"Faithful friends never leave us.....
They just run ahead to wait for
 us in a happier place."

As with life there is death, At GaetaCreek Labradors, we understand the joys of having a puppy, but we also understand the sorrows of loosing a companion. This page is in Memoriam of those owners that have lost their four legged loved ones and to showcase those dogs that have graced our lives with many lasting memories.

Dog Lovers:  Angel in the Postal Service

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced.
I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind soul
working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month.
The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was
crying and talking about how
much she missed Abbey.
She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when
Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that
I thought we could so she dictated these words:
Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday
and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy
that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and
to swim.  I am sending a picture of her so when you see her
you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith.
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith
and addressed it to God/Heaven.  We put our return address on it.
Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope 
because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the
way to heaven.  That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at
the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter
yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front
porch addressed, "To Meredith"  in an unfamiliar hand.
Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 
"When a Pet Dies." Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we
had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was
the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. 
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. 
Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays
in your heart.  Abbey loved being your dog.  Since we don't need our
bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in,
so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and
have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for
helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother
you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I am wherever there is love.
Love, God

"For every beast of the forest is mine... I  know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine."
--Psalm 50:10,11


A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, 'Doctor, I am afraid to die.  Tell me what lies on the other side.'  Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know.'  'You don't know? You're, a Christian man, and don't know what's on the other side?' 

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.  Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 'Did you notice my dog?  He's never been in this room before…He didn't know what was inside.  He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.  I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing...I know my Master is there and that is enough.'   

May today there be peace within you.  May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be…I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Our Best Friend, Aspen
November 11, 1998 - October 3, 2011


GaetaCreek's Hotsy Totsy

Sabres Sure Shot Jane Doe - "Janey"

A Tribute to Our Janey Baby..........

Thank you Michelle, for sharing this Special girl with us!!!
 As we think of you Everyday.Your Memory lives on here
 with your daughters, Vivi and Gracie.We will treasure them
forever in your honor!!!You are always in our hearts and
 will NEVER be forgotten!!!

We love you Janey Baby!!!!

"Little Dove"


"Sandy" (Poodle) & Caesar (German Shephard)


8/1992 - 7/2000





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You are Forever in Our hearts.
There is none like you!
The Leader of the Pack at my moms House.
You're a "Good Boy" !!
Me and my sis with Caesar 12 yrs old!!



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"Zeb" - Certified Therapy Dog
In his retirement home with the Palmers girls, Mary and Cara.
Thank you Frank, Sharon, and the girls for giving Zeb a wonderful home!!!


Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills and valleys with lush  green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place.
There is always food and water and warm spring weather.
The old and frail pets are made young again.
Those who are maimed are made whole again and they play all day.

There is only one thing missing.
They are not with their special person who loved them on earth.
So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly looks up.
The nose twitches! The ears are up!
The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group!

You have been seen and when you and your special friend meet,
you take them in your arms and embrace.
Your face is kissed again and again,
and you look once more into the eyes of your trusted friend.

And you cross the Rainbow Bridge together,
never again to be separated.