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

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11-22-2013 9:46 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Just stopping by on this Friday morning with some fresh hot coffee and Granny's Friday speciality"hot Cinnamon rolls". We are in for a blizzard today so don't know if I will lose my internet or not as some already have.

Have a grand weekend and stay warm.

Hugs.... Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


11-21-2013 12:37 PM -- By: Dad,  From: Santa Fe, New Mexico  

My Beautiful furkids .. Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M .. I haven't posted to you three in some time .. even though I post to every Sunday on my weekly tribute to you three.

The weather has surely gotten cold here and your sister Cupcake and brothers Xander and Bentley run outside and do "their business" and run right back in onto the king-sized bed .. just like you used too, Sammy.  How I will always remember that.

Sammy, as the weather gets colder and snowier up in Canada, please work "paw-in-paw" with Luke and let our dear friend Lauvern know that there are furkids needing help if you happen to know of furkids needing help.

Always remember that each of you and all your friends at Rainbow Bridge are very loved by me.  Always watch over us .. and please keep sending me signs that you are visiting us.

11-21-2013 11:04 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for the coffee and pumpkin pie "one of my favourites" and we certainly need the coffee and hot chocolate this morning as it is COLD out there.

Thank you for your recent kind as always posts. I did post to you yesterday but I don't know where it went. Anyway have a grand day and stay warm.

Sending hugs across the miles.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.


11-20-2013 9:50 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your kind posts,coffee and treats in the past couple of days. Much appreciated. The weather here has now turned  and it is COLD with about a foot of snow around. As you mentioned we soon will be filling up the shelter which is very sad but we will definately give them a warm place. I know Luke and your Sammy will be busy now and send me some signs as to where there may be furbabies in need of shelter.

Thank you for the the note to Kim and Doris and all the volunteers. I know they will see your post and appreciate it as I do.

I hope the kids are all doing well. We all had a chuckle about the king size bed with heated mattress pad and how all three of them enjoy that. All furbabies should be treated that way in our opinion. ..Cupcake, Xander and Bentley are very lucky kids but I know they appreciate all that you do for them.

Tyson and Dozer are not likeing the cold winds that we have had for the past couple of days. They wake me up to let them out in the middle of the night to do their business but when I open the door they are not sure if they want to go out in that. HaHa.I tell you it doesn't take them long to come back in and jump back into bed under covers. HaHa.

Sending Hugs across the miles.

Lauvern and all at Luke's "soon to be over filled" shelter.

11-17-2013 9:21 PM -- By: wendy,  From: nottingham uk  

 hi charlse, thankyou for you kind words regarding charlies passing, I still cannot come to terms what really happened with charlie and i had come to face a optional decision regarding charlies health which has not been good for some months now , he was getting on a little, but I think he could of lived a little longer, my finale decition was made that day, having a choice of what to do regaing his health. his gut went into status and he was not eating due to infection, he had pnuemonia earlier this year,, charlie had been through a lot and exepting the loss is another thing, I did not want him to go but the vets didnt leave me much choice as he had been nebulized and had oxygen ect that night he was in the hospital at heanor, although I could of bought him back, I let him go that day as he was very poorly, I was not told what was wrong with charlie, but he went down rappidly in his health ect, the weight was dropping of his body slowly he had his top teeth out due to problems in march, but he went down hill after that, i cannot replace my dear charlie, he was a loving companion bunny, I dearly miss him charlexxx thankyou charlse for  signing charles guessbook i hope that sammy is happy in heaven, may he have such wonderful angeldays ahead xxx from wendy xxxx

11-15-2013 6:49 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Fargo,ND  

 Charles,Sammy and All hope all is well your way.Just stopped by to say HI not much going on here now cause its getting a little nippy outside and im sure the worst is yet to come.Well take care bud and now the holiday stuff is coming up again so have a safe and happy thanksgiving god bless YOU all

With Love Rowdy and Me

11-14-2013 2:03 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  

 ... sending our love to you! ((HUGS)) 


11-13-2013 12:27 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Ah Charles, Luna gives him a big "WINK" ... and just then a star  twinkles from the sky 

Yes our precious angels will always fill our heart, the things they would do rest comfortably withing our soul as we remember with a smile the love we still share ... Luna walks right over to Sammy, Puts her paws around him as she gently tilts his head and gives him a GREAT BIG SMOOCH ... Mwah! .

