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Gretchen, The pain is still there for me. No matter how much it hurts losing you, I know how blessed I was for the 13 1/2 years we had together and the love, companionship and devotion you gave me. I miss your furry little face each day greeting me when I come home and your warm body snuggling beside me on the couch or in bed at night. You were the child I never had. You went through so much with me. A marriage, divorce and moved 3 times with me. You were always there for me no matter what. You are in my thoughts always. Loving you always, your mom Colleen May 2006 - It has been 3 years since your passing. It is as difficult today as the day you passed. The love we shared is sacred and the bond is too strong to be broken. Your spirit remains with me each day. October 2006 - Today I was looking through some pictures and found some of that precious little furry face. I love and miss you always. November 2006 - This was the month you were born. You would have celebrated your 17th Birthday. I cherish all the special memories and love you gave me all the years we were together. It's Thanksgiving, I would alway bring you home turkey from Nannie and Papa's. December 20, 2006 - Christmas is almost here. You were my gift, I brought you home several days before Christmas. You always thought all the gifts under the tree were yours. You would always smell around to find the one with your treats. I miss you more and more. There could never be another furry baby that would take your place. January 2, 2007 - It's a New Year now. Just not the same without you. I know we spend the last new year's eve home with you. Remeber all the times I would put the Party hat on you and take your picture. You really didn't like it but went along with it. Love Always February 14, 2007 - It's valentine day, you will always be in my heart. Love Forever April 01, 2007 - I celebrated my birthday yesterday and missed your furry little face looking in my gift bags to see if there was something in there for you. The weather is warming up and I miss all the afternoon walks we took together. Loving you alway May 14 2007 - I lost you 4 years ago today. I still miss you as if it was the first day. I know even though you had not gotten sick you would have not lived to be 18 years old but I am sure you would have lived a few years longer. I did all I could for you but you were suffering. I visited your grave yesterday and it brought back memories of the day I buried you there. That was very difficult. June 22, 2007 -You are always in my thoughts. Love always. July 7,2007 - Thinking of you always and missing you and all the times we shared together. Love always. July 28, 2007 - I found the last picture we took of you and myself on the couch when you were sick and in your last month. It brought back all the sad memories of losing you. August 28, 2007 - Always thinking about you and missing you still September 09, 2007 - I dreamt about you last night. It was a good dream, wish you were really here but anyway you were precious in my dream. Love Forever. October 8, 2007 - Thinking of you all the time. Missing you more and more. Love always October 24, 2007 - I was thinking about the first time I went away and left you. I cried. We called you from the cruise ship and Nannie put your ear up to the receiver and you licked it. Missing you as much as the day I lost you. Love Always. November 21 - It's the day before Thanksgiving. I remember going and picking you out of the litter and I visited you every weekend until you were old enough to leave your mom and come home with me. I will always cherish those special moments and memories I shared with you. Happy Thanksgiving. Love your mom. December 13, 2007 - The past weeks I keep dreaming of you. I wished I could wake up and you really be there. You are always in my thoughts. Love your mom. December 20 - It was Christmas time when I first brought you home. I put you in your bed beside my bed and you cried. I picked you up and put in my bed, you were so tiny, you slept across my neck. From then on, you slept no where else except. I still miss you very much. Dec 25, 2007 - Merry Christmas my special Gretchen. Love your mom. January 1, 2008 - Happy New Year!! Still miss you. January 17, 2008 - We got our first big snow this year. I remeber how much you loved the snow, I had to dry you off with a towel and hair dryer when you came back in. You didn't like being wet. Love forever. January 24, 2008 - Just found out I have some health issues. Waiting to hear if I have to have surgery, wish you were still here to snuggle with me in the bed while I recover. Miss you always. February 17 - Missing and loving you always. I thought about you on Valentine's day, you are always in my heart. March 1 - Looking through all my pictures of you, wishing you could still be here. Love always. March 15 - Thinking of you today and always. March 30, 2008 - Tomorrow is my Birthday, wish you were here to celebrate with me. Love always. April 11, 2008 - The weather is getting wermer here now. I miss all our walks, you loved to go to walking, even up to the end when you lost your eye sight. Loving you always, your mom. May 11, 2008 - Wednesday, May 14 will be 5 years since you have been gone. I have a marker with your name and picture to put on your grave. I miss you as much today as I did the day you died. Love Always. May 14, 2008 - It's been 5 years today since I lost you. I thought about you all day. I visited your grave today and put your new marker on. Still missing you always. Love Always and forever. May 15, 2008 - Visited your grave again today. Nannie and I cleaned up the pet cemetry. PaPa said if I want another dog, he would walk it at lunch time like he did you. But I told him I promised you I would not get another dog. There could never be another Gretchen. Loving you always. June 19, 2008 - I visited your grave on Sunday and we put markers on Molly, Darla and Skyler graves too like the one I put on your grave. Missing you and loving you always. July 2008 - Happy 4th. We cooked hotdogs on the grill today. I know how much you loved them. I would buy you the fat free ones. Missing and loving you always. July 30, 2008 - Today is PaPaw's 75th Birthday. He misses the lunch time walks with you. