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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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04-14-2010 8:58 PM -- By: Lauvern ,  From:  

Hi Charles and kids. Just stopping by to say Hello as i  had some free computer time. I hope you are recoveringwell from your surgery.We have had beautiful weather here for the past few days. The shelter fur babies have been spending their days outside and loving it. Of course Samantha ,Tyson and Toby are enjoying the outdoors as well. All i need now is to get my allergies under control which should happen after all the trees bud,etc. I am looking forward to working in my flower gardens at home as well as on the shelter grounds. That will be another couple of weeks before i can do that though. Hope all is well with you.

Hello Sammy, Gabby and Bob M. ......Sammy we have a few kennels open now so help Luke keep watch over Fur babies that might need my help and send me signs. KK?

Charles , there is always lots of  Granny's cookies around here. LOL. My desk at the shelter has a big tray of different types of cookies daily on it. I never know what kind we are all getting that day till i get there but they are always good. I think granny wants me to put on weight or something. LOL.

Sending hugs all around.

Lauvern and all at the shelter.


04-14-2010 12:52 AM -- By: Marnie and Tad,  From: CA  

 Hello, here's a long overdue thank you for being the first one to sign our guestbook last month.  I've been pretty self absorbed in my pain since then, but re-reading your kind words helps to soothe the hurt.   I see Sammy just had his 2nd angelversary.  So sorry for your loss of such a handsome and loyal friend.  He is watching over you now, free of pain and illness.  Thank you again for your kindess to us.

04-13-2010 5:10 PM -- By: Amanda,  From: North Carolina  

Thank you so much for your kind words on Zeus' guestbook. Your Sammy was and IS a gorgeous baby. He hold a special place in my heart as well. I'm sure he and Zeus are playing together in a much better place. Zeus helped raised several pitbull puppies to adulthood as I used to show and breed them. He was especially fond of their puppy playfulness, as was I. I know we will meet again someday, but I'm thankful to know he has someone with him until then.

04-12-2010 1:19 PM -- By: Kim,  From: Stroudsburg, PA  

Hi Charles and all your Fur-Babies. I'm stopping by to say Thank You for visiting with me on my Boys first year Angel Day. It was a very hard day for me. All my memories came flooding back on the terrible day last year. It was so nice that people took the time for a visit yesterday.

04-12-2010 12:05 PM -- By: Beverly,  From: Ohio  

thank you soooo much for your kind words on opies is truly hard and almost unbearable at one understands unless they have experienced the loss of a pet...only they are so much more than just a pet....your Sammy was sooo beautifulllll..and I know he is at peace, just like my Opie now...huggs to you

04-12-2010 2:56 AM -- By: Deborah,  From:  

Thank you for the special note and poem on Cooner's website. It meant so much to me. Take care Deborah

04-12-2010 12:56 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

thank you for your visit. i was worried about you. hugs to you and sammy.

jules and butler

04-11-2010 10:51 PM -- By: ,  From:  

I was sitting on a rock by a brook of calm waters,
Feeling lonely without solace,
And weeping a storm of tears.
Angels from Heaven came to my way,
To whisper good news in my ear.
One Angel said that,
The Lord sent me Joy and Peace,
And I should have nothing to Fear.

Another sweet Angel held my hand.
She encouraged me: "Never fail, always stand.
For my Rights so dear, which follow my heart.
God would show me the way with His Light and Art."

A third lovely Angel gave me a hug.
She said, "I should never fear not to be loved.
For what Jesus, our Lord and Saviour,
For my sins, shed His blood on the Cross,
mocked, tortured and crowned with thorns,
for me again, to be born,
To save my soul and to live and to be loved."

Suddenly, a white beautiful bird,
Flew over and landed on my shoulder.
It moved its feathers in a way, as if expressing Joy:
The Holy Spirit came to announce me that,
Jesus was coming on my way.
At that point in time,
I saw a bright Light on top of the calm waters.

I caught a glimpse of a glowing serene image,
Like standing on waters without gravity.
The brightness and serenity of its beauty was overwhelming.
Then, I heard a Miracle of soft voices
Singing praise, serenade of soothing words,
Which I could not have understood clearly.

