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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
04-19-2008 5:33 PM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: Dollie Memorial We just want to send everyone of you that's hurting a bunch of loving hugs. We love you all in Jesus Christ and because of Him. Dollie & daddy..;)
04-19-2008 2:52 PM -- By: Linda (Ceese's mom), Critters.com memorial: Ceese Memorial Mo has not had a good day all week. I think he is beginning to let me know that he has reached the end. I can't quite let go yet so I am going to see how he does for another week. Life will feel very strange without either of my babies around. Linda
04-18-2008 7:51 PM -- By: dawn, Critters.com memorial: noi noi Memorial Oh my gosh, we lost our noi noi on jan 1, My wonderful husband surprised me with a new baby Felixthe cutest gray kitten, I am so heartbroken Felix is only 4 months old and probably has feline lukemia. I just got home from the vet and it doesnt look good.Chances are we will have to put him to sleep we will find out tomorrow morning what is wrong. Please keep my family( three daughters whe fell in love with our little felix) in your thoughts and prayers, please pray for my felix that he will be O.K. Felix and noi nois mom Dawn
04-18-2008 12:12 AM -- By: Annette (Stimpy's Mama), Critters.com memorial: Stimpy Memorial Claudia,
That's a heartbreaking story. I'm sorry you carried that heavy weight of guilt all these years. Try not to beat yourself up over it. Please understand, your dog is in a far better and safer place where no harm can come to him. I'm sure he still feels your love, and forgiveness is in his heart. I hope you find it comforting to know all the peace, love and happiness he feels in Heaven. Stay Strong!
04-17-2008 11:04 PM -- By: claudia, Critters.com memorial: Otis Memorial Jeanne, It is so hard when people ask about our pets we've lost. I doubt time has anything to do with our healing. I used to think it did. I still remember my very first dog as a child, and have guilt still for his loss. My brother and I sicked him on a little boy we were playing with, and he nipped his knee. I'll never forget it! That evening the dog pound came and took him. I was about 5 yrs old. My father told me they were taking him to live at a big ranch to roam anywhere he wanted. The truth I learned as I got older was they had to test him for rabies back then. There was no quaranteen,mandantory rabies shots or any of that. If a dog bit someone, that was it. I cry as I write this just thinking about how one little mistake we as kids made, and it cost him his life. I loved that dog dearly and everyone there after. I think our true healing will come when we reunite with all of them one day. I know I have forgiveness for that silly crime, from him and from God, I just can't wait to tell him in person how I've missed him!
04-17-2008 10:33 AM -- By: Henry, Critters.com memorial: Gretchen and Bailey Bleichert Memorial I know how that is I have had the same thing happen and even after all the time that has passed I find myself trying to talk to freinds without talking about it too much as it still hurts to think about them. I do not think I will ever be able to talk about them without getting emotional.
04-16-2008 8:46 PM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial On my way to work yesterday. I ran into a lady that I use to see almost every morning, when I would be walking Holly. We exchanged a nice greeting, then she asked, where is your dog? I felt my heart go up in my throat when I told her Holly passed. It touched my heart and made me sad all at the same time. I thanked her for asking and remembering my precious girl! It will be 9 months. It's amazing how my pain is still so close to the surface. Time hasn't healed me much. I'm sure you all understand what I mean.
04-16-2008 7:13 PM -- By: , Pet's name: Hello Everyone,
Just wanted to stop by and let you know I am thinking of you all.
Gator and Blade's Mommy.
04-15-2008 12:37 AM -- By: Becky Whipple, Critters.com memorial: Tobie Memorial Hi - I lost my BFF Tobie the day after Xmas 2007. She was so sweet and adorable. Such a comfort to me. I was going through some major depression when I first got her 12 years ago, and I can honestly say that she has saved my life many times over. She was given me something to live for. Someone to take care of and love as unconditionally as she loved me. My depression is pretty much under control by my meds now, but I still miss her so very much. So many daily reminders of her. Please visit Tobie's memorial. I have been working on it for the last couple of months. Leave a msg and let me meet your Angels.
Hugs, Becky - Mommy to Tobie, and also Brian DeAngelis in Virtual Memorial
04-14-2008 6:04 PM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: BUSTER Memorial Hi,
Please dont think im ignoreing your loved ones sites, im not doing to well at the moment and getting some help so im taking a little break from critters at the moment, hope it will not be for long, Thank you all, so take care love and hugs to you all,
04-13-2008 9:43 PM -- By: Carol (Copper's Mom), Critters.com memorial: My Copper Girl Memorial I have added afew new Scrapbook pages to Coppers Memorial on page 6.....I hope everyone is doing well one day at a time....Hugs to all Carol
04-13-2008 5:28 PM -- By: Karen Figy, Critters.com memorial: Mickey Memorial It has been nearly 2 months sent mt sweet boy had to go. I know he was very ill. But I truely am hating life without him. No one seems to get that. He was the best , funniest part of me. I feel worse everyday. I miss him so much...
