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Deb in La.    Posted 07-12-2002 at 08:22:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
My little Dog , I had her for 15 years, I got her when she was only 5 weeks old, and My daughter Shelby's friend hit her in the drive way, I can't believe she is really gone , and my heart is so heavy, i finally got out her picture and put it next to my computer , now she makes my day a little better, I burried her in the country under a beautiful tree and i went to cut grass out there yesterday, and i knew she knew i was there. I sure loved her a lot, Just had to share this with some of my new friends, Thanks for listening, Deb in La.


Saddlebum    Posted 07-13-2002 at 10:19:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been there many, many times. At different times have had to bury kitties who'd been with me for 19, 18 and 15 years, respectively. We lost two of our dogs earlier this year, plus one cat (the latter was to tickborne illness, an awful thing). My husband was so torn up over losing our Miniature Schnauzer this winter. She was missing for about a week, and then he found her body. She looked like she'd just laid down and gone to sleep next to the creek--very peaceful. He wrapped her in one of his old police uniforms (she was kind of their department's unofficial mascot) and buried her under the cedar tree next to the creek. Both are symbols of eternal life.

I've been reading a really interesting book. Now don't laugh, but it's about animal communication. Whether you believe in it or not, she does have some really good ideas about memorializing pets, such as making a donation to a shelter in your pet's name, or making a scrapbook to celebrate his/her life. She also suggests putting up a picture, just as you have done. She says that pets are much more pragmatic about death than humans, and that in talking to them, they often visualize death to her as being like taking off a sweater...just a change to a different state, in other words, not necessarily a scary thing. I found that thought comforting; maybe you will too.

Hugs to you--I'm sorry for your loss.


To saddlebum !    Posted 07-13-2002 at 11:17:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can see that you understand my loss-with your loss., Having pets as long as we both have 'is like missing a family member. My hubby and i buried her in the country, where we will be moving soon, so that is a real comfort for me. Thank You for your concern, and thoughts, The world is a beautiful place with people like you and the people on this kountry forum. Have a great day, My best to you and yours ! Deb in La.


Whizz    Posted 07-12-2002 at 11:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hang in there Deb. One of my little girls (the one on the left)was killed by an automobile 2 1/2 years ago and I still miss her. But, I also believe in the Rainbow Bridge.


Thanks Whizz    Posted 07-12-2002 at 11:55:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry about your loss too, your dogs are so cute, you can't help but to love em!, The Rainbow Bridge is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. This country forum has eased my burden so much today , that i feel i can breath again! thanks so much for your thoughts! Deb in louisiana.


Ollie    Posted 07-12-2002 at 10:20:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with Tom get another one.

Last month we lost one of our ACDs (one we raised) when she was protecting her property from the neighbors dobies. She normally NEVER went in the road, this time she did and a truck hit her (took him 200 feet to stop!!).

Thought we would stick with the two parents (now fixed). After a week I found a pup. Everyone was down, even the dogs and the pup has helped. He is not Mick, but he great and has his own distinct personality. My female is so patient with him its scary. He can hang from her cheeks and neck and she doesn't disipline him like she did her own puppies. She just stops and stands there until something else attracts his attention (usually only a few seconds, he's a busy dog).

I still miss the four dogs we had all together before the ACDs. A new buddy will not replace the one you lost, but it does help fill the hole and brings its own special magic into your life.


Thanks ollie!    Posted 07-12-2002 at 11:41:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
My hubby, Ray, says i should get another from the pound, i know it won't replace her, just talking about it helps me a lot. sounds like you have some special dogs too! thanks for your thoughts! Deb in louisiana.


EIEIO    Posted 07-12-2002 at 09:11:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nothing can ease the sorrow but I found this and thought you might enjoy it.

Rainbow Bridge
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...



Thanks EIEIO !    Posted 07-12-2002 at 12:01:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I showed this to my raymond and he said that was from a very special person, and You are EIEIO ! thanks so much ! You made my day a lot brighter! Deb in louisiana.


EIEIO!!!!!!!!    Posted 07-12-2002 at 09:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank You So MUCH! i read this and It made me cry, But , I needed to cry, i down loaded your message and i will keep it on my fridge for ever! thank you ,-" My friend, "Deb in La.


Tom A    Posted 07-12-2002 at 09:08:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Deb:

I still miss my old dog, she died of cancer about 10 years ago. Got 3 more dogs, and I love them all too, but they're different and I still miss her to this day.

My point is this: get another four legged friend to help you through this time. There are lots of needy dogs and cats in the world, and any one would love to be with you now. Don't think it is disloyal--you will never 'get over' your current loss--but it will help both you and a new friend. Remember: you can never have too many friends in life!

Good luck,
Tom


thanks Tom A !    Posted 07-12-2002 at 09:23:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think your right, When i feel better i will see about another little friend, I know My Molly misses her somethin awful, Shes my other dog of 10 years, what a friend she is! Have a great Day my Friend, Deb in La.


mutt    Posted 07-12-2002 at 09:06:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I feel your pain Deb. I lost 2 this last year, my black lab to cancer, the chow boder collie to the damm neighbors dogs. I put flowers on their graves. Aint nothing can take the place of a dog.


Mutt your right!    Posted 07-12-2002 at 09:31:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry for your loss!, It's true, they are so loyal , and always there for you! Just can't help but love them, have a great day, You made mine a little brighter too! Deb in La.


AWWWW, DEB, Ron/Pa    Posted 07-12-2002 at 08:39:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I really feel for you, we always have dogs around the farm, and I get attached to all of them.
But the little squirt that my wife brought home a few months back, has stolen all our hearts.
Don't even wanna be around when this one goes.
Good luck, try to smile
Ron


Deb in La.    Posted 07-12-2002 at 09:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron Ya'll have a real keeper ! It's the cutest thing ! I still have My other dog, Molly, She is 10 years old , we rescued her from an awfull, man who beat her almost to her death, i just don't understand people who can mistreat the helpless. "Love your new little one to pieces ,O.K.! " Thanks for making my day a little brighter! Deb & Ray, in La.


Dennis    Posted 07-12-2002 at 08:48:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Ron,
Where in Pa are you located? I was born in Bethlehem and lived in Hellertown near Allentown.
Dennis


Ron/Pa    Posted 07-14-2002 at 10:19:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dennis, we are about 50 miles north of Harrisburg.
Ron


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