Forever and always a part of us, till they are safely within our arms again.  Luna looks for a moment, then ponders in great thought, she jumps up with excitement as she lines all; the kids in a row, and at the count of 3, one, two, THREE ... they each blow you a kiss. May their love always surround you . ((Hugs)) Luna, her mom Nadine, (Lily and Opal too) Arf Arf   

11-09-2013 11:06 AM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Charles, and Sammy, Gabby & Bob M,

Thank you for stopping by to visit with Cinnamon and me earlier this week.  It's always a busy time for Cinnie around Halloween:  she loved, and looked oh so cute in her costumes, and equally loved bossing around any and every neighborhood kid who stopped by for treats.

It's starting to get a little chilly here, but nothing like out your way.  I have family in Colorado, don't know if I mentioned it before or not, but your part of the country is amazing and beautiful.  Good for the soul, I know.

Please know it is an honor, and something I look forward to, every time you visit. You are a very generous and kind man, and spirit, Charles

Bless your beatufiul angels, and Cupcake, Xander and Bentely, too. 

Cinnamon & Bruce

11-07-2013 4:23 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your visit and kind post as always and Thank you for the compliment on my new page.

I hope the kids are all doing well as I am sure they are. Tyson, Dozer and all the shelter furbabies are still enjoying the days outside as we are still having nice days. The temps are above normal for us for this time of year and we still don't have any snow which is not at all normal for us. We usually get a snow fall on Halloween and it stays as well as the days continue to keep getting cooler in November. Not so this year. I know we will soon be getting the cold and with that we will be extra busy at the shelter. I wish that wasn't so but it seems when the colder days get here there  are always more furbabies needing shelter and I will certainly be on the lookout for them."smile".

I hope your weather is stilll staying on the warmer side as I am sure Cupcake, Xander and Bentley don't care much for the cold weather either.

Take care and know you are neverfar from my thoughts and spoken of often at the shelter.

Sending Hugs across the miles.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

11-01-2013 10:04 PM -- By: Carol Palmer,  From: Socorro, New Mexico  


Dearest Charles, I am so sorry to have waited so long to wish you all the best. I guess I missed the e-mail last summer that told me that there was a guestbook visit from you. I trust you have fully recovered from those surgeries of that time, and that Cupcake, too, has recovered in full. My prayers have been with you all every single day, even though I have not been on the site for several months. It hurts so bad to see my little Missy, and my heart still misses her so. We have adopted a total of six elderly dogs now, two more this summer after losing Sweetie in the spring to kidney failure. It was so hard to see her go, especially for my husband. We adopted Jasmine, a big white Peke who looks a little like Sweetie, and little Tinkerbell, a tiny orange Pom, from Lucky Day Animal Rescue, just this summer. Check out their page on facebook. They are out of Colorado. There is a beautiful video there, not theirs, but they have it on their page, of a very sweet Pit Bull who was rescued by someone and there is such a touching video of the sweetheart with another dog. It makes me cry every time I watch it. It reminds me so much of what your Sammy must have been like in his loving temperament. I know you feel so richly blessed by the time you spent together. I know that all your Angels are very lucky to have you in their lives, and vice versa. We are going to the Doggie Dash and Dawdle tomorrow in Albuquerque, taking Tinkerbell, who is a little ball of energy. We will all have so much fun. Please give Lauvern my best, and please excuse my absence of words. You are all always in my heart, despite my poor correspondence. Love and hugs, Carol

11-01-2013 12:22 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your visit, coffee and kind post as always. I will relay your message to Trina and Bud and I certainly agree with you,they are and have always been a great help to me. I miss them already and will until they come back in the spring. It has certainly been a joy having them here for half the year....... It is almost 10:00 Am  here and  granny just brought out the fresh hot cinnamon rolls. They are late for your breakfast but we are sending a few of them and fresh hot coffee for your coffee break. "Smile".

