10-25-13 Sorry not to visit anymore my little buddy, but life goes one here. I was in an accident last year that left me injured pretty badly, still recovering. Ray is hanging in there; he'll be coming to stay with you, hopefully not soon, but in the near future. There's a little boy living here now; Joelle had a baby in May, his name is Noah. The Mamma and I haven't lived together in a year, but we're still friends. She doesn't say it, but she still misses you too. Your are still missed little buddy. Dad|
11-25-11 Well my little friend, another year has gone by, hard to believe. Life goes on, we love Sedona. We miss you still. Dad
11-9-10 My little friend, it's been almost 3 years since we had to let you go, but we don't forget you and talk about you all the time. Ray is doing well, I really love him! The Mama and I aren't getting divorced after all, but we'll continue living apart for a while. I love you Peppy my friend. Dad
11-29-08 My dearest pep, it's been a year. I think of you every now & then. Your name comes out of my mouth at the most strangest of times and then I know that you are thinking of me. I love you. Marisol - the mama.
11-29-08 Peppy my little buddy, I can't believe you left us a whole year ago. It's been quite a year, but you've been missed every day. Janna and Brayden, our newest little boy, came to visit on Wednesday for Thanksgiving; Janna misses you too, especially since she was your favorite. Ray is doing well and has adjusted to being the top dog in the house. We love you and miss you a lot and hope that you have found peace.
5-3-08 My Little Friend - A lot has happened over the past few months. The OM turned 60 and there was a houseful of people visiting us here in Sedona. The girls missed you a lot! Jesse's Maebel was very sick and they had to let her go last month - you remember Maebel, she has the same color hair as you but she's a lot bigger - make her feel welcome, show her where she can run and swim. We miss you a lot and still find ourselves calling your name when talking to Ray, who has adjusted real well since you left us. We all miss you and love you a lot.
1-18-08 My Friend - We bought a home and we're moving this weekend, so life for us goes on. Just wondering if you've been visiting us, especially Ray, because he is beginning to act more and more like you everyday. He is a lot less anxious these days - I think before you left us he was really concerned about his place in our home, but he is now more sure of himself. We miss you and think of you often - we will make a special place for you in our new home.
12-13-07 Peppy my little friend, it's been 2 weeks since you went to the Bridge and I miss you a lot. Your ashes came home today, so we have a part of you here with us again. It's not the same around here without you, but we know that you are in a better place. Until we meet you at the Bridge, know that we love you and we take solace knowing that you are no longer suffering.
Love, Marisol (goodbye letter read to Peppy the night before his passing)
I will never forget those big brown eyes staring back at me the first time I saw you. You were a mess, but your eyes spoke to me and I knew I had to take you in. That you see nothing out of those eyes now is very painful for me.
To see you wandering in circles and bouncing off walls and furniture is not the way I want to remember you. I want to always remember the way you'd run wildly through the house when Jesse would pound on the floor with his hands. I want to remember you bouncing up and down the stairs at the apartments. I want to remember how excited you'd get going for a ride and jumping into the car.
You have been a good pet and companion for all of us. To hold onto your life now is a selfish thing to do - the best thing for you is to let you sleep and end the turmoil you must be experiencing.
I've known that this day would come. I've visualized your passing many times. We could wait longer and hope that you fall asleep on your own and don't wake up, but we take the chance that you will deteriorate even more, which could mean more real suffering for you. I don't want you to be in pain. You deserve to go with as little, or no, suffering as possible.
I will miss you very much, but I will never forget you. You have been my first real pet and I've grown to love you as much as I do my children.
Thank you for many years of joy and laughter. Your spirit will live on and perhaps one day our spirits will again cross paths.
I love you
Peppy's People Parent(s), Santo, would appreciate knowing you have visited their Peppy's Memorial Residency.