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Title: Light A Candle
Post by: menusux on March 15, 2008, 06:43:32 AM
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/enter.cfm?l=eng&gi=&p= (http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/enter.cfm?l=eng&gi=&p=)

Here you can light candles for your babies.

I just started a group here for all those who wish to light candles in remembrance of the recalls.  When you are asked to include your initials and a group initial, this group is "I" for Itchmo.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=I

So I entered the text, my personal initial "M" and the Group Initial "I"--this will group all of the Itchmo candles together and they can be viewed at the link above.

Additional PS--when you click the link above, if you don't see your candle lit, use your browser "Refresh" on the page.  You should then see your brand-new candle lit.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catbird on March 15, 2008, 06:55:25 AM
Thanks, menusux.  My candle is lit next to yours.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Carol on March 15, 2008, 07:12:38 AM
Thank you menusux--always helping---- :'(





Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: dogmom 3 on March 15, 2008, 07:18:22 AM
Thank-you Menusux,
Mine are lit as well.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Trudy on March 15, 2008, 07:21:35 AM
I'm trying to figure this out. I think I have it lit. where does it show up? And which address was I supposed to send it to?
Thanks, I have mine going.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: mainecoonpeg on March 15, 2008, 10:07:46 AM
Thank you menusux


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catbird on March 15, 2008, 11:00:14 AM
If you click on the second link in the post by menusux that started this thread, you can see all the candles that are lit.  Yours is there, Trudy!


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: kaffe on March 15, 2008, 11:14:59 AM
Lit a candle   :'(


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: lesliek on March 15, 2008, 11:54:45 AM
Thank you Menusux,I lit mine too.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Mandycat on March 15, 2008, 08:21:22 PM
Candle lit.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Sandi K on March 15, 2008, 09:58:06 PM
I accidently lit two for KiKi, sorry.   :-[  Been a tough night, put salad dressing on my tuna casserole too.  Veerrry distracted, I wonder why. 


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: kittylyda on March 16, 2008, 04:10:29 AM
I lit one also. Thanks menusux.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: 5CatMom on March 16, 2008, 04:31:07 AM
Candle lit.

5CatMom
=^..^=


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: purringfur on March 16, 2008, 04:32:46 AM
Thank you, Menusux.  Lit several. 

To find group "I," you can always click on the "Search" link to find the Itchmo group.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Carol on March 16, 2008, 04:40:14 AM
menusux---again -thanks for thinking of us---we are all together this way---as we should be :-*


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: shibadiva on March 16, 2008, 08:08:28 AM
menusux Thanks for setting up a place for us.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catwoods on March 16, 2008, 12:19:16 PM
I'm not too tech savvy. I lit one signed "ca" and I think I see it but the US I typed did not go under it.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: MarleysMom on March 16, 2008, 05:46:19 PM
My Marley is there too.

Thank-you, Menusux for finding this place.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Arlo on April 24, 2008, 09:40:20 AM
I lit a candle for Harry. 
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=I
Thank you again, Menusux.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Nabiya on April 24, 2008, 09:49:02 AM
thanks for the reminder, Arlo.  Just lit a candle for Harry.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: lesliek on April 24, 2008, 09:55:09 AM
Thank you Arlo, lit 1 for Harry and 1 for all those waiting for him.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Sandi K on April 24, 2008, 09:55:39 AM
Great idea Arlo, thank you!


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: kittylyda on April 24, 2008, 10:18:16 AM
wonderful idea.  I lit one for Harry also.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: macush on April 24, 2008, 10:24:39 AM
I accidentally lit two but now it feels right.  I know the terribly hard time Carol & Mike must be going through at the moment.  But if you truly love them, you do what's right for them no matter how much it hurts. 


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: ranger on April 24, 2008, 10:26:34 AM
For Harry


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catmom5 on April 24, 2008, 11:18:30 AM
What a wonderful idea. Thank you ~ Harry's way has surely been well lit by candle glow and love.
Blessings
catmom5


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Carol on April 25, 2008, 03:21:49 AM
We are so touched by this- :-* :'(--thank you so much :-* :'(

Carol and family


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: 5CatMom on April 25, 2008, 03:41:43 AM
Remembering Harry.

5CatMom
=^..^=


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: trudy1 on April 25, 2008, 08:38:13 AM
I lit Mine- For Harry


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Arlo on April 26, 2008, 12:49:13 PM
I would like the candles to last a little longer:
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=I


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: trudy1 on April 26, 2008, 01:44:25 PM
Arlo, you are the sweetest person.
I lit one yesterday, but i don't see it today. does that mean I need to light another? Or where did it go?


