Memorial created 03-3-2009 by
May 25 2002 - February 18 2009
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01-09-2010 12:18 PM -- By: Rob, From:
Dear Pat...please know that your SIL and family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.....
01-09-2010 11:45 AM -- By: Dana, From: LaPorte
Hi Pat, Fayeroe and Tippy. You and your family are in my prayers and I will be thinking of you. Take care. Dana
01-08-2010 1:34 PM -- By: Kia and Deb, From:
hello miss Pat and Beautiful Fayeroe,,,,,,,just stipping by ti say hello and leave this poem. ,,,,,,,Pat hope all is ok.......
People keep saying “she was just a dog”.
she was the one who got up with me every morning, no matter how early, to help me greet the morning.
she was the one who stood guard over our home, our family and the loneliness of my days.
she was the one who acted as the best alarm system around, letting us know when someone or something was approaching outside the door.
she was the one who slept at the door to the bedrooms, to make certain everyone was safe.
she didn’t rest until everyone was home safe and sound.
she 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.
she was the guardian who would chase away those woodland creatures lest they harm one of us.
she 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.
she 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.
she was the one who never asked for anything from anyone except to just be near.
she was the one who cleaned up the crumbs or lived for that scrap of leftover supper.
she was the one who staved off the loneliness, the fear, the emptiness of a house .
she 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.
she 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.
she was the one who lived with her aging pain, not wanting to let go for fear of leaving me alone, leaving her job as my protector, my companion, my best friend.
she was the one who took one last look into my eyes as her's grew dim, looking to make sure I was okay as her life slipped away, worried that she was leaving me alone.
she was the one whose soft hair I stroked and softly whispered to that she was going home, that it was okay to let go, that I loved her enough to send her home to God to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.
she was the one whose grave is close by so that she will always be near to the home and the people she loved so unconditionally and protected with such loyalty.
People say “she was only just a dog To those I say, look closer and see the truth of who and what she truly was
01-04-2010 8:21 AM -- By: Dana, From: LaPorte, In
Hey Faye you pretty girl! Hi Pat. It is hard but we will all make it, one step at at time. Thinking of you. Dana
01-03-2010 11:00 PM -- By: mom, From: your heart
I miss you and it will soon be one year
since you left your earthly home to join
Tippy and the rest of our family who has
I have read the poem that some sweet friend
left for me today and I do understand now that
you want me to go forward and be happier.
I promise you that I will try to live as we
did when you were here. I will try to learn
something new every day and do something
differently also. I will take more time with
Clemmie and teach her some of the things
that you knew.
I won't quit missing you but I'm going
to try to do what I know you want me
to do...try to be happy every day. I love
you so much, Mom
01-03-2010 7:58 PM -- By: tori, From:
dreamed upon an Angel Sweet
So distraught and sad
She said her family's sorrow
Was making her 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
She 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, She 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, She 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 9:45 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!
12-31-2009 6:46 AM -- By: , From:
Don't Mourn for Me
Don't mourn for me
dear owner, kind and true.
I know that you will miss me
As I will also think of you.
We shared so many secrets;
those you whispered in my ear.
I've kept those secrets for you
lest any one would hear.
And in return you've kept me
from being turned out in the cold.
You've fed, watered, & cared for me
while we both grew old.
But God had called & needs me;
He says that it is time
I claim that sweet reward
in a kinder, greener clime.
He promises sweeter clover,
clear water, rich and pure
I'll never have to suffer
from wounds that humans cannot cure.
I'll romp and play all day
with others he has called hither.
I'll have so many new friends
that will scratch upon my wither.
I'll be watching out for you
when comes your judgement day
and together towards the pearly gates
we again will ride away!"
12-27-2009 1:47 PM -- By: Denise, From:
Thank you sooooooo much for sharing that with me! I have been away and please know that I appreciate it. I hope you had a great holiday... it's hard I know. Thank you again - May you have a Wonderful New Year!
