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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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11-15-2014 4:36 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your visits and kind posts to myself and all at Luke's shelter. As you know I have not been here in awhile due to the heavy workload of trying to get my Mom's house ready for sale as well as tieing things up at Luke's shelter. We have been looking for property to relocate to but so far there has been nothing of interest. We have two places to look at tomorrow which sound and look quite good according to the real estate. They are both in good locations but further from  home which doesn't matter if all else is suitable. I have my eye on especially one of them but will see what happens tomorrow.I am certainly hopeing it is all good.

The weather here is cooler but not as cold as normal for this time of year which is a good thing . I hope it stays that way . "Thinking of the furbabies needing shelter of coarse".

Although I don't come here much due mostly to lack of free computer time, know that my friends at Critters are never far from my mind.

Thank you again for your always kind posts.


Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.



11-10-2014 2:32 PM -- By: ,  From:  

 Dear Charles,

I was just re-reading posts on my beloved Colton's webpage.  Three-and-a-half years later, I still ache for him as I know you still grieve the loss of Sammy.

I wonder if we ever did meet in Santa Fe.  I miss New true home.

Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.

- Susan

11-07-2014 4:24 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

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

The kids and I are stopping in to wish you a lovely weekend as well a nice Veteran's Day. I will be remembering my Dad as well as the other two and four legged heroes who serve(d) our country. We would not live the free life we have without all of them that is for sure.

It will be a working time off for us. We are having a very overdue new roof installed and have much to do in preparation for the upcoming holidays too. There will be time for walks and treats of course! How boring life would be without the little breaks that make memories and bring joy.  I hope you and your three will enjoy some well deserved time together before you get too much rain or cold temps.  We will have a rare mostly dry day 4 days and will take advantage of them. 

Thank you as always for keeping all of us in your thoughts and for visiting when you can.  

11-03-2014 10:12 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

mr charles and sammy hanging in best can for right now.





critters seems a bit messed up hard to type correctly on pages.


we miss you too.




jules and butler




10-30-2014 1:37 AM -- By: Skye,  From:  

 Hi Charles:

Just wanted to drop you a quick message to let you know that I was thinking of you and wishing you well.  I hope that you had a great summer and have been enjoying the Fall season.  I appears that Winter and the holiday season will soon be nipping at our heels! -- hope you can finally relax after all the work you did this summer and just enjoy it all to the fullest.  Hugs to you and "the kids".
Best Wishes To You Always,

10-24-2014 7:54 PM -- By: Brenda,  From: Miami, FL  

Charles: Thanks so much for remembering my little Cindy on her special day. It means so much! <3

10-24-2014 4:18 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

My lengthy post went to review. 

So hard to know what I say wrong. I will wait to see if it shows up then try other avenues.

10-24-2014 4:14 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  


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

It is always such a delight to see an announcement of a new guest book post from a good friend like you.   Fall has definitely made its appearance here. Heavy rains this week  but they only kept us in most of one day. The kids would not have it any longer than that for sure and I miss our walks as well.

I have good news from Sharon after I contacted her again yesterday. I know you and many others are frustrated when we cannot log on. She said, "We just set up an automatic reboot to go every hour -- hoping that stops the connection failure - let me know if you see it again ... fingers crossed this does the trick :)" I hope it will work too.

Bailey, Kit and I wrapped up our planting in the forest early this week just before the rains came. We still have some winterizing to do but the plants are in, happily rained upon. We all have such a good time out there. I imagine, Princess, Marquisea, Sammy, Rowdy, Cinnamon, Luke and so many other cavorting out there and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. 

I wish I could say my PT is helping and it may be but only for a short period of time after each session. I know I need to be patient but it is difficult.  

Sending special Halloween wishes across the miles to my friends south. Keep safe and be well. Hugs to one and all.

10-24-2014 11:27 AM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Hi Sammy, Gabby and Bob M AND DAD CHARLES ... Luna places her arms around Sammy and gives him a great big KISS ... Mwah. He looks a little bashful and mutters, my dad, and Luna nods yes ... then a grim appears - you could tell his eyes was smiling.

Ah Yes Fall, those leaves are magnificent, but the clean up ... well that's another story. How I love the four seasons ... but my favorite time is now, the cool breeze, it's great sleeping weather, no slushy or messy paws, and the girls love to play in the mild temps 50's-60's. Sending HUGS your way with lots of paw prints too ... fur-ever and ever and EVER! (Hugs) Luna & her mom Nadine

10-17-2014 8:50 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & Ridley Park, PA  

Sammy, Gabby, Bob M, and Dad Charles,

I hope (and pray), for your angels and beloved kids, too, Charles, and that things in general are going well for you and yours. 

