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Memorial created 10-17-2008 by
Janice G.
Duke
April 28 1993 - April 19 2008

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01-24-2010 9:00 PM -- By: Corrie and Max,  From: Canada and Rainbow Bridge  

Dear Janice and Sweet Handsome Duke,

I just wanted to stop by and say thankyou so much for the Birthday Wishes that you sent to Max on his 1st Birthday in Heaven, we both appreciate your kind words as well.

I know I haven't been on Critters of late as I am finding it extremely difficult, totally tearing me up inside. I think as the 1 Year mark comes closer it is tightening a grip on my heart more. I want you both to know that just because I don't post often, doesn't mean that you both aren't in my thoughts and prayers. My Critters family has been so wonderful to Max and myself and I truly appreciate it. I am just having such a tough time is all and I'm not sure what I was expecting with the loss of Max, but I never in a million years thought it was going to be this hard. Please take care, Both of you. Hugs from Corrie and Max


01-23-2010 7:37 PM -- By: Angela,  From: NY  

Thank you so much for visiting my Mollie Jane. Yes, she was taken from me way too young! I miss her every day.  your Duke is georgous as well. I hope they are running and jumping together and having a ball.  Thanks again and my your days be filled with comfort and precious memories.  - Angela


01-23-2010 11:23 AM -- By: Kia and Deb,  From:  

Hi Janice and Duke just stopping by to say hello, Janice I want to Thank you again for  my birthday wish and  helping the Kuvasz Recuse,  this was left in Kia's guestbook.......If having a soul
means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude,
then animals are better off
than a lot of humans


01-22-2010 5:46 PM -- By: Saada,  From:  

 Hi there Duke!!! Stopping by with lots of hugs and kisses for you sweet boy. 


01-21-2010 10:23 PM -- By: Lauvern and Luke,  From:  

Hi Janice, Duke and all the fur babies. I just wanted to stop by and say Hello as i was visiting some memorials. I hope all is well with you. I have been fighting this annoying sinus cold for over a week now but i believe its beginning to leave me now.

Take care.

Hugs

 


01-21-2010 8:00 PM -- By: Ruth,  From: Palestine, Texas  

Dear Janice and Sweet, Precious Duke: 

Thank you so very much for your comments on Sparkman's Guest Book.  You are such a sweet friend to us.  I am sorry I didn't get back with you sooner, yesterday was one of those bad days.  My husband and I had decided it was time for our 24 year old horse, Suzanne, to go to the Bridge.  I called and made arrangements for a guy to come out at 1:00 and help us.  At 11:15 I went looking for Suzanne, went all around our fence line and could not find her in her favorite places.  So I headed back to look behind her shed and as I passed by the pond, I heard her calling me.  She had slipped in the mud and fell into the pond.  I do not know for how long she had been there.  Then I had to leave her all alone and go to the house.  It broke my heart to tell her I would be right back.  She was depending on me.  My neighbor took me back to the pond and I slipped in the water beside her and held her head up so her nose would not be under water.  I tried moving her and pulling her but I could not budge her.  So my neighbor and I sang to her, talked to her and soothed her as best we could.  I stood in that cold water (she was cold) for almost an hour before the men got here.  I had put a blanket under her head and had my foot under her head so she would have her head out of the water as best as I could.  It was so horrible - she depended on me and I could not help her at all.  She is buried between two trees facing so she can see the sun rise every morning and I can see her grave from my kitchen window.  She was 24 years old - we had for 14 of those years and she was terribly spoiled.  I was going to bring her to her shed and take pictures and give her treats and food and talk to her, but that did not happen.  I feel so bad because I could not help her.  Anyway, she is with Sparkman and the rest of the Bridge Kids and is happy and healthy and running in the lush meadows of Rainbow Bridge.  Thanks for being such a dear friend.  Love Ruth and Angel Sparkman and Angel Suzanne   I do hate the month of January.....


