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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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07-12-2011 4:34 PM -- By: Dad,  From: Santa Fe, New Mexico  

My Beautiful Son .. Sammy .. Thank You for sending that beautiful Rainbow this past Sunday.  You KNEW I was thinking about you and how you and I used to run and play together outside as I was Sunday with your sister Cupcake and brother Xander.

Sammy, what can I say but .. that I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, you brought so much happiness to me the 15 years you were with me .. and you still have my heart and always will.  I want you to know that my love for you, son, will never, ever die .. and when it is my turn to leave this world .. I hope you are there waiting for me .. to help me cross over the Rainbow Bridge .. to be with you .. never to be apart .. EVER.

Always know you are loved by me .. and I know Cupcake and Xander surely love you because they hear me talk about you all the time.  Always be with us my son.

07-12-2011 12:01 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Hi Charles and Sammy, Gabby and Bob M .. YES, was fun, and we also got some of the rain ... lol but I never minded walking thru the drizzle ... thought of you when it was, someone told me that the Keys for the past 2 week they got more rain than they ever did since the month of January ... so not much of a tan either ... but the company was great!

Yes, Luna and all the fur babies watch over us all ... forever in our thoughts, always in our hearts. ((hugs)) Luna & her mom Nadine

07-12-2011 11:19 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles just viewed sammy's sign in way of rainbow. gorgeous just beautiful. we know he's watching of you he loves you so very much. he has the best daddy and he knows it. all love  


jules and butler

07-12-2011 11:07 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles ty sir for coffee and bread is much needed today. am so relieved at least some rain is falling your way. we think of you and the kids daily and always send positive thoughts. butler is still hard at work trying with her cannon to help you out can feel it. she loves you too.

hugs and love

jules and butler

07-12-2011 10:08 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Morning Charles, Sammy,Gabby and Bob M.

Thankyou for stopping by with coffee and sour dough bread "yum my favourite" this morning. Much appreciated! I have a late start this morning as I needed a couple of hours more sleep after the long day yesterday. It was a long but VERY productive day. I really enjoyed the day. I am only doing four classes this afternoon . I am going to the humane society this morning as we have a few empty kennels to fill. "We can't have that" when there are so many fur babies needing shelter.

We are happy to hear that you are finally getting some rain as well as that the smoke is letting up in your area. YESSSSSSS! The NM rain dance done by the Bridge kids and prayers  are working! I know Sammy is always watching over you as he gathers up Gabby, little Bob, little Luna,Butler,Dale,Luke and all my fur kids as well as all of his friends at the Bridge and leads the NM rain dance. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and hope for more much needed rain in your area.

Hello Cupcake and Xander. I know you must be enjoying the outdoors now as the smoke has let up enough for you to be able to enjoy. Be good as I know you always are.

Have a good day Charles and Thankyou again for your kind post as always.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


07-11-2011 9:39 PM -- By: dawn, Will, Bond and Sierra,  From: geneva, il and the r. b.  

hey Sammy, hope you can feel your daddy's love every day. 

Charles, thanks for stopping by to wish Sierra a happy angel day.  she is bond's big sister.  i know our boys helped her have fun today.  hugs

07-11-2011 9:23 AM -- By: David,  From: Toronto, Ontario  

Thanks for your kind words and thoughts.  Your little pals are for sure BFF.

07-11-2011 8:25 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Morning Charles,Sammy< Gabby, little Bob and Cupcake and Xander. Just stopping by to enjoy coffee and danish from Jules with you on this Monday Morning.  I hope them fires and smoke have started to ease up. they sure don't seem to want to give up. We are getting a much appreciated cooler few days. Although it was hot and humid ,this morning I woke up to a beautiful north breeze which brought the tempeture down to more what I like. I have ten hours of instructing classes today as I want to get caught up before I go on vacation. No definate plans yet but all the volunteers are in place and both of Doris's daughters are staying with her for July and August, so I will take my vacation while they are here. Lawrence will be back at the end of next week as will Kim and her family. After that I am free to go.

Have a good day and we will continue to keep positive thoughts and keep you all in our prayers in hopes that them fires ease up.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


07-11-2011 6:48 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

morning mr charles, sammy and kids. we hope you had a good weekend and that the heat, fires are doing much better. brought coffee and danish to help get your day going. we love you all


jules and butler

07-10-2011 9:23 PM -- By: Laura & Dale,  From:  

Hi, Charles!  Hi, Padilla kids!!!  Just dropping by to say hello . . . you have certainly been busy doing all those rain dances - Dale says he even taught you a version of rain rumba!  hmmmmm....... 

