06-30-2010 1:26 PM -- By: Luna, From:
HAPPY 2ND ANGEL DAY SHABBA LOU!
What a day … the sky is bright and a cool breeze floats through the rainbow bridge … as our little ones get ready fro another party they notice that the clouds seem to float in the air like cotton candy, and as a breeze blows over the horizon the clouds separate and all you can see are the luscious blue skies … Luna smiles, jumps up and heads to the patio … and can see things are underway … ahhh my precious Shabba Lou, and what a sweet day it is to!!!!
Before she heads out she walks to the balcony, looks to the horizon and blows a kiss to Miss Carole, with lots of love in your eyes and her heart full of happiness she whispers … “Miss Carole, I know he is with you, in your thoughts, mind and spirit, and he is also with me … his brothers, sisters, and all our friends too … please know we will forever watch over you, as she blows a kiss to the wind all of a sudden she hears a knock at the front door, as she opens the door she is greeted by a few friends wearing bright smiles … they have arrived to help set up for the party but before they do they all send loving thoughts and warm wishes to you too, knowing what a caring special lady you are, and how much they all love you.
But back in his room one lil angel boy is getting ready for his special day … His sisters and brothers are there helping him get dressed, as he bends over to find his favorite blue Swede shoes he smiles … there is going be a lot of dancing going on and I’m gonna be ready; and she lips his feet in. Then his sister Ebony places a charm locket around his neck, this is the key to unlock all of life’s mysteries and the heart for all who love him … at that very moment as he slips it on Luna begins to smiles … you see he’s had her love all along, and the love of all his family and friends at the bridge … all of a sudden you hear Bing, Bong, Bing … the clock in the town hall chimes … all the kids head to the patio of Lunetta’s where a party is about to begin. They arrive one by one, as they reach the entrance the room is beautifully decorated in white with tall columns draped with long flowing clear baby blue curtains, flowered pots are scattered here and filled with the sweetest tiny white rose buds and as each child takes a whiff, they begin to embrace the soft sweet smell and begin to relax. The dining area is set in a circular pattern and all the little ones take their seats … from the shore you can hear the clear crisp sound of the waves rushing in … and the reflection from the water is cascading aross the patio like a prisim; reflected it’s light toward the center of the room for all to see … it’s beauty and elegance makes all our little ones giggle, they know how special today is, It’s Shabba Lou’s 2nd Angel Day, and although his love will always warm our soul, we know how much his mommy still misses him so.
After an amazing feast the simple white cake is wheeled out to the center of the room, decorated with tiny blue blooms and green leaf design which delicately grace one side of the cake, while little white candles are placed all around … Shabba Lou has a HUGE smile on his face … as she watches the lights flicker … all the while feeling within him all the love we still share; Luna quietly mentions; “go ahead …make your wish”. He stand quiet for a moment searching inside for the love in his heart, he closes his eyes and bend his head … and with a deep breathe blows all the candles out and smiles … “do you know what he wished for?” … look deep within your heart, for the answer is there. All our love always, and all the countless wonderful angel that grace the rainbow bridge … for they make our lives whole, and the new place we roam a home . All our love always. Luna & her mom Nadine
06-30-2010 11:50 AM -- By: Gina and Saada, From:
Hi Carole and dear Shabba Lou, stopping by to remember your precious little boy on his 2nd Year Angelversary. Your memorial to Shabba is so lovely and he was such a lucky guy to have such a wonderful, loving mom and great home. That love you share will always remain in your hearts, and I know he is always watching over you. Thinking of you on this day and sending best wishes to you. Hope all is well. Hugs, Gina
06-30-2010 11:46 AM -- By: kia and deb, From:
Hi Carole. Stopping by to honor and remember your precious Shabba Lou on his 2nd. Angelversary.Gone but not forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within me,
forever in my heart
06-30-2010 10:48 AM -- By: Kent, Ginger's Dad, From: Ft. Wayne, IN
Hi Carole, just stopping by to join you in remembering your dear lost friend Shabba Lou's 2-Year Angelversary. I wish you lots of fond memories with your friend.