01-20-2010 10:57 PM -- By: Misty Rose,  From:  

Hey Duke!!!  Tell you mom that my mom has new Valentine pictures posted.  Help yourself, if you want.

Night nite, sleep tight.


01-20-2010 9:34 PM -- By: Maddie/Sherri,  From: Ma. USA  

Janice,

Thanks for your post. Yes, I think this NEW page will be a good thing, IF it gets off the ground. I think the title needs to be more descriptive of the page. Right now it is SHARING & CARING for our current fur-babies,(IT ALSO SAYS NEW) Many people are confused about if the page is FORUM or not, because THAT is where the idea started and THAT is where the NEW page was introduced.

So, come on , ask some questions or try & help answer some. two ways to do this,1.)Post an answer to a question on THE NEW PAGE, and or 2.)Post an answer to a question in the persons guest book. I think BOTH is great, that way the person sees the answer right away AND when it comes through review, everyone can get the benefit of an answer to a posted question. OR post a QUESTION, OR post some interesting info. you have on a food or product, I just posted on the new page,(IT IS UP) about the use of APPLE CIDER VINAGER,(organic, of course) in our dogs diets,(cats, too, although I do NOT know as much about it in the feline)

I think so many of us want to go beyond grief and communicate by sharing ideas on health&well being, pet products etc. and lets face it, hopefully we have learned so much we could be sharing during our fur-babies illness, and this info. alone may bring closure to a person STILL wondering. Maddie had an autoimmune illness and I would like to know more about it, more of what COULD have been done. My Cavilier, Lizzie has very prominant eyes, therefore, eye issues and frequent infections, Mandy is Cavichon,(Cavilier X Bichon), 8 mos. old and I am SO worried about all the immunizations. She also has motion sickness.

I want to be in a positive frame of mind, now. I have Lizzie & mandy to raise, and I want the very best for them, I know there are many others like me. I think you are one.

SOoo..bring on the questions OR answers-we HAVE to get this off the ground, we JUST have to!

Hugs, Sherri


01-19-2010 11:13 PM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend,  From:  

My dearest Duke,

I had a dream about you last night (as you know), and I woke remembering that you had come to me in my dream.  I cried b/c I was so excited to see you again. It's been a while.  I miss you so much Duke, and I love you more than words can tell.  Thank you for coming to me in my dream.  It was so wonderful to see you again my dearest boy.  Kisses and hugs forever.

Love, hugs and kisses to all our fur babies family at Rainbow Bridge, including Samuel and Snowy. 


01-19-2010 6:28 PM -- By: puck llewis ,  From:  

hiya duke ...... just me puck llewis stopping by my friend.  woof woof


01-19-2010 11:37 AM -- By: ,  From:  

Don't Grieve Too Long”
 

Don't grieve too long, for now I'm free.
I've followed the path God has set for me.
I ran to Him when I heard His Call.
I swished my tail and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To bark, to love, to romp or play.
Games left unplanned must stay that way.
I found such peace, it made my day.

My parting has left you with a void.
Please fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, your laugh, a kiss.
Oh yes, these things I too shall miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, you've given so much,
Your time, your love and gentle touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your head and share with me,
God wanted me, He set me free!

..


01-18-2010 12:33 AM -- By: glenise/daisymae,  From: iowa  

Janice, Duke and your furbaby family,  I wanted to Thank you and your friends for stopping by Daisy Mae's page.  The folks here at critters are truly a Blessing.  I appreciate all the kind thoughts, words and prayers. It has been rough, esp. this time of year, around the holidays.  I've lost pets before, but this was the longest relationship so maybe that's why its so difficult.  The grief support from you and others like you has really been a godsend, Thank you, again, sincerely glenise and daisy

 


01-14-2010 11:49 PM -- By: Vicki,  From:  

Hi Janice and Duke:  Just wanted to stop and let you know I have a new Angel picture on Misty's Memorial of Duke.  Help yourselfe if you want.  I'm starting Valentine pictures, will post closer to Valentine's day.