The temps here are still above normal with no snow around which is not normal for us. We always have snow for Halloween but I guess thats good for the kids that go out trick or treating. I had over 100 of them come to my door last night. I like seeing all the costumes and especially the little ones who can hardly walk or their parents carry them to the door. Of coarse they get extra treats from me. Ha.

Have a grand weekend ! Sending hugs across the miles and hopeing the furkids are all well and keeping out of mischief.

Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

10-31-2013 12:46 AM -- By: Mona,  From: Illinois  

Charles, I've been away from our Critters community for a while, but a kind and thoughtful (as always) note from our friend Bruce nudged me back ... I added a couple of long-overdue pages for my Roo, and of course couldn't leave without visiting Sammy's pages. What great news -- you have Bentley now! Such a beautiful boy, a great brother for Cupcake and Xander. How proud Sammy must be as the big brother angel for them all. I'm also very glad to see that you're feeling better. Hugs from me to you and all the furkids, keep each other warm this winter. 

10-29-2013 11:47 PM -- By: Gina & Saada,  From:  

Dear Charles,

Thank you so much for stopping by on Saada's Angel Day and for your very kind words and continued support over these past years. It is very appreciated and really means so much to me.  Hope all is well with you and the fur kids. Sending big hugs your way... Gina and Saada

10-28-2013 10:34 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your recent visits and kind posts as always. I have not been on here ,as although I am feeling some better,this flu bug doesn't want to leave me completely. I am now on my second dose of antibiotics for the sinus infection that came along with the flu. I hope that takes it away and I do believe it will..... The weather here is getting colder but we don't have any snow yet. We did have a dusting of snow a few times but that is all gone now. I know it won't be long until we have lots of it around...... Take care and I hope you don't catch the flu bug that seems to be going around....... Sending hugs across the miles,          &nbs p;          Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

10-24-2013 3:38 PM -- By: Brenda,  From: Miami, FL  


Thanks so much for remembering Cindy on her special day. It means so much!


10-22-2013 9:14 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Charles and Sammy, Gabby & Bob M,

Just popping in for a minute to pay our respects to your beautiful angels Sammy, Gabby & Bob M, and to wish your beloved babies Cupcake, Xander and Bentley well as the days get shorter.  As you know better than most people, Charles, looking into the eyes of your beloved trio will always be one of the warmest, most peaceful places on the planet.   

I hope you are continuing to feel better, Charles, and that your family, and your dear kiddies Bentley, Cupcake and Xander, remain healthy and in good spirits as fall begins to settle in, and winter approaches.

Bless you, Charles, for all of the compassion and caring that you share with the Critters community on a regular basis.  It is and will always be a pleasure to have you and your beautiful angels visit with Cinnamon. 

Cinnamon & Bruce

10-22-2013 5:38 PM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Fargo,ND  

 Hi there Charles,Sammy and All just came by to say Hi and hope your not snowed in yet but i think i seen something about some snow down that way already.Nothing up this way yet but got lots of rain the last couple weeks and everything is still nice and green yet well take care Charles God Bless you All today and Everyday

Love Rowdy and Me

10-20-2013 4:50 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your recent visits and kind posts as always. I am sorry I have not been around as it seems I had caught the flu bug and have been sick for a few days. I am begining to feel better but not as I should be yet. I guess the flu season is upon us. Anyway hope all is well out your way and the kids are all doing well as I am sure they are. We are getting our first dusting of snow today...Dozer can't figure out what that white stuff falling on him is but he is trying to catch every flake that comes down. HaHa....... Sending hugs across the miles. .. Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

10-16-2013 10:31 AM -- By: Jaime Ross,  From: Ocala, Florida  

Thank you for your kind words on my sweet Marley. I know that he and your Sammy are probably playing and having fun across the Rainbow Bridge. You were an amazing pet owner and Sammy knew it. You will see him again someday :-) I know it!