06-30-2010 9:07 AM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and Bob M's Dad, From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dearest Carole ... stopping by in remembrance of your precious Shabba Lou's Second-Year Angelversary. May the memories you carry within your heart and soul of Shabba Lou continue to bring you peace and comfort today and always.
Carole, always know that you are thought of .. and we miss you at Critters. Sending you hugs on this day and always.
06-30-2010 7:42 AM -- By: Lauvern , From:
Hi Carole. Stopping by to honor and remember your precious Shabba Lou on his 2nd. Angelversary. I hope all the precious memories i know you have of Shabba Lou bring comfort to you today.
You are in my thoughts and prayers Carole.
We love you Shabba Lou.
06-30-2010 6:07 AM -- By: glenise, From:
Stopping by in honor and remembrance to your handsome guy, Shabba Lou on his 2nd Angel day. What a darling face! May the many precious memories you shared together help to bring some comfort, until you meet this sweet angel again.
*You have made a truly beautiful memorial to your baby.
06-30-2010 12:58 AM -- By: jules, From:
we came to honor adorable shabba lou and bring our friend carole hugs
jules and butler
06-30-2010 12:11 AM -- By: Dorothy, From:
Remembering Shabba Lou on his 2nd angelversary. May happy memories of this precious angel always make you smile and leave a warm feeling in your heart.
I never thought I could I go on living when you died, but ~ I did.
I never thought I would survive after burying you, but ~ I did.
I never thought I'd get through those first days, weeks and months, but ~ I did.
I never thought I would be able to endure the first anniversary of your death, but ~ I did.
I never thought tomorrow would be different, but ~ it was.
I never thought I would stop crying for you, but ~ I have.
I never thought that I would ever sing again, but ~ I have.
I never thought the pain would "soften," but ~ it has.
I never thought I would care if the sun shone again, but ~ I do.
I never thought I would be able to entertain again, but ~ I have.
I never thought I would be able to control my grief, but ~ I can.
I never thought I could function without medication again, but ~ I can.
I never thought I'd smile again, but ~ I do.
I never thought I would laugh out loud again, but ~ I do.
I never thought I would look forward to tomorrow, but ~ I do.
I never thought I'd reconcile your death, but ~ I have.
I never thought I would be able to create that "new normal," but ~ I have.
I never thought I'd want to go on living after you died, but ~ I do.
Always missing you,
always loving you,
and thinking of you daily,
with a smile on my face ~
and tears in my heart.
-- Author Unknown
06-12-2010 10:37 PM -- By: Luna, From:
Ahhhh ... Luna smiles at Shabba as they sit on the rocker glider on the deck overlooking the shore as the stars twinkle above ... Shabba gets really excited as she places a tray of sugar sprinkle heart cookies in front of him with a tall frosted glass of milk ... ahhh, life is good! "munch, munch, munch" ...
Many Hugs to you and your gang always, your friends Nadine, Luna, Lily and Opal
06-10-2010 11:46 AM -- By: puck llewis , From: somewhere over western canada
(strutting by shabba who is at the campfire with luna and the rest of the kids at fraser canyon british columbia canada making smores and conversing with the mountain type goats in the mountains....puck sits down next to shabba but unknowngly has sat on a melted...he wishes shabba lou a belated barkday and that he didnt forget but being they are all on a road trip in western canada and doing all the fun things...kayaking - white water rafting - hiking camping out ... he hadnt had a chance to stop by....)
dude to dude shabba - woof you bunches and bunches and bunches...daisy and buster and ebony to are busy gathering wood and berries saw ya sittin here and had to stop on by...shabba smiles with a mouthful of smores and smiles - high paws up!
(puck gets up and has sticky marshmellow on his hind end...shabba laffs and shakes his head....puck walks off with a blob of marshmellow...)
we love you shabba lou..belated wishes for you birthday...er barkday!
06-07-2010 12:55 PM -- By: Luna, From:
HI SHABBA LOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
WOW What a day! Luna smiles and snuggles up next to her little man as they fall back asleep they relive the day and his party...
