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Memories of Puddles

She was the most beautiful girl we had ever seen! We will never forget that summer day in 1998. Dad, Steph & I went to look for a new puppy. Stephanie took one look at you and thought you were the cutest little puppy she had ever seen and begged us to take you home. You looked right at Stephanie and in that instant you bonded with her on a level that I would not have believed possible. From that moment, and forever more, you were our precious Puddles/Cuddles.

You truly became our best friend and you made us smile each and every day, with that cute little face and that tail/butt that never seemed to stop wagging. You were our little princess, always by our side, always ready to go for a car ride or a walk. The minute we would say those magic words, you would sit by the door and wait for us. You were practically inseparable from us. In the early morning, Dad would let you outside to do your thing, and then you would coming running to the bedroom to jump right back in bed with me.

As the years went on, our love continued to grow. But the years were not as kind to you as they should have been, and you became ill. You were diagnosed with Renal Kidney failure on November 14th and your poor little body just couldn't do the things your heart still so wanted to do. You put up such a battle to comfort us, but in the end, it was so difficult for us to watch you struggle anymore. You kept on looking at me, as to try to tell me to let you go. You looked so sick, so tired, and so unhappy, and that sparkle in your eyes was fading so fast. Every good day you had encouraged us, but they got fewer and fewer, and we realized you were preparing to leave us. The look in your eyes on your last day told us you were ready to go, and it broke our hearts. The angels came calling and sadly, we did the last good thing we could do for you -- we gave you a hug, told you that we loved you and we let you go.

I have to tell that even Augie gave you a kiss and said good-bye. He also misses you so much. He keeps looking around the house trying to find your smell and he is so incredibly sad that you are not around.

Now your pain has ended, and ours is just beginning. You made our hearts smile every single day of your life, but now our hearts are so heavy carrying the loss of you. We have to believe that you are young and healthy again, running across the grass somewhere playing with Skeeter, eating an endless supply of food, and forever smiling. We hope that it's true that all of us will be together again, someday. Your Dad, Steph & I will mend, but we will never completely get over the loss of you. You gave us 9-1/2 wonderful years of unparalleled, unconditional love, and we wouldn't change a minute. We will always be thankful for the time you spent with us. Know that you will never be replaced in our home or in our hearts. We will be forever grateful that you picked us to be your family.

We love you, Puddles!

XOXOXO
Daddy, Mommy, Stephanie & Augie too

Puddles.
The angels gathered near your bed
So very close to you
For they knew the pain and suffering
That you were going through
I thought about so many things
As I held tightly to your hand
Oh, how I wished that
You were strong and happy once again.
But your eyes were looking homeward
To that place beyond the sky
Where Jesus held his outstretched arms,
It was time to say goodbye.
I struggled with my selfish thoughts
For I wanted you to stay
So we could walk and talk again
Like we did yesterday
But Jesus knew the answer
And I knew he loved you so
So I gave to you life's greatest gift,
The gift of letting go
Now my heart will carry memories
Of the love you gave to me
Until we meet again in heaven
Where the best is yet to be."

I Love You!


May 17, 2008
Dear Puddles,
Today is your birthday and we just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday! We miss you so much little girl! I hope you have made lots of new friends and that you and Skeeter are having fun playing together. Go and play and have a great day, but please remember to send us a sign to let us know you're ok.

Love ya little girl!

December 24, 2008
My Dearest Puddles,
It has been one long year since you left us and we think about you everyday. We know that heaven is even better now that you are at Rainbow Bridge. We miss you so much! Please give Skeeter a kiss and hug for us and we send you one as well.

Merry Christmas Little Princess!

May 17, 2009
My Dearest Puddles,
Today is your birthday and would have turned 11. I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday. As I look around the house, I am reminded of all the wonderful memories of you. It's been a long time since I've been able to hold you and snuggle next to you! Oh, how I miss those days. You were such a beautiful princess and now you are our own Little Angel.

Happy Birthday Puddles. Please have a piece of birthday cake for me and let Skeeter know how much we miss him also.

Please send us a sign to let us know you are with us!

Happy Birthday Little Princess!

Dec. 24, 2009
Merry Christmas Princess! It has been two long years since you left for Rainbows Bridge and I think of you each and every day. I brought out your pictures the other day, so that I could remember all the wonderful times we had together. I wish you could be with us, but I know that you are having fun playing with Skeeter and all of your friends. Please remember that I am thinking of you today in a very special way and I hope that you and Skeeter will take the time to send me a sign. You will always be in my heart and some day we will meet again. Merry Christmas and God Bless You Puddles!

May 17, 2010
Princess, today is your special day. You would be 12 years old. We will be celebrating with cake and ice cream. You left us way too early.

You've been gone for 2.5 years and I still can't get over losing you. I still look and listen for your bark. I miss being able to snuggle on the couch with you. When I come home from work I still look down the hall, waiting for you to run up to me and give me a big kiss. You were always so excited to see me. You took a piece of my heart with you. You were more than a "dog" to me, you were my baby. I pray you are looking down and know that I miss you soooo much. I know you're happy and not in any more pain now. You are running free with Skeeter and some day I'll see you again. I can feel your spirit here with me. I miss being able to walk with you, oh how you loved to go for your walks and chase the birds! There's not a time I go outside that I don't think about you. I planted a garden in memory of you and Skeeter and I spend a lot of time there.

I miss you with all my heart. It hurts so much not having you with me. You may be gone but you're not forgotten.

Happy Birthday, Princess. Lord, if you should ever tire of her, please send her back home to me.
I Will Always Love You!

