Spike
1/22/2004 - 2/17/2020Dear Spike,
You were my closest friend. You were always there for me. You were always there for your brother, Rocky, especially when he was ill and had surgeries. You helped me to get through the loss of Rocky last year.
When I got you, you had separation anxiety. You never wanted me to be out of your sight. You followed me everywhere. I made a promise to you that I would be with you for your entire life and that you would never have to be scared. Thankfully, I was able to keep my promise to you. You were the mildest dog I ever met. Sweet and kind and loving to me and to Rocky. You were always ready for everyone that came up to us to pet you. You went with me to the Veterans Home many times to let the Veterans pet you. They loved when you came.
I loved spending everyday with you for 16 years. It was just he two of us for this past year. We spent practically 24 hours a day together, since I retired. We went everywhere together and I will miss you terribly. I know that you became very old and tired out. I know this past year was very hard for you, that you had many afflictions. I pray that you are now pain free and at peace and can walk and run again. I pray that you are now with Rocky in heaven and the two of you can sleep together forever.
I will always miss you and love you,
Mommy
Patricia GartlandPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaFebruary 20, 2020
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Dear Spike, We are going through the corona virus pandemic. It is very stressful. I hope you never have any stress, just peace and happiness. I miss you everyday, and especially at night. It's very lonely here without you. I picture holding you and talking to you every night at bedtime. I miss our daily routine, with our banana for breakfast. I love you so much. You will always be my sweetheart. I pray everyday for you to be safe in heaven with Rocky. You loved each other so much. I pray everyday that I kept my promises to you. Love you forever. MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - March 27, 2020
Dear Spikey, Mommy thinking of you and praying for you today, as I do everyday. I miss you so much and love you so much. I pray that you are safe in heaven with Rocky. Ed had a new baby named Eddie. I know you would love him so much. I wish he would have gotten to meet you. We are having a crisis here on earth, it's a deadly disease, called corona virus. Hopefully, it will end one day. You and Rocky were the best dogs in the world, and the loves of my life. I pray that you are safe. Love always, MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - March 21, 2020
Dear Spike, Mommy misses you and loves you. I pray that you are safe and in heaven. I pray that you are not out alone and scared. We are having a serious crisis in the world. It is very scary. It's the corona virus. I'm glad that you are safe from it. I pray that I don't get it. I'm a high risk person. I think of you all day, everyday. I especially miss you in bed at night time. Love Always, MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - March 17, 2020
Dear Spike, Mommy loves you with all her heart and misses you. I pray and pray that I was able to keep my promise to you and be with you for your entire life. Mommy is struggling with everything that has happened. I was in too much shock to remember that day. I pray that you are with Rocky and not lost anywhere. I'm sorry if I wasn't as responsible as I always was, I think I went into shock that day. I pray that you are safe. Please forgive Mommy for not making extra sure that you are safe. I pray everyday that you are. I never loved anyone as much as I love you. MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - March 9, 2020
Hi Spike, I pray and pray that you are happy in heaven with Rocky. I hope the two of you will be together now forever. I pray and pray all day and night that you are safe and not lost or suffering anywhere. I wanted to keep you safe for your whole life. I will love you forever. MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - March 5, 2020
Dear Spikey, Mommy misses you so much. I'm still dealing with issues of worrying that you are out there alone and scared. I pray that you are in heaven with Rocky. I'm going to grief counselors and therapists to try to realize that you are really deceased and in a better place, free of disease and pain. I never loved anyone as much as I love you. I think you know that. You were my boy and you always wore your Mama's boy shirt. I pray you are safe and happy. That's all I want in my life. Love forever, MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - March 2, 2020
Dear Spikey, Mommy here. I'm having a very hard time without you. I pray and pray that you are in heaven. I keep having this picture in my head of you being out somewhere alone and scared. I know that's not logical, but I can't get rid of that picture. I promised to always take care of you and it kills me to think that you could be out somewhere alone and scared, especially with you CDD. I pray that you are in heaven with Rocky, and not lost somewhere. I never loved anyone as much as I love you.
Mommy
Patricia Rogalski-Gartland - February 28, 2020
Dear Spike, I'm still praying that you are at peace now, and not out somewhere lost and alone. I want you to know that I tried to do right by you. I loved you more than anyone else in my entire life. I have nightmares that you are out somewhere lost and scared. Daddy and Eddie told me that is not possible. I'm trying very hard to believe them. I'm going to see a grief counselor tomorrow to talk about my love for you and how much I miss you. I'll just be happy if I know you are now with Rocky in heaven and in peace. I love you so much. MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - February 26, 2020
Dear Spike, I miss you so much. I pray that you are safe and happy. I pray that you are with Rocky. I'm having a hard time accepting your death. I'm so scared that you are out there wandering around and scared and suffering and looking for me. That was my biggest worry for the past 16 years because I loved you so much and wanted you to be safe. I know it's not logical because the Dr. made sure you were at peace here at home in your bed. Then you were in freezer overnight, and then at the crematory. We waited there for your ashes. I'm trying to get past this fear and worry. I am very lonely without you. I will try to think true thoughts, about how you went peacefully in your bed. I will always love you. MommyPatricia Rogalski-Gartland - February 25, 2020
Dear Spike, It's only been a few days since you went to heaven to be with Rocky. I wanted to light a candle for you today so that you know I love you and miss you. You will always be in my heart, my little sweetheart.
Love, Mommy
Patricia Rogalski-Gartland - February 21, 2020
Dear Spike,
Prayers for you to be happy in heaven with Rocky. I will always love you. Mommy
Patricia Rogalski-Gartland - February 20, 2020

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