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Charles - loving dad of Sammy
Memorial created 05-13-2008 by Charles Padilla
February 14 1993 - April 7 2008
Monday, July 26: Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... stopping by to ask you to watch over our Aunt Edna who has been very ill lately. I've prayed constantly for her recovery and also have asked you kids to watch over her ... well, as of last night, Aunt Edna was doing very well.
Kids, I am so thankful to our Lord and to you for "giving me Aunt Edna back" for a while. I know that day will come when I will have to say "goodbye" .. but I am not ready for that ... so keep an eye on her.
Cupcake and Xander are doing so well .. and I know you all are always with them. Thank you for watching over them too. They love me .. just like you all did .. and I Love them very much .. but I will always Love each of you very much as you brought so much joy into my life.
Sending our Love always to each of you. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, August 2: Hello My Precious and Beautiful Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... I wanted to Thank each of you for answering my prayers on watching over Aunt Edna ... she is doing very well .. a bit weak .. but overall doing very well. With each of you and all the babies at Rainbow Bridge .. Aunt Edna is back home. Please continue to watch over her and protect her.
Your sister Cupcake and brother Xander are doing well. How they love to just run and play in the yard ... just like you used too .. remember?
I think of you each day .. and always know that you are with me and Cupcake and Xander. Always be with us and never leave us as we love and miss you so much.
We have been getting lots and lots of rain .. which is good .. I don't have to water and all the plants and trees are doing so well. Thank You for sending us the rain.
All of you kids at Rainbow Bridge did a wonderful job of dancing the "American Rain Dance" ...... Always remember that we love and miss you so much. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, August 9: Hello my beautiful kids .. Sammy, Gabby and Bob M. Just checking in on you three .. and hoping that you are all doing well at Rainbow Bridge with all your beautiful and loving friends.
You know, kids, if it was not for you .. I would not have met these wonderful Family I call "My Critters Family" ... though I so wish you would be with me .. but with your passing .. I met a loving Critters Family .. so I THANK YOU .. Sammy, Gabby and Bob M for bringing this Family to me.
Know I love and miss each of you so very much. Know that Cupcake and Xander are beautiful kids ... and so .. so loved because they bring me so much joy .. just like each of you did. Please always watch over them .. protect them, guide them .. but .. don't give them bad habits .. ok.
Dad will always forever love you and .. until we are all reunited .. I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU SO MUCH. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, August 16: My beautiful and loved and missed Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... how it has been so hot here lately. Your sister Cupcake and brother Xander love being outside .. but get too hot quickly .. so been giving them ice-cold water which they love to chew on the ice .. remember Sammy .. you used to chew the ice too .. are you sending Cupcake and Xander signs to chew on that ice ... I bet you are ...
How I love each of you .. Sammy .. Gabby and Bob M ... you were my life and Sammy, you were there for me when I needed someone to hold .. to cry with .. and to laugh with ... Sammy, YOU ARE my everything .. you know that.
Always be with us .. kids .. and always know that you are so loved and so missed by me. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, August 22: Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... here I (we, Cupcake and Xander) am coming to visit you .. your weekly visit. I hope you all are doing well as I know you are. I know you are all having fun with all your wonderful friends at Rainbow Bridge.
Always know that I (we) love and miss you so very much. We were invited once again to the 2010 Pitbull Rumble where your baby sister Cupcake is once again the Master of Ceremonies ... as this function was created when she was found abused and here ears mutilated ... but Cupcake is a beauty now ... Sammy, you are surely loving your sister Cupcake and brother Xander from up above.
Cupcake and Xandere are sitting right next to me .. watching me type you this message ... I think they know that I am writing to you because they can see my expression and my little tear in my eye as I write.
Your Daddy loves and misses .. each of you .. so very, very much. Always watch over us. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, August 30: My beautiful loved and missed Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... how your daddy misses you .. especially today when I am outside getting the garden tools put away .. getting ready for fall in a few weeks. Though I don't want it to come .. it will. You know, kids, your daddy's bones ache during the winter months .. but I will survive for you ... as I know you will want me to.
Your sister Cupcake and brother Xander are sitting right next to me watching me as I type .. as if they know I am writing to you .. and I think they do .. because they always sense when I am a bit emotional when I write to you three kids.
We will always love and miss you so very, very much. Each of you keep me going .. but .. one day we will all be reunited .. never to be apart.
Always know you are "the wind beneath my wings ......" Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, September 6: Dearest Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... just wanted to stop by before I start my chores. How I miss and love each of you. As I, Cupcake and Xander were outside and as I was doing yardwork .. memories of the past flooded my mind and needless to say, I shed a few tears .. but they disappeared as quickly as they came because I know you are having a grand time at Rainbow Bridge .. no more pain .. and you can walk and run as you did as a young pup.