10-15-2013 7:31 PM -- By: Maureen,  From: Hull UK  

 Dear Charles, What a gorgeous handsome boy Bentley is. He is going to be so very happy having you for a Daddy. Wishing you all the best. Maureen, Ruga, Bruno Jody Chaos and Bear xxxx

10-14-2013 5:17 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

 Dear Charles and family,

Wishing you all a very happy fall. Not sure if you have colorful trees down your way but if so I am sure you all enjoy them as much as we do. There is a chill in the air and Kit and Bailey seems extra full of energy as the temps fall. We even had a fire in the woodstove today after our walk.  

Take care my friends and know I think of you often even if I am not here as much as usual.


10-09-2013 10:10 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Dear Charles,handsome Sammy, Gabby and Bob M.......Cupcake, Xander and Bentley. Stopping by with fresh coffee and fresh cheese danish on this beautiful fall day.We have been having beautiful weather for this time of year but I know that will soon change. I need a few more nice days to get caught up with leaves,etc. before the colder weather gets here. All the furkids are enjoying their days outside as they "help" me with all the leaf raking. HaHa.I brought a few dry leaves into the cat kennels as well as they have fun with the dry leaves. Have to keep everyone happy. HaHa.......I hope the kids are doing well. I am looking forward to the first snowfall especially because Dozer has never seen snow and I always get a laugh when a puppy sees his/her first. Tyson tried to eat all the snow that came down when he was a pup.HaHa.I think all the dogs enjoy playing in the snow if it is not too cold out.. Samantha and Tyson go wild running around together in the snow but I have to slow them down if its slippery out which is not easy to do, as you know.... Anyway hopeing all is well out your way...... Sending hugs across the miles...... Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

10-03-2013 10:27 AM -- By: Randy Hamel,  From: Fargo,ND  

 Hi Charles,Sammy and All hope you are doing fine.Well another summer flew by.It goes faster the older we get.Back when i was working for a living time would stand still for months at a time heeheheh well just have to take what comes i guess thanks for the visit charles take care and God bless you all today and everyday 

Love Rowdy and Me


09-30-2013 10:21 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

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


I hope Xander is continuing to improve and that Fall is not too harsh for you in NM. It has come in with a flourish here with wet, very blustery weather with some thunder and lightening in the mix. Fortunately, except for some very loud claps the kids are not scared of it like some poor babies. We have managed to find enough relatively dry times to take our walks but it is tougher. I would often rather snuggle under the covers with the furry kids next to me but they push me to get out which is a good thing for all of us. 


Kit is continuing his water therapy and acupuncture and I am looking into some other therapies which might help his tendonitis. He is such an active boy it is very difficult to keep him quiet (I know you are all too familiar with that with Cupcake!) I try to keep his spirits up too with quieter play times like tug and hide 'n seek the toy. Stay warm and dry and give the kids each a treat for me.

09-26-2013 8:52 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Dear Charles, Sammy, Gabby and little BobM.......Cupcake, Xander and Bentley.  Thank you for your past few visits and of coarse the coffee and treats.I am happy to hear that Xander is doing well as is Cupcake. I am sure Cupcake and Bentley were overjoyed to see their brother come home as I am sure Xander was happy to be home again. I never did like to seperate my kids but when one had to be hospitalized, I had no choice as you know. It's so hard on the ones at home as they don't understand what happen and where their brother/sister went. I can imagine Cupcake and Bentley wouldn't leave Xander alone as they would have to sniff him down and make sure he is ok. HaHa....I took Dozer for his second set of puppy vaccinations yesterday ,although we were only gone about an hour,you would think we were gone for months as Tyson wouldn't leave him alone and followed him everywhere just to make sure he was ok.HaHa....... Have a good day. Sending hugs across the miles.... Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