Charles, back in town for a couple days then off to Cali . . . such a needed break!  Just wanted to stop by and say hello, let you know that you and the kids are always in my heart!!!!  There's a very special place there they have created! 

07-09-2011 12:01 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Saturday morning Charles , Sammy ,Gabby and little Bob M and of course Cupcake and Xander. Thankyou for joining us and having coffee and cake from Jules  with us yesterday. Thankyou as always for your kind words.I know all here appreciate the kind and encouraging posts from you. For this, I Thankyou you again.

The fires and smoke out your way certainly don't want to let up.Do they? With the little rain you did get , maybe you will soon get a good amount. We will keep good thoughts and continue to keep you in our prayers.

We got a good downpour of rain last night after all the heat and humidity last week and it certainly was welcome as it has cooled things dpwn some for a couple of days anyway. It is suppose to be very hot and humid again starting Monday.

Have a great weekend and I certainly hope the rain that we got last night is headed your way.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


07-08-2011 3:52 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

good morning mr charles and kids bringing coffee and coffee cake to begin your friday. mr charles thank you for all you do. you are a truly loving dad and we are proud you are in our lives.


jules and butler

07-07-2011 8:18 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Evening Charles , Sammy,Gabby and Bob M. Thankyou for the coffee and cookies  and your kind post as always. Much appreciated! I am happy to hear that the smoke has eased some for you. Yes it is very sad about the animals that have lost their lives due to the fires and smoke. So Sad!  We have had another extreme hot day here and yet another one expected tomorrow. I can live with the heat but the humidity is just aweful. Anyway I guess we can't change it so have to deal with whatever we get. Its a good thing we have lots of water around as the sprinklers are going all day for the fur kids. They all love it as that keeps them cool.

Have a good night.We will continue to keep positive thoughts in hopes that you soon get alot of rain so all them fires can be put out.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at the shelter.



07-07-2011 5:07 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Dear Charles, Sammy, Bob M and Gabby,

Thank you for stopping in to visit Princess. So few come anymore. It is disheartening as I treasure the friends I made here.

That said, I am happy to know your vacation went well and that Xander and Cupcake were in good hands while you were gone. Even though we have a reliable and good live in sitter come to our house whenever we must be gone, I worry anyway. These are my children and very dear to me.

I have watched with wonder as I see Sammy's image come into focus as Stacy posts updates. I can hardly wait for her to start on Princess.  

I hope the fires are not too close to you and am sorry to hear the smoke, ash and fallout is taking a toll on all of you. I ask for help for you everyday and hope it arrives sooner rather than later.

Thank you again Charles for being such a wonderful friend.

07-07-2011 10:47 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles thank you for coffee and cookies surely needed this morning. we are keeping up with the fires. hoping by the plant it gets contained more than 20%. it hurts our hearts that so many trees and those precious animals are gone. butler will continue her rain dance for you and the kids. know you are with us always mr charles.


jules and butler

07-06-2011 12:55 PM -- By: MR Cloudy & Mindy,  From: NJ  

 Thanks Sammy and Charles for stopping by to wish me a Happy 20th Birthday meant the world to us.  Take care


07-06-2011 10:30 AM -- By: Hannah & Oscarella,  From:  

Oh Sammy what a beautiful boy you are! Thank you for writing in Oscarella's book today--I lost her 2 years ago and miss her terribly! I enjoyed reading the story of how you found your Mom out on the highway. I can just see you patiently waiting for her to come along, then springing into the seat for the ride to your forever home! You and Mom were together every hour of every day, just like me, Oscarella and our gang. Your Mommy would do anything to have you back again--up all night, all day, anything--she loved you so so much. Sammy, I hope you have met my Oscarella and are looking after her and Dandy and Peanut who are waiting for me at the Bridge. Bless you Sammy you are a good and beautiful boy.

07-06-2011 10:12 AM -- By: Denise,  From: Midrand, South Africa  

 and a hug from the man in the pic. X

07-06-2011 9:53 AM -- By: ,  From:  

 Hi Charles - thank you so much for stopping by on Morgan's 5th Angelversary. 