Sammy, Cupcake and Xander sure love to go riding in "your" truck .. they sit there just like you used too ... memories of you on the passenger side.
Always know that we will love and miss you .. and when we meet .. we will never be apart ever again. Sending you many hugs and kisses .... Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, September 13: Hello kids .. just stopping by on my weekly tribute to you three. This past week .. each of you were in my thoughts daily .. I guess your dad was missing gyou very much as always.
Always be with me, Cupcake and Xander. Keep your watchful eye on your brother and sister because they can get into trouble when I am not here .. so your dad asks to watch over them .. guide them and protect them.
So often I "think" of you three playing with all your friends at Rainbow Bridge .. having a blast with all your BBQs, parties and travels .... keep them up as it brings big smiles to your dad's face knowing you three are doing well.
We will forever love and miss you .... Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, September 20: My beautiful Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... Thank You for guiding me to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to attend my friend Diana's memorial service .. it was sad .. but a beautiful memorial indeed. Diana's daughter Amy wanted me to be there .. so I had to go .. but I made it back home late Saturday ... it was such a quick trip ... left Friday and returned Saturday ... You kids were with me throughout the trip and back. Thank You for guiding me back home to Cupcake and Xander .. who I truly missed .. even if it was a short trip.
To each of you ... I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU very much. Always watch over Cupcake and Xander .. guide them .. protect them .. and always let them know you are near.
Sending each of you my love and many hugs and kisses. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, September 27: Dear Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... coming by to leave you your weekly writing. First of all .. thank you .. each of you .. for always being with us. I feel your presence daily and know you will always be with me, Cupcake and Xander. Always watch over Cupcake and Xander .. let them know you are with them .. guide them .. teach them the good things .. but most of all .. let them know how much you love them .. as I do.
I will forever love and miss each of you as you brought smiles and happiness to me each day while you were with me. Know that each of you took a piece of my heart with you that day .. but I have a huge heart .. so I have plenty more.
Always be with us ... Dad loves and misses you much. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, October 4: My beautiful kids .. Sammy, Gabby and Bob M .. how you are so loved and missed by me. What brings me comfort is knowing that each of you are always with us .. your presence is felt.
Just the other evening .. Cupcake and Xander were on the bed with me .. they heard something .. and their tails were wagging a hundred miles an hour .. I knew you were with us as I went looking to see what was making them wag their tails .. and saw nothing .. but felt your presence. Thank You for always being with us.
The weather is changing rapidly here ... cool night/early mornings and warm days ... but this is the time that is so beautiful to look at the leaves changing to their beautiful colors.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is going on now and watching those beautiful colored balloons lifting up to the sky looks like Rainbow Bridge .. a place that is so beautiful and filled with many beautiful babies.
Always know that I, Cupcake and Xander Love and Miss You very much and always be with us. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, October 11: Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... How I LOVE and MISS YOU so much. Today each of you are in my mind .. guess I'm having a sad day because I so miss you. Know that we (Cupcake, Xander and I) are doing well. How they are growing into beautiful kids ... just like you.
They love running and playing together in the yard .. and looking for lizards and field mice ... just like you did, Sammy. Memories .. oh, the beautiful memories I have of you Sammy ... the day we found one another to the last day ... I LOVE YOU.
Oh, guess what .. your sister Cupcake and Bob M won the Almost Home New Mexico calendar contest for February ... and your little brother Xander won for March ... how awesome is that. I am so proud of them. I know you are too .. from up above you are watching and taking good care of them and me. Thank You for that kids.
Well .. guess I should get doing stuff .. but always know your daddy loves and misses you .. each of you so much. Always be with us. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, October 18: My Beautiful Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... hoping this finds each of you doing well and enjoying your days at Rainbow Bridge. How your daddy loves and misses you so much. You are always on my mind .. and .. Sammy, I carry some of your ashes with me around my neck on that beautiful sterling-silver doggy bone .. so I know you are always with me.
Well, another summer has ended .. fall is here .. and winter will be upon us soon and all the snow. I guess I cannot stop it .. but your sister Cupcake and Xander will surely enjoy the snow .. as you used too. Keep sending me signs son .. you know you always put smiles on your daddy's face when I feel your presence and that is daily. Thank You, son, for letting me know you are with me and your sister and brother.
I will be getting the calendars where Bob M and Cupcake won the month of February and Xander won the month of March ... how excited your daddy is and how proud of Cupcake, Bob M and Xander .. though Bob M is with you .. so please give him lots of hugs and kisses from us.
I will forever love and miss you all .... keep watch over us. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, October 25: Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... oh my ... how I miss you so much. I know I tell you each week .. but it is so true .. the love we have and we share will never, ever die. One day we will all be reunited with one another .. never to be apart ever again.