09-24-2013 9:14 PM -- By: Bruce & Cinnamon,  From: PA & Rainbow Bridge  

Charles & Sammy, Gabby & Bob M,

We popped in, Charles, to say 'thanks' for your having visited with my beloved Cinnamon today, but my mesage went into the dreaded review bucket.

Let me just say that it is and will always remain an honor and privilege to have met a wonderful and caring person like you through Critters.  You are as true blue and genuine as a person can be, Charles, and Cinnie and I thank you for every single visit you've made, and always look forward to yoyr next one.

Bless you for being so kind to the Critter community as a whole, and for taking the time to become on of Cinnamon's, and my, special Critter's friends.

Bless you and your angles, Charles, and your beloved babies Cupcake, Xander and Bentley.  And know my thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family always.

Bruce & Cinnamon

09-24-2013 9:07 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Charles and Sammy, Gabby & Bob M,

A visit from you and your gang of angels, Charles, AND your beloved kids Xander, Cupcake and Bentley, is always a highpoint in Cinnie's day.  

Bless you, Charles, for continuing to honor all of our beloved and unforgettable souls here at Critters.  You, and Nancy, are true and faithful to the cause.  As I just mentioned to Nancy I'm sorry that so many tributes never see the light of day because of the recent changes at Critters.

For example, I tried to honor Brundel Seth Burke, a beloved member of the Pittbull & Am Staff club . . . he looks very much like my beloved Brutus, except Brutus coat was a shade darker . . . but there's no one to 'approve' the posts.

Of course, you remember & honor your amazing angels every day, Charles.  Just as Sammy, Gabby and Bob M loved you in life, they protect you and shepherd you from their post high above even now.

Thank you again my dear friend for stopping by, and for listening! 

Bless amazing angels Sammy, Gabby and (little) Bob M, beloved kids Cupcake, Xander and Bentley, and devoted Dad Charles who loves them so very much.  You and yours will remain in my thoughts and prayers. 

Bruce & Cinnamon


09-24-2013 12:17 PM -- By: Skye,  From:  

 Dear Charles: 

Thank you for stopping by.  I'm so very sorry to hear that your aunt is sick.  I know how very special she is to you and I am sure her illness is taking a toll on you.  I will indeed light a candle for her and say a prayer for you both.  Hang in there, Charles, as you go thru this difficult time with your loved one, and be comforted in knowing that you have friends who care.
Sending big HUGS your way.  Best wishes always - to you and all your furkids.

09-20-2013 8:51 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your continued visits and kind posts as always.. Just wanted to visit a few on here as I have some free computer time this morning. Fall is certainly in the air and the yard cleanup,raking leaves,etc. are just around the corner.Although the days are still warm ,the nights are quite cool. We do need some rain as we haven't had any for a long time and things are begining to look dry. ...I hope Cupcake is continuing to do well and is running circles around her brothers which i am sure she is, Ha Ha.  I  have two puppy classes today which have 8 puppies each as well as my Dozer in both of them. One class isn't enough for him as he seems to think everything is FUN and  has no time for being serious.HaHa. He is such a little sweetheart  and I know I have been letting him get away with things he shouldn't be doing BUT what can I say?.HaHa. He is obedient but just wants to have fun,fun, fun. I believe Luke whispered in his ear that life was fun and Mom is a pushover, Ha. Luke was the same when he got to know me after the life he had for sixteen months before I rescued him. Then all was fun fun fun for awhile until he realized there were rules to follow as well which he did real well after learning what they were.. Have a good day and know that you are thought and asked about by all at Luke's shelter. .....Sending Hugs across the miles.


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