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catbird on April 26, 2008, 02:56:43 PM
The candles only last for 48 hours.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: trudy1 on April 26, 2008, 05:27:21 PM
Thanks ,Catbird.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: petslave on April 26, 2008, 08:33:20 PM
Another candle lit for sweet Harry.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Arlo on April 27, 2008, 09:06:57 AM
To me the candles symbolize the Jewish custom of sitting Shiva.  For a week after the funeral a candle is burned, and people pay condolence calls.  The mirrors are covered so the spirit doesn't get trapped, and a bucket of water sits by the front door so we can wash our hands of grief.

We're not Carol's family, but in a way we are.  In my mind we're sitting Shiva with her.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: MarySmith on April 27, 2008, 09:12:57 AM
That is a wonderful custom, Arlo.
Yes, we are all part of Carol's extended family.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: trudy1 on April 27, 2008, 09:14:17 AM
Arlo, That's wonderful. and I love hearing the messages of what you do.
For Harry


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catmom5 on April 27, 2008, 09:34:30 AM
Thank you, Arlo, that's a lovely tradition. I feel that many of us are family, family by choice.
catmom5


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catwoods on April 27, 2008, 12:58:15 PM
Thank you Arlo, that is indeed a meaningful tradition.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: lesliek on April 27, 2008, 05:09:05 PM
Arlo- That is a wonderful tradition.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: trudy1 on June 28, 2008, 03:44:29 PM
This is the most wonderful tradition. I just looked at all the candles, and the ones to Kismet make Me cry, to know how much My friends really do care. thank you, it means so very much.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catbird on November 28, 2008, 06:52:31 PM
I would like to encourage all the Itchmo members who are so inclined to visit our candle page and light a candle for the Australian cats and their families, whose pain many of us understand all too well.

The link to the Itchmo candle page is here: 

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=I


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Angels Mama & Katy Mom Of 1 on February 19, 2009, 09:05:32 AM
BIGGGG Thank You menusux as the 1 yr anny is drawing near and I need this will go light right now. ankc


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: menusux on March 05, 2009, 06:24:27 PM
I just lit one so Cato will come home safely and soon.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Carol on March 06, 2009, 03:29:17 AM
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=I

(bumping up the itchmo candle link in case some are not sure how to find it...)


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: kittylyda on March 06, 2009, 07:34:01 AM
I lit one for Cato too.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Sandi K on March 16, 2009, 11:12:22 AM
I thought today is a good day to bump this up again in case anyone wants to light a candle for their pets or the others affected by the recalls. 


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catwoods on March 22, 2009, 07:57:50 PM
Just a message to say that the candles I light with no dedication are for everyone who has a concern, as well as for some unspecified concerns of my own. I know that lacks the personal note, but I am experiencing limitations of time and energy, so that is the only way I light them at times. When possible, I might list things the candle is for, such as health, in the dedication area.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Sandi K on March 22, 2009, 08:43:49 PM
Aaaw catwoods, its the thought that counts and you have lit so many candles for everyone.  You are a kind and thougthful soul.   :-* 


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Faith56-3 on August 17, 2009, 01:59:28 PM
I want to light a candle in loving memory of my two boys that died within 5mos. apart, due to the sick people that poisoned the dog food. My heart will never mend without my babies. To my beautiful boys, my best friends, my life......My Mr.Crashie, and  My Baby Boo. I miss you so very much.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Sandi K on August 17, 2009, 02:26:25 PM
Oh Faith56-3, your post brought tears to my eyes, I can feel your heartache.  Bless your heart, I didnt know your babies but I will light a candle for them too.  Im glad you came to Itchmo, maybe if you feel like it later, you could share some stories and pictures of your babies, only if you are able to, I know it can be hard to do that.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catwoods on August 17, 2009, 03:38:26 PM
Welcome, Faith 56-3. I am so sorry about the loss of your precious dogs.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: lesliek on August 17, 2009, 07:58:01 PM
Welcome Faith56-3 ! I am very sorry for your loss.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: mgt on August 17, 2009, 08:53:16 PM
Faith 56-3 I am sorry for the loss of your beloved babies.  There are many people here that have walked the road of heartache and yet they offer such great support and comfort.  Please know that your babies are looking down on you with love.  I feel your loss too.  Welcome, God bless.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Faith56-3 on September 04, 2009, 08:03:58 AM
Welcome, Faith 56-3. I am so sorry about the loss of your precious dogs.
                                                                                              Thank you so much.I am so sorry for your loss as well.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catbird on September 04, 2009, 08:44:23 AM
Faith56-3, I am glad you have joined us on the Itchmo Forums, but very sorry about the sad circumstances that brought you here.  :'( Did you lose Mr. Crashie and Baby Boo back in 2007, or later on due to the effects of the poisoned food?  What sort of dogs were they?  If you'd like, I can separate this part of the thread off into a special memorial to them, and you could also post pictures of them if you'd like.

