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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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12-30-2013 11:41 PM -- By: Laura & Dale,  From:  

Stopping by to say I was thinking of you, Sammy -

Charles, I have that lovely card with your kids on the bulletin board over my desk so I smile at them every single day!  Sending love and very best wishes for a happy New Year! 


12-25-2013 4:17 AM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

Dear Charles and Sammy,

I hope you feel better very soon and can be out with your kids to enjoy some winter romps. I hope you know my thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

Merry Christmas and all the best in 2014.


12-24-2013 11:17 PM -- By: Skye,  From:  

Dear Charles:
 
I hope you and the furkids have a truly wonderful Christmas, and I hope that 2014 is a year filled with many blessings and much happiness for you!  Thank you for all the support you have continued to show me & Molly despite my medical absence from Critters -- please know that it has been greatly appreciated.  I hope you are doing well.  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
 
 

12-24-2013 5:28 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Charles & Family,

Stopping by to wish my great and good friend Charles, and his family, angels included, well during the remainder of this crazy holiday season.

I has been a privilege for me to get to know you here at Critters this year, Charles, and to witness first hand all of the kindness, respect, and wisdom you are always willing to share with others.

I know, Charles, that my beloved Cinnamon, and all of my kids from the past, including my Brutus who I've bragged about to you so often, will be spending Christmas with Sammy, Gabby and Bob M, and the other amazing angels I am now aware of, but who I know loved and comforted by Cinnie right for the start.  

Bless you, Charles, and may the remainder of your holidays be filled with good fortune, good health, and happiness, and in the new year, too.

And by all means with Cupcake, Xander and Bentley a joyous holiday from me and Cinnamon. 

Cinnamon & Bruce

 


12-24-2013 5:09 PM -- By: Mona,  From: Illinois  

 Thinking of you and your furkids, Charles, and reflecting on what priceless gifts they were and are. Our first Christmas without Ricki Roo is having it moments ... but we're doing all right, Roo wouldn't want us to be sad and miss the quiet moments of joy. Wishing you many such moments, dear friend. Hugs to you and all the "kids", and may many blessings be yours in the new year. From Ricki Roo's mom.


12-23-2013 7:04 PM -- By: ♥Maddie/Sherri/Lizzie,  From:  

Charles,

Thank you for your Angelversary wishes and VERY kind words in ♥Maddies GB.

It has been a very hard year with many upsetting and tragic events and I still do not have the heart to work on getting Lizzies memorial finished--fishing through all the photos... still too heartbreaking.

I wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and Happy new year.

♥Maddie & Lizzies mom, Sherri


12-23-2013 5:17 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Hello Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M.

Luna smiles as she puts the finishing touches on the tree, and as she steps back it begins to glow ... not just from the lights that were hung with care but from the warmth of your  and they each smile. As they tilt their head back and look at the sky they marvel at the brilliant stars above, then one begins to twinkle brighter than the rest and in the dark sky it appears as if it's moving ... A COMMET, quick make a Wish!!!  ((hugs)) and all our ... knowing they watch over us still.  Luna & her mom Nadine


12-22-2013 4:35 PM -- By: Gerry,  From: Kent, England  

 Hi Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M,

Just popped in to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas & a wonderful New Year 2014.

regards,

Gerry, Blackie & Sammy

 

 


12-21-2013 9:35 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Stopping by to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and All The Best in 2014..

Merry Christmas at Rainbow Bridge.... Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M..I know you will have a fun filled day with all of your friends. You are loved.

{{{Hugs}}]

Lauvern and all my fur kids at the Bridge.

 


12-15-2013 9:59 AM -- By: ,  From:  

  Hi Charles,Sammy  and All.Just came by alittle early to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Have a safe Holiday season with family and friends take care Charles talk again soon bud

With Love Rowdy and Me


12-13-2013 8:28 PM -- By: Janet Hagglund,  From: Indiana  

Thank you for your kind words. I remember you stopping by and signing Ezekiel(Zeke)'s memorial when he passed away.  Zeke and Jacob are now together again playing with Sammy.  Thank you again.  janet


12-13-2013 12:25 PM -- By: dawn, Will, Bond and Carly,  From: geneva, il and the bridge  

Thank you Charles for remembering Will's birthday.  I'm sure Will is sharing all of his birthday cake.. and birthday bones and he got each year here on earth for his birthday.  hugs to you and your furbabies!

Hey Sammy - happy partying!


12-13-2013 12:18 AM -- By: Gina - Ari's owner,  From: SA, TX  

Thank you so much for your kind words. I didn't know I would find so much comfort from complete strangers. It has been difficult to return to Ari's page so I apologize for my late reply. But please know, your words were greatly appreciated.

Your Sammy had beautiful, sweet eyes.

Stay well!!! xo


12-12-2013 3:23 PM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

I just wanted to write to you aas I am having my lunch and let you know, we are keeping your precious girl Cupcake in our prayers and sending positive healing thoughts to her.Doris just asked me about her and I had to write and let you know,we are thinking of you and her. How is she doing? I hope she is doing much better.