In any way, the soreness and tears stopped.
So, I knelt down on my knees, opened my arms
To the sky and said:
"Oh!! You are my good Lord Jesus and Saviour!!
You have soothed my pain and healed my heart.
I shall always be Your humble servant.
My Lord Jesus Christ!!"

His Holiness was majestically Divine.
The Lord looked upon me and spoke just a few words:
"Oh!!...My child, weep no more, feel no fear!!
For what as Your Heavenly Father,
I shall be carrying you all the way to the end of times,
From trouble waters to a safe, calm haven Sea.
Weep no more, Fear no more..."
Then, His Holy image vanished into the lavish sunset.
And, I was at Peace again.

04-11-2010 9:06 PM -- By: ,  From:  

A Dogs Soul

Every dog must have a soul
Somewhere deep inside
Where all his hurts and grievances
Are buried with his pride.
Where he decides the good and bad,
The wrong way from the right,
And where his judgement carefully
Is hidden from our sight.
A dog must have a secret place
Where every thought abides,
A sort of close acquaintance that
He trusts in and confides.
And when accused unjustly for
Himself, He cannot speak,
Rebuked, He finds within his soul
The comfort he must seek.
He'll love, tho'he is unloved,
And he'll serve tho'badly used,
And one kind word will wipe away
The times when he's abused.
Altho' his heart may break in two
His love will still be whole,
Because God gave to every dog
An understanding Soul!

04-10-2010 4:15 PM -- By: Tom,  From: California  

Charles, Your Sammy was one handsome boy,  my thoughts are with you

04-10-2010 3:17 PM -- By: ,  From:  

I'm right here in your Heart

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see.
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled
with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
the way you did today, While thinking of the many
things we didn't get to say, I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you. And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand. That an angel came and called my
name and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready
In Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind, All those
things I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye,
For all of life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, that that could never be,
For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of Worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, From his great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.
Today your life on Earth is past, But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last, and since each day's the same day,
There's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true, Though there were times you did some
things, you know you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven, And now at last you're free,
So won't you take my hand And share My life with Me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your Heart

04-09-2010 11:43 PM -- By: pat and fayeroe and tippy,  From: texas  

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared beneath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known you'd ever say goodbye
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance
Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I the king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance
Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance

Hi, Charles,  Have a good weekend!Sammy wanted me to bring you this song.

04-09-2010 10:18 PM -- By: ,  From:  

Angel Wings

At the ending of the day when I'm weary
After a waterfall of tears have all been cried
And I'm feeling like the skies will always be dreary
Nothing's there to fill the emptiness inside.

I lay my head upon my favorite pillow
Just close my eyes to block all the sorrow
wonderin' where I'll ever find the strength inside-
to do it all again- tomorrow.

And then I feel it-
inside me.
I feel it-
around me.
Like a gentle hand just wiped away the tears-
and held me close to wash away my fears.

It's you, my angel, watching over me.
And I know no matter what tomorrow brings,
You'll be here to wrap me in your angel wings-
your lovin' angel wings.

The sun comes up, it's time to face the day
and I think that things are going to be all right-
But as the day wears on my nerves begin to fray-
I feel the hollowness that creeps in every night.

And like clockwork all the tears begin to fall
As I look at my reflection in the glass-
the eyes looking back at me make me feel small-
and I ask, my God, how long's this going to last?

And then I feel it-
inside me.
I feel it-
around me.
Like a gentle hand just wiped away the tears-
and held me close to wash away my fears.

It's you, my angel watching over me.
And I know no matter what tomorrow brings,
You'll be here to wrap me in your angel wings-
your lovin' angel wings.

Thank God for your angel wings

04-09-2010 7:38 PM -- By: puck llewis ,  From:  

(puck skipping along  pushing his RB cart from the rainbow bridge storage facility and at the top of the hill just above sammys condo he hops on and glides ever so non gracefully down the hill UH   UH   UH    OW AH  WOOF   WHOOOF

....he comes to a suprising halt in from of mr bob macaronis bob peeks out...then gabby peeks her head out and sammy soon follows suit....still wearing the 2nd RB Angelversary Tiara on his head..