Hugs to you both.


01-13-2010 9:20 AM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and Bob M's Dad,  From: Santa Fe, New Mexico  

Dearest Janice and handsome Duke ... just stopping by to say "HI" and to let you know you were thought of.  I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  It is just cold here .. but it is winter .. so want can I say.

Take care and visit as you can ... Sending warm hugs to all ......


01-12-2010 10:42 PM -- By: ,  From:  

MY FOREVER PET

There's something missing in my home,

I feel it day and night,

I know it will take time and strength

before things feel quite right.

But just for now, I need to mourn,

My heart -- it needs to mend.

Though some may say, "It's just a pet,"

I know I've lost a friend.

You've brought such laughter to my home,

and richness to my days.

A constant friend through joy or loss

with gentle, loving ways.

Companion, friend, and confidante,

A friend I won't forget.

You'll live forever in my heart,

My sweet, forever pet.

 


01-12-2010 3:32 PM -- By: Bill,  From: Flushing, NY  

Thank you for your kind words and thoughtfulness Janice, Duke and furr baby family. Best Wishes Always, Bill


01-12-2010 11:48 AM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend,  From:  

All my love to you and to our fur babies family there at RB!   xxxxxxxooooooo


01-11-2010 12:07 PM -- By: ,  From:  

Your time on earth has reached an end
Our home will never be the same
For memories of you greeting me
Will always linger and remain
Your napping spot, your feeding bowl
Your toys are all still scattered
Your life on earth as my best friend
Tells the world how much you mattered
And now my dear beloved pet
One last command I send
Please wait for me in heaven
As my eternal friend
© Theresa K. Hardy


01-11-2010 10:53 AM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend,  From:  

Sending you and all the furbabies in our family all my love.  xxxxxxxooooooo


01-11-2010 9:05 AM -- By: dawnmarie,  From:  

Stopping by to say hello to Duke and to you  Janice! Love ya Duke!!

Dawn-Marie (Suzie's mommy)


01-09-2010 11:56 AM -- By: pat, fayeroe and tippy ,  From: the wild, wild west  

Dearest Family, I'm sorry that I haven't been here lately. We're having a family problem that has overwhelmed us. My SIL who served two tours in Iraq is back with a very bad episode of PTSD. It is tearing the family apart as he is not receiving the help he needs from the army. Please keep us in your thoughts and forgive me for not being here as often as I would like to be. Pat

01-08-2010 7:00 PM -- By: kia,  From:  

for handsome Duke.....

People keep saying “he was just a dog”.

He was the one who got up with me every morning, no matter how early, to help me greet the morning.

He was the one who stood guard over our home, our family and the loneliness of my days.

He was the one who acted as the best alarm system around, letting us know when someone or something was approaching outside the door.

He was the one who slept at the door to the bedrooms, to make certain everyone was safe.

.

He didn’t rest until everyone was home safe and sound.

he was the explorer who wandered through the bushes in the yard, hunting for bees  or the scent of the woodland creatures that might happen by.

He was the guardian who would chase away those woodland creatures lest they harm one of us.

He was the one who came to lie on my feet or close to my chair at my desk, sensing the times when I was in pain either emotional or physical.

He was the one who looked at me with sparkling, happy eyes, a happy smile, a wagging tail, who wanted nothing from me except a kind word and a soft stroke of his head.

He was the one who never asked for anything from anyone except to just be near.

He was the one who cleaned up the crumbs  or lived for that scrap of leftover supper.

He was the one who staved off the loneliness, the fear, the emptiness of a house .

 

He was the one whose only fear was the rolling thunder of a storm and who never wanted me to know she was afraid, but who would sit close until the storm was past, hoping for a reassuring pat or soft word.

He was the one who greeted me at the door when I returned from an errand, with a body language that let me know he was happy I was home, happy to be with me again, proud that she had done her job of guarding our home while I was gone.

He was the one who lived with her aging pain, not wanting to let go for fear of leaving me alone, leaving his job as my protector, my companion, my best friend.