I sounds like the fire danger for you has subsided, and I hope that in turn your beloved Cupcake, Xander and Bentley have been able to spend a lot of quality time with their Dad.

I remain profoundly thankful for the love and devotion every one of my angels has shared with me over my now more than 60 years on this planet, Charles, and for my wonderful Critters friends now, as well.  The thing we all have in common, I think, is that angels and parents alike, we at one time hoped and prayed that we'd be together forever, but we didn't factor in how far the distance was between heaven and earth.  

Bless you and yours, Charles, angels Sammy, Gabby and Bob M, and your beloved Cupcake, Xander and Bentley.  Be well, my friend, and I'll catch up again before Thanksgiving.

Peace and Love,

Cinnamon & Bruce

10-14-2014 12:58 PM -- By: Alyssa,  From: MI  

What a beautiful Dog you have there Charles I thought I would stop by and say hello and express  my deepest sympathies to you and your family I recently lost my 3 yr old new foundland hes on here now I havent posted pictures but I thought it would be a great place for memories of him His name is "bear" your boy is gorgeous

10-14-2014 9:41 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: fargo ND  

 HI Charles my friend Sammy and ALL hope everything is fine your way.Been taking it easy lately now not much going on here now.Have you heard from Pat lately its been quite a while since i have now.well take care Charles talk again soon 

With Love Rowdy and Me


10-11-2014 11:30 AM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

My post went to review 

If it sdoes not turn up I will post again.

Hugs just the same

10-11-2014 11:26 AM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Dear Charles, Sammy, Gabby, Bob M, Cupcake, Xander and Bentley,

I am finally able to post a note after the critters site was down. Typing is still difficult due to the pain in my arm but I could not pass up a chance to stop in to wish you a happy fall. I started physical therapy this week but the therapist is only slightly optimistic about any improvements that may come about. I hope she is wrong as my business requires much typing.

The rain is due to come in next week, when we were scheduled to get a new roof! Guess that will be put off for a time.

The kids and I have been working out in the forest where I feel so close to Princess, Ma and the other critters who shadow me there. It is a wonderfully peaceful place which I hope you can visit someday. New plantings and yard art abound and I believe most everything is in order for fall and winter.I know this is a short note and that my posts have been few and far between due to my inability to type but I hope it lets you know I appreciate your continuing friendship.

I was sorry to hear about the trouble you have encountred AGAIN with your neighbors. I hope it has been resolved and that you and your kids are left in peace. I have enjoyed seeing pictures of your kids too in other places. Keep posting and know I keep you all in my heart.

I added a new page in Princess's memorial so check it out when you have a chance.  

Hugs to one and all. 

10-06-2014 12:44 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your recent posts and kindness as always.As I have mentioned before ,all here at the shelter see them and appreciate them, so Thank you again.

There are no updates on my Mom as of yet but I should know more within the next couple of days when her results all come back.I will write to you when I know something. I have been quite busy going to the hospital a few times a day as well as doing as much as possible at the shelter. Thankfully Doris, Kim and  Trina  have taken over looking after all as well as a few high school students have been volunteering extra time after school knowing that I have been spending alot of time at the hospital." What would I ever do without them all".

I hope all is well out your way and that the kids are all doing well as I am sure they are.

I will write to you when I here anything.

Sending Hugs through the cool northren breeze.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


10-05-2014 9:19 PM -- By: Ruth,  From: Barnegat, NJ  

 Charles and Sammy. thank you so much for your lovely tribute that you posted on Deputy Dog's page. Sorry it took me awhile to stop by, but I did not want you to think I do not appreciate all the thoughts and kindnesses of my critter friends. Your Sammy is such a beautiful boy, he says so much with his eyes. At times, I find it so hard not to cry and be really sad, but courage and faith usually win out and I put my trust in hope, knowing that the reunion we will all experience with our furkids will be awesome. My prayer for you is that your wonderful memories of dear Sammy fill your heart with joy unspeakable and his spirit is near you always. Thank you again. my friend......

09-30-2014 6:58 PM -- By: Kassandra,  From: California  

Just stopping by Sammy's page. What a beautiful dog he was  I can very much tell you loved him so much and was apart of you and you still miss him after 6 years has passed. Your Sammy's signs are beautiful to know he's there. Anyways I want to say thanks again for stopping on my page your words made me feel a little better about my Lucky. I miss him so much and it's still hard. 

09-24-2014 8:02 PM -- By: Devonda,  From: West Virginia  

Hi Charles,Thank You so much for stopping by my beloved Chico's Memorial.I appreciate your kind words.I am sure he has met your furbabies at the Rainbow Bridge and is running and playing with them and all the other furbabies there.Take Care,Devonda & Chico

09-22-2014 3:24 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & Ridley Park, PA  

Sammy, Gabby, Bob M & Charles,

On this last day of summer 2014, Cinnamon and I are just stopping by to say hello, and wish you and your family well, Charles.  There's really a chill in the air here now on east coast, and this summer was absent any long periods of very hot weather.  

