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07-13-2009 7:03 AM -- By: Annette, Critters.com memorial: Chloe Bear Memorial Its been 40weeks since i lost my beloved Chloe Bear, i still miss her terribly, i still think about her everyday, i still feel sad that i wasn't with her when the vet had to lay her to rest. I can only hope she can forgive me for that.
07-10-2009 3:00 PM -- By: melissa, Critters.com memorial: STIMPY, GOLDY and BUDDY Memorial I just wanted to let everyone know that we lost our Buddy on July 2, 2009. He joins his brothers Stimpy and Goldy. Please visit their page.
07-09-2009 1:24 PM -- By: Bev B., Critters.com memorial: Klaus Memorial To all of my "critters" friends: I just want to thank everyone for visiting my Klaus' webpage today on his 2 Year Angel Day. I cannot believe he has been gone 2 years! My husband and I still miss him terribly. There is not a day that we go without thinking of him. His sister Monie just recently passed joined him at Rainbow Bridge on May 11th. I am glad they are together now, and I am sure they are having a good time reminiscing and laughing at how silly their "Mom" was with them. It has been hard for me since Monie has gone, so I've been a little slow at putting together a web page for her, but hopefully I will have something ready for her over the next few days.
Anyhow, I just wanted to thank everyone here for their support and friendship over the last 2 years. You are all truly the best!
07-09-2009 9:48 AM -- By: Charles, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
My Dearest Critters Family ... I just wanted all of you to know that I will be celebrating my birthday (July 13th) and my baby girl Cupcake's birthday (July 1st) on a cruise to Mexico. Though I cannot take my baby girl, she will be taken care of by her Auntie Judy from Rapid City, South Dakota. Cupcake loves her auntie because her auntie keeps her "in line" and plays ball with her.
Though I look forward to this cruize, I know I am going to MISS coming to Critters and visiting all my Family's furbabies and the new-comers. I will be taking a laptop with me and purchasing air time while onboard ... so I will post on the "Forum" section of Critters and not individually until I return as it is expensive to purchase air time.
Always know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. YOU ARE my Family and I cherish each and every one of you very much. With much love and gratitude, I remain.
Please come and visit my babies while I'm away .. let them know that their daddy will be thinking of them each day until I return back home.
Sending lots of HUGS to all of you and to your furbabies. Charles
07-08-2009 6:24 PM -- By: angel @the bridge, Critters.com memorial: J. J. Memorial Today is my friend J,,J birthday and he was not listed with the rest of the Critters crew, could all you mom and dads down there stop by and wish him a Happy birthday, he is one swell little guy and tell his Mom we all love him very much,,,,,,,,,,,,Thank you all
07-08-2009 9:26 AM -- By: Janelle- Almost Home NM, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Charles and Cupcake from Janelle and the girls!!!
I hope you guys have a great week and celebrate this special day.. Charles I hope you have a great time on your cruz-- I am sure you guys will have a blast and I am sure Cupcake will have fun with her Auntie!!!!
Always thinking of you guys.. Janelle and the girls..
07-07-2009 12:16 PM -- By: Cindy, Critters.com memorial: Daisy & Buddy Memorial I want to thank everyone who visited Daisy on her 2 year angelversary on the 3rd. I have been off work for 5 days and on the 3rd, I lit a candle for her. I can't believe how much I still cry. I still cry alot over Buddy because I had him so long. Thanks again for visiting her, it really means alot to me.
07-06-2009 10:42 PM -- By: AunteeMz, Critters.com memorial: Cinderella and ToTo Memorial I thought on this second anniversary of The Girls passing, I'd just slip in and leave a note that I have not forgotten. It wasn't I didn't want to say and do more, I found myself as I was two years ago devasted, crying and not wanting to explain the incredible loss I still feel with my fur babies of twenty years not in my life. Can't believe I'm still affected this way.
I went to a number of the memorials of friends and those newly losing and grieving and was at a loss of words. So I made no postings. I didn't have any thing "uplifting" to say, that after two years I'm still heartbroken My girls are gone. I still want my babies back!
It may not be much, but I can say from my experience it does get better. Doing and having a memorial brings some peace. That, The Girls brought Wiley Dog into my life, rescuing both of us has been a blessing. I see The Girls in him daily and tell him so. His face, coat and color is Mz Cindy and that freaking long body is ToTo, the one with Attitude.