Your sister Cupcake and brother Xander fill that void and how I love them so .. they surely have put the "sparkle" back into my eyes and the smiles .. oh, the smiles and the memories I am making with them .. but how I cherish all the beautiful memories of you all.
Weather here is getting colder and windy .. we have snow up at the ski basin .. and remember we live behind the ski basin mountains so we get it too and the wind is awful.
Well, kids .. know your dad loves and misses you so very much and always be with us. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, November 1: My beautiful Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... how you are so loved and so missed .. but you already know this. I hear there are lots of birthday and angelversary parties going on up at Rainbow Bridge .. I know you all are just jumping into the festivities.
Your sister Cupcake and brother Xander are doing so good. I believe I told you they won the Almost Home New Mexico calendar contest ... how proud I am of your sister and brother .. and Bob M .. you and Cupcake won the month of February for your picture of hugging Cupcake .. that is a beautiful picture if I say so myself. Bob M, I know you love your "growing up" buddy Cupcake and I know she still misses you much .. she still goes to the back patio looking for you.
Kids, always be with us as I know you are .. I feel your presence .. and I thank you so much for that as your dad surely needs all of you with him these days. When no one knew my feelings .. each of you did ..
I WILL FOREVER LOVE and MISS YOU .. Sammy, Gabby and Bob M. Be safe and be friends with all the babies up there. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, November 8: My dearest Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... wow ... how time is just flying by ... but each of you are always close to my heart ... you know that.
Cupcake and Xander are doing well .. just sitting next to me as I write to you. I sometimes think they know I'm writing to you all and want me to tell you "They Love You Very Much" ... I just know they do .. you are their big brothers and sister.
Bob M .. Cupcake still misses you .. she always goes to the back patio and I know she is looking for you, so always be with her little Bob M .. you were Cupcake's "side-kick" and she will forever love and miss you.
Sammy, Gabby and Bob M .. always let us know you are with us .. guiding and protecting Cupcake and Xander and me too.
I will FOREVER LOVE and MISS each of you. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, November 14: Hello my beautiful kids .. Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... you are thought of each day by me. Though I know you are all happy with all your new friends up at Rainbow Bridge .. and are running and playing in those beautiful fields. Know, though, that your daddy loves and misses each of you so very much .. and always be with us .. watch over Cupcake and Xander .. as sometimes they need your guidance, Sammy, and I know you will take good care of these two beautiful kids .. just like I took good care of you.
Today is windy and so cold .. but Cupcake and Xander love to be outside .. running and playing with one another ... brings back so many wonderful memories of you, Sammy and Gabby .. running and playing with one another.
I have no doubt that you are always with us .. I feel your presence with me .. in this big house that you so loved ... I even have your sweaters that I often smell .. just to give me that boost to keep on going ... and until we can be reunited ... never to be apart ever again.
Sammy, Gabby and Bob M .. you know that your daddy loves and misses you each day .... remembere that. Ok. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, November 22: Hi my babies .. Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... hope you are all doing well up at Rainbow Bridge. How I surely miss each of you .. but you alreayd know that. Today, I was dusting around your "urns" and I got all teary-eyed because I love and miss you so much. I know you all are with us .. I just can feel your presence and it brings me joy to know that you are watching over me, Cupcake and Xander .. THANK YOU.
Cupcake and Xander are doing well .. playing as I am writing to you ... how they brighten up my days ... always watch over them for me .. because you know how they can get into trouble ... guide them and protect them from all the dangers out there.
Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... I know you have many beautiful friends up at Rainbow Bridge .. so play with all of them and be friendly to all. Sending each of you daddy-hugs and kisses and from Cupcake and Xander too. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, November 29: My dearest Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... here we are again .. another week went by and I miss each of you so much .. but you already know that.
Kids, I ask you to keep a watchful eye out for your friend Dennis .. as you know .. he loved each of you very much .. and his job is "on the line" .. so I ask you to send positive thoughts his way. Dennis needs your love and positive thoughts these days .. as he waits to see if he still has his job this coming Friday ... I have prayed many hours for Dennis in hopes this will help.
Thank you my beautiful kids for this. It means lots to your dad .. because Dennis is a good friend and he really loved you .. just as much as I did .. I know he did because he always speaks of you all.
Sending our love to you at Rainbow Bridge. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, December 6: Sammy, Gabby and Bob M .. here I am again .. how the time is just flying by. It seems like I was just visiting and writing to you just a day ago .. but it has been another week.
How your dad loves and misses each of you so much. Each day I thank my good Lord for giving me the opportunity to love each of you and give me the time I had with each of you. Each of you were so loved daily by me.
