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09-15-2008 5:35 PM -- By: Richard, Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial URGENT!!! URGENT!!! URGENT!!! URGENT!!! URGENT!!!
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09-15-2008 12:51 PM -- By: Nadine, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Hi Brenda, Hi Carole, Yes I understand the pain, it's never ending ... my little girl passed on due to an accident, one I could not save her from, and I tried...Inside I think I should have been faster, thought quicker, but the reality is when the thoughts crossed my mind, my actions were 3 second delayed and I beat myself up every day ... my love, my lovely Luna ... You should have never gotten to where you could have been hurt, I didn't know the condition existed and when I saw you I still raced to save you ... but you were so small and just wanted to play, you didn't understand ... when you left me my heart was broken, and I can now find it within myself to forgive me ... How is it possible, the special someone who meant the world to me and I couldn't protect you or save you. My heart is so sad, I feel as if I let you down ... my eyes cry but the pain will not lessen ... Brenda, Carole, all I can say is the pain is ours ... our precious angels know how much we love them and they have all found each other the way we did, and they are trying to let us know they are fine and they will be there waiting for us ... just have faith! ... they brought us to this site to find one another. Thank you my freinds so always being there when I need a shoulder to cry on, but it's not any shoulder I look for, it's one that I know will understand. Love & hugs, Nadine & Luna (Special appearances by Buster, Ebony and Shabba too!) WE LOVE YOU!!!
09-15-2008 11:38 AM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hi Carol,
Iv read your letter on the forum and i know just how you feel, i have the same problem with some of my friends they just dont understand, i still can not talk to anybody about Buster with out breaking my heart even mention his name with out filling up in side,some days i could wish i did not have to wake up with out Buster, and i relive that Friday we let him go and i ask my self time and time again could i have keeped him longer and as you now the vet that came out who has been Buster vet and rabbit LB for 12 years totally messed up putting Buster to sleep and i have to live with that not know ing if he went peacefully i have to keep saying SORRY BUSTER every day, and most days it hurt s that much that i feel i can not breath,so beleive me Carol i do now how you are hurting and people who say get over it have no idear about how we love our babies and like you i have the same problem at work Buster picture goes every with me, and i dont think i will ever get over taking his life even though i now it was the right time i just pray hes up there knowing i did it because i could not stand to see him suffering so much, he was my solemate, So Carol you take care of yourself and just take no notice of others some times they say these things thinking they are really try ing to help us because they care about us, so i do try to under stand them, and just smile,
love and hugs to you and big kisses for Ebony and Shabba,
Thank you to all of us on critters for helping each of us to get through the painful times ,
09-15-2008 11:25 AM -- By: Dollie Bug..;), Critters.com memorial: Otto Memorial Hey ya'll. Yesterday marked one year that my good little friend Otto joined me at Rainbow Bridge. If some of you have a spare minute or two, would you please stop by and visit this handsome little man? I just know that he and his mommy would appreciate it...
Bunches of love and lots of "Bug Kisses" to you all, Dollie..;)
09-15-2008 11:11 AM -- By: Cindy, Critters.com memorial: Patch Memorial Hi to everyone and my sincere sympathies to all who have lost their angels. I so want to thank all of you who sent happy birthday wishes to my angel, Patch, on what would have been her 18th birthday. It means more now that ever that she be remembered. Your kind thoughts and words are so appreciated. This Thursday, the 18th, it will be three months since she left us. Does it ever get any easier to be without her? The grief is still overwhelming and there are still so many "Patch moments".
Please stop by her page - 4591 -and just say hi to her as it would mean so much to us. Blessings to all!
09-14-2008 8:44 PM -- By: Ebony and Shabba, Critters.com memorial: Dallas & Dakota Memorial Hello friends,
Please stop by and visit Dallas and Dakota's mom April, if you have the time. She said goodbye to her beautiful Dallas October 2007, and she's now had to say good-bye to Dallas' mommy Dakota. It is hard enough to bear the grief of losing one pet. Saying goodbye to two is nearly unbearable.
I know from my own experience how devastaing it is to say goodbye to two so close together. I thank you all so much for your continued support, and your understanding when I am not always able to respond back to your wonderful posts right away. I am broken.
