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Charles - loving dad of Sammy

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

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03-29-2011 2:25 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles,

we wanted to say thank you for remembering butler's 3rd year gone. your words reached our hearts and yes we could feel you with us as always. been a long journey this past year and we are so grateful we grew into friends. you have always been supportive, caring and gentle. you truly are a gentle man charles. your heart is of gold and your words steady and true. know we adore you and your kids. we are always here for you too sir.

hugs and love

jules and butler


03-28-2011 10:01 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Morning Charles ,Handsome Sammy, Gabby and Bob M and of course sweet Cupcake and Xander.

What a beautiful mastiff girl you went out of your way to try and capture. I know she will find her forever loving home after Janelle nurses her back to health. I want to Thankyou personally for caring about these precious furbabies. The world needs many more people who care for these creatures . Many think its JUST a dog/cat. That is not in my vocabulary. These babies all have hearts and feelings as I am sure you would agree. So from the bottom of my heart, Thankyou for caring.

It looks like it will be a nice day here today. Still alot of water around to run off but other then that bright and sunny day.

Have a good day. I am off to classes now and enjoying them.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at the shelter.

 


03-26-2011 2:30 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

charles thank you for all well wishes am trying hard bounce back. sending all love and hugs... coffee too for a good day for you and the kids

hugs

jules and butler


03-25-2011 7:52 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

HI Charles and gang,

It almost seems like spring is here, then...it is gone! Today is one of those beautiful days that spring should be like. It is sunny and cool and wonderful. Tomorow the rin and gloom is to return for another week. I hope things are looking up your way. 

Thank you for checking in on us. As Princess' 4th memorial day draws closer I feel my heart strings tighten and a sting in my eye. I still miss her so much. I had forgotten that Sammy's angel day was so close to Princess' though a year later.  The were almost the same age too.

I am keeping an eye on Casidy's fund but it does not seem to be growing which saddens me. Let's keep hoping for a miracle in some form or another. Take care Charles ((()))


03-24-2011 8:08 PM -- By: Joan,  From: Greensburg, IN  

Thank you so much for visiting Smoke on her birthday. After reading about your son Sammy, I can see you understand grief and also love. I cryed so hard reading your tribute to Sammy. We never stop loving and missing them. But I promise you, we will be with them again. They are waiting for us. It's our job to get there! I love the story of how you two met. I'm glad you had 15 years with him. I had my girls Chelsea 12 years and Smoke for 24 years. I miss them every day and look forward to when we'll be reunited. Thank you for sharing your story of Sammy and the gang. It helps to hear from others who understand. God bless and keep you...


03-24-2011 4:16 PM -- By: mama mia,  From: RBB  

dear charles,

Thank you for the kind words you offered my aunt!
i MISS my daddy soo much it hurts when the wind blows through my wounds,, My dad loves pitbulls as well he used to tell me how he could never imagine owning another breed. he loved me to the moon and back.. I was his best friend and I was just taken away from him.. he didnt knoW I was sick no one did... I met your sammy he is so fun to play with.. he has taught me so many new things and I have made tons of new friends... if you could would you drop in and say hi to my brother kc he's here with us hes been gone 3 years.. thank you charles... and thank you for letting sammy become my new best friend


03-24-2011 8:42 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Upham,ND  

Hi Charles and all Precious furkidsThanks so much for the visit.Rowdys Birthday isn't till april 22 so your okay and I dont know if i have it down wrong where you seen that or what but if i do i'm sorry He was born April 22/1998.Well we  just had another snow storm here so it just won't quite this year and can't remember when we had this much snow in one winter  well thanks again Charles for stopping by and take care bye SAMMY

Love Rowdy and Me


03-22-2011 9:41 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Hi Charles, Cupcake, Xander and of course Sammy, Gabby and Bob M.

Just wanted to stop by and say Hello and hope all is well out your way as I have not seen you around Critters. I hope spring has sprung out your way as it certainly has here. The media is saying we will have flooding due to the large amount of snow around. I have never saw so much snow as this past winter. I have been  busy bringing all that i can carry upstairs just in case of basement flooding. I certainly hope they are wrong.My living room and family room look like a furniture store now. Ha-Ha. There is alot of water everywhere but it does seem like it is running away so far. Some of the side roads are under water in the country but the highways are above the water so far. Anyway i guess we will have to deal with whatever we get.

Take care and know that you were thought of.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern

 


03-18-2011 10:14 PM -- By: Margaret,  From: Canada  

You were so lucky to have Sammy for 15 wonderful years, and he was so lucky you rescued him that day on the road.


03-18-2011 2:17 PM -- By: jules,  From:  

 


03-17-2011 5:14 PM -- By: Karen,  From: WV  

Charles,

Thank you for your kind words of sympathy in my loss of Ursula.  I do miss her so much.  Sammy is such a beautiful boy.  I am so sorry for your loss.

Karen


03-17-2011 4:21 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Hi Charles, Sammy, Bob M., Gabby, Cupcake and Zander,

Thanks for visiting. As I was making the rounds this morning I thought..."I need to stop in to see Sammy and the gang!" You must have been listening.

