My two beautiful boys ...

"Jake"
January 28, 1991 – June 1, 2004
"Toby"
October 27, 2003 – March 10, 2005
I have lost both of my boys in the past year. The black lab is Jake, and with him is my Bloodhound, Toby. My worlds, my lives, my loves and my babies. Rest in peace my boys.
Mary Elizabeth

In memory of Zebidiah...

"Zebidiah"
Today is the day that I had to say goodbye to my best boy, Zebidiah. He came into our lives leaving behind his tortured past and he never looked back, he loved with all he had from the day he first saw us till today. My husband and I were stationed in Spain when we were lucky enough for him to find us. There was a rescue shelter on the base that had his picture in the base paper for adoption and I knew he was meant to be with us. He lived with us for the years in Spain; we taught him English and how to play fetch, which at times we wish we didn't. He came back to the States and continued to love us and greet us with such excitement even if we left for 2 minutes. He never growled, he never bit, he just wanted to love and play.
Zebidiah and I spent the morning together, talking about what a joy he was and how we would be together again. He gave me signs that only he could give that he knew I loved him and that he loved me and that it would be o.k.
We were with him today as he left to go over the Bridge and it is one of the saddest days in our lives although it was the best thing we could do for him.
He went quickly and quietly today, but he will always be with us.
We love you Zebidiah.

Remembering Ozzy ...

"Ozzy"
Ozzy was with us for only one year, but he was a lot of energy, spunk, and enjoyment. We laughed every day at him. He was quite a character and he is so badly missed by my daughter and my niece and myself. They were so attached to him, I sometimes felt like he was theirs. My thoughts of him are every day, and now when I see a rainbow I will think of Ozzy. Thank you for helping with our pain in losing this little comedian and loving pet that we were blessed with for so short a time period. We love you Ozzy, and miss you so much.

In memory of our boys ...

"Bubba"
I lost my 14 yr old Chow/Boxer mix, "Bubba" yesterday, March 29. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and his heart was twice its normal size. No medication would have helped him to become strong and happy again, it only made him comfortable until his eventual death. He was 24 pounds of love and fur, and he had a long, happy life with a large family that loved him dearly. Twelve people are hurting tonight over his loss, but we all agreed that it would be better to let him go than to see him in such bad shape. We took him to our vet, and she sent him over the Rainbow Bridge to be with his "Gramma" (my mother). He is in his favorite sunny place by our garage, and he will help me grow flowers next spring. We have 2 other wonderful friends to comfort us with their silliness, but Sable and Bullwinkle know their friend was very sick, and they laid next to him until we took him to "Dr. Paige" (our vet). It was touching to see how they were so very gentle with our old boy. Towards the end, he was confused, and he couldn't walk well, and he wouldn't eat or drink, so I think we did the right thing, but it was very hard for us. He left with our arms around him, being petted and told he was loved. It is very quiet in our house tonight, because our boy was a barker, but he has plenty of friends to play with over the bridge, and he is healthy, happy, chasing his ball, and barking his ears off with his "Gramma" again. And we know we will see him again. Thank you for the comfort you have given me. I can sleep well tonight because of your kindness. I can't send a picture, but would you please put a candle on your memorial page for my old boy? Thank you from my heart.
"Bullwinkle (Bee)"
My dear "Punkinhead" boy …
I miss your happy face, and the way you would welcome me home with your tail-wagging "dance." I miss your bright eyes, and your big ol' feet. Mama misses her hugs and 'mooches, and I miss my big baby crawling up in my lap. I know you are warm and safe now, with nothing to make you afraid and want to defend yourself. I'm sorry, my sweet boy. I know I will see you again one day, and we will go for walks and exchange "Eskimo kisses" again. I will bring you some ice cream,too! Take care of Bubba for us until we get there, and enjoy the warm sun, green grass, and all your new friends. Mama loves her "Punkinhead."
"Sparky"
Dear Little Sparky,
You were our "Little Man," and we will miss your bright button eyes, your happy, yappy bark, and your kisses and hugs. You weren't with us very long, only 2 years, but you made a special place in our hearts, and we will never forget you. We will miss our little buddy, but you will be well and healthy now, and have lots of new friends to play with. We will see you again, dear "Little Man." Take care of Bubba and Bee for us, and enjoy the warm sun, green grass and your new friends.
We Love You,
Mama & Daddy
"Lucky"
Lucky, I will miss you very much, and I hope you will have fun and make lots of new friends there at The Rainbow Bridge. I will see you again one day, and I will always remember you!!
I Love You, Lucky!!
Jessi

Babycat, Critter, Georgie, and C.C., forever in my heart ...