Cupcake and Xander are doing wonderful .. though Cupcake keeps stealing Xanders food .. and I might have to put her on a diet ... as she has put on some weight and I don't want her to have pro blems later ... but she is the "sparkle" in your dad's eyes now. She loves me so very much .. I know it when she looks at me .. you can just tell.
I thank you, Sammy, for bringing Cupcake to me .. when I was so sad at your loss .. she was there .. on the television .. though abused .. I knew I had to have her .. and I was able to adopt her and give her the love and affection that she so needed and she surely gets it now.
Always know your dad loves each of you. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, December 13: Hello my beautiful babies .. Sammy, Gabby and little Bob M .. just making my weekly posting to all three of you. You know that you are so loved and so missed by me .. and your sister Cupcake and brother Xander. I know you are watching over them .. guiding them .. protecting them and most of all .. letting them know you are always with them and me.
Thank you kids for always being with us. I could not go on knowing if you were not with me, Cupcake and Xander. The love we each shared will live on forever and when we are reunited ... what a beautiful time we will have AND most of all .. we will never be apart ever again.
With the holidays coming upon us .. it is always sad for me .. as you know I usually spend it with your's and my Tia ... but that's ok .. because we always talk of you kids and how much joy you brought me.
I will forever love and miss you .. until we are reunited. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, December 19: Sammy, Gabby and Bob M .. well another week has gone by and I will always love and miss you. I have to tell you each week and each day that I do.
Your sister Cupcake and Xander had a beautiful week playing in over 1 foot of snow ... jumping like little deer ... just like you used too Sammy, remember? I know you do. I know you are watching over Cupcake and Xander .. always letting them know you are near and protecting them .. guiding them .. and letting them know they need to behave.
With Christmas this next weekend .. it will be a quiet evening for us here .. me, Cupcake and Xander .. reminiscing of years past and thinking what the future will bring us.
Always be with us .. protect us .. let us know you are always with us. You know you are so loved and so missed. Merry Christmas to you all at Rainbow Bridge .. may you and all your friends have a grand day. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, January 3: Well, my beautiful Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... another year gone and a new one beginning.
How your Dad misses each of you so very much. Though I know the holidays were tough, as they are always without you, I do know you are always with me in spirit .. I feel eachof you. Thank You kids for always being with us and watching over your sister Cupcake and Xander.
They have brought much laughter and happiness to me these days .. but I will never, ever forget you all. Each of you have a place in my heart that no one can replace ... I have such a big heart .. that there is enough room for many.
May this New Year be brighter for all of us ... and please continue to watch over us and protect us. Your Ever-Loving Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, January 17: My beautiful Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... I am so sorry I didn't post last week ... but as you know ... we had some water pipe problems and I was totally consumed with dealing with that ... BUT ... know that each of you were always on my mind. Not a day goes by that I don't think of each of you. You are so loved and missed by me.
Cupcake and Xander are doing well ... just loving being spoiled and running and playing outside. How they brighten my day. Though each of you took a piece of my heart .. and I will never, ever forget you ... Cupcake and Xander have put that "sparkle" back into your dad's eyes.
I Love and Miss you kids .. so very, very much. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, January 23: Hi kids .. hoping each of you are doing well at Rainbow Bridge. Your dad has been feeling under the weather this past week .. fighting a sinus infection .. but I have two little ones who won't leave my side as they know I am not feeling well .... just like you used too, Sammy ... remember.
How your dad loves and misses each of you so very much. I hope you are having a great time with all your beautiful friends at Rainbow Bridge. Always play nice and be good to all of our friends .... friends are the best anyone could ask for.
Always be with me, Cupcake and Xander .. as I know you are .. I feel your presence always ... especially when I don't feel well ... I know you are with me. I will forever love each of you .. and when we are reunited .. it will be a joyous time for all of us .. never to be apart again. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, January 31: Hello my dear and beloved Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... hoping each of you are doing wonderful as I know you are. Thank You for always watching over me and Cupcake and Xander. Keep your ever-watchful eyes on them.
I often "think" of what you three are doing up at Rainbow Bridge with all your friends. I can just see you running and playing in those beautiful fields of green and all those flowers. What a sight it is in my mind.
Always know that your dad loves and misses each of you so very much. Sending many hugs and kisses through the breezes from home to you at Rainbow Bridge. Send me those signs kids .... Dad, Cupcake and Xander
Monday, February 7: Sammy, Gabby and Bob M ... how I have missed you this week .. so much that I even cried this past week ... Each of you are loved so very much by me. How I wish I could have saved each of you .. to be with me forever ... but one day we will be reunited .. never to be apart ever again.
Please watch over me, Cupcake and Xander ... they seem to get into trouble ... so I ask you to keep an eye on them. Guide them and protect them.
As always, you will always be near my heart always. Dad, Cupcake and Xander
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