day or two for Sammy in honor of his Angel day. 

Bless you, Sammy and Charles.  We will be back soon!

04-04-2013 1:35 PM -- By: pat,  From: oklahoma  

Dearest Charles and Babies: How are things in Santa Fe? I hope you're warm. Perhaps spring will find all of us soon. xoxoxo Pat

04-03-2013 6:17 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Dear Charles,Sammy, Gabby and little BobM...... Cupcake, Xander and Bentley.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter and the weather cooperated with you. It was a beautiful sunny day here and the kids "fur and human" all had a fun time hunting for Easter treats.

Take care and know we are thinking of you.

Sending hugs across the miles.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


04-02-2013 9:57 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

 Dear Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M,

Thank you so much for stopping by in remembrance of my dear girl. No matter how many years pass I will never forget her. I can hardly believe it has been so long since I was able to stroke her soft head and ears or bury my face in her sweet fur. I know you feel the same about your children. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful friend.

04-01-2013 9:51 PM -- By: Dena Taylor,  From: Pittsburgh  

Dear Charles,

Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your condolences for the loss of our Peabo.  Your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated.  My thoughts are with you and your babies Sammy, Gabby and Bob.

Sincerely, Dena


03-31-2013 1:32 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles, sammy and kids happy easter. sending our love to you


jules and butler

03-30-2013 12:15 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles and kids thank you for being there for butler's 5th year mark. you have always been there and we hope we have too for each other. you a kind gentle man who's friendship we treasure

hugs and love

jules and butler

03-29-2013 8:50 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Dear Charles, handsome Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M....Cupcake,Xander and Bentley.

Easter is the perfect time to put
into words all the feelings that
too often go unsaid -- feelings
like the love and appreciation
felt for all of your kindness and support throughout the years.Thank you for your continued friendship and continuing to visit my kids memorial pages
with kind words not only to me but to all the volunteers at Luke's shelter. Your posts do not go unnoticed by anyone here.....Thank you for understanding why I have put my kids memorial on private for now.....
In time, I hope to be able to give my support to others as I have done in the past....
Wishing you a  Very Happy Easter with Love.
Lauvern, Byron, Tyson and ALL at Luke's Shelter.


03-29-2013 8:16 PM -- By: pat,  From: easter egg town  

Dearest Charles and babies: The sun just peeked through the clouds. I had to go to town (40 miles) to pick up more meds and I am so glad, glad, glad to be home and be greeted by everyone here. Dogs, cats, hens! They help me feel needed and we all want that.

I am going to dye and hide eggs for the dogs on Sunday. It ought to be fun because this will be the first Easter I've done it for Dom and Dinah. Lita loves boiled eggs more than anything else I can fix. She will be in heaven. Let me know who finds the most at your house!

xoxoxo Pat and family

03-29-2013 11:47 AM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Hi Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... sending ours hugs and wishes too ... may each day bring you closer to a dream ... the one where we are in your arms again. Sending love always, know we rest in your heart., and many ((hugs)), Luna & her mom Nadine

Look up to the sky and feel the breeze ... know we are watching you!

03-29-2013 11:47 AM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Hi Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... sending ours hugs and wishes too ... may each day bring you closer to a dream ... the one where we are in your arms again. Sending love always, know we rest in your heart., and many ((hugs)), Luna & her mom Nadine

Look p to the sky and feel the reeze ... know we are watching you!

03-29-2013 8:28 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Upham,ND  

HI Charles,Sammy and All Just came by to wish you and  all a Very  safe and Happy Easter Holiday God Bless You ALL today and everyday 

Love Rowdy and Me

03-28-2013 10:15 AM -- By: christy,  From:  

hello charles!  thank you for the visit!  all is well here in little rock.  spring seems to be here and with that i'm reminded of all the hikes me and bj took - this was our favorite time of year. still so bittersweet.  so great to hear from you.  sending you, sammy, gabby and bob m and your sweet pibbles this side of the bridge lots of love and light.  hugs!-christy


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