....puck  smiles as he sees mr bob (10 month AD today) and gabby and sammy 'the tiara wearing boy'  he looks and waves up ...

puck gets his man bag off the cart and digs inside - he sits on the cart swinging his legs to and fro as he  b l o w s  up some balloons.....he gets several done and and places something inside each balloon...

he gets a silver platter out ...

he changes clothes...

with balloons in hand  and now in his man-'maid'  uniform holding a silver platter with some pup cakes from dollie gurl....he skips and dances and dips ....up sammys  walkway all the while he is singing.....

skip skip skip to my sammy

skip skip skip to my sammy

skip skip skip to my sammy

skip to my...{he stops and thinks}

to my.....

my......(he takes a deep breath and says words really fast and even abbreviates some.....)

.laaaaaaa... i bet you thought i missed your RB2AVP (RainbowBridge 2nd Angelversary Party) but  i am just a little late...i got the man-MAID uniform to wear while delivering PUPcakes to you (and gabby to)  from dollie and even some lil fish cakes from luna for mr bob m on this .......


 2 D A Y R B 2 Y A V P (2 days after your rainbow bridge 2nd angelversary party)

my sammmmmmyyyyyyy    skip..... (taking a deep breath he falls backwards as sammy runs down....puck opens 1 eye and smiles.....and hands sammy balloons - sammy places the ballons in the air and chases them.....he manages to pop one and sparkley confetti falls in a the ground...with sparkley angel dust all around....

sammy is sparkling with tiara and his angel dust for mr bob on his day ...

he smiles ...

the 2nd one he manages to pop and little pupperoni falls out....snacks for later

the 3rd one containes a messages as sammy reads it...


YAPPY BELATED 2 YEAR ANGEL VERSARY DAY SAMMY....woof you - ya know dude to dude

 puck waves up to mr bob and gabby as a smiling  sammy takes the platter of cakes - pup and fish type his message and picks up some dust and confetti....

puck turning around....still in his man-maid uniform..and shaking his tootie buns....sammy shaking his head...

puck turns and nods to sammy gabby and mr bob....

with a wave and a shake of his tootie buns - he waves....for  xander and charles and a woof for janelle c to ;)  

04-09-2010 4:32 PM -- By: kia and Deb,  From:  

Thinking Of you Today on Bob M angel day . hope all is well

04-09-2010 12:26 PM -- By: ,  From:  

Oh, Little Butterfly,
Messenger of God,
When I see you in the sky,
I cannot help but nod.
You bring me respite,
From grief and dispair,
Everytime I see you,
Sailing through the air.
You renew my faith,
In all God's wondrous plan,
And I know it's all in faith,
Not in what I understand

04-09-2010 8:08 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Hi Charles and Xander. Just stopping by to let you know you were in my thoughts. I hope all went well as i am sure it did. You now have your little nurse Cupcake looking after you and Xander.Wishing you and Xander a speedy recovery.

Sending hugs all around.


04-09-2010 12:12 AM -- By: Jon,  From: SF  

Dear Charles,

My thoughts are with you as I honor precious Sammy on his angelversary, and I'm sorry I wasn't on time. I hope your days are filled with thinking about all the wonderful times you had with Sammy, and know that his spirit lives on. Please take care, and I wish you and your furkids the best.

04-08-2010 10:15 PM -- By: Susan and Pebbles,  From: NJ  

Stopping by in remembrance of  handsome Sammy on his  second angel day. I am so sorry I am a day late. You are in my thoughts.

04-08-2010 7:54 PM -- By: pat and fayeroe and tippy,  From: the wild, wild west  

Charles, I cannot believe that I missed Sammy's second year anniversary yesterday! I am so very sorry. I can't even remember if I came to the site yesterday.....Sammy is up there with all his friends and he is sending down rays of love to you and your little group. He thinks of you often and you will see him again one day. We'll all be there, surrounded by hundreds of pets and we'll greet them one by one....Take care, Charles. xox Pat

04-08-2010 11:08 AM -- By: glenise,  From:  

Wanted to stop by and let you know Charles and Xander that you will be foremost in our thoughts and prayers as you go through your surgeries today.  And also praying for  speedy recoveries for you both. I am certain Sammy, Gabby and Bob M. will be right there with you and Xander, as well as peeking in on Cupcake.    with love to you all, glenise & daisy

04-08-2010 10:51 AM -- By: Kim and Taz,  From: Bird's Hill . MB. Canada  



Tomorrow will come. The pain will ease,
But you will never forget your precious Fur child.
It takes hope, time, and love for the healing to take place.
Remember along the way to accept, but never forget.