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Love Always. August 25, 2008 - Missing you as always. I was off on vacation this past week and spend everyday with Nannie & PaPaw. Love Always. September 01, 2008 - There is not a day or holiday that goes by that I do not think of you. Happy Labor Day!!! Love Always. September 15, 2008 - Thinking of you today and everyday. Love Always. September 28, 2008 - It's cooling down here now. I miss your fuzzy little body laying next to me on the couch or under the covers at bed at night. You never let me leave your sight, even when I cleaned you would follow me around and sometimes unplug the vaccum. Miss you always, Love. October 23, 2008 - Halloween is next week and I know how you would bark at the kids when they came around to trick or treat. I miss you as much today as the day you left. November 4 - Happy Birthday!!! Love Always. November 25 - I miss you more and more. Papa brought a lost schanuzer over for me to see, I wanted to keep him but we found out where he belonged. He looked alot like you, I got upset and cried because he reminded me of you. I miss you so much!!! Loving you always. November 28 - Miss seeing you enjoying your turkey, although I gave you 99 % fat free turkey every morning as a treat. You would get me up on the weekends and would not let me sleep in just so you could get your turkey. Love always. December 14, 2008 - Christmas will be here soon, you were my gift. I brought you home from your mother and brother & sisters right before Christmas. You were the best gift I ever received. Love always. December 30, 2008 - Christmas is over. I will always remeber the first Christmas I got you. I took you everywhere with me and you stayed with nannie and papa when I went to work. I will always remember all the good times and love we shared. Missing you still each day. Love. January 10, 2009 - Starting out another year without you. You are in my thoughts always. Loving you forever. February 12, 2009 - Valentine day is coming. You are missed each day and will remain in my heart forever. Love always. February 14, 2009 - Love & Kisses. Happy Valentine's Day. March 2, 2009 - Little Sabri joined you Thursday 2/26. Thinking of you always. March 23, 2009 - Spring is here now. I know how much love your walks. Nannie & PawPaw cleaned up the cemetry. Love you always. April 11, 2009 - Happy Easter my fur baby. Love always. May 11, 2009 - I visited your grave yesterday. I still miss you as much today. It will be 6 years this Thursday that you have been gone. Love you always. May 14, 2009 - It is six years today that you left me. I thought about you all day. Thank you for all your love, companionship and devotion. There will never be another Gretchen. Love always. June 10, 2009 - Just thinking about your soft cuddly face. Missing you always. June 28, 2009 - I visited your grave today. Missing & Loving you always. July 2, 2009 - Little Sidney has joined you now. She became very sick just like Sabri. They are both together now and with you. Loving you all always. August 5, 2009 - Nannie & Papa now have a new beagle. She is so sweet and adorable. Marilyn is her name. They got her from the Angels of Assisi. No other dog will ever replace you. You were the one and only. You are in my heart always. Loving you. September 6, 2009 - Labor day is tomorrow, you always loved me being home from work with you. Missing and loving you always. Happy Labor Day. September 28, 2009 - Thinking of you today and always. Loving. October 31, 2009 - Happy Halloween. You were my treat. Love always. November 1, 2009 - Your Birthday is coming soon - Wednesday 11/04. I miss you today and everyday. You were my one and only one. No one could ever take your place. Love always. 11/04/2009 - Today is your Birthday. Happy Birthday to my little one. I still miss you as much today as the day you left. Loving and missing you always and forever. 11/23/2009 - Thanksgiving is this week. You loved the extra turkey you got. Missing and thinking about you today and always. 12/13/09 - It is raining and sleeting and cold outside. Miss having you snuggle with me in the bed and on the couch. Loving and missing you always. Love. 12/27/09 - Another Christmas missing you. We all were thinking and talking about your funny little ways. We all miss you so much. Love always, Your mom, nannie & papa. 12/29/09 - Lee lost little Pepper over Christmas. He is with you now. You both are missed and loved very much. January 1, 2010 - Happy New Year to my sweet Gretchen. Another year without you but not forgotten. Love Always. January 17, 2010 - Thinking of you today and always. Miss your warm body snuggling up close to me. Love Always. February 7, 2010 - Thinking of you always. Valentine's Day is next week. You are in my heart today always forever. February 14, 2010 - Happy Valentine my sweet. You remain in my heart and thoughts always. Missing you today just as I did the day I lost you. Loving you forever. February 27, 2010 - Thinking of you today and missing you. Love Always. March 13, 2010 - The weather is beginning to warm up. I miss all our daily walks. Miss you still. April 3, 2010- I just celebrated my 50th birthday this week. I remember you looking in the gift bags to see if there was something in there for you. Missing you today and love always. April 27, 2010 - Looking at your picture and still missing you each day as the