But, I never forget - The Girls are sorely missed, loved and remembered. I guess that is the bottom line being either a fur baby or companion, it is about being loved, missed and remembered.
Thank ALL of you that left me the wonderful, thoughtful, warm and loving postings on My Girls anniversary. Because of the Critters Family and your outreach, I realize post and run is not an option. Instead, I need to be forth coming and willing to share my feelings and sorrow with my friends grieving for our fur babies. The Critters family is incredibly generous and being there for each other. I will be responding to each and every one of you with heartfelt gratitude that you remembered and honored The Girls. You all have a special place in my thoughts and heart. I so thank you.
To those recently experiencing the loss of a fur baby, I wrap my arms around you and want you to know those of us here know what you are experiencing, and besides the Creator, you could be in no better hands. The Critters family is the best! Peace and Love
07-06-2009 9:52 AM -- By: Denise, Critters.com memorial: Morgan Memorial To you wonderful people who visited Morgs' site on this special day - a HUGE thank you - and also for the beautiful poems. I will get round to thanking you personally and enjoying looking at your furkids, but as I sit here at my desk at work the tears are with me all the time. Yet they are also tears of remembrance for having encountered a dog of such immense wisdom and love. And just to put me in my place the Universe then gave me Flyn - the naughtiest scallywag I have ever encountered!
Denise in South Africa
07-05-2009 2:13 AM -- By: Karen, Critters.com memorial: Simon Bagley Memorial Just wanted to say "Thank You" to all who stopped by to visit Simon and me on his birthday. I will visit each of you soon, but until then I just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate the support. It's been a rough day, but I made it through. Thanks again!!!
07-04-2009 11:12 AM -- By: deb and Kia, Critters.com memorial: ~ Kia~ Kuvasz ~Murphy Memorial HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL ..............
In the rising of the sun and in its going down
we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind, and the calm of its stillness,
we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring,
we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
we remember them.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
we remember them.
In the midpoint of the year, and as its beginning and end,
we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart,
we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live,
for they are now part of us,
we remember them.
07-04-2009 7:23 AM -- By: Michelle, Critters.com memorial: Gizmo "Mosey" Jarels Memorial Happy 4th of July to all the furbabies! Love you all !!!!
07-04-2009 12:15 AM -- By: Bill, Critters.com memorial: Lucy Memorial On this holiday weekend Lucy and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers out to all who have lost a beloved fur-baby.....especially for those whose loss happened recently. You have found a wonderfull place to begin the healing proccess. My Lucy passed 24 weeks ago and it still breaks my heart..... but I also know she led me to "Baby" is looking down on us as I try to make her feel safe and secure. Very slow progress in that area but progress none- the- less. I put some recent pics of her on Lucy's site. I think that I finally realize that Lucy will always be with me...not how I want her to be....but still here with me. I don't think the pain and heartache will ever totally go away...but, at least I can now look at her pictures and smile some...along with the tears. Take care everyone and drop by Lucy and say hey if you can. Bill
07-04-2009 12:14 AM -- By: paula, Critters.com memorial: KARLEY Memorial Hello everyone...Karley wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY 4th. There will be parties at the bridge & they will be sending all of us their love.
07-03-2009 9:39 PM -- By: Gina , Critters.com memorial: Saada Memorial Hello dear critters family,
I wanted to stop by and wish everybody a very happy & safe 4th of July Weekend! Hope it is a good one! Hugs to all. Gina and my girl at R.B. Saada
07-03-2009 6:06 PM -- By: karen tomczak, Critters.com memorial: Rameses Memorial
I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY 4TH OF JULY , WE HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEAKEND, LOVE TO ALL YOUR FRIEND MISS KAREN AND YOUR FRIENDS A RB RAMESES , BRANDY AND LITTLE GARFIELD
07-03-2009 8:19 AM -- By: Marlene, Critters.com memorial: Sammie Patterson Memorial Hello Dear Critters family,
It's been quite some time since I've been on the site - still trying to deal with Sammie's passing. Doing better, but still have many rough days.
I want to thank all of you who have recently visited her. For some reason, I never got the email notices about the postings (????).
To all who have recently lost your babies, my deepest condolences. There are no words to express how so very hard it is. They are special lights that enter our hearts and minds and change who we are forever - but that all of us could be blessed with their grace.
