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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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04-12-2011 1:31 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

thank you mr charles for eats and coffee. love that goose story from lauvern. lol

hoping you are doing well. do not overdo and stay smiling. hugs to the kids.

jules and butler

04-11-2011 6:52 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Hi Charles and kids. Thankyou for stopping by and for the coffee. I surely needed it this morning as I had one of the most mixed up days ever. After sleeping in over an hour this morning, I was on my way to the shelter, i was about half way there, i got a call on my cell from security, telling me my alarm went off at home and security was dispatched out. I turned around and went back home to see what was going on only to find out that a huge Canada Goose had perched himself on my bay window and set the alarm off somehow. That has never happened before. Anyway after all that ,we had a beautiful sunny warm day here .

That was a nice way to remember Sammy as you did, going for a ride in the truck with Cupcake and Xander.I am sure they enjoyed it too.

Thankyou again for the MUCH needed coffee and your kind words as always.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


04-11-2011 2:23 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Good Morning Charles,

Thank you for stopping in again for Princess' birthday. It was a beautiful and quiet day. Bailey, Kit and I worked out in the yard much of the day. They enjoyed the sun while I reminisced about Working in the forest with Princess. We spent hours and hours out there creating trails (we now have about 1/2 mile of trail), planting trees and exploring. Wonderful memories. I hope your truck ride in Sammy's horo was equally enjoyable and that your remembered him with love and joy as you know he would want you to.


04-11-2011 2:20 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

thank you mr charles and kids for coffee. hoping your monday goes smoothly


jules and butler

04-09-2011 2:44 PM -- By: Kent,  From: Ft. Wayne, IN  

Paying belated respect for dear Sammy's third angelversary. I know he's missed very much Charles. Take care and stay in touch, Kent, Ginger, Ringo, Sugar, Mr. Runt, Cinnamon, Coco and the kitties

04-09-2011 1:55 AM -- By: Marnie & Fluffy & Tad,  From: CA  

 Sending more hugs to you for Sammy...(and also to let you know it is still Friday here in CA! )

 for Sammy

04-09-2011 1:50 AM -- By: Marnie & Fluffy & Tad,  From: CA  

 Dear Charles,  I know yesterday must have been an awfully hard day.  It is so difficult to try to come to the realization that they are not coming back!  But it's at the same time comforting to know they are in our hearts every day and in our memories forever.  May you continue to cherish the specialness of Sammy.   love, Marnie, Fluffy, and Tad

04-07-2011 11:08 PM -- By: Henry,  From:  

Charles I am stopping by to honor your boy Sammy on his Angel Day.He will always be your boy and never forget you. Have fun Sammy with the rest of the Angels today.

04-07-2011 10:31 PM -- By: ♥Maddie/Sherri,  From:  


This is a hard day, to be sure.

The third Angelversary.   I know it must seem like yesterday that Sammy was in your life, yet also seeming like it has been at least 10 years. At least that is the way it is for me with♥ Maddie.Often, I am alarmed that more than two years has passed and then sometimes it seems as though it has been at least ten years since I last held that Funny Bunny in my arms.

Charles, I know you have your memories close to your heart today, more so than usual, and I know you are hugging your other fur-kids more than usual tonight and I am sure that this is the same way it is for Sammy tonight. Somewhere, somehow, that love, you for he and he for you--- is out there, a REAL thing, a form of energy in and of itself-- in the strength of it.

Take care tonight &Always,

Maddie's mom,Sherri


04-07-2011 7:46 PM -- By: Brenda,  From: Miami, FL  

Charles, that has to be THE nicest thank you, I've ever received. Now I  the one thats crying. Please try to have happy thoughts an smile at the wonderful memories you two shared.

04-07-2011 3:37 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Dearest Charles,
I believe I figured out what the "review" word was so I will avoid it this time around. Having experienced myself, all of the bitter and the sweet that an angel day has to offer just 5 days ago, I can truly understand how hard it is.  My wish for you is that you do something today that was special to you and Sammy; a car ride to a special place, a walk down a favorite path or eating a snack you often shared together. I told you that Princess sent me a craving for a soft serve ice cream cone, something she dearly loved so I would know the thought was from her. Yesterday I was able to have one in her honor and now the craving is gone. Her special way of letting me know she has not forgotten me like I have not forgotten her.  I imagine Sammy is right beside you willing a thought or action into your mind. 

