Thursday, February 25, 2021

In Memory of Charlie

In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Charlie

Ours from July 13, 2006 to February 25, 2021

~At Heaven’s Gate~

We would have carried you to heaven if we could have. 

We would have wrapped you in our arms, then step by step we would have told you stories of all our yesterdays, of memories created, a journey shared, of lives, our lives, filled with laughter and love, a passion, an energy, yet a softness that soothed our souls.

Visions would have danced in our heads remembering the very moment that made your heart ours and ours yours. 

You, a companion, a friend, a partner, a teacher, a listener, a student.

We would have thanked you for all you gave, your heart was big and your soul radiant.

We would have thanked you for sharing your life with us.

We would have reflected on our journey, our family, our friends. 

As the time grew closer we would have held you tightly as if to never let you go. 

We would have kissed you “Good Night” and then very carefully handed you over at heaven’s gate. 

We would have told you, “It’s okay to go for we will meet again.”

We would have if we could have, but we didn’t have to, you made it on your own, as we can hear you telling stories from heaven above. 

The memories and the joy of knowing you live on in our hearts....

Thank you Charlie, for the journey of a lifetime.

God-speed to our beloved Charlie, whose eulogy I will write in the next few days.         

(Based on the poem by Teri Kado)     


  1. R.I.P., sweet Charlie - we will miss you. We are so glad you got to spend so many happy days with Kim and family. Soft woos and gentle hugs to all.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. We're so sorry to hear that Charlie has gone to the Bridge. He was so lucky to spend so many wonderful years with you and all your charges. Run free sweet Charlie.

  3. What a good boy, and a long life! So sorry to hear about his passing.

  4. No matter how many we've lost, it always hurts.

  5. He was always such a cool looking dog. So sorry for your loss. We know he will be loved and missed. Thinking of you and your family.

  6. I'm so very sorry to hear about Charlie. Your words to him express just how important he was as a cherished member of the family. Run young and free again sweet boy.

  7. Ooooh Kim, my eyes are full of tears right now. I'm so so very sorry about the loss of your precious Charlie. He's with the others now but somehow that doesn't make his absence from this place any easier, does it. *sigh* I hope you feel my virtual arms around you, giving you a gentle hug. ~Andrea xoxo

  8. " Time is too short for those who love" and no matter how long or how short, the value of those days or years is what matters.Filled with love, happiness, companionship and so much more, Charlie, you will be so missed, and would have had a wonderful welcome at the Bridge. Godspeed, darling Charlie..Kim, you gave so much to Charlie, as to all the others, XXX from NZ.

  9. We'll shed some tears with you, RIP sweet Charlie! Sending healing thoughts your way.

  10. So very sorry to hear the sad news about Charlie, I know how very special he was to you Kim. You gave him such a long and happy life, no dog could have asked for more.
    He will always have a place in our hearts and so many sweet memories.

  11. oh Charlie.
    you were special. you were just
    I can't talk anymore.

  12. We are so very sorry for your loss, purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort.

  13. Oh Kim, I'm so sorry. I loved sweet Charlie too. He was very special and my heart hurts for you.

  14. Was very sorry to hear about Charlie. *hugs* and God bless. ♥

  15. Rest in peace sweet Charlie. You were loved so deeply and you loved just as deeply. A good life... Hugs to you, Kim.

  16. I am so very sorry for your loss. RIP, handsome Charlie. ♥

  17. Sweet darling Charlie. Dearest boy.


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