Sammie sends her sweet sandpaper kisses and gentle head rubs
07-01-2009 8:15 PM -- By: Crystal Cabral, Critters.com memorial: Ralpheal Patrick Memorial My Ninny has been my best friend since I was 12 years old. I am now 28 and lost without him. He would wake me up in the morning, greet me at the door when I came home, and lay on me at night. He was so vocal and would answer all my questions with a meow. My home is quiet. His little sister Sassie tries to fill his duties but my heart still aches.It's been one month. I feel so alone and now I am so grateful to find others who love there furry bestfriends and much as me.I'm not crazy, just a loving person.
07-01-2009 4:28 PM -- By: Carole Turner, Critters.com memorial: Shabba Lou Turner Memorial I am so thankful for those of you who stopped by to visit my beautiful Shabba Lou yesterday on our first anniversay apart. I've had a very tough few weeks...not feeling well, working lots of overtime and supporting my brother over loss of his dear Simba girl. It all caught up with me and took its toll.
The moments, hours, days, weeks...years...they go so fast....so slow. Grief, what a strange emotion. I was heart-broken all over again yesterday....then, I read the condolences you left and was comforted by your kindess. You truly have no idea how much it meant to me. I know you understand the heart-ache. Thank you a thousand times.
Bless you!!! I'll be by to visit you very soon. Carole and her precious "little man" Shabba Lou.
07-01-2009 4:05 PM -- By: Ken Jester, Critters.com memorial: Ellen Ann Jester Memorial I just wanted to thank the folks who have shared their houghts and prayers with our family while we grieve over our Ellen. I broke down while mowing the yard today cause I started thinking about how long she was a part of our lives...but I came back in to see the well wishes by complete strangers, who unfortunately share the common denominator of losing a loved pet. That made me feel like we'll get through this in time.
Thank all of you and God Bless.
07-01-2009 1:09 PM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and Bob M's Dad, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
Trish .. I am so sorry for your loss of your baby girl Patches. Always know that your baby girl will always be with you and look for those "signs" that she will send to you .. because she will.
Also, always know that you have a family here on Critters and when you need any of us .. "We'll Be There" ...
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
06-30-2009 9:04 AM -- By: Trish, Pet's name: Patches My beloved Cat Patches "Baby Gurl" passed away in my arms last night and I am not dealing with it very well. She found us 12 and a half years ago and we have not been apart since. She came to me when I needed her most although at the time I did not know this. It was a Friday night when I walked out of my apartment and she looked up at me and moewed. I picked her up brought her inside and knew she was there to stay. That night she slept curled around my head. :}
The followinf monday my grandfather who was also one of my best-friends passed away and while I cried and greived Patches never once tried to leave my arms. She pulled me through that very difficult time and has been my rock ever since.
I am lost without her and it all seems so unreal. I have dealt with loss before but it truly feels like there is a hole in my heart. I know we can't hold onto them forever but I wish I had one more day....one more hour....one more minute bt than again I know that 10 more years would not be enough time either.
Patches - Mommy loves you very much and I hope you are at peace. I will remember you always Baby Gurl!!!!!
06-29-2009 5:58 PM -- By: , Pet's name: to the angel who remembers all of our babies! i very kind and heartlfelt hug and kiss for never forgetting my ted! thank you!!!!
06-29-2009 9:04 AM -- By: Laura, Critters.com memorial: Dale Memorial I just want to let everyone know that I made it through my class reunion at Picnic Island and not only that, but had a wonderful time. Of ALL places, they reserved two shelters on the exact same hill that my Dale came running up to greet us on the day he adopted us! I had visited Picnic Island a week or so ago to prepare myself, but I wandered over right to the spot we were and could see my Dale once again running up that hill just as fast as his feet could carry him! Yesterday, as I thought back in time, I was so filled with bittersweet memories but, more importantly, I was filled with smiles!
You see, my Dale was a stray at a local City park for a month back in 2001. We tried to make friends with him and he would bark and run away. But he always came out of hiding when we were at the park - did a lot of fishing there, so we were there almost daily. After about a week-and-a-half of this back and forth, he decided we were going to be his family and just JUMPED right into the back of our pickup! Well, reality struck and not knowing his temperament, etc., we said, well, we can't just take him home - we were so unsure, so we said, sorry, guy, we will have to talk about it. We went home and came back an hour later to look for him, drove to the top of a hill and spotted him down on the beach playing with some other people and their dogs. We whistled and clapped our hands. Well, he spotted us and just couldn't get up that hill fast enough! We brought him home and he was my special angel for nine years - a dog like none that I had ever had!