The friendship Sammy and Princess gave to us as their parting gift is treasured. You will be in my thoughts all day today. Look for a special surprise soon.

04-07-2011 3:04 PM -- By: Gail Ambrose,  From: Texas  

Dear Charles aka : Sammy's Dad!!

Forever Dad and forever our memories so sweet and heartwarming of our sons awaiting our reuniting in Heaven. I wanted to remember your boy's day as you did my Joey last month.  Their Angelversary is only 3 weeks apart.  Yes 3 years has gone by fast but it seems like yesterday.  I have many remembrances right here in my room by me all day.  What a sweet face that boy Sammy has; I am looking at him as I type.  Know you are loved by many but especially by your Sammy.  He and Joey are friends and we shall meet one day and share that unconditional love that only our animal babies give us.

God Bless, Gail 

04-07-2011 1:00 PM -- By: Vicki,  From: Cuddles and Misty Rose  

Just stopping to wish our friend Sammy a great 3rd year Angelversary today.  All the Angels in heaven will be honoring Sammy today.

04-07-2011 12:55 PM -- By: Michelle (Millie's, Shorty's, Wolfie's Mom),  From: TN  

Wanted to wish you a Happy Angel Day, Handsome Sammy!  I know you are having fun at the Rainbow Bridge...give all my babies kisses for me!

04-07-2011 12:27 PM -- By: Mike,  From: Alaska  


God bless you big boy.I know your Dad misses you as much as I miss my Buck,Trooper Baby & Pokey. Look for them at the rainbow.

Ever in our thoughts,

BTBB&PKs Dad, Mike

04-07-2011 12:18 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  


04-07-2011 12:15 PM -- By: Luna,  From: Sammy's 3rd angel day  

HAPPY ANGEL DAY SAMMY!  Your 3rd with us!

There are some days when all seems quiet, like walking down a lonely trail … but you never know what life will bring you …  Sammy shrugs his shoulders and smiles … “we were just made for each other”.
Luna sees Sammy sitting in the grass watching the wind blow the long green blades of glass as the clouds circle above, she walks up behind him and whispers in his ear, “So how is your dad doing today?” and sits beside him; Sammy smiles and says I can see his tears. Oh Sammy do not worry, those tears are the symbols the heart sends when it misses us, Luna stands and takes Sammy’s hand, a few more angels come, and a few more … and before you know it they made a huge circle … Luna whispers, “In numbers there is strength” … as they each bow their heads and say a prayer, so Mr. Charles know they are each thinking of him. They all sit in the grass and tell of stories of days past and happy smiles, and then Luna speaks up and mentions a time almost a year ago when they tied a treat on a strong and hung it from the heavens for the world to see, well… Luna hides her head with her paws … You didn’t think xlander and cupcake were barking at birds did you … then she smiles and whispers, “err, we did eventually give them the treat”.  Luna snickers, Sammy laughs, Luke, Dale and Butler’s chuckle, all the angels smile and grin … The heavens are alive with laughter, and our hearts are the place they roam, alive in our memories are the days we shared, we will never be alone. In our mind etched with every fine detail are the days we shared, the happy feelings, the internal glow … so when you are feeling sad, wipe away those tears smile and laugh as though we walk beside you,  in a way we are. Remember Charles, our love will always surround you, no matter where your are or what you do  … Luna looks up and watches the clouds move even faster, she yells. “I think we might be getting rain?” … They hide and take cover as the tear drops shower around them … they feel our pain. But in the kindness of their voices as they call out to you … they say, “you have nothing to fear or worry … we will meet again and we will always be with you” … with the flip of her tail and a shake of their fur the suns rays burst through, know we are all we are because of the love we shared … because of you.
Sending you all our love, always  
Luna, her mom Nadine, and your many friends at the bridge.

04-07-2011 12:11 PM -- By: Nancy,  From: El Paso  

What a precious child you had, Charles, and a strong bond that will not be broken. I am thinking of you both today and sending prayers. May God comfort you with the reassurance that sweet Sammy is OK and waiting for you.


We lost our sweet Bonnie the same day and you lost Sammy. She enriched our lives the way Sammy did yours. We are so thankful.

God bless.

