My sincere apologies for missing Duke's 7th angel day. Today, however, I am on time and ready with HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for your sweet boy. I do hope your day is filled with happy memories of birthdays past spent with Duke doing what you and he loved best. For Princess it was a trip to DQ! I am sure you have traditions like that that you remember too. You and Duke are thought of fondly as a part of my critter's family even if my memory fails me at times.
04-28-2015 12:42 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce, From: Rainbow Bridge & Ridley Park, PA
Duke & Family,
Bless always gorgeous, distinguished, determined, loving, devoted, caring, generous, knowing, courageous and gentle man Duke, and Mom Janice, on beloved Duke's 22nd birthday.
It is an honor, Duke, for Cinnamon and I to spend some time with you on your angle day and birthday each year, as we pay tribute to your beautiful soul, and the eternal devotion and love you share with your Mom Janice, on your 22nd birthday today.
If I have mentioned this before I apologize, Janice, but there are pages and parts of Duke's memorial I reread on each visit. You've written about, lovingly, things I still can't deal with as I approach my little Cinnamon's 3 year angel day in June, but your 'year before' page is so very moving. As I've said before to others, I'm convinced that our angels would choose to stay with us forever if they could: only disease or old age will ever stand between our angels and use, the people they love, and who in turn love them forever.,
Bless guardian angels Duke, Niki, Happy, Samantha, Precious and Brutus; Mom Janice & family, and your universe of souls, on four legs and two, now and forever.
Cinnamon & Bruce
04-28-2015 9:54 AM -- By: Soulmate and Best friend, From:
HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY MY BELOVED BOY!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND WILL FOREVER AND ALWAYS!
04-28-2015 9:31 AM -- By: Gina & Saada, From:
Happy Birthday, sweet Duke!! You always look so handsome in your party hat! Hope you are enjoying a great day at the Bridge celebrating your birthday and enjoying lots of treats... Big hugs and kisses precious angel.
04-28-2015 7:48 AM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and little Bob M's Dad, From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to Duke. Duke, may your day be a beautiful day filled with lots of fun and lots of goodies. I know Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M and all your friends will be there to help you celebrate.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Duke
04-20-2015 10:53 AM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce, From: Rainbow Bridge & Ridley Park, PA
Duke & Family,
Belated blessings to forever striking, dignified, loving, determined, caring, wise, faithful, gracious, giving, brave and kind man Duke, and Mom Janice, on beloved Duke's 7 year angel day.
I apologize, Duke, but I was traveling this weekend and was unable to visit with you on your actual angel day this past Sunday, 4/19/2015. Please know, precious Duke, that it remains a privilege for Cinnamon . . . who I know was there at the Bridge with you yesterday . . . and I to visit with you on your angel day and birthday each year.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beloved angel Duke, Janice, at this time. As I've remarked before, your love for and devotion to your angels, and so many other amazing spirits memorialized here at Critters, is always moving to see and feel.
I know as you do that the sharing of life, home and our hearts with a special soul like your Duke is one of the most wonderful and spiritually rewarding things a person ever lives through and experiences here on earth. Every second shared is a blessing we treasure forever, but I know that I miss my angels, in ways large and small, every day.
Bless guardian angels Duke, Niki, Happy, Samantha, Precious and Brutus; Mom Janice & family, and your universe of souls, on four legs and two, this day and every day.
Cinnamon & Bruce
04-19-2015 6:03 PM -- By: Luna, From:
DUKE, Happy Angel Day ... Time may pass but our LOVE grows, forever n our minds, filling our heart with those tender touches, the quiet glances and the LOVE we each shared. Know they watch over us still ... in the quietness of a day when our minds are at rest, I believe that is when they are near. Forever and only little one, Heaven holds your smiles as your mom carries you in her heart. Shine bright tonight so she may see you smiling. Hugs, Luna & her mom Nadine
04-19-2015 4:22 PM -- By: Soulmate and Best friend, From:
Happy 7th year Angel Anniversary my dear boy!!!! I love you very much. Soulmates forever!
04-19-2015 11:30 AM -- By: Laura & Dale, From:
Remembering Duke on his Angel Day - he is such a handsome, handsome boy!!!
Thinking of you, Janice, and sending big hugs!
04-19-2015 10:15 AM -- By: Gina & Saada, From:
Happy Angel Day, sweet Duke!! You are such a precious boy, and we love and miss you!
04-18-2015 11:04 PM -- By: Linda, From: NJ
Happy Angel Day, handsome! Hope you enjoy your day with all your friends handsome boy! Bless you always sweet Duke!
Hugs to you and your Mom! XO
Linda & Milo
04-18-2015 8:17 PM -- By: Brenda, From: Miami, FL
Stopping by to wish handsome, precious Duke a Happy Angelversary at the bridge. Please take a moment tomorrow to reflect on all of the wonderful memories and all of the good times you two shared. I am sure he is doing the same. Hugs to you on this special day. <3
04-18-2015 8:00 PM -- By: Soulmate and Best friend, From:
I cannot believe it has been 7 years since I lost you. It was a horrible day, and I was in total shock. Tomorrow is your 7th Year Angel Anniversary my darling Duke! I love you so much. I cannot wait to see you again!!! All my love and kisses to you Duke forever and always!!!!