I will write later as I have a class in half an hour so must finish my lunch. It has been very cold here for the last few days so as you can imagine, the kennels and cages are filled as well as 5 portable kennels set up in my office.

Have a good day. Will write later.

Hugs

Lauvern

 

 


12-12-2013 7:12 AM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Charles, and Sammy, Gabby & Bob N,

Stopping by this time from home before we head off for work.  I apologize, guys, but I having a problem with my messages to your all going into the Critters 'Review'!

Know, Charles, that Cupcake is in my prayers for a speedy recovery, and that all of your beautiful angels, and your beloved Cupcake, Xander and Bentley, are thought of every day.

I send a longer message when the Review logjam clears up.

Peace & Love,

Cinnamon & Bruce


12-11-2013 8:55 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Charles, Sammy, Gabby & Bob M,

Hey gang, I want you to know I've tried to send a couple of messages and they keep going to review.

I'll try again from home.  Just want you all to know that Cupcake is in our prayers, and it always great to hear from your wonderful family, at the Bridge and here on earth.

Peace & Love,

Cinnamon & Bruce


12-11-2013 8:49 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Charles, and Sammy, Gabby & Bob M,

It is always a great treat to hear from you and your gang, Charles, both your forever loving angels Sammy, Gabby and Bob M, and your beautiful Cupcake, and dashing Xander and Bentley. 

I don't envy the weather you've been having lately, and am so sorry to hear about your sweet Cupcake.  I know my Brutus LOVED the snow, and as I've told you before, even though it's now more than 24 yrs, 7 mos (not that I'm counting) since my amazing Brutus passed, there is nothing that he did, or said, no look that he ever gave me, that I don't remember, and will for the rest of my life.  

You're so right, Charles, we will do anything for them, but what joy and love they give us in return.  

We're located just south of Philadelphia, PA, and it just snowed on Tuesday for the second time in three days.  We had two, record breaking winters here, back to back, spanig 2009 - 2011, and even the snow reminds me of how much I love, and miss, my little Cinnie.  Many was the night I shoveled the sidewalk three or four times so my little girl . . . she had back issues and we needed to prevent slipping and sliding . . . could go for a stroll, and do her business.  I miss that little girl so very much. 

I know Cinnamon is great friends with so many wonderful angels, Charles, your Sammy, Gabby and Bob M among them, and it means something every time, but especailly at this time of year, when you and your family stop by.  Thank you so very much.

You are a caring, generous, loving and decent soul, Charles, which is why you are so loved by your babies: you share those same qualities with them. 

Cinnamon and I will definately stop by prior to the holiday to wish you all well.  Again, I'll throw in a special prayer or three for your Cupcake, but I know she's get better with all of the TLC she gets from her Dad.

Peace & Love (and good health!),

Cinnamon & Bruce


12-11-2013 3:50 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  


12-11-2013 3:37 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Hello Charles, Sammy, Gabby and Bob M

Luna smiles ...  just had to share. Yesterday while mom was walking Lily and Opal she came upon 3 coins on the sidewalk, mom picked up each coin and looked at them;   5 pecos,  a penny from Canada, one US penny  ... as she picked them up she smiled knowing Luna was making her rounds to Canada, Mexico and also her mom. each moment of every day when the sadness falls upon me I think of a little girl that is waiting, and although the tears fall because I miss her, a happiness at times can be felt as well ... knowing their love surronds us still ... always watching, waiting and letting us know they are here. Sedning ((hugs)) your way and a BIG kiss to cupcake, hoping her leg bets better real soon, also a ball toss to Bentley and Xander ... may they tire eachother out so dad can rest and relax watching the stars.  Luan & her mom Nadine 


12-10-2013 10:55 AM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

 Composed a super long post...to review. Hope it shows up.


12-10-2013 10:54 AM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

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

I was just thinking that I needed to get to critters and post some entries! The past few weeks have been so incredibly busy I feel like I am chasing my own tail!  

Cupcake does seem to keep your hands full all on her own. Having a limping dog myself I fully understand the frustration. I imagine Cupcake has just as much energy as Kit and resists containment. Hope she recovers soon.

We are pushing the doctor to have my dad admitted into Hospice. It has been a sad time and there is no real hope for better news so I will take each day as it comes and cherish the time we have.

My husband planned and beautifully pulled off a surprise 60th birthday party for me the day after Thanksgiving then took me on a short trip up to Canada for a rest. We had a great time but now I must play catch up and this is my busiest business season.

We have had a week long cold snap here but cold for us is not quite like cold for you. Our lows were in the teens and now we are warming up and rain is due for the next week at least.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I always relish a guest book entry, especially one from a very dear friend. 


12-06-2013 10:10 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

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

Thank you for your recent visits and kind posts as always.We have had snow  falling since the past weekend which ended with a storm yesterday. We  had a total of 18 inches of snow fallen in the past week but with the strong winds and blowing snow,many roads as well as city streets are blocked. The snow clearing crews have been working 24/7 since last Sunday only to have to start all over again today.Needless to say the driving conditions are not good.

I'm sorry to hear that Cupcake has hurt herself again. That poor girl! I know she will get better real soon with the care that I know you give her.