12-26-2009 1:45 AM -- By: Joy, From: California
Hi Pat...Stopping by to let you know you will be in my thoughts and prayers this Holiday Season, your first without Fayeroe. We have our own angels watching over us. xoxo Joy
We love you, Fayeroe...xoxo Angel, Taffy, Patches & Pumpkin
12-25-2009 12:31 PM -- By: mom, From: your heart
Dear Fayedy.......Merry Christmas! I miss you. The house is so quiet and lonely without you here. Clementine and Jack are playing together now. I can hear them barking. Clem pesters Jack a lot......xoxox I love you, Mom
12-25-2009 8:17 AM -- By: Henry, From: NY
Hi Pat may today bring you and your family many smiles and love your way, and as you watch all the gifts be opened know that the best gift of all we already have. The ones we lost are with us in our hearts and as they look down on us with smiles they know they were our best gifts and continue to be so until the day we are together again. Merry Christmas Henry
12-25-2009 2:41 AM -- By: Mindy Lacheen-Heiser, From: NJ
Merry Christmas to you Fayeroe and Pat, your words you wrote this Christmas eVE were so truthful and beautiful and I thank you. May the joys and warmth of the holiday be with you al through the New Year.
12-24-2009 11:44 PM -- By: Janice, Duke & our furbabies family, From:
Fayeroe, Tippy and Pat,
Thinking of all of you too with warm thoughts this holiday. xxxxxxooooo
12-24-2009 11:40 PM -- By: jen, From: ga
thank you for the kind words. JJ is still a very loved and sadly missed kitty. this is a very bittersweet christmas eve.
12-24-2009 10:15 PM -- By: mom, From: faye's heart
"Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief."
Fayeroe, this is the first Christmas that I'll spend without you in 7 years. The grief of knowing you won't be here is overwhelming. I hope that you're okay and not too lonely. I am so lonely. I am spending Christmas by myself. I will really miss your helping open the presents. Lita says she misses you and Clementine says to tell you that she wishes she knew you.....I love you, Mom
- C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
12-24-2009 1:14 PM -- By: puck and mom lisa , From:
The Christmas Angels....
Hush now, can you hear the Angels singing?
High up in the frosty midnight air?
Voices ringing, singing, songs of Christmas,
Happiness for all the world to share.
As we count the days.....
filling all our homes with light and love,
Angels share these special times of gladness,
Celebrating with us from high above.
As the snowflakes float like stars from heaven,
Angels touch them softly, one by one,
Giving each one a gentle Angels kiss,
Snowflakes sent with love for everyone.
When we gather ‘round to sing sweet songs,
Each of us with heavy hearts,
In the sky, the Angels all sing with us,
As on the first Christmas long ago.
By our sides, our caring guardian Angels,
Look out for us each and every day.
So, however far from home we travel,
Loving Angels help us on our way.
When we help and care for one another,
High above the angels see it too.
Little acts of kindess,
makes all our Angels smile.
As dusk falls, our Angles fly above us,
Lighting all the stars up in the sky.
When you see a silver star shine brightly,
Then you know our Angels are nearby.
Angles sing their songs of love and friendship,
Songs about our happy times and the
Love and warmth that loving friendships bring.
As the daylight fades to gentle shadow,
Soft moonbeams shimmer, silver-white,
Tender Angels watch us while we sleep,
Keeping us safe through the moonlit night.
Hush now, can you hear our Angels singing?
The Sweetest songs of peace and love
From heaven up above.
Christmas songs of hope and joy and wonder..
Filling all our hearts with love…
Written by Claire Freedman, Gail Yerrill.
tippy and fayeroe....merry christ mutt
for clementine...meowy day!
pat..have a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS...
look to the heavens...and listen....
Angels with angelic voices ring out thru the bridge and the heavens....
12-24-2009 7:18 AM -- By: Janice, Duke & our furbabies family, From:
Merry Christmas Fayeroe (and Tippy) and A Very Happy New Year. With love. Merry Christmas to you too Pat, and A Very Happy New Year.
12-24-2009 4:04 AM -- By: Fayeroe, From: Rainbow Bridge
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all over Rainbow Bridge
Not a critter was stirring, not even Hammy Sagar
The stockings were hung in the meadow with care,
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.
The critters were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of rawhides danced in their heads.
And Heidi in her kerchief and me - Rameses in my cap
Had just settled down for a long, long, long night's nap
When out in the fields there arose such a clatter,
Puck sprang from his Condo bed, and so did Rocky and Dollie, to see what was the matter.
Away to the window Caliya flew like a flash, with Rosie, Bob M, and Sammie close behind
They each tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave a luster of midday to objects below.
When, what to Fayeroe and Max (PA)’s wondering eyes should appear
But a big huge red sleigh and eight oddly shaped reincritters,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
Maddie knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"Now, Wallace! Now, Windsor! Now, Dale and Bonnie Kraft!
