This letter from MOMMA to Smokie was written on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dear Smokie,

OMG I miss you so much, every time i walk into the living room I think , Crap where is Smokie , i must have left him out in the back yard..... and then I remember you went to another place.

I know you are happy and enjoying the peace of being in that beautiful mother.....but I do want you to know, I am sooooooo sorry for the way you had to suffer and die alone.

I already know you have forgiven me and Thayer but OMG I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SIRRY. I MISS YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH

XOXOX

Love,

MOMMA

This letter from Mommy to Daisy was written on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dear Daisy,

Hi sweet baby girl.I miss you sooo much.I lost you on Jan.30 2012 at 6:45 pm.You were getting sick and so i took you to the vet.Daisy i was not prepared for it when he told me you were dying.I agreed to try some new medicine hoping it would help but deep down i knew this fight was not one we could win.

You kept getting sicker and you were struggling to breath i could not watch you suffer anymore.I made that awful call to the vet to let him know it was time.

God how i cried girl.He came to the house that night and you passed peacefully in my arms.I knew when you died i felt you go.I had you privately cremated and now you are back home with me.I will never understand why your previous owners were so cruel to you.A pitbull the most noble of all dogs what a shame.

You were such a crazy little clown.I used to call you my little goofy girl.

Remember christmas mornings Daisy.I would run into the bedroom and shout wake up santa paws came.You and Sweetheart would run down the hall to the living and you would tear into your gifts so excited.Sweetheart always went for her stocking first.I have so many happy memories of you girl.You were so scared of everything when we first rescued you.It was so rewarding to watch you blossom and watch you grow into a beautiful confident happy girl.The funny thing is that you probably forgave your abusers within one hour of your rescue.I am still wishing them eternal torture .A dog as wonderful as you they hurt you so bad.I'm so sorry for that little girl.I love you Daisy I will ALWAYS love you.The day you died my heart broke and my world crashed.I hope when it is my turn to pass that you will be there at the bridge waiting with that silly little grin you always had,we will run to each other and be together again but this time for always.I will never forget you.RIP my sweet baby girl Daisy.You brought me so much joy and happiness.Thank you Daisy for being my furbaby.

Missing You,

Mommy

This letter from Momma and Daddy to Pluggyboy was written on Monday, April 23, 2012Pluggyboy

Dear Pluggyboy,

My beloved, my dearest sweetest little baby boy! We rescued and found more love than we could have ever imagined. We knew you were full grown but didn't care. You gave us more love and affection and I still to this day cannot understand why your previous owner gave you up. But, I hate to say it, Boy, am I glad they did!!! Because WE got you. And loved you until the day you passed. We loved to cuddle in bed in the covers with you, all we had to say is "go nite nite" and you ran to the bed wanting to get in your stop. We laughed at your playful bouts you would have and especially your toys. All I had to say is the word "toy" and you would go crazy. We must have purchased over $10,000 for toys at Walmart. Only latex toys you would play with. Sometimes I had to hunt and hunt for them to buy when Wallyworld would be out. When we walked through the door, we had to have a plastic bag with a toy in it just for you. You would go crazy and tear that bag up to get at the toy. We have a video of you wanting a toy and showing me where they were. You knew exactly where I hid your toys. It is my prize procession. I am so glad I was at home when you had your heart attack. I held you in my arms and comforted you until you passed. It was so sudden I did not know what was happening until it was all over in a matter of minutes. I truly thank GOD I was at home when HE decided to take you. You came to me because you didn't feel good and wanted to be picked up and loved which I did until you passed in my arms. I kept telling you I loved you and it was okay to go. You looked at me with those big brown eyes until they closed and I knew you had passed when you stopped breathing. We will always love you the most, you were our babyboy, our sweet baby Pluggyboy. RIP my sweet, sweet, baby, Pluggyboy. I love you. Momma and Daddy

Missing You,

Momma and Daddy

This letter from Mom to Kaiser was written on Wednesday, April 18, 2012Kaiser

Dear Kaiser,

Its been 2 years now since you've been gone but seems like it could have been yesterday. I try not to let my heart hurt so much but its hard when you best buddy has been taken away too soon.

I often think of you and how long its been since I've been to you favorite dog park. We had so much fun together and whenever I was sad or upset, you always knew how to get me to feel better.

Alan says hi and he wants you to know he's taking care of me. I remember when he first started sleeping over, you wouldn't have it! You would creep up in between us, like if it was to prove a point :no one sleeps with my mom, except me!"...it always makes us laugh.

I miss your kisses, you talking "fits", the face you made when you had done something bad and your cuddles. I haven't been able to find another "fur"ever friend, I guess my heart isn't able to yet. I do know that you pushed me to explore the outdoors and find my true self. I love you for it my friend!

See you someday!

Love,

Mom

This letter from Jamie, your mom to Fargo was written on Monday, April 16, 2012

Dear Fargo,

I miss you so very much, for 14 years we were side by side. I remember when we first found each other, you fit in the palm of my hands. You grew into the most beautiful dog, the most loving dog, the sweetest dog anybody met. Only a week as gone by since you left for rainbow bridge, enjoy, untill we meet again. You are forever in my heart, and in my thoughts. I love you Fargo

Love,

Jamie, your mom

This letter from Sister to Mr. Weenie was written on Monday, April 16, 2012Mr. Weenie

Dear Mr. Weenie,

We miss you. I have a lot of regrets during that time that I cant shake. Leaving you at the vet when you were hurt to go to my sisters wedding. I thought we would come back and see you again. You must have been scared and lonely. The thought of you feeling like we abandoned you there torments me. That you may have thought we didnt want you anymore hurts me still. I wish we could have seen you once more before you left us. To comfort you and hold you.

