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Memorial created 08-13-2009 by
Patti Tsikitikos
April 14 1996 - August 17 2002

In loving memory of our Christy who we love so much. Christy will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.

 I'd like to share my story about a feather from my beloved Christy, my White German shepherd, who went to the Rainbow Bridge, unexpectedly, on August 17, 2002. She was only six years old. We brought her to the hospital because she was sick the night before, and the vet told us we should bring her. My husband, George, and I thought she would need a quick fix, like an injection to help whatever it was to pass. However, it turns out that she was suffering from a liver abscess. After hearing the shocking news, we gave permission to proceed with surgery. However, she died after they opened her up, and they couldn't revive her. The shock was unbearable. I can't even go into it. Perhaps many of you can relate.

About a week after Christy passed, I was playing in the yard with my two other fur-kids: Brandy and Juley. Juley kept looking above my head, as though something was there. I kept turning around, saying, "What, Juley?"  I didn't see anything. After throwing their doggy frisbees several more times, all of a sudden, only a few feet in front of me, a small puff of fur drifted slowly down from the sky, out of nowhere, into the yard!!! There weren't even any trees overhead. After it fell to the ground, I walked over to it & picked it up. It was a small puff of white fur, and right smack in the middle, was the most perfect little white feather. I'm getting chills as I write this. And, to confirm that I wasn't crazy, I ran into the house to show my husband. He was so surprised, and said that was definitely a sign from Christy.

Seven years later, on April 26, 2009, I lost my beloved husband George (age 56) to cancer. And then, only one month later, May 29th, 2009, I lost my beloved Juley (age 8). She too became suddenly ill, and I ended up having to make the painful decision to send her to the Rainbow Bridge.

Since George & Juley passed, I await my feathers from them. Perhaps I may have already received them, as many little blessings happened along the way since they left this earth.  All of these little things I count as my "feathers" from heaven - from George, Christy & Juley. Thanks for reading my story.

God bless! Patti, Brandy & Skylar


To have loved and then said farewell, is better than to have never loved at all.  For all of the times that you have stooped and pet my head, fed me my favorite treat and returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you; for the care that you gave to me so unselfishly. For all of these things I am grateful and thankful.

I ask that you not grieve for the loss, but rejoice in the fact that I have lived, loved and touched others’ lives. My life was fuller because you were there, as my Mommy, Daddy & Friend.

Today I am as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among the flowers and the Sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures.
I can run, jump, play and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints and no regrets and no aging.

I await the arrival of my loved ones, and know that our togetherness is forever. You live in my heart as I live in yours.

So don't hold the love that you have within yourself. Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as I am!


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