My 35-year class reunion was this weekend with a picnic at Picnic Island and, as I said, right on the same hill where my boy officially became such a huge part of my life. I can only say thank you to my entire Critters family - you have helped me in ways you will never know! And Dale - I think I can speak for him - is so thankful for you and so very, very thankful for each and every one of your angels! They are all right here with us in spirit and will remain here with us until that very special day that they greet us at the Rainbow Bridge! I have come to believe that - without any doubt, without any hesitation - and that is because of the special friendship and bond that we, here at Critters, have come to know!
God bless each and every one of you and each and every one of your special angels!
"Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence." -- Vincent van Gogh
06-28-2009 1:28 AM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: Rocky Memorial Please stop by and let Rocky's Mom Angie know he is thought about and remembered. HAPPY ONE YEAR ANGEL DAY ROCKY!!! We love you, Your pal Luna & her mom
06-28-2009 1:25 AM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: Rocky Memorial Hello everyone, I just wanted to let everne know that today 6/28/09 is our good friend Rocky's One Year Angel Day. Please stop by and let hi smom Angie know Rocky is fine andwe all thinking of her. Although he is not listed on the Angeliversary Day page, he will forever be in our hearts. WE LOVE YOU ROCKY, We will always be as one! All our love, Luna & her mom Nadine
06-24-2009 1:54 PM -- By: Charles -- Sammy's, Gabby's and Bob M's Dad, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial
Richard .. thank you for sharing that page entitled "The Blessings Of A Pet." I truly needed to read that .. especially today as I miss my Sammy, Gabby and baby boy Bob M ... such words of wisdom.
I also want to thank all my Critters Family .. each and every one of you .. for always being there for one another ... I know if it had not been for all of your kind words and postings .. I don't know if I would have made it through this past year as I truly miss my babies very much .. as I know you all miss your baby(ies).
May each of you be blessed with many wonderful years of happiness and health.
06-23-2009 7:14 PM -- By: Daddy , Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial Dollie and I would
like to sincerely
thank each of you
that took the time
to stop by and visit
her and for the
messages that you
blessed us with.
We'll be working
our way around to
each of your
baby's tributes to
However, that may
take us a while as
we only have
internet access on
our cell phone. (it
Forever to write
even a short reply.)
The support that
from our Critters
Family over these
past two years has
short of a very
desperate life line
that we've clung
tightly to that
many long, dark
days and nights.
To all of our very
first friends here
and become dear,
we thank each of
you from the
bottom of our
hearts. To all of
the parents that
their children here
that we've never
visited, our hearts
grieve with you.
May God bless
and comfort you
as only He can
and may your
on forever in your
minds and, more
Sincerely and with
love and caring
hugs, Dollie Marie
Cothran and her
PS: Honestly, it's
not my intent to
draw attention to
my little gurl's
honored for her to
be remembered) If
you've never heard
of or read "The
Blessings Of A
Pet," I'd like to
encourage you to
do so. It's posted
on Dollie's site on
the page entitled
"My Boiz," about
half way down the
page. Not a single
day passes that I
don't reflect to it
in some capacity
as I'm spending
time with my boy
Zeb. If you take
the time to read
and ponder on it, I
pray that it'll bless
you at least half as
much as it does
me. Thank you..;-)
06-21-2009 5:04 PM -- By: Joy, Critters.com memorial: Angel Memorial I wanted to stop by and wish all the Father's and Father's-To-Be a very Happy Father's Day. Although our beloved companions are not here in their physical form, they are with us in spirit.
And a BIG Thank You to all who stopped by to wish my Patches a Happy 2nd Angel Day...it was so thoughtful, especially as she is added to Angel's memorial and her name doesn't come up through Critters for Angel Days. It meant the world to me, she was our "first kitty" and we were blessed to have her for 14 years (we got her as a stray, the vet guesstimated she was 20+/- years when she passed). I will be getting back to all of you personally.
Enjoy the day...xoxo Joy (Angel, Patches & Taffy's Mom)
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