Would love to hear about any other pets you may have, too.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: tesla on September 04, 2009, 09:02:49 AM
Faith 56-3 I would also like to welcome you, but hate to hear about the loss of your babies :'(.  Like catbird, I would love the hear more about them.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: Sandi K on September 04, 2009, 01:35:19 PM
Me too!  I would love to hear about Mr Crashie and Baby Boo, Im sure they are very special.  Sometimes talking about them and sharing their stories can help with the sadness.  I know they wouldnt want you to be sad, although I know that can be easier said than done. Even if its too hard for you to talk about them yet, please know that we are here for you and hope that you stay on here at Itchmo with us.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: BW on September 16, 2009, 09:36:21 AM
Dear Menusux, thank you so much for the link to the candle site.  I just put a candle there for my precious Barkley Peepeton whom I had to put down at the emergency clinic Monday night.  My dear Barkley was 18 1/2 years old and had CRF.  He was the sweetest, most gentle cat that could be.  He was always the peacemaker of his family, and when the other cats had spats he would go and put himself in the middle and calm everyone down.
He has been ill with CRF and on ringers for a couple years, since shortly after the petfood debacle.   I will never know for sure, if that is what gave him his kidney disease.  Even though I know he was old, and had not been living the life a cat should live for a long time, he couldn't jump up on things any more and had trouble walking because of his arthritis too, nevertheless he remained as sweet and gentle as always, and never got grouchy.  I looked it up and he was 90 or 91 in people years.  I know that he was an old man, but that doesn't help me to stop missing him so much.   
I put his name on the Rainbow Bridge list too, and it will be there for the Monday night candle ceremony.
Thank you again for writing about the candle website.  Barb Weimann


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: bug on September 16, 2009, 09:49:28 AM
BW,

So sorry to hear about Barkley Peepeton (what a great name!). It sounds like he was a gentle boy who had a great caregiver. If you would like to talk about him, we would love to hear your stories.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: BW on September 21, 2009, 06:24:16 AM
Menusux,  I am having  problems with the candle website.  I used my Firefox browser and although I can reach the website, there is no group listing for I, for the Itchmo people in their list.  I was able to put my initials in and reached my candles, but could only see the single candle, not the group page.  I searched for the group I, and it said there were no candles lit for that group, but I know there were because I had just visited Barkley's candle.   So then I used Internet Explorer and by clicking on your link, I was able to reach our group page.   I never use internet explorer, I really find it very user unfriendly, but most use it in order to reach Itchmoforums.  My password never works using my Firefox browser.  Hasn't worked for a couple years, and they can't seem to fix it, hence, I must use internet explorer only for Itchmo.
I will try and see if I can see our group listed on the group list with IE now, instead of using your link,  but I really think I should see our group in the list with Firefox too.  Thanks


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: JoMax on September 21, 2009, 06:42:02 AM
BW - did you use the first or 2nd link on the opening page of this thread?

I had the same problem to start with - if you use the 2nd it goes to the 'I' group candles.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=I


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: BW on September 21, 2009, 11:12:10 AM
Jo Max,
Yes, I did and that link does work, thanks a lot.  I have put candles for all Barkley's family there with him.  Tonight is the Rainbow Bridge candle ceremony.  Are you acquainted with that site?  It is wonderful.
http://www.petloss.com/
You can put Max's name on the list and people all around the world will pray for Max and all the other dear pets at the same time.  We all light candles too.  Perhaps you have already done it.
All names received by 8:30 AM Monday, Eastern time, should be on the list.
So if his name is not there for today's ceremony, you could do it for next week.  Their names stay on this site forever, with their tributes you write.
Thank you again.  BW


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catbird on March 15, 2010, 04:35:24 PM
Bumping this up to encourage everyone to light a candle in memory of all pets lost to tainted food, as the anniversary of the 2007 melamine recalls approaches tomorrow.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=I


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: JoMax on July 07, 2015, 11:18:58 AM
What has happened - they've updated the site so the group "I" doesnt exist any more?
It seems all the candles are one general thing now - anyone any ideas?


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: NedF on July 07, 2015, 11:41:20 AM
I noticed that too about a week ago. I looked around for another candle site to use but nothing was as good as the old one. The updated site is terrible and people are complaining about it on their facebook page.


Title: Re: Light A Candle
Post by: catwoods on July 07, 2015, 04:05:38 PM
I noticed the candle site had changed, too. I used to light a candle every day for itchmo, and tried to never let it go out. Not going to try the new set-up though.