I contacted Janelle again about getting a brick for Princess. I do not see any new information about Cassidy so I will take that as a good sign.

I was a lovely bright morning here which has now turned to gray but the morning perked up my spirit. Kit and I played ball whie Bailey wandered the field. I must get to work while the "kids" are napping. Just thibnk 3 more days to Spring.

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY


03-17-2011 11:31 AM -- By: Gail Ambrose,  From: Texas  

 Thank you Charles for remembering my Joey.  Even though we have not met, we share a common bond of the loss of our beloved family members.  My pain is still there but I try to think on the good, the many memories and many years our Joey was with us.  Of course today is especially hared. Going to go buy a plant, a special colorful plant, to plant by his burial site.  This way when I look out my kitchen window, I see bright color and remember the richness Joey added to our lives.  And Sammy, you big Love, give kisses to Joey for me..I can see them loving one another right now.


03-16-2011 4:12 PM -- By: Gina & Saada,  From:  

Hi Charles and precious fur kids, just wanted to stop in and say hello and hope you are doing well. It's been warming up some in our area too, but have had winds and rain the past few days. Can't wait for the warmer sunny weather to get here... I know Juji certainly perks up more when it's nicer outside.

I was looking over your wonderful page for Sammy's 2011 birthday and saw that beautiful quote... "When things to wrong and life turns rough and no one is thinking of me, I close my eyes, open my heart... you're the angel that I see." I LOVE that... how true those words. 

Hope you have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day, Charles. Sending hugs to you and all the fur kids!!!!


03-15-2011 9:40 PM -- By: Heidi Karaczewski,  From: Sunrise, Fl  

I just want to thank you for the Birthday Wishes for Misti. I hope you and Misti have found each other and you are very busy playing together.


03-15-2011 2:15 PM -- By: Cheryl,  From: Dever, Colorado  

Hey There,

The first thing I want to do is thank you for remembering my Cy Guy on his anniversary.  My coputer crashed on the 23 of Feb, and I just got it back last night around 5 pm.  So much to catch up on.  Your a real cutie Sammy, and I know a real joy to your dad.  We take them into our hears and homes, and then that awful day comes when we have to say goodbye.  Memories are good, but the real thing is so much better.    So, once agin, ThankYou for your kind thoughts.

 

Cheryl

 

 


03-15-2011 10:04 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Good Morning Charles, Handsome boy, Sammy, Gabby and Bob and of course precious Cupcake and Xander.

Stopping by with fresh coffee and Granny's homemade cinnamon rolls. Yes Granny never quits baking. It seems like she won't be happy until we all gain some pounds. Ha-Ha. The fur kids here at the shelter certainly know granny and are always waiting for their cookies or whatever treats she offers them, alot I no doubt don't know about. Ha-Ha. It looks as if spring has sprung around here as there is water everywhere and of course many dirty paws. Classes are going great and I am loving everyone of them.

Yes I believe Samantha knows there are soft ice-cream stores in the city as well as she knows that she will no doubt get to walk there and get a sundae. Ha-Ha.

Have a good day and thankyou for stopping by with your kind words as always.

Sending Hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

 


03-13-2011 3:02 PM -- By: Karen Tomczak,  From: Harrington Del  

Hello Dear Charles, Sammy , Gabby and Bob M

Thank you so much for stopping by for my boy Angel Day .

Iam so sorry i have not been on but iam trying to come back . thank you for all your kind words . I do miss all of you .Hugs Rameses Mommy Karen


03-13-2011 1:39 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Morning Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M, 

Sure Mom would love to help ... ahhh, the wind, yes blwowing away all the leaves of a season gone by .. Spring is coming ... Luna twirls, and twirls, then she catches Sammy spinning ... our love will always surround you! ((Hugs)) Luna & her mom Nadine


03-13-2011 11:43 AM -- By: Forest,  From: Texas  

Dear Charles,

 Thank you so much for all the help.I will wait to hear from Luna or Nadine with instructions.I wish I could figure it out but,I haven't .Anyway i just love Sammy looking at me as I write this.He is so beautiful! I was looking at Cupcakes picture and story.She is so lucky to have you.Here in Orange we had a story in the paper about how a pitt bull had his ear's cut off with sissor's.Just breaks my heart.Cupcake is just a pretty girl!Love to all of the furkids. Love and Light  Forest and Mickey For Sammy baby!


03-12-2011 11:28 PM -- By: Forest,  From: Texas  

Hi Charles,

  I was wondering if you could help me with how to put a countdown clock on Minnie's site.I went to wishafriend but,I can't seem to figure out how to get one on Minnie's page.Any help would be great.I hope you are all doing well.Mickey and I are just getting through a day at a  time but,it's a real drag for us both.Love and Light Forest


03-12-2011 4:46 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Hi Charles and family,

I just left a detailed guest book enety which apparently had some forbidden words in it so it was sucked into the review void. I hope it will make it to you but if not one of the things I told you was I made my contribution to Cassisdy's treatment fund.

Hugs to you all.