He was the one who took one last look into my eyes as her's grew dim, looking to make sure I was okay as his life slipped away, worried that he was leaving me alone.

He was the one whose soft hair I stroked and softly whispered to that he was going home, that it was okay to let go, that I loved him enough to send her home to God to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.

He was the one whose grave  or ashes are  close by so that he will always be near to the home and the people he loved so unconditionally and protected with such loyalty.

People say “he was only just a dog”.

To those I say, look closer and see the truth of who and what he truly was

.


01-08-2010 1:37 PM -- By: Soulmate & Bestfriend,  From:  

Duke, I have been missing you so much lately, it hurts!  We have discussed this alot, I know.  All my love to you sweet, dear friend and soulmate, and much love to all our fur babies family at RB! xxxxxxooooo


01-08-2010 1:06 PM -- By: Tori,  From:  

Littlest Angel of Mine
I was adrift on waves of feelings
swirling circles about my mind
wondering if I had the strength
to decide it was your time.

Did I have the right to make this choice
that would change our lives forever,
did I have the will to sacrifice
our precious time together?

Was I wrong in thinking of myself
while you grew so frail and weak,
was I selfish in my desperate need
to have you here with me to keep?

Into your bright  eyes I searched
and found within your soul,
the echo of a far-seen wisdom
the kind which only angels know.

You gently rocked my broken heart
and with angelic calm
you lifted all the guilt I felt
for wanting to hold on.

You showed me that the choice with which
I felt so wrecked and torn
lay upon a path God paved
the day that you were born.

Somehow you made me understand
the choice was never mine,
it had been appointed long before,
in another place and time.

So as I lay you down to sleep
your eternal spirit shines
and our paths will cross again someday
littlest angel of mine.

 


01-07-2010 12:22 AM -- By: Misty Rose & Cuddles,  From:  

 

Good night sweet angel

have a heavenly night

may your day tomorrow

be sunny and bright.


01-03-2010 8:06 PM -- By: tori,  From:  

dreamed upon an Angel Sweet
So distraught and sad
he said his family's sorrow
Was making him feel bad
“I know they feel the emptiness
They wish that I were there,
And I am truly touched by this...
I know how much they care
The Angel looked up through her Tears
he said “it breaks my heart
To know my family’s hurting so…
Their lives are torn apart.
I really love them all so much
They mean the world to me
I’d like to tell them I'm okay…
If they could only see..."
I'd seen this Angel's face before,
It was our Precious Child
Shining Bright through Jesus' Light
So strong, yet meek and mild
“The lessons to be learned, he said
Are waiting there on Earth
And how we choose to live our lives
Determines our true worth
And then, when God decides it's time
to bring us Home again
He welcomes us with open arms
In Heaven, new Life begins
Your lives should all go on, he said
There's so much you can do
To make the world a better place
Through all you say and do
My death is not a final thing,
It does not mean the end
As life goes on for me, you see
Your souls begin to mend"
I wish you only happiness
Don’t think that I am gone
You’ll see me in the bright new day
That comes with every dawn
I want to help you dry your eyes,
Remember me, and smile
Please honor me with happiness
and make today worthwhile
Heaven is such a perfect place
Where everything is good
If I could send a picture home,
I'm sure you know I would
I loved the life I had on Earth
I know that I was blessed,
But Heaven is more beautiful
Than I'd have ever guessed...
I've heard that tears can heal the heart
And lift the heaviness
So I am shedding Angel tears
To make your burden less
Your love was carried with my soul
The day I went away
And it will always stay with me,
Forever and a day.
 


01-02-2010 9:44 PM -- By: ,  From:  

When I must leave you for a little while please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years but start out bravely with a gallant smile; and for my sake and in my name live on and do all things the same, feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways, reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; and never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky!
 


01-01-2010 12:17 PM -- By: Bettyann,  From:  

Sendng wishes for a Happy New Year !!!!


 

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