December 24, 2010
Oh Puddles, another year without my baby! It has been too long since I've been able to touch you and smell you. Oh, how our life has changed. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and all the wonderful memories we had together. You were such an amazing little Princess, who brought us so much happiness.

The garden I planted for you and Skeeter turned out beautiful. The flowers are a reminder every day how lucky I was to have you and Skeeter in my life, even if only for a short time.

I hope you and Skeeter are playing together at Rainbows Bridge and remember, at Christmas I leave the lights on all night because it is a perfect time to reflect the brightness you brought into our lives. If you have a chance, please send us a sign.

Merry Christmas Puddles & Skeeter! While your life on earth was short, you footprints in our hearts will last a lifetime. I will always love you!

May 17, 2011
My Dear Puddles, today is your birthday and oh how I wish you were still with us. I miss all the wonderful and silly things you used to do. Who needed entertainment, when we had you. The two things I miss the most is snuggling and walking with you. Boy, we had so much fun!

Today is your birthday, so I asked God for a special prayer. If cake is served in heaven Lord, then bake a cake for me ▬▬▬ place it in front of Puddles and tell her it's from me. ▬▬▬ Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Happy Birthday Princess♥, I miss you!♥♥♥

While we cannot be together, I know that you and Skeeter will be celebrating together. Please send me a sign, while I sit in your garden remembering all the wonderful memories, until we meet again!

October 30, 2011
Hello My Sweet Princess! It has been far too long since I've seen or touched you last. I think of you often and wish we you could still be here with us. Poor Augie, we keep on adding to the family and I think he is getting lost in the shuffle.

I hope you and Skeeter are off enjoying the beautiful sunsets and all that heaven has to offer. You are in Paradise. Until we meet again, I love you!

December 24, 2011
My Dearest Puddles,
I'm writing you today as I remember all the wonderful times we've shared together. It is on this day that we remember your passing four years ago. Oh how time flies, but my memories of you continue to be so strong. Oh, how I miss all the wonderful things you used to do, like snuggle up to me, sit at the door and wait for me to get home, keep my feet warm while I would try to eat, the many walks and runs we used to take and just being able to hold you in my arms.

As we celebrate your memories, I will once again be leaving the lights on all night so that you can continue to shine big and bright. Please send me a sign to let me know you and Skeeter are ok and send my love to him as well. I miss you guys, but am so thankful for all the wonderful memories.

I will light a candle in your honor. Take care my little Princess, and until we meet again, I will always love you!

Today is your 4th year marker, so I asked God for a special prayer. If cookies are served in heaven Lord, then bake a few cookies for me ▬▬▬ place it in front of Puddles and tell her it's from me. ▬▬▬ Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Merry Christmas Princess♥, I miss you!♥♥♥


May 17, 2012
Oh My Sweet Baby, Today is your birthday and oh how I'm thinking of you. It is so beautiful out today and I think of the many walks you and I used to take, so today, I will be taking a walk in your shadow. I will then go into the garden, and remember all the wonderful memories I have of you. Please send me a sign to let me know you are with me. If cakes are served in heaven, please Lord, bake a cake for me - place it in front of my little girl and tell her it's from me. Please let her know how much I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile at your, please place a big kiss on her check for me and hold her for a while.

Happy Birthday My Beautiful Baby! May the Lord continue to shine upon you.

Until we meet again, I love you!

December 24, 2012

My Dear Puddles,

Wow, it has been five years since we last touched and laid eyes on eye other. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday I was watching you run and play and enjoying our many walks and while you may be gone you are not forgotten. My memories of you continue to be strong and everytime I see a butterfly, sunset or rainbow, I know you are sending me a sign. Your footprint is forever etched in my heart.

Tonight I will again leave the light on show that you continue to shine big and bright.

Once again, I ask God for a special prayer. If cookies are served in heaven Lord, then bake a few cookies for me - place them in front of Puddles and tell her they're from me. - Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her check and hold her for a while and let her know I'm thinking of her today. Merry Christmas Little Princess. I miss you!


May 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Sweet Baby! Today we remember you as we celebrate your special day, although we remember you each and every day. I think of you so often these days and all the wonderful memories you brought us. When I sit on the couch and watch TV, I am reminded of you, when a special commercial comes on, as you used to bark at the tv. Life seems to be passing by so quickly, but the days without you still remind me how much I miss you. So once again, I'm asking God to bring you a cake, place it in front of you and tell my Princess this cake is from me. Then gently reached down and give her a kiss for me and tell her how much I love her.

Today is about remembering all the wonderful we hold deeply in our heart. May the Lord continue to shine upon you and may you continue to send us messages of love.

Enjoy your special day and I hope you are sharing some cake with your brother, Skeeter. Please give him a hug and kiss from us as well. Until we meet again.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PUDDLES!

May 17, 2014

Happy Birthday My Sweet Puddles! It has been so long since I last touched you or hugged you. Oh how I miss you! Today is a very special day, it is your birthday and we want to celebrate with you. So I went to Culver's and bought some ice cream and toasted my beautiful princess. You were an amazing dog and gave us so much love and laughter. I miss our walks, watching tv with you and our car rides, boy did you like to do all of that.

I think of you every time I see a butterfly or an oriole. They remind me of your beauty. So today, I'm asking God again to bring you a cake, place it in front of you and tell my Princess this cake is from me. Then gently reach down and give you a kiss from me and tell you how much I love and miss you. Then I want you to turn to Skeeter and give him a big wet kiss and tell him how much we miss his as well.

Until we meet again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEET PRINCESS!




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