Sending along fresh hot coffee and Doris's Friday special hot cinnamon rolls to help get your day going. Have a grand weekend.

Hugs        Lauvern and all at Luke's shelter.

p/s Doris saw your post and said she visits Sammy everytime she gets on Luke's site but doesn't post BUT she will try and do better."Smile"


11-28-2013 11:19 AM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and Little Bob M's Dad,  From: Santa Fe, New Mexico  

Dear Gerry, Blackie & Sammy .. I want to personally thank you for visiting and posting and your kind words. 

It is too bad that the PB breed is banned over there .. because, in my eyes, it is in how you train and bring this breed up.  I have never, ever been rough and tough with them and show them pure love and in return, they love me back....unconditionally.

Gerry, as long as my health and body allow, I will always fight for this breed that I so love.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE ALL animals, but because the PB breed is misconstrued ... I will be "their" voice.

As always, thank you for visiting and please continue to visit .. I enjoy hearing from others from around the world ..and you in England .. makes it all the better.

Sending you hugs from here to there ......  Warmest Regards.


11-28-2013 7:00 AM -- By: Gerry,  From: Kent, England  

 Hi Charles, loving Sammy, Gabby & Bob M,

I have been reading your memorial and have been so touched by your love for the pit bull breed. Here In England it is a banned breed but through your love for them I see so clearly that they are beautiful and wonderful dogs. 

I strongly believe that through great love and care for them and a proper upbringing they are beautiful and loving dogs. It is wonderful Charles to know that there are people like you  who would take a stand for the pitbull breed.

By the way I am a constant visitor to Critters.com and love this site very much.

regards,

Gerry, Blackie & Sammy

 

 

I strongly believe that it is how you love them and bring them up tha

 


11-27-2013 7:29 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce,  From: Rainbow Bridge & PA  

Sammy, Gabby, Bob M & Daddy Charles,

Cinnamon and I needed to stop by this evening, before taking a day off for the holiday, to wish you and your family a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving. 

Heard on the news and read below about your weather adventures, Charles, and had a laugh, and tear, to myself remembering my beloved Brutus.  He LOVED to play in the snow, snorting and powering his was through everything, but there is nothing he liked better than a warm bed!  Our angels surely do stay with us forever.

Anyway, I know Sammy, Gabby and Bob M will be well taken care of partying with the likes of my Cinnamon, that amazing Rowdy, and beautiful ladies like Princess and Molly. 

So many beautiful angels at the Bridge, Charles, and I am reminded every time I visit of just how kind and caring you are to these amazing souls, the the humans left behind who love them forever and always. 

Wish Cupcake, Xander and Bentley a happy Thanksgiving from me and Cinnie, too. 

Hugs, peace & love,

Cinnamon & Bruce

 


11-27-2013 12:04 PM -- By: Luna,  From:  

Ah Charles, Luna looks on with a smile with Sammy by her side, Gabby and Bob M too...

there will never come a day you are not thought about and so deeply loved, Luna winked,  "you have SNOW!" Mom has a mild rain, but it's not Christmas yet.

Yes Charles, there are often times when I just stop, look, and listen ... I know there are angels among us. Sending great tiding of joy ... as each of the kids lift their paws and blow YOU a HUGE kiss ... ... remember, we are here waiting, watching, playing...  just as we've done before ... knowing one day we will see you again. All our love always, Luna & her mom Nadine, Lily and Opal too


11-25-2013 12:57 AM -- By: Skye,  From:  

Hi Charles:
 
Stopping by to THANK YOU so very much for the recent birthday greeting you left for my beloved Molly.  I have really appreciated your continued support despite my necessary absence from Critters. I hope you are feeling better and that Cupcake is too.  I also hope that your aunt is doing okay considering the circumstances and that they have at least been able to manage her pain and keep her comfortable.  I know this will probably be a difficult Thanks giving for you with your aunt being sick, but I still wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a beautiful upcoming holiday season.  Sending hugs your way.  THANKS AGAIN!   :-)
 

11-24-2013 5:07 PM -- By: Michelle & Princess,  From:  

 

Dear Charles and furfamily,

Seems like ages since I have made a post so please excuse my absence. We have been trying to clean out the house (too much clutter) and I have rarely had a chance to do anything social between that and my work. I hope you and the kids are all well. I trust you would have told me if Cupcake's last surgery had any glitches. 

Kit is still having shoulder trouble so I have an appointment with a specialist in a couple of weeks. Acupuncture and swim therapy have helped but he still relapses so I need a definitive answer (I hope) about what might be going on. 

Today, on Marquisea's seventh angel day, I decided it was a good time to place her new gravestone.  The one I originally ordered was very poor quality so I went back to the company that did Princess's and had them make one for her. If you want to see it is is on her page in Princess's memorial, all the way at the bottom.  We also cleaned the Rainbow bridge as most of the leaves are off of the trees. Pictures of it are under the Rainbow bridge tab.

Our rainfall totals are way behind and the amount of snow up in the mountains is too. We are supposed to have clear but cold weather for at lest the next week. I hope your weather is not too bad for the holiday. 

Take care, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know I appreciate you from afar.


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.


 

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