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Lots of Hugs for Deb1million

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#1 janey


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:03 PM

I just read your sad news about losing your dear canine friend of 16 years. Here are some ((((((((((((((((((very big hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))). Eleven years ago I lost my kitty of 18 years and I still think of him today, but when I do - it's always with a smile remembering the wonderful joy and unconditional love he had for me and the hubby. I know you are very thankful for the 16 years you did have with him and he will continue to bring you joy in your thoughts.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:12 PM

I'm so sorry to hear that you lost a friend. Our animals can become such a big part of the family its hard to say good bye to them. It will help to know you gave your pet a happy long life and im sure he loved you too. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:31 PM

Deb & Hubby & Darling children
I can't imagine being you right now.
A candle is lit with a doggie cookie beside it..
Buster's is getting lots of loving hugs now, from his birth Mother...
You have a great husband Deb, Let him help you.
Your Friend Sandra

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:56 PM


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I was in your shoes only 3 months ago, so I feel your pain on both a real and sympathetic level. (Actually, the name amberjolie came from my dog :wub: ).

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 04:45 PM

Hi Deb, I'm so glad that Janey started this thread.

I am so sorry to read of your special pet's passing.
There are so many of us on this forum who absolutely
love dogs and losing them is not at all easy...

My dear hubby and I have had very special dogs, but our
little cocka-dachsa-poo was a tough loss, five years ago.
Whether there's a choice to adopt another pet, or not, that
little dog is one that holds a very special place in the heart,
without a doubt.

I will be keeping you in my thoughts, Deb.
{{{Soft and Gentle Hugs}}} while you want them...available anytime.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 04:52 PM

Hi, Deb.

My sincere condolences. I have three pups, and have lost many over the years. I think of each of them often. Even have some Santa pictures of a few of them and I love to get those out at the holidays!

I know only time (and in my case, another dog...) can ease the ache when we lose a four-legged family member.

Much love to you,

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:21 PM

Deb- I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. A loving dog is truely one of the great gifts of this world. (((((hugs)))))

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:35 PM

Deb, I'm so sorry for your loss~ It's trite to say we look on pets as family members, but that's what they are to us and it's hard to bear when we lose their love and companionship.

Lots of hugs, indeed,
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:55 AM

I am sorry Deb, it's so hard when they've been with us so long, two years ago my pusscat Baby had to be put to sleep after 17 years. You get so used to them being with you and being part of the family.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:30 AM

Hi Deb

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your much loved dog; sadly the animals' lives are so short & they leave a very large hole in the family when they go.

We have 2 dogs at the moment whom we love very much & have had 3 previous Labs all of which lived to a fairly ripe old age; we still miss each one of them greatly.

There is a wonderful poem which always comforted me when any of our dogs went; I love the idea that they are waiting patiently for us to come & join them again.

Here's the poem:-

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

It always chokes me up. Posted Image

Thinking of you & kind regards x
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

Thank you all very much for your kind and comforting messages about my sad news. Buster was a fantastic West Highland White terrier, and he was my little shadow. I have kept dogs before, but this little pup truly was special. I still have his brother, who is missing him terribly, but getting better day by day.

We had a Great Dane before them, and my children grew up with such a big dog, they thought his size was normal for a dog. So when we got 2 little Westies, my girls thought they would grow up to be as big, and thats why they were always called "the pups". At 16, they were still playing together and a comical pair.

Im not sure I would be able to get another dog in the future, as my health problems are mounting up. The thought of cleaning the floor of accidents is too much for me, especially in the mornings. As much as I love dogs, I can't bend down or use my hands so well any more.

I'll always have the memories of the good times we shared. It takes another pet lover to understand, and I know you do, so thank you all again.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:46 AM

Well, Deb...all of us dog lovers stand together on this point.

The unconditional love they offer is something very, very special. It would be wonderful if you could find a way to have another doggie, but I'm sure we can all appreciate the health issues you struggle with and the caring of a 4-legged buddy.

Very Soft and Special Hugs for you :flowers:
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