04-06-2015 10:19 AM -- By: Janice G., From:
I love you so much, and all our family members over Rainbow Bridge!!!!
04-04-2015 9:38 PM -- By: Soulmate and Best friend, From:
My Dearest Duke and Family,
Wishing all of you a Very Happy Easter with so much love!!! I miss you so much. Your lives were invaluable to me. You are the greatest gifts God could have given to me. Forever and Always with love until we meet again!
01-29-2015 6:21 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce, From: Rainbow Bridge & Ridley Park, PA
Janice & Duke,
I just visited with Barbaro on his now 8 year angel day, as I do regardless of whether or not the memorials are tended to any longer.
The love you have for Duke, Janice, and the caring and generosity you share with your adopted kids, and the Critters community as a whole, is something I am privileged to share with you and Duke each year on his angel day and birthday.
I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for sponsoring Barbaro's memorial, and for always honoring and respecting the angels, and their parents, here at Critters.
Bless beloved Duke and his loving Mom Janice, today and every day.
Cinnamon & Bruce
12-26-2014 11:18 AM -- By: Pat and family, From: Oklahoma
Dearest Janice: I hope your cold is better. Sounds like it is a doozy. I think of you often and sometimes send you stuff in emails. You aren't forgotten in Oklahoma! Duke, you handsome, handsome boy. I know you had a Merry Christmas with all the Critters Crew! Love ya, Pat
12-25-2014 5:18 PM -- By: Soulmate and Best Friend, From:
MERRY CHRISTMAS MY LOVE BOY. Mommy has been so sick this past week with a terrible chest cold. Had to stop by the critters site to wish you a Very Merry Christmas with ever so much love, hugs and kisses. You are with me always and forever!!!!! xxxxxxoooooo
12-13-2014 7:39 PM -- By: Soulmate and Best Friend, From:
My dearst friend,
I have adopted so many dogs since your passing, and love them all. I think of you daily and have your pictures all around my bedroom and the house. I love you so much and always will, but I truly believe you would want me to love oher rescued animals too. Will visit you at Christmas my dear boy. Kisses and hugs from all of us!!!!!
04-28-2014 2:38 PM -- By: Cinnamon & Bruce, From: Rainbow Bridge & Ridley Park, PA
Duke & Family,
Birthday blessings to handsome, strong, noble, loving, knowing, devoted, courageous and gentle mad Duke, and Mom Janice, on beloved Duke's 21st birthday.
So very, very sorry, precious Duke, but our note to you on your 6 year angel day April 19th didn't get delivered. Please know, generous and kind Duke, you are respected and love by your friends here at Critters every day.
Duke, on your 21st birthday, I honor your strong & loving heart, and your gracious, joyful soul, and the celebrate your life, and the love you share, eternally, with your Mom Janice and family.
Bless guardian angels Duke, Niki, Samantha, Precious and Brutus; Mom Janice & family, and your universe of souls, on two legs and four, forever.
Cinnamon & Bruce
04-28-2014 1:43 PM -- By: Luna, From:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUKE!
As one little boy rests beneath the sun, dreaming … all the kids are getting ready for his birthday party. As a cool gust of wind blows past his fur he immediately thinks of you knowing you are near. He starts to smile, gets cozy watches before him you, the memories you shared, as if you were right there with him and he begins to smile … he can smell your skin, feel your tough and the love that still surrounds him … then all of a sudden he is awoken by tiny barks, Arf Arf ARFF. … and notices he is surrounded by all his friends wishing him a happy birthday … and when he looks up the sky is full of tiny balloons that sparkle like stars in the sky because of your love and the love you share … it surrounds him still.
Wishing you a lifetime of love, knowing each day it grows and Grows. Hoping each and every wish you makes comes true. ((Hugs)) Luna & her mom Nadine
04-28-2014 1:37 PM -- By: Laura & Dale, From:
Happy birthday, handsome!!
04-28-2014 12:27 PM -- By: Gina & Saada, From:
Happy Birthday, sweet Duke!!! Have a great day celebrating with all your friends!
04-28-2014 10:19 AM -- By: Charles--Sammy's, Gabby's and little Bob M's Dad, From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dearest Janice and handsome Duke ... stopping by with HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for handsome Duke. Love the picture of that Duke.
Janice, how's the moving going?
Duke, I know today will be a grand celebration for you and I know Sammy will be right there to help you eat all that cake and ice cream. Have a beautiful day at Rainbow Bridge Duke.
04-28-2014 1:12 AM -- By: soulmate and best friend, From:
My Dearest Duke,
Wishing you a Very Happy 21st Birthday. My love for you is everlasting. You were a God sent to me sweet boy. I love you so much. xxxxxoooo