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My Dearest Cheeseburger:

"I'm everything I am
Because you loved me."

Love Always,

I was driving home from my part-time job this afternoon on the way to my full-time job, and I rarely listen to the radio anymore, but I turned it on today and the following song was playing: "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion.

It reminded me so much of my Cheeseburger and how I feel about him, and the happiness and love he brought to my life.The lyrics really struck my heart; it's as if these words were written to express exactly what our babies mean to us and how much impact they have on our lives.

Cheeseburger showed me more love, friendship, trust, understanding, and compassion than any one I have ever known. He was a smart, loving, beautiful little boy. I miss him so much.

Our beautiful babies are pure, unconditional love, and that is why I truly believe even when they are gone, our connection and bond with them never ends. Their spirit and love lives on within our hearts forever.

I am including the lyrics to "Because You Loved Me."

Cheeseburger's Mom

"Because You Loved Me."
For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me.

Dee + Cheeseburger = LOVE


Posts: 1,288
Thank you for sharing that song with us. It really means a lot and is so true for all of us. They really were our strength, and I need that strength so much right now. As the song says you can get through anything with their help and love. They saw us through it all, the good and the not so good. They made it easy to deal with what ever came our way.

I find that I cannot listen to music much anymore as it all makes me sad. Even some ad jingles make me sad for some odd reason.

I know how much you miss Cheeseburger and I am so sorry for that loss. I hope that you are finding some peace during this time.


Posts: 131
"I had your love, I had it all" .... so very true.  My Pook was to me
like Cheeseburger was to you - my everything. I think about him
constantly.  It is a love we'll never find again. I miss him so
much yet I can tell, from signs, he hasn't left me. It amazes me,
these little signs. You get them, too. I can't wait to be with him again. 


Posts: 1,400
Dear Dee:
What a beautiful song for your loving Cheeseburger.  The great love that you have for each other could not be expressed better than in the picture of the two of you.

I hope that hearing Because you loved me brought back many great and heartwarming memories of your loving Cheeseburger.

I know that our little pets made us better people.  When I feel upset about something I remember my Meister and how sweet he was every day of his life and how much love he gave to us.

I will be thinking about you today.

Many Hugs,
Meisters Mom


Posts: 686

The perfect song for the perfect love you shared with Cheeseburger.  It's true, we are who we are because of the unconditional love we shared with our furbabies.  Thank you for sharing.

Kate (Gus' mom)


Posts: 540
Dee, everytime I read one of your posts about your love for Cheeseburger they just bring tears to my eyes because they are always so beautiful.  I love his pictures as well, what a handsome boy, no wonder you loved him so much.  I feel your pain and sorrow as I feel the same way about my swet Peanut and I miss her every single day and long to have her with me again.  The song lyrics perfectly describe the love we share with our furbabies and shows just how lucky we were to experience that type of special love. There are so many people that go their entire lives and never experience that and I feel sorry for them because that is something I would not trade for anything in the world... my time with my Peanut, even though it hurts so bad now that she is gone.

I also loved tjhe tattoo you did of Cheeseburger, so sweet. I had thought about doing something like that for Peanut too but not sure yet, I am a chicken when it comes to that, HA!



Posts: 251
Oh Dee,

That is such a beautiful song...I have heard that too and thought of my Nugget too....they really made us who we were didn't they?

I have always wanted to comment on your beautiful picture of you and Cheesburger together. You know pictures speak a thousand words, and your picture of you and Cheeseburger is truly beautiful. The first time I saw it I gasped as I could feel the love between the two of you.

Your Cheeseburger was so lucky to have you as a furmummy. I can tell from your posts about your baby, and also the comfort you give to others i cluding to me, that you are so special and have so much love to give. Cheesburger was lucky to have you as a mummy and I am sure that you would say you were lucky to have him too!!! Two soulmates!!!

Thankyou for sharing the beautiful.

Lots of love Nuggetsmum Alana

Posts: 846
I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!  I'm not a huge Celine Dion fan, but I truly do love that particular song of hers.  I bought her album just for that song.  And you're so right - it truly does capture the relationship between human and pet.  Thank you so much for sharing that with us.  Cheeseburger was a very lucky kitty indeed.  God bless you both.

Gerlie (Gypsy and Luna's forever mom)

Posts: 2,245
Dear Dee:

I listen to the song often and agree that the words say it all.  Thank you for sharing.  These Precious souls brought so much Joy and Happiness into our lives and when they left us the Joy and Happiness left with them.  I know that all our babies are safe and together at the Bridge waiting for us to arrive.  I will always look forward to the day that Christopher is once again safe in my arms; I know that you are looking forward to that day with Cheeseburger as well.  You and Cheeseburger are in my Prayers.

Big Hugs
Georgeann and Christopher

Posts: 49
Hi Dee,
Truly wonderful and warm lyrics. And totally applicable to the love we shared with our babies. I am a better person for having my Jesse in my life. She was there with me throughout everything, my marriage, my separation and ultimately the divorce - I remember vividly waking up each morning sobbing only to see her beautiful eyes and face looking at me with concern and love. She got me through, without words, she got me through everything. And now she's gone and I feel so lost - it's been 3 and a bit weeks and I still can't look at any photos of her or listen to any sad songs - the pain is still too raw. I admire how you've been able to re-focus on the wonderful, special moments that Cheeseburger brought to your life - I can only hope I'll get there soon.

Jesse's Mum



Posts: 1,569

You and Cheeseburger were so lucky to have each other in your lives. Your posts always show the love and devotion that was and is still there. As you said, all that unconditional love and bonding remain after they are gone. Gone from our material world but always here in the spiritual world. It is heart warming to see your memories are a reflection of the wonderful life you two shared. My memories of our departed Peaches have been a reflection of that also. More so of happier days and the joy she brought. Thank you for the post. God Bless.-----Jerry in Oklahoma.


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I feel your pain and love.  And although I don't know you I love you for posting that song about Cheesburger.  I'm glad you had that kind of love.,

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