Love lives longer than grief or pain...
All other things pass, but love will remain.
A bond that nothing can sever,
Because love lasts forever.

Our hearts are broken. Our world seems like it has ended.
Our dreams, our hopes, and our future with this fur child are over.
Our precious fur child has died.

God sends his little angels, in many forms and guises,
They come as lovely miracles, that God alone devises.

What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose.
For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.



04-08-2010 10:20 AM -- By: ,  From:  

Like the majestic rose,
A love goes to full bloom,
But like the precious rose,
Oft' times it's set for doom.

The rose fades in its delicate beauty,
Like the life you had planned,
Falling apart like the rose,
Dropping petals in the sand.

The rose cannot maintain,
The beauty it once knew,
The love you cultivated,
Chose to be away from you.

The rose slowly droops,
It falls and its beauty is gone,
Just as the love has disappeared,
From the unity of your home.

You can pick up the petals,
Tho' it is useless to try and replace,
Just as holding on to a love,
That has raveled and became unlaced.

The rose has died and lives no more,
To bloom and show it's pride,
Just as the one you love has succumbed,
To the enticement of life's loveless tide.

As it sweeps back into the sea of life,
All that you have grown to love,
It will again wash life's shores,
With the cleansing powers from above.

Love may be lost, but life remains,
Hold close to it my precious one,
The things that have disappeared,
Can once again through faith be won.

The rose may be quite different,
As it blooms upon another shore,
Yet there is love and there is hope,
For the rose will bloom once more.

©Gayle Davis

04-08-2010 10:11 AM -- By: Janice, Duke & all our furbabies family at RB,  From:  

I swore that I had written to you Sammy.  Sorry for the day delay. Wishing you a very Happy 2nd Year Angel Anniversary sweet, handsome guy. Kisses and hugs from myself, Duke and all our furbabies family at RB!

04-08-2010 10:09 AM -- By: Beth,  From: Holbrook, NY  

Charles thank you so much for leaving a message about Buster.  Like you it's been a hard road without my little guy.  How wonderful that you rescued him (as he did you) and that you continue to rescue pit bulls.  You do so much for the breed itself by showing what great dogs they are.  I would say that Sammy is very proud of his dad and I hope your days get easier in dealing with the loss of this beautiful dog.  Thanks again - Beth

04-08-2010 7:50 AM -- By: Lauvern,  From:  

Hi Charles and little Xander. Just wanted you to know we will be thinking of you and Xander today as you go through your surgeries. We know all will go well as your angels Sammy, Gabby and little Bob will be watching over you both. Sammy will  be busy watching over the both of you as well as watching Cupcake and keeping her safe.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sending hugs all around from Lauvern and all at the Shelter.


04-08-2010 12:22 AM -- By: jules,  From:  

good night charles sending good thoughts for todays dental surgery

hugs jules and butler

04-08-2010 12:10 AM -- By: ,  From:  

Wishing a happy, happy second Angelversary to my friend, Sammy, you handsome hunk you. I love you sweetheart. Snuffy Girl

04-07-2010 11:01 PM -- By: ,  From:  

Hello Charles. Visiting to honor your sweet son, Sammy, on his second Angelversary. I'll have to say, brother, that the love and devotion that you and your boy share shines through as evident as Any that I've ever come across on this site. I'm sure that the last two years have been two of the most difficult and painful years of your life. My prayer for you, from this day forward, is that every new day of life for you will bless you with a new and fresh memory of Sammy, an experience you shared together, or one of his unique and precious mannerisms that made you smile, something that maybe time has caused to become blurred, clouded or forgotten. May God bless you Charles. And may Sammy live on forever in the place that he owns and holds most dear, his daddy's big, loving heart. My best to you, my friend. ricky (and Dollie.. ;)

PS: I love you Sammy, you handsome, gentle angel you.


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