Knowing is was a special morning when Luna lifted up her head, as she was pondering she thoughts as she heard the faint whispers of all our little ones, and a smile came upon her face … she knew we were all getting ready for another birthday at the bridge, but Luna knew this one had to be as special!.
So with the sun shining and the help of a few friends she positioned the clouds to grace the sky as beautifully and softly as they could, as soft and fluffy as the little white clouds could be, … but right in the center she left a clearing, that way Miss Carole could look up and know that were watching her, and all his brothers and sisters too.
As Luna was busy preparing a feast fit for a king who walks through the swinging doors to the kitchen but Shabba and Buster wearing an apron and a smile, she can’t refuse those beautiful eyes and says ok you can help me but no sampling … They was ecstatic, Shabba surely thought Luna or Ebony would push him right out of the kitchen but she just smiled and went on her way letting them each sample a few tasty treats. His eyes looked on with excitement as Luna pulled a huge Turkey from the oven with all the trimmings … She looked at Shabba and Buster and said, “No Samples, Not until it’s carved”. Well you never saw a man sit so much like a gentleman waiting … Luna cut of a piece especially for him and told him ok, and gave one to Buster too … Ok, time for you to go home Shabba and get dressed, I put something on your pillow for you to wear … with that he licked his lips, gave his sweetie a big kiss, smiled at his sisters and brother, and was off on his way home to prepare for the party. Ebony and Maggie looked at Luna and said, “You have a real soft spot for him,” as she looked up their was a radiance in her eyes and a great big smile appeared on her face … she turned her head and with all the love in her heart she prepared all the finishing touches.
Shabba so excited about the day took the scenic route walking past the huge lake and stream toward home … when he got there on his pillow as a beautiful crown … as he picked it up it was as light as a feather but sparkled like a thousand stars in the sky … he also had a crisp cotton loose shirt and a pair of snappy pants and a vest … he looked like royalty! All of a sudden their was a knock on his door … Yes it was Ebony making sure he was ready … and they were off on their way.
The day was so bright, from a distance all who were waiting for him knew he was coming … you see the crown was special, it was made from all sweet thoughts and dreams, kind wishes and our never ending love … they carry it with them always.
As Shabba and Ebony approached Lunetta’s it was transformed to a castle, tall pillars, lots of green vines that twinkled like fire flies and a cool breeze surrounded them … When they entered all their friends and family were there … in the center of the room was a huge table filled with an amazing feast; “Turkey, stuffing, sting bean casserole, sweet potatoes, white potatoes whipped into a creamy mash, golden gravy, corn and veggies, … his mouth started to water” … All our little angels took their seats … Luna transformed the patio to a banquet hall, floating above was sheer crapes of silk and satin, linen to block the rays but letting the light in, and although it was daylight the sky twinkled like the stars in the heaves … Their plates were filled and soon their tummies too … They walked along the star studded path along the beach with was shaded by trees, they danced and played in the sunlight, their was a special glow that surrounded the rainbow bridge. … “It was our love and they could all feel it! When the day wound down and the stars swept through the sky …their was a feeling of overwhelming joy … as if they knew and could feel the love we share even still, every lasting and forever growing.
As Luna lifted her head she saw Shabba Lou smiling, she snuck away to prepare him a breakfast feast … while he slept on the balcony of Lunetta’s the sun rays warmed his soul and the cool crisp wind from the water left him in a slumber state, until his nose started twitching … when he opened his eyes there was his girl setting the breakfast table, as he gently hopped up he smiled … as they look at one another they knew … “a love time could stand still for … and it surrounds them even still”.
Carole, you know in your heart they will always be there to watch over you. Only a few people I have met have ever given to me what you have, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, your friendship and caring ways means the world to me, to us! Many hugs and moonlit wishes, may each and every one come true. Your friends, Luna & her mom Nadine
06-07-2010 1:38 AM -- By: Linda, From: NJ
Sorry I am late wishing your boy Shabba a great birthday. I'm sure his day as so special spent with Buster, Seville, Ebony & his sister Maggie amongst all the other friends he has met at the bridge. Happy 16th Birthday Shabba, you are truly a gentleman. May God bless you always!