On, Sammy! On, Gabby! On Bailey and Gretchen!
To the top of all the condos and beach houses, to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away! Dash away! Dash away, all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and Saint Nicholas too.
And then in a twinkling Kia and Max (Canada) heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawing of each big and little paw.
As Luke drew in his head and was turning around,
Down the chimney Saint Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes - how they twinkled! His dimples - how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And Max (MI) laughed and so did Cassie, when poor little Luna almost fainted.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave Baci and Misty Rose to know they had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But Tippy, Saada and Duke all heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
The Critters all stood there with smiles aglow, as each one nodded from one to other. "We all Love You Mommy and Daddy", "Please Don’t be sad any more", "Please now Be Happy".
12-23-2009 9:36 AM -- By: Mark, Max, and Barney, From: MI
Greetings Pat and sweet Fayeroe,
We're wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010. Knowing that our sweet angels are continuing to watch over us.
12-22-2009 7:40 PM -- By: Michelle, From:
As Christmas draws nearer I am thinking about all of the friends Princess has given and continues to give to me as a gifts. Each one is treasured and each one is thought about and remembered. The notes and poems left in her guest book and in emails as little surprises mean more than any big box under the tree ever could. The thoughtful remembrances of me and my dear friend Princess are treasures greater than any material item I could receive and I want to tell you with a full heart that I am as blessed as can be to know you and Fayeroe. Thank you for the gift of friendship. Merry Christmas.
12-22-2009 7:29 PM -- By: Vicki, Misty Rose & Cuddles, From: Nebraska
Hi Pat, Fayeroe and Tippy: I just stopped to wish you and yours a very happy Holiday Season. Just two days until Christmas and I wish all your wishes come true.
Big Hugs and God bless
12-22-2009 3:28 PM -- By: Sherri, From: Ma. USA
All the best to you and yours this Holiday season, May you be safe and healthy and at peace.
Sherri,(and Maddie, always in my )
12-22-2009 3:21 PM -- By: Kia and Deb, From:
Pat my thoughts are with you on this holiday season and wishing you a happy New Year.......Christmas is a time for love
The love that filled your heart
You were such a special gift
That in my life won't part
The times of love and joy remain
They never go away
You keep my heart so centered
Forever and a day
You brought a special Christmas gift
You shared it through the years
The laughter and the peace you gave
Shall always keep you near
The times in life we put away
Within a treasured place
Are gathered in a gold bound book
That fills a gentle space
In searching for a piece of you
There’s much that I can find
For in this life you were the joy
Of love that truly binds
And so this Christmas I shall seek
The joy that you acquired
Holding on with all my might
The love that you inspired
For you were loved by many
With every passing day
The heart of Christmas that we seek
Is now a breath away
I whisper words that you will hear
Within the soft cool breeze
A plethora of gentle thoughts
That put my heart at ease
When I awake on Christmas day
It's you that I shall hear
Wishing me the happiness
You shared with me each year
Time and space will have no bounds
For you are in my soul
The beauty of your love inspired
Through every story told.
~ Francine Pucillo
12-20-2009 10:50 PM -- By: Stephen Weisensale, From: Richmond, VA
Thanks so much for your kind words on the first anniversary of our Schwartzie's passing.
12-20-2009 10:30 AM -- By: Bettyann, From:
Dear Pat & Fayeroe, so nice of you to stop by and leave that beautiful quote, Thank You So Much. Thinking of you this Holiday season. Big Hugs to All Sorry I didnt get back sooner ,but had a death in the family and wasnt up to coming onto Critters, sometimes to sad : (
12-20-2009 12:47 AM -- By: Michelle, From: Roanoke, Va
Fayeroe & Pat,
Wishing you Both A peaceful Holiday Season !
12-19-2009 1:40 PM -- By: , From:
We'll Never Say Goodbye
I cannot see you with my eyes
Or hear you with my ears,
But thoughts of you are with me still
And often dry my tears.
You whisper in the rustling leaves
That linger in the fall,
And in the gentle evening breeze,
I'm sure I hear you call.
A part of you remains with me
That none can take away;
It gives me strength to carry on
At dawning of each day.
I think of happy times we shared
And then I softly sigh,
But this I know--we'll meet again
And never say good-bye.
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