Bless you all, Ebony, Shabba and Carole
09-14-2008 9:39 AM -- By: Brenda, Pet's name: Sammy Sammy, my beloved little dog he was always happy to see you. He was a hefty little dog and when he jumped around he looked like a wallarus. Today, was Sammy's last day on earth we let him out this morning just like we always do and he got to close to the road and got hit by a car. He died before I could call the vet. He did not have any external injuries no blood at all just internal injuries. He died peacefully with me stroking his head. Sammy would have been 4 yrs old this November. I will really miss him , he was the whole families favorate dog. Just a loveable fat squishy little mutt. My baby!
09-13-2008 9:34 PM -- By: Ebony & Shabba's mom, Carole, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial
.....511 days without my precious "Labrador Angel" Ebony.
.....74 days without my "Super Trooper" Shabba Lou.
My heart is aching today! Saturdays (I said goodbye to Ebony) and Mondays (I said good-bye to Shabba) can be extremely difficult. Grief pounces on us unannounced and without mercy whenever it wants to doesn’t it?
There are days at work when I “unintentionally” show depression. I try and hide it, but there are days I can’t. Sometimes when people at work ask me if I am okay, I simply reply, “I’m hurting inside...I am missing Ebony and Shabba so bad.” Their responses are normally polite, but there have also been rude and unnecessary comments made. I really don’t care what anyone thinks. I sometimes even ask my self, if I should be doing better than I am by now. Then, I rethink and restudy the “grieving process” and I am reassured that what I am still feeling is perfectly natural. I am not nor will I ever "get over" the loss of my precious boys and girls. Whatever length of time it takes for us to heal is our own unique personal journey.
I recently “had” a friend who abruptly told me to “snap out of my depression.” She said, “I’ve lost animals and family members too. You just need to get over it.” I will not be speaking to her again! She’s not required to understand “my” grieving process...all she needed to do was be supportive. I showed another person a precious baby at Critters that only lived a few months. Her reply was, “gosh they only had the dog for a few months, and they’re grieving that bad?” My reply to her was, “It only takes a moment to fall in love, and that love will be carried in our hearts and remain with us a lifetime.”
We all mold our own paths of walking through grief, and learn our own ways of how to live with the losses we've experienced. Some people bounce back to normality in a very short period of time, and for others (like me) it will take many years. We all know that no matter how short or long the time is since our loss...grief rolls in and out like waves. People also display, and heal from their grief in various ways. I just wish there was more understanding and compassion for people who lose pets. Thank God for Critters!
I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart while you’ve supported me, and understood my pain along the way. I am not always able to leave the messages, and I truly wish I could. So many times that’s my intention...then I start crying and just can’t. I feel like the more time that passes by, the more I want to hold onto Ebony, Shabba. I miss them more not less. Time only heals the initial wounds we suffered...the scars are left behind. Thank you for being my friends!!!
09-13-2008 12:17 PM -- By: Bev B, Critters.com memorial: Klaus Memorial Last night I got a call from our good friend Janie, Killer and Chassy's Mom, and the news was not good. She had to to take her sweet Teddy to the vet hospital where it was discovered that he has a huge mass in his abdomen. Please pray for Janie and Teddy. Janie is the most sweetest lady you'll ever meet and she loves her Teddy so much. He reminds me so much of Killer, so I know it's so hard for Janie. Her Killer passed away on the same day as my Klaus and that is how we came to know each other here at critters. Then her beautiful Chassy passed a few months later. If you can, please let Janie know she and Teddy our in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks.
09-12-2008 1:56 PM -- By: Vicki, Critters.com memorial: Moosey Memorial Hello Everyone,
Well it has now been 3 week without my Moosey baby...God I miss him so much, I was hoping that I could stop crying all the time, but I don't know about that. I found some pictures of a young Moosey the other day. What fun we had befor he got sick.
I told my Daughter the other day that if I could turn back time, I would...and I would not put Moosey down. My Daughter Alisa said to me, "Mom is that what Moosey would want?" and I said, "Yes no matter how sick he was or how much pain he was in All He Ever Wanted Was For Me To Be HAPPY." Then I stop and think...I don't want he sick or in pain, that would not make me happy. It is just so hard when we say life should stop for this Fur baby you love so much.