06-06-2010 11:30 PM -- By: Skye, From:
Stopping by to honor and remember precious Shabba Lou on his 16th birthday.
May you run free with joy in your heart and spend wonderful hours playing with Ebony, Maggie Mae, Seville, Buster, and all of your friends in beautiful Heavenly fields today, sweet Shabba Lou!
And may you always remember just how very much you are LOVED, beautiful boy!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHABBA LOU! We Celebrate You Today! :)
"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky,
but rather openings where our loved ones
shine down to let us know they are happy."
~ (Old Eskimo Saying)
Carole -- Shabba Lou certainly was a very lucky dog to be so very loved and cherished. And the years of love and joy that you gave to him is the everlasting gift that he will always carry with him forever in his heart. He is most definitely a lucky little dog to have been blessed with a loving Mom like you (and I know Shabba would emphatically agree!). And if he could, I am sure Shabba would tell you that throughout his life... YOU were his greatest gift of all! May the wonderful, happy memories of your beloved Shabba Lou always bring comfort to your heart and a lifetime of smiles to your face. My thoughts are with you today, and I wish you well.
06-06-2010 9:53 PM -- By: Lauvern, From:
Hi Carole. Just stopping by to wish precious Shabba Lou A happy birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHABBA LOU.
06-06-2010 3:13 PM -- By: Michelle, From:
I know today is another rough one for you. You had many good years with your special boy Shabba Lou and I hope some of the wonderful memories you have can become a full blown celebration of his life. Many of us, on critters, including me are celebrating with you in our hearts.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHABBA LOU!
06-06-2010 2:30 PM -- By: Sheba, From:
Happy birthday, sweet Shabba Lou! We love you so much, dear boy, and hope your birthday is filled with tons of little furry furiends to help you celebrate YOU and your wonderful spirit. Big hugs to you and your mommy, precious guy.
Love, Sheba and Wicki
06-06-2010 1:17 PM -- By: , From:
Happy "sweet sixteen" Super Trooper. I hope that your day is filled with the happiest, most fun and exciting things that your little self can possible dream of. What a sweet looking, happy little "papa" you are. Happy birthday Shabba Lou Turner. I love you little man. Uncle Rick
06-06-2010 12:41 PM -- By: Henry, From:
Shabba Lou I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope you are having fun with the rest of your fur family and friends in Heaven.Carole your boy loves you very much and watches over you now.
06-06-2010 12:33 PM -- By: Gina (and Saada), From:
Hi Carole and precious Shabba... just wanted to stop by today to remember your precious angel on his 16th Birthday! I know he is celebrating his special day with many wonderful friends at Rainbow Bridge. Your sweet guy is always watching over you and holds that special place in your heart. Hugs, Gina - Saada's mom xoxo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHABBA LOU!!!
06-06-2010 12:16 PM -- By: Maddie, From: Ma. USA
Today is your Birthday and we came by so that Maddie could sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.......
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR Shabba Lou....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!
xo,Maddie &her mom, Sherri
06-06-2010 8:33 AM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and Bob M's Dad, From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Stopping by to wish Shabba Lou a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Shabba Lou, may your day be a beautiful day filled with sunshine, lots of fun and lots of goodies and shared with all your friends at Rainbow Bridge.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Shabba Lou
06-06-2010 5:36 AM -- By: glenise, From:
Stopping by to wish adorable little Shabba Lou a very Happy Birthday today! May he enjoy lots of treats and loads of fun at the Bridge with all his friends on his special day!
06-06-2010 12:36 AM -- By: jules, From:
our dear friend carole we came to wish beautiful and loving shabba lou happy birthday and bring our friend carole hugs, thinking of you carole.
jules and butler
06-05-2010 3:03 PM -- By: Rebecca, From: San Pedro CA
Early birthday love & whisker kisses to you, Shabba Lou! Know that your mommy will forever hold the beautiful memories in her heart!
Rebecca & Whisk
06-05-2010 2:16 PM -- By: Amber & Abie, From: Williamsburg, Virginia
Shabba, Just tell your Mom we're with you at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for our Mom also.
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