When our mom found out she was devestated by your passing. She cried for a long time and she doesnt usually cry. She cried your name. Even dad was sad for you. We all thought we would have so much more time with you and that youd be with us for the rest of your life, which you were, but not long enough.

When you were injured I wish we had noticed sooner. But you layed in your bed and didnt make a noise. You were a tough a little dog. When brother noticed the blood on your other side...we took you to the vet and he wasnt there and we were turned away! You were bleeding out and i was so so upset I could scream. So we had to take you to another vet that we didnt care for so much.

To leave you there was a tough decision. To leave to another state while you were there was even harder. of course we thought youd make it...

I loved snuggling with you under the covers, playing fetch and tug of war with socks. The daycare kids were sad when they found out you had died. You were like a kid in the daycare too...a buddy a freind.

The vet wanted to creamate you but I couldnt let them do that. We brought you home to us. We took the IV's out of you...and cleaned you up. Then we buried you in moms garden that you loved soo much. Under the sunflowers in the shade where you would lay every summer and watch mom garden.

You are always with us in our hearts and memories. We did not abandon you Mr Weenie, brother tots, we love you and miss you every day. Daisy missed you too. She lays in your bed now and plays with your toys. I love you. We love you always and forever and ever.

Love,

Sister

This letter from mom to Keymo was written on Saturday, April 14, 2012Keymo

Dear Keymo,

Oh fuzzy puppy life isn't the same without you around I'm sure it is alot more quiet for everyone. I can still hear your nails clickingon the flooring as you walk and the usual wooooooooooooowooooooooooo when you had something important to say. The way you used to nuzzle your head in between our legs and wait for a good rubbin. A awsome watch dog and great camping companion! Our last outing was fun the dog park, the sunny car ride and the visit to grama's house and the treats. You sure were a tough old girl and got in some good time almost 15 yrs.

Miss you and watch your videos often, they make me smile.

LOVE MOM

Love,

mom

This letter from Natalie to Coco was written on Wednesday, April 4, 2012Coco

Dear Coco,

It's been four days since you passed away. Everyday I wake up and look over to where you use to sleep next to me and my heart breaks each time that you're not there. We shared 18 wonderful years together and that time together means more to me than I could ever express in words. There are so many things that I will miss about you. I will miss the sound of your nails clicking on the kitchen floor. I will miss how you use to wait for me outside of the washroom. I will miss how you use to follow me around the house. I will miss the sound of your purr and your beautiful, expressive eyes. I will miss how you use to sit by the fire that we lit only because it made you so happy. The list is long and continues to grow each day. You were a huge part of my life and I will always love you. Miss you, my dear little friend.

Love,

Natalie

This letter from Your lady to Libby was written on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dear Libby,

It has been three months since you've left this world and not a day goes by that I don't mourn the loss of you, that I don't cry, that I don't wish for just five more minutes together. I hope that our decision ended your pain and suffering. Everything happened so fast and there were no good options. Neither Matthew nor I could see subjecting you to the surgery that may not have worked and, if it did work, would leave you in pain (and you would still likely die). Rock/ hard place. I never thought we'd be leaving the hospital without you.

I am honored to have been your lady. Your love and loyalty was boundless. I hope we were able to give you half the joy you gave to us. I don't believe I rescued you - I believe we rescued each other. I miss the warmth of your small body at my back, I miss your sweet, smelly kisses, I miss rubbing your belly. The house is empty without you here and I find that I call your name from time to time hoping you'll come running into my lap. I am sadly happy (is that even possible?) that I was there to hold you and kiss you and love you while the vet put you down. I cry almost every time I hear the song that was playing when you passed. I hope it comforted you to have me by your side. Your ashes are on the mantle now and I'm glad you are home in that way. I do not know if I will save them until it is my time to go and have us mixed together and released on the beach, or if I will plant a tree for you and bury them there. I still cannot believe you are gone.

I remember how sick you were when we first brought you home and how I would pick your clogged nose so you could breathe, how I slept in the guest room so you wouldn't be alone, how I brought you into our bed with the rest of the pack when you were better. Loving you is one of the best things I ever got the chance to do. I hope you know how loved you were - and how loved you still are. I miss you every single day.

Until we meet again, I remain your faithful lady.

Sleep in peace my little one. Be in pain no more.

Missing You,

Your lady

This letter from Mommy to Raggs was written on Tuesday, April 3, 2012Raggs

Dear Raggs,

I miss you so much I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since you left me. You were my "baby man", "my boy", "my Raggsie". You came into my life just over 2 yrs ago at the age of 12 yrs. You had spent 2 yrs being bounced from a boarding kennel to a shelter, then finally into rescue with your friend. You came to me from there. You filled my life with love and joy, and the 4 kitties miss you too, especially Smokey. He is still looking for you, hoping you'll come back to love him. I hope I made the right decisions during your last week, in hindsight, I wish I'd made different ones, but I doubt they would have changed the outcome. You died here at home, surrounded by your cat famiily and human family. I didn't want you to die alone in a vet hospital, you were my beautiful boy, irreplaceable. You were a beautiful soul, I won't ever forget you. I wish I had also been given the chance to get to know your sister, Muggs. but God had other plans for her and called her home at the time of your adoption. I pray that you have been reunited with Muggs and Fr Leo across the rainbow bridge

Love,

Mommy