04-12-2008 9:21 PM -- By: Ann, Critters.com memorial: Wor Noops(Snoopy) Memorial For Everyone Here At Critters Missing Their Babies
I've been blessed with many things the best of all is you, a friend unlike all others with a love so strong and true. As the days go slowly by I'll watch you from above guiding with a gentle paw and never ending love. When you need to feel me near look to the starry sky for the twinkle that is brightest is the love within my eyes.
Love Forever, Babies at Rainbow Bridge X
Written by Carole Turner(Ebony's mom)
04-12-2008 9:18 PM -- By: Beth, Critters.com memorial: Buster Framson Memorial Linda I know so much how you feel. The clicking of the patter of their little feet, the snorting and snoring. I too never imagined how much love I would have for my dog. He was such a little clown and so easy to get along with...as long as their was food involved -lol. He was warm and fuzzy and loved to be next to someone. It's hard to imagine that I won't have that anymore. I have a pug stuffed animal that is so lifelike even my daughter has to take a second look, it looks so real. But it helps me get through the night to have that next to me. Our house is so quiet that it's give me too much time to think about my Buster and how much I miss him. We will all get through this, Critters is helping so much. One day at a time.
04-11-2008 11:25 PM -- By: Linda, Critters.com memorial: Bailey Memorial The pain does ease somewhat as time goes on. There are days however that you sort of relive it. Tonite is not that great for me, it seems when I am alone in the house it hits me. My house is way to quiet, no clicking on the floor, no whining, no barking, no snorting. The thing that gets me most is that he is not here to lie down and cuddle with me. He used to lie in the crook of my arm and I used to kiss his head. I never imagined that I could love a dog so much!! I am lucky that I got a chance to experience this, although I wished that he was with me and my family longer. I still get angry at God for taking him away so young, but who am I to question him? I hated seeing Bailey suffering, as one would hate seeing a member of his family suffering also. It broke my heart making the decision I had to make, but there was no hope, no chance of recovery what else could I do? I had to be brave and say goodbye. But it is goodbye for now, I know in my heart that when my time comes to leave this earth, I will see my baby again. This time sickness will not take him from me, nothing will. We will be together forever. A big hug to all of you.
04-10-2008 11:38 AM -- By: April, Critters.com memorial: Dallas Memorial The pain never goes away but it does ease some. I lost my Dallas in October and there are days I still find myself staring at her pictures just crying. She was my best friend for 12 wonderful years, I can not just forget that. I know that she was suffering so I did the most humane thing for her but it is very hard to tell your heart that. I have other fur babies that now need my love and I gladly give it to them, it just is not the same. Dallas will always hold a special place in my heart. They each have their own special place that no other animal can ever touch. Take time and mourn your babies when you lose them. You will never forget them. Dallas was like no other pet I have ever owned, just as my pets now are unlike any that I may have in years to come! I will ALWAYS love Dallas, as she was my first true pet love, but I know she is proud of the love I have given to other animals in need. I at first thought she would feel like I betrayed her, but then I realized, Dallas loved everybody and everything, she would want me to do the same thing. May your pain ease, to all that have lost a loved one. I promise it will get better.
04-10-2008 9:32 AM -- By: Marguerite, Pet's name: Harry My beloved Harry crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Monday, April 7. I am so filled with saddness that I don't know how I can get through my days. His passing was totally unexpected. He died so quickly that I did not have time to even comprehend the possibility that he might die. I expected to have him with me for many more years. Please tell me how to get through this terrible time. Does the pain stop? It is spring, Harry's favorite time of the year when we would take long walks and Harry would do lots of sniffing. He is not there to greet me at the door, or snuggle with me at night. It is so empty. I hope that he will be met on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge by his best friend Chester to guide him and spend their days playing happily.
04-09-2008 11:31 PM -- By: Lisa , Pet's name: P.T. We lost our beloved P.T. last May. Everyday without him is very hard. P.T. an overweight Pembroke Welsh Corgi was truly a delight and everyday with him was a blessing. I am so happy to tell everyone that on January 14, 2008 we adopted a 9 week old mixed breed puppy we named her Lexi. Although it is scary to open yourself up again to the wonderful love of a pet while going through so much heartache. I feel like the best way to honor P.T. is to open our home up to another pet. Even though we may all be afraid to love again, our beloved pets who have left this world want us to help all of the pets who need homes who are still here. Lexi is a delight I love watching her play. We bought her many new toys however I love watching her play with P.T.'s favorite stuffed toy. I feel like he is so happy that his people parents have a new puppy around. So when the time is right for you, adopt another dog you will be so happy that you did. Us animal lovers have to help take care of God's creatures. I will Never forget P.T. however, Lexi is making the days easier.