day you left. Love always. May 14, 2010 - Today is 7 years that I lost you. Missing your just as much today as the day I lost you. I visited your grave on Sunday. I had a dream about you too this week. Missing your loving fuzzy face. Love you always. June 4, 2010 - Missing you as much today as the day I lost you. You are in my thoughts and memories always. Love your mom. July 25, 2010 - Spend the day sitting out on Nannie & Papaw's new back porch. I can sit back there and see your grave. It is still hard to believe you have been gone for 7 years. I miss you just as much as I did then. Loving you always. Mom. August 8, 2010 - Thinking of you often and always. Love Always, your Mom. Sept 7, 2010 - Nannie & Papa build a porch on the back of the house and they sit out and look over your grave. I miss you and think about you each day. Love your mom. October 3, 2010 - I kept little Kayle the other night. She slept in the bed with me like you used to snuggled up to my back. It made me miss you more. I enjoyed keeping Kayle but I am not ready for another fur baby. No one will or could ever replace you. Love Always, your mom. 11/04/2010 - Today is your Birthday. Many hugs and kisses. Missing and loving you always. 11/25/2010 - Today is Thanksgiving. I know how much you love getting your Turkey. I miss you today and everyday. Love always. 12/20/2010 - I brought you home at Christmas. That was the best Christmas ever. Loving you each day as the first day I brought you into my life. Love always. 01/02/2011 - Happy New Year. Hopefully this year will be better. I will miss you just as much this year as the first year I lost you. You are always in my thoughts. Missing and Loving you always and forever. Loving you!! 02/06/11 Valentine is coming next week. I always hold you in my heart. I can never forget that loving sweet face of yours. Loving and missing you more and more each day. 02/28/11 - The weather is warming up. I still miss all our walks together. I miss you. Love Always. 03/28/11 - Wishing you were here. I still miss you each day. Love Always and Forever. 04/24/11 - "Happy Easter my sweet Gretchen!!! 05/15/11 - It was a 8 years ago yesterday I lost you. You remain in my heart always. I miss you as much today as the day I lost you. Each day I miss you and think of you. Love Always, your mom. 06/29/11 - Thinking of you always and missing your fuzzy face. Love always, mom. 08/23/11 - There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and miss that fuzzy little face. Loving you always and forever....... 09/07 - Saw Pepper - Judy's schnauzer at the yard sale. It bring back all the memories of you and made me miss you more. I know I told you I would never get another dog but I would love to have one to share all my love of you with them. 11/01 - I had a dream about you the other night. It was so real. You were sitting on my lap and rubbing your furry little face against mine. Missing you everyday. Friday is your Birthday. Many Birthday wishes for you now in Rainbow Bridge. Mommy loves you. 12/18 - I think about you all the time. I wished you were still here but you will always be in my heart. I remember how much you enjoyed the Christmas gifts under the tree smelling to see if there were any treats wrapped up for you. Love you always. 1/03/12 - Happy New Year my Gretchen. Looking forward to a better year, you are always in my thoughts. Love your mom. 1/17/12 - A day doesn't go by without thinking of you. I tell people how you had funny little habits, especially getting me up early on the weekends. Missing you still each day. Love always. 3/13/12 - The past week I have had dreams of you. They were so real. Makes me miss you more and more and know how much I loved you. Love Always. Your mom. 4/24/12 - Thinking of you each day and missing that fuzzy little face. Love always. May 14, 2012 - It has been nine years since I lost you, I have not stopped missing you. Loving & Thinking of you each day. Love ALways your Mom. 6/23/12 - I recently fostered Penny from the Angels of Assisi. She was a very sweet loving dog and I would have kept her but I was not able to. She was adopted by a nice lady in Lynchburg. I hope she will have a loving home and I love and miss you always. 11/05/12 - Happy Birthday!!! Yesterday was your special day and I remember the first time I saw you and picked up out of the litter. Missing and loving you always. 05/14/13 Tomorrow will be 10 years since you left me. I still miss you as much today as the day you left. Loving you always. 08/01/13 - Still missing you as much today as the day I lose you. Just renewed my Rainbow Bridges for another year. Love you always. Monday 11/04 is your Birthday. Many Birthday Wishes. I still miss you and love you always. Time and separation cannot break the bond and love we have and share. 05/14/14 - It's been 11 years since I lost you. I visited your grave. Still missing you. 08/01/14 - Just renewed your rainbow bridge. Missing you as much today as the day I lost you. Love always. 11/04/14 - Today is your Birthday. Happy Birthday to my sweet fur baby. Still missing and loving you each day. 04/03/15 - I haven't been on here for awhile but I think of you everyday and still miss you. Happy Easter. Love always. 05/13/15 - You have left me 12 years ago today. I still miss you each day. My friend Angel lost her beloved Cricket. She is with you now. Love always 05/12/16 - Saturday 5/14/16 will be 13 years since I lost you. Still missing and thinking about each day. Love you always. 02/14/17 - You are in my heart always. Love sent on today Valentine's day. 05/14/17 - Its been 14 years since I lost you. I still miss you and think of you often. Love Always. November 2017 - another birthday without you. Missing you each day remembering all the special memories we shard. Love always.
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