Of course, the way we here at Critters tend to measure our seasons and years is by the absence of our precious kids, as you know, Charles, and this third summer for my family with no Cinnamon by our side here on earth only reinforces how incredibly special, and beloved, she is and will always be.

I hope the fire danger for you has subsided with the approach of fall, Charles, and that everyone, including of course your beloved Cupcake, Xander and Bentley are doing well.  As you have heard me say before, my friend, but the truth never gets tiresome, you are a good, generous and kind man, Charles, and I hope that you enjoy a reawarding and safe fall, one and all.  I am certain that your precious angels do all that they can to protect and comfort you and your family every day.

Bless you and yours, Charles, your sweet angels Sammy, Gabby and Bob M, and your beloved Cupcake, Xander and Bentley, today and always.

Peace & Love,

Cinnamon & Bruce

09-19-2014 11:12 PM -- By: Carole and angel Tina Jane,  From: my heart  

Dear Charles, Sammy, Gabby and little BobM...... Cupcake, Xander and Bentley, we all hope that you are doing well. It's been so long since I stopped by. My little 19 year old girl Princess dies six months before Tina Jane and I haven't even created her memorial yet. My heart is so fragile any more. I am sure my kids at Rainbow Bridge are having a grand time with your kids.

Toward the end of Tina Jane’s and my journey, what I was left with was doubt, unending tears and a pain that went and still goes far beyond what can be described in words alone. I had so much doubt of whether or not I was doing the right thing. It took every grain of strength in my soul to maintain sanity. I really lost it. My pending decision to let Tina Jane go on without me was overwhelming.

So many questions; was the discomfort of her deteriorating health really great enough to justify my decision? Could I have done more? Should I have tried something else? Dr. Guajardo told me I was doing the right thing...that it was Tina Jane's time. Was he right? Self-doubt and the fear of saying goodbye consumed me, to the core of my soul. And pain - excruciating, gut-wrenching pain. How would I handle this..."again?" If life is a system of balances, of birth and death, light and dark, then the proof of the great pleasures Tina Jane gave me during our life together lies in the "quantity of my grief and pain" that I've felt, to date, since Tina Jane left us.

I knew it was time to let her go the morning she woke me up whining and literally pawing at my chest. She had a special way of communicating to me, and I could read her sign language. Gosh Charles, I have no idea how we find the strength to survive so many losses. I have to say that even with all the grief, I wouldn’t change a thing. I was blessed to have so many precious kids in my life, and I still have my dear 15 year old lady Dezzy Dee and my new son Nova (black and white Boxer, 1 ½ now and 70 pounds already). J

To all of you beautiful children in animal heaven, I hope you're dancing in the sky, and I bet you're singing, in the Angels choir. I bet it's so nice, up in Heaven since you arrived. Perfect pets like you blessed our lives with love and kindness. You cheered our lives up. I hope you are now able to feel and see the volume of warmth and sunshine that you brought into our lives. The "one and only" absolutely unselfish and most loyal friends that we are blessed with in this selfish world---the ones that never desert us, the ones that never prove ungrateful or treacherous---are our pets.

Well, I guess I really “let it flow” this time. Sometimes we just have to let go. Blessings and hugs forever to you and all your kids…gotta’ luv ‘em more than all the starzzzzzzz in the sky.

09-19-2014 9:44 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Stopping by with fresh hot coffee and Granny's Friday speciality,freshly baked cinnamon rolls to get our weekend off to a great start.

What was suppose to be a rainy weekend here has now been updated to a beautiful warm sunny one so I have decided it would be a great weekend to hold a fare for all the school kids who volunteered their services through the summer.Although I normally have it in October, this year has been so unpredictable with the weather,I thought this would be a good weekend to hold it. The kids always look forward to this time. I know all the dogs here at the shelter as well as Tyson, Dozer, Samantha and Taz will have a great time as they run around the yard with lots of attention from the kids. The cats here get to have the run of the cat section of the shelter with much attention from the kids as well. All should have a fun time, I am sure.

Doris, Kim, Trina and myself have been doing much baking and getting things ready for the big event for the kids while Byron, Bud and Lawrence will be the bbq chefs and whatever else I can find them to do which will be lots"HaHa".

I have to get busy and get things setup and ready as these last minute decisions are sometimes hard but I will get them done.

Have a grand weekend and I hope you  and the kids can enjoy the outdoors before the cold weather sets in. 