Well now I'm going to start crying and I don't want to make everyone sad. We all have our own sad sad stories. So, all I'm going to say is that I'm sorry Moosey...I wish I could have made you better." Truly Vicki
09-11-2008 1:45 PM -- By: In Memory of Landan and Blue, Critters.com memorial: Blue Memorial Please visit the Memorial for Blue. Not only did Lacy loose her Dog Blue but also lost her son to menningitis two or three years later..Please sign the Guestbook to let Lacy know we are thinking of her...This is Heartbraking
In Memory of Landan and Blue Harris
*I am so heart broken to update this site by saying Blue now has her favorite person in heaven by her side . . . My only son Landan, 3, died 11/16/06 from bacterial menningitis. Please visit his memorial website...Memory of and My Space
09-10-2008 3:20 PM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Hello, I've added a page to Luna's site, (Footprints In The Sand). The beautfiul song and photo was given to us by Carole Turner (Ebony & Shabba's mom) ... This Sunday will be 5 months since I lost my baby girl, and when Carole sent us the song it reminded me of one of my last few memories with my baby girl. Thank you all for your contunued support. Nadine & her little girl Luna
09-10-2008 2:53 PM -- By: Luna, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Good afternoon everyone, Thank you all for helping with the party, it wouldn't have been a party if it wasn't for all of you. Thanks for contributing to the humor page, and help set the ball in motion for such a wonderful event. Although I didn't get the chance to report on everything (wink, wink)! There were a few of you sitting pretty darn close on the ferris wheel (teehee). The night was so relaxing, there were so many dances but I couldn't keep my eye on everyone; but I did see some pretty close stepping if you know what I mean ... (ahhh), so romantic. Twas a wonderful evening, I'm so glad we were able to spend such a wonderful day together. Your kindness and generosity has touched the lives of everyone here, thank you all for being our friends. We Love You! Luna & her mom
09-10-2008 11:15 AM -- By: Greta, Critters.com memorial: Greta Abigail Memorial Hello to all you moms and Dads!! I just wanted to let you know that ALL the kids BIG and LITTLE had a smashing time last night at the birthday carnival and we are all quite tired today but we had the most wonderful dreams of cotton candy, funnel cakes, Hot dogs and of course you all too last night running through our heads.....We Love You!!!!! From all your babies at the Bridge
09-10-2008 1:45 AM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hello to you all,
I want to say a big thank you to you all who have made Buster birthday so special you have made it a really great day FUN WAS HAD BY ALL, there was so many birthdays today along with Busters
You have all become close friends from a far, and helped me come through the loss of Buster. I have made some special friends too many to mention but you all know who you are and i will pop into your sites and thank you all personally for looking after Buster,
Love and hugs to you all,and a big thank you to all on Critters,
09-09-2008 10:53 PM -- By: The September Birthday Bash, Pet's name: rainbow bridge angels Hello, I would like to thank everyone for all their help and support making THE SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY BASH such a success ... yawn, yawn ... a fun time was had by all ... Nite Nite, see you in our dreams. (See the humor page for details).
09-09-2008 12:38 PM -- By: Voice from Rainbow bridge, Pet's name: Hear ye..Hear ye... In honor of all the birthdays we have today...Buster, Punkin, C.C., Patch, Honnee, Jake, Sissy, Sam and of course all of the September babies, we will be having a Fall Carnival for the Birthday Kids tonight!!! Please feel free to join us at the humor page as we wil be enjoying cotton candy, funnel cakes, hot dogs, rides, games, face painting and alot of other fun fall festivities...and of course a HUGE birthday cake....Thank you for joing us for the fall festivities...
09-08-2008 7:59 PM -- By: Larry and Tiffany, Critters.com memorial: Dax Memorial Yesterday was the 4 month anniversary of losing our Shepherd Dax. He is now forever protecting the backyard, where mommy and daddy have a wonderful headstone over his resting place next to mommy's magnolia tree. It is still such a void losing you, but nowhere near the void that was filled by having you.