"Baby"
May 1, 1987 – March 30, 2005
My precious Baby, words cannot express the love I have for you and how much I miss holding you in my arms. We were together since you were a kitten. You were by my side in good times and some pretty horrible emotional stuff. I miss having you cuddle with me at night and hearing your sweet meow greeting me when I would come home. I'll always remember how, when you were little, you used to do back flips in the air to catch that scraggly pink bow!! You never wanted a new one. Just that one. My friend, my furbaby … Saying goodbye to you is horribly painful but I hope you are in a place now where you can play in the sunshine, run like kitten, eat whatever you want, and never hurt again. You gave me 18 wonderful years. I love you and will hold you in my heart forever.
Lisa
"Critter"
August 1, 1988 - January 3, 2006
Critter, my sweet, 6-toed little lady … you make your journey to the Rainbow Bridge. It pains me to say goodbye, but I'm happy for you that you will now have a better life. Your sister, Baby, went in March and she'll be there to meet you.
I remember the day I brought you home. Your original parents were giving you and your sibling away at the mall. When I saw you, and held you (you were the size of my palm), I knew I had to have you. That was 17 years ago. I thought your daddy would be mad at me for bringing home another kitty but when he saw you, he fell in love with you instantly. You were our little lady, always making sure to sit with your paws crossed under yourself.
You loved tuna, cheese and surprisingly enough, McDonald's hamburgers! You were always just so patient and sweet with a real easy going manner, never causing trouble. I called you my "Sweet Pea" and my "Critter Face." This last month has been difficult watching you waste away to nothing. I hope you understand why I needed to force feed you baby food. I tried to prolong your life but with the medicine not working, I came to realize that you didn't want to be here anymore. Today you are free now to be strong once again.
My precious one, I miss you and I love you, sweet, sweet girl. You will be forever in my heart.
Love, Lisa (mamma)
"Georgie"
May 15, 1990 - January 28, 2006
My Georgie Porgie Pudding Pie … such a wonderful cat you were. While you didn't really like to be held, you so enjoyed lying next to me for petting time. You had the loudest purr I've ever heard!! For 15 years I've known you and loved you, but you really only became "mine" a year and a half ago. I'm thankful for the time we shared and the love you gave to me. I hope you know how much joy you have brought to my life. God took you quickly (a stroke) so you didn't have to suffer. Sweet girl, join your sisters Baby and Critter at the bridge. You are deeply missed.
Love, Lisa (Mamma)
"Our little C"
May 15, 1990 – January 10, 2007
This afternoon, we lost our sweet cat, C.C. to cancer. C.C. was 16½ years old and the sweetest cat one could ever have the privilege of loving. She was just as cute as can be and thus her full name became Cute Cat (aka C.C.). She always greeted our guests and was known for wanting to sit on laps. When she was young, she used to follow us up the stairs and made the cutest little "bub bub bub" noise as she did. She was such the happy little thing, and was the runt of the litter. Though I've had to say goodbye to her siblings (Baby, Critter and Georgie) only a year ago, it's never easy. I miss you my sweet little C. Thank you for many years of love. You have given us so much joy.
Love, your mama, Lisa

My friends Chummy and Peepers ...

"Chummy (Li'l Poopers)"
May 6, 1995 - March 30, 2005
I love you so much. The very first Giant Schnauzer I fell in love with. Even though he wasn't my dog, I couldn't have loved him any more if he had been. My sweet little baby boy, life will never be the same without you. Thank you for all the kisses, and love you showered on me. I will see you at the bridge...In loving memory of my little boy. 5/6/95 to 3/30/05. Rachel & Peepers
"Skansen's Aristocrat Von Kainein (K-9)"
May 21, 1995 - August 9, 2005
My little Peepers ... Our time together was too short but I will always love you more than words will express. You gave my life such joy and happiness. A gift I will never forget. I miss you so much, life will never be the same without you. The sun will not shine as brightly as my life did with you in it. Goodbye my best friend, my best dog, I will miss you always and never forget our wonderful time together. I'll be at the bridge someday, see you there.
Believe in Rainbows, they hold the most precious gift for us when we leave this world.
Rachel

My sweet Gaby ...

"Gaby"
Journeyed to the Bridge March 31, 2005
My Gaby died March 31 2005. She was 7½ years old. Gaby died in our arms after being sick from anemia. She was so weak and looked at us to help her. We are heartbroken but know she is in a better place. I found a picture of her taken about 2 months ago and there was a rainbow.
Thank you for the Rainbow.

In memory of Al ...

"Al"
March, 1990 – October, 2004
December 15, 1996 – April 4, 2005
You came into my life when I heard that a red/white basset boy was abandoned in Texas and needed a forever home to call his own. You were relayed up here to Michigan and you were mine. You lived with at my mom's house until I got my own. You were my Love Bug, my Red Baron, and fellow Krispy Kreme fanatic. This house seems so empty without you. I still have the smell of your fur in my nose. Even though tears are running down my face as I write this, I know that somehow we'll meet again. When it's my time to go, I hope I see those soulful brown eyes and your 'rump roast' shaking as you wag your tail. I love you Al and I'll never forget you. I promise …

Two new angels ...

"Chico"
Birthday unknown - February, 2005
Always tough, but you knew who your mama was and how to turn into my baby, didn't you? :o)
You were loyal and I could always count on you. I still have trouble accepting that you’re gone, you’re always with me as far as I'm concerned. Rest in peace, my little man. I love you more now than ever, and not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind.
"Sancho"
February 1, 2005 - April 13, 2005
Your life was short, baby, but it didn't stop me from falling in love. You were just too special for this world. I can just picture your little baby wings in my mind now. You were the spunkiest little puppy I ever met, and Chihuahua as well. You will be missed by your mama, who only knew you a few days, forever. I will never forget the way you used to cock your little head to the side when I said "Hey little baby" in that high pitched voice. I love you and I promise to snuggle you tight and say "Hey little baby" when we finally meet again, Sancho.




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