04-07-2011 11:57 AM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Dearest Charles,

This is my FOURTH guest book entry. All of the others went to review. If this one does not show up I will contact you another way. Know I am thinking of you today

04-07-2011 11:52 AM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Dearest Charles,

Having just experienced all a memorial day has to offer just 5 days ago, both bitter and sweet, I know exactly how difficult it is.

Sammy is undoubtedly right by your side doing his best to let you know that he knows he has not been forgotten and letting you know he will never, ever forget you either.

Charles, please take a minute today to do something that just you and Sammy enjoyed doing together: a ride in the car to a special place, a walk to a favorite spot, sharing a yummy treat or something else. Yesterday I fulfilled Princess' wish for me and got a softserve cone. I know in my heart that by giving me that craving she was letting me know she is still remembering me just as I am her. Now that I have done that I no longer have the craving and my heart is more at peace.

My wish for you is a day of peace and wonderful memories of a friend you loved very much.

Please look for an email from me with a little surprise in it to you from Sammy.

04-07-2011 11:37 AM -- By: Kim & Taz,  From: Bird's Hill, MB.  

Hello Charles~ Thinking of you today and praying that you have the strength to cherish and remember only the sweet memories of Sammy ~~ ♥
  I know that I have not visited Sammy's Memorial Tribute in a long time but I will try and do better in the future ~ 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 will  be with you as long as you remember him and believe that one day you will see him again~

♥♥♥Thinking of you on your 3rd. Angelversary Sammy♥♥♥I know you're watching over your Dad as always.Sending you hugs,love and prayers.♥♥♥

Love & Hugs, Kim & Taz♥♥

04-07-2011 11:20 AM -- By: ,  From:  

Oops! That should be 3rd Angelversary...

04-07-2011 11:18 AM -- By: Gina & Saada,  From:  

Stopping by today in honor and remembrance of sweet, precious Sammy on his 3th Angelversary. Charles, your 3 Year page really touched my heart, and all his angel day pictures are so beautiful. I know your sweet boy is always with you in your heart, and most certainly is watching over you and the fur kids and sending so much love! My thoughts are with you today,  I know this day can be difficult. Sending BIG hugs and warm thoughts your way. Gina & Saada

04-07-2011 10:44 AM -- By: Lisa and "Mandy",  From:  

We also had to stop in and remember Sammy's Angel Day. Little Mandy always followed her big brother Moochie around while here on earth and i am sure she still does at Rainbowbridge.

Take care.


04-07-2011 10:41 AM -- By: Forest an Mickey,  From: Texas  

Dearest Charles,Cupcake and Xander,

 Wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and Sammy today.All the love in the world to your beloved son Sammy.Sammy stay close yo your daddy cause he misses you so much.Darling Sammy you are loved by many.Tummy rubs for you Sammy and lot's of kiss's.Love Forest and Mickey          For Sammy

04-07-2011 10:39 AM -- By: Lisa and "Moochie",  From:  

Stopping in to remember Sammy's third year Angel Day.

04-07-2011 10:29 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

charles and sammy we are coming to honor and remember sweet, loving sammy. thank you for your friendships to us. charles know he's with you today and everyday. we miss you sammy


jules and butler

as told to butler from sammy :

My Dad

M is for my hero

Y is for your tender touches

D is for devotion

A is for always being there

D is for day you chose to pick me up and begin our journey.

I love you dad.



04-07-2011 10:05 AM -- By: Lawrence,  From: Dugald Canada  

Hello Charles. Thinking of you today as it is the day your loved one, Sammy went to Rainbow Bridge. May his love always warm your heart on the days when missing him is most difficult.I have enjoyed reading reading all the pages you have made for him and they are so well thought out and so much love and time put into them. KEEP UP THE BULLIE PRIDE!!


Lawrence and the crew.

04-07-2011 9:16 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Upham,ND  

Hi again charles just had to come back and tell you the Three year angelversary page you wrote for sammy is just beautiful

Love Rowdy and Me

04-07-2011 9:04 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Upham,ND  

Good Morning Charles just stopping by to comfort you on this sad day 04/07/ and wish SAMMY a HAPPY ANGEL DAY.He is now young,healthly and strong again and he truly misses you and only you his best friend Charles take care and MAY GOD BLESS YOU SAMMY ON THIS YOUR 3RD ANGELVERSARY

Love Rowdy and Me


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