Dax, thank you so much for sending us Titan, the new baby Shepherd of the family. He would have adored you, and learned so much from you. He has been back to your grave a few times, as if he knows you are down there. He is so smart, just like you.
We still miss you forever. Keep alert baby, because one day you will once again hear me calling your name!
09-08-2008 12:20 PM -- By: Nadine, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial Luna will be celebrating her 5 month angel day this Sunday 9/14/08, I'm not sure what I'm going to try this weekend but I need to do something ... I've been missing her so much lately my heart can barely take it. I'm not sure time heals all wounds, if love only makes the heart grow stronger...it's an up hill battle. Wishing nothing more than to be with my little girl and praying that she is surrounded with all the love, happiness, and her freinds at the bridge til we can be with our little angels once more. May your day be filled with Sunshine, Happiness and Rainbows. All my love baby, Nadine (Luna's mom & lost without her ;(
09-07-2008 11:56 AM -- By: Alyssa, Critters.com memorial: Beezer Memorial Beezer, was truly my heart and soul..I used to tell everyone that God messed up and made my soul mate with four legs instead of two... He was quirky, loyal, protective and most of all loving. I miss him so much that sometimes I feel like I haven't taken a breath since July 8, 2008 at 7:48 p.m. when he took his last breath. There are some who just don't understand how I can grieve so deeply for him, and when I explain they have never known the love of an animal, they just don't get it. It is nice to have somewhere to go with people who get it. Please visit Beezer's Memorial, it helps me to know I can keep his memory alive.
09-06-2008 10:28 AM -- By: Charles, Critters.com memorial: Sammy Memorial Dear Friends and Fur-Babies that I've Met here at Critters.
I am asking you to please pray for Sammy's new baby sister Cupcake as she was diagnosed yesterday with pneumonia. My baby girl Cupcake has a big fight to battle ... but with all the prayers and good and positive thoughts ... I have no doubt my baby girl Cupcake will come through with flying colors. I have asked my son Sammy and all the other babies to please send prayers and good thoughts from Rainbow Bridge.
Thank you all for visiting my son Sammy's memorial .... You can see a picture of Sammy's new sister and new baby brother, Bob Macaroni (manx kitty) ... who is Cupcake's "side-kick" ... that's why I brought them both home. Thank you ... Sammy's Dad
09-06-2008 12:57 AM -- By: Janie O Garcia, Critters.com memorial: Chassy Garcia Memorial THANKS TO EVERYONE AT CRITTERS AND ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE THAT HAVE BECOME A PART OF MY LIFE DUE TO THIS GREAT WEBSITE. I am sorry that I have not kept up with all of Killer and Chassy's friends on this website. I never knew how hard the road would be when I first lost Killer and then Chassy a 5 months later. I didn't know how hard it would be. But thanks to all the great people that kept in touch w/me and gave me such caring words. My faith got me thru it. A special thanks to my great friend, Bev---Klaus's MOM. Belive this, I went to California and met her. We have become good friends and have remained close due to losing Killer & Klaus the same day, thru this website. I want to send everyone a hug and a special thanks for remembering CHASSY on her birthday. Killer's birthday is just a few days away too. The holidays are around the corner and I am already thinking of how Killer & Chassy were always part of my xmas card. Please keep in touch with me and everyone of you are in my thoughts. I go to this website everyday so I see your loved ones along w/Killer and Chassy. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in touch. God Bless all of you!
09-05-2008 12:38 AM -- By: Christy Gretas Mom, Critters.com memorial: Greta Abigail Memorial I added a page on Gretas memorial called "one day at the bridge" if you would like to read it, Thanks Christy
09-04-2008 2:04 PM -- By: Wendy, Critters.com memorial: Ben Memorial There isn't a day that goes by that our Ben is forgotten. Ben was such a blessing to our family! From the day we adopted him, he was truly a perfect match! What wonderful memories, from camping to road trips, the greatest thing is to see how one lonely animal can give so much affection. Ben was the most beautiful dog; One of a kind .