Sending Hugs through the warm breeze from here to there.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


09-19-2014 9:22 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: fargo ND  

 Hi Charles,Sammy and All hope you are doing well,Thanks for visiting Rowdys memorial love hearing from you.Not much going on here now nice weather still take care bud talk again soon

With Love Rowdy and Me

09-17-2014 10:59 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your visit and kind words to myself and all at Luke's shelter. Yes you are right as you said without all the wonderful volunteers ,I could not do what I love to do and follow my "Dream come true". I know they will all appreciate your post when they see it.

We had our first dusting od snow last night which is very early but I guess winter is on its way. Although i don't mind it too much but I know it won't be long before there are many unwanted furbabies needing shelter which is sad BUT thats the way it is.That is the part of winter that I dread the most. I know I can't possibly take them all in BUT I will take as many and more as I can. There will never be a empty kennel at Luke's shelter as long as there are furbabies out there needing help."smile".

Doris and Kim say "Hello and thank you for the post directed to them"much appreciated. Samantha and Taz send puppy dog kisses in the cool northren breeze.

We are off to do daily chores as well as I have a puppy class this morning. There will be eight puppies under a year old in for puppy obedience training which is always fun.

Have a good day and Thanks again for your always kind posts.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


09-16-2014 8:23 PM -- By: E.C.A. II,  From:  

Thank you for always visiting, and leaving kind words on the angelversary of Teddie's passing. God Bless.

09-12-2014 9:02 PM -- By: Lauvern and JoJo,  From:  

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

Thank you so much for remembering  JoJo on his Angel Day and your kind post as always. It is friends such as yourself who help make these marker days some easier.

Your continued visits and kind posts  mean alot to me. I want to also say,all here at the shelter see them and I know they appreciate them as well.

Have a grand weekend and I am sure your Aunt's house is looking pretty nice with all the work you have been doing there. I know she must be smiling down on you.

Thanks again for your continued friendship.


Lauvern and JoJo.


09-09-2014 11:33 PM -- By: Scott and Shannon,  From: Harrisburg, PA  

Stopping by Charles to say hello and to remember your beloved Sammy...  Sammy is always with you!  Take Care-

09-04-2014 12:25 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  


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

Thank you for your recent posts. I have not been able to get on Critters for a couple of days now but finally got on today so thought I would stop by and say "Hi". I bet your Aunt's house is looking very nice now with all the work you have been doing there.

We have the shelter all painted up and the extended cat shelter all finished now.Everything is looking good and I am happy we are finished.

We have been having cooler days and lots of rain which is a good thing after all the hot and dry days.

Tyson, Dozer and myself had a wonderful time at the lake this past weekend and I now have the cottage closed up for the winter. I am now ready for the busy days which I am sure will be here as the weather gets colder.It happens every year. "The colder the weather, the more furbabies need help".

I hope the fur kids are all doing well as I am sure they are.

Sending Hugs through the miles.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

08-29-2014 2:32 PM -- By: Lauvern and Toby,  From:  

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

Thank you so much for remembering and honoring Toby on his Angelversary yesterday. Your thoughtfulness and kindness means alot to me.Although the day was filled with many mixed emotions,it turned out to be a great and productive day as we celebrated Toby's life.It has been two years since he had to go to Rainbow Bridge and one would think it would get easier to accept but to me it seems the longer it is the more I miss him.Sometimes I wish that I didn't love my furkids as I do which would make it much easier to accept when they leave BUT that will NEVER happen. Anyway Thanks again for your ongoing support and friendship.Have a grand weekend!!I am taking Tyson and Dozer to the lake for the weekend to spend some quality time with just the two of them.

Sammy, Gabby and little BobM.. Thank you for helping Toby celebrate his Angelversary at the Bridge. I am sure you all had alot of fun and treats.

Sending Hugs through the miles.

Lauvern and Toby.

08-28-2014 6:03 PM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: fargo ND  

 Hi Charles,Sammy and All hope you are doing well.Thanks for the visit bud havent been on much lately but need to get back to my critters friends more often.Hope the fires have been put out down your way now well thanks again Charles see ya soon 

08-28-2014 4:08 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

 Dear Charles, Sammy, Gabby, Bob M, Cupcake, Xander and Bentley,

You certainly have had a busy summer. Are you fixing the townhouse to sell? Quite a job I know having dealt with my dad's place. 

A visit to the doctor showed my bone is healing but that the splint I had caused some nerve compression/damage. If it is not better in a week or two I will have to go for PT or OT. Typing is hard so I apologize for this brief note.

The kids are well and we have enjoyed a good but somewhat too warm summer. A cool fall will be welcomed.

We are off for a short trip to Canada. Someday I hope we can meet Lauvern there. How wonderful would that be!

Thank you for thinking of us. Do not work too hard and give the kids all a treat from us.


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