03-12-2011 4:44 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Hi Charles, Sammy, Bob M., Gabby, Cupcake and Zander,

We got in from our trip across the mountains after midnight last night. We now have a second opinion and a detailed treatment plan for our rescue boy Kit. Hopefully it will offer him some relief.

I wanted to let you know that I have contributed to Cassidy's treatment fund and made note that it was your plea that brought in my meager donation. Having just spent several hundred dollars o my own vet bills I did not have much to send but even small donations can add up.

I just visited Pasado's site and updated myself on things there. Cruelty never seems to end so whatever we can do everywhere has to help some.

I hope you and the kids are all well.  Your continuing freindship is a blessing.


03-11-2011 1:03 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Hi Charles, Cupcake and Xander and of course Sammy, Gabby and Bob M.

I hope all is well out your way. We are getting rain today. Maybe that will help melt some of the snow. My kids and the shelter kids are truely enjoying the outdoors for the last few days. They don't want to come indoors when it is meal time or bed time. Of course Samantha won't come in until everyone else is in as she has to make sure all are in and safe.She certainly owns up to being the mascot"boss" of the shelter.Ha-Ha.

Granny and I had a laugh last night as we were calling all the furkids in for the night. They all came "some needed more convincing then others" but as we got them all in their kennels, and Tyson and Toby "my boys" were in my car ready to go home, I asked Granny where Samantha was. She said she didn't know.Of course we both got worried but as we went back outside there she was sitting next to Tyson in the back seat of my car. I guess she decided she wanted to come home with us . Ha-Ha. Of course like always, she got her way and came home with us for the night and we all did walk over to the Dairy Queen for soft ice_cream, but  she was happy to see granny this morning when we all got back to the shelter and of course she had to check things out all over the shelter and granny's house to make sure all went okay while she went on a sleep over. Ha-Ha.

I am off to classes now. Have a grand weekend.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at the shelter.

 


03-11-2011 12:35 AM -- By: Jackie,  From: :Philadelphia  

Charles,

What a beautiful message,  thank you so much!

I too read Sammy's entire site, how wonderful and beautiful it is. Sammy and you were very lucky to have found each other as was I and Little Guy.

It is wonderful it is for the both of us  that we can continue that love, you with Cupcake and Xander and me with Joy. When we first adopted her, it was the time of the Presidential Election and we had named her Hillary for the first few days,  only three days and she had given us so much happiness and love, we renamed her to Joy because thats what she was and she has given us complete joy for almost  three years now, I just love and adore her so much. I know you know the feeling because I see the pictures of your dogs, we both know the "feeling".

Again, thanks for the wonderful message, you, Sammy, Cupcake and Zander are in my thoughts and I know Sammy and LG are friends and watching over all of us.

Regards,

Jackie & "Joy"


03-10-2011 2:09 PM -- By: Vikki,  From: Jupiter, Fl  

Charles~ thank you so much for remembering my sweet Shadow.  Blessings, Vikki-Shadows mom


03-10-2011 11:53 AM -- By: JACKIE,  From: PHILADELPHIA  

Thank you so much for remembering Little Guy today, it means  so much. I know you must miss Sammy as muuch as I do Lg.

 

Thanks again,

Jackie


03-10-2011 1:41 AM -- By: pat, fayeroe, tippy and teddyjack,  From: texas  

Once a dog has entwined himself round your heart
he is not only yours for life, but you are his.
When he is gone, his place is forever sacred.
Other dogs are just as precious
but they all have their allotted spot in your
affections kept for them or their memory.
A heaven without one's dogs
would not be the heaven we hoped for.
A dog is always man's best friend.
Written By: anonymous

Have a great weekend, Charles. We're moving one load to Oklahoma and working on the house. All the grandchildren are going with  me. Pray. :-)  Pat


03-09-2011 5:38 AM -- By: Jennifer & Meagan,  From: Lubbock, Texas  

Hi Charles,   thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers during this sad time for us.  Thank you most of all for bringing us to Critters.com!  It has been very cathartic reading everyone's stories and sites, seeing the pictures, bawling my eyes out.     It is comforting knowing Meagan is not alone and has a lot of playmates.  I love your site.  I just want to reach in and give woozles to Sammy.  Your pics are wonderful.  LOTS of hugs to you and your furbabies Cupcake & Xander!!

I finally added pictures and some pages to Meagan's site.  I have a lot more words to add, but it is a start.  Hope you have a great rest of your week.  Love, Jennifer & Meagan


03-07-2011 6:46 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Hi Charles, Sammy, Gabby, Bob and Cupcake and Xander.

Thankyou for stopping by and  for your kind words as always. We have been having spring like weather here so of course many dirty paws to wash. Ha-Ha. It is suppose to be getting cold by the weekend again. It certainly is a mixed up winter/spring this year.

I am certainly enjoying my classes even though they do take up any extra time I might have had. I have to keep thinking and knowing many furbabies will benefit from the time I am putting into learning and that makes it all worth it to me.

I hope all is well with you and Cupcake and Xander . I am sure you are also washing dirty paws as well. Ha-Ha.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

 


 

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