Thank you to the creators of Critters.com! You have created a wonderful gift for us all to rememer our loving animals by! God Bless
09-03-2008 3:09 PM -- By: Nadine, Critters.com memorial: Luna Memorial I've been having a real hard time lately, something is a miss and the best intentions are not always the best, I know my friends are trying to help me push past this but deep down I feel my heart is not ready. I know the puppy Lily feels my emptiness and feel it's my fault, she deserves better. My brother-in-law was right, my heart is not ready and I'm not showing Lily the same affection I gave to Luna because I still miss my little girl Luna and he told me it was wrong, I'm not doing the best for Lily but trying to fill the emptiness cause by Luna? I worry about what's best for Lily. Oh Luna, the love we shared is ours alone, I've never loved anything more than you and now I’m confused and concerned? This past weekend I spent some time at my sisters with Lily and tried to free my mind in hopes of doing the right thing, for the past 2 months LIly has been spending a lot of time with her sister Sandy because I didn't want her to be alone, and now I'm afraid she's bonded with her sister and not me, and I don't know what to do? Watch over me Luna I need your help. My sister told me Lily is the living, and all I can think of is being with you. Lily can sense my emptiness and she needs and deserves from me what I am unable to give (as of yet)??? She doesn't have an attachment to me like Luna did, she barks when she notices I've left? Oh Luna, I've made a mess of everything, I need some guidance, please let me know you are with me...now I have another little baby to worry about, and if I can make her happy and the kind of dog that will bring the joy back to my life? All my love, Mom
09-02-2008 9:19 PM -- By: Richard, Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial Grief is a very selfish, lonely thing. Nobody teaches us how to do it properly. So we just have to make up the rules as we go along...some days are OK, some are bad, and sometimes they're just awful. But we learn to go on. I've had to redefine "normal." Normal will never again be the same. I love you Dollie..;(
09-02-2008 4:54 PM -- By: Tracie Lil Joe's Mommy, Critters.com memorial: Lil Joe Memorial I've been thinking alot lately and there hasn't been a day go by that I don't think about my Lil Boy Joe and wishing he were still with his mommy and daddy. I always try to smile, but somedays you just can't, My heart was broken, I never thought I could love my Lil Joe so so much that it would hurt for so so long, but I'm so Thankful I have so many wonderful friends here that have helped me thoughout this time in my life, with out you I would have been lost. So to all of you from my Heart "THANKYOU" I know my Lil Joe would be so proud of all you and would give you that little ruff and twinkle in his eye and let you know how much he appreciates you helping me out during this time in my life..
I want everyone to know that your always on my mind, My heart goes out to each and everyone of you who have had to say goodbye for now to there babies.. I come here and it hurts so bad, to read storys somedays I can't even leave a message, it brings so much pain back to me and I sit here and cry. My husband always knows when I've been in here on the computer, my eyes give it away. But I just want you all to know how special you are to me and I'm truly blessed to have found this wonderful site.. As always you will all be in my Thoughts and Prayers.. Hugs.. Tracie Lil Joes Mommy-4ever
09-02-2008 9:20 AM -- By: Martha Jone, Critters.com memorial: Max and Moca Memorial Good Morning everyone! sorry that I have been away for so long. I had taken the kids away for a few weeks and I spent most of my time at home. I still been having a hard time after Moca death. I know that it was 3 months ago. I just cant seam to get over it. But as times goes by I know the pain will lesson. Its good to see you all again
08-30-2008 1:52 PM -- By: Judy Green, Critters.com memorial: Blossom Green Memorial I added a New Christmas Page With Christmas Ornaments WITH PICTURES ofOur Dear Ones who passed in 2008..I WILL BE ADDING MORE AND MORE PICTURES LATER..The name is Merry Christmas in Heaven 2008..Its on Blossom's Memorial..Take a look and let me know in Blossom's guestbook what you think..
08-29-2008 6:08 PM -- By: Linda, Critters.com memorial: Bailey Memorial Hello everybody,
I just want to thank those who signed Bailey's guestbook for his one year anniversary. It really shows that there are many caring people in the world. It made that day pass by a little easier and of course I had a good cry that night and could not help reliving that awful day. It doesn't matter if one, five or ten years pass by, I will always love and miss him. A big hug to you all!
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