07-06-2011 8:21 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

me charles and kids morning see lauvern beat me to coffee so will sip mine while say hello. hoping your day is beautiful and those fires are getting under control. we love you all


jules and butler

07-06-2011 7:15 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Morning Charles and kids. Stopping by with fresh hot coffee to get our day going. We are in for another hot day here , high 90's with the humidity. I can take the 90's but the humidity is not easy. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

I have not had an update on the fires near you yet this morning. I normally get the updates from Lawrence but he is away on vacation. I only get what CNN shows which is not too much . I certainly hope they are starting to ease up.

Have a good day.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


07-05-2011 3:34 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

we are baaaaack. lol

critters staff did a great job fixing the site. brought iced tea hoping helps cool you off. how are the fires charles? we continue to do a rain dance for you and send positive thoughts.

hugs and love

jules and butler

07-04-2011 7:35 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  


Good Morning Charles, Sammy, Gabby, and little Bob. and of course precious Cupcake and Xander. Thankyou for your kind post as always. We are happy to hear that you are getting at least some rain. We had watched clips of the fire on Tv over the weekend. All of them beautiful trees just going up in flame. How Sad! We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in hopes that you get lots of much needed rain out you way. It has been extremely hot here yesterday and is suppose to be the same today. The kiddie pools will be filled for the shelter kids and sprinklers will be going all day. The fur kids love that. I have not been letting them  in the pond to swim yet as the water is too high and needs time for all the spring debris to settle and the pond can be cleaned first.  We have put up a temporary fence  to keep them out of there until the water level goes down.

Have a great Fourth of July and I am sure you will be enjoying it with the kids.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's Shelter.


07-04-2011 4:29 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles and kids happy 4th of july to you all. brought coffee to you and many hugs. we love you all


jules and butler

07-02-2011 11:44 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Morning Charles ,handsome boy Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M. and of course Cupcake and Xander. Sending some fresh hot coffee your way and hopeing the smoke anf fires have let up some, at least enough for you to be able to enjoy your weekend outdoors. Thankyou for your well wishes and kind post as always.

Keeping positive thoughts in hopes that the fires are soon under control.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


07-02-2011 11:41 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles coming sip my coffee from lauvern with you. hoping butler's rain dance is going to work. we love you all. please be careful.


jules and butler

07-01-2011 11:18 PM -- By: granny doris,  From:  

hello charles. before i retire for the night after a hectic but beautiful day,i wanted to thank you for the well wishes for us all today. your thoughtfullness is and has always been appreciated by me . although i don't always leave a messages in guestbooks, i do visit  sammy's pages whenever i come online to visit luke's pages. as you can tell, i have to do my own typing today  which i am no good at and there is no one here to do it for me,as all the young ones have left to go to the city and see the fire works displays. I have no interest in that anymore as i would rather stay home where it is quiet with all the critters including samantha and i have lauvern's kids for the night as they all are afraid of all the boom booms as most critters are. they all had a wonderful day with lots of fun and treats and are all tucked in their beds now. i want to wish you a happy fourth of july and want you to know that we all keep you in our daily prayers and pray for the wild fires in your area to be stopped.i can hardly imagine all that smoke around. it must be just breath taking for sure. please excuse my bad typing skills as i normally get someone else to type for me when i can but there is no one around today. i am in my 70s and its too late to learn.haha. have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe and of course keep the kids safe as i know you do from all of the fires and smoke. keeping you in my prayers and wishing you a happy fourth of july.

granny doris ,samantha and all the shelter kids.xo

07-01-2011 8:44 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Hi Charles and kids. Just wanted to stop by and enjoy Jules coffee and bagels with you. Have a great day. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. I have not gotten a update on the fire and smoke situation out your way yet but I know I will when I see Lawrence this morning. We have a long day ahead of us but it is beautiful. The sun is out and it is not too hot. I am sure we will have a great turnout.Should be alot of fun.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


07-01-2011 7:33 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles brought coffee and bagels. have a wonderful weekend. we will keep you and the kids in our thoughts. butler is working on a new "rain dance" hopefully it will help. all love


jules and butler

06-30-2011 9:56 PM -- By: Gina,  From:  

Hi Charles and precious fur kids... keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I do hope you had a wonderful vacation, but am so sorry to hear you came back to all those fires. I do pray you get some much needed rain soon... we had a downpour here the other day and wish I could send some your way!! You and the fur kids take care. Sending hugs your way. Gina, Saada & Juji


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