04-09-2008 11:01 AM -- By: Maria , Critters.com memorial: Azul Memorial Today is 6 years since Azul passed away
04-08-2008 7:05 PM -- By: Maria, Critters.com memorial: Azul Memorial please stop by and visit Azul's memorial there is not much but just a few words.
04-07-2008 8:28 PM -- By: Cheri (Coco's Mom), Critters.com memorial: Coco Memorial I wish there was a way that I could sign every guestbook and remember every birthday. If I could, I would. So, so many broken hearts that need mending and comfort. So many babies having special celebrations. I hope that everyone knows how deeply I feel for them and their babies. I am touched by every story and every picture. I visit as many as I can even if I don't leave a message. Even though I can't personally connect with each one of you, we are connected by heart through the spirits of our sweet little ones. We are friends. We are family. I thank everyone that continues to help me and I hope that I am able to help others. And even though I may not have left words on your little one's page, I keep all of you in my prayers. I pray that God grants you peace and comfort during the difficult hours and strength to face the days ahead.
04-07-2008 12:54 PM -- By: Jeff, Critters.com memorial: Lumber and Angel Memorial If everyone can visit lumbers and Angels memorial page that would be great. Their site is also about their owner Dave who went to heaven on Apirl 5
04-07-2008 11:52 AM -- By: Brenda, Critters.com memorial: Blade Memorial Hello Everyone! I hope and pray you all are doing a little better in this terrible journey we all must face. My baby Gator will be gone in July 5 years. its so hard to believe its been that long. feels just like yesterday. and it will be one week tomorrow that i lost my dearest baby Blade. I have been on a crushing roller coaster of guilt and sadness and then some happiness. I can't bare the silence in my house. I miss turning around and almost tripping over my baby. I miss that empty chair he loved to sit in and watch out the window. I miss him so much and this summer will be crippling to me for we always did so much. I want to thank all of you who stopped by in your time of sorrow to wish me good thoughts, and to share with me your babies who are now with my baby. From the bottom of my heart I pray the pain for you all stops and you can smile again, knowing your baby will never be gone. Keep them forever in your hearts. Dry your tears, close your eyes and remember they loved you so very much and would not want their mommy or daddy to be so upset. God bless you all. Love Blade and Gator's mommy. xoxoxox RIP my sweet babies.
04-07-2008 11:28 AM -- By: , Critters.com memorial: daisy Memorial
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog."
They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog,"
and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust,
and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away
from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog",
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man or woman."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog"
because they "just don't understand."
04-07-2008 12:42 AM -- By: Donna, Critters.com memorial: Buddy Memorial To everyone who reached out to me during your own time of distress, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was so kind and thoughtful of each of you to take the time to comfort me and it means the world to me. I was so lost in my grief that I was unable to respond in kind, but I promise I will visit each memorial and thank you personally.
04-06-2008 10:05 AM -- By: Lisa, Critters.com memorial: Amber Memorial I never knew I could feel pain like this. I know I am so lucky to have known my sweet Amber.....and so lucky that I had her by my side for 10 years, but the selfish "Mommy" in me just wants her to still be here with me. Her & I were definitely meant to find eachother, and I will forever consider those 10 years the best years of my life.
04-06-2008 12:47 AM -- By: Dana, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Lynn White Memorial Dear Jeff - I cannot express to you the deep sadness this story of losing Dave brings. I can only say that I am confident that he has been united with all his companions he loved so much. And with all of them and Dave's family - wow! - there must have been a huge celebration. Prayers to you as this must be a very, very tough time for you. May you find some peace in the wonderful memories of your friend.
04-05-2008 1:59 PM -- By: cherie, Critters.com memorial: Sadie Memorial ITS SO NICE OUTSIDE AND I MISS MY SADIE OUTSIDE RUNNING AND PLAYING WITH ME AND MY BOYS, IM HAVING A REAL HARD TIME RIGHT NOW!!!
04-05-2008 1:00 PM -- By: Ebony's mom, Critters.com memorial: Ebony Turner Memorial To all my Critter's friends and family. I am hurting so very bad today. Just a few moments ago...350 days, two thousand eight hundred hours, fourteen minutes and 57 seconds ago...my precious Ebony closed her eyes for the last time. Now, 365 days...a year is near...I am torn...my heart bleeds and I cry from a place I barely knew existed. Thank you all for your support this past year. Thank you for being there when I need you most, and keeping Ebony and I in your thoughts and prayers. I would like to thank you most of all for helping me keep my "Labrador Angel's" memories alive, and honoring her...we will forever be grateful.
I read this poem and thought of all of us who have said good-bye to our precious ones.
04-05-2008 11:58 AM -- By: Jeanne, Critters.com memorial: Holly Memorial I appologize to the family of Puss the kitty. My memorial id must be one number off from yours. It was a typo on my part I think. Sorry your babies picture and memorial